About Tribe82
Joined August 2014
I graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BBA in accounting in 1982. Back in the early 1980's the school had the nickname of the Tribe, hence my moniker of Tribe 82, as I graduated in 1982. My real name is Robert or Bob. I went to work for Arthur Andersen in Houston, Texas for several years as an auditor (as an aside I worked with and know most of the folks that got caught up in the Enron scandal including David Duncan, Carl Bass and others). I did not much enjoy public accounting. I ended up in industry; worked for years in the satellite TV industry based out of Denver; this led me to several international postings in SE Asia as well as in the Middle East. I eventually returned back to the USA and landed in California where I had been until the end of 2013; for the last 15 years as the Director of Finance for a company in the Pro Audio Business based in Southern California. We built pro audio speakers and amplifiers and digital products. I have been an avid golfer since I was 12; I also skied a lot when I was in Colorado; I learned how to scuba dive when I was in the Middle East, and I generally enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy driving fast cars (could be genetic as my Dad flew fast planes for the Air Force) I am a big fan of the Denver Broncos; I have suffered through too many Superbowl losses! I am now living again in Denver.
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This is an interesting question. I have no idea if I would ever be able to replace the income that I made in my last job which was about $225,000 the last year I was there. I hope I don't sound greedy, but I guess I would be ecstatic if I could double that; that is the answer to question 2. I know how much time I have invested in my life in jobs making money (or providing services which were of value to my employer); there were times when it was not unusual for me to continually average 50 plus hours a week week after week. As I am a bit older now, I don't know if I have the gas to continue to put in that much time, If i was having fun, I think I could. I see no reason why I can't go at this like it was a full time gig and put in 40 hours a week,. The problem has always been that I did not know WHAT to do, or it seemed like I did not have the skills do do what I thought I needed to do (like build a website), so my efforts seemed to be wasted or unproductive.
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This is an interesting question. I have no idea if I would ever be able to replace the income that I made in my last job which was about $225,000 the last year I was there. I hope I don't sound greedy, but I guess I would be ecstatic if I could double that; that is the answer to question 2. I know how much time I have invested in my life in jobs making money (or providing services which were of value to my employer); there were times when it was not unusual for me to continually average 50 plus hours a week week after week. As I am a bit older now, I don't know if I have the gas to continue to put in that much time, If i was having fun, I think I could. I see no reason why I can't go at this like it was a full time gig and put in 40 hours a week,. The problem has always been that I did not know WHAT to do, or it seemed like I did not have the skills do do what I thought I needed to do (like build a website), so my efforts seemed to be wasted or unproductive.
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Carson Premium
Hi Robert,

These are great goals and I know that you will work hard to achieve them! One of the most important aspects of building a successful business is having goals so that you always have something to work towards!

Keep on taking action within the community as you have done here, you are well on your way!

I am here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions while you get started. I look forward to helping out!

Carson
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VitaliyG Premium
Nice goals Robert and I can tell you from personal experience, those goals are not greedy whatsoever and absolutely possible in this business. If you follow WA's guidelines and take action, I have no doubt you will be able to replace that income, double, tripe and even quadruple it. In internet business, sky is the limit :)
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Hi,
Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow, the very best to you. Have a great day!
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Crossland Premium
HI Tribe82 "Bob". Thank you for the follow. To read your profile is to know you have lived a very interesting life. Good lock here at WA
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Thanks for the follow.
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best!
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JimmyLean Premium
Hi Bob, I have learned a lot from your profile, thanks and be blessed :)
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Veganlife Premium
Great to meet you, Bob, I'm starting scuba lessons this week, just the theory first, then next week the practical. Scary! But so exciting.
Van
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tribe82 Premium
Good luck. I think you will real enjoy it. Keep calm is the best advice I can provide.
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1sourcebiz Premium
Thanks for the follow Tribe and all the best in your online adventures! Although I'm up here in the Great White North - I feel your pain more, as my Dolphins haven't advanced as far as the Superbowl since '84 when Joe Montana and the Niners destroyed us.
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tribe82 Premium
To win the big one, you risk losing the big one, so I don't mind that they have lost. We got to watch a lot of wins along the way. It is hard to get to that pinnacle and win; fun to have your team have a chance quite often. I have been a fan of mediocre teams and it gets pretty boron watching teams lose a lot! I guess that is what being a fan is about. We sucked for many years after Elway retired, and probably will again when Manning leaves....but for now...go Broncos!
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JennyAnn Premium
Hello :) I lived in the Middle East too. Beauty about an internet business is it doesn't matter where you are in the world as long as you've got a connection. Wishing you all the very best and much success!

Jenny
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tribe82 Premium
So true. The world has changed very much in my lifetime and the the internet is a fundamental tool now that did not exist when I was born. It has both shrunk and expanded the world at the same time.
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lloyddeberr Premium
Thanks for the follow. I hope this works for you.
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JAY-B Premium
A warm hello Bob,

Welcome to WA and thank you for your follow. I wish the very best of success for you here at WA and hope that your online objectives and dreams will be fully realized soon.

We, at the WA Community, are always right beside you to provide you a 24/7 support that you may need to make your WA journey a joyous and successful one. All you need to do is simply shout out and ASK! I promise you that you’ll be amazed at the constructive and timely response you’ll receive!

With my sincere regards,
Jay Barnelli
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wootten Premium
Hello Bob....it is Great to meet you! Thankyou for stopping in and taking the time to read my story about my dear Agnus...i miss her terribly but like she used to say "Life goes on....put that smile back on and go gettem'!"
I enjoyed your profile story....you have alot to proud of and i look forward to sharing our successes here at WA.
Please enjoy your day....and sunshiny smiles from Amanda
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tribe82 Premium
Where is that beach that you find your driftwood?
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Tbreak Premium
Hi Bob, Your profile is a great read, I like to hear stories of people who go out and grab a bit of life with both hands and enjoy it.
Pleased to meet you Bob, and I wish you luck at 2015 Ryder Cup ;-)
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DarleneB Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck with your website
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IvanRi Premium
Hi Tribe, thanks for following me back.
Best luck with WA!
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow Bob wish you every success
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NWTDennis Premium
Hey Bob ... thank you for the follow. I think your broad background will serve you well here at WA. The training will be challenging, but with diligence, persistence and patients you should be able to make it happen.

I wish you the best.
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tribe82 Premium
I am having fun with this. It is a new challenge which makes it interesting. It is also a blast interacting with all of the folks here at WA. Thanks for the encouragement.
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kevgeick57 Premium
Hello, be around, talk soon, Kev.
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philsmkt62 Premium
Thanks for the follow and thanks for your help today. Wishing you great success here at WA.
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jonw Premium
Hi Bob, You're a hoot man. I've read some of your stuff, last couple of days, now I'm following ya. Keep up the good work & Welcome to WA.
I'd love to see Denver,great city I hear, my best to you. Jon
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Christabelle Premium
Hi Robert, Thank you for your follow! You have had quite an interesting life! I look forward to following your journey! Christa :)
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tribe82 Premium
Not all bean counters are boring! Some of us are a bit taxing!
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Christabelle Premium
lol
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Jim-WMP Premium
Hi Bob, welcome to WA. How about fast bikes?
All the best, Jim
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow Bob.
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tribe82 Premium
Cheers! Tell me about those Cars. An old car to me is a GTO from the 1960's...LOL
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Chris2005 Premium
I will have to dig up the article I wrote 10 years ago for a small mag about my car. Will take a few days. May stil be online i will check and give you a link.
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tribe82 Premium
It is a beauty. I would like to read it. Do you have more pictures also?
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Chris2005 Premium
Look at this article http://www.gatewaygto.org/articles/July 2010 COM.pdf
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tribe82 Premium
Got a 404 error
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Chris2005 Premium
I will check when I get back from store.
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tribe82 Premium
no worries
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pahr53 Premium
Bob, Did you ever get to see this site? Just go to the main address and click on the "Articles" heading. Then slide down to 2010 and find the July article.
http://www.gatewaygto.org/
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fairo Premium
Thanks for the follow
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you for following. I really appreciate it. :)
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hakemp001 Premium
Thank you for the follow Bob. Other than skiing and scuba diving, I also really enjoy being outdoors. I especially love fast cars and football.
Dallas Cowboys are my team, however not particularly fond of our quarterback. I am happy to be a fellow community member with you here in WA!!
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efortune Premium
Thanks for following.

The Internet will provide you a platform for following your dream.

WA has the system in place to help you to achieve it.

Succeed only,
PerrySr. (Efortune)
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tribe82 Premium
Thanks for those encouraging word Perry!
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efortune Premium
You are welcome!
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Robert, thank you very much for the follow back and lovely to meet you here. I visited Denver is 2011 only for a short stay but really enjoy it. Anyway, all the best and see you around the corridors of WA! :)
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Misspressy Premium
Hi Robert, thanks for the follow back. More success to all your online endeavors, God bless.
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susanhinds Premium
Hello Bob. Thanks for connecting.

Congratulations on finding your way to Wealthy Affiliate. Well done!

You have great experience to enable you to be successful in your own online home business. I am sure that you will do very well indeed. I also share a love for scuba diving and the outdoors.

If I can help you in any way at all then please do reach out to me.

I have 10 plus years plus experience in network marketing and truly love the work that I do and the wonderful people that I meet just like you, so please let me know if you need some help. My mission is "To Live a FREE, Happy and Prosperous Life and to Empower You to Love Your Life!"

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to getting to know you.

Have an awesome day!

Susan Hinds
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Bob. Go Broncos. Debbie was born and raised in Denver.
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you all the best
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MarcieM Premium
Welcome Bob, wish you much success here! Thanks for the follow! Sounds like you have a great personally!
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Sui_generis Premium
Welcome to WA and thank you for following me, Bob. Interesting bio. An auditor, huh? I always tried to avoid those. LOL. Denver is a gorgeous area. I wish you much success here.
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tribe82 Premium
Former auditor. I discover that nobody likes an auditor!
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x1268x Premium
Ha, that depends on what you audited. Tax??? In that case,well.
Cheers:)
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tribe82 Premium
No I worked for Arthur Andersen. At the time I was there they were probably the 3rd or 4th largest public accounting firm. We audited public and private companies; I worked on clients mostly in the Oil & Gas industry on the exploration and production side (E&P). Not

Not as bad as being a tax auditor, but you weren't exactly greeted with open arms either.
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Tallell97 Premium
Hi Bob and thank you for following me. Hope all is going well and I wish you all the best. Debbie
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apache1 Premium
Thank you for the follow Bob appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your day my is just ending here in Oz
Take care
Andre
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Thanks for connecting, good luck to you and your future success.
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ELeslie Premium
Wow! High Bob, desiring all the best for you. I will follow you

EJ
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Ncuomo Premium
Hey thanks for the follow back
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Welcome to WA. Hope your experiences are enjoyable!!
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey Bob, I see your avatar popping up on the blogs I've been reading. I thought it would be good to see who you are and introduce myself to you and add a follow to you, just in case we see each other around the water cooler. I liked your "Who Knew..." blog, yeah I know the feeling.
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tribe82 Premium
This is a welcome change of pace for me. I am really enjoying learning something new and puzzling through things in Wordpress. It is a welcome change of pace after all the years doing the finance related work . Let me know if I can ever help out.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
yeah right back at you. ;^)
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ECrosbyJr Premium
Hello Bob and thanks for the follow. I am following you as well. Welcome to WA. The community support and the educational system are excellent. Your profile is very interesting!
To your success!
Ellsworth
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RobertBurch Premium
Interesting profile Robert! I am enjoying my first few days with WA. I have gotten through two lessons in the starter series and watched Kyles video on developing a niche. Pretty good info so far!
I am a liken it here so far.

Good to meet you in the community!

Robert
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tribe82 Premium
I have found the video training to be very well done; well documented and easy to understand and well paced and the voice over done very well also. Questions can be asked on line live and you can also write a question and you will get back responses quickly; there are a lot of very experienced people here in this forum, and they are quite helpful.
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stopscamming Premium
Welcome to the Wa community and thank you very much for returning my following.
Wish you all the best success.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Bob, I have my favorite team and you're not gonna like it. lol Did I just lose the option to call you Bob? lol Despite the fact that we have rival football teams, I appreciate you taking the time to network with me. I still wish you massive success building your business. All the best to you. Evelyn. :)
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tribe82 Premium
No worries. Sports rivalries are fun! I am in the midst of watching a training that was offered before I joined WA thanks to your recent blog post about Info; so thanks!
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you great success in all of you endeavours. Blessings!
Hilda
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Istyleuk Premium
Hi Bob
add your website into the right hand tool bar so we can take a look at your site.
Rich.
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tribe82 Premium
I will do that pretty soon. It is still pretty rough as I am playing around with which Wordpress theme I want to go with.
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Istyleuk Premium
I understand take your time, so much to learn but it is really worth it.
I set up a quick dummy site to check out many themes, to see what they really looked like with content, the look is all important.
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rob3 Premium
Hi Bob, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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tribe82 Premium
Thanks!
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JennPGD Premium
Thank you, Bob. I appreciate it very much. Take care. :))
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Bob and welcome to WA, Thank you for the follow.
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Barbie77 Premium
Hi there. Thank You so much! And welcome to WA!
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kholmes Premium
Thank you for your follow Bob!
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tribe82 Premium
And you for yours as well. You have a diverse set of interests . Looks like your challenge might be trying to figure out which niche to pursue first! Best wishes as you move it forward!
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kholmes Premium
Well here's my site, have come a long way in just over a month.
http://brightoncomputerandretailstore.com/
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jazminf Premium
Hello Bob, Welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. Wish you much success:)
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GRamos Premium
A pleasure to meet you!
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Stonefox Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. It's indeed a pleasure meeting you. Best regards and best of luck in all of your endeavors!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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tribe82 Premium
Appreciate your useful comments. I am learning by doing and by following instructions around here and by following those who went before me; seems like a good plan....
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keldubry Premium
Thanks for the follow. Much success to you going forward.
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cookma54 Premium
I have seen your comments. I like what I see. I'll be following ... see you in the comment section! M
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isoop Premium
Hi Bob, so nice to meet you! Thanks for the follow back. Are you enjoying the WA community so far? I feel fortunate to have my way here.
Iris
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tribe82 Premium
Yes; I enjoy the opportunity to learn as well as the chance to contribute and to encourage and to meet new people all over the globe. It's great!
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hmasters Premium
Really a nice bio, Robert. A man of land, sea and air!! Glad to see you here and looking forward to following you.
Harold
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Robert! -

Thank you for Following Back! :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Robert - or Bob? -

Congradulations on upgrading to Premium!


*** I am Now Following You! ***


** Have a Great Weekend! **


David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Robert (great name, as it is mine too) 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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georgetteG Premium
Hi Bob nice to meet you!
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tribe82 Premium
Feeling is mutual. Love your niche. Kingdom work is not really work is it ?
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KLewis Premium
Hello again Bob, Thanks for the follow,As I am following you back.Such a nice profile.Keep in touch.Ken
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Bob, and WELCOME to WA! You have some great experience to make you successful here and I look forward to working with you!
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KeithM2576 Premium
Welcome Rob, I have just replied to your PM and followed you. Good luck with WA
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DESIDAC Premium
Hi Robert,
So nice to meet you. Thanks for viewing my profile and blogs and commenting on all of them. All the comments were supportive and reassuring. It is always a great feeling when people understand why and support the decisions you have made.

You have moved around internationally and in the USA a lot which I am sure has given you lots of experience in life. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks so much for following back. Welcome and I wish you all the best here at WA!

DES
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sdawson Premium
Hello Robert, welcome. You will love this place. Best of luck
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NicoleJBN Premium
Hi Robert,

thanks for the follow and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Also congratulations on going Premium right away. Now you've got everything you'll ever need to create a successful online business.

I wish you all the best and if there's anything I can help you with, drop me a message. :)

Take care,
Nicole
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tribe82 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Just got back from doing some research on my niche! I am having too much fun...a good sign when you activities which in the past would have been considered work now just make you smile and energize you instead of wear you out!
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NicoleJBN Premium
Yes, it is. It's suppose to be fun. Keep up the good work :)
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AllynBeekman Premium
Great work background, but I can sense your frustration, just like many of us (not talking Superbowl losses here - I'm a Detroit Lions fan so talk about frustration!!!). One step at a time, Bob. You can do it!
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tribe82 Premium
The frustration builds up from realizing (and it does not take a genius to get this) that if you don't sign your own paycheck, you have very little control over your own life. Time to change the paradigm and have my work go to my benefit; I would like then to move beyond that and be able to be generous with my resources and benefit other people. I can't do that......yet.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Yep - I recognize those feelings and thoughts completely! Best to you.
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi and welcome to WA Premium! Here's to your success here at Wealthy Affiliate - if you have nay questions please feel free to ask!
Regards,
Kevin
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Newtonfrisky Premium
Hi, sounds like a similar background to me (though yours is more corporate than mine). There are lots of skills that you have that you can really draw on here. Welcome to Premium. Just follow the lessons and do the work, and everything else will follow. Enjoy!
Jon
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VitaliyG Premium
Wow sounds like you have been through quite a lot in life Robert. This is actually a great thing for online business because it brings about tons of niche ideas you could go with and combine with WA's training on building an online business. I have no doubt you're going to love this place and all of it's resources. Do let me know if there's anything I can help you with moving forward :)
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TheCatherine Premium
Welcome to premium, this is where the real training starts. Let me know if I can help you with anything
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tradercalif Premium
Hi William, Welcome to the WA community!
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mariamcm Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium - I'm sure you're going to find plenty of value in here!
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apache1 Premium
Hi William
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate it’s great to have you here as a member of one great big family.
Remember the best place to begin is by clicking the Green Icon to your top left called Get Started Here.
As you following the lessons taught by Kyle you will gain great insights on how the online world works and before you know it you will have your website up and running.
At the end of each lesson should you have any questions there is provision to ask. Take some time also to familiarize yourself with the entire site click the various icons around you.
Check out other profiles of your fellow member and if you wish follow them. You can do the same for me as I have followed you.
On the right hand side under the title Website you may find various social media sites where you can also connect with such as mine.
Wishing you great success for you online venture.
Take care be well
Andre
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KLewis Premium
Big hello to you William, Welcome to WA> Great program,With great support.Glad that you are here.I lived in colorado some time ago.Met John Elway when I was in upper management for Bell Atlantic.Based out of Denver.Great profile.You will do great here.Keep in touch.Ken
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Kyle Premium
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Online Business community. In the coming days you are going to learn about how the Internet can be leveraged to earn a substantial amount of money online. BUT, before this can happen you need to understand that in order to achieve success at anything, it will take a bit of work and you will hit a few bumps in the road along the way.

That is why I am here and that is why there is a big community here that is behind you (and rooting for you) every step of the way. If you ever need anything Robert, I am here to help so just let me know.

You can get started right away by working on the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course found here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Robert, I wanted to stop by and personally welcome you to WA. Rest assured everything I mentioned about them is true :)

Whether you're here to build a business, a website or just want to learn and make money online, this is the only place that will show you the best ways to do it.

Here are my 2 quick recommendations on getting started out the best possible way:

1. Please complete your account sign setup. This is just a simple 1 minute process that will better help myself and WA know more about you and your goals. I'd like to get to know you better and help you get going.

2. After you've done this, check this page out: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1 (I think Kyle or Carson already recommended this). This is where everyone who joins WA should begin as it will explain everything.

The course is the most important part of WA. It will guide you to success!

And that's it!

Believe me when I say this stuff works. Just follow the instructions and if you have any questions Robert, feel free to leave them by just posting a reply here. I usually respond within 24 hours and will be more than happy to help you out!

One last thing I want to mention:

Currently you're a Starter member of WA. This is completely free and you can do a lot of things such as build 2 free websites, get access to training and the online chat, among other cool perks!

If you see that WA and it's training is something you'd like to continue, I would highly recommend upgrading to the Premium membership. It's usually $47 per month, but if you sign up within the first 7 days of joining WA...

1. You can get a 59% discount ($19 for the first month).

2. I'll send you my personal guide to Reaching Your Financial Independence in 2014. This guide is based on my EXACT profit generating techniques I've used with WA. If you are serious about online business, you need to have this. :)

3. You get access to my personal support, 24-7. If you need help, you can be sure that you can fire any questions my way. I have been in the Internet marketing world since 2006 and have likely seen it all! In short, if you have ANY questions, you can come to me anytime and I will help you out (if I can't, I promise to find you the answer). You can count on that.

Certainly this is up to you Robert. For now just check out the recommended things and see how it works out :)

Talk to you soon!

Vitaliy
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