About Dapembe
Joined April 2019
Some call me the "Wonderer" because I move around a lot; I get the itch to move whenever the moss begins to grow between my feet. After years of wondering I've finally found a place to call home here in North Western Washington; Seattle, "The Emerald City".

I've been dabbling at Digital Marketing for a while, but never too seriously, even though I managed to become a Reseller of offshore SEO services. Perhaps now is the time to finish the website I started years ago and start promoting SEO services for real.

I've been attracted to Affiliate Marketing for some reason, maybe it's because of all the lead generation promos fly'n around of late. Most of the ones I've checked out recently have been pyramid schemes designed to serve the top of the pyramid; nothing new there.

I must say, Wealthy Affiliate appears to be a "fresh of breath air". I'm hoping my intuition is correct. I am always looking for new ways to promote goods and services online. The biggest struggle for me has been building up my confidence. WA looks like it could give me the edge I've been looking for. Time will tell...
Dapembe's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
My initial goal is to draw down $10,000 per month.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
I'd be ecstatic if I could earn $100,000 per month; a worthy challenge.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
I'm willing to put it 50-60 hours per week.
 
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Dapembe Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
My initial goal is to draw down $10,000 per month.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
I'd be ecstatic if I could earn $100,000 per month; a worthy challenge.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I'm willing to put it 50-60 hours per week.
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TDomena Premium
Don't forget these goals. I've watched members who have come here, and they learn how to make money online: some start from the very beginning with their first $1. Those same newbies have been able to take their strategies of earning one dollar and scale the processes to be full-time and even to hire employee with an "s".

I totally believe you can achieve your goals if you're willing to put in the work and take massive action on what you're taught here. The community here is amazing, so make sure to rub shoulders with people who are already getting results. There are some very helpful people here who are simply trying to help one another succeed, so you're in a great place.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent goals Doug! It is great to have you here and I look forward to seeing you achieve your goals as you move forward!

If you ever need a hand along the way, there is a TON of help here within the community, just ask. :)
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j52powell Premium
Great goals! Creating goals is an important first step. After that, I suggest taking advantage of the well-designed and systematic training provided here at WA. When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask the talented and helpful mentors here for us.

Also, it is excellent that you are willing to make the time commitment to succeed. Good luck progressing toward your goals.

Joe
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Dapembe Premium
Thanks Joe! I appreciated your comments and suggestions. :-)
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Dapembe Premium
Thanks Kyle! I look forward to getting to know you better in the very near future. For now, I've got my work cut out for me in marching through the training materials. This looks to be just what I've been searching for.

All the best!

Doug
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.
Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life
If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
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free4life Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You have made a very smart choice going premium here. The community here is such an amazing asset to the already wonderful tools already included with your premium account. You have world-class lessons that you can complete at a pace that is comfortable for you. There are many obstacles ahead of you that can trip you up, but they can also help to prepare you for the journey ahead. I want each and every new member to know and understand that if you really want to find success in the online business arena, this is the right place to be. Been here nearly a year now and love it more and more all the time.

I want to leave you with this one last post, I hope you heed the call. Many Blessings & Much Success ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us.

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost.

Now I know why.

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in its training programs.

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed.

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster.

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly.

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.

Cheers!

Edwin
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kudaonline Premium
Going premium unlocks all the amazing features on WA and it shows another how committed you are to learn. I would like to congratulate you for taking it to another level. I took the training here in 2015 and has changed my life and the people around me. I look forward to hearing about your success story soon. Personally, I call WA my home.
What is the one thing you like about WA so far?
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RGerritsen Premium
Hello and welcome to WA premium. I have been here just over 6 weeks now. The training is brilliant and the community is fantastic - encouaging, supportive and give excellent advice.

We are rooting for your success.

Good luck and please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Renée
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Stanleycmng Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. I am glad to meet you.

I am following you to linked up and invite you to do the same.

You may want to check out my blog post. Wish you success!

Your friend,
Stanley
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Welcome!
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Mick18 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium.

You've made a great decision. There's a lot of wonderful training here, along with a helpful community to help you along the way.

I wish you all the best,
Mickey
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Hi. Congratulations on going premium. Jim
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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Dapembe Premium
Thanks Joe, much appreciated!

I'm looking forward to a highly anticipated experience.
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Dapembe Premium
Ready to begin ...
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TDomena Premium
Hello Doug, I wanted to reach out and see how you're progressing. I know getting started can have it's challenges, but I don't want any of those to get in your way. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Dapembe Premium
Hi Tiffany,

Thanks for checking-in. :-)

I'm progressing through the training material, but at a slower rate that I had hoped. I got interrupted by an upcoming job interview that I have to prepare for, so I took a break from WA to focus on getting certified in Google Analytics and then Google Ads and Microsoft Ads.

A Digital Marketer earns between $60,000 and $80,000 here in
Seattle, and there are a lot of jobs open in that field here. So I'm a little torn at deciding which route to take. On the one hand, the instant money sounds good working to build someone else an empire, but on the other hand, the money potential and lifestyle of an Affiliate Marketer sounds even more enticing. Only, it's going to take a little longer to achieve my WA goals, I think I'll be happier in the long run. However, that being said, I'm still kind of curious to see if I can make the cut in the Digital Marketing world. Could I do both, maybe, at the risk of burning out. Never the less, it won't hurt me to add a few credentials under my belt as a Digital Marketer. After all, one of the projects I'm bringing to the table is Professional SEO Services, so having the extra credentials is a strong bonus for either direction I take.

Yes, I still intend on going premium in WA, but that's been pushed back until Sunday. I need to spend the rest of the day on certification, then rest all day tomorrow in God's Sabbath.

Not to worry, you haven't seen the last of me yet. ;-)

In His grip,

Doug

BTW, are you doing any Affiliate Marketing yourself?
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TDomena Premium
Yes. I have done many of the things you're talking about. I did freelance digital marketing for small businesses as well as affiliate marketing. I enjoy them all. I chose to focus on affiliate marketing as a stream of income in 2018 when my son got sick. It was a life or death scenario and it made me think about creating an asset that could make money even while I take care of him--that's where my paradigm shifted towards affiliate marketing as a primary income source.

Affiliate marketing is only one monetization strategy that's taught here, but the skills of SEO, copywriting, driving traffic and building relationships online can translate into many things (even the path you're talking about). I know digital marketing is a well paying career, and it can be very fun too.
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Dapembe Premium
I do hope that your son is doing well by now.

Thanks for the feedback. :-)
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TDomena Premium
He's doing very well now. At that time, his heart rate was 30 BPM and he was having no energy. Now, he's all better. It did change my perspective though. From there, I wanted to build an asset that could enable me to be available in times like that. I recommend doing both if you can. The skills here will translate there for sure, and the skills there will translate in your online business as well.

Your online business can be like setting money aside in savings, real estate or a stock portfolio if you want to focus the majority of your time elsewhere. You can simply commit to a small baby step little by little and watch it grow steadily over time.

The good thing is it can be a backup or additional stream of income that can give you more security and stability.
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howdoiblog Premium
Hi Doug,
Greetings from the Emerald Isle to the Emerald City.
I made a video a few weeks ago about confidence.
Hope you find it useful. Have a good week!
Ivelina
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TDomena Premium
Just thought I would stop by and drop a link to the latest live Dropshipping training that was done here, so you can take a look at the curriculum and reviews: Also, if you type into the search bar, you'll find several articles and trainings from members here about dropshipping. You can reach out to any of the members within your first 7 days to ask questions. After 7 days, if you choose to remain on the starter membership, you won't be able to have discussions after that, so network as much as you can over the next 7 days and see if the value is there for you!
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Dapembe Premium
Thanks for the tip and the recommendation, much appreciated!
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TDomena Premium
You're welcome!
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Dapembe Premium
I just attempted to watch, "The Art of Dropshipping" video and learned that it requires a premium membership. All is well, I'll be taking the $19 offer on the 1st when I get paid. In the mean time, I enjoyed the Premium Membership overview video. I'm convinced now that I've finally found the best platform for doing affiliate marketing here at WA. Thanks again for your review of one of your competitors that lead me here. I excited to be part of this.

Blessings,

Doug
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TDomena Premium
Sorry! I was trying to get you to take a look at the curriculum to see if those lessons would address you where you are. Yes, it's a part of the $19 offer. Which review did you see?
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TDomena Premium
Welcome "The Wonderer"! Haha. Your background is so cool! I also started out online selling services, so I know how that is. I look forward to showing you the ropes here and passing off anything I know that could be helpful for you. It sounds like you'll be focusing on optimizing an existing project, am I correct?
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Dapembe Premium
Wow! I didn't expect such a quick response, especially from you. :-)
You are correct in that I am interested in optimizing an existing project, but I am also interested in drop shipping popular products that are currently in high demand.

Thanks for the invitation to join you in WA, I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

To your success!

Doug
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TDomena Premium
Im also looking forward to getting to know you as well! I love this community so I try to tell everyone about it who wants to know the information offered here. The main Online Entrepreneur Certification or the Affiliate Bootcamp won't teach you about dropshipping, but there is live weekly training with Q&A for premium members and you can get 10+ years of playbacks if you decide to upgrade. Don't jump into it though until you've thoroughly tested out the platform and you really think it's a good fit for you. I don't want any buyer's remorse. Haha, but I also haven't had referrals with that problem.
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TDomena Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Doug, My name is Tiffany, and it's likely that you just came from one of my websites. I have several websites that all fall under one mission: To empower others to live at their highest potential.

Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation for learning digital marketing so you can start or scale your business or ministry online! If you're a leader in the marketplace (whether in ministry, the nonprofit space, or as an entrepreneur), you need to understand digital marketing and leverage the power of it. It's used by 4 billion people in the world!

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2017 and since I've learned many things I wish I'd known before about driving traffic to my site, getting sales, and making money online in general.

Just as an example...

I started my site on How To Entrepreneur in February, began following the training here, and was able to get 10,000 visitors to the site in the second month! If I could do it with my brand new site, you can do it too if you simply follow the training. In fact, you probably could do even more because you have access to so many people here (including me) that are eager to help you.

The first thing you should do is use the link called "Training" to the left, complete your accounts setup, add a description and an image. Once you have complete your profile you're ready to get started learning!

As Special Bonus For Signing Up!

1) For the Next Seven Days, you will be offered the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership for only $19 a month that's a 59% discount

2)You will be able to message me for free for the first 7 days and I'll coach you as I do my premium referrals here. Take advantage of that!

3) You get access to my free e-course "Intro to Lead Generation" where I created some training that's the perfect supplement to what you'll be learning here. It's probably 5-7 hours of video and written coursework I've personally created for you. You can take advantage of it here:

https://membership.howtoentrepreneur.org

There's some onboarding information there that will help me to coach you better, so please stop by (whether you decide to stick to the starter membership or you go premium)!

3) If you take advantage of the premium membership, you will have full access to me on an ongoing basis! Whatever I know to help you start or grow your business is yours. I am here to help you with your making money online journey. Becoming Premium gives you access to all my training (in addition to many other's premium trainings from here, and 1-on-1 help from me personally!

Get started by completing the tasks I've laid out in this message, and I will be contacting you soon!

Just to get you excited, check out some of the awesome Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories on your "Dashboard". These are some of my favorites:

- I Never Really Expected To Build A Million Dollar Company
- How I Earned 9465.05 thanks to WA Members

There are so many more you'll find by typing "success" in the search bar or watching your "Dashboard" where people are constantly posting their success stories.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions or would like to introduce yourself, feel free to reply to this comment.

Tiffany Domena
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Dapembe Premium
Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for your warm greeting. Right away I'm impressed with your responsiveness and willing to take a hands-on approach. That's refreshing!

I am also impressed with how well your site is layed out, simple, clean, elegant, yet smart and accessible.

I feel like I'm off to a great start with a winning team already.

Looking forward to learning all I can. Thanks for putting all of this together.

In His grip,
Doug
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TDomena Premium
You're welcome! In between taking care of my two kids, I'm engaged here all the time, so seriously if you have questions, I'll be one message away.
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Dapembe Premium
Hi Tiffany,

It good to know that you are just a few clicks away.

Have a blessed day!

Doug
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TDomena Premium
You also! Thanks!
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