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.

David

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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...
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Scotth54479 Premium
David, thanks for the follow. Interesting story you have about getting back to WA. Best of luck to you and great advice about getting the blank page scribbled on. That's what I'm doing no longer going to be sitting on the side lines. It's time to get in the game and try to figure this out!
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dmayes01 Premium
Thanks Michelle,
Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to see that you're using the time off from work to better yourself and your situation. I have a feeling you're going to do amazing things here with your drive and the help of WA.
I look forward to watching your grow and progress.

All the best to you and yours,
David
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Babou3 Premium
Hello,
Thanks for following me.
I'm happy to be a part of your network.
I like the sincerity of your profile.
We all have ups and downs, and the
important thing is to arrive to deal with it and to
come out grown up.
This what you did.
I wish you to reach your goals!

Great journey to your success!
Ingrid
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you Ingrid. It helps to have such a supportive community to work with and learn from. All the best to you as well.
David
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi and thank you so much for the follow, I have returned the favour.

If you every need any help, please feel free to ask as I will be more than happy to try to assist you.

I am currently focussing on the green living niche and enjoy learning more about this niche so if you come across some good articles, please send them my way.

All the very best here!
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you. I will be sure to ask for help when needed and will definitely send anything I come across concerning green living your way.

David
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Kookahroo Premium
Thank you for the follow! It's great to have you back at WA! I can say in the 13 months I've been here, I've made tons of mistakes and the key, like you said is to learn from them and be okay with making mistakes. This is definitely a learning curve!
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you. It's great to be back. And yes, the learning curve is steep but worth it I think. Wishing you all the best in the coming year.
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Kookahroo Premium
Thank you! I wish you lots of luck.
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UKMerchant Premium
Hi and thank you for following me. I am a late learner too and have been pretty inactive for a few months, but never giving up I’m planning a new website and niche soon.
I wish you every success, and with all your prior knowledge I’m sure it will prove to be a great advantage to you.
Janet
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dmayes01 Premium
Hi Janet.
It's easy to get distracted or overwhelmed because there is just so much information available. I finally had to just make myself log in every day and try to get at least one thing done. It's not only becoming a habit now but some of the pieces of the puzzle are finally starting to fit together and I can see small pieces of the puzzle. Hang in there. I'll be following your progress here in WA!.
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JohnBochtis Premium
Thank you for following me, I returned the favor. Computers are indeed intriguing as a subject and although I am not an IT myself, my niche is PC Hardware and gaming. It's better getting into the game later than not at all. I wish you a great New Year with a thriving online business.

John
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CJardin Premium
Nice to have you aboard, and truly you have found the best place to learn and grow to what ever goals you want to reach here at WA. I started in late 2017 and will hopefully be able to move ahead but for now have to keep a job to support family and will dive in when time is more available. So far, have learned what Wealthy Affiliate offers along with meeting great folks like yourself. It's definitely worth it and so wish you all the best. There is so much to learn, so it's going to be helpful to take the training in stride as it seemed to overwhelm me in all you need to learn. Also, I was able to stick around and watch others achieve success through sharing their stories and joining a vigorous private course offered by Kyle called "Super Affiliate Challenge". It scared me so much that I had to back off a bit and have saved all the lessons so I can come back to it when I'm able. Again, all the best!
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dmayes01 Premium
Your story is similar to mine. I started a year earlier than you but got overwhelmed and backed away from it for nearly two years. I've found that I just have to dedicate time to getting the training done and posting on my website. As you said, the training is overwhelming because there is just so much of it available. But I'm starting to see some progress and feeling a bit more positive about it all. Hang in there. It gets better. :)
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

Kisha
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dmayes01 Premium
Thanks Kisha. All the best to you as well. It's a great journey we're on here.

David
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lakbar12 Premium
Yes, it is David an excellent journey.
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CLandi Premium
Hi David
Thank you for following me. I'm following you now.

I see that you and I have identical trips to get here. I have wasted a lot of time in getting here just as you have. However, that is in our past, and now we are at WA to learn and earn in earnest.

Chuck
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dmayes01 Premium
Hi Chuck.
I'm feeling better and better about my late entry into Affiliate Marketing, as I'm sure you are. I had no idea when I first stated and wrote that bio, that it was such a massive opportunity. It's mind boggling.
So yes, we move on and work and learn and it just gets better and better.
Thanks for joining my network.

David
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

mitch
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dmayes01 Premium
I have experienced the willingness to help and find it extraordinary (and motivating). Thank you! I'm quite sure I'll be reaching out for help from time to time.

David
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McWord Premium
There are many business builders and leaders ready and willing to help out.

Always here,

mitch
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possumlane Premium
HI there and welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I am sure you will enjoy the education and training and it can only add to the knowledge you already have. The walk through videos that Kyle presents are clear and concise and although the learning curve for most of us is a steep one I am sure you will have it well and truly covered. There is also a live webinar every Friday night (canadian time) run by our trainer in Jay Neill (rank 3) and there are questions and answers that come in from those of us on those webinars and Jay himself answers questions at the end of the 1 hour session. If there is anything I can do to,help (which I doubt) please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you to achieve your goals.
Carol from Australia
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dmayes01 Premium
Hi Carol. Thanks for the info. I'm sure there is much to learn from you and a lot of others here at WA. It's awesome and I look forward to my success as well as everyone else's here.

David
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possumlane Premium
You are quite welcome David. All the best
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, David.

Thanks for following me and joining my network; I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

I see you've been a member of WA for a couple of years. How have things been for you with the training here?

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate over 18 months now, and I don't regret one day!

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

You will read many stories of WA members succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months, for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common theme for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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dmayes01 Premium
Hi Paul.
Yes, I've been a member here for a while now but didn't get serious about the training until a little over a month ago.

But now i'm on track and making some progress. Some days two steps forward, some days one step back, but never sitting still anymore. Thanks for following me back and being a part of my network.

David
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kpercival55 Premium
Hello David!
Thanks for the follow, I’ve returned the favor.
If you have any experience with IT or internet marketing you are way ahead of me!
But it is definitely fun, and I’m learning more than I thought possible.
This is a most supportive community of people helping each other achieve success.
All the best to you!
KyleAnn
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dmayes01 Premium
Hi KyleAnn.
Actually, the thing that has helped me the most here is not my IT experience but the community at WA. I'm finding that the support I get when I stay involved in the community is invaluable and keeps me from getting too discouraged. The best to you as well.

Thanks,
David
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kpercival55 Premium
That’s great to hear! And I agree.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello David And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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dmayes01 Premium
Thanks Robert. I will definitely use you as a resource whenever possible.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs David 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.
Have a great Tuesday.
Robert
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apache1 Premium
Hi David

Thank you for the follow much appreciated.
As for age that doesn't matter because if we apply what we learn here in WA we can achieve much and it is never too late or too early.
I just did a blog post about a 7-year-old who earned the most money in 2018
Here is the link it may give you that added inspiration Andre
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you. I heard about this kid on the radio this morning and you're right, I was instantly inspired to get back to work!. It's an amazing world we live in, isn't it?

David
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apache1 Premium
Yes it is David and also amazing the inspiration we get and from who as well.
Have a wonderful and productive day.
Andre
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Loes Premium
Hello David,♫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 on 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.
until the 2nd of January 2019

Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you! And thanks for sharing your experience and wisdom. I will definitely be taking advantage of that.

And congrats on taking a break. We all need that every now and then. Enjoy your time away.

David
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smartketeer Premium
Hi David,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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dmayes01 Premium
Thanks Zed. I will definitely use you as a resource from time to time.

Here's to success for us both.

David
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Hello, Very nice to meet you. Wishing you all the best with your WA'ing and for the New Year.
Michelle
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Keisi Premium
Hola David!

Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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MMacarandan1 Premium
Hi! David thank you for following me. I wish you more success here in WF.
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PIECES-OF-ME Premium
Greetings David and thanks for the follow. I'm right here with you when you mention staying something so awesome as WA so late in the game. At least we started....and that's saying something. Much success to you here at WA.

Blessings,
Alicia
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for the follow and best wishes for your success.
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MsMerry Premium
Hi David and thank you for following me. It's never too late to start and try and I wish you all the best as you continue in 2017.
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Natz01 Premium
It's never too late methinks! Welcome, and best wishes for great success!
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you. If nothing else it will be an interesting experience. Best wishes to you as well. :)
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for the following, David! I follow you back!
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dmayes01 Premium
Thank you.
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and may you enjoy great health and success in everything you do.
Don
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AnneTaylor Premium
Thank you for connecting on my network. It sounds like you have a leg up being a computer guy--that would be handy right about now! Join the fun.
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judyN1 Premium
Welcome Dmayes, you have come to the right place for success. best wishes in WA and 2017 and beyond. Stay healthy and happy..livingsuperhealthy.com :) Judy
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suzzziq Premium
Hello:). Thanks so much for follow! Following you back:). Wishing you all the best here at WA:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
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leslie38 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you and thank you for following me. Best wishes to you!
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FredMoudy Premium
Thanks for the follow Dmayes01 and I am following you back
Fred
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for following me here at WA. I wish you the greatest success on your adventures here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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StepChook Premium
Hi David, thanks for following me. Best of luck with your online business!
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KatyaColvin Premium
Thank you for following me! I just returned the favor. Good luck to you with everything here at WA!
Katya.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Tasna Premium
Hi, Thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best with your online journey.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Hi, welcome to WA! Thank you for following me, I have returned the favor. I wish you much success in all you do.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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kmotte Premium
David,

Welcome aboard to WA and the premuim level membertship where you can find all the information that you need to start your online business.

Keith
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi Dmayes01, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.
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NRosales Premium
Thank you for the follow and glad to be part of your network. Wish you all the best.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
Best wishes...
Steve
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JeffDolson Premium
Welcome to WA. This is a fantastic online affiliate marketing program, probably the best on the internet. The training is top shelf, the support community is the best and the price is right. You have made the right decision. Good Luck
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Edwardtrave1 Premium
Welcome to the family!
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kmotte Premium
Welcome aboard David and thanks for the follow. As a member of the premium level you have at your disposal all the information you need to start and run a successful online business.

Keith
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NRosales Premium
Hello and congratulations going premium. You have now everything needed to build an online business. Learn all the lessons as they are the foundations of your online career. Have the dedication and focus to achieving success.
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Bigimpact Premium
Hello! :)
Congratulations on going premium. :D
You now have access to live training and so much more!
I wish you all the best.

Cheers,
Suhail.
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CathH1 Premium
welcome to Premium.
You have made a fab choice and I look forward to following your journey here at WA.
You have all the tools and training here to build an awesome site and be successful, you just need to be prepared to put the work in to make it happen.
All the best
Cath
:-)
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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,
Powerparadise
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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! :)
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StepChook Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Great decision!
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KevinBulmer Premium
Welcome! You'll definitely learn new things here and you'll meet some wonderful people too.
Wishing you the best!
Kevin
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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!
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