About Dmayes01
Joined December 2016
2019 Profile Update - It's been a couple of years since I set up my profile here on WA and I thought it time to update you guys.

I spent the first two years basically doing nothing. Not because I was lazy or because I didn't believe in the system. If that were the case I would have just cancelled my subscription and never come back. No, it was more to do with both what I call "the blank page" syndrome and a lack of knowledge about myself.

The blank page syndrome is pretty much just what it sounds like. I saw WA as a blank page in a new chapter of my life and I was afraid to make a mark on the page because when I made the first mark i wanted it to be perfect. I didn't want to have to erase it or modify it in any way. Silly, I know.

As for not knowing myself.

The bigger problem was that I had no idea what so ever what it was that I was passionate about. Okay, I did have SOME idea but didn't see how those would fit in with affiliate marketing.

Since I was just starting out, I basically didn't know what I didn't know.

Given those two motivators and the fact that I just felt overwhelmed by the amount of information i would need to assimilate to be successful, I did what I felt safe doing. Nothing.

That was in Dec 2016. - Fast forward to Dec 2018.

I have no idea what prompted me to revisit WA again but there I was. (Couldn't look away from the wreck that was my WA association? lol). Only this time I was determined to push through, no matter how overwhelmed I felt, no matter how much or how little success I felt. I was going to do this.

And here I am now, doing it. I'm through the first two modules of training, working on the third and I've scribbled all over the blank page. It's ugly but I'm learning how to make the corrections to make it beautiful again.

More importantly, I may finally know where my passion lies. Unfortunately, it's not with the niche I chose when I made my return a couple of months ago but that's fine. I've already put too much work into that niche to abandon it so against all advice I've read on here, I'm going to do my best to continue to build that niche while I start on the new one. The one I'm really more passionate about.

Hopefully that passion will be enough (with the training and help of all the amazing people here) to allow me to juggle both, at least for a few months while I get my new niche up to speed.

If you have just joined WA and are reading this, don't be afraid to make that first mark on the page. Make mistakes... make lots of them. But learn from them. It's not wasted if you learn.

If you're an old timer here. Thanks for being here and doing what you believe in. You've been an inspiration to me whether you know it or now.

Much success to you all in 2019.



Original profile......

I've been involved with computers in one way or another since the mid 70's. I guess I knew people were making money on the interweb but never really thought about how or considered it for myself. But now I want to give it a try. I can't help but feel i'm getting into the game late but what the hell... I'm sure not going to get anywhere if i don't try.
At the very least I hope to learn something new and add yet another skill to my IT portfolio. And this looks like it could be fun. So away we go...
Dmayes01's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
I'd be happy earning an extra $200 - $500 per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
I'd be ECSTATIC earning an extra $2,000 to $3,000 per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Realistically, I have about 15 - 20 hours per week I can dedicate to this. At least for now.
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dmayes01 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
I'd be happy earning an extra $200 - $500 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
I'd be ECSTATIC earning an extra $2,000 to $3,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Realistically, I have about 15 - 20 hours per week I can dedicate to this. At least for now.
JJHall Premium
Nice realistic goals, much like mine. Hoping I can earn more but a few hundred a week would really make a difference.
pribs Premium
Those are VERY achievable goals, David! Starting small and working your way up in time is definitely much more likely to set you up for success than aiming to work <5 hours per week, or aiming for a massive amount of money way too quickly.

If I can help you achieve these goals in any way, please let me know! I'm happy to help however I can.
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pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real online marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
pribs 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! :)
StepChook Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Great decision!
KevinBulmer Premium
Welcome! You'll definitely learn new things here and you'll meet some wonderful people too.
Wishing you the best!
pribs Premium
Hey David! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):

1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.

Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.

After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.

2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.

3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.

4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.

Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!

On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.

I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!

I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.

Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!

You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl

P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c

Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!