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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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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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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Barryw1 Premium
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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electrobot Premium
Hi Barryw1. So sorry to hear about your wife. I often wonder why such terrible things happen. I've never had your experience, but I can feel your pain to some degree. If I had the power and ability to do so, I would indeed take your pain away. I'm sure that you are a good husband and father. I believe you will continue to take care of your wife and daughter with great care. I don't know much, but I know that life has purpose and meaning. I believe that as we move forward, seeking to help others, that there are wonderful things to come. Keep up the good work and all the best to you here. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any help or if you just want to chat. -Doug
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you Doug. I appreciate the sentiment.
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Kyle Premium
Barry, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Barry.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it and am here for the long haul. I know it does not happen overnight.

SEO plugin general settings>home page settings what I entered in the blocks home title and home description does not show up when I get google search result. What shows is "another wordpress site. Shouldn't the home title and home description show in the search results list or does this take a few days to show?
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Kyle Premium
Go to Settings => General and update your homepage title. That is likely still there and showing as "Just Another Wordpress Site" and you will simply need to update your visual tag line to something else.
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Barryw1 Premium
Got it figured out. Also changed my name from freedtosoar.com (to vague) to howtobuildaninternetbusiness.com much better I think. Thanks for the reply. I am only on #5 and have a ways to go but I see the potential.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, nicely done. I like the new domain as well. :)
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Timard Premium
Hey Barry, Welcome to WA, and to our great community. Good luck in your WA venture.
Wealthy Affiliates is everything it says is and more! As you creep along this new path you are going to discover a brand new way of the internet you never knew or understood before. You may be shock at some of the stuff here and your chin may even drop at some of it.
Thanks for the follow all the best in your new journey here. I hope you're able to succeed in your endeavors.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks Timard.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Barry !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! I see you've already made much progress on here, well done and keep up the good work! =)

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

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Barryw1 Premium
Belated but thank you very much for the good wishes.
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BelieveItYes Premium
you are most welcome! =)
see you around
Sarah
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speertrek Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate it’s great to have you here as a member of one great big family.
Remember the best place to begin is by clicking the Green Icon to your top left called "Get Started Here"
As you following the lessons taught by Kyle you will gain great insights on how the online world works and before you know it you will have your website up and running.
At the end of each lesson should you have any questions there is provision to ask. Take some time also to familiarize yourself with the entire site click the various icons around you.
Check out other profiles of your fellow member and if you wish follow them.
Enjoy the Journey and May the Force Be With You!
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks speertrek.
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Barry. :)
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for checking. I am getting a good feel for things and plan on going Premium tomorrow. After all, I have already consumed $19 worth. Hope you have and continue to enjoy the Holiday. Try not to blow anything up unintentionally. :)
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Barry, I know you are going to love Premium and I really look forward to working with you. If you need a hand with anything moving forward do let me know.

Hope you had a great 4th of July!
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you. I am sure I will need some guidance at some point. I am finding most answers within the community which is great. Thanks again.
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Kyle Premium
No problem, I will be here to help. Glad you are enjoying the community Barry!
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