About DBlanchard
Joined January 2016
January 2016

Hi, My name is Denis Blanchard. I have been studying ways to make money online for quite a while now. I had great ideas at first, but I quickly realized that there are no magic buttons, no getting rich overnight (even though there are a lot of schemes and/or scams out there claiming that they can).

This is how I found WA, I was skeptical about one’s claim and found it while reviewing it on barenakedscam.com. Well at first look WA seems pretty amazing. I am willing to work and learn so I believe I am at the right place.
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Update April 2017:

After being a member for a while now I can honestly say that I truly believe that I have found the one and only place on the net that has a community feeling and that is genuine to its mission: to help people start and grow an online business. People here all have the same goal and help each other like no other place that I know of. WA rocks!
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Update April 2018:

At the end of January 2018, I decided to join the SAC (Super Affiliate Challenge) and I am so pumped up!

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/super-affiliate-challenge-12-month-intensive-training

I am proud to say that after a little less than three months, my new website is coming along pretty well! Not as fast as I want since I still work at my 9 - 5 full-time job. However, my plan is that I will be able to update my profile one day soon saying that I am doing this full time.

I made my first sale about 2 and a half months after starting the SAC training and applying it to my website.

All this to say that it is proof that dedication, hard work, and persistence will prevail! You just have to believe!

Thank you Wealthy Affiliate and the whole community!

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Update April 2019:

Working part-time at this is NOT easy but it is very rewarding if you stick to it!

As of April 1st, 2019, I have managed to write 126000 words which makes up 8 pages, a couple of landing pages, and 72 articles, which is not a lot, but it's what I was able to do with the time available to me.

I have managed to build an email list that I have accumulated by offering an ebook and I use Aweber as my email autoresponder.

My Social media presence has helped increase my traffic, and most of my social media referral traffic is from Pinterest and Twitter. I have not been able to get Facebook going as much, and this is something I will work on during the next year.

My organic traffic (from search engines) has increased exponentially in a year.
I have a bunch of articles that have made it to page one of Google and the result is I am getting more and more referrals.

However, because I can only work nights and weekends at my online business, it will take me longer than someone who works at this full time but I am confident that I will cross the finish line, but probably like the tortoise and not the hare!

Which is fine by me. :) I am looking forward to retiring from my full-time job (A few years to go) and this will be my full-time hustle.

We all have different paths to follow and mine is to create a solid online business to fall back on when I do retire (probably sooner than later if things keep on going like they are).

All I can say is that Wealthy Affiliate works!

All you have to do is apply what you learn here and never quit! You will get there eventually!
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Update April 22, 2020:

With the COVID-19 making things uneasy outside, I was able to get things going inside, especially with my website.

April 2020 has been my biggest month so far: I have doubled the amount of traffic and email subscribers and more than tripled the number of referrals in a month (And the month is not even over yet)...

I was able to keep up (somewhat) with my writing but not as much as I would have wanted (of course, I say that all the time…). Last summer I did some renovations around the house and my website suffered (from not taking care of it for a few weeks) a few months later…But I managed to bring it back to normal by the end of the year.

My biggest challenge for the next year is to create videos for my YouTube channel. I haven’t had the guts to do it yet, but it’s in the planning stage right now (I even have a script written out to do a custom sign up video, I just need to figure out how to edit videos now…)…By doing so I know my traffic and referral will grow even faster. I have seen many Super Affiliates making it BIG with videos, so I will follow their lead.

As I said earlier, my situation is not like anyone else’s. We all have different paths, different goals!

I often see on live chat new members asking how long before they make money. My long answer is this: It depends on how much time, energy, and most of all PERSISTENCE you are willing to put out!

Persistence is another word for Faith!

Have faith in what you do, and it will become a reality. Some will get there faster than others, but that’s ok!

Stop comparing your results with others, instead compare it to your months and years past and realize how much you have grown! That is the way I keep going!

I will now leave you with one of my favorite quotes from one of my mentors (Bob Proctor) and it goes like this:

“Instead of focusing upon money, put your focus upon serving a purpose that will benefit many others and success will follow”

Have fun, create, and take fearless action until you win! :))

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Update April 4, 2021

What an amazing year this has been! My income for the past year has finally broken the five figures! Still not enough to replace my current 9-5 job salary but a genuinely very nice sideline :))

Traffic is constantly increasing and my articles end up on page one of Bing instantly. Google is a little harder, but an incredibly good percentage of my articles ends up on Google’s page one, hence the increased traffic and revenue!

But this is just the beginning, I am still small compared to others. However, everyone has their own path to follow, and I am doing what I love so I will fire my boss sooner than later if things keep on going the way they have been in the past year.

My advice to anyone reading this: DO NOT QUIT! Keep on pushing forward and it does happen! That is the law!

Keep on believing in what you do!

There has never been a better time to take advantage of the ever-growing market that is the 3 BILLION people using the Internet. There is enough room, and the market is big enough for everyone!

Stay Safe!

Peace! :))

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May 13 2022

As I said last year, I plan to fire my boss and do this full-time. It hasn't happened yet, to my own decision. I could do it, but I guess that the security of a paycheck is keeping me from making the big jump. That and also the fact that I work from home so, actually I already enjoy half of the benefits :))

My online business has experienced a little slump in the last year and I can blame that on the million other things that are going on in my life. One main thing was that I owned a 12-unit apartment building, but I just recently sold it for a very hefty profit, so I now have a LOT more time to spend on this gig.

One thing I did though in the last year, was to publish articles consistently. That in itself has kept the revenues coming in. And it's the secret sauce to success!

I found this quote from Scott Adam and it makes a lot of sense:
"If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it"

Peace!!

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PS If you want to communicate with me, just send me a PM. I am always available to help! I have nothing to sell, I just want to pay it forward and help like I was helped when I first started!

And don't forget to have fun while building your Online Business!

Denis
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My goals are to develop a passive source of income so that I can live my dream of having "time freedom". I have been working a 9 to 5 job for way too long and I strongly believe that the Internet will provide me with the means of "making it" from my home office instead of that daily commute.
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ShannonSB Premium
Wouldn't it be great to have financial freedom from the daily grind!! I wish you all the best - and I know you can reach your goals with hard work and dedication. Best of luck to you!! Please follow :)
~Shannon
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Leslie66 Premium
If you believe it will happen, it will happen! May all your dreams become your reality.
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JackCao Premium
I am sure you can. Many WA members have achieved it and I do not see why you can't. I have the same goal as you, and I do not want to work for someone else for the rest of my life, you never know when they will stab you at the back. It is always nice to have something to fall back on. Keep it going!

Cheers!
Jack
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JSeale Premium
You are fantastic! Thank you for your follow. I too, decided to check one of the programs out that made me nervous to join, and WA is the one who opened my eyes and they basically invited me in and I believe this is the best decision I have made. It is a great pleasure to meet you and I can't wait to work with you and work on this new phase in my life!
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
So sorry that I missed your message. I must have missed it back then. Thanks for your kind words. It's a pleasure to meet you too.
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Derrence Premium
Hi Denis. I just read your profile after reading your post I've had enough and all 141 comments to it in order to learn more about site comments and site feedback.

In your profile you said you decided to join SAC (Super Affiliate Challenge) What is this???

And you also mentioned SWAG. What is this???

I would appreciate your answers.

Thanks.

Pastor Derry

P.s. My brother's name was Denis spelled with one n. like yours.
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
Hi Derence,
The SAC(Super Affiliate Challenge) or SWAG(Super Wealthy Affiliate Group) - a name we invented in January 2018 is for people who want to promote Wealthy Affiliate as a niche, just like Bootcamp, only it is more intensive.
You can find out about it right here:
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Derrence Premium
Thanks Denis! Do you have to go thru bootcamp first to join this group? I definitely want to join the group!
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
No Derrence as a premium member you can join the group anytime and start at lesson one. I suggest you take a look at both Bootcamp and SAC and decide which one you want to do. They both lead to the same purpose of promoting WA as a niche.

I have never finished Bootcamp and jumped in SAC In January 2018, so I cannot tell which one is better. I am sure they are both awesome being trainings on WA. 🙂
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Derrence Premium
Thanks Denis! I never started Bootcamp as I still am trying to finish certification, working on lessons every day and have now jumped in to lesson 1 of SAC. I really appreciate your help.

Here is some info you may be interested in about multiple clips store and retrieve clipboards:

Thanks Paul! Phil (feigner at WA) referred me to another multiple clip board: http://m8software.com/clipboards/freeclip/freeclip.htm

which I was going to buy their (m8) regular version for $29.95 US dollar but Phil then said he used their free one (m8) but then changed and installed the free one at https://ditto-cp.sourceforge.io/

Pastor Derry
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Lawrence20 Premium
Hi Denis,
Thanks for reaching out to me I’m looking forward to working with you and all my newfound friends at WA. I was getting a little despondent after searching for a place that could teach me how to market online and I came across WA. I’m so happy that I attracted this avenue where everyone is so helpful and excited to help others achieve what we are all looking for. It’s a big world out there and there is more than enough for everyone to succeed, with the right guidance in the beginning. Unfortunately there are so many that just want to take and not offer anything in return. It takes patience and a belief that there is goodness and kindness out there to succeed, one needs to just scratch a little below the surface to find it.
Thanks again for making contact with me.
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
I totally agree. There are so many bogus and Fake systems out there that it's hard to find a true platform like this one. I am grateful that you have joined our community! If you ever need any kind of help, I will be happy to help in any way I can. Just reach out! 🙂
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dring Premium
Hi Denis,

Thanks very much for following me. I'm now following you in return.

Congratulations on your accomplishments here at WA. I would welcome the opportunity to network and collaborate with you.

I do have a question to ask and I'll be sending a PM to you later today.

Cheers,
Dave
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
Anytime🙂
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SummarsPlace Premium
Hi Denis, Thank you for the info about SWAG. First time I have heard that term. Sounds like a goal I would like to attain.

I am looking forward to following you and learning any new info you have to share. Thanks for following me.

Wish you the best in 2019!

Phyllis
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DBlanchard Premium Plus
I have copied this from an earlier answer to somone asking the same question:
SWAG is an acronym that we members started to use back in January 2018 when Kyle decided to create a super intensive training called the "Super Affiliate Challenge - 12 month intensive training"

As a premium member, you can get access right here and you can start anytime:
It's a 12 months intensive training to become a "Super Affiliate" by having 300 sales (premium referrals) in one year (And meet Kyle, Carson and the rest of the gang in Vegas).

We as a group decided to call it the Super Wealthy Affiliate Group (SWAG)"

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask 🙂
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