About Curtizmo
Joined January 2018
Hello Everyone,

My name is Curtis. While working in the corporate world in sales for the past 17 years, I've had a side online business for two dedicated products (automotive and fishing) that I own, manufacturer and sell online via dedicated websites, Amazon.com and some smaller retail stores. Recently, the side business has turned into a full-time business for me though which is very exciting but also terrifying in some regards.

In addition to the dedicated products I own and sell, I've also been looking to add new online revenue streams. While looking for online business opportunities, I came across WA (liked what I saw) and decided to pull the trigger and try it. I've enjoyed every minute of it!

The training has been good and I've learned quite a lot. Within my first month at WA, I was approved as an Amazon Associate and have already started making affiliate income from Amazon which is nice.

I'm also working on major big box store deals and TV commercials for the two dedicated products which is exciting as well. The plan is to hopefully get those in big box stores and then use the teachings from WA to help drive sales of my products on Amazon.com even more and in big box stores from my dedicated websites through increased web traffic, better content creation and social media marketing. I also want to additionally monetize my sites with ads and affiliate marketing links from other complimentary products in my niches.

Latest update: I recently added an additional online revenue stream which consists of client online brand development (website creation, social media platforms, blogging services and online advertising campaigns - AD creation and copy, sales funnel creation and email list development).

To good health and success!

Cheers,
Curtis
Curtizmo's Accomplishments
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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
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wendyg53 Premium
How exciting that you're already making money online! I hope you're enjoying WA and all it offers. Thanks for connecting, I'm following you back. :-)
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ErfolgOnline Premium
Hi Curtis,

Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network. I hope that your WA experience is going well.

All the best wishes, health and much success!
Andre
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Loes Premium
Hello Curtis,♫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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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you for this info! Best of luck!
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JudsonH1 Premium
Hi Curtis, you difficulty have the background for this since you are in marketing with online experience. Now your just upgrading your skills and changing gears...good for you. Sounds like you got some good advice to share in the community of WA. Welcome!
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you, best of luck!
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onlineflow Premium
Thanks for Your follow, Curtis
My best to you,
Abe
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks for the follow Curtis. Best wishes on your success here in WA and your other ventures!
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ElianeLima Premium
Thanks for the follow, Curtis!

All the best,
Eliane
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Curtis!
Thanks for the follow. Following you back. Wish you all the best in your journey and endeavors!
Regards!
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Curtizmo Premium
Same to you! :)
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RandiLee Premium
Hi Curtis, nice to meet you and welcome to WA.
Thank you for including me in your network.
Here's to unlimited success! :)

Randi
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Belden22 Premium
It's great to see someone selling their own product here. This is something I may consider doing in the future if I could develop something of my own.

I am an engineer so how hard could it be, right?

I have known several inventors and one thing I always saw them doing was spending time with local manufactures to make their ideas come to life.

Rick
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Curtizmo Premium
Thanks, Rick, reach to me any time if you have any questions. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Curtis and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps 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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gjshawk Premium
Nice to meet you, Curtis. I’m following you too.
Grant
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best continued success to you here in WA, Curtis!!

Jeff
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jwaffil2018 Premium
I'm quite a newbie to WA and premium membership myself! I have a website of my own. but have yet to add content and hopefully draw traffic. When would be the right time for me to even attempt to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate program? Do they expect you to have a site that is already drawing traffic or does that even matter? This website of mine is indexed in Google, but only through my About me page! Lo!
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Curtizmo Premium
Hey and welcome to WA. You will need to have a site with content before Amazon will accept you as an Affiliate. I’m not sure about the exact requirements but they initially rejected me three times before I got accepted. If I had to make a suggestion, I would say you need multiple pages and consistent blog posts. They do give you feedback though when you get rejected so that helps. You’ll also have to put your Amazon Affiliate disclosure on your site if you do get accepted. Many people advised me to work on my site content and blog posts for at least three months before trying Amazon. I got accepted mush earlier than that though. Also, you have to get at least 3 sales within first 3 to 6 six months or they kick you out so have traffic before trying Amazon. Hope all this helps.

Thansk,
Curtis
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Curtizmo Premium
Watch this as well...
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Thanks Curtis, this does help a lot. I now know what I need to focus on as well as Amazon's sales-expectations. I have a lot of work and learning ahead of me.
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Curtizmo Premium
Good luck...
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Thank you and good luck to you also.
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LJacob Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for following me Curtis
I'm also following you
You are one busy man it seems. I'm so glad your doing well
Best of everything
Billie
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you...yeah, at times it seems like a lot. :)
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haroda Premium
Hello Curtis! Sounds like you are doing fantastic! Keep up the good work. Thank you for following me.

Best wishes for a wonderful year.
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks for the follow - all the best for your found business
Richard
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Curtis I appreciate it

If you need my help with anything just shout! :)
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you
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suzieq Premium
Hi Curtis, and thanks for the follow. Best wishes to your success.
Cheers
Suzanne
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Timotheus Premium
Thanks for following me.
May everything you do succeed & prosper! :)
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Kickbacked Premium
Thanks for the follow back Curt!

Tim
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DEversley Premium
Hi Curtis!
Thanks for connecting with me.
It seems like you have hit the ground running, here.

All the best and bountiful success to you.
David
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Curtizmo Premium
Thanks and same to you!
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Armlemt Premium
It's nice to meet you, Curtis! Thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well. I look forward to working with you.

Best of luck in all your endeavors!

Anita
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GuyfromNB Premium
Hi Curtis. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow.
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newmarketpro Premium
Hi Curtis,
Thank you to include me your network.

Wishing you all the best with your multiple efforts to generate income.

Joe
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PatsyC Premium
Hello Curtis, thanks for following me. I'm following you back.

Wishing you success with WA :)
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi and thanks much for the follow, I appreciate it. Happy to meet you and I wish u great success. :)

Carl
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Curtis,
Sue and I thank you for your following. Best wishes for great success in all your endeavours.

Bill & Sue
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Curtis.
John
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Curtis. I enjoyed reading your profile. Thanks for following me. Followed you back. Best wishes in your WA journey toward success. Carol
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Mokoffee Premium
Hi Curtis,

I just had to let you know, your bio is awesome! Everything will fall into place for you.

Steve
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Curtizmo Premium
Thanks Steve! I appreciate the kind words.
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SKeighley Premium
Hey Curtis, Thanks for following and great to connect.
Wishing you all the best and success with your business here at WA,
Simon.
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Keisi Premium
Hola Curtis!

Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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skendrick4 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Curtis.
Sheila
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Triblu Premium
Hey Curtis,

Looking forward to reading YOUR success story here at WA. Sounds to me to be a VERY interesting one!
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow back Curtis hope all is going well for you and wish you every success
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi Curtis,

That sounds awesome, already having products to promote.

Wishing you all the best.
Tracy
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you
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accad Premium
Thank you for the follow. Let's stick here in WA and learn the success in life.
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MarkBa Premium
Hello Curtis

Thanks for following me. I am following you too now.

Wishing you much peace and success ahead.

~Mark
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Melissa901 Premium
Very good to meet you
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buking5 Premium
Hello!
Thanks for the follows,I am following back,Wishing you more success!
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Himz Premium
Thank you sir for following me... Great to have you in my network :))

Himz
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Curtizmo,

Nice to knowing you and thanks for following. I wish you all the best and I know your the next big thing in WA. I'll keep in youch and will see you around.
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phildora Premium
Hi Curtizmo, welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Congratulations on creating and manufacturing your products. This is a great accomplishment and should open many opportunities for you in retail sales, online marketing and affoiliate marketing.

You have landed at the right place and at the right time! Congratulations on upgrading to Premium Membership which will open up expanded avenues for learning. WA will catapult you into an online marketing world where the possibilities of achieving your business and financial goals are endless!
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you!
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome Curtizmo!
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bilaff51 Premium
Great job Curtizmo. I look forward to getting my online business on track here.

Continued success and good luck with your two product lines.

Billy
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Curtizmo Premium
Good Luck!
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redbiro Premium
Hi Curtizmo, thank you for the follow. I think that your experience with physical products and you desire to build an Affiliate Marketing website, would place you in a position to understand and utilize Drop-shipping.
I created a tutorial to help people understand the opportunity. If you ever feel like drop-shipping some board games, just let me know. I have over 900 available, wholesale, brand new, unopened ready to retail.
I wish you luck with your online business. Have a great day. Dave
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Curtizmo Premium
Hello, thank for you for the link, I will definitely check it out as drop shipping with WA is new to me. I have been drop shipping products for about 8 years now but they are products I own and have made.
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redbiro Premium
Cool. Perhaps you could offer your wholesale products to Wealthy Affiliate community members to promote. As you and I both have products, it would be great if Kyle and Carson expand their business to create a list of Drop-ship wholesalers. It could help so many people. Thanks for sharing. Dave
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Curtizmo Premium
It’s a great idea. I guess you’ve never reached out to Kyle about it?
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redbiro Premium
No I haven't due to long employment hours and spending every moment I have on my training and website. But I think Carson and Kyle would benefit from the idea as another product for WA. Perhaps I should ask them, now that I have met you and know that I am not the only WA member with products to wholesale. Thanks for sharing. Dave
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Curtizmo Premium
Would be interesting to see what they think. I will reach out them as well. I’m in the same boat as you now in that I’m trying to finish the training.
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redbiro Premium
I just discovered I cannot Private Message Kyle.
It goes to Ask a Question.
Then goes to:
Can't find what you are looking for? Ask a Public Question
I don't want to ask a public question.
I think our suggestion should go directly to Kyle.
Pity we can't PM him.
Cheers Dave
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Curtizmo Premium
Yes, I tried the same thing today and found out the same. I asked him on the message boars on his Profile Page. He has not replied.
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redbiro Premium
Thanks for that. Will be interesting to see the outcome. Cheers
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks Curtis for your connection.

Tom.
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manne13666 Premium
Hi there!

Thanks for the follow. It's so cool that you manufacture your own products. It's such a neat idea. I'll definitely be following you back.

Good luck out there!
Michelle/Anne
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Curtizmo Premium
Thanks Michelle, yeah it’s very exciting and very challenging at the same time. Best of luck!
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TurboEric Premium
Hello Curtis,

Thanks for following me on Wealthy Affiliate. I look forwarding to connecting with you and help each other expand our respective online business.

Cheers,
Eric
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Belden22 Premium
It's great to connect with you here at WA.

Rick
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MsMerry Premium
Hello Curtis and thank you for following me. I wish you the best as you head into your 3rd month
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Curt!

Welcome aboard. It's a pleasure to meet you.

All the best,
Gary
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Curtizmo Premium
Thank you!
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kdforsman Premium
Hiya,

Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

If you need some inspiration for your WA journey, feel free to check out my recent post:
I'm sure you'll agree, there's some awesome tools on here for Wealthy Affiliate members. I use Jaaxy for all of my Keyword research and SiteContent to draft all of my posts for my website. Here's a little trick that will show you how beautifully these tools integrate also save you time:
Wishing you every success and feel free to drop me a line anytime!
Cheers, Karen
West Coast, New Zealand
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you for the follow Curtis. All the best to you. God bless.
Hennie
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Curtizmo Premium
Thanks and you are welcome!
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buffetearns Premium
Hey Curt!

Good luck with everything!

Following you back!

Have a great week ahead!!

Wayne
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herinnelson Premium
That's great going Premium! Good decision! You've now pushed the door wide open to endless possibilities for success! I wish you all the best!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Curtis? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Curtizmo Premium
Going good and thank you for reaching out. I do have a question for you. I have e-commerce site that is hosted by a different company. Any way to bring that site into WA's Site Rubix without me having to start from scratch in Site Rubix to crate the site again?
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Kyle Premium
Where is this site hosted? Is it a WordPress based website? Are you generating profit and revenue from the site?

Also, what is the URL?

Let me know when I will be able to give you a hand here Curtis.
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Curtizmo Premium
Hey Kyle, this must be from an earlier post from me. We talked about this today already.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I forgot your username, just getting through some messages here.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Curtis,
Kyle again. I see you are making progress and your account is completely set up. You are doing great so far. Keep it up. And remember if you need help just ask.

I'll also be stopping by from time to time just to see how things are coming along.
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Kyle 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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Curtizmo Premium
Kyle,

I need to add each individual item (from Amazon) to my site if I'm going to do their affiliate program correct?
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Curtizmo Premium
Let me rephrase that, each niche item that I'm doing from Amazon.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, each product will have it's own affiliate link and you will be able to do this from the tools within the Amazon affiliate program. Don't worry about this right now, you will get there as you move through the training.
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Curtizmo Premium
So what happens when a consumer goes to my site clicks on a product that redirects to Amazon and then they end up buying a different but similar product on Amazon that I did not direct them to? I would not get credit for that sale correct?
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Kyle Premium
You will still get credit for that. You earn commissions on someones ENTIRE shopping cart through Amazon if they purchase within 24 hours. You will find that as you start driving traffic to Amazon, you will see people end up buying of course what you recommend, but all sorts of other stuff. :)
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Curtizmo Premium
Hey Kyle,

I've already got my niche to start my first site with. I'm just curious what happens when buyer clink a link on my site to go to Amazon but then finds a different product on Amazon. I would not get credit for that sale correct?
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Curtizmo Premium
Oh nice! So as long they go to Amazon from my site, I get cedit for everything they buy during the first 24 hours. That is awesome!
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Kyle Premium
You will get credit for that as well (as I just mentioned). ;)
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Curtizmo Premium
Sweet, I've almost got the new site finished. I just need to migrate domain to existing domain I already own. Not sure how to do that yet. I also need to start getting SEO and traffic going to the site.
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to host your own domains as a Premium member. You will get there as you move through the training. :)
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Curtizmo Premium
Ok, I finished the free training in two days.
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ShelliThomas Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! you will find this to be a great community of very helpful people to answer all of your questions. The teaching is excellent!
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Curtizmo Premium
Hey Kyle,

Yes, I did find out WA via a blog so it must have been yours. Thanks for reaching out.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Curtis!

I'm Kyle (not the owner, just a member).

You must have came from my blog and as promised, I'm here to help.

You can get started with the training at any time in the menu on the left side of the screen. You will see the big green button that says "Get Started Here".

If you need any help let me know :)
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