TWO SMART GUYS

The guys that started WA have been making money online for years. They know what they are doing. Listen when they talk to you.

They talk to you everyday, in every lesson, in every video and in every illustration. Many people fail in online business from lack of knowledge. Also because they don't follow instructions.

WA is the instruction and the knowledge to get a business started on the right track. The seven free days are for you to see that this is real and something you would like to do.

STOP PAYING FOR NOTHING

I see too many people come here for the knowledge and instruction and then get impatient and veer from the lessons (instructions), therefore give up the knowledge.

It's like building a put together toy. We tear it out of box and go at it. Then when we get lost and confused then grab the instructions. Why not lose the lost and confused part.

It amazes me that people pay for this program and then disregard the most important part of the program. The lessons.

AN ASTOUNDING PREMIUM MEMBER

I recently received a private email from a guy that has been here two months wondering why he was not showing up in Google or getting any traffic. My referral. So I asked, where are you in the lessons.

To which he responded, number one in the second ten. This guy has paid the $19 and then the $47. and told WA no thank you I don't need your help. Two months on his own. If that is so what are you doing here. To make it worse I advised him time and time again: follow the lessons.

The experienced marketers can not help you if you do not even know what you are asking. Questions like how do I make money here-how do I get traffic-how do I sell for Amazon. Really!

GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

I urge each and every one of the new or not so new people that come here to start from lesson one then follow them step by step in the order they are presented. If you do not understand something ask.

Unless you'd rather not listen to the two guys that started this years ago and have been making money online for years. What do they know?

There aren't any short cuts, fast ways, easy ways to do this. I don't care how smart you are. Making money online is a learned skill and you have to put in the time and do the work.

This gives you the best chance to succeed online. There aren't any guarantees in life but following the lessons gets you in the game with a good chance to score.

I can almost guarantee you that if you do not follow the lessons you will miss many important steps, get lost, not make any money, get frustrated, blame WA for not working then quit.

Don't let that be you. Do one thing here. Do what the two smart, money making guys tell you to do. You can do it. It's your call. Are you in? Did I mention that you should follow the lessons.

Be patient and have some fun with it. You are embarking on an adventure that will change the rest of your life. And that ain't bad!

Stay with it and keep checking your inbox.



https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-en...

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SoulIgnite Premium
Yes that's exactly what I been doing as painstaking it has been I am a Life Long ADHD advocate and A person who knows that focus is a must not easy for those of us and then we have Uber focus so it's all balance. I can appreciate this post because I am back allowing myself to not get overwhelmed and to honor where I am and say it right here in the forum for support.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for reading it and I wish you the best of luck.
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This is all well and good for the ones who have purchased premium. I however am not able to yet and am stuck because I have completed the lessons allowed and they do not tell me how to get indexed, how to become an affiliate, how exactly to use the keywords on each of the pages. Yet I am repeatedly being told to just keep filling out my site. I was told to create a page named after my site and save to draft and then nothing. So its just sitting there. The first lessons leave of short of the mark. I am on google trying to find my answers so that my site isn't just wasted space doing nothing for me in the mean time while I come up with the money for premium. I am not lazy and not wanting to follow the lessons. They just stopped to abruptly for us to fill out our site and get it indexed so it can be drawing traffic now in preparation for Amazon which was mentioned needing 5k visitors or something like that. Shrugs. I will figure it out somehow I guess.
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GrannyDear Premium
click on the black aeroplane - click on Program Details in the drop down menu and on top of the next page appears your personal referral number - in lesson 1 of the Affiliate Bootcamp Kyle explains into detail the How-To even if you are a free member.

That is the generous beauty of WA - you can stay a free member for as long as you want and still make a profit with your referral number you receive only because of signing up.
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Thank you. I will have to figure out how to tie in Wealthy Affiliate with Crochet Pattern Review which is what my site is about but it's a start!
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GrannyDear Premium
My pleasure -) . in the first lesson you have to write the About me and the homepage. Why not write a post!!! in a post you can write reviews about crochet patterns.

However.... WordPress sites do not look too much professional I think - do not forget to spread the WA word with your personal affiliate link!!!
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Barryw1 Premium
I see other people do that with the come on of How I Built This Business/Site.
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Good idea Barry!
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Barryw1 Premium
In my opinion however it's best to concentrate on one niche per website.

It's OK to have a page that explains how you got started with a review of WA or whatever you choose but count on your main niche to earn.

Once you get that profitable then maybe you would like to try the MMO niche.

Good luck and keep looking at all the angles.
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I will, thank you!
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Gunnertwist Premium
Really enjoyed your article. I agree to stick to the courses, but some people have the "shiny object" syndrome and off they go. I sometimes have a hard time to want to jump ahead or do something (that I have no knowledge about), just because someone said to.
So I stick to the lessons and resist the urge to go for the "shiny object". Thank you for sharing. :)

carl
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Barryw1 Premium
I believe that they keep the money in the lessons. It pays to follow them.

It's a bit strange that we rush to get through the lessons and do not realize it until the end that there was safety in them. All we had to do was what we were told.

Then we're done. Now what? Nobody directing us anymore. We are on our own so to speak. Not that we ever are here.

I guess we all have to figure out that there aren't any shortcuts to this. If there were and I knew it I would be a very wealthy man.

All the best to you Carl and feel free to PM me anytime.

Barry
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Gunnertwist Premium
So true. I wish u success to sir and thanks. :)

carl
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Great article and it makes me feel a lot more comfortable with where I am going. I have been going over each lesson 2 sometimes 3 times just to make sure I know and understand all there is to know and understand, that way I can't miss a thing. To top it all off I still have access to all the wonderful people in the WA community that are only too happy to help. This is so much fun.
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Barryw1 Premium
Good plan. It's the best way to go. Be patient and you'll get where you want to be.

Barry
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charissam15 Premium
Glad you wrote this! I feel your frustration when I read questions that are answered IN THE LESSONS (sometimes in the first three!!).

People need to understand that if you are serious about this, there is NO reason to rush. If there was a shortcut, then the owners would have told us right off the bat! It amazes me when other members think they can skip through all of the knowledge that these two geniuses are offering. I am so thankful that they took the time to break it down. You really can't mess up as long as you follow the step-by-steps.

Again, thank you for your thoughts!! See you around.

Charissa
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Barryw1 Premium
I appreciate you stopping by. Funny thing is when the lessons are over then what.

Now you decide what to do everyday. No more just log on and be told what to do.

Thing is people rush through the lessons or skip them completely then can't understand what went wrong when they don't get the results they want.

The lessons are a nice safe place to be. Good luck Charissa.

Barry
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Very interesting.
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Kismet12 Premium
Very well said!! These are people looking for a magic pill that will make them rich. Even getting a little (less than 25 visitors a month) takes a lot of work and then to get them to buy what you are selling takes even longer. I started about six weeks ago, and the last couple I have had issues galore with things not working right like my webmail, and so really have not been working on content. Anyway, even working 6-8 hours a day, I expect it to take a year before I am making more than a few dollars from my affiliate sales. Mostly because I do not have a big network of people.
But I believe in this system and will keep plugging away until I die.
I am not through with my lessons yet, but I am on lesson 4. I kind of stopped the lessons for right now, because it is teaching what do do with my traffic and I think I have had a total of 36 visits to my sites. So I will go through those lessons when they become more relevant to me so I don't forget.
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Barryw1 Premium
The lessons are the whole point of WA. I see it in chat all the time. People get here and the first thing they want to do is to put affiliate links on their website.

It's a waste of time since after a week or two nobody is coming to the website that will click on the links.

The lessons are the key to this entire program combined with help from experienced marketers.

Trying to get the info just from the experienced will not work. I see it all the time. It just makes me a bit sad that people do not give themselves a chance.

Good luck.
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NeBro Premium
Hi Barry, I agree, there are some folks still not sure what WA is and what it has to offer you. I have been here almost 5 weeks now and I see people asking questions like ‘Can I do it without premium?’ ‘Can I make money without doing the courses?’ and other similar questions and of course the answer is yes, you could, but you won’t be as effective nor successful.

Now don’t get me wrong, these are valid questions as far as I am concerned and the askers are just looking for some clarification on how much effort is going to be required before they can expect success I suppose, or something along these lines.

My concern over such a question so early in your WA ‘apprenticeship’ is that these people are still stuck thinking that there is a way out there to make a fast buck, consistently, and most of us at WA know this is just not true, at least if you want to do it legally.

My own reaction, as it seems is the same reaction from most WA members, is to try to explain that in order for you to be successful, at anything, you need to learn your craft, and this learning takes time, and is a constant, ever flowing interaction, in which you must be a pro-active element if you are to gain anything of any tangible value.

The training is set up to teach you this knowledge, so that you can begin to understand what is required, and grow your skills so that you can take action on your knowledge. I have been working my way through the training, slower than I would like, and have been very happy with all that I have encountered thus far, even the stuff I did not really need and can honestly say that what you get here at WA as when compared to many other ‘schemes’ is just pure gold.

Best wishes

Neil
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ambiehead Premium
Bravo. I am so thankful for the well-presented and detailed lessons. I started out by creating a separate (niche) site that I eventually want to monetize; I am currently on Lesson 3 in Course 2 of that arena.
I switched over to Affiliate Bootcamp to get that going first, just because this program/platform and these guys are so amazing, that it would be a waste not to!!
And you are correct. Listen to the guys. Follow the lessons. And WATCH THE VIDEOS. I am a self-proclaimed over-achiever, and I've often been one to veer off of things because I tend to pick them up on my own. But I will tell you that there is so much to learn within each lesson, that I am going do just that, and let them teach me. That is why I am here, and paying for the Premium membership!
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for reading it. It's strange that people struggle online because they do not have any help then find WA and ignore the help.
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Watto71 Premium
Great Post, i think we all want it to happen within the first few months, but this will take a good amount of time and dedication and i am sure it will work for us all.

Go through the lessons and learn from the best ! I am loving the lessons and have learned so much already. No money yet but it will come i am sure of it.

Good luck to everyone
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ESI Premium
I'm new here and just set up my siterubix wp website. I'm now on course 1 - lesson 6 and intend to complete the course before my time runs out to upgrade at the lower price.

I actually have some knowledge and experience in the Internet/Affiliate marketing arena. It's been years since I did anything with it though. Still, even knowing what I do, I can't imagine myself or anyone being truly successful with WA if they aren't willing to take their time and learn everything as it has been so thoughtfully and meticulous laid out for us.

Just my two cents.

Thanks for the smart post!

Ellen
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Barryw1 Premium
Good way to go. These guys know what they are talking about.

Good luck.
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GrantSudduth Premium
You are absolutely correct, Ellen. One step at a time and patience and it will come!
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LNowell86 Premium
This post is epic. I've been following the lessons point by point and never skipping ahead - even when there have been times I've figured it out on my own and could complete the tasks without the videos or reading the lessons (for example, I just got done with the keywords lessons - just started lesson 8 when I saw your reply to someone with the link to this post - and I could have easily figured out jaaxy on my own after looking over the site) I stopped and thought "Nope...this is not your world...you are a student...learn." But I can see why people get impatient - I am so excited to just write my first post already ad make my website "pretty" and get to the fun parts - and honestly I was getting to the point of "omg are we done yet?!"...but then I read your blog. So thank you for the smack on the back of head reminder; I needed it! I might bookmark this one to read when I feel impatience trying to push its way forward!
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Barryw1 Premium
I am glad you read it. Take my word for it you will have plenty of opportunity to write posts.

Good luck.

Barry
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MontaM Premium
i like your post, very true! It's actually amazing how blind some people are. They have great tools right here, all the knowledge shared on silver plate basically. The least we can do with all of this is LEARN! Give our time, few dollars each month and how Kyle always says- Take action. Not just sit around, pay membership and somehow magically expect success to fall on our table. It's just unreal, how can some not understand it ?
Anyway.. i guess we can't all be surgeons and rocket scientists online businessmen.
Good luck to you, Barry !
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for your input. It's so simple to do. Lesson 1 complete the tasks lesson 2 complete the task.

The lessons will be done soon enough and then you never have to do those lessons again. Sometimes I think it was easier when all I had to do was follow the lessons.

Good luck.
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Barryw1 Premium
It's impatience or the need to make money quickly.

I think we all can be brain surgeons if we start at step one and then step 2 and so on.

Good luck.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hey Barry,

I'd like to think that I have been doing the lessons and following the course however there are times when we stray from the path, sometimes unintentionally others because we lose track of the goal.

Either way we need to get back to the plan and you have made a timely comment about this, timely for me too because I was about to go away from the basics. Thanx for your advice.

Steve
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks Steve. I hope it does some good.
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quake786 Premium
This is true is as hell. Just last week 2 local guys in South Africans told me they didn't find the system helpful. The second i asked him how they were with the lessons or even setting up their website. They simply had nothing to show me. Guys be true to yourselves don't be lazy and expect money nothing comes easy. Work towards a goal and push until that goal has been achieved.
If your not willing to do that then stop wasting everyone's time and unsubscribe save yourselves the headache and trouble.

THIS IS NOT A "GET RICH QUICK SCHEME". IT'S A SYSTEM FOR LONG TERM CONTINUOUS GROWTH.
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Barryw1 Premium
Preach it Quake. Thanks for reading it. I appreciate it.

Barry
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Great Advice. I have tried on my own because I was so scared of getting scammed again! I am taking the next 5 days to finish the starter lessons (because I am skeptical from previous experience). As of now I am planning to upgrade because I am impressed so far. When I do upgrade the first thing I will do if continue with the lessons. I want to build a strong foundation this time!! This program is giving me that!
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Barryw1 Premium
That's the way to do it. Follow the Lessons-->Check The Tasks-->Next Lesson. Thanks for reading it.

Barry
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LouisaB Premium
Hi Barry,

I really appreciate your constructive criticism.
Now, I will go back to class and take it step by step. Marketing is what I love doing, and since I became a member of Wealthy Affiliate I have been waiting for this kind of critique. I am here because this is where I want to be, and the community Are awesome!

Kyle and Carson both are brilliant! They are awesome, and I really appreciate their effort to put together a unique blueprint for all to follow. So I will take all of their hard effort into consideration and learn as much as I can.

There are no other program I rather be at but here, and I am very serious about the professionalism of my work. I will correct and change the things you mentioned. I will take my time and fix it and then ,I will request for you to view my post again.

Again, I really needed this. I'm okay, I can take it. This is part of the learning process.

Thank You!

Continued Success!

Louisab.
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Barryw1 Premium
Good for you Louisab. I am so glad that you took what I had to say in a positive light and as part of the learning experience. I was honestly just trying to help you get on track.

I suspect with your outlook that your future will be bright in internet marketing and I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Barry
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DennisD1 Premium
Thanks Barry. I was in an MLM and quit because I didn't WANT to do the work required to succeed. Others, like me quit also, but they blamed everything except where the blame should rest, THEMSELVES.
I have only been here a couple of days, been stuck a couple of times and received help. Although I am chomping at the bit, I have gone back over the lessons to see what I missed.
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
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Barryw1 Premium
I have review many MLM's. They are governed by the Federal Trade Commission. There is a law called the 70% law which states that 70% of the products have to be sold to non-members.

The large majority of MLM's do not meet this standard even the big boys. Only a very few experienced marketers at the top make money. Notice the word experienced.

Be patient. Follow the lessons STEP BY STEP and be in it for the long haul. Sooner or later you'll get where you want to be.

Just as sooner or later I will be also. Good luck. Thanks for reading this.

Barry
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jsample83 Premium
I was sort of stuck in between on this one. I am in a situation I need to have an income, but also where I have a lot of time on my hands. As a mother and a person with obvious responsibilities, I was more focused on the money and how quick I could make some. After reading this post and this article, I realised my approach was all wrong, so I went back and reviewed the lessons with a "student" minded approach, and found that I had missed quite a bit actually. Thanks for this.
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Barryw1 Premium
I can understand the need for money quickly. I am a single dad and have been flat broke and no where to go. You can read about it here. Very sad.

Catastrophic Loss, Helplessness, A Kid, And 3 Lessons Learned.

http://howtobuildaninternetbusiness.com/life-is-about-the-lessons


WA is not really a make money fast type deal. If you happen to have a big social following you can try placing some links around.

Even the ways to make faster money here is in the lessons. I think you will discover being "student minded" in this business is the normal state of affairs.

Keep learning and I am glad the post helped you. If you need some help PM me anytime.

Try not to worry too much. I found out that all my daughter ever really wanted or needed was for me to be there. I am sure you will do well.

Barry
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jsample83 Premium
Thanks
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I'm enjoying it.
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VicG Premium
Absolutely true, Barry. I thought I knew it all by doing my own thing for years and got nowhere. There is too much distraction out there on the web which prevents us from focusing on what we should be doing.

Taking time and learning the contents each WA lesson is the way to go. Failure is ones own fault. I failed before elsewhere because I did not learn properly. Don't hurry. Don't rush things. There definitely are no short cuts.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks for reading it.
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Barryw1 Premium
Too bad. Be nice if it was fast and easy.
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Barryw1 Premium
"I Have Never Failed Just Found 10,000 Ways That Won't Work"

Henry Ford.
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OwainCouch Premium
I am going through the course, slowly mind you. But I believe that doing the course will teach mew hate need to know to make it with my website. Kyle and Carson know what needs to be done to make it successful as they have been there and done it.
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Barryw1 Premium
Nice to hear from you Owain. You are following the right course. Follow the guys that put this whole thing together.

This is not a race. Keep taking your time and enjoy every part if it and I am sure you will do well. I appreciate you stopping by.
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OwainCouch Premium
To start with I was impatient as I want success as soon as I can. I am putting the effort in, it's just finding the time what with work and family commitments. But that is to be expected for many others on here I suspect.
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SuzetteH Premium
Awesome as always my friend. One thing I think that new people have to understand also is, everyone here is here for the same reason. We are all here to learn,apply,and make money. It is a process.
1. You join for free
2. You follow the lessons and interact within the community. You check out the program, decided if this is an opportunity you want to pursue.
3. If after the 7day trial you decided this isn't for you, you leave with nothing out of pocket.
4. After 7days, you have a choice. No one has a gun to your head. You either stay as a free member or you upgrade to have full access of all the program has to offer. Period.

We have all went through this process.

I am with you. I don't understand why someone would pay the $19.00 for the first month, then $47.00 for the next month and not follow through with the awesome training the is provided. I am sorry but if you want me to take you by the hand and walk you through this step by step, you would be paying me a hell of a lot more than $47.00 a month!

It's one thing to ask a question or seek advice if you get stuck. Sometimes a different approach clicks better than others (at least for me) but the longer you're here, the easier it is to spot those who just don't want to go through the process like most of us have done.

Okay, rant is over, thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I just may sleep better tonight! LOL.
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Barryw1 Premium
I feel your exasperation often when I see what you describe. I write post like this first and foremost to help people stay on the path that will lead to success.

Another reason I write is so my head does not explode. I guess after people have been here a while trends are spotted. People that do not follow the lessons, put in the time and do the work get frustrated from lack of success then leave.

Now I do not have any proof of this but I would bet that they say WA does not work when in fact they should say I did not give it an honest try.

I think I will post your four step process on a custom sign up form. Thank you for your input Suzette as always right on target.

I really appreciate your input and hope you sleep well every night.

Barry
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IndependentD Premium
Great post Barry and so very true.
I've only joined WA just over a week ago and have already learnt so much from the lessons here. Yes, Kyle and Carson definitely know what they are talking about and I intend to learn as much as I possibly can from them.
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Barryw1 Premium
Sounds like a good plan. Best of everything.
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AlFair Premium
You know, I'm not sure I've read anything here (and I'm new) that gives a more direct and from the heart message about the challenge of "making money online". Too often it is "sold" as the easy way, when in fact, it is difficult. There is no such thing as a free lunch! Whilst I've just started the 2nd course, I can already see the commitment needed to really make a success here. Well said Barry
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Barryw1 Premium
If it was easy to do there wouldn't be any room for us. Yea, it's hard and requires a never give up attitude.

It's going to be next year no matter what happens. You may as well be a year down the road with making money online then not.

There is so much junk online about fast easy money people start to believe it and that has made many people rich.

Knowing what you know is most of the battle. You'll do well.

Thanks for reading it.
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Barryw1 Premium
Remember what you just wrote when you start posting on your website. Tell the truth, be honest and you will do well.
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GrantSudduth Premium
Amen! Barry! The same thing just gets my goat! They ask questions that they would learn in the lessons, but want it now! They want results now! They are still, whether they know it or not, running on the get rich quick mentality. If they would just step back, do the lessons, COMPLETELY, and not move on until fulfilling each and every task, they would be amazed six months down the road how far they have come and what they have accomplished. Sometimes I just don't understand.
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Barryw1 Premium
It can be maddening at times. It's all here you just have to do it and have patience.

That get rich quick stuff has gotten to many people. Too bad. I appreciate your point if view. Thanks.
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ShaneWelcher Premium
I know what they are trying to do with the social media thing and I agree that you might not make without it, the thing I struggle with is how to make good solid connections on social media.

I haven't made a facebook yet, a pinterest yet, really all I have is a twitter account and a google +.

What are some good suggestions?
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Barryw1 Premium
When I started I did not have any Social Media accounts. I tried many of them and settled on three that I liked.

The key to Social Media is to get involved. You can't just post links and expect a return. You have to get involved in the discussions. Join groups, make connections.

You will get out of Social media exactly what you give. Give it some time, get active, use the ones you like and have fun with it.
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ShaneWelcher Premium
Thank you Barry for helping build talent.
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Barryw1 Premium
Contact me anytime for help.
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