About Cbakker
Joined August 2019
Hello WA! I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNR, am a trained CMRP Reliability Engineer at a gold mine, and I am a weekend handyman/inventor/tinkerer on the weekends at home. I am born and raised in good ol' Nevada, raised on the family farm where my dad taught me how to work hard until it hurts, then keep going.

I began my adventures in eCommerce a few years after landing a job in the gold mining industry, about 2015. Tired of living paycheck to paycheck, I wanted to pick up a side hustle in 3D printing with the printer I acquired from an investor (thanks Grandma!). I have always been fascinated with 3D printing, and coupled with my skills in CAD and engineering, it seemed a good fit. I built a shop on Etsy, optimized SEO through Etsy Rank, and started making and selling custom items I designed and printed. Before I could optimize the store, I began a company with a family member to design, build, and sell a wildland fire fighting unit that is revolutionary to the industry. It was a fun experience learning the patenting process and being involved in designing such a unique and helpful product, but conflicts of interest forced me to back out from the business.

As I sit here now updating my profile description, I was led to Wealthy Affiliates through lots and lots of google searching, trying to find the best way to make money online. One thing led to another, and now I am extremely excited to learn all that I can about online business and being successful at it. The wealth of knowledge here is exactly what I need, and have been looking for, to pick up where I left off.
Cbakker's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
Enough to pay off my mortgage in the next 4 years, roughly 4K per month.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
Enough to quit my day job and live financially independent, after the mortgage payoff, 10K per month.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as necessary. I have a long commute to work and back, and three day weekends, to achieve my goals.
 
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cbakker Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
Enough to pay off my mortgage in the next 4 years, roughly 4K per month.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Enough to quit my day job and live financially independent, after the mortgage payoff, 10K per month.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as necessary. I have a long commute to work and back, and three day weekends, to achieve my goals.
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megawinner Premium
Realistic and amazing goals. Way to go!

I am sure you will find our WA fully packed with all the necessary tools to do your online business your website, internet marketing and finding the right keyword, niche creates traffic and produce earnings in many forms.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best.
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Braxtond Premium
@cbakker Awesome goals, sounds like we are in the same boat in our goals man.
Best of luck to you!
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cbakker Premium
@megawinner Thank you! I am already impressed with WA, I look forward to reading your blogs!
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cbakker Premium
Thanks! I wanted to be more specific, sort of like a SMART goal. Good luck with your journey too!
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Braxtond Premium
Exactly! My goals for now are small. Once I reach those goals, THEN I will go for the big goals.
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Carson Premium
Great goals Cody,

The first step to achieving success online is to set some goals and now that you have done this you can start working towards them. Your goals are absolutely achievable and realistic. Dedicate yourself to working through the training, taking action, and getting help when you need it.

I am personally here to help you and there are many others within the community that will reach out to help too.

You are already doing great, keep it up!

Carson
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sum77 Premium
I congratulate you on taking the step in adding your goals!

These are all achievable and I know you can do it. The little time that you give to this business will make you achieve all your goals set on here.

Take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful people within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for.

I will be available to answer your questions if you have any.

Sumani
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Cody And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will no doubt have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Also feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
Robert
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JWhite5 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates and being upgraded to Premium shows that you are serious about earning an income online Cody! You have selected a platform that is state of the art and on the cutting edge of technology that will get you anything you want out of life.The training here is unsurpassed!No other company has the blueprint for success ! Just apply the training and don’t try to reinvent the wheel.

Come in totally resolved that you will continue and not give up.You are about to embark on a thrilling and tremendous journey here at Weathy Affliates.The good part is that you are never alone and someone will be able to answer questions that you will have!
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium!

So happy that you have decided to take this step in your journey towards achieving your dreams. You will gain so much from being here.

The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)
It is NOT a race, if you treat it as one, then you will only cheat yourself.

Seriously, you have done well to choose Wealthy Affiliate. I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Many blessings & Much success

Frank & Tina (free4life)
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Cody,

Welcome to WA and the premium membership. It can make the difference in your life that you have been looking for, if you implement what they teach here.

I think you are going to see there is plenty of training on this platform rest assured it can seem overwhelming at times, but just work at your own pace, and go through it one step at a time: you’ll do just fine. Here are some locations that you can find addition training besides the two training modules:

1. Straight above in the black WA toolbar (the gray box just right of the WA icon) is a “Search Box” that has a cornucopia of information anything A-Z about online entrepreneurship, website design, and other aspects relevant to your new online business. You can find all that information and so much more hidden in that gem.

2. “Live Events” tab on the left – here you will find Jay’s weekly Webinar advanced training they are held on Friday evening 8 pm US Pacific Standard Time is when the live events happen or you can wait about 12 hours then (under the same tab) the recorded version will be available to watch.

3. “Live Chat” tab on the left side - if you cannot find your answer in any of the platform’s resources you can always ask in the member’s 24/7 “Live Chat” (please remember these members just like you).

4. “Help Center” - Issues with billing problems or membership inquiries should be addressed under this tab. This is where you will submit any ticket for site support also. Here you will also locate your premium coaches Carson, Kyle, and your referral affiliate.

WA is a “NO SPAM ZONE”, they consider posting your Domain name/URL/Social Media links/links to your own blogs/logo/company name without being asked to do so, as “self-promoting or spam” here, and this action is not allowed anywhere on the platform. Here is a link the Kyle’s posted copy of the WA rules:
There are a couple of spots that you are allowed to openly post your Domain name or URL (but no logo’s or company names are to be posted anywhere on this site) on the lower far right of your profile page there is a spot just for them (not in the profile introduction itself) you can also post your social media links there on the lower right area as well, and then for your URLs there are 2 platforms which can be found by clicking the websites tab on the WA home page and they are site feedback, and site comment.

What most members do is put all their personal links in the lower right-hand corner of their profile page then when you ask someone to look at your site they will know right where to go to find the link as long as you are both following each other.

Once again, welcome to this wonderful community!

Living Life Large, Calvin
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi there, congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (not scary lol) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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RGerritsen Premium
Hello and welcome to WA premium. I have been here for a month now. The training is brilliant and the community is fantastic - encouaging, supportive and give excellent advice.

We are rooting for your success.

Good luck and please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Renée
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bjjohn Premium
Welcome Cody, I wish you much success.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us.

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost.

Now I know why.

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in its training programs.

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed.

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster.

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly.

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.

Cheers!

Edwin
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Stanleycmng Premium
Hi,

Glad to meet you and welcome to WA.

I am follow you and hope to connect with you here at WA. Wish you success!

Your friend,
Stanley
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Cody, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to. For a quick answer, pop into Live Chat where you will find friendly and helpful members from around the world, with different areas of knowledge and expertise.

Wishing you every success, Diane (in the UK)
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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JKulk1 Premium
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Congratulations on going premium. Jim
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Mick18 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium.

You've made a great decision. There's a lot of wonderful training here, along with a helpful community to help you along the way.

I wish you all the best,
Mickey
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NicholaJames Premium
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Hi Cody,

Welcome to premium membership! You have made a great decision to upgrade to premium and with this membership you will have access to more training, tools and you will receive greater benefits at WA!

Much success on your journey here at WA!

Kind regards,
Nichola
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megawinner Premium
Thank you for follwing

I am sure you will find our WA fully packed with all the necessary tools to do your online business your website, internet marketing and finding the right keyword, niche creates traffic and produce earnings in many forms.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best.
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megawinner Premium
Hi! All the best. Welcome to the WA community.

I am sure you will find our community filled with friendly WA members and fully packed with all the necessary tools to do our website, internet marketing and finding the right keyword, niche creates traffic and produce earnings in many forms.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Cody and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Cody, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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