About Craigrut
Joined April 2017
My name is Craig and I live in Chicago. I've been in marketing for 10+ years, but mostly in direct to customer marketing on the corporate side of things. I'm interested in setting up my own shop mostly to expand my skill set, but it wouldn't hurt to make a few dollars as well!

I have some limited experience on website building, but none previous to WA when it comes to affiliate marketing. I used to teach English to Chinese students online and spent a good chunk of time developing reams of content and then trying to move it into a website completely free of charge. The problem I ran into was I had no idea how to build a website and nobody to ask for help! Things seem to be going far more smoothly here at WA.

You'll also note my profile picture of my poor scared cat Beastling. She acquired this name because she is a giant wimp and we wanted something that would make her seem scary and vicious! I was trying to teach her to go outside and she was just NOT having it at all. Don't worry, she's safe and sound and living the dream for the most part. I think that was the most traumatizing thing that's ever happened to her since I adopted her.
Craigrut's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
Any
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
10,000
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
10 hours a week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
Any

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
10,000

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
10 hours a week
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LoisWA2017 Premium
Hi Craig,

Welcome to WA. I wish you the best as you go through the courses.

Regards,
Lois
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craigrut Premium
Thanks Lois. Good luck with everything yourself! :)
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pribs Premium
Great goals, Craig! In time, you'll want to increase the amount of hours you're working per week to achieve goals this ambitious, but for now that amount of work is a great start! The sky is the limit in this industry, so your goals are more than achievable with a lot of hard work and sticking to the training.
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, I have to show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity to you and your family and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace

Frankie Trillz — feeling optimistic. — feeling pumped.
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craigrut Premium
Thank you!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Craig and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Craig, thanks for the follow and your comments on my site. I had initially thought of teaching Chinese online to English speakers but don't really know how to go about it. I searched around, became interested in the internet business and I found WA :)

Following you back and best of wishes to you!
Moon
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craigrut Premium
Wow, cool! Are you originally from China?

I think at this point teaching languages is a wildly competitive niche. I had a few friends that started PopupChinese.com and they had an impossible time getting their page ranked after years of constant content updates etc. There are just so many options out there!
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onebluemoon Premium
I'm from Singapore actually. Well, I'm putting the idea on hold and promoting WA instead, even though it is just as competitive. I'm building an authority site, so hopefully I can build up my own brand.
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craigrut Premium
Cool. Best of luck with it! I'm sure you'll do great. It looks to me like the most difficult part there is figuring out what key words are left to target in the space and then getting link building done. Honestly, no different than what I'm doing in mine :).

哦。你来自新加坡啊!我还没有机会去新加坡,但是我听说过那里很漂亮。我也听说过特别贵.
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onebluemoon Premium
Yup, still figuring things out. The first few months are the most difficult.
不知道可以打中文。新加坡是很漂亮,有空来玩啊。我也没去过美国 :)
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pribs 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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craigrut Premium
Thanks Ian. I am mulling over a couple of different ideas at the moment, none of which I'm decided on. Two I feel are larger topics and one I can't seem to figure out how I would target anyone. After a day or two I'll give you a shout if I can't make any decisions.
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pribs Premium
Sounds good, Craig! I'll be around if you want to kick those ideas around.
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pribs Premium
Hey Craig! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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