About ThomasPurtze
Joined September 2016
I am a retired physician living in Grants Pass, Oregon taking care of my 92 year old father. I practiced neurosurgery for over 20 years and chronic pain and addiction management for 15 years. Even as a neurosurgeon I was avidly interested in learning about and helping people with chronic pain and/or addiction. I am now interested in developing an online business that will tap into my experience and interests helping people with medical issues in addition to helping people with chronic pain and chronic health issues.
I am also interested in healthy living, outdoor activities, fly fishing, Spey rod casting, golfing, archery, reading, sobriety, Christianity, theology, philosophy, Bible study, AA, and many other interests. I love learning and am looking forward to the help found in Wealthy Affiates!
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Thomas

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;
(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
Greg967 Premium
Thank you for following me, Thomas. I love Archery too.
StepChook Premium
Hi Thomas, thanks for following me. I wish you every success in your online business!
Biggsta Premium
Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium, it's something that you will not regret doing! If you ever feel lost with the training or need a hand with anything, please don't hesitate to ask and I'll be more than happy to help you out. Good luck to you here at WA and I wish you nothing but great success.

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! :)
ThomasPurtze Premium
Thanks!! I have been cruising through the Getting Started and the Affiliate Bootcamp together. So far I'm on Lesson 8 on the first and lesson 7 on the Bootcamp. I think promoting the WA program might be the best way for me to get started? The commission rates are great! In the Getting Started I picked a niche about chronic pain as I was a neurosurgeon for 20 years and a pain doctor for 15 years. I have tons of knowledge and experience in chronic pain management. For the Bootcamp I picked the niche of disabled and retired Needing Money? What do you think of those niches? Is there a member that I should hook up with that can keep me on track? I know you must be super busy? I'm going to stay the course this time until I help lots of people with these problems!! Thanks for any help you can give me. I imagine it will take several months to get through all the lessons? Tom Purtzer
Kyle Premium
If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Thomas!
StepChook Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. You couldn't have made a better decision!
cdawg989 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, if you have the dedication, everything you are looking for to pursue your dreams can happen here. You have the support of a wonderful community. Best of luck to you!
Zoosh Premium
Congratulation For being premium member. You can learn a lot in here. In the last 2 months i have made progress from the course and the help from this community. Check out my work and i hope you will be motivated
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 Thomas 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.
Kyle Premium
Hey Thomas,

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 Thomas and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

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

I hope things are going well Thomas! 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 Thomas!
Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Thomas? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
TimMcKinlay Premium
Nice work setting up your account Thomas, it's great to see you taking action and moving forward within WA! Those that get amongst the community and follow the training see WAY more success so you are well and truly on the right track. Let me know if you need help choosing a niche or if you're stuck on something, I'm always happy to help out :)

TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Thomas,

Nice work on setting up your account and it's great to see you've come up with some potential ideas for your website topic already. Believe it or not, building a website around your passion is the best way to start your online business. I just did some preliminary research within the Fly Fishing niche and it turns out there are some good opportunities with super low competition to take advantage of. There are a lot of niche opportunities out there, but going with the one you like is key to your success.

I'm keen to see you get off to a good start here and I'd like to share my Flyfishing niche research with you if you would like, free of charge. This will help you get your site off the ground and into the profit as quickly as possible and fast track your success.

If this is something you are interested in, simply hit 'reply' and I'll get back to you and help you kick things off!

ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Thomas - Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. It's good to meet you and I wish you all the best with your WA venture :)
TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Thomas, welcome to WA!

I'm Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate UnGuru. I'm just stopping by to say hi and offer you my personal support moving forward :)

The very first thing I recommend doing is clicking on the green tab to the left (Get Started Here) and going through the step-by-step training. Everything you need to know is explained in those lessons. Alternatively, you can just click on the link below: If there's anything you need some help with I'm just a click away, simply reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap. I was a newbie here myself once and asked lots of questions (even though I was worried they were 'dumb questions') so I encourage you to do the same. Don't be shy! Take full advantage of the wealth of support you get here to build your online business.

Anyways Thomas, it's wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

★★★ How To Claim Your Bonuses ★★★

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, you are going to be getting a TON of extra value from me. Here are the 4 unannounced bonuses you'll get:

☆ Bonus #1 Special Discount

You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19) which is an absolute steal!

☆ Bonus #2 Live Case Study

Get instant access to a Live case study webinar showing a professional internet marketer create a profitable niche website. Right in front of your eyes! This is a true 'over the shoulder' look at the entire process of creating a money making website from scratch. This is SUPER exciting stuff and something I know you are going to love!

☆ Bonus #3 My Help Choosing Your Niche

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to beginners getting started is choosing a niche, but it doesn't have to be that way. This will be a MASSIVE help to you moving forward because I'm personally going to help you choose a niche you love and one you will make money with every month!

☆ Bonus #4 My Personal Mentoring

Not only will you get help from the founders and the entire community here but you'll get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. I'll also be sending you valuable insights each month to help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls and achieve your goals online.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot!