About Surfpunk
Joined September 2015
Hi everyone ! My name is Bob and my wife and I own a small business in SoCal. We started it 15 years ago and it has been successful. Recently,I decided to get our business on social media and create a website (which I'm struggling with!) to help generate more customers. I created a Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ page since the majority of our customers are between the ages of 18-40 . Also, I took control of our Yelp page and uploaded lots of pics and wrote a bio etc. we have seen a definite uptick in business since getting on social media ! However , the website is still a work in progress ...

I'm a newbie when it comes to affiliate marketing. That's why I'm here ! My goal is to create some additional income for our bricks and mortar business through affiliate marketing. Another goal is to create a few niche websites that could replace our business income in 5 years. My wife and I are both in our early 50's. We realize we cannot continue working 60-70 hours a week forever.

We have one son who just turned 19. He just went back east to begin his sophomore year of college in Massachusetts. He was a recruited athlete and plays on the baseball team.

Here is our business website(work in progress):

http://www.mabuhaytailoringandcleaners.com/

Here are our business social media links :
twitter.com/MabuhayTailor

http://on.fb.me/1FLKtqg

google.com/+MabuhayTailoringCleanersNationalCity

http://bit.ly/1OWiU2G

Please stop buy and take a look.All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated ! I will like and follow everyone back :)
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JimPhelps Premium
HI Bob. Thanks for following me!
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arthurcrando Premium
Hi Surfpunk. I hope you're doin well. I'm married to Philippina as well - from Visayas - Iligan - . I'm struggling as not very IT savvy - but I'll gt there :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Arthur, thanks for the follow and nice to meet you :) My wife is from Paranaque, but spent her first 17 years in Marinduque.

Your website looks great and the topic is relevant to us as about 80% of our customers are U.S.Navy and U.S. Marines.The deployments are getting longer and more frequent which leads to conditions like PTSD.

Your experience in The Philippines was awful. Was this in the province ? I've been going back and forth to MNL for 25+ years and never had anything like that happen.I can understand why you are now HKG based .

Have an awesome weekend !
Bob
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arthurcrando Premium
Hi Bob. Thanks for your kind comments. I will check out your website. Maybe there are things we can cooperate on. I made the mistake of starting a business in Manila. There is no law there or safety for foreigners doing business. It really is the Wild West!
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AnnCatane Premium
Hi Surfpunk, I an very new here. Thanks for the follow and I am following you back. I was looking at your website, the name caught my attention. You must be married to a Filipino. Cheers to our success! Mabuhay!
Ann
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Ann, you are welcome and salamat :) My asawa is from Paranaque, but spent the first 17 years of her life in Marinduque.We've been married 25 years.

You are the first Filipina I've met who lives in Guatemala ! Very interesting journey. Good luck to all of us here at WA :)

Ingat kayo,
Bob
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AnnCatane Premium
Hi Bob, yes there's not a lot of Filipinos here in Guatemala. Filipino-Americans yes, but they're mostly volunteers or just traveling by and they normally don't speak the language. I haven't been to Dipolog since 1999. Most of my family lives in Chicago now. It's been a great journey so far.
Hi to your wife.
Ann
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Pisquali Premium
Hi Bob and thank you for following. I wish you a great WA journey.
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks Peter ! You are well on your way :)
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SheliaDunn Premium
Dear Bob, thank you for the follow and I appreciate the encouragement! Shelia
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ShirleyLB Premium
Thanks for follow. :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Shirley, you are welcome . I wish you lots of success here at WA and in all of your endeavors :)
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SkipWhitten Premium
Hi Bob,
Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow!! I wish you continued success on WA!!!
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ACollaso Premium
Thanks for the follow Bob.. Best wishes to you and your family.

Many Blessings
Angelica
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Angelica, you are welcome.I wish you lots of success here at WA and in all of your endeavors :)
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renelynm Premium
thank you for following me :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Renelyn, walang anuman :) I wish you lots of success here at WA.You are off to a great start. I checked out your website. Nice job !
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renelynm Premium
maraming Salamat ulit :) wishing you more success also. I'm glad to hear that you can speak the Filipino language. best regards to your wife :)
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Apeng Premium
Thx for the follow Bob. Your wife must be Filipino ... Mabuhay ... Success to you in this dynamite community Bob. Same goals you and I ... I'm in my early 50's as well dude. All da best.
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surfpunk Premium
Salamat Apeng !My wife is a Filipina . She is originally from Marinduque and we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next week :) I wish you much success here at WA ! Ingat kayo
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Lunaria Premium
Hey Bob thanks for following :)
Welcome to WA
I wish you greater success
How's southern California ?
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Christina, thanks for the follow and nice to meet you ! I admire the fact that you are walking away from your gig and gonna take WA and the world by storm.I hope you kick ass and never look back :)

Southern California is wet right now.It rained all morning but it's okay.We need it.Yesterday, a young man from your state came into our shop.He graduated from Bowling Green in May and decided to leave Ohio behind and move here to San Diego. He loves it and is glad he made the move.

I wish you lots of success here at WA and in all of your endeavors :)
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Lunaria Premium
No problem Bob :)
It's nice to meet you too.
Thanks so much ^^ I definitely won't >_> I promised myself this is my last job, just leaving sooner than expected.

That's so cool :) I'm glad he made the move. I want to move to Northern California. It's just something about being able to go to the beach whenever I want that draws me in. What type of shop do you own?

Thank you so very much I wish you the same :)
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jaytech Premium
Hello Bob, 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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surfpunk Premium
Hi Jay, nice to meet you too ! I dig your music website. Nice job. Some of my favorite musicians and groups are heavily influenced by the rockabilly sound.Link Wray,The Cramps, and X to name a few :) Good luck with all of your businesses.Keep on rockin my friend :)
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jaytech Premium
Hi Bob, cool to hear you're into Link Ray and The Cramps. I'm sure I'll be covering bands like that on my site eventually. I'm so busy I'm struggling to find time to actually work on it, but being too busy isn't such a bad thing if it's my own business.

If you need any help feel free to ask :)
Jay
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks Jay ! I bookmarked your site and look forward to more content :)
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Semperf1d0 Premium
Hey Bob, thanks for the follow. will take a look at your site when I have a chance. Following you back.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Karen,you are welcome ! I look forward to connecting with you and wish you lots of success here at WA :)
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EKautz Premium
Hey Bob - the Big Lebowski is mint!

ROCK ON!
E
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Eric, the dude abides :)
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EKautz Premium
The dude loves it! :)
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JohnDen Premium
Thanks for the follow bro.
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surfpunk Premium
No problem dude ! Look forward to connecting with you :)
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Pios2012 Premium
Thanks for following, you are still young and still have the energy, I think you do great on this new venture. Good luck and have a great day always.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Pios, you are welcome.You will do great too ! Do something everyday to improve yourself and your business and you will get the life that you deserve :) I wish you much success here at WA. Ingat kayo
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Pios2012 Premium
Salamat ulit.
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JanK88 Premium
Hi Bob, nice meeting you and thanks for following. Agree that working 60-70 hours weekly is tiring. Me too, looking ways to get out of my 9 to 5 rat race working life. Wishing you all the best and great success!
~Jan
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Jan,nice to meet you too ! Let's both do something everyday to improve ourselves and build our businesses. I decided that I needed to change my morning routine when I joined WA.So far so good :) I wish you lots of success here at WA !
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JanK88 Premium
Thanks, Bob! Yes, let's work together and looking forward to hear your success stories soon!
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2Al Premium
Bob, welcome and thank you for the follow. Wish you success here.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Alma, you are welcome. I look forward to connecting with you.I hope you have a lot of success here and in all of your endeavors :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Bob, welcome to WA.
Thank you for following me.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Ken, you are welcome. I look forward to connecting with you and learning from you :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
I will be here. :-)
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tessbadiango Premium
Hi Surfpunk, thank you for the follow ,wish you the best for your success.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Tess, you are welcome.You have had some adversity in your life.No doubt about it. However,you can overcome all of those obstacles and create the life you want to have ! I hope you have lots of success here at WA. Ingat Kayo
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JeanR Premium
Hi, Thanks for the follow. Much Success to you in WA.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Jean, same to you ! Have an awesome week :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Bob
Thanks for following me, it's much appreciated.
Mark
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Mark, you are welcome .I look forward to connecting with you and wish you much success.You are already off to a prolific start !
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers Bob, good luck with achieving your aims here at WA alongside your brick and mortar.
You never know, if you can build those niche sites you talk of (no reason why you can't), you could sell your brick and mortar, bank the cash and live off your online exploits....happy days!!
Look forward to it....
Mark
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Mark, that is part of my 5 year plan. I bought a domain name for one of my niche's last night and will start building the website tonight :) Thanks for the encouragement !
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Mark1957 Premium
Any time Bob, continued good luck with it all.
Mark
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affiliateph Premium
Hi Bob. Thanks for sharing your story and I love the name of your business. Wishing you tremendous success in the world of affiliate marketing.
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viosecrets Premium
Hi Surfpunk, 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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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in ‘Wealthy Affiliate’ Bob
This is one of the very best places I have personally been in years and am sure it is for you too!
Having risen to 256 in the rankings in my fist month, I can assure you that this was achieved solely by following Kyle’s teachings exactly to the word. I would advise anyone who is new to ‘WA’ to just follow what Kyle teaches in his training’s and not try to do it their own way. “Re-inventing the wheel“, I believe it’s called 
I wish you every success in all you are striving for in WA, good luck,
Roger
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mimosapudica Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Saber, you are welcome.I look forward to connecting with you and wish you lots of success in all of your endeavors :) Have a great week !
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ferdie1259 Premium
Hello, Bob. Thanks for connecting with me.
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surfpunk Premium
Kumusta Na Ferdie ? Ano balita ? Your profile pic looks like you are in Baguio ? I hope you are able to achieve all of your goals here at WA .Ingat kayo
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ferdie1259 Premium
Yes, that was in Baguio. Still in the learning process and hoping to achieve my goals at the right time.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Bob ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks Sarah ! We can help each other succeed :) Have a great week !
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BelieveItYes Premium
Most definitely! Together we are stronger!
See you around =)
Sarah
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Bob (Dude) 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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surfpunk Premium
Hi Robert, Thanks for connecting with me ! I checked out your websites and social media pages.They are awesome ! I am looking at your training right now, and will definitely implement your ideas and strategies :) I truly appreciate your willingness to share what has worked for you.So many amazing and helpful people here at Wealthy Affiliate.No other place like this :)

Have an awesome week dude :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Bob and thank you for your kind words.
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ChipsMom Premium
Hi. Thanks for the follow and for liking my FB page.
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surfpunk Premium
You're welcome Nancy :) You have nice website and FB page ! Well on your way to achieving your goals !
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timsproducts Premium
Hello and thankyou for following me I wish you all the best on WA
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Tim, back at you :) I look forward to connecting with you ! I hope you have lots of success in all your endeavors !
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msh2501 Premium
Hi Bob, nice to meet you. Thank you for following me. Now, I am following you as well. With my best wishes, Martha.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Martha,thanks for the follow ! Nice to meet you too :) I wish you lots of success here at WA.
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betcha Premium
Hi Bob, welcome and thanks for following me here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Am looking forward to a more fruitful networking with you in the days ahead. Btw, am just curious. "Mabuhay" is a Filipino term. Is your business in any way coined by a Filipino?

Well, enjoy your new venture and feel free to keep in touch. Blessings ~Betcha
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Betcha,my asawa is originally from Paranaque.She was the one who named the business almost 25 years ago when we were still living in Tempe,AZ.Relocated to San Diego in 2000 and the business has been at it's National City location since then.We are down the street from Naval Base San Diego which is ideal since U.S.Navy sailors are our primary customers.

I look forward to connecting with you and wish you much success in all your endeavors :) BTW, where are you from in The Philippines ?
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betcha Premium
NIce to have some common grounds. I was born and raised in the southern part, lived in the north side when I got married. But have been in the US for more than 10 years already.

Looks like you have a very promising business. But as you said, it's about to make some changes so that you can have the lifestyle that you dream of. Well, blessings on your new venture here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Give my regards to your lovely wife. Have a fantastic week.
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surfpunk Premium
Salamat for the kind words and a little bit about your background.I've noticed that the members of this forum are very willing to help each other.The "Bayanihan Spirit" is alive and well here at WA.Which is refreshing indeed ! Ingat kayo
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DNunis Premium
Hey Bob!
Thanks for the follow and right back at you! Great to connect....I'm trying to set up my website too.....but seems you've had a headstart on yours......looks very warm and friendly.....Good idea fo the 4 pics below the main pic of your business.....
Some input for you to consider....
1) Maybe the 4 pics used could represent a different service that you offer i.e Pic 1 - Armny Uniform - Sewing Services : inside details of services for Armny/Navy personal; same day sewing, express sewing, normal, etc.
Pic 2 - Drycleaned Suit - Washing and Drycleaning Services - insdie could be listed the different items that you wash and dryclean and matching prices (bonus if they come through your website, they get a discount!!!
I hope you get my idea......a good idea would also to check out any competiion sites that provide similar serivces and see how they do it and what they offer...
Having said that....you're already on your way Bob.....great job at that....
Just suggestions.......no pressure....hope it helps!
Blessings!
Dan
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Dan,thanks for connecting ! I appreciate your feedback on the website.I started it before I found WA, but with all of the tools and help here at WA, I know improvements will be forthcoming :)

Feel free to bounce ideas off of me. I'll help you anyway that I can :)

Have a great weekend !
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PIOFJR Premium
Hi Bob, Thanks for the follow. Adding you back and wish you all the best. By the way Mabuhay:)
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surfpunk Premium
Walang anuman :) I wish you much success here at WA ! Ingat kayo
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Dinh Premium
Hi Bob, thanks for the follow. Best of luck with everything and let me know if you need any help.
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DiegoST Premium
Hello My Friend And Welcome To Our Huge Warm Family!
Congratulation going Premium!
If you need anything we are here to help you in any way is possible!
Best Wishes And Good Luck With Your Business!

WA FOREVER!
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Diego, thanks for you kind words ! I look forward to connecting with you :)
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SCHMIDTY Premium
WELCOME TO WA PREMIUM...
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Matt, thanks for the greeting ! I look forward to connecting with you.I hope you have lots of success here at WA
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LLiu Premium
Hi Bob, thank you fo the follow and back. You came to the right place to achieve your on line business. Great training, and awesome support community. I wish you all the success in all your endeavors. If I can be of help just let me know and I will to.


Warmest wishes, Linda :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Linda, thank you for your support ! Once a SoCal always a SoCal :) I look forward to connecting with you and hope you have a lot of success here at WA !
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LLiu Premium
Thank you, and I think I agree with you, sure miss SoCal. It is really nice where I am tho too.
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rj3 Premium
Welcome Bob. You picked the right place for online marketing.
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surfpunk Premium
Hi RJ, thanks for the welcome ! I look forward to connecting with you.Lots of really cool people like yourself here at WA :)
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danbarth87 Premium
Congrats on going Premium!
Wishing you the best
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks Dan ! I look forward to connecting and learning from you :)
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Fidel, thanks for following and the kind words ! I look forward to getting to know you .I'm sure I can learn a lot from you :)
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phydel Premium
You are welcome
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upsgirl Premium
CONGRATS! You're our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! If you need anything, we are always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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surfpunk Premium
Hi UPS girl, thanks for the follow and your support ! I used to be a FedEX guy ! I owned a FedEX Home Delivery route for a couple of years 2001-2003.
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upsgirl Premium
Our rival! Cool! How is your back and your knees? I feel for the drivers!
You're welcome and thank you too!
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MattHojsik Premium
Thats awesome, Bob! Where is he going to school? You should encourage him to join the Wealthy Affiliate school :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Matt, my son is a student athlete at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Maybe he will :) He has been around business since he was born.We have owned a small business for 15 years now, and prior to that my wife and I were both self employed for years.

Gonna upgrade to premium today !
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MattHojsik Premium
Cool! I have some friends out that way. That is great news to hear you are upgrading! Learning to do business online is one of the most valuable things I have learned to date. I love it!
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beata029444 Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate family. I wish you the best as you begin a new chapter in your life. Good luck! Beata
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Beata, you are welcome. Look forward to connecting !
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chengckalex Premium
Thank you for your acceptance and following back. Let's share and collaborate toward our success.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Bob? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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nelliido Premium
Hi Bob...thanks for following me...and best of luck as you work through the learning here at WA....
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Nell,happy to connect with you ! I wish you great success :) Have a wonderful weekend !
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Bob,

I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Have you had a chance to get started with the training?

When I first started here at Wealthy Affiliate I had a bunch of questions in the first few days and need quite a bit of help as I had zero experience coming in :)

If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help out, just reply to this message and I'll do my best to lend a hand.

Cheers,

Mike
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Mike,

So far so good ! Lots of information to absorb and I'm somewhat overwhelmed. I recently created a website(that is far from finished) for our bricks and mortar business,and trying to keep up with the Twitter,Facebook,Google+,and Yelp pages I made, as well as follow the plan at WA, and of course run our shop.

It's all good.I will be asking you questions soon.I'm sure of that ! Thanks for reaching out !



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MikeLambert Premium
Wow you're making me tired Bob, lol. Have fun check on you in the future, cheers Mike.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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surfpunk Premium
Thank you for sharing your story ! Have a great weekend :)
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Shawn, you are welcome.I look forward to connecting with you :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Bob, 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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surfpunk Premium
Ni Hao Jewel, thanks for your kind words ! I hope 2015 is an awesome one for you and your family. I look forward to connecting with you too :) I'm a newbie to the online business platform ,so I'm sure I'll be asking you some questions.Have a great weekend !
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surfpunk Premium
Ni Hao Jewel, thanks for your kind words ! I hope 2015 is an awesome one for you and your family. I look forward to connecting with you too :) I'm a newbie to the online business platform ,so I'm sure I'll be asking you some questions.Have a great weekend !
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you Bob, no problem, everyone here is super helpful and friendly, lol. Have a wonderful weekend. ;))
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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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ConeyM Premium
Thank you, Bob for the follow. Likewise, I reciprocated. All the best to you and welcome to WA. I am also a newbie and looking forward to learning e-commerce.
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks Coney ! Good luck to you as well. Lots to learn :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Welcome Surfpunk, Thanks for the follow. Following you back.
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surfpunk Premium
Thanks !
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mjpd Premium
Hello and welcome to WA! It is fantastic that you joined the WA community and that you are moving forward on your dreams. Start following the lessons and don’t forget to ask for help if you get stuck! I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
Cheers!
Maureen
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surfpunk Premium
Will do ! Thanks for the welcome :)
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mjpd Premium
You are welcome!
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Bob, Mike here from http://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You are going to be up and running with an online business before you know it and I will personally be more than happy to help out if you have questions as you get started.

I suggest getting starting with the Online Entrepreneur level1 getting started course found in the main menu by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button.

Here's the link to lesson 1: This is the course that I started with and lead me to my first sale online!

If you are willing to put in an honest effort and take the bull by the horns I will personally help you through the course or with any questions or concerns you may have in your quest to make your online business a reality.

I can be reached through my personal profile when you have any questions...trust me, you will!

Oh!

Don't forget to create your personal profile by adding an image and a few words about yourself! You'll get way more help and support form others here within the community if you have an image and description!

Just a quick heads up! You can stay on as a Starter member as long as you like, there is absolutely no pressure to change your status, but if you decide to become a Premium member and do so within 7 days you will qualify for a 50% discount on the first month.

I look forward to getting to know you and being able to help out when you have questions.

Cheers, Mike
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surfpunk Premium
Hi Mike,

It was your blog that led me here in the first place. I will probably be asking you some questions :) Thanks again !
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Bob that's great that you found WA whether it was through my site or someone else, the main thing is you get to give IM a go and hopefully you find the success I did online, look forward to helping you when you need it, cheers Mike.
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