About AshleyFisher
Joined October 2016
UPDATE: I will be on vacation from 5 July until 29 July so I have disabled all notifications on WA so that I won't have thousands in my email box when I return :) Please be patient and if you are new to following me or leave a comment, I will get to all the responses as soon as I can once I'm back! This is the time for me to have some relaxation with my family and be away from work so I'm hitting the disconnect button on a lot things. Happy July to all!!!

Six years ago I moved to the south of France with my husband and daughter. We actually have 4 children, but the older three remained in the USA. Only the "baby" (she isn't really anymore) of the family made the big move with us. I would like to think I am living the dream. Although, I have to admit there are days when it is a nightmare! I spend my days working for an international company and my weekends taking road trips to see as much of France as possible. I love history, traveling, hiking, photography and learning how to conjugate French verbs (just kidding about that last one). I'm really hoping to ditch the corporate world and become my own boss (the same as most people out there!)
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello Ashley,

It's been awhile since you followed me. I'm sorry, still trying to catch up! I like to read ppls profiles before following so I get a chance to get to know you a bit.

Sounds like an exciting life for sure! What is your niche?

Following back atcha!

Blessings on your journey,

~Evon :)
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learn2bgreat Premium
Hi Ashley,
What an interesting life and opportunity you have! I'd love to ditch the job, too, but I want to travel to so many countries with my children when they're a little older. I'm staying in the workforce in order to remain employable, otherwise I'd be self-employed a lot sooner. Let's see if we can make this work, right?
Darren
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Darren!

Indeed, my life has been quite interesting and there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to move to France! I love to travel and now that all of my children are grown it's a lot easier. I'm still in the normal workforce, too. Since I'm the breadwinner of the family I just don't feel confident enough to ditch it, yet. One day, I hope.

Let's definitely make this work!

All the best for a successful and wonderful year and many more to come!

Ashley
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Madek Premium
Great, Ashley!

I congratulate you for the excellent work you're performing on G+ through astounding landscapes in your posts. I desire you much success on your marketing endeavors at WA. Let's together move forward in the pursuing of our dreams. All the Best for you! You are awesome! Cheers again!

Madek
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Madek.

Thank you very much! Unfortunately, I don't use Google + as much as I use other social media. I find their site to be more difficult to use than other platforms. I still post to it, but I don't socialize on there as much as I do on Twitter or Instagram. If you have accounts with either one of those platforms you can follow me there, too, and I will follow back. My links are in my profile on the right hand side at the bottom.

Hope to see you there!

I wish you a terrific Wednesday, a prosperous year, and a fun time in your adventure!

Ashley
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Madek Premium
Great, Ashley!

I'll follow you on Instagram! See you there! Wish you muych success in your marketing endeavors at WA. Let's move forward without looking back. Cheers!

Madek
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halinphilly Premium
Thanks for the follow, Ashley. I have just followed suit and we are now officially networking. Umm. yeah, I'd say you are living the dream. Not every day is going to be perfectly dreamy, but your worst days are probably better than most people's best.
Continued success and here's to making a fortune on your own.

Cheers!
Hal
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AshleyFisher Premium
Thanks Hal! And we are officially networking so it's very nice "meet" you.

Fingers crossed for us both to make a fortune so we can continue to live out our dreams! :)

Cheers from Provence,
Ashley
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi Ashley!
Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow.
I've been in the Provence once, but a long time ago... I learned French at school but would have problems now to express myself :D But it's a beautiful country.
Have a good time I wish you all the best with your online business!
Gerlinde
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Gerlinde,

Thank you very much! Provence is, indeed, a beautiful place. I always can't wait to explore :)

Happy first day of summer to you and all the best for a successful year!
Ashley
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PSheridan Premium
Hello an welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much luck and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy
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AshleyFisher Premium
Thank you for the welcome and your lovely thought for the day. Motivation and inspiration (along with hope) makes the world go around!

Happy Wednesday and have a wonderful and successful year!

Ashley
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PSheridan Premium
You as well Ashley
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laparra1 Premium
Good Afternoon Ashley,

I hope Europe will treat you well. I have traveled quite a bit when I was younger. I came to Spain in 1975 as I was working as a tourist guide for a German com. Since 1981 I live in my old finca and am very happy here. Michael moved to Spain last year Aug, in my last post you can have a look at him. He came with 156 boxes, motorbike, car and his cat.
In case you need a good source for writing do have a look at my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, you might find it useful.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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AshleyFisher Premium
Good morning Taetske,

Thank you very much for your introduction! Europe is treating me as well as could be expected. Bureaucracy is crazy, there is a lot of paperwork involved in being an expat! I love to travel and take photos. I went to Spain about 3 years ago. It was lovely and very, very hot! I have reminded myself not to go again in summer!

Thank you for the information on your resources. I will have a look at them :) Have a wonderful summer and thank you again for the nice, little note!

Ashley
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Ashley,

Good to hear Europe is treating you and your family well.
In case you look at my most recent post there you can have a look at my US expat.
Yesterday I looked at your website, like it a lot and left a comment.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hello Taetske,

I just read your blog on healthy anti-aging alternatives and I left you a comment. I hope you get it because when I hit the send button I was taken to just a white, blank page. Please let me know if you got the comment.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my site! I've replied back :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Ashley
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laparra1 Premium
Hello Ashley,

Yes, I read your reply to my comment on your website.
Sadly your comment on my Health site did not register so please try again.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Taetske,

I just reposted my comment on your about me page. Hopefully it worked this time! Let me know :)

Cheers from the extremely hot south of France!
Ashley
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Ashley,

Yes, I just now read your comment and of course I replied.
I am very sad to hear about your daughter, I hope she will take steps in the right direction, this is not the end.

With a heartfelt Hug, Taetske
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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AshleyFisher Premium
Thank you very much, Frankie! And right back at you! Have a fantastic and highly productive year :)

Ashley
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RDoren Premium
Nice to meet you Ashley. We are both following a dream. Me on the coast of Ecuador and you and your family in southern France. I do not know how to conjugate Spanish verbs. Really, I just get my. You are right. We all want that freedom from the corporate world. I finally have that in retirement, but what a grind. I don't have a pension and that is what I'm looking to replace with WA income. I followed you back and I wish you great success. Bob
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Bob,

I hope Ecuador is treating you well! I would love to retire here, so I have to bulk up my savings and get rid of that dog gone corporate job. You made a good decision on where to retire. Ecuador is probably the better choice since the cost of living is less expensive than in France! What was I thinking??

I wish you a ton of success and happy trails while you are learning those Spanish verbs! :)

Thanks for following me back!

Ashley
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RDoren Premium
Thank you for the nice reply Ashley. In France you will have better medical care and great food. Coastal Ecuador leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to culture and things to do. In France you are located close to many great countries and infinite variety. Bon chance. Bob
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AshleyFisher Premium
France's medical system is definitely the top, right up there with their wines and desserts! Cannot complain about that one! The only issue is how expensive it is here (and in Europe in general). In order to retire here, I'm going to have to do more than my day job! Fingers crossed that it all goes well.

Many blessings to you on your journey here and I hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend in South America!
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151035 Premium
H! Ashley, it's been wonderful moment your staying at the WA family. I was in this great community the for past four day and I saw environment of people trying to helping each other success. Indeed, this is the best place to be. I personally need your assisstance in any way that I can grow my interaction with people here in the WA community because this in my goal first followed by income. Looking for word to hearing from you. Thanks
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Well, I've never been to France.. I'm most definitely interested in hearing more about that great Nich? I think that it is the experiences of life that plays apart of who we are.. I'm excited for you.. Your already a Ceo in my eyes. Thanks for the follow.. Be inspired!!
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Dewalph! Thanks for the lovely note! It's great to be a CEO in somebody's eyes! LOL :)

Congrats to you, too, for making a conscientious effort to get things going with your blog. I wish you all the best of success and a wonderful and prosperous year in 2017,

More importantly, I wish you a whole lot of fun while you're on your adventure! Welcome to WA!

All the best,
Ashley
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GeniusALL Premium
Thank you for the follow.

Also make sure to check out my blog and share what you think with the community, a little of daily motivation can't hurt right?
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Alex,

Steve Jobs was always classy in with his quotes :) Thanks for the pick me up!

All the best and have a great weekend!
Ashley
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Ashley, Quite a background and there are always challenging when children and travel intersect. With all your interests, it sounds like choosing a niche you particularly like and then building a key word rich domain and blogging on it would be a good use of your time. Working full time, you will need to find an outlet you really like so it won't be drudgery working on it at night. Just a thought as I went through the same demands. Wish you best. Cordially, DAvid
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MsMerry Premium
Wow Ashley, I would like to think you are living the dream life too! I can only imagine how beautiful it is. Thank you for following me and I will return that asap. You are doing great here at WA. I wish you the very best in 2017 and beyond and look forward to our new connection.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Thank you, MsMerry! Sorry for the late response. My darn corporate job keeps me away from WA for days on end sometimes :( I would like to think that I am also living the dream here, too! The travel is definitely a plus. The French Government, not so much. LOL! Thank you so much for following me and for the encouragement. It's taking so long to get through these courses and my WP theme isn't the most user friendly, but I like the layout. I wish you all the best as well, but from the looks of it you don't really need it! You are already in the Top 200 just after less than 1 year! Good for you :)

Happy New Year and I wish you a prosperous 2017!
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PatriciaWarf Premium
Thank you for following me. You are certainly already adventurous moving to France with your family. What a great experience. I love the traveling all around to experience the local varying cultures. I certainly hope for the absolute best to you developing your business using the technology and training plus community support here at WA. I am a newbie as well, but have learned so much and am enjoying each moment. WELCOME onboard.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Patricia!

Thanks so much for following me. I tend to come from a family with the adventurous gene. Luckily I married a man who has that same gene. I'm loving the expat life and living in France. I just hope I can make a go of it online. There are so many other websites about France and Provence that it isn't really a niche, per say.
I hope the best for you, too! I'm learning a lot as I move through the program here. Sometimes it gets really overwhelming since there are so many lessons and tutorials. It boggles the mind!

If you want to follow me on Google + then here is my profile:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/117478173243573113765

I will follow you back. Please excuse me if we already follow each other and I'm not remembering that, but the last couple of days I have had so many people follow me and I've followed back that I've gotten lost in the mixture of names.

Take care and all the best!
Ashley
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PatriciaWarf Premium
Yes, we are following. :) and... I love your posts and photos. Thanks
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AshleyFisher Premium
Thanks so much, Patricia! I'm glad you like the photos :)
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Ashley, hope you are fine and everything is great with your work's progress ). I've recently followed you in G+ and would be happy to have your following back; I also appreciate it if you could leave me +1 for some of my recent posts over there, I'll do a favour in return :)

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network too.
Here are my other network links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digital-World-Guru-847606122036894
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

By the way, if you're interested in technology, I personally invite you to take a look at my website which I've recently created and leaving comments/feedback on posts that you're interested in make me happy. ) I also would be happy to do a favour in return for your social media pages or website )
My website: digitalworldguru.com

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything, anytime and wish you great success in your online business )

Best,
Ali
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Ali!

I followed you back on Google + and thanks very much for the follow. I also gave you some +1's on some posts.

I'll take a look at your site. It sounds quite interesting!

I hope you have a wonderful and warm weekend :)
All the best,
Ashley
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
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You'll do well here & we're in good hands!
Best wishes...
Steve

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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Steve! Thanks very much for the great information and tip :) Good news for me, I've actually done some of the items that were listed in the Boost your WA Rank link. I'm totally excited about that because I didn't know even know that doing those things contributed to better ranking :0

Thanks you also for the best wishes on success and I wish you the same, too! All the help on this site is really great and I look forward to moving ahead with my training :)

Sincerely,
Ashley
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Steve1958 Premium
Het Ashley...you're welcome!
I have seen this question come up a lot...I tell everyone because it took ages before I found out how the rankings here work. I don't focus on it...but it's good to know if you want a build a really good following here!
You really will be up & running before you know it!
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immistermike Premium
Welcome to Premium membership and Wealthy Affiliate, Ashley! I’m sure you’ve already found that this is a great place to be a part of! The training is second to none – tons of tutorials, training videos and Entrepreneur Certification courses.

If there is anything I can help you with, please just let me know.

Finding one's niche has to be one of the biggest hurdles there is! So glad to read that you found it! Looking forward to see what you do and where you go with it!

Wish you the very best!

Mike
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Mike! Thank you so much. I'm glad that the niche thing is done! I can't wait to get started on those tutorials and training sessions. It's so nice to know that I don't have to try and figure it all out all by myself. Help is always so nice to have. Thanks for offering to help! I appreciate it :)
Ashley
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immistermike Premium
You're more than welcome, Ashley! Always here...
Mike
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You made a great choice and I'm sure you will get a lot out of the training here.
If you need any help, don't be afraid to ask.

I have included a few training links that I put together. I think you will find these useful. I wish you the best of success!

Andrew
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hello Andrew,

Thanks very much for the links to the training. Those will help immensely! Can't wait to get started!

Thank you for your best wishes and I wish you all the same :)

Ashley
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem, glad to help.
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JimCoffeyII Premium
Welcome Aboard Ashley and Congrats on going Premium!

If your interests are to learn all about affiliate marketing and turn your passions into cash you're certainly in the right place.

This is an awesome community full of great folks all willing to help so feel free to reach out at your convenience with any questions.

We all started somewhere so we all know what it feels like to be new at this. Just know that you can do it.

Jump on the training because it's (IMO) the best Affiliate Marketing training on the net. These guys have done a great job with this community and we're all like minded affiliate thinkers so jump in and get started.

No excuses now!

Study hard and Take Massive Action!

Jim
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Jim,

I'm ready to jump into that training! I wish I had hours upon hours to do it. It gets so addictive that I don't want to stop. It will be a nice feeling when I have some more training under my belt. There is a ton of information that it's so easy to get overwhelmed. Study, study, study...
Thanks for the boost of confidence!

Ashley
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Ashley
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Ashley, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. I hope the blog will be helpful and motivates you. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like".

Thank you.

Kind regards
Terry
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AshleyFisher Premium
Great info on your blog. It's tough sometimes to keep going, especially when you feel that you've reach a bit of a plateau. We gotta keep on truckin' :) I think I just dated myself with that phrase!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Great job on your websites! It looks like you keep yourself really busy with both the golf site and the sleep apnea site. I'm excited to get started, but also a little overwhelmed. Just like anything worth doing, it just takes time to get my ducks in a row and make a clear and well though out plan. Thanks for the vote of confidence! BTW- I linked onto your Twitter account and followed you there :)
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks very much for taking the time to look at my sites Ashley! I found that when I first went through the training I would skip a lesson and move on to another one and then go back and forth and that's when I got overwhelmed. I found that going through each lesson, then trying to apply it to my website, even jot down notes, really helped me. I often went back to look at different lessons as well.

The lessons that I was really grateful for, was the social media stuff. I didn't even have a facebook account before I joined WA. Thanks for following me on Twitter, I will do the same when I logon there later today.

Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Regards,
Shawn
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nathaniell 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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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I am definitely running into the "find my niche" problem. I live in France and I like to travel both in France and Europe, I like hiking (though I'm not very knowledgeable about that- maybe a later niche website), I like Chateau and Cathedral hopping, basically all the things that come with being an American in Provence (and there are tons of us). I have just written my first children's book that is set in Provence and the illustrations are being done and I have T-shirt designs about France in the works for a later business. I would like to be able to tie the two into my niche. I would like to stick with something that has to do with Provence or France in general because I love being here so much, but there are so many websites already dedicated to that market. It seems everyone else likes the same thing I do. I've looked on Amazon to browse their departments, I've also been on DMOZ. org, I've google trend and QSR'd France/Provence related items and it comes up each time that there is already an overwhelming market for that area. I just know that I talk about France/Provence all the time (my friends hate me for it), I have a twitter account and an instagram that is solely dedicated being here and traveling around. I did have a website about my experiences in France and moving here, but due to my daughter's health, I stopped writing for it in 2012. I'm not sure if I should just try to get that going again and use that as my platform. The only issue is that it's not focused on one thing, it's about moving here, immigration, buying our house, traveling. It's all over the place and there are so many other people doing that, too. I'm just lost on what my niche should be, staying true to what I love. If you have any thoughts or questions for me to ponder on that would help me decide, and that I haven't already asked myself, I would be grateful. Thanks in advance. Ashley
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!

I think French Cathedrals is a very cool niche idea. You don't have to take on "all of France". Just the Cathedrals and chateaus.

As for competition, you should never worry about competition, because if there is competition, it means that people are making money there. Also, you should understand that you are starting out as a beginner right now, but with time and focus, you will become an expert in this niche. It may look like you can't compete with the "professionals" right now, but you will be able to...that's what the WA training will teach you.

Building a business has to start from a beginning point. Your site may look a bit boring in the beginning, and it may seem like a tough task ahead to join a competitive market, but there's always room in any industry for passionate, knowledgable, and engaging business owners.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Nathaniell- I did it. I found it! Thanks for your help in getting me more focused :) Now for the next step......
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Ashley!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

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AshleyFisher Premium
Hello Nathaniell (cool and unique spelling),

Thank you for sending me my first "inmail". I sincerely appreciate it. I'm just getting started with being overwhelmed :) by watching all the videos and setting up my profile page and trying to figure out where my niche lies. That last one is going to be the hardest, by far.

I will be sure to contact you for support. Thanks for the offer because I'm going to need it!

Well, I'm off to complete my next tasks for the day. Let the adventure begin!

All the best,
Ashley
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Ashley. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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