About TipKilby
Joined August 2014
My goal for years has been to create a profitable Internet business. Earlier this year (2014), I retired from a career that had become increasingly uninteresting and unrewarding. Today, I am beginning a lifetime journey - traveling the world and building my online business. For several months now, I have been seeing the beautiful sites in western United States, trying to visit our many national parks and enjoying the pace of slow travel, camping and photography.

Right now, I have stopped in the beautiful community of Baker City, Oregon to compile my first ebook and instructional course for a popular online accounting system (QuickBooks Online by Intuit.) With years of accounting expertise and specific skills in supporting this excellent product, I am creating a system that will help my readers learn this critical skill. This can make the difference in success or failure in their businesses.

Here at Wealthy Affiliate I hope to broaden my abilities by learning how to create a beautiful WordPress website, create effective training and sales videos, improve my social media capabilities, write and publish a series of Kindle ebooks, and improve my self-organizational abilities.

I look forward to meeting other WA members and hope that I can learn from you and maybe share with you some of what I already know. Drop me a note, if you get a moment!
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. May your goals and dreams come true. Have a blessed day.
Hilda
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Tip, thank you for the connection
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TipKilby Premium
Hi Ken, I am enjoying reading through your posts. Thanks for following me back.
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for following me back. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts, Ken.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
I hope you find benefit in what I share Tip.
Have a great day
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for the following. I wish you good luck.
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks very much, MisterWailor. I enjoyed looking at your three sites. I'm in awe at the amount of time you've put into them. Thanks also for following me back.
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MisterWailor Premium
You are welcome. Nice to be able to connect with you.
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Tip,

Thank you for the follow, welcome to WA and good luck in ventures.
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TipKilby Premium
Thank you and thanks for following me back!
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cookma54 Premium
Wonderful! Welcome to the WA community. Glad to have you along on this great adventure. Thanks for the follow. M
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks - lots of adventurers here!
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Tip! I look forward to working with you here at WA!
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Anne112995 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck and success in your ventures. :)

Anne
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi Tip, we haven't crossed paths, but I thought I would say "Hi!" Looks like you've been around for a bit and kept busy. I hope all is going well. Phil
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PowerQ Premium
Thanks for The Follow. Remember, Greatness is in You!
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks!
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GRamos Premium
Gracias Amigo....Lot`s of success your way!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you all the best
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Keane Premium
Hello Tip. Nice to meet you. And very interesting profile you got there. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very big and warm welcome to our WA family...so WELCOME! :-)

See you in training: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/keane/blog/ebook-for-training-ready-31st-everyone-welcomed

To making friends while...
building new bridges,
Keane:-)
Looking forward to connecting with!
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for following me, Keane. I'm now following you, and I plan to be at the training on the 31st. Thanks for the timely invitation!
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KeriS Premium
Hi Tip. I wanted to reply to your message on your profile instead of mine so to express how wonderful I think your site is. It truly serves those who cannot serve themselves, extremely informative for folks who are seeking the info (or didn't even know to seek it out) and truly pulls at my heartstrings. The first image of the adoptive kitten on your petfinder link is an identical image of one of my rescue kitties when I got her three year ago.

If there is anything specific that your long distances friends at WA or the other social media can do to help please don't be shy. Best to you.
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TipKilby Premium
Thank you so much, Keri. It is my first attempt at a "directory" site and I had to choose a topic that is dear to my heart. And thanks for your offer of help! Keep an eye out for my next site which will come soon.
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KevinYoung Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium! Hopefully you will be as happy with your decision as I am with mine! Wishing you much success here at WA,
Regards,
Kevin
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LisaShuman Premium
Hi welcome and best wishes!
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for the follow, Tip! I am happy to connect with you.
I wish you a prosperous journey as you build your dream for online success. Let me know how I can help you. ~Rebecca

P.S. When you get a minute, here is a training resource to help you:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/show-me-the-moneyhow-to-quickly-identify-your-online-money-making-niche
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GRamos Premium
Your in the right place! Best of success!
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks, Greg. I have already found that out, and am glad to be aboard!
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sharonn Premium
Welcome to the WA family!,if you need any help,just shoot a message
your friend,
sharon
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hello
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TipKilby Premium
Hi! Followed you to your site and wrote a note to you there!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Tip? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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TipKilby Premium
Hi Kyle, I just upgraded to Premium level...I'm pumped! Also, if you get a moment, you might want to read my latest blog post: Cost of Business-Then & Now at this link https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tipkilby/blog/04-cost-of-business-then-now
I'm sure enjoying WA after only one week here.
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Tip
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, congrats on going Premium Tip and I just chimed in on your latest post. :)
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Electra-5150 Premium
Hi Tip, Just want to extend my thanks for the follow here in the Wealthy Affiliate world. Following you and look forward to your progress!
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TipKilby Premium
And I'm looking forward to following your progress too! ~~~Tip
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sherrylynn66 Premium
Hi
I really liked reading your profile. You are very industrious! I'm sure you will do great here! I am very new here, but excited. Looking forward to making friends here. I would love to know about your sites or niche, if you want to keep me posted.
Your new friend,
Sherry
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for your note, Sherry. I intend to keep everyone posted about my progress in creating my training program for QuickBooks Online. I'm a big advocate of people taking care of business - and that means taking care of their finances. My website will help them do that more easily. ~~~Tip
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chartreux Premium
Hi Tip. Great profile. I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for here at WA.
All the very best
Peter
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks, Peter. I appreciate your comments and am looking forward to following your WA adventure as well. ~~~Tip
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Sui_generis Premium
Retirement was my best career move. I'm sure you feel the same way. I always wanted to just take off and meander around the states, but it is different for a guy. I'd love to just travel and take photos. So, you're tackling Quickbooks. You can promote here at WA. One of our members is a life coach and just put her e-book out on her site. Best wishes to you. I'm sure I'll be seeing you around.
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks, Debbi. Absolutely, retirement was right for me. I'm meandering the western U.S. and hope to start the rest of the world later this year (when it gets cold in Oregon!)

Regarding QuickBooks, I will be developing a special eBook edition and video series specifically for guiding Internet marketers on how to keep track of their finances appropriately with a tool like QuickBooks Online. Best advice I ever got from a billionaire was to stay on top of your business's financial picture EVERY DAY. I see too many business people getting caught up with marketing, sales, operations, but neglecting their bank account. I aim to change that. WA members may want to try out my ideas.

Coming soon.... :)

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Tip
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BoBunnies Premium
Extremely impressive blog. I have no doubt either you will do what you say. If you are still travelling in the west, I highly recommend you go across the border into the Canadian Rockies. Visit Banff, Alberta and then head north to Jasper National Park. Banff is a village situated in the southern Rockies. It offers a "softer" version of the mountains with lots of hiking and fishing site seeing etc. etc. Stay on the trails though... Get in lots of trouble with mother nature if you go off the trails without experience. Then Jasper National Park has a more rugged beauty. It is amazing! You will see glaciers and can walk on them. I recommend taking a hike up to see Angel Glacier from the top and some of the mountain top hikes. I did it all with a two year old on my back so I know you can do it too. The other thing is hiking around the lakes there and of course white water rafting if you are so inclined. Bring a polar fleece lined coat for the mountain nights. It can get really cold.

Anyway all the best to you in your endeavours.
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for dropping me a note and your travel suggestions! I had intended to get up to the Jasper and Banff areas this summer, but decided to take a 3-month hiatus in eastern Oregon to work hard on my book and video course. That means that it will be too cold for me to visit Canada in October (I camp and don't have deep cold weather gear.) So I will have to delay that portion of the trip until next summer. I'll get there someday! It is an area on my bucket list.
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Christene9 Premium
Hope all is going well. Just want to drop in and make sure that you had found your way around WA.

Quick Hint:

Do not post questions directly on your profile page because they will be missed if you don't have many followers. Rather use the "live chat" and connect directly with members who will give you an instant answer to problems you might have.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - This community has some awesome individuals that will help out gladly.
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for checking in,Christene. I'm already very comfortable with the site. I've started the video training sessions, been blogging regularly, and am greeting many WA's here. Having a ball! I'm also moving rapidly to getting my WordPress site operational so that I will have a place to gather my training videos. Keep an eye on me, I'll be announcing the site soon when it opens.
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Christene9 Premium
Glad to hear that you are making progress and implementing what you have learned so far. WA is a great community with lots of members who are always trying to help out, I am sure you feel home by now. I will definitely keep an eye open for your website, I am quite curious to see what you did. Keep up the good work and like always, shout if you have questions or need advice.
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DESIDAC Premium
Hi Tip,
Thanks so much for following me back. Wish you all the best here at WA!

DES
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kholmes Premium
Thank you for the follow Tip and welcome to the community!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Tip 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.

If you have the time or wish to, please 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. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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pmenke Premium
Welcome to WA, great story & good luck with your venture. Thank you for the following.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Tip! -

Congratulations! -- On Taking That All Important - First Step!

Becoming A Member of Wealthy Affiliate!

I am Now Following You!

** Have a Weekend! **

David

"A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step" - confucius
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for following me, David. I'm following back. Looking forward to learning from you and everyone else.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Kip! -

Great to receive your message this morning!

There will certainly be no shortage of great infomation comming your way!
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Kyle Premium
Good day Tip and welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community! The first thing I suggest you do is jump into a live chat and introduce yourself. You will find this on the main Dashboard within WA. Here you will find other members within the community (including myself) that you will be able to communicate with, network with and get help with. :)

Lots of help here and a lot of people that care about your personal success. If you get stuck, simply ask! I look forward to working with you!

Oh, and I wanted to also point you in the direction of the Getting Started Course which is located on your dashboard, and in the main menu under recommended training "Getting Started".

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
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TipKilby Premium
Hi Kyle! Thanks for your note to me. I feel honored! I HAVE gotten started. Just finished the first training module, wrote my first blog and now I am writing back to those 37 people who have started following me. This place looks like lots of fun - and if it ain't fun, I want no part of it!
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Tip, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. It's lots of fun here and this business is lots of fun. I have been at this 12 years full time now and I still look forward to getting up every morning and getting rolling. :)
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Christene9 Premium
Allow me to personally welcome you to our Wealthy Affiliate family, you had made a wise decision to try out the program and if you use it wisely within the next few days you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful people that will not hesitate to help you personally.

The most difficult part is always to TAKE ACTION and I strongly advise you to start with the "Get Started Here" section of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as possible in order to get the valuable head start that you need towards building an online business and earning money.

Just remember every day you sit idle is a day wasted!

Never hesitate to ask for help here on Wealthy Affiliate all of us will do our best to help.


Christene
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks, Christene! I signed up because you had such a positive review of WA on your marketing website. It looks like a solid educational program for netrepreneurs, and the idea of a social community like this working toward mutual goals and interests is very exciting! I look forward to learning much here. Thanks for your welcoming message, Christene.
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Christene9 Premium
Hi Tip.

First, thanks for the positive feedback and for visiting my website. I am sure that you will learn a lot from this program. The training is spot on and the support structure is currently the best online. This is the major reason why I believe strongly in WA because I know how hard it can be to struggle without help or active support. Remember to shout if you need help, there will always be someone who will give advice and answer questions.
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