Do you like to say "welcome" to the new members?

Last Update: June 14, 2016

I do. Why? Because it's an opportunity to see who referred them to Wealthy Affiliate. I always scroll down their profile, and most of the times I find Kyle's welcome message. But, there are also others members, in the same position.

What do I do then? I check their profile, and if they have published a website, I read an article or two. I want to see what are they doing/writing in order to gain referrals.

Do you welcome the new members? If you do, why?

I appreciate your answer and I wish you success in referring 300 people to WA (if your site is promoting our learning program). Las Vegas will be yours!

Cristina

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Marcel92 Premium
Here is what use for new members and also the new ones following me.................
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Hello and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members. A great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running..

Marcel....
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Paulbonyon Premium
Well yes I do like to welcome the new members, that's how I help to pay it forward. Contributing to the " Eureka! " feeling of someone else like what the community did for me!
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KatieMac Premium
Good advice Christina I welcome new comers as I feel it is nice to touch base had not thought of looking to see who had referred them though
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Cristina11 Premium
Katie, it is easy to look at the newcomers profile because they have not yet a lot of "welcome" messages.
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SadieChan Premium
Hi Cristina, Never thought of that, Maybe that's a good way of learn from the experience ones. Thanks for the tips. Regards Sadie.
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Cristina11 Premium
You're welcome, Sadie!
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GlenPalo Premium
I do like greeting new members! I like to see people from around the world and what their interests are.
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Cristina11 Premium
Me too, Glen! Thank you for commenting, have a nice day/evening!
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Calmkoala Premium
As I have been here about a month and remember how I felt being very new, quite bewildered and appreciative of all the supportive messages I got, I do try to welcome new members as often as I can :)
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Cristina11 Premium
Wonderful, Sue!
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PSheridan Premium
I do - love meeting people from all over the world. Also love seeing what their interests are. There are so many awesome people here its hard to keep up.
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Cristina11 Premium
Indeed, Peter!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
That's a good tactic, Christina. Very smart and thanks for visiting my website ;)
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Cristina11 Premium
Jay, how many sales to Vegas?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
249.
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Ultimateless Premium
I welcome or leave a message for every person I follow or for every person who is following except if they haven't written anything in their profile or they are a shadow.
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Cristina11 Premium
Good job, Michael! Still in the UK?
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Ultimateless Premium
Yes Cristina, until Thurs week...thanks for asking!
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kenway Premium
I thank all those that follow me new or old
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Cristina11 Premium
Thank you for your comment, Wayne!
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SteveCrozza Premium
I don't welcome new members either. Have to draw a line somewhere, for me that is one line I don't cross
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Cristina11 Premium
It's ok, Steve! I've read your profile and I guess you're doing enough!
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Loes Premium
I am not active in welcoming new members, I do follow everyone back who follows me and offer them any help they need, personally. Therefore, I get a lot of help requests by PM, I simply haven't got the time to do more:)
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Cristina11 Premium
Loes, I really don't know how you get the time to be active and to help others!
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CathyS Premium
In all honesty, I generally do not welcome new members. Sounds horrible, doesn't it?

But in truth, there is so much to learn and so much to do when you join WA until it can sometimes be overwhelming. So I honor new members with my silence and I don't bother them.

However, I'm always here to help and most people know all they have to do is PM me and I will bend over backward to get them headed in the right direction.

Am I the only one who views welcoming new members this way? :-)
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Cristina11 Premium
Cathy, it is not at all a bad thing. Imagine a situation when all active members do that. It seems frightening for a newcomer, and we don't want them to leave our community, isn't so?
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Tezsie Premium
I´ve done when I was asked to. But yes, good idea to do it more often.
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Cristina11 Premium
Tezsie, seems you are very active; congratulations for your "Top 200" rank!
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Ecowarrior Premium
I try to welcome new members as much as possible to offer support , however there have been a lot of new members and unfortunately I cannot welcome them all!
Cheers, Lisa
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Cristina11 Premium
Lisa, to say welcome to all seems impossible to me.
Do you know that there are two members who actually can do that (of course, except Kyle and Carson!)?
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JudeP Premium
Hi Cristina, I always welcome new members just to let them know they can ask for help if needed :)
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Cristina11 Premium
I saw you do it, Jude! Thanks for stopping by, have a marvelous evening!
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HarveyBrown Premium
I like to welcome newcomers to WA, because I was in that position myself. It is a bold step they have made and it is always warming to know that someone recognises that.
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Cristina11 Premium
Thank you, Harvey, for your comment!
I remember when I signed up, was impressed by the giant wave of "welcome."
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