About BrianCh
Joined January 2018
My name is Brian. I am a classical musician, cellist by profession. I also work as a bookkeeper/accountant.
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zuriel11 Premium
Write ONE page/post targeting a new keyword and publish it on your website. I think I might be confused on this. Am I just adding on to my already website but using Jaaxy to find my key words and creating another post on my site? If so should I put it as a blog on the side or just continue on the original website. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. Thank so much.
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BrianCh Premium
Go into Jaaxy and do a keyword search. Remember to choose a word with an above AVG of 30 and a QSR below 100.

You have your website created already so now you'll be adding posts to the existing site. You can either write the blog post in SiteContent (see image) or you can do this directly from within WordPress (see image).

Here is a tutorial on using SiteContent if you would like to go that route. It's a preferred method for many before they publish the post to WordPress. In the tutorial you'll be shown how to publish the post to WordPress. You'll then go to the WP back office and do your final checks, i.e. image positions, links, etc.

When you're done with all of that click update and it will be posted to your site.

When you're in WordPress go to Appearance/Customize and then Homepage Settings. Select to have your latest posts displayed.

Let me know if you need any more help.
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BrianCh Premium
About notifications? There have been a few posts today that I have paid close attention to. Amidst the comments it was noted that posts seem to get either lost or buried and somehow don't make it to our notifications.

I have never been aware of this feature. Are we always notified when a member who we are following posts a blog or training? The only way I know who has posted anything is when I see it on the dashboard.

Thanks,

Brian
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ELMatthews Premium
Hi Brian. Great question! If you look up and to the right of this post you will notice a toolbar that has: a pen, a "w", an airplane, a bell, and an envelope.

The bell will often have a red circle and a number in the circle. That is your notification button. it will let you know about all notifications directly related to you, including other member's posts.

Did that help?

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

-Eric
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Eric, thank you for getting back to me. I receive the notifications related to posts and discussion threads that I have responded to.

What I am curious about it is the fact that when somebody who I am following posts something does this not automatically make its way into our notifications? The "follow" feature seems to be a little pointless otherwise.

Either way, I'm now following you. :)

Keep well.

Brian
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Imageguy55 Premium
Hey Brian

I am progressing through the lessons regarding “adding pictures to your website.”
Kyle provided website links to free images. I’ve Read somewhere in WA that the pictures cannot be used unless you have explicit written permission I’ve already put some on my website and I was wondering if that was OK ?

I plan on keeping them for now until I am done with the training then I will put my own pictures up on the site

So is your website complete and open for business? Congrats on the rankings

Best wishes
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Tom,

Good to hear that you are making such good progress. There are free images that you can use on your site that don't require any mention of the author or creator. Here are 2 links about free images. I've used some images before that require me to accredit the creator which I then put in as a caption below the image. Apart from that there is no problem using images from the sites that Robert suggests in his tutorials.

Chat soon,

Brian
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despatis Premium
Dear Brian, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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BrianCh Premium
Thank you, Desmond. Much success to you.

All the best,

Brian
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Urolin1981 Premium
Brian, I admire and respect the artists from my heart because I have been unable to complete singing a song which I like and appreciate its melody, not even to think of moving fingers to play musical instruments. To an oddity, my house still has had a grand piano in display, which I bought it new for my children while they were kids. Now I got 5 grand children.

Well, I can see you will be a great addition to WA community for mutual support and help.

To delve into mutual understanding, welcome to peruse posts/articles in www.ebettercare.com and www.formefirst.com.

Here comes my best wish for your success,


James
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Imageguy55 Premium
Hi Brian
No, I don't really have 5000 friends I was just teasing.

A lot of people I work with are on FB and consider having lots of friends a major accomplishment.

But anyway my website just got indexed by Google. I am not sure what that really means. Considering I don't have it finished or have any content but it earned me a badge. so I guess I am progressing right?

Now the big new thing with FB is videos. Now you get to watch people doing a lot of boring stuff

I understand FB is big. I know a lot of people use FB to promote their business and advertise. So I am not knocking it.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Thomas, that's great that Google has seen your domain name. This is indexing. That's only the beginning though. At some point in the not too distant future after you've created some content, etc. you'll be submitting a sitemap to Google and they will then index the site with all the pages and images.

This is an important step but it is covered later on in the classes so you don't have to worry about that for now.

As I mentioned to you, I'm a total newbie to FB so I don't know anything about business promotions. I have set up an account in the name of my site as a page but further than that I haven't got a clue yet.

I'm not overly concerned about this because the one social platform that is highlighted here is Google+. This is the one that can have the biggest clout.

Keep well.

Brian
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nOrmanSoLe Premium
Hi Brian, great to meet fellow musicians, my niche site is going to be all about my obsession with sound :) getmakingmusic.com my partner is a classical violinist and she's always looking for good cellists. Don't suppose you're UK based by any chance? cheers for the follow. How is it all working out for you here?
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Chris, thanks for the message. I'm actually based in Cape Town so it's a bit far to be playing chamber music with your partner.
I joined WA at the end of January 2018 and it's going well. There is a huge amount to learn here so all I can do at this stage is take in as much as possible every day.

One of the key benefits about being here is the constant support that is available. Any question can be answered and there is always someone here to help.

Stay in touch and let me know how you are coming along.

All the best,

Brian
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Bawashom Premium
Hello Brian
Music is one of my passions. I was a soprano in school and in choirs. I love all music including opera but country is my love. I also was a bookkeeper for 32 years at a job I loved but the tornado in 2011 took that from me as no one hires a 70ish woman lol
Thank you for following me. I'm already following you
Best of everything
Billie
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BrianCh Premium
Hi BIllie,

Thank you for your message. I absolutely love opera. I grew up listening to Joan Sutherland from when I was still in nappies. I worked in an opera orchestra for many years and absolutely loved it. I then left to work full-time in a string quartet which was very satisfying. I specialized in chamber music.

The bookkeeping is something that I picked up as I was quite into math and figures when at school. I enjoy that.

Here's a swing from the left - I am also a VERY keen knitter. I have been knitting for over 30 years now. I was introduced to a Californian gentleman by the name of Kaffe Fassett who transformed knitting in the 60's. I fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Lovely to meet you.

Brian
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Bawashom Premium
I also knitb it's hard now as capral tunnel has wrecked my left hand but you'd be surprised how holding needle some with my knee I can create a knitted comfort or something
My best friend growing up father was a fantastic kntter. He had asthma and it relaxed him. My knitting has subsided due to my hand but I'm teaching my daughter to paintnnnstill have a good right hand. She is disabled and in constant pain in her hands so it takes her mind off it I can't believe how far she's come. Very precise and structured. Me I love to paint landscapes but now she's into cartoon families for twin granddaughters. She draws so wonderful. Snowhite and drawrfs now I need this website to work just to keep her in paint and canvas. Lol
Sorry to go on and on!she
Billie
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MarkBa Premium
Hello Brian

Thanks for following me. I am following you back!

If I can help you with anything please don’t hesitate to ask me. I’ll do my best to assist and if I can’t, I am sure I will know of someone who can. :)

Wishing you much peace and success ahead.

~Mark
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks, Mark. You've been earmarked as someone who I will come to for assistance as I progress and start wading in deeper here at WA.

All the best to you.

Brian
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MarkBa Premium
All good Brian. Take care.

~Mark
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Loes Premium
Hello Brian,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Loes, thanks so much for the welcome note. I have bookmarked you as a reference for all my queries. Thanks for all the training that you have contributed to WA.

Kind regards,

Brian
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Brian, have a great day:)
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MsMerry Premium
Hi Brian and welcome to WA. You are still in your first month so that means a welcome is still good. :) Thank you for following me and I wish you the very best as you continue. Pretty awesome being a cellist, congrats on that. You look like you are in a tropical climate in your profile photo or at least a very warm one. :-) ( Canada here and cold!)
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks for the welcome Merry. I often see your posts and replies, and appreciate your input. I'm in Cape Town which is a warm, comfortable climate. Right at the ocean which is very pleasant.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you, Brian. Isn't Cape Town experiencing a water shortage or have they found a solution? Where I live we have a lot of S. African Drs. Love your accents. :)
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Merry, hope all is well with you. Cape Town is surrounded by ocean so it is quite ironic that we are in the worst drought in it's history.

Brian
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MsMerry Premium
I know! I hope it gets resolved sooner than later. :)
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you, Roy.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Roy,

Thank you for your kind message. I'll be sure to follow you as well. I spent the last week finding my way around WA before I felt confident enough to take the plunge and go Premium. I have an incredible amount that I need to learn. You won't believe how very green I really am. But, here goes!

All the best to you.

Brian
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for your reply, Brian, we have all been there I believe! If you go through the training step-by-step, ask questions along the way and be consistent, you will be successful.

Roy
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Brian:
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates Premium, a great community to learn how to make your websites and make some Money out of them. Besides the Lessons, there are huge amounts of information and a helpful community eager to help one another. I am following and invite you to follow me back and work together helping one another to our success my friend.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio
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BrianCh Premium
Hello Eugenio, thank you for your welcome. I have already experienced the great community and network of people here. I've added you to my list of people to follow.

Best wishes,

Brian
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eosegueraf Premium
You are welcome Brian. Thank you for following me back. Let’s work and learn together to our success my friend. Best regards from México.
Eugenio
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far BrianCh? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Kyle. Thank you for the message. Does WA debit my MasterCard monthly for the subscription or is this something that I have to do at the beginning of every month?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, their automatic payments but you are in full control of your membership. You can stay for as long, or as little as you like and we also have a yearly payment option.

And your billing date, is 30 days from the day that you first pay.
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks, Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Gladly!
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BrianCh Premium
If for any unforeseen reason I have to suspend or terminate the subscription do I simply notify you or what is the procedure? This is not a pessimistic enquiry as I obviously have every intention of succeeding at this. I do however need to go in with as much knowledge as is needed. Thanks, Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
You can notify me or you can manage your account within the Account Settings page.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Kyle, I've just tried to purchase a domain using both Matercard and PayPal payment methods and both have returned failed. Are you currently experiencing any difficulties?
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Kyle Premium
If you are having a tough time buying a domain through your credit card (directly on the SiteDomains page), you may want to test using credits to purchase your domain name.

To do this, you will need to first purchase enough credits for a domain name. You can purchase credits here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/credits

I recommend buying $20 worth as this cover the cost of the domain. Then you will go back to your SiteDomains checkout process and use the credits to purchase the domain.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

This should do the trick. :)
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Kyle, I've gone to the page and clicked on Buy Cash Credits and nothing happens. Link down?
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Kyle Premium
It should be working, I just tested and it was working. What happens if you go here?

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/credits/purchase/20
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Kyle, the problem seems to be that there are no sliders on Buy Cash Credits or Exchange Credits for Cash on my side for some reason. I'm on a Mac using Safari so I doubt that it is a browser issue. I tried the link that you suggested above and this took me directly to the various options so that will definitely work. Thanks for getting back to me.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi. I have a notice telling me that I only have 2 days left to ask questions. Does this mean that I won't be able to respond to notifications? I am also completely unfamiliar with the "follow" and "being followed" concept. What does this mean and how does it actually work in real time? I am still quite overwhelmed with everything on WA and how it all works.
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CarlJDill Premium
Hello Brian,

This will help some I suspect. By following you will get notifications on things that your follows do. Posts and questions and likes and such. These are completely user definable though. As far as the two day limit on questions I am not sure. I would have to ask a friend who has been a starter member for several years now. Check out the training and see if that helps.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hello Brian

You became a wealthy affiliate member on the 24th of January and as a free starter member you have access to the community support for 7 days. After that you can choose to continue as a free member without access to the community support or you can become a premium member.

Here is a link to help you with what is available to you as a free member and what is not.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup/premium

You choose who you want to follow. Members will welcome and follow you. You can read their profiles and follow them back or you can choose who you want to follow. That way you will get to know those with similar niches to network with or those with information you need on your path. It is just mixing and finding your way around.

But most important, focus on training and building your business. Do all the lessons and tasks at the end of each lesson.



Best of wishes.

~Danielle
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Carl. Thanks so much for your reply. I'm not sure how you got to see my question though. I guess that is one of the mysteries of WA that I still need to understand. I'll go through the material that you have directed me to with great gusto.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Danielle. Appreciate your reply. Thank you. How did you get to see my question? I wasn't even sure that I had done it correctly.
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CarlJDill Premium
If you follow the training I sent you it will explain how I saw it. :0)
You will see. Talk to you later. -Carl
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SongbirdDL Premium
Your question came up on the activity feed and I came to answer it.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Danielle. How do I get access to the information of the people who I have selected to follow? How does following someone actually play out?
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SongbirdDL Premium
Click on the profile picture of someone you are following and you get to read their profile and under their profile picture are all posts they have written, the training they have created and their websites.

If you are not following them you can't see their website if they have it listed under their profile but you get to see the rest of their information.

Just click on any profile picture and see what comes up.

To get back to your profile, you just click on your profile picture too.
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks, Danielle. You are really helping me out. I've heard of Facebook and how people follow one another but that's the extent of my knowledge of how the whole thing works.
Carl sent me a tutorial to work through explaining the dashboard and the various features so I'm hoping that once I've worked through that I'll have a better grasp of the concept in it's entirety.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Wishing you the best and I hope you will decide to become premium.

This is a brilliant community focused on building a business online and with hard work and the training you will build a solid successful business. Enjoy the tutorial from Carl.

~Danielle
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BrianCh Premium
Thanks so much. I've clicked the "follow" button next to your profile so I'm hoping that I'll get a handle on this and learn a whole lot from you when I check your posts.
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SongbirdDL Premium
I'm honored! Thank you for adding me to your network. I have done the same.

If you need help do not hesitate to ask. It's a bit overwhelming at the beginning but you will get there.

If you go to anyone's profile and ask them a question, on their profile, they will see your message. It will be specific to that person but visible to everyone who goes on that profile.

Another way, way to ask is by going to the top white search bar and ask your question. The community members will come to your aid.

This is what was being referred to that you have two days left.

On the top left of the screen is a blue button for live chat. If you click on there you will be able to ask your question too.

Just keep clicking on buttons and see what's there.

The most important button on there is the green "Get Started Here" one. You will be shown everything and your training as well.
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johncruz 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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BrianCh Premium
Hi John. I found my way here to WA through a site of yours actually. I'm working my way through everything methodically. I'm a complete novice to all of this. I don't even have a Facebook account. That's how green I am. I have started the Affiliate Bootcamp which I thought would be a good launchpad until I've established where and how to fit into the market place.

Thanks for your messages.

Brian
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johncruz Premium
Don't worry man, I was once in your shoes so I know exactly how you feel. Just like anything though, it's all a learning process with the end result being worth everything. You're going to be just fine as you have all the help you need in one place. Welcome again!
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