About ColleenF1
Joined September 2017
Hi! I am a stay-at-home Mom and a part-time waitress, with an excellent husband and three beautiful children. I am very excited at the possibility to make extra money on the internet.

My passions include but are not limited to: books, plants, The Ocean, photography, Science and of course Family.

I have chosen to present a comprehensive website on everything there is to know and do at the beaches of San Diego, California.

I have accumulated endless amounts of photos through the years, and I am currently enjoying myself by visiting and documenting every one of the beaches in San Diego on the 70 miles of coast- hence the name 70milesofcoast.com. So far I have over 90, with about ten more to go!

I am hoping that my site can be a go-to reference, so I have lists of all available activities that are offered, from a list of fishing piers, coastal Nature Centers, Beach Clean Ups, and my personal favorite- a complete list of all beaches linked to Google Maps.

Talking about Google Maps, I am also a Local Guide. In essence, I add my beach photos to the App, and I receive points from views. So far as of 4/11, I am averaging about 8000 views a week! If only I could find a way for everyone to come to my site, so I am going to try a new strategy and write reviews on the App as well. We will see how this is going to work out.

On an end-note, if anyone has any good advice on blog writing, please do not hesitate to comment. I am so intimidated, but I have been able to write 25 posts so far. Also, I am interested in selling my photos, so again if anyone can suggest an excellent platform, I would appreciate it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Good luck to us all!
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

Kisha
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ColleenF1 Premium
Nice to meet you too Kisha! My pleasure and good luck!
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you, Colleen! Nice meeting you as well.
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Lez01 Premium
Thank you for adding me to your WA network Colleen. I too have amassed a huge collection photographs covering a wide variety of outdoor subjects. I haven't attempted to sell any images but I've downloaded pics from http://pixabay.com , they offer users of your pictures the opportunity to make a donation to you when using your pictures. Best wishes for your continued success here at WA.
Les
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much for the information Les! I appreciate it very much!
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YumaBloggers Premium
That's one great blog you have. I live in Yuma Arizona about 2.5 hours from you and see that you are on the right track advertising tourism offers but I also see that there is not much for local businesses. Add a page to sell advertising directly. A good travel blog can make $300-$1300 a month off a single advertisement when it is laser targeted like yours. Look for offers like restaurant reviews and other local paid post as well. The companies will come up with the content and pay you to place it on your blog around $50-$100 per post as your traffic continues to grow, and you can charge an extra fee to write the post in your own words if the company prefers. A local Hotel or Car Rental can earn tens of thousands of dollars off your blog and would love to advertise with you now that you are established and generating highly targeted traffic.
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much for the information! You have given me much to think about!
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Colleen. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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lottie17 Premium
Hi Colleen!

Thanks for the follow, I appreciate it! Let me return the favor by following you back!

I completely understand your passion for the ocean. I lived by the water in California for nearly 2 decades and recently moved back to the midwest to be near family. I miss the water tremendously!

I wish you all the best success in your online endeavor and look forward to following your journey!
Christina
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you for your kind words, Christina! I wish you continued success as well!
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lottie17 Premium
Thank you! Have a wonderful day!
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Norman3J Premium
Hi Colleen,

Thanks for adding me to your network! Following you right back!

I think the concept for your site is excellent and full of potential. Plus you seem to be asking the right questions to leverage it to the max.

I'm sure you'll do well!

Thanks, and all the best,

Norman
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you for reaching out Norman! All the best to you as well!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Colleen, just came from talking to you about image size. I like your website. You will be adding more photos to your gallery? I bet you have some lovely ones.

Have you thought of having some made into postcards or prints. These often do well and you could sell them online.

Even T-Shirts do well with a good image.
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much, Helen, for your help! I appreciate it so much. I would love to try and sell my photos as well as other merchandise. I have been going over my photos right now and needed to resize for Shutterstock. I am not too sure about everything, but I am powering thru! Do you have any suggestions on what platform to use? Thank you :-)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Why don't you ask the platform question to all the members. I haven't sold images so am not a font of knowledge on this.
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ColleenF1 Premium
will do Helen! Thank you!
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi, Colleen and thanks for the follow. I've done the same.

With your experience and love for San Diego, I would think you will do well so I hope all IS going well and goals are starting to be reached.

All the best as you continue this journey and always,

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much, Wayne! I very much appreciate your encouragement. Good luck to you as well!
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Wayne66 Premium
You're welcome. By the way, my wife and I spent Christmas and New Years in San Diego about 20 years ago. Had a wonderful time. I think we should do the same for our 25th anniversary.

All the best
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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ColleenF1 Premium
My pleasure Jonathan! Good luck to you!
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gypsylyn1 Premium
Wow, Colleen. How lucky you are to live where you do and get to do what you do. I live way over on the other side of the US in South Carolina. But as far from he ocean as you can get in S.C. I do love the ocean. Our famous ocean is Myrtle Beach. We sometimes call it Dirty Myrtle. Because the ocean there is a dull gray color, not a pretty blue, not clear. I still work 12 hour shifts at a hospital, hopefully one day I can make
a decent living from online. Good luck with your photos.

Lynda
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you, Lynda! I have to admit that I do live 22 miles inland, so it can take an hour to get to the coast. I still count my blessings though ;-)
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GinaU1 Premium
Hi, Colleen. Enjoyed reading your bio, and I absolutely love San Diego and think it's the perfect niche.For as long as I can remember, I wanted to visit and finally got the opportunity last summer. I fell in love. Wish I could live there 24/7. Wishing you all the best in your journey at WA.
`Gina
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you, Gina! I wished I lived closer as I am an hour away! Thank you and best to luck to you as well!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Collen and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and had a look round you may have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the training and keep referring to it but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Madek Premium
Hey, Colleen!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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ColleenF1 Premium
I will Madek! Thank you!
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Madek Premium
Great, Colleen!

You rock! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's go ahead! Cheers, again!

Madek
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beachwood Premium
Hi! Thanks for the follow! I followed you back and I wish you massive success in all of your endeavors! I am an east coast surfer living in Virginia Beach but love traveling to San Diego on surf trips. My favorite beaches there are Blacks, Windansea and Sunset Cliffs. Beautiful area!

Chris
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you, Chris! I love those beaches too! In fact, I just took my girls to Blacks Beach for the first time last month...we are still in shock seeing all the nude bodies! Check out my site as I have pictures from all of those beaches as well.
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Colleen. My dad knew a guy who bought photos at estate sales. He sold them on Ebay. Search on Ebay to find some of the sellers, no shipping cost just Ebay fees.
There are several sites that post pictures for sale, they take a percentage of the sale.
You can make your own website, just protect your pictures from the dreaded right click.
John
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you, John! I need to look into all of this.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Colleen. Nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your profile. Welcome to WA and to my network. Thanks for following me back. If you get stuck as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask our awesome community for help. There is always someone who knows the answer and will be happy to help you. Best wishes for your WA success! Carol
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you, Carol! You too!
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Loes Premium
Hello Colleen,♫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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ColleenF1 Premium
Thanks! I will check it out!
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi Colleen,

You did a post on Google Local Guide, which I have left several comments on.

I knew nothing about it until I read your post, so in effect I have hijacked your post, but you have some good answers now (from others).

I think this warrants a follow from me to you!!

Steve
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Colleen,

Nice to e-meet you! Thanks for adding me to your network. Congrats on going Premium. The writing activities are my biggest concern. My friends encourage me: "the more you write, the better and faster you become at it". I am trying to believe them. :) I wish us both great success. Yes, good luck to us all!

All the best to you and your family,

~ Julia
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ColleenF1 Premium
Hi Julia! I hear you on the writing part! It has been taking me well over 10 hours per post. I see a little progression on my part. I am still only on Course 2. Good luck as well and thank you !
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HosannaBiz Premium
Hi Colleen,
I had a look at your site, great photos(:
You have the site rubix without a link below your post, you may want to delete...
Can't comment as I can't find a "contact us" or comment box(:
None of your photos are linked, say to WA with your affiliate link(:

It's quite normal with all the urls for photos!
cheers & blessings,
Eric
HosannaBiz
Australia
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much for looking. I really appreciate it. How,do you go about to have a comment box?
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 

HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

Dave
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ColleenF1 Premium
I can not thank you enough Dave! I am about to go through Affiliate Bootcamp. Take care
Colleen
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McWord Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me!

You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best, Colleen!

mitch
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you Mitch! May I ask you a question? I would like to have a photo gallery on my site...is there a particular theme that works well for this? I am very new and have just been playing around. Thank you!
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McWord Premium
I'm not aware of any specific themes that are conducive to that. Most bloggers will have dedicated pages for their galleries.

The following training written by Marion Black may be of use to you. Hope this helps!!

mitch
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you so much Mitch!
Take Care
Colleen
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cdawg989 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Your hard work will help you achieve your dreams of financial freedom, and all of us here in the community would love to hear about the passions you wish to share with the world. Best of luck to you, and feel free to reach out if you have any trouble!
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ColleenF1 Premium
thank you!
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Colleen,

Just dropping by...

How are you getting along? Let me know if I can help in any way. :)

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If you're still not sure whether it is possible to make money with the training in Wealthy Affiliate then these posts might be interesting: Colleen, now is the time to seriously think about your goals and what you want to achieve by starting the Wealthy Affiliate training.

By upgrading to Premium right now, you get 61% discount (only $19) for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, which gives you access to ALL the courses, tools, support and community.

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Premium really does massively boost your online business! I'm a Premium member (since April 2014) and will always be. :)

Talk soon!

Kevin
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you for reaching out Kevin. I will most likely upgrade tomorrow.
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ColleenF1 Premium
Quick question. I am doing my very first keyword rich article. My question is, do I mention certain businesses in the article. For example... my site is Petite Women's Shoes...I am writing about how hard it is to find small shoes. Do list the companies that offer them? Thank you
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kevinmj Premium
You will include the company name or brand name if it is part of the specific keyword you are putting into each post. An example would be "jimmy choo petite women shoes" or "valentino shoes for petite women"

This way you'll be able to write a lot of content for many brand designers.
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kevinmj 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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ColleenF1 Premium
Hi Kyle! Thank you for the email, and sorry I did not get back sooner. I have been working over the weekend and have just start back up on my very first Keyword post. My niche is Petite Women Shoes and my question is: Do I include the name of certain businesses which carry such shoes, be it brick and mortar stores on online sites? Thank you. I will be upgrading to Premium tomorrow. Another question would be, will it be 49/month after the first month?
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ColleenF1 Premium
Please except my apologies Kevin!
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kevinmj Premium
Sounds like you have chosen a great niche Colleen. You can definitely take this passion and turn it into a successful business with some direction and a little elbow grease here at WA. We are all about turning a passion into a business and that is what our training is going to walk you through.

The main aim is to include the specific keyword in each post. The keyword may include the brand name so you will include it in the post.

Yes the monthly price will $49 after the first month.

If you ever need any guidance with the training then please don't hesitate to drop me a reply.
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Colleen, how are things going? I'm Kevin, I got a notification that you just joined through my site so I'd like to welcome you to the Wealthy Affiliate community!

You must be eager to get started with WA, therefore the first thing you need to do is complete your profile. Here's a quick video explaining how to do it: Once you've completed your WA profile you'll need to get started with the first lesson: You're in a good place right here at Wealthy Affiliate to learn all about affiliate marketing and how to build a successful online business.

You'll get access to first-class training, tools and support, even if you're new at this.

I also want to offer you a bonus if you do decide to take us up on our Premium offer. Our Premium membership is like nothing else that is out there in the industry and will truly help lead you to the ultimate success in online business.

HERE IS 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 61% 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.
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But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Again, welcome and please reply back with any questions you may have!

-Kevin
P.S. What's your No.1 goal you want to achieve here at WA?
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ColleenF1 Premium
Thank you Kevin!
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kevinmj Premium
You're very welcome Colleen! I'm glad to see you've made it here to WA! I look forward to working with you and if you ever need help with anything then let me know.
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