About Stevetug52
Joined November 2015
Former CPA, left Houston, Texas at the end of 2015 and have lived in several parts of Latin America since. Currently, we live in Medellin, Colombia, the "City of Eternal Spring".

I've always believed I could be successful in an online business but I'm still trying to find my niche. This is my second try with Wealthy Affiliate and I intend to make it happen this time.

I now have two active websites and will start a third when I learn more about that niche.

1. www.retireoutsideusa.com is my current project to go through the wonderful training here at WA. I needed something I knew about. My wife and I have lived in or long-term visited 6 different countries in the past 3 years. We love living in new places and have had many "retirement adventures".

2. www.gracechurchmedellin is the website of our brand new English-speaking church in Medellin. We believe God has brought together a few couples to establish a christian church to minister to the growing Expat community. I have built a facebook page and now a website using the training here.

My wife, Paulette also recently rejoined WA and is learning right alongside me. We are excited about the opportunities we now have!

In April 2019, I was accepted into the Super Affiliate Challenge! That changes my life a lot. I'm putting Retire Outside USA to the side for the next year and will focus on promoting WA. Please follow along with me.
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Steve. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.

We have also started to do some training tutorials here on WA which can also be found down there as well.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
LifeRookie Premium
Dear Steve
Thank you for following me, I followed you back. I am sure we add value to each other's network and eventually grow a step further.
I am always opened to fresh ideas, so be free to let me know if you ever have some interesting projects going on.
Have a nice day
SondraM Premium
Steve, it is great to meet another former CPA.

I hope you enjoy continue to enjoy the challenge of learning how to operate and run the websites and affiliate marketing business.

ps - This Texas Aggie calls Colorado, "A summer home." Well, almost. That is the plan. Get my Texas citizenship back and have two homes - one in Texas and one in Colorado.

I'll pray that all goes according to God's plan with your church work.
RosanaHart Premium
Had a great time reading much of your retirement website. My husband and I lived in Mexico for 5 years, a few years ago, and now are back in the US, in southern New Mexico so we sometimes go to Mexico, for fun, new glasses, lunch, and dentistry.

I've wondered about all the places you mention. Several things keep us here for now: two great dogs who probably wouldn't travel well (bark! BARK!!!!), my Episcopal church family here, and cash flow. Also hubby does large wood sculpture which wouldn't move around well. Still, who knows what the future holds? Hablo espanol con un acento muy fuerte!
stevetug52 Premium
Thanks Rosana Hart. We are establishing the first English speaking Christian church here in Medellin. Check out gracechurchmedellin.com. And please let me know if you see anything I could do to make it better.

Also, if you have any spare time, please look at my Facebook page Live and Serve Christ in Latin America. I’m sure you have some good stories. How about sharing one on this page?
RosanaHart Premium
nice website!
stevetug52 Premium
So how do I increase traffic? And Medellin is the place to come with lower SS.
RosanaHart Premium
I'm here to get better at traffic myself! But one idea would be to google something like "colombia forums" or "colombia expat forums" or "latin america expat forums" and go to those and see if you could make posts with your url in you signature file without being out of line.
stevetug52 Premium
Hi again. You have been really helpful and I appreciate you. I am going to participate in this Super Affiliate challenge with promoting WA. I'm revisiting the Affiliate Bootcamp training, and trying to choose my direction and specifically my "Target Audience". I really feel like retired and soon to be retired people should be my target audience. So I'm wondering what you think. Are there enough of us out there interested and willing to do what it takes to create an online income stream?

Thanks in advance for your help.
RosanaHart Premium
I THINK that there are a huge number of us and that more and more from the U.S. and maybe Canada want to go south and get out of their expensive home countries. (Hey, some days that includes me...) If you think for example of the online and print magazine International Living, they have a huge audience which they have built up over time. You could get on their free email magazine thing.
stevetug52 Premium
Thanks for that encouragement. I’ve been a subscriber to International Living for 4-5 years now-ever since I started thinking about coming south. I’m getting more excited about this project now that I am very familiar with this target market.
JonathanAll1 Premium
WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes a lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I am finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes, www is a big world brought together with WA...
I’m just following my heart... if you’re into books, this will work out. Giving it time to sink in.

Truly grateful
JonathanLeslie net
ChadTrader Premium
Nice to meet you Steve, I just read about your concerns and know how you feel. I agree with Reymott that you may want to think about a niche that you are comfortable with, it may make the content writing easier.

Best wishes to you and hope that it gets better soon!
stevetug52 Premium
Thank you so much for your response. I have taken all the advice from all of the comments. Don't worry. I am not about to quit just because it isn't easy. And I have decided to focus on something I am really passionate about, even though I am not confident of its money-making potential. At least the content writing will be much easier and fun. And I will keep learning and be ready to move toward a niche that may be better in the future.
adrianh25392 Premium
Hi Steve

I just popped over to say a massive thank you for including me into you network, it really is very appreciated.

If you should find a problem that you need some help with in the future, then please do not hesitate to contact me.


You can follow me at;
smartketeer Premium
Hi Steve,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?". lol

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back at me! :)
stevetug52 Premium
Kyle, I was just notified that my membership and my wife's membership both renewed automatically. I had no intention of renewing this membership as I haven't visited the site in a very long time. You should have at least had the courtesy of a reminder that my account was about to renew so I could have cancelled.

Please cancel both of our memberships immediately and refund all of the amounts charged. I received a commission on her renewal and you can of course take that back.

Please let me know as soon as this has been accomplished. We are retired and cannot afford a surprise payment of $600 for our two accounts.

Thank you in advance.
Kyle Premium
Is there anything I can help you out with before you decide to quit Steve? If so I would be more than happy to give you my personal support.

Often times I see folks quit just prior to their break through moment and I can tell you based on experience is that those that persist through times like this are those that turn out to be the most successful (in any business).

If you do decide to quit, we will host your website for an additional 30 days before we remove it. If you want to retain your work, you will either have to resubscribe (which is very easy to do) or you will have to move it to another host (which is up to you).

If you want to quit, you can do so within the Account Settings page:


Either way, I do wish you all the best Steve and I do hope you decide to change your mind, but it is completely up to you. :)



PS. I can definitely give you a refund if that is what you want, no worries there. Let me know either way.
goldarcher Premium
Thank you for the follow, have a nice day
LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi, thank you for the follow! Hope you are enjoying your time here at WA, I know I am. I wish you all the best with your online business!
P.S. If I can ever help, just let me know!
AngelsBird Premium
Congrats with the premium, it is always the right decision!
If you ever need help, just send your question....

And most of all: And enjoy the ride!
Strap Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate. I am sure you have just made the best decision you have made for a long time. If you need any help, be sure to give me a holla
stevetug52 Premium
I don't understand the "following" Why would someone follow me? It's my first day and I haven't done anything? And what are the benefits of following other members?
musicns Premium
When we follow members we will get notifications when they post something. For example, if you post a blog your followers will be notified. I personally think of it as a nice gesture. I am actually going to follow you right now. :) Heres a blog about following members. Hope it helps.
chengckalex Premium
Welcome to this helpful and friendly community. Let's share and collaborate toward our success.
LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations on going Premium! I'm sure you are as excited as I am to be part of this amazing community ! Best of Luck! Linda
BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Steve !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

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

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
ToneFleming Premium
Congrats on upgrading to premium!
DeVonN Premium
Hello Steve, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I look forward to networking with you.
ValerieJoy Premium
Hi and welcome to WA. I'm sure you will both love being here as the community is so helpful and will answer all of your questions, as well as giving lots of encouragement.
Best wishes.
Kyle Premium
Hey Steve and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Steve, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,