About Coolcity
Joined July 2013
Hi, I'm Gary, a UK member used to selling on ebay and Amazon but hoping to set up a successful affiliate marketing site, the main difference being that I am entering an extremely competitive market rather than a potentially untapped niche market. However I believe the resources do exist to help me accomplish this with a little handholding and hopefully WA will prove to be one of those valuable resources.

Sorry about the dodgy pic, there are very few of me because I'm usually the one behind the camera!
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My income goals would be around the same as Naripon's, or the UK equivalent of. It's a little trickier in the UK because around $1,000 a week would put you into the 40% income tax bracket (from 20%) , and sales of over about $115,000 a year means you pay 20% sales tax on EVERYTHING you sell regardless of the profit margin which is why you are flogging a dad horse on ebay or Amazon. You could sell $100,000 of goods but easily finish up with under $20,000 at the end of the year. I know, I've tried.

That's why I want to get into internet (or affiliate) marketing. Whatever time it takes is fine by me.
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My income goals would be around the same as Naripon's, or the UK equivalent of. It's a little trickier in the UK because around $1,000 a week would put you into the 40% income tax bracket (from 20%) , and sales of over about $115,000 a year means you pay 20% sales tax on EVERYTHING you sell regardless of the profit margin which is why you are flogging a dad horse on ebay or Amazon. You could sell $100,000 of goods but easily finish up with under $20,000 at the end of the year. I know, I've tried.

That's why I want to get into internet (or affiliate) marketing. Whatever time it takes is fine by me.
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Carson Premium
Hey there! You can definitely achieve your goals and I know that you are dedicated to making them a reality! I love to see when people are willing to spend as much time as necessary because it truly shows the dedication and motivation that you will need! You can run your entire business here at Wealthy Affiliate no matter how big you want to take it. I look forward to being here to help along the way.
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EduCard Premium
Hi Gary, I'm now following you!
Just wanted to say thanks because your blog on UpdraftPlus was a life saver! BackWPup was stressing me out, it wouldn't do anything of what I told it...
Once again, many thanks! Stay awesome!
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cookma54 Premium
yeah ... I have no pictures either ... I like to take them, but I don't like to be in them. I may have to just bite the bullet tho because I need at least one good one for my about page.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Gary for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA.
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coolcity Premium
You're welcome. Although I won't be here for too much longer it makes sense to follow somebody at the top
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Bunn Premium
thanks fur the follow back Gary,,,,,appreciate ut
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djlv Premium
Cheers Gary! Thx for chiming in on my post about the multiple page reviews.. appreciated.. the learning continues! :~)
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coolcity Premium
You're welcome. It's an interesting question, probably one of those to which there is no answer depending on your niche and the product, etc. etc.

I've decided that where a product I am reviewing is not ranking, or is ranking poorly and not showing any signs of movement, that I am going to rewrite it.
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djlv Premium
sounds like a sensible strategy Gary.. there's most probably also opportunities with some products to write additional reviews that may look at the product from another perspective and focus on another component..
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coolcity Premium
I should have posted it on the original thread really, but the deeper I get into this the more it seems to mostly revolve around producing good content. The trick is producing as much as possible whilst retaining quality and originality.

My personal view is that too much and the reader will get bored and leave, but I guess the only way to really tell is when you start to get thousands of visitors and then see how long they are staying on the pages they are viewing.
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Alohafam Premium
thanks for the follow :)
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow. (UK - Essex here).

Relax and take one step at a time, you are climbing a ladder - so slowly does it!!

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

There is everything you need to become successful right here!

Why not read my profile, and my daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Have a magic day!

OldMule
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coolcity Premium
Thanks for coming back. It was the 20 years experience that caught my eye.

I'm in no rush, I've been self-employed for over 25 years and I don't need to be rich, just comfortable, and have been close a few times to the monthly figure I have in mind but never quite been able to sustain it for one reason or another.

This is what I have wanted to do for a long time though, so another couple of years isn't going to make any difference.

I'm building a large (1,000+ page) site rather than a smaller blog type site as I am in a major highly competitive niche.

A lot of "experts" have told me I'll never make it. A lot of experts will be proven wrong.
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OldMule Premium
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Would love to see you do just that!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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speedking Premium
Hi Gary, welcome here at WA its by far the best and many thanks for the follow .........lots of luck and good wishes to you !
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AnnieB Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for the follow. I thought we were already connected. Sorry for delay in getting to you - I've been AWOL again! Visiting mum in hospital on and off for a couple of weeks and other "fun" stuff, eg school hols.
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coolcity Premium
Thanks Annie, I know how it is! Hope your mum is feeling better.
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Pro2100 Premium
Hi Gary, How are you. Thanks for the follow mate. Will follow back my friend.

Russell
Australia
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coolcity Premium
Hi, you're welcome, I read a few of your posts, good to read from somebody who has stuck at it over time, always helpful.
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Pro2100 Premium
Thanks Gary I tell you my secret. PM
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Mytoptech Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for following back. I see what you mean about being the one who takes the photos...lol
Linda
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coolcity Premium
Hi, yes I looked through thousands of those digital photos we seem to take and store up but never do anything with and there are very few of me! But the wife is much better looking than I am on photos so I have no problem with that :)
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uakoko Premium
PS...Do add your website under Websites by Coolcity. Everybody should see it....
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coolcity Premium
Nice of you to say so. I don't publicise it on here because unfortunately there are always people on these type of sites that are looking to steal ideas, much as I would love to ask people's opinions of it. Th tricky bit is making it work, it's one thing to design a decent looking site but unless it gets results it means nothing, but it is encouraging to know that those who have seen it tend to only have good things to say about it.
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uakoko Premium
WOW, Gary! I had no idea I was talking to a MASTER! I feel like a little kid who was trying to give advice to a Guru on a mountain! Your website is absolutely gorgeous, so well written, so loaded with information and just so darn pretty. I am totally blown away. I know I'm gushing, but I don't think I've ever seen such a great website. I think it's an absolute masterpiece. When I am able to afford a mobile phone, I know just where I am going to buy it...Well done!
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uakoko Premium
Hi, Gary! I've been a member of WA for a year, but I just fooled around too much. That's why I was so proud of my first affiliate page. It was the first time I ever did bullets, I'm ashamed to say. I found WA just by accident when I was surfing around. I had been trying ...more or less...to learn to be an affiliate for the previous eight years. So when I came across WA, I knew what it was...Pure GOLD! I signed up with the $19 deal..Rich made it in one year from the time he started, but I guess he didn't do any fooling around. There is so much interesting stuff on the internet, but I learned my lesson. Now I'm putting my nose to the grindstone!
Thank you very much for your good advice. I appreciate it very much. I'm really going to try to make this year a lot different form the last, and I will take your advice to heart! Thank you again...
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coolcity Premium
Sorry, I misread your starting date and thought you had joined a few days ago! I'm pretty much the same, bought my first computer well over 10 years ago now with the aim of using it to make money online, though not knowing how, and apart from trading on ebay and amazon I never have known until I found this place. I don't earn much yet because I am taking on a highly competitive sector so know I will need a large website of hundreds of pages to even start to make an impact, but the thing is I found what I was looking for all these years - the knowledge i need to do it!
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BuckTaylor Premium
Hello, Thanks for adding me to your network...

You now have a Professional Website Developer at your side. If you ever need any help with your website I'm here to assist you if I can.

Thanks again
- Buck
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coolcity Premium
Hey that's great - jeeeze, where to start! A few months ago I had never even heard of Wordpress but internet marketing is always what I wanted to do, I guess for similar reasons as you, and it had to start somewhere.

Good to know there are people around to help, much appreciated. I've figured out most of the basics but am not good with ftp and never know where to look for stuff or what to do when (if, usually) I find it.
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BuckTaylor Premium
Check out a blog i wrote about some really good free WordPress courses. You might find them very useful. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/bucktaylor/blog/wipe-those-wordpress-worries-away-free-training-courses
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coolcity Premium
Cheers Buck.

"Customizing with Child Themes
Editing Your Theme’s CSS Using Firebug"

That's the sort of stage I am at, I am well past the basics, it is just the time it swallows up that is the biggest issue but I guess it is just part of the learning curve.

I generally do a search and use the forums. I'm not a big fan of video training to be honest, I find that by the time you have got to the end of the video you have forgotten half of it and there are times when you can sit for 20 minutes watching a video and find out nothing you didn't already know.

But my biggest issue at the moment is installing my customised theme onto a new Wordpress subdomain. Because it has been customised (by somebody else) I don't know where to find the necessary information but those two videos look like a good place to start.
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Mytoptech Premium
Hi Garry, nice photo.
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coolcity Premium
Hi, thanks for following, that's a nice thing to say. I didn't think it was the best but in truth I don't really have that many photos of myself as I am usually the one taking the pictures!
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Crystal2010 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Funandeasy Premium
Hi Gary nice to meet you! I am sure you will find this community very helpful and rewarding, no to mention all great people here. Best of luck! Milena
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coolcity Premium
Thanks Milena. I appreciate you following. Best of luck.
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M W Mihalicz Premium
Hi Gary, pleasure meeting you. Thanks for following and I'll see you around the WA community. All the best
~Matt
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coolcity Premium
Thanks for following Matt. It will be interesting seeing how you get on with 7 dogs to look after. I've found that just the one we got six months ago brought my ambitions juddering to a halt, at least temporarily! Amazing how much time they can take up.
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KD6PAO Premium
Thanks for the follow Gary!
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coolcity Premium
You are very welcome
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Gary. Just saw a comment of yours and came to look you up. I hadn't realized that you are in the UK. I am a seller on Amazon Marketplace. Have far too many books - but postage is so expensive now that by the time Amazon have taken their share there is hardly any money left for me.

Anyway, I am following you now and wish you all the best.
Isabella
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coolcity Premium
Hi Isabella. Thanks for following. Yes I know all about postage costs, and the annual price hike is due at the end of this month. If you sell a lot have a look at Amazon's FBA, I used it to great effect. Also consider a franking machine or PPI prepayment, postage is a lot cheaper if you are selling enough - it's a lot easier than it sounds - but my future is in internet marketing, I'm determined to get away from amazon and ebay no matter what.
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me back. I don't really sell all that much - just my own books that I have too many of. But I'll look into your suggestions and perhaps spend a few hours putting more books on. But, as I say, it's not a business for me.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow wish you every success
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coolcity Premium
You too Katie, and thanks for your comments, much appreciated.
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Jenna7 Premium
Thanks for the follow. :)
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coolcity Premium
You too Jen. I liked your profile, I always find it inspirational when people look for answers to their problems instead of complaining about them. You are in the right place here, great training and no scams and I'm sure it will remain so. Good luck.
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coolcity Premium
Thank you for following Jenna, sorry it took so long to get back to you, I only log in here sporadically these days - so much to get through, so little time!
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Jenna7 Premium
Don't worry, no problem! I have not replied to some people on my profile once only because I had thought I did, lol! Oops..........but fixed now. No worries about getting back to me-you did anyway with your reply below-also I do agree there is a LOT to go through on WA and it makes it really crazy if you are not on often. :)

Have a great day!
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Nam Premium
Hi Gary, thank you for the follow and your kind word. There are so many things to learn that I feel as if the learning progress has just begun. As you said, the market for affiliate is saturated, however there are many doors still. For example, DOG is a large niche to be explored. Noah.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Nice to meet you Gary. Looking forward to working with you.
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MyJobKiller Premium
Welcome Gary , if you need anything , just reach out ! Looking forward to seeing your success in 2014 !
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DaveAckerman Premium
Thanks for the follow, Gary. Wishing you a successful and happy and healthy year. - Dave :)
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jatdebeaune Premium
Welcome Gary. You've been here a couple months, hope you are enjoying it. There is much good here. Did you sell products on Amazon? I just started doing that. I wish you great success building your affiliate business. Thank you for the follow.
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coolcity Premium
Haha, that's nice of you to say so. I like to think I do my best.

I must admit I thought we were already following too! I wish you every success at WA, like me I think you know you have found the right place.
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betcha Premium
Hey, Gary. I can't believe I wasn't following you. You are such an awesome guy. Thanks for all the support that you have been giving around, me included! More blessings to you!
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Hudson Premium
Hi there. Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. If I can help you at any time going forward please just ask,
Regards
Hudson
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coolcity Premium
Haha, where to start....but yes, thank you.

I enjoyed the "Housekeeping" blog. I think it is always worth remembering that a website is like your job, it is never finished.
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Phil52 Premium
Hi Gary. Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. If I can assist you in any way, I'd be more than happy to oblige. Have fun here and cheers! Phil.
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Visions Premium
Just read the Follow you, follow me, enjoyed that article. Keep up the good work.
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for the follow back
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ramccracken Premium
welcome to WA and thanks for the follow

Ryan
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Dan R. Crouch Premium
Hi, Gary, I appreciate the follow. I am just getting my website up and going but if I can help in any way let me know!
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jespinola Premium
Hey Gary. Welcome to WA. My name is Jorge and any question let me know :)
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coolcity Premium
Thank you
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jespinola Premium
Noprobs Gary. :)
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coolcity Premium
Thanks Devan, I missed this one.
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Kewl Web Premium
No problem! :)
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coolcity Premium
Thanks Devan, will take a look.
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Just checking in to say a quick "Hello." Will stop back and spend more time next Sunday. I have used up my allotment of socialization time. (I had to place myself on an allowance because I would forget to Work!) :-) Have a great week! Sherry
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Josh Perks Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for the follow:)
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divazona Premium
Hi! Thanks so much for the follow!
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egonsarv Premium
Hey Gary, thank you for the follow :) Just curious, how did you find WA and why did you chose to settle on it?
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coolcity Premium
Hi, I just stumbled across WA while reading a review for some other site to be honest. I had always wanted to get into affiliate marketing (as it's better known in the UK) but have struggled to find the advice I needed. The fact that I had just started a Wordpress site but didn't really know how to use WP, then found the resources and support in here instantly told me that this is the place I had been looking for.

Wonderful profile by the way, I wonder how bad the world would become without people like you around. An inspiration to everybody.
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ericrk7 Premium
Hello Gary, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA!

Eric
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MikeyB Premium
It is dodgy, would you buy from this man lol.....
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coolcity Premium
Well I won't be putting it on the website haha
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MikeyB Premium
lol.....I am sure you are a stellar example of a man and a human being...
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crazytrain Premium
What's going on Gary,

I read your post in "How long has it taken..." and noticed you have a similar background in the trades as I do ( I'm a former self employed gas fitter from Canada) and came to the very same conclusions about how I was in a dead end situation with body hurts piling up and feeling the need for change.

Luck to you
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JPMorgan Premium
Hi Gary and thanks for the follow. I believe no matter what niche you have chosen you'll be up to make a go at it with the great tools available to you at WA the keyword tool and its ability to dig down to find keywords for your niche will be a great help to you. Don't worry about your picture you look better than I do. Wishing you much success here at WA.

Bill and Lynn
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Kewl Web Premium
Hi Gary! Thanks for the follow. I have a sister living in England. I hope to visit someday! I am looking forward to hearing more about your success! Cheers D.
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EricBeins Premium
Hey Gary, thanks for you follow, good to see that you believe in your team (England). But you always can go for Scotland, Wales or Northen Ierland. Why is it that Great Brittain is the only country in the world that have multiple entries in any sport event Gary. Good talking to you mate. Eric.
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coolcity Premium
Haha, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are like the enemy! It is strange about the multiple entries but it is 4 different countries. But in the Olympics we are Great Britain.

Football is strange too. In the English leagues we have teams from Wales but Scottish and Northern Ireland are not allowed. One English team has always played in the Scottish League.

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EricBeins Premium
Not always true, if they win medals they be come part of great Brittain, if they lose they are on their own though. Ha ha.
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coolcity Premium
LOL yes that's true :)
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Darryl64 Premium
Hey coolcity, thanks for the follow and I wish you MUCH success here at WA!
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coolcity Premium
Thanks for following back. I am going to be doing a blog on following soon as it's a feature we all participate in to varying degrees but doesn't get enough recognition in my opinion.
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Darryl64 Premium
I am looking forward to reading it!! :)
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Rick Jantz Premium
Really enjoyed your blog today. So glad you're here.
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coolcity Premium
Thanks Rick, good to be here. It's been an amazing week, I almost feel as if I have won the lottery!
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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bullet Premium
Hi Coolcity nice ti have a fellow brit onboard, thanks for the follow
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coolcity Premium
You're welcome. I'm from Manchester originally too!
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Lee Gamelin Premium
Hi Gary. I'm honored (or honoured) that you have chosen to follow me here at WA. Have great success with what you will learn at WAU! Best regards, Lee Gamelin
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coolcity Premium
Thank you Lee, response sent on your profile.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Gary - thanks for following an old Antipodean! Not sure where I'll lead you, because I'm a rank newbie and just starting out! See how we go, eh? :)george
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coolcity Premium
That's the one, let's see where it takes us!
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maryson Premium
Hello, Coolcity, welcome to WA and thanks much for the follow.God bless you.

maryson
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following me Gary. I wish you success in WA! Let me know if you have any questions
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livleadluv Premium
Appreciate the follow, good luck with your plans:)
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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Willow Tech Premium
Hello, thank you for following me.

Have a nice time and take care.
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dancegoddess Premium
Heya there, thanks so much for the follow and welcome to WA!
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wtbee2013 Premium
Well you came to the right place. I think with your background on amazon and ebay you should do well...

Please tell us if you need anything. We are all here to help

God bless
Kymee
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coolcity Premium
Thanks, in my head I know what to do, putting the website together (I have already enlisted the help of a local designer) and researching keywords and so on. Much of it is on hold really until the design is completed but I am going to have a play with the website designer on here, maybe put together a couple of related blogs.
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cm8719 Premium
Welcome and good luck
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coolcity Premium
Thanks - but with the resources available here I don't think luck will have much to do with it!
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Carson Premium
Great to have you here at WA!

Today is your first day being part of a community that has everything you need to learn all about Internet marketing, online business, and earning revenue from the NET. I always like to welcome new members personally, so here's my official "WELCOME"!

I'm here to help if you need answers to questions, or if you need some guidance at any time.

I'll leave you with one suggestion to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course located on your dashboard or within the main menu:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

This course is going to help you really understand how Internet marketing works and how we suggest you get started.

Talk to you soon!

Carson
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Kyle Premium
Hey there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

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 59% 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.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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coolcity Premium
Thanks. I'm one one those who has 'intended' to make a living online for years now but never quite got going. There seems too be a wealth of information on here, I am quite surprised I haven't come across this site before now.

Just one question for now. Prior to sign-up I thought I read about an option to upgrade to Premium by paying an annual fee rather than a monthly one, is that still possible?

Regards,
Gary
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Kyle Premium
That is definitely possible. After you take us up on our $19 offer, you will be able to upgrade to yearly if you like. You can do so right way and the $19 will be deducted from the yearly amount (the unused portion). This is a good savings over monthly and something that you will want to consider if you are going Premium.

It is wonderful to have you here and I am glad you did find WA. Everything you need is here within the community to start a business, build your business and grow it to any level you like.

I look forward to working with you :)
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