About Verna8767
Joined June 2015
Greetings Everyone!

Thanks for taking a few minutes from your busy day to drop by to “meet” me. I would like to share a little about myself and to hopefully meet many of you along my journey at Wealthy Affiliate.

My name is Verna Mason and I retired in 2009 as a Fraud Investigator from the Federal Government after 40 years of service. I also served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. I am an active volunteer in my church and community. I am a divorced mother of three adult children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. I am a native of Baltimore, Maryland. I enjoy car traveling, dining out, sewing/crochet, crabs and the Ravens!

Words I would use to describe myself are self-motivated, determined, inquisitive, kind and considerate. I love to laugh and joke. I have an incredible sense of caring and compassion for other people and helping others brings joy to my heart. I have a strong faith and that faith tends to carry me through the rough times and keeps me thankful during the good times.

Although I have been retired for ten years now, I haven’t been able to experience what it really feels like to be retired! Between February 2009 and February 2010, I had 5 separate surgeries. Victoriously, I will be an eleven-year breast cancer survivor in April 2018!! Yippee!

During the first eight years of my retirement, I didn't have much time for myself. Until recently, most of my days were spent caring for my ill brother and my two elderly Aunts! So, since my retirement, my days were filled with family care-taking obligations and many other responsibilities that take me outside my home.

I was glad to be able to be a help to my family, but it was a tough job. Sadly, my brother and one of my Aunts are no longer with me. But, life goes on for the living. I was able to get through that difficult time and at some point I realized it was time to put myself first.

I decided that I needed to do something for myself; to do something that was only for me, just because I wanted to do it! So, I decided to finish something that I started many years ago but let life get in the way. I returned to college during the spring of 2011 and worked to complete dual degrees in General Studies and Information Technology. I maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout and finished up my school days the end of 2013.

Since I have already fulfilled my time in the work force, I have no desire to have to clock in again for another employer. However, I do like the idea of owning my own business and that is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. I have always wanted to do work where I could control when and what I did. I wanted to be able to choose to work as much or as little as I desired.

Over the years, I have tried many things that gave me more control but I don’t think I was excited about any of them or I would still be doing them. I was a real estate agent, a real estate investor, owned a balloon decorating business, tried a dessert business, an alteration business, and a gaggle of so-called internet businesses (which were destined to fail before I even started).

I'm not a person to let the grass grow under my feet so I have been looking for something to keep my mind from turning to mush! I have always wanted to own my own business and have tried several things that didn't work out. I would really like this online business to succeed because I want to have something important to do each day, and I need increased income to make life better for me and my family.

That brings me to how I got here at Wealthy Affiliate. It has been my desire to have an online business for a lot of years now, but no matter how much money I spent looking for the right way to get it done, I was always unsuccessful. But not any longer! I am looking forward to the experience of starting a business with WA. I believe that this time I will succeed because I finally found real, honest help!

So hopefully, I have given you a little peek at who I am. I trust that you were able to see that I have a determination about me and I know what doesn’t hurt me will only make me stronger. Guess what? I’m stronger!

I appreciate you stopping by to get to know me a little. I hope to have an opportunity to get to know you as well.

By the way, check out my website by clicking the link below. I learned how to create this via the training I got from Wealthy Affiliate!

http://momstrustedaffiliate.com

This is Verna, signing off now. Be happy, be safe and be blessed!
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Q #1. Family has always been my first priority. My children are grown, but with the current economy and layoffs, my family has really been hit hard financially. I would like to earn as much as possible, but I would be initially happy if I could earn at least $1,000.00 a month.
Q #2. I would be ecstatic earning anything more than $1,000.00 a month. But I want to pay down all my debt ASAP and be able to help my children get financially stable and to be able to help others less fortunate than myself.
Q #3. I am willing to invest as much time as needed to achieve my goals an be successful in this business.
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Q #1. Family has always been my first priority. My children are grown, but with the current economy and layoffs, my family has really been hit hard financially. I would like to earn as much as possible, but I would be initially happy if I could earn at least $1,000.00 a month.
Q #2. I would be ecstatic earning anything more than $1,000.00 a month. But I want to pay down all my debt ASAP and be able to help my children get financially stable and to be able to help others less fortunate than myself.
Q #3. I am willing to invest as much time as needed to achieve my goals an be successful in this business.
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JackCao Premium
It is definitely possible to make such amounts if you work hard, persist and focus. The is really no limit to your success once you get your foundation right. If you dont see any results after some time, it means something is wrong but you must not quit. Keep going to revamp your path till you achieve your goal. Always keep your end goal in mind, ultimately, you want to build a successful future so your children will not suffer. Keep going!!!
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I know the feeling. Family is the priority in life. We have given up our retirement savings to raise our great-grandchildren for the past 7 years and now when we are struggling financially, the children just aren't there to help. The old saying is "He helps those who help themselves". Keep your chin up and turning the other cheek. I wish you great success.
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Kyle Premium
The thing about online success that I have come to learn is that there is room for ALL of us within the online world. There is no marketplace that is bigger and there is nowhere that represents this kind of opportunity, regardless of your niche, passions and interests (and it only continues to grow!!)

Take action on the training here at WA, immerse yourself within the awesome and helpful community here at WA... and ask for help when you need it. You will be well on your way to achieve your goals Verna!
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AmandaDyck Premium
Best wishes verna!
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LiseMarie Premium
Hello Verna :) Welcome to premium!
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riyazashu Premium
Thank you for adding me and best of wishes to you.
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verna8767 Premium
No problem! Looking forward to chatting with you.
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Stephanie. Like you, I was and still am fairly new. I joined seven weeks ago and have since then built two websites, which you can check out on my profile page. I have moved up in the Ranks to 38. I have over 682 people following me. And, I have made 12 affiliate sales using my niche website.

You will do great, but you will have to work hard and put in the time needed. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the platform and begin the training "Get Started Here" (green button on upper left hand corner).

If you get stuck and have questions, let me know how I can help. Or ask the community at large for some assistance.

Happy you are here!! Welcome to a new chapter towards your personal freedom.

Steph
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks Stephanie. Not bad for only seven weeks! I should be so lucky. LOL. I haven't got my first site up yet. I am working on the first course and am on the 4th lesson to start to build a site. I'm a little anal and like to work towards perfection do my pace is a little slower than others. I joined about 4 days ago. But I can't wait to get something up that works!! Keep up the great work. You are my inspiration.
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stephhill Premium
I am glad I have inspired you. Thank you for following me and I look forward to seeing your site.

BTW I am anal too. :)
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verna8767 Premium
Good to have someone who understands me!!! LOL
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, this is Glenn a fellow premium member like yourself dropping by to say special welcome, lots of success and most of all have fun
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks Glen. Glad to be here. Already having fun. WA ia amazing!
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks Glen. Glad to be here. Already having fun. WA ia amazing!
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Garden77 Premium
Enjoy
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely everything you need is here at Wealthy Affiliate to create and grow your business to any level online. I really do look forward to working with you and as you move forward you are really going to see your business come together.

If you ever need a hand with anything, please do let me know Verna. ;)

PS. I hope you are having an awesome weekend!
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verna8767 Premium
Yes Kyle. Its only been a few days since I joined but I'm already addicted to WA. I spent most of the weekend on here!
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Kyle Premium
This whole online business thing is highly addicting, I have been at it 13 years full time now and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I look forward to working with you!
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