About CWhiteley
Joined August 2016
Hi there,

I had been looking into affiliate marketing for a couple of months, but I stumbled upon WA whilst researching something totally unrelated (I was looking for some promo tools for my direct sales business!) and I decided to take the plunge. I've started my first proper niche site, and made a handful of Amazon sales so far, but really looking to ramp things up in the near future.

I've just had my second baby boy in December 2016, and am on maternity leave from work until October 2017. I don't think I'll be able to avoid going back to work then, but would love to be making consistent sales to supplement my income and childcare costs! If I can get to the point that I am making at least $2,000 per month, I'll eventually be able to quit work. It seems like a pipedream right now, but it must be possible!

Struggling to find the time to work on my site whilst dealing with a 3 month old baby and 2 year old toddler, but I'm now committed to creating a post every Thursday without fail. Please keep me in check!

Caroline
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spiritgirl03 Premium
Thank you for your post. I hope you do make the $2,000 p.m, as like you I am trying to supplement the family income and still be able to be at home to look after my family, vegetable garden and 1 acre of land. It's really hard trying to be a super mum, some days you just want to be a mum and stay at home, look after the house and the family (that's a big job in itself). So I have my fingers crossed for you. :-)
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CWhiteley Premium
Thank you, I hope we can both achieve this!
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IElectronics Premium
I believe as time goes by, you'll feel more comfortable so don't despair and stick to your Guns... Good Luck..
What your webpage name so I can check it out. God Bless You and Your Family... Remember Your doing this for them, so you will have to sacrifice and make the time for the betterment of your household...
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CWhiteley Premium
Thank you. I do feel as though I have productive "blasts" where I get lots done, and then a lull for a few days. It will pass!

My site is babyandtoddlergadgets.com, I would love for you to take a look and let me know your thoughts. I'm just in the middle of changing my structure at the moment but everything should be in working order :)
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IElectronics Premium
Yes I'll check it out...
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IElectronics Premium
I like that your rank 1st on bing when you the your webpage name, that's Very Good. Congratulations Awesome Job...
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IElectronics Premium
Still trying to log on to page, I'm having issues the my internet, make sure to click on like button so I can get perks. I really got to get to my page and work. Thxs I appreciate it.
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IElectronics Premium
Ok went through with phone, my internet is acting up. Those were the only 2 issues I saw, other than I feel like it needs some more meat. Can't explain what I mean. Go looking at other site in the same niche to give you ideas on where to go next. It doesn't feel interactive to me. .. hope this helps you develope your page more, good luck.. L8rs...
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CWhiteley Premium
That's interesting, thanks for sharing! I NEVER use Bing and have never even checked my rank on Bing or Yahoo, I guess I should! :)
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IElectronics Premium
Remember the major search engines, Google, Yahoo and Bing
I would even add party ideas, kids baby sitting services, debate about vaccination, etc etc....
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CWhiteley Premium
Yes, but also Google counts for two-thirds of all search traffic so it's always at the front of my mind before Bing and Yahoo.

I will definitely be adding more content down the line, thanks for those theme ideas. For now I'll just keep on with the "gadgets" focus as I have a lot to get through in that area before I start thinking elsewhere! :)
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esteadman Premium
Caroline,
Great website, very professional. I have 2 grandchildren, 5 and 1 year old, living in our home with working parents so lots of babysitting so I understand your time constraints. Good luck ramping up so that you don't have to work for someone else anymore. Keep it up, it looks so good, with lots of excellent content.
Ed
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CWhiteley Premium
Thank you! I would love to quit my day job, just have to keep that goal in mind. Good luck with your site!
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Venom800TT Premium
Hey Caroline, I know what you mean with finding time with your kids so close in age. My kids are 9, 7 & 5 years old and their the main reason I started looking at affiliate marketing to make some extra cash as your not trading time for money which hopefully will eventually free up more time and be able to afford to go on family holidays.
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CWhiteley Premium
Yes, time is if the essence! But I feel like putting in the effort now should pay off in the long term. Sleep is for the weak! ;)
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Venom800TT Premium
Lol nice, stay strong, u got this
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hallofgame17 Premium
true words have never been spoken! I believe in that theory myself. If you want it, you gotta go get it!
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hallofgame17 Premium
sorry, more truer words have never been spoken. I agree with what you said!
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kate1949 Premium
We were like you trying to find something profitable to get in to hopefully make a fair amount of money. We stumbled onto this site and it feels right. We are retired we need something to supplement our reticent income. My wife Sharon can relate to your present satiation because when she had her first child she was going to school to become a nurse. Shortly after her son was born she found out she had another child on the way. Her daughter was born one day before her son's first birthday. She was stayed at home for one year than went back to become a medic. She understands what you are going through and it's tough. Don't give up you will do great and will be glad you stuck with this. Best Wishes to your adventure.
John and Sharon
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CWhiteley Premium
Hi John,

Yes, it's hard work with the kids, but at the same time, I've found I'm actually a LOT more productive now than when I didn't have kids! Good luck to you both, at least as you are retired you have the spare time to work as much as you want on your site!

Caroline
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kayd111 Premium
Hey Caroline, just read your bio and I am amazed at your persistence to stay motivated and inspiratied to accomplish your goals. I have a toddler too and finding time between making sure she's ok and working on my business is a tuff road to success. All I can say is keep pushing, the internet game is very competitive but rewarding. I had a eBay sellers account some years ago and made $500 to $700 every weekend selling Harley Davidson products. And let me tell you, it is a very good feeling to know that this internet game does work if you put in the time and persistence to make it work. You seem to have that persistence and push. I look forward to corresponding with you in the future as I try to get back in the internet game.
Oh and your sites are great, I especially like babyandtoddlergadgets.com. Looks great and very professional with informative info. Keep up the great work. Take care and I'll be in touch soon again.

Keith
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CWhiteley Premium
Thanks Keith! It really is tough trying to find the time with little kids running around but my 3 month old now goes "to bed" by 9pm each night so I am getting an hour or two then. I also manage to do lots of WA tutorials and webinars whilst I'm breastfeeding :)

Wishing you all the best as you get back into the Internet game!

Caroline
Ps - my nickname is C Dub wouldn't you know!?
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ColWatt Premium
Hi Caroline, Wishing you all the best with your dreams , sounds like you are already on the way, small successes add up, and a good attitude counts for a lot.
I have only just started, but diligently working my way through building a niche website, and thoroughly enjoying this community.

Looking forward to following you and watching your accomplishments.
Col
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CWhiteley Premium
Hi Col,

Yes, I'm determined to quit my job at some point in the near future, so that's my motivation right now! I would love to be able to work from home by the time my kids are at school, cutting out all my childcare costs etc.

Good luck with everything, just shout if you have any questions.

Caroline
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Uta Premium
Yes - that's what I thought by reading your bios - I had always been trying to get away from this internet stuff but it kept poking me and so I came here - somehow by accident - nice to have you here

Great success for us are here to find I believe


Love and all the best for your delivery

Uta
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CWhiteley Premium
Hey Uta,

I've now had my baby boy, you've made me realise I need to update my bio!!!

Good luck with your journey, be sure to ask any questions that you think of as they arise x
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Uta Premium
Congratulations

They are such a blessing, this little bundles of joy!

Thank you for your offering !

All the best from the bottom of my heart
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ronnie19h Premium
hello how are you doing? well it does look like you are doing well. and it looks like you have very solid and good goals for yourself. and it looks like you are a winner doing this type of work. i wish you have all the luck in the world!
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CWhiteley Premium
Thanks Ronnie, I'm still in the early stages of this to be honest but I'll keep working hard towards my goal of quitting my job!

Good luck with your efforts, just remember there's no quick wins here, it takes hard work and commitment :)
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Caroline, I've recently followed you on Google +.
My site is about technology and I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to follow me back if you like : )

Here is mine:
https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything, anytime : )

Best,
Ali
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CWhiteley Premium
Thanks Ali, have followed back! Will try and check out your posts and +1 you later, just out and about at the min on my phone :)
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Ali-M Premium
Thanks Caroline, will do the same for you )

Best,
Ali
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you have access to all the great training and tools and my most favorite, the live chat. If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you here at WA.

-Jaime
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Caroline 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.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.

Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.

The following link is a walk through with more details for your online journey. This link below is a great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running..

Wishing you the very best as you build your online business... My Google+ https://plus.google.com/109380786041726185499

Marcel...
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indahpermai Premium
Hi Caroline. Welcome to WA and congrats on going Premium! I stumbled into WA too and never regret my decision to go Premium. I've learnt a lot here especially on online business, affiliate marketing. I've been able to quit my 9-year job and become a Work-At-Home-Mom to be there for my kids. Congrats on your pregnancy too! You must be so happy! I hope it will be a pleasant and joyous pregnancy for you. I also with you great success here at WA and everything else in your life. The community here is really wonderful. If you ever get stuck, just ask for help.
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Caroline
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Caroline, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it and I hope it will be especially useful and motivation for newcomers to WA. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like".

Thanks in advance Caroline.

Kind regards
Terry
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MAHlR Premium
Congrats on going premium Caroline, now it's time to start utilising the tools you've unlocked and start implementing all the information that WA has to offer to you, don't let it go to waste!

I've only been here a month and I've made so much progress by just following the steps and reading a lot!!

It's very important that you follow the steps and complete the certification course to fully take advantage of the premium status.

Best of luck to you and if you ever need help with anything don't hesitate to contact me for assistance :)
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nathaniell Premium
Hey Caroline, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.

PSS. Just about every new member wants to see some success stories! There are too many to list, but here are a few of my favorites:
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nathaniell 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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CWhiteley Premium
Thanks Nathaniell! I've got a couple of ideas for specific niches within the essential oils area, but I'm going to save them for after I do a practice run. About to jump in and build my first site now!
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Sounds like a great plan. Essential oils is very exciting to get into, but it's also cool to test out the site builder and WA training before you get started on your big idea.
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CWhiteley Premium
It was your essential oils post on one cup of coffee that I stumbled upon and brought me here! Currently working through lesson 8 and loving it so far :)
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Caroline!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

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☆ ☆ Live Case Study 2-Part Webinar Series

Watch a professional internet marketer build a business just like you'll learn about inside Wealthy Affiliate. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including building the website, research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

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This includes some simple design tips, and answers to the most frequently asked questions by new WA members. This resource will help you bypass these common errors and get your affiliate website ready for making money.

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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CWhiteley Premium
All good thanks! Will catch up with you more as I get involved. Very excited as I've been planning on doing this for a couple of months and finally taking the plunge :)
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Caroline. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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