About DValentine
Joined September 2017
Hi there, my name is Dom and I live in the UK. I've been online for around 5 years and I've dabbled in Internet marketing with no results.
The reason for my non-success is mainly down to a combination of 'fear of failure' and Shiny Object Syndrome. I get so far then I think "No, this won't work" or "I can't do this" and I stop and then restart with the next 'system', 'blueprint' or 'easy method' that catches my eye.
This is where that self-destructive behavior stops. I am a success and I am a successful online entrepreneur from now forwards.
The date is now November 2017 and I have 2 websites running - anticipate first income by March 2018 - could be earlier (and will with any luck!)

Update - January 2018
OK, so after 3 ncihe attempts and an attempt at the Affiliate Bootcamp; I've decided to go back to the Green Button and start again as the niches I originally chose I had no engagment with and got bored of them very quickly.
I had a 3 day break from WA and thought about what I really wanted to do. I made a decision and now I'm back and pumped with the expectation of totally finishing the Online Creditation Course.
Then and only then will I have had enough experience to promote WA and, as I have committed to going to Vegas in September of this year I need to yank my finger out and knuckle down.
Hopefully we'll make contact and speak of our journeys later
Thanks for listening
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stephhill Premium
Hi Don:

Many thanks for the follow. It definitely sounds like you are pumped and making some strides. It is not easy to give up on a niche or two or three and take time to think about what you really want to focus on, but congrats on making that a priority.

Wishing you all the best. Vegas could be in your future....

Steph
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John-Day Premium
You must find a niche and stick to it. Find something you love to talk about. Do not give up. Do not move onto another niche or shiny object because you got bored. (Remember what I told you in your review about my site?) Although we can get bored easy... if you find something you absolutely love then getting bored should not be an option. Focus,Determination, Persistence for your site and never never give up. Work on it everyday at least an hour a day. More if you can. I hope you accept my advice.
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DValentine Premium
I certainly will John and thank you for the comment. It is much appreciated
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IvyT Premium
Hi Dom, nice to meet you!

Don't feel glum about your past experiments with business. Nothing you've learned is ever truly lost. Some pretty successful online business people can claim a few learning phases and periods of experimentation and failure as part of their growth.

There is an article here on WA that I really must recommend you as part of your own growth, by Marion Black. It's about leaving behind your consumer mentality. I think falling for shiny things is easier if you're stuck in that mindset. Do look it up, if you haven't read it already.

I think you are at a stage when meditating on the points Marion makes could really help you to shift gears. It is a remarkable little post.

Take care. :)
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Ivy, I shall hunt for Marion's post as soon as possible
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IvyT Premium
Hey, my mistake, it was Jude's post I was referring to, although Marion's are fab as well. Here you go, I love this: Stop buying shiny things. Start selling them. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dom and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last year you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 390+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Robert Allan
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Mr. Ambassador! I have seen, from other searches I have done. that the answer to almost anything can be found within this website!
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Robert-A Premium
Indeed Dom the answers are here. You just have to ask the right questions and remember there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Also you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Dom,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Loes - I shall check out your resources as soon as I can - much appreciated
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sukumarth Premium
Thanks for following me, Dom! I guess the way to go up is by learning from our mistakes. You already have got some experience and must have gone through many things that might not have been exactly to your liking. But those experiences are priceless. I'm sure much of your attitude must have changed after joining WA like everyone else. Wish you a wonderful year ahead!
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Sukumarth, Wow, you're #63 already and you only joined 3 months ago! I must hurry up and work hard to join you!
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi Dom, thank you for the follow. I read your bio and I'm impressed you have two websites up and running. That's quite an accomplishment. I only have one and it is a lot of work. If you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. I wish you much success with your sites!
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DValentine Premium
Hey Karl - glad to hear the house has been sold - well done for selling it over the holiday season! Anyways, thanks for the follow back, it's much appreciated
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Karlito76 Premium
Yes, I wasn't sure it was going to be able to sell being the holidays and all but I got lucky. Thank you for your kind words!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dom,

Thank you for taking me into your networking. There together we can build a better life under WA training and support, which is unparalleled of its kind in the world. To evidence what stated, go to few of my WA posts including brief bio and my site.

After viewing them, please feel free to comment and suggest, and see and tell me how and what you may and can take the advantage of my passion and expertise in medicine and urology to work together and succeed in pursuing life freedom. I am ready for your dispatching.

If needing help, just ask and you will have answers from many WA supporting souls and helping hands timely.

Best,


Chin
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Chin - much appreciated.
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Stella2 Premium
Oh wow! I can relate to that Dom. I did that somewhat at first, too. But you can get past it. I also realized after a while that I was more afraid of success. Seems odd, but I know it was true. That's gone now, too. Thank goodness!

So, you can do it!
Also, thanks for the follow, and following you back.
All the best!
Stella :-)
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Stella, much appreciated
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Dom!

Thank you so much for following me back!

WA is the right place to be, I'm totally convinced that we'll be successful if we follow the great guidance of Kyle and Carson as well as our awsome Community-friends.

I can highly recommend to seek motivation by for example Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek or T. Harv Eker. It helps me immensely to listen and apply to their advices. I am writing a series of posts about Harv Ekers Wealth Files out of his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind". If you don't know it yet, please have a look at my post (the introductional post): Wish you a great journey to success!
:-) Pernilla
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StevenEsser Premium
Hi Dom!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. It is absolutely the best place to learn about affiliate marketing and to actually run your business while being here.

If you ever fear any more failure in here, be sure to contact me and I will nudge you into the right direction.

Steven
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DValentine Premium
Thank you Steven, much appreciated
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Dom. :)
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DValentine Premium
Hi Kyle - many thanks but no, I'm good - just upgraded to 'Premium' as a sign of my commitment - speak soon
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Dom, I know you are going to really love Premium and going forward and as you work through the training, you are going to make some wonderful progress.

Remember, success is the result of "action" and "hard work". Everything else you have here at WA to facilitate you along the way, and if you add those two items to the mix you are going to do very well! :)

PS. I hope you have an absolutely amazing weekend! :)
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garydlc Premium
Hi Dom

Thanks for the connection, great to meet you, I suggest to just simply start with the certification training,

Take it a small step at a time, create a pace that suits you, and do a little WA everyday, even if it is just an hour per day, and increase as the need arises,

You will see progress and consistency taking shape in a matter of days.

It is important to set goals, even if it is just a small little one, achieve it and move on to the next goal, grow your goals as time progresses, and success will not be far behind.

All the best Dom, looking forward to further contact.

Gary
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phildora Premium
Hi DValentine, and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Now that you have established your business goals, it's now time to hit the ground running! Stay focused, determined and motivated.

Don't hesitate to reach for help--I sure did. I also used the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to complete any task. I am now into week four; and on day 7 I ranked #1 and page 1 on Google.

I just flew in from Maryland to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida--so getting everything prepared for Hurricane Irma and getting responses out while I can before any power goes out this weekend!

I believe Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet; so never, ever give up! You can achieve to succeed!

All the best in not only meeting, but exceeding your business goals!
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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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DValentine Premium
Kyle - actually I'm going to promote WA on my own website, so I will be leaving the Get Started Course and migrating to the Affiliate Bootcamp
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Dom! :) I look forward to working with you and if you ever need a hand with anything going forward, please get in touch with me. Chat soon!
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JasonKim Premium
Hello Dom,

Once again, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you fulfill your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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DValentine Premium
Thanks Jason, I certainly intend to fulfill my goals although I'm sure that may change over time but we'll see. See you around and thanks for the connect.
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