About SocEnt
Joined September 2015
My name is Jess. My username is SocEnt, which stands for social entrepreneur. I want to use business profits to create positive change in my community. The handsome gent in my profile picture with me is my wonderful boyfriend, Brian. He has a 4 year old daughter, Layla, from a previous relationship that is such a treasure and I adore that little girl. I don't have kids of my own yet... I never really wanted to bring kids into this world until I could provide for them properly.

Originally from Upstate New York farm country but now live in Hampton Roads, Virginia. I was in the US Navy for 6 years (2005-2011). Had planned on doing the full 20 years and retiring at 38, but life had other plans for me. I broke my knee and messed up my lower back, so I was medically retired at 24 years old. I struggled for a while trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life now. So, I found myself volunteering at local homeless shelters and support organizations and I realized that I wanted to help prevent the homelessness from ever happening in the first place. Specifically, I wanted to help prevent veteran homelessness. It really has become a passion of mine and I am working to build a business around this passion. (Haven't quite figured this part out yet, but I am confident that I will =)

New to online business. Full time college student getting ready to graduate in a few months, start my Masters Degree, and would like to start a business instead of looking for a job. Had started a blog of my own but haven't had the results I wanted and don't really feel like the content that I have been putting out is "authentically me". I feel like deep down I am a little nervous to really put myself out there. Not quite sure if the business idea I have right now is really what I want to stick with. Guess I am little all over the place right now, which is why I am here =)
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Hey Jess. Thanks for following me and it looks like you have a full plate as well!!
All the best with all of your adventures online and in life :)
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SocEnt Premium
hello, Nicki! I love traveling too and your dolphin pictures are super cute, looks like you had tons of fun! Thanks for leaving a nice message, best of luck to you too. =)

I think we can all definitely figure out how to monetize our online time. LOL.

Jess
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
yes that was my first of two times swimming with dolphins and it just gets better every time. :)
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SocEnt Premium
Nice! Swimming with dolphins is on my bucket list. Definitely going to get that one knocked out soon.
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Jess. Thank you for following me back. Congratulations in advance in your graduation and may you fulfil your Master's Degree soon. I admire you for helping homeless people and I support you with this campaign. I'm sorry for what had happened to your knee and your back. Indeed God has other plans for you and WA will make this happen. If you will stay focus and remain positive all the way, success will fall upon you.
Wish you every success in life!
Adel :)
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SRosenthal Premium
Hi Jess. Thanks for following me. I hope that everything has been going well here for you so far. I'm looking forward to checking out your websites. I could probably use some of your debt free advice. Anyway, good luck and thanks again.
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SocEnt Premium
Hello, Stuart! You are very welcome for the follow. I would love it if you checked out my website =) Please let me know if I can help you out.

Jess
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akolipenouko Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'll try to keep an eye on your posts.
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SocEnt Premium
You are very welcome, looking forward to networking with you in future!
Jess
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MBSWomen Premium
Hi Jess

Thank you kindly for the follow and likewise followed you back. I'll look forward to networking with you! All the best for 2016!

WA will certainly help you find that particular focus you are looking for :)

Kind Regards

Michelle
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SocEnt Premium
Hello, Michelle!

I appreciate the follow back. Glad to know you are doing so well at WA so far. 2016 should be a great year for all of us =)

Jess
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WShultz Premium
Thanks for the follow Jess. Just be yourself on your blog and people will appreciate that. This will show them you are real instead of some professional writer.

People want to relate and just being you would be much better to read. just like your profile post. Share your story don't sell it.

Have a great day!

-William
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SocEnt Premium
Wow! That is great advice, William! I love it =) I appreciate you taking the time out to offer your expertise. I will definitely remember this when I write.

Jess
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playfulheart Premium
Hello Jess. Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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SocEnt Premium
Best of luck to you as well =)
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Rodwell Premium
Hi Jess, and thank you for following me. I wish you every success in achieving your online goals - and to continue your work with veterans. I have a son that has spent 17 years in SF units and know the damage that has been done to his body over the years.
Have a great 2016, take care and all the very best,
Tony
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SocEnt Premium
You are very welcome, Rodwell. My overall dream is to start a tiny house community to give each homeless veteran their own small house. Please thank your son for me, 17 years can take quite a toll on a body. Let me know if I can help you.

Jess
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi Jess,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I wish you all the best!
Angélique
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you, Angelique! I wish you the best as well =)
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Rean Premium
Hi Jess.. Thanks for the follow.. wish you every success in your Internet marketing work.
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SocEnt Premium
You are very welcome! Welcome back to WA =)
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adreyna Premium
Hi Jess, nice to meet you! Thanks for following. I wish you the best in your online venture.
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks! I wish the same for you =)
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grampamike Premium
Hi, glad to meet me, lol.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we have found a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

You made a good choice coming to WA. I started making money online in 2004. WA wasn't around back then. I had to learn from scratch. What took me 2 years to accomplish online, you will be able to do in a couple of months if you are new to affiliate marketing.

The wealth of knowledge here in the tutorials and the help from fellow WA members is exceptional. I have never met a bunch of like-minded people who are so eager to help.

When I came to WA in February, I was skeptical. Seen enough online scams in my time. I searched high and low for "the catch." There was none. I learned WA is legitimate. There is no pressure to upsell me more products or services. That was refreshing.

Anyway Jess, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Please feel free to send me a private message if there is anything I can do for you.
You can send me a private message if you have questions by going to my profile and clicking on the private message button; https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/grampamike

You may also want to check out my WA profile blog posts as there is some interesting and informative information there.
Here’s a little inspiration: Update: I wanted to mention that all my recent posts on my website get ranked in the top 5 for my keyword or keyword phrase. So study the tutorials here at WA. They hold the clues for getting top ranking for your web pages.

Need some pictures for your website? Check out my post.
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks, GrampaMike! I appreciate the help =)
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there, thank you for following me! Hope you are enjoying your training and getting your website going. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you, Linda! I love it here already, too. This is a great community =)
I will definitely reach out when I need help, thanks for offering
Jess
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mijareze Premium
Hi there! Thank you for adding me to your network!
Ed
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SocEnt Premium
You are very welcome, Ed. I wish you the best in your journey =)
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mijareze Premium
Likewise!
Ed
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betcha Premium
Hi Jess, nice to meet you. Thanks for following me. I'm glad you came on board. Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. All the best,
Betcha
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SocEnt Premium
I love that blog post that you shared! Thanks for the comment and the good wishes. I hope you are able to make your dreams come true too =)
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow Jess and commend you for your efforts to assist veterans something I do here in the UK.. have added you to my network and wish you every success.. I know how it feels when you first set out here try not to think too much on it and just do the training and before you know your on your way
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words, Katie! That's great that you, too, work with veterans. =)
I appreciate the encouragement. I am definitely just trying to plug along. I know I will achieve my goals if I just keep plugging along.

Jess
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KatieMac Premium
Those goals will soon be reached and you will be setting more
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Jess
Thank you for following me , I will enjoy and value being part of your network. Best wishes for your online journey.
Alexander
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks, Alexander! Best of luck to you too =)
Jess
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MudreM Premium
Hi Jess and thanks for following. I wish you all the very best.
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks! Best wishes to you, as well =)
Jess
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Martstervt Premium
Thanks for following Jess, I am following back. Iook forward to seeing
Your success.

Marty
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks, Marty! I appreciate your support!
Jess
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Jess!
Thanks for the follow.
All the best...
Gary
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks, Gary! I am looking forward to seeing you around WA!
Jess
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TSmithers Premium
Hi Jess and thanks for the follow.
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SocEnt Premium
Hello! You are very welcome. I like your business idea!
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mechidor Premium
I jess, thank you for the follow and wish you all the best!
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SocEnt Premium
Hello! Thank you for the wishes. I wish you well too =)
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks, Angel! I wish you many successes too =)
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Thanks for the Follow. :) Welcome to WA. :) We hope you have a wonderful time here. :)

If at all you need help, please feel free to ask us, we are happy to lend further assistance. :)

Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon. :)

Blessings,

~Angel
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jessbrown Premium
Hi there, Jess!

First and foremost, thank you for your service in the Navy. I appreciate you!

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury and having to retire early. I teared up when I read about what you did after that. That's amazing and I'm sure you truly made a huge impact on the lives of homeless people and vets. Helping our military vets is a dream of mine and I'm going to figure out how to do it on a larger scale than just donations when I get my business up and running with a profit. That must have been difficult, but very rewarding work.

It sounds like you have a nice little family now. That's awesome! Congrats on your upcoming graduation too!

I've been trying to figure out the online business thing for the last 3 years....I have had success and have made good money, but I found that I didn't like the type of services I was providing and the clientele...so I gave it all up to start over.

If you need any help with anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me!

Thanks for following me and I wish you nothing but success in your business endeavors.

Jess
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks so much, Jess! I loved my work in the Navy, but now am learning to love sharing my experiences with others. Working with the homeless can be heartbreaking but it is so very rewarding. I appreciate you reaching out and offering help, I may just take you up on that =)

Jess
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jessbrown Premium
That's great! The world needs more people like you! :)

I hope you do reach out for help! I'm always here! :)
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dstaple1490 Premium
Hi Jess, Sorry that I was not able to read your profile until now. Preventing vets from becoming homeless is a great goal. I would be more than happy to help with this down the road. For me, I would think that having a website to make people aware of the problems that vets face would be part of the answer. The other part would be to have successful businesses that would generate income to make that difference in vet's lives. Dave.
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SocEnt Premium
Excellent advice, Dave. I really appreciate that. Thank you. =)
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dstaple1490 Premium
You are welcome, keep in touch. Dave.
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smmudie Premium
Thanks for following me and good luck here at WA.
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SocEnt Premium
Good luck to you as well! I left a comment on your site. It looks great so far and your content is really good.
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smmudie Premium
Got your comment on my site, thanks so much!
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SocEnt Premium
You're welcome!
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am sure you will figure out how to build a successful business around your passion. Like you, I was a little nervous to put myself out there but with the support of a community like this, it becomes easier all the time.
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks for the comment, Erica. I agree that this community has helped to make putting myself out there so much easier. I am still a little nervous, but I am slowly getting more comfortable. Thanks for the support!
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GoSparky Premium
Hi Jess - Thanks for the follow and good luck on your Social Entrepreneur journey with WA.
Mark
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Sufficient Premium
Thanks for the follow my WA friend!
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SocEnt Premium
Hey, Jerry! You are very welcome. PM me if I can help you out!
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JimPhelps Premium
HI Jess. Thanks for following me!
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SocEnt Premium
No problem, Jim!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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petervcrisp Premium
Hello, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!

People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do, I have over a 1000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)
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SocEnt Premium
Hello, Peter and thanks for leaving such a great comment! I have visited your website and the information there is very helpful and informative. Thanks for reaching out to me. =)
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viosecrets Premium
Hi SocEnt, thank you for the follow. I look forward to working with you here at WA community. Wish you success in all your endeavors!
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pmenke Premium
It's nice to meet you! Thank you for the following and I wish you much success!
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you, Peggy! Congrats on your first sale, I hope to read about many more successes for you on your blog =)
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pmenke Premium
Thank you and don't worry, I will keep everyone updated on my success!
Cheers!!
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edtay78 Premium
Nice to meet you Jess! Wishing you the best!
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you =) I visited your website and left a comment. Great content!
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whitsunday Premium
Hi Jess, I relate to your discomfort of putting yourself out there....but once you do it a couple of times, you will grow your confidence substantially. Just do it...nothing bad will happen.
The more of the real you that you allow into your posts, the more people can directly relate to you and your mission.
Go really well from Janelle. and shout out if you need help.
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you for the wonderful vote of confidence and great advice! I have already grown so much since joining the WA community. You are all a great group of people here. =)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Jess
Thanks for following me, it's much appreciated.
Mark
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SocEnt Premium
Of course =) Thanks for leaving me a comment!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Jess and I've followed you back.....good luck!
Mark
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for following me Jess (and Brian)! Thank you for your service in the US Navy for six years before being medically retired due to a broken knee. As you said, sometimes life has other plans. You will do great here at WA. You can use your current blog to beef it up and make it authentically you.

If you have any questions let me know and I will try and answer them.

In addition to Kyle's training in either the entrepreneur certification or the Affiliate Bootcamp. I also have some training you might want to check out that you can link to from my profile page. I have about 25 different training topics geared towards new members' needs.
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SocEnt Premium
Hello! Sorry for replying so late, I try to take time off to spend with the family on weekends. Kids are only little for so long lol. Thanks for letting me know about your training! I will definitely check that out =)

And Brian says hello!
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jaytech Premium
Hello Jess, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks! I'm loving this community so far. It's an invaluable resource and I'm glad I found this group :) It's nice to meet you too.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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SocEnt Premium
You are very welcome and hello to you too =)
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Shawn Martin Premium
:)
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jvranjes Premium
Hi Jess, pleasure to meet you. Thank you for adding me to your network. Best luck. Jovo
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks Jovo! It is nice to meet you too =)
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Cathy2219 Premium
Welcome. You made a great decision going premium and I wish u all success. You might want to connect with tony Hamilton, I think he's working on something with vets as well
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks for the tip! I will definitely see about connecting with Tony.
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krazykat Premium
Hi Jess!
Thank you for returning my follow.
I wish you great success!
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SocEnt Premium
I love your profile picture krazykat! I wish you success in your online business journey as well. =)
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krazykat Premium
Thank you Jess!
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Jess, thank you very much for following me; and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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SocEnt Premium
Definitely would love to connect with you! I wish you success in your journey as well.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jess and welcome to WA and for the follow.
I will do likewise.
Robert
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks for the follow and for the welcome!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jess for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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SocEnt Premium
Excellent! Thanks for letting me know about those trainings! I will be sure to check them out =)
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Loes Premium
Hello Jess, Welcome!
Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.
From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. You can find them on my profile on the right (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.
Success building your business. See you around, Greetings Loes
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SocEnt Premium
That is awesome that you have created so many trainings! I will be sure to check them out. Thank you for sharing!
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Wishing you every success here at WA and in life! = )
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks! I wish the same for you =)
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mjpd Premium
You are welcome!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Jess ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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chengckalex Premium
Thank you for your acceptance and following back. Let's share and collaborate toward our success in this friendly and helpful community.
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SocEnt Premium
Definitely!
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Keane Premium
Hey Jess! Nice to meet you. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very big and warm welcome to our WA family, so WELCOME! :-]

Since you're new here and perhaps to website development; this is for YOU: To making friends while...
building new bridges,
Keane:-]
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SocEnt Premium
Great article! Thanks for sharing it with me and the warm welcome
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Keane Premium
Hey Jess! You're very much welcome; anytime. Happy to have you join us! :-]

And stop by my page sometime; you are more than welcome to.

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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lindasea Premium
Hello Jess,

Its okay to be a bit "all over the place" when first starting out her in the WA community. You have great resources to help sort things out. One that I have always appreciated among the many is what Nathaniel wrote here: You already have your niche ideas...I realize this, but the mindset and insight in this post was very helpful to me. Maybe for you too.

Give this time...especially as you are completing your higher education. You will be surprised what you are going to generate as your online business blossoms!

Linda

P.S. Thank you for your kind words in my profile! And of course for your follow!
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SocEnt Premium
I loved that! Such a fun read with so many good points to get you thinking. Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Jess !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! I see you've already made much progress on here, well done and keep up the good work! =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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SocEnt Premium
Thanks Sarah! I'm afraid I've become kind of an addict already haha. I'm just so excited to finally be around like-minded people and the trainings are easy to follow so I find myself logging into them often during the day :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Oh I can say without hesitation that I AM addicted to WA, to working on my website and helping people lol. But it's a good addiction :p

Have an inspired day, see you around! =)
Sarah
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Cathy2219 Premium
terrific decision...you are going to receive training that is out of this world...just follow the steps and you'll be successful in no time
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SocEnt Premium
Thank you for the words of encouragement! I'm liking the way everything is laid out here so far and everything seems very easy to follow. I'm looking forward to this journey :)
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Jess. :)
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SocEnt Premium
Hey Kyle! I'm working on building my website now. I'm loving the support so far. Thanks for checking in!
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Kyle Premium
No problem Jess, sounds like you are making some good progress. Chat soon. :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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SocEnt Premium
Of course! Thanks for following me first :)
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