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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Barryw1 Premium
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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I see your goals were set from 4 years ago, I assume you have achieved them and beyond! Congratulations I can say
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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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