About Bella2018
Joined October 2018
Hi! I am a young 64 year old retiree(young retiree) living in the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, taking long walks with my standard poodle and spending quality time with my partner of 19 years. I recently retired from the field of social work after having spent 40 plus years in the helping profession. I felt it was time for me to retire from the profession of helping others and start helping myself. In other words, it was time! I am excited about being a part of WA and diving into the world of affiliate marketing.I am truly a "newbie" and have so much to learn. I know and value the importance of taking my time, pacing myself, in other words "baby steps". By the way, Bella is my standard poodle. Please feel free to call me Barry.
Bella2018's Accomplishments
2018
4
6

Months
Leave bella2018 a Message
Write something…
Recent messages
GeeEss Premium
Welcome to WA Barry. This is a fabulous community. Here you can learn a lot. That too at your own pace.

First of all you should go and finish your training. Don't rush things. Please proceed at a rate at which you feel comfortable. Your website will automatically get created. Don't hesitate to let me know if you feel I can be of any help to you.

Thanks for the follow. I am following you back.

Wish you all the best.
Reply
Caf4157 Premium
Hi Barry, I just reviewed your website and loved it. I love the flow. You could use a few added pictures but I love the theme and how you have it added at the end of your page. The last Category box is not completed im sure your not done. But other I left a comment and your doing a great job.
Reply
Robert-A Premium
Hello Barry And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 450+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day
Robert.
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks Robert! As a matter of fact, I am stuck with an issue now. I have created my review page and identified key words that I am using to link to my affiliate's product. While I am in editing mode, I can see that the key words are a color of blue to identify themselves. However, when I publish the page, the key words that were blue in color on the editing page are no longer blue. The key words are the same color as all other text(black). I have noticed that when I use my cursor and run over these key words, they change to yellow in color. When I click on the yellow key words, I am brought to the affiliate's site where one could place an order. You have any idea as to why the key words are not highlighted in the website itself. It will be all but impossible for someone to locate and click on these keywords without them being a different color other than black text. Any suggestions? I have several other WA affiliates trying to figure out why this is happening as well. Thanks for your input!
Reply
Robert-A Premium
When you have the article in Edit Mode you highlight the relevant text.

You click on the color icon in your little menu and choose Blue.
You can also enbolden the text with your B in the menu.

See attached pics
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks Robert-A. I will try this and let you know the outcome!
Reply
Robert-A Premium
No probs, happy to help when I can.
Robert
Reply
JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
Facebook/Jonathan Allen
Reply
bella2018 Premium
I just received my first google badge today. My website that I am continuing to grow has been ranked in Google. That is a major accomplishment for me. Especially considering that I have never created a website! I have had a very trying day today but so see this notification has certainly made me feel better. Tomorrow, I get back into my training schedule.
Reply
McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow, and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
Reply
Calvinator63 Premium
Hello Barry,

Thanks for clarifying the profile name, but so will still call you that instead of your name. I’d like to be one of the many members here at WA to congratulate you, on making what I believe to be an excellent choice toward a sustainable profitable website for securing your financial freedom in the near future, and that was upgrading to premium here on the WA platform..

I think you are going to see there is plenty of training on this platform not just through the two main training courses rest assured it can seem overwhelming at times, but just take your time and go through it one step at a time you’ll do just fine so let get started, just click on the green "Training" tab on the left over there to get started or be directed to where you last left off.

Additional over on the left is recorded copies of Jay’s weekly webinars to find them just click on the "Live Events" tab. Friday evening 8 pm US Pacific Standard Time is when the live events happens or you can wait about 12 hours then (under the same tab) the recorded version will be available to watch.

Straight above in the black WA tool bar (just right of the WA icon) is a search box that has a cornucopia of information anything A-Z about online entrepreneurship, website design, and other aspect relevant to your new online business. You can find all that information and so much more hidden in that gem.

Then if you cannot find your answer in any of the platform’s resources you can always ask in the member’s 24/7 “live Chat” tab also located on the left over there. You should be able to find someone in there that can answer your question or guide you in the right direction to get it solved.

WA is a “NO SPAM ZONE”, they consider posting your Domain name/URL/Social Media links/links to your own blogs/logo/company name without being asked to do so, as self-promoting or spam here neither are allowed. Here is a link the Kyle’s posted copy of the WA rules: There are a couple of spots that you are allowed to openly post your Domain name or URL (but no logo’s or company names are to be posted anywhere on this site) on the lower far right of your profile page there is a spot just for them (not in the profile introduction itself) you can also post your social media links there on the lower right area as well, and then for your URLs there are 2 platforms which can be found by clicking the websites tab on the WA home page and they are site feedback, and site comment.

What most members do is put all there personal links in the lower right hand corner of their profile page then when you ask someone to look at your site they will know right where to go to find the link as long as you are both following each other.

I hope your stay here is long and very lucrative. If you ever need any additional help please don’t hesitate to ask anyone for help, the community is full of members willing to help in any way possible - including me :-D

Once again Welcome to this wonderful community!

Affiliate marketing is our priority: where content is KING and consistency is the KEY to your SUCCESS

Striving for the best,

Calvin
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Many thanks for all the well wishes and the valuable training opportunities. I do plan on taking advantage of many of these training opportunities.
Reply
StPaul Premium
You did it! Congratulations on becoming a premium member. It opens up a lot of wonderful training here at Wealthy Affiliate. Anything I can do to help you on your journey here contact me. Do remember it will take time to earn money online and patience is the key. Never ever give up.
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks StPaul. The support really means a lot to me!
Reply
dragonfly10 Premium
Welcome and congratulations on becoming a premium member of the WA community! The best educational place on the internet to learn about everything from affiliate market, to web design, and everything in between. You have access to successful internet marketers 24/7, and continuing educational support for some of the best-educated individuals, on the internet. The rest is up to you, so shoot for the moon, and I will see you there. By the way, I love standard Poodles! I unfortunately just had to put my standard poodle Ollie to sleep, he was my constant shadow for 13 years. Poodles are the most loyal dog I know of. I am so happy you have such a faithful friend
Sandy
Reply
dragonfly10 Premium
I heard you had a problem with google. If you explain the situation, I will find someone to help to help,
sandt\y
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Good Morning Sandy and thanks for the follow up. Here's my situation regarding my google account. A couple of weeks ago, I was totally scammed by a so called affiliate "guru". I had made several attempts to contact him through Youtube and social media.Nothing seemed to work. He was totally non-responsive and I was totally angry for allowing him to take advantage of me. I made several comments to others on Youtube as a warning to them. My intent was to not allow this individual to take advantage of others. In no way did I feel I was violating any Google policies as I was only trying to help others. Never once did I use any profanity or language that anyone would consider offensive. Unfortunately, the powers to be at Google did not see it that way and suspended my Google account. As I can no longer log into my account, I do not have access to Youtube or g-mail. I never used my g-mail account. I am still allowed to complete Google searches and read Google content. I just can't have an active personal account. Others within WA have suggested that I create a new account. However, Google plainly warned me not to attempt to set up a new account so that is not something I can consider at this time. It is most unfortunate that this has happened to me but I do want to make it clear that my intentions were honorable as I wanted to help others by preventing them from being scammed the way I had been. Any suggestions? And by the way, yes my standard poodle, aka Bella, is truly my life and inspiration. I may update my profile soon and include her in this journey with me at WA. Many thanks again!
Reply
dragonfly10 Premium
I am not sure how or why Google suspends accounts. But I have heard other members about having the same dilemma. In the morning I will see what I can find out for you. I live in Eastern WA, so it is very late for me. I will find help for you in the morning.
your friend Sandy
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks for the follow up and your endeavors to attempt to help me resolve my Google account issues.
Reply
dragonfly10 Premium
have they been resolved?
Reply
tbcllc Premium
Welcome Barry to one of the greatest online platforms available!

I feel so lucky to have found such a great place to learn, be creative, and build my business.

The best thing about WA and the community is that you have all the resources that you need. It is just about applying everything you learn, being patient, and achieving your short term goals.

I encourage you to start the training right away. As you go through the training you can watch the videos, read the video summaries and be sure to apply every single step in the video without skipping steps.

It is amazing how much you learn and how quickly you can become a great resource for others.

If you ever have any questions or need assistance don't hesitate to reach out.

Jay S.
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks Jay! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Reply
tbcllc Premium
You're welcome.

You also have a 24/7 community at your fingertips!
Reply
MThompson3 Premium
Thanks for the follow and adding me to your network. I visit Knoxviile and the Smokies often, beautiful this time of year. Best of luck here at WA. I was a newbie just 3 months ago. My site up and ready to start making money on my Personal Training website. I want to recommend a book that really helped me catch up to all this online terminology Marc Ostrofsky's GetRichClick. You can get it at the library or Amazon has copies for $4. Remember help is just a click away and that help area at the top of the screen is your best friend.
Reply
Ray619 Premium
My Name Is Ray gbu and you're family and welcome to the team I pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Many thanks for the support Ray!
Reply
LCEndahl Premium
information available here is never ending!! And the training is incredible!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons. I often jumped ahead in training, on my own, to only later really regret it.

Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you. It did me! Gave me back my purpose for living! There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Laura
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Many thanks Laura for your insight and inspiration. I feel I am going at a snail's pace but if that is what it takes, I will do just that!
Reply
ShuiHyen Premium
Hey,

Welcome to WA Community. I have added you to my network, and looking forward to work with you. .

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any of my assistance, I always here to help.

Best wishes and much success to you. Above all, have fun!

Shui Hyen
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Many thanks for your support!
Reply
free4life Premium
Welcome to premium, this is such a wise move on your part.
Let me tell you why;

1) you have just taken a huge step towards securing the future you want.
2) There is no better training available
3) The community here ROCKS
4) It shows just how serious you are about making a change Keep up the great work

Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
Reply
j52powell Premium
Congratulations on the move to premium. There are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. Good luck pushing ahead toward your goals.
Joe
Reply
Good luck to you Barry, i soon will join you'll there, i am still in the process of setting up my website, cheers!
Reply
Hello Bella2018, I am so happy for you. You live in a great state. I personally live in North Carolina for four years. My first tour in the Marine Corps. I was stationed at New River Air Station in Jacksonville. I used to go fishing almost every other weekend. Man I really miss it.
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks JPerez21. I actually live in Hendersonville, NC. About 20 miles south of Asheville. and yes, it is a beautiful place to live. Many thanks for your contact!
Reply
GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Barry!

Welcome aboard. It's a pleasure to meet you.

I love western NC and lived on a farm outside of Burnsville for a short time. Beautiful country. I hope to get back there.

Thanks for the follow. I followed you back.

All the best,
Gary
Reply
bella2018 Premium
Thanks Gary. I have visited Burnsville as well. Beautiful area. Thanks for your support!
Reply
Jadatherapy Premium
Hi

Many thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it.

Wishing you the very best success here at WA.

Jennifer
Reply
tmaltz Premium
Great to have you here Barry. I want to make sure you get off to the right start... Check out this post by the owner Kyle before you choose a domain name or niche idea. Hope all is well and let me know if you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate or how to get started.

Cheers,
Todd
Reply
MMacLeod Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
Reply
bella2018 Premium
I would like to think that in my 40 plus years as a social worker, I was able to leave a positive impact on those less fortunate that I was blessed to serve. Now it is time for me to retire and serve myself!
Reply
tmaltz Premium
Hi Barry,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA), it's Todd from http://LearnToGrowWealthOnline.com. I referred you to WA because it’s the best resource for online entrepreneurs.

This is where I got started online and where you can get an amazing education in internet marketing and online business.

Just follow Wealthy Affiliate’s step-by-step approach and you’ll do great.

I've grown a simple blog with little money (and a lot of hard work) into a rocking online business.

It's Really Cool!

- And you can do it too!

Just take it like any educational program, college, or trade school and DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

The results are awesome!

Where to get started? Take this first class here: Best,
Todd
http://LearnToGrowWealthOnline.com
Reply