About DustinG
Joined June 2013
Hey fellow WAers,

My name is Dustin and I've been here at WA for just under 2 years! It took me a while to get going, but my first website www.KirbysMarketing.com has become a profitable venture! A testament to the training here at WA! If you follow it, you can get to the point of making money!

Check out my Monthly Report blogs on the right and you can follow right along with my progress from the very beginning.

Anyways, I'm not branching out and starting a couple more niche sites, so I'm excited to see where that goes!

About me personally, I am from South Dakota, lived in St. Louis, Missouri for about 8 years for school, and am now back in South Dakota. While in St. Louis I studied at Washington University in St. Louis and got my Bachelors Degree of Architecture and my Masters Degree of Social Work. It sounds like a crazy combo, but what I'm interested in, it was the perfect combination. Comment below if you want to know more about that. Haha

I'm currently engaged to a beautiful woman from South Africa (see profile picture to the right). I met her when I was in South Africa a couple years ago and it was pretty much love at first site. I spent three more months there in the summer of 2014 where I got to know her family and friends, ask for her father's permission, and proposed to her! Now we have been going through the process of getting her a Fiance Visa so she can come be with me in the US. We're going to get married a couple weeks after she gets here, then plan a more formal wedding together a few months down the road!

That's about me. If you have any questions, or need advice or anything else, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment below or send me a private message!

Dustin "Kirby" Garness
www.KirbysMarketing.com
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CFisk1 Premium
Dustin, thanks for introducing this fantastic site to me it is greatly appreciated. I am a novice to internet marketing and need all the training I can get. I’m like a sponge waiting for water. I look forward to interacting with you and the other folks at WA. I believe you have steered me to my watering hole.
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DustinG Premium
Hey there, I'm sorry I took so long to respond. I've been working on an offline project doing some woodworking so I haven't been around my computer much! Let me know if you have any questions along the way!
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janbey Premium
Hi Dustin,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I see everyone's been saying that you have been away too long, it's nice to know you're back in harness.

I'm sure things are going from strength to strength for and that you are still enjoying the WA ride.

It's good to touch base with you, all the best.

Age
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Belden22 Premium
It’s great to connect with you here at WA.

Rick
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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 you network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you. And, more importantly I wish you the best in all you do...


Much success to you in 2018 and beyond...

Kisha
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MMarcus Premium
Hi Dustin, it is very nice to meet you. Welcome to my network and let us build great things to come, see you online very soon.
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GailLowe Premium
Hi Dustin. Thanks for following me. Following you right back. Have a great day today. Gail
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DustinG Premium
My pleasure!
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dfsteeger Premium
Hello Dustin! Welcome to the WA Community, I hope you find all the success you are looking for. Trust the process! Much success to you!

Dennis
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Morzat Premium
Good to meet you. and trust you will see me through.
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Hi, my name is Dennis, new to WA, willing to work hard earning my badges and being a excellent business merchant for all consumers.
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drlumsden Premium
DustinG,

Good Day!

I wrote you a while back, and i was asking about WA Banners malfunctioning on my website outside of WA.
Where does the 'xs' get put in the WA code so it works on my website for referrals?
Your answer would be much appreciated, if that is what is needed, please. Many thanks in advance.

DRL
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ShaneWelcher Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network.
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DustinG Premium
My pleasure!
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amgolf Premium
I live your website look plain and beautiful proper picture.
Great job Dustin,
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DustinG Premium
Thank you
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Takatomo Premium
Hi Dustin,

Thanks for adding me. Good to connect with you.
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DustinG Premium
It's my pleasure! I'm glad we could connect.
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Nancymarie Premium
Thank you for making me apart of your network Kirby! Love your love story and wish you two the best. Stay focused...your dreams are worth it!!!
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I really need to update my profile lol.... It's so old.
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ttabor Premium
Hi Dustin, I would appreciate if you could follow me back. Thank you.
Regards.
Tom
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RHairston Premium
Hello Dustin, thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
My pleasure!
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JDunyon Premium
Hello Dustin and thank you so much for your follow. I look forward to learning a lot from you and I hope I can add to your experience here as well.
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DustinG Premium
Great! I hope all of these things as well :)
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thriftymom Premium
Hi Dustin! Thanks for the follow and followed you back to keep me updated of your progress here. Have great years ahead and cheers to your online success!
- Ces
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DustinG Premium
Awesome!
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SFaye Premium
Hi Dustin, thanks for following me. It's good to meet you. I'm following u back. Best wishes.
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BarbJaeb Premium
thanks so much for the follow!
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I'm glad we could connet and I look forward to following your progress!
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BarbJaeb Premium
likewise
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DanielLara Premium
Hey, Dustin! Thanks for the add. Please let me know if you need any help.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Kirby,

It sounds like you have a LOT going well for you, congrats on that! The degrees do make for an interesting potential I think, in that you can go in a number of directions when it comes to emplyment or business...

I am originally from MN, so can relate to your upbringing and mind set perhaps, the mid-west is a great place to grow up. I left when I was 17, and go there only for family visits now, I settled in Germany after a long career in the military.

In my case, I married a German woman and built a house prior to retiring from the military. I love Europe. I also do business in other parts of the world and operate mainly out of Dubai. Kinda far from MN huh lol!

Anyway, best of luck to you and your soon to be wife!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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DustinG Premium
Hey Dave. Sounds like you've had a very interesting life!

I guess I need to update my profile again as I've been married for 9 months now. Haha
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DaveSw Premium
LOL Yes things change....Congrats on the marriage, time does go by so quickly....Best for you in 2016!! Cheers! Dave : )
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Dustin !
Thanks for the follow! Best wishes =)
Sarah
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! Best wishes to you as well and I look forward to following your progress here at WA!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Likewise! =)
Have a lovely day & see you around
Sarah
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Lsissons Premium
Hi Dustin,

I've been browsing through your site the last half an hour in the office (should be working haha), and I'm very impressed!

Great to see with hard work and persistence you are starting to see that success, both in traffic and monetary. I can't wait to make the first dollar myself (well ok I'll have to be patient)

Well done and wishing you continued success,

- Luke
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DustinG Premium
Hey Luke. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you!

How's your site going so far? Now that it's been a month?
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Lsissons Premium
Hi Dustin,
My site is going quite well I think, I have a lot of content but not a lot of product reviews yet (one).
I'm really enjoying putting it together. Been working on it every night.
So much more to do and to learn though!
Hope you are doing well!
I love reading income reports I must admit!
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DustinG Premium
I've found that most of my traffic comes from product reviews. I used to write a bunch of other stuff a lot more frequently, now I mostly only focus on product reviews.
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Lsissons Premium
That's interesting do you have affiliate links on every product review? Or just internal links back to the moneytized posts?
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DustinG Premium
I only have affiliate links on products I would feel comfortable recommending to friends and family. So, every product that I recommend I have affiliate links on and clearly state that to the readers.

If it's a product I do not recommend I have internal and external links to products I do recommend.
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LouieLuc Premium
Hi there Dustin!! :))
Thanks so much for following me!

So you're already successful, nice!
I guess it'll be my turn to ask for your help, then.

Hope you and your fiance have a wonderful wedding and a better yet marriage!

Here's to your happiness and online success!

If there's anything I can help you with, just ask!
It will be my pleasure to be of assistance.

I invite you to check my trainings here on WA and also...

... be sure to check the blog I'm building as a project for the Wealthy Affiliate's Affiliate Bootcamp at http://www.buzznitrous.com

I've posted good tips on getting traffic and building your online business there. I think you'll love it.

I wish you the best of luck and much success!
Hope you reach your online goals,
Louie
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TheNetwork16 Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network :)
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Firekeeper Premium
Hi there, thanks for following me! I'll return the favor an follow you back. I wish you all the success you need and deserve ;-)
Take care, Stefan
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mijareze Premium
Hi Dustin, thank you for the follow! I too am following you...
Ed
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Jovestone Premium
Hi Dustin, and thank you for the follow! It will be interesting to read your blog posts - and hear when you get your fiancée to the U.S. All the best to you!
Tarja
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2Al Premium
Congratulations...good advice. Thank you for the follow. Wish you success in getting a Fiance Visa. I think it's easy to get one.
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CherylFL Premium
Your a brave person putting all of your costings and profits up in lights but well done as things are working for you and yes Google want control of everything I used to use their (Do not track me app) now called Blur and thought it was brilliant however they soon get to own everything you do so I have discontinued using it
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CherylFL Premium
How ironic Dustin I was initially going to call my website Cheryl Ford Marketing as this is what I have registered but thought of another idea that I am still playing with
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mjdimarco Premium
Welcome Dustin and thanks for the follow. Best wishes for your success.
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi Dustin and thanks for the follow!
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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in ‘Wealthy Affiliate’ Dustin
This is one of the very best places I have personally been in years and am sure it is for you too!
I wish you continued good luck,
Roger
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emilyonline Premium
thank you for the follow, added you back :)
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CindyFS1971 Premium
Hi Dustin, it is lovely to meet you and see yet another success story at WA. Have a great weekend. :)
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RoyWip Premium
Blessings to you in Business and with your beautiful Lady. My wife is from the Philippines and we celebrate 20 yrs. in Nov.
I find the International Community of WA Beautiful!
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CindyFS1971 Premium
Hi there Dustin, thanks for the follow, it is lovely to meet you. Nice to see a success story in the making.
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jdeen Premium
I appreciate the follow Dustin, thanks very much! Jamie.
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SmileOfJoy Premium
Thanks for following! And I'm too looking forward for my website to generate income for me too!
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fricknwill Premium
Thanks for the follow:)
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you Dustin, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow. WOW what a small world! Where do I begin..Hmmm. I am following you back so you can mentor me into being successful, like you. I went thru a very similar past.. I wanted to become an architect in high school. Started jr. college but a girlfriend's pregnancy ended that. Got into printing because it was the only profession at the time that provided enough money to pay all my bills. After my wife died of cancer 2010, I kinda went crazy for a year or so. I traveled to Africa too. Thru a friend from work I then traveled to Vietnam to meet his sister-in-law. I traveled back to USA and started petition to get her visa as a fiance. Won that battle last year. We were married and now my life is wanting to provide for my new family. WA I am hoping will provide the platform to launch something big.
I look forward to working with you. I wish you good fortune in reaching your goals.
Ken
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DustinG Premium
Wow man. That's pretty amazing! God works in amazingly mysterious ways!!
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stevechic Premium
Thank you for the follow I iwsh you every success here
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DustinG Premium
Thanks, you too!
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pinkabella Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow
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DustinG Premium
No problem. Glad we could connect!
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BruceS Premium
Hi Dustin, I guess with your qualifications you could be classed as a Social Architect!
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DustinG Premium
Social and Economic Development Architect is more what I had planned...but basically the same thing ;)
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DustyS Premium
Hey Dustin thanks for the follow. I have spent time in Port Elizabeth. My youngest son lived there for almost two years. I still have friends over there. Beautiful Country. Thanks again and good luck with your marriage plans.
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DustinG Premium
Hey man. Nice name ;)

South Africa definitely is beautiful country. I've really only been in Cape Town for a few months, and Joburg for a week or so, haven't made it anywhere else yet.

Our plan is to buy a vacation house in Cape Town one day, so we'll do lots of exploring the country in the future!

I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to seeing you around!
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DustyS Premium
Never been to Cape Town just PE and JoBurg.Good luck to you and have fun.
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grampamike Premium
Hi Dustin, it’s a pleasure to meet me, lol.

No seriously, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we will find a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

Anyway, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Please feel free to send me a private message if there is anything I can do for you. You may also want to check out my WA profile blog posts as there is some interesting and informative information there.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! I'm glad we could connect.
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dickw Premium
Hi Kirbys
Sounds like you have a good plan. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. My very best....Dick
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DustinG Premium
Thank you sir. Looks like I need to update my profile description...I've been married for two months now!
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dickw Premium
Silly me. Congratulations!!
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jvranjes Premium
Hi Dustin, many thanks for the follow. Best luck. Jovo
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to seeing you around and following your progress.
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dickw Premium
Hi Dustin,
Thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I'm glad we could connect!
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jaytech Premium
Hello Dustin, thanks for the follow. Nice to meet someone here who is well on the way to success :)
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DustinG Premium
Hey man!

Sorry for the late reply...I've been super busy the last couple months.

I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to following your success here at WA!

Dustin
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MikeyMikes Premium
www.KirbysMarketing.com is a awesome site! I have bookmarked it. I love the whole site but How To Section is killer! Also, congrats on your engagement. Much success to you in business and marriage!
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DustinG Premium
Hey man! Sorry for the suuuuuper late response!

My life has been crazy hectic the last couple of months and it's just been a struggle to get a single post published on my website...anyways, I'm back and settled down now so I'm planning on getting back into a routine!

Anyways, I look forward to following your progress here!

Dustin
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LanceCO Premium
Thank you for the follow. Have a great week,
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! You too!
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Hi Dustin
Good to meet you
Tanks for the following.
Regards Geoff.
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DustinG Premium
It's my pleasure!
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I DustinG, I've just been reading your blogs and how you started out with no knowledge of online marketing,building websites etc and I've been motivated as your living pretty much the good life :) if you have any advice on what i should do, id be grateful as I've just joined and want to achieve the best.

all the best.
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DustinG Premium
Haha... Idk about the good life I financial terms. Once I get my student loans paid off the maybe. But, in terms of everything else it's all going well! I'm about to be married to a beautiful woman, have a God who loves me, a great supportive family and friends... Lol, what more could I ask for?!?

The number one thing you can do right now, as you're first starting, is to set realistic expectations. You're not gonna be making thousands of dollars a month in three months time, probably not even in a years time. Maybe, in a year if you really work hard.

Second piece of advice is to set small, achievable goals. Get 10 posts on your site, then 20, then 30, then 50, etc. Make my first sale. Make $100 a month, then $200, then $500.

Third piece of advice. Understand that you probably won't get any traffic for the first 3-6 months. It's super depressing and discouraging to be spending so much time and effort on something and not getting any results. It took me 7 months before I started getting any significant amount of traffic and a few more before I started making money.

I was also in a super competitive niche, so it probably took longer than in other niches.

Anyways, those are what I can think of now! I would encourage checking out my updates on WA, but also on my actual site. I go unto much more detail on my site and pretty much disclose every little thing I've done since the very beginning.
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justeileen Premium
How awesome! I hope everything is working out well for you and your fiance, as well as your online business.

I wish you much success!

Your friend on this journey,

Eileen
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DustinG Premium
Hey Eileen! Everything is going well so far :)
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justeileen Premium
Awesome... keep it up! You will go far.. :)
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Linlin Premium
You are my inspiration. I won't give up!
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DustinG Premium
Wowzers, I'm just now getting around to this!

Thank you! Just keep plugging along and you'll get there!
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videre Premium
Hello Dustin:
I just joined 3 days ago! Let's grow together!
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DustinG Premium
Woah! Just saw this! Sorry it took me so long to reply!

I see you've gone Premium. That's the first step. If you need a little motivation you should check out my latest progress report. It's listed in my blogs to the right!

Let's grow!
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LTran Premium
Hi Duston, great to connect with you!
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DustinG Premium
Great to connect with you as well!
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LolaAJ1 Premium
Hi Dustin G.
Just a quick note to say "hi" and welcome.
I don't think you'll have to take any risk with WA...the program, community and support are all awesome.
Cool that you are getting involved at a great age.....
AND, don't think you got that Masters degree for naught.....it wil help you always in so many ways. Just glad you came here and that you will be creating a successful online business for yourself.
You won't find a more knowledgeable, supportive, kind community.
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DustinG Premium
Thank you!
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amathews Premium
Hello Dustin. Thanks for joining my network.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect.
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gappleby Premium
Hi Dustin, thx for the follow. Good luck to you.
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I'm glad we could connect and look forward to seeing you around here at WA!
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trekrider Premium
Hello Dustin,

Thanks for the following and I will be following your future successes as well. All the best.

Jeff
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I'm glad we could connect.
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Kyirrie Premium
Thanks for the follow Dustin! Wishing you great success in your online ventures! :)
Cheers,
Lynette
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I wish you the best as well!
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RebeccaZ Premium
I love your website! I especially love the post about keywords. I have thought this myself....just ignore the keyword research and start writing what I want. Eventually I will hit upon a really popular post. It will stay on my site while I go on to write new posts. The more posts, the more chances that I will have something that is being searched....right?
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DustinG Premium
Yeah, that's spot on... And as you get more Posts your overall authority increases so your older posts will start to get better rankings and more traffic as well.

I had one podicf review I wrote 7 months ago, one of the very first ones I published, that ended up in the #2 spot last month's and I've gotten 4 sales worth $40 each from it in the last month, completely unexpected. But that's the general idea, just keep adding content and your content will keep working for you the more you write the more you have working for you.

I figure it probably too me 4 hours to write that post, I've made $160 from it... That means $40/hour for writing that post... And that's only going to increase with time as I get more sales.

I only have two posts that are making significant money, that one and my WA promotions, but sure will be nice when I get more and more! Lol... Can't wait.
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RebeccaZ Premium
I haven't hit on anything, yet, that makes money like that! I have started a second website to promote WA for "creative people" and help to inspire creativity. But I haven't had the time to really devote to it that it needs.

I think the posts that have the most potential earnings are those that promote a specific product. If you have alot of information on your site already, people will look at your site as more of an authority, Like shopping in a store...you might buy things you didn't actually go there for, but found while you were looking.
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It's to hear from your Dustin
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the follow, best wishes online.
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cm2108 Premium
Hi Dustin and thanks for following. I am following back and wish you all the best! Gus
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well.
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Dustin, very nice to meet you here and hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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DustinG Premium
Thank you. I hope to see you around as well :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, see you around. Nice profile pic you have!!
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RoscoeL Premium
Hi Dustin,
Thanks for the follow and goodluck
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I wish you the best as well.
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aurelien29 Premium
Thanks for following back Dustin!
See you around! Much success your way!

Aurelien
http://urbanstore420.com
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DustinG Premium
Thanks. Same to you!
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richpierson5 Premium
Hey Dustin, Welcome to WA I hope your having fun here, and remember to stay on task, do your lessons and ask questions if you get stuck. That's the nice thing about having a community to help.
PS thanks for the follow !!!!!!
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DustinG Premium
Definitely. I look forward to seeing you around.
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aurelien29 Premium
Whats good Dustin?
Thanks for connecting!

Aurelien
http://Urbanstore420.com
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DustinG Premium
No problem. You've got a cool story!
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aurelien29 Premium
Thanks Dustin. like Ryan Leslie say in his song History: "It's whatever you write in your own history books. So whatever story you write. Make sure it's good."
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Sheden3 Premium
Wishing you the best and thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
Hey. No problem! It's my pleasure!
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olivingstone Premium
Thanks for the follow. Wishing you every success with your new venture. Olive
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I wish the same to you.

I'm glad we could connect here!
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WKnoepp Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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Hi, Dustin. Thank You for the follow. I am happy for your online successes thus far! I have left a message on your blog. I look forward to more success for you in all your pursuits and to learning from you as well as the other awesome members here!
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DustinG Premium
Hey. Thank you! I'm glad we could connect :)
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Larry MaC Premium
Thank you for making the connection. I which you the best here at WA.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish the same to you as well!
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WeeBelle Premium
Hi Dustin
Thanks for the follow
James
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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Hello, Dustin - nice to meet you! How have you been doing at WA?
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DustinG Premium
I've been doing pretty well! My website has started making money and is on the upswing!

You can see all of my progress if you check out my "Monthly Report" blogs here at WA.
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Mikey72 Premium
Dustin, Thanks for following. I hope you have had Good luck with your more than a year's time here on WA, and I wish you Success in achieving all of your Goals!
Michael
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DustinG Premium
Yeah. I'm finally starting to see success. I've really been diligently working for about nine months only.
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Thanks for your follow
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks for the follow, Dustin, let's ROCK this thang. And hey - I see you have a beautiful black life partner like I do. I like you already!
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DustinG Premium
Haha...only the best ;)
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Larry_T Premium
Thanks for following me Dustin and good luck with your website
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DustinG Premium
No problem. Best of luck to you as well!
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rairaie Premium
Thanks for the follow! I'm following back! :)
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DustinG Premium
No problem! It's my pleasure :)
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kasialoc Premium
Thank You for the follow. Good luck on WA.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well!
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alanh Premium
Hi!
Very nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow, all the best to you. Sorry for the delay in following.
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DustinG Premium
Hey, no problem!
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KBush Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you success and a prosperous future.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well!
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donrw059 Premium
Master up Dustin. You know what intellectual hard work requires. This is no different. Your going to do great, probably already have several sites up, making cash and planing your next vacation. All the best to your success. Following you back.
Don
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DustinG Premium
Haha...I'm not quite to that point yet...but I am making money and getting more and more traffic every month!

Dustin
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donrw059 Premium
I have an older brother with a PHd in Education, a niece with an MBA and a pmp certification, both great people to hold a conversation with but, neither can match my degree in BS. Happy New Year. Keep up the great work.
Don
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surenpillai Premium
Thank you for following. Wishing you success (and the grit), Go for it, make it happen.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man!
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surenpillai Premium
Pleasure, Dustin. go for it, do it and make it happen. Have the spirit of a rebel :)
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MarieKi Premium
Thanks for the follow! I see you are a bit into the program. I'm still very new here, just finished course 1 :) Have a wondrful day!
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DustinG Premium
Hey! That's great. Just stick with it and don't give up. I actually just wrote my November update. It was the first month I made a profit...so, you should check it out for some motivation:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dusting/blog/monthly-report-november-2014-my-first-profitable-month
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hakemp001 Premium
Thank you for the follow Dustin. I checked out your site and love how much research has gone into your reviews.

I am following back and hope to learn quite a bit from you.

Heather
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DustinG Premium
Sweet!
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Terry661 Premium
Sometimes the desire to take control is just as great as the need. But I guess you know that by now. Thank you for the follow. I went and saw your site (I'm nosy). It's very bold and confident. I'm glad things are working well for you. To your continued success! :)
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DustinG Premium
Thanks Terry! So far so goon :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Dustin. Thank you for the follow and I just followed you back. Don't see the relevance of your comment about your profile pic though. I don't see colour, religion or country of origin. I see people and take them at face value. But then I'm Scottish and we Scots are well known worldwide as a very friendly nation and well liked in return. Have a nice day/evening.
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DustinG Premium
Hey Mary! I'm glad we could connect. I guess I'm not exactly sure which comment you're referring to...

Hope you're having a great day!
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Robert-A Premium
Hi. You said in your profile that you like to have a new experience and referred to your profile pic so I assumed you were referring to the gorgeous colored lady as a new experience. No offence intended and that's why I gave the reply I did. Have a great day.
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JadeLovane Premium
Hi Dustin,

Thank you for the follow and we are very glad to be in your network. We wish you unlimited abundance, happiness, peace and success in all that you do.

Beautiful profile picture also.

Best wishes Lovane & Jade
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DustinG Premium
No problem, it's my pleasure!

And yeah, definitely a beautiful picture...mostly coming from the right side ;)
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SolitaireSal Premium
I forgot to add that, yes, your post picture is very sweet! You are a lucky man and I am sure she is thinking she did not do too badly either!!!! Looks like love to me - I just had my 50th anniversary so hopefully you will have yours also. Remember, it is a two-way street........................
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DustinG Premium
Nice! I'm looking forward to my 50 year reunion!!!
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SolitaireSal Premium
Thank you for the follow Dustin and I can see you are very busy already with WA!!! Good for you. I will be back to check on the monthly update tomorrow for sure. We are all anxious to hear from those here at WA who have, in fact, had success in marketing online. Take care, good luck. Sky diving? Good for you!
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DustinG Premium
Hey, I just published my monthly update. If you're interested, here is the link: http://kirbysmarketing.com/km-monthly-report-october-2014-37-50-128-50/
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MurieB86 Premium
Hi Dustin! Thanks so much for following me. I feel very honored that you did. I see that you've been with WA for over a year now. How's it working for you?
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DustinG Premium
Hey, No problem. I'm glad we could connect.

I've been here for over a year, but I've really only been actively working on my website for the last six months. In an effort to save typing, I will point you to either my Monthly Update blogs here at WA, or you can check out my KM Monthly Reports on my website where I give an update on every aspect of my business.

I'm still working on my October update, hope to have it published by sometime tomorrow night, but this is the first month that I've had an real income, and my traffic has been doubling for the last few months. In October I had over 2,000 visitors.

Anyways, if you have any questions about what I've done please let me know.

You can see my Monthly Reports on my website here: http://kirbysmarketing.com/kirbys-marketing-monthly-reports/
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GWaldron Premium
I read your blog Kirbys marketing.
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DustinG Premium
Cool man. What did you think?
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jsmart Premium
Thanks for the follow. Great website. I will take a read of your blogs also.
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DustinG Premium
Cool. No problem! Let me know if you have any questions about anything!
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LLeary Premium
Hey Dustin, I'm new to WA and I noticed your profile and the great advice that you shared with Aaron605. Keep up the good work.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man!
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aaron605 Premium
How's it going Dustin? I just joined WA last week. I'd be keenly interested in your progress since joining last year. I'll see you on line. All the best.
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DustinG Premium
Hey man. If you look at my blogs here at WA I have a monthly update since I really got about 6 months ago. Before then I wasn't really putting in much effort.

Also, I have much, much, much more detailed reports on my website which you can find here: http://kirbysmarketing.com/kirbys-marketing-monthly-reports/

I know it seems like after six months I should be making more money; however, if you look at my traffic it wasn't until August that I actually started getting organic traffic to my site, and until September when it really started shooting up.

I am also in the "make money niche" promoting WA and that is one of the most difficult niches to get a footing in. So, I'm actually right on track and even a bit ahead of where most people getting into this niche are at.

Also, just today I got my first WA premium referral. So, it's finally beginning!

My biggest piece of advice would be to follow the training step by step, don't skip anything, and be patient. I think patience is the biggest thing to be successful. Because when you first start, it will be super discouraging because you're putting in all of this work, but no one is coming to your site; however, if you stick out those first couple of months it will all be worth it when you start getting more and more visitors a day. Which is the case for me. Almost every day is a record day, just today I have had 56 visitors and there's still an hour and a half left! So it's shaping up to be my highest traffic day yet.

Just keep your head down and push forwards!

Dustin
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rwood Premium
Hi Dustin. Thanks and I'm following back. great profile and I wish you all the best. Randy
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to seeing you around.
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JSakanee Premium
Hey what's up, Dustin.
follow!
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DustinG Premium
Hey. Not much!
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James 12 Premium
Hey Dustin. I just wanted to touch base briefly. I hope all is going well here at WA. Have a successful week.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man! Sorry for the slow reply, just been traveling and job searching so been pretty busy!
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kmor32 Premium
Hi Dustin thanks for following it is my pleasure to welcome you into my network and WA wishing you all the best in your ventures.
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DustinG Premium
Sweet! I wish you the best as well!
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philsmkt62 Premium
Thanks for the follow and right back at you. Best of luck on your WA adventure.
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I wish you the best as well :)
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Cali Premium
Is that you at Cal Poly Pomona? Great photo, thank you for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
Nope, that pictures from South Africa!

No problem, glad we could connect.
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow - following you back.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect!
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Papi Premium
Thank you for the following Dustin, I will now follow you also.
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DustinG Premium
Sweet! I look forward to seeing you around!
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Siguta Premium
Thanks for following and good luck with your goals
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DustinG Premium
Thank you and I wish you the best as well!
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Davidjardine Premium
Hi Dustin, thanks for following
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DustinG Premium
It's my pleasure!
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wi11 Premium
Nice to meet you Dustin, thanks for following
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I'm glad we could connect!
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ELeslie Premium
Indeed! Hello Dustin, desiring great success for you here at WA.
EJ
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I wish you the same as well :)
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AllynBeekman Premium
A master's degree and unemployed - sounds like me. Thanks for your follow, Dustin! I look forward to hearing about your successes.
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DustinG Premium
Hey! No problem!
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bigmonkey Premium
Thanks for following me Dustin. I'll follow you back. Keep in touch and maybe we can help each other when needed. I like the look of your website. You've done some great work.
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DustinG Premium
Hey. Thank you for the compliments. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I've been doing a lot of traveling and haven't had time!
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Kathy331 Premium
Thanks for the follow Dustin :)
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Sorry for the super long delay!
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GRamos Premium
Thank you for following....best wishes!
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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whos Premium
Thanks for the follow. Following you back.
Wishing you success.
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DustinG Premium
It's my pleasure. I wish you the best as well!
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chadniko Premium
Thanks for the follow Dustin! I wish you ongoing success!
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I wish you the best as well!
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Hi Dustin...thanks for the follow! What is your Masters Degree in?
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DustinG Premium
I have a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Social and Economic Development.
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Thanks for that info...sounds like a fascinating mix! All the best to you
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DonnaCarr Premium
Hi Dustin, thanks for the follow. Yeah a Master's Degree will get you unemployed these days. LOL I respect the time and effort put inti getting your degree. And I also think the a young person like yourself is way ahead of the game in starting their own business.
You have really picked the best place to get real and solid IM training.
I have been here less than 2 weeks and I already have a neat website up and running. I have learned so much in the last 2 weeks. It is Awesome! You will love it here. Welcome and much success.

www.IAmAWealthyAffiliate.com
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DustinG Premium
No problem Donna.
It is a good place here!
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Hi Dustin welcome to wealthy affiliates, you going to love it! wish you all the best
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! I'm glad we could connect :)
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Michelle04 Premium
Hi Dustin. Thank you for the follow, I'm returning it. :) Wishing you the best!
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well :)
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Ncuomo Premium
Dustin, thank you for the follow back
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DustinG Premium
Sweet! Glad we could connect :)
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Sunflower99 Premium
Hi DustinG, Thank you for the follow!
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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KeithM2576 Premium
Hi Dustin, I look forward to following you as you seem to have been around WA for a while so probably have a lot to share!
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DustinG Premium
Hey man. Just let me know if you have any questions.

Dustin
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Kev Premium
Thanks for the follow, Dustin. Cheers! :)
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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dsigers Premium
Thanks Dustin for the follow, following back. I wish you much success.
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I wish you the best as well :)
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey Dustin, thanks for the follow, right back at you. I took a quick look at your website, it looks like you've got everything cooking. I'll get back to read your blogs, but I'm just taking a break from building my first website. Much success to us all.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man!

Breaks are always in order!

Dustin
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BrooklynPhil Premium
too many breaks and I'm broke. ;^)
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for following me, Dustin. I'm following you back now. Your website is excellent. I enjoyed reading some of your reviews and am working my way through some of your posts about building websites. Yours is the FIRST WA affiliate's website that I am actually bookmarking because your content is so good! Best wishes in your WA endeavors. ~~~Tip
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DustinG Premium
Hey man! That really means a lot! Like seriously.

I haven't made any money yet but I know it will come soon enough!

Just gotta keep pushing on.

Dustin
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GaryRo Premium
Thank you for following me Dustin. Good luck here with WA
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well :)
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FLumpkin Premium
DustinG thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect!
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jlindsay1 Premium
Welcome to WA
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! Welcome to you as well :)
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clyncar Premium
Thanks for the follow Dustin!
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DustinG Premium
It's my pleasure. Glad we could connect and look forward to seeing you around. :)
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DebinOH Premium
Thanks for the follow :)
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I look forward to seeing you around :)
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VanessaN Premium
Hi Dustin (and company), thanks for the follow. Hope you've been having a great experience so far. All the best to you and your family.
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I wish you the best as well :)

So far so good!
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JSot Premium
Thanks for the following. Best luck to you here you'll like.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! I wish you the best as well :)
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NicholeV Premium
Hi! Thanks for the follow. My experience this far at WA has been nothing but pleasant. I hope you enjoy the same experience. Best wishes to you!
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DustinG Premium
Hey Nichole. Been pretty good ;)

I'm glad we could connect.
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jonw Premium
Thank You "Kirby", You honor me sir. I scanned your fine site,bookmarked it for later harder look, & am now following you back. Looking forward to getting to know you better. J
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DustinG Premium
Hey Jon. Thank you!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything. It's good to connect and I look forward to following your progress.
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jaelyn777 Premium
Welcome Dustin to the WA community .You have come to the right place.Thanks for the follow.Just dig in to your lessons an check out the community chats and live forum.Anything you need you will find it there .God speed and bless your online business as you start your journey .
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! Glad we could connect
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Barbie77 Premium
Hello and welcome! God Bless you on your journey with WA!
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DustinG Premium
Thank you! I wish you the same as well :)
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bestofluck Premium
Hi Dustin!
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DustinG Premium
Hey! Glad we could connect
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GuRuthOK Premium
Thanks for the follow, I look forward to learning more about your business and how we can help each other succeed!
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DustinG Premium
Definitely! Let me know what you're thinking! :)
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OldGoat54 Premium
Dustin , Please excuse my delay in answering > I'm still getting organized.! Thanks for the follow , Iam returning the favor. Best wishes . George
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DustinG Premium
No problem man! Let me know if you have any questions along the way.

I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to following your progress!

Dustin :)
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Simone70 Premium
Hi Dustin, thanks for the follow. All the very best!
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Wish you the best as well :)
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peterboer Premium
Hi Dustin,
Thank you for following me, i appreciate it
Have a great day
Peter
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect :)
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JennsTips Premium
Thanks Dustin for the follow, :)
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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DESIDAC Premium
Hi Dustin,
Thanks so much for the follow back. Wish you all the best here at WA!

DES
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DustinG Premium
Hey, no problem! I wish you the same as well :)
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YReynolds Premium
Thank you for following me. I'm following back!
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DustinG Premium
Sweet! Glad we could connect !
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AntonioC Premium
Thanks for the Follow...
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect :)
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georgetteG Premium
Hi Dustin welcome!
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DustinG Premium
Thanks!
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alanh Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
No problem!
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pmenke Premium
Hi, Dustin. Thank you for the following. Best of luck, you're at the right place.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! I wish you the best as well!
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. Many blessings and great success!
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the same as well :)
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Arnovski Premium
Thanks for the follow, Dustin. All the best to you at WA
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well!
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Quasar_wpg Premium
Thanks for following me!
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DustinG Premium
No problem. Glad we could connect.
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bstreet57 Premium
Hello Dustin, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. You should do well here especially being just out of school. Think of it as just another class and I am sure you will go far. :)
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DustinG Premium
Hey. No problem! That's basically what I've been doing!

So far so good :)
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sure2win Premium
Hi DustinG, thanks for following. Be consistent and you will succeed. WA is indeed a great place to be. Best of luck.
Jem.
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DustinG Premium
Definitely! Glad we could connect!
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Warner43 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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DustinG Premium
My pleasure. Glad we could connect!
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jbwesele Premium
Thanks for the follow DustinG..I am sure you've landed in the right place to launch you into a successful businessman..Stay the course and you'll never regret..Cheers and God Bless
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man! I wish you the best as well.
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swme Premium
Hi Dustin, thank you for your follow. Wish you every success. Vincent from Singapore.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man! I'm glad we could connect and I look forward to following your progress :)
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Fannetta Premium
Hey Dustin, thanks for the follow. Wish u success
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I wish you the best as well :)
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sdawson Premium
Hello Dustin, you and I both are excited about this. Best wishes with this venture. Thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks! I wish you the best as well :)
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BoBunnies Premium
Hey Dustin what does the Rank mean? Rank in what?
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DustinG Premium
Hey. The rank has to do with your participation in the WA community itself. It's not really important to the success of your personal website at all.

I think it's kind of to reward the most participatory members with recognition for being involved in the community.

There are some really successful members with a really high rank because they don't spend much time actually interacting within WA. On the other hand, there are some WA members with really high ranks that haven't had much financial success yet.

Don't be worried about rank. I think it only matters if you get into the top 12. Then you get some kind of rewards I think...but that is really difficult to do so it's not something I'm striving for really.

If you have any other questions, please let me know!

Dustin
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BoBunnies Premium
Thanks Dustin for the info.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Let me know if you have any other questions about anything :)
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chartreux Premium
Hi Dustin
Thank you for connecting. After just over a year here at WA, how are you going with your business?
Peter
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DustinG Premium
Hey Peter.

Things have been going well. I've only really been intentionally working on my business for about four months. Definitely check out my Monthly Updates in my list of blog posts.

I just finished month four and don't have any income yet, but I am getting about 15 organic visits a day...and growing. So, it's only a matter of time.

Here is my latest update: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dusting/blog/monthly-update-july-2014
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chartreux Premium
Thanks, Dustin. Love your focus and commitment.
All the very best
Peter
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JamesJ Premium
Hey Dustin- I can certainly relate to having an education and then not seeing many prospects down the road. Your site looks great and I enjoy your writing style. Cheers!
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man!

I'm glad we could connect. :)
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soni1 Premium
Hi Dustin, thanks for the follow:)
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DustinG Premium
Not a problem. Glad we could connect and look forward to following your progress here at WA :)
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Reese23 Premium
Hey Dustin...Thanks for the follow.
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Looking forward to following your progress here at WA!
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chaimb Premium
Thanks for the follow Dustin!
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect :)
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RonAdams Premium
Welcome. Having that entrepreneurial spirit is great. I have 25 yrs of corporate Canada to unlearn. Much success.
I've returned the favour.
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DustinG Premium
Haha. Good luck with that :)

I'm glad we could connect and look forward to following your progress here at WA!
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charlene82 Premium
It's all here. Good choice. Best of luck to you. Thanks for the follow
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DustinG Premium
No problem. I'm glad we could connect. I wish you the best as well :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Dustin! - All you have to do is start following the steps given here in the training!

Just remember follow those - and - only those! Do NOT look at anything else - you don't need it!

Take things step by step - and you will get there!

** Thank you for the Follow - I am Following You Back! **

** Have a Great Productive Day! **

Kindest regards

David

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step - confucius
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DustinG Premium
Hey. Thanks you. Glad we could connect.
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biren123 Premium
Hey DustinG thanks for the follow
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DustinG Premium
No problem! I'm glad we could connect :)
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Maximus Premium
Hello Dustin. Thanks for following.
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DustinG Premium
No problem. Glad we could connect!
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James 12 Premium
Thanks for the follow man! I see that you began with WA in 2013. I am curious as to how things have been going since you started. I hope things are going well and I wish you all the best in the future.
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DustinG Premium
Hey man. I have been here since June 2013, however, when I first started I wasn't too consistent.

The last 4 months now I have been diligently going through the Affiliate Bootcamp training course on my website www.kirbysmarketing.com.

If you want to see how my progress has been going so far with that website I kind of have a monthly report thing I have been doing. You can either check out my blogs here at WA or on my website as well:

http://kirbysmarketing.com/kirbys-marketing-monthly-reports/

I haven't made money yet. But my traffic has been steadily increasing and I have been starting to get my first referrals to a couple of affiliate sites.

I have also built a couple website for some other people which I have gotten paid for as well.

If you have any questions or anything please let me know.
Dustin
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James 12 Premium
Thanks for the info Dustin. I really appreciate it. Sounds like things are going in the right direction.

I joined WA a few months ago and yet I didn't become an active member until a week ago. So, I can relate to insistency and procrastination. But now that is all over.

Take care and message me anytime.
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DustinG Premium
Awesome man. Just stick with the training and don't skip ahead. Sometimes it may seem boring and slow...but it's important to put the foundations in place correctly before you start jumping ahead to more advanced things.
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James 12 Premium
I appreciate the support. Thanks man.
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peter65 Premium
Wishing you the best of luck, you are in the right community, thanks for following me. God bless you.
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DustinG Premium
Thanks man!
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AmyRodgers Premium
Thank you for the follow! : )
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DustinG Premium
No problem! Glad we could connect and I look forward to seeing y