About Carson
Joined August 2005
Follow me on Instagram: @WealthyAffiliateCarson

I'm Carson, co-owner of Wealthy Affiliate...nice to meet you and great to have you here within the community :)

In a few words I'll give you a little background about myself. I've got a Computer Science background, and that's where Kyle and I first crossed paths. I love to learn, and I love to teach. My father in public and private education and my mother taught youngsters her entire career. I followed suit by creating a community here at Wealthy Affiliate where we focus on teaching folks how to leverage the power of the web to create Internet businesses!

I got my first Computer in 1994, and since then technology has always sparked my interest. Kyle and I created Wealthy Affiliate to bridge the gap between education, social networking, and technology. We're a small tech company (in a sense) with big ideas!

You have come to Wealthy Affiliate to learn about Internet marketing and how to build an online business. Kyle and I have a combined 26 years experience with Internet marketing, starting out independently before joining forces in 2005 to create WealthyAffiliate.com.

You'll find me here in discussions, in Live Chat, and within my profile helping out in every way I can. It is my goal to help absolutely everyone who is serious about building an Internet business.

When I'm not plugged-in I'm travelling, spending time with my family, or shooting hoops!

You have made a great decision to be part of our community, and I look forward to getting to know and work with you!
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carlgh Premium
Hi Carson
Great profile about yourself and your passion. I look forward to progressing with WA and establishing a lucrative business on the internet to reach my goals and dreams. Although I sell health supplements through a dropship company on Amazon and Ebay the fees are taking a big chunk of my profits, so I'm only making about a quarter of what I would be making if my website was getting the activity that I get on Amazon and Ebay, hence I have joined WA to see if I could learn some other strategies to promote the website, find another niche, or a complete new way forward to having a lucrative online business. Thanks for this platform and great community of people looking to succeed in business. Bless you.
Carson Premium
You're welcome Carlton! That is what you are going to learn all about here at WA and the proper strategies to create a business online. I look forward to working with you and if you need a hand with anything moving forward, simply drop me a reply here and I will give you a hand. :)
Thankyou so much for the email you sent me today. It was really helpful. But I have drawbacks as such that my family is suffering from financial crisis at the moment and I want to do online business to help them out and I am literally starting from zero. I can't pay for premium membership at all ☹️
Carson Premium
If you don't have the budget to upgrade at the moment, that is completely fine. You should work through the Getting Started training (within the "Get Started Here" button in the menu) and take action.

By lesson 4 you are going to have your own niche website up and running. This is the starting point of your business Khadija, and is the foundation that is going to lead you to success down the road.

When you are ready to upgrade, I know you are going to absolutely love it but at your own pace.
fpesca Premium
Hi Carson
I have a tech question about hosting.
in order to speedup my site, as suggested almost everywhere on the WP sites, I want to use a CDN for my site hosted at WA.
As a side benefit a CDN helps for security and performance by adding an additional layer of protection against DDOS attacks and by distributing the traffic on multiple locations and servers.
Looking around I see that the most popular CDN service out there is Cloudflare, mostly because it has a pretty complete and comprehensive free plan.
I had implemented Cloudflare settings as per their instructions for my site and evetything was working fine for a couple of weeks,
Then, all of a sudden, my site was disabled here at WA and 2 days later DELETED.
I came to know this (HARD)way that, for no explicable reasion, here at WA you forbid changing the DNS settings to point to another DNS, as prescribed by Cloudflare.
Now to my questions
1) why it is forbidden? also considering that almost every other hosting provider allow it and even provide tutorials on how to do it.
2) Which alternative approach can I consider in order to profit of Cloudflare CDN
Carson Premium
Hi Francesco,

We have underlying technology that protects against DDOS attacks, and serves pages in the absolute fastest possible way using our Hardware caching platform SiteSpeed. You should be getting high 90's or 100/100 for Google Pagespeed analysis on our hosting. If you're not then let me know and I can have a look at your site. We do not offer a CDN, but it's not required to get perfect scores from Google on page speed.

In regards to DNS - you can absolutely host your website at another web host, but as mentioned above, we have a lot of underlying technology delivering your website in the fastest way possible. Moving DNS to cloud flare would break your site entirely with our custom setup.

With WA hosting, you do not need a CDN to get perfect speed scores.

If you are not getting perfect scores, then it's plugin or theme related.

Also, if you would like your websites at WA moved to our brand new server class, then you can contact SiteSupport to ask for that to happen. We are migrating the entire WA hosting platform to new severs which we will be announcing very soon, but you can request to be upgraded now if you prefer.

michaelw777 Premium
I tried asking Kyle; and he didn`t get back to me yet. I am just wondering? Can Members on WA create their own Copyright Statements in their material? And can those statement be verified with an Email Address? I am just wondering; there is material that I want to put on WA; but I would like to be able to make a Copyright Statement on WA. Would it be possible for myself and members to include a Copyright Statement in Posts and Pages?

Thank you: