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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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DPailin Premium
I'm Delano, a retired electrical engineer, and just getting started. I'm at Course 1, Lesson 9 and have started a new website for Type II diabetes management and reversal through diet. I would like to revisit Lesson 1 to make sure I have it set up right. I've asked but am not getting a response from anyone in the chat room. Please help. Thanks.
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javois Premium
Carson, i'm really pleased with my decision to join WA. The experience has been insightful, informative, and certainly much easier than I thought - with respect to starting my own on-line business.

I'm glad to have come on board. I appreciate all the support I've received to date.

Kind Regards,
Christian
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Hi there Carson,
I just wanted to drop a quick message to say thank you for your messages of support. I might have signed up a little early as have been crazy busy with a film festival I'm working with but now that's finished I'll be putting in much more time on getting set up on here. Hope to talk to you more soon
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Hello Carson...thanks for the email...tech savvy I'm not...I have desperately been searching for a way to replace my current 56k yr truck driving job because I'm going to lose my CDL license in May after 42 yrs...I'm essentially going back to school with your programs but honestly...I'm pretty lost and just stumbling along right now...but something tells me I'm in the right place....I'm hoping this works out because I'm running out of time.....will talk later I'm sure
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Thank you Carson. There is a plethora of information to absorb and while it is at times daunting, I know the answers are in there. You guys have done all the work to prevent us from having to reinvent the wheel and for that, I thank you. Onward and upward!
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Hi Carson,

Thank you very much for your message. Much appreciated. Sorry I didn't say hello yet due to "technical" reasons.
Unfortunately my access to internet connection is very restricted for the next 4 month.
If you are looking in my profile you will see that I am working on a merchant ship and while I am at sea I don’t have any internet connection. So I only have access to broadband time to time while I am in port.
This is the reason I could not go for premium in first week as starting from tonight for at least next 2 weeks I don’t have internet connection any more.
Anyway, we will keep in touch when I have the possibility.

All the best to you and to all community.

Kindest regards,
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Carson Premium
Hey there, great tot hear from you and sorry to hear that you won't have an Internet connection. We will be here and we will keep your account open for you while you're not able to access WA. You can pick things up when you are able to get online. I look forward to touching base again soon :)
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Hi Carson,

Thanks for the email! I'm looking forward to working with you. If you've read my profile you know I have a music background. I purchased a domain name a little over a year ago called FiddlesnSticks but have yet to set up a website. I noticed in the training that you recommend something that has a a more targeted focus. I get that. Since I already have a domain name from GoDaddy would you have any suggestions for setting up site that fits would turn a decent profit. I have some ideas but I would like to hear what you would recommend.

Thanks,
Ed Bell
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Carson Premium
Hey Ed, looking forward to working with you too! I think that at this point it would be helpful to have a read of a few posts about choosing your niche.

Here is a great blog post by Kyle that will help you better understand how to find a niche: Also, this post that explains the biggest 5 mistakes people make when choosing a niche. I think these will really help you!
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MaxiMos Premium
Hi Carson.
I keep getting this message today trying open the home page for WA.This site can’t be reached

www.wealthyaffiliate.com took too long to respond.
Try:
Checking the connection
Checking the proxy and the firewall
Running Windows Network Diagnostics
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

Is there a problem?
I connected through the my.wealthlyaffiliate - page and was able to login. Google couldnt even pull the WA home page up.
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Carson Premium
Hey Mustafa, we experienced some technical issues on the wealthyaffiliate.com homepage in the early morning hours today. We corrected the issue and all is back up and running. Really appreciate the heads up :)
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Hi Carson,
thank you for the warm welcome and encouragement. I have just become a member of WA (free to start with) and started the training. My dream is to run my own online business to be able to secure a brighter future for my children and I'm hoping that WA can help me learn how to do this.

Jessica :-)
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Carson Premium
You are more than welcome Jessica! Awesome to hear that you've dreamt about running your own online business, we're going to help you make that a reality. Wealthy Affiliate is ABSOLUTELY the spot to be to learn how to choose a niche, build a website, drive traffic to that website, and generate revenue from the traffic. You will be up and running in no time if you are able to follow along in the Getting Started Training.

Lots of help and support available as you need it!

Carson
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seisbart Premium
Hello Carson,
I wanted to introduce myself to you.. My name is Steve and I am glad that I joined WA. I am at level 4 in the training now and I am looking forward to building business online. You have a great company and looking forward to unleashing my creativity. When I have questions, I will be in touch and Thank you and Kyle for starting WA
Take Care
Steve
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Carson Premium
Hey Steve, great to meet you! really good to hear that you are into the Level 4 training and are actively implementing what you are working. Building your own website and online business will give you all kinds of freedom to unleash your creativity, help others, and build a brand for yourself. You're in the right place to take things to the next level :)
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seisbart Premium
I am looking forward to it
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netpro14 Premium
Hello Carson, l am grateful for giving me this platform to get my goals realised.l can promise you this within 6 months, l am gonna burst the internet marketing niche record. you can bet on that!
Just keep giving me the stuff: some advanced education and l won't let you folks(you n kyle) down love to the heavens!
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Carson Premium
Hey Donnie, awesome to hear that you're so motivated to make this work. Keep on pushing forward with the training and take action on what you learn. Keep in touch while you build your website, I look forward to following you :)
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greetings to pals kyle and carson.
I started a career as an army in 1998 until now and will retire in mid-year 2019.
I got married in 2004 and obtained two child,one boy and one girl.
the economic situation has urged me to find another source for improve the financial budget of my family.
I wasn't expecting and was pleased with an opportunity which WA have met with me on the website without intentional.
I am very happy when there is one way solution to help me.
thank you kyle and carson as well as all the friends of friends in WA.
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Carson Premium
Hey Budi, really great to meet you and thanks for the background! WA is going to give you the education and tools that you need to build an online business that generates revenue. You've got everything you need under one roof here at WA. Take action on what you learn and you will be up and running in no time.
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Naomi59 Premium
Hi Carson

This is a well worth training to follow. I never thought I would find online business I could do from my bed. I am partially bed ridden and can't go out there to do a job that requires me to spend 8 hours sitting.

So thank you to you and Kyle for this affiliation.
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Carson Premium
Hey Naomi, you can definitely work on your online business from anywhere that you have an Internet connection and a laptop or tablet. It wounds like WA and bundling an online business with our help is going to work for you very well!
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Hi Carson ,

Got your email , Thank you for the warm welcome and thank you for the lovely and useful platform .

Sure along the way I will have a lot of trouble to dig the knowledge until succeed the goal and your help is much in need =)) ..

Thank you again and will ping you with questions when needed =)
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Ok man this is Adam I born in Poland I am in USA 32 years I am truck driver I finished politechnik in Poland I have son who finished college grafic designer 14 years experience I like to change something in my life I really hate my job I hope you help me please
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LDally Premium
Hi Carson thanks for the follow. I paid a lot of money for something similar about 8 years ago and failed miserably and lost my money. I found it really hard to find a niche market. will it be easier this time as I want to give it another go and maybe I will understand it better (online ) that is. Scared........
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SimonRC Premium
Hi Carson,
Thanks for the email and the follow.
I must say I am bloody impressed with wealth affiliates so far I have always thought about working online due to the small physical markets here in rural Ireland.
I have tried several attempts to get things going online but I have stopped due to lack of experience and frustration
There is a saying in Buddhism when the student is ready the master will appear. I must be ready because I am in the presence of masters.
I have felt more confidence in the last 24 hrs in online business than I have had in years and I am only on lesson 6 !
I can see my biggest problem is going to be which line of business endeavors I want to follow first.
Thank you and to the community for the offer of support in these endeavors it is awesome to have a mastermind group at the tips of my fingers with a passion for online business and expertise.

Once again thank you and fair play to you and Kyle for getting this going may your actions give you both and your families a long and prosperous life.

Simon
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Carson I stumbled across this site completely by accident with not really any intentions persay to build an online business, that is not to say I didn't aspire to achieve this by some wierd guru out there trying to charge an arm and a leg. That and my desire to learn marketing, enterprising, networking, blogging, things of this nature interested me greatly. So here I am on board with this wonderful community of people. But I have to say what you and Kyle have accomplished for people in 12 years is astonishing and just lovely. Even if I never was to make a dime I will be better for the education I am going to receive here with everyone and you guys. Thank you for accepting me into your community Carson.
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ReenaS Premium
Welcome Michellelady, clearly is was part of your journey to stumble across this site. Extending a warm welcome to you and wishing you every success with your on line venture. Let me know if there is anything I can assist you with. Be well
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jsunsdsx1 Premium
Hi Carson,

It is very nice to meet you online and say hello. It is like you really are right here, helping me get through the courses. I'll be honest, I am a little behind in reading me emails and I finally got your kind hello, sorry for the late get back. I will say that I have been writing responses to emails, taking course work, and I am about to build my 1st website through Course 1 Lesson 4. I want it to be so stellar Carson that it immediately attracts the attention of my audience and I have great placement in Google. I plan to take all the courses I can get my hands on. I just got through watching "Hello: Canva" with Jay. He's a very good trainer and has a great personality. I was able to design a logo and show it to him. I won't keep you, thank you for your contact and support. Happy Marketing!

Your Friend,


Jason
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Good Evening Kyle;
sooo... ok this is the thing. I'm going to practice something Kallie, (one of my seven children) calls radical honesty. here we go...
The picture I posted is from about 20 years ago, I now run about 213 pounds and I am fighting with some strange infection which has caused my eyes to swell almost completely closed. I was fired from JCP after 4 years on September 1st, I was hired at Valvoline Instant Oil Change on October 13th, and now I have been off work again since November 3rd because of these medical complications. I am outgoing and try to focus on the positives, however I am starting to freak out because with no insurance and 8 visits to the Dr's in the last 3 weeks, I feel like I'm sinking fast. ~~~~ Shwoo! That was a mouth full!
This is my main concern... I don't believe my "passions" or my "interests" are something that I will be able to build a successful business around. I love children and have a heart to help those who are struggling with depression and I LOVE "To Write Love On Her Arms" I have interest in losing weight, however, I'm not successful at that, so I don't know if I could use that? I love childrens stories, and even wrote my own book once, but again??? a website??

please feel free to let me know that I might be in the wrong area to seek "success" if not, I will be off of work until at least November 27th and I would love to see some movement by then.

? Last side question.... Is it really realistic to see $400.00 a week consistently by December 15th?
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Carson Premium
Hey Kristin,

Really great to hear from you! There are thousands of niches related to children, helping people with depression, and those who are losing for help losing weight. Your job as an internet marketer is to offer helpful content to people who are looking for information. Within that info you can make recommendations to them on products an deserves that can help them, and you generate revenue from that! Earning $400/week is absolutely something that is realistic, but you've put a pretty tight time constraint on this. To be in position to generate revenue, you need a website and content published on that website so that you can attract real people...and potential customers.

You've got all of the tools, training, and support here at WA, don't let your doubts get in the way of your goals, you can do this and we will help!

Carson
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2ServMnkind Premium
GREETINGS Carson,

It is Wonderful to meet you and I look forward to in person.
You and Kyle are two of the finest Souls on the planet and I feel humbled and grateful for this opportunity to be a member of y'alls well founded and creatively engineered Enterprise.

Thanks B-2-U!
CHEERS Mate!!
-G. Eric
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Carson Premium
Hey Eric, really great to hear from you and thanks for the kind words and encouragement for what we have here at Wealthy Affiliate. I look forward to following your progress and hearing about your journey! Stay in touch and please reach out if you ever need help :)
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Hi Carson.
I'm a newbie and so far looks good haven't got to far of corse I thought I should get this on a long weekend when all the kids r home lol I'm hoping it all works out my husband also comes home this week which will limit my time again. But hope fully in two weeks I have it somewhat figured out and all the time in the world to dive in!!
Thanks!!
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Carson Premium
Hey Melissa, totally understand what it's like on a long weekend with the kids and family around! You've got no time limit on your account and access to the community and training, so take your time and work on it at your own pace. If you have questions or need a hand with anything at all, just let me know!
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andagano Premium
Hi,Carson
I think i bite more than i can chue.
I was kidding myself thinking that i can build a web site, i can't because i have no clue what the tutorials instruct therefore am going to cancel my account and do something tangible.
May be i will find somebody in my community that does wed design and will hire them.
So how do i go about cancelling my account.
Thank you.
Annette Ndagano.
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Carson Premium
Hi Annette,

Building a website takes about two clicks using our website builder so I hope that part is not holding you back? When it comes to writing content, you clearly know how to write as you've written a well formulated message to me right here. There is nothing to posting content on your website. We offer a great writing platform here at WA called SiteContent. You write your content, click "publish" and your content is live on your site. nothing at all technical.

Hiring someone locally is going to cost you $1000's, and you're going to need to come up with the content yourself anyway. Save yourself the time and money and learn to do it yourself. Where are you going wrong? What element of "building a website" is giving you difficulty? You can absolutely do this!
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Hi Carson

I feel blessed to be a part of what you have started & cherished. And as a passion you decided to educate other people on how to market online.. I am hoping to give it my ALL.. for some very personal reasons and if I get all the help I need that would indeed be great.

Many thanks to you and your lovely family for the warm welcome. I will of course be in touch as soon as am through with the course.

Thanks
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Carson Premium
Hey Georgina - really great tot hear from you and to know that you are going to give this your all. We have a passion for helping others and delivering an experience to those wanting to build online businesses like no other! I look forward to following you and helping out whenever you need it!
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Derf here. Good to hear from you. I'm excited, this is about 4000.00 later and this is last hurrah. Gonna try it. Thing that caught my attention was starting without paying anything. Believe it or not I would jump right in, but I'll c how the setup etc. goes. I'll hook up soon as can, have holiday and that's nice, I have two places of employment and the day off will free some time. Thanks . Derf
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Carson Premium
Hey Derf, great to hear from you. One reason many folks end up losing $1000's on "opportunities" out there is because those opportunities do not offer proper training, adequate tools, or any kind of support. You can be up and running with a website in about 60 seconds here at Wealthy Affiliate - just go for it and I think you'll be happy to stick around with us :). Let me know if you have any questions as you get started.
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Hey Carson,
I am stoked about learning internet earning. My wife's work contract will end in December and I am looking for a way she can work from home, but with a lot of scams out there I decided to give Wealthy Affiliates a test spin to see if I could earn some income and then increase that income. I realize that it is a lot of training. I am currently in school and I also work at a hospital. My time is demanded of me everyday so I am trying to learn this in between my busy schedule. I do have a question in all of this. Can my wife and I be on the same membership or do we absolutely have to get separate memberships?
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Carson Premium
Hey Ernest, you and your wife can definitely share a membership and work together on building online businesses. There are a million and one scams out there that are asking for $1000's of dollars without offering adequate training or the tools that you need to build a real online business. You are going to be learning how to build a website, get your website ranked in Google, and generating revenue from the traffic you get in the search engines. No magic wand or secret method - just some learning and taking action is all that is required! You do not need to be spending every spare hour on this either, a couple hours a week will get you moving in the right direction! You will be up and running in no time if you go through the getting started training - upgrading to Premium will unlock Level 2 training and beyond, along with ton of other stuff outlined here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

Take as much time as you need on the starter membership, we created it to build trust and to show folks that this is the real thing :)

Let me know if you have questions or need a hand with anything.

Carson
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SRITARA Premium
Hi Carson! How are you doing? I have just registered domain name registered with Godaddy. I have followed your step by step procedure but stuck at the stage of "TO SETUP YOUR DOMAIN NAME SERVER. I logged on to 1& 1 account manager at http//admin1and1 .com. the remaining steps are not available like DNS setting. Do I have to register with Admin 1 and 1 or is there something you can help to incorporate my domain name with WA. Please help me as I am not a computer literate. I am happy to submit to you the name of domain and details from godaddy.
I fully appreciate your help.
Regards
Sree
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Can you let me know how you make out, because I just registered with GoDaddy too. I didn't try to use it yet, but I was going to, until I seen your message on here.
My name is Shana and I am not computer savvy either. LOL
I would love to become friends and maybe we can help each other out.
Have a wonderful day!
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SRITARA Premium
Hi shananccal
Thanks for the follow. I will certainly let you know soon as I get the information from carson.
Wishing you all the success.
Regards
Sree
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to working with you and Kyle in getting my website up and running. From your profile, It looks like education runs in my family as well. Father was a PHD in Education and Mother worked in school system. I hope to drive this process and perhaps extend it to other family members. Thanks again for the cool welcome,
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Brianbl88 Premium
Good morning. Thanks for the hello and the opportunity to do what I’ve wanted to do for some time. I never found the correct path until now. Just want you all to know that I am all in, a quick learn and will offer my assistance to anyone that needs it once I get the knowledge. Thanks again. Brian
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CarolMeador Premium
Hey, Carson. Thanks for the shout out. I'm really excited about working with you and Kyle to build my business. I know I'm in much better hands this time than last go around where I got stung...familiar story, I'm sure! Thanks again for your help and concern for us in the WA community.

Carol
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My name is rene baranggan. I am34 years old and have a young family of 5! I livephillippines A So i guess I wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work. You're an inspiration to so many people, including myself who want to change their lives and their families lives! So happy to be here :D
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Tesoro Premium
Hey Carson,
Just wanted to introduce myself to you as I am very intrigued and honored to be apart of this incredible program! My name is Scott Wiltse. I am 27 years old and have a young family of 5! I live in Western Canada! I am blown away by the work Kyle and yourself have done here. Absolutely an amazing 28 hours I have had so far on here apart of this community! So i guess I wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work. You're an inspiration to so many people, including myself who want to change their lives and their families lives! So happy to be here :D
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annabananna Premium
Hi!
Thanks for your email and support! I am a 23 years old flight attendant but I want to start full-time travel in about a year. Therefore I have been looking for opportunities to work online. I already set up my travel blog a couple of months ago, but I do not have much experience when it comes to SEO and driving traffic to my website.

I am at course 1 lesson 9 right now and I am already excited about the new input I got so far, not only for the website I am building here right now but also for my blog. I have not done keyword analysis for any of my blog posts so far. Maybe I have to review all posts I have written!

I have done a lot of research about where to do my online courses and what to sign up for - and WA is definitely my favourite now. I find the videos comprehensive and interesting and want to say thank you for all the input!

Cheers,
Anna
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quietsound Premium
Hi Carson,

It's a pleasure to meet you and to work with you. I am very eager to get started as I need to make money and to be able to pay off my very high debt load which is what brought me to your site in the first place. At this point I am unable to pay half of my bills due to pay cut. Anyway, I look forward to working hard.
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SRITARA Premium
Hi Mr Carson. Thanks for your kind email. My name is DR SREE KRISHNA Vadde. People always call me as SREE. I am a retired Psychiatrist lived in UK for the past 40 years. Currently I am doing some freelance medical work offering CBT for my clients. So I have more time in hand and always looking for something to do to keep occupy myself and keep my mental state intact!
I am working on your WA joined as premium member essentially to get more help with the website to become a successful Affliate to generate some top up money. I have already interacted with WA community which is grate. People are helpful. I like communicating with people all over the world. I am glad you have contacted me so that I can pick your brains to create my website relavent to my interests and profession. I have gone through WA online course half of it. I got a domain name and purchase it in the next couple of days. Also I am preparing the relavent content. Could you please advise me what happens next after I purchased a domain name and introduced to WA. Could you help me to create the website and guide me through the process ? Yesterday your associate Kyle sent me a link where I can purchase the domain name and link with WA. I will try that some time today.
Let me congratulate on your successful business and the idea of helping other communities. I will communicate with you until I get settled on WA. I will be away for a week from next week and I will be more active after coming back from holidays.
My son is also IT business does some work with USA. I can get some help from him for a beautiful website. The website site will be service oriented on health and fitness of all communities.
Enough said so you have a firm idea about me by now.
Thanks again
Kind regards
Sree
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vinnys01 Premium
Hello Carson
It is nice to hear from you. Love the photo with the family and the babies.

Wealthy Affiliate does have a very refreshing touch. All businesses need to make money for survival and more but the caring nature seems to have disappeared over the years.

It is good to be part of the business. I hope I learn a lot from you to make enough money to support 2 little ones as well,

Kind Regards
Vinita
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DDrees Premium
Thanks for welcoming me to WA Carson. I have a fairly diverse business background, but in the past 14 years I have been self-employed in which I wear multiple hats. The internet marketing aspect of these businesses has always been one of my favorite interests within these businesses.

To be quite frank, I also love the autonomy of what I do and the ability to grab a cup of coffee and head to my office at home in the comfort of my boxers and tshirt to "get to work" so this career path is perfect for me. :)

I'm looking forward to what lies ahead with great anticipation and excitement!
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Hi Carson. Thank you for your warm welcome and support. I am so excited about this program and couldn't wait to get home and finish my tasks, so that I could continue with my WA lessons. I have a good feeling about this and I know with hard work and persistence, I can make it work. Thanks again for a great site.
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Hi Carson!! Thanks for reaching me out! First of all, this is a great community and I'm truly impressed by this system!!! Question, if my family doesn't have yet a visa to work in the US, is wealthy affiliate considered as a US job or international that everybody can work?
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Hi Carson.
I'm hoping this will be a great and profitable business adventure. I tried an affiliate program many years ago and spent a good deal of time with zero dollar results. I realize a lot has changed since then, but to be honest I am still a little concerned about making money in this business. What I have seen so far looks like you have a good training and support program. However not many people are real successful doing this, maybe it's because there are so many people out there competing to get your money and as you know a lot of scammers. I don't mean to be negative, I just have been around long enough to know that if it looks to good to be true than it probably isn't. Therefore I will be taking advantage of the 7 day free trial and if all goes well I may consider becoming a premium affiliate. I know there are no guarantees and that you actually have to work at it to be successful as is true with any business adventure. So with all that being said it's nice to meet you.
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afiliadotj Premium
URGENT !!! ..... I want to become PREMIUN.

I'm going to do it this time with my son's credit card. But in the next month I want to use a debit card with which you can buy online from Ecuador.

My question is: After paying with my child's card, can I change the card in the system so that they do not continue charging my son?

Thank you very much for your reply

regards

Manuel
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I am new to this affiliate marketing thing, so am taking it slow. Although I have some ideas on my niche strategies. I am using my scroll-saw to make art. My avatar is actually one of my patterns I use. I'm also interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. I am IT nut as well but have never tried to make a living at it. Can't see myself sitting at a desk for 8 hours at a time. My first computer Timex/Sinclair 1000. It featured a whooping 16k of ram and used cassette tapes for permanent storage. Fun times.

As you may have read in my profile, my family and I are recovering from Harvey. I am getting on in age and do not feel that my previous strategy of working hard for someone is going to return me to where I was. So I'm going to try new things like this, and making art and furniture and selling on Etsy and Ebay and maybe the local flea market too.

I know there are a million and one get rich schemes online that are just scams and mlm/pyramid cons. It gets me down a little to see how people are so willing to take advantage of some that are less fortunate. I do have good feeling about this site that you have set up. It doesn't look to be that you are selling a system that teaches other to sell a system to others to sell the system ad nauseum. I have done some research on residual income methods, and affiliate marketing seems to be one of the better routes to go. Also Ebooks and blogging. But I perhaps don't have the energy to produce constant content.

So thanks again for the warm welcome, and I hope to be thanking you again in the not too distant future for helping my family and I get back to, or better than where we were.

Steven Keuerleber
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Mikekurt Premium
I was surprised to see you emailing me. Thank you for the kind words and an invitation to ask my questions.

This is truly a place I didn't expect.

I remember back in the days of T-Dub creater of the magic of making up course and others.

I am truly blown away at how this place have matured. Carson and Kyle you outdid your selves.
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Hey Carson,
Just saying hello. I am about to start my training for today. I actually have a question though. I know nothing is garuanteed but lets say I commit 40-50 hours per week learning and applying what I learn. typically how long do you think it would take before I start seeing any money coming in?
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Johnx90 Premium
salut Carson
merci de m'inviter dans cette communauté et d'apprendre à générer de l'argent sans être arnaquer en ligne. mon cerveau est tout frais pour l'apprentissage et la mise en application de vos conseils pour pouvoir créer mon entreprise en ligne. Je suis déjà entrain de réfléchir sur comment devenir premium d'ici peu pour pouvoir bénéficier de toute l'aide nécessaire.
portez vous bien
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Hi Carson,

Thank you for reaching out. I fell lost already.
How do you connect with the seller so that they know you are promoting their product? Do they give you a link to post on your site that automatically notify's you and the seller when a customer has bought something?
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CJDodaro Premium
Hello Carson,
I hope that all is well.

You recently changed my email address for me, but since the change, I have not received any WA emails. I see that the correct email is listed, I have checked my Spam (empty), and my choices have not changed (everything seems to be checked correctly that I want to receive).

My new email address is: cjdodaro@att.net.

Please fix, since I now have a new website promoting WA and I want to make sure that I get all messages.

Thanks,

CJ Dodaro
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buildyournow Premium
Carson, I do not see the "insert image" icon that should be within my tool bar within the Site Content editor, and am unable to access any images. I.m not al all sure why this is, but there must be an explanation.
Will appreciate your comments in this matter.
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Hie Carson,

I'm Give, I have just joined WA recently with an ambition of learning how to make money online without being scammed. I have finally liked to have my own website, manage it and get it running. I liked computers and interneting. My wish is to use the internet for making money and just not browsing without making reimbursing the browsing funds.

I am really grateful for this community and wish to start my new carrier in computers and interneting.

I thank you Carson and Kyle for this great opportunity you have shown me.

Yours
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Hi Carson and Thanks a lot.

Thanks for taking the time in welcoming me on board the WA community. I am new and I would be asking a lot of questions to get myself acquainted with the community here in the next 6 days or so.

I once again thank you and other coaches who will be assisting.

ta...
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mario7582 Premium
Hello Carson. I'm really happy to start a new adventure in digital marketing. In 2004 I graduated in industrial engineering and started working in production area. Then, i changed my career to gain experience in supply chain by selling logistics services. Now, I'm planning to provide consulting services. But, I need your support to reach this ambitious goal. In the other hand, i enjoy sharing knowledge with anyone in this community. So feel free to contact me. Keep in touch. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Thank you for the lovely welcome and telling me about yourself. Love the photo of you and your family; enjoy your children they grow up so fast as I am currently experiencing! Am feeling a little nervous about what I am embarking on as feels like it might be a young person's thing, however there are so many pluses for example learning new things. You never know as well as keeping those brain cells ticking away I might even make a little money from this.:)
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Thank you for following me. I have yet to choose a niche. I would like to tell you a little about myself and get your opinion.
I've spent my entire career working for Third Party Administrators
Processing medical & dental claims I have done customer service working with members to resolve processing & billing errors. I am now a housewife. I enjoy arts, crafts, baking, organizing my home, decorating & taking care of my family.
Any ideas? Or suggestions?
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TashekaB Premium
Hi Carson thank you for the welcome and for following me can I get your take on something real quick? I chose my niche and went ahead and created my website using siterubix but it needs some fine tuning could u check it out and give me your feed back on it
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DavidTaylor7 Premium
I appreciate your contact and I'm looking forward to diving into the material that you provide. I am looking for something genuine, and I don't mind paying for legitimate training and mentoring. I've taught myself to do pottery, basketry, Home Inspecting and a lot of other things in my life, I'm a hands-on guy and frequent visitor to You Tube for help doing things I never though I'd be doing. So now I'd like to be able to turn to someone who has been there and ask for help once in a while. I'm excited about online marketing and I'd like to see it turn out to be what I've been lead to believe. Dave.
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samlak Premium
Hi, Carson and Thank You.

I am so glad that I found WA. Getting stuck with my blog is not an option for me anymore, I've got a large community of friendly people to help me now. Nice. It is so hard to try to solve every little thing by myself.

All the best for you.

Sami
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Hi Carson! I have a degree in computer programming and I won't tell you how long ago. Okay... I graduated in 1992 and my majors were in C++ and Systems Analysis and Design.
Don't judge! Lol

Great to be here with you guys and it's encouraging to hear about you success!
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Mabacherli Premium
Hi Carson,

I am working on setting up a G Suite account. The first step is to verify that I am the owner of (domain name). In order to do so I need to add the following TXT record to my DNS settings:

google-site-verification=M9XmarM_kAMveN08Dc8B5I9e-TG9t5xtEh0bPIMEI78

Can you please add this for me?

Once this is added, please delete any existing MX records and add Google's MX records.



Please let me know when this has been completed.

Thanks,
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Hello Carson and all the wonderful people here.;

My name is Gerald but everyone please call me Gerry. I have been a lost soul for most of my life. I have been through an enormous amount of heartache, pain, and drama so I have learned to be an achiever in the face of opposition. I went to college and University but life sent me another curve when I almost died from mold. Then I was permanently disabled in a car accident. I am not crying for sympathy or anything like that. I am not falling down here but I am getting up. I am here to over come this negative opposition by starting a business, getting off disability, and producing a 7 figure income. I am going to achieve this to provide for my awesome family, to show myself that I can break this, and to help others who are struggling around me.

I want to thank everyone whom has taken the time to read this. I appreciate your warm hospitality and sincere cooperation. I will be be looking forward to meeting you in person to celebrate my success.

Thank you,

Gerry Gebel
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PamelaR2 Premium
Gerald - thanks for your sincerity in sharing your background in hardship. You have the right attitude to make it in your very own business because you have made despite negative pressures in your life. And what better reason to achieve than for your family. God bless you all.
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What's up Carson! Thanks for saying hi.

Maybe with a bit of help, I this newbie will feel comfortable talking shop with the founder eh? Wouldn't that be a story. Anyways, this is a great community you and your partner have created. Looking forward to meeting you someday!

Hows your family doing? How old are your kids now?
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brichnow21 Premium
i certainly appreciate your message and all the interesting people that I've already been in contact. I can see where this forum will be a draw to getting on here everyday.
I just joined last night, and found no time today to get back on. It's 11:30pm., here in Michigan.
Tomorrow I head for Houston area ...Go Asros!...my home, so I'll be off the grid for a couple of days...not giving up, but needing to drive. LOL
Looking forward to all this great info. Thanks, again. Barb
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eegepman Premium
Carson, I messed up. In the process of building my website which is wood working, I name my URL woodcraftmanship.siterubix.com - do you see the problem? I misspelled craftsmanship and now it's on the www. Before I continue, How do I fix the website name? I haven't even checked to see if woodcraftsmanship is available, I don't think I know how to do that either. Please help, have anyone who knows how to do this sent me info. Thank you!
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Truthfully it's fine. People are doing it alot because of domain names being harder to get. I would just check on the correct spelling to see if it is taken but I wouldn't worry about it.
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Hi Carson,
Thanks for the Welcome and some tips on setting up a profile. I was tussling with that as a newbie wondering what's the accepted practice and what's the norm. Hence I'm waiting to "find my feet first before jumping into things and finding out that I've put my foot in my mouth ;-) "

The community of users are indeed very welcoming and friendly. Thanks everyone who had made me feel welcome.
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Tjwdake22 Premium
Hi Carson, thanks for dropping in. I have to tell you I have spent the last three weeks with a company called Six Figure Mentors / Digital Experts Academy. I put in $297.00 and their monthly fee is $97. Then they want $2,500 to get into the academy training. Supposedly it's an extremely rich community and one that I just cannot afford to get into. It's an over whelmingly psychological journey that I have gotten impatient with and just simply cannot afford. Supposedly they make BIG money but they don't guarantee any income from the business. So, I kept searching and the reviews from WA are much better and something I can afford. I want to thank you for being here as I really truly want to learn how to make money on line. If you read my profile, you will understand why. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Kind regards Teila
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EDPI Premium
Hello Teila,
I heard about SFM and I watched many videos. Since I didn't have money to apply, I continued searching other options. Now that I found WA, I think we are in the right place to begin a successful business.
I wish you the best.
Edgar.
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Tjwdake22 Premium
Morning Edgar, you know how through out your life you meet people... Some people you like to listen to and some not... Well Stuart Ross is a great guy and I enjoy listening to him but the community is very high minded and set for rich people. I to just cannot afford to keep up with them. I too have a lot of learning to do and hope I am in the right place. Thanks for sharing.
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Good evening Carson. Marketing and networking is right up my alley as I have an extensive successful background in sales, specifically, property and casualty in personal lines. I also have a bachelors of science in integrative leadership.

My family has become my first priority in life and is my greatest accomplishment to date which is why I do not talk much about my professional accomplishments.

To be completely honest I have been searching for something like this for about two years now. I wanted to find a niche that I could take ownership of from home, really help people and make money so I could actively contribute financially to my household. I didnt think it was possiblity until now.

I love to learn and to share information with others. My strengths are empowering and inspiring others. I thought it was a curse until I realized how to channel it properly in just two days of interacting within this community. So I am excited and roaring to go. Im not afraid to ask questions but I do my research first to make sure I am getting the most out of the answers I may receive. Thank you for the opportunity and the support. Best regards~ India
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Hello Carson,
Thank you for the free WA, also for following me.
I would like to see i f i can find the missing part the i need in order to succeed in marketing online. I want to learn the basics of making youtube videos, uploading, making relevant content. I just get tired of buying online lessons then there's the upsell and too much emails. I need balance, My faith is compromised if there's unending emails promoting a lot of stuff. I hope i can find what i need in here. Peace of mind and balanced life.

Thanks to you and Kyle for sharing this site to those who are in search for something better.

Grace and peace to you and all the WA community.
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Hey carson, It came to my notice that as i was working on my fresh new site and following the course and lessons, I cant change my free theme to another when all i want is a quick cosmetic change. I thought the one i chose was going to be suitable but now as im customizing the images and what not it just doesnt look good. now im stuck with this free theme that i dont want to use for this site that ive been putting a lot of time into the content and everything. I just want a different theme for my same site why am i being restricted if they are both free i didnt know i was going to be locked in
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Thank you for sharing your concern. It helps me in advance as I have not yet picked out a theme for my own site. I wonder if you can change if you become a premium member or if you purchase a new theme. I am super curious to find out. Hang in there cjfranko Im sure help is on its way. Ive only been on here for two days but the support I have received has made me feel like I am already a premium member. Please let me know how everything works out for you. Best regard~India
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Hello Carson , I am thrilled to be here and I appreciate you reaching out. My goal is to learn everything that I have to, work hard and invest as much time needed in order to succeed . I already feel like I have learned many things and Everyone has been so nice I feel very welcomed since I joined!
Thanks
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AChaponda Premium
Hello Carson,
Great to make your acquaintance. This is like meeting the owner of your favorite chocolate store.

I have been having trouble accessing my website in order to continue populating it. I have tried numerous suggestions I get from various sources via the support email. I have hit a wall right now.

Pls help. Thanks.
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bigbadjohn Premium
Hi Carson,
I've only been here a few days but I think I found a home here at WA. Everyone seems to support everyone, I am really impressed with the helpfulness of everyone including the owners. I've wanted to succeed online for so long now, but never even came close, but I feel with WA and its community behind me I will succeed.
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LRomano5 Premium
Hi Carson,
I just did my first website and am struggling on making it look professional, seems to me it is plain and blah. I am not sure how to customize it to make it better. How do I get help with this? Website is www.chooseyour smarthomesystem.com

Please help or guide me to someone who can. I am using the Ryan template.
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ebrysh Premium
Hello Carson,

I just have a few questions that I would like to ask you.

First of all with regards to the completion of the training that I signed up for, I just wanted to know that am I correct in stating that if I do not sign up for the premium package in the next 5 days then I will not be able to do the training?

Also just wanted to ask where WA is based out of?

And finally as I really have no clue what type of business or niche that I would like to get into, is there somewhere on the website where I could look for some ideas? My background in a nutshell mainly consists of doing general admin work and most recently doing Medical Transcription work.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
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Chris836 Premium
Howdy Carson,
I have already built seveal websites for different purposes, I did a lot of it back whebn everytihng was done in html by hand. I actually did a great job on these. But I am interested in Affiliate Marketing. After several false starts I am just now getting really serious about Affiliate Marketing. I have come to the edge of the cliff where i have set-up an email system, a web page and landing pages, but I am needing traffic. Since I cant seem to find that parachute I decided to jump in and try things your way to see if you can take me farther without me falling to my death.

I am going though your training step-by-step. We shall see.

-Chris
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Hey Carson! Thanks for your message and it's nice to see you have little kiddies as well! I have a 3 year old and a 21 month old and they are our pride and joy! They now go to nursery, so I figured it's about time I start my own online business!
My background is in tourism actually, I have a PhD in Tourism and have worked in this field since 1999. I also intend to start a tourism website at some point, but somehow think it's a little more complicated than the first niche I'm thinking of starting now: children's craft supplies. This is what I love doing at the moment and I spend quite a bit of time researching this topic on the internet for my own family, so I figured it might be a good place to start.
Would love to hear back from you, if you have any comments or guidance.
Cheers!
May
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Hi @carsen thank you first of all for your welcome email. I have messaged Kyle the same question but thought it is always good to have a few experienced people give me feedback since I am so new to all of this. So the bit I am a bit stuck at is defining my niche. Basically I want to help other women achieve beauty inside and out. In other words I would like to give some make up and style tips whilst also giving them tools and guidance to work on their inner self and their mindset so that they can live a life that is truly authentic and feels like it lets them be the best version of themselves. The book that inspired me to do so is Manifestation Miracle by Heather Matthews. I just checked and they do have an affiliate programme via click bank. I am not quite sure yet what that means but maybe you can let me know what your thoughts are and whether you think I am heading in the right direction with my niche? And how I can perhaps define it better? Thank you very much in advance. Mona
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Hello Carson,

Thank you for the follow. I had been searching for a vehicle such as this is legally supplementing my SSDI income. My goal is to create a lifestyle website/blog that is monetize to earn passive income. I am legally blind, but that will not stop me from living a quality life and lifestyle. I may not be able to be employed by a company or drive a car on my own again but at this season in my life, I'd much rather be my own boss - set my own time, income and destiny! I look forward to working with you in this journey. :)
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Carson:
I watched my first Webinar earlier today -I've joined WA only 17 days ago and I've learned sooooo much from the WA community it's hard to believe. Especially from you and Kyle through the impressive, clear and easy to follow lessons and videos.
I just read your interesting post on new images -over one million to choose from! I'll browse them maybe tomorrow.
Thank you so much, I'll go back to my passionate learning experience here at WA.
With my best regards from México.
Eugenio.
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JimScible Premium
WA looks like an awesome biz model. I’m impressed.
I’m a 46 year football coach who has written a book
“Blood Sweat and Tears for 46 Years”. Published on Amazon. Looking to promote my book and speaking career.
Also plan to set up site to promo WA as well.
Thanks for such a great biz platform.
Jim Scible
BTW If you google Jim Scible you’ll see much re book
and my 46 yr career
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eosegueraf Premium
Welcome Jim:
As a football coach you have what it takes: resolution (I played football in High School here in México).
Promote your book here, promote everything surrounding whatever.
Cheers to your ongoing success.
Eugenio.
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SherriGr Premium
Hi Carson

Just checking in to say hello and to let you know we are looking forward to getting started with WA. Grant and I both have jobs but will be making time to ensure we get through the process to get to where we want to be. If we have any questions, we will absolutely make sure we get in touch!

Have a great day!!
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Sherri:
Start learning and if you have any questions, lots of people here are ready to help.
Greetings from México.
Eugenio.
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bpatkins Premium
Hi Carson,
I need help with WordPress. I don't get it at all. I know what it says it does but I am dumbfounded in it. I understand Jaxxy. but my brain can't get around WordPress. Can you set me straight when you get a few minutes?

By the way, I am guessing that the difference between a blog and a regular website is content. Let me know please.

My website in Jaxxy was rated for first page. However my niche is not ranking at all. I guess nobody will ever see it.
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bpatkins Premium
Hi Carson,
I guess Kyle got frustrated with me and my problems. I know I can be a annoying when being taught new things. Its fine though.

I am a retired administrative analyst from IBM, an ex-school teacher, and now an ex-cab driver since my motor blew up in my car.

I have tried a lot of money making on line programs. I have been scammed a couple of times. I tried the WAH affiliate program. They had great tutorials.However, their support system left a lot to be desired. If you have a problem they act as if you are bothering
them. Plus it takes $97 dollars to join. It costs about $200 to get a website done with them. That absolutely cuts the newbie off at the knees. I will make sure I tell everybody about WA. This is the bomb diggity place to do and learn affiliate marketing.

Thank you for this real opportunity. God bless you.
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Hi, Carson!
Thank you for the warm welcome!
I've always been interested in trying to get into
Internet Marketing, but my lack of knowledge of
this subject and getting involved with people
on other sites who were .... well , let's just say
they were not interested in teaching and they
usually went away after I paid a fee, had
discouraged me.
I would love to be able to work less and get
paid more ( wouldn't we all?) and I have I worked in a very
tough and physically demanding field for 38 years.
I have heard great things about WA in my travels.
I know I'll be asking a lot of questions ! Lol.
Thank you for making me feel so welcomed.
It is so reassuring.
Have a wonderful night !
Shirley
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maleyewo Premium
hi Carson, my main question has to do with the fact that i already registered my url with GoDaddy and i want to know how to transfer to WA without loing my investment in GoDaddy. Also i have already put some lovely images on my site and some script and i need to know how to put my affiliates relatie to my pictures and script. Thanks for the welcome1

Davidsoren
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J4U Premium
Hi Carson,

I got an email from WA with this text:

A recording of the most recent LIVE webinar titled "2017 WA Fall Hot Seat!" is now available within your WA account:

The system didn't let me put the link because I am not Premium.

However, when I tried to watch it, I was asked to pay for the Premium membership, even though the email I received said: is now available within your WA account.

Is there a mistake or is this just a promotion to the Premium Membership for new members?
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KasandraT Premium
Carson can you PLEASE help me? I am not receiving relies from Support. I received emails saying they'd tried - but no replies. I keep being told I've not paid my monthly 49.99. I have bank statements on automatic that prove I have. I was told that my domain (I have two naturalhealingmadeeasy.comand radiantjoymadeeasy.com) was down and I had 30 days before it went away. I paid 13.99 for each domain (not sure what for) and then I received an email thanking me for signing up for a year membership? I don't want they as I don't have the money in my bank for a year. I have written numerous messages I am very concerned. I have many years of information on my web sites. I can send my bank statements. If Support can't get through can't someone PLEASE email me or call? Kasandrainjoy@icloud.com. 8013882759
I explained that though I go by Kasandra T Sheldan my legal name on my visa is Dianasue Holland. Thanks,
Kasandra.
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Hypnosisguru Premium
Hi Carson,

I have my own website that's called, faceithypnosis.com so I don't need to purchase a domain. I just want to learn how to make this site successful and bring lots of traffic. What should I do?

Would you kindly visit my website and tell me why is it that is not bringing customers? I'm not sure if my husband linked it to his. I am so bad at this!

I appreciate all your help.

Blessings.
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Hi Carson, thanks for following me. I am just 3 days old here and already i feel like i have been here for over a year because of the great deal of help am getting from the community. I would like to thank you and Kyle for this opportunity and i am looking forward to meeting the entire WA team. I believe with all the support i am getting from the community, am surely going to achieve a great deal of success from Wealthy Affiliate.

I came to know about wealthy affiliate in 2014 on a blog written by nathaniell, but i really didn't know and understand what affiliate marketing was all about. But over time, i have been able to watch lots of success stories online about affiliate marketing and i have been able to understand how the system works and how it applies. That's the main reason why i came back and joined Wealthy Affiliate. I am truly happy to be here and am really grateful for the support i have been given in the community and i look forward to making it to Vegas. Thank you once again for following me.
My best regards.
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cventieri Premium
Hi Carson,

Just letting you know that I sent you an email last night re: signing up for the premium membership yearly one off payment of $349, the problem is when I click on the link you provided below it only gives me the $19 option, can I pay this one off payment without doing the $19 option first?

Team A (Wealthy Affiliate)
Oct 9, 6:45 AM MST

Hi,

Premium is $19 first month offer, and then it is $49 each month going forward. We offer two payment options for this Premium membership here at WA.

One is a monthly recurring at $49 per month. The other is the Yearly option at $359. This is a one-time payment that is actually our most cost-effective as it works out to approx. $29 per month. A significant savings.


Click on the link above and you will see the yearly option available!

Cheers,
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Carson Premium
Hey Charlie,

Looks like you've already upgraded, but for anyone else who would like to go YEARLY and take advantage of those savings right away without going Monthly first, they can visit this URL:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade/yearly

Cheers :)

Carson
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cventieri Premium
Hi Carson thanks for getting back to me:) before I upgraded to premium yesterday I clicked on the link you sent me a couple of days earlier but it only let me sign up for the $19 option.
Not sure why this was as I just wanted to pay the one off fee of $349.
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Thank you Carson for your words of encouragement, I am somewhat hesitant about this, after all I am 54 years of age and I am looking for a way to be able to make money from home so I can spend more time with my family, and I would love to be able to take my family traveling.
Thank you again
My very best regards
Don
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jamesellison Premium
Your site is enticing but am cautious about stepping into another 'we can help you' and then support falls down.
I started back in 2001 with SBI out of Canada and had 2 websites that were making me money thru adsense. Then google decided that my website was not good enough or some other reason, which they don't let you know. And sites went down hill from there. Being totally discussed I quit.
Anthony Morrison came along and I bit again spending more money than I really had, flew his course in Mississippi and all that sorry training did no good either.
I am now 75 years old and for some unknown reason I am still addicted to the computer and trying to make good income.
I am almost convinced that the only people making money on the internet are the ones that their product to people like me that don't know where to turn or who to believe.
Sorry to have vented on you but just felt the need to do it.
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DBeatty Premium
I've been on you site since Saturday and am going through your educational forums, building my websites. I've got three so far. I'm excited that I can have 50 altogether. I'm jazzed about the affiliate ideas, which I had no idea about previously. I have a Master's in Adult Education, so I am all about learning your process step-by-step. My hummingbird icon represents my work ethic, which is go, go, go!
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Carson
Hi I've tried getting in touch with Kyle through WA messaging, WA questions, email and twitter with no response.

My other account idaretobeme . I iadvertantly spammed, I thought I was notifying a great deal, I am now locked out, what do I have to do to get reinstated please.

Also how do I rehost my website
Richard
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Carson Premium
Hi Richard,

You should be able to now login to your other account as it's been opened. However, it's important that you read our policy on Spam here before you return so that you know the rules about posting links and recommending products/services here at WA. Carson
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Hey there thanks for reaching out. I'm still here taking in the content it seems like so much to learn yet not very hard. I'm seriously thinking about upgrading to premium soon because it seems like the best move if I'm serious about making this a career.

Thanks again for reaching out''
Charm
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Carson Premium
Hey Charmayne, great to meet you! I'm glad that you are enjoying the training and the community. Upgrading to Premium is absolutely a great idea and it's something that will give you the tools, training, and ongoing support that will allow you to build your online business going forward. Please let me know if you have any questions or need a hand as you get started :)
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amandatorres Premium
Hi Carson. I wanted to run something by you. I am working on narrowing my niche. Currently, I have a website in the weight loss supplement niche: www.weightdefeated.com. I have had no success with it so far. Kyle told me it is too picture heavy. I will work on that after I narrow down my niche. I was thinking about focusing specifically on herbal weight loss supplements. Is this a good niche? Is it narrow enough?

I also kicked around the idea of changing my niche completely and getting into something in education, since I am currently a teacher. Obviously, I would have to narrow that quite a bit. What do you suggest? Stick with what I am doing, or change to education in some fashion?
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Carson Premium
Hey Amanda, I agree that your website is far too picture heavy. By that, I mean that your homepage is just a bunch of images of slim looking people. Herbal weight loss supplements is definitely a more specific (narrow) niche. There are hundreds of millions of people wanting to lose weight, so you're definitely in a niche where there is a big audience. I think that as you get involved in the "natural" or "herbal" weight loss niche that you're going to find even more sub-niches that you can include in the site.

As for your theme, I suggest changing it up to a theme like "Omega". Your website dashboard is currently far too image centric. Your visitors (including Google) want to see information along with imagery. Omega is a simple theme that puts the focus on your content without any distracting images etc. Try it out!

Carson
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amandatorres Premium
Thanks for the advice, Carson! It is highly appreciated! How do I change my theme to "Omega"? I built it through www.websitebuilder.com. Should I redo it through WA? Or keep it there and just edit it??
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Carson Premium
Hi Amanda,

Yes, I definitely suggest building your website here at wealthy affiliate using our website builder which installs WordPress. All of our training it is geared towards building a website using word press and our platform here at wealthy affiliate. You could easily rebuild your website here at WA by creating a free SiteRubix site, copying over the content, then when you are ready you can move you're new site over to your domain.

If you have any questions about this please let me know :)
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amandatorres Premium
Ok. I will do that then. That is what I was leaning towards anyways, since all the training is geared to it. Thanks for the advice!
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daves1 Premium
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this training program. I've been looking at starting an affiliate marketing business for a couple of years, yes years. No other training site seemed sincere. I will try this free training, and when I start seeing results, as in making money, I will then join your premium program. I'm 64 years young, and always looking for an opportunity that allows me freedom from having a boss. Currently I drive for Uber, & Lyft, I'm a real estate agent, and I sell men's shirts on ebay as dave_the_shirt_guy. I think I need something else to fill my slack time. What do you think? Thanks again, and I hope to wow you with my progress.

Dave
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Carson Premium
Hey Dave, wow it's incredible that you've been looking into affiliate marking for years! You've got literally everything that you need at your fingertips here at Wealthy Affiliate. You've got some time, you seem motivated, and you'll literally have all the training and help that you could ever need within the community. I look forward to following you as you move through the training and get your first website up and running :)

Please reach out at anytime if you need a hand.

Carson

PS: Age is something that has no bearing on success in the online world. We've got folks from all ages building thriving online businesses and I'm sure you will be one of them!
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Nina2389 Premium
I'm pretty new to WA and find myself struggling to stay focused and get through the lessons. Any advice? Training myself to not get distracted whilst working them from home is proving more difficult than I thought it would be. Do you allocate a specific amount of time daily at a set time? I currently have a M-F day job, wondering my best plan of attack~ :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Nina, one of the most challenging parts to learning something new is to stay focused and follow one set of training. If you can follow the "Getting Started" training here at WA and follow the "tasks" then you will stay on track and move forward in a way that we feel will build you a solid foundation. The key is to move forward in a methodical way, and our training will help you do that. Many folks have Monday to Friday Jobs, but if you can spend a few hours during the week, and maybe some time on the weekends, you'll be up and running before you know it.
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Nina2389 Premium
Thank you Carson for the encouraging words. I am currently still stuck on the "about me" page.....ugh!
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Carson Premium
Hey Nina,

I wouldn't spend too much time on your about me page because you can always come back to it and updated it in the future. As you build out your site it will become more clear to you who your audience is and this will allow you to update your about me page so that it is relevant to your target audience. I always like to think of the about me page as a work in progress.

Hope this helps :)
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Nina2389 Premium
Ahhhhhh.......a work in progress, I like that! Thank you~
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Hello Carson!
I must admit...I was skeptical coming into this website . And I have delved into lesson 6 so far so yes, I have created my website. My skeptism has definitely downgraded however I must admit once again that I still have doubt. But I peromised myself that I will give 100% to this in hopes that my business will grow and be successful with the guidance of WA community as well as Kyle and yourself.
That being said, thanks for the opportunity, thanks for reaching out and hope to come back to you with positive results.
Regards,
Angie
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Maitri Premium
Hello Carson,

sorry to bother you again but the problem with my website, with text showing up in red about editing and logging out, is still present. It seemed to have been resolved, but when I was on my site today, the red lettering is back. I entered the URL to see what the public sees and I can see this red lettering when using site away from WA, so this concerns me as to what the public or others who might visit will also be seeing. I am grateful for your help in this matter.
Judy Rainbow
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Petros30 Premium
Why is your company charging me for premium fees without my consent? I charged the credit card of a friend for the first month and then I gave up with all this affiliate program, only to find out that my friend's credit card has been charged for two additional months without me or her knowing about. Please have that charge cancelled as soon as possible or I am going to do anything I can to let people know and file a claim. I had respect for your company and was planning to come back and continue with my website but now I am very disapointed of you. I am waiting for a response. Thank you.
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Davecam411 Premium
hi carson I'm DAvid sorry I lost my phone Im really excited about learning what I can from you and this group It will be quite a challenge however I am looking to over come my obsticales. I have been in a homeless shelter for vets and want out. My roommate died on me leavng me to my devices and Ive been blessed in the support I ve received from friends and family.I wouldnt be in this situation had not needed surgery on my knees.. Still working toward my independence thanks for extending this help I so sorely need .
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Hi Carson thanks for following me I am so excited to be starting my journey. I'm about to move on creating my website but could do with your advice on my niche as such. First and foremost I am world Bishop and Primate of the planet's largest multi-faith community the CSJ (Community of of St John the Divine) (in fact we stand with Las Vegas right now as still trying to find out the status of our LV based priest Rev Maria Velasquez who was looking forward to the concert on Sunday and taking some of her congregants with her, its awful).
So Church wise I run paranormal investigations and also spiritual self motivational philosophy and f2f seminars through SpiritShackTV on YouTube and Facebook.
Back to ordinary 'business' I am also a dealer in antiques & collectibles, the funds of which go to finance our mission work around the planet, so wonder if that might be best. I just don't know.
I just wondered what you felt would be most successful going forward.

Best wishes and thanks for the opportunity.

+Barry
Rt Rev Dr Barry Harding-Rathbone
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amandatorres Premium
Hi Carson! Thank you for the warm welcome! I am very excited to work with you and Kyle too! I am so very excited to see what the future holds! It feels great to receive such a warm welcome, and to know I am no longer alone in my venture!
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Carson Premium
Hey Amanda, great to hear that you are excited to be here at WA! Being motivated will help to springboard your progress as you get started building your website, so keep that great attitude and forge forward! We'll be here to help at each step of the way.
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OmniTech Premium
Hi Carson, I was told I should message YOU or Kyle, so both... LOL. I need to ADD new Cron Jobs commands in cPanel for use with a new software Plug-In that I'm trying to run on my Blog. Everyone is telling me I cannot access my cPanel with WA. Can you Comment on this or let me know how I can get this accomplished? It would be appreciated. Thank you.
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ghurl Premium
Hi Carson, It is my pleasure to be a part of WA, I look forward to learning from WA and also being a contributor to others that join, and also making money while at it. I'm sure that I will be contacting you for help. I also look forward to meeting you and Kyle in Vegas 2018.
Gary
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Carson Premium
Hey Gary, great to have you here at WA! I also look forward to your contributions and hearing about your progress as you get started in the training! Please let me know if I can help out in anyway.
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AnnaMil Premium
Hi Carson, thank you for creating this wonderful platform. I think it's amazing what you have accomplished with this website to help others. I'm excited to start the next journey of my life to help others while generating income for my family from an online base. Thank you again for everything you and Kyle have done. Looking forward to making my way up in rankings through education, trainings, and perseverance.
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Carson Premium
Hey Anna, you sound really excited to be here at WA and I'm glad that you found us. You're in a great place to learn everything there is to know about building an online business, plus you'll be meeting some great people, and you'll have the opportunity to pay-it-forward as your knowledge grows. I will be here to help out at anytime if you need a hand!
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Hello Carson,

Nice to meet you.
1st - I don't even have a computer (except my smart phone), how shall i get started properly?

2nd - where r u from?

3rd - can i hv an overall roadmap or a conceptual pic so that i can see what is the road i hv to travel from here to finally transform myself to finally equip with money getting biz online.

Thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hey Shirley,

I work a lot from my mobile phone and I know that a lot of folks do the same. Going through our training and building your website is definitely something that can be done by smart phone.

Our company is based out of Victoria British Columbia, Canada.

If you click on the "Get started here" button in the main menu, you'll see a conceptual picture in the first couple lessons of how everything works and what you'll be working on!

Cheers,

Carson
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teddae Premium
Back again Carson, Please tell me how I can change my payment info and card for Jaaxy monthly payments. I have been completely cut off from PayPal and there is no option for me to use PayPal nor do I ever want to use them ever again! They continue to break the law in the face of new legislation written to forbid them from continuing with their blacklisting of people and companies who are operating legally within their States.

Certainly Jaaxy accepts credit card payments, so please help me arrange that. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hi Ted, At Jaaxy we use Papal for processing Credit Card payments. That said, in October sometime we will have some other payment options available for Jaaxy where we can accept credit cards directly.
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teddae Premium
Thank you for sometime in October. Looking forward to having it back. Queue Joni Mitchell.... :)
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I just joined as a free member. Im on the fence about joining specifically for the training on WA. I read that you are a success and great at helping out. Thank you for taking your time to read this.
I am aware of Bluehost and their hosting. Im also aware of WA Siterubix, I want to know what are the honest disadvantages I will have in ranking hosting my websites here rather than hosting them on Bluehost that are #1 recommended on Wordpress.
I want to join because of the training in SEO I have endlessly been looking for. You have many bloggers linking this product and I want to try my luck and see if this is it.
If there are many disadvantages hosting here I would still like the training and Im willing to sign up but I want to know if I can host my websites on Bluehost and still have access to all your training and still be able to succeed at last. Im trying to become a successful Affiliate Marketer. I
If you do not have the answers to my questions please forward to someone who can help me out. I appreciate it very much.
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Hi Carson, I am new to affiliate marketing and you and Kyle have created something unique and awesome. After getting laid off by my last employer, I new i wanted a change. I did look at making money at home; as I am raising two teenagers. They have something going on at school, after school, etc. Anyway, I really love the WA created, the certification, and the tools to learn the affiliate marketing.

I plan on becoming a premium member, but I am taking it one step at a time right now. I want to take the time to thank you and Kyle for creating this environment for everyone.

Thanks again,

Eric
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teddae Premium
Hi Carson, I've been trying to contact Jaaxy regarding me need to supply a different card from which to draw monthly fees. I won't use PayPal until they conform to Federal law(s).

I've tried support@jaaxy.com which just bounces back undeliverable. If I'm logged in then the site is non-functional and won't even allow for contacting the company.

If I don't log on, it shows the Contact tab, and I've sent 3 requests to change my payment arrangements, but no one responds.

Is this your company? Can you help me? I've been out of business now for almost a week, and can't get any help.
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arionsafari Premium
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Y8t7Ti5W9s0 Premium
Dear Carson,

I know that there are computers that are for the visually impaired. I have a cousin who is legally blind and I'm trying to help him get his life off the ground. In the future, would it be a great idea to have a version of "Wealthy Affiliate" for the visually impaired? I would love to read what has to be written from you, Carson.

Take care,
Joe
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RinaNZ Premium
Hi Carson

Trouble upgrading to Jaaxy Pro/Enterprise - I've tried asking in 'live chat' and posted a question but didn't get a solution yet. A member suggested I ask you.

I'm trying to pay for Jaaxy (via my login) with a card I have used previous but Paypal plugin isn't advancing...it only goes as far as letting me 'Add' a billing address and stops there so what am I not doing?
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Postum99 Premium
Hi Carson,
I'm having a very hard time building my website. The instructions don't seem to be easy to follow. I set up SiteStrip with Amazon with confirmation from them. However it does not come up on the associate site. So I can't use it. I'm trying to add images to my pages.
This failure has been going on for 2 months.
Would it be okay to give my daughter my site address & password to help me out with this. She has built websites before and may get me past this failure. At this rate I won't have it up and running for another 6 months. That's not acceptable.
Please advise
Dan
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Thank you for support Carson.. i have a question..What can i do if my conutry is not appearing in the premium package ..Im form Bolivia and i am not sure if i can continue with this amazing social media businees if muy country is not appearing in the page
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Mhellbusch Premium
thank you so much for your interest in my success!!! I am sure i will need some assistance to get me started. this is all very new to me...but on a positive note. I am a nurse and have been for the past 16 years ..so I am "teachable" LOL. look forward to making this a success!!!
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Thank you Carson! This is such a blessing to me
to have found WA! I am extremely grateful that there is
so much help here, and the World Class platform is just amazing! About three years ago, I had tried to build a web site and learn about Affiliate Marketing but just found myself stuck with virtually no help.

I am very committed to succeeding this time, and appreciate you reaching out to your students! I need this opportunity greatly at this time of my life!

All the best,
Carol
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Hi Carson
My new site was looking good, I had posted my About me and privacy policy was in place. I then noticed an update to my theme and now my site consists of all sorts of rubbish about the "theme" its about me and goal etc. How do I get my site back to how it was? Please help
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Hi Carson, Thank for your assistance this week!
Today is my last day on Wealthy Affiliate, because I have to finish my book by April/May 2018, and then 3-4 months for the publishing process, with a book in print hopefully by August 2018. Wealthy Affiliate is a great site, and I will return eventually. In the meantime, I do have my Word Press blog, which commenced last January 2017.
Great to meet you here ~
Blessings,
Carol~Grace Buckman
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ps. I made a WordPress blog in January, and will now post on there for now: its Eye of the Storm Ministries blog Wordpress com
Carol~Grace
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LaurieViar Premium
Hi Carson,
Before I even consider becoming a paid member, i would like to know if there is going to be more stuff to pay for. As I dont like surprises like that. I've lost plenty of money over 10 yrs while trying to figure out internet marketing and affiliate marketing just to find out these other programs fail to tell people that they are going to have to pay more money as they progress thru a "program". When a person pays over $500 per year they don't expect to have to pay for much more nor do they expect to pay some inflated rediculous amount of money for extras to progress thru a program. I believe we must invest in a business to be profitable but I also believe you have to be making some money in order to reinvest in a business. You can't invest if you don't make money either. So can you please tell me if I will be needing to invest more monies here if i become a premium member. I am in no position at this time to have to invest more, as its gonna be a struggle just to become a premium member here.

I am definitly interested in this but i need some questions answered first.

Thanks
Laurie Viar
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