About Susanmacneil
Joined March 2017
I am a retired school principal living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
I was a principal for 33 years. I absolutely loved my job and found it was a tough decision to retire.
I loved helping students, staff and parents. I hope to be able to find something challenging and engaging that will keep me living as a life-long learner and will possibly allow me to help others at the same time.
I am very excited about joining the Wealthy Affiliate community.
To learn a little more about me, please check out my web page and other sites.

http://susanmacneil.org/

https://plus.google.com/u/0/100521111760987310705

https://www.facebook.com/susanpmacneil/

https://twitter.com/susan_macneil

https://www.pinterest.com/susanpmacneil/
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MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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MKearns Premium
I hope you are enjoying your children and grandchildren Susan. I'm in a medical home healthcare limbo right now until the 25th.

It doesn't stop me from blogging though. Having the time of my life with WA and writing my posts completely now to adapt to the new evolution.

If you have a chance read the flavor of my posts. Though ranking isn't everything it is a bellwether of progress. Managed to climb halfway up the ambassador platform since the Aug 21 crash.

I have the confidence I could repeat the effort again and again.
I would love to drop 5 points and give them to you.

I will always be looking in addition to the many things I focus on for education related issues to enhance your site. :))))
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susanmacneil Premium
I hope you are receiving excellent care. I know it is hard being at the mercy of others to ensure your needs are met.

I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying your time with Wealthy Affiliate.

I will check out your posts. I have always found them insightful and helpful.

I appreciate the fact that you add educational issues to your web searching. I need to start doing that myself.

I hope your on-line store is doing well.

Thank you for keeping in touch despite my constant absence.

Hugs to you,

Susan :)
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MKearns Premium
And hugs back to you Susan! ♥♥
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susanmacneil Premium
Ahhhhh, thank you!!!!
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MizBurke314 Premium
Good morning, Susan--

Thank you for the follow back. I will have to check out all your social media pages above and give a follow there, to.

It would seem an obvious choice, but are you thinking of children and learning or something along those lines for your niche? Perhaps your media pages will answer that question! :)

Thank you again! Wishing you much success in all your future endeavors.

Linda
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Linda,

I was just focussed on assisting school administrators; but that would be an excellent addition to my website!

Thank you!!!!

Susan
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susanmacneil Premium
I "followed" you on the social media sites that I am associated with.

I am very impressed with how much work you have already done getting yourself established in this on-line business venture.

Good for you!

I have a lot to learn about Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

I have accounts, but I really don't know much about hose platforms just yet.

One step at a time!!!

All the best to you!

Susan
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gardenguy Premium
Greetings Susan.....and thank you for following me. You have joined into a wonderful community and I forward all good wishes and the best of luck to you in your journey here in Wealthy Affiliates.

I migrated as well....from Midwest U.S. to the Monterey Peninsula of California...........directly South of where you are. I'm loving the freedom from the bitter winters.

Wayne
(gardenguy)
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susanmacneil Premium
Yes, I love being a part of Wealthy Affiliate. I have a massive amount to learn, but that's why I am here.

Monterey would be quite a change from the mid west! You certainly chose a beautiful place to call home!

Thank you for your well wishes! All the best to you as well.

I appreciate being a part of your network.

Cheers,

Susan
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Susan ... thank you for the follow. I love BC ... one of our most memorable vacations was spent in Vancouver with side trips to Victoria and Whistler. Of course you are aware that BC is sort of a WA home base ... home to Kyle, Carson, and Jay.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Dennis,

Yes, BC is a beautiful province. I am fortunate to be living here.

I was with WA for a month before I learned that Kyle and Carson were from BC, and now I just learned that Jay is as well.

They are wonderful young Canadian men sharing their talents.

Thank you for stopping by and following me.

Sincerely,

Susan
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lduncan72 Premium
BC has just recently become my "new" home after living in Northern Manitoba for the majority of my life......new home.....new start. Is this a coincidence? Best of luck.
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susanmacneil Premium
Welcome to beautiful B.C.

You will be interested to learn that the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, are from Victoria, B.C.

You have found a great landing spot. WA has an amazing community of people from all over the world, who are willing to help one another become successful on-line business owners.

If I can ever be of help, please just ask. I might not know the answer, but I will find someone who does.

All the best!

Enjoy!

Susan
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FELIXZ1 Premium
Hello Susanmacneil, nice to meet you here in WA...I am from Canada, too, but on a PR status yet, not a Citizen... It's nice to see someone from the Academe or Education Industry... I was once a Public Sch.teacher too, for less than 14 years and retired early... and worked in other areas.

I am very happy to see you doing great here in Wealthy Affiliate considering the time when you started but with your current rank, I could see you're indeed doing a good job!! Congratulations and i wish you more success here.
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you!

I love it here.

Did you know that Kyle and Carson are from Victoria? Yes, two young Canadian boys developed and own this great company!

All the best to you.

Susan
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FELIXZ1 Premium
Hello (Ma'am) Susan,

How are you my new and lovely friend?
Advanced Happy Canada Day to you and all the Canadians out there especially to the Wealthy Affiliate's amazing creators, Kyle and Carson!!

How would I not be grateful of Canada? It is here where I found that something which I've longed to find in terms of job and same time achieve freedom. Like you, I am loving the trainings/courses given here, that I didn't see in the others.

Yes!! I agree also to you, that educators still clamor for learning and want themselves educated (former educators that we were?). Even retired, we're really not that "old" yet, right? I've read of Henry Ford's words that-- "Anyone who stops learning is OLD, even twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays YOUNG." I guess we believe on the latter's line of Mr. Ford...
Today, I thank Wealthy Affiliate for the awesome learning my head is fed with. And where I can build new friendships. Cheers!!!

To our success,
FriendFelix (FF) :-)
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Joyfulnotes Premium
Hi! I just left feedback on a site you had done as well and saw your interaction with Shaua regarding how to enable comments on a page. I had asked that question in live chat and was told I could only have comments on posts so I had to change my pages to posts so this is great to know!

It's great to see another fellow Canadian on here! I'm from SW Ontario so it always catches my eye to find someone else from Canada.

Angela
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AfqmBiz Premium
Hi Susan, thanks for the connection in social networking. I just leave a comment to your website on an article regarding planning ahead.

The base of the site looks good. I hope it keeps evolving. Just now I am trying to find the social media buttons to share but I found none. Sorry I unable to share your content. Thanks.
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you, very much, for responding to my post.

I have not yet figured out how to add the social media buttons.

I added a social media plugin, but there must be another step to activate it. I have not figured out that next step.

Thank you, again!

Susan
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AfqmBiz Premium
No worries, soon you are more educated about these stuff than just about the social plugins. Believe :)
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Susan!

I have seen you around in the community and I like your comments. Thought it would be nice to come and say hello and get to kno you a bit. I'm very pleased to mee you and I'll follow you now!

Wish you all the best within your new careeer in the online business. I'm sure you'll be successfull - you are already very high ranked here at WA and you have come far with your website. Your niche audience will certainly find very valuable information there.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Pernilla,

Thank you for connecting with me.

I was sure we were already connected because I remember reading your interesting profile.

Well, we are connected now!

Thank you for your kind words.

I am thrilled to be in your circle of friends here at WA.

Have a long way to go with my website, but slowly it will come together.

I find I get caught up in the social side of WA, spending hours on reading and responding to email messages and less time on finishing my website.

How is your website coming along.

I will gladly review it for you.

I hope we keep in touch.

Thanks, again, for reaching out and say, "Hi".

Cheers,

Susan
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Susan!

Yes, isn't it great that we are working in the same "Crew" now!
Thanks for your compliement about my bio :-)

It's exactly the same for me, I'm spending too much time reading blogposts and leaving comments/answering questions here at WA. As I also have a workplace to do my earnings, there is not much time left for working on my website.

I'd love to keep in touch with you. I very much appreciate if you'd like to give me a feedback on my Website. I'll send you a PM soon.

Have a wonderful and productive day!

Pernilla
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susanmacneil Premium
Yes, of course I will give you feedback on your website.

Happy to do so.

Susan
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Susan, thank you for following me back, I appreciate it! I am now following you on Google+ and Twitter. I've just been reading your profile and is always good to hear when someone really enjoys their job and it is great that you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliate too! I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you Susan, Roy.
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Roy,

Thank you. I enjoyed reading your profile.

I am encouraging my grandson to share all that he is learning about farming. I have set up a Facebook page for him called The Junior Canadian Farmer. I am working on a website for him and hopefully a You Tube Channel. He is 9 years old.

He and I will follow your posts, for sure!

I followed you on Google + and Twitter. I am very new at both of those social media platforms. Eventually I will learn how to use them properly.

There is so much to learn!!! I love it!

All the best to you.

Thank you for connecting and chatting.

Susan
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Susan, thank you for your reply. It sounds like your grandson is in a very fortunate position to have his grandmother helping him!

I must admit that I am new to Google+ and still have some learning to do. I have much more experience with Twitter and Facebook, but we never stop learning!

All the best to you.

Roy
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5-qpq Premium
Hey Susan,

Nice to meet you. I have seen your comments on Mr. Mike Kerns blog posts which I absolutely love, especially the cartoon posts. Oh, I see that you joined March of this year, 2017. Well, I wish you nothing but the best of success here at Wealthy Affiliate than. I joined in March of this year too! We are both newbies, lol!

I hope your truly enjoying your experience here at the Wealthy Affiliate! I know I am! I'm now FYB,

Congratulations on your retirement and I'm looking forward to watching you succeed as you progress with creating your online business!

All the best,

Becky :)
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Becky,

Thank you for following me. I, too, noticed your presence here at WA.

I always enjoy reading your comments and feedback.

I am so glad I found Wealthy Affiliate. I am having so much fun meeting people from all over the world who want to learn and do something different.

Yes, Mike and I have struck up an entertaining friendship. I appreciate his sense of humour.

I have so much to learn. I find it a bit overwhelming at times and I tend to escape to the social side of WA instead of working on my website.

It will al come together as I learn more of the technical side of this business.

I wish you all the best and I hope we stay connected.

Thank you, again, for following me.

Susan
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5-qpq Premium
That only means greatness, Susan!

Becky :)
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scruffymule Premium
Hi Susan. I took a quick look at your website and it was huge ! You have a lot off knowledge to pick from ! Who knows maybe one of these day i´ll contact you for an advice on some ideas that i have got ?! And all that you have accomplished so far, i am impressed ! With your background i suppose you won´t run out of ideas for a niche in a while either... I will happily follow you ! Not only follow, i´ll stick like glue :)
Good luck on your journey!
Rune
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susanmacneil Premium
You just made my day!

Thank you for your wonderful reply!

I am smiling from ear to ear!

Yes, let's hang together on this wonderful journey!!!

It will be fun!

Susan
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scruffymule Premium
Hi again Susan
Yes, let´s stick together !
I don´t know what time it is at your corner of the world, but my watch here in Norway says 10:40 AM So, Good Morning, Good evening or Good Night . It does not really matter what time it is. Morning, day or night are all great parts of the day. Whatever.time it is.. have a good one :)
Actually i have a question for you. I am a little stuck on the creation of my first site (I'm doing the Affiliate Bootcamp). My problem is the writing. Writing "about me", writing "Get started" writing anything in general for example a good article - the list goes on and on. I looks like i have to do some study on this issue.Do you know if there are somewhere i can find guidance on this subject ? Do you think i should hire a writer for starters or learn it my self. This writing issue suddenly slowed down my work to complete my web site and i am eager to move forward!
Good Day !
Rune
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Rune,

Thank you for your message.

Isn't it amazing that we can chat with like-minded people around the world without leaving home?

To answer your question about writing the "About Me" page, I suggest you use a similar write up to the one you used here in your profile.

You can expand on it or just leave it as is.

Sharing who you are and your interests will be the easy one to write. Just write it as if you were speaking to a new friend.

You have lots of life experiences that others would love to learn about. Sharing that information about yourself helps make the "author" of the website more credible.

As far as hiring a writer, that will be a decision that you will have to make.

My gut tells me that you will find your voice if you just write your content as if you were speaking with a friend.

I had first decided to go the bootcamp route but I got bogged down in all the technical stuff and I had trouble writing the review of WA. In fact, I still have not done that!!!!

I got caught up in all the social side of WA and lost focus on my website.

I started the certification course and that got me back on track.

I chose to create a website that helped my process my years of working as a school principal. That was an easy topic for me.

I would recommend creating a website around something you could spend hours talking about, like music or travel, in your case.

After you get that website up and running, you could tackle a more technical or lucrative site like advertising WA, OR you could incorporate advertising WA in your passion area website by saying all your life experiences led you to discovering this wonderful platform for creating your own business on line.

Does this make sense? If not, ask me for clarification.

I am happy to share my very limited knowledge with you!

Susan :)
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scruffymule Premium
Thank you so much for these good advices and one in particular - The one about getting caught in the social side of WA. For a couple of weeks now i have been jumping back and forth between work and socialising and that is confusing! I think i will slow down the social part for a while (even though i like it a lot) and focus on the work so i can get things going - now it´s like i´m in a loop or something (!) Ok, i´m here, but slow it down?
Well alright then!
hush...for now :-)
rune
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Rune,

Yes, I can burn through two hours in what feels like 10 minutes when I am reading and replying to all the email notifications.

I really need to discipline myself to work on my website first and then do the socializing.

All the best, my friend. You can do this!!!

Susan
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Susan,

I can imagine it was difficult to retire. I did that in 1986 so I was quite young then but the reason was Paul, an American, who said: please do not go away, my company was thinking of sending me to Mexico. I thought, well, at the age of 35 I now start a new life. I certainly did when I started to work on my farm, heavy physical work. Now I enjoy my efforts and it keeps you fit.
I have written 4 posts up till now, do have a look at the world library, it is a great source of information. The one on the documentary might interest you. I have just looked and it is important and at the same time hairraising.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Taetske,

Thank you for your reply.

I am helping my 9 year old grandson document his daily chores as a Junior Canadian Farmer.

I am setting up his Website, with WA, his You Tube Channel and his Facebook site.

So far we have his Facebook established. You can check it out here. He is learning all about organic and natural farming.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Junior-Canadian-Farmer-297657600673027/

It has been a pleasure getting to know you.

Susan
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laparra1 Premium
As you tell me you are also into organic farming I can only repeat do have a look at The circle of Poison, a free documentary you can see this weekend. More information on my post.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you, Taetske.

I will check that out for sure!

I appreciate the valuable information you are sharing.

Susan
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despatis Premium
Dear Susan, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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blanco750 Premium
Hello Susan ,

Good to read your profile .From your website I am copying the following

"I have had the honor of being recognized as one of “Canada’s Outstanding Principals“ for work I did in a school that had a poor reputation because of high discipline issues and low academic performance. Helping turn that school around has been one of life’s greatest joys for me."

Well that is really an amazing achievement .I wish you all the success in future endeavors :)

I would also thank you for sharing on your website the very bad experience you had with another "apparently fake " company before WA. Sometimes it can be a warning to others to be very careful and not fall for traps.

Cheers !

Babar
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susanmacneil Premium
Hi Babar,

Thank you for visiting my webpage.

I really appreciate the fact that you took the time to do that!

Given your training and work experience, I think you are going to find WA is a beautiful fit for you!

I am going to predict that you will move through the lessons very quickly and have an impressive website in a relatively short time.

I will follow you on your social platforms, if you share the links with me.

All the best to you.

Thank you, again, for visiting my website!

Susan
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MKearns Premium
Marlene posted an appropriate post today. Since you are a teacher extraordinaire you deserve all the apples in the Okanagan valley growing region. which I know is a great area for them!
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you!

Yes, we grow great apples in the Okanagan.

That was a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing Marlene's post.

I am certain there are lots of teachers in WA. I hope they had a chance to read her post.

All the best with your new mountain expedition!!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
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MKearns Premium
Onward and upward! thank you greatly Susan!
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Loes Premium
Hello Susan,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. I followed you on all accounts.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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susanmacneil Premium
Wow! Thank you! I will check that out right now!!!!

Thank you, so much!

All the best to you.

Susan
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Susan and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.

Enjoy your Wednesday.
Robert Allan
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you! I will check out your blogs for sure!!!!
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MsMerry Premium
Welcome from much farther north than you in B.C. Susan. It is a pleasure to be in your network. We owe so much to people like you. I love Kelowna. My last visit was only to see the pretty lights from my hosp. room. Had to be transported via air ambulance out of here twice to your fair city. Awesome nurses and Surgeons and I am so grateful for their help. I think you will do awesome here and as a lifelong learner, you will love it.
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susanmacneil Premium
How close to Kelowna are you? If you are ever in Kelowna, let me know. We should have lunch or dinner together and share our WA experiences.
I just learned that Kyle and Carson are also from BC!
Pretty darn impressive the company they built and the opportunities they have created for all of us.
I am proud of those two as if they were my sons!
Thank you for letting me know you live close by and thank you for the "follow".
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you, Susan. I am actually in Northern B.C. in the peace area. Fort ST. John. I KNOW! Pretty awesome that we get to brag on Kyle and Carson. The true nature of most Canadians comes shining thru. Happy Easter to you too. I think the sun is shining in most of B.C. today. We got hit pretty hard with snow right after it had all but gone but today is warm even if it is white!
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susanmacneil Premium
Well, hopefully, we will get to meet one another in person some day! Maybe in Vegas!!!!
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MsMerry Premium
Wouldn't that be so fun!
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susanmacneil Premium
One of my "niches" is going to be about retirement.
Here is what I am going to be putting on my Bootcamp website.
Let me know what you think.
Retirement
If you are retired, or close to retiring, you are in the generation that could do it all! You are one of the BABY BOOMERS!

The great thing about being a BOOMER, is that we believed that we could do ANYTHING! There were no limits for us. In fact, we did it ALL. Look back over the last 30 years and marvel at what our generation did for this planet!

More advances, developments and discoveries were made in the last 30 years than in any other block of time in recorded history.

We should give ourselves a huge pat on the back for that!

I have a challenge for my fellow BOOMERS:

Let's keep on making records for ourselves. Let's become the MOST PRODUCTIVE GROUP OF RETIREES IN HISTORY.

(Why not, we have the time to do it! We have the skills and we know we have the ability!!!!)

Our brains are not dead.

Our skills have not gone stagnate.

Our sense of ability has not tarnished.

We are still the "DOERS" , the "SHAKERS" and the "BELIEVERS".

We KNOW anything is possible.

So let's go down in history as THE MOST PRODUCTIVE GENERATION of all times!!!!!

BABY BOOMERS, let's go out with a BANG!
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Kyle Premium
Susan, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Susan.
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susanmacneil Premium
Thank you, Kyle.
Yes, I was stuck. I was working on my "About Me" page and did not know if I wanted the "About Me" page to be my main page or not.
I think I have it sorted out in my head now.
I got sidetracked trying to find the "right" website, so it would make sense to me.
I decided to move on and just put whatever I have so far out there and "fix" it as I go.
Thank you, for reaching out to me. I was moving along as such a great pace and then got stumped on wanting the design of the page determined before I worked on my content.
I am back on track now, hopefully!!!!
Thank, again!
Susan
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Susan! :) I am here to help you every step of the way, so if you ever do need a hand moving forward please do let me know and I will be happy to help. :)
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I have attached a copy of my thought for the day - hope you enjoy it.
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Powerhousevi Premium
Honored to follow and humbled to be followed herein @ WA Susan. .
Being fairly new my only advice is to 'use the tools' because I've found this place far&away; the best place to crawl, walk, and run.
My goal is to make people better in health via a Functional Wellness approach and look forward to 'reaching out' to many more here.
I wish you and yours much success in all of your business venture(s) and new life moments.
Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU! I remain ...

... Earnestly, DJ
PowerPillarsV
https://powerpillarshealthysummits.com
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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inspirer 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?".

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 to me when you get the chance! :)
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