About Barryw1
Joined July 2015
I am and have been into weight training, nutrition and overall health for about 20 years now. At one point, not now, I would check my training schedule to see if I would be able to make my friends' weddings or funerals or birthdays. You get the point.

I have leased a gym, worked and continue to work as a personal fitness trainer (ACE Certified) as well as retail management, insurance sales and several other endeavors. As of now I am semi-retired but could use some more income as most of us could.

My current focus is on continuing to raise my sixteen year old daughter by myself. Her mom, my wife, was involved in an accident that resulted in severe brain trauma. Not too personal I trust. In any case we do just fine. She is an amazing young lady.

I am here to learn and make some money. I would say extra money but what is extra. I have done online marketing in the past but lost my motivation several times. I was not making progress so I lost interest.

This time I have the time, the energy and some great instruction. I know there is money to be made online but it has to be earned by action in the right direction.

Here's hoping we all take action and all meet, no exceed, our goals.
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ANS. 1 I would be happy to do about $2000 a month.

ANS. 2 $5000 a month.

ANS. 3 I know that you get back what you put in not only here but in life in general. Motivation can be a problem at times for me but I am going to make an all out effort to put in the required amount of time to make some money. I know the drill, make a schedule, do the planning, be disciplined but it really comes down to how bad I want it. Wish me motivation.
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ANS. 1 I would be happy to do about $2000 a month.

ANS. 2 $5000 a month.

ANS. 3 I know that you get back what you put in not only here but in life in general. Motivation can be a problem at times for me but I am going to make an all out effort to put in the required amount of time to make some money. I know the drill, make a schedule, do the planning, be disciplined but it really comes down to how bad I want it. Wish me motivation.
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I wish you all the motivation you need! I know too how important it is... go go go!
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JimWatkins Premium
Hi Barryw1,
Motivation is the key to success online. Attitude and desire makes the difference in life. Henry Ford said if you think you can, if you think you can't, you are right.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent goals Barry! It is great to have you here and I look forward to seeing you achieve your goals as you move forward!

If you ever need a hand along the way, there is a TON of help here within the community, just ask. :)
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mjpd Premium
Fantastic goals! Keep working towards them and remember you have the WA community to help you!
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Hi Barry.

I really connected with your answer to Q3 - wow, were you brutally honest about yourself!! Good on you! I, too have just joined WA, so I hope we both get some really great things out of this new adventure. Stay focused as you and I are the most important people we know, respectively. cheers, Lou
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Carolyn1555 Premium
Hi Barry, they usually say you get out what you put into it. Well I'm just starting, but I am motivated, so will work in that direction. Sorry to hear about your wife. You sound like a dedicated dad.

I am interested in health health and fitness and do what I can.
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Malindar Premium
Hi Barry, What an inspirational story. I’m very sorry to hear about your wife’s accident. Life is a precious gift, and none of us knows how many days we have. It’s important to make every day count, even the ones that have extreme struggles. I’ve come to realize that trials, can be a beautiful blessing in our lives. They certainly change us!
Blessings,
Malinda
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brileehi Premium
Your profile is very much in sync with the niche I intend to work within, health and fitness. I am a new member, and I am just now picking my niche, and I'm going to try strength and conditioning for those 40 and over (I am 52.)
Although I do not have an official certification from anywhere, I will pick a place soon just to finish what I started years ago. I have been studying these topics off and on since I was a teenager, and I have a large library from most of the top trainers and sports scientists in the world, most of which I have read at some point in time. I ditched the idea of working as a personal trainer years ago, after learning what an unstable and uncertain business it can be. So, maybe this is a way to put all of that time studying and training to good use. I wish you all of the success you can find here at WA. Good luck to you.

Brian McCown
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Yvonne2711 Premium
Hi Barry could you please help me I've been struggling for a few days on level 8 I don't have a side bar or seem to be able to add one I've been clicking on the navigation menu typing in search clicking on top page pressing save but it doesn't seem to appear on my web site kind regards Yvonne
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I am glad to read that you are wanting to try again at making income online. I too have a traumatic brain injury, but I did not have a supportive family like you are for your wife. I sustained a traumatic brain injury and then I had family members on both sides use medication to keep me drugs up while the got me to sign away assets over to them. Then they got even more greedy and they tried to cause it for them to collect off of 2 life insurance policies on me. Doctor's became suspicious and kept reducing my medication, until I became coherent enough to take back my control. I had to relearn everything to bring back my IQ and get to the point where I am at this stage to regain my lifestyle back.
I feel from your post that you have the desire that it takes to be successful to make an online income...I wish you & your wife the best!
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LindaBaxter Premium
Thanks for the follow.. I too have experience in network marketing, even earned a car in one while I had 9 children at home. As those companies often do, we were cut off at the knees and income went from $2000 to $100 in just a few months. I too would like to earn some extra cash to help with retirement. Good luck to you!
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Ceofalseface Premium
Hello Barry, Don here
I understand your motivation, I raised two boy myself. Lost there mother to cancer over 15yrs ago. I've sense remarried. The boys turned out well both are married...love my grandkids. With that being said... I too find myself needing " extra bucks perhaps not so much of the lack of...well perhaps that too, but more importantly there's so much more I want to do with my life and for my family as a hole. I'm new in this adventure and so far have met wonderful peoples such as yourself. Thanks for sharing! We have to make it work.
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bella2018 Premium
Hi Barry! I must admit that I am confused after having reviewed the information in this lesson(level 3 lesson 8: Making money!) I know how to add an affiliate link to a post, but what exactly is an advertising link? What is an affiliate promotion? How do I add advertising to one of my post? I don't feel that I have had enough training in these areas in order to complete the assigned tasks. I still do not understand adsense and felt I would get additional training. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for your insight and follow up!
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Evening Barry!
This is my first day on WA and I am as green as they get, no exp. in online marketing and still something of a fledgling interest although your and other profiles like it encourage me to keep at it and try to provide a niche marketplace to people who may need a little help in their decision making process weather its a little extra information or just a push in a certain direction!
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Hi, just joined WA today. How has it been for you since you joined.
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Dirkjb Premium
Hi Barry, good to meet you on the site – you've been here quite a bit longer than me (signed up very recently). You seem to be in an avid writer and that I should be taking a page or two out of your book… Wishing you all of the best – until next time.
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agychin Premium
HI Barry. Nice knowing you through WA community. You have came this far and I believe you will achieve your dreams in whatever you desired. I am a newcomer to this WA and hope that this venture will bring me better life and accomplishments. Would appreciate for your continuous support in sharing your knowledge and experience with WA. God Bless You and your daughter.
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Sanzi29 Premium
Hi Barry, i am not sure how to add adverts from affiliates on my website posts.It seems i might not have come across that part on my training.I am on level 3 and you have been identified by WA as an expert on that subject.So can you kindly help.
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CliffiettaC Premium
Hi, Barryw1's seems like you've aced a lot of things in life.
Sorry about the tragedy but happy you were able to keep going for your daughter's sake. I pray you know the God of peace so you can have that peace that surpasses all understanding, I am encouraged by your profile.
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zuriel11 Premium
Hi Barry need some help. I have been turned down by one Affiliate and waiting to hear back from a couple of others. Can I still do Lesson 8, Add advertising to my pages, affiliate promotions to one of my pages, add advertising(AdSense, ect). Where can I find more training on this.
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flashell45 Premium
I know what u are saying about making money on line. I have had tried sent last year in AUGUST and lost a lots of money. it is harder for me cause i have ADHD were when I am not on my meds for it, it is hard for me to concentrate.I have three children twin boys just graduated from high school on the 1 of June a daughter going to the 6th grade. I have work in transportation for almost eleven years, i always wanted to do marketing for years. I feel strongly about this one.
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PFay1 Premium
Hi!Great to hear you’re an involved dad! I am brand new : my first day of training and I am already pumped to start this new adventure!! You sound like a high quality example of the kind of people we have in this community! Look forward to the next step!
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IKAWRA Premium
Hi! my name is Lulu, am newbie in this community. Same as like you, got same experience that I encountered from several other websites that I join. I lost lots of money from them. I got some nervous every now i want to try. Recently, another website scam and lost of my accounts.
Now, I am here, God perhaps guide me and answer my prayer. I will try my very best to be in this community- WA, I notice a lots of opportunities. I need to open my eyes and mind. Thank for sharing and God Bless.
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Hello, Barry, I’m new here. I’ve done some affiliate marketing but did not make one cent. I realize the same as you “maybe I did not motivate myself much. So I’m here because I am NOT a Quitter and am really willing to do all I need to do. Help please.
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XavierTapia Premium
Hello Barry, I can see we a lot in common reading your profile. I love Fitness and have been in the industry for the past 25 plus years. I have experience in management gyms and fitness centers and I have sold and distribute professional equipment for some of the top brands in the market like Life Fitness, Cybex, Star Trac, Free Motion and some others in my country Costa Rica and rest of Central America. I decided to join WA because I want to learn as much as possible about affiliate marketing and marketing in online.
Have my own business and be free financially hope to god.
Regards from the rain forest Costa Rica.
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Hammer11B Premium
Hey guys I dont understand all of the HTML talk so I am struggling to put the adsense link in my site. I tried what i thought was right in the sidebar widget but google contacted me saying they couldnt find it so I was declined. Any help here would be great. A screenshot of the code in place correctly would also be amazing. thank you everyone.
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clouddancer6 Premium
Barry, I have watched the creating link video 5 times now and it still makes no sense to me. I am creating a niche for online grocery shopping with Amazon Affiliate Program. I have tried to copy and paste the link from Amazon and paste it into my website and it states Invalid URL. I then tried to copy and paste my link from WA to Amazon and it said the same thing what am I doing wrong?
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nbsoon Premium
Thank you Barry I hope by now your hard work and acquired knowledge have started paying off for you. I have been at this only a short time and .am immersed in the lessons. I do think this is worth the time and effort also learning a lot studying about the niche I chose. Seems like yes doing it "right" and persistance pay off down the line. Hope for the best for you.
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Hi Barry, My name is Greg Street and I agree with you that taking action toward your goals will help you in achieving them. Written goals, plans to achieving them and persistent action on a daily basis are the 3 main ingredients to SUCCESS in any endeavor. Best Wishes to You and Your Family.
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i agree barry1 we all need to take action to make it happen i to have the time and ambition now and so far i have 0 complaints i truly believe kyle and carson are the real deal and want to help people so heres to them and heres to us good luck my friend
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Song1 Premium
Hi Barry, good morning or afternoon wherever you are! I see you're a top helper in WA. I'm totally new in internet marketing and WA. Need help. I've completed the 10 lessons in getting started. Q1. I've published the 3 pages, About Me, blog content, Privacy Policy, but I can't see them in my home page (theme Helio) and the home page says, 'Nothing is found'. I checked my pages, they're there and when I click view, I can see my content on the home page Q2. I just bought a .com domain name. How do I migrate the 3 pages created from .siterubixi to .com?
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MsMerry Premium
Barry you are going to be so missed around here. I know I will miss your encouragement and help and I just wanted you to know before you go, that how much I appreciated your help along the way. Wishing you the very best in all you do and who knows, we may run across each other on this vast highway called the Internet again. Thank you and all the best +++.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you Ms. Merry I appreciate that. I am sure, sooner or later, we will reconnect somewhere online.

All the best to you and your family.

Barry
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Barryw1 Premium
I have received many messages that my Bye Bye WA post cannot be found.

I don't know why that is. It shows up on my screen. Here's the best I can do. If that link doesn't work and you'd like to read it let me know and I will get it to you.

It's basically me say I am going in other directions and I appreciate my time here.

Barry
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I don't get my social security until July 3rd and if I want to join you , the website training it'll cost my only $19.00 for the first month and then $49.00 there after ? Is that what you are telling me ? Another question if I may , Learning on this site is just that learning here for Marketing , and is not the same as The Conversion Pros website of posting links everywhere to come to his website for the 7 day free trail ? And where I would get paid every Friday for doing it his way besides learning how to market ?
So that's it for you is, just the learning part and then the free website and Hosting . And with David I would get a weekly paycheck plus learn how to market myself online. Got a week to think about it so I'll do just that & ask questions.
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Barryw1 Premium
How would you get a weekly paycheck if nobody clicks your links? How would you get a weekly paycheck if nobody pays the $50.

The Conversion Pros system has a lot of flaws in it for new people. It's mainly for people that have a business and want to use the tools there to get traffic to their offers. It's not for new people to learn affiliate marketing no matter what they say.

What do new people know about capture pages, auto resonders, landing pages. That's what you have to learn for yourself.

How can you make money online if you do not learn how it's done. You have to learn how the whole marketing thing works. How can you learn how to read if you don't start with the ABC's?

David can say anything he wants. I have been in marketing two years and I have been at TCP for a few weeks. You may get new people to try the 7 day free trial but not many will pay the $50.

Ask some of the people there new to marketing how much they are making. New people not seasoned marketers.

Wealthy Affiliate is not asking you to pay a dime. Do the free lessons. Build the free website and begin to understand what it really takes to make money online. Build a business you own, not David. David can throw you out any time you make him mad.

He got upset because I am trying to help you so he threw me out of the group and TCP. He owns it all and you are at his mercy.

At WA you will learn how to make money with affiliate marketing. You will understand how it all works not just how to use somebody else's system.

I will say this again. How can you learn to read if you don't start with the ABCs. Nobody is asking you to pay anything. It takes time and work to make money online no matter what TCP says.Get busy.

Do the lessons they are free. Learn to market or forever be taken in by every fast money online scheme.

Barry
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POBrien71 Premium
Hey Barry, thought I'd connect as a fellow ACE-certified PT based in Ireland. Just starting my WA journey this week, struggling to nail down a niche at the mo! Any advice for the health & fitness industry niches? Also have done NM before but lost my motivation. Just wondered how you're finding that this time out with WA? Hope fully we can connect a bit as I grow this thing. Cheers, Paul
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Barryw1 Premium
I have been here about 2 years now. I am not in the health and fitness niche.

Narrow that niche way down and follow the lessons. You will do fine.

Contact me anytime if you get stuck.
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POBrien71 Premium
Thanks Barry, appreciate that....
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Barryw1 Premium
Anytime.
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DeneenD Premium
Hi Barry, my name is DENEEN. Based on your story, I feel like I have known you for some time. I have just started with WA. While I have not committed to the premium yet. I believe I will before my seven day trial period is over. Like yourself, I have been in many businesses. My background is a chef by trade. I have worked for myself as well as other companies over the years. The last couple of years, I have pursued more business type positions because I have a Masters in Organizational Management. At the end of the day, I need to work for myself. Like you, I have the time now to really invest some valuable time towards my goals, both financial in nature, but also the quality of life part. A healthy lifestyle is truly important to me and I wish you all the success as I wish for myself.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you for stopping by. Take your time with this, have some patience and stick strictly to the lessons.

Keep in mind that you are attempting to gain enough know how so that what you learn will provide you a good living for the rest of your life from any place with an internet connection.

Think about that.

Just keep going as it will not happen quickly. Keep learning and growing. You can do it if you stick to it.

Here's a post I wrote a while back at WA. It will give you a game plan. Good luck.

Always happy to help, contact me anytime.

Barry
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MYSengupta Premium
Barry,

Your pep talk on the previous thread was very helpful and gave me a boost of confidence I needed.

If you are giving this kind of advice to perfect strangers I can imagine what a wonderful father you are to your teenage daughter. My mother passed away when I was twelve (from cancer) and my father raised me from there. His advice was always on point...whether I followed it or not was a different story, but hey, that was my job as a daughter, right? :)

I look forward to connecting further with you here on WA!

Good luck!
~Monica
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Barryw1 Premium
Always happy to help people chasing the dream.

Stay with it you'll get there. Sounds like you have the right idea.

Contact me anytime. I am sure you are a wonderful daughter just like mine is.

Barry
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GrannyDear Premium
very useful information! on 32 pages !!!
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Barryw1 Premium
I am glad it helped. Best of luck,
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MaryannM62 Premium
Hi Barry, I'm new to this but have a lot of ideas and am finding the education wildly interesting and fun. I also have a teenage daughter I'm raising on my own. 14 is a super fun and challenging age. She gives me ideas too! My thought is to start simple and small and work my way to what I really want to do. I really like the Henry Ford quote. Very inspiring!
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Barryw1 Premium
Welcome to WA Maryann. Here's a post I wrote a while ago at WA. Take a few minutes to read it and it will give you the best way to succeed at WA.

Good luck. As you say keep it simple. A small step at a time.

Barry
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GaryDW Premium
Hi Barry. I've tried a lot of things in life and have yet to find one where success comes easily. No doubt your journey has been much the same I expect. I'm new to this but if you stick with it, so will I, so there's a challenge for both of us.

Good luck in keeping up your end of the deal.

...Gary
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Barryw1 Premium
Hi Gary,

That's all it takes is sticking to it. Good luck Gary. Be sure to stay with the lessons step by step and you'll be fine.

Barry
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Hi my name is Arlana Mobley, I read your profile and your financial goals. It looks like you are very knowledgeable in this industry, since starting with WA. I'm hoping to learn and become successful in this industry after going thru my training. Thank you for sharing your story, it's very inspiring.
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Barryw1 Premium
I started at WA almost 2 years ago. Follow the lessons closely and never give up and you will reach your goals.

Always here to help. Good luck.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Barry,
I just read your 'Stop cheating yourself'... love what you wrote!!

Soooo true... saw you on Activity Dashboard so that's how I got to read this.

Thanks very much and I am following you now!!

Have a wonderful week and your story here is amazing.. so are you!!

Kind Regards,
Monica
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you Monica.
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So you have done this before, lost interest, and now you have been back involved and with this company for about a year. What do yo honestly think about this? If you don't mind me asking, how much extra money have you been able to make and how many hours a week do you invest?
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Barryw1 Premium
I have been here about 16 months now. I put in a lot of time and have from the beginning.

I do not have a job. This is my job.

I think that anyone that puts in the time and effort can make money with what they learn here. The key is to keep learning and doing.

Good luck.
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To compare (as I am trying to see if this is for me) I am a teacher and coach. I could realistically see myself putting in about 5-10 hours a week during my coaching season (which ends in February) and then more like 12 hours per week until the summer and then a lot more time in the summer when school is out. I am trying to see if that is enough time to earn a few hundred dollars a month (so I am not spending $50 on a membership and getting nothing in return). Not that there's an exact science to this but would you say from an opinion that I am looking at this realistically?
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Barryw1 Premium
Teaching is not a job it's a career. Affiliate marketing is not a job it's a career.

It took you many years to become qualified to teach. There is a lot to learn in this business but anybody can learn it, especially you. One that sets a goal and sticks to it.

Put in the time when you can, stick religiously to the lessons and complete all the tasks given. Use the community when you get stuck.

Keep learning and do not give up. Stay with this the rewards of success are freedom. A lifestyle that most people only dream about. I have no doubt that you can make much more than a part time income from what you learn here.

Marketing is just a set of skills that are to be learned. Learn them, then keep learning and I am sure you will be profitable.

Just do not give up. This is not a get rich quick scheme. WA teaches you how to be an internet business for the long term.

A business that grows and produces increasing income. Pay the money. Go yearly if you can, it's cheaper, stay with it.

It took me 6 months to get my first referral and 7 months to get my first sale. Tell me which course of college study can you undertake and start making money in 7 months.

Sorry for the lack of cohesion in this message, I am rambling.

Contact me anytime if you need help. Remember the money is in the lessons.

Check out my site. It's from what I learned here. Keep in touch

http://freedtosoar.com/

Barry
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I appreciate the feedback and I will take a look at your site. I like what I have seen so far in the first lessons, I just didn't know what I can accomplish doing this in 6-10 hours a week (more hours during the holidays and summer with the way a teacher's schedule works).

I know people who start and quit things like this because they don't see results in a timely fashion but that's usually due to them being either to impatient or too lazy to work it. As you've read in my case it is more of a matter of making sure my schedule allows enough time to see success with the limitation of my current career. I'm sue others with a busier schedule have made this work in ways to generate success and income so I'm just doing the due diligence needed to make sure I am not in over my head.

Again, thanks for your input, it's appreciated...and if you have any other thoughts I will soak them in too.
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Barryw1 Premium
A few hours here a few more there add up. Do it. Take your time, grasp the concepts and you will be fine.

Since I have been doing this I have reviewed many training programs and WA is the best there is for the cost. In fact it is very reasonable.

Some charge thousands. Keep in mind what one semester at college cost.

Good luck and if you need help feel free to contact me.
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ella1957 Premium
Hi Barry,

I like that you are so brave and keep on being positive. It is very important. All the best with your daughter. She is one lucky gal. I am following you. I am new to internet marketing or WA, but willing to learn. I know I get stuck many times.. All the best to us!

Pearly
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Barryw1 Premium
Always happy to help. We were all new at one time or another.
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RobinMurray Premium
Thanks for reaching out to me. Upon viewing your profile I see we have common interest as whole health is very important to me now. Albeit more on the nutrition side it all goes hand in hand. I am now following you and hope to grow and possibly network together down the line. Rio
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Barryw1 Premium
Hi Robin,

You are welcome. One thing you should know about WA is there isn't any down line. In fact it's against spam policy to even post a sales link.

None of us make any money from other members in an MLM way.

What WA does is give you the training to build an internet business. Start with lesson 1 and take it step by step.

WA will take you through the entire process. If your goal is to build an online business you are in the right place. Glad you are here.

Contact me anytime.

Barry
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RobinMurray Premium
Sorry for the missed communication. What I meant was maybe I could interview you or you could share some of your health knowledge with my audience.
I am not a big fan of typing so sometimes I try to shorten sentences and in this case I've learned it is better to take the time to be clear than to hurry up and finish.
Thanks again for your help. Rio
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Barryw1 Premium
As a post? It was my fault. I miss read down the line as down line. I have reviewed too many MLM programs I guess.

Barry
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RobinMurray Premium
Lol
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings,

You left a very simple yet insightful comment to someone who was struggling a bit with Course 2, so I thought I'd follow you.

I'm going into my 4th week now (Gosh, where does the time go?!) Thoroughly enjoying myself, but being mentally challenged in a way, that I have not experienced in a while.

Just wanted to say a quick hello!

Here's to exceeding our goals!

Veronica
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Barryw1 Premium
Hi Veronica,

Hello back. If you are referring to the steep learning curve it's a bit rough on all of us when we start. Keep going you'll get there.

Barry
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks Barry!
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Barryw1 Premium
Anytime.
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Barry, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you could follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following back you too: )

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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Barryw1 Premium
Done. You can go to my site and use my Social Connect buttons to follow me and please do.

freedtosoar.com

I notice you have quite a few followers especially on Twitter.

If you have some post done I would leverage these followers and post some pages/posts and links.

Good luck,

Barry
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Ali-M Premium
Hi Barry, done. thank you. Yes I have posts in my twitter but didn't understand what you mean by leveraging them : )

Best,
Ali
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Barryw1 Premium
If you have been following the lessons you should have content and social share buttons on your website.

Link those posts to your social media sites and when someone on Twitter or another social site clicks on it the are directed to your site to that post.

If you have not been following the lessons contact me and I will tell you another way to do it.

Barry
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Ali-M Premium
Thank you Barry, I got it. Yes I'm following lessons but my site isn't ready yet and I will complete that part of training next. Thank you again for your suggestion )
I'll contact you when I need help with anything : )

Best,
Ali
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Barryw1 Premium
Anytime Ali.
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CC1 Premium
You wish to be a lab rat? I have a unique method of determining how a person thinks and yes, with the eyebrows. I'll have to put a write-up on my site on where to send pictures. If I feature your picture, I would crop out the picture so that only eyes and eyebrows are visible.
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Barryw1 Premium
Sure CC1 I'll play along. I never doubt anything another man says he can do. I have seen too much.
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Barryw1 Premium
Nice concept partner. I wish you the best of luck.

I do like to laugh and do it often. Nice site.
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CC1 Premium
Would you mind putting that comment on the site?
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Barryw1 Premium
Not at all. Sorry I should have when I was there. How rude.
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Enable your comments.
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CC1 Premium
I've disabled the Disqus plugin that was blocking the comments. Should be able to comment now.
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Barryw1 Premium
Good deal CC I'll get one to you.
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gwen2049 Premium
Hi Barry,
I was looking at the themes and wondering if there is a way to search them rather than just scrolling through them. I'm looking for a craft theme - something with yarn or knitting in the background. How can I find a specific theme without scrolling through 2000 themes? If there isn't such a theme, is it possible to put my own background theme into the website?

I have encountered a problem while scrolling the themes. As I'm scrolling, I get "knocked out" of the page, and end up with my page reloading. This clears my domain name and website name, and I get to start all over. Am I doing something incorrectly? It has knocked me out of the page twice and each time I start scrolling from the top again.
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Barryw1 Premium
Google Wordpress Craft Themes and click on the images that pop up. in the search results.This will allow you to look at many free themes without all the trouble.

Jot down a few of them you like and then you will be better able to make a choice.

You want a theme you like, of course, but in the overall scheme of things it will not matter much.

In the SiteRubix platform you should be able to check out the themes and preview them without having to start again.

You barely know what's going on and now you have to pick a theme to build your whole business around. Doesn't seem fair, right.

In the end other factors will determine your success not your theme.. Get right back to me if you continue to have the starting over again problem and we will figure it out.

Barry
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Barryw1 Premium
One other thing. Ask about a good craft theme in the discussion section and people with craft sites may give opinions
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MyraBeth Premium
You could have a look at my website and see if you like that theme. It is called: Eryn

The reason I picked this theme is because I didn't want to try to fit a picture across the top. But rather a space that was longer in height than in width, in other words, a space that would fit nicely for a vase of silk flowers.
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Barryw1 Premium
Send me a link.
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MyraBeth Premium
Ummm. . . when you look to select a WP theme, just scroll down or put it in a box (perhaps) to find this theme. There isn't a link. It's available when you are picking a theme for your WP website. Sorry, I can't be more helpful than this. But hopes this helps.
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Barryw1 Premium
I thought you wanted me to take a look at your website. I meant the link to that.

Keep in mind that all themes can be profitable so don't get caught up for days trying to choose one.

The main thing is to learn how this whole make money online thing works and then put what you learn into practice.
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MyraBeth Premium
You can go to my profile, if you want to look at my website. Yes, I realized that I could be looking for days, choosing a theme. But I did find the one I really like and suits my niche, within a few hours of looking. :)
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Barryw1 Premium
Good. It's hard for people to know what theme to choose when some do not even know what they want to build.
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MyraBeth Premium
Yes, deciding on a niche does come before picking a WP theme. I do think when picking a niche is to look at your own interests, skills, abilities and figure out what you can offer to others. It is all about what service we can provide for others.
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Barryw1 Premium
I finally get this comment. Sorry Myra I am a little slow. In fact there is a blog on my profile titled just that.

Barry
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi Barry, I have had a look at your site. I love the content and can see why you are going great. Would love to keep in contact. You have a very similar outlook on life and it seems values as me.

Have a great day.

Your future friend Andrew M.
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Barryw1 Premium
Glad you like the content and I am easy to reach. Feel free to contact me any time.

All The Best,

Barry
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andrewjmat Premium
I appreciate that and I certainly will when I need help.

Regards,

Andrew m.
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Barryw1 Premium
How are you doing? Making Progress?
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MamaJP Premium
Hi Barry, we have some things in common : ) I'm not into weight training, but have studied holistic health and nutrition for nearly as long. I'm also a single mom (my daughter is 1). I'm so sorry to hear about your wife, I truly wish you all the best, but it sounds like you are and your daughter are rocking it. How's it going with your work here? Best of luck!
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Barryw1 Premium
Doing good. Good luck to you.
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crfnay Premium
Hey Barry, Your site is put together so well. Did you type it all out on the dashboard, new page? Maybe I'm not familiar enough with it yet but it seems limited in what it can do. I tried typing my pages in word but when I copy them over they don't come over the same. The colors don't come over at all. If I try to change a heading size it changes the whole page. Any points you can give would be appreciated. You seem to be very proficient in all of this. Sometimes when I visit other peoples site I get a little discouraged because I wonder if mine will ever look that good.
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Barryw1 Premium
Hi and thanks. I type all my post directly in visual editor. I keep the setting in draft so it's not live until I am ready for it to be.

I use a plug in called WP edit which gives me many more fonts and a greater ability to control font sizes along with some nice other options.

Keep in mind this is my third website. One of those I deleted. The site you left comments on is the result of correcting all the glaring mistakes I made on the first site.

You are at about the 6 month point and soon things will begin to make a lot more sense to you. I don't know exactly when but at one point the whole thing just seemed clearer to me.

Hang in there and keep learning and if you are done with the training check out some of the training on subjects you don't understand.

I have a couple post on headlines, content and SEO that may help you.

The main thing is too keep going and not give up. It takes time. If you need some help let me know. Send me your link again.
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crfnay Premium
Barry,
Thanks so much for the information. I will use visual editor and get the plug in WP edit also. My link is www.survivalpreparedness101.com
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Barryw1 Premium
I will check it out in a while and get back to you.
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crfnay Premium
I'm a little slow in putting things together so no hurry lol. I could stand in front of a group of people and talk about my niche all day long. But putting it in writting is a lot more difficult for me.
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Barryw1 Premium
It gets easier.
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Barryw1 Premium
The overall appearance of the site looks good. Top menu is good. All the pages look fine. The way you have broken up the content on your Bugging Out Kit is a fine way to present it. Keep your content well spaced, easy to read and remember to show instead of tell. Nice start. Keep it up.
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CherylK Premium
Hi Barry! Welcome to WA. Your daughter obviously has a wonderful dad...I can read the pride in your "voice".

You're absolutely right...this is a excellent community and I'm learning that success definitely takes time but will be so worth it. All the best to you as you juggle your many lives including this journey at WA.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you CherylK
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rexnunn Premium
Hey, Barry. This is Rex. I fixed the posts on my website and all the type is large now once you click on the red box that says "Read More". The home page still has the old small type. I think it has something to do with a default setting that is part of the original set-up on the plug-ins. The readability is now a lot better on the posts. Thanks.
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Barryw1 Premium
It may not work but try editing the date of the post. Let me know.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Barry,

A quick visit to your website revealed a tough life lesson.

Getting your words out of your head and onto the site is a definite step forward!

This is one thing I have found to be true. Once the ideas and thoughts are in the light of day I can then move on to whatever is next.

Your post is visible proof of what we can handle. I am sure there will be a positive reaction for someone along the way.

Congratulations for realizing that you can work on your self-improvement in many ways!

Sami
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks Sami.
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Barryw1 Premium
I am in my second month with Wealthy Affiliate and see myself here for the duration. The learning curve is steep but the training eases the way. I also use outside sources to get a feel for what everyone else in my niche is up to. I try to read and get ideas one area at a time.

I should mention here I choose MMO niche which is very competitive. Purposely. That's my interest.

My motivation is high and if there is a problem it is getting away from the business to get a fresh perspective. I am looking forward to logging in and seeing my airplane read 299. Then 298. Then 297. Well I think you have the idea by now. If I do not build my dream someone else will hire me to help them build theirs. Good
Luck To All.

Update: My plane is descending.

Update 2: Still Descending
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