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I joined WA in 2012 and learned how to build an online business. Then I left in 2018 after realizing I had long outgrown the platform.

WA is great for beginners to get their head around affiliate marketing. Be careful of following everything the spambassadors write about, a lot of them are just successful in WA only.

Follow those who truly blog useful content and don't pay attention to rank, and of course, follow the core training set out by Kyle. Avoid bootcamp if it's your first niche.
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leebray Premium
sorry to see you go, can you explain in a blog why one should avoid Bootcamp if it is their first niche. cause what if the making money niche is their passion. In a way, I agree cause I see a lot of swaggers struggling with this super affiliate program. I even blog the reason they find it so hard to write quality content cause it is not their true passion. I think many jump on the super affiliate bandwagon because they put profit before passion. You have been a great inspiration. thanks again for being a great success story BTW I learned that rank means they spend a lot of time engaging the WA community, (which i love about WA), training, commenting on blog posts and if someone likes your comment.
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DomW Premium
Hey,

I'm not going to go to the trouble of writing a blog post about why Bootcamp is a bad idea, but I'll give you the TL:DR here.

1.) No-ones passion is making money online as a niche. Everyone wants to make money online or they wouldn't be here, and many people fall into the trap of thinking "All I'm interested in right now is making money online" and that therefore this is their passion, but really, it's not a passion.

2.) Even if it were a passion, it doesn't matter. If everyone just had to follow their passion and become successful, there would be a lot of rich fitness trainers out there. Instead, you should use your passion as motivation for building a business.

3.) You can't possibly expect to earn a living teaching people how to do something you don't know how to do yourself, especially in a niche where there are people out there who genuinely know what they're doing, know how to market, know how to get traffic, and know how to build a following. It's probably the worst niche to try and cut your teeth in, because there is so much to learn, and your competition is strong.
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leebray Premium
thank you so much for a timely response and i agree it is very competive in that niche.
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SteveMand Premium
Dom I wish more people would be as honest with you with regards to things like this. I've been here two years and still don't feel ready to tackle the MMO niche (although I do have what I think is an innovative and much less competitive route to tackle it when I do!)

I see newbies posting in chat that they have just joined and are following Bootcamp and I always tell them of two members here who I know have over 700 posts between them on their two MMO websites and have made barely anything from them.

You are leaving WA? If you are thanks for all of your hard work, encouragement and inspiration over the years.
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janbey Premium
Hi Dom,
I've only just found you and already have read a lot of your blog posts and trainings. I have to say they are all very good and I am not surprised that you have reached and surpassed a big milestone.

I will be reading all of your content and will try and follow in your path.

I have added you to my network and will frequently reference you.

Thanks for your great information.

All the best

Age
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HeidiY Premium
Hi Dom, yes that's me that Mr Buffetearns is referring to below :)

I just wanted to let you know I started implementing your suggestions from the Outreach blog, and sent emails to all my external links this afternoon advising them that I had included a link to their websites.

I have just received an email back from a very reputable horse feed company here in Australia, saying they are always looking for advertising opportunities and could I send them a media kit on how to advertise on my site!

I have no idea what to do with this email but by golly outreach certainly works.

Thank you once again.

Heidi
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DomW Premium
Yep, and once you get the hang of it, it all compounds!

I would tell them some information about how much traffic you have and that you could post a sponsored post for $100 and see what they say
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HeidiY Premium
LOL the site has only been up less than 2 months, with a measly 198 clicks in the last month! Hence why I am trawling your blogs and website for all the help I can get.
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DomW Premium
Ah ok. In that case offer to publish a post for free if they'll share it with their audience
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DevenD Premium
Sorry to see you go, Dom. I joined right around the same time as you in 2012 but didn't see anywhere near your success, then college and work got in the way. Came back excited and started following your posts and now you're leaving. Hopefully some day I can reach the level of success you've had. Lord knows I have a deadline. Take care!
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Hey, @RICH. sent me here. I've got a question regarding Amazon, and he said you might be able to help.

I've tried sending this message several times, and it doesn't send because links can't be used (though there weren't any links). So I'll keep this brief.

Amazon terminated my contract for a very odd reason and I was wondering if it would be possible to get it reinstated or if I can reapply? I don't want to lose Amazon as an income source!

The violation in question was that I suggested on my page that the proceeds would support a group, charity or organization; but the only organization mentioned was the title of my own website. This confuses me as why it would be a violation.

Thanks,
Mark
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DomW Premium
Not sure on this one. It's worth appealing/re-applying though.
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MozMary Premium
sorry to see you go Dom, sounds like if the rank and spambassadors thing had been cleaned up you might have been able to hang around a bit longer, some of your posts have been invaluable to me, thanks for not being a spambassador

thanks for the one parting word of wisdom which I shall be using going forward - spambassadors - I've been knee deep in that already this morning and it's disheartening alright to see the platform led astray with false training and fluff posts and taking down the brand name with it
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@RICH. Premium
Oh, for the love of— I invented the term 'spambassdor' years ago, not Dom, why are you giving him sodding credit for it?!!!!

*mutter* * mutter*
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DomW Premium
Pretty sure you called them something less pleasant ;)
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MozMary Premium
LOL! I only met you some months back Rich, where have you been all my life!!!? :D
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@RICH. Premium
Oh, you can so get your grubby little minions mitts of 'wrankers' too. That's another one of mine. MINE. You think I don't know how this paid claimation malarky thingy works? Ha.
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DomW Premium
Haha. Don't be such a bus wranker.
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VanessaN Premium
Hey Dom

"Left in 2018?" Dude what gives? I was so enjoying your posts about how you went from $0 to $1 million. You're an inspiration. The stuff you share here is so insightful, I can't believe they're gone! So much knowledge and experience. It's a shame you won't be posting anything anymore. But I get it.
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DomW Premium
Still have an active subscription until Black Friday renewal is due, but yeah.
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rileyroman Premium
WoW, I am so impressed with your success and even more so that you began here at WA. I love this and hope to achieve some measure of that same success. I wish you the best and God bless you for your philosophy of giving back ~

stay humble & kind,
riley roman
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1signbanner Premium
Hey Dom,

All your articles I will take each to heart.

I thank you that.....but mostly this image you posted on

"One Thing I'll Never Outsource."

I found that so deep I will have it posted on my wall right next to my computer right here in my office. I do believe it and I practice it "before" I saw image. JUST AWESOME.

Thanks Don look below I will keep it as a reminder for me.

Your brother,
Frank
frankuratani.com
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StPaul Premium
Brother Now i got it....
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1signbanner Premium
Dom I just want you to know I appreciate your sharing pal.

Here's a little something for you! Hope you like it!
I saw your profile and another on one of your articles I think it's,
"Do you even conference Bro?" Sure hope it's you, not sure.

Ahhh I'll just give it a try. Could be somebody else, hope not!


Frank
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TJSchlenker Premium
Hey, Dom. Sounds like you have a lot of experience. Like everyone, I'd like to monetize as soon as possible. Unlike everyone tho', I've written, according to W.A., more than 99% of the members here this month. My site is nice and full now but still no clicky-clicky on the adsy-adsies.

I also notice my bounce rate is about 70%.

I just changed my theme. It has things better seen when you first arrive, so I'm hoping that helps.

Anyway, I don't find much on W.A. about how to actually use Analytics and Webmasters to understand my site and how to use those numbers to facilitate changes that will produce positive results. I'm about to finish the final lessons in the final course here in W.A. and then it looks like I'll be on my own. I'd really like to keep learning a lot though.

What educational venues do you recommend? I'm an avid, quick learner and want to suck up the stuff that will make me great at this. Any help you can give is appreciated!
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DomW Premium
Just read as many authority sites as you can about internet marketing. Authority hacker, my site humanproofdesigns.com, backlinko.com cloud living.com niche site project.com
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TJSchlenker Premium
Thank you! Those are the type of information sites I was hoping for. Here I go....!
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teddae Premium
I subscribed... we see how good HumanProofDesigns can be! My new site revision will be live in about a week, so I will be looking for you guys to fill in the blanks s0-to-speak. Looking forward to speaking with your team. Please reach out to me personally Dom at thmortenson@gmail.com. Thanks
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Someone shared one of your posts about your earnings, so I decided to check out your profile.

I'll be coming up to a year and I'm not even earning a 1/4 of what you're earning, so I still have some thing to learn, so I decided to give you a follow. No need to follow me back, I'm just looking learn from new folks.
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eMAEstra Premium
Hi DomW and all,
I'm trying to become consistent at visiting this WA site and connecting with others--taking in as much of the training as I can in my busy schedule. I do want to start promoting the affiliate opportunity soon and I have identified Sept 1st as my "launch"--(though I am still just working through the Get Started training)... I still have no idea how to get the word out and to whom. Can you point me to paces on the site that talk about promotion? How do you promote WA as an affiliate? Thanks in advance. Peace, Marie
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DomW Premium
Just click the black "affiliate bootcamp" button on the left and it will explain it all there.
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Pamela111 Premium
Thanks for writing all your great content. I absolutely love, love, love your tab on your website, "hey come back." Maybe it something you want to keep secret?....Is that a WP plug in? or code of some kind? I briefly googled it, but came up nil. Ill understand if you cant tell me. Thanks in advance.
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DomW Premium
It's a piece of code
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Pamela111 Premium
Good job, that is really cool, definite eye catcher.
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Dom you have really touched me with your success, I just feel am at the right place of building my business this is so wonderful and am looking forward to start my studies. Am so empowered by how far you are now, am new on this but it really sounds working the me start my journey of success. Stay blessed Dom keep moving and working extra hard.
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choltzclaw Premium
Dom, I appreciate you sharing your experience and success here in WA! All I need to know is that one person has achieved the success they desired and that is enough motivation and encouragement for me going forward. The great thing about WA is exactly what you said...... all the tools are here. I wish you much continued success and I look forward to sharing my story of success in the near future!

Chris
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Tegonza Premium
Dom, this is a great article and I really appreciate your transparency with the monthly numbers. It's a great reference people can use to visualize what one's progression can potentially look like.

I love your follow up post because I think it touches on something that for many people is a barrier--you know, the fear of reaching out when your right in the face of things that are uncertain. Have you considered mapping specific actions you took or tools you implemented or tweaks that you made alongside your income timeline that might shed some light on how those things impacted your build-up of business over time?
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DomW Premium
Thought about it, but posts get buried in WA so I'm not sure I want to go to the effort of mapping all that out for something that people won't see after a week.
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Hey Dom,

after reading a few of your blog posts on here, and I have gone on your website and went through it, I was really motivated and I have learned a lot from you.

I am really amazed about all you have achieved past 3 years.

You really turned your life around, and I am so happy for you.
I am working my way as well, it's been almost 2 months since I started but I keep working hard because this is only the beginning.

Would you mind to visit my website and tell me your honest feedback?

It's iAppleRebel .com

You are very experienced, and you have achieved so much, so I would really appreciate if you could check out my website and tell me your honest feedback and maybe give me some tips, because I always feel that there is room for improvement and that I can always do something to make my website even better.

Thanks!

Best regards,
Dario
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Paul1916 Premium
Hi Dom, you certainly have been successful -well done! Question for you from across the Irish sea if that's ok...
I have been getting some small sales 7 months in (through amazon uk, Amazon US, linkshare) but not to the level I would like...
My first site is almost complete...
Is PPC the way to go in terms of growing sales?
Or do I set up and build a second bigger site to broaden my horizon (potential customer base) and try to get more sales that way???
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks
Paul
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DomW Premium
In my experience the quickest win for you will be to get more out of your existing traffic. This is done by improving conversions on your top pages
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Paul1916 Premium
Thanks for your reply, much appreciated!
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iPhoneGirl Premium
"You get out of WealthyAffiliate exactly what you put in. You've got the tools you need to get started here, and you've got an environment to learn in.

You've also got a path to follow that will get you set up.

That's not going to be enough though. You need to keep learning, you need to keep making mistakes and moving forward, and sooner or later you WILL succeed. "

You nailed it right there!
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Daymo Premium
Nice work on your turnover of revenue for your HumanProofDesigns site that's incredible.

My WA Journey began on Dec 31st 2016 and the training I have seen and the community help has been awesome!

I now have 2 sites ranked, indexed with a trickle of traffic at the moment and some of my posts ranking pretty good in search engines.

Looking forward to carrying out more training and seeing more traffic as my sites begin to age and gain better authority from the search engines that should ultimately lead to some sales down the line which would be great.

Its inspirational to see another member turn over such a great revenue from a niche site
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dtuando Premium
hi i am subscribed to niche hacks and its funny I found this site through a whole other website than that but they are telling your story to me in my email this past week.... good stuff man you are an inspiration and im glad to be apart of the same community as you
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DomW Premium
Yeah funny how it all connects. Stuart and I have been efriends a few years now.
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Jpmartel Premium
Hi there Dom! my nickname is Jp and I came across your name from a training of Steve ( IveTriedThat ) and wanted to follow you. I rarely see people showing how money they make and I find this very inspiring that it's actually possible and yet you are a member since only 3 years~.

Hope we can make connections and I could surely learn a thing or two from you :) Congrats on all you have done.

Cheers
Jp
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MartyHubon Premium
Hello Dom,

I can only imagine how busy you are these days. I accidentally came across you thru one of your trainings here at WA. Great stuff!

After checking out your profile, some of your many posts and your website I gotta say I impressed and inspired,

Keeping it short ~ just wanted to say I'm intending to follow you and you'll being hearing from me along my journey.

I do love your work Dom.

Ciao for now
Marty
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MikeHolm Premium
Hi Dom,

I'm fairly new here, and have learned a ton! I was the guy that was afraid to do anything to a computer for fear of messing it up just a few short months ago. Now, I've actually got a website and I'm having a great time! I'm actually very interested in utilizing your services over at HPD. Maybe I just haven't found it yet, but I feel like HPD could fill in the missing pieces from WA. Ok if I pm you with a few questions?
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DomW Premium
Sure :)
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GautamWorld Premium
I realized you're a star here! I wish I had joined here in August 2012 - have done quite a few stupid things in the interim.

My observation is those who haven't done well here after a period of time is only because they did not put in the required time and effort.

For sure, it's never too late...
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DomW Premium
Everyone moves at their own pace, but for the most part that is correct. If you put in the effort, you should get the results.
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GautamWorld Premium
Thank you.
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wealthmagic Premium
So true GautamWorld. In WA, people will fail only if they do not exert time and effort in building their online business by following the training.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Dom, it is good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I've just been reading your profile and it looks like you have been working hard. I am now following you and I look forward to reading your blog posts and networking with you.

All the best to you Dom, Roy.
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BeMyExpert Premium
Super stoked to be following you, Dom! It's great to see someone with your skillset and success through the years that is willing to come back to WA and share his successes and secrets. Thanks for being here and reviewing the courses and giving feedback. I'm inspired and continuing onward and upward.

All the Best!

Christian
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Dom, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network too.
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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Hani Premium
Hey Dom! I remember you from when you first signed up to WA, around the same time as me and Ty Johnson and Pnia (not correct name, but the english bloke that lived in Finland). Anyway you've come a LONG way mate!! Well done!! Proves it can be done :) I just made you my mentor ;)
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DomW Premium
I believe it was Apina, and he's my CTO now :) I remember you too! Good to see you back.
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