About Davehayes
Joined January 2018
My name is Dave Hayes & I am from the south coast of the UK, near Bognor Regis. in a place called Chichester

I have been associated with affiliate marketing Since 1999,

From that time until 2008, I did what most affiliate marketers did and promoted, various opportunities, VERY hard and for LONG hours, trying to MAKE money, earning commissions which effectively equated to no more than a few hours OVERTIME in my day job, which I was still doing.

During this period, I had a brief foray into MLM, which though I am an advocate of, because we all do it in some form every day, requires you to RECRUIT, SPONSOR & TRAIN people to earn any SIGNIFICANT money which you see on AVERAGE, 7 YEARS DOWN the line, and ultimately... YOU are no more than a SELF EMPLOYED company rep

BUT...

I specifically, wanted to work FOR myself, with my OWN Online Business

Since 2008 having been introduced to a book at that time, which explained that the BEST Way to Make Money online, was to

STOP trying to do that &...

Focus on Building my OWN list on a Domain I owned

Use an AUTORESPONDER, to house THAT list

providing, How To Info Products, business owners need... and

Should be promoted through a WordPress Blog

It also explained EXACTLY How to do JUST that

So, Since that point, and to date it has been 9 years & counting!

I have been associated with the 'NICHE' of

'How To Info Products'

Which among the topics teach fellow Business Owners

LIST Building

As an Independent Business Owner, which we all are, then you need to have the following Products / Services / Systems

Your OWN List, Business Education, Marketing system, Advertising &... a Blog,

The Marketing system, which is turnkey, meaning it works for you and not you for it, though you do have to do SOME promotion, I had in place prior to coming to Wealthy Affiliate.

The Blog, though I did not, I had used a few hosting companies, EACH of them caused issues for my self hosted blog, so I began looking for a good host, which HAD to have WordPress & Social Media Training attached

For those reasons listed above, I aligned myself with... WEALTHY AFFILIATE!.

TWO of the most important things you absolutely MUST do as an online marketer is

Build your OWN list on a domain name (preferably) your own name, attached to your Auto Responder

Have your OWN self-hosted blog on a domain name (preferably) you own name.

SO...

Focusing on my niche of Promoting 'How To Products'


Meant that within 6 MONTHS of STOPPING trying to MAKE MONEY online, BUT by providing How To, SOLUTIONS...

I had successfully left my very secure DAY Job to work for myself in 2009

I was earning MORE per MONTH, than my day job!... So it was a No brainer decision : )

A professional blogger since 2009. I now, teach others how to do the same & write reviews on my portfolio. I have been looking for a blogging platform, which would provide a suitable home for this passion.

Having been affiliated with three other WordPress hosting companies since 2008, all of which provided problems and issues, I looked for a better platform

After very EXTENSIVE research, I found THE platform

In my honest opinion... WEALTHY AFFILIATE is THAT platform

Since being here, and following both the Online Entrepreneurs Certification course and Affiliate Boot camp Course , I have evolved away from the niche I came with, into a niche, that I have discovered a very hidden passion for

That will be reflected in the blog, which is the one on my profile.

I have also discovered the 'secret' to earning a significant amount of money online.

That 'secret' lies with owning your own business, but slightly more specifically than that, it lies with...

OWNING your own MEMBERSHIP business, on a domain you own, selling

How To Products

Then you have to STAY FOCUSED and be consistent & Above ALL...

AVOID... Shiny Object Syndrome! : )

You know the email that pops into your inbox, promising LOTS of Money, for very little work ~ EXCEPT it doesn't exist

Do that, Stay Focused and Committed on a daily basis & ...success comes!

Which is why I say that Wealthy Affiliate is THAT platform, because it does these things

So that's a little about me. Away from 'work' if you can call Direct Response Marketing work, I am happily married to my ideal lady & dream girl, , live in a lodge by a lake and support two English Football Teams who are Chelsea & AFC Wimbledon ( they are my hometown team)

We have a cat called Charlie, a little character in his own right

Thanks for taking the time to read this profile

I look forward to networking further with you and building mutually beneficial relationships

Dave : )
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RubenV1 Premium
Hi Dave, In catching up with my network today, I saw you were following me and I had not acknowledged it yet. If I haven't said it already, I want to take the time to say it now, thank you so much for the following, I will follow you back as well!

I hope your network is increasing. May God continue to bless you.
Wishing you much success at WA,
Ruben
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for the follow Ruben, I appreciate it and I look forward to seeing your success
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tvrob26 Premium
Hi Dave, great to meet a fellow Brit and one that is very successful in this business.
I’m obviously now following you and hope to learn lots from your experiences within this industry.
I’m a real newby to both affiliate marketing and IT in general, but now at the young age of 51, I’m very excited to learn a lot and make a successful business online.
My son lives not far from you, in Lancing, so maybe one day we might meet up.
Thanks in advance for all that I learn from you.
Kind regards Rob
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davehayes Premium
Rob, thansk for the follow and kind words matey, you are in the right place thats for sure to learn and grow

One tip for you, to beat Shiny Object Syndrome... Whch will occur is to write a review on the venture, comparing it to WA, then you will see the SOS in all its glory, under the Mr Bean Light ( if you watch Mr Bean that is!) as I call it

Works wonders
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tvrob26 Premium
Thanks Dave for following me and your reply. In the past I have been a victim of the Shiny Object Syndrome, but I’m determined to beat it this time with WA, especially as I committed to the Black Friday offer at the weekend. I’m paid up to October 2020, so my first goal set is to get my subs back in the bank.

I’m not sure what you mean about seeing the SOS in all it’s glory though, I’m not a Mr Bean watcher!!!
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davehayes Premium
Oh the SOS in all its glory?... I use the Mr Bean light, in this respect, when something is wrong or bad, then a great big light highlights the bad things.

Another way to beat the SOS, which I am sure you will. given the attitude you are showing is to do what I did, about 10 years ago...

Learn to write copy, then you will immediately see which words are the trigger words to make you buy

I am very lucky in that the membership plugin I brought, has within it, a very, very useful copywriting course, which works exceptionally well.

Good luck with getting your subs back I am sure it will happen
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tvrob26 Premium
Many thanks Dave, here’s to a successful 2019.
Regards Rob
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danpubs Premium
Interesting Dave - despite the fact that I am 80 I have been online since I retired from full time work 15 years ago - I live in Cowplain, about 15 miles inland from Portsmouth so we are close neighbours !!
Had varying success - was going great guns between 2013 and late 2016 until the biz I was earning a couple of thousand a month turned out to be not what it seemed to be and a large number of members lost a quality monthly income over night !!
How many times have we heard a similar story.
I am invloved with a Health Company but my wish is to do what you appear to have done - and that is the direction I am taking and plan to develop.
Regards
Ron (The Old Fella)
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for the follow Ron, and thanks for the kind words, I know Cowplain and have been through it a few times : )

Which business was it you were with?
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CLandi Premium
Hi Dave
Thank you for following me. I had trouble building websites, where to put the autoresponder code, and building a list. If you could PM me with that information, I would greatly appreciate it. If it is in the training, just tell me where to go. I have learned a lot, but I just can't apply that knowledge to a website ( i.e., autoresponder and list building ).

Do you use PLR ( Private Label Rights ) in any of your websites? In the meantime, I will read some of your training. I am also on LinkedIn, so I will give you a follow there.

Chuck
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PowerInMe Premium
Hello Dave,

I read the information you provided regarding creating your own list and the use of an auto responder. I am really curious and would like to know more about what you did.

I have the time now to work on my online business and would like to use the time wisely. I am doing content marketing with two sites and trying to understand how this will become profitable in the long run.

So would you mind telling me more about creating your own list and which auto responder to use. Also does this method apply to content marketing?


Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.
Vanna Pearl
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davehayes Premium
Vanna

Thanks for your profile message and your kind words, I shall PM you with more details : )
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Dave, nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow, I have followed you back. That's a mighty impressive bio Mr Hayes, I look forward to connecting with you here at WA and hopefully picking up a few tips as I am still in the infant stage of this journey.
All the best
Jenny
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for the follow and kind words Jenny, nice to meet you, and I'm happy to help however I can

Likewise all the best to you too
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RGoff Premium
Hello Dave, I'm impressed with your dedication and education into affiliate marketing. You didn't quit and kept searching. I hope to be as tenacious as you. I don't have any background or education at all in marketing. This is my first experience; I'm learning from the ground up. My computer skill level is just fundamental which slows down my learning process but I am catching on. I've always loved learning new things.

Dave thanks a lot for your personal example; It is motivating for me. I expect you to have massive success. Rodney

PS: I did finally get into editing my "about you" post" and clicking the apply button, but when I went to my website the changes I made didn't appear. I'm still struggling with this.
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davehayes Premium
Rodney thanks for the message and good luck with your WA Business
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hi Dave
just read your profile, very interesting, you've tried everything to get here, ive kind of fallen on to WA, cut all the corners if you like, ive got a good a good feeling every time I log on, & I don't have to waste time looking for other opportunity's, only thing is Dave I'm a Leeds utd fan' I hope this doesn't spoil our friendship, woof woof
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davehayes Premium
Graeme, thanks for the nice words about my profile and yes I have tried everything to get here. In that process I no know that this is the real deal and offers a great opportunity for lots of door openings.

As for being a leeds fan, well I won't hold it against you, I think they have the right coach now and play the best football since the revie era, well minus the clogging!!

But glad you are here and nice to meet you
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Hallo Dave!

Dr Barb from BC Canada here - 6 hours from Kyle & Carson & Jay!

I so love your Bio - honest and straight-up integrity all-the-way!

I'm going to consume all of your content here...lots to learn it appears!

Barb

PS Thanks for commenting on my WA Blog Posts....sometimes it's like Crickets are chirping and no-one is around or cares! LOL!
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for your kind comments & folloow, I appreciate both
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Easy-Moneys Premium
You are most welcome!
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Weka-Lodge Premium
Wow! - Thanks, heaps.. Dave! - All your Training and Discovery Background sounds really interesting, and Productive!
I would sorta like to be able to claim at least 'some' form of success to show for all of the 4 to 6 years that I spent plunging around on the cunning and perverse 'Online-Marketing' scene! --
But sadly, I never made a single Brass-Rahzoo!! :{ --

Oh, I learned heaps, of course! - - Mostly, what NOT to do! :{
However, all of that sad-ole background to my Online 'training' has at least given me a 'nose' for the money-grubbing 'stinkeys'!
-- (haha!) - and a far better appreciation for 'Something-better',
when I have finally discovered it. :) - And WA, so far, seems to be steadily 'fitting the profile' better &better;, as I go along! :)

So, I hope to be able to learn some really good stuff - from your considered years of experience... and even successes! --
Feel free to drop me any 'nuggets' of knowledge and experience you may be willing to offer!! --- And the same for anyone else who may read this! -- ??? -- I'm 'all-ears'... &eyes;!! :)

Thanks again! - and Cheers! -- from: New Zealand....
Jen. ..........................................................................
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davehayes Premium
All that will change here at WA for sure. I tend to put all the nuggest on my blog, which is the first one on my profile, but nice to meet you.
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CLandi Premium
Hi Jen,
I read your reply to Dave. I just want to comfort you, and let you know that you are not the only one who has been taken in by some cunning marketers.

I asked a question of the community, and Dave responded with an "I don't know, sorry". I thought he was going through early stages of learning, so I gave him a like and follow to help bolster his confidence for at least responding. When I received a reply from Kyle that Davehayes is now following me, I clicked on it, and was sent to this page.

I read his bio and learned that he has knowledge of what I need to know. Meanwhile, I read some comments by others to see what they have to say, and that's how I came to reply to your comment. Devote most of your time to the training, not answering likes and follows. Everyone here has a different view on whether or not to spend "X" amount of time answering comments,,etc., and how much time for training.

If you have a problem, try to figure it out yourself, but don't spend a half year doing so. Ask questions if you don't know how to solve your problem. If you don't get a response from the community, ask someone like Dave if they can help you out. Maybe you know this by now, but I just wanted to encourage you to listen to all the positives that are mentioned in these posts and not the negatives ( if there are any ). Good Luck.

Chuck
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kpercival55 Premium
Hi Dave!
I appreciate the follow!
And I love the name of your town-Chichester-I think I’ve heard it mentioned in some of the British mysteries that I’m addicted to listening to on Audible.
I’m working on getting my first site ready for feedback. Since I still work it’s going a bit slower than I would like, but it will get there.
So glad to hear your positive feedback about WA. If someone with your knowledge and experience sees it as the right place to be then it just confirms my decision.
Happy Friday!

Kyle Ann
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for the kind words and without doubt this is the right place
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1signbanner Premium
Dave you are my hero. I've been involved in MLM like Amway and others but never successful. Here staring in my eyes WA is the answer to my new niche. You have mentioned it on SnowyGT, I think that's his name.

But you have motivated me on WA niche. Yes, I know about it.

BOOTCAMP.

Never thought of it as "ADVERTISING."

In the past I am a graphic artist and had my own business in Advertising.....DAAHHH! Why didn't I see WA IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY, I DON'T KNOW. LOLS!

Thank you Dave! I owe you!


frank
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davehayes Premium
Frank, not sure abut being a hero my friend, bu thanks for your kind words

Every business needs advertising, good luck to you
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks and that's what I will sell as an WA. To promote you must advertise your passion. You have ignited my direction.

I know about bootcamp, but (Dave keep it a secret- I have not gone thru it.) I will do it this time. It was looking at me right in the eyes but it was you that made me see it.

Thanks again!

could I take a glance at your sites? You can pm me.


Thank you Dave! Oh, I said that already. =)
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for your kind words, I'll PM you my site
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MartinJ2 Premium
Thanks Dave, appreciate that. Just read your bio and you sound like a pro in the Affiliate Marketing world.
I am 6 months in and still learning the ropes, steep learning curve, but I firmly believe that I am in the right place. Croydon lad and Palace supporter....will keep in touch..
Cheers,
~MJ
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davehayes Premium
Martin, you are in the right place for sure, I can assure you of that. Affiliate Marketing is not so much a steep learning curve, more a case of starting your own business online, with your own property

Your Blog!

Then you build a list and provide solutions to that list

All of which you can learn to do here

Palace eh?...Been there may times, as a supporter of Wimbledon, Now MK Dons in bucks AND co~Owner of AFC Wimbledon

Both are long long stories!
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brichnow21 Premium
Hi, Dave! I did just check out your Pinterest. Good review of Jaaxy!Thank, you for broadening, my scope of possibilities. I've used Pinterest for knitting, crocheting, and stainedglass ideas, But never considered this for my niche. I do creat stainedglass articles, articles, like night-lights...my forte. Always, person, one of a kind.
Thank, you, again, Dave!
Good stuff!
Barb
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davehayes Premium
Glad it helped and thanks for commenting
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CandP Premium
Dave, we appreciate your follow and we follow you back. We know Bognor Regis and Chichester! Philip is originally from Cardiff and Colette lived many years in the UK.
Wow, we are so impressed with your achievements. You inspire us!
We are still in training and working on our first site. Lots to learn, but we feel the training here is authentic. Your validation of the program reinforces that belief. The community support here is amazing, too.
We have perseverance and this is a full-time business for us. We hope, eventually, to be making a full-time income, like yourself. We realize this takes time and we have the patience for that.
So glad we connected.
All the best,
Colette and Philip
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davehayes Premium
WOW, thanks for a lovely endorsement folks, I can vouch for the fact hat the training here is authentic, that view is backed up by other ventures I have been part of, which I can now see, are pale imitiations of this venture

That is coupled with the added bonus, that some top marketers, associated with those ventures, are now here, having seen the same limitations, so thats encouraging

As for this being a full time venture, well, your will find that even if you start out of part time, you will see the full time benefits available and achieveabl, which mean you can apply WA both on and off line
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the follow and it is great meeting you.

Looks like you are a seasoned blogger and I look forward to viewing more of your tips hehe.

And on a final note, for now, I wish you the very best in all aspects of life.

Cheers,

Brad
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davehayes Premium
Thanks Brad for the mind words, I've been blogging for a while now and WA has topped up those skills and then taught new ones along with some excellent elite marketing tips

So much so, that this is the only venture I shall be doing moving forward

Likewise I look forward to seeing your success
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BradB18 Premium
Cheers Mate!!!
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davehayes Premium
Your welcome
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stephhill Premium
Hi Dave:

Enjoyed reading your profile. Sounds like you are a definite veteran on Independent Business Owner. Thank you also for visiting my latest WA training and commenting on it. I am glad you liked it. It is great to be connected to you and have you as a new friend.

Have a great day!

Steph
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YumaBloggers Premium
Hey Dave i believe we are connected already on IBO Toolbox, I love your blogs, very professional. I sent connections on your social profiles you will see that I brand my blog theFreeGuru on those accounts though I am looking to go more up to date and upscaled products with my new affiliate3percent domain. Either way I am betting we can do great things networking together.

Andy Zeus Anderson
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davehayes Premium
Cool Andy, I didn't know you were a member of IBO Toolbox as well, thats a great community

As you say we can probably help each other in some way
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dave and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with all your previous online experience you will no doubt have come to the conclusion years ago that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the WA training though 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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davehayes Premium
Thanks Robert
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Dave and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

I just published a blog a few minutes ago and I see you have left a comment.
I'm sure to receive many more but as its been a long Saturday for me I will reply to them tomorrow.
Have a great evening.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Dave,♫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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davehayes Premium
Thank you Loes and I look forward to your blog postings. I agree that WA is an excellent place, where the Elite Marketers really do live
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Hennry Premium
Hi Dave, and thanks for the follow. I joined a few days ago and have a great feeling W A.will help me to achieve the online success I've always wanted. I almost signed up with another company but it had too many bad reviews although they have tried to improve. I was with MOBE for a short while; their coaching and wealth of material is very inspirational.
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davehayes Premium
Hi Hennry
nice to meet you and interesting to see you were with mobe.I am with mobe and its directly because of their 21 step business training, I aligned myself with WA.

The training here combined with MOBE is in my book a recipe for success as you will find.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,
I do appreciate, in advance, your time and effort to view, comment, and suggest on www.ebettercare.com so I can push this site into its designated orbit of a successful e-marketing sphere. If you do, please be harsh and precise beyond formulated courtesy so I can move more definitely and clearly.

Today, I just added another post in https://ebettercare.com/ewellness-newsletter-4/. Welcome to comment...

Best to your success in WA community,



James
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davehayes Premium
I like your site, its clean, I like the white background and the well laid out manner of the posts and tabs at the top

Its easy to use and wordpress blogs are always a work in progress, you build them out, so don't worry to much to the detail aspect of it, I don't and I've been writing blogs for years

Thanks for your kind comments about digitial marketing experience, online marketing always gets different titles to match the fad

I look forward to sharing your journey
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,

I am so impressed with your digital online experience and I wish I could be at 25% of yours.

Based on what I read in your profile, it is of no doubt that you did make a right decision to join WA, from which you will receive the best possible e-marketing training in the world - unparalleled.

Now you can expect that further success in e-marketing should come to your way if you take the right actions at the right time to follow the instructions from the WA training and the help and support from its warm supporting members.

To illustrate what I stated and assured above, welcome to peruse few of my WA posts including my bio and some contents in my site built with WA's WordPress platform, which can be found at the right lower corner of my WA profile page.

Besides, I will PM you for support, which I do appreciate.

Best to your success,



James
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Madek Premium
Hey, Dave!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy!
Madek
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davehayes Premium
Thanks Madek.I look forward to seeing your journey as well
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Madek Premium
Great, Dave!

You're awesome! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's go ahead! Cheers!

Madek
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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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davehayes Premium
Thanks Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at WA Dave and if you ever do need a hand with anything, you have an entire community of support behind you (myself included)! :)

Exciting times lie ahead!
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tommo1968 Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Good to have you here. I've been a member for several years and have to say its been a great ride.

There are many ways you can use the training here to implement a market and make money.

Just don't give up and work your way through the training "Get Started Here".

Ask for help in live chat if stuck and someone will assist.

See you around, all the best Mark.
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davehayes Premium
Cheers Tommo. I have been impressed by the proactive nature of WA, I also didn't realise it was over 10 years old
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jmmsen Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate this is an amazing platform with the potential to set you free from the need of money forever.

Like with all things in life that are worth it it will take work, determination, and consistency to achieve your goals.

If you have any questions you can contact me anytime.
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davehayes Premium
Thanks jmmsen
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