About ElaineSmith1
Joined November 2017
I'm currently on disability but would still like to contribute to my kids. I have two great adult kids and a beautiful granddaughter that I am blessed to see all the time. I do have medical issues that prevent me from working away from home so I'm looking to work from home.
I'm a former special needs teacher/speech therapist. I also have a degree as a medical assistant. I enjoyed those years of working/teaching but they were cut short due to personal health and medical issues.
I'm excited about this program and hopeful that I will benefit from it.
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DaveStarr Premium
Hi Elaine,

With you're background and qualifications I feel you're exactly where you ought to be. There's no reason at all you should not be able to solve a lot of people's problems ... and this is the real key to getting somewhere online. Thanks for dropping by and wishing you much success.
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despatis Premium
Dear Elaine, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Pio Premium
Hi Elaine.
I have just read some of your posts and pages on your website and have to congratulate you for the great efforts you've already put into this project considering you've just started. It's awesome and you have a unique style of writing-simple and straight to the point. I have learned from it and got some ideas on how to write mine, since I'm not a native speaker of English!
I wish you all the success on here!
Pio
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Elaine. I enjoyed reading your profile...could have been reading about myself. I had to quit practicing OT when I was 51 due to an old neck injury that eventually resulted in a ruptured disc at C7-T1. Was on disability until I was old enough to retire. Now working to supplement my income, and loving the WA experience. It's so nice to feel that I can be productive within my limitations. Best wishes for much online success, Elaine. Happy Easter. Carol
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Tried and True

Elaine
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Elaine,

Greetings! Nice to knowing a nice lady in your person. It's good you chose WA platform in your quest to make some money on the side. You are on the right place to fulfill your dream. Wish you all the best. Thanks for the follow and I'll do the same. Cheers!!!
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garydlc Premium
Hello Elaine

Just dropping in to see how things are with you and if I can lend a hand in any way,

I just started a 2nd website and wondered if there was any advise you could give me seeing as you too have multiple websites,
any tips for maintaining them both would be greatly appreciated.

Until later, all the best for 2018

Gary
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Trying to juggle multiple websites is challenging at times but can be done. I have found that if you will write articles on each website during the same month that will be helpful. The initial setup was the most time consuming. After that it's just writing articles for both which I personally found to be much easier. Hope this helps. You can always contact me if you ever need anything.

Tried and true

Elaine
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Elaine and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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haroda Premium
Hello Elaine! Thank you for following me. I am following you also. WA is definitely a great program with lots of support to work from home. Learn as much as you can, apply what you learn, and you'll make it work for you. Wishing the best for many successes to come.
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Wayne66 Premium
Good morning, Elaine (from the west coast of Canada and thank you so much for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well.

You are absolutely in the right place and you will learn a lot here.

Like many here, I was a newbie and in many ways still am. I still don't feel like I have a full grasp on this yet but I feel that is going to change now that I am part of Kyle's mentoring group.

What an amazing opportunity we have. Going to give my best shot.

All the best to you as you continue this journey. WE CAN DO THIS.

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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sukumarth Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back. You did the right thing by coming here. The lessons are meticulously designed and following them one step at a time really helps. I was completely clueless about online business and creating website five months back. But today, I'm managing two sites of my own. It's a testimony to the great learning material found here. I'm sure you'll benefit greatly from here. I wish you good health and much success. Shout out whenever you get stuck. Cheers!
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bbhugaloo Premium
Hello Elaine,

Thank you for adding me to your network. Sincerely wish you all the best in your online journey. Me too, I'll also encourage my kids to join WA. Not immediately, because they are either in early career/finishing college. They must also learn to fish in the blue ocean.

Cheers
Bashir
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Elaine and thanks for following me. It's very nice to meet you.
I'm sure it is difficult for you not to have to pleasure to work one on one with many people. Many of us here have a similar need to earn money without leaving our homes. The journey here in WA will be very fulfilling for each in their own way.
Stay well and have a great evening.
Dan
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
The fact that there is a built-in community is very important and helpful. Makes you feel like you are part of a work environment.

Tried and true

Elaine
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Loes Premium
Hello Elaine,♫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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LorrieP Premium
http://cover-your-bum.com/welcome

Your home page looks like a static home page - showing some categories your clients may shop.

Next you have about

Create a new page that says: blog or news (name it what you feel is best)

Go to WP appearance - menus to add your new blog page to your menu.

then go to: settings - reading and select posts page and click on blog...now your posts will appear on your blog page.

hope this helps
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks so much. I will try all these steps.

Tried and true

Elaine

I'm learning so much and having fun in the process!!
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LorrieP Premium
http://triedandtrueaffiliate.com
This has great content! Beautifully written incorporating your experiences.

I noticed on both your sites you're not capturing emails. There are no sign up forms . You do capture email info at the bottom of each post, but, you do not mention that they are signing up to receive additional info, it's more a verification prior to commenting.

http://cover-your-bum.com
Try to be more consistent with your image size and quality on your shop page.
You're "About Elaine" page seems to be your blog page. I would add a Blog page so all your posts go there. You can keep your "About Elaine" as a separate menu link.

Hope my suggestions help.
Lorrie
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks will try that.

Tried and true

Elaine
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
How do you capture emails? I guess I need to read about that. How do I transfere my posts to a blog roll so my "About Me" page will stand out more? All those things do sound great. I did change the colors to blue and pink because I think like you said and I read that suits a baby site better.
I also looked and commented on your sites.

Tried and True

Elaine
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LorrieP Premium
HI Elaine I took a look at your sites and here are my suggestions: http://cover-your-bum.com

I think your color scheme should be adjusted to reflect the youthfulness of the products you are marketing. Maybe colors more neutral or baby colors like pink, blue, yellow.

Love your content and message for this site.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Elaine,

I'm so pleased to meet you. See you joined this very month - I wish you very welcome to WA. This is indeed, a marvellous place to learn the online marketing business with great guidance by the fabulous creators Kyle and Carson and an awesome helpful community.

I wish you a great flight to success, a smooth but exciting journey! Should you have any questions or just need some cheering up, then I would be happy to help you.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks Pernilla

Tried and true

Elaine
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spurway Premium
Hello Elaine
thank you for the following. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are so blessed with your children and grandchildren. Happy to hear that you want to try something different.
Cheers Sylvia
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MelaniLukito Premium
Hi, Elaine. Thank you for connecting. I love your spirit. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. We have a great community here. Don't hesitate to ask your questions so the community members can help you. Wish you enjoy the journey and reach your goals. Also feel free to check out my website at:
https://healthyhappywomanafter40.com
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. I will check out your site.
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MelaniLukito Premium
I just checked your cover-your-bum website. Do you draw the nice pictures yourself?
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
No get them from Google images.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Thank you for the info.
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DBeatty Premium
Elaine,

It's great to meet you. I see that you went premium already. I did on my first day because of the further training that then became available to me.

I have a granddaughter, too. She'll be two in December. When she started walking, it wasn't very long before she was running everywhere. Such a bundle of energy she is.

Thank you for following me. I'll follow you as well. If you haven't already gone to a yearly payment, on the 24th, the Black Friday event offers the yearly payment for $299. That's 82 cents a day. I already went yearly when it was offered at $1 a day, but on Black Friday I can purchase another year for $299, and the third year will then remain at that price.

I'm keeping a spreadsheet of what I spend in anticipation of what I'll earn. I can't wait to start seeing the numbers on that side of the spreadsheet. I know that it takes a while for that to happen, and so meanwhile I train. I see that you have finished Course 1. And that you have set up your first web site. That's a great start you've got going.

I wish you much continued success.

Debra.
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 

HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

Dave
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks for the follow and I will check out these posts. What is the policy about talking about another company to someone? I also belong to another mom and would like to mention it to some.
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tka321 Premium
Congratulations on choosing to become a premium member. But that's just your first small step - the real work starts now. Plan to work on your business every day - if you want to succeed you need to treat this seriously. You can do it - we all can do it - if we all put the work in, and support each other :-) I'm pretty new here myself, but if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
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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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ElaineSmith1 Premium
For my first niche I will just go with cloth diaper covers. I really want to do something about seniors citizens and a healthy lifestyle but I can't figure out how to word that. Because I think healthy lifestyle is too broad. What are your ideas?

And yes I did have some questions during my training, I asked them- and just like you and Carson had said the community was VERY helpful. I was VERY pleased. I have been scammed by many other work at home companies so I was a little worried about asking for help. This company is changing my outlook on work at home businesses,at least this business.
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear you got help when you needed it, we truly are a helpful and supportive community with a ton of expertise here.

I do like your Nice choice and it sounds like something that you're interested in. I definitely don't think healthy lifestyle is a niche that is far too broad and not literally contains thousands of different niches within it.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Maybe then I will try this niche next.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Elaine! :) 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!

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an absolutely fantastic week ahead! :)
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Have a question for you. I would also like to promote Wealthy Affiliate so would "serving freelance affiliates" be a good title?
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I have decided to go with "triedandtrue" but should I add the word affiliate at the end of the title or not. Please give me some advice?
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Kyle Premium
You definitely could and it would make it more relevant to affiliate marketing (if this is a bootcamp site you are building).
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Just wanted to know why I need to add the word "affiliate". I didn't understand that in the video so if you could explain that to me I would appreciate it. I will do that but I would like to know why.
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Kyle Premium
Well what is your niche? Who are you targeting?

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
This is confusing. I'm promoting a boot camp site. Want to name the website tried and true affiliate. What to show people that there are honest programs out there, not all are scams. So my niche is an honest program. I'm presenting it to stay at home moms wanting to earn some extra cash.
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Kyle Premium
I think that that can certainly work. If this is the direction that you want to head, don't second guess yourself then and just roll with it. I think that will work out just fine. ;)
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RitaAnn Premium
Hey there Elaine, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Here are a few of my thoughts:

*If you should get stuck going through the lessons, find the GREEN button which keeps your place on each lesson.

*While going through lessons, if you have a question, scroll through the comments to see if your question is answered there

*Focus on your goals, keep them in front of you

*Stick with the lessons, don't skip anything because one mistake can cost you to be banned, or lose commissions.

*Connect with the community

Here's the first lesson: Keep this handy, hope this will help: Hope this helps,
RitaAnn~
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Elaine!

I'm Kyle (not the owner, just a member).

You must have came from my blog and as promised, I'm here to help.

You can get started with the training at any time in the menu on the left side of the screen. You will see the big green button that says "Get Started Here".

If you need any help let me know :)
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