About Trailhound
Joined June 2016
Hi, my name is Richard, I'm a 60-year-old carpenter, living in the heart of Silicon Valley. I am looking to add a little online business to my 40-year career. WA looks like a great platform to help me achieve my goal.

One of the drawbacks to my profession is downtime between projects, and as a person who gets antsy sitting around with nothing to do, I need something that I can do when work is slow, yet at the same time isn't so demanding of my time that I become overwhelmed when work picks up again. I like the idea of having a business that I go at my own pace and doesn't require my constant attention.

I am passionate about backpacking and getting out into nature. I have a bucket list goal to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada. This seems like it creates the perfect niche market for me. Namely backpacking gear and accessories.
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I plan on working this business part time (about 15 hours a week) until I'm bringing in about $4,000 a month. At that point I would switch to full time, and work to make $12,000+ a month
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Money I would be happy earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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trailhound Premium
I plan on working this business part time (about 15 hours a week) until I'm bringing in about $4,000 a month. At that point I would switch to full time, and work to make $12,000+ a month
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misticbaby Premium
I like your goals, it is realistic and achievable and you will make it. Do have an amazing riding on this journey
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theres no turning back now... gosh, i'm already hooked l.o.l.
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trailhound Premium
This seems so easy, just doing one task at time I already feel successful.
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misticbaby Premium
You can do it work work work.
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trailhound Premium
This is so doe-able it doesn't even feel like work
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Richard!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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I like your train of thought or goals Rsgilgen. Look forward to seeing you again.
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johncruz Premium
That is really more than enough time to accomplish your goals Richard. Most people think that you need to spend all day on your business, but it really doesn't take more than two hours a day, AS LONG AS YOU'RE WORKING! I know you will do great here my friend, so let's get you to getting these goals out of the way!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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trailhound Premium
Hi Shawn,
I just took a quick look at your websites and they really got my mind racing with all the possibilities to create revenue.
I think as I get a little further along I will take a deeper look at them. right now I'm trying to stay focused on the task at hand so my mind doesn't go racing all over the place. (I'm just starting on lesson 6 in course 1)
Best Regards
Richard
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Richard,
Thanks for taking the time to look at my sites! I hope that they gave you some ideas that you can use to build your website(s). Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
You're right, it is so easy to get distracted, so it's best to finish your training so you don't forget that. That was my problem when I first started out. I'd be all over the place, lol.
Regards,
Shawn
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johncruz 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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misticbaby Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

We are glad that you are here. If you have any questions or you get stock, don't hesitate to ask, we are here for you. I wish you the best of the best and lots of success here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I recommend that you start on the getting started course. It will teach you everything you need to know for about internet marketing.

Click the link below to go to the getting started page: Enjoy your journey to a very successful life/future. Thank you!!!
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brooksbode90 Premium
Hello rsgilgen! Welcome to Wa. I think you have made a sound decision by being here. We just need to stay focused on the work to be done, and then take action to do the set tasks. In addition, the human support is very encouraging. All the best on your new financial journey.
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johncruz Premium
What's up Richard and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Just thought I'd welcome you and help you get started on the right track, as I know how it is to land somewhere without any direction.

You will learn a lot within the next few days and you will meet a bunch of new people, who will help you along the way so don't be afraid to ask any questions.

As a new member here, you want to put up a pic (preferably of yourself) and say a little something about you so that it can be easier for others to help you.

To start the training, just head over to the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets right away.

Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". Just take a look around, get to know how the site works, and enjoy what your free membership has to offer. Let me know if you have any questions and I will clear up any confusion.

Talk to you soon,


- John
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trailhound Premium
Thanks for your welcome John, and pointing me in the direction of WA

Richard
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Richard and thanks for trusting me!
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