About Alo8
Joined July 2017
I'm 61, born French-Canadian, in Montreal. I have a twin brother and elder and younger sisters. I had high marks in french, maths, sciences, geography, literature and philosophy. High interests in hockey goaltending, swimming, baseball, football and theatre. I studied and worked at MERU, which took me to Ontario, across the USA, Philippines, Netherlands, India, England, Germany, Lebanon, Switzerland, South Africa and the Caribbeans. I succeeded as VIP caterer, kitchen management, Vedic nutrition and physical training specialist and Sanskrit teacher. Also did office management, media relations and news release writing, french-english and english-french translation and proof-reading.
With all this acquired life knowledge and life experience, I can help many people!
I will do so and more specifically, on how to scientifically create & MAINTAIN higher quality of Life, for All!
All the best! and let's share fulfillment and prosperity!
Alo8's Accomplishments
2017
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sofieanderin Premium
Hello, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow! I am your neighbor to the south, in Minnesota and my father was Canadian - born and was a Canadian Mountie. Wishing you all the best on your journey:-)

Cheers,
Erin
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Erin, thanks for the nice word and interesting that your father was a Mountie!
As for me,
I know one day I'll visit Minnesota, cause I was always drawn to that state. I'll let you know!
In the meantime,
all the best, to you and Sofie!
Alain
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks! Talk to you, sometime and all the best!
Alain
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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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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Kyle, thanks for reaching out!
The niche I feel excited about helping people with is,
'How to start your singing/stage career?'
I'll keep you posted, as I roll through the course.
All the best!
Alain
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is most definitely the direction you could head with your niche. If this is something that you are passionate about, definitely go for it Alain!
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Kyle, I just did lessons 5, 6 & 7 and got 5 qualifying keywords, per your Lesson 7!
By the way, finally, I narrowed down my niche to acting careers.
I have 3 questions for you:
Question 1;
In Lesson 5, I did the required tasks to activate 'All SEO in One' plugin + 'Image Optimizer' plugin, but WordPress keeps showing a notice, saying that my specific theme (Bento) requires 2 more plugins, 'PageBuilder' + 'PageBuilder: Extra elements'. Should I get these and activate them, now? - if so, how?
Question 2;
I've been doing all this on my iPhone, is it ok to continue setting up my site from my phone?, or should I do it from a computer?
Question 3;
Each of Lessons 5, 6 & 7 end with a large blue letters phrase about the advantages of being Premium. As I click on these, it tells me to switch from yearly to monthly membership, starting from Aug. 2018. Should I suppose, this is a mistake?
Thanks again and talk to you, soon!
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help you out here Alain. :)

Question :
In Lesson 5, I did the required tasks to activate 'All SEO in One' plugin + 'Image Optimizer' plugin, but WordPress keeps showing a notice, saying that my specific theme (Bento) requires 2 more plugins, 'PageBuilder' + 'PageBuilder: Extra elements'. Should I get these and activate them, now? - if so, how?

For additional features, some themes require more plugins. It is up to you if you want to use these, but not necessary.


Question 2;
I've been doing all this on my iPhone, is it ok to continue setting up my site from my phone?, or should I do it from a computer?

You can, you will be far more productive for certain elements of your business if you have access to a computer though.


Question 3;
Each of Lessons 5, 6 & 7 end with a large blue letters phrase about the advantages of being Premium. As I click on these, it tells me to switch from yearly to monthly membership, starting from Aug. 2018. Should I suppose, this is a mistake?

You are Premium already, you can disregard these. They are static within all 10 of the first lessons. :)
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Alo8 Premium
Hi, again! Kyle, thanks for answering!
- about the plugins,
I picked a theme which was said to be super fast and mobile compatible. You say additional plugins are not necessary, ok! ...is it because they would slow my site?

- about using my phone,
I totally agree, my experience w/computers is also much more productive...just that mine crashed and I have not replaced it, yet. I'll manage to get 1, soon!

- I'm already Premium, got it!

Thanks again, I'll keep you posted.
All the best!
Alain
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Kyle Premium
A website can be slow from either plug-ins, a slow hosting service, or images of that are very large and slow down your website. If you are using the hosting here, you can turn on the site be which is going to optimize your site to work really fast and to load really fast (even with larger images).

As a premium member you have access to SiteSpeed. You can turn on SiteSpeed from with in your SiteManager.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Click the "SitePlus" link (see screenshot). From there you will be able to go to the SitePlus features and toggle on the SiteSpeed function (see screenshot).

The SiteSpeed platform here is a WA only feature and will optimize your website for speed and efficiency, and includes state of the art caching. There is no other hosting or website platform in the industry that offers this feature and by having this setting on you will speed up your website load times and your search engine appeal drastically.

File means you can add other plug-ins to your website, I will just not get into the habit of doing this unless there is a practical purpose for doing so (ie saves you time, adds features you need).
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks again, Kyle, SiteSpeed is on!
Also,
I focused back on completing the course.
I finished Lesson 8 and this is quite the core of my task, for my site!
It's exciting, because the ideas and passion are flowing!
Later!
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear Alain, sounds like you are making some good progress. As you continue to move forward within the training you are going to truly see your business take shape.

If you do need anything going forward, just let me know. ;)

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an absolutely amazing weekend! :)
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Alo8 Premium
Sincere thanks, to your continued support, Kyle!
and also have a great weekend with family!
: )
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Alain! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Kyle, I made a big mistake, trying to correct my 'About me' page from my phone...everything was deleted, except the title...
Is there a backup, somewhere on the site?
Thanks and later!
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Kyle Premium
You should be able to access revisions from within your editor. Do you not see them there.

Are you creating your content initially on SiteContentontent? If so, you will have a backup there. If you're not using the SiteContent platform here to create all of your web content, I recommend you start.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks, Kyle. I am using SiteContent and I was using it, when it happened.
Could you please, indicate where I can find the backups.
Thanks again!
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! again, Kyle, I did my 'homework' (at the basis of any mistake is a lack of training!) and I watched the video on 'How SiteContent works'.
Now, I see better what happened:

1, The revisions' link is bottom right, just at the right of 'Autosaved' and time elapsed since then.
Now, the revisions ' link is there as long as the article EXISTS!

...I remembered that as soon as I saw the whole text had disappeared, I went back to the dashboard and clicking on the 'About me' article simply brought me back to the newly autosaved, empty revision (at that time, I didn't know what a revision was, so I didn't care about the revisions' link at the bottom) and thinking that all was just erased, I went back to the dashboard, deleted the empty article and brought back the original 'About me' template (!). At that time I didn't know, but now, I understand that ERASING the autosaved article, ALSO deleted its revisions!

2, Same for finding backups in the top right, keyword search bar; how could the search find a deleted article!?

In any case,
I know better, now and I'm just re-writing it. ...no problem, I love writing!
- btw, I'm re-writing it under my pen name, 'Halo', so the article is entitled, 'About Halo', now.

Moreso, I'm re-doing Lesson 7,
because going back to it, I realized the video/Lesson was upgraded AFTER I did it, originally and it includes a part on making a site Menu, which I had not done, just because it was not included in the video version I had watched.

All this to say that I'm going ahead and well.
I'll keep you posted!
Thanks and all the best!
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Kyle Premium
So you're saying that deleted articles are showing up within the search? Can you give me one specific example within your account and I can have our team investigate that.
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain, how is everything going so far? I just wanted to reach out and let you know I am willing to help anytime to grow your business.

All the best
Stefan
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Stefan, I was quite busy w/ my day job (11 consecutive days) and I succeeded to make enough to pay for my yearly mem bership! I'll use my day-off to quickly go through the Level1 courses and I'll get back to you. Thanks very much for offering your help! I'll stay in touch.
All the best!
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Stefan, I decided for my starting niche: phosphore to start your singing/stage career?'! This is exciting!
I'm moving on to Course 1, Lesson 4, now!
Later and all the best!
Alain
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Alo8 Premium
...sorry, for my phone's auto-correct mis-spell!;
for my niche, I meant,
'how to start your singing/stage career?'.
Later!
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Yeah, that can be a great business opportunity! Have you performed keyword research and saw the number of searches for keywords/ topics you want to target?
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Stefan, I'm not there, yet and still have to complete Lesson 5. I'll tell You, once I get there!
(I work a lot, for my day job!)
Later! : )
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Stefan, I just did lessons 5, 6 & 7; so, yes, I did keywords searches and got 5 qualifying ones, per Lesson 7.
Finally, I narrowed down my niche to acting careers.
I have 3 questions for you:
Question 1;
In Lesson 5, I did the required tasks to activate 'All SEO in One' plugin + 'Image Optimizer' plugin, but WordPress keeps showing a notice, saying that my specific theme (Bento) requires 2 more plugins, 'PageBuilder' + 'PageBuilder: Extra elements'. Should I get these and activate them, also? - if so, how?
Question 2;
I've been doing all this on my iPhone, is it ok to continue setting up my site from my phone?, or should do it from a computer?
Question 3;
Each of Lessons 5, 6 & 7 end with a large blue letters phrase about the advantages of being Premium. As I click on these, it tells me to switch from yearly to monthly membership, for Aug. 2018. Should I suppose, this is a mistake?
Thanks again and talk to you, soon!
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain,

That's great!

So #1- personally, I would choose a theme that doesn't require additional plugins why? The less plugins the faster your site. But, if you still prefer this one, you have to click on add new and search these plugins within Wordpress itself.

#2- i think it's very difficult to use Wordpress on mobiles, at least on my mine. Lol . For example, when you ad a picture and you want to drag to another place, I don't know how this is done. My phone is terrible, but maybe you manage with yours. Try using Worpress in your pc and note the difference.

#3- as you have the yearly membership, you should ignore this message.

I hope this helps.
Let me know how it goes.

Have a good day
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Alo8 Premium
Hi, again! Stefan,
- about your answer to question 1;
the reason I picked that theme, is specifically because it said that it is 'super-fast' and mobile compatible. If you think it still slows my site, I'll change it!
- about question 2;
very true that it's more difficult on a phone, but
just that I DON'T have a computer, yet! ...I'll manage to get 1, soon!
- question 3; thanks, I understand.

Thanks again and I'll keep you posted.
All the best!
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain,

You can install all you need and check the speed in this site: https://tools.pingdom.com/
Less than 3s is fine

If you don't have a pc, that's fine as long as you can set up the basic settings and start publishing articles.

That's fine.
Have a good day!

Stefan
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Alo8 Premium
Hi! Stefan, I watched Lesson 8 video, but (I don't know what I missed) while the video shows how to PUBLISH 2 PAGES; the text below the video says, to write 3 PAGES and NOT to publish them, but to save them as drafts, instead.
I think 3 pages is better for my site...so, which template I'd use to write my site-related page, as requested by the text below the video?
Thanks again and talk to you, soon!
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain,

Yes, in lesson 8, you are only creating the pages and not publishing it.
All pages are equal, there is no template unless you have a theme that allows greater customization. They are simply blank pages and you can create as many as you want.
You just click on Pages, add new. Then, save as a draft.

In lesson 9 Kyle will show you what you will include in these pages.
I hope this helps.

Take care
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Alo8 Premium
Lesson 8, done! I find this the 'meat' of my task, here, writing my craft and my brand creativity! Exciting!
Thanks again and talk to you, soon!
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Well done! Enjoy the process os creation, focus on giving value and don't forget to always target low competition keywords. Keep up the good work Alain! :)
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks for your continued support, Stefan!
I'll keep you posted.
Have a great weekend! : )
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Madek Premium
Hey, Alain!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Alain for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are probably aware of the AWESOME and FREE WA Keyword Tool we have unlimited access to.

This is the keyword research tool I have used exclusively after I became a Premium member 3+ years ago and it has helped me many times to find awesome keywords that have led to Google page 1 rankings.

I created very popular WA Training Tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, on how to use the WA Keyword Tool for keyword research. If you have not seen it and would like to learn how simple it is to use and a little about keywords, click the below link when you have the time.
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Alo8 Premium
Wow! thanks so much! This means a lot to me!
I'll keep you posted!
ML,
Alain
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Alain - Congratulations on your Premium membership. I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks Valerie, this is very kind of yours! and yes, I'm very well set for success, now!
All the best, to you, too!
: )
Alain
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you very much Alain for your kind message.
And, thank you also for following me :)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hi, There Anthony here I just wanted to welcome to the premium side of the world. I'm sure you're going to love. Best wishes, and I appreciate the follow back.
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks, you're very kind!
All the best, to you, too!
ML,
Alain
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Alain, welcome to WA.
It is great to connect with you here.
This is the year for many successes.
You are in the right place to achieve.
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Alo8 Premium
Hey! thanks Ken. It's great to hear it from you, too.
Very kind of you! All the best!
Alain
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Ken-Pringle Premium
My pleasure Alain.
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain ! I hope you are doing great and enjoying WA!

I just wanted to ask if you needed any help. It's easy to get "stuck" in the beginning, but we are always here to make your journey as smooth as possible.

What do you think about the community and training so far? Have you built your website? If so, let's take a look! Maybe I can give you some pointers.

All the best and have a great week!

Stefan
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Alo8 Premium
Dear Stefan, I did Lesson 1, yesterday and doing Lesson 2, tonight. I'll keep doing a lesson or more, everyday.
Also,
tomorrow I'll buy the Premium, so I get the most chances to fastest progress.
Thanks to you!
I'll keep you posted.
All the best!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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ydts Premium
Thank you for following me..

Best of luck for your endeavors. If you need any help, please feel free to connect.

God Bless you!
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LouisaB Premium
Congrats for following.
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pablocortina Premium
Great to meet you. Welcome. This is a great course. Wishing you success
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cwelliver Premium
Welcome to the incredible world of Wealthy Affiliate. The information here may seem overwhelming at times, but follow the path to success. Two crucial trainings that will build the foundation for your success are the Getting Started and then the Affiliate Bootcamp. Follow the path that has been used by others to success and you will succeed.
The second bit of advice is begin to work on your network of connections. Follow people as they follow you. Your network will prove to be a most valuable resource and will come to your aid along the way. So I have followed you to watch your progress, why not follow me in return?
Here is to your SUCCESS within Wealthy Affiliate, and everything that is offered here for you. -Dr. Carl Welliver
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Alo8 Premium
Dear Dr Carl,
thanks so much for your welcoming message and, especially, for pointing my first steps of training!
As you mentioned,
in this 'sea' of knowledge your help comes very handy and reassuring, too!
Thanks again and All the best to you, too!
Sincerely,
Alain
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cwelliver Premium
well thanks for following back and you can succeed here at WA you just have to work the system
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Emeolu Premium
Welcome aboard. Start taking the certification courses. If you don't understand any of the materials, please don't hesitate to ask questions. Wealthy Affiliate members are always eager and keen to help out each other. I strongly suggest upgrading to premium to take advantage of the features of the program. Wish you best of luck.
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Alo8 Premium
Dear Emeolu,
this is very thoughtfull of yours to point me to my first step.
I'll keep you posted.
Thanks again and All the best to you, too!
Sincerely,
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am here to help you along your journey and to make sure you get the most out of this great community.

The first thing I recommend you to do is to start your Online Entrepreneur Certification Course (Level 1).

Click on this think to get started: You can also find the link to your first lesson on your main menu on the right labeled "Getting Started."

This task-based course will help you to set up the foundation of your online business.

If you have questions or need a hand with your online business, feel free to leave me a message.

I wish you great success, and I hope you enjoy this journey!

All the best
Stefan
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Alo8 Premium
Thanks again, I'll do that and I'll let you know!
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