About Ericcantu
Joined January 2017
Travel addict. Photography addict. Vigilante.
Ok maybe not so much on the vigilante part, but I'm absolutely addicted to traveling the world!

Because of this wanderlust I made it my goal to find a way to build a business that could travel with me, and that's how I found Wealthy Affiliate. A south Texas firefighter for the last 15 years, I love my job, but my love for travel is greater.

There are so many beautiful places on this earth to visit that you could spend an entire lifetime trying to visit them all and never come close to finishing.

I want to travel to as many places as I can and share my experiences and adventures through photography and storytelling. (If you like travel vlogs, search my Batman Travels channel I just created on YouTube and subscribe!)

The goal is to build a business that can travel with me and never look back. Wealthy Affiliate has given me incredible training and opened my eyes to making this my reality.

It takes hard work, but nothing that's worth it comes easy. I hope you'll follow and come along for the ride and share your own journey as well. I'm always looking for inspiration.

I've created several training video tutorials on different aspects of Wealthy Affiliate, so please feel free to browse through them and see if there's anything that can help you out. You can find my training along the right side of this profile below my list of blog posts. Don't hesitate to link to them when helping out another member with a question. You can also find my social media links below the training. Feel free to add me on any and all platforms.

Thanks again for all the support!

I'm also Batman so there's that.
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KProto1 Premium
So I've built a few pages and posts. When I type in my domain which is vacationtripsandtips.com or want2seeit.com everything is pushed to onesie or the other. I have alot of space on one side. In word press when I view it it doesn't show that.
Also, theres a EDIT icon that I can't seem to get rid of.
Any ideas?
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ericcantu Premium
It looks good to me. It's not that it's pushed to one side, it's that that theme is a 2 column theme. On the left column is your content, and on the right is your sidebar, where you can have a list of recent posts, archives, a search bar, and a number of things.

The edit button is only visible by you because you're signed in. No one else can see that. :)
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KProto1 Premium
Does it look bad because I think my theme only allows a side bar on posts not pages.
Even though the open space doesn't show in word press can I place an ad there somehow?

Also, my dad is retired Phoenix Fire 33yrs
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ericcantu Premium
Very cool to hear about your dad. Small world :)

When you're editing your post or page from your editor the sidebar definitely shows. Clicking on "Preview Changes" will show you exactly what the post or page will look like when published.

And yes you can fill that sidebar just like I said with a list of recent posts, archives, a search bar, a calendar, and a whole host of other widgets and even ads and banners. Take a look at what other people have on their sidebars to give you an idea. You can add whatever you like to that area from your customizer under sidebars.
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Vesana67 Premium
Hi Eric,

Listening to your video over and over about AWOL made me realize that there could be another way to be a probably profitable online entrepreneur without spending too much right from the get go. I was really impressed with your explanations. So thank you and I'm sure I've made the right decision and try WA instead.

Thank you

Febby
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ericcantu Premium
How awesome! So glad you were able to save yourself from emptying your wallet to those guys. This is by far the best training and mentoship community you'll find online. Looking forward to watching you learn and grow!
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joemas99 Premium
I too liked what you said about AWOL. I almost signed up with Jay at six figure mentors. Anyway, I have been very successful in my accounting practice helping people with IRS tax problems and now want to have more leisure time making more money doing what I really want to do with my life.
That is helping people gain personal power in their life. I will continue to offer a lot of free stuff, and those who want to buy tools can use my affiliate links. I have not sold any products yet, but expect to be on the fast track. I have a lot of SEO, marketing, and sales experience.
I look forward to the benefits of knowing you.
Joe Mastriano, CPA
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ericcantu Premium
Congratulations Joe! Take full advantage of this training and take it step by step. There's a lot of info, but if you attack this training in a linear way through each course lesson, the value you'll get from it is priceless. Be patient, and trust the system. It works!
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joemas99 Premium
Will do.
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ericcantu Premium
:)
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JayParker Premium
Just wanted to touch base with you, in case you're tracking your activities on Youtube and other platforms. I got to WA because of your Youtube video about AWOL. I got sucked into their $99 intro "course" and hit the $10,000 reveal. I went to Youtube and found your video...and it lead me here (Should have researched them first). Thank you. I've started 3 sites here and I'm migrating a fourth from another host. I like everything I see here, especially that for about $100 more a year... i can stay here and close my old hosting account(close to $280/yr)..... plus get all this instruction and community here. Just wanted to say thanks for making that youtube video.
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ericcantu Premium
That's really, really cool, man. I appreciate you reaching out like that. Congrats on finding this platform! It's truly the best training and mentorship I've found and just like you said, it's the best bang for the buck hands down. (Don't know if you've considered the yearly membership here at WA but it cuts your WA dues pretty much in half. Absolutely the best way to go.) I'm very glad you're both saving money and have the means now with this training and community to start making money for yourself.

If you have a chance, is there any way you could leave this same comment you just messaged me as a comment on the youtube vid? I think it'd be awesome. In case you forgot where you found the video you can just go to youtube and search "AWOL Academy Scam" and it should come up first. You don't have to change a thing. This word for word would be perfect.

Thanks a ton, man. I really do appreciate that.
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JayParker Premium
will do.
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ericcantu Premium
thanks man!
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JayParker Premium
just made my comment on the youtube video...came out a bit longer thank I anticipated... lol. Thanks again.
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ericcantu Premium
lol no worries! Thanks man!
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JayairaRamos Premium
ericcantu I have a question regarding getting images on your website I when through the training and I know where to go to get images but I'm having trouble getting images for a specific post reviews I created the only place I found those images was in google but because it is a risk getting images from google I wanted to know if is ok to take a picture from my phone to the images I need for my post reviews? please help I'm stuck I couldn't find any images on the site Kyle provide on the images training area
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ericcantu Premium
in the training Kyle talks about plenty of sites where you can download free images for your posts here: Try out some of the sites he mentions, use their search to see what images you like, and use them risk free :)
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JayairaRamos Premium
I know and I did try searching but no picture can't be found for example I need some pictures like WA pics also jaaxy keyword tool pics, and WordPress pics but can find any of those pics on the site Kyle provided no picture that is Relevant to my review post
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ericcantu Premium
For those just take a screen capture. That second bullet point in that tutorial talks about screenshots you take. Everything here in WA is available for your use. If you don't know how to take a screen capture using your computer just google it :)

On a Mac it's Shift+Cmd+4 :)
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Jeaneanep Premium
Travel is awesome and I am a fan. I'm hoping to create a successful business so that I can have time to enjoy my passions, travel being one of them, writing and spending lots of family time with my loved ones, exploring and playing. Involved with launching my granddaughters modeling career, and eventually launching a product line in her name. I think I have found my niche, surviving the tween years, coping with the tween girl. lol. Really liking the training, thus far. Happy to be here.
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ericcantu Premium
Excellent! That's awesome how close you are! Glad you're loving this training!
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Hi , I am just wondering what the purpose of following others and being followed is ? I am totally new to internet money making and marketing , website building etc .
What I do know is I am pretty intelligent , and if help and others really showing me how to do this is available in depth , then I will do what needs to be done .
Please answer the question in the 1st paragraph and share all the helpful info and encouragement you have for me .
Thank you much ,
Brett
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ericcantu Premium
You're in the right spot, Brett. This training here goes very much in depth. I went from knowing absolutely nothing about building websites or building traffic to now having a growing and consistent number of referrals come through daily from content I've put out there.

Most people I follow are people I've interacted with in a discussion or maybe a new person who's just starting... I enjoy building my network here and doing my best to help others where I can.

Now I'm not making $1000/month yet, but you don't want to only follow or unfollow someone based on their earnings. I've been in 8 months and have consistent monthly income coming in and growing monthly referrals. I personally love helping others find WA. I know someone who went 9 months without anything, but he knew he was building quality content, and now 2 years later he's proud to have had consistent $4000 months. Traffic and revenue take time to build. It's a matter of putting out quality content consistently. There's a lot to learn here and you want to take full advantage of the training.

Keep up the good work and continue growing!
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avankarsen Premium
Hi Eric! I was actually not really looking for WA but I was invited to another program that was interesting but the marketing/social media they had going on screamed "RUN!". I believe you had a blog post or linked to one regarding it. This community looks super awesome. I do well from home but could always use a little support/social interaction & the extra income wouldn't hurt---even if it is just to support my Starbucks addiction. =) Thank you for the encouraging words! -Amber
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ericcantu Premium
Amber I can feel the passion in your words. I'm really excited for you and your Starbucks addiction! Lol. Glad to have found you and just so you know I'm here for anything you need. This is a great community. I think you'll really enjoy the training and I hope you soon take the jump to premium and take advantage of that first ultra discounted month you get. Welcome!
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TPugin1 Premium
( Sorry, that break was unintentional.) cont/... South Africa when you can. There is some spectacular scenery here, from lovely seaside resorts to arid desert inhabited by colorful ostriches, to breathtaking lakes and waterfalls, to snow-capped rugged mountains, and a lot of fascinating history too. I live in Johannesburg, a modern inland city, which came into being when gold was discovered here in the dark ages.
I hope we'll meet when you visit, or maybe I'll wander into your wanderings in some exotic spot someday.
Till then,I wish you the very best of health and happiness.
Kind regards, Trevor.
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the support and the kind words! I really appreciate
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TPugin1 Premium
Hello Eric. I'm happy to make your acquaintance. I'm also keen to wander around and visit some beautiful areas of the world. I'm looking forward to studying your training posts, and improving my knowledge. Have a wonderful holiday. You make me green with envy. Make a point of visiting us here in South
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Thanks for referring me. I have been looking for ways to replace my current income by working smarter instead of harder so I can spend more time with my family - especially my wonderful wife and grandson. I am super excited about the opportunities available on the internet and am looking forward to learning how to make my vision a reality.
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for reaching out! This is the best training and mentorship I've found online, so stick with it, trust it, and patiently work towards those goals you have. You have all the tools here to make it work, it's just a matter of consistency and putting the time in now :) Congrats! Hope to see you take the dive to Premium soon!
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realpurdy1 Premium
Hi Batman! :D How are ya?
Hey can you please recommend a good user friendly slider theme? I only need the home page to slide, well fade, actually. Need about 5 pages total... including a Blog page as well.

Thanks so kindly for your help,
~Shawna Purdy :)

PS: I'm looking fwd to coming back and listening to some of your training videos. Thanks again!
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ericcantu Premium
Hey Shawna! I wish I knew a great place with a ton of theme options but I really don't. When I found mine I just did a google search looking for things I wanted in a theme. I found one that worked for me and made it my own. There are tons here to choose from, you may find one that is close to what you like and then google from there.

Wish I could help more with that!
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realpurdy1 Premium
You're were actually a big help, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I found 3 members using slideshow themes with great success so, I have two really good themes to choose from! Have a great weekend!! :)
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ericcantu Premium
Awesome! Glad you found what you were looking for. That's exactly what this community is about :)
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Travis2298 Premium
Eric my man, thanks for the follow!

Travel is a great passion of mine as well.. Nothing like buying that plane ticket and jumping into the unknown. Different cultures alters perspective and leaves a lasting impression on your outlook in life.

That's why I'm giving this a go, to have a way of generating income to allow me to do the thing I love.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - The legend himself, Mark Twain.

Cheers man!
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ericcantu Premium
Amen to that! I'm currently on a west coast road trip myself! Flew in to Seattle from Texas a few days ago, and I'm making my way down the west coast all the way to San Diego. About to hit SF today! Welcome aboard! If you need anything at all I'm right here!
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MSchmitz1 Premium
Hi, clicked on a link from YouTube, and now I'm here signed up and ready to start something great for me and my family. I have plenty of free time in the winter hopefully that works to my advantage with this strategy. Excited to see what this is all about and if it works for me!!
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ericcantu Premium
Welcome aboard! You're in the right place, that's for sure. Sorry for the delayed response, I'm on a west coast road trip right now! Flew to Seattle from Texas and I'm making my way down to San Diego :) I'm an hour from SF right now! About to go take in the sites! If u need anything at all I'm available! Welcome!
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Hello Ericcantu,
Thank you for add me. Be aware, I have informed Kyle today, about those videos doesn't have subtitle, due to my deafness. Let's see what can be done with this one. I am really looking forward to be part of this community. Can't wait to begin with trainings real soon.
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ericcantu Premium
Wow that would be great if they could add the subtitles capability. That would be a huge accomplishment. Good luck and thanks for the support!
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Foresta-Gump Premium
Hi Ericcantu

I hope to stay in touch with you Eric because I would like you to teach me how to create a video if you would. Never learned.

Since you love to travel I think you'd love to journey to Penticton British Columbia in Canada--a beautiful tourist town who receives visitors yearly. Two beaches 5 miles apart--the one on the south end of town is the best they cater to the uppers--the ones who show off their boats and such. Penticton is considered a paradise a place to stay forever. Water sports to entertain lovers of the water. Lots to do in Penticton. Granny Bogners is a restaurant in a country setting house from farm to table food--delicious and worth the expense. And wineries to sample wine till you're tipsy from visiting winery to winery. And fruit stands along side a country road just on the outskirts of town. Not a huge town it's considered a small town yet population has grown to approximately 40 thousand. Night clubs for the all-nighters. Great place place to visit for sure so keep it in mind you'll be glad you did.

Thanks for your message Eric

Good evening to you!

Donna Thompson Author
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ericcantu Premium
Wow thanks for sharing that! I appreciate that. I'll have to add that to my list. Thank you Donna!
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bgrisham1 Premium
Hi Eric, I recently go intrigued by affiliate marketing by articles I read on FB, and was easily seduced b/c of my desire to work my way out of my current industry and have more freedom. However, the first couple of places I looked had large buy ins and high ticket sales (still not exactly sure what that means), but coaches were immediately asking me about my 401k etc, when I mentioned I didn't have much of a budget to work with as my daughter will be attending college next year. So that was an immediate turn off. While the funds may not be there, I am no stranger to hard work, so this platform def seems to fit my situation the best from what I've seen.

I still really don't know exactly what all this is is about, so my goal at this moment is to go through the training and hopefully get some better insight to decide if this is something that will work for me.

So if you have any suggestions for me to help enlighten my while I go through the training, that would be greatly appreciated.
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for leaving me the honest message, Bonnie. I think you're going to see that Wealthy Affiliate really is a welcoming community of like minded people like yourself, all of whom are working together to help each other succeed.

You're going to get GREAT training on building a successful online business. Kyle is a spectacular mentor and his training really opened my eyes. I think you'll really enjoy it.

My advice would be to follow this training step by step. Even the small tasks are important. Especially in the beginning, you're working on the foundational aspects of your business, so be patient, and trust in the system because it all pays off. Kyle really shows that he actually wants you to succeed, instead of just trying to empty your wallet like other platforms do. Use that great learning and work ethic you have to get a real grasp of how this affiliate marketing industry works. I'm someone like you who had no prior experience with this, but I had that drive to learn, and it's really got me excited.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask. I'm always here and available and this community is an incredibly helpful one as well :)
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ZoeyJA Premium
Hey Ericcantu! I love to travel as well and it would be so nice to get an online business going successfully so I won't have to worry about a cent. Haha How is being part of WA for over 6 months working for you so far?

I'm looking forward to using the training videos you generously created. Thank you. :)
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ericcantu Premium
WA has been everything I wanted and more. I am so excited about what the future holds with this. I'm super grateful to all who have helped me and I know you'll really enjoy the training and mentorship here as well. Thanks for the support!
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Carson1 Premium
EC can you refer me to training on how to set up an email and information sign up on my site. I'm having trouble
1. understanding how to capture emails.
2. how to manage email and information lists once I do capture that information.
3. how an autoresponder works.
Thank you ATB Carson 1
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ericcantu Premium
Man I wish I had something handy to share with you, but I think I learned about them myself looking through what other members had posted here. I'd search "opt in" on the search bar up top and see what pulls up for you.
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Carson1 Premium
I'll do that ...also found Jays email training from January. It's all good. Thank you EC for your response. Have a great day! ATB. Carson 1
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ericcantu Premium
Jay is a great trainer. I'd definitely follow anything he shows.
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TEldred Premium
I LOVE your post Eric!!!! Thank you for this share. I've been in training this wk for a Lady, I have to fill in for next wk, really need the cash...anyways, I am still trying to learn all these different things that I can do so basically I'm playing around with some of this trying to figure out (how - tos) but I would be so lost without your help and support.
You are so blessed! Enjoy your life BatMan :)
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ericcantu Premium
Hey man I really appreciate that! The best part of this training community is that it's all about helping others. Glad you found some benefit from my training :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Hey Eric...

How can I find my website "Current Monthly Unique Visitors"? I haven't gotten to the part of the training to be tracking Google analytics yet (but i'm reading about everyone else who's doing it, sigh). I need it to complete my Affiliate Network CJ application, assignment.

YIKES!! Scary!! But I don't think this was scary for you. :)

TIA, buddy!
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ericcantu Premium
For your CJ application i'd just guesstimate it if you don't have analytics set up just yet. It might be a little early and they may want more traffic, but don't worry about it. Pretend it's any other job interview and paint you and your site like an authority lol. It can't hurt right.

Don't go saying you get a million views a month or anything, but selling yourself is ok. All they can do is say no. It's no biggy.
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LadybugLove Premium
Can you give me a realistic number...I can't even imagine! I've had my website up since February...and I have 8 posts there currently.

My URL is:

https://onthewingsofmypen.com

TIA for your time Eric!! Super Batman!! ;)
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ericcantu Premium
It's impossible to guess someone else's traffic :) You'd have to guess that. But with 8 posts in 5 months there's probably not enough consistent traffic going there.

I'd say though that a good goal to work on would be to increase your post count. A good starter goal is to write 2-3/week, so around 8-10/month. A 5 month old site would have 40-50 posts and that's a good start and really the only way to get consistent traffic.
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LadybugLove Premium
Actually I have 32 more posts i have to put up. I have them on my FB group page right now. I was trying to get through some of the training before I add more so I don't have to back track too much to make changes. Not a good idea?

I have 40 posts in all... just have to get them keyword ready and add my pics. It all takes time. I wrote these from Jan to April...plus the recent one i did for my #3 course assignment for review/recommendation.

I guess you're gonna say.."What are you waiting for? Get those babies up!!" Huh? UGH!

And...I was told to only put up 2 to 3 per week so Google doesn't get mad at me. :(
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ericcantu Premium
Don't be bashful with your posts. The best thing to do is follow exactly what Kyle says, right? 2-3 per week, publish as you complete them, not 6 months later.

And you can do more than 2-3.
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LadybugLove Premium
Not bashful here...just began back in January on my FB group page temporarily, before I got going on WA in February. Was working on my group posts from January thru April, when I decided it was time for catch up on my site. I really wanted to add all of them in May, but also wanted to be working thru the training, because I HAVE TO have an income by November so I can move out on my own. (divorce looming up before me)

I just wanted to follow the training and not do anything out of step. I have never had the guts to do anything like this before (I didn't grow up with the internet...only learned about it back in 2006 when I went back to school after a divorce) My kiddos (24 and nearly 27 now) have grown up with computers.

My first degree was a BS in Early Childhood Ed back in 1985 before the Web. In 2006, I felt like Rip Van Winkle waking up from a 20 year nap!! Ha ha! Back then...all I could do was a bit of email and surfing the web. Ohhh how far I've come since those days!!

Thanks for enduring my humble beginnings Eric... ;)
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ericcantu Premium
That's one of the points I try to get down with my referrals. People haven't done this kind of writing before, so they're afraid to mess up, but the fact is when Kyle tells you to publish, publish. You're not alone not wanting to do anything out of step, but Kyle wouldn't ask you to publish them if it was wrong.

Just put it all behind you. Better late than never right? So get after it now and make a promise to yourself not to be shy with those posts again :) The longer you delay in publishing content the longer it takes to get eyes on your posts, and eyes on your posts is the only thing that brings revenue :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Sooo True!! Thank you for your time Eric...and your gifts!

So appreciate your help and support!

Blessings..and happy Weekend...Happy Sabbath for me. :)
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ericcantu Premium
You're the best! Keep up all the hard work!
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LadybugLove Premium
You're the Best too Twinkie! Do you ever get any rest or just have endless N-R-G! ;)

As for me...my Passion Drives me!
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ericcantu Premium
I take good vacations all the time. Helps me recharge :)
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LadybugLove Premium
Where do you go? Can I squeeze into your pocket? Hee hee :D
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Hi Eric I sent this to Nathaniell as well. I have a problem... I built my website and it looked good. I went to set-up my website in lesson 5 and I don't know what I did lol! I was editing the main image and now the title (Which is ATV Accessories and more!) reads like this on the web site.
ATV Acces
sories and
More!
It reads correctly on the preview page but not after you save it! I messed with it for over an hour last night. I'm at the point to just delete it all and start from scratch with a new therm. Please help if you could. Oh i am at work on my lunch so I will check back later this evening.

Thank you so much!
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ericcantu Premium
It just sounds like a spacing issue. Every theme is different. Did you add a header image and now it's squishing the main title? Maybe remove the text for the title altogether and just upload a header image that has the title in it? There's always workarounds, or like you said you could just find a new theme that works better for you. But don't let it drive you nuts. Sometimes you can google search and find forums that have people asking for help with your specific theme. Maybe that will help.
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OK Thanks I will try that but I do believe I already did.

Thanks a bunch... now I have to go back to Jail lol I mean work!
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ericcantu Premium
When you add an image as your header, since it's an image the text inside it can't be manipulated or squished. Then you can remove the original title and tagline from your site so it isn't redundant.
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pjjtz Premium
hey, wanderlust sounds very German? I share your love for travel and for photograph. I am a story teller, too. I have written a few children's stories and two long short stories and several short short. A few are polished enough to sell I have never bothered to carry through,,..no need for money, now there is.

I seem never to carry through but also I never give up. Any words of wisdom for me?

AND,,,,,,, More power to you, May your goals be realized.
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ericcantu Premium
Well that's a nice intro :) Words of wisdom... let's see.. my advice would be to stay driven, stay focused, be patient with your success, and do not give up. I think that's really the secret of it all. So many people give up just before they hit that tipping point.

Thanks for the support!
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Taylor03 Premium
Thank you Eric for following me. Can I ask a question? How long before I can realistically expect to start earning? Also I learned a great deal about creating my website but how do I promote it? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. I really need to succeed in this endeavor!
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ericcantu Premium
Hey there Taylor! This should help with the earnings question: You promote your site basically by promoting each post as you write content. Kyle goes over all that good stuff from social media sharing to everything else you can do to get eyes on each post. Off page SEO is basically being proactive about getting your posts to your audience. So keep with the training and keep writing that content. 2-3 per week. That to me is the absolute key.
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Taylor03 Premium
Thank you so much!
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ericcantu Premium
No problem :)
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Rwohler1 Premium
Hello, I'm just now investigating online marketing. I have looked at your awol video is why I'm here looking at this site. I did do the beginner course with them and it did provide me with some information and an overview of marketing via email and did touch a bit on affiliates. So with that I see here at least on the surface is dealing with full websites and search engine style of marketing. It appears a different style of marketing OR is this similar in nature which also builds lists though leads?.. Also the type of income and returns if comparing the "two" types as mentioned. I want the best bang for my buck and time which is limited.This may seem like a silly question but again I haven't really thought much until recently on marketing and running to get caught up because some things are still a bit confusing.. Oh my personality is I'm all in when I do goal orientated task..
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ericcantu Premium
How's it going Richard! Welcome! :) The training here is extensive and you don't have to pay per training module like you do at AWOL. That's why I came over myself. This is definitely your best bang for your buck and I'll tell you why.

The training here shows you exactly how to use keyword research tools (that are also provided here) to find out exactly what your target audience is looking for so that your posts you create on your website are the answers to their searches. In other words, instead of paying for ads that you're hoping they find, you are creating content they find. You can connect your audience with the products they are looking for or you can promote WA itself as the training so many are looking for.

This would definitely be the best bang for your buck as the training over there at AWOL is sold individually and ends up costing thousands. Here, you can test drive the training as you're doing now by continuing on with the green tab on the left as you have been, and should you go premium, you get all the training for a low monthly fee instead of having to empty your wallet buying each individual module.

The training here covers how to pick a profitable niche, how to build your website here, how to attract visitors and get traffic by using keyword research, and then how to turn it into revenue. It covers creating quality content, social media marketing, Pay Per click campaigns and Google Adsense, among many other ways to monetize your site and partner with many affiliate programs in your niche.

The mentorship and community here is excellent as well. The one on one coaching call over at AWOL is basically a sales call. Here you get actual mentorship which I love from the members along with weekly live training on a multitude of topics. I really think you'll enjoy it here. Take a good look around and take advantage of your free test drive and your heavily discounted first month of premium to see if it's for you :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hey, Eric?

Did you ever complete the Bootcamp? I just submitted a quick question; I would apprecaite it if you could take a quick look when you get a minute. Thanks!
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ericcantu Premium
I'm actually just starting Phase 6 of 7. But I'll definitely let you know when I'm all completed!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Nothing urgent, I just wanted to know if Bootcamp was stritcly for promoting WA. Seems as if some people completed it to enhance what they learned through the certification. Thanks for getting back to me, Eric.
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ericcantu Premium
Yeah, the whole point of the Affiliate Bootcamp is taking advantage of WA's affiliate program. It mirrors the certification courses in many ways, while being more specific to promoting WA.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Gotcha! It seems as if the Bootcamp fills in Some of the blanks from the certification.
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SazzaS Premium
Hi Batman!

Thanks for following me.

You have a great story and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna learn a lot from you.
Travel and photography are also my interest. Trying to make a passion out of it for years. There's only 2 things that hold me back from it: money and.. Excuses
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ericcantu Premium
I hear you brother. Remove the excuses and that's half the battle, right? Thanks for the support!
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Cecemorgan Premium
Hey there Eric would you check out my website? selflessmoney.com. I'm having a few issues as well for some reason my post is not allowing comments but my page is the privacy policy nor are there tabs at the top of my website I set up my menu but it's not allowing my post to be at the top of my website and also do you know which training it was that shows how to add the 30sec website video? I'm still working on that I'll reach out to site support as well I know your a busy man with all the help you do within the community and I appreciate you so much but all in all, i would love your feedback on my website thanks so much in advance
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ericcantu Premium
I'm not quite sure if I understand your question here. I see you have a menu on your site with your privacy policy in it. You're saying you can't add more pages to the menu?

Also are you saying you'd like to add comments to your pages?

For Kyle's article on building websites in 30 seconds, search "Building your own website in 30 seconds" in the search bar at the top and you should find it.
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Cecemorgan Premium
I'd like to add comments to my post but for some reason the comment section is on my privacy policy which is a page.

On my website I have 2post about Sierra and getting started then I have one page my privacy policy my privacy policy is in the top menu on my website my about Sierra and getting started are not an option in the top menu
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ericcantu Premium
Both your posts have comments working just fine. You just have to click to get into the post and scroll down to the bottom.

Those posts wouldn't default to your menu up top by themselves. You'd have to add them there if you wanted them in your menu. They're going to default to your blogroll which is exactly where they're at. You don't usually add every post to your menu up top. Remember you're going to have potentially hundreds of posts in this website.
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jjordanjews2 Premium
I have created a jaaxy account the free one for now, I had a task in lesson 1 which required me to do keywords search, I did the task. Now I have another task to too search keywords and jaaxy won't let me it takes me to the up grade page. I thought I didn't need to yet. When I checked my account settings beside jaaxy it says too add it how do I add it? Or do I have to upgrade first?
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ericcantu Premium
Jaaxy gives you some free tries, 20 or 30 I can't remember, and when those are used up you'd have to upgrade to continue. If you don't want to upgrade just use the free Keyword Tool. :) it gives the same results.
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jjordanjews2 Premium
I am having another problem giving my opinion on the websites​, while I am reading the content on the pages I take notes then I write it it out before getting it ready too post, my problem is Everytime it changes so how can I get back to the website? And I have completed that task, thank you HELP
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ericcantu Premium
Are you talking about leaving feedback for people's websites on the SiteFeedback area?
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jjordanjews2 Premium
Yes
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ericcantu Premium
When you're in the SiteFeedback area and you click on Leave Feedback, it'll pull up a random website for you to take a look at, right? You click on "View this Page" and a new tab is opened where you can check it out. All you have to do is take a look around the website, see what you like and what impressions you get, then go back to the original tab you were on that's still open where it said "View This Page" and you leave your feedback at the bottom.

Don't worry about taking notes, then writing them all out on paper, then transferring that to a comment. That's overkill. Just leave your feedback based on what stood out to you. Most members leave a quick paragraph or two. That's all that's needed.
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despatis Premium
Dear Eric, 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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ericcantu Premium
Thank you Desmond. I appreciate the support!
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cwelliver Premium
Eric people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 38 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing 19 training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Will definitely be following you. –Dr. Carl
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you, Doc! I appreciate the support. I hope I'm able to help you whenever you need it. Thanks!
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MizBurke314 Premium
Hey, Eric--

I'm pleased to meet you. Thank you for the follow back. It is much appreciated.

I would also love to travel, but I refuse to fly and so must content myself here in North America. So I shall live vicariously through your site or sites! I look forward to seeing your travel logs! I am not much on You Tube, but I will check out your site and maybe subscribe. Be safe in all your travels!

Linda
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ericcantu Premium
Linda you've got to crush any anxiety you have over flying! it's like having your whole life to explore the huge mansion you're living in and never stepping foot outside of one hallway! Explore! It's amazing!
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LKHain Premium
Eric,
Greetings! I, too, have the wanderlust bug... or, maybe it's a recessive gene (my grandparents were travelers!), so I get your intention to create a business that travels with you! I want that, too, because there are sooooo many places I want to travel to "before I sleep."
I'm acclimating to this site having just joined yesterday. I'll follow you, and will be in touch.
All the best on your journeys!
Lucius
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ericcantu Premium
Welcome to the community! This is a great spot and you'll learn a lot. Thanks for the support! I appreciate it!
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ChrisScott Premium
Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your network. I am looking forward to working together and I am sure that together we can overcome any obstacle. Reach out if I can ever help in any way.

-The Teddy Bear

PS. Please feel free to check out my trainers should you find the time.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chrisscott/training
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the inspiration Chris! You've always been full of support! Thank you!
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ChrisScott Premium
I am loving your trainers and please keep them coming, Eric. I will be here if you should find you ever need me and I am sure that I will be reaching out to you soon.
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks a lot, brother. I appreciate that!
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity. Adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate the follow, Pete! Thanks for the support!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thank you, if you have social site can you follow me and I will reciprocate your efforts. My links are on the lower right hand side of my profile. Will you also view my website and leave a comment if my information gives you any added value to your understanding. Thanks in advance for the support and following
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ericcantu Premium
What's up, Frankie Trill! I see you're continuing to grow! Keep up the good work!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Yes sir Eric I have already followed and like your social site as well my friend keep traveling and enjoying yourself peace
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ericcantu Premium
Yes sir. You too and thanks for your support!
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Jennifer123 Premium
Hi Batman! Thanks for following me. I just read your profile and I am eagerly following you back.

I'm new here at WA and just on the 'creating my website' part of the training. It's so wonderful to read and be inspired by someone, like yourself, how was where I am, and has made 'my dream' a reality. I'm looking forward to watching your trainings and reading your posts.

Best of luck to you.
Jennifer
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ericcantu Premium
You're the sweetest person on earth, lol. Thank you! I really appreciate the support and hope I can help out where I can :) Thank you so much!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the support, brother!
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Eric!
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NmahAbbah Premium
Thanks for contacting me. I want to go through the 10 training lessons before commenting and registering for the Premium membership. I do not have a niche but I am thinking of focusing on "Self-Help" products and services. How do I streamline this area? Talk to you later, getting ready for today's work.
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ericcantu Premium
Hey how are you doing, brother. I think the self help niche can work. You'll want to tighten it up just a bit so it's not too broad and overly competitive. When you get to the lesson on choosing a niche, Kyle will walk you through some ways to get specific enough with your niche that you're still reaching a large audience, but in a less competitive space. Attack that training when you get back form work! Congrats on taking a great first step!
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ambweblounge Premium
Hello,

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!

Namaste'
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ericcantu Premium
That's a great attitude to have. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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LidiaCS Premium
Hi Eric,

Thanks for the follow!... I really like your profile, and I also looooooove to travel!!!

One of my dreams is to travel the world with my son while working on my business, I want to show him the beautiful places I've been and explore new ones with him!

All the best to you in your business!
Lidia ; )
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ericcantu Premium
That's the dream! I appreciate the follow and I hope you can use this training to get that much closer to your goals :) Thanks for the support!
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philaccardo Premium
Thank you much, Eric:
Vey kind of you.
Unfortunately, I cant be useful to you as you are to me, so Im afraid It will not be convenient for you to follow me.
For this reason, I do not completely understand what all this follow thing is about.
But if you think there is something I can do for just ask and I will be glad to do as much as I can.
Anyway, in the meantime, I will certainly take advantage of your training and thank you for that.
Take care.
Ciao
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate all the continued support! Thank you!
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JeffL61 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Eric. Speaking of your nickname, Batman, there is a new movie coming out in the fall featuring Batman, (Ben Affleck) entitled "Justice League". I hope that it does better than Affleck's movie that came out in January - the 1930's set "Live By Night" which frankly reeked.

I saw the preview of this movie Friday when I went to see Wonder Woman - which was outstanding by the way. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was sensational. She's in this upcoming "Justice League" movie as well.
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ericcantu Premium
Yeah I saw the same preview. I'm hoping it's good!
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DCDeGroot Premium
Hey, Eric, could you give us your input/feedback on the following domain names? We had a list of like 60 some, and have narrowed it down to these, but having trouble picking the best one. Let us know what you think; we'd like to purchase one today, thanks, Eric!

Doug & Cindy DeGroot
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ericcantu Premium
What are the names?
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ericcantu Premium
I tend to like the top one: affiliate marketing pros. It's simple, direct, to the point, rolls off the tongue. That'd be my choice personally.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Cool, thanks!
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ericcantu Premium
No prob
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DCDeGroot Premium
Bummer! I just checked again, and that one plus the "experts" one say "available" on GoDaddy, BUT I would have to buy them for like $2,000! I just didn't look far enough...so....back to the drawing board. I really like the "affiliatemarketing" part, but don't know what else to put with it. :(
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ericcantu Premium
So you're buying these domains on godaddy? Why not buy them here? It's cheaper here overall.
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks for following me...! You're an ambassador already? How did that happen so fast...?! I've been on this site for 4 months and haven't earned any $$ yet so I am just writing post after post and now working on a coupon site. Difficult to be positive about this, but the support here is amazing and I know it's possible so I just keep going. You?
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ericcantu Premium
If you were running a traditional business you wouldn't be approaching the profit zone for atleast the first year. You wouldn't bat an eye at this. You'd continue to work, knowing that with time your efforts would be rewarded. Online business is no different. As long as you are following every step of the training and creating quality content, with time you'll start to build that traffic. And traffic is the only thing that will bring you consistent revenue. So don't feel that it's hard to stay positive just 4 months in. Think of everything you've learned. Take a look at your growing site. These are things to be positive about! Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it!
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amyr2017 Premium
wow those are great points -- thanks for the reality check...!
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ericcantu Premium
Everyone needs a reality check sometime, right? You're good to go! Keep at it!
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks again -- you're the bomb...!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you!
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billyghawaii Premium
Hey dude... Good job... Pull me up! or shall I say pull me down! You give good tips/advice. Thank you for being there for us... Aloha from Hawaii.. Tell me, what is the meaning of that yellow/black flag in your profile pic? I was a radioman in the Vietnam war and I forgot my training on that.. ha ha
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ericcantu Premium
Man I wish I knew... That was taken on a quick cruise I took in Thessaloniki, Greece. I had a beer in my hand and was taking in all the sights, lol.

Thanks for the support, brother. I appreciate all the kind words.
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Nicky33 Premium
Hello Batman, errr.... I mean, Eric!

What a great bio! I resonate with everything you write! My reason for chasing an online-working existence is also to be able to travel frequently and be location-independent!

I see you've visited my homeland Greece already :)
Greetings from Thailand where I've been living for the past 2 years!

Good luck with your journeys, literally and metaphorically in the online world too.
And yes - too many beautiful places in this world, too little time!
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ericcantu Premium
Hello Nicky! How are you? Thanks for checking out my bio. Yes I absolutely love traveling and just got back from Thailand a few days ago. It was incredible! I was in Bangkok and Phuket. Island hopping was beautiful and I loved every bit of it!
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WA Pete Premium
Hi Eric, I cannot find a clear answer to this question in the discussions. Kyle has not replied my PM - I sent to him because I think this involves "policy" and I need an authoritative answer. So I try to turn to you: Can I build a website for my daughter and host the site (domain) at WA (of course also using SiteRubix). The domain is registered under my name (so, it's actually mine) but I want to build a website for my daughter so she can maybe earn some income etc ... I would probably be updating the site for her as well. Is it allowed for me to build and host a website for a family member here at WA? Thanks or your time. btw, I am a premium member
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ericcantu Premium
Hey Pete, I appreciate you coming to me with your question. If you have a website or business in your name that you update and control, what you do with the profits you make from that is completely up to you. Let's say you wanted to give all your revenue to charity, or in this case, give it to your daughter, that's totally up to you.

Later if she wanted to become an active contributor and decided she wanted to learn the training as well with her own membership she could of course do that as well. For now, building a website here on WA for your daughter shouldn't be an issue.
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WA Pete Premium
Hi Eric ... again, you always have comforting answers and new ways of looking at things. I believe my question (and anxiety) is cleared. Thank you so much Eric
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ericcantu Premium
Not a problem, brother!
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WA Pete Premium
Happy to hear from you agan.
and by the way, you have a very beautiful website workfromyourlaptop.com ... and I like that Vigilante profile bit :-)
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ericcantu Premium
lol, thanks!
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Eric!

Thanks again for answering my question (give and take comments page). Thought it would be a good idea to visit you at your profile page. I'm very pleased to meet you. I will follow you now.

You've got a speed like a rocket! Your first commission within some weeks and soon to be within the ambassador rank! Absolutely awsome! This is just exemplary! I will take a close look at your blogs.

If you want to know about my journey into the internet space, please read my bio and this blog: I wish you ongoing success within the online business and a lot of fun traveling around.

:-) Pernilla
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ericcantu Premium
I really appreciate you taking the time to come over to the profile and comment. Thank you very much. I'll check out your blog for sure!
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Pernilla Premium
Many, many thanks for following me too!
That's fuel for my rocket engines!

See you around in the community,
:-)
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ericcantu Premium
likewise :) take care!
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Loes Premium
Hello Eric,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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ericcantu Premium
thank you very much! It was an eye-opener seeing all the great training you've contributed and how you've benefited from doing it. I look forward to creating much more training and I'll definitely check out your stuff for inspiration! thank you!
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Loes Premium
I welcome you to view and like them all to get inspired;)
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TamTech400 Premium
WOW what an awesome future. You have the opportunity to travel all over the world and what makes it all the sweeter is the fact you can still plug in wherever there is an internet connection and maybe some powerful WIFI.

You are an inspiration to me as I am on my journey to success with WA.

Tammy
TamTech400
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ericcantu Premium
That's definitely the plan. :)
And armed with this training I feel like it's a real possibility.

There's people from all over that do this. Why not us?
Attack it! :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Eric,
I look forward to following you. Thank you for your quick response in helping me to my question about a dive shop without an affiliate program.

I really enjoyed reading your story here... I love my diving and traveling to different dive sites..

I left you a comment on your Amazon article.. great read and you have an amazing website!

Wishing you continued success!!
Monica
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ericcantu Premium
I really appreciate that. Thank you. I hope I'm an interesting follow! lol. Thanks again!
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Eric, hope you're fine and enjoying your WA journey! ).

I've recently followed you in G+ and leaved +1 for your posts. You've created a nice G+ page which got my attention, nice work! )
I would be happy to have your following back and I appreciate it if you could leave me comment or +1 for some of my recent posts on Google Plus too. : )

Since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks. (if you like too of course)
Here are my other networks links:

Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digital-World-Guru-847606122036894
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything and wish you great success in your online business. )

Best,
Ali
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ericcantu Premium
Just followed you back brother. +1'd some of your posts. I appreciate the follow and the likes. Thanks man. :)
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Kyle Premium
Eric, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

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

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

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

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Eric.
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ericcantu Premium
Kyle you're the man. I'm absolutely enjoying the process. I'm looking forward to my first few posts which should be coming soon. I really like the style of outlining the direction of the blog and creating a scalable platform. One quick question, and I may be jumping ahead of myself, so forgive me if I am, but i noticed this as I'm completing my first three pages, that in the edit page area it shows an SEO title and description area by each page and these are blank. Is this simply a space where we can change each page's SEO info from its default? Or is this a space we need to pay attention to and fill out for each page and post we create?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, leave those blank. Those will be handled for you automatically by the All in One SEO plugin, you only have to set that up initially and then from there on out these will be pulled naturally (and properly) from your actual content.
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JSaintfery Premium
Hi,
I just wanted to take a minute to congratulate you on becoming a premium member here at WA. I am pretty much new to this community myself, but if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. This community is dedicated to your success. Good luck at all you wish to accomplish here at WA.

To your success,
Jean.
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JasonHeard Premium
Hello Eric, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

To get started, you can simply click the green Get Started Here option (left-hand menu) or click the link below: It is here that you will learn how to set up your profile, decide on a business topic, how the MONEY is made, and so much more... (By the 4th lesson, you will have built a new website!)

If you have any questions or feel 'stuck' anywhere, just ask! Myself or the other great members of this community will be around to help.

It's good to have you here Eric, DON'T forget to begin your training! :)

Jason


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