About TMcCaskie2
Joined May 2017
I am a retired person, having worked for twenty-three years for my local council, before retiral. My work was in social care; elderly at home, special needs, Down's syndrome and psychological disorders, and all types of dementia.
I retired at age sixty-nine and a half, immediately on retiral I went to live in Portugal.
I enjoy my life here, and the climate helps my rheumatic illness. As have only my pension to live on, things are quite tight financially and I am looking at ways to enhance my income.
In the nineteen-nineties I taught myself to sculpt, no experience, no tuition, I went from a lump of clay to commission artist in two years. Alas, as I had very little business acumen, my little business ultimately failed.
Since retiral I have taught myself, this again with no previous experience or training, to paint to an acceptable level, where my art has been viewed throughout the world. Does this constitute success, no far from it, if no-one buys, you are where you started from. For me now it is a very satisfying hobby.
TMcCaskie2's Goals 3
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Money I would be happy earning
As much as my limited experience will allow
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
3-5000 per month, in which ever currency; £, $, €.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
I have all the time in the world, my beach time excluded.
 
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
As much as my limited experience will allow

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
3-5000 per month, in which ever currency; £, $, €.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I have all the time in the world, my beach time excluded.
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EvaGallagher Premium
Go after those dreams!
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BOwusu Premium
It is achieveable if only you work at it. Best of luck
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BOwusu Premium
It is achieveable if only you work at it. Best of luck
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N33 Premium
Hello Thomas,
Yes I was curious, so here I am ! I would love to follow you and to discover your paintings.
Wishing you a pleasant path and success.
Kindly
N with a smile
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi, thank you for your response, I will over the W/E try and rebuild my art site.

Thank you,

Tom.
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N33 Premium
Yes, do that, it is great.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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moniquerene Premium
Hi Thomas! Thank you for the follow! - M
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi moniquerene, I love to get to know as many WA. people as I can.

Best wishes,

Tom.
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi Tom, nice meeting you my dear friend.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Thomas!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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Keisi Premium
Thomas!

Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU!

Keisi
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
Steve
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to the Community, Thomas, and thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you every success on your WA journey.
Cheers :-)
Rich
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi,

Just a note to explain why my attendance has been irregular over the past couple of weeks.

This was due to unforeseen personal circumstance, whereby I was not able to offer more input from myself.

I had during this time formulated a script in my head and on paper, the basis for two new posts. One has been placed in my W.P site, just resolving the presentation, the other should be in place over this weekend.

I shall now bee able to offer a daily interaction with W.A. hoping to offer more to the community,

Thank You,

Tom
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schalazeal07 Premium
I'm posting my feedback here so you can easily access it from your profile.

http://age-and-the-internet.com

This is an inspiring story, one which is worth reading. You really grow from experiences and “Experience is the best teacher.” I’ve also gone through some big problems in my life which really helped me grow and mature a lot! I’m so much thankful for all the hardships and I wish to grow more in all aspects of my personality. I wouldn’t trade my experiences and the knowledge and wisdom that I gained for anything worldly to be frank. I could only imagine what emotional breakdown you had to go through especially when you let alcohol take over you in your middle years. I salute you sir for all the services that you’ve given as I’m sure you have touched more lives and helped a lot of unfortunately disabled people. Your works are also beautiful! I think nothing will stand in the way of hard work and dedication.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Thank you Schalazea.

I feel emboldened by your response, I have spent my life, apart from the 'bit in the middle' trying to help others.

My life experience was gained through training and accrued knowledge about life. This was gained by working and helping, some of the most fantastic and interesting people, whose life experiences have inspired me in many ways.

Thank you again for your most supportive response,

Tom.
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schalazeal07 Premium
I'm glad that you're part of this community now. You will get to help more people here and this community is centered on helping people as well! :)
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Sorry I actually forgot to plug my post for website feedback.. Hope you can offer one about my site preferably on my profile page.
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ipitamba Premium
Hey man....i like your spirit...you're cool...and i do believe you will be able to meet your objectives here at WA. All the best.
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norwich88 Premium
Hello Thomas

I've just been reading your profile and I found what you said about your painting and sculpting interesting. Why do you think your art reaching people around the world doesn't constitute success? I'm always interested to hear about different people's concept of success.

Best wishes and I'm glad you're enjoying WA.

Robert
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
I think that my problem with my art is that it was originally a task hobby.

I taught myself from scratch around five years ago, and I think in my mind it was still a hobby.

I placed my work on two well respected artist websites, and to my surprise, the responses from many countries from around the world, liked and appreciated my work.

My failure, if one wants to consider it as much, is that I am not business minded, never worked out how this business stuff works.

I have a maybe fifteen paintings displayed in a busy private dental surgery here in in the Algarve.

I still work with, and enjoy painting, and meet with artist friends from California each year when they come visit us.

If you want to see my work go to; http://howitaughtmyself.net
Unfortunately I have not worked on this site for a period of time and it requires major reconstruction.

Now with the benefit of my W.A training I will spend some time and construct in in a proper manner. When I constructed this site I was still very naive, and did not really know what I was doing, just trail and error.

Mind you, it still gets around ten hits a week, may be I could incorporate a few sales slots and make myself a few 'shillings' to compensate in a small way for the efforts.


Tom.
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Thomas,
I am presuming Thomas, by the messages from MsMerry and Boomer.
How did you go with Google +?
There is much out there and we will be learning every day.
Best wishes for health and wealth.

Cheers,

Brad
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MsMerry Premium
Pleased to meet you Thomas and welcome to WA. Thank you for following me. You are off to a pretty good start and I wish you the very best.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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niazdoc Premium
Hai
Welcome to premium family of WA
That was a bold move, my friend.
Huge surprise of knowledge ahead.
Happy earning and learning ..cheers
- niazdoc
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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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Ken-Pringle Premium
Thomas, welcome to WA.
It is great to connect with you here.
This is the year for many successes.
You are in the right place to achieve.
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simonreap Premium
Hi Thomas,

Great to see you over here in Wealthy Affiliate. I'm totally addicted and working my way through all the training courses. Right now I'm creating a new business, around my passion of personal development, using everything I've been learning in the training here at WA.

It's great to be part of a community of like minded people like this so don't be shy and start interacting. I recommend first setting up your profile, this way you'll get more interaction when you ask questions etc.

Once your profile is set up then I would would suggest you start with either the Certification Training for building a passion business, or the Affiliate Bootcamp if you're interested in promoting WA. Both are great courses to get you started!

Anyway just wanted to say hi and welcome and wish you all the success in the world building your online business! :-)

You're for sure in the right place to do it!

Cheers,

Simon
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Thank you Simon, your welcome and advice tips I will put into action forthwith.

Thank you for your interest, Tom.
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