About DFotinos
Joined June 2017
We all have something in common. Compassion comes to mind. Whether we have survived trauma or had a rosy childhood, life has it's moments. I have heard it all, from, "God gives you hardship because you can handle it" to "S*** happens for a reason" and I would like to embrace the latter.
For most of my life, I carried around this victim type mentality. It was after discovering other's pain that I realized there is no level of pain.
What we do with our trauma, weaknesses, and pain determines our character and I am here to invest in how we, as a species, can utilize our weaknesses.
I don't have a clue how to harness my niche or genre but with all of your support, I believe anything is possible.
Thank you to each and every one of you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to meeting all of you, especially Kyle, the genius mastermind who has done wonders for the greater good.
Kyle, I hope I can utilize this extraordinary gift so that I too can share with my beautiful family, friends, and those I have not had the pleasure of meeting.
Thank you everyone and to say that I am elated is an understatement.
Danielle
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T1967 Premium
HEY DANIELLE,

SORRY ITS TAKE ME SO LONG TO THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ME BUT I HAD TO TAKE SOME TIME OUT. ANYWAY I AM BACK NOW AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW, EITHER PM ME OR MESSAGE ME ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND I PROMISE I WILL GET BACK TO YOU XOXO

HOPE YOU AND YOURS ARE ALL WELL.
XOXOX
TANIA and Alan
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DStaller Premium
Hello Again,
I work out of State, in fact I travel some 5000 miles a month via rental car as a Compliance Inspector in the Petroleum Industry. I work in 9 States about 95 hours a week for 18 to 20 days straight, hence the reason I am so late to respond to your kind remarks.
I will try to keep up, as this is a new challenge for me as well.

I too served in the Navy:)
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Mgill17 Premium
You are going to do well here! It is really all about finding your passion and harnessing your life lessons to allow you to help others. Everyone one on the internet is looking for something. You can create that something that helps them look past being a victim and look forward to being an overcomes. Think about it and you will find your niche that is perfect and something millions will be able to benefit from..

We are born with a desire to help others more than a desire for wealth. Why can't helping others bring you wealth?
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PBitzer Premium
Greetings from the Jersey Shore ,Danielle. How to utilizes our weaknesses sounds like a very good niche to me. Especially with all the incidences of SocialMedia comments tearing others down. I would not like going through teenage and young adult years during these times. Very difficult!
If I can be of any help to you , don't hesitate to ask . WIshing you all the best that WA has to offer!
Pat B
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DFotinos Premium
You are a genius my dear! I didn't think about that as a niche but going to do it thanks to you!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the follow Danielle, and I have done the same...It sounds to me like you have the right mind set for this online marketing business, and most certainly you will have the training and tools you need to get started properly...Nice to meet you, and I can feel your excitement...Cheers and have fun! Dave : )
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DFotinos Premium
Thank you kindly Dave! I know there is just too much negativity in the world and I am all for positive change :)
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DaveSw Premium
You betcha! I agree totally with you... : )
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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DFotinos Premium
Almost done with the training. I am stuck on what I should sell or promote. Better to pick one thing to start right?
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DFotinos Premium
Indeed I will! Thanks for taking your valuable time to validate me!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Danielle,
I hope you're enjoying the training. If you have a product or product line that you could promote, then you may want to consider doing that first. Then, if that starts to work out for you, then you can start to promote. I believe it would be easier at the start to focus on one.
Hope this helps!
Shawn
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ZEGU Premium
Hello, there! I also believe you are here for a reason - to succeed in chasing your dreams. Me too, I didn't have a clue about niches the time I joined. The best way is to do all your lessons, you will be surprised how quickly all things will fall into place. All the best.
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DFotinos Premium
Hi beautiful,
Thanks for inspiring me. All I really want to do is help others. Not help so much, maybe just be there to talk to, you know? I want to be there for those contemplating their place on this earth and offer compassion or just validation. I have been to that place where I thought this is it, it is the end and I called a 1-800 suicide number to have some guy on the other line basically say uh-huh and repeat everything I said or repeated it as a question. Ugh.
Just want to say thanks for being you and you rock
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DFotinos Premium
That is exactly what I needed to hear! Thanks so much!
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy
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DFotinos Premium
I love that you have a thought of the day; truly inspiring
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PSheridan Premium
Thanks so much
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DStaller Premium
Hi DFotinos,
It is true that life has more than enough to offer both in pain and joys afforded. After reading your bio, you mentioned utilizing our weaknesses. When I was a small boy we always sang a song in Sunday School "Jesus Loves Me" It was not until many years that I came to understand the words I sang:

Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong

I believe you are right in utilizing our weakness, but I have learned in my 57 years on planet earth, that if we were always strong, we would have no need for each other. In my weakness I call on the strength of God to overcome what I cannot. He is faithful in placing someone in our path to strengthen our resolve, it is here we overcome and mentor others to do the same.
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DFotinos Premium
So poetic with your words and I didn't have another perspective on what I wrote on my bio so I can't thank you enough for the wisdom. Being an only child placed this enormous pressure to get everything perfect until I realized people like you make life so much more wonderful by simply asking for help. Thank you
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apache1 Premium
Hi Danielle, Firstly welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and secondly thank you for the follow much appreciated.

Now that you have finished the first course and gone Premium (congrats on that too by the way) the other training courses and lessons Kyle has, you will start to developed a greater idea of how to bring your talents to the forefront for other's to benefit.

Wishing you well in all you do.

Always Strive to Succeed and YOU will Achieve.

Andre
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DFotinos Premium
Andre,
It is indeed a pleasure to have your support! Thanks so much!
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apache1 Premium
You are welcome, enjoy WA and enjoy all you do in life.
Andre
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DFotinos Premium
Andre,
Truly a delight to be inspired by you, obviously someone who knows what success means and I thank you for your inspiration!
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apache1 Premium
You are most welcome. Have a great week ahead.
Andre
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Gabriel20Mm Premium
Hi Danielle,

Welcome to WA!

I love your words of expression. I have heard and so much believe in this: Pressure reveals the man. Man becomes what he Wills/Determines to become consciously or unconsciously. Mind is the Master of Man.

Really! What's on your Mind is in your World. Developing a healthy mindset is not an easy thing to do but, it most certainly can be done.

When we SHIFT our attitudes from bad to GOOD and I Can't to I CAN, we begin to shift our reality and now we begin to journey through a more fuller life.

My best wishes to you: Health, Happiness and Financial & Time Freedom.

With my warmest regards,
Gabby
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DFotinos Premium
Gabby,
So insightful and encouraging, I really thank you
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Gabriel20Mm Premium
My Pleasure, Danielle.

HAPPY Sunday!
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JasonKim Premium
Hello Danielle,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I hope all is working out well with your online business and wish you much success fulfilling all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Danielle.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate University.

I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance.

Kindest Regards,

Paul.
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Loes Premium
Hello Danielle,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Danielle and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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abrosco Premium
Danielle
Thanks for the FOLLOW ME click.
What an interesting profile. I think there seems to be a lot of good minded folk here at WA. Your right - Kyle & Carson's vision and talents has created something of very special value to all of us. Best wishes in your endeavours.
Kind regards
Richard
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DFotinos Premium
Why thank you Richard :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Danielle for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are probably aware of the AWESOME and FREE WA Keyword Tool we have unlimited access to.

This is the keyword research tool I have used exclusively after I became a Premium member 3+ years ago and it has helped me many times to find awesome keywords that have led to Google page 1 rankings.

I created very popular WA Training Tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, on how to use the WA Keyword Tool for keyword research. If you have not seen it and would like to learn how simple it is to use and a little about keywords, click the below link when you have the time.
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DFotinos Premium
I really don't know how you do it but you do and make it look effortless. I have used quite a few of your trainings and I thank you for knowing who to go to in times of those huh? moments.
I have to literally pull myself away from WA, it's completely addicting. Best addiction ever if I say so myself. Thanks again for being a valued educator and even more wonderful human being.
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DFotinos Premium
Ok, no psychic abilities allowed. I was seriously stuck wandering aimlessly in keyword research land so I can't thank you enough, really!
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Danielle
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ttabor Premium
Hi Danielle, nice meeting you here. T would appreciate if you could follow me back. Thanks. Wonder where do you live and I hope you could elaborate on your statement
"after discovering other's pain that I realized there is no level of pain". It sounds so sad....are talking about physical or emotional pain?
Hope to hear from you soon.
Cheers
Tom
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DFotinos Premium
Yes, of course I will follow you back. I was talking more about emotional pain that can turn into physical pain when depressed. I am from Napa, California
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ttabor Premium
Thank you Danielle for honest answer. I believe I understand what you are saying. I will PM you shortly.
Thanks again
Cheers
Tom
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Nice work setting up your account Danielle, it's great to see you taking action and moving forward within WA!

Those that get amongst the community and follow the training see WAY more success so you are well and truly on the right track. Let me know if you need help choosing a niche or if you're stuck on something, I'm always happy to help where I can :)

Cheers,

Tim
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DFotinos Premium
Hi Tim,
Thanks so much. I would like to take you up on helping me with a niche. I realize without yet being a premium member, I figured I would start Affiliate Ads. I wanted to start with a key search work beginning with an A, and be as close to Amazon as a search word. Will that make a difference or can I pick any search word, ie. regardless of what it begins with.
Hope I didn't confuse you lol
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hey Danielle,

I must admit I am a little confused lol.

What do you mean by "I figured I would start Affiliate Ads"? Please clarify this.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "key search work beginning with an A, and be as close to Amazon as a search word"?

If you mean, you want to choose a keyword close to something like 'Amazon' then I do not recommend this at all. Reason being, this is WAY too broad for a keyword/ niche website topic. You really want to drill down and find an actual niche.

The key is to start with a passion or interest. And work from there.

For example:

Wine (too broad)
Vintage Wine (better)
vintage wine glasses (targeted niche)
vintage crystal wine glasses (very targeted niche)

This is just a quick example, there are SO many options within 'wine' alone. I picked this because I remember you run a successful winery and know your stuff! This is good.

When it comes to keywords within your domain name, this is optional. You can do this if it makes sense and it can help you rank, but it's not the be all end all either. You can have just as much success with a more 'brandable' domain name too, with little-no keywords in it.

Hope this helps!
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DFotinos Premium
Perhaps I should finish my training; I am jumping the gun lol
I will have the aha moment and hopefully this will be amusing to you, much later.
I always appreciate your advice!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
That's ok, I did the same thing when I first started :)

You've got the right idea. Take your time, go through each lesson and you will absolutely get there. You are more than welcome to reach out if you have any questions moving forward! Cheers
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DFotinos Premium
Tim,
Okay, belay my last crazy impulsive response. I am actually having way more fun engaging with the community. So, my "normal" question will be:
If I find helping the WA community and after completing the necessary training, would you advise promoting WA through the Affiliate Program and if so, is it lucrative?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
For sure, you can absolutely begin promoting WA. It can be easier to tackle a lower competition niche first, but by all means WA is a great thing to promote, and there's plenty of money to be made. The 'make money' niche is one of the biggest niches online so the profit potential is practically endless.
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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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DFotinos Premium
Kyle, This is verbatim what I was asking Tim:

Thanks so much. I would like to take you up on helping me with a niche. I realize without yet being a premium member, I figured I would start Affiliate Ads. I wanted to start with a key search work beginning with an A, and be as close to Amazon as a search word. Will that make a difference or can I pick any search word, ie. regardless of what it begins with.
Hope I didn't confuse you lol
Thanks Kyle
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche (could be anything)
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Danielle. :)
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DFotinos Premium
Envision me in the front of the classroom as the annoying one projecting her arm as high as it will go, pick me, pick me. I honestly don't have a clue how you respond so efficiently, unless you have secretly cloned yourself. Bad joke.
Ok, now that I enjoy talking with this incredible community, what if I decided to strictly promote WA as an Ambassador? Could I earn a nice chunk of change in doing so?
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Kyle Premium
I haven't figured out how to clone myself yet, but I am definitely working on it! lol

You can promote anything you like, if you are going to head in the "Make Money" or related niche, you will want to go through the Affiliate Bootcamp. I do recommend though that you choose a niche that you are passionate or interested in. That way you love what you are doing.

And yes, the sky is the limit online. Regardless of the niche you choose you can earn a significant amount of money online. :)
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DFotinos Premium
Kyle,
Ok, I have always been curious as well as an active participant, I am after all American. lol
What if I did something to do with diet or adult coaching or inspiring others or motivational? Yea, sorry, my brain is going on overload status. It's good, for me, not so much for you. Falling under Health and Nutrition? You can make also make money blogging if I remember correctly?
I also made an impulse buy on a domain name that I wish I could get back but once a domain is purchased, what should I do with it? It is catchy but it has nothing to do with diet culture.
Are sexuality/relationships not on the table? I believe as a society, we don't talk enough about such a stigmatized subject. Any thoughts?
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of the health/fitness niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here and many to help you.

HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

Dave
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DFotinos Premium
Dave,
Wow, what can I say? It's people like you that make the difference in this world. That was a wealth of knowledge you shared and took the time to include me so I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Dmk71152 Premium
hope it helps
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DFotinos Premium
Of course it helps! You are indeed, an educator
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Dmk71152 Premium
thanks
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DFotinos Premium
Thanks Dave!
I have found your education is much needed and I use it daily, so thanks so much
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Dmk71152 Premium
well hope you have much success here then.
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DFotinos Premium
To all my WA family members. Is it me or is it weird to harbor a sense of guilt walking away from my computer? I need to run some errands and for the first time in my life, I feel like I am abandoning my computer, moreso my community!
I am honest to my detriment but I would rather be the student that asks the awkward question so at least one person can be relieved of embarrassment.
If I get a laugh or two, all the better.
Danielle
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MizBurke314 Premium
You will get used to that. But this site is not going anywhere. The key is to keep coming back, again and again. There will be days when you absolutely can't, and that is fine, too. You just play catch up for awhile after that. Just keep at it, be as diligent as you can, and you will succeed. Happy errands!
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DFotinos Premium
I feel like you are my personal trainer, it's wonderful to be thought of so often, especially by you!
Thank you my dear
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Danielle, welcome to WA!

I'm Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate UnGuru. I'm just stopping by to say hi and offer you my personal support moving forward :)

The very first thing I recommend doing is clicking on the green tab to the left (Get Started Here) and going through the step-by-step training. Everything you need to know is explained in those lessons. Alternatively, you can just click on the link below: If there's anything you need some help with I'm just a click away, simply reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap. I was a newbie here myself once and asked lots of questions (even though I was worried they were 'dumb questions') so I encourage you to do the same. Don't be shy! Take full advantage of the wealth of support you get here to build your online business.

Anyways Danielle, it's wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

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☆ Bonus #3 My Help Choosing Your Niche

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to beginners getting started is choosing a niche, but it doesn't have to be that way. This will be a MASSIVE help to you moving forward because I'm personally going to help you choose a niche you love and one you will make money with every month!

☆ Bonus #4 My Personal Mentoring

Not only will you get help from the founders and the entire community here but you'll get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. This bonus alone is going to be VERY valuable to you, since I am actively making a good income online and will show you the shortest and most effective way to achieving your goals.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot!

Cheers,

Tim
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DFotinos Premium
Tim,
I sincerely appreciate your support and thank you for this opportunity. I have so much to offer this world and compassion definitely comes to mind. I will know when the time is right to jump on my niche. The support is incredible as are people like you.
Thank you
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Thank you for your kind words, and I'm happy I could be part of your journey in some way :) All the best with your endeavours both here and outside of WA! Cheers
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DFotinos Premium
Tim,
I am rather embarrassed that I didn't thank you first and foremost! Well, you know I am appreciative to you and can't thank you enough for your support!
Have a never-know-what's-in-store-for-today Day!
Danielle
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DFotinos Premium
Thanks thank you and thanks Tim. What an honor it is to feel part of this family. I am literally getting butterflies. Such a wealth of information you have provided.
I wanted you to know I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and I have had the privilege of starting from the ground up, no pun intended, a successful vineyard operation to a thriving Winery. I am a seasoned veteran of Napa Valley's Premiere Wine Industry of over 16+ years and I have since relocated.
My life begins here and I am all about fresh starts as well as fresh ideas.
Thanks so much for being you!
Danielle
P.S. Yes, it would behoove me to become a PREMIUM member.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You are most welcome Danielle :)

It sounds like you have a wealth of experience and knowledge in different fields and your winery business sounds awesome!

One of the most rewarding aspects of sharing WA is that I get to meet lots of amazing people from all walks of life, so it's great to connect with you! I know you are going to achieve any goal you set and meet many incredible folks here within WA along your journey :)

Cheers
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