About Clarerubel
Joined January 2018
I'm a retired business owner from California. I enjoy the outdoors, meeting people and dancing. I've been a workaholic all of my life but, now, I just want something enterprising to do.

I'm currently compiling a book entitled, "Everything I Know" as a testament to what I've accomplished these past decades.

I enjoy writng and have wanted to be an online marketer for years.

I believe that my forty years in business has taught me three important things, 1) Marketing 2) Finance and 3) New Customers. I imagine, these three can be applied to online marketing, as well.
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sns1977 Premium
Ok so what you need to do to personalize your Google+ is to click on your profile, then click the about link. Another window will open up.
On the left-hand side under your name, there will be an edit pen to the right of Sites, click on that. Another window will open up.
Then click on the custom URL and update to whatever you want if it isn't taken. Google will let you know.
If you have any other questions let me know. Good Luck!
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clarerubel Premium
Thank you, dear. Let me try it.
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clarerubel Premium
Yea. I'm not finding it. Maybe, I'm not "qualified".

I, already, messaged google about this.

Thank you, sns1977.
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sns1977 Premium
Your welcome. Im sorry its not working for you I hope you get it worked out.

Shwana
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Loes Premium
Hello Clare,♫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 for 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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clarerubel Premium
Yes. I am pleased as punch to be a part of WA. And, I like that you're so forthcoming with your help.

I'm going to check out the top-rated blog, right now.
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clarerubel Premium
Here's an interesting factoid:

"7 Million In Affiliate Marketing Revenue Was Produced By One Influencer In A Single Year

Jason Stone, better known on Instagram as Millionaire Mentor, generated $7 million in retailer sales between June 2016 and June 2017 through affiliate marketing alone. The creator has been clear in stating that he only participates in affiliate marketing campaigns that fit his audience’s interests. In his opinion, affiliate marketing is most successful when influencers promote products in line with their personal brand and particular niche."

ref: http://mediakix.com/2017/09/affiliate-marketing-statistics/#gs.r9MovKY
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atoledo808 Premium
Hey congratulations on the move to WA Premium! There are a lot of great tools to help you grow your business, my favorite is the ability to host up to 25 websites, that in itself is worth the upgrade. The community is so supportive, if you need any help please reach out so we can help you. Welcome!
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clarerubel Premium
Thank you. You're so kind.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Clare my friend:
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates Premium, a great community to learn how to make your websites and make some Money out of them. Besides the Lessons, there are huge amounts of information and a helpful community eager to help one another. I am following you and invite you to follow me and work together helping one another to our success my friend.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio
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clarerubel Premium
Hey; Good to hear from my southern neighbor!
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Clare:
Best wishes to your success my northern neighbour and yes. you can do Marketing, Finance and New Customers here at WA my friend.
Cheers.
Eugenio.
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clarerubel Premium
Ok. (My mom's name is Eugenia. Good name.)
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eosegueraf Premium
Did you know it means "good origin" (in Greek): Eu = good, Genes = origin.
Hi to your Mom.
Eugenio.
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clarerubel Premium
Wow. I did not know that! She will be pleased to ear it. I will say "hi".
Thank you, Eugenio
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eosegueraf Premium
You are welcome Clare.
Eugenio.
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Clare,

Are you getting the system down yet. If not, click the green Certification tab and start taking classes.

This can be information overload and that's OK, that's how all professions are when first getting started.

That's why I like taking the daily classes and watching the weekly webinars.

I've grown a simple blog into a passive income source.

Follow your passions, and you can do the same.

Let me know if you need any help with ideas by clicking a reply to this comment.

Todd
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clarerubel Premium
Hi! I'm on Course 1; Lesson 7-SiteContent.
Thanks for checking in.
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Clare,

I see that you got your account set up here at WA. Congrats!

I really believe the key to this business is designating a set amount of time to your education.

If you consistently work on the Getting Started course, you'll build your website and online business at the same time.

Here's one cool success story I want to share with you so you see that making money online is a reality. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the place to start.

It'll take you through the whole process.

Just click the green "Get Started Here" button up on the left.

Best of luck and keep working towards your goals.
Todd
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clarerubel Premium
I thought that's what I was doing. If not, what course AM I doing?
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tmaltz Premium
I’m sure you are on the right course. If not, here’s the course...
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clarerubel Premium
Yea, Todd. I'm on Lesson 4
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tmaltz 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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clarerubel Premium
Yup, Todd, you nailed it. That's were I'm at.
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clarerubel Premium
In reading the course material on "niche", I came to the term "voice over IP". It is used as an example. I had to go to wiki to clear this up. I have no experience with this technical term, so am feeling a bit dull.

I'm plan to let Kyle know about this.
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clarerubel Premium
There are some gems in books that no one (but a few) have bothered to read. I think people need to know about this so they can avoid the Doctor.
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tmaltz Premium
Exactly, all your job is to help people within your niche.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, where the training is, by far, the best anywhere! It begins at the Green Get Started Here button. Make your way through the modules and implement all you learn. It's a terrific platform that guides you to success.

Stay determined and motivated and watch step-by-step as your business comes together! I wish you all the very best and glad to connect! See you around!
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clarerubel Premium
Thanks, herinnelson. Appreciate the kudos. One thing I've noticed so far is all the enthusiasm amongst the members. I like that. C
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herinnelson Premium
Great energy here at WA!
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Clare,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA).

My name is Todd and I referred you here to Wealthy Affiliate through my website http://LearnToGrowWealthOnline.com

I hope you really enjoy WA and take time to check them out, there's a ton of training and great info here.

Absorb it like a sponge.

I personally started by taking classes one day at a time and then simply took action on what I learned.

The results?

I couldn't be happier with my online business.

I Make Money While I Sleep. It's Awesome!

That being said, before you start making money, there are three things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions and interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their financial goals.

- Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach at WA.. 2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button or just click this link.. .

This is the first course on the Wealthy Affiliate Entrepreneur Program, and the next best step you can take.

This is where I started my online business and I think you'll be pleased with the results.

3) Don't be afraid to ask questions. WA is a super friendly community, especially to newbies, so there are no dumb questions here.

Remember that you can ask any question you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here..

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

I'm going to follow you and here's my Wealthy Affiliate profile if you want to contact and/or follow me back.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tmaltz

You have everything you need here at WA to create a successful online business, you just need to take advantage of the education, community support, and TAKE ACTION on what you learn.

I wish you success with your online business and goals.

OH, please click reply if you have any questions or need any help.

Cheers
Todd
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clarerubel Premium
Todd;
I travel, too. And this may go on for some years as I'm recently retired. So, I have a q. for you. How many hours should I spend (without out-sourcing) once I'm at the maintenance stage of this business? I imagine it'll take @ a year and half for the initial, establishment stage. I'm just curious if traveling and setting up this business is realistic.
Clare
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Clare,

Good question but a lot of this depends on the person. It depends on how good of a writer you are and how well you know SEO.

All these things are taught here, but it takes people different amounts of time to develop their skills.

I was (and sometimes still am) a slow content producer. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist so this can hinder that.

I was traveling and living in Colombia when I started my site. I spent 40 - 50 hours working on my site per week and spent 9 months on it before I was done with WA's training program.

I spent another 3 months and on my 100th publication, I found my first writer. Since then I've written maybe 2 posts but I've edited and done the SEO on every single post.

Now I"m just scaling what works and reinvesting into my site from what I earn. This method produces faster results.

I have no problem taking off for 2 hours and busting out some keyword research and writing a post while traveling, but maybe that's not for everyone.

Anything that you can do online can be integrated into traveling. I've done it myself and know 100's of others that do it as well.

Hope this helps, if not, let me know.

Best,
Todd
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clarerubel Premium
Thanks, Todd.
Makes sense.

I haven't done much with SEO, but I like to think I'm a "quick study".

Luckily, I've attempted these courses before (@10-15 yrs. ago) so have some familiarity. Which brings me to my next question.

Are we, essentially, marketing to other Marketers? I don't have a problem with this. I'm just curious.
Clare
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Clare,
I think there's some confusion here with WA. WA has two courses, I encourage everyone to go with the main training program called the Online Entrepreneur program. This teaches you how to develop a niche website, learn keyword research and targeting keyword that your niche is googling. Then build out that site and send traffic to helpful affiliate products within your niche. This can be about any niche in the world.

The second program is Bootcamp and I wouldn't recommend this to you unless internet marketing is your niche that you absolutely love.

This is to promote WA and other online training programs. This niche is extremely competitive and takes a long time to break into. So unless you're good with a years worth of work and little money, I would follow your own niche and passion.

I've got a blog about this topic on my profile called Newbies Don't Join Bootcamp if you want to check it out.

WA will teach you to put up a cool site, bring in free and paid traffic, convert that traffic to sales. The niche is your choice.

Best,
Todd
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