About DerekSmith
Joined February 2017
Hi gang,
My name is Derek and I'm a native Brit now living in Germany.
I've been here for about 20 years and have recently started a translation (German to Englsh) and Business English training company, which is starting to pick up.

Other than languages, I also like music (playing and listening). I used to play online games a lot, but that time-sink was just too much.

One of the reasons I'm here is that it occurred to me that a weakness in my new company is that the relationship between work and pay is 1-1, meaning that I do a translation and get paid for it. There is no 'passive' aspect.

I'm really not sure what my niche(s) will be - everything I can think of seems silly. I've done software development, intensive software testing and customer support, yet all in a server environment - no sexy graphics, just 'boring' background authorisation processes.
I also renovate woodwind instruments, but the affiliate part of that seems a bit limited (new pads and springs, maybe some polish?).
The Business English stuff also seems limited to a few books.
At the moment I feel like Winnie the Pooh sitting there going "think, think, think".

I'm sure I'll add more at a later date.
DerekSmith's Goals 3
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#1: €2000
#2: €10000
#3: realistically around 20 hours per month initially
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DerekSmith Premium
#1: €2000
#2: €10000
#3: realistically around 20 hours per month initially
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Carson Premium
Hey Derek,

You can definitely achieve these goals and I know that you will make it happen. The key is to dedicate yourself to your training here at WA. Follow the training, take action on what you learn, and ask questions when you have them.

It all starts with a goal - you can now start working toward it!

Talk to you soon,

Carson
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JohnMks Premium
Great goals and also an ok time investment plan... if you can try to put more time as it will help you a lot.

You can absolutely reach your goals, no doubt about that.. If you stick to things here...

The key is to stay consistent and having patience

/Welcome home
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JohnMks Premium
Hi Derek How is everything going?

Remember that I will give you a "secret" surprise bonus if you go premium within 7days. ...tomorow it has been 7 Days since you joined the free membership...

Hint: The bonus is one for persons that are really serious about things and won´t settle for anything else than success.

I have a feeling you are one of those ;)
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DerekSmith Premium
Hi John,
Just converted to Premium and I'm looking forward to accessing all that content and training

best wishes
Derek
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JohnMks Premium
Great decision!

/Anytime there is anything just ask
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Kyle Premium
Derek, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Derek.
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DerekSmith Premium
Actually, I'm slightly confused I thought I had one week to use the forums before deciding, but whenever I search for a problem, I get the "you need to be premuim to view this" type screen. The specific probem is that the omega theme shows the pages as being too narrow, because the space on the right is being reserved for widgets, all of whioch I've disabled and/or deleted.
I don't want to spam the firmus with the same question, but I don't see another way.
Did I misunderstand the forum access? Is this working as intended?
Btw, this isn't meant to be a whine, I just need to know what the situation is.
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Kyle Premium
I see you have upgraded to Premium now, but yes, some aspects of communication like PM's and website back-end are for Premium only. You have the key to the community now and if you need a hand with anything else moving forward do let me know. ;)
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DerekSmith Premium
There is a question that I was going to ask in a forum, but is maybe better here.
Sometimes I see that premium has 25 siterubix and 25 self-hosted domains and in other places, it appears to be unlimited.
While this isn't a problem for me (at least not yet), I don't want to put potentially misleading information on any of my WA affiliate pages.
Is there a simple answer?
Thanks
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, there are a few updates that need to take place. It is 25/25 for a total of 50 which is more than adequate to run many multi-million dollar businesses on our state of the art platform.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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DerekSmith Premium
Thanks for clearing that up - I agree, 25/25 should be plenty.
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Kyle Premium
No problem Derek! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.

PS. I really hope you have nothing short of an amazing weekend!
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DerekSmith Premium
cheers - right back at you !
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JohnMks Premium
Hi Derek, How is the training going? Don't forget that I am here if you need any help, so don't hesitate to take "advantage" out of me! :o)

If I am not here you can always ask questions to the community, the best way to ask (in my opinion) is by using the "big wide white question tab" at top of this site. That way your questions will get answered FAST.

Greetings from Sweden!

/John
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XrissyBoros Premium
hello there :)
Good morning and welcome to WA family. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do . I am sure you will learn many things following the training.
If you have any question or you need any help just ask. I or another member of the community will be here for you.
I wish you good luck with your work here and looking forward for your progress.
have a nice and productive day and again, nice to meet you :)
Now...back to work
Cristina
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DerekSmith Premium
Thank you. Back to work it is :-)
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JohnMks Premium
Welcome Derek to Wealthy Affiliate!

Great to see that you made it here! I am John and I look forward to help you with any question you might have, and of course, help you achieve success!

I want you to know that you have made a very wise decision to try things out here, there is no better place to be if you want to make money online and I know you will do great!

What you do to get started is very simple:

1. Set up your account (put a profile pic and a text presentation)
2. Go to “get Started Here” course!

You find it within the main menu (BIG GREEN button).

Or, with this link here: Key to success is to interact and ask A LOT of questions. I promise that you will get ANY question answered!

The training is going to be the core of your success, you will be given GREAT step-by-step instructions on what to do.

Each lesson also got an associated (easy to understand) video walk-through that is going to SHOW the EXACT process.

What it takes to success here?

Consistency is the key.


Put at least 6-10hour/week on this (more if you can) and things will start to fall in place very quick!

Remember to ALWAYS ask for help if there is something you are not sure of!

There are thousands of GREAT people here, you can learn from them, they are willing to help, and basically all of them had the same questions that you have at some point, me too :o)

BONUS!!

If you decide to become more serious and go Premium, you can, of course, do that whenever you want.

However, if you do it within you first 7days you are going to get the "action taker" bonus, your first month for $19!

I will also throw in a "secret surprise bonus" to you if you go premium within 7 days.

I wish you Success!

/John
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