About TReece
Joined September 2016
Hi everyone. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Toni Reece. I'm very excited to be a part of the WA family. I look forward to meeting a lot of the WA family members and hearing their stories. It calms me to know there is help within the community, because to be honest, I'm very nervous at this moment in time. If anyone needs my help, please let me know. I love helping people.

I have two children. My son Tadd who is 31 years old served in the Navy as a Nuclear Engineer for 11 years and was stationed in Hawaii. He got out of the Navy October 2015. He now works for a Nuclear Power Plant about an hour from me. I'm thrilled to have him back home and close to me and so proud he landed his dream job. I guess he'll always be a nuke man. I have a daughter Erica who is 28 years old and is married and has a son and he's 7 years old. I'm a grandma ***sigh*** to only one grandchild. I'm waiting for more, but I don't see that happening any time soon. :-)

I, like I said in my first paragraph, am very nervous about taking this step. You see, I'm used to making money for someone else. I put in all the work and the companies I've helped move forward get the profits of all my hard work. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED every minute of it. About 4 months ago I woke up one morning and as I was drinking my coffee and getting ready to go to work, I realized that I was burnt out working 24 hours 7 days a week for someone else to reach their goals. The company I left after working for them for 12 years was an Automotive Repair Shop/Towing Service. And yes, I opened the shop Monday - Saturday being at work at 6:30am. The shop opened at 7am and closed at 6pm. Then of course the towing was non stop 24/7, and yes, I was the only dispatcher. I really can't complain because after being there for 2 years and working 16 hours a day trying to get this company where they wanted to be, it was my suggestion we add a towing service. The owner and I talked about it and he went in debt and bought not just one tow truck, but THREE. This is one reason I liked working for this company and helping them. The owner thought BIG just as I do. I do not fear risk, and failure is not an option with me. Fail, failing, failure, and can't are not in my vocabulary. So long story short (but as I look above not too short, right?) Anyhow in 2004 this company was in the red. When I left 4 months ago looking at the productivity and sales reports, this company is going to surpass 1,000,000. 00 this year. Sure, it may have taken us 12 years, and having an automotive shop/towing service is very competitive and they are everywhere, anyhow, every year at the end of the year those numbers went up. This shop is a 9 bay shop with 8 technicians in a very small town. I took a day a week and did cold calls and visited other companies like Time Warner to get commercial accounts as well as our normal customers. Yes, we became Time Warner's choice of shops within a 50 mile radius of our repair shop. One of the perks I added when I met with the fleet manager was, we would pick up and deliver. I also signed a lot more commercial accounts. The company is thriving and I'm very proud to say I had a very big part in making that company what it is today.

So, now I feel it's my time for ME. I'm challenging myself to do for me what I've done for 3 other companies. For me to succeed in a business of my own. Work my butt off for me and smile when I finally receive that first paycheck from my online business.

As for what I do to relax? Well, I'm not sure. Relax hasn't been in my life for the past 12 years. I do love to read. I love jazz. I enjoy sitting on my front porch, especially if it's raining. I live on 4 1/2 acres of land (3 1/2 of it is all yard). No neighbors around. The past 4 months not working, I've caught myself grinning and looking outside and seeing my beautiful yard, my beautiful driveway lined with 21 Cleveland pair trees that are probably 20 feet high, looking at my flower garden and saying to myself "Yes! I finally got to work on my flower garden the past 4 months" It's been a long time since I just thought about me and my happiness. As I finish this, (yes, I know..........OMG finally she's going to stop rambling) I'm grinning because I'm starting a new chapter in my life and it's with the WA family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family.
~~Toni~~ I believe I said more than just a "few words" LOL :-)
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
You'll do well here & we're in good hands!
Best wishes...
Steve

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ttabor Premium
Hi Toni, what a great story and let me say this: What an incredible person you are! I am sure that you will achieve whatever you want sooner then you expect and your grinning now shall become permanent relaxed happy long lasting smile. Thank you for following me and please keep in touch.
Kind regards.

Tom
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Toni
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Toni, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. I hope the blog will be helpful and motivates you. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like".

Thank you.

Kind regards
Terry
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Toni!
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 couple of months ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost five months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Lundquik Premium
Toni, congratulations on going Premium! If you wonder what’s possible with Wealthy Affiliate, check out my 3 Month Progress Report for an example: Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. To your success, Kevin
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xKennyC Premium
Toni,

I see you decided to, what I like to call "Take the Leap" as well. First I would like to say Congratulations. Not only on taking the first step towards a better career opportunity, but also the first step at a better life. Not only are you about to embark on a major learning and building adventure. You also get to share this experience with many like minded people like yourself, on that very same adventure. I myself am no expert, but if there is anything I can do to help you along the way, please don't hesitate to ask. I wish you all the best in your future here at Wealthy affiliate.

Best Wishes,
-Kenny
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TReece Premium
Thank you :-)
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xKennyC Premium
Anytime! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Toni 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.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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JasonHeard Premium
Hi Toni,

Another member just shared this and I instantly thought of you and your interest in automobiles: Enjoy :)
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TReece Premium
Thank you Jason. I knew I wasn't that far off for making auto repairs, tires and rims a niche :-)
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Toni and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members. A great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running..
To update or change profile setup, Follow this link..
As a new member here, you should check out 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. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".
In friendship,
Marcel...
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TReece Premium
Thank you Marcel, how kind of you and I appreciate your help. I'm going to follow you :-)
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janbey Premium
Hi Toni,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on making a great choice for your future. Fantastic profile, you have a good positive outlook and a great work ethic, you will do well here have no fear.

I would suggest (if you haven't already) to take a good look around, then start the Certification training 1. Also engage with this fantastically encouraging and helpful community. If you ever get stuck or have a question, ask it and it will be answered quite quickly by the community.

Sometimes it may feel tough here because you will be learning new things but Kyle's training is superb, so you'll soon start understanding how things fall into place.

I wish you well on your WA journey, I look forward to seeing your progress and have followed you.

Best regards
...Age...
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TReece Premium
Thank you for the welcome and follow. I hope to do well as everyone around me is. I'm doing the Boot Camp right now. I look forward to seeing you around and maybe run into you in the chat room. I will be following you as well.
Ciao,
Toni
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Toni? 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. :)
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TReece Premium
Hi Kyle. I'm stuck on building my two websites. To sign up with the affiliate programs you have to have a website name. I think I'm going to do two websites. One for Auto Parts and one for Tires and Rims. What does AvoidingTheBreakdownAutoParts sound like? and what does WhereTheRubberMeetsTheRoadTiresandRims sound like? I've not been on line in a couple of days. Have to go have two tests tomorrow and possibly surgery so that's been on my mind. Any suggestions on catchy names for the two websites would be great. I know .................I can feel it in my bones this will work. I have nothing to lose if I try. Hope you've had a great weekend. :-) Thank you for all your help. Oh, Oh, do you know how I would go about offering a free Ebook is someone orders from my website? Everyone loves free stuff, right? Or am I going completely down the wrong path?
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Kyle Premium
Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.

I would recommend that you narrow it down a bit, what aspect of "auto parts" or "rims and tires" do you want to help people out with?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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TReece Premium
Thank you for the response. The more I thought about the few comments you've made to focus on one thing, made me take a look at the Affiliate Boot Camp. I am going to go down this path first. My website name is Marketing with Toni. Now, I have to go on through the lessons and hopefully know what to say. Right now I feel very comfortable doing the Boot Camp is that's okay. Always anxious to hear from you for ideas. YAYS OR NAYS........whichever, I know you are supporting me. Thank you
Ciao,
Toni
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Kyle Premium
Cool, I like it Toni and you truly cannot go wrong either direction you head. The key is being passionate and interested in what you are doing. I like the name of your website and if you need a hand with anything else moving forward please do let me know. ;)
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JasonHeard Premium
How's it going Toni?

Just checking in to see if you needed help with anything, do not hesitate to ask.

Just reply to this message or you can reach me on my profile page as well.

By the way, I've compiled a list of Success Stories by fellow WA members that I thought you might be interested in!

Check it out: Jason
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TReece Premium
I sent you a message. I don't know what time zone you are or how long you spend on WA. Hope all is well your way.
Ciao
Toni
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JasonHeard Premium
I got your message, I am on WA everyday :)
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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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TReece Premium
Hi Kyle. I may have my niche, but would like your input on my "idea". I come from building up an automotive repair shop/towing service for 12 years. Everyone is always looking for auto parts, wheel rims and tires. How well do you think if my niche were auto parts and tires and wheel rims? Advance Auto, Napa and other parts stores, tire stores have an affiliate program. Is this how I start my website? I guess I'm still a bit confused about that. Is my question making any sense to you? LOL Thank you, Toni
PS? I need to do some more research on it, but wanted to get your opinion. I'm also sent a message to Carson. :-) Thank you again.
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Kyle Premium
Those are all massive categories. Rims alone is a massive category. I would narrow it down a bit here.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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TReece Premium
Thank you
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JasonHeard Premium
Hello Toni, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

To get started, you can simply click the green Get Started Here option (left-hand menu) or click the link below: It is here that you will learn how to set up your profile, decide on a business topic, how the MONEY is made, and so much more... (By the 4th lesson, you will have built a new website!)

If you have any questions or feel 'stuck' anywhere, just ask! Myself or the other great members of this community will be around to help.

It's good to have you here Toni, DON'T forget to begin your training! :)

Jason


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TReece Premium
Thank you Jason
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JasonHeard Premium
My pleasure!
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TReece Premium
Hi Jason. I may have my niche, but would like your input. I come from building up an automotive repair shop/towing service for 12 years. Everyone is always looking for auto parts, wheel rims and tires. How well do you think if my niche were auto parts and tires and wheel rims? Advance Auto, Napa and other parts stores, tire stores have an affiliate program. Is this how I start my website? I guess I'm still a bit confused about that. Is my question making any sense to you? LOL Thank you, Toni
PS? I need to do some more research on it, but wanted to get your opinion. I'm also asked Carson and Kyle. :-) Thank you again.
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JasonHeard Premium
I see you left a question on my profile related to this and just responded.

For further help deciding on your niche, please visit this tutorial: I find it VERY helpful :)
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TReece Premium
Just finished reading Introduction you suggested I read. Thank you, it was very helpful
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JasonHeard Premium
Good deal :). I hope its given you some insight and ideas in terms of choosing your niche.
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