About Steven-A
Joined December 2017
Hi, I'm Steve. Our family lives in Southern New Hampshire and I am excited to join this community and begin building a business and a legacy for our family.

Growing up in Rhode Island, I was a keyboard musician studying classical pipe organ, playing blues piano and organ, and my passion rock synthesizer. My taste in music is eclectic.

I have spent the past 20 or so years as an educator and technologist mostly working in and with public schools as a Technology Director. I have also worked in the technology private sector and have a little experience with sales and marketing. But don't let my experience with fool you, this is all new to me. I have everything to learn.

One of the qualities that drew me to Wealthy Affiliate is that the community is so willing to help and support its members. I don't know yet what my niche market will be and this seems to be a challenging maybe daunting (?) decision.

My wife,Christina, is a Filipina and wants to market a Christian dating service to women in the Philippines. It will be a great opportunity for us to work together.

I lost my job in public education a year ago because of state funding reductions and I have been unable to regain full-time employment. I have had a few not so good experiences with part-time employment.

So, its time to do it for myself. I have been wanting to create a business for our family for a long time but didn't know where to start. I have found a place to stand with WA and it's time to move forward.

Please take the time to connect with me. I look forward to hearing and getting help from everyone in the WA community and I hope I will be able to pass it forward to others very soon.

I believe it's okay to post website here (if not let me know and I'll remove it):
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MojalefaR Premium
Hello, Steve. Thanks following me back. I am really privileged to be part of your network. One of my loves in jazz is piano and organ jazz. I do not pay they instruments - I play no musical instrument - I just love to listen, mostly on Sundays.

I wish you well on this journey of success.

All the best
Steven-A Premium
What kind of jazz do you like? Herbie Hancock, Miles, Jimmy Smith?
I wish you well , Mojalefa
MojalefaR Premium
Exactly, that, Steven. I listened all day yesterday as I worked or blonded with family. My Sunday ritual. I love the jazz singers too, Ella, MaCrae, Billy, etc. Oh, put in some Coltrane too.

My younger friends think I am cookoo.

All the best
1signbanner Premium
Steven, thank you again for the pointers on my site. You bring up points that I have changed because of you! You said to make comments on telling the viewers about supplies etc. Awesome Idea my friend.

I'm with you on making the page move over to put the menu on the right and it helps the bottom comments look short and a lot easier to read. Not able to do that but I will thank to you!

The menu to the right is awesome.

The content on making VALUE stick out before price is very smart!

I thank you for all. If I apply it all wow I'd have a pleasant looking site!

Much appreciate it Steven, you the bestest in my books!
Steven-A Premium
Thank you that's very kind of you to say. I hope it helps. Great website and so much talent. I am envious!

Again, thanks,
1signbanner Premium
Thanks brother it did help! To me!
seconds2work Premium
Thank you for following me back; I'm betting we can learn a lot from each other here in this vast community. I'm looking forward to it sharing ideas and help each reach that point in life, where can help other get their goals.

I'm picking up the right amount of knowledge on internet marketing from Wealthy Affiliate, and developing skills hidden deep within me I never knew were there. I'm sure you will also.

I know you're just as busy as I am. I wanted to say thank you for following me back. If you have any questions, I'm here to help. May God bless you and be the light for your journey.
Steven-A Premium
Thank you and if I can help you please let me know.
Best wishes for you success
heatherplude Premium
Hi Steve - I read a couple of your blogs - I was thinking of doing a 90 day run myself - and found your blogs when I was searching for other people who might have had this idea - thanks for blogging about your experience. I am glad to connect with you and follow your journey to success!
Steven-A Premium
It is keeping me on track. I highly recommend it.
CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Steve.

I really enjoyed reading your profile. I was a percussionist in my past life. Played snare, tympani, and occasionally bells in concert band (and college orchestra one semester), and snare in marching band and pep band.

Really enjoyed it. Was in a dance band that played oldies from the 40s mostly, big band sound. Also was in a Dixieland band, which was a lot of fun as well. We had a string bass, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, piano, and me. That was a lifetime ago. Haven't even held a drumstick for 50 years or so.

Music add so much to our lives, though. I sing second alto in the
community chorus. We're currently rehearsing for our spring concert in May. This time we're singing in Latin (which we usually do), South African as well as English. Of course, we're singing phonetically, as we don't speak those languages, but it does broaden our horizons.

Thanks for following me. Followed you back.

It will be very nice for you and Christina to be able to work together on your WA business. Best wishes to you both as you build your WA business.

Steven-A Premium
Thank you very much. Yea, I haven't played for sometime myself.
CarolMeador Premium
Don't you miss it?
Steven-A Premium
Yes, sometimes.
CarolMeador Premium
Me, too. But my singing sort of fills the gap some.
Robert-A Premium
Hello Steven and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the training and keep referring to it but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Loes Premium
Hello Steve,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
Steven-A Premium
I know. I have seen some of your training and it has been helpful.
Loes Premium
Thank you, enjoy the rest:)
kdforsman Premium

Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

If you need some inspiration for your WA journey, feel free to check out my recent post:
I'm sure you'll agree, there's some awesome tools on here for Wealthy Affiliate members. I use Jaaxy for all of my Keyword research and SiteContent to draft all of my posts for my website. Here's a little trick that will show you how beautifully these tools integrate and also SAVE you time:
Wishing you every success and feel free to drop me a line anytime!
Cheers, Karen
West Coast, New Zealand
Steven-A Premium
thanks Karen. I agree with you. I hope all is well with you there in NZ
bill808 Premium
PT employment is for survival. A business of your own is freedom.

WA is exceptional in so many ways. Welcome.

Congratualations on facing the facts. If you are over 50 and out of work for a year the chances of getting a job are minimal. The trend in the work place is to hire freelancers under contract at less then minimum wage and without benefits.

A business of our own is the only real solution.

Are there platforms that will support a dating service? If you have to build your own, that will cost a lot of money.

I did a search and answered my own question. Yes there are a lot of plugins available. Here is one I found at the top of the search:
WordPress Dating Plugin
WP Dating.com is a Professional WordPress Dating Plugin Solution that powers the most unique Dating sites on the market.
[Search domain www.wpdating.com] https://www.wpdating.com
ThaboN Premium
Hi Sarnoff,
I have a lot of friends, having being a lyricist years ago, in the arts. One of those friends is an amazing keyboard player who has composed pieces for electronic music. So I feel a kinship already and honored that you would follow me. Keep up your passion for music. Music, in my opinion, is the true universal language.

Just got some friends in the film world mad. They believe film is the true universal language. Maybe we can call it a tie.

Anyway, welcome to WA.

Internetgranny Premium
Just came by to say hi and follow you when I noticed your comment that you too are in the GoGetters group and concerned that we haven't heard from Bo.

I suppose you heard that he is too busy at the moment and if all goes well, he will be back to teach us.

~ Isabella
Kerjackie Premium
Hi Sarnoff, I like your profile, my son use to play piano, he studied the classical music for 14 years, today he is playing with his laptop for business.
Welcome at WA you are in the right place , you will find what you need to learn online internet business, with the support of the community, ready to help you when you need.
All the best to you.
Steven-A Premium
Thank you, Jackie. I am working on it.
Interested to chat with you as I like to cook and bake (more bake as I like sweets) but I don't know much about using herbs.
MsMerry Premium
Hi Steve! Thank you for following me and I wish you all the best as you get started here. If you can stay focused on Your Training and be patient with yourself those struggles will soon go away. And thank you again for your wonderful words. Have an awesome and prosperous 2018!!
Keisi Premium
Hola Steve!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Steven-A Premium
Thank you Keisi.
Happy New Year.
JHaugland Premium
Hi, and welcome to Premium.
You have made a great choice and everything you need to start your business can be found here at WA.
Just be patient, persistent, open-minded and willing to learn.
And if you have questions just ask, the whole community is ready to help. No questions are stupid.
Enjoy your online journey.
Steven-A Premium
Thank you.
Merry Christmas
botipton Premium
Welcome to the community here at Wealthy Affiliate. There is a great group of helpful people here that will encourage you and answer questions that you might have. You need to know that questions are welcome here. Anything that I can do to help you please send me a message.
Lev Premium
Great to have you with us Steven! I wanted to personally welcome you to our amazing online business community where you're never alone. I will be your mentor and am here to help you with your online ventures. So if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me on my profile page.

First thing is to Set-up Your Profile Page by following this video showing how to add a description & image:
This is a community and folks like to connect to "real people". Members with a filled out profile will get more replies and activity. So before you get started with the lessons, you should set-up your profile by uploading a photo and write a little bio about yourself, your history and some of the goals you wish to accomplish by joining.

I'm sure that you'll find the energy here contagious. Stay active and participate and you'll go far. If you can integrate WA into your lifestyle, it will change your life. It has for me and thousands here.

Just take your time and go through the lessons and trust me, by staying here you will reach your goal of working from home. If you want to get ideas or advice I'm just a message away or you can reply here. You can also post a question to the community or use the 24/7 live chat and experienced members will get back to you almost instantly. Try it out!

Okay! So go and enjoy the lessons and creating your online business. I wish you the best. Take care.