About Cbuffone
Joined April 2017
I am a Canadian, happily married father of two grown children, passionate about Life, Family, Nature, our Environment, People, Healthy Living, Food and Hockey. Having studied accounting and business I spent most of my working career in Food, Agriculture, Equipment Manufacturing, Automotive, Automation and Services Industries from concept to Customer and on the business side of Software.

The online business and marketing is all new to me but I have always wanted to learn about it. I believe I have come to the right place.

In a few short months I have been able to really get started and build what I believe to be a solid foundation to build an online income.

Training has been easy to follow, lots of information and help available for the asking.
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to the Community, Claudio, and thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you every success on your WA journey :-)
Rich
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DorcasW Premium
cbuffone; Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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Dmk71152 Premium
welcome to WA - thank you for the follow
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cbuffone Premium
your welcome
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JStrongArm Premium
Thanks for following! Good luck!
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gjshawk Premium
Nice to meet you.
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herman1g Premium
thanks i will follow you
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herman1g Premium
thanks i will follow you communityhelpingpeople.com
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cbuffone Premium
Thank you for the follow-up communication - you have made many valuable contributions, happy that we connected. All the best!
Greetings,
Claudio
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Loes Premium
Hello Claudio,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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BrendanB1 Premium
Hi Claudio, thank you for following me.

Have a wonderful day :)
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OrenL Premium
Hi Claudio, thank you for the follow back! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
Welcome aboard!
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ThomasPye Premium
Hello Claudio, thank you for the follow, im following you back. Welcome to wealthy affiliate. According to your bio you should do very well. I wish you all the best.
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pablocortina Premium
Welcome. You are in the right place. Great community and course. I am following you in return. Wishing you success.
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ZEGU Premium
Hi, Claudio, thanks so much for the follow. All the best in your projects and all the support you need is here. I'm now following you in return.
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MKearns Premium
welcome to my follow and WA. Enjoy the friending learning and success here!
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cbuffone Premium
Thx Mike, I am enjoying all of it.
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Kyle Premium
Claudio, 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 Claudio.
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cbuffone Premium
Kyle thanks for the message. For a newbie like me there is a lot to be taken in. I seem to be forging ahead thanks to the way you have structured the training, great examples and a community to reach out have been very, very helpful. I am working alone but I feel that I am not alone. Will certainly reach out if I get stumped. Offer is much appreciated.
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Kyle Premium
You definitely are not alone here, you are have access to 1,000's of folks at any given time here at WA. If you ever get stumped, reach out Claudio!
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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wweb53 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I hope things are going well for you today.
cheers,
william
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks for following me. Nice to meet you and I wish you all the best here at WA:)
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for the following! I follow you back!
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pipo22 Premium
thanks for the following :)
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back. Also I hope you success with your online business and your websites.
Thank you,
Bobby
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rene4me Premium
Much Succe$$:))
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cbuffone Premium
Thxc
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cbuffone Premium
Thxc
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy.
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Camber Premium
Thank you for following me. Pleasure to meet you.
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spurway Premium
Hello Claudio
thank you for the following. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here at Wealthy Affiliate
Cheers Sylvia
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dcasa14 Premium
Thank your for following me and best wishes for your continued success.
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EvaGallagher Premium
Thanks for the follow and I wish you success
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi, good to meet you and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures in 2017. Sue :)
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ChappyK Premium
Thank you for the follow.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for the follow my friend. Nice meeting you.
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cbuffone Premium
As I move forward WA, I have really enjoyed some of the inspirational messages and they have been helpful.

Thought I would share an inspirational writing that one of my mentors shared with me years ago....I have found it valuable, especially so, when I feel stuck, with difficult challenges and when faced with difficult obstacles. Hope it helps others.

Winners vs Losers

A winner is always part of the answer.
A loser is always part of the problem.

A winner always has a plan.
A loser always has an excuse.

A winner says: "Let me do it for you."
A loser says: "That is not my job."

A winner sees an answer in every problem.
A loser sees a problem for every answer.

A winner sees a green near every sand trap.
A loser sees two sand traps near every green.

A winner says: "It may be difficult but it's possible."
A loser says: "It may be possible but it's too difficult."

Author Unknown
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cwelliver Premium
I love that and it is so very true in all respects.
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ChrisShouse Premium
Thank you for the follow best of luck to you!
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kasage00 Premium
thanks for following me back!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Claudio,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community and thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated. Wish you all the best building your online business!

Mike
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best as you continue with WA.
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Felix7150 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Always keep in mind that time is money. The more time you spend on Wealthy Affiliate the more money you can earn. The more time you spend on your website the more money you can earn. Make the best of every available time you have and enjoy it.
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success.
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pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real online marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
Powerparadise
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Claudio? 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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PurrPower Premium
Hi Claudio,

Brad here again. I just wanted to followup with a specific example of an advanced strategy you can take advantage of here at Wealthy Affiliate that is not possible anywhere else.

A somewhat little known fact about Wealthy Affiliate is that the internal blog system here ranks highly in Google. If you are in your profile page reading this, then you should see a "My Blog" link at the top of the page. Go there and simply click on the big blue "Create a new blog" button to create your first blog post.

This is different from your own free blogs that you will create here using SiteRubix. The most well known aspect of the My Blog feature is that all your followers within Wealthy Affiliate will be notified of your new posts. That is how most people think about it and how they use it.

However, with the My Blog feature the blog posts you create show up directly on http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com. The posts are accessible there by anyone using Google (no need for them to be a WA member). According to the backlink checker I use, http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com has over 35,000 backlinks pointing to it from other websites. Type site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com into Google and you will find it has over 400,000+ pages indexed in Google. This makes it an authority site and gives it ranking power in Google.

Even better, when non-members access your WA blog posts from google you automatically get credit if they signup for Wealthy Affiliate (e.g. your WA cookie gets set even without your affiliate link, you get credit based on the fact that they visited your WA blog post).

And it gets even better. When non-members visit your WA "My Blog" posts, if they click on a link on that page it automatically opens a signup form for Wealthy Affiliate, where you get credit for that referral in the WA affiliate program. Even if they don't click on a link, that signup form pops up after 15 or 20 seconds of arriving on that page. Outside visitors can either signup or close the popup and continue reading your blog post. You can see how this works by creating your own WA blog post and visiting that page in a browser where you are not logged in to WA.

There is no other program out there that allows you to write posts directly on their authority site and make commissions from those posts. In your other promotions on your own blogs you can link to your My Blog posts without using your affiliate link, since you get credit anyway. There can be various advantages to this, as you will learn in later training here at WA.

The only caveat to this strategy is your My Blog posts should be helpful to the other WA members. You can't blog about dog training for instance, it should be about affiliate marketing, blogging and online business topics.

However, since it is all optimized to support you in making money from the WA affiliate program, this isn't really a downside. Just use your SiteRubix niche sites to promote niche topics like dog training, and use your WA Blog as (one way) to promote the WA affiliate program. For example, you could use one of your free Site Rubix sites for a favorite niche topic, and one for an online business related niche to promote the WA affiliate program.

Here is a link that explains more about how to make the most of this strategy:
Here is the next step in that training that shows how one WA Blog post is ranking in Google: Hope that helps!

Brad
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Madek Premium
Hey, Claudio!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come with me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
Cheers!

Madek
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network. Wishing you all the best :-)
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for the follow and best wishes for your success in WA.
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PatSID Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Welcome to WA, and wishing you all the very best.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
Steve
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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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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cbuffone Premium
Hi Kyle,
I have identified green products and services as my first niche. Concerned it may be too broad
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Kyle Premium
I would recommend that you narrow it down a bit, what aspect of "green products" do you want to help people out with?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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cbuffone Premium
Thanks Kyle, I will work on narrowing it down. Much appreciate the input and offer of further assistance.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Claudio, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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susanmacneil Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
I hope you are as well.
This is a wonderful site with tons of learning opportunities and support.
You will find a huge welcoming community of like-minded people who wish you success.
Welcome and enjoy!
Susan
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cbuffone Premium
thx
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PurrPower Premium
Hi Claudio,

I'm glad you made it! After you begin to see the powerful tools, training, and remarkable opportunities available here, I know you will be glad also.

Beyond giving you everything you need to succeed as an affiliate in your area of interest, you can also promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

With a strong recurring commission structure, and a product that people love, this is a dream affiliate program that you now have access to as a Starter Member.

Although it is worth noting that the commissions are double for Premium Members, so the premium upgrade is worth considering for that reason alone if you decide to pursue this aspect of Wealthy Affiliate. To learn more, click the black "Affiliate Bootcamp" button at the top left of this page.

If you are new to making money online, it will take you awhile to fully appreciate everything that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. If you have been struggling to get things working with your online business, then be prepared for some "light bulb moments" as you go through the training and begin to understand how the Wealthy Affiliate platform can accelerate your results.

I will follow up with you in a few days to give you a concrete example of an excellent advanced strategy that is possible here at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a strategy that is simply not possible anywhere else (check this page for that update in a few days).

In the meantime, I would suggest you take the following 3 steps:

1. Complete your profile with a brief description of your goals, and of course with a nice photo of your smiling face! This makes a huge difference when interacting with the community here.

2. For a quick look at how easy it is to setup your first website (which is the basis for any online business), I highly recommend you take a look at Kyle's excellent video on creating your first website right here within Wealthy Affiliate in under 30 seconds (yes, this really is possible!): 3. Complete the free training lessons and videos to get started with your first niche website. Just click on the green "Get Started Here" button on the top left side of the page.

The fastest way to get your questions answered is to take advantage of the live chat and the question area at the bottom of each training module. There are many members here willing to help out.

These ways are faster (than asking an individual person) because you are more likely to connect with people that are actually online here at WA at the same time you are asking your questions.

Even before asking however, the search bar at the top of every page in Wealthy Affiliate is great for finding answers. That is what I use the most. WA has been in business for over 10 years, so almost any question you can think of has been asked and answered already. The search bar is great for finding those answers,

Have fun in your first few days at Wealthy Affiliate!

Brad
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cbuffone Premium
thx
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