Today we will be releasing some updates to the way that member rank works at Wealthy Affiliate. We're excited about these changes and we think they are going to further make rank at WA more accurately show how active, engaged, and helpful folks are.

Pay it Forward

This is a phrase that Kyle and I adopted from square one at Wealthy Affiliate. Way back in 2005 when we started WA and saw the need for an interactive community to teach Online Business, we started to "Pay it Forward" and build this into the roots of what WA is.

Paying it forward simply means that you will get help, get your questions answered, and have others lend a hand whenever they can. In turn, you will then have some answers that you can help others with when they have questions. Helping one another is another way to look at it!

Our update today with regards to ranking and working towards ambassadorship takes into consideration how you pay it forward. Do you reply to people who have questions or are looking for feedback? Have you passed along any information that you learned from someone else? These are the kinds of things that are now taken into consideration within your WA Rank.

Helpful means being Well Rounded Too!

Being "well rounded" means you are paying it forward across the spectrum of communication platforms in WA. Helping someone out when they have questions, in live chat, on WA blogs, in classroom discussions etc. There are many ways to pay it forward and we consider this within the latest update.

90% of questions at Wealthy Affiliate get answered, and although that is incredible, it's still not good enough. Everyone deserves an answer and we are building the technology so that questions can be found and answered more quickly. As such, response time plays an important role in the latest update.

When it comes to training, we continue the trend of Paying it Forward and Rankings. If you have something that you want to share with others that works for you, that's great and you are more than welcome to publish. We will continue to closely monitor training to make sure all training added to WA is helpful, easy to follow, and free of any promotions or links to external sites. Together we can contribute, evolve, and continue to be the most helpful community in the online business world!

What will happen to your Rank?

Your rank may go up, it may go down, or it may stay exactly the same. Your points may show more in one category and less in another and this fluctuation will happen now and in the future. Some aspects of our algorithm give more weight to certain metrics, and less to others. With every update we make you can expect to see fluctuation in your points. So, don't worry yourself about your "points". If you pay it forward and are well rounded in regards to being helpful, your WA rank will reflect that.

Everything that Kyle and I do at Wealthy Affiliate is designed and built with utmost quality in mind and will always focus on this. We strive to be the most helpful community, have the easiest to use platform, and in turn help members become the most educated, trained, and successful online business owners in the world.

This update follows these goals and will help to move the entire community in a positive and forward thinking direction.

Carson

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Many thanks Carson and Kyle, for putting the Wealthy Affiliate system together for people like us, we're in need of an education and proper training program for our future venture in the internet marketing world of tomorrow and this is it. If I can get this rolling the way I need too I won't forget where I came from. Again many thanks boys.
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suetay Premium
Thanks, Carson.
I was feeling somewhat disillusioned yesterday and I'm glad to read about this here.
Rank doesn't matter to me but I like to see people who need help getting the help they really need, not just answers for the sake of answering...
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thanks Carson and, Kyle not only for the "pay it forward" but for the whole program here at WA. I appreciate the vision that the two of you had and still have, thanks again.
Monte
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discoden Premium
Thanks Carson and Kyle, for creating a "pay it forward" culture in the WA community! The positive help that I have been receiving here in WA has been amazing, starting from Kyle down to the rest of the community here.
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MarilynM Premium
Thank you Carson for such a marvellous business model.
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JessicaN Premium
Thanks for this post, Carson. Paying it forward is definitely a beneficial way to participate in a community! I'm not especially "tech savvy" (though I'm surprised at what I've been able to share with other people sometimes!) but I know I have a lot to offer in other areas. Looking forward to participating more in this "cutting edge" community!
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psalm139 Premium
Hi, Carson.. thank you for sharing the concept of Paying it Forward. It really works! Sometimes I wonder if everyone still get enough sleep.. you, Kyle and the rest. Your dedication to the community is really inspiring..hope i can do the same.:) Keep on.. God bless us all!
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Kyle Premium
I can assure you that are dedication will only continue. We have lots of awesome stuff planned and I know that the pay it forward atmosphere is only going to continue to thrive. There are so many folks here as part of the community. :)
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fine Premium
I am so glad a take one step to join even though I don't no any thing about IM , I am still learning but what a great community to have . is wonderful in here and I will be glad to help when I find my way around . thank you Carson , kyle and all the community that are so helpful to me and to other . wish you all success.
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TopAchiever Premium
Excellent goals in your vision moving forward! We are so privileged to be part of such an amazing venture!
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SandraD Premium
I'm very new and not able to be of much help yet, but, i am more than willing to motivate and confirm that WA is the best to all the newbies out there. Believe me....i've been around
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howmuch Premium
Motivation and encouragement is very valuable here at WA, Sandra. You'll do great here!
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boomergp08 Premium
By posting this comment it seems to me that you have already started to help and all it takes to start helping is one small step and that step is to leave a comment like you just did. So keep it up and in no time you'll be a pro at it. Just start sharing what you know.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Sandra.
You can help by motivating and confirming that WA is the best-just like you said. That is great help. :)
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words Sandra, it is really great to hear that you are loving WA! :)
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Jenna7 Premium
I wanted to thank you Kyle and Carson(and the team behind the scenes), for creating Wealthy Affiliate and keeping it such an ethical and classy place. I am always impressed by how you guys personally help members and care about their success.

I am thankful for the opportunity to create my own income. That is a life changer for me and my family. Also, thanks for the pay it forward part of WA. I really like passing on what I learn here and helping others.

Thanks also to all the members who give their time to helping others.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is fun helping others when you have acquired the knowledge to help them. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing someone accomplish something as the result of you helping them.

So wonderful to have people like you here within the community Jennifer!
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Jenna7 Premium
Thank you, Kyle. That means a lot. It's great to be part of a community that is so awesome-just wish I would have found WA a couple of years ago. And thanks for making the membership price affordable. :)
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Kyle Premium
No problem Jen and I can assure you that it is only going to get better and better as time goes on. We have lots of awesome plans in 2014!
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TopAchiever Premium
Excellent praiseworthy comment! Let's maintain the high class of quality found on WA - it's a welcome breath of fresh air!
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Wayne Wallace Premium
This is one of the best social networks and communities I've seen!
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Kyle Premium
Glad you are enjoying it Wayne, I can assure you that we still have lots to accomplish and WA is going to continue to get better!
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I thank you Mr. Kyle and Mr. Carson for giving me an opportunity to be in Pay it Forward.
To tell you the truth I am quite new to network and SFI. I have learnt about computers
Quite recently from my daughters. I am still very new. to tell you frankly I am totally
addicted to SFI though I have not been able to earn a single penny. I am a person who does not give up easily and I will definitely try to earn soon. I am a retired old man and
I am not in the position to invest money at the moment. But may be soon.
I have very much liked your Pay it Forward and I am with you.
Thank you for considering me for your Program.
Surendra M. Dutt SFI--ID## 13033885.
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at Wealthy Affiliate. If you ever have any questions along the way, I would be more than happy to help you out. :)
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DavidCortez Premium
Thank you for all the work you and Kyle have done here. I feel privileged to be a part of it thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hey David, you are welcome! We are dedicated to building the best community that we can to teach everyone about online business and Internet marketing!

Thanks for the support :)

Carson
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croninweb Premium
I am In for sure and been doing that even before the move came out here in the US --love it and live by it--what you sow you will reap --thanks for people like yall who practices it !!!
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howmuch Premium
I've noticed this site seems to attract that kind of person. I really enjoy being here and it motivates me to jump in and comment and try to help because of it.
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croninweb Premium
I know what you mean !!!
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m-app Premium
The pay it forward idea is brilliant and it´s truly working. There are so many great ideas and tutorials brought to my attention every day, and I am so grateful for it. I´m looking forward to help out and to share as much as i possibly can. Thank you for a great community!
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tomwillhelpy Premium
Thanks Kyle /Carson and senoir members. There seems to be a lot of do's and don'ts and be awares of! that new members have not read yet, and I'm talking to myself, sure there are many things still to uncover in the future. Could it be possible to have a "CAN DO" and "DO NOT" Button section or a platform in "Tools & Services" where one can submit for approval such things as:- Do you reply to people who have questions or are looking for feedback?.... Have you passed along any information that you learned from someone else?.... Pass on links from other sources outside of WA that could be helpfull to members to take a look at? ...? .... ?etc. Is this right or wrong, because I would hate to find out that I have broken the trust with WA members, which is what I am not here to do, but to watch as many video clips on "How to do ...." to make my site better. I welcome feedback from all. Tom
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Paul Dean Premium
I think there are two main rules here as far as I can see: Firstly, keep it civil. No flaming, goading or sniping, unless it's me talking to MikeyB, in which case he gets all he deserves... Secondly, don't try to sell to people directly here, whether it's on the forum or by spamming them with PMs.

Those seem to be the two main no-no's. For your "can do" pile, I'd say everything else, particularly if it leads to support, interaction, education and edification of other members, whether starter or premium.
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howmuch Premium
I think Paul's rule of thumb is pretty accurate...as you continue to comment and read comments and go through the levels you'll see that all you really need to think about is learning, involvement, a willingness to help, and simple respect. If you're uncertain of a particular action you can always pm Kyle or Carson, but I think 99% of the time it's covered under what Paul said.
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Namaste2all Premium
Thanks for directing me to this site to answer my question. I know I am going to love being part of this community. Part of the reason for getting involved in this is to pay back for what I have received. And "Pay it Forward" sure fits this. Part of your success is from this being with you from the inception. Thanks again.
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kvimont Premium
great blog Carson. I have found that to be very true since I started with WA, its what has keep me going.
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hart48 Premium
Great community. Answers are always there. Learning to find more on my own. Try to encourage others when I can.
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LittleMiss Premium
Fantaslic motto and a way to be!
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blkcat Premium
This is something that will benefit us all. As I've previously stated, and I still stand, I think that we have an outstanding arsenal of tools and training within WA. But to me, WE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. And by WE, I mean THE COMMUNITY. I think, and believe it's our most powerful tool. Sometimes, you don't even need to know the answer, but by stopping by and saying something positive, you can make the day for somebody here. And trust me, you will be helping them as much as if you'd actually answered the question. Cheers for a tighter community, together we are unbelievably powerful!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi Carson. Another thought just hit me: I see many members posting their site in Chat for review or we're trying to remember the link to Kyle's post about sharing our sites for review. Would it be useful to have a permanent tab on the dashboard or sidebar so this could be found easily and we can help each other with site reviews? Just a thought.
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DarleneJones Premium
good thinking. I know there is a couple threads to post to. one is the give and take one but there is another that I can never seem to find
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Rick Jantz Premium
Yeah, I always do a search for it. Then folks don't have to worry about being told they can't post personal links there.
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Carson Premium
Great suggestion Rick, we'll think about how we can get this discussion some exposure.

Here is the post you are looking for called "Please Give me Feedback on my Website"

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started/please-give-me-feedback-on-my-website

Carson
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cld111 Premium
Ah ha! I saw a change in my inbox this morning. It said that there was someone who needs help and I may be able to help. And then there was a link which went directly to the person's question. (I'm sure some of you saw it too). Very nice! :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Christina!

Yes, we've recently started to send out some member questions in an email when a fellow member need help. We've done this in a way that will not be overwhelming at all, and we've limited how many notifications of this type any one person will receive.

Just another way that we can let each other know that we need help :)

Carson
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caylynn Premium
The 2000 American movie 'Pay it Forward' is a true story, a favorite, lives on. WA keeps me thinking forward and gets better everyday. Thank you for making all this possible.
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Carson Premium
You're welcome Linda! We have a lot more up our sleeves in regards to getting people the help they need, when they need it!

Thanks for the support :)
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jrswab Premium
Thanks Carson, it is good to see this site is actively updating.
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Carson Premium
You are welcome Jaron! Lots of tweaks, changes, and new features coming to WA in 2013 and a packed 2014... exciting stuff!
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delly0514 Premium
WA is the best!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes it is, isn't it? And it's not just the training but all of the community. I was brought up to always pay it forward. Unfortunately that message seems to get lost nowadays but thankfully not by Carson & Kyle.
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Carson Premium
Thanks for the support Adele (delly0514) and Rob (boomergp08)! Paying it forward, crazy how powerful it is within the typically "secretive" Internet marketing and online business world!
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Cyrilg Premium
I bought a domain name and Go Daddy report that the name servers are pointing here. still no sign
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Carson Premium
We can absolutely help you out Cyril, we just need some more information about your domain. Send me a Private message and I'll help you out!
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Cyrilg Premium
Thank you Carson. My domain is www.Wellbeing40nSixties.org
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Cyrilg Premium
Tried your private message but did not seem to go well.
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Cyrilg Premium
Well I suppose my domain is out there somewhere. I have tried outside of this site and inside still no go.
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findingemo Premium
This is great Carson.

WA truly is a special place, it seems all these new updates are guiding us into a closer knit, supportive community and MAKES us WANT to help each other.

As the months that I've been a member here slip by, I feel a transition is taking place. You're managing to take a community of thousands of strangers (from everywhere in the world) and make us into a warm, inviting, safe, comfortable family and that's why so many of us love it here so much.

Thanks for keeping WA so original and unique. It's gotta feel great to be "the one and only" because there isn't another place like WA anywhere.

You guys are the best!

Patty :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Patty, thanks for your feedback! We are always working to create the best environment to learn because we know that EVERYONE needs to get the best possible education in order to succeed. Part of creating a powerful learning environment is to create a helpful and friendly one. A community where you can call people friends!

Learning together as a community grows the quality and it helps everyone who is here. It's a great feeling to help facilitate friendships while maintaining focus on helping folks reach their individual goals!

Thanks again :)

Carson
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pas1745 Premium
Thanks Carson Carson, that was very informative concerning ranking here at WA!
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Carson Premium
Glad this helped Prince!
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TopAchiever Premium
Carson and Kyle, may you and all who contribute to making WA the successful online business that it is, may you all be blessed beyond comprehension and may you receive many-fold back again that you give out.
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Carson Premium
Thanks so much :)

Everyone here that contributes and pays it forward are just AWESOME people! I look forward to continuing to reach out and help everyone I can :)

Carson
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veronica.l Premium
It keeps getting better and better Carson!

Veronica
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Carson Premium
Thanks for the support Veronica!
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ianp21 Premium
This certainly going forward. The community has grown so much that it can only get better. The older one gets the more thet have to learn.
Cheers
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dridley Premium
As much as I have learned here, when I am able I love to answer questions if I know the answers. I think this update is good progress and am happy to pay it forward!
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tinamarie Premium
I'm so in the RIGHT place! Thanks for the update Kyle & Carson. Tina
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michael2013 Premium
Carson...we need to be reminded from time to time. "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35) Givers are happy people!
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Carson Premium
Hey Michael - thanks for the comment and support :)
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TimB Premium
Thanks Carson, well said. This is what stood out to me as unique with this organization and why i am here.
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Carson Premium
Thanks Tim! Being helpful is contagious and it's something that is engrained in our very roots! You can expect that we will continue to evolve and promote helping one another!
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SuccessDEUS Premium
Awesome! Proud to say i am Wealthy Affiliate User ;)

Cheers.
Julio (SuccessDeus)
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Carson Premium
We're very happy to have you here at WA Julio!

Lots of exciting stuff coming this year, and 2014 is going to be an incredible year of innovation and new things added to WA!

Thanks for the comment :)
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talimont1 Premium
Thanks Carson for you and Kyle staying focused throughout this entire building process - helping each other and teaching others the same! Keep looking forward and continued success will follow for WA and all of us who learn, help and work hard continually!
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Carson Premium
You are welcome Ken!

We are proud of what Wealthy Affiliate has evolved into and we have big plans to keep this going with many new innovations and features.

Cheers,

Carson
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MikeyB Premium
It surprises me that only 80 people replied out of 80 000, thats 0.1%...Come on guys, get participating.....
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Carson Premium
Come on!!!! hehehe.. Thanks for dropping in Michael!
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georama Premium
Thanks Carson for updating. Ranking will never be an issue with me.
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Carson Premium
You are most welcome Vimal!
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elecamp Premium
Hi: Good information !I don't think I'm qualified to answer the questions that people ask.
in WA. Right now I can't complete my Google+ account!
Thanks!
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Carson Premium
Hey Eleanor, this will change very quickly. I'm sure that you have already learned some things at WA and those who are new to WA may have questions that you have answers to! Don't underestimate yourself :)

Carson
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Angelsway Premium
Thank's Carson. But I still love it here regardless. Judy
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Carson Premium
Hey Judy!

I'm glad you are loving WA! We're lucky to have you :)

Carson
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for the explanation of ranking, Carson. Good to see that "quality" is a driving force in everything at WA. ~Jude
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Carson Premium
Hey Jude!

When you focus on Quality, great things happen. This is the silver lining in all of our training and a trend that you will continually hear from us. Build a quality website, offer quality information, and you will be rewarded with a quality business that generates revenue!

Thanks for the comment :)

Carson
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naturalis Premium
Good job guys. Keep improving!
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Carson Premium
We have BIG plans to keep things going Jernej! Stay tuned :)
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Mark Tait Premium
Hi - great stuff.

If it helps some people be more engaged in helping others with their experience, then that can only be a good thing.

For me personally, I just want to help when I can, and be helped when I need it - if that means my rank goes up or down, then that's a consequence. Either way (up or down), what you've both created, and what the community itself has nurtured and developed, is brilliant.

All the best to you both, and to everyone who helps make WA what it is.

Mark
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MikeyB Premium
Carson,
Do your big plans include figuring out why I cant get 1!! referral from these sites LOL.....
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Carson Premium
Hey Mark,

This is a great attitude to have and one that we would like everyone to adopt! Those who don't even think about their rank, are those who are helping the most and coincidently the ones who rank high!

Thanks for the support and insight into how you feel about Rank at WA :)

Talk soon man.

Carson
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Cyrilg Premium
I have reviewed this issue with our Advanced Technical Support team. Using digwebinterface.com we can see that your nameservers are now reporting to MYWAHOSTING.COM. If your site is still not displaying, you will need to contact your hosting provider as your Zone File on the server may need a refresh.
Here is one I need help with.
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Carson Premium
Create a discussion and you'll get some help Cyril!

Here's the classroom to post your hosting related question in:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/everything-wordpress

Carson
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Cyrilg Premium
This is what I call a good helping hand. I am most impressed with WA there are many hands that will help you here. Can I be first in the queue!
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boomergp08 Premium
I had a feeling there was a code update because my rank jumped up, or I should say down since the lower the better.

I have always been a person to help someone if I have the knowledge to do so. After all that is the original goal of my niche content websites, to help people with information that I have that they may not know and can benefit from.

When I first arrived here in August I needed help with some problems I was having with building my website and I received that help from many members. Then when I would see other members asking the same questions I did, I would pass on that knowledge.

Paying it forward is just one of the many reasons why I love being here at WA.
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Carson Premium
You're paying it forward Rob and helping people all the time! Just think, the folks who helped you when you came to WA in August, were helped by others before them. Paying it forward is truly an incredible tool and great "motto"! I live by this in my life outside of WA too, and it's great :)
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TJ Books Premium
I was thinking there was a system (new) where a member could post a question and get answers from members. I guess I got that wrong. John
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Carson Premium
WA is the platform where you can ask questions and get answers! Whether you are blogging, creating classroom discussions, asking for help in training, or in live chat! The goal is or us to get answers to all the questions in a very timely manner. Rank has been updated to give more weight to those who Pay it forward...you're certainly one of them John :)

Carson
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TJ Books Premium
We need this. There are too many questions not answered properly. We can't PM new members to give them further help as needed. Last night I had to add a comment to a new member's site to get an important point across. John
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skyhigh4 Premium
You guys are really awesome. Always striving to improve things. Thank you for being so unselfish. Cheers
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Carson Premium
Thanks for the support Pat - lots and lots of improvements, new features, and innovations coming your way :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Gets better every time Carson. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Shawn - thank you for the continued support man!
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Rick Jantz Premium
We all bring different things to the table and can be helping where we are able/ I'm not a techie by any means but I know I can comment on posts, review websites and provide feedback, and blog about successes. Like what you've done here and I see it as providing more value to an already valuable community. And I think that's what keeps many of us here...the online support and community spirit; without these I would still be searching after such a sour EN experience. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
We are a very well rounded community because we all bring something to the table. We're like-minded as we are all looking to improve ourselves and build thriving Internet businesses. At the same time, we are individuals who all have something to add to the community.

Well said!

Carson
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fireyphnx Premium
good this.... lets all pay it forward....
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mc7791 Premium
I always help when I can. not sure I can help anyone else at this point
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Success Inc Premium
Good Deal...
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howmuch Premium
One of the nicest things about WA, I think, is your paying it forward concept. Not only because it's incredibly helpful for everyone, but also because it enables even newbies (like me) to contribute in a meaningful way. And that does a whole bunch of good things for my self-esteem, as I am sure it will for anyone else who may not know a whole lot, but does know a little and wants to help out.
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TopAchiever Premium
Couldn't agree with you more!
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velcarlson Premium
It is comforting to know that when you are unable to solve a problem or get a question answered on your own, there are plenty of people eager to help you. Thanks Kyle, Carson and the community for all of the help you have given me.
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nancykaye Premium
Thank you so much. It makes it easier for all of us if we contribute what we have learned.
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ChrisDB Premium
Love what you said about 90% not being good enough.
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oopsssidaisy Premium
Hi Carson...

thanx for the update. It's nice to be appreciated.

You know what's really great about this community...

It's all for One and One for All...

not like some memberships where you have to be on a team, and hope that you get support and that the team leaders and team members know what they're doing...

have a great day : )
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Gordi Premium
What I love about WA is that there is so much help available. That's very unique.
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TopAchiever Premium
Absolutely unique in every way!
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franjgomes Premium
Well done Kyle and Carson.You will give to all of us confidence related with this development in WA.
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TopAchiever Premium
I agree with this statement as it has build my confidence. too
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jacob4987 Premium
I also think the training here at WA is excellent . Their is so much to take in you have to be careful not to over load yourself........SLOWLY....
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mama2karsten Premium
Thank you so much for all you Guys keep doing to make WA a better place for all. I love helping people as I was just like them once upon a time... had someone not extended a helping hand years ago, I would likely not have made it here or reached the level of success I have enjoyed in my life. It just takes one person to give guidance and share the possibilities... Thank You... Julie
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Meghan021 Premium
Awesome encouragement. Thank you.
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FMillionaire Premium
That's great Carson, there are a lot of knowledgable people here in WA who consistently 'pay it forward' and deserve recognition for their efforts. By sharing our collective knowledge we will continue to build a stronger community that will be of benefit to everyone here. Regards, Paul
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tommydillard Premium
This is another way of paying it forward thanks guys very well appreciated
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Jewelz Premium
Love it!!!
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Eddie C Premium
Thank you Carson for this. Helping others is what our focus should be in. This is true for any market you are in, either selling your own products or as an affiliate. We are in essence helping others and eventually we will be rewarded.
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JRCM Premium
I am enjoying all aspects of this training and this community. I hope I learn enough to be more helpful to everyone else. Thanks to Carson and Kyle for this opportunity.
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Labman Premium
Thanks for all the work that you do behind the scenes. I know this latest update will only make things better for all.
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rickbcf1 Premium
I appreciate the fact that Wealthy Affiliate has a community atmosphere as opposed to other online business sites that would just throw a person to the wolves. This should, if
anything help to keep anyone motivated.
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LDBridges Premium
The interaction between the newbies (like me) & the veterans that give help and/or simple motivation was one of the many reasons I decided to go premium! I said if they are giving this much for starters, the premium is going to be superb!
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MikeyB Premium
I saw the new ranking and wonder what I had done different. This last 2 weeks I have so busy doing my book and then my rank goes up. I appreciate it and I am only on WA to help others however I can. Its nice to know that helping people is recognised. Cheers guys.....
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pcook410 Premium
Carson,
One of the things I like best about WA is the exceptional way you and Kyle sequence the learning activities in small steps, making each one logical and meaningful. Every single lesson in the Certification Levels 1-4 are priceless to me. In addition to the ones you and Kyle have made, there are many other training posts written by other WA members. Unfortunately, these often get lost by the wayside because I don't know where to go to find them. Do you think there might be some way to put them all in the same place and index them by topic so we can easily find a helpful training lesson to share with the WA friend who is needing help? I know this would help me a lot to refresh what I learned but have unfortunately forgotten. I need to watch some over and over before they sink in.

Pat Cook
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I saw that and I wondered what happened.

I may not be of much help with some of the Internet marketing details (but I can help with some things) because there are others who are better than myself. If I am on the Live Chat and someone comes on, I do answer their questions and point them to the right resources. I'm more of a director of traffic than I am the magistrate.

There are other aspects of online business, including mindset and motivation. It's these things I get much deeper into and that of support when it comes to folks expressing their desire to transition from employment to entrepreneurship.

When I can really pull forward with my own achievement making better income online, I feel I will have more of the "license" to delve into the kind of details others that are making full-time income can.

For now, I do help with the basics if someone comes on with these kind of questions.

Once in a while I ask questions myself, but I usually try to figure things out myself first.

I struggle as an online marketer. Sometimes I feel like it's just not for me, but I also have my up-times. Small of an income I do get, It's been consistent since April.

I definitely feel good when I help someone and make that person happy. It is a reward in itself. I do it because I note that perhaps half the folks on here who write profiles about themselves express their disdain for employment and the constraint it imposes. It's my way of rooting for folks who come on here with the dream of replacing that drudgery with what they enjoy, and truly being an asset to humanity.

WA is not perfect, but nothing man made is. Albeit, when you take a good hard look at this platform, notice it constantly evolves. The one thing that doesn't happen here is stagnation. It was slow in its earlier years, but over time, it has gained so much momentum that updates are almost a daily thing.

Note that true entrepreneurs are never satisfied with what they build. That's why they are so well-known for innovation. It's why WA is number one for online business training and community. As I've noted throughout the time I've been here and seen it in the Forum, paying it forward. It's always been here.

Today I was in my Journal and looked up many of the old sites I used to be subscribed to in 2004. Almost all of them are gone today. One, "MyMoneyMakingIdeas," so hot back then, is still there, but it's empty and it's for sale. I still have all the old emails from that subscription. Some of these folks started during the pioneer days of marketing on the Internet cerca 1996, 1997, etc. Sad!

Take not just the knowledge of building campaigns with you, be sure to take WA's spirit with you as well into your own businesses and very likely, you will come out on top in your niches as well.
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Daniel. Thank you for your inspirational words. It's good to hear that your income has been consistent for the last 6 months or so. Wish you all the best in making it go up steadily too.

Like you, I am inclined to try to figure things out myself - not always easy.
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tntgoodrich Premium
I am always happy to help folks who have questions. But being that I'm a newby I'm the one asking questions. And for the most part my questions get answered.
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betcha Premium
No worries, this is your time of learning the skills. Someday, you'll get to pay it forward. In life we can always be of help in every little way we can. We just have to find that opportunity. When it knocks, be ready to open your door. You'll never know you are helping an angel! Way to go!
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heart2hearts Premium
Hi Carson I really happy to be here ! Was searching two months ago informations about NE but I found a speacking of spams and WA gave a turn in WA never quit . I like it . Found true friends help always answers replied quickly ( takes time sometimes nothing can be perfect ) . I like it so much even like now I don't have time but coming regularly to see what is happening for learning every day something. The help factor is so important .Nothing can replace it . It changes the look we can have on ourself and others .The value of a community is priceless. Thanks for this beautiful work ! I thank also all the guyes who are helping me when I need !
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betcha Premium
The WA community is really priceless!!! Everyone can attest to that. What we experience here @ WA can never be replaced by any other companies because they don't have the sense of belongingness.
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stcajo67 Premium
That is why WA is so popular. The owners dont just think about their pocket books. In fact they know and they got it early. They set up this plat form and they know it pays great dividends for everyone involved.

I love this idea. Kyle and Carson are great ambassadors of this industry
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betcha Premium
That's right, Bucoha! K&C think of everyone's dreams and aspirations just like theirs. They live up to their standards ~great examples to emulate!
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Inspiration1 Premium
My compliments to Mr. Kyle and Mr.Carson for making the member rank based on objective considerations. A community can grow only when people take care of each other, and we always grow by helping each other. We shall keep this aspect in our mind and shall always try to help others to our capacity. That will make this place worth being in.
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betcha Premium
You captured the concept so well!
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Kyle Premium
At the end of the day, there is nothing that feels better than helping someone accomplish something. We all need to remember that we started somewhere and that by taking that second to respond to a discussion, to respond to a comment in training, to congratulate someone on a new accomplishment, or to respond to a live chat where someone needs help.

One thing I have found over the years is that when you can help someone, it pays you back in dividends. We all have something to learn, but we also have something to teach...but we all start somewhere. 11 years ago (probably just about today), I started my journey online and I know if I had the support of the awesome people here at WA at the time, I would have been able to speed my path to my goals drastically.

Thanks everyone for being YOU and I really do look forward to an exciting year ahead within the "community" here at WA!
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betcha Premium
You both started it so well, K&C! From the very beginning up 'til today, you keep paying forward. This is the spirit WA has that no one can beat...I thank you more for this unbeatable community in online business that gives everyone the opportunity to grow in all aspects of life. I still have some personal matters to take care of and I can't wait to be back here full time very soon!!!
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Paul Dean Premium
This place is unusual.

I've been on a number of networking forums where the idea is to scare a noob ****less in the first five minutes, then virtually run him out of town. Then there were the countless members who didn't want to be too helpful, because it was trade secrets they were giving away, and that would mean less business. I've seen so much aggression on business forums that I began to despair about the future of business online.

It's nice to be in a community where giving is the norm.
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jangee Premium
Hi Kyle - I am still new here at WA but already feel able to help a little bit.

Many of those joining are starting out on a brand new chapter and personal adventure, hoping to realise their dreams, change their own lives and that of their families. My initial goal was to make a reasonable living for myself, to be able to go into work and tell the boss what he could do with his job. I didn't really think about all of the other people out there trying to do the same thing and make a better life for themselves. It has been a huge eye opener for me that there could possibly be such a genuine and selfless community and a great bunch of generous folk willing to give you their time and pass on the wonderful knowledge and training that we see here on WA.

I'm looking forward so much to the next part of the experience and to the making of many more good friends.
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TopAchiever Premium
I can confirm that concept as a teacher - there is so much fulfillment in seeing a student succeed where they failed before. So keep your learning hat on, you may be able to help someone else one day because you were able to learn! :-)
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ramccracken Premium
Thanks WA! I'm a thankful member for all you guys have given me. I think everyone knows, and if they don't they need to wake up, that you and Kyle constantly update your business and genuinely care about people being successful in your program. I haven't ever seen an update that hasn't made this a better community. I have realized even with my own websites that things are constantly changing and not resist the change because the innovators are the ones that become successful. Thanks again Carson.

Ryan
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pdhquizman Premium
I have never thought possible that I would discover an online site that is so selfless in helping people succeed and avoids spam, advertising etc. Such a breath of fresh air. I wish I found you guys sooner before being scammed so many times. For the first time I feel that I can trust the community and be confident that I can get help whenever I need it! Thank you Kyle, Carson and all the members at WA!
Peter
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Carson Premium
Hey Peter,

Thanks so much for the feedback and support with what we are doing here at WA! A breath of fresh air is exactly what we have aimed to be, so it's incredibly motivating to hear you say that!

Really great to have you here as part of the community.

Carson
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pdhquizman Premium
I am very proud to be part of WA community and for the first time proud to promote any internet program as WA is a wonderful program to help small people become internet entrepreneurs. Thank you again for this opportunity!
Peter
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posinfo Premium
I think that internet marketing can be a lonely business. I think that the community aspect of WA is fantastic and should continue to be developed.
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Carson Premium
Hi Mark,

Yes typically Internet marketing is very lonely and secretive. When Kyle and I joined together to build Wealthy Affiliate we quickly found that sharing and helping one another was a very powerful thing.

We'll keep developing the community Mark, you can count on it!

Carson
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betcha Premium
You both have great chemistry that you were able to capture the spirit of sharing and helping as your first-hand experience. But I believe it was your selfless ambitions that made you extend the same spirit to the whole community. Way to go, Kyle & Carson. This endeavor will bring many lives to a much-awaited level of success in the virtual world! You have a legacy that we all can continue to share so that the whole world will be a great place to live ~because WA will become the converging zone! Oh, I can't wait for this to happen! Feeling excited! :)
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jangee Premium
Sounds fab and a great way to keep everyone involved and motivated :0)
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Carson Premium
Thanks Janice,

Motivation is contagious and definitely something that we aim to keep high at all times!

Carson
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Paul Dean Premium
(I thought that's how it worked anyway. Shhhhhh...)
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cvh Premium
thx Carson and Kyle,Nice. That's what WA is all about is learning and helping others,
hand in hand,working like a team
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Carson Premium
We are a team, and a powerful one at that! Thanks for the comment :)
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daniel44 Premium
That is a great community that you have setup so that any questions that newcomers have can be answered. I appreciate you going for the over 90% response rate for answers. The ranking is a great system to motivate users to contribute as an online marketing community. I recall being a member of WA I think 5 years ago, but did not engage and disappeared. Now that I'm back, I see how great your training is for the starter.
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Carson Premium
Welcome back Daniel! We have changed a lot over the years and rankings at WA has certainly helped build on the community aspect. The training has never been better, more clear, or more widely adopted! We're happy to see so many folks succeeding as they complete tasks and move forward in their training.

Thanks for the feedback!
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letsdance712 Premium
This is a great update!...WA ROCKS!! :-D
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Carson Premium
Thanks Terrika! Really happy that you're with us!
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RodneyW Premium
Thank you Carson and Kyle for a well informed and educated society. I am learning everything I did not know. On some things I was amazed I did not know them. WA rocks! I look forward to meeting you guys once the sells start churning!
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Carson Premium
Hey Rodney,

I look forward to meeting you as well and sales WILL come! Keep moving forward and focus on the quality of content that you post on your website. Once the traffic and rankings become more consistent, your revenue will follow suit!

If I can help with anything, please let me know.

Carson
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cld111 Premium
This is why I am proud to be affiliated with Wealthy Affiliate!
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Jaweda2k Premium
This is the reason why I am here!
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Carson Premium
...and we're very glad to have you James!

I look forward to following your progress and having the opportunity to help out in every way I can :)

Carson
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msdj8163 Premium
I have had issues with posting my page as instructed in training and then get no feedback. My message is very polite. I know everyone is busy on here but if everyone spent a half an hour to hour a week helping we could all move forward. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
We are not "perfect" but we are working hard to make sure everyone gets their questions answered! Many new features of WA will help with this. Everyone at WA is a team and helping one another helps the community as a whole.

With regards to posting your page, what problems are you having? Did you click the "publish" button within your website admin area?

Thanks for the feedback!

Carson
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blkcat Premium
Hi. I'm almost new to this business, but have stumbled upon some hurdles myself, maybe I can help you. What do you mean by posting my page?
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msdj8163 Premium
Yes the page is published. I guess posting is not the correct word. After we complete training Kyle has provide the link to the page from our website that we just wrote. I include a nice message asking for feedback and comments. However, my request goes unanswered. I then a day later I write another message asking for feedback and usually I will then get some response. It is frustrating to have to ask twice though. It is great that after a specific training that we send a message with our new link but frustrating when you have to keep asking for comments. Thank you for listening. Debbie
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DarleneJones Premium
Nice. That's what WA is all about is learning and helping others.
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Carson Premium
Hey Darlene - this mentality has been there from the beginning and is in the very threads of what makes up the WA community. We are working hard to make it easier and faster to help one another!

We grow and move forward as a community and I can tell you that folks at WA are the most trained affiliates out there - this is a big competitive advantage!!!

Thanks :)

Carson
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mikemaxwell Premium
Great article Carson! You explain so well everything that WA is. I want to thank you and Kyle for providing a stable and informative platform for people who want to learn, help and make money online. You guys are the best bar none!
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Carson Premium
Thanks Mike, those are powerful words and they are highly motivating for Kyle and I.

There is not a minute in the day that we and our team are working to improve the platform, the training, the tools, the website network, or the communication and this will never slow ;)

Much appreciated!

Carson
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