I'm Back . !

Last Update: July 22, 2016

Hey everyone... It feels like it's been forever but it's only been about 6 months, since I was last really visible here at WA... Having said that, in the Internet Marketing world, 6 months is forever...

I really just needed to take some significant time and take a step back to get re-invested personally in my online business... There have been so many changes in my life over the last year or so, that I had to get away for a bit to get some perspective.

In fact, it's been a wild 6 months, full of changes in both my personal life and my online business... Exciting times to be sure.

After several conversations with a couple of trusted mentors and some time to really think about what I wanted my business to look like moving forward, I've finally committed to some new directions and made some significant investments in my business. All of the "navel gazing" is behind me now and I'm sitting back down once again, to refocus on my business and the new direction moving ahead.

I hope everyone has been well and you've all been growing you businesses since we last had some time to chat. Nothing much to report in terms of the new direction yet... All will be revealed soon to be sure...

For now, I just wanted to reach out and let all of you know who followed me in the past that I'm back and really excited to be able to renew our connection. If you've followed me in my absence and we haven't had the chance to chat just yet, I'll be in touch very soon.

Have a great day everyone and I'll be in touch soon...


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JulietAA Premium
Great to have you back
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bnaylor Premium
Hi Juliet... Thanks for the welcome... It truly is great to be back and I'm looking forward to catching up with you soon... Hopefully all is well with you and you're continuing to progress in your "journey online"... Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.. Bryan
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MPollock Premium
Nice to have you back.
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Mike... Thanks for that... I'm truly excited to be back... As I was say to Alexander below, I took a step back to really understand what I wanted my business to look like and I'm now re-energized and completely laser focused... so it's great...

Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to catch-up soon and see how things are progressing with you... Talk soon and thanks again... Bryan
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AlexEvans Premium
Welcome back Bryan exciting times ahead.
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bnaylor Premium
Hey there Alexander... It's great to be back...

I made the decision just after the New Year to step back for a bit and really try to understand what I wanted my online business to ultimately look like...

I took some time, had several conversations with a couple of my mentors and now I'm back, re-energized and ready to go.. so YES... some exciting times ahead...

I hope all is well with you and I'm looking forward to catching up soone... Bryan
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Loes Premium
Hi Bryan, nice to have you back on the premises
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Loes... Thanks... it's really great to be back... I'm really looking forward to re-engaging with everyone here again and kicking things off with a bang...

It's been a great 6 months for me... Full of new perspective and getting rid of some of the old "dead wood" that was clogging up the works for me...

I'm looking forward to catching up and seeing how things are progressing with you... Hopefully we can chat soon... Thanks again... Bryan
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paulgoodwin Premium
Nice to see you again and waiting for your words
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bnaylor Premium
Thanks for that Paul... I hope all is well with you... I'm actually just sitting here working through my post calendar for the upcoming weeks and thinking through how I want to approach my return here to WA...

I hope all is well with you and that your "journey online" has been moving forward... I'd love to take some time and just get "caught-up"... Thanks again for your greeting and hopefully we'll chat again soon... Bryan
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paulgoodwin Premium
Yes all is well with me and moving forward slowly but surely
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bnaylor Premium
Awesome to sure... any forward movement is good movement... so I'm happy to hear al is well... Let's try and catch-up soon.
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paulgoodwin Premium
When you get settled in ok
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JudeP Premium
Welcome back :)
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Jude... Great to see you again and thanks for your warm welcome... It's wonderful to be back here and I'm looking forward to getting "back in the saddle" so to speak here in the community very soon...

I hope all is well with you and I'm looking forward to catching up again very soon... Thanks again... Bryan
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TanjaRita Premium
Welcome back! I'm still here but I haven't been quite as involved as I used to be.
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bnaylor Premium
Hey there Tanja... It's great to see you again... It's good to see you are still here...

The most important part is that you're still here and it's still something you're moving forward on... It doesn't have to be all or nothing... even working away a little bit hen you can is still forward momentum...

I'd love to catch-up when you get some time to see how you're progressing .. In the meantime, thanks again for the welcome back... Bryan
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks Bryan,

Since the kids are on summer holidays right now I'm really not getting much done. I still work on my site daily (except over the summer), just not as active in WA.

My site is still bringing in amazon commissions every month, but they still aren't anywhere near where I would like them to be. This month will be my biggest month in commissions from Amazon. I am already at $68. Now if only there were some zero's at the end!
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bnaylor Premium
I hear you... Still nothing to sneeze at... There are so many others out there who aren't making a penny or even losing money each month... so it's great you're starting to at least see some income...

Did you ever get any further with your email marketing efforts and starting to do some list building?
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TanjaRita Premium
Yes, I have installed SumoMe and I am up to 39 subscribers now! I have sent out a few emails but only 1 or 2 people open them and its showing 0 link clicks. I am using a free Benchmark email account.
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bnaylor Premium
It all counts... that's good... So I'm assuming you're using the SumoMe plugin that allows you to create an optin form on your website... which is a great start...

Have you set-up a series of autoresponder messages or are you just doing broadcast emails? I'm not familiar with Benchmark and their free email accounts.
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TanjaRita Premium
Yes, I am using the SumoMe plugin (list builder). It pops up after someone is on my site for 20 seconds. I am giving away an ebook as incentive.

I have just been doing broadcast emails. Mostly notifying readers when I have a new blog post up.

Last week I sent one out that had an affiliate link because the site was having a 20% off deal. But only 2 out of 35 opened it. And 2 emails bounced.
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