About TeresaLeith
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Wealthy Affiliate came highly recommended from a friend at a time when I was considering work from home possibilities. Recent changes at work has made this ... shall we say ... a top priority. We've all been there, that 8 to 5 grind where you can only think about all the things you could be doing if you weren't stuck in a cubicle for 8 hours. That's me. So here I am ready to reinvent myself.

The website I've created is this: https://caregiver-selfcare.com/

Feel free to stop by and leave comments or leave me a suggestion for improvement on my profile page.
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Money I would be happy earning
$750 per week
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
Anything over $1500 per week
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
6 months to see progress
 
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TeresaLeith Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$750 per week

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Anything over $1500 per week

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
6 months to see progress
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ak287 Premium
Sounds like a good goal to me!
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LadybugLove Premium
Super Awesome goals Terri! Very doable...my goals were $3,000/mo and 10,000/mo..and full time.

You are well on your way to achieving them. Just follow the training closely...don't skip any steps. Kyle and Carson have made this a no brainer, if you do. And I'm here, Kyle and Carson, and 800,000+ other members to help you along the way when you get stuck. And Site Support is super awesome with the technical website stuff. So you have all the tools you need to make your own Big Splash online.

Have fun! And I'll be here if ya need me! :)

~Evon (aka LadybugLove)
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abrosco Premium
Teresa
Thanks for your FOLLOW. I appreciate the support & encouragement. I joined WA last week ... and you have the dubious honour of becoming my 50th follower! Thanks!
Having been here longer how have things gone? Successfully I hope. Me? Am really stuck in this website creation / building stuff! I dunno if I'll ever figure it out. Perhaps I should just outsource it to capable WA friends; pay 'em and concentrate on writing content and building traffic! After all TIME is such a precious resource and wouldn't one be better focusing on what one things they can do - and outsource what they can't to those whom can!
Kind regards
Richard
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TeresaLeith Premium
I am honored to be your 50th. And, I'm not sure I've been here much longer than you, but I've enjoyed what I've learned. I think learning the basics about building a website is a good thing whether you continue to do it or not. One thing it does for me is help me to see the workings of the entire process. I need the big picture to know how things work together. Have you working through any of the certification courses? I've found them to be super easy to follow and very helpful. The more I progress through the courses, the more this whole process makes sense to me. I'd encourage you to at least try getting through the certification process before making a decision about outsourcing. I've found that people here are extremely helpful in helping you understand how things work when you can't figure it out on your own.
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abrosco Premium
Teresa
Thanks your advice. Yes I am following the training, strictly in sequence, to the point am now supposed to build a website. But in that task getting stuck!
Richard
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TeresaLeith Premium
So, which lesson are you on and what is the thing you are having difficulty with? I am on Lesson 6 of Course 2, so if it's before that, I might be able to help you.
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abrosco Premium
Teresa
Course 1; Lesson 5
I have managed to create the website. Did the Updates. Pointed the nameservers to my domain on GoDaddy. All that slowly but OK!
Now on the creating stage but can't upload images. Also lost on how to format title & sub title text. So bit stuck to be honest.
Richard
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Richard,
Interjecting here...you upload your images in the media section and then you can add them to your pages/posts. You can also even crop them there and add descriptions to them also.

Does this help?

The training shows you how to do EVERYTHING!! Don't skip or jump ahead. It's all there, laid out as it should be. Each lesson in the training builds on the previous lesson. Keep moving forward.

Welcome and blessings for your journey here on WA and beyond!

~Evon :)
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abrosco Premium
Obviously I tried that! They wouldn't upload. Anyway another member has pointed me to a post covering FTP of images based on the fact they and others had also experienced difficulties.
Kind regards
Richard
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LadybugLove Premium
Wow..I'm sorry!

I'm wondering if Site support could be of help in this regard.? At least you could ask...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Blessings on your training, buddy!

~Evon :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Richard..

Have you tried chat here on WA? They have a lot of helpful members and can get you some answers when you get stuck if no one else can help.

Just thinking of you,

~Evon :)
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abrosco Premium
Thanks
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TeresaLeith Premium
so did you get the FTP transfer to work? Or is that still a problem area? I've used FTP transfer a couple times, but it's been awhile.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hey there Pardner!! How's things progressing? Just thought I'd check in and see how you're doin.

Isn't it amazing? I'm sure you're enjoying the support...and what about your learning?

I'm here if you need anything...or maybe some encouragement?

Happy to see that sweet face here with me..Blessings on your Wednesday, Terri.

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I've been off line for almost a week. We took a vacation to Michigan and there was no wifi and barely a signal for the cell phone at our campground, so I haven't been able to do as much the past week as I would have liked. However, I had some down time at work today and wrote another blog post. A little further behind than I'd like to be, but I'll get there.

Did you go back to your early posts and fix them as you learned new things or just move forward?
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LadybugLove Premium
aha...nice to have a bit of vacation, eh? I worked through the 4th of July, as my marriage is nearly non-existent. Tom goes to celebrate with his family and I'm alone, but had more time to work on this.

Actually I have to go back and take the date stamp off my pics I'm posting to my blog, but that's about it. But, yes you can go back and revise them if you want. It is important moving forward, because of all the new things you'll be learning...and people can potentially be finding your posts 3 even 4 years after you write them, so You will want them to be your best work. But changing them is up to you. You don't have to.

A lot of good content I've found ends up being from 2012 or 2014. But you can move forward too..it's totally up to you.

The nice thing about building your own business is that you're the boss and get to decide just how you wanna plot your course. No one to ask permission for a day off, no set schedules to worry about. Only the ones you set for yourself. Now that's a job worth having in my book!! PURE FREEDOM!!

No pressure ...just checking in...

:)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I like the sound of that and I think I really need it. I'm about to lose my day job at the end of September. The company lost the state contract that keeps them afloat, so that's our last working day. It's not probably enough time to get a full time income from this, but if it could bring in a part time income, I could work another job part time until I can get this one up to speed. I have changed a couple of earlier posts/pages, but I think I'll focus on moving forward as much as possible. I really need to work harder on the mind map thingy. I need a plan for this site so I'm not all over the place. Right now I feel like I'm floundering without a direction and I really need a direction for the website. I think I will try to work on that this weekend.

Did you buy the Jaaxy premium membership? I'm thinking that might be worth the investment. Can't make money without spending a little I guess.

Also, remind me how you got people to take a look at WA. I need to do that as well. I think I've asked this before, but I'm feeling a bit discombobulated about this process.
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LadybugLove Premium
No I didn't get Jaaxy..for now I got some great advice from Robert...see this I think Jaxxy is nice and maybe at some point I'll get it, but for now this works.

I left you a long pm...I hope it is helpful.

Where are you in the training Terri? Let me know if you want me to take another peek at your website.

Hugs for the journey Darlin!

~Evon :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I'm in course 2, lesson 6. I get stuck on the pictures. I am not able to download pictures on the state computer at work, so I write the blog, then I have to try to find time at home in the evening to find and upload pictures. Not the best arrangement, but it's what I have to work with. I'm working on commenting on other people's sites, then I'll ask for comments on mine.

You are always welcome to take a look at my site and give me your thoughts. I'm happy to take feedback anytime. I've tried out the keyword tool and I kind of like it, but I think the link you sent will help me understand it better. Thanks for that. How do you find these trainings? You seem to just pop them out of thin air. :)
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LadybugLove Premium
I tried to answer you last night and just when I had my message ready to send to you, my internet went out!!! GRRR!!!! Don't ya just love technology? Soo...I will attempt to reconstruct my last night's mail to you. Here goes...

Didn't you know I am Bewitched? All I gotta do is wriggle my nose and VOILA!! The post is before me!! LOL JK!! No...actually I just post a question on my profile page and I get ppl in my network or anybody who sees it in the WA feed and they come to your aid. I might get 5 to 10 answers and I use the one that makes the most sense to me, but I thank everyone for reaching out to me. Cool, huh? WA is set up as a 'PAY IT FORWARD' platform and Kyle and Carson not only uphold this themselves, but encourage all of us to join in too. That's what the Ambassador program is all about. I'm ranking at 192 now, but have been in the 100s before. I just need to get things going on my own business first, before I go back to helping ppl on here.

boomerpg08 (Robert) is amazing with his training on the WA keyword tool. I use it all the time now and it works just as well for finding keywords as Jaaxy, just without the bells and whistles. But the WA keyword tool is included free in your membership, so why not use it?

Yeah..i have another problem here. Lighting...I live in a 1900's house with not good lighting so I have to go out on the patio or position my Ott light lamp over what I'm taking a pic of ...and if that's not bad enough, my camera has a broken battery door, so I have to fiddle with it to make it work, for now. Can't afford a smart phone (mine is a prehistoric flip phone, go figure!) or a new camera. So we just make due...but YES I do all my own pics, so no trouble with contracts or royalties. I just have to crop out my date stamp cuz I like to know when I took them.

There is always and probably will continue to be things standing in our way...just have to keep pressing on, knowing that in the long run, it will all work out for the best. And then we'll be able to encourage others against the same problems as they arise for them too.

If you leave a comment on my new post...I will do the same for you, just leave me your post link.

Here's my new post...(plz leave me a comment and I will on yours too)

https://onthewingsofmypen.com/the-best-journals-for-bullet-journaling

Now it's back to work for me...I've got to get our quarterly short story contest up for BJC today, add our Friday Hiatus post, and question of the day. I'm working 2 jobs for free...ha ha. Looking forward to making money doing it. :)

P.S. WOAH Terri...I'm just ending Course 3, lesson 1...you're catching up to me!! Did you start your training in February or is this just recent?
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TeresaLeith Premium
Thanks for all the info. Very helpful. I I actually just started this in June, so about a month or maybe 6 weeks. Camping again this weekend with no signal so I'll try to comment on your post and give you my link when I get back home Sunday night. I need to work on my posts a bit more. I'm having troubled transitioning my writing from inspirational to informative. That's my roadblock right now. When I find my voice in this genre, I should be good to go.
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LadybugLove Premium
No problem Terri...glad to help you! Wow you're clippin right along to have come so far so fast! Good for you!! Have you joined any other caregiver support groups? You might be able to learn from them. Or i'm sure Google and You Tube would be good resources for informative content. I'm constantly researching new information. (Pinterest, You Tube, Other related blogs, and Facebook related groups

My roadblock is balancing between my training, getting 'money making' links on my website and connecting on BJC. I'm getting a lot more interaction on BJC these days..which can be a double edged sword. But I will get there too.

I look forward to seeing your growth here Terri.

Have fun camping...that's the one thing I miss. Enjoy! :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
The balance is difficult, but I think if I sit and work on a plan I can come up with something that works for me. I have been researching online and adding to the mind map the ideas I get from the research. I haven't joined a support group, but that's a really good idea. I'll add that to my list of things to research and work on.
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LadybugLove Premium
Groups really help to cull more ideas and 'legs' you can add to your website. Pinterest and You tube are great for your research too...along with Google.

In future, my plan is to also get into personality typing, love languages, and how to get along with everybody, since relationships are so transient these days. My site will be multi-educational. Lots of problems to work on relating to relationships..romantic and otherwise.

Would be good for you to research maybe other topics that relate to your current niche subject...couldn't hurt.

Did you have fun camping Terri?
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TeresaLeith Premium
Had a really nice time camping. Glad to be home. Well, sort of. lol. I've done some looking at pinterest, but not youtube. I'll have to work on that too.This is a huge undertaking I guess. I hope I'm up for the challenge.
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LadybugLove Premium
It may not feel like it right now...being up to the challenge. But you will be...

How do you eat an elephant,...? ;)
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TeresaLeith Premium
one bite at a time... I can do this. :)
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LadybugLove Premium
YES!! WE CAN!! :)

Your website is coming along nicely. I will comment there when I get a chance. Hugs GF!!
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TeresaLeith Premium
thanks. Definitely a work in progress, but it's fun.
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LadybugLove Premium
Well ya know what they say..."if you have a passion for your work...you'll never work a day in your life!" I know how that is. I have crocheted for years and ppl often say, "Wow, that's a LOT of WORK!!" But it's not 'work' to me. It's like breathing to me. ;)
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TeresaLeith Premium
Very true. And, I guess I'm kind of drawn to this in a way that it's hard to do my day job without thinking about working on my website. I guess that's a good sign.
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LadybugLove Premium
How very true that is Terri! Money is not the only thing that drives me to pursue this. I avoided my dream for years, thinking no one would want to hear what i had to say...but I finally gave up trying to shush the voice inside that was SCREAMING at me...JUST DOOO IT!!

I'm glad I finally decided to listen...even tho I'm losing someone in the process. God has given me some great gifts to share with those who have been waiting...and hoping. It is a mission...not just an income.

Someone(s) also NEED what you have to offer...very badly. That's what really DRIVES us. It's a purpose that comes from deep inside.

God bless you as you maneuver thru the waters...

:)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I needed what I have to offer when I was going through this. If I needed it, I'm sure there are others who need it as well. It's an internal drive, a compelling, almost a push from behind to do this work.
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LadybugLove Premium
It's a God thing Terri...and It's gonna be WAY amazingly more Awesome than you and I can imagine! God has so much in store for us...if we don't give up...even when it gets hard. <3
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Jerrymko Premium
congrats on taking action and joining WA Teresa! my best piece of advise is that you're more likely to succeed if you're working on a niche you're passionate about...

if you aren't passionate about what you're doing, then the likelihood is that you'll have just created another job for yourself which you'll soon be tempted to quit.

wish you all the best!

sincerely,
jerry
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TeresaLeith Premium
It took me some time to decide what I was actually passionate enough about to be able to work on for a long time. I think I've found it though. Thanks for the advise.
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LadybugLove Premium
WOWZERS Terri!!! I wished I'd been alerted to your joining back in February!! YIKES!! I'm sorry about the mix up with my link. I hope Kyle can fix that. Would love you to join my network!! GREAT things ahead for you girl!!

I'm here if you ever need me...just like in BJC.

Here's an article from Alex that paints a good picture of things. Hope you find it helpful. Soo glad you're here with me Terri!! YAYYYYY!!

Blessings on your journey here on WA and the amazing beyond!!

Love,

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
One question: Is it better to go through the Green Certification courses first or to go through the Affiliate Bootcamp first? Or does it matter?
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LadybugLove Premium
Yes it does matter...Go through the Green certification first. It's your foundation...and you can go back and check the training whenever you need too also. You will learn soo much.

And when you've finished your Certification (5 courses in all), then you can focus on the Bootcamp! More streams of income there.

So glad to see you Off and Running Terri!! We're gonna have a blast, Girly!!

Here's to YOUR success!!

Love ya girl,

~Evon (aka LadybugLove) :)
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Kyle 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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LadybugLove Premium
Hey Kyle...just so you know...Terri has tried to 'reply' but it's saying she has to be premium to reply. I thought you could reply from your profile page, you just couldn't pm anybody.

Is that true? what's wrong?

TIA! :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I'm thinking about Self Care for the Caregiver as my niche. What are your thoughts?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that is a direction you can head. When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Terri...just interjecting here, cuz I know you. ;)

I'm daydreaming about some Bujo spreads that could help you with this too... Like a self care spread, mind map, or tracker?

It just might spark some thoughts...maybe.

Whatcha think? Brainstorm with me? :)

Great niche choice, btw!
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TeresaLeith Premium
I like that idea. It'd give me a great spacer too come back to over and again to add to. I need to get it started. The conversations my son and I had about this sparked a lot of ideas for direction and possible topics. That was helpful. I don't want to forget any of them.

Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
No problem, glad to help!
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LadybugLove Premium
Absolutely!! I also found a free mind mapping through one of Jay's older Webinar trainings. You can do 3 for free there. **Hint** I'm gonna just use the tool ...write it in my journal and erase it to do another one. ;) You just have to sign up to save it.

Go here...I think it'll help you organize your thoughts!

https://bubbl.us.com

Will try to have Monday's topic be about trackers or mind mapping on BJC, so you can check it out. I may even throw in a tracker...we'll see...

I am also busy with Athena on BJC..she has an Etsy shop and creates Junk journals, and we're collaborating on one. It's gonna be AH-MAZING!! I'm adding my needlework treasures to it. We will be showcasing it on BJC when it's finished. She sent it to me to work on, so busy busy busy...but really enjoying it.

Did you have time to set up your website yet? Think of a domain name?

Soo excited for you Terri!!!

~Evon :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I'll take a look at the mind mapping site and of course read Monday's post as always.

I did set up my website and found a domain name I liked. It's transferred and I'm working on adding the first couple pages of content. www.caregiver-selfcare.com

Thanks for the encouragement.

Terri
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LadybugLove Premium
WOWZERS Terri!!

Awesome Sauce beginning!! I like it...and the GREEN really Pops!! Nice quick beginning!

Blessings on you as you navigate this wonderful new chapter in your continuing story. And may God's peace flow over your new blog to others struggling with the lack of help in caring for their loved ones.

Looking forward to seeing you grOW, my friend!

Something to keep in mind on the journey ahead...from Alex. Hope this is helpful...Hugs!

~Evon :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
Thanks. Not sure the green is exactly what I want, but it's a work in progress. And I will likely play with themes after a bit to. I just wanted to get the first couple posts done on something other than white. I'll check out the link you sent me too.
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LadybugLove Premium
Something serene might me nice Terri. Yeah..I started with another theme...on of a base of sand dunes, a floating hot air balloon in the sky and a beautiful orange type sunset. It was gorgeous, but the style didn't fit me. :( But I'm soo happy with my lady bug one.

Color definitely makes a difference!

yeah..that link puts things into focus...Great article!

Have fun building! :)
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, for sure. Your site will come together and there is definitely nothing wrong with a site being bare when it starts out, all sites are like this.
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TeresaLeith Premium
Thanks. I'm sure I'll find the pictures and colors that work for me in time. A little color now helps me feel better about it now. And I have a ways to go before too many people see it anyways. :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
It was a very good article. Thanks for sending it my way.
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LadybugLove Premium
My pleasure darlin! Really puts things into perspective for moving forward..at least I think so. ;)

You might wanna add your picture to your 'about' page. Shows ppl they can trust you're a real person with a real true story to share. No rush...just something I observed. :)

Have fun building Terri...hope you like my hiatus post for today on BJC...And that you've had a great Monday!
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TeresaLeith Premium
oh yes. I thought about that while I was writing it and totally forgot about it after I finished it. Thanks for the reminder. I saw your post today, but haven't had the time yet to sit down and look at it. I saved it to read tonight. I love connecting with you on here and on there.
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TeresaLeith Premium
I've added the picture to my profile page. My next step is to ask for feedback. Usually that makes me pretty nervous and uncomfortable, but people here seem so nice and helpful, I think it won't be so bad.
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LadybugLove Premium
I checked out your updated website Terri! Nice job! Great pic!! It creates a much more personal touch with your audience. It also builds trust for them to see you're a real person with a real story. xx

Be sure to add some pics of interest to your posts as well...ones that relate to what you're writing about. People are very visual and it only adds to the validity of what you're saying...kinda like a back drop. Just something you can consider....

Hope you enjoyed my post on BJC and that you had a good day.

I love connecting both places with you too...always! :)

Love your new theme...seems to suit you and your site. Nice job!

My pleasure...glad I could help.

Yes...we're all one big happy family here...WA is very 'pay it forward' focused. Kyle and Carson have designed it that way. :) I have enjoyed every minute of my time here...and I suspect you will too.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, don't feel uncomfortable at all asking for help here. You have a very friendly and knowledgeable community here at WA you can lean on if you ever need a hand. :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
I found the way to tag one of the trainings, but when I went to look for it, I realized I had no idea how to find the one I tagged. Can someone help me with this?
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LadybugLove Premium
Go to your search bar Terri and click on the star! :)
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TeresaLeith Premium
That was simple. Thanks!
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LadybugLove Premium
My pleasure Sweetie! :)
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