About Cbarnes1
Joined July 2016
As a real estate investor and internet junkie, I have made money both offline and online with different businesses.

I learned that there is no quick way to make money unless you get lucky and your at the right place at the right time. It takes a lot of work, no matter what your niche is.

After having a successful dropshipping business and burning out from the day to day complexities of running it, I stepped away from the web for a short time to decompress.

Then I discovered affiliate marketing.

Many of the problems that I really didn't want to deal with such as shipping products, handling customer issues and being stuck to one location were eliminated with affiliate marketing.

So I joined Wealthy Affiliate and set up my blog to take advantage of the affiliate marketing business model.

Sell others peoples products without the headaches!

This is a great way to make money online and I look forward to networking with others interested in doing the same.

Chris
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1) I would be happy earning $2000 per month to supplement my current income.

2) I would be ecstatic earning $5000+ per month which would be more than enough for my current lifestyle.

3) Currently I have time to dedicate to this program, so I would conservatively 2 to 3 hours per day.

The challenge will be to stay focused!
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cbarnes1 Premium
1) I would be happy earning $2000 per month to supplement my current income.

2) I would be ecstatic earning $5000+ per month which would be more than enough for my current lifestyle.

3) Currently I have time to dedicate to this program, so I would conservatively 2 to 3 hours per day.

The challenge will be to stay focused!
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Carson Premium
Hi Chris,

These are great goals and I know that you will work hard to achieve them! One of the most important aspects of building a successful business is having goals so that you always have something to work towards!

Keep on taking action within the community as you have done here, you are well on your way!

I am here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions while you get started. I look forward to helping out!

Carson
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mobader Premium
Brilliant. You are a step closure to finding good legit income. These goals are achievable with some good work. Good luck and keep it up.
Donot hesitate to ask for help if required.
Mohammad
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JasonJF Premium
I see that you have set your goals- they are looking real good and is also attainable here. As you mentioned; staying focused will be a challenge but once you have a real desire to achieve your goals you will burn all bridges and make your goals become reality.

I wish you great success along the way and do remember that we are here to help you out as much as possible; all you need to do is ask questions for clarification.

To your success,
Jason.
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Hey Chris! Awesome system you have in place to bring people to Wealthy Affiliate. I was researching Legendary Marketer and landed on your page, you changed my mind to do this. Lets keep in touch, I may have some questions soon because I plan to promote Wealthy Affiliate itself and I could use some of your expert advice. Thanks again man,

Marco
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cbarnes1 Premium
Hey Marco glad to see you here.

It doesn't cost $1,000's to learn affiliate marketing.

Its a process of just learning the different steps and Wealthy Affiliate teaches how to get a website built as well as how to create content to attract visitors.

We are all learning as we go.
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JTA1212 Premium
Hi Cbarnes, good to meet with you.
Enjoyed reading your biography. I previously did dropshipping on the Ebay platform, but did not enjoy dealing with returns and managing customer services.

Pursuing affiliate marketing and I am here for the long haul. I have built my niche website and busying publishing content to my site.

I wish you all the success on your journey.
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cbarnes1 Premium
Thanks for the follow I am following you now.

Dropshipping takes a lot of energy and is twice the work of affiliate marketing in my opinion.

With affiliate marketing all you need to do is create content to get traffic and monetize.

Compared to dropshipping where you have to do multiple things all at the same time while having a lot of expenses.
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JTA1212 Premium
Absolutely! Have a great weekend.
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ETakyi Premium
Hi Chris,
Good to meet you. I'm excited and encouraged by the level of welcome received from the WA community, It really feels like being at home.
With your help, I'm ready to learn all I need to create a successful online affiliate marketing business,
I say Yes! to our success.
Euphemia
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Hi Chris, please tell me what are the chances of making any money with WA without being premium. I know that one only have the opportunity to create 2 websites whereas when you're premium you have 25 websites that you can create that obviously gives you ample opportunity to make money.
Another thing that I would like to ask you is how long has it took you to make money online with WA since you started. I see that you roughly started 3 yrs ago. Now I'm not referring to serious money. I'm just talking about $50, $100 etc...?
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cbarnes1 Premium
It is possible to make money as a free member and I have seen it done but the odds are much slimmer than if you were to go premium.

The main reason being that as a premium member you get the support and help from the community.

Whenever you have a question or just need help regarding particular problems with your business you will have members that can guide you.
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Thanks Chris. Much appreciated.
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I am doinh FES , fiancial education services, Metaleuca and MCA , motor club of america with FES being my flagship How can you help me with these MLM ventures Or am I in too deep? I am also doing Avon to learn and teach my fiancee IM when she arives in march 2019 I am totally green and feel overwhelmed Is there any help for me?
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cbarnes1 Premium
I am not involved with mlm myself but I will say that your in too many of them.

If mlm is your thing then I would choose one company that you believe has the most potential and concentrate on that.

Currently being in so many you have spread yourself too thin.

Wealthy Affiliate which you have signed up here is an affiliate marketing training program.

There are some people here that use it to grow their mlm business.
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I am doinh FES , fiancial education services, Metaleuca and MCA , motor club of america with FES being my flagship How can you help me with these MLM ventures Or am I in too deep? I am also doing Avon to learn and teach my fiancee IM when she arives in march 2019 I am totally green and feel overwhelmed Is there any help for me?
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Joanneered Premium
HI Chris, Just wanted to touch base and say thanks for the welcome. The 19 dollar discount you told me about is definitely too hard to pass up. I ran into a hiccup with my bank account, but Its looking like it will be all straightened out by tomorrow. As soon as I get the word , I'll be signing up with premium for sure. In the meantime, im off to continue on with the training. Thanks again, looking forward .
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cbarnes1 Premium
Great and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.
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I'm dead broke and a definite asset to your outfit in whatever way you could see fit. Look me up on FB Lorne Adams I'm the one sitting on top of Eagle Rock. Let's do this. I'm not joking in any way, shape, form, or fashion. I'd like to offer my services.
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House2017 Premium
Hey Chris, I feel really bad about this but i have to leave : ( You have all been so great. I really don't want to loose all the work i have done and I have a hostgator account i was just wondering if you knew how to transfer my websites because it says they are locked. Thanks
Jess
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cbarnes1 Premium
Sorry to see you go but I understand.

Yes you can transfer your site to host gator and there is training for that.

I would contact support and let them know that you will be moving your site and ask them how to unlock it.

On the left side you will see the "help center" link. Just click on that and you will see the support link.
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RodneyJr Premium
Hey Chris, I have a question for you. Can you tell me more about droppshipping and how you make it work with Wealthy Affiliate; I thought about dropshipping eons ago but I always thought it was complicated. Can you tell me about it and what you have made and done to make your dropshipping business a success?
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cbarnes1 Premium
I actually haven't done any dropshipping in years (2011).

I did it for 4 years and had some success but it wasn't what I really wanted.

I was stuck dealing with customers and many other small tasks such as updating the website, dealing with vendors as well as returns.

Profit margins for the products I was selling were low which didn't help.

I wanted a business that I could run from any location without all the everyday tasks that come with a dropshipping business.

That is why I got into affiliate marketing.
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RodneyJr Premium
Oh ok. Smart transition Chris, it's what I did too when the headache that was freelance writing and the money started degenerating.
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Loes Premium
Hello Chris,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

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

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Hi Chris,

I'm really excited to have stumbled across your page, leading me to WA. RIght now, I'm trying to set aside as much time as I can outside of my 9-5 to get my page going. How long were you active on WA until you finally saw meaningful income?

Thanks for reaching out!
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cbarnes1 Premium
Hi Stevie,

For me was about 1 1/2 years due to the fact I didn't really put much effort into writing content in the beginning.

I also chose the bootcamp course which is the make money online niche. It is very competitive and you need a lot of content before seeing any results.

I would like to try another niche because I have some ideas but not sure if I have the energy now.

Anyways how quickly you make money really depends on what niche you choose, some luck and the amount of time your able to dedicate.

There are some people that have made decent money after 6 months.

Here is a link to some success stories for motivation. Chris
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
You'll do well here & we're in good hands!
Best wishes...
Steve

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Robert-A Premium
Hello Chris and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You will probably know by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve. Therefore can I suggest you browse some of the 240+ blogs I have published within WA.
I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck creating a site or anything else, you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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cbarnes1 Premium
Thanks Robert.

I browsed some of your articles about SEO this morning and I would like to learn about optimizing pages and articles.

So much to do, so little time!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Chris
I know you're just starting out but It doesn't pay to just browse those blogs of mine Chris.
You must have commitment, dedication and put in maximum effort to make money online.
This said you also have to take the WA training and lessons one step at a time and fully understand one before moving on to the next.

So you are right in a way - so much to do, so little time.

That last bit isn't exactly true because you must always go at your own pace.
Any faster and you WILL make mistakes and these can be costly.

Now I leave you to get stuck in and if you need help, tips or advice then get in touch.
Robert
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Kyle Premium
Chris, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Chris.
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cbarnes1 Premium
Thanks.

I am just going through the material at a steady pace and learning as much as I can.

Trying to stay focused is the hard part. Sometimes I catch myself jumping around, then I back up and slow down to get back on track.

After boot camp I plan to start a niche site for some products.

Chris
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Kyle Premium
Sure, sounds good. Just don't feel like you need to learn everything at once to succeed online. You can be very successful online knowing a mere fraction of what there is to know. ;)

If you ever need a hand with anything just let me know!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Chris? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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cbarnes1 Premium
Things are going well. Just finished signing up for Amazon affiliate account.

I plan to become a premium member shortly!

Have also found a good niche keyword that I would like to start marketing asap!
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cbarnes1 Premium
Kyle,

Was there an option to make one payment for the whole year at a discount versus the monthly payments?

I thought I saw it somewhere but it is only offering me the monthly option when I try to upgrade.


Chris
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Kyle Premium
You can upgrade to yearly once you are a monthly member ($359 per year, which works out to $29 per month average). You will see the "Upgrade and Save" button within the main menu or you can visit this page directly to move to a yearly membership (upon going Premium).

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

The yearly membership will be pro-rated, meaning any extra time you have left on your current month will be applied as a discount to your yearly membership Chris. :)

If you have any further questions do let me know.
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JasonJF Premium
Hey Chris,

How are things today? I was just passing through your profile to say hello again.

I hope that you are enjoying your training so far here at Wealthy Affiliate.

As usual, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me or anyone else that you feel comfortable with.

Most of us here within WA started out by asking a lot of questions and that has helped us in so many ways.

Have a blessed day today.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :-)

Best,
Jason.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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JasonJF Premium
Welcome, Chris to Wealthy Affiliate!

Great to see you here! I am Jason and I look forward to helping you with any question you might have, and of course, help you to achieve success!

It´s great to see that you are ready to start. I want you to know that you have made a very wise decision to try things out here, there is no better place to be if you want to make money online and I know you will do great!

What you do to get started is very simple:

1. Set up your account.
2. Go to “get Started Here” course!

You find it within the main menu (BIG GREEN button).

Or, with this link here:
The key to success is to interact and ask a LOT of questions! I promise that you will get ANY question answered!

The training is going to be the core of your success, you will be given GREAT step-by-step instructions on what to do.

Each lesson also got an associated (easy to understand) video walk-through that is going to SHOW the EXACT process.

What does it take to succeed here? Stick with it and DON´T give up!
Put at least 6-10hour/week on this (more if you can) and things will start to fall in place very quick!

Remember to ALWAYS ask for help if there is something you are not sure of!

I have never experienced a community online that has so many friendly and helpful people, this is something that you are going to notice very quick! There are thousands of GREAT people here, you can learn from them, they are willing to help, and basically all of them has had the same questions that you have at some point, me too :o)

BONUS!!

If you decide to become more serious and go Premium, you can, of course, do that whenever you want. However if you do it within you first 7days you are going to get the "action taker" bonus, your first month for $19!

I wish you great Success Chris!

~Jason.
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cbarnes1 Premium
Thanks Jason! Great to meet you.

Looks like a great place to learn and meet people. There is a lot info here and I hope to get things started within the next few days.
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JasonJF Premium
Great to meet you too Chris. Take your time to soak up all these valuable information and ask questions when you need to.

Glad that you are here with us!

Jason.
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