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Joined June 2016
Back in 2009 I was a long-haul truck driver with nearly $50,000 in debt and $200 in my bank account. For this, and other reasons, I was near rock bottom in life. That's when I discovered affiliate marketing and my life was changed forever. By 2011, I quit my job and was working on my business, Rogers Concepts. I have been earning a solid 6 figure income online since 2011 through a diverse portfolio of web properties. You can check out all of the web properties I currently own here: http://www.rogersconcepts.com.

If you only check out one of my sites, I strongly urge you to check out this one: http://www.affiliatemarketertraining.com. As a "super affiliate" I love teaching others about affiliate marketing as well as giving REALISTIC expectations. I'm a firm believer that affiliate marketing is a business just like any other. Due to the flood of get-rich-quick schemes involved with affiliate marketing, I decided to create a "no B.S." site for newcomers in the affiliate marketing industry. Thus, AffiliateMarketerTraining.com was born.

I absolutely love life and live a very minimalist lifestyle with my dog as we travel across the United States in my 31ft travel trailer. I'm always looking to connect with people so feel free to shoot me a message anytime!
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tvrob26 Premium
Hi Mike
Great to meet you and just wanted to say hello as I’m now following you. Read your bio and it gave me great inspiration to keep plugging away at the learning here at WA. I’m very new to this whole affiliate marketing business, but feel that I’ve come to the best place to learn, especially when I read stories like yours.
Thanks in advance for any information I take from your blogs.
Kind regards Rob
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Vincin Premium
Mike,I'm building my site and I looked at some of the themes. Searching over 3800+ is a bit much to take on one at a time. I believe I'm interested in a product review site and searched accordingly. I didn't really see anything that turned me on, although I confess that I understood very little when I opened up the "demo" feature of the theme.
Among the Top Affiliate Marketing (paid themes) is MoneyFlow, TopClass, Goliath, Throne, etc. I'm guessing that one of these would probably work best in the final analysis. I'm willing to invest in a theme. However would it be better to select one of the 3800+, and if so, which one? I've purchased my Domain Name and will be marketing in an ever- green self help niche.
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linche7787 Premium
Hey! I am reaching out to you because you because I joined this platform through you. I am not able to contribute or build my business at this time as I am busy with clinical rotations. In fact, I have been inactive here for a while now and it just doesn't make sense for me to continue paying for membership when I am inactive. I have reached out to Kyle but ofcourse he won't respond to me because he is all about making money. I wish to know how do I suspend or inactivate/terminate my membership?
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Imz82 Premium
Hi Mike,

I'm picking my niche right now in the training, and I wanted to run an idea by you.

How does "home gym" sound for a niche? I am passionate about exercise and fitness and I was subscribed to a gym most of my life. Recently however I found that working out at home saves me some money, and gives me the privacy to workout the way I please.

What do you think?
Imran
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SkateJen Premium
Hi! I checked out your website. It is really beautiful and inspiring. I can see you have put a ton of work into the content of your numerous websites. They are so professional and easy to navigate. I am using you as a role model for creating a well laid out site that has excellent content to lead to traffic around the site.

Thanks for sharing! I can see why you are going into affiliate training.

Best,
Jen
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HBR18 Premium
Hello Mike,

So I followed another member who invited me to click on his follow me link to webtalk.
I did that and then I added it to my follow me.
I wanted to add another link promoting my wife's success with an all natural weight loss that has been very successful for her.
I was just told that could get me banned, that it is considered spam...not truly knowing the meaning of spam...do I need to immediately remove the webtalk link and not post the link for the weight loss.

Thanks,

Jim
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AffTraining Premium
Hi Jim! WA is pretty strict on spam. In general, we don't promote or sell things here. That's what we build our website for! :)
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HBR18 Premium
Thank ya sir
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tonyclev Premium
It was your article An Honest Wealthy Affiliate Review, that made me sign up. I have tried other on line businesses, one I lost a lot of money, the other never went anywhere. One big question I have, not going through all of the training yet. It seems like there is a lot of article writing. For example on the Dog Food Insider, did you have to write all of that ad copy? Do you have to do the research?
The one business that I lost that money in, I was having to write ezine articles that all had to be original. I found that very difficult, especially because it was not about a topic that I cared about. I was selling fishing rods on line, with a drop ship company. I still own the domain.
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AffTraining Premium
Well, this might not be the answer you want to hear, but yes, this is very content heavy. It doesn't necessarily need to be. For example, you can write a 10 page site and just drive traffic through paid advertising. My own business, though, focuses almost exclusively on written content and traffic from search engines.

WIth that said, I haven't written all of the content myself. In fact, the vast majority of DogFoodInsider.com was not written by me, but that site earns me thousands every month. Once my first site started making money, I hired a freelance writer to write content for a second site, then a third, and so on. It has taken many years to get to this point. I still do a ton of writing and editing myself as well.

So the short answer is, as far as my business is concerned, yes it is very heavy on content marketing.
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tonyclev Premium
Thank you.
I have my first site set up, with my first 800 word blog.
It is a subject I am passionate about, so should be able to keep it up. I don't like the theme I used, so working on changing that now.
Just got e-mail set up.
I was impressed with support!!
I needed my MX Record changed. I messaged them, within 10 minutes it was changed and working...very impressive!!
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AffTraining Premium
Sounds like you're off to a great start! :)
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tonyclev Premium
I am having one problem navigating around the site.
How do I find comments people make on pages that I ask for. I look at it, then can’t find them again.
Kyle commented on one of my pages and kind find it again.
View something once and it is gone?
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AffTraining Premium
Are you talking about comments on your own site? I'm actually not totally familiar with that system as I never use the commenting platform. You might either want to message Kyle or ask the community. Just click on Help Center then Ask The Community and I'm sure someone will have an answer for you.
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Pilot43 Premium
Hi I wanted to know if you guys offer training on using google adsense as well I signed up for it but dont Have a website yet and is it wise for me to do both on one website or should I do a whole separate website and any ideas on how to come up with a website just for adsense or put them on the same website with my affiliate website I hope I explained that right lol
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AffTraining Premium
WA is mostly focused on obtaining free traffic through organic search engine results. There is some training on Adsense in the affiliate bootcamp, but it doesn't get too detailed. I've never found Adsense to be profitable so unfortunately I can't offer too many tips as I haven't succeeded with it myself yet.
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HBR18 Premium
Hello Mike,

So I am setting up my 1st site content following Kyle's video...in my content I want to offer my WA opportunity URL...cannot seem to find my URL associating my name with the WA link, sorry for the lack of terminology...with my years membership I do have that link, yes?
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AffTraining Premium
Hey, sorry for the slow response here. Yes, you should have several links available to you. If you click on the $ icon on the upper right menu, click on Program Details. You'll see your main link at the top, but you can also click on Links & Tracking on the top menu to get access to more links. I think what you're looking for is the blue Create Custom Link button where you can set up a custom landing page here at WA.

Is that what you were searching for?
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HBR18 Premium
Hey Mike,

no problem sir, no doubt you are inundated with many ?'s.

I believe this is what I am asking. Just want to be sure that as I am building my site and adding WA links it is getting directed to me of course. I now have two sites indexed, must be doing ok, as it appears that being indexed is a big deal, still learning all these terms, although not quite sure what index means, but am liking getting good news from Google!

Thx Pard,

Jim
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AffTraining Premium
Yap, getting indexed is one of the first steps. Basically, Google now knows you exist and will keep coming back to your site automatically to see if you've added new content. It still takes a while to rank highly, but you're on the right track! :)
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HBR18 Premium
Real good sir...thank ya kindly

Jim
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Mamaperez Premium
Hey I have a question? I can't afford to pay this monthly right now as we are trying to get a house so we are saving every penny. My question is, if I cancel my membership now can I come back to where I left off when I decide to come back? Bc I do plan on coming back because I love it so much . If I can, how do I do it? Will it delete my whole thing or will all of the training I did stay so I don't lose what I completed? Thanks
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AffTraining Premium
Have you tried asking this to Kyle? I'm not sure on the specifics of that. Otherwise, you can download all of your website files and transfer your domain name somewhere else fairly easily.
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goodman707 Premium
Roger, I've seen you on youtube. Your YT video is just about the only one on affiliate marketing that didn't seem to full of crap and hiding something. I just sighned up here today and going thru the training; just finished lesson 2. I'm signing out now, 12 hours online is enough for my first day. BTW, I think in yout YT video you mentioned you had just got an apartment in San Diego? I.m just up the 15 In Hemet!
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AffTraining Premium
Yap I'm in beautiful SD! Love it here! Thanks for the kind words about my videos. I do try to take a "no B.S." approach to all this make money online stuff. If you're ever down this way let me know so we can meet up for a cup of coffee or a California burrito. :)
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goodman707 Premium
Dude!! I had a chance to get a Primium job in National City as a Tech Writer for the Navy but declined it!!!...AAHHGUHGH!!! I was young and dumb. Probably 60k a year easy! And I was G O O D at it! But...I hated it! This is W A Y more up may alley! I take a lot risks. I have made money and I have lost money. Life ain't no walk in the park. But...I'm getting older now. I'm 54 yr old. And even though I realize I can't risk like I used to ( I was a Wall Street gun-slinger, buy/sell on the second: really racked my nerves, I got stories) there is still money to be made. Spoiler alert...I am a Christian. I will never rip people off. This has hampered my progress all my life. I want a chance to make a lot of money honestly. That's what I am about. Oh BTW...100 plus degrees here!
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linche7787 Premium
Here there, I have a pressing request here. I had originally written and published a content "About Me" and had already been ranked by google. However, I found some minor errors and wanted to edit. So I deleted the original post but on trying to repost, I see a warning telling me that the content is not 100% and my ranking may be affected on google. What can I do?
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AffTraining Premium
Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean by the content is not 100%. Could you post a screen shot of that? It isn't an issue to edit your content so I'm not sure what that error is in reference to.
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BobMargroff Premium
Hi Mike, I just followed you because it was recommended to follow all the Top 100 members here on WA. I can see how that makes a great deal of sense. So, with that in mind...I look forward to seeing more of your training and hope to follow in many of the successful members' footsteps...just need more time to put in to this.
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks, just followed you back! :)
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Jekim Premium
Hi Mike,
Q1 - My website and contents are about Microblading eyebrows. If I want to also do affiliate marketing with amazon, can I use the same website to market their products or Do I need to start another website like jewls product review etc.?
Q2 - I redirect my jewlsbeauty.com to jewlsmicroblading.com as you recommended, but after 30 days, can I stop the redirect and utilize the website again?
Q3 - The hard work that we need to put in that everyone is talking about, is everyone referring to writing the contents? Cause I think that is the hardest :( Thanks
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AffTraining Premium
Hey there!

Q1 - Setting up a second site is really a matter of personal choice. About 10 years ago, I always recommended creating several smaller websites, but these days I mostly recommend growing larger and more authoritative sites. There is no right or wrong answer here as either option is totally valid.

Q2 - I think that would be fine. Chances are, you're not getting much if any traffic on that first site, so you can stop redirecting it and just create a new site if you'd like. I don't think this would cause you any problems.

Q3 - Well, yes, that's absolutely true. For the most part, once your website is set up, your main job will be producing as much keyword focused content as you possibly can. All of my websites have hundreds of pages of content. You're right, this is the hardest part, especially doing this for month or even years before it all really pays off. It's the biggest barrier to making money with affiliate marketing, the majority of people just don't have the patience or desire to write that much content over such a long period of time. I know this probably isn't what you want to hear, but I'm a "no B.S." kinda guy and just tell the truth. In this business, content is King.
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Jekim Premium
I just didn't know what they meant when they said you need to do some hard work. Now that I know I better get cranking on those contents...lol I'm getting a little better anyway. The hardest part was the first one, but now I have some ideas how all this work, I think I can do this.

I have hard time getting free images for my website, do most people purchase their images that they put on their website?

Thanks again for all your help!
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nisaamir53 Premium
Best of luck for your websitr
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kimwolfe Premium
Hi Mike!

I didn't find WA through your website but I have seen your website popping up for research lately. I was happy to see you were on here.

I am really glad to see your success stories. And I look forward to your tips and trainings to learn from.

Appreciate it!

Kim
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AffTraining Premium
Thank you Kim! Just followed you back! :)
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kimwolfe Premium
Thank you Mike. Appreciate it.
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Glen B Premium
Mike, Took a look at your site. Simple and great info. I noticed you don't capture emails when people click on your "take a closer look button". Have you tested that? I'm always interested in how people succeed and the reasons they use one method over another.

Thanks,
- Glen B
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AffTraining Premium
You know, email marketing is touted as one of the best marketing methods and I'm sure I'm losing out on money by not creating email lists. I just personally really hate spam and getting emails from people who just want to sell me stuff. I also just want to get straight to the point. Instead of giving a huge sales pitch, capturing emails, retargeting, etc... I just get people to click on my affiliate link and over to WA where WA can close the deal. The least number of steps or clicks to get over to WA the better.

This is just me. I'm not saying this is the best method to go with, but it's how I've traditionally do things as I just don't enjoy email marketing.
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Glen B Premium
Hi Mike,

I hate email marketing as well. So I've taken a different approach.

But first you know you stand to double or triple your signups using email. Here is the reason why and I will tell you my methods because I think you will do much better.

The reason why is we get busy and we jump from one thing to the next. When someone comes to your affiliate page and they just don't have time at that moment you pretty much lose them. This is a proven fact. I've tested it for years.

But first how I came up with this method is I disect many of the other people's pages from the most successful affiliates here on WA. I do this because I want to know what makes them successful. I've done that with your page. And even though I'm not a big earner here yet. I have made as much as 100,000.00 in 7 days in my other marketing ventures and I will do well here as well. But to get to the point all the successful WA Affiliates use email marketing. And I have modeled the ones that I feel comfortable using.

First I don't spam my list. I only send them a series of training that leads them right back to WA. That's it nothing else. I don't send other offers, nothing. I don't because I hate when others do it to me and I will unsubscribe in a heartbeat.

So I offer a training. It's a 10 day series of emails that I send that teaches using WA posts and pages so everything leads right back to WA. Not the sales page but different pages within WA written by others. All with my affiliate link. Eventually I will write posts of my own and send them to those.

I'm happy to share my email series with you if it's something you would like to test.

My opin takes them directly to a custom WA sales page with a video. That personal touch could increase your sign ups alone.

Granted I'm still building my sites here at WA but I've been an internet marketer since 1999. I decided this year to make WA my final resting place and build it out as my retirement plan. I'm not a youngster anymore.. lol

So if you would like me to share this with you so you can do a bit of testing and see if it increases your sales. I'm happy to share it with you.

Just remember it takes 7 exposures to something for most people to take action. So imagine if you you could get just some of those who click away to join.

Let me know,
- Glen B
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks so much Glen, it sounds like you've got an excellent system in place and really know what you're doing. I'm sure I'll see you in Vegas soon, I'm sure we'll have lots to talk about!

Increasing conversion rates is always a great way to bring revenues up. Many of us get so focused on just bringing in more traffic instead of increasing conversion rates on the traffic we already have. That is all very true.

This is something I'll have to look into a bit more. Thanks for sharing all your tips and advice, really appreciate that!

Mike
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Glen B Premium
No Problem Mike, My new goal in life is to help as many succeed at affiliate marketing as I can.

I'm happy to share my autoresponder sequence and a link to my signup page ect.. So you can model after it. Just IM me if you want that.

- Glen B
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kimwolfe Premium
I may actually reach out to you as well Glen. I've been debating whether or not to jump into email marketing now or wait. I've been waiting....but keep questioning if I should be waiting. Then I read your email! #facepalm
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Glen B Premium
Absolutely Kim, I'm happy to help!!

- Glen B
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Jekim Premium
Hi Mike,
I just purchased another domain because o thought my niche was too broad. Is there a way to transfer my infirmation from the previous domain to a new domain? The previous one is jewlsbeauty.com and the new one is jewlsmicroblading.com. Im hoing to use both domains in the future, but i want to start with the jewlsmicroblading.com first.

Thanks
Julie
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AffTraining Premium
Hey there Julie,

This isn't a problem. Since you don't have too many pages yet, what I'd do is just re-create the site on the new domain. Then, you can simply redirect your old domain to the new one. So, you'll just go into Websites --> Domains. Then, just click the Settings box next to jewlsbeauty.com and select Redirect. Enter in your new domain and you'll be all set!

Does this help?

Mike
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Jekim Premium
Thanks Mike! I'll try that.
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My access to live chat is blocked cause I got reported a couple of days back for no reason. It ain't scam or anything like that. I was arguing with one member and all of them joined and 10 members reported me. I'm not able to reply to Kyle's messages. What do I do? My other account's name is AV2001. I'm not able to reply to any messages from that account so I had to make a fake account.
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AffTraining Premium
Hmmm that’s a tough one. Possibly try using this contact form: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/contact/

I’m sorry I can’t be more help but this is an issue I haven’t heard before!
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No worries. Thank you for the link.
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tleflerof5 Premium
I watched one of your videos (not sure which one) but I felt your honestly and your genuineness about you. Then I read your profile that you worked as an OTR driver. I am not a driver but I do work for Swift Transportation and been working as a Driver Manager for the last 6 years now and know of the life style you had and the challenges you were faced with.
I just want to say thanks for leading me to WA and I am looking forward to the journey.
I do have a quick question, I was first looking at AWOL and was absolutely shocked of how much money they are asking for training. Are there other hidden cost within WA after becoming a Premium member?
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AffTraining Premium
Hey, I'm so sorry for the slow response! I have an old friend in town and have been neglecting WA. :(

I worked for Prime, Inc., I'm sure you're familiar with them as well. No offense, but man oh man do I NOT miss my driver manager. He had control over every little aspect of my life. If I screwed up one little thing, I'd suddenly find myself stuck in the northeast for a week straight. Ugh. For the most part he was fair, but having one person control so much of your life was not fun. And don't get me wrong, I KNOW your job isn't easy, either!

There are a couple of "hidden" costs with WA, actually. The first is you'll want to purchase your own domain name. You can get started with a free domain name here, but eventually, you will definitely want to set up your own domain name, which you can buy here at WA. I believe it costs $14 but I'm not totally sure on that.

You can also upgrade the Jaxxy keyword tool to a pro version, however, I actually don't recommend doing that. The free version of Jaxxy (included with your WA membership) is enough to get some research started, but from there you can do plenty of additional keyword research for free.

Other than that, pretty much everything you'll need to run your business and all the training is included.
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tleflerof5 Premium
There are a lot of bad DM's out there for sure. I started working for Swift in a dedicated environment and l liked it. I wanted to expand my knowledge of the transportation industry and decided to take on OTR drivers. THAT was a different world. After 8 months of being a DM for OTR I transferred back to the dedicated side of the business. Being a DM inside a terminal is stressful. They have so many quotas and goals to meet each week for each driver that I was responsible for. They keep track of all the calls you get, how long your on the phone, how many calls missed and crap like that. I didn't like being micro managed like that. Dedicated world is SOOOOO much better.
Anywho... I have a coaching call this morning with AWOL which was the first affiliate program I was looking into and I am going to tell him to hit the road unless he can justify why AWOL is so much better that WA. I think AWOL has a good program but I don't feel warm and fuzzy when I watch and hear that dude talk. They want $15,000 up front and that is not something I have right now. I'm will to take a little longer to get to my goal if I can avoid that kind of up front money.
Thanks again for your kind and honest suggestions. I hope you will get the credit when I sign up for Premium.
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AffTraining Premium
Dude, $15k is insane! I don't know what you committed to on the phone, but please RUN away from that. It's a scam, I'm telling you. You'll never, ever get $15k worth of value from them and I don't care what they guarantee you. You'll never see that $15k again. They haven't even existed more than about a year. Go back to 2016 and look at what their site looked like: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.awolacademy.com/

Will you learn some valuable stuff going through AWOL? Sure, probably, but $15k is robbery. You obviously have to make your own decision, but I encourage you to listen to your gut. If you're not getting the warm and fuzzies, there's a reason for that.

And hey, I even say the same about WA. Sure, I'd like a commission, but WA is not for everyone, so if you don't get the warm and fuzzies here, that's cool, too. Just don't give anyone $15k, please!!
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RCourtney Premium
Just checked out http://www.rogersconcepts.com and I have to say it is impressive. I am doing the same thing with a diversified portfolio. Multiple income streams are the best way to optimize your results. We are going full-time RVing in a few months and this is how we plan to add additional income to our life.

I have created rvsolarupgrades.com to try and focus on RV upgrades. Our YouTube channel is just getting started at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKPq8tMF3Q9eFDG_LerbVA and we are including Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram in our arsenal.

I am also a Roger :-)
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AffTraining Premium
That's awesome! Full-time RVing is amazing, you're going to have an absolute blast. Your site looks great and your YouTube channel is phenomenal! I love that you and your wife are doing that together. The more you make those videos, the better you'll get at them. Definitely keep that up! Full-time RVing is an exploding segment right now, and as someone who has met a lot of full-timers, they tend to do it for many years.

I'm not really full-timing at the moment, but I still have my trailer. I want to pull that sucker out into the middle of nowhere and get a 100% off-grid setup going (drill my own well, have solar, etc.).

Best of luck to you as you start this journey. No doubt your website and YouTube videos will help a LOT of people, and this is a very easy segment to grow a passionate group on social media.

Please reach out anytime! :)
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CCrandol Premium
Hi. Why is more than one website needed? Also, I was reading on Amazon about their Affiliate program and they said you have to have a web site already up and running and they provide the banners etc so I think I am confused about how all this works. I was thinking it was a website that people don't go to, but the place where I would create adds for different products from different companies that I would post for example on Facebook. I also read about different ways to get paid like for example if someone just clicks on your ad -pay per click I think it was called. Can you please clear up my confusion?
Thank you,
Cathy
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AffTraining Premium
Yeah so the Amazon Associates program is mostly for website owners. You could share affiliate links on social media, but the social media companies don't really like it as many people spam using their affiliate links.

PPC is also frowned upon by Amazon and honestly, it would be tough to profit using PPC ads for Amazon products.

The best way to go about this is to create your own website with lots of content that can be picked up by search engines. For example, my site DogFoodInsider.com reviews hundreds of different types of dog food. Within my reviews are affiliate links to Amazon. If someone clicks on my affiliate link, then make a purchase within' 24hrs (no matter what they buy), I get a commission.

What I did was performed "keyword research" (in the training here at WA), wrote a couple hundred articles using those keywords in my articles, in turn, get FREE highly targeted visitors to my website from search engines, and some of them click on my affiliate links then make a purchase. That's how the general flow works.

Does that make sense?
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CCrandol Premium
Well, sorta. I am just going to have do it step by step til the light bulb over my head turns on. :-)
Thanks,
Cathy
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AffTraining Premium
Well, don't get too discouraged because the lightbulb never fully comes on. It's more like a dimmer switch. The bulb gets a little brighter as you learn, but even after doing this for nearly 10 years it still feels like I'm constantly behind and trying to learn what I need. The way you feel is perfectly normal!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Mike, I've just been reading your profile what an absolutely fantastic story, well done to you, you have made it happen!

It sounds like great fun travelling around America with your dog, I'm sure he or she is a great companion! I do not have a dog at the moment but have had the privilege of owning two German shepherds over a period of 25 years, they used to come to work with me, great dogs!

I will check out your websites Mike, it is great that you want to help others. I have been self-employed since 1983 and still have a successful off-line business, but long-term I would like to work online full-time to give me more flexibility, however I do enjoy my off-line business.

Enjoy your weekend.

Roy
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for your kind words, Roy! It has been an absolutely incredible journey, that's for darn sure. Not a moment taken for granted and I just want others to be able to experience the same freedom.

Congratulations on your self-employment success as well! Being self-employed for 35 years is no small feat!

Just followed ya. Keep in touch! :)

Mike
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Roybretton Premium
Good morning Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to reply, I do appreciate it.

Thank you for connecting too, I look forward to reading your blog posts and hearing more about your success stories.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Roy
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Chrismac2751 Premium
I made a sale over a week ago and I still have yet to see my commission from it. Ive messaged a bunch of times and you nor carson or training people have yet to respond. I worked my butt off for that commission. I got the 2 credits from the account set up and it shows I made the sale my number to vegas went down but no commission. Is this an issue I need to worry about? Am I going to get the commission? Whats going on and why is no one responding to me? Im honestly concerned wether or not to go any further unless I hear from someone. Please respond
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AffTraining Premium
Just responded to your PM!
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Ksloan58 Premium
I am having trouble setting up my website. I have it created. I put in my title, but now, I can't add text to the main page., I wanted to put in my logo and I can't seem to figure that out. I'm working today at my job until 5 pm. If you could maybe send me some hints on how to add things. I'm a premium member, so I think I have access to more than what I'm seeing.
Thank you
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AffTraining Premium
Hey, I'm sorry for the slow response time on this! Were you able to get this figured out?
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Ksloan58 Premium
Yes i figured it out. Thanks.
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Hey! Thanks for the follow back! Just read your bio, and was completely interested on what you said. I completely agree with the B.S on how everybody is putting the "Get rich quick" Scheme onto things. It was very hard for me to find an actual site to help me learn the new journey. Most of the sites asked for 900.00 for easy, and quick to learn classes. I'm definitely going to check out your website! Thanks for everything
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for the kind words! I'm here if you need any help along the way! :)
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MichalB Premium
Hey Roger,

After reading your profile and looking at your picture, it hits me that like week ago I was watching your video at you-tube.

That is the WigWagProductions channel, right ? :)

I really liked that.
My friends and myself were RVing in summer of 2009 around the entire USA (New Jersey - Boston - Chicago - West Coast - San Antonio - Panama City Beach - Daytona Beach - back to NJ).
That was one of the best vacations I have had (so far :) )

All the best man
Mike
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AffTraining Premium
Haha, yes, WigWagProductions is my old trucking channel! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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pazalles20 Premium
@AffTraining, Hey man it's my all pleasure to help you with your living man and no worries at all. I'm also diving into WA Affiliate Program and I'll later expand with other programs but my main target for 2018 is to get at least 300 referrals so that I can make a decent money and avoid my 9-5 job as soon as possible. But I'm asking what will I have to do in order to get to that number in the next few months? How long you took to reach at least 100 referrals and what techniques did work for you? Feel free to share anything and help me reach my goal please, thanks man and all the best, cheers. By the way, I loved reading your story man, you're a real winner, cheers again.
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AffTraining Premium
Hey, thanks for the kind words! I need to be totally honest with you and you might not like this answer. Reaching your goal of 300 referrals in the next few months isn't likely. While it's possible you get super lucky, I tell most people to not even think about making any money for 6 to 12 months.

I know that seems like a really long time, but you do need to get into this with the right expectations. If you work about 10 hours per week for 6 to 12 months, there is a real possibility that you'll start bringing in some income. And once the commissions start coming in, it really snowballs quickly. It took me about a year to earn a decent part-time living, and the year after that it was a solid full-time income.

Even though this might not be exactly what you want to hear, I do hope this information is helpful for you!
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pazalles20 Premium
That's what I'm looking for bro, reality and honesty. Having you said so, it will make me work harder and smarter in order to achieve a better result in 2018, thanks a lot man. But tell me, what marketing methods and techniques did you use to get as many referrals as possible? Please advice! Cheers!
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AffTraining Premium
Through good ol' fashion hard work and patience. No trickery there. My WA referrals are mostly driven by both YouTube videos as well as my site AffiliateMarketerTraining.com. Most of those are driven through my website which has taken many years to build as I started it in 2014. These referrals haven't come overnight and it has taken hundreds of pages to get to this point. Not all of my pages promote WA, but the site has around 700 articles now, mostly 1,000 to 3,000 words in length.

You must provide real value to others first, then you can start thinking about profits.

If you want to learn more about the "system" I use, you can read this article on my site about following C--> T--> P-->M. It's the backbone of my business: https://www.affiliatemarketertraining.com/ctpm-process-website-owners/
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pazalles20 Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing, the principle you shared makes full sense and I'll follow that surely. I'll focus on providing real value, benefits and helping others so that profit can come naturally along the way. Thanks again man and please keep sharing your experiences, cheers.
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101gaucho Premium
OK ,I have a website directly build from wordpress.com ,,and i realize i could have build asite from WA instead .Anyway ,its too late for that .my question is :how do i follow the training program using my wordpress site .cause the websites interface are very different to follow
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AffTraining Premium
Hey there, sorry for the late response I somehow missed this! You can definitely migrate the site here to WA, but you can also keep your site right where it is. That's really up to you. Most of the training here is excellent regardless of where your website is hosted. If you are already comfortable with where your site is currently hosted, I wouldn't even worry about moving it.
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HazelH Premium
Hi Mike What a wonderful lifestyle ! I have a rescued greyhound and my sister a jack Russell terrier who at the moment is trying to help me to type on my laptop! You obviously have a lot of affiliate marketing experience and it is great you are here to share it with others!
Best Wishes

Hazel
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks so much for the kind words and reaching out Hazel!
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Fiduciara Premium
Fiduciara Premium less than a minute ago


Hello Mike !
I have cancelled my Premium membership several days before the end of February and I see on my account that the amount of $ 49 has been withdrawn today despite my cancellation. I informed W.A about that issue and the fact that I was in a very bad financial situation these times but I did not get any answer to my message.
I sent a message to W.A telling that I wanted to stay at W.A with a free membership but there is no reaction yet. Considering that nobody is here to help me out with this acute problem, I ask you a direct deposit of $ 49 for this month ( March ) into my account.
I have put my confidence in you. I hope that you will not disappoint me. Thank you in advance for your comprehension.

Sabine
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AffTraining Premium
Hi Sabine and sorry for the late response. Were you able to get this taken care of?
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AntonioMarco Premium
Yes I joined WA on March 12 and it hasn't been easy but surely a learning experience. This is a completely new kind of work environment and I an getting used to many new things to deal with. I see your expertise is precisely this WA. If there is any light you may shed on me about dealing with website creation it would be nice.
Thank you.
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Fiduciara Premium
Hello Mike !
I could not proceed through the training since the choice of my niche was not made and I experienced much difficulty on this matter ! Finally, I would like to focus on the theme of " The eye and its surprising abilities " whose other titles could be: " The eyes, source to the Infinite " or more simple " Healthy eyes "
Do you think that it might be a good niche ? Thank you for your opinion and advice.

Sincerely,

Sabine
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AffTraining Premium
Hi Sabine, please send me a private message and we'll discuss this further.
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AntonioMarco Premium
Hi Sabine If you go to Jaaxy Keyword & niche research( to the left of the screen-at the top) you will be able to see what are the web click using different words describing your niche in healthy eyes use different combinations of words to see the ranking in numbers of clicks. this and others methods will help polish and determine just the right niche. Best of luck. It only gets easier.
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anymary Premium
Hi again Mike!
Thank you for reaching out to me!
I must admit I feel a bit overwhelmed and even skeptical....There are a lot of questions such as: is this business the right one for me? What if I'll fail after all? What will happen if I won t have enough time for this business?....and so on...
I know I must be active as much as possible, ask many questions,be diligent and persistent....but I quess u know very well that there aren t any easy beginnings,so thank you for your words,your encouragement and willingness to help.
Keep in touch.
Have a nice day!
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Borneoman Premium
Wow, interesting personal story. I knew about IM a long time ago, but just launched my first Amazon affiliate blog June last year. So far got a few sales (less than $5).

Are you promoting Amazon products too? From your WA profile, I can see that you're into the MMO niche.
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AffTraining Premium
Hey thanks for checking out my profile! Yes, I do promote Amazon products as well. Mostly dog food and cat food. :)
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Borneoman Premium
Oops, I'm sorry just found out your sites on RogersConcept. I'm promoting dog accessories products, mostly training and tracking collars.
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AffTraining Premium
Have you tried promoting Doggy Dan video dog training through ClickBank? I've had some success with it.
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Borneoman Premium
Not yet, because my website is promoting physical products mostly dog collars. Sounds like a good idea, but maybe it's not related to what I offer on my site.
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beckilisl Premium
Hello. I'm following you because I've seen you give a lot of solid advice and honestly, I don't know why I wasn't following you before. I enjoy your profile history/story. I love that you had your heels dug into affiliate marketing before you joined WA. I think that says a lot about how WA can help a newbie like myself. I also admire the way you took life into your own hands and are happier because of it. I think it's great that you have so many websites going! I hope to be able to do the same. Thanks for sharing your links.
Happy New Year!
Becki
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AffTraining Premium
Wow thanks so much for the kind words Becki! Indeed it has been one heck of a ride and I hope to keep it going for many more years to come. Thanks a lot for the follow, I'm reciprocating now! Please don't ever hesitate to reach out.

Happy New Year to you as well!

Mike
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beckilisl Premium
Thank you, Mike. And I surely will reach out.
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kmer6 Premium
Hello again Mike, I am wishing a very Happy New Year's Eve and thank you for the follow and I am also already following too. I am eager to start reading your website to get to know you better. It is raining here so reading will be a pleasant experience.
As with your bio, I too am a firm believer in the WA way of training, support and overall service. I may be taking my building a little slower, but I know they will be earning revenue enough before I retire in a few more years.
I look forward to working with you and sharing information that will keep us both successful and prosperous.
I wish you an exciting and glorious New Year and much prosperity in 2017!
Ken
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for following back, Ken! You know, over time I have been involved with several different affiliate training platforms. The very first was a service called Site Build It (SBI) but that one got a bit outdated and has some other issues develop over time, so I tried out Affilorama. That, too, was pretty solid, but then I found Wealthy Affiliate and holy smokes - I've never seen such a place like this with all the training and tools you'll ever need, along with one heck of a community. With the training constantly being added here, I see WA getting only better and better over time. This is the place to be for sure.

Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous 2017! We'll be in touch I'm sure!

Mike
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kmer6 Premium
The next time you are passing through Baton Rouge, stop on by and chat.
Ken
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Ralljr Premium
Hey Mike found you on you tube around 2 months ago did a lot of searching regarding affiliate marketing and decided to go with WA, it dawned on me that there is more than one way to do something matter of fact there are many ways, I'm really excited about gaining and using the knowledge that's all over this site and corresponding with the community. your videos were the catalyst to finally change gears to step out of my comfort zone.
Thanks Mike
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AffTraining Premium
Hey thanks so much!! You know, I really need to get back into creating more (and better) videos. I honestly haven't put in much time and effort into my videos but you are one of many that mentioned them. Is there any topic inparticular you'd like to see videos on? I love suggestions!

Thanks again for your kind words and please don't hesitate to contact me anytime!! :)

Mike
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Ralljr Premium
Hey Mike
Just give everyone a little up date in the you tube community on where you are at now meaning business wise and on your dog,
watching you in your trailer at different locations is what finally did it for me, I know its not going to be easy but if I stay steady and promote my products along with affiliate marketing I'll be fine also.
My bio shows the soap and spoons that I manufacture and its all sold by word of mouth and I do fine with that alone. I have the ability to scale up when I want and its nice to be in that position.
My Best to you.
Rall
ps. I will be looking for the video (you were my catalyst)
thanks
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AffTraining Premium
Great, thanks so much for the feedback, I will definitely do that!! :)

....And hold on just one second here. Are you saying that you ALREADY sell your own products that you manufacture on your own? And it's already profitable??? And that's without a website?!?!? Holy smokes my man, you have quite the opportunity in front of you here!!!

I haven't done any research into your niche industry, but on the surface, I think you have a huge winning combination here. I actually got emotionally excited for you when I read that you manufacture and sell your own products already. Do you realize the advantage and edge this gives you over almost everyone else getting started with online businesses?? I'm a pretty realistic and honest guy about this online business stuff. I do not like to overhype things and give false hopes. But I'm telling you, this could be a complete game changer for your business. It could change everything! Please, please, please let me know if I can help you out in any way as you get started because this is awesome.

One other idea I wanted to throw out there... Since you already sell your own products, have you ever thought about creating your OWN affiliate program that other website owners can join? Sure, you would have to split profits with those who are promoting your business, but you only have to pay them when a sale is made. If you can get just a couple of higher volume bloggers / sites to join up with you, you could essentially have a team of established online marketers that send you business every single day. It's definitely something worth considering.

Ok, ONE more thing. ;) You might also want to consider learning about Facebook advertising, Google Adwords, and Media.net (Bing / Yahoo) advertising, as well as other online advertising platforms. I don't know what your profit margins are on your products, but it may be possible to send business to your site through paid advertising and turn some good profits. With Facebook ads, for example, you can specifically target very specific audiences such as people who have "liked" other soap / spoon companies, etc. You can also start with a very small budget as low as I believe $5. Most people will test a few different ads and if one of them gives a good ROI, they simply scale it up.

Soooooo many possibilities for you, so please keep in touch and let's make this happen!!

Mike
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Ralljr Premium
Hey Mike
I value your words and knowledge very much, I work 12 hr days for the next 30 days AAGGGHHHH! but I keep thinking of you in your truck driving days in the back cab, working away on the sbi site.
I get home walk Kobes sit down at the PC go into my shop do the spoons and soap and work till 12 midnight every night on my projects gearing up for xmas,
I did build a web site and it was good, really nice but it was my potato in the middle of a potato field with millions of other potatoes (LOL) after following you I started to research seo and all the other aspects of marketing with a different view, this time the game is a little different and yes I did realize the advantage I have since I manufacture my products,
Yes I thought of creating a affiliate program I just have to understand the %s that one has to pay and see how it affects my ROI. Mike for me its about learning and being humble enough so I don't miss the value that others can offer, I do plan on scaling up the business after xmas I just need to understand the affiliate platform better, and the tools that come with it, Trust me I plan to build this into a brand that people will start to recognize possibly with amazon and even Jet.com. my greatest gift is meeting strangers at gift shows and and summer events. There is to much to stay on top of and I believe there is room for others to join and let them do what they do best.
I will be staying in contact with you, and we will see where this all ends up,
Hey Mike if you have a po bx or a drop box please send it to me, I want to send you a little gift as a thank you for the you tube videos.
the reason I connected so well with you on you tube was I got to see the person just trying to make his way like the rest of us.
I just sent you a email thru you tube. thats only if you want.
but thanks.
Regards Rall
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks Rall, I'm sending you a private message now. :)
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I want to say thank you. I found your Affiliate Marketer Training site and showed it to my wife. After watching some of your YouTube videos, my wife found you to be very down to earth and honest. That's a big deal, trust me. :) So here we are now in the 7 day free training and starting this journey that you recommended.
We are excited and ready!

My hope is that we will soon be able to be traveling the country in our own travel trailer as well. I'm ready to say goodbye to my J.O.B (Just Over Broke)

Thanks again and stay blessed!
Jim and Chrissy
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks so much Jim and Chrissy! I really appreciate the kind words. I hope your training is going well so far, but if you ever feel frustrated, stuck, or confused please don't hesitate to reach out. I absolutely love helping out and yes, you can be assured that any responses to me will be totally honest. There are enough get-rich-quick scammers out there already. Building a real business online really IS possible though if you're willing and able to put in the effort. Anything I can do to help you reach that point is time well spent. :)

Please keep in touch and thanks again for your kind words!! :)

Mike
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Thanks Mike :)
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TeamCEO Premium
Hi Mike,

Congratulations on going premium! I'm one of those members who personally did not choose to have a niche or product for my website, but rather designed it specifically to promote Wealthy Affiliate.

If you develop or have a niche or product idea for your website, continue to follow through on your vision.

But if you are like me and came in mainly to promote the Wealthy Affiliate social community as an affiliate, visit the website (that I created) on my profile to get an idea how it can be done.

All the best to you!!!

- Ian -
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caisaki Premium
WELCOME TO Wealthy Affiliate Premium! :)

You've made a great decision and this is going to really change your life if you work hard to achieving your goals!

Just remember not to rush anything, as this creates confusion, and don't forget to enjoy the process.

Hit me up if you need anything, I'll be glad to help any way I can. :D

Cheers,

Pearl
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Mike !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey Mike and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Mike, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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