About Cbuffone
Joined April 2017
I am a Canadian, happily married father of two awesome grown children. We have two beautiful young granddaughters that call me Nonno and call my wife Nanna - Italian for Grandpa and Grandma respectively.

I am passionate about Life, Family, Nature, our Environment, People, Healthy Living, Food and as a Canadian, of course, crazy about Hockey.

Having studied accounting and business, I spent most of my working career in the Food, Agriculture, Equipment Manufacturing, Automotive, Automation and Service Industries - dealing with issues from initial concept to delivering to Customer. I have held various positions in Operations Management, Global Purchasing, and Logistics and also on the business side of the Software Industry solving operational challenges with custom software.

The online business and marketing world is all completely new to me. I do see it as a massive opportunity in a very rapidly evolving and quickly growing space. I have always been interested in it and have wanted to learn about it, yearning to become a part of it. After my short time here at Wealthy Affiliate, I believe that I have come to the right place in order to accomplish my online goals.

In just a few short months, I have been able to really get started and build what I believe to be the solid foundation that I believe is required to build a viable online business to generate income. I quickly learned and was guided to follow the training and apply it. You cannot skip steps. If you put in the effort into this, you can start earning very rapidly - You really do reap what you sow.

Wealthy Affiliate has been of huge value to me in the few short months that I have been a member. The training has been on target, it is easy to follow and I have easy access to lots of valuable information - Help is easily available from experienced members for the asking. The Community here is second to none. I feel like I have been welcomed into a big new family. The pay it forward mindset philosophy is very evident in all that we do here on a daily basis.

I wish you all, the very best and the greatest of success on your online journey and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Claudio and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and had a look round you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 380 blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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cbuffone Premium
Robert, thank you for the valued offer. Yes, it is a steep climb, particularly for someone who knew next to nothing about online business.
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haroda Premium
Thank you for your following!!! Thank you for sharing yourself in the profile. You mentioned about food. My daughter is totally into Poutine and got my whole family into it also. It's hard to find them here in Orlando. Disney Springs just recently open a kiosk that sells only poutine. We visited and they are so yummy!!!
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cbuffone Premium
Thanks for connecting and the message. If you guys like Poutine, you have to come north, I am in Ontario, Canada, we do Poutine ok, but the province next door, Quebec invented it and can't be beat.

All the best,
Claudio
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haroda Premium
Definitely!!! My whole family is looking for an excuse to plan a trip to Canada.
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arielharris7 Premium
Hello Claudio, many thanks for following me..and since you have some experience on me..i wondered if I could ask you to please look over my website and comment on the site?
and or leave me ideas or things that need to be fixed on private message or on my WA page...
its success-full-living.com
thank you! its lovely to meet you! ariel
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cbuffone Premium
Happy to take a look and let you know and I will PM you.

Not sure how far you are in the training and if you had come across one of the valuable features here at WA, there is facility for Site Feedback.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback
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TomassAff Premium
Hey Cbuffone,

Stopped by to thank you for connecting with me, I appreciate it!
Haven’t spent full 24 hours here at WA, every new connection, is worth celebrating, haha.

Occasionally the tasks and challenges you are facing, may appear more complicated than they really are, whatever you are working on right now - You Got This!
Best of luck.

See you around!
Tomass.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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cbuffone Premium
Thanks for the welcome. I will certainly check it out.
All the best.
regards
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Claudio! Nice to meet a fellow Canadian!
Regards,
Shawn
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Cindyda1 Premium
Thank you for connecting with me. I am new here and it's good to hear you have had a good experience since you joined. Mine has been good as well even though it's only been less than a week! :-) Look forward to many more good experiences here for us.
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cbuffone Premium
Welcome aboard and thanks for connecting, I am just a few months in - knew nothing about this online biz, learning a lot...the challenge is finding the time to git er done to meet the Goals I set out. I wish you all the best!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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