About BeMyExpert
Joined October 2016
I woke up each morning in October and November of 2006 and saw something between $400 and $600 dollars had been deposited into my bank account.

True story, years ago... I worked with a neighbor, Toni, who had been selling e-books online.

It started as a simple e-book on how to repair your own credit score.

Toni had previously purchased 3 or 4 e-books on credit repair for her own personal needs, and tried them out. Some of it worked, and some of it didn't, and so Toni began to see the need to update and correct the information in these e-books.

She added in her own personal online research, experiences and successes (failures, too!) in order to update and simplify the credit repair process. She developed a better, more accurate e-book than she had ever bought.

When she showed it to me, I was quite convinced Toni was not only a self-made EXPERTon credit repair, but she had developed the BEST e-book on how to repair your own credit.

(So fantastic- I must add -that I myself dramatically increased my own credit scores with all three bureaus!)

So why did I join WA?

Very simple. We were making $400 to $600 dollars a day selling her one product online. We sold it for 39. 99 with a 100% money back guarantee because we were ONLY trying to help people.

It didn't help, you didn't pay. Or got a refund... no questions!

You see, Toni and I marketed her e-book for about three months before we got distracted. We primarily used paid-for email lists. We were paying for the lists, the can-spam-compliant removal process (lol - anyone remember 2006?), we were even so naïve we paid "server time"... the list goes on.

For 2006 I guess that our overhead, averaged out, wasn't super bad.. it was about $75 per day. Fantastic for a business bringing in 4-6 hundred a night, even when you divide by 2.

Shorten the story, bring it up to 2016?

Sure, I can do that. I'm not a millionaire now because Toni and I brought in a third partner back in 2006 who was meant to expand our business. Remember above where I said we got "distracted"?

Stealing $13,000 dollars is not really helpful when looking to expand a business. That's what this third partner did. He was much less of an expert and he was much more of a thief. I lost a lot more than money on that little adventure, I lost a lot of faith....

However, after 10 years of working for "the man" and knowing I almost made it years ago, there are 2 things I simply cannot avoid knowing:

1) I really enjoyed online being able to provide a useful, tangible product for people who needed it.

2) I need more experts. I need more Toni's, people I can trust.

This realization is why tomorrow, October 23rd, I'll pay for premium and jump on in. After all, this is hour 10 so I'm right on track.

Thanks for reading this far, I hope someday, in some way, you can be my Expert.

In return, I hope that some skill, some talent, some suggestion I might have to offer, will help you to be even more successful than you already are!

Let's help each other be great!

Sincerely,

Christian
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1) I would be happy to match my current income of 63K per year.
2) I am super-duper ecstatic!
3) I will invest 3 hours per day, 7 days a week... just to get started!
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Kyle Premium
Wonderful goals Christian! You have an entire community rooting for your success and willing to help you at every step along your journey! :)
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affiliateph Premium
3 hours a day is a good start. Just be consistent and disciplined. Take a break when you need to.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Christian, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend.

Looks like you have had your share of person letting you down. Well someday that person will get his/her comeuppance.

I am sure you will go places here though as everyone is so helpful.

Perhaps you can help me. I have been having an issue with finding peoples websites on their profiles. I was about to follow you and I read your new niche post. So I went back to your profile but lo and behold, your website wasn't showing.

I have asked Kyle about this and all he answered is that some people don't post their link there. But since you said you have I wanted to confirm your link is still there before I pursue my problem further.

Would you please let me know this and thanks.

Work hard, have some fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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BeMyExpert Premium
Hi Helen,

Thanks for the words of encouragement, and it is very nice to meet you, too!

When it comes to websites, I believe the key to solving your problem is that you "were about to follow" me.... I understand that you have to be following a member to see their sites listed in their profile.

I just tested it by looking at a few profiles, then following those members, then I refreshed after a few minutes and several of them were now showing the "follow me on:" and their links to their websites as well as to their social media postings are all there..

Try it, follow me then wait a few minutes, then refresh it and see if you can now see my site (still under development!)

Let me know!
Christian
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Well, I don't know if it worked that way as I followed you two days ago. But you have magically appeared!

So I will, for the moment, presume you are totally correct.

Thanks.

PS you are the only person who picked this solution.
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RoriO Premium
Love your story, Christian. Just read your blog, too, about changing your niche. I've wondered if I'm too broad with Success Systems for All Ages. My target is Parents, Teachers, Youth, Young Adults, and Addicts. Because today all youth are at risk, and my market has to include those who can help them.

In reading your blog, I was thinking maybe I'm too broad and need to target addicts. Right now working on a blog that points out why rehab isn't working, and what solutions Parents, teachers, addicts etc. need to promote to their legislators to help addicts. My success systems are all about what those who can help addicts and also raise children can learn and pass down to them, so they can avert the tragedies inherent to addiction or get beyond it if they already are addicted. I am a drug prevention speaker, and love teaching my success systems. As for the systems addicts have to work within, yuck, because they are failing the addicts and do nothing for youth who are at risk, which is, as I've said, all youth.

I decided to stick with my systems. My market of addicts is fairly unreachable other than to tell them about rehab options (which they have been through over and over and largely don't work because they expect abstinence, including from the drug that takes away their cravings. I see that they need a two-pronged tactic, on behavioral aspects while reducing cravings.

Thanks for your bio here, which helped me realize that I need to stick with what I love! I will find ways to reach my audience that can influence youth by promoting my success systems.

Rori

PS. I didn't see your website url anywhere. How do I find that?
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BeMyExpert Premium
Thank you Rori,

I greatly appreciate your kind words and also sent you a personal message about niche selection. Hope you like it!

You inspired me to add a continuous mission statement to all my pages!

Thanks,

Christian
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RoriO Premium
Christian, thank you for the PM with just the insight I needed. I see you aren't promoting affiliate products, you are promoting your services (and possibly your products later on?) I believe that's the direction I need to get back to.

Love your site and can't wait for you to add content! Glad you picked up the mission statement idea.

Good luck, and do write again with any further thoughts!

Rori
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Christian and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined in October and with your previous experience you will have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Don't know about being your expert but if you get stuck can I suggest you browse some of the 250+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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BeMyExpert Premium
Hi Robert,

You have a fascinating bio, and I truly appreciate you reaching out to me. I want very much to escape from the trap of working to build someone else's dreams, and I hope I can do it through WA and the wonderful people like yourself.

Love your site!
Christian
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and who knows, you might be able to pass on a tip or two to me.
There's always something to learn and I by no stretch of the imagination know everything about marketing online.
Enjoy your weekend to come.
Robert
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chluain Premium
Hello Christian thanks for following me. You have a very interesting past, you were successful and you got stung. Now I am no expert (yet) but I will support you in everything you do as will everyone else here in WA. Its a big community of very helpful people if you need any help. But you have some expertise to bring too so you can pay the help back. Best wishes for your business
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi Christian,

So great of you to share your story. You are not alone, there are may people out there with you best interest, not in their heart.

I here my experience is people want to help, it's amazing. We are a big community of like-minded people all want to have success together. I like to think of it as a large strategic alliance.

Love and Light
Andrew M.
Namaste
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Loes Premium
Hello Christian,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Christian, Thank you so much for following back. I reckon this is the best place where we can learn and increase your exposure on IM. The training and tutoriaIs are top notch and I believe the WA community is the place you want to be with on your journey to build a passive income. [Kelsey]
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CarolE1 Premium
Hi Chris thanks for following me and congrats on becoming a premium member and the 23d was my birthday so you are sure to be super successful October 23d is a lucky day:) Welcome and I am new myself but I can tell you that I don't regret my decision at all. Best of luck to you Chris(is that okay to use) Enjoy your weekend!!!!
Carol
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BeMyExpert Premium
Thanks, Carol!
Luck and hard work, be consistent and I know we will both get there very soon! Looking forward to seeing how we grow and how our websites evolve and bring us the success we are looking for.
Christian
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for following me and welcome to WA Christian. What a compelling story. I felt a lot of that and finding the 'Toni's' in this world are def. difficult. I know you will find a few here and it is a pleasure to follow you back as YOU are one of those Toni kind of people.
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Christian,

Nice to meet you and welcome to premium community! My name is Ali and I've joined WA some while ago.
Joining premium community is a great decision that you have ever made and every step that you are taking forward from now, leads you to achieve your dreams.
You will not never be alone in this industry; me and many other nice people are always here to help you; also I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to follow/contact me anytime if I can help you with anything. : )

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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LADYNIKKI Premium
Awesome Christian! I do remember 2006. I too was involved in that world of marketing, and may have even been your customer.. LOL... So I understand the heartbreak and disappointment. But we have found a new wave of success to ride on and hopefully this time we can surf to the finish line in style.

Best of luck to you

Nikki (aka Dana)
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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BeMyExpert Premium
Hi Kyle,

Niche isn't a problem, got handfuls. I'm just following your lessons step by step for now. Keeping my 3 hours per day commitment.

Just finished lesson 1.7, and since it occurs to me that WordPress is at least one CRITICAL element of all of this, I started this morning watching YouTube tutorials before I went to my J.O.B.

I snuck a few in during my J.O.B. breaks, also. Can't wait to finish this basic course and get into the affiliate sign ups, etc. that I know are coming!

Thanks for touching bases, and for this great product!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Christian, sounds like you are making some good progress. Yeah, Wordpress is the CMS that your website is built off of and you will get more and more proficient with that as you build out your website and go through the training here.

If you need a hand with anything at all moving forward let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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PMbaluka Premium
Hello Christian and welcome to Wealthy Affiliates Online business Community. I'm so glad that you made it in. This is the best place to be and I'd like to assure you that you made the best decision by choosing WA.

I'd like you to take a tour around and see what happens here. Again follow keenly the lessons included in Bootcamp level 1. This will ignite your dreams and fuel you up for action. Remember that in WA it's not a 'get rich overnight' instead it's a matter of working hard and total dedication. The more committed you are the more sooner you will make your harvest.

If you wish to ask anything please don't hesitate to do that.

Paul.
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immistermike Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Christian! I think you’ll find that this is a great place to be a part of! The training is second to none – tons of tutorials, training videos and Entrepreneur Certification courses. The first 10-lesson course is free to Starter Members but it tells you everything you need to know to get your website up and running. You’ve probably been pointed in that direction but here’s the link to the first lesson I highly recommend that you jump into the lesson and course!

I want to take a moment to wish you the very best!
Mike
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BeMyExpert Premium
Thank you!

I'm very excited and it looks great. Can't wait to learn more and get it rolling!
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immistermike Premium
That's great! You have a wonderful attitude! Go get'em!
Mike
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affiliateph Premium
Hi there Christian! Raymond Selda here and I'd like to personally welcome you here in Wealthy Affiliate.

In a few seconds, you're going to earn $129,382.31 by simply pushing a button!

Of course I'm only kidding! haha. :)

Thank you so much for your support and for accepting my invitation to try out WA.

In your stay here, you'll see that building a profitable online business by helping other people is very much possible. We're all here to make some money but just step back for a little and take a deep breath because it's not going to happen very quickly.

There are a lot of things to learn if you're just starting out and it's going to take some time before you understand the whole online marketing picture.

Remember that you will have to take ACTION on the things that you'll learn here. The WA community and myself will always be here if ever you need some help.

Like I've said in my website, the Getting Started course will help you learn the fundamentals of building an online business. You can access the course by clicking the link below. *Be sure to complete your profile and add your photo so you can get more help from the WA community. If you can follow this simple instruction, believe me when I say that you're already on your way to achieving huge success in the future.

Need my 1on1 support? Leave a message on my profile or send me a private message if you're a premium member.

Speaking of premium membership, I highly recommend that you upgrade to premium if you're really serious on building your online empire.

You'll see that the information, tools and support here is 100x worth it. Also the monthly fee is just a small investment when you think about the knowledge you will gain on how to dictate your income.

There's actually a 59% discount on your first month if you upgrade to premium within 7 days (only $19).

I will also give a bonus where you can have a 15min Skype consultation with me. In our session, we can talk about anything that will accelerate your business.

Anyway, I just dropped by to introduce myself and to let you know that WA is serious about your success.

Let me know if you need anything and I hope to see you around.

Raymond Selda (affiliateph)

P.S. Please reply to this message so I know that you're all set. Thanks.
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BeMyExpert Premium
Hello Raymond!

I'm very excited to see you and thanks for welcoming me aboard! I liked your story a lot, and got here through one of your links, so it was great to hear from you immediately.

I'll definitely visit and comment on your profile page as well as take you up on that 15 minute Skype consultation. I will be upgrading to Premium before the deadline, but for now I will start with some training.

Sincerely,
Christian
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affiliateph Premium
Thanks for the message Christian and for the support. Let me know if you're ready with the consultation.
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