About DSonic
Joined July 2016
Hi ,I'm an musician and artistic type of dude, taking the plunge into the big ocean of internet marketing. I'm hoping to gain knowledge to help steer me on the right course to help me create a steady passive income that affords me the time to fulfill my passion creating music and producing art.

I run a website called https://shopparocker.com/ which is aimed at people interested in gift ideas for guitarists, music business tips and other cool tech.
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Amitgadgill Premium
Hi!
Wishing you a great and successful year!!
As a member of WA, I find its a great platform to socialize learning and helping out each other.
Please follow me on https://plus.google.com/u/0/115647000493337369120
Also, send me your google + profile to follow you and maximise our WA network on google +
Best wishes
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JDCarter Premium
Hello, My favorite Family member on WA! Look! My rank is close to yours and dropping like psychotically 1thousand a day at least!
Anywho, Hon. I've just been asked a very serious question by an ambassador on live chat, as I was begging for WordPress help. (Seems it's more than likely a freakin' hosting issue, seeing I'm using a Chromebook and everything of mine is backed up online no matter what and I did a hard reset on the thing and everything)
"Do you have an Accountability Partner?"
Only one I thought of that I'd prefer to work with that could mentor and help me, and be awesome bad-assess together.. With such an understanding and mental bond it's weird because we've never even met in person.
Would you at all be up for taking up that challenge? To help me succeed, to mentor me through this? I Need it, and I'd probably not work well with anyone else. I do not want to fail at this, and I'm STILL stuck trying to make my effing niche thanks to WordPress's idiot ass. I would love NOTHING more than for YOU, my favorite, to be my "accountability partner" in this, more than anyone else, You're my WA soulmate.
So what do you say? Are you ready to take on someone yet? I mean, six months and my ranks' going to be lower than yours tomorrow. :P:P:P. It's lowering QUICK. I'll be top 200 to 100 by the end of this trial. I know that much!. LOL. So, Please? It'd be a perfect match. Get back to me when you get this. Talk to you soon!

Always,
Jessica.
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DSonic Premium
Hi Jessica,

You actually kinda remind of my favorite sassy Baddass super hero Jessica Jones. ;-P

Thanks for reaching out and I'm not sure what I did to deserve be your favorite..But thanks for the compliment. :)

lol you have quit the imagination .. 1000 a day makes you like number one x 1000. Competitive much..;)

I appreciate your vim and vigor and that is a good sign you are committed and I'm honestly flattered you consider me as your accountability partner. Nope, don't have an accountability partner yet, This is actually a great idea and should be encouraged more inside here. I have been struggling with the same thing but just haven't approached anyone yet..


Just curious, what was the very serious question by an ambassador on live chat ?? Do Tell ! :-O

OK, Lets talk RANKINGS !
In my humble opinion, and don't think I'm being negative!

As far as rankings go, I'm going to be straight up and tell you that focusing too much of your energy on rankings can actually be detrimental to your effectiveness. Fo sho, It is good to be active in the community and I am not the most social but also have lots of other projects going on ( 1 music album to produce, 3 websites to finish and 2 courses, so I am trying to find balance myself.

Sure it is beneficial to help people in chat if you have the knowledge to do so, but a few people I have noticed are giving advice when they themselves haven't even completed the training.

I actually wrote my first training yesterday and it felt good to see my ranking drop, but didn't do it for rankings.
Psychologically speaking we all want that extra edge and feel good buzz , but if there's any advice I can give you it would be, that building your website / business and completing the training should be your number one priority.

Also , try not focus on failure. Failure is inevitable, but it is also our teacher. Its a right of passage in many ways.

Believe me I and many others have come close to giving up many times and I'm the biggest skeptic there is.
Yep, 6 months in and I am slowly gaining traction but I haven't made a dime YET , but I am still learning the ropes too.

FAILURE is just a nasty little fire ant biting our asses into action !

I have lost momentum many times due to the fear of failure and then asked myself, is it the thought of failure that scares me or the feeling of failure itself ? The thought of it is terrifying, but even taking a little action each day counts for something.

Are you hosting your website at WA ? contact support, they are great !

Motivational Tips.

1. Do the training at your own pace !

2. Write down your short term non financial goals

3. Don't spend longer than 45 -1 hour in chat, because you need to be working on your website. Yo !

5. Do you know your niche and if not, read this for inspiration Don't make me be an Accountable Nazi and make me come harrass you on live chat ;-P


Anyhoo, Ive had a few beers, so forgive me if my words seem a bit direct.


Hope you get your site sorted !

Let me know your next move..

Talk soon.

:-D
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JDCarter Premium
Lol. WELL, I've been up ALL night, WA not allowing me to sign in .. Thought I got kicked off for using another website builder. :( I've been bummed all night Wondering "wtf do I do now!?" just sat there, clipping coupons for a friend. Closed my niche down. . Turned VPN on my router, trying to make a new account. Something was wrong and it blew ASS.

But I'm still here!!!Checkin' back in every hour on the hour.
Thing is, I'm a disabled housewife who also happens to be a 8 1/3 years recovering marijuana and alcohol addict so I CHOSE to stay away from people in the city I live in.. Therefor, I've got nothing but working on being successful to concentrate on, and it's made me happier than I've been in a long time.

I know I seem competetive ... and yes, I am.. but I had to do what I could while I couldn't do the training to feel as if I was still progressing, ya know? I'm just being a smartass eitherway. I'm a horribly cheesy-ass smartypants.

They brought it up because I've been having so many problems with the hosting program. I went to support, and they asked for an elaborating question and screen-caps. Number one, Like I knew how to explain it. Words, i dont work them with right talking the spot on... LOL. AND my computer was way too slow to hurry up and insta;; a screencapping app. Gotta LOVE chromebooks... Speciallly when they mess up, it's a special kind of mess up no one knows how to help with LOL

See? I think you yourself could take some time to see what's more important right now, putting the music off until you're ready to afford and automated softwear.. Sit down, yourself and write your goals down bubby. I've everything in priority if you haven't read my first niche blog, I've been working even to affiliate the stores they give cashback on.. LOL. It's kindof a badass idea sompared to the everyday "work from home" boring old stuff. Was thinging about calling it calling it Addiction Recovery CopingSkills for us Online Shopping addicts. :P LOL You just work with me.. and I've been playing the guitar since age 12, myself.. singing on stage since 15 as soon as my first manager had me write my first song... that makes no sense..at all... but everyone liked it cause all my songs are always catchy. One song went "ohhhh Tiana. I hvae a crush on your brother. OOOOOOh Tiana! I think i wanna be his babies momma" hahaha.. Good lord was a stoned way too much in my teen years. MORE in common... More relatable than anyone on here so far... Ypi
re a rambler like me. can't drink alcohol but they've got me on one high ass dose of adderall that would make a tweaker shit thei pants, the highest legal amount of klonopin allowed and my coffee with four exxpresso shots.... Might have something to do with it. LOL

My arm's getting tired now LOL.
Get back to me soon!

Jess
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JDCarter Premium
Btw, that was already amazing mentor talk just then. Thank you for the niche website and the help and the link and the complete badass "You're not gonna like it, but you need to hear it" talk.

I'm stubborn, but I do listen. I'm trying hard, but it's good for me, even my husband see's the happier sparkle in my eyes day after day.

I wouldn't dream on taking on anything else though, ya know? This is a like college. up all night studying, back in class in the morning. And it gives me a purpose I'd lost. SO I'm going to help you right back. Stop drinking ontop of it all, as well! I'm not a fan, but I'm not your mother.. I just know as a neverending recoovering addict, it only makes your problems worse. Your stress, your anxiety. We need to figure out your needs and your wants... and conpromise as a team.. I CAN"T see you fail, you've come too far ok???

ttys. Jess
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MasonRuesch Premium
Thank you for following me. I've followed you back. Please feel free to reach out to me for any assistance here on WA. I am committed to building success and helping others do the same. Good luck to you.

I have managed to build a solid stream of income of about $1,600 per week so far, and if you want to private message me I would be more than happy to network with you and share exactly what it is that I do and how I do it. I am relatively new to making money online; I just have some great mentors. I want to be that mentor for you! It is completely achievable and I've managed to tap into a niche that has AMAZING growth potential. I'm also more than willing to learn from you.

Hope to speak with you soon. Thank you.

Mason
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DSonic Premium
Hi
Thanks for the follow Mason,
It sounds like your doing something right if you've managed to achieve those kinds of results. I think mentors are important and would be nice to hear some of the methods that help you succeed.

cheers
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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DSonic Premium
Hi ,
It's great to connect with you Lady May.
The honor is mine too.

I enjoyed reading your extremely helful and encouraging blog post. I look forward to hearing more about your experiences on WA.

Dan
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Dan, thanks for the follow, I have done the same....

It is indeed a BIG ocean and that is a good thing....

The internet is the big equalizer because you can compete with everyone on a much more even basis than with a more traditional business...

Best of luck on your journey!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dan and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You have been here a wee while now so you have probably realised by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some more of the blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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DSonic Premium
Hi Robert,
Thanks for welcome and the encouragement!
It sure is a steep learning curve for someone who didn't find the idea of marketing that appealing to begin with.
I have allot more training videos to watch and will hopefully stick around and not give up.
Cant believe It's taken me til this week to properly commit to one niche as I could not figure out if I should be an affiliate site or a branded site in my interest which is music.

The community is very helpful,so I'll keep plugging away til it starts to makes sense.

Have a good one too !
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Robert-A Premium
You do say you want to take the plunge into the big ocean of internet marketing.
Just be careful, believe me, those waters are shark infested lol.
You need help you ask questions, still in doubt, you ask more questions until you find the solution that's right for you.
Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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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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DSonic Premium
Hi Kyle, Hope you are well!

I know there are lots of discussions on WA about this and I've read most of them,some are dated...

I've also read on other blogs that Google has upgraded it's Algorithms and that Exact name matches are no longer that relevant?
Choosing a niche and domain name for me has been a huge challenge."Should the domain name contain the exact keyword "or Not ? Should the domain name be "branded or an exact match." These questions have caused me sleepless nights ..lol

I've decided on making a coupon site aligned with my passion
and I'm still not even sure I've niched down correctly as the coupon niche is very competitive.

Ive spent way too much time on this and too little on creating content but I guess it's part of the
learning process.

Can you put this conundrum to rest for me with your knowledge of the current state of affairs regarding this to save my sanity,so I can get on with business..:)

Cheers

Dan
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Kyle Premium
Exact Match Domains still have their weighting in the Google Algorithm, although it is not what it once was (you used to be able to own the rankings just with your domain).

Have a read of this post, it will put things into perspective: I personally choose a brandable domain if I am going for a long term authority site, if I am going for a mini type niche site and I am just attempt to rank under a few keywords, I might choose an EMD.
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Kyle Premium
Dan, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

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

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

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

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Dan.
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Dan and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Loes Premium
Hello Dan, ♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Dan for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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Kyle Premium
Hey Dan,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Dan and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Dan! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Dan!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Dan? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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NatNiches Premium
Hey Dan - how are you getting on? I hope you're enjoying your time at WA so far. There's a lot of training to take on board, but take it step by step and it all falls into place as time goes on.

Do remember that if you sign up to premium within the first 7 days, your first month is only $19, (a 59% discount!!!).

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all!

Take care, Nat.
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NatNiches Premium
Hi Dan - I'm Nat and welcome to wealthy affiliate!! I wish you all the best on your journey here and look forward to helping you along the way.

The certification course is brilliant and is the best place to get started! There you will be taught, step by step, how to simply build your first website and then start building your online business. You can find it here: Also, make sure to fill out your profile and description when you can, this will help other members connect with you.

---FOR YOUR BONUS--

If you'd like to sign up for a premium membership within your first 7 days here, there will be some special bonuses for you.

1. There will be a 59% discount on your first month as a premium member - which will make it just $19 for the first month.
2. You will able to get 1 on 1 support from me whenever you need it, don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
3. When you sign up to premium, I will send you some personal advice on how to get the most out of your time at WA, as the "Diamond traffic program", which contains some very helpful info that you will find very useful getting started.

If you need any advice at all, I'm always happy to help. The community is extremely helpful too!

Take care and all the best!
Nat
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