About Beckielouhoo
Joined September 2013
Hi. I am a 48yr old female. I was born and raised on Chicago SouthSide, but now reside in smalltown West Tennessee. When I first arrived here there was a thriving garment making industry. Having always been a crafty type I was thrilled to find I could learn to sew and make pretty decent money doing so.
Unfortunately, this industry has suffered a devastating blow. Many plants have closed with work being sent to Mexico or China. I am currently employed by one of the smaller family run sewing shops in W. TN. I have spent more time laid of this year due to lack of work than I have spent working.
My husband and I are living paycheck to paycheck and barely making that work.
I am looking for an opportunity to supplement our income. I would love for this to evolve into a full-time life supporting income!
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betcha Premium
Hi Beckie, thanks for following me here @ Wealthy Affiliate. WA is here to help you become successful in an online business that you are passionate about. Feel free to ask whenever you need help.

Your website is very essential for your success. Just in case you need more help, I prepared a WordPress Fast Start tutorial to make you enjoy the hard work you do in building the foundation of your business. Follow the link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wordpress-fast-start/introduction/a_aid/f3dab0fd

Here at WA you can never go wrong when you follow the lessons and video walk-through step by step. Looking forward to your success stories!
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for the follow. Hello from Birmingham, AL. Hope to see lots of content on your websites.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Beckie! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
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ViFinlay59 Premium
Labman is pretty awesome to......lots of help he can offer you.
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ViFinlay59 Premium
Beckielouhoo's........welcome. You may find the first month or so tough, depending on your computer/internet skills. I am a newbie.....big time but i have learned more here at WA than I have learned in 10 years of having a computer. The only thing better than this I have made friends here and the support and encouragement you will get here is second to none. Great people here.....just ask Angelsway........she has added a comment right below mine here. Wish you all things good and the very best in all your endeavors.
Sincerely,Virginia.
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Angelsway Premium
Its tough! We are all here for you x
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask
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MikeyB Premium
Hello Beckie, thank you for the follow and welcome to WA, always here to help ok
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georama Premium
Tks for the follow
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georama Premium
Wish you all the luck. I would pray for both of you. You botn will be on the track very soon, work together.
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AlvaroC Premium
Hello Beckie, thanks again for following me. I am also a newbie, although 14 days older than you here at WA. This is the best place to get yourself prepared for the online biz world. Just follow the training Carson & Kyle have designed for us and you will be on your way to meet your goals. Best of luck.
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Carson Premium
Hi Beckie,

I wanted to take a few minutes to see how you are enjoying Wealthy Affiliate so far and to officially welcome you to the community.

I am here to help, as is Kyle, and many other awesome (and knowledgable) members. If you have any questions about getting started please let me know, or post your questions in the LIVE chat on the dashbaord.

My suggestion for getting started is the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course found here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

Talk to you soon.

Carson
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Thank you very much for the warm welcome, Carson. I have spent most of the afternoon and evening exploring. I have to admit to a little confusion but I will carry on and if I have any cohesive questions I will surely ask, as this is repeatedly encouraged! I have nearly completed lesson #1 in the GET STARTED area.
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Carson Premium
Hi Beckie, great to hear from you and I'm glad that you're already working through the training.

Don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions, we're a very friendly community who all work together and help one another.

Talk soon :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Beckie and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I am Steve, the owner of IveTriedThat. I just wanted to let you know that I am here to help you through your journey into the online world, so if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started Course". This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labelled "Get Started Here"

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO GET YOUR HANDS ON MY AWESOME BONUS!
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Business From Scratch" along with Kyle's (founder of WA) "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, I am here and I am available. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA, I know you are going to love it!

If there's anything I can do for you Beckie, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve
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Hey Steve.
Thank you for your welcome. I have to admit to a little confusion and trepidation. I have spent much of the afternoon exploring the site.
My hope is that I can receive the training to develop a website dedicated to Crafting and Drawing and make it profitable. However (and this may be premature) after looking at many folks profiles and reading blogs, it seems at first appearance that there is a goal to rise in the rankings based on blogged posts & follows? I have to wonder, how does this time spent away from the website I am trying to develop help me?
My next concern is whether I can be successful without the premium membership. I am currently laid off (due to lack of work) and looking to supplement my husbands income. We are just making ends meet...the last thing I can afford at the moment is an added expense, even if it may lead to income 8mos to a year down the line. I need to feed my family now.
In conclusion, and hoping for honesty, is the sole purpose of this endeavor to set up another site to lead people to THIS site, thus perpetuating a cycle? Or, can I work diligently on something I am passionate about but have no clue how to proceed with, on the starter package and be successful?
Please excuse any bad grammar or incorrect punctuation, lol.

Beckie
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IveTriedThat Premium
First, ignore the ranking system here completely. A lot of people, quite wrongly, focus on it, but it's just a measure of how active you are in the community. That doesn't make you any money. Your rank will grow organically. Any attempts to boost your rank is seriously misguided. I don't know why people focus on it.

As for premium, if you can swing the $19 now, you can have the first month at a huge discount and really give the system a try to find out if it's right for you. The Starter membership is great because it gets you in the door and lets you see most of what WA has to offer, but the premium training, tools, and support are unmatched. If income is that important today, your best bet would be to find a more traditional job. It takes time to build up an Internet business especially when starting from scratch. Any one that says shouldn't really be trusted.

As for your own site, definitely start with the 'Get Started Here' training on the left and find your own niche. WA does have its own affiliate program and people do promote it, but it is not your only option here. The make money online niche is notoriously difficult to get started in. I always recommend beginners start elsewhere. Pick a topic that interests you. Crafting and drawing is perfect.

Hope this helps.
Steve
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