About Williamhall
Joined June 2012
Greetings!

Thank you for visiting my personal profile page. I was born with a severe hearing loss that was not confirmed until my sixth birthday. At that time in the 1950s, hearing aids were cumbersome instruments worn on the body with flashlight batteries to power them. Then Zenith used the new transistors to make a body aid about the size of today’s iPod. I didn’t have spoken language until the hearing aid. At that time, no support was offered at school so my parents were my tutors.

I am a walking history example of the evolution of hearing aids. I went to two behind the ear aids, then to behind-the-ear hearing aids, then to completely in the canal hearing aids utilizing the new digital technology, and finally to a Cochlear Implant.

I heard sounds I never heard before and drove my wife, friends, and co-workers crazy identifying the sounds they took for granted. Crickets, birds, tree frogs, creak in the floor, sounds of traffic and lawn equipment, etc. My speech improved and I could listen to a book or public speaker with pleasure, not with exhausting work trying to listen.

The Cochlear Implant came just in time to offset the effects of blindness. Today, I am using visual aids and computer technology to write and read documents.

I began my professional career as a Clinical Audiologist and also earned a MBA. I served as a healthcare administrator for 18 years and returned to Audiology to run a non-profit speech and hearing center. We raised money during difficult economic times and survived the recession. I decided to retire and become a consultant. Today, I am a free-lanced Grant Writer for several small faith-based non-profits.

I discovered I enjoy writing and began looking to develop a hobby website and see if there is a way to monetize it. Article marketing is another interest I am pursuing. That is why I joined WA to learn the system.

I am happily married and live with my wife, the love of my life, Mary, and Yorkie-Po dog (Molly) in Florida. We are active in our church and help to support several Christian Ministries.

To celebrate my personal philosophy, Mary gave me a plaque with Winston Churchill’s quote to the graduating class at Oxford University:

Never Give Up
Never Give Up
Never Give Up
NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP.

Good Advice! Keep in touch! Bill Hall
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BuddhistLove Premium
Hi William!

How are you? Thanks for following me!

Joe
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wtbee2013 Premium
What a great guy, I am so glad you chose me to follow you. I am honored. just wondering how is it going for you, things going well?
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Bill, thanks for the follow, you have an impressive and inspirational profile.

Wishing you all the success with your article marketing and hobby website you certainly have all the tools you need here.
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William, thank you so much for following me. If you've had a chance to look at my profile or my website, you'll know my little brother was disabled. In our business, we hired a lot of people who were disabled in some way. Some of those people had been 'unemployable' and we all became such good friends.

One of our computer technicians lost his hearing when he was about 10 years old, and his loss was sudden. One day in school he just couldn't hear anymore. His was a total hearing loss, so he became exceptional at lip reading. He didn't like signing.

Phil is such a funny guy. I tell my classes a story about him - when we would have disagreements at work he would turn his back to me, cover his ears with his hands and say 'I am not listening to you!'

I am completely amazed at the supposedly smart people in this world ignore or avoid persons with some kind of challenge. Stupid people.

I am pleased you wanted me in your group.

Kali
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dreadless19 Premium
Hi Bill

thanks for the follow:0)....very inspirational profile sir! and very good advice! ... all the best success to you in your venture!
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hgustavs Premium
Thank you for the follow Bill and thanks a lot for the quote too!
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williamhall Premium
Your are welcome! Best wishes!
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Warm greetings from sunny Mumbai-India, for my new friend William Hall, glad to be a mutual follower with you & looking forward to share many things with you in days to come
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williamhall Premium
Glad to meet you also. I am looking forward to learning from you the experiences you are willing to share. Best Wishes to your success!
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DoubleTap Premium
Thank you for the follow Bill. I can relate to much of what you're saying. I'm trying to get use to my first set of hearing aids (ITC's). It's requiring a lot of trips back to my audiologist for 'tuneups' but I think we're making progress. It sure is tough playing my guitar though... I reckon we'll figure it out. Anyway, thanks again, I sure do appreciate it. Blessings, my friend!
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williamhall Premium
I know what you mean with the challenges of adjusting to hearing. MY CI program has a l,ot of people sounding like Donald Duck! Your ITC should have a "music" program to give you the widest frequency range possible. For playing an instrument, you may need to decrease the amplitude (volume) to allow for the closeness of the giuitar. Good luck. Bill
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DoubleTap Premium
Yup, you're right Bill, program 3 is for music and I haven't really figured out where this program is applicable yet. When I play for the kids in Sunday School, I just take them out until I'm finished. It's really hard to hear the other guitar being played and follow along with them. I know it'll come together but it's probably going to take a while. I'll definitely use #3 with the volume down and see if that helps. I know it's going to take time and I'm absolutely OK with that. Thanks for you help, I really appreciate it!
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Hello Bill, thank you for the return follow which I hope to build here an helping hand team on WA. Wish you the best on all your aspects.
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Thank you. I hope to be able to offer assistance in the future. Best!
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Thank you too Bill, and hope to keep in touch.
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Ema Premium
Thanks for the follow. See you around.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you also for the follow!
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BenTrident Premium
Thanks a lot for the follow Sir! that quote reminds me of Jimmy Valvano!
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williamhall Premium
the best performers are the ones who never quits!
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BenTrident Premium
Well said again William!
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Thanks for the follow william. Never give up. Good advice for life and bussiness.
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williamhall Premium
thank you also.
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KathyS Premium
Thank you very much for the follow. What an amazing life you have had.
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williamhall Premium
I am not finished yet!
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KathyS Premium
:)
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fol8 Premium
Thanks for the follow, and your life story is really incredible! Your ability to overcome all odds is very inspirational. And you have a truly great start to monetizing your websites, with your love for writing. All the best in your online ventures!
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. It is not as easy as i thought. Thanks for the compliment.
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fol8 Premium
It takes time and lots of work, but you will get there (I am still plodding along and hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon!)
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Thank you for the follow
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow. Incredible life story. Perhaps there is a niche for you there
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Thanks for the follow, Bill. Sounds like you learned about Winston Churchill many years ago. Great motto and think you will succeed at monetizing your article writing with what you learn here at WA. Looking forward to hearing about your success as it comes along. Dennis
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Bravo for you!...Thanks and welcome
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Thanks for the follow, Bill. If you enjoy motivation stories, please visit my profile and read my 2 blogs. Your Winston Churchill quote, your own personal story and my 2 blogs is what keeps me highly motivated! I feel that anything is possible and one is bound to succeed if you keep on trying.

Wishing you and Mary: Health, wealth, success and happiness in 2013 and beyond!
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Thanks for the follow,
Juan
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Hi William and thank you for the follow. Sounds like you've overcome quite a lot in your lifetime, an inspiration to us all. I like your motto and I am definitely for NEVER, EVER, GIVING UP =)

Best of luck to you always....Mary
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Hello William and thanks for the follow. Look forward to sharing.
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Baclaran Premium
what a story. and an inspiration.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. Good luck to you and to your success with WA!
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Thanks for the follow.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you also for the follow.
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Thanks so much for the Follow :)
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williamhall Premium
Thans! I aapreciate the follow as well.
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Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you as well.
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Sounds you have enjoyed a fascinating life. Hope the journey continues. Welcome to WA
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williamhall Premium
Thanks.
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Thanks for the follow,i wish you the best.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you.
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hi williamhall i very much enjoyed your profile , you are a true inspiration of never giving up i think you have a strength that people should admire. hope to get to work with you and listen to some good advice

Your friend Peter
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Hi Peter! Thanks for the follow and your kind words. Just remember that motto when you hit a roadblock on the steep leaning curve. If you need help, just ask!
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thank you williamhall i appreciate that
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thanks for the follow and good luck.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks. Good luck to you, too.
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Hi William and welcome to WA. Reading your profile was very inspiring and I'd like to wish you much success. Thank you very much for the follow.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the kind words. This WA community is great and I am very appreciative of the help members have given me on this journey to build a biz on line.
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Thanks for the follow. I see I can learn much from you. Inspirational bio, and your writing skills and passion will help you much in this career.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. You are very kind. But it is a steep learning curve for me. But I will not give upl!
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Thanks for the follow.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you also! Good Luck!
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Thanx for the follow,i wish you the best.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you also!
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You're an inspiration to us all!!
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Thanks for reading.
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Thanks for following Bill! I really enjoyed reading your profile. Very inspirational. I need to put that Churchill quote on my wall too!! :)
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williamhall Premium
Churchill really had a way with words, didn't he?
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Thanks for the follow. I am amazed, still after being a nurse for so long, what people can accomplish when they put they're mind to it no matter what hardships may befall them. Good luck to you and again thanks for the motivation!
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Thanks for your kind words.
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DavesNetTeam Premium
Hi William. Welcome to WA. All the best to you and God bless!
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williamhall Premium
Thanks. Best to you too and May God bless you as you build a biz on the internet!
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Hi William and thanks for the follow. Wow, you have an interesting story. Great to see another Brother in Christ here at the site and a dog lover too! :) My best to your success!
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williamhall Premium
Thanks Kathy! My Christian walk has not been boring, as I am sure you know for your own walk. May the Lord bless you with wisdom on developing a biz on the internet!
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Kathy1952 Premium
No, it has never been boring! I do need wisdom, that's for sure.Thanks so much, William!
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Hi William
Welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. Let me know if you need a hand with anything.
Terri
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williamhall Premium
HI Terri, thanks for the follow. I will call when I get stuck!
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Hi William, email me at thecopycatclub@gmail.com for the free membership to my course if you wish.
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John Dough Premium
Nice to meet you – keep up the good work.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the follow! Still trying to get my website going but learning a lot about affiliates and writing articles. Stay tuned. Good Luck to your efforts!
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Amen.
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yes, Amen. Thanks.
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gremlac Premium
Thanks for the follow. People are great here. Helping each other to success. See you around.
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williamhall Premium
Yes, people have been great here, I am amazed at the number of helpful advice I have received so far in my journey with WA. There is a lot to learn but it is beginning to make sense now.
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Howdy Bill, thanks for the follow. Sounds like the good Lord has given you many blessings through all your trials. Excellent quote "NEVER GIVE UP" thats right in a lot more ways than a lot of people think, like never give up because "He" never gives up on you, Amen.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks Bruce! Yes, it is true in my life. "He" never gives up on me and others who call on "His" name! Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you very much for the follow.I wish you all the success. Your story is inspirational. I hope others take notice of your and Mr Churchill's mantra.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. Every time I get discouraged, I think of that advice and keep plugging away. Building a business is not easy and keeping the faith is critical during tough times!
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trudisells Premium
Thank you for the follow, Bill. You are an inspiration. Best wishes.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the follow as well!
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neilclues Premium
Thanks for the following Bill. Great words of wisdom "Never Give Up." As they say: Winners Never Quit AND Quitters Never Win.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the encouraging words. Winners never quit, especially when faced with a steep learning curve!
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lpp Premium
Hi William...I just did a video on how to put a banner ad on your website...I hope it helps you...The video might not be that great...because I'm still learning how to create good videos...Happy sharing :-)
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williamhall Premium
Thanks LPP! I will give it a look! Trying to figure out how to do just that!
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Salem Premium
I do have a real passion for motorcycle riding. It really gets into your blood. Last fall my wife and I were in Rome. There are over 800,000 scooters in Rome and traffic was like an ant swarm. I did not and would not drive there. It was unbelievable why there are not thousands of Romans killed in that city ever year.
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Salem Premium
I like your "hereafter" remark. I will have to remember that and share it with my similar-minded friends. True that motorcycling is being taken up by middle agers ala "Wild Hogs." They retire, have the time and money. For me, it has been a non-stop process since I was 16. I never even had a car license until I was 25.
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williamhall Premium
Sounds to me like you have a passionate topic to share with the young people. With gas prices soaring to new highs, I would think cycles, both motorized and manual, will become the chief mode of transportation on the city commute. I was in Italy a few years ago and was amazed at the number of motorcycles on the road and the variety of outfits to wear to protect dressy clothing. Very interesting.
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Salem Premium
Hi William, Yes, there are a few old timers kicking around amongst us. I just told my friend yesterday that when I am riding my motorcycle (doing it for 47 years) I feel like I am 16 again. It is when I get home and see myself in the mirror that I say "Dammit. I forgot. I'm an old timer now!" Oh well, at least I have some temporary tonic.
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williamhall Premium
Hi Salem, you are as old as you feel! I have trouble remembering that I am over the hill. In fact, I now wonder about the hereafter. When I enter a room, I wonder what I am here after! Thanks for sharing. Motorcycles seems to be a middle aged sport now. Wonder if young people share the same thrill we do? Keep in touch!
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Salem Premium
Hi William, thanks for the follow and my admiration for your perseverance. Being new to the hearing aide seen in the last six years, I was surprised to find that my newest hearing aides are bluetooth enabled. It adds a world of convenience. You have to love technology, right? Regards
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williamhall Premium
Hi Salem, An't technology great? That bluetooth feature is the bigesst breakthrough in hearing aid technology. My coclear implant was done seven years ago and doesn't even have a T coil, much less bluetooth. But I hear so much better now, I don't mind. Glad to hear it is working out well for you. May start a blog on hearing tech. I wore every advance in hearing aids since I was six years old. Body aids, to the first behind the ear aids, to in the ear aids, to cochlear implants. Not sure if anyone will read it but plan to use the new free domaine feature to give it a try. Thank you for the follow. Stay in touch!
Bill
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Salem Premium
Love technology. I can even play music from my iPhone through my hearing aids. Totally decadent. I would love to follow your hearing blog. You would have great professional perspective from the old days to today. Cheers
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Thanks for the follow Bill. I'm excited to be here and just a little overwhelmed!
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williamhall Premium
I know the feeling. Just take it one step at a time. The tutorial for ten days is a good start. Good luck.
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Hey guys just a quick question , this is my first day of trial I've been interested in trying somthing like this out , I don't have a technical backround but more of a hands on backround , any body not have a tech backround and still be able to make some progress with wa?
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williamhall Premium
Yes you can but you need to access the tutorials on Word Press. Kyle, Ty, and That Helpful Dude have excellent primers that takes you step by step through the process. Now is a grate time to use the urbix domaine feature. Free domaine name, free website hosting and all of the step by step tutorials will come together for you in time. Just don't give up trying and set goals to measure your progress. Good Luck!
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Acklins Premium
Delighted to hear from you, wonderful story.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks. I look forward to working with you!
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Sir William Premium
Keep on keeping on
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williamhall Premium
Thanks!
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Guthlac Premium
Your are welcome
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Guthlac Premium
Inspirational.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. Thanks also for the follow.
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Ulli2 Premium
Hi Bill, thanks for following me. As I’m also new to WA there’s lots to learn, but it seems to be a great supportive online community. I've been here for a short time but learnt that it's best to ask questions if you need any help, or you could try searching for your answers within WA. If you haven't already done so try starting with 'Your First 10 Days'. If you do have any questions along the way best place to start is to write a blog, ask questions via the forum (Open Chat) and build your Network. You may like to follow people like Potpie Girl, Seth Layton and Kyle and Carson and ask them questions directly, as they are very experienced and always happy to help. After all we're all here to learn and to help each other. So congratulations on joining WA and I wish you every success in life and here at WA, Adrian :))
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the advice, Adrian! I needed some names to follow and will do so.
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Ulli2 Premium
Wonderful Bill, just thought a few tips may help you, receive support and start working towards your new IM Career, have a great day.
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Nice to make your acquaintance Bill. -John Mark
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the follow. Nice to meet you too.
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steveww Premium
My favorite Churchhill speech. Good luck and God Bless.
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for letting me know.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you for your encouragement!
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cashflow+ Premium
Great words Willamhall. Wishing you success in a big way here at WA. Cheers!
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Thanks ever so much William for keeping an eye on me I hope I can learn and grow and put out some great post for you to read But for now I will read your soI can see how is done thanks again Larry the bottle digger from the North
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jellison Premium
Hey William ! I love your inspirational story and glad to see you here at WA. Welcome aboard, WA. Thanks for the follow.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you also for the follow. I am looking forward to learning more from you and the rest of the gang!
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Hello William and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate… home to a wonderful Community of Internet Marketers… looks like you've been here for a bit so you have probably began to find your way around. Introduce yourself in live chat from your dashboard... you'll find yourself surrounded by other users that are more than willing to help you succeed... when you need help, post your questions in live chat, right here in your own space or pm someone you think could likely help you find a solution. There are also many tools at your disposal…. WAbinars, tutorials, videos, forums, live chat, and more. Thank You for choosing to follow me and good luck. I look forward to following your progress Julie
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williamhall Premium
Hi Julie, Thank you for your kind welcome. I tried the chat but didn't get a response. Maybe I didn't press the right button? Will try again. But the help I am getting now has been reassuring. This whole WAU is quite exiting and confusing at the same time. I look forward to working with you in the future.
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uridium Premium
Like you said, never give up, that is the secret!!
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for your support!
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Icemocha Premium
Hi Bill and thanks for the follow. Your story gave me inspiration.
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. I look forward to working with you.
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Bill, thank you so much for the follow.
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Bill, your life's story is an inspiration. Thanks for the follow...
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williamhall Premium
Thank you. I look forward to working with you.
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Hi Bill, Great to meet you & thanks for the follow
Welcome to WA
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williamhall Premium
Thans. I must admit, it is a challenge to keep up meeting everybody!
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Yes it is, there are many people here, however they are very helpful :-)
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williamhall Premium
Thanks. I look forward to seeing your progress.
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deeprekha Premium
Hi, Bill thanks for follow up, very inspiring story and welcome to W.A.
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Thanks.
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Renni Premium
I have to reiterate the words you left on my profile page...very impressive post and yours is very inspirational. Your profile tells us all what kind of person you are -- the type that fits in well here at WA and the kind we need more of in this world. I am happy to welcome you to WA, William. Let's stay in touch.
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Thanks for your encouragement!
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Hudson Premium
Hi Bill, thanks for the follow. I am very happily married to my wife of 47 years who also has significant hearing loss. She is wonderfull in coping with travelling and 9 grandchildren (and me), even with this particular challenge, so I can empathise with your story,
Best regards
Hudson
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for sharing your wife's hearing loss. Glad to hear she is also successful in overcoming the barriers to communication. Best.
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Hi Bill and thanks for the follow.
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Hi Jerry! Thank you also! Good Luck!
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Veveric Premium
Hi Bill and thanks for the follow. It's nice to have you here at WA. Wish you best of luck!
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Hi Bill! Thanks for following!
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Hi and thanks for the follow!
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bigstevec Premium
aloha - anything can be a handicap if you let it - we always take the things we have for granted, our health, our family - i struggle to hear certain sounds and am constantly aggravating people when i ask them to repeat their comments - it's either that or smile and pretend i heard what they said - welcome to WA and i'm confident that you're ability to overcome obstacles will prevail in this industry - never, ever give up!! bravo bill

















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williamhall Premium
Thanks for your encouragement. You have a good background for interesting sites. Good luck.
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Hello William,
You have an inspiring story. Thank you for sharing it.
I hope I learn how to make the most of what I learn here.
Regards,
Suzan
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nakijo Premium
Hi William, thanks for the follow, and nice to meet you :)
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Hello ty for the follow
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GaiC Premium
Welcome to WA. I will look forward to connecting with you here. I would suggest looking at Jay's WAbinars, looking through the training modules and the 30 success club as a place to start. If I can help in anyway please shout out. Gai
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the suggestion to look a Jay's WAbinars. I will do that today. I am working my way through the 30 day success but stuck on getting the website up. Cannot seem to get the home page published. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
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hello williamhall, Glad you have discovered this wonderful online community. Hope you get a chance to work through the First 10 Days, this really gives you basic understanding. Best of Luck!
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. I did the overview of the first ten days but stuck on the website. Will keep trying.
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BBrownell Premium
Bill, your story is so touching. Thank you for sharing. I hope the best to you with your website and that your wife enjoys the jewelry making and wire wrapping. Thanks for the follow.
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ronamo Premium
Hi and welcome to WA. All of us here at WA are glad to have you with us and are ready to help you in any way we can. Follow the recommended training and you will succeed. It wont happen overnight, but it will happen. It takes time and commitment.
With that said, I want to thank you for the follow.
Ronamo
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williamhall Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. Getting the hang of this community and responding to the comments. Working on the training modules now.
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jwall162 Premium
Welcome to WA I wish you the best success her at WA and your enviers on line.if you need any help & I can help please private message me I do not claim to know it all but I have ways of finding the info.Also thank you for the following my WA Blog.
Jim Wall (AKA nightowlpc)
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williamhall Premium
Thank you for the encourgment. I just now figured out how to reply. Working on the website now. May take you up on the help offer. Thanks for follow.
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