Since my family has always been in product sales, over the years I have focused on product more than affiliate marketing. I'm 84 years old now and so I've got out of the product business, but I still like to be on the Internet and so I am focusing more on affiliate marketing.

Recently, I have been working with Kyle and other high performers here at WA to accelerate my affiliate marketing activities. That is where I have been spending my time.

This morning, I clicked on my profile and started replying to the members who have visited there. I have been so negligent that it turned into an everlasting task. I'm trying to catch up.

I have to apologize to all of those who have visited my profile and I have left you hanging. It is not fair to you and it is not right. I will continue for the next day to answer everyone that has visited there.

My son and three granddaughters are earning full-time incomes by creating and selling products. The two that are sending their husbands through college, are selling children clothing that they make and have made by about a dozen employees.

My third granddaughter is part owner of a company that imports materials from China from which they create products locally and sell on the Internet. They recently built a new warehouse to accommodate their business.

My son, who is a veterinarian, is also an herbalist. He went to a conference this last weekend that he had never attended before. He was flabbergasted at the size of the convention. He spoke four times at the convention while his daughters sold $11,000.00 worth of product on the vendors floor.

I have used much of the information that I have gained her to get my son and granddaughters going on the Internet. Being young, smart and energetic, they are leaving me far behind.

There are many WA members are making full-time incomes with affiliate marketing. If you stick to your guns and follow the instructions that you're given here and your own instincts, you can certainly succeed in a reasonable time.

Don't be discouraged because of the heavy workload that is required. Make sure that you are working in an area for which you love and have a passion. If you don't have passion for your work you will find that you do not have the energy to do it.

That last statement may seem strange, but people gain strength from their passions. Think about it and you will know that I am right.

With the demands of your life, you may not feel like doing what is required to succeed. Robert Louis Stevenson said that he never felt well one day in his life, that he never wanted to get out of bed, but if he didn't get out of bed, then nothing would be accomplished.

Time is your worst enemy and your best friend. You might have to find that friend early in the morning or late at night. But if you think about, you can plan your day and your weekends to squeeze out the time that is needed.

Don't believe the gurus that say they work 40 minutes a day to make a great deal of money. It is known that they work day and night and that some of them are not successful. It's not just how long you work but how well you work,

Yes, you need to set goals and stick to them.

Don't stuff yourself with an overloaded plate. Do one thing at a time and do it right. That will save you many hours of frustration.

Get one website going before you jump into another. Nurture your site by refreshing it frequently in the early days and continuously thereafter. Fertilize it with good elements that people need and will want.

Hang in there, Pilgrim! You can do it!

John

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Great article, John. Encouraging and honest. It takes work, work, work. I don't have a problem with that--AT ALL. I just have a problem with those who say it doesn't and expect you to believe that. This is good stuff. Congratulations on bringing your family along, too.

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Thanks for your information. God bless.

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Very encouraging post! I am seeing my hard work paying off in ranking! No money yet, but i know that will come!
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Yes, very encouraging indeed, you are very blessed with a great family, thanks so much for sharing, love it, John. :))
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Really encouraging John. I hope I am still as enthusiastic at your age.
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That is a whole lot of good advice oh wise one
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I truly understand.
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You are such a great role model for all of us. Thanks for the great advice. Best wishes to you as you jump into more affiliate activities. You have good people in your corner. =)
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Good Advice John thank you
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Laura, you are welcome. I'm glad you're here.
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Thank you for this post pilgrim. You have me beat by 12 years and if you can do it, I certainly can. More power to you!
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Thank you. Very good information.
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You're welcome, Janice. Good to see you one more time today!
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Hi John thank you for sharing your experiences and thoughts a blue print for success. I like the common sense approach.
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I'm really excited today, Evan. I put a counter on my websites has the visitors to each post instead of just giving me a total number of hits on the site. Getting a heck of a lot more traffic than I thought i was. John
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Encouraging remarks from a WA pro are a tremendous morale booster. WA (aka. Kyle & Carson) ... priceless.
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How are you doing, Dennis. My granddaughter just came home from the Wine Country after being there for a couple of years. My brother lived there until he and his wife died. John
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Hey TJ ... I'm doing well. The landscape is as beautiful as ever especially from spring to fall. But subsequent population growth is a negative ... too many cars and big wheel trucks, going too fast while talking or texting on their phones and following way too close. Not sure old farts mix well with growing population of millennials, lol :-).
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John,

Great blog, and introduction to the new guy we will be seeing around!

Encouragement is all through the story you shared!
Sami
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Hi, Sami! Have a great website! John
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John my friend, great to hear from you. Was worried a bit, but you are a tough cookie. Great post and 100% proof that we old folks can be as successful as the grasshoppers. ;-)
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Thank you, John. I started in this business after retired over 20 years ago, more as something to do as anything.
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I am so impressed that you are 84 years old and rockin' this internet and computer thing. It's even more awesome how you encourage and support your family. When you say your one granddaughter imports materials from China do you mean fabric material? Is she aware that Hancock's is going out of business? There are fewer and fewer places to find fabrics to buy if you are not a quilter. Just a thought.
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Thank you, Nancy! They are importing a special leather.
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Ok, just curious thanks.
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Wow! This is so inspiring. Thank you.
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Wow! You are so sweet, Cheryl! My grandson lived up your way but he moved from St. Cloud back to Michigan where my son lives.
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Wonderful and an encouraging post.
Thanks John for sharing it with us, so appreciated!!!
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Good advice all the way aroung
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Thank you, Ray! Maybe you can teach me some of those human relation skills.
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Thank you TJ. Awesomely inspiring. Lucky you..to work with Kyle.
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You live in interesting life, Janelle. You are welcome!
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Thanks for this post! Very true indeed!
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You are welcome again, Wanjigin.
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Hey John, I love your posts.
It's so good to see you. I hope you are healthy and happy
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Hi, Jackie! Hugs! I got my face chopped up yesterday to remove his skin cancer, but other than that, I'm okay.
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Oh dear. I'm sending you a big hug from across the pond.
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TJ, Your post is timely, spot on for me. Very helpful and encouraging with some great direction, ideas for moving forward and simple techniques in how to get things done! Especially like the comments on time. Thank you. Dan
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Rolands, I'm not sure what you said but thank you!
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Proud dad/grandfather, nothing beats that feeling. Your doing a great job and no need for apologies as you need to concentrate on also being successful.
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I sure miss going to England and Wales, Tracey. I used to go at least four times a year. I will their own business but I also trooped around looking at places where my grandparents lived.
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Weird how I miss the U.S, used to go to Boston once a year and that had such a lovely home feeling. What's stopping you from coming over? Wales is really beautiful
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Thanks so much sir for this post, This is 100% wisdom ! It shows that you have some miles under your shoes :) It is a pure privilege to read that kind of post. Cheers Sir. Jeff
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You're welcome,Jean-Fran├žois. I used to go on business up your way.
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Thanks Paul, great message. George
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Great post, John
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How have you been, Armand?
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I have been ok for the most part. And, yourself?
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Thank you John for this post. I'm glad your family is so successful with your assistance. That's terrific! Now it's your turn.
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If you have a great website, Rae you know what you are doing. I have been earning using affiliate income for some years, but I've stopped selling product, so I want to increase that income. It cost about $60,000 each year to take care of my wife and I don't want to run out of money even though my rich kids would would handle problems that I cannot.
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This is very inspiring. Thanks
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Lyndi, good fortune in your retirement!
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Great post. I know the feeling about being overwhelmed. My goal is to not give up.
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Book smart, John!
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Thank you John,

This a great post and you struck several chords with me! In your case, obviously long experience is a great teacher! More strength to your arms!

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Strength! That is what I need, Arthur!
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Very inspiringly, thanks so much for the post. Cheers, Lisa
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Wise words. Thanks John. An inspired and inspiring family you have.
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They inspire me! It looks to me that you have a lot of fun, Kirk!
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TJ, this is a wonderful and inspiring post. Thank you so much for sharing! I am a senior as well and really relate to what you are saying!
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You're welcome senior Robert!
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Thank you for such an encouraging post. Great to hear how you and your family are prospering. :)
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And they keep getting better at what they are doing!
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John, thanks for sharing the successes of your family. It is a real inspiration. Regards, Fred
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Wa-Ha Pilgrim, Great advice, appreciate your doing all this work and investigating in the background. Take Care, Chuck
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Thank you, Chuck!
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Wow TJ, you are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for your blog!
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Wanda, if you are welcome!
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very encouraging and you have lots of experience in the field thank you!
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That is great inspiration John! I am especially interested in what you said about your son being a veterinarian and herbalist since my niche is natural supplements for pets. Does he sell such products himself?
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Jessica, when up to Alaska a couple of years ago was to buy sons, by grandson, my brother and an inlaw. We cruised along the coast, took a float trip in to catch silver salmon, and went to the Denali. I would like to go back, I'm just getting too old. I'll PM you! Thanks, Jessica!
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Thanks John.
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You just greet me with an enthusiasm. Thanks.
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Really great article John!
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Great post, John. It's great to see you have the family involved.
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I get them started, but they always leave me in the dust.
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uplifting and inspiring post John and very sound advice
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Hi, sweet Katie! Have you been doing?
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Oh I have been plodding along not the fastest in the planet but I am getting there hope all is well with you and your family
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Excellent post, John. Thanks for the inspiration.
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You're welcome, Mike. I'll bet your sales experience is paying off.
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Awsome tips John thanks
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That is really inspiring John, thank you so much :)
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Chrissie, you are welcome! I miss going to England. I used to go to Stoke-on-Trent and Cornwall and Devon every three months. Lots of nice people there.
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Thank you John. I guess you are in the States now? there are lots of really nice people in England, but sadly quite a large number of closed-minded people too! But I guess its the same everywhere.
I love Devon and Cornwall, I live close enough to them to be able to go there for a day sometimes - I'm very lucky.
All thievery best you you
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Great post John!
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Totally enjoyed this John! I felt no pride from you as you described your family ;) Blessings, Robin
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Thank you, Robin!
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An excellent post. Thank you :)
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Hi, Valerie! Have you been?
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Thanks for those words. Great advice, cheers Jamie
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Hey John,

Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring post!

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Great post! I believe in everything you mentioned. Hopefully I can learn and grow and become a great entrepreneur.
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When I was a kid, I often read a story about the little train that was trying to climb a mountain pulling a big load. It kept saying, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!"
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Hi John, thanks for an awesome post, a great one to wake up too!! :)
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Justine, you are welcome! I'm glad that you are doing well.
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Hi TJ, I am impressed by your blog, That is quite a family of entrepreneurs. And how about you at 84, I find that amazing. I find myself amazing to, I am in my 70s and starting this, love it and would never have thought I could do this. And yes, i get the energy of being interested and seeing how beautiful it looks on the internet, TJ, salute to you, Marion
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Thank you, Marion.
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You're an awesome guy!
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Excellent words and great advice. Thank you for sharing, John. Wishing you a blessed day.
Marcel...
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Definitely solid advice. Thank you for that :)
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Sounds like some solid advice I can use, John

Respect! You are in your 85th year and working with the top pro's here?
I just visited one of their sites to post a comment. Had to study it for about two hours just to understand enough of the marketing terms and articles, so I could post a half-decent comment.......

And I'm only 54............:-)))

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Those WA members that are most helpful are often the most successful. Thank you,Therese!
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Even more great advice. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us!

Blessings,
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Debbie, you are welcome.
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WOW! John your blog is great. It really spoke directly to me. You have inspired me and I'm sure a lot of other members. Thank You for sharing this.
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Great post John, thanks for sharing with us :)
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John, you have done a fantastic job in passing your family and WA Community IM Torch. That is what life is all about, leaving a legacy.
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Thank you, David!
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I loved that John!
... thank you, and wish you and your entire family the very best!

Great to see you again.
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Thank you, Joanne! I use to visit your area back when we were able to travel. Only place I traveled today was to the doctor's office to get a cancer cut out of my cheek. A lot of old folks I know were there too. lol
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Hahaha - yeah, I'm slowly becoming one of them!
... hope the dr. visit turned out ok.
I think of you often John, whether you know it or not - you're very well loved here!
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You have an awesome family, John. Obviously, the apples didn't fall far from the tree. I'm sure you were a huge inspiration to all of them.
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Pat and I tried to get them going when they were really young. It seems to have worked. lol Thanks, Debbi!
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Hey John. Some golden advice and a really nice family.Thanks....Dick
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They are doing well. They need to. lol J
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I always enjoy reading your blogs, philosophy's and advice. Really appreciate your sharing.
Keith
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Thank you, Keith!
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I will always remember this from thks blog, no passion, no energy.
Thanks for the encouragement. You are such an inspiration.
Are you sure about your age?? lol!
That should make you laugh.
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I can only remember what happened after I was almost three years old, so maybe I'm much older than 84. lol J
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Great family you have, many reasons to be so proud:) Thanks for the solid advice :)
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Great post thanks for sharing
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Words of Wisdom.
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