About Tuze
Joined January 2016
Greetings everyone! My name is Mike and I guess you could say I've been around.

My background in business includes lengthy service on the financial and admin side of the petrochemical industry, and a fascinating spell in long haul transport and logistics, both of which were mainly in central and southern Africa. Doing business in Africa is interesting to say the least! When I tired of working for big corporations, I tried my hand in the hospitality and tourism field by way of a pet-friendly guest farm, and a travel website focused on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. I currently live in Scotland, so you can see I like to travel!

I've always played a variety of sports, but these days I'm pretty much limited to golf, for which Scotland is famous, and I actually live in a stone cottage on a golf course - it sounds great, but there are distractions .... (Breaking news: we've just moved house and I now have to drive to the golf course)

I was just the right age to see the personal computer era from the beginning (OK, I'm quite old) and have enjoyed growing along with it and the internet. That Mallorca travel website taught me a few things, one of which was how to lose money - hopefully that experience won't be repeated. As I'm currently looking for a new challenge, I can't wait to embrace WA to mutual benefit.
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Off the top of my head, I imagine I would be happy at £40K, more than happy at £100K. I have no other calls on my time, and thus would give it my undivided attention and effort.
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Tuze Premium
Off the top of my head, I imagine I would be happy at £40K, more than happy at £100K. I have no other calls on my time, and thus would give it my undivided attention and effort.
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JabariB Premium
We have relatively similar goals... So welcome the cool kids club lol.
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Kyle Premium
You absolutely can and you will achieve these goals (and likely beyond) Mike! Dedicate yourself to your goals and take action on what you learn here. Action leads to success and I have never seen anyone fail that doesn't quit.

I look forward to working with you and do let me know if you need a hand along the way. :)
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mjpd Premium
Great attitude! Reach out to the WA community to keep yourself going!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best continued success to you here in WA!

Jeff
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Jeff, and best wishes to you and yours.

Mike
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Mike!

Thanks for the follow, am following you back.

Wow, living on a golf course. How often do you have to change windows? Or do you have special glass haha.

Best of success!

Steven
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Tuze Premium
Lol, it was great but we've just now completed a house move to be closer to family. Pretty old English village, but I can't walk out of my door onto the golf course any longer.

All the best,

Mike
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ETZEL Premium
Hello,

Thanks for the follow !

I hope we realise our goals for the future !

Why did you lose your money ?

Have a nice day,

Attila
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Tuze Premium
Well, there were a few factors ..... I had difficulties with partners on the upstream side, and downstream I was working in an unfamiliar country, using an unfamiliar language. Plus the "usual" business problems. Not a happy memory, but useful lessons learned!
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PatSID Premium
Hi Mike, welcome and thanks for the follow back. Wishing you all the very best.
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sandrahering Premium
Thanks for the follow and hope you have great success here at WA!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network. Wishing you all the best :-)
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CarmenJS Premium
Hello Mike, and welcome to WA, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask
best wishes
Carmen
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for joining my network here at WA. I wish you the greatest success on your adventures here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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AlanP1 Premium
Mike - many thanks for the follow - I wish you every success here at WA.
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RobertC44 Premium
Hi Mike. Your profile looks a lot like mine, except for the age thing. Today I am celebrating my 73rd birthday so Ive been around as well, also play golf <www.eldergolfer.com> (not very well) and lived in the UK and Saudi for a few years. But Im back home in NZ in a semi retired mode. I will be following you. Robert.
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Tuze Premium
Hi Robert and happy birthday! Not that much difference in the age thing - I'll be 73 in May. The main thing is we're both still active and above ground, as one of my Scots friends keeps telling me. I've followed you back and wish you every success.

Mike
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Tuze Premium
Thanks, and best wishes for 2017.
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angelam12368 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Best of wishes to you.
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Mike 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.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links. The following link is a walk through with more details for your online journey
This link below is a great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running.. Marcel
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for following me...I am fairly new to WA & love the training...at last I feel as if I am accomplishing something! All the best to you...
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Tuze Premium
You'll have some ups and downs but there's no doubt this is a great place to be for learning and for support. Best wishes.
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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Tuze Premium
Thank you very much!
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MPollock Premium
Thanks for the follow and have a great day.
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Tuze Premium
And thank you too Mike!
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JJULIES Premium
Hi Mike, great profile. Despite whatever distractions it must be wonderful living on a golf course! All of the very best with your business.
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Tuze Premium
Hi there and thanks for following me - I'll be returning the compliment shortly. I wish you all the best for success here at WA - the most helpful and supportive crowd of people around!
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JJULIES Premium
Thanks Mike :)
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TomMoore Premium
Hey Mike...thanks for the follow and it looks like I'm already following you.
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Tuze Premium
Cool, thanks Tom!
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speedking Premium
Hi Mike, many thanks for the follow, and here's wishing you loads of success with all your online ventures. take care, Johan.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Mike!
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 website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page.
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Tuze Premium
Hi there Shawn,

Thank you for those encouraging words! I took a look at your site and loved the clean layout and the way you've organised the information. Best wishes going forward,

Mike
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks for taking the time to look at my site Mike!
Best regards,
Shawn
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DianneBee Premium
HI Mike - you're site has a crisp and clean look - I know you're going to put this training here to very good use!
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Tuze Premium
Thank you! Your encouragement is much appreciated!
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DrK00 Premium
Hi Mike, thanks again for providing feedback on my site.

Is your profile picture taken from your Scottish cottage golf course? Looks absolutely beautiful.

All the best,
Dr. K.
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Tuze Premium
It was a pleasure looking at such a professional website Dr. K. - something for me to aim for!

That photo was indeed taken on our golf course after some extraordinary storms had passed through. The light and reflections caught my eye and made for an appropriate metaphor.

All the best,

Mike
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Mike, I look forward to following you. I enjoyed reading your story here...some great niches...

I wish you much success here!!
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Tuze Premium
Thank you very much - I see you have some excellent niches yourself! Very best wishes.
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow, I wish you much happiness, good health, and great success in the coming year;-)
Don
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Tuze Premium
You are welcome, and thank you for the kind wishes. All the very best to you and your family!
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CharlesL Premium
Thanks for the follow. We wish you the best here at WA.
Chuck and Evelyn
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Tuze Premium
My pleasure and please accept my best wishes also.

Mike
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike ! Have a wonderful day !
Cheers =)
Sarah
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Tuze Premium
You are welcome, and thank you!
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BelieveItYes Premium
=)
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stephhill Premium
Thanks for following me. I hope all is going well so far!
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Tuze Premium
Likewise! I'm at a slightly confused stage where I know just enough to know that I don't know enough, if you follow that bit of convoluted logic. But I'm still loving it, so all is well!
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks for the follow, Mike. It is always wonderful to be able to know friends from all over the world just with a computer at home.
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Tuze Premium
Absolutely!
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athonx14 Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike. I hope your journey here at WA brings you a lot of success.

See you around,
Eric
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Tuze Premium
Cheers Eric and best wishes your way.
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PJonline Premium
Hello MIKE ! Thank you for the follow! Yes, I have heard of the courses In Scotland as well! Also the frightful rainstorms and bluseterly freezing cold. I read the Herriott books. Oh he could make me laugh so hard! But I think that is as close to getting to Scotland as I will ever get! Take care and all the best to you in your ventures here. :) pJ
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Tuze Premium
Thanks for the encouragement PJ! I love the way you have totally embraced this whole website business - you are a true source of inspiration for us new kids on the block (not an accurate description of my physical state, by the way).
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PJonline Premium
Lol! Thank you Mike.. I have a ways to go and plugging along!! Keep me posted now!! Have a website and having a profitable website are two issues I am currently trying to reconcile!! Ha!
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MGalligan Premium
Hi Mike,
Thanks for the follow. Best of luck to you.
Maria
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Maria, and the same to you!
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mskauai Premium
Aloha Mike !

"Mahalo" for the Follow -- wishing you much success and prosperity;
Have a Great Year !

Holly
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Tuze Premium
Wow, a greeting from Hawaai! Thanks so much and best wishes to you.
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mskauai Premium
and that was a greeting without cheese; here's a greeting with cheese: Aloooooooooooohhhhaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!
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Tuze Premium
I really, really love cheese!
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Kyle Premium
Mike, 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 Mike.
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Tuze Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thanks for the encouragement! I think I was a bit stuck until I moved on with the Bootcamp lessons alongside course 3 of the Get Started. A lot of things suddenly made much more sense and I have just spent several days re-organising my first website - I'm now much happier.

I have got one link to WA in place on the site, but will not seriously start promoting until I have a lot more content in place (plus traffic, lol). I do have a list of a whole lot of topics to write about, so that shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully, I'll be learning how to organise everything better in coming weeks as well.

Meanwhile, if you have an idle minute, which I doubt, I don't mind you commenting on my site affiliateexploits.com - all input is good, but yours is especially welcome.

All the best,
Mike
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Mike, I like how you have broken down your menus. It makes a lot of sense and right now it is a matter of building out your actual website content. You are definitely heading in the right direction here and I really do look forward to working with you moving forward. :)
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Kyle, that is very much appreciated, especially as I know your time must be limited.
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Kyle Premium
Gladly Mike, any time!
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Nrichards Premium
Welcome to wealthy affiliate. You are in the right place at the right time to be taken to the next level, Success is yours for the taken, you cannot lose your are a winner, you are not alone we are here to make sure your dreams become your reality. Gods willing we will make it see you at the top.
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Tuze Premium
Thanks for the very kind thoughts Norman. I'm sure if we work and support each other, we'll all make it - and then I can come and visit you in the Bahamas!
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Nrichards Premium
Sounds good to me. Have a great day. God bless.
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billybons Premium
Hi, Mike! Welcome to WA! Thank you for following me!
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Tuze Premium
Hey Kirill, my pleasure! I see we share similar views about working for ourselves! All the best.
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felixwebman Premium
Hi John! All good things to you!
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Tuze Premium
I'm Mike, but thanks anyway :-)
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Mike and thanks for the follow!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been in the online marketing arena and a webmaster for a long time, but WA totally rocks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, please remember, we are here to help in anyway. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We're here to help!

Cheers,
pj
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Tuze Premium
Thanks PJ, I'll be asking for sure!
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stanleytee Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am following you back.
Cheers,
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Loes Premium
Hello Mike, Welcome! Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under trainings (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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jmutisy5 Premium
Thank you for the follow and welcome to my network.
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stanleytee Premium
Welcome to WA premium club.
Wish you success.
Stay focus and don't get distracted.
Cheers,
Stanley
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Stanley, see you at the top!
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chengckalex Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate - the most helpful and friendliest community online. Let's work and study toward our successes, Cheers!
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Tuze Premium
Many thanks & best wishes to you also!
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Mac01 Premium
Hello there!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on going Premium. You've chosen a great way to start off the new year.

If you need any assistance during your journey at WA, I am more than happy to help in any way I can.

Feel free to check out my website: 'Legit Ways to Earn Money Online', it might give you a few ideas on getting started (feel free to leave a comment on it also!)


http://legitwaystoearnmoneyonline.co/automatic-income-system

Best of luck with your online endeavours!

Thomas :)
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Missa3 Premium
Hello,
Welcome to Premium membership, You have made a great choice and you already know it. You may have noticed we are a community base on paying it forward. So please don't hesitate to give a shout when you need a helping hand.

~Debra
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Tuze Premium
That's very kind Debra, thank you. I wish you every success.
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mrwalt01 Premium
Great job on upgrading to premium. I wish you much success here at WA and I look forward to seeing you at the top.

Sean
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Tuze Premium
Hey Sean, thank you, and I hope to meet you at the top!
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Jeg12 Premium
Hey There
Welcome to WA premium.
You have made a great investment in your future.
The training is awesome and the community is world class.
Hope you enjoy your ride here wit WA.
All the best
Michelle
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Tuze Premium
You are very kind Michelle, thanks so much.
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jmutisy5 Premium
Hello Mike, my name is Joseph and I take this time to welcome you to WA. Wish you success.
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Joseph, and very best wishes to you also.
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Krisbar96 Premium
Welcome to Premium! ! :-)
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Tuze Premium
Thanks very much!
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ShannonSB Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. You have just opened up Pandora's box of resources. The community here is the best and will truly help you with any problems or questions. The lessons are so easy to follow and made so awesomely. Just remember in order to reach the highest level of success - website FIRST - socializing second. Still - stay active in the community - that will help your rank here within WA and it's a very important piece of your true future success. If you ever need anything feel free to reach out to me. Please follow me.
~Shannon
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Tuze Premium
Thanks for the kind welcome Shannon - I can see I'm going to like it here!
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ShannonSB Premium
You are welcome! Welcome to my network and if you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Mike? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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Tuze Premium
We're moving along slowly Kyle, thanks. To be honest, I lost a fair bit of money on a previous web based business (franchised) and I'm consequently a tad cautious about starting something new. I'm already happy with what you offer at WA - just need to be sure about myself and how creative I can be, as well as my likely investment before a return starts to appear!
Meanwhile, I've only got about a day and a half before my Premium offer expires, so must press on!
Best.
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Kyle Premium
We are going to be prove to be different than anything out there, Mike. We are legitimate, we care about you and your success, and there is no platform out there that offers everything you need to create and grow a business in the way that wA does.

If you need anything moving forward, just let me know!
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Tuze Premium
You may know by now that I've gone Premium - watch this space! Thanks for the encouragement.
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Kyle Premium
Congrats on going Premium Mike, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Tuze Premium
Not at all, thank you, Labman. We are very fond of dogs also and Labs are among our favourites, so you struck a chord!

All the best,

Mike
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Carson Premium
Hey Mike! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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Tuze Premium
Thanks Carson - I did drop you a note feeling you out about my start niche. Must have crossed with yours, I think. When you have a minute, I'd be delighted to hear your reaction!
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simonreap Premium
Hi Mike,

Great to see you over here in Wealthy Affiliate. I'm totally addicted and working my way through all the training courses and planning some new websites to create in 2016. It's great to be part of a community of like minded people like this and I'm sure you'll learn a lot.

Anyway just wanted to say hi and welcome! :-)

Let me know if you need any help with setting up your profile or getting started!

Cheers,

Simon
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Tuze Premium
Hi Simon,
Thanks for the welcome and, in particular, for pointing me this way - your videos are excellent, by the way. Obviously, I'm way behind you, but my motivation is strong and I'm very excited at the opportunities WA offers.

Now I have to figure out my areas of interest - at my age there are rather too many!

Thanks again, all the best, and keep in touch.

Best,

Mike
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