About AnnaHolburn
Joined June 2018
My goal is to be able to control my own destiny!

I'm based in the UK. My day job is being a Secretary/PA. I have a BA Honours Degree in Business Studies and I have a good level of IT skills. I am also artistic and up till now have used the internet to explore and express my creativity.

I want more freedom and flexibility. In my day job I currently work 40 hours + per week. I want to escape from the stress of office politics and work place bullying. I want to achieve a good work/life balance, and to be able to go outdoors into the sunshine if I want, rather than being stuck in an office all day.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
£18,000 per annum
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
£30,000 per annum
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Minimum 20 hours per week
 
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AnnaHolburn Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
£18,000 per annum

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
£30,000 per annum

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Minimum 20 hours per week
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JasonKim Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Anns. We're thrilled to have you here as a new member of our community. You've set a good goal for you to strive for. Everything begins with you gaining knowledge of your new business. Focus on the training and build a solid base for your success. Learn, apply and ask questions when you need help. Wishing you the very best.

Jason
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Anna!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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RAFStuart Premium
Thanks for the follow Anna, welcome to this fabulous WA family, I am sure that you will enjoy the friendship and the training. Not to mention the reduction in your working hours.
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JackCao 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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AnnaHolburn Premium
Hi, thanks for the offer of guidance. I was considering indoor fountains as a niche. I'm interested in interior design/home decor. What do you think?
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JackCao Premium
Hi Anna,

Personally, I think this is a good niche, but do not take my word for it as I am not an expert in your niche.

Let the numbers tell...

Here's a set of guidelines so that you can identify if your niche is a good niche.

To identify a good niche, there are basically 3 steps:

1. A good amount of people (traffic) interested in your niche.

You may want to use the Jaaxy keyword tool to check if there are many people interested in your intended niche. You can do that by thinking of some general keywords and typing them in the Jaaxy keyword tool. Generally, you do not want to enter a Niche that nobody is interested in.

2. Have the right type of affiliate products to promote

To be successful with affiliate marketing (to earn a full time income month in month out), you'll have to promote either of the following categories of products:

- Affiliate programs that have continuity and awards you with recurring commissions (e.g. membership sites);
- Affiliate programs that have high ticket products and rewards you with high commissions.

So, if your niche has affiliate products that I've mentioned, it will pass this test.

To identify the possible affiliate products that you can promote, you can search on Google by typing "Your selected Niche + Affiliate Programs", or you can find out from other successful websites in your niche (see what they are promoting). I am sure you will come across some successful affiliates' websites when you are doing your first test above.

3. The more competitors in your niche, the better!

It means that your niche is profitable. Don't worry about competition because you will learn how to beat them as you move along with the lessons.

I am sure at this step, you already have some clues as to who are your competitors in your niche. If you can identify at least 5 to 10 successful affiliates' sites, your niche passes this test.

Hope this helps! Feel free to share your findings with me.

Cheers!
Jack
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AnnaHolburn Premium
Hi Jack, Thanks again for the advice. I checked out affiliate programs for the indoor fountains and I found one that looks good 'Serenity Health & Homes' who offer 10% commission. I don't think I have access to the Jaaxy keyword tool at this stage? I looked at Google AddWord instead and noted that indoor fountains was rated 1600. I'm not sure how this will go, but I've now started my first website. Regards, Anna
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JackCao Premium
I think it shows there are people interested in the products of the niche. It's a go ahead.

Looking forward to see your site soon.
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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louisaparson Premium
Thanks for following me, Anna.

Welcome to the WA family. Success can be found here by following simple directions in the lessons.

I'm also new to WA. I went Premium May 4 (Joined April 22). I'm here at WA to learn how to supplement my fixed income.

If you enjoy the WA community, look into Premium as soon as you can. I hear there is a lot more interaction at this level. I went Yearly June 1 since I saved up this past May (using my birthday money and savings from tax refund and book sales on eBay). The benefits will be sweet now that I'm dedicated to WA for a year.

All the best,

Louisa
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JackCao Premium
Hey Anna, Jack here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just three things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

And don't forget that you can also access me any time through my personal email address mailto:barenakedscam@gmail.com.

Also, in case you haven't heard my stories about how I made my first dollar to how I fired my boss and never looked back, you can check them out here. Many WA members find them inspiring and it helps them understand the emotion and psychology about being a true internet entrepreneur:

2015 (My first dollar online): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-update-1
2016 (My Struggles leading to my First Milestone): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-update-2
2017 (The story I never told): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-review-2017
Aug 2017 (I fired my boss): https://barenakedscam.com/fire-your-boss

Feel free to leave a comment on the post or maybe give it a "Like"? :)

3) As part of my effort to help individuals succeed online. I've created a closed Facebook group for WA members to share their personal experience with WA and their journey to success with Internet Marketing, and also to share my personal knowledge and experience about Internet Marketing.

To join this group, the first step is to like my Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/jackcaozc/

Once you've done that, I cordially invite you to group this group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2095036350732437/

Add me as your Facebook friend as well, so you can communicate with me through Facebook Chat. My Facebook profile is:

https://www.facebook.com/jack.cao.123276

★ Your Bonus ★

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, 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,

Jack
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