About AbbasJamie
Joined December 2018
I live in Cape Town South Africa a really beautiful part of the world. I have an Engineering background but have a passion for strategy, futures, innovation and mentorship. Im using my many years of business and entrepreneurial experience to help people embrace innovation. Looking to grow a strong on line profile that can be sustainable and help improve peoples lives.
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gmcwilliam Premium
Hi Abbas and thank you for following me. You can grow a strong online profile and help improve people's lives if you follow this simple strategy; work through the training and complete all the tasks before moving on to the next lesson, ask questions when you don't know the answers, write great content for your website on a regular basis and focus on your long-term goals. Wishing you much success wth your online endeavours, Gary
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Abbas,

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something every day.

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate over 20 months now, and I don't regret one day!

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

You will read many stories of WA members succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months, for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common trait for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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Lawrence20 Premium
Hi Abbas,
Thanks for reaching out to me I’m looking forward to working with you and all my newfound friends online. I’m also originally from South Africa (Johannesburg) and we’ve been living here in Dan Diego California for the last 20 years. We’ve just comes back from a visit to Jhb and I would’ve loved to come to Cape Town but it was a family wedding and we just didn’t have enough time unfortunately. I just love the Cape it is so beautiful!!! I’m very new to Internet Marketing and have joined Wealthy Affiliate who I find is a genuine business that really wants to help us succeed. It’s all a little overwhelming at first and the more I progress through the training the more I realize how much there is to learn. I’m taking one day at a time for now and just getting through the training. I welcome any tips and I’ll reciprocate where I can. Thanks again for making contact with me.
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AbbasJamie Premium
Hi Lawrence that's a far way from home but I'm sure you and the family are enjoying it. I joined WA on Christmas day and have been loving it. I would say finding the right niche is key. Basically, this is something that you can speak about for hours. LOL Since you love Cape Town you might be interested to check out my site that I created: https://capetownlocals.com/
Gives you an idea of how you can grow a website, its still work in progress. I receive comments from WA colleagues to help with the ranking. Happy to answer any questions. Enjoy
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BSherman1 Premium
Hey there AbbasJamie,
It looks like you're making great progress with your list of Accomplishments in the WA community. Way to go! I'm just starting out while plowing through the OEC coursework. It's wonderful to learn about affiliate marketing and developing my own business. I wish you much success as you set your goals and realize your dreams.
All the best,
Brian :)
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RonFrey Premium
Howzit Abbas

Thanks for the "follow" which I have reciprocated on.

An awesome part of the country you live in, long daylight hours in summer without the humidity that we get on the East coast.

Just got to get the Stormers right and you'll hit the tri-factor LOL!!!

Anyway best of luck and if You need any help, give me a shout.

Lekker to meet you
Ron from Durbs
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AbbasJamie Premium
Hi Ron yes the days are long in Summer, we seem to be recovering from the drought as well so all good in Cpt. Stormers...No I don't know them LOL.
Do you know how many South Africans on WA?
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RonFrey Premium
Hi Abbas
Ja, there are a number of South Africans here at WA

Go to the black band at the top of your WA dashboard where you can ask a question, type in "South Africans" and a whole host of leads to finding SA members will come up.

There's a lady from Saldanha who you should follow, her username is Lynne Huy ( use the same method above to find her).
Lynne's been at WA for quite a while and has written many a good training and her blogs are full of tips.

Hope that helps

Cheers
Ron
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.

We have also started to do some training tutorials here on WA which can also be found down there as well.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

Kisha
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi,

And a warm welcome to the WA family. I am sure that you will find all or the tools, training and support to enable you to realise all of your goals.

I just popped over to say a massive thank you for including me into your network, iy really is very appreciated.

Rgds
Ade
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes a lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I am finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes, www is a big world brought together with WA...
I’m just following my heart... if you’re into books, this will work out. Giving it time to sink in.

Truly grateful
JonathanAll1
JonathanLeslie net
Facebook/JonathanLeslieNetwork
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Abbas.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Please accept my apology for not getting back to you sooner.
I sold my home (to downsize) and the closing was over the holidays. I just now have finally settled into my new surroundings.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards from Canada,

Paul.
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ShuiHyen Premium
Hey! Congrats and welcome to WA premium!

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Zayn Hiew
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AlexO1 Premium
Congratulations on going premium Abbas!

This is when you start your new life. Envision yourself a year from now. Your future self will be patting yourself on the back. Think about the regular schedule you will follow to make your dreams become a reality. Take the little bit of extra time to lay it out. You will save time down the road, so you can focus on what really matters.

Best of luck to you!

Alex
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AbbasJamie Premium
Thanks Alex
Looking forward to the journey
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rickdware Premium
Welcome to WA PREMIUM
You've made a life-changing decision. If you stick with it, over time your greatest dreams will come true. Can you imagine what it was like when the first owners of telephones placed them? They were cash machines.

You purchased a cash machine when you chose to go premium. You have proven to be a true entrepreneur and a goal setting winner. Please don't forget to FOLLOW BACK AND LIKE OFTEN. In fact, thank you in advance for the follow back and the like!

Your ranking will improve when you comment and like just like in the real world when people follow and like your site will move higher in the search engine. Follow the training to get a deep understanding of the internet. So, again, thank you in advance for the following. Enjoy and take it easy.
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LCEndahl Premium
H!! And welcome to WA Premium!! You will not regret your decision to go Premium! The information available here is never ending! And the training is incredible, and you won’t find anything like it, anywhere else!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons. I often jumped ahead in my training, to only later really regret it. Take my word for it, it’s not worth it. Stay on course.
Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you. It did me! Gave me back my purpose for living! There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome! Be amazing!! And be successful!!!
Laura
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AbbasJamie Premium
Hi Laura thanks for the encouragement. I agree the training material is really good, beyond my expectations and I'm loving it. I have a good feeling about WA and the people are really special. So many people offering help and words of encouragement, love it. Posted my first blog as well, not sure how to get people to see it though?
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Loes Premium
Hello Abbas,♫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.
until the 2nd of January 2019

Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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AbbasJamie Premium
Hi Loes Thanks for the words of support and encouragement, I'm so enjoying the spirit within WA, really amazing
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium!
So happy that you have decided to take this step in your journey towards achieving your dreams.

The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)

I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Abbas! Congrats and welcome to WA premium!

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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julesnp Premium
Hi my new friend,

Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs, and the very best community support here at WA.
Have a great day.

Jules
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

mitch
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi there and welcome to WA Premium!
Wishing you a successful online business journey here - the training is second to none, your site will be up and ranked before you know it, all you need do is follow the training.
Please send my love to the mountain and the sea - I'm based in Johannesburg and have a total love for Cape Town.
Blessings
Louise
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Ray619 Premium
My Name Is Ray gbu and you're family and welcome to the team I pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Kyle, one of the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate has written an article for starter members, it's well worth a read. Please click on the link below. All the best to you,

Roy.
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium. This website is full of wonderful helpers and I have learnt to always use the search tab at the top of the desktop, the answer is usually in someone's free training. Type in topic, rather than long question.
There is an answer to just about every question, all you need to do is ask..
Aside from the Certification and Bootcamp courses, there is heaps of extra training. Check out the training classrooms as well as the live events. There are current as well as past events in here. You can find both these tabs on the left-hand side
Start playing with tabs and boxes on your dashboard, there is so much hidden information, just keep looking for it.
Enjoy Wealthy Affiliate. There are lots of people here only too happy to help you along the way with encouragement and helpful tips. Wealthy Affiliate is about training, but that is just a small part of this wonderful community. If you participate as well as train, you will gain so much more.
cheers
KerryAnn
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possumlane Premium
HI there and welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I am sure you will enjoy the education and training that is available on this program. The walk through videos that Kyle presents are clear and concise and there is a live webinar every Friday night (canadian time) run by our trainer in Jay Neill (rank 3) and there are questions and answers that come in from those of us on that webinar and Jay himself answers questions at the end of the 1 hour session. If there is anything I can do to help you to achieve your goals please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to assist you where and when I can
Carol from Australia
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MiraGle Premium
Hey there and welcome to Premium!

I wish you all the best in your journey here at WA! :)
ps. I started to follow you.

- Mira
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MegaWealthy9 Premium
Thank you for following me, Abbas! That's much appreciated!

I wish you more and more success.

Many blessings and Merry Christmas!

Nathalie
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Vickic3 Premium
Welcome to WA Abbas and I hope you are ready for an amazing journey building your future online
Go well and all the best for 2019
Vicki
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Abbas And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Stella45 Premium
Thank you for the follow and a hearty welcome!
May joining WA be the biggest and best Christmas gift you have ever given yourself.
Wishing you all the best in your venture!
Stella
Bush Lady
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Abbas,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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AbbasJamie Premium
Hi Zed thanks for reaching out, looks like you are a legend on WA LOL. I am looking for some help. I posted something on the training thread wrt my proposed niche but didn't get a response so appreciate you reaching out directly. I'm in the innovation space and I know that's quite broad so I'm thinking of "Using creativity to unlock innovation" This relates to the importance of developing a creative environment for people to explore in order to promote innovation. Also linked to "Rise of the creative class" by Richard Florida and Bringing Art into STEM to drive a STEAM narrative. Bringing together my expertise in engineering, design thinking and futures studies makes for an interesting and unique offering, I think? Hope that all makes sense. Anyway keen to hear your thoughts.
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smartketeer Premium
Sounds really unique and exciting Abbas!

But are there any good monetization avenues? I guess you'll want to make some money after all :)

Check this out
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AbbasJamie Premium
Thanks Zed, yep I read the article. So in my work we use different innovation tools which you buy on line and then of course all the reading material. However where I thought it becomes interesting is the unlocking creativity part linked to innovation.This opens opportunities into that field: art, photography, drawing etc Will this work or am I still thinking too broad?
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smartketeer Premium
I'd say that with all those potential connections it could become too broad at a given point ...

Maybe you should try to narrow it down a bit ... But I'm an outsider and I just can't see how :(
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AbbasJamie Premium
So can the website be broad and the monetization element be specific?
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smartketeer Premium
The monetization avenue is always specific ... And literally speaking has nothing to do with the complexity of your niche ... The whole broad vs narrow issue is about targeting a well-defined target audience. A too broad or general main topic could be confusing both for humans and search engines.
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MegaWealthy9 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA, Abbas!

Oh! You're in Cape Town! You're so lucky! I LOVE Cape Town!!

Enjoy the adventure at WA!

Many blessings,

Nathalie
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billy947 Premium
Hi Addas ,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I am looking forward to helping you with getting started. My suggestion would be to take some action because there is a great deal to learn.

Getting started here is easy, the training lessons are awesome and there are 1000's of people to help you succeed: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a shout. Stay Well.

Bill
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sns1977 Premium
Welcome Abbas!

Hello, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am so glad that you made the decision to try Wealthy Affiliate as this is the best community that is built for success.
Abbas As you can see there are a lot going on in our community. We are so excited to have you as a new Starter Member.

Instructions on How to Claim Your Bonus:

If you join as a monthly Premium Member within the first 7 days you will get a 59% discount on your first month!
Live training classes!
Personal access to me for any questions you may have or help of any kind!

I will be checking in on your progress and I will also be adding you to my network. Wishing you the best success here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Shwana S.
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AbbasJamie Premium
Thanks Shwana was trying to decide if I should just join directly or through an affiliate and decided to choose you😊looking forward to the journey and our interaction
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sns1977 Premium
Thank you very much! I really do appreciate it. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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AbbasJamie Premium
Thanks, I posted something on the training thread wrt my proposed niche but didn't get a response so would appreciate your advise. I'm in the innovation space and I know that's quite broad so I'm thinking of "Using creativity to unlock innovation" This relates to the importance of developing a creative environment for people to explore in order to promote innovation. Also linked to "Rise of the creative class" by Richard Florida and Bringing Art into STEM to drive a STEAM narrative. Bringing together my expertise in engineering, design thinking and futures studies makes for an interesting and unique offering, I think LOL. Hope that all makes sense. Anyway keen to hear your thoughts.
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sns1977 Premium
No problem. As far as your niche idea goes I think it is great. You want to make sure that your niche is one that you can write a lot about. You are going to be creating a lot of content on this topic so be sure it is one that you enjoy.
You don't want your niche to be too broad. You do want it to be narrow enough so that you can target a specific market. Hopefully, one that does not have too much competition.
Have you checked out Jaaxy yet? It is our keyword and research tool. It can be very helpful for niche ideas.
I hope this has helped. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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