About Sugarbird
Joined January 2014
Hi fellow WA's, and thanks for visiting my profile! I'm "Sugarbird" - real name Patti Saunders Mays. My husband and I live in Boise, Idaho where we are ever-so-joyfully retired from the stress and pressure of corporate life.

We are both 67 years old, happily married for 33 years and yep, we’re retired, but honestly, I think I’m busier now that I’ve ever been! I’m certainly the happiest! I work from home (it’s the best, and those corny testimonials are true! You really can work in your pajamas! I guess that’s important to some)

I'M OFTEN ASKED... "WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY?"

Well, you know. . . I do what all retired people do: Sit in a rocking chair most of the day in my giant white cotton underpants and T-shirt that says "Greetings from Yellowstone Park." I eat saltine crackers & squirt cheese, and watch "Days of Our Lives." HA! Ok, that's an exaggeration: I hate squirt cheese and don't have a Yellowstone T-shirt.

Back to real. I work just about every day on my various projects which are 1) My “That Retired Lady” blog and newest venture; 2) My beloved 4-year-old Great Cooking Ideas website, and 3) Promoting & marketing my eBook, "Was It Something I Said?" It's about how we alienate ourselves socially by things we say and do without even knowing it.

We have one daughter who's the love our lives. She's grown now and living in another state working on her Masters Degree. We have a big family and we all love to laugh, so get-togethers are fun and fast- moving. And we have 3 beloved dogs; all spoiled rotten and important members of our family.

Other than that... we have lots of interests (too many!). Our big passion is traveling - especially cruises - and we do that regularly, as often as we can afford it. We love our home, friends, family, entertaining, live theater, movies, good food, and we LOVE summertime on our wonderful patio. My husband is crazy mad for Harley Davidsons, and my hobbies are writing, cooking, gardening, and decorating.

Our life is simple-but-full, and we feel incredibly blessed and fortunate to have each other, our family, health, and happiness.
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Crossland Premium
Hi Patti A big Texas hello. Glad I found you. The very best to you and yours.
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JennyAnn Premium
Hi Patti :) You're doing great! I just purchased your e-book by the way, not that I think I'm 'alienating' myself, lol, but like to buy everyone's e-books! I just need time to read now as I usually go to bed to read and end up dozing off after a couple of pages, as I'm just so tired :( I'm sure it will be great reading!
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Sugarbird Premium
I'm so glad you told me, Jenny Ann! I love eBooks too! So easy access and so inexpensive. Thanks so much for purchasing my book, and be sure and let me know what you think. So far, everybody loves it! ❤️❤️
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JennyAnn Premium
I will do...only managed first couple of pages last night but was interesting reading but just could not keep eyes open! Looking forward to reading more and will let you know thereafter for sure :) Great topic by the way! Thank you... :))
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Sugarbird Premium
You're the best!
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JimmyLean Premium
Hi Patti, nice to meet you! I have learned a lot from your profile article. Thanks and be blessed!
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1sourcebiz Premium
Thanks for the follow Patti and your kind words on my profile page.
Love your profile description of a typical day! All the best and much success to you!!!
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi Patti, we haven't crossed paths, but I thought I would say "Hi!" Looks like you've been around for a while and kept busy. I hope all is going well. Phil
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Sugarbird Premium
HAHAHA! I have indeed been around for awhile! Thanks for your nice comment and I'm following you now!
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RobinTheresa Premium
Hello Sugarbird. Its been a while since I have been around and have not checked in with you. Hope that you are doing well. I finally went on line and downloaded your book to my kindle. I look forward to reading it. Take care for now. Robin.
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Sugarbird Premium
Hey Robin! I was thinking about you just the other day and wondering what happened. Hope everything is good with you, and THANK YOU so much for reading my book. Let me know what you think. You are the best, and I'm so glad you're back!
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RobinTheresa Premium
Thanks. Tried a brick and mortar job that did not work out so well. It was taking up a lot of my time. Plus a few other things. But I am trying to get back into things. I have started your book and am loving it. It is bringing back a few memories but it must be time to evaluate and apply new learning. I think your book is just what I needed to read. Thanks again Take care.
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Sugarbird Premium
Robin, you are the best. Thank you again for this terrific feedback re my book, http://WasItSomethingISaidBlog.com

You know... I think there comes a time when you just know in your heart that it's time to get out of the J O B rat race, don't you? Sounds like you've definitely come to that point. Be sure and keep us posted with your progress and I'm sending LOTS of positive energy and a ton of prayers for your success.
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RobinTheresa Premium
Thanks for the positive energy and especially the prayers.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Patti, You seem to have it all! May you continue to laugh and enjoy your life and of course, experience financial success here at WA.
Thank you for following me, I now follow you.
EJ
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Sugarbird Premium
OMGOSH Leslie, I do not have it all! Not by a long shot; not even close. I am just joyful and profoundly happy about what I do have. Thanks so much for following me back! I sincerely wish the very best for you.
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ELeslie Premium
Thank you sugarbird.
EJ
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JAY-B Premium
A warm hello (again) Patti,

Welcome to WA and thank you for your follow. I wish the very best of success for you here at WA and hope that your online objectives and dreams will be fully realized soon.

I don't know much, but I’ll be happy to share with you what I do know. Please give me a shout if I can be of any help and assistance to you. In addition, our great WA Community is always right beside you to provide you all the 24/7 support you may need to make your WA journey a joyous and successful one.

With my sincere regards,
Jay Barnelli
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Very Very Nice ! Really I love having such a wonderful life which
is full of joy. Wishing you all the best. Now please share how are
you using this Wealthy Affiliate Program in your daily routine.
I am not good in English so I am just trying my best to express myself.
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Sugarbird Premium
Alliance, thank you for your nice comment, and I have to tell you that I really enjoyed your profile. The way I'm using WA in my daily routing is that I listen to classes or videos EVERY day and try my very hardest to implement what they tell me to do. It has been slow, but I'm definitely making progress. And you will too. And I think your English is terrific!!
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justjillin Premium
Love your thatretiredlady.com site - the part about Idaho had me cracking up - being from there and all LOL
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Sugarbird Premium
Jill, thank you so much for your comment on my website, and I'm now following you by the way! Us Idaho girls have to stick together. :)
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efortune Premium
Just Wonderful!
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BlueCoyote Premium
Love it! Sounds like me in so many ways, although I am not quite yet retired ;)
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Sugarbird Premium
You'll get there via WA!
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Bennyfacter Premium
Thanks for the follow, love your cooking ideas site, I have it bookmarked!
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Sugarbird Premium
Thank you Bennyfacter! I'm so glad you like my cooking site. I still crack up over your WA name.
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Papi Premium
Family,health,happiness,Harley's,live theatre ,good food ,good friends and Summertime:) I'm going to check out all those things you are juggling- I'm still on course one, lesson 9 tomorrow thank you very much:) be following you :)
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Papi Premium
Thank you Patti for the like on a comment I made to Clyncar on breaking Top 100- Patti I'm dead tired, I will read your profile tomorrow, night- night :)
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Sugarbird Premium
Thanks Papi and I'm now following you! Love your profile. Best if luck to you here at WA.
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clyncar Premium
What great pictures you have! We think Natalie looks like a movie star!
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh, thank you Darlin! What a nice thing to say. It takes one with a beautiful daughter to recognize one with a beautiful daughter! :)
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clyncar Premium
Yeah Sugarbird! One of the top people in the company!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sugarbird Premium
Awww, you are so sweet, Carla! Thank you for this nice compliment.❤️
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clyncar Premium
The blog was a little better. :>)
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JonFW Premium
Wow! You have an awesome website. Very colorful, lighthearted and interesting. I will certainly forward your link to some of my family members who I know will be interested in it and also post your link on twitter and facebook.
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JonFW Premium
By the way, the website I visited was your great cooking ideas. I am Sooo hungry now. Great job!
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Sugarbird Premium
OMGOSH Jon THANK YOU so very much! You made my whole day! Btw I visited your toys for autistic kids site too and think it is terrific! So clear and interesting, and your pictures are the best!
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JonFW Premium
Thank you for returning the favor. Yes, I have your site bookmarked. I think most of the websites I see on WA are quite interesting, but I don't bookmark many so that tells you something.
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Sugarbird Premium
You sure do know how to make a person feel special.
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modonnell Premium
Nice to read your story, Michael
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MelanieHill Premium
Hi Patti! So glad to be following you here at WA. Have a great weekend.
Melanie
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Crowfleo Premium
Hi Patti. Thank you for the follow and the encouraging comment. I checked out thatretiredlady.com and liked your reviews and the overall look of the site. I will have to refer my parents to your site, as they are newly retired as well.
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh, thank you so much Crowfleo! I appreciate your taking the time to visit one of my sites. Would love to have your parents visit too! Thanks for your nice comment.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Pattie! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Sugarbird Premium
Thank you so much David and I'm following you back! You have contributed so much to WA in the short time you've been here! I'm so enjoying your posts!
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davyrobot Premium
Thank you Pattie! :)
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Keane Premium
I always love coming back to this page. Always makes me smile and laugh. Especially that bit in your profile about:

I'M OFTEN ASKED... "WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY?"

"Sit in a rocking chair most of the day in my giant white cotton underpants and T-shirt that says "Greetings from Yellowstone Park." I eat saltine crackers & squirt cheese, and watch "Days of Our Lives." HA! Ok, that's an exaggeration: I hate squirt cheese and don't have a Yellowstone T-shirt."

Just love it! Your too awesome Sugarbird!!! This definitely brightens my day.

Can't wait to meet you in person,
Your # # # # 1 & BEST FAN,
Keane:-)
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Sugarbird Premium
LOL!! Well I sure am glad to hear it Keane! It's really hard for me to be totally serious, so it helps a LOT when someone like you has a great sense of humor. Love your posts!!
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Keane Premium
Why thank you Sugarbird! :-) Oh, and thanks to my mom...it was really easy for me to have a sense of humor. You and your jokes remind me of her so much.

Thanks for the compliments - glad I stopped by when I did!
Have a great evening...my Retired Lady!
Your #, #, #, # 1 & BEST FAN,
Keane:-)
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Sugarbird Premium
You too, my friend! And thank you for all you do. I always look forward to your upbeat posts.
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jonw Premium
Dear Pattie,although we've never met before, today you changed that with your excellent profile. I wanted to Thank You for that,while answering another comment, I saw one of yours,looked at your profile, & am now following you. Since I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, I don't mind admitting that your profile touched my heart. Again Thanks. Jon W
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Sugarbird Premium
Omgosh what a wonderful comment, Jon! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart (which I wear on my sleeve too! :) ) I'm not a fisherman (fisherperson?) but so many of my friends and family are, so I can appreciate your passion for the sport. Following you back! Best of luck!!
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jonw Premium
Thank You my new friend, I had to attend a funeral visitation this afternoon and I really needed that. Jon PS see Pattie I got so worked up this morning I forgot to hit the follow button, just did that now.
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh boy. Those are never fun, but I always have to go because it brings closure. Plus - it's a time to say goodbye and to tell the person how much they meant to you. Some say they can't hear because they're gone but I don't believe it. I think they hear every word. Hope the rest of your week is much better.
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jonw Premium
It was actually the best one I've ever been to, My oldest sis,brain tumor, She is now in Heaven & pain free. No worries, I'm happy, great family visit. But Thanks for your caring Pattie. Jon
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Sugarbird Premium
I'm so sorry to hear that, Jon, but your wonderful outlook will help you through. Thinking of you.
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jonw Premium
Pattie, All over & done now, Great visit w/ my 2 sons.Back to work now w/ a smile on my face & Awesome support from kind friends such as yourself. Thanks bunches & bunches. Jon
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bingopauls Premium
Hi Patti,bingopauls here. I just went thru the bootcamp lesson 4days ago and it said and encouraged of reposting any blog,post,or page here at WA.
I feel just like you all do about reposting,but if it is good info, I want to share with all WA affiliates. And of course always give credit to the author and I have on the three repost Ive done this past week.
I don't think it gives off a good vibe so I think I will just keep that good info we could all use to myself from now on. Best wishes Paul
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Sugarbird Premium
Thanks so much Bingopauls! I sure appreciate your comment and info.
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kmor32 Premium
Hi Patti it is good to meet you thanks for following we will talk again another day.
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clyncar Premium
Sugarbird, I LOVE it that you are listed as a Top Helper! That fits so well with you and I have no doubt that it won't be long before you are Ambassador rank!
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh Carla you are so sweet. Thank you for those kind words. I am learning so much here from everybody.
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steveo5770 Premium
Patti, have you seen this Fedex commercial? This post reminded me of it. It's pretty funny. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=fCrqy5S-H_A
(I had to put a space after the .com so I could post it)
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steveo5770 Premium
Wrong post but I think you'll enjoy it:)
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Sugarbird Premium
OK now THAT IS HILARIOUS! No, I hadn't seen it. "James Dean is an actor. Jimmy Dean makes sausage." HAHA! And "FRENCH BENEFITS"! Toooo funny! (and don't you know a lot of people who say it's the Leaning Tower of Pizza??) LOL!! Loved this.
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steveo5770 Premium
I love the look on his face when he says: "we don't get French benefits"....lol
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kopalbern Premium
Thanks, sugarbird.
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SandyL Premium
I signed up for your monthly cooking newsletter...looking forward to it!
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh, thank you so much Sandy! I hope you like it. You'll get 20 issues (one a month) and then they'll stop coming. I didn't want to wear out my welcome with people. Everyone seems to really like it - the tips, recipes, ideas, and funnies. I'm honored to get so much positive feedback about it.
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SandyL Premium
You are most welcome...I'm looking forward to the issues. I had a cooking blog for awhile but it got hack and I couldn't recover it. I was actually thinking of starting up another one. Maybe, in the future, we could do something together.
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Sugarbird Premium
I like that thought! We'll keep it in mind!
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SandyL Premium
Hi Patti, thanks for adding me to your follow list. I'm looking forward to networking and sharing with you here at WA. I must say, I really enjoyed reading your post profile. Now I'm going to check out your sites...Cheers, Sandy
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Sugarbird Premium
Sandy you are too precious for words! THANK YOU for these kind words. I'm enjoying following you, Girl!
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FixMyHome Premium
Great websites!..hope you do wonderfully well..
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Sugarbird Premium
Thank you so much Fix My Home! I'm honored that you took the time to go visit them. I sure appreciate your feedback.
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KLewis Premium
Hello to you,Great Blogs, Great profile. Very nice job,Well done.Ken
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Sugarbird Premium
Hey Ken, thanks for the follow and I'm following you back. I really enjoyed reading your short-but-informative profile. BEST of luck to you here at WA. I think it's the greatest, most helpful community ever.
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azgorilla Premium
Whew! I was totally worn out just from reading your intro!
How can you find the energy to do everything? Amazing to say the least!

Looks like you've been with WA for a while. Great stuff this WA.

Great looking websites also.

:) Tom
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Sugarbird Premium
LOL! Well thank you Tom for your nice compliments and it's true, I do work a lot but then believe me, we find plenty of time to travel and relax and veg-out too! Thank you for the follow and I am following you back. Right now I'm on my way to visit your website. John and I lived in Seattle for 17 years, so I'm anxious to read what you have to say. GOOD LUCK in your new business!!
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dedicatedone Premium
Hello and thanks for sharing your story! Wishing you the best of luck with everything, including enjoying your retirement! I have parents who are doing the same.
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Sugarbird Premium
Thanks so much Amy! Hey, I REALLY LIKE your Baby and Kid Shoes website and think you have a total winner there. I'm following you and expect great things!
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dedicatedone Premium
Thank you! I really appreciate the compliment and the encouragement. I'm expecting great things as well. :)
Best wishes,
Amy
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suphatp Premium
Hi
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Sugarbird Premium
Hi Suphap! Thanks for the follow, and welcome to WA! You will love it here.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow back, Patti! From the cute one with the hat. LOLOL If I can ever help you, please let me know.
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Sugarbird Premium
Thanks, Carla, and same here!
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Jonicas Premium
TY for the follow.
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wendyk Premium
Hi Patti! I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I have enjoyed your posts. :)
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Sugarbird Premium
Hey Wendy! I was just reading over my comments and saw that I didn't respond to this. Thank you so much for your comments and your support. Please let me know if I can repay you in any way. I'm a big fan! ❤️❤️
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susanhinds Premium
Hello Patti, thanks for connecting.

Congratulations on finding your way to Wealthy Affiliate. Well done!

I also share a love of travel and truly love that I can work my business from anywhere in the world. We truly live in wonderful times now! Congratulations on following through and making your life and the lives around you richer.

If I can help you in any way at all then please do reach out to me.

I have 10 plus years plus experience in network marketing and truly love the work that I do and the wonderful people that I meet just like you, so please let me know if you need some help. My mission is "To Live a FREE, Happy and Prosperous Life and to Empower You to Love Your Life!"

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to getting to know you.

Have an awesome day!

Susan Hinds
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Sugarbird Premium
Hey Susan! You and I have been chatting about the possibility of me contributing some articles for your kids' page. I'm the one with the "What to do with the kids/grandkids" articles. Thanks for touching base here on the main page!
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WSmith Premium
Thanks tor the follow!
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steveo5770 Premium
Hiya Patti. I just wanted to thank you for that wonderful comment you left on my site. It means a lot to me!
Now, I'm off to thatretiredlady.com for my daily dose of humor :)
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Sugarbird Premium
You are so welcome and it was easy to do! Your site rocks!
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dch1959 Premium
Thanks for following Patti! Enjoy your retirement.
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh all right, if you insist. :)
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stopscamming Premium
I stopped by to see your work, it is very encouraging to see how you manage all three sites, that is wonderfull Patti.

All the best success.
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh, thank you so much Stopscamming! I sure appreciate you taking the time to visit my sites and give feedback. It means a lot! Keep in touch! I really admire you!
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steveo5770 Premium
I was just reading the Something fishy story on your blog. Hilarious!
I noticed that I couldn't comment unless I sign in. Did you plan for that?
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Sugarbird Premium
Wow! No, and thank you so much for telling me that! Things were going so smoothly with my blog and I'm planning to "formally" roll it out this coming Tuesday but now all of a sudden everything is a mess... menu items don't go to the right pages, etc. I don't know how to fix that either, but I just put in a sniveling call to the guy that I hired to help me. THANK YOU for liking my story. Did you read the one about Col Sanders and my mom? Everybody loves that.
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steveo5770 Premium
Will definitely check in for more stories :)
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Sugarbird Premium
Thanks Steve! And for the time being, ignore the messed-up menus. I'm workin on it :)
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steveo5770 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Patti. I enjoy your writing as well. Love the sense of humor! :)
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Patti....Patti....Patti... Now that sounds so familiar, Oh well, thank you so much for the follow, I surely do appreciate it... You have a great family life and I envy you living where you do! Someday I hope to visit the area with my wife in tow! Until then, I look forward to following your journey here at WA as you progress through the program.

Jack :)
P.S. Oh yes, your name Patti, that is also my oldest sister's name, so welcome to the family! :)
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Sugarbird Premium
Well thank you so much wildcatblue2 and I am going to love being in your family! THANK YOU and be sure to keep in touch.
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Nessa60735 Premium
Hello Patti,

You leave a lovely message on my WA profile so I thought I'd leave one for you :-) If you ever travel to Japan please add it onto your blog! Eventually I would love to go there myself but for now I will live vicariously through others. Wishing you the best in your online success.
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Patti...
What a pleasant surprise! You are such a funny and wonderful lady. Thank you for the inspiration. I read some of the reviews of your book too and they are all so positive. I'll grab it one of these days (I've bought books from Amazon this month). Have it bookmarked already for future purchase. Thanks Pattie for the networking too. Best wishes,

Jenn
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Sugarbird Premium
Jenn, I read your post first thing this morning and I'm so glad i did because you made my whole day! Thank you so much for your terrific feedback and I'm delighted that you are interested in my book! I think you'll enjoy it. It's upbeat and very informative - I've never had a negative review (knock on wood!) thanks again and please let me know if I can help you in any way. ❤️
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Pattie,

You're most welcome. I mean what I write and I write what I mean. ;) I am a book lover or some people call it bookworm. I am now starting to polish my readings and writings so that someday I can be proud to present my own novel. I have 'met' another writer yesterday (elsewhere, online). And I've met several authors/writers at WA. It would be great if we all could gather someday, would it not? :)

Do you already have a facebook page? If yes, I'd like to drop by sometimes. You can find my facebook page on my profile page at WA. :)

I hope for you to be surrounded by positive energy. We all only need that positives in us. :) You take care, Pattie.

Love and hugs
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Keane Premium
Hey Sugarbird. Just stopped by your website and I MUST SAY...it's looking pretty good. Well done!

You go Sugarbird!!!
Best as always,
Keane:)
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Sugarbird Premium
OK I'm sending you that $25 right NOW!! :) THANK YOU for always making me feel so good. Which website did you visit - That Retired Lady? or Great Cooking Ideas?
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Keane Premium
I visited That Retired Lady! And you're most welcome Sugarbird! Was my pleasure to stop by...
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Sugarbird Premium
Keane my man! Hurry up and get your website up so I can comment and rant & rave about how wonderful they are!!
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Keane Premium
Oh you're going to rant and rave alright, because that website is going up just around the end of this month. Planning on implementing the photos and stuff that will be on into the training course ("The Power of FREE - How to Incorporate Gifts") for August...
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Sugarbird Premium
I CAN'T WAIT!!! Hurry!
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Keane Premium
I WiLL!!!
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Patti, it's great to meet you and thanks for the follow. :)

How have you been liking WA since you joined?
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Sugarbird Premium
Absolutely! We'll pick each other's brains. :)
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hmasters Premium
Hi Patti, I enjoyed your post. Just want to warn you though that the longer you are retired the busier you become. Even living alone except for a couple of bichons, I just don't know how I ever had time to work! Best to you and your husband.
Harold
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Sugarbird Premium
HA! Thanks so much for the warning Harold! I just read and commented on your profile too. I ask myself that same question so often.... How did I ever have time to work? Looking forward to following you.
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apache1 Premium
Hi Patti Firstly Thank you for the follow appreciated. Secondly thank you for the visit on my Fan page on FB you forgot to click the like. I went to you page and like it and your Website had a laugh reading this. But you no doubt will see my question you made me feel at home like I been talking with a great close friend. So that you for that. Hope to hear more of you hear and on the other spots. Take care be well. Stay the way you are.
Andre
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Sugarbird Premium
I did?! Forgot to click the like? Well I'll go right back and fix it right away. Thanks so much for telling me, Apache1 and THANK YOU for the nice compliments. Come back and visit often.
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burnzy Premium
Hey Sugarbird,
Great post on yourself. You are what we are all trying to be. HAPPY!!
Its not always about the money but being happy with what you do and who you are. Look forward to watching your progress here at WA.

Have a great day!
Burnzy
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Sugarbird Premium
Thank you so much Burnzy and you're right - I am pretty happy and do believe that's what we all want. Some unfortunate people are too negative in their outlook to see the happiness around them. You aren't one of those people! I really admire your make-it-happen attitude. Following you back! <3
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cookma54 Premium
Loved your bio. That is the sort of retirement I aspire to! My husband and I are both just turned 60 this year ... married for 40 years. And this WA is a big part of the plan to supplement our retirement which was depleted by a couple of serious health issues. Thanks for the inspiration and I trust that you are getting to where you want to get. Best of luck to you.
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Sugarbird Premium
Hi Cookma54 and thanks so much for your kind words. I know how illnesses can deplete savings in no time at all, but as you know, building it back takes what seems like forever. Let's hope for both of us that WA is our ticket out! <3
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Sugarbird Premium
PS - Forgot to say thank you for the follow and I'm following you back!
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TinaB Premium
Hi Patti. You have a nice looking website (ThatRetiredLady). I certainly like your positive outlook in life, and the fact that you can enjoy your retirement to the fullest. I just read your first blog. Wishing you a continuing success! - Tina
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Sugarbird Premium
Tina, that means the world to me! Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit my website and for your kind words. It's really important to me what my fellow WA members think, and you are extra special. Thank you again and BEST of luck in your ventures.
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DHuong Premium
Hey Patti & thanks for the follow.You sound like a fun,happy,& wonderful person with a great family & life. 7months at WA now, so i hope things have gone really good for you up to this point.I wish you the best from now on.Have a great day!
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Keane Premium
Lovely profile Sugabird! Congrats on having happiness that you mentioned in your bio. Wishing you success in abundance as always...

===> Can't wait to hear your success stories....

Keep shining,
Keane:)

"...The world is a dream and we are all dreamers. There is nothing wrong with believing that that dream can one day become your reality. I say continue dreaming, that way you can get closer to your reality..."! - Keane
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Sugarbird Premium
Love that Keane man! Great attitude!❤️
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Keane Premium
Why thank you Sugabird. But, am sure that WA knows that your attitude, enthusiasm and mental fortitude is better...(right WA)...(YES Keane), lol.

I give lovely quotes and you give great compliments...But, by your profile/bio, you've given Awesome Life Stories as well...just waiting on the success stories to compliment your life ones:)

Just saying!
Keane:)
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hilarybassak Premium
Thank you for the follow and welcome to WA
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Trialynn Premium
Hello Patti, welcome to the WA family. I see you have been here since last January. How are you feeling about your accomplishments? I hope you are receiving the help you need and that all is well with you. Ask and you will receive answers! Sometimes you have to ask in more than one forum. Thanks for the really sweet messages you have left for me!
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Sugarbird Premium
Hey Trialynn! Thanks so much for your comment! Yes, I have been here since last Jan but only as a "cheap" (ha!) member until a couple weeks ago when I upgraded to Premium. So even though I've tapped in on much of the training and information, I don't think of myself as really being on board until I upgraded. So - I consider myself a newbie. And you know - - it's so easy to write sweet comments when the person you're writing to/about is such a terrific contributor. That would be you!!
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Trialynn Premium
okay, now I'm blushing! Your kindness is moving. I try to help when I can, so feel free to ask anytime. I am not quite as active as I was. Mostly because there are people here now that answer the questions asked just fine, and the need is not as great as it was. But I still enjoy helping, when I can!
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for following me here at WEALTHY AFFILIATE:

Since joining WA after testing a few other program. I have found WA to be one of the best training programs you can find. The program is designed for anyone, from the newbie to the seasoned expert.

Kyle’s video tutorials have helped me get one of my websites ranked within the top search engines and remains there today. This the proof that the WA training program can make a difference in any business. All you need to do is just follow the courses step-by-step.

Let's face the fact…Why we are here?

To help each other succeed in their home business.

Here is to Our Success!!

KEN (sag3)
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Sugarbird Premium
ABSOLUTELY!! Thank you for the response and for the very encouraging post. I really enjoy what you have to say, sag3. Keep 'em coming!
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Anewcreature Premium
Thank you for your follow and I hope that you do extremely well here at WA
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Pro2100 Premium
Hi Patti, How are you. I thank you for your follow and hope things are going well for you.

Russell
PS. I love Ribs too!!
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Sugarbird Premium
Ha! So glad to hear you like ribs! I could tell you are a man with great taste just from your photo.
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Pro2100 Premium
Flattery will get you everywhere!!
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow. Greetings from AZ.
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angela64 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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OldMule Premium
Hi! I just popped in to say I hope all is well with you!
shout me if you need help I am more than happy to be of service to you!
Chat soon.
OldMule

My blog today: 033: Why Youtube is your best friend!
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/oldmule/blog/033-why-youtube-is-your-best-friend
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rob3 Premium
Hi Patti, thanks for the follow.I know just what you are talking about with reference to "what do you do all day?" I'm often fielding that question!

Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow! Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . .
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hi Patti ... thank you for the follow. I know what you mean. Being retired can be busy work. My day goes by way too fast ... sometimes the honey do list takes more of it than I planned. My wife and I play as much golf as we can budget, and I'm hoping that my WA venture will someday support our golf addiction.

Best of luck to you ... looks like you moving right along.
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Sugarbird Premium
Thank you Dennis and I'm thinking very positive thoughts that hour "habit" will be fully supported! ❤️
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PhilRou Premium
Hi, Thank you very much for your follow and all the very best here at WA!
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RobinTheresa Premium
SugarBird, Patti Hello and thank you for the follow. I looked at your sites and and the E-Book that you have written. I will have to take some time to read your book. But after I get finished with the one I have already started. I really like to read from my kindle app on my tablet so I was glad to see it available there. I really loved both of your websites. I loved the story you told about your Mother and The Colonel Sanders. Although it is kind of humorous I can relate to the way your poor mother must have felt. Mr Sanders is lucky that she was a lady and did not make a scene. I did enjoy how you wrote the story and look forward to reading your book as I can find the time. Robin.
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Sugarbird Premium
OMGOSH Robin Theresa, THANK YOU so very much for taking the time to scope out my sites, and for writing these nice comments. My "Retired Lady" blog is pretty much still under construction; not very well organized yet. Part of the problem is I'm trying to learn Wordpress and I don't think it's easy! Thank you for your interest in my eBook too! I owe you a bouquet of flowers! :) You are the best!! Made my day!
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Mustard seed Premium
Hi Patti thanks for following me. I see you have some site going for you that's wonderful. May you have continued success in your endeavours here.
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newventure Premium
Sugar Bird, I agree that retirement is freeing. I know exactly what you mean that you are now busier than before retirement. I love that I can create my own schedule and spend more time with my friends and family as well. Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back. Cindy
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mdvs42 Premium
Hi Patti
Welcome to WA I think your going to great things here. Thanks for the follow, you sound like you and your husband are enjoying life that's great! I wish you great success!
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NicoleJBN Premium
Hey there Patti,

first of all, thank you for the follow. It's an honor to have you in my Network. :)

Also thank you for sharing a glimpse of your life. I really enjoyed reading your profile. It's full of joy and as a reader I can see how happy you are about your life.

Keep up the great work and I wish you continued success. If there's anything I can help with, please let me know and I'd be more than happy to help. :)

All the best to you and your family.

Take care,
Nicole
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cubandane Premium
Hi there Patti-Sugarbird , Thanks for your follow which I am happy to return. Welcome to WA and I wish you every success on your journey to financial freedom and in making all your dreams come true.
P.S. The training here as you have discovered is top of the line and there is an amazing array of information for everyone, so at first just take it slowly until you get the hang of it all. All the best, Simon
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Hello Patti, thanks for following. If you need anything i'm willing to give my support, good luck to you and your future success.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Patti thanks for the follow

Wishing you every success in your future ventures! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Patti for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. Please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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OldMule Premium
Hi, they call me the OldMule - [UK - Essex] thanks for the follow.

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

Why not read my profile, and my daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Have a magic day!

OldMule - Go for gold!

My blog today: 031: Today's breaking news on your blog - "The twist"!
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/oldmule/blog/031-today-s-breaking-news-on-your-blog-the-twist
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Patti, Just wanted to check in with you and see how things are going with you today. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know that this is a very important step when getting started here. There is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! Please do keep in touch with me and let me know how you are getting along so far. I like to keep in contact with all my referrals and make sure they are finding their way around the community OK and also answer any questions you might have. Talk to you soon Your Friend Scott
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Kyle Premium
Welcome Patti! Just stopping by to say hi. I am Kyle, co-founder of WA but just one of the many awesome people here within the community. You have lots of help here so if you ever need anything just let us know. You can leave a comment here or you can join in on a live chat (for instant support).

When you are ready to get started with your initial training the please make your way over to the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course:

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

Cheers!
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Sugarbird Premium
Kyle, thank you so very much. I am totally blown away with the support and education here at WA. Can't wait to get more involved. Talk soon!❤️
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Kyle Premium
No problem and congrats on going Premium Patti, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hello Patti and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! My name is Scott and I am here to help you get started making money online. Before you even think about making money though I want to let you know about a few things that is critical to your success here at WA.

1. You are building a business and this will take quite some time. You are not going to see success overnight or in a week. It will happen but you need to work really hard at this and devote some time to it each day.

2. You need to have a schedule that you can stick with and be able to work on this for at least 30 minutes everyday.

3. Set yourself some goals that you would like to work towards. These should be financial goals along with non-financial goals. You can list your financial goals by adding them to the following discussion here. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started/what-are-your-money-goals By doing this it tells me that you really are serious about making money online and not just curious.

4. If you want to have a successful website that is going to get ranked for lots of awesome low competition keywords. You are going to need a keyword research tool that is reliable, accurate, and is always up to date. With Jaaxy you will get all of this, and so much more. You can sign up for your Free trial account at www.jaaxy.com and get your first 30 searches for Free.

5. Try to not get discouraged or overwhelmed because there is lots of information for you to learn here. There is plenty of help here within the community so if you ever get stuck or need any help pop over to live chat and ask questions.

HOW TO SETUP YOUR ACCOUNT

Step 1. Upload a picture of yourself, This doesn't have to be a picture of yourself but it helps people get to know you better here.

Step 2. Write a little bit about yourself in your Bio. You could use this area to introduce yourself to the community and tell a little about what you would like to achieve within WA.

Filling out your profile is a very important step in getting started here. You will get 10 times more help when you do this. People feel like they can connect with you on a personal level and they are more inclined to follow you as well.

HOW TO GET STARTED ON YOUR FIRST TRAINING LESSON

You can view your first lesson here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1 This is a 10 lesson course that will walk you through the process of choosing a niche, getting your website setup and how to write your first page of content.

This is designed so that you can check off each task as you complete it.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join the Premium Membership we have here at Wealthy Affiliate I am going to be giving you a few bonuses.

1. You are going to get a 59% discount off your first month (This comes out to only $19)

2. You are going to get direct access to me. I will be your personal coach and help you with anything that you need help with. If you need help getting your first online marketing campaign off the ground I am here for you.

3. You will be getting a very special bonus from me that will show you how to double the traffic to your website in a short period of time. This guide wasn't available when I started and I had to build up my traffic using other ways.

This offer is only valid for your first 7 days.

There is absolutely no obligation for you to upgrade to premium and you can stay a Free member for as long as you like. You will just have limited resources using your free account. However, if you are serious about making money online and you would like to make a career out of Internet marketing then you should really consider checking out the premium membership for at least one month.

If you do decide to take me up on this amazing offer then I will be contacting you by personal message shortly after you upgrade to deliver your bonuses to you. You should never feel like you are alone in this I am here for you to guide you 100% of the way.

HOW TO GET THE MOST HELP OUT OF YOUR FIRST 7 DAYS HERE

When you join as a free starter member you are going to get 7 days of FREE access to the live chat, your own blog, the discussions area, and the ability to comment on other blogs within the community. If there is something you don't understand or if you need help with anything there are thousands of experts here along with the owners Kyle and Carson. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Another great way to get help is to create a blog post or start a discussion asking for help. As soon as you publish your blog it will appear in the live feed for everyone to see. People will respond to your questions and you will get a ton of help.

Ways to get a hold of me- You can contact me directly here at Wealthy Affiliate or you can send me an email at scott@aworkathomebusinesses.com and I will get back with you A.S.A.P

Once again I want to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate the ultimate online education platform where you can get an online business setup in no time. I thought I would just introduce myself and welcome you to the community. I look forward to working with you and if you get stuck or need help you can always leave me a message on my profile. Your Friend
Scott
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