About Tagwan
Joined February 2011
Hi, My name is Judith aka tagwan. I love working on my computer and for the longest time I have been wanting to direct my full attention to building an online business. I’m so pleased to have found WA , and as the old adage states “ When the student is ready the teacher shall appear.”

I have little to no experience with Internet marketing except for a few programs that emptied my wallet with generous promises of guidance that were never fulfilled. So needless to say I would consider myself an IM virgin. A little overwhelmed at the moment but anxious to start this new journey.

Now for a Little Background as to how I got here.

I was born and raised on a small Canadian prairie farm with a total area population of 72 people at it’s best. Yes, smack dab in the middle of mosquito country where winters last 8 months of the year and summers are just a blink of the eye.

After 30 years of long underwear and mosquito swatting I decided to pack up my family and move to the warmest spot in Canada that I could find. So here I am living in Victoria BC, surrounded by water, mountains, trees and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Ok, so I am a little bias!

I have 3 wonderful grown children and 5 adorable grandkids who vie for my undivided attention. Since they are now scattered across the globe I seem to be connected to my computer more then ever. This leading me to surfing the internet in the wee hours of the morning between global Skype calls with my offspring.

On one of these nights, up pops Wealthy Affiliate and here I am after a week of browsing and reading and going through the forums and reading and rereading anything and everything I could find about Wealthy Affiliate. From all the kudo’s it seemed to be one of the best learning communities. So I took the dive and here I am, a newborn ( 5 days into it).

About Me

Besides being devoted to my family, my life has been abundant with colorful experiences. I have owned a huge grain farm, a construction business, and worked as an activity director for senior citizens home. My lesser accomplishments were singing in a rock band and living in a self sufficient commune and loads of other money making endeavors. These all being prior to my migration to the west coast.

Being self driven, a 9-5 job would be stifling for me. So being self employed and in control of my destiny is what makes me happy. I’ve dabbled in art both traditional and graphic my whole life. Most of my work is commissioned which also leads me to the thought that maybe I should sell it online. Another reason for finding Wealthy Affiliate.

My earliest memories since I was young was that I always wanted to be an artist and an author of children’s books and that is where my last 8 years have been spent. A hard industry to get into, but I was asked to develop, design and produce a complete series of 20 Children’s ESL (English as a Second Language) books for an Asian Market. Unfortunately after they were printed overseas and a book tour the books were pirated.

So after 8 years of blood sweat and tears and zero profits I’m just so so ready to turn this all around and look at everything from a different angle. It’s maddening to have empty pockets and know that my books are on the bookshelves collecting profits for someone else and there is nothing I can do about it.

I’ve lost more money then I could ever imagine but I’m positively not a quitter. I’ve been advised by some venture consultants that I would be crazy to give up when there is a proven market for my product and that I should take it online and run with it.

So here I am penniless and eager to learn everything and anything to do with Internet Marketing and we will see where this new adventure leads to. I know there is no such thing as failure, just a turning point in the road.

It sure would be a novel concept to actually be able to make money online.

In conclusion

I am so grateful to have found Wealthy Affiliates and everyone that’s involved with it and most of all I’d like to thank Kyle and Carson for making this all possible.
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ArmaniTol Premium
Hello Judith! I just thought I'd drop by your WA profile space here to say "hello"! May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Judith! I can so relate your many experiences. I spend a very large portion of my life writing novels but still can't pay the bills with the money they make. I'm so glad I found WA. Thanks for the follow. All the best...Gary
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.

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

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible. Checkout my profile and blogs for more insights and assurance of "WA" and the internet possibilities out there.

Have a magic day!

OldMule
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Hi, Thanks for the warm welcome. Cheers
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azgorilla Premium
Judith, I must commend you on your into. It was so well put together and interesting. My wife keeps reminding me that : most women are better writers than men. At this point, I have to agree with her.
I can relate to where you are living as I've lived in Seattle most of my life and have gone up to BC many, many times. In fact, when the World's Fair came into Vancouver, I just fell in love with the city and surrounding areas.
However, my wife did not feel the same. So, we decided to move to Arizona where I started a welding business named Gorilla Welding. (my handle ... azgorilla)
After about 10 years there, we moved over to the east coast where we are now. Arizona what just WAAAAAYYYY Too hot! The first year we were there the temps were 131 F (55 C) .
As nice as it is here, though, we do miss the mountains. No mountains on the east coast of the US. :(

We have plans to move back to the west coast in the not too distant future. :)
FYI... I just joined WA a couple of weeks back and have found it to be fantastic. I can not tell you (I know you can relate to it though) how much money I've wasted on other programs.
But, you know what? I chalk it up to experience. I just found out a thousand ways that do not work.
WA, so far, has completely and totally surpassed all other online opportunities by far.
Keep up the good work. :)
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judebanks Premium
Thank you for adding me, Judith. I enjoyed reading your intro. Continue to take advantage of the resources at WA. We are in your corner. If you need anything at all, I'm always glad to help. ~ Jude
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Judith 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.

You can also check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. Enjoy!
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rebeccas Premium
Hello Judith! Thanks for the follow. WAU is a great place to learn how to build money-making websites. Whether you promote your own product funnel or make money as an affiliate marketer, you can learn how to do that at WA. Count on me for support if you need it.~Rebecca
P.S. I've been where you are...years of work with nothing but talent to show for it. You are very talented. I know you can turn your situation around. One key is finding a reputable publisher.
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Hello, sorry to hear about your problems. I hope here in WA you get the help and support you need to make it. Be positive and one thing that is certain you cannot change the past only learn from it. If I can help in any way please send me a mail.
Best of luck and God Bless!
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nathaniell Premium
Bad luck on getting your books pirated. That happens. I worked in China for a while, and pirating everything is the STANDARD - books, software, music. There is nothing taboo or wrong about it over there.

My suggestion is to target British, American, and Canadian International schools. Parents require a much higher standard of quality, and even if they don't, the schools are usually foreign owned and run, so which means foreign business standards. Even if the schools don't pick up the books for education, parents are starving for English learning tools.

Anyway, that's China. I don't know how developed areas like Japan or Korea would be, but I imagine you'll find a similar situation in most of SE Asia.
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profitbyjuan Premium
Thanks for the follow,
Great blog post!
Juan
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Welcome to WA I would love to show you around the site.

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John Dough Premium
Welcome to WA.
Good luck with your online internet marketing ventures.
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tagwan Premium
Hi John, thanks for following me if you ever need any help just ask :-)
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gud Premium
Welcome to WA. I've been looking at all kinds of so called "deals"and this is the first thing I have found that is the real deal when it comes to Internet Marketing.
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tagwan Premium
Hi gud, pleased to meet you! I would agree with you on your comment.
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ronamo Premium
Hi Judith, Just came across your blog and wanted to send you a welcome
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tagwan Premium
Thanks for your warm welcome :-)
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Renni Premium
Hi Judith...saw you in chat earlier today and learned about your situation with the kids...gotta hand it to you...you are a genuinely beautiful person. God bless you and be with you and the kids.
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tagwan Premium
This is a late reply but all is well, and thank you for caring enough to comment. :-)
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bstacy Premium
Hi Judith ...Nice to meet you here. like you I had invested in many programs that promised the world and delivered exactly nothing..I can relate. I have been a member for several years but never really had the time to just jump into IM with both feet. I always had a mound of bills calling LOL.
Good luck here for it is a great place to lean and maybe 2012 is the year to make a change for the better!
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tagwan Premium
Nice to meet you as well! Good luck to you too!
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Hey Judith, Excited to meet you here. I have been in happy overwhelm for about a month and still find this place so unbelievably supportive! Sounds like you have a Great Foundation to build Your Business! Looking forward to seeing you Soar! Sherry M
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tagwan Premium
Nice to meet you too!
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meknowsu Premium
Nice to meet you. Wishing you the best in 2012.
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tagwan Premium
Nice to meet you as well. Hope you also have a Happy, Safe, Prosperous 2012!
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webkab Premium
Welcome to WA. There's lots of information here but don't let it overwhelm you. Do the training, stay focused and best of all go to potpiegirls blog and check out her videos and go up to WAbinars and look for the two videos entitled Affiliate Walkthrough i and 2 by Jay (magistudios) by doing this it will clear up a whole lot of confusion. MUCH SUCCESS
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Meadow Breeze Premium
Hi tagwan, I was just passing thru and wanted see your progress since I listed you last, Nice job on your about me page. Hope you are enjoying WAU as much as I am. Have a great day!
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tagwan Premium
Hi Meadow Breeze,
Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for the kudo's on my about me page. Yes I totally enjoying WA but I must say my head hurts :-) But I'm taking it slow like a the turtle. Heh, I was wanted to mention that i love paintings!!
Judith
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chunkynonkey Premium
hello tagwan-great name u- have u- have a positive spirit and fit in well ,we are community oriented,all u- have to do is reach out-follow the action plan and off you go! bill from mass.
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Labman Premium
Sounds like you have had some good experiences that you can work from to develop your online brand. If your books are copyrighted there is no reason that you can't promote them online. If you have digital copies of your work you are 80% there. Do the lessons and in no time you will find your stride. Good Luck
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tagwan Premium
Hi Labman,
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I've been busy trying to take in the info and really trying to get started. Yes my books are copyrighted and by joining WA I was hoping to learn how to move on and make this work. BTW thanks for saying hello and wishing me Good Luck!!
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klrrider Premium
Hi Judith and welcome to WA. Sorry to hear about the books... but I am sure that some how that skill can be capitalized online with skills learned here. My favorite children books are the pop-ups. I have one where T-Rex will actually jump out and bite you if you open it to close to your face! Every kid I have shown it to looks at the book for quite a while. Hope thing do well for you here and thanks for the ad.
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tagwan Premium
Hi Marty! Thanks for the nice welcome.. Since I joined WA I feel like this small town girl in the Big city. I'm in awe at how much there is to learn and how much knowledge people on this site have about IM. I am just so impressed!!
Thanks for adding me as a buddy :-)
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babyboomer20 Premium
Hi , I'm just stopping by to welcome you aboard!! Wishing you all the Success in your LEARNING to EARN!! Thanks for sharing your story...I love your attitude! I've added you as a buddy! Stop by any time. Marty : )
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jatdebeaune Premium
You have such an interesting story. Did you do all 20 books? Are they copyrighted? At any rate, welcome to WA! You will learn a lot here. Thank you for the buddy add. If I can help, please let me know.
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tagwan Premium
Hi and thank you for the welcome! Sorry it's taken me a bit to reply but I'm just little overwhelmed with all that is going on in this site. Hopefully sooner then later things will come together
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phildeeze Premium
Welcome to WA! I hope you find whatever it is you are looking for here :)
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Meadow Breeze Premium
Welcome to the WAU Community!
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Jamie Smith Premium
Welcome to the WA family
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