About WBurton
Joined July 2015
Hello everyone, I am William and I had been searching for income solutions since I became unemployable due to health challenges and undisclosed age discrimination, (implied but not spoken).

During that period I was under employed, laid off, scammed or just not considered for employment. I tried every approach on the planet. I was becoming depressed and withdrawn. I even accepted my Social Security benefits (not entitlement as I paid into the system for over forty-five years) early at 62. I did that so as not to be a burden on my family or friends because that was how I was raised. Now maybe you’d call me head strong, proud or just stubborn, but as a former Marine and self-sufficient my whole life, I refused to give up until I solved my problems.

I took stock of my meager assets: a 2001 ford, a roof over my head, a good computer, the internet and a Social Security check that would just about cover my expenses as long as the car didn’t break, the rent didn’t go up, I didn’t eat much, and didn’t leave the house but once a week. I began my journey researching work at home opportunities. I found out that there was a lot I didn’t know. But I learned a lot until I discovered a path that would have made it easier, You guessed it, Wealthy Affiliate!

My loss and your gain., I am retired on a small fixed income and will be using my web sites coupled with the knowledge I've learned here at Wealthy Affiliate to pay those bills that are above my budget to date and more, MUCH MORE!

William :).
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julesnp Premium
Good day William,
Nice to meet you here at WA. I know for a fact that life brings us many challenges but we are strong and can always find solutions to all of these challenges. I thank you for you for your follow and I am now following you also. I hope that your WA projects are doing great and wish you the very best.
Have a great day William.
Jules
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you William, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I am glad to hear that you were able to gain the knowledge to become independent again. I know how rewarding that is to you. It is also a sign that WA is for real if you use the training you will benefit from it. I am looking forward to working with you and wish you much more success in your online journey.
Ken
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phildora Premium
Hi William and thanks for the follow!

I like your mindset and determination to achieve your business goals. I also believe that Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet. This creates a solid foundation on which you can accomplish something amazing for the present and your future endeavors!

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi William, thanks for following me I have returned the favor. Its nice to meet you. Minus the health issues I've had similar experiences. Thankfully we've found ourselves a home here in the WA family. With the training and helpers that abound here we'll be able to earn what's needed to get us over the rough patches.
Stay well and have a great afternoon.
Dan
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melpeace36 Premium
Thank you for the follow. William, you are absolutely right. The retirement you get is what you earned. You deserve it. I am sorry to hear about the whole unemployment thing but, there are better things ahead. I am sure you will be a great asset here and I look forward to learning from you. I wish you blessings and success.
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DNicholas Premium
Hi William, thanks for the follow. I'll be following you too. I can relate to your health situation. I just got back to work from a temporary disability. Fortunately for me, I work for a very understanding company. I have about 2 years to go. Hopefully they'll let me stick around until then. WA will be my supplemental income so we can make ends meet. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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DBeatty Premium
I can relate to your story. I'm working at a law firm as a word processor that may be acquired by a London law firm. The talks have been in the works for some time and there have been three sets of lay offs. I am busting my butt to learn all I can with the training before I get laid off. I'm hoping the acquisition goes through and saves all our jobs, though.
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DShensky Premium
Thanks for following me. I can relate to what you're saying because I grew up in the era before the laws changed to give people with disabilities equal opportunity for an education and employment, therefore, many of the jobs I got were low paying and didn't pay much into Social Security. When I applied for benefits I couldn't get social security because I'm 3 quarters or $3800.00 short and only get SSI which means I get Medicaid. Then when I turned 65 Medicaid now pays into Medicare so I can get Medicare benefits--that means I can get a supplemental plan with Silver Sneakers so they now pay for my gym membership and I can get transportation to and from the gym---that $25.00 I save on transportation pays a bill,

I would have been an entrepreneur anyway but started my business long before I could build up some financial security to invest in my business or grow my business
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JanetK1 Premium
Your financial setup feels familiar. Here's to both of us!
This WA group has high goals with many augmenting their income. Here's to success!
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi William, well I could write a lot now...but I wont. Basically I want to WELCOME you into WA!! You had or have quiet a journey behind you. Now start LIVING a new one! I met many ex-military guys here where i live, in Asia, and even one guy who lost it all in his divorce in Chicago, he also decide to live here in the Philippines! With little money you still have a good time...JUST a suggestion, as I am not sure about personal and family matters in your life. I have been here for 8 years, and just now I have started to work...WA is my way out, and I believe I have a great niche!
Get in touch with me if you like, sometimes a change in scenery is best. Tom. Also following YOU! And you will definitely NOT be scammed here!!
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gcd Premium
Hi, William, good to meet you. I'm sure your story resonates with many and I applaud you for what you've achieved.

Thank you for following me and adding me to your network. I will definitely follow you back and look forward to following you on your journey of success.

Wishing you all the very best
Gary
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brichnow21 Premium
Hello, William, and join the club...
Retired, for several years, and lost interest in just my hobbies.
Scammed...thousands, back in 2008!
That will take the wind out of your sails!
Like you, I'm here, now, and skies the limit!!
Now, I'm free to pursue, my dreams, that I never, had a thought, could possibly come true!!
Asset rich...cash poor. Taking out a house equity loan!!
Thanks for your service to this glorious country!
"When one door closes...another one opens! Embrace the change!!
Best to you!!
Barb
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WBurton Premium
Thank you Barb, I like it, LOL
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brichnow21 Premium
Sorry, William! I forgot to follow you!
Done!
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WBurton Premium
LOL, wait til you get to my age... It's unbelievable the things you can forget. :)
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brichnow21 Premium
William...I'm a old hippie from the 60's!!!
Ha! Ha!
Bet I've got more worn tread on my tires ,than you!
But, thank you!! Young at heart!
B
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WBurton Premium
Maybe, I just turned 70, and I can't for the life of me figure where the time went, LOL
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brichnow21 Premium
Well, my friend...how's that song go..."You wear it well!"- Rod Stewart...
I stand corrected...I'm 65...!
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi William, thank you for the follow. You sound like a tough individual. I head strong as well, some call it being stubborn, I call it character. Lol. I wouldn't have it any other way. If you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out.

I also want to thank you for your service to our country and happy belated Veterans day. Again, thank you for the follow and I wish you much success!
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Madek Premium
Hey, William!

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

Madek
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WBurton Premium
Thank you Madek! :)
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MizBurke314 Premium
Good morning, William--

Thank you for your service. I have always heard there was no such thing as a "former" Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine, right?

Thank you for the follow. I will follow you in return.

I am very sorry for your troubles and hopefully things have gotten much better since you signed up here in 2015. I can only assume they have as you are still here 2.5 years later. :)

Regardless, I am wishing you much continued and future success!

Linda
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WBurton Premium
Thank you Linda, Yes you are correct, one never gets over Being a Marine, LOL. Best wishes to you as well. :)
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I am adding you to mine as well. I live on a fixed income, too (Social Security Disability). I accepted it for the same reason you did yours. My husband and I got back together and I live mostly on his income now, but there are things I would like to do without having to tap in to his savings. Also, I learned last year, the hard way, that his income could be an moment away from disappearing. This was learned when he was hit by a car in the crosswalk last December 1st and I had to provide Christmas for the family on my income and resources.

Anita
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WBurton Premium
Thanks :)
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Armlemt Premium
You're welcome!
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KrisPerrine Premium
Hi William. Your story sounds a lot like mine. I've been disabled and unable to work for physical reason. My mind is find....when I am not in terrible pain. 2 back surgeries and the disability benefits just don't cut it. I'm am hoping that this will at least be able to supplement my SSDI. I don't want miracles just a little help. Your success inspires me to keep going. I don't have any idea the potential I have for making money. I just keep chugging along. I am enjoying the process and maybe some day I will be making enough money so that bills won't be such a struggle. Your story gives me hope! Thank you!
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WBurton Premium
Thanks :)
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JanetK1 Premium
This is an excellent road to follow to get to a better climb.
Best wishes
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elandalaurel Premium
Hi WBurton, I see you have accomplished a lpt in your career as wellat WA. I think you are doing great ,and you did the right thing don't give up. Don't let age bother you because it is their lost and not yours . Now you have time for your niche and website. I know you are going to do well.. Have a great day.
Elanda.
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Andrew96 Premium
Hey thanks for following me! I hope your day is going great. Check out this quick link to my personal website http://andrewmueller.juiceplus.com/us/en to learn about Juice Plus and how it changed my life. Feel free to send me a message on here if you have any questions or just want to chat. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
P.S. Your bio really spoke to me and I could relate to almost everything that I read. I really hope that you check out Juice Plus and discover the possibilities are truly endless as I have.
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cyd02 Premium
Hi Wburton!

Wow! I know how you feel! I am in similar circumstances and I am glad you found WA also.

It is not a make money now scheme but a true investment in your future!

Thank you for the follow and best of luck to you!

I look forward to reading your articles and checking out your websites!
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WBurton Premium
Thank you, Sorry to be slow getting back to you but I've been busy saving my way of life! LOL :)
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debzo Premium
Thanks for the follow William and good on you for taking such a positive approach. You are luckier than a lot here in that being retired from employment means that you have a good amount of time to invest in your goals. You've been here over a year. How's it going?
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IoaneFetu Premium
WBurton, I happily accept the follow invitation. If you make it through all that, Dude, you're a proud and a determine Marine.I like the way you take life head on. As a Motor Sergeant in the US Army, I would like to say, Keep on trucking Dude, you're heading in the right direction. With your can-do attitude, I believe you can accomplish whatever you set your mind on. Good luck.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi William,

Thank you for your service to our great country.
I served 4 years in the USAF.

I'm happy to meet you. I'm glad that your situation has improved a lot in the last 14 months.

I am hoping for my finances to improve as well.

I wish you every success.
Mike
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for your service Mike, It take time and work but after several learning experiences, you'll get the hang of it. be sure to vote in Nov! :)
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Absolutely.....I know who I'm voting for, and he will be great!!!
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WBurton Premium
Your the Man!!!!!
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ToveL Premium
Hi, William and thanks for following me. I read your profile and found it fascinating. I think you have what it takes to succeed with the online business. You seem mentally strong and don't seem to easily give up. I hope you're doing super well. Can I ask you for help when I am stuck?

Tove
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WBurton Premium
Hi Tove, Ask anytime and I'll be honored to assist if I can. William :)
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KenPe Premium
Hi William,
Thanks for the follow and I am returning the favor. Nice to meet
you and respect the great attitude. Continue the great journey
with people that really want you to succeed. Now you are in the driver's seat as you are now the Boss and I seriously "Doubt" that
you will Fire Yourself. LOL!
Cheers,
Ken
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DBritton Premium
William, I just left a comment on your site. Very informative information for someone who is interested in working from home. Great job! Can you please do me a favor and leave a comment on my site. I truly appreciate it. Again, keep up the great work you are doing with your sites. My site is www.oliviasgiftconcierge.com
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WBurton Premium
thank you for your comment, I left you a comment as well! best wishes, William :)
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DBritton Premium
Thank you and much success to you as well. I've got off to a great start with my site because of the bootcamp training and the awesome support from friends of the community like you. Again, thank you.
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litcandle7 Premium
Wow, you are still a FIGHTER William, and a WINNER too! I can relate. I had to step away from WA for a few weeks as I lost my Mom, so forgive me for not thanking you for following me sooner. I am glad to meet you and I will look at your Websites ASAP. I am sure I will learn good stuff there. Good fortune to you!
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