About DTenter
Joined July 2016
In March 2016 my job, where I've worked for the past 15 years, cut my schedule in half. I'm pretty engrained into the company and I had the false notion that they couldn't fully operate without me there full time. I was wrong. Our market had been declining and the economics of operating a business prevailed.

We reworked our budget and figured out how to deal with the loss of income. But I knew I needed to do something. A month later I was browsing Periscope and I found this guy taking about affiliate marketing. I was intrigued. I asked him about the skills needed to run AF campaigns. I had experience with all of them, with copy writing being my weakest point.

So I started to research AF. I read a lot. I watched a lot of videos. I subscribed to mailing lists. But I couldn't quite figure out how to get started. I hear the best way to learn AF is to just "Launch a campaign". Ok. How do I do that?

Eventually I found Wealthy Affiliate. I signed up and continued my research. I was immediately welcomed by multiple members. I read through the first lessons. It made sense to me. I upped to premium membership so I could learn more. I realize that even though I've studied so much, I still have more to learn. And I'm excited about the journey.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Darrel!
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. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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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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KennethPe Premium
Hey Darrel,
Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow and I am following back.
I believe that you will find what you are seeking here as the
support system is awesome. I wanted to point out a food for thought that may prove beneficial to you as you climb the
ladder of success. I hope you believe that everything happens
for a reason which could explain the downsizing that prompted
your move to WA. Plus, if you believe in luck and omens, it just
occurred to me that you joined WA on 7-11-16. The luck factor
associated with the numbers 7 & 11 are highlighted when the
numbers are rolled. Therefore, I have come to the following
conclusion: You are "on a roll" - "have the right numbers" and
YOU will end up in the "WINNERS CIRCLE"!!!!!!
Cheers,
Ken
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Kyle Premium
Darrel, 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 Darrel.
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Loes Premium
Hello Darrel, ♫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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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going premium, I know you are going to love all the training you have unlocked and the live chat that works wonders when you run into speed bumps on your website. I wish you nothing but success and good luck to you here at Wealthy Affiliate. Take Care

-Jaime
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seanlaw Premium
Hi,

Glad you have made the right choice to change your life, on taken the first step to go premium and closer to financial independence, and believe in yourself.

Here at Wealthy Affiliates, you will find everything you need to know and learn to start your own online business, and there are lots of other affiliate programs into internet marketing you can reference and learn from.

Be open-minded, and be prepared to share within the community.

Learned as much, ask as much and use these knowledge to understand, and your wisdom to decide what is best for your internet business.

Everyone here wants to succeed, let's help one another.

Best Wishes to Your Endeavors, and "May the Success be with you."

seanlaw
18Jul2016
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Darrel? 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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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Darrel

Just dropping by to see how you're getting on and ask if you need my help with anything?

There's a lot of information to take in so if you're struggling with anything drop by my profile and let me know.

I am more than happy to help you with anything I can so please don't be afraid to ask.

Catch up again soon.

Alan :)
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DTenter Premium
Hi Alan,

Thanks for the follow up! No struggling here. I've read through the Getting Started lesson, and most of the Affiliate Bootcamp lesson. It all makes sense and none of it is overwhelming at all.

I'm reconsidering my first niche idea. I've been a motorcycle rider for about 30 years, so I was looking at that. But I think my first niche was to broad. Lots of keyword searches, but that would just generate traffic. Not conversions. I'm trying to narrow it down to something that will convert to sales, but isn't so narrow that no one is searching for it. I'm also looking at Amazon as a commission source, or some other offer.

I've been on vacation since Wednesday. So I'm not really doing anything this week. But I'm committed to setting the niche and getting started next week. I watched Marcus1978's videos on his mini niche site case study. That's an interesting concept. Quick and easy to implement too. I might give that a try.

Darrel
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Alan Hocking Premium
Sounds like you're getting along fine Darrel

I'm just on my vacation as well for a few more days so enjoy your break and we'll touch base again when we're both back in the saddle. :)
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Darrel and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

You're going to love it here!

The Wealthy Affiliate Community is very lively and there's a great bunch of very friendly people hanging out here with an enormous amount of knowledge and experience in building successful online businesses and they are always willing to lend a hand to anybody who needs some help so if you get stuck with anything don't be afraid to ask questions.

The best place to get started is here: If you do have any questions you can drop by my profile here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/alan-hocking and leave me a message, or use the "Live Chat" where you will get answers very quickly.

I'm on there most days! :)

You can also ask questions within discussions, tutorials, blogs, or directly to other members on their profiles.

As you can see there is no shortage of help and support here at WA!

Remember to complete your profile by adding a picture and telling me a little bit about yourself so that I can work out the best way to help you move forward and achieve your goals.

There's a video to walk you through it here: JUST A QUICK REMINDER!
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I know you're going to love building your free websites and being a part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community and I just wanted to remind you that you can stay on your free membership for as long as you like and there will never be any pressure for you to upgrade to a premium membership but I'd also like to remind you that you do have the opportunity to try out the full premium membership as well without breaking the bank!

If you do decide to try out the premium membership in the next seven days you will get the first month for just $19

That's a massive 59% discount on the normal price of $47 (There should be a timer set at the top of the page showing how much time you have left to claim your discount!)

For now though just have a good look around and enjoy yourself!

Let me know if I can help you out with anything else and I'll touch base with you again in a couple of days to see how you're getting on.

Alan Roy Hocking :)
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