About DarinStrong
Joined September 2014
Hello!! I am a father of two wonderful kids that keep me going. I am an entrepreneur, small business advocate, marketer, wine enthusiasts, micro-brewery explorer and outdoor enthusiast. I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York and am proud to support the Finger Lakes Wineries and Micro-breweries in our region. I love living near the lakes and many gorges and waterfalls that offer hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking with breath taking views every where you go!

I have always wanted to start my own business that I could run from anywhere. Hence why I am here to learn and begin my journey. I love spending time with my kids and taking them to new places and exploring in new adventures together. i am here to learn about online marketing and building an online business that will allow me freedom to spent with my kids or to just be able to take off on a hike or go wine tasting with friends.

I look forward to learning from many of the people here that have experiences in building a business online in hopes that I can create my own online business.
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Marcia07 Premium
Thanks for the follow! Best of luck to you, Darin.
Marcia
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network Darin. I am going to do the same. Wishing you all the best in your chosen niche.

~Danielle
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Meekandlowly Premium
I'm very proud of u my friend. I haven't even finished the course yet because of reasons beyond my control. But this is what keeps me going... Warriors like u who hang in there fot the long haul. Success is not given to the swift or the strong, but to those who endure.
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Micutsa Premium
Hello Darin, thanks for the follow and I'm following you back now :) best of luck to all of us here at WA!
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Krisbar96 Premium
Thanks for the follow. ..I have returned the following. Hope all is well with yourself and the family. I am fightin similar battles. Where r u in your progress with WA?
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roses15 Premium
Hello Darin, thanks for following me. I hope you are experiencing growth!
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DordPete Premium
Hi Darin, thanks for the follow. Hope your online business is going well and wish you much success in the future.
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winsuccess Premium
Hello Darin, thanks for following and much success for 2016!
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Larry MaC Premium
Darin, thank you for the connection. I am sure you will do well here.
My best to you!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Darin!
Thanks for the follow.
All the best...
Gary
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WayneStewart Premium
Great to have you onboard, Darin. Have driven by Finger Lakes region so many times with my OTR "JOB" and always wondered about actually seeing it. We are almost neighbors. I'm down in Montrose, PA right below Binghamton, NY. Thx for the follow, and am following you back. Best of wishes here at WA
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Loes Premium
Hello Darin, Welcome! Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under trainings (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile. Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Breezn Premium
Hello Darin... thanks for the follow. Much success to your endeavors!
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edtay78 Premium
Nice to meet you Darin! Wishing you a Happy New Year!
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ElwinDutton Premium
Hi Darin,Thanks for the follow.Good luck here at WA and keep hiking. :)
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Elwin, Nice to meet you. Good luck with your online businesses. I am just getting back to my online businesses and hope to stay with it this time around. Here is to a great 2016!!
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Rodwell Premium
Hi Darin, and thank you for following me. I wish you every success n achieving your online goals.
Have a safe and happy New Year.
Take care and all the best,
Tony
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi Tony, Thank you for following me back. Here is to an awesome year in 2016!!
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Business4me Premium
Hello Darin,
Family is an wonderful and inspiring reason to seek self-employment..It offers personal and financial freedom not found in other avenues. Wishing you much success
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi Ellen, Welcome to WA! I have been here for a little over a year now. I started off great but then got side tracked by my daily job and life in general but am looking at getting back into it here as we start off the new year. Best of luck to you and your endevours.
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GPM56 Premium
Hi Darin! Thanks for the follow; I'm following you now as well, and I'm really looking forward to watching you progress. You have so many diverse interests, I'm sure coming up with a niche (or two or five) that interests you will be both easy and profitable! Best wishes for your future success!

Gayle
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi Gayle, Welcome to WA! This is a great place to learn and there are some really great people here willing to help you out if you ever have an obsticle to over come. Thanks for following me back and here is to an awesome 2016 Year!!!
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Prolife Premium
Darin, thank you for your follow. I live in the finger lakes area, too, in Skaneateles. I appreciate your commitment to your children. God bless you as you continue.
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello, thanks for following me back. Yes I live in Corning or the Southern Finger Lakes Region! Here is to an awesome year in 2016!!!
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coach-john Premium
Hi Darin, thanks for the follow. It is a pleasure meeting you here. I hope you find success with your online business. John
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello John, Thanks for following me back. I am just getting back to working on my goal to build an online business. I got side tracked during 2015 but am trying to get back on track to achieve my goal of earning a full time income from my online business or businesses. I look forward to following your progress as well.
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coach-john Premium
Hi Darin, with the many commitments we all have, getting sidetracked is very easy. You are not alone. I hope 2016 will be the year where your online business grows beyond recognition. John
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Sheila50 Premium
Welcome Darin
Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow! Following you back.
Hope you have great success and achieve your goals.
I was thinking of vacationing near the Finger Lakes this year with my husband and puppy, so hearing how beautiful it is, I just may have to do that!
Thanks
Sheila
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Sheila,
Thanks for following me back. I have been a little sidetracked with working my online business in 2015 but am looking at getting back to work in 2016 with it.

The Finger Lakes is a very beautoufl area to visit. I live about 20 minutes from the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Would be happy to offer up great places to visit and where to go if you would like some insider tips.

Best of luck to you in 2016!!!
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Sheila50 Premium
Darin,
I will keep that in mind for the Summer of 2016! I just may have to PM you come spring and get advice from you!
Sheila
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mijareze Premium
Hi Darin! Thank you for adding me to your network!
Ed
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi Darin, Thanks for following me Looking forward working with you :)
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HPearson Premium
Hi Darin, nice to meet you, thanks for following, and much success.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Darin, thanks for following me....it's much appreciated and I've followed you back.
Good luck at WA.
Mark
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mbrin37 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you the best as you navigate the road of success in pursuing your WA dreams and goals... Cheers :)
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EmmaG Premium
Thanks for the follow :) I wish you luck and confidence in this journey
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Aliee Premium
Great to meet you! Thank you for the follow! :)
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loubell08 Premium
Thanks for follow.
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tommydillard Premium
Thank you for following me. I will be following you back to be able to see if you post any problems to see if I can help you resolve them.
Good Luck
Tommy
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SoupGypsy Premium
Welcome Darin and thank you kindly for the follow, which I have returned. Nathaniel is a great home brewer, if you are not already in touch with him. He's a fabulous member of WA, my mentor and kind friend. Hoping all your dreams for you and your family come to fruition. It takes real courage and persistence but can be achieved.
Remember there is no finish line so enjoy the journey.
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alanh Premium
Hi!
Nice to meet you. Thanks so much for your follow. Here's to a great 2015. Wishing you and yours the very best here at WA.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Darin!
Thanks for the follow!
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cubandane Premium
Hi there Darin,
Thanks for your follow which I happily return. Welcome to WA and all best wishes for your success. Just call me or anyone here, if you get stuck on anything, we are all happy to help you. With all best wishes for your journey to success.
Best Regards, Simon.
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jackiebrown Premium
Good Morning Darin thank you for the follow and welcome to wa
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Thanks for connecting Drain, nice to see you in my network. Good luck to and you're future success.
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Melaniejay Premium
Hello Darin, thank you for your follow. I enjoyed reading your profile. You sound as if you live in a very beautiful part of the world. Living somewhere so beautiful certainly must ignite your creativity so you should find it easy to write your blogs for your new business. It's lovely to connect with you. I look forward to connecting with you.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Darin, thank you for the connection
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shashinth Premium
Hello Darin!

Thanks for the follow. I wish you all the best for your future and for your first book ''My Journey Through LIFE!!''.

Best Wishes,
Shashinth.
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TJRANDO Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA Darin.
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Chris2005 Premium
Welcome to the journey here at WA Darin. Thanks for the follow.
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LorenRopp1 Premium
Thanks for following
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Christabelle Premium
Hi Darin! Thank you for your follow! It sounds beautiful where you live.
I look forward to following your journey! Christa :)
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Gloww Premium
Hello DarinStrong, Thanks for following me, I am now following you, Good luck in all you do.
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kholmes Premium
Hi there, nice to meet you. Thank you for your follow! Kim:))
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darrellw Premium
Hi DarinStrong; There are a bunch opportunities out there,but WA is by fare the best. Welcome to WA. I'll be following you.
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Darin. Welcome to the WA community.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Darin, and WELCOME to WA! I've been in the Finger Lakes region of NY. My in-laws live not too far away in the Bath area. I look forward to working with you!
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ralphhusa Premium
Thanks for the follow Darin and welcome to WA. There are a lot of great people here willing to help on your journey. Best wishes.
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RobertM Premium
Hi Darin. welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. You will find all the help you need to succeed here and the training modules are second to none. All the best in your journey to success.
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FLumpkin Premium
Thanks again for the liked comment.
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FLumpkin Premium
Thanks for the liked comment DarinStrong.
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Sui_generis Premium
Welcome to WA and thank you for following me, Darin. Whoo Hooo, let's hear it for the Finger Lakes region. I'm originally from the upstate region as well and love to go down one side of Seneca visiting each winery, stop at Watkins Glen for a short hike, have dinner, stay at a B&B and go up the other side the next day again visiting each winery. SO, I truly wish you much success here. ~Debbi
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi Debbi, Thanks for the welcome. Yes I love living here in the Finger Lakes. I love during the summers when the wineries over band nights were you can visit in the evening listen to a local band sitting on the decks or vineyards over looking the lakes drinking wine and enjoying friends company.
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kmor32 Premium
Hi Darin thanks for following I am pleased to welcome you into my network and WA wishing you all the best in your future ventures.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey Darin, thanks for the follow, right back at you. All the best. Phil
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Kathy331 Premium
Thanks for the follow Darin, wishing you luck here at WA. :)
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Anne112995 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you.

Welcome to the WA community, and thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck in your ventures, and if you ever need any help you can ask anytime. I will try my best to answer them or direct you to some helpful training. :)

Anne
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adaba063 Premium
Congratulations!
You have taken a big step up by going Premium.
As always, work hard, & enjoy yourself!
all the best in your new venture,
adaba063
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow Darin! . . Dream Big, Focus and Work Hard for it.
Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . . You can do it!
>>Benjamin<<
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA Premium! I hope you have much success here at Wealthy Affiliate and if you find you have a question or need some help - just ask - that's what we're here for...
Regards,
Kevin
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DarinStrong Premium
Thanks for the welcome Kevin! I am sure I will have lots of questions as I go along. My one issue now is coming up with my first niche to get started with as I am not wanting to make a mistake and pick a niche that I cant get any results from. I have tons of ideas but cant narrow down just one....lol.
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FLumpkin Premium
Thanks for the follow DarinStrong.
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FLumpkin Premium
Thanks DarinStrong for the liked comment.
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FLumpkin Premium
Your Welcome DarinStrong.
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Damien-P Premium
Hello newcomer. Who am I to speak. Haha. Thanks for adding me and hope you learn a lot. Keep in touch!
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Damien-P Premium
Strange.. thought I had already added you just an hour ago... oh well. Added now!
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FLumpkin Premium
Hello DarinStrong and welcome.
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Frances, Thank you for following me and welcoming me to WA!
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for the follow Darin! I am happy to connect with you.
I wish you a prosperous journey as you build your dream for online success. Let me know how I can help you. ~Rebecca

P.S. When you get a minute, here is a training resource to help you:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/show-me-the-moneyhow-to-quickly-identify-your-online-money-making-niche
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Rebecca,

Thank you for the resource link. I am stuck on trying to finalize a niche I feel will be profitable.
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ReneeBecket Premium
Hi Darin,
Thanks for the connection. Hope to learn more about you!
Best,
Renee
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DarinStrong Premium
HI Renee, Thanks for following me back!
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kopalbern Premium
Hello, Darin. welcome to WA. Good luck and thanks for the follow.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Darin for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi boomergp08, Thanks for the information. I will definitely check out your blogs and I love to smile so will look for your Sunday posts.
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Vince OMWV Premium
Darin!! I noticed you set up your profile completely. SWEET!!! You're definitely on the right track!

Taking action on something is huge...even if it's as simple as an account set up.

Did you need help with anything?

Or have any questions?

Let me know!
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ReneePang Premium
Darin, a very warm welcome to WA community. All the Best in your online journey. Renee
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Renee, thank you for the warm welcome. I followed you so we can stay in touch during our journey here. I look forward to learning from everyone here at WA!
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Vince OMWV Premium
Hey Darin, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the business world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the online world.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.
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Vince OMWV Premium
Hello Darin, nice to meet you! My name is Vince, and I actually referred you here through my website. I just wanted to welcome you here since you accepted my WA invitation.

Hey Darin, could you do me a big favor? Could you make sure you've been through this lesson?:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling

I greatly appreciate it :)

Let me know if you have any questions about WA.

Let's do this!
-Vince

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But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Darin, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!
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DarinStrong Premium
Hello Vince,

Yes i found your website while doing some research online about starting an online business. I really enjoyed your site and your reviews of many different online business opportunities. I am very pleased so far with the Wealthy Affiliate and will be going through all the training and I do plan on signing up for the Premium membership.

One of my biggest issues always has been trying to define my niche as i have many different passions. I need to focus though on a particular niche and just go with it and give it a try. So I have decided that is what I will be doing here and that it is going to be a journey and may take some time to have an online business.

One of my main goals for wanting to have a successful online business is that I want to have time to spend with my family. Meaning I don't want particular office hours set so that if my kids have a concert during the day I don't have to ask permission to leave work to attend them I can just go as I please.

I have over 15 years in sales and marketing for businesses but not one that is entirely based on online revenue so this is a new journey for me and a new chapter I am wanting to start in my book of life.

Thanks for sending me the welcome message it is greatly appreciated. I look forward to speaking to you in the future if I have any questions.

Have a great day!
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Vince OMWV Premium
Good to have you Darin. Your background could definitely help here. If you have any questions about a niche, go ahead and ask and I would be more than happy to give an opinion.

Looking forward to your progress!
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DarinStrong Premium
Hi Vince, I am having trouble picking a particular niche. I posted a question after the session on picking a niche. I have so many ideas but I dont know jow to pick just one to get me started.

I have interests in wine espevially since I live in the 4th most visited wine region in the United States. I know thats a brosd niche and not positive how the affiliates would work but its one idea.

Another topic I enjoy is social media marketing for small business. I know this topic is very competetive and thrre are lots of information out there already.

Or I have several hobbies I enjoy like, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking although I am just a novice in each of these topics.

I have lots of ideas but unsure as to how to research each niche and see if its a viable topic to pursue. I am trying to take advance from others about using jaaxy but I am not sure exactly how to interpret the information from there to help narrow down my search.

Thanks!
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Vince OMWV Premium
Ohhh cool. You definitely have some good ones there. I would say, visit another blog on the web that is in the same niche, and see how they're doing things so you can get an idea.
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