About Tudogz
Joined October 2016
Hi all.

My name is Thomas, or Tudogz. (Why do you ask?)

At the time of joining, (Oct 2016) I'd just recently retired from what was my Day Job in the transport industry and moved from Perth, Western Australia to Ulverstone in Tasmania. I was a Pilot/Escort driver escorting heavy equipment to and from mining and building sites, Mostly in the west, but occasionally interstate. I've lived and/or worked in every state of Australia at one time or another.

I've had a variety of jobs over the years, including sales, factory work, a stint as a pro musician and even 25yrs as a full time carer. (My former wife was disabled. She passed in 2010) My big passion though, is writing.

I'm working on a novel (what writer isn't haha) and these days I divide my time between that and freelance copywriting. I've studied SEO copywriting and expect to be able to put those skills to work here. Meanwhile, along with my wife Linda, I'm just learning to adapt to our new home in Tassie.

UPDATE: August 2018.

Yes, I'm still here! When my first 12 months was up I still wasn't doing all that well, but decided to sign on for another year at Premium. The novel has been on hold since I joined WA.

I've had some health issues, and took a long break for a bit. I also re-evaluated my position and pinpointed a few areas where I was drifting off course.

I've decided to restart the whole process. I had too many websites and was spreading myself too thin. I'm concentrating on just two now. I also realized I wasn't following the training properly.

My latest site is dedicated to promoting CBD Hemp Oil. I think this is a niche with definite potential. I'll share my newest post here.
https://marijcanna.com/buy-cbd-oil-online
I'd appreciate any feedback or onsite comments if you feel inclined.

If you're thinking of giving CBD products a try, there's a WA post I wrote here.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tudogz/blog/whats-the-best-cbd-affiliate-program

Anyway, that's it for now.
Wishing you all Success and Happiness.
Thomas.

FURTHER UPDATE: (Oct 2019)
Linda and I have moved back to what was my old home state of South Australia. I have sons, grandsons, and now a great-grandson over here.
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#1- $1,000 pw
#2- $10,000 pw
#3- Whatever it takes
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tudogz Premium
#1- $1,000 pw
#2- $10,000 pw
#3- Whatever it takes
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Carson Premium
Hi there Thomas!

Well it all starts with a goal and now that you've got your goals outlined you can start working towards them. The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon. You have full control over your online business and we'll be here to help steer you in the right direction as you move forward.

Glad to see that you are taking action already by publishing your goals!

Carson
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DordPete Premium
Great goals, Thomas! Ambitious but definitely achievable in time as you're ready to dedicate a lot of time to building your online business. Follow the training and take action on what you learn, work at it consistently and you'll see some results in the months ahead.
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Hi Tudogz,

Awesome you are also doing CBD. I think the potential is monumental!

I too have been a caregiver for a family member... my daughter for almost 40 years now. She has multiple medical issues due to problems from a large brain tumor that was diagnosed when she was three. Thank God, she is still with me. I also have my own medical issues with which to reckon.

I used to talk to a guy named John, who lived in Perth. Sadly, he passed away due to complications from diabetes.

I've been fascinated with Australia since I was a kid. I especially love the exotic animals.

The need to write a book is also mutual.

Well... I hope the rest of your week and your weekend are truly blessed.
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tudogz Premium
Thanks for the reply.
Stick with it, you'll do well if you follow the training.
Maybe you will earn enough for a visit to OZ one day.
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NurseAngela Premium
Hi Thomas!

Thanks for the follow - I am encouraged to meet ranking members who share their experience of starting over or reevaluating & doing things differently. Thanks for sharing the wisdom & knowledge that comes from the work involved. I'm glad to have you in my circle. I'm just about 1 week in here at WA & have accomplished more than I expected. I enjoy how the community works & how everyone seems to try to offer their knowledge & support. Here's to our success at WA! :)
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Loes Premium
Hello Thomas,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Thomas and thank you for following and I wish to follow you in return.

Congratulations on your commitment in joining Wealthy Affiliate and also going Premium - a very wise decision indeed.

I hope you will be happy and successful here, and quickly become an integrated and participating member of the community.

Kindest regards from Ian in Western Australia.
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Weka-Lodge Premium
From WA..(Ozzie)...to WA... You didn't go far, did you? -- haha!
:) -- BTW... since you have the WA-Name of Tudogz... one sorta assumes you must have... 2 dogs! ...( I say... what a brilliant deduction! :) -- And a 'catchy' name it is! - so I'm just curious as to what your dogz's names are?? -- if it's not 'top-secret', that is! - haha.. :)
... Jen. (NZ).
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Madek Premium
Hey, Thomas!

I would feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in 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 on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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Madek Premium
Hey, Thomas!

I would feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in 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 on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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Wayne66 Premium
Hey, Thomas. Pleased to meet you. I like that name because I have a brother by that name.

Thanks for adding me to your network. Looking forward to seeing you succeed in this adventure, a new chapter in our journey here at WA.

All the best,

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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Eleuthera Premium
Thanks for replying to me, Thomas. I am now following you and hope you do the same. I like Site Content because of all the information it gives me. I honestly don't remember why I didn't use it in the beginning. I just finished publishing a book called Living from Your Heart: The Inner Essence Journey. I love writing, too. Katherine
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tudogz Premium
Thanks, and following you back.
I honestly didn't know about Site Content tool. I may start using it myself now!
Good luck.
Thomas.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thomas, hope the weather isn't disappointing you at the moment. As they say down here 'wait 5 minutes and it changes'!

Have you been along the water front road to Penguin. It used to have the best plants along the railway side of the road. I hope it still does.

And if you haven't visited it yet Pearn's Steam Museum is great.

Now I came here to follow you.
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tudogz Premium
Thanks.
Yes, Penguin still looks like a florist's dream.
We are loving it here in Tas, away from the heat.
Thanks for following me.
(Tell me, do followers actually bring benefits aside from the obvious camaraderie aspect? Everyone seems to be intent on gaining as many as possible, but my feeling is a small network would be better.)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I am not really chasing them either. I just do a few lines of followers a day to try keep my notifications clear.

I can see a few benefits. Lots of them provide help and if you are following we all seem to have a more informal and friendly way of doing so.

Also you can invite them to view your site and comment. Lots of followers potentially lots of site visits.

I set up a small template. Then if their profile says a bit I do a bit of personal writing but not much. This speeds things up.

And don't forget those you follow will pass on sites to their friends and acquaintances, and they may then pass them on too. Lots more traffic.

And so on.

If you haven't got your emails under control try my tutorial.
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Kyle Premium
Thomas, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Thomas.
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tudogz Premium
Cheers Kyle. I couldn't make up my mind about my own niche, so thought I'd do the WA bootcamp while I think more on it. I'm doing two things at once, getting myself set up to promote WA and also setting up my own writer's website. If you have a moment, look at write-for-u.com. I'd really appreciate any comments you think may help. My affiliate site is my-buzz.com.
Thanks, Thomas.
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tudogz Premium
Hi Kyle. I'm reaching out to you as no-one else seems able to help me. I'm writing my content pages and have three problems. 1. I have organised my pages within menu, but the changes are not there when I view the site. 2. I want to insert a bigger space between paragraphs but when I add a blank line by pressing enter one or two times, again, the changes disappear when I view the site. 3. I can't see how to add colour to the headline. I can colour the text. but not headline.
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Kyle Premium
Hold down:

SHIFT + ENTER

And you will be able to add hard spacing as you are suggesting here. :)
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Welcome to WA premium membership!
You made a wise choice! If you have any questions regarding marketing, or Wealthy Affiliate
feel free to PM me, or leave me a comment on my profile, or blog posts.
I have written a few training modules and posts, here on WA, that might help you on your journey.
You can find them by visiting my profile.

Wishing you the best success you possibly can imagine!

Blessings

Claudia

Try and fail, but never fail to try - Jared Leto
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tudogz Premium
Hi Claudia.
Thanks for the good wishes. I do need a bit of advice, if you don't mind.
After doing a bit of surfing, I realise that my niche idea is already packed with great sites and so I'm going to swap to something else.
How do I completely delete my site?
I can't find a link for this.
Cheers, Thomas.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
go to the sitemanager section of WA, there you should see the list of your websites. Each listing has a place on the right where it says details - click on that. This will bring you to a page, that has the details of your plug-ins, and such, scroll all the way to the bottom, there you will find a red button, saying "Delete This Website", click that, and follow instructions from there. Let me know if you need more help, blessings!
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JudeP Premium
Welcome to the world of Premium Membership. Here you will find all the tools you need to help you create a successful online business, along with a great community of like-minded people who are always ready to lend a helping hand. I wish you all the best on your journey :)
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DordPete Premium
Hi Thomas I noticed you set up your profile completely. That's really great you're definitely on the right track!

Taking action is very important even when it's something as simple as an account set up.

I also wanted to mention Premium membership.
If your enjoying WA so far and want to move up a level its definitely worth a try. I highly recommend it for everyone.

If you need help with anything. Let me know!

Looking forward to your progress Thomas

All the best
Peter
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tudogz Premium
Just to clarify. If I sign up for premium, and want to host my own domains, there are no extra costs? (Other than buying the domain name of course)
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DordPete Premium
Yes, that's right, Thomas, as a premium member you can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free siterubix domains. As you say you just need to buy your domain name(s).
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tudogz Premium
Cheers. Just wanted to clarify that there were no hidden costs.
Still working through the course.
Thanks.
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DordPete Premium
You're welcome!
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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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tudogz Premium
Hi Kyle. I'll try not to use up too much of your time with queries, but I do have an idea I'd like to run past you.
I've been thinking for a while of setting up a site where I can offer my services as a writer/poet to compose poems, etc as first anniversary gifts. (paper anniversary)
I presented my wife with a "Certificate of Love and Appreciation" as a first an gift and she loved it.
My thoughts are now to use Wedding Anniversaries as my first niche. That way I could promote my own product as well as other gift ideas pertaining to the specific anniversary.
Will wordpress allow me to have one welcome page, with links to pages dealing with each special anniversary?
Any help would again, be much appreciated.
Thanks, Thomas.
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tudogz Premium
Trying to work my way through the training, but I'm stuck at editing my site.
Instructions say "shift+click to edit" but when I do, the text is highlighted but when I type nothing happens.
Cheers, Thomas.
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Kyle Premium
What are you trying to edit here? You can simply go into your page/post editor for your given content and update it. You don't need to hold SHIFT+ anything.
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DordPete Premium
If you are a writer you should do well online. Building your website you will need to write articles that help people. So being proficient in this aspect will certainly be a big advantage.
You have all the tools you need here Thomas and an incredible community that's always ready to help.
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orbenetplus Premium
Hi Thomas,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate community and hello my name is Lydia.

Nice to meet you. Looking really forward to work with you. Just bear in mind we are a community and everyone is willing to help, just don't hesitate to ask if you encounter some problems.

Try to invest time and patience and don't forget to hit like every time.

All the best and may god bless.
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DordPete Premium
Hello Thomas,

Nice to meet you! My name is Peter, I just wanted to welcome you here and wish you lots of success.
Hope you find the site as useful as I have.

As a new member, the first thing you should do is fill out your account profile. Don't worry, it's really easy to do.

Here's a video that shows how easy it is: (1) Add your profile image
(This helps people to connect with you quickly. You can put what you like)

(2) Add a personal description.
(Let us know a little about yourself and why you're here at WA!)

If you do these simple steps it will show you're serious about learning at WA and people will be more likely to answer your questions and help you if they see you've taken the two minutes to complete your profile.

Then make sure you complete Lesson 1 to start moving in the right direction: Click the link and take a few moments to get started...

Let me know if I can help you with anything or answer any questions about WA.
It's great to have you as part of the community here at WA!

I'm here to help :)

Best of luck
Peter
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