About Tabsmark
Joined January 2017
Login to Wealthy Affiliate for the first time was a huge deal breaker for me!
Here was a platform I felt safe to work and learn from. My website would be hosted and security issues solved. I got access to Jaaxy - the free version. I tapped into training not only from WA, but online bloggers who have been at this for years! The more I poked around the more I could see that this was VALUE for my money. A real rounded all-in-one place to blog from. And as the months have passed, new things are improved and added all the time. I love it.

If you are looking for an all in one place to learn and have your website hosted, a keyword tool and a team behind you. No fiddling around with various places for each part of the blogging experience - Wealthy Affiliate is hands down the ideal place for you to grow your website.

Once you get the hang of the process, your posts and pages will soon rank high in Google and that's where things really start to take off.

- the above is an update of my experience with Wealthy Affiliate -

Hi there,

I am a cake decorator specializing in Wedding Cakes. While I dearly love making cakes, I realistically can see that there has to be more to the process for it to be viable.

I have already had a number of orders through my website for wedding cakes in Victoria Falls town - so am really happy with that.

We live in the Victoria Falls Zimbabwe - a tourist town, and I'm looking into exploring the tourist angle. It is also an amazing place to have a unique African Themed Wedding. And knowing your cake is sorted makes the destination that much better!

We also, home school our son - another option to look into.

I am looking forward to learning and applying the suggestions I find here.

Look forward to connecting with you.

Tracy
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TomHayes1 Premium
Hi, there Tabsmark,

Thank you for the follow and I am now following you back.

Enjoy your stay here at WA, and if there is something that I can with, then please let me know.

Sorry for the late response, as it has been quite hectic for me over the past couple of weeks.

Tom
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey Tom,

Thanks for that. Hope things calm down for you.

Tracy
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TomHayes1 Premium
Hi, there Tracy,

Thank you for your response.

I don't think they will calm down and most likely not for the next twelve months or so; As I involved the super affiliate challenge (SAC).

Tom
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Tabsmark Premium
Lol! All the best.

Tracy
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TomHayes1 Premium
Hi, there Tracy,

Thank you for your kind words.

All the best as you move forward.

Tom
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AnaB7 Premium
Hi Tracy,

First of all, thank you for following me, and I am following you back. Yes, I agree this platform has so much to offer, and the learning is not as complicated as people think.

I am enjoying my stay here. I have learned so much already.

Best,

Ana
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Tabsmark Premium
That's awesome Ana!

I wish you all the best.

What niche did you choose?

Tracy
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KLMNO Premium
Hey Tracy,

You have a cool bio and life. You summed up this WA experience very well. VALUE is the definable force that solidified my connection here also. I honestly wish I would have found WA before I went in pursuit of the 3 degrees I now hold. No regrets though!

All the best!

Michael
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Michael,

Yes, I wish I had comitted to it earlier too.

Thanks for connecting.

Tracy
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Tracy,

Thanks for following :)

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

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

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much Zed,

Appreciate the offer.

Have an awesome day!

Tracy
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smartketeer Premium
Godspeed!
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possumlane Premium
HI Tracey, I must have missed you when you joined but just wanted to swing by and say hi and thank you for the follow. I am following you back and I used to cake decorate myself and loved it. I will PM you with something else that may be of assistance to you
Carol from Australia
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Carol

Thanks for connecting and for the follow.

How fun! Another cake decorator!

Okay sure.

Tracy
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possumlane Premium
Well I have not done it for a while but would like to get back to it - I went on from there and did a floristry course. I then bought a florist shop and was intending to reproduce the flowers that the bride chose for her bouquet on her cake - had a lot of great ideas but life got in the way and my path took another direction.
All the best
Carol
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Carol,

What an awesome idea!

Do you still have your flower shop?

Having worked with fresh flowers must help so much with your sugar flowers.
Making up bouquets is not a skill everyone knows about. And having flowers on hand to examine and copy... You really should start again!

Tracy
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Tracy and I thank you sincerely for your recent follow, and I wish to follow you in return.

I note you are well on your way with your training for which I congratulate you, also for initially joining Wealthy Affiliate and going premium as well.

You have no doubt discovered as I have, WA is an extremely honest and ethical organisation, populated by so many wonderful members being only too happy to assist each other in the online journey.

I wish you well in your endeavors - kindest regards from Ian in Western Australia.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hello Ian,

Yes, I couldn't agree with you more. I do feel very safe learning on this platform and find the support excellent.

Thanks for following too.

Have a great day

Tracy
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Tracy. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Jon and Debbie

Thanks so much for connecting. Hope all is going well for you here.

Have an awesome day.

Tracy
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you, Tracy, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
We had a lady in our little town that had her own "Creative Cakes" business. People used to come from miles around to get one of her cakes. You can do this also. You are in a unique business in that you have the opportunity to be your own brand and offer more than other cake business in your area.
I look forward to working with you and help you as you need. I wish you much success and enjoyment in your online journey.
Ken
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TonyaGerlach Premium
Hi Tracy - Thank you for the follow. I just read an article today about a British cake baker by the name of Debbie Wingham that created a million dollar bridal cake for a wedding at the Dubai World Trade Center! Amazing stuff! Looks like you've been here for a while, looking forward to having you in my network;)
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Tracy,

welcome to WA and the follow. I will return that favor and follow you back!
I also home school my daughter, since my current location in Asia does not give me the options that I had when I was growing up.

So I decided to move again real soon!
Cakes. Love cakes as probably most people...making a living with it...it has to be a PASSION for you!
Well IF you have any QUESTIONS about your niche or site and want some truthful answers...let me know.
Have a great week!
Tom
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Tracy, Your Pins on Pinterest are fabulous and I am now following you there too.
Having spent a number of years living in Zimbabwe it will be fun to follow you and get to know a fellow Zimbabwean, even though now living in Cape Town.
Wishing you all the best.
Jill
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Jill

That's so sweet of you to say! I will follow you back on Pinterest.

Thank you too for your comment on my website! Really appreciated that. :)

Nice to connect with a fellow Zimbabwean.

I visited Cape Town years ago and loved it! Table Mountain was our highlight!

How you getting along with WA?

Have an awesome day!

Tracy
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JonathanAll1 Premium
WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks for connecting Jonathan.

Tracy
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emerald860 Premium
Hi Tracy! Thank you for the follow! Sounds like you have been successful with your cake company already. Congratulations! Exploring the tourist angle is a great idea! Maybe try connecting with event planners at local hotels to help get the word out. I wish you great success with your business! Afterall, who doesn't love cake!! Alanna
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Alanna

Thanks so much for wishing me well!

I wish you the same.

Tracy
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Tracy ... thank you for the follow. I quickly Googled Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The images of the falls are breath taking. Quite similar to Niagara Falls here in the US. What is it about these two locations that make them such an attraction for weddings?

Hope your WA journey so far has been productive. Are the skills you have learned here helping you to expand your local business?

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

Many folk wonder where Victoria Falls is! It is a breathtaking waterfall and its seasons bring different views. It is interesting that Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls are popular wedding attractions! I think it must be the natural, beauty that hints at romance. Also, there are some fantastic wedding venues here in Victoria Falls as I am sure there are at Niagara Falls! I am very busy with making wedding cakes year round. So I am pleased!

Something that I have found interesting is that when a customer contacts me through my website, I have been able to get decent prices for my creations!

This makes it so worth the huge learning curve and makes me so happy that I chose WA to host and teach me how to set up my website!

I would recommend any cake decorator to set up a website. You come across as more professional and get to charge what your cakes are really worth - Wealthy Affiliate is like an all-in-one without the fuss of worrying about hosting and security etc.

Yes, I have learned many skills that will help me with future ideas locally.

How have things been for you?

Thanks for connecting!

Tracy
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thanx for the follow. I'm following you back. Is wedding cakes your niche? I can so see how home schooling could be a great niche too. It's so popular and I'm sure many parents (single or married) can feel like they don't know what they're doing at times. Best of Luck!
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Sue

Yes - I specialize in wedding cakes, engagement cakes and anniversary cakes.

I don't blog about homeschooling (yet) :)

What is your niche?

Have a great day!
Tracy
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SueKolman1 Premium
Old Dogs. best of Luck!
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Marketboom Premium
Hello, do you also bake pastries's? As a marketer I have learned to take some time and focus on where my customers hang out. I would run a local FB ad only on mobile and only a few miles radius from you. Headline it 'Need A Delicious Cake For Desert?' Do a video or photo carousel ads. I got a feelin, you will sell more cakes :)
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

Great suggestions! For now I just do Wedding Cakes. But I was interested in your marketing suggestions.

Thanks for sharing!

And for the follow!

Tracy
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Santorini89 Premium
Oh Tabsmark, visiting Zimbabwe Victoria Falls is on my bucket list! Your wedding cake artistry will one day fully support you -- i am certain of it. So many of us would love to learn your skill. Begin by teaching! You could demonstrate your craft to a wide audience on YouTube and eventually publish a video series on your very own membership website. Best of luck to you! Following you back..
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Kathy,

That is awesome! I am glad to hear that Victoria Falls Zimbabwe is on your bucket list!!!

Thank you for the encouragement! I have done some teaching. And have thought about videos. I am confident the more I learn the more opportunities will open up. WA is such as great place to learn in.

Wishing you all the best and appreciate you connecting with me.

Have a peachy day!

Tracy
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RegularJoe Premium
Hey there Tracy, thanks heaps for the follow.

I'm not sure if you celebrate Mothers Day in Zimbabwe, but Happy Mothers Day. (It's Mothers Day in Australia and NZ). If so, then I hope you got spoilt by your son.

I wish you great success with your WA and online journeys.

Have a truly Fantastical Day.
Joe
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the well wishes and for the follow.

All the best!

Tracy
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AGOODLIFE Premium
Thanks for the follow! I decorated cakes for a period of time for extra money when I was a single mom. Hard to make a full-time living at it though. I've done everything from building small motors in a factory, to working for the TN Secretary of State's Office and massage therapy.

Best wishes for your online success!
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Tamarah

I can totally relate. Cake decorating is hard work and with the smaller orders, can bring in little returns. I decided to niche only in wedding cakes and have found for my time it does pay better.

You sound like a Jack of all trades. What niche did you Choose for your website?

Glad you connected.

Have a lovely day.

Tracy
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AGOODLIFE Premium
I chose Life After 50 to start - health, spiritual, scam alerts, travel and entertainment ... I just started the end of March, but I'm having a great time building out the site.

Best wishes!

Tammy
abetterlifeafter50.com
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey Tammy

I love your site! You are doing a great job.

Tracy
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CiberTiger Premium
Hi Tab and thank you for the follow! Oh, that sounds lovely! Hey maybe since it's a tourist town and you have those awesome falls. You can incorporate that theme into your specialty cakes or even cupcakes? Just a thought.

Wishing you great success both here and in your biz!

Tiger
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Tiger

Yes that is an idea. Thanks for the suggestions!


How are things going for you here?

Wishing you all three best and thanks for connecting.

Tracy
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CiberTiger Premium
Your welcome! I'm slowly plodding along. Trying to do two things at once myself but getting there! I seriously am glad to be here! The training and community are tremendous help! Take care an have a fabulous weekend!

Best,
Tiger
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Docutac Premium
You know what baking is my weakness I can cook anything and even simple food turn into the delicious recipe but making cakes No! I'm not a perfect person cakes needs perfect measurement! I love estimation and experiment, just a little bit sharing!
Thank you so much for adding !e to your network Good luck both of Us more Blessings and success!!!
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

How lovely that you like simple food and delicious recipes! Yes, cake does require exact measurements. But with a little practice, you should manage.

Thanks for connecting.

Tracy
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Tracy, I received a message addressed to Sarah, asking me to leave a message. It must have gone to the wrong person but as I also spent a lot of my time living in Zimbabwe, I want to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate and wish you all the very best.
My niche is sewing and crafts so we should find we have a lot in common.
best wishes,
Jill
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Jill,

Oh how lovely! Thank you for the welcome. Do you miss Zim?

So sorry about the mix up! Will message Sarah now :)

I love sewing and crafts! How are you doing here?

All the best to you too.

Tracy
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Tabsmark Premium
I have followed you on G+ and Pinterest.
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for the follow which I have reciprocated back to you for your original kind act of support. I wish that you continue have the best of success here in your business, as you indicated in your bio no doubt having to do with your specialty in designing wedding cakes!

Sincerely,
Jeff
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Jeffery,

Thanks for connecting. :)

All the best for your refresh training :)

Have a great day.

Tracy
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Entrep2018 Premium
Hello Tabsmark, can I say a pleasure to meet. I love to bake cakes, cupcakes....wish I could do it professionally. I know there's always DIY persons who would love to learn those professional skills, or even just recreationally. Offer as a course online, is a suggestion. Be creative with your way of presenting the idea ...the Dream to persons like myself. There are a whole group of persons out there, looking,,,maybe right in your neigbourhood as well! Do well!!
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Princess,

Thanks for the follow. Lovely to meet you. What niche are you thinking to do? Something medical?

Wishing you all the best.

Tracy
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1Welshman Premium
Congratulations on your special skill - bringing joy, beauty and deliciousness to so many people all sharing a happy event with a supportive community - very positive environment for you. I know well the situation - my Dad made Wedding Cakes and Christening Cakes and Birthday Cakes for his customer all over Wales UK when I was a kid at school. Yum!
It seems to be a time of re-consideration and social re-construction for Zimbabwe so you may find a number of business opportunities opening up for you. With your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit you can find and develop the right situation for you. I hope so!
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi William,

Thanks for connecting and following.

How fun! With your dad making cakes you would know all about the cake scraps and icing left overs. My son always claims the beaters Lol!

Yes, looks like Zimbabwe is going to be the place to visit! Lots of development here in the Victoria Falls town at the moment. It's actually sad. We hate the expansion. But anyway, with more tourists expected going forward, I guess there has to be some compromise hey?

At the moment there is a pride of lion in town with cubs. We haven't managed to get a glimpse of them yet. But have been warned not to walk around in the bush or at night.

Well, I wish you every success and have a fantastic day!

Tracy
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MikeJ214 Premium
Thanks for the follow Tracy! I love that you created a business around your passion. It’s people like you that motivate me to do the same. Hopefully I can meet some of these financial goals in the near future and come see some of these wonderful cakes you make in the motherland. I know if I brought one back to the states my girlfriend would love it given what it would mean…
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Michael,

Thank you for that! I do so hope you find your way around here. Shout if you get stuck. The live chat is there for you 24/7 use it :)

I wish you ever success and hope to make that cake!!!

Have a great week.

Tracy
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Marcus2020 Premium
Just for the sake of sharing not recommending anything but I heard about a cake store in Sao Paulo , Brazil ( I grew up in Rio de Janeiro) that decided to make a light change on offers and start offering like fantastic specialty lemon and chocolate mousse within three months the store sales was booming .
Success and tks for returning
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Marcus,

Thanks for that! Yes, it's interesting what takes off. I certainly believe in experimenting with your audience.

I will take your idea on board.

Thank you for sharing!

Have a great day.

Tracy
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LarryL1 Premium
Hello Tabsmark (aka Tracy?), I hope that’s correct, don’t know how others found your name, I didn’t see it on your bio ... I appreciate your following me, I hope at some point with what I learn as a WA Affiliate I can help others, you included of course.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Larry,

Yes, it's Tracy.

If you mouse over a profile picture a box will come up and say - leave (in my case) Tracy a message. :) You are allowed one change to your profile name. I guess folk do this when they are sure what they want it to be.

I wish you all the best. We all need help! Lots to learn here.

Have a fantastic day.

Tracy
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LarryL1 Premium
Hi again, Tracy!

I did as you suggested (thought I did it correctly), scrolled the cursor on my trackpad (I use a Mac desktop/trackpad rather than the standard mouse), over your profile picture (lovely smile, by the way -- hope I'm not being too forward in paying a compliment to a lady I hardly know, one never knows these days at what someone may take offence, lol) and the box that shows says: "View Tabsmark's Profile"; maybe it's due to the Mac OS ...? Perhaps it works differently with PCs ...
Because of some of my frustrations using computers/software often It's me who becomes the "curser", LOL!

In fact, I've done it several times more, just to be sure, now the boxes that appear have been saying "View Profiles of", and naming some of the others on your network, always using their profile pseudonyms, not their actual given ones; I really don't understand this!
That shouldn't be, right?

By the way, I hadn't been aware that one could change one's profile name (once), where did you pick up this bit of information? I'm still using the profile name as designated by WA, it's close enough to my real name so I'm satisfied to keep it.

All the best,
Larry.
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LarryL1 Premium
Ok, update, just tried it again by scrolling the cursor over your picture on my list of "following/followed by" members, and there it does function as you had described; on my previous efforts, I had scrolled over your picture in the right-hand column that appears next to the thread of messages; oh well, live and (it's to be hoped) learn, yes?
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Larry

Glad you worked it out. Took me ages to understand it.

As to the name change I picked it up in the live chat. Someone was asking. Do you use live chat much? It's really useful if you get stuck. Just ask. People are dying to answer you! Everyone is super helpful and that means you progress faster. Obviously, do the training. But sometimes you have things fall apart on you and you just need reassurance or direction. That's what you are paying for - may as well make use of it. Lol!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Tracy
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LarryL1 Premium
Tracy, thank you for your encouraging and helpful comments!

I did just make a comment in some box, perhaps that's what you mean by "live chat"? It's about my latest challenge, I found a domain name that the WA site said was "available", it suited me as descriptive of my intention for my website, so without further ado I paid for it.

Imagine my surprise when, after the fact, I entered it in a search engine and saw it taking me to so many websites completely unrelated to mine! I've posted a request for help resolving this situation, not sure anymore if I even posted my request in the proper place!

This is becoming a little more complicated than I had originally anticipated ...
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Tabsmark Premium
Oh dear!

I would private message Kyle. Just go to a message he sent to you and reply with your problem. He always answers within a day or two.
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LarryL1 Premium
Yes, you’re right, actually had thought of that but my ego and (false
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LarryL1 Premium
Whoops, I'd been trying to reply to you but obviously my message got unexpectedly cut short ...

I was in the process of explaining that your suggestion's good, I had already considered that course of action and then my reluctance to reveal my mistake (or incompetence) caused me to hesitate; foolish of me, I'll have to do it anyway, can't leave things hanging in this state ,,,
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Tabsmark Premium
Larry, you need to know that we are here to learn. We don't know and we are paying to find out. Don't waste the opportunity - go ask now! :)

All the best fixing you problem.

Tracy
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LarryL1 Premium
Tracy, absolutely correct, false pride and ego are useless, I'll be getting on this now, I'm sort of stalled in my progress until I, or someone, helps extricate me :-)

Cheers,
Larry.
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hiamari Premium
Hello Tracy, thanks for the following!
I wrote a post about a cake designer friend of mine on my blog, if you want I could write about your job too, so you can advertise your web site and I can publish a new post about food design :) Let me know, have a nice day,

Arianna
www.hiamari.com
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there Arianna,

How lovely that you connected! :)

What a wonderful offer. I will private message you. :)

Have a great day!

Tracy
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you for following, will do so in return. My daughter works at a bakery. She's been there a little over a year and took 3 rd place in her first competition. Not bad . Anyway, welcome to the WA and I am sure you will be glad you signed on.


Best regards,

Xav.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there Xav

How awesome for your daughter!!! She must have been so chuffed!

I hope you are coping, being a caregiver can be tough.

Wishing you all the best.

Tracy
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Tracy!

See we joined at pretty much the same time. Hope you are doing fine with your online venture.

I love to bake too. I have "thousands" of baking books. Trying different things out - well just for fun. Since I joined WA I don't have much time baking, just now and then.

All the very best,
:-) Pernilla
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Pernilla,

That's great! I love bakers :).

Lots to learn here hey? I don't have as much time as I would like for WA, but am getting there slowly.

Have a great day and thanks for returning the follow.

Tracy
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mlevendusky Premium
Hello,
Love the idea of cake decorating! Always wanted to learn how to make those roses. Sounds like fun and making people happy would be such a good feeling on their special day. Thanks for following me and I will follow you as well. I wish you all the best here at WA.
Marylou
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Tabsmark Premium
Lovely! Thanks for that. Yes, the roses are a real skill. But well worth leaning to make. If you can make cake and roses, you are set for success... :)

All the best to you and shout if you need a hand. :)

Have an awesome day.
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Keane Premium
Hi Tracy. Nice to meet you. Just wanted to stop by and extend a very big and warm welcome to you for joining our WA family - so WELCOME! :)

Also, if you have any questions - need help or assistance - please feel free to ask.

Keep smiling brightly...
as always, Tracy,

Keane:-]
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

Thanks for the Welcome :)

Hope all good your side. And thanks for the offer of help.

Will try to keep smiling :)

Have a great day!
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Keane Premium
Hey Tracy. And well, things are looking up on end - can't complain too much.

Was a little rainy today, but not too much to get my spirit down. How about you? Things all bright and sunny on your end?

As for the welcome? The pleasure was all mine.
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Tabsmark Premium
Glad to hear all is well. :)

Yes, lots of sunshine today!

See you around.
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Keane Premium
Awesome. And sure thing. Good chatting with you, Tracy.
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lorilee3 Premium
Hi, Thanks very much flor the following. I was thinking and dreaming yesterday that I want to learn how to make a beautiful wedding cake then one day in the future, when my children get married, I will give them a surprise on wedding day, a huge beautiful wedding cake that made by their mom. Wish one day I will go to see Zimbabwe Victoria Fall, it must be very beautiful. Best wish for you finding success in WA.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

You should learn cake decorating! It's very therapeutic! Well... sometimes not lol! When the weather goes wet and damp and all your decorations go limp - then it's a nightmare!

Your kids would love you for any effort you made! I could send you a link to help you get started.

Victoria Falls is an awesome travel destination. I do hope you visit one day.

Well, I do wish you all the best here. The training is never-ending, every day you learn more and more. A tip to help you is to watch any of Jay's videos that relate to the training you are on. It's more up to date.

Have a great day!
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gcd Premium
Hi Tracey, what ajoy to meet you. Would you believe that in all the years I lived there, I saw pretty much all the country EXCEPT Vic Falls :(

What a beautiful specialty living in such a beautiful part of the world.

Wishing you every success in your cake decorating and online marketing.

All the best and take care Tracey
Gary
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Gary,

Yes, Vic Falls is very pretty - especially after all the rain we have had this year! What a pity you didn't get here - maybe one day?

Thanks for the encouragement and I wish you all the best too.

See you around.
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Tracy, thanks for connecting. It is such an interesting role you have there - Cake Decorator. You are truly the icing on the cake. I visited your site and it's great and I think you found an amazing niche combining one of the seven wonders with your cake decorating profession. I haven't been to Vic Falls but seeing your website, it's now in my bucket list...

Jude
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there Jude

I do so appreciate your kind comments and feel inspired to keep going. Glad to hear Vic Falls is now on your bucket list!!! :-)

Wishing you all the best here and thank you for the follow and taking the time to comment.

Have an awesome day!
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Wayne66 Premium
Good "Late" evening, Tracy and thanks for the follow. I will follow you as well.

It's only 11:25 AM on Wednesday where I live here on the west coast of Canada so, our day is nearly half over.

Congrats on making it to the top 200 next spot ahead of me. It's good to be active here and working towards our goals and I hope you are starting to see that happen.

All the best and I look forward to connecting from time to time.

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there Wayne

I see you are also in the top 200 now! :) well done.

To be honest I am not really focusing on the position - but I do think that as you naturally work on training etc, it naturally happens.

I wish you all the best and we see you around.

Have a great day.
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Wayne66 Premium
I not that concerned about it iether. It only happened because of my acctivity. I've been hovering in this position for a few weeks now. It's nice to be there but working on the training and the website or more important at the moment.

All the best and,

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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LindaMarie55 Premium
Hi Tracy, thanks for adding me to your network...I really appreciate the connection:) My mom used to decorate wedding cakes, and then she did wedding flowers for a few years. In my 'offline' world I specialize in alterations to wedding gowns, and although my expertise is definitely at the sewing machine, in the past few years it's become increasingly important to also have an 'online presence'...last year I worked 70 hours a week, 1/2 related to sewing activities, and the other 1/2 in a 'social media marketing learning curve' , (and the time commitment is on the rise). It seems like the writing's on the wall, and my sewing business of 40 years is becoming less and less sustainable...I decided if I have to be on the computer for that many hours a week, lol, I'd better find a way to make it pay (so here I am, taking one step at a time in the direction of my new dream)
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there Linda.

How lovely that you too are involved in wedding arrangements. I totally get what you are saying and find the same thing myself. One step at a time is good. I too am doing this and trying not to get to stressed and overwhelmed by just do things as I can.

So do you have an online wedding site or something related?
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LindaMarie55 Premium
Hi Tracy, I do have a facebook page www.facebook.com/andsewitis, as well as a website (andsewitis.ca) with a minor (but extremely critical) glitch...the 'contact me' buttons don't connect potential clients with anything...I've been trying to get that sorted out for awhile, now
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Tracy.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate University.

Your work both in pastry and writing is very appealing. Good luck moving forward.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey Paul. Thank you for that!

I wish you all the best too! So much to learn and apply hey?

Have a great day!
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Tracy,

I am guessing Tracy due to the other comments below.

Thank you for following me and it is very nice to meet you.

I have always had a fascination with the Mighty Zambezi and I would love to one day go there and whitewater raft her rapids.
And it was only a week ago I saw a documentary on the villagers who fish on top of the falls.

With all that water flowing into Victoria falls It is a real pity what is happening in Cape Town. Pray to god they get some rain fast fast fast.

Well, Tracy, I would like to wish you the very best in all aspects of life and I will see you along the journey through WA.

Cheers,

Brad
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Brad

I so hope you do get to visit us in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and see the mighty Zambezi! Right now is a fantastic time to visit. Everything is green and fresh. The river is flowing fast and the view of the Falls is awesome!
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks, Tracy,

I will keep a note for around February. Hope to put it on the calendar for next year!!!

Cheers

Brad (-:
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WWSolutions Premium
Hi Tabsmark, thanks for the follow ! I don't know nothing for cakes decoration because I will eat them before I decorate anything , ahahaha ! Homeschooling your son is a great idea and sure a great niche idea, because for sure many parents could do so if they had the right guidance to. Much success to you !
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much! I went for cake and travel. Wishing you all the best too.
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tobocrs Premium
Thanks for the follow, Tracy, and I've reciprocated....
I just had to google Victoria Falls -- never knew it was a town! Must be beautiful, but then so is Central Arizona, just different....
From my brief experience, it seems WA would be perfect to fulfill your search, either of them!
I look forward to watching as we both progress and prosper!
Tim
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Tim

Thanks for the follow. Yes Victoria Falls is a town, a water fall and a National Park!!!

Wishing you all the best. Hope Vic Falls is on your bucket list!
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tobocrs Premium
Not exactly, but close. The third (of 20) exchange students who spent a year in our house is from SA, J'burg now. He very much wants us to visit, and we very much want to as well! If (not if, WHEN!) we get down there, maybe we'll have enough to take the side trip to your neighborhood...
It's only money!
Tim
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Bob-1 Premium
Hello Tracy, great to meet you! Thanks for the honor of being included in your network. This has been an awesome experience so far and I do realize how much more ground I have yet to cover. But, I am enjoying the journey!

Did you end up going tourism or homeschooling? You left me with a cliffhanger! We homeschooled our 3 boys, so I know that would probably be a big one. See you around the WA neighborhood!
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Tabsmark Premium
Lol! Hi there Bob,

I went with the tourism and combined it with cake and art. I am still getting a feel for it and hope it works out okay. Thanks for returning the follow. Have a great day!
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Bob-1 Premium
No worries, glad to do so!
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despatis Premium
Dear Tracy, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

Thanks for the follow.

Wishing you all the best. And thanks for the blog post :)

Have a great day.
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Tracy and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Terry,
Thanks for that :)

Yes, it is a great place to learn!

All the best.
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Tracy, when I was growing up one of my friends mother made wedding cakes and I use to love going over and watching her decorate them. To me it takes amazing creative talent. Thank you for connecting with me and I look forward to following you and I wish you lots of continued sucess.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey hi there,
That's a fun memory! Yes, I love cake decorating! And there are so many sides to it that it is a very exciting hobby to get started in.

Thanks for the follow. And we see you around.

Have a great day.
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Naomi59 Premium
Hi Tracey

Thank you for the follow me. I have followed you back. I wish and pray that you get far with you wedding cakes, as I presume it must be a struggle to get going in Fort Vic. I was born in Bulawayo but my parents left there when I was ten. I've only been back once and that was when I was about 15 or 16.

I love what I do here at WA even if I a struggle now and then I feel it's worth it ever time.

God bless
Naomi
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey Naomi,

Thanks for the follow and your encouragement :)

Good for you that you are making the best of a bad situation. Life is not always kind.

Zim has changed a lot now. But you must have great memories!

Yes the learning curve is huge!

Well I wish you all the best too.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Tracy,

Thank you for taking me into your networking. There together we can build a better life under WA training and support, which is unparalleled of its kind in the world. To evidence what stated, go to few of my WA posts including brief bio and my site.

After viewing them, please feel free to comment and suggest, and see and tell me how and what you may and can take the advantage of my passion and expertise in medicine and urology to work together and succeed in pursuing life freedom. I am ready for your dispatching.

If needing help, just ask and you will have answers from many WA supporting souls and helping hands timely.

Best,


Chin
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Chin

Great meeting you. Thank you for the follow.

Great bio! You are passionate about your niche! I have met a few here who are trying in the cancer field. Is this something you do?

I am learning slowly and enjoying this platform.

Wishing you a great day!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Tracy,
Known to us, suffering from cancerous disease has become a part of many people along their life path. So, solving cancer-related issues is one of the key elements of my passion in caring for the patients. To evidence such, welcome to peruse some articles in www.ebettercare.com and www.formefirst.com.

Then, see what and how we can work together for mutual benefits.


Best to success,


Chin
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Tabsmark Premium
You know, I am not into this field - but I know of two members that are. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/djjimusolar and https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mns050817

They are both lovely - I'm sure you could all work on something together.

All the best.
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi Tracy, I love your bio. It's awesome that you home-school. I home-schooled my kids as well. What a wonderful experience.

I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! I thank you for allowing me in your network. I followed back.

I wish you the best in all you do...Much Success to you in 2018 and beyond!

To your Success,
Kisha
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Kisha,

Lovely to read your bio too. My you seem to have your hands full!!!

Home-schooling gets easier as the kids get older - not because the work is easier, but because they become more responsible for their learning. I find that I have that little bit extra time now to go this route of learning to create and maintain a website online.

What niche did you choose?

I chose cake decorating with travel. And hope in time to add something educational for kids about Victoria Falls.

Wishing you too all the best.
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi Tracy, yes I do have my hands very full but, I think I am used to it by now.

I agree home-schooling should be easier as time goes.

Oh, you have an awesome niche. I also think the teaching website would good.

I had the hardest time with finding a niche because I am interested in almost anything I come across...lol. So, it was really hard for me to choose a route.

I actually sat there thinking it over for like two weeks. Well, I could not narrow a niche down enough and I did not want to keep just sitting there so, I decided to go to the make money online niche promoting WA. I figured I could learn a lot by just teaching what I learn.

So, I review scams and expose them to people and I show them different programs that can help make an extra income. So, far it is going okay. I figured I start there and then venture off into other areas.

I wish you all the best as well.
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium. This website is full of wonderful helpers and I have learnt to always search above, the answer is usually in someone's free training. Aside from the Certification and Bootcamp courses there is heaps of training. check out the classrooms and video classes on the left hand side. Enjoy Wealthy Affiliate. It is a wonderful community
KerryAnn
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much! :-) Appreciate the welcome.
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YoguRJ Premium
I welcome you to WA.
Happy to meet you here. You are on the way to success.
I don't know what the dream you have. I don't know how long you are trying to achieve your dream.

But the DREAM you have is POSSIBLE.

Hard work never fails. You may not win immediately. But one day you will feel the SUCCESS. Work hard. Concentrate on your training.

I know that you have the doubts whether your website's posts may get ranked or not.

No worries in Ranking. It's possible to improve your ranking even with the IMAGES.

See this TRAINING: We are a community here. If you have any doubts about anything, contact me. I will help you.

Wish you all success:)
Yogu RJ
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there, thanks so much for the lovely welcome. I hope this month will be a good one.

I will look at your training, thank you for including it.

I am following you too now.
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YoguRJ Premium
Wish you all success:)
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YoguRJ Premium
Wish you all success:)
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks ever so much!
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Tracy

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much, I read your "Things learnt so far - focus on the right numbers" It really helped me.

Best wishes to you too.
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks I'm glad you found it useful - I refer to it when I need to recentre and get real about how much time I'm wasting :)
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Tabsmark Premium
Lol! I know that I feel like I waste a lot of time - or at least don't seem to accomplish much in the time I do have...
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MarkHanley Premium
Hi Tabsmarks,

Thank you for the follow. I am following you back. My first part-time job when I was fifteen was cleaning up in a bakery. I still remember everything they made and I know I tried everything more than once. LOL It was a great time. I hope you find everything you need here at WA.

Cheers
Mark
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Tabsmark Premium
:-) thanks for the follow Mark, hope you get all you need here too! Looks like it has great potential. Just wish I had more time to work on it!
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MarkHanley Premium
Yes, I definitely know that feeling. Sometimes not enough hours in the day. :) and then again, sometimes too many LOL
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Tracey, wonderful to meet you and I'm following you now. Thank you for your great feedback to my dive site. I hope all is going well for you and hope you're having lots of fun learning. Take your time...

Yes, definitely I'll look at your site... thanks for allowing me to do that. Thank you for the great comment. I appreciate you doing that.

Kind Regards,
Monica
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Tabsmark Premium
Hey Monica, you are welcome! How's your site coming along?
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Tracey, it's coming slowly. How about you? I hope all is going well for you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Tracy for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have a few minutes free, give it a read and ask me any questions you may have within the comments section, and I will be happy to give you an answer.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

Just wanted to say I've used your training blogs a lot. They are very helpful. Thanks so much.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Tracy, nice to meet you my new WA friend.

Tourist love cakes. And cookies and great bread. You name it. I can see how you could expand your cake decorating theme to encompass the tourist trade especially if you can get bakeries to take an interest.

Good luck and happy travelling.

Work hard and ask plenty of questions. A former boss of mine once told me 'Helen, when you ask silly questions everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief'. (Probably so they don't have to look silly too!)

So ask me if you need help and if I can I will answer or if I can't I will try and redirect you to someone who can.

Now we can keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much for the warm welcome! ☺
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Tracy and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much! I am really enjoying the training. You guys have done an excellent job here! ☺
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything. :)
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stephhill Premium
Pleasure to meet you. Thank you so kindly for following me. I am now following you as well. You have a nice background of wedding cake decorating and homeschooling your son, and those can be great niches for websites.

With your experience in hand and a strong desire to make this work, you will have what it takes. My best advice to you is to never give up. If this is the life style you desire, than go for it and don't let anything stop you.
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome.
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stephhill Premium
Pleasure to meet you. I am Steph, one of the ambassadors here at WA. Thank you so kindly for following me. I am now following you as well. I believe that digitization is the way of the future and we need to be on the forefront of it.

Being a cake decorator, you can create a beautiful niche website about cake decorating. You can show people through video tutorials how to make pretty decorations on their cakes and baked goods.

With your incredible experience in hand and a strong desire to make this work, you will have what it takes. My best advice to you is to never give up. If this is the life style you desire, than go for it and don't let anything stop you.
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Tabsmark Premium
I will remember that. Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Tracy,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Tracy and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Tracy! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Tracy!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Tracy and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will 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 280+ blogs I have published within WA.

You have decided to follow me so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Tabsmark Premium
Thanks so much. Yes, I have enjoyed viewing your training blogs - thanks for them I've learn a lot.
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Loes Premium
Hello Tracy,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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 on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there. Thanks for the great welcome. I really enjoy your training blogs and have learned a lot!
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