About Ericcantu
Joined January 2017
My name's Eric & I'm addicted to travel.

A south Texas firefighter for the last 16 years, I love my job, but I knew I didn't want to run into burning buildings for the rest of my life. I made it my goal to find a way to build a business that could travel with me, and that's how I found this incredible training platform.

To go from never having built a website in January 2017 to qualifying to be at the Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference in February 2018, I'd say this training clearly works. I've made it my goal to help as many people as possible to find this platform so I can do everything I can to help them have the same success.

It takes hard work, but this is the rolls royce of training platforms. Other affiliate marketing training programs just don't come close to what you get here. There are so many mentors here to help you every step of the way, and if you're one of my referrals I pledge to you that I'll be in your corner every step of the way.

That's the mentality of the leadership here at WA coming from the top down. After meeting Kyle & Carson at this year's super affiliate conference, I see that clearly.

Please feel free to browse through any of the training tutorials I've created here 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.

And if you enjoy traveling and travel pics, please follow my @batmantravels blog on Instagram. I love sharing my travels and Wealthy Affiliate is the reason I've been able to turn those dreams into reality.

Thanks again for all the support!

I'm also Batman so there's that.
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What brought me here? Hmmm. Good question. I love to write but haven't quite figured out how to make a living or even $1 with it. I teach at Baylor University part time, I work as a Quality Assurance leader full time with a large global corporation, I have a Bachelors, a Masters, and I hate my job. I've always had a hunch there was a way to combine my experience and passion for the outdoors (fishing, hunting, etc) and passion for writing, and somehow tie it all together to make a decent living online. But I've never been able to do it. At 47, I'm just not from that "tech generation". I'm willing to learn and give it my all, I'm just afraid I'll put in all the work, all the training, and end up with another nightly task to "keep up" that barely generates enough money to pay for itself.
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ericcantu Premium
This training absolutely delivers, trust me. It's just a matter of being patient and sticking with it. You can check out my story here for a transparent look at what I made my first year: https://youtu.be/PBuSQR7Q4j4

And it's only gotten better. This is great training and I'm so happy I found it. Very happy to help you find success here as well.
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Hmp1 Premium
Working all day on my site today. Knowing that you are one of the success stories I looked you up and checked out your WA referral site. Wow - I know in reality it isn't "simple" to create that site but the simplicity of it is beautiful. If you see in analytics that someone from VT was crawling all over your site today, it was me.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words :) I owe every bit of my success to the training here at WA! Thanks for the support!
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unseen Premium
"Can a person using these platforms and services be successful without any starting cash? It seems all the crucial and important ones are only for premium members. Oh, and by the way, this is my first comment online ever."

Edit: This was my post on the comment section after the first training lesson. Someone gave an answer but it didn't actually answer the question. Could you please answer it?
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ericcantu Premium
Sure. I just left an answer in that section, but I'll be glad to answer it here for you.

You can stay a free member here at WA for as long as you like. The reason there is such a "premium" on premium is because it unlocks the rest of the training.

This training can take you from absolute newbie to absolute expert, and of course the more you know the higher chance of success you have. The training is eye opening, thorough, and I owe all my success to it. I always recommend taking full advantage of every opportunity you have here, so I always say to take that first month's deal of premium for only $19 and then see how you like it.
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RaniaM Premium
Hello Eric
Very inspiring biography.. You did the right decision when joining WA.. Ya it is true.. you will not spend all life in fighting fire.. I liked what you said especially this idea because I have the same feeling.. You said: I made it my goal to find a way to build a business that could travel with me.. This is the same I am doing.. Wishing you all the best
Rania
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ericcantu Premium
WA is the best business decision I've made by far. Glad you're finding a home here!
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AbhiiD Premium
Hello Eric,

Thank you for sharing your videos and your beautiful website. I have been following your journey for a while now and I finally signed up for WA and became a premium member today.
Looking forward to interacting with you and learning how to become a good marketer.

Currently I am on course 1 and trying to understand the system.
Thank you!
Abhi
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ericcantu Premium
Keep up the good work, Abhi. Welcome to Premium!
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pyvdin46 Premium
Hi Eric, Need your input on this one mate.

How should I find content/ Script for my selected niche ? BTW, I have no interesting topics or hobbies to choose from but I can think of any trending topics to promote.

Do I need to be a good writer or should I google for content ?

What inputs/ feedback you can give me on this as I have no idea how to start.

What was your approach @ the time starting ?

Thanks in advance!
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ericcantu Premium
What's up, Yahan! Good questions :) First, where are you in the training currently?
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pyvdin46 Premium
Finished Certification Course-1 and signed up for Premium
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ericcantu Premium
Congratulations are in order! Courses 2-5 really open up your knowledge base for sure. And in fact, those courses are going to answer your questions one by one. Learning how to write and structure quality content is a big part of your success, and the training here shows you how to do that. There's no script, that's for sure. You'll be writing from your own point of view and that's what makes your content unique.

My advise is to slow down the million thoughts that are all bouncing around your head right now, lol, and reign them in so you can focus on the training. That's exactly what the training is about. Pick up with Course 2 and don't look back. Follow each lesson and each task to a tee, create posts when Kyle tells you to, chime in on the discussions he asks you to, learn and understand keyword research as he describes, and very soon you'll be building out your site and developing a routine :)
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pyvdin46 Premium
Noted, thanks as always!
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely man. That's what I'm here for.
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DazzaWA Premium
Hi Eric,
I left this after Jays webinar but got no response can you clarify?
"Thanks for the webinar there was so much in there for us newbies.
But the one question that we have is if our niche is a very simple product, similar to your case study of pots and pans for induction stove tops, 30 posts seems unrealistic for this product. I understand we need to get the page to rank to gather traffic but I do not see this as a blog post style of page. What else can we do to get the rank/traffic?"

We are a little confused with the start up lessons and now this. We thought we could add post's with links to other product but Jay wanted all internal links.

Kind regards
Darryl
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ericcantu Premium
So 30 posts seems unrealistic for your product? What is your product?
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ForrestCore9 Premium
Hi Eric. I'd like to make my reply to your comment public if I may. To answer, What brought me here is the fact that I feel like this is a highly undervalued means of income, as well as a bit of a long time interest of mine. I would like to state that this may be my last bastion of hope in my pursuit of happiness, so I have a lot riding on this. I'm going against the advice of my family and peers to try and be the pioneer of success in my bloodline by means deemed unconventional. So in a sense I hope to have an I told you so by the end of my training. I really want to absorb all of the information I can here not only for my self, but others in the long run. I look forward to meeting you and many others and I'm definitely sure I will be receiving assistance from you at times during my journey.
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ericcantu Premium
That's a great and sincere comment, Forrest. Thanks so much for sharing. The training here along with the mentorship built into it is the best I've found in any training platform for building your own business online. You're right, so many people accept what I feel is a failing business model of working for someone else for 40 years only to retire and take a 40% pay cut in retirement. Being your own boss takes work, dedication, and focus, but when you have this kind of training at your fingertips you really set yourself up for success! I look forward to helping you in every way I can. The training here is eye opening and I think you'll absolutely enjoy being a part of this thriving community :)
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JeffDaniel Premium
Hi Eric, I recently turned 40 and I find myself unemployed, and I still don't know what I want to do with my life. I have always wanted to own my own business, but never knew where to start. I am hoping that this training program will get me started towards realizing my dream of owning a business and achieving financial freedom.
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ericcantu Premium
Man I’m so happy for you taking this step. I can’t emphasize enough how powerful this training can be. It’s knowledge that you’ll benefit from for years to come. I’m here for you Jeffrey! Anything you need, I’m your man :)
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
Hi Eric, thanks for your story. I'm 20 years old and want to become financially free from the end of this year. People advised you as en example of hard work. Can you share some advice with me about How you actually managed to do this in one year? addicted to travel too:)
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ericcantu Premium
It’s all about consistent quality content and following the training. Bottom line. I’d probably also add to that to not cloud your productivity with constant checks of analytics lol. So many people check their analytics so often that they slow themselves down. Put your nose down and just push out great content, share it to your networks, then on to the next, know what I mean? Jay has some great training on steps to take after publishing. I also made some training on that modeling his suggestions. Keep pushing out that content and traffic happens! Thanks for reaching out!
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
Hi Eric,

Thanks for sharing your great piece of advice. I am definitely taking this path, infact I am just publishing posts and requesting comments. I have to check out all the Jay's training as well. I was neither aware of google Analytics some days ago, so you would probably guess how many times I check it out.

I will see your trainings too, soon! Thanks for all and have a good day!

Marco
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ericcantu Premium
Glad to help!
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AffilateMAN Premium
i was asking every one but i didnt get any answer yet so my question is , when i am trying to make a keyword research in jaxxy , and tryind to add to my list it says i have to update , what does it me that where do i have to update ? inorder to be able to add my keaword reseach to my listes pls can pls help me about this pls thank you
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ericcantu Premium
I've never had that issue with jaaxy. I would contact support and explain your problem and see where they direct you. In the meantime, just write down your keywords you want to save in Notepad or Notes so you don't lose track of them :)

And when you see me in chat, feel free to ask the question right there so others can get the benefit too :)
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AMiddlebrook Premium
Hi Eric,

I found out about Wealthy Affiliate through some online research after watching an AWOL video. I decided to search YouTube and found your video. It inspired me to join. I am new to Affiliate Marketing. I am excited for the journey. It seems as though the possibilities could be endless with this platform. I look forward to building a profitable and successful website.
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ericcantu Premium
Very happy to have you, Ashley! As your personal coach I’m here to help you in every way possible. I was in your shoes just over a year ago, a complete newbie to affiliate marketing, and I’m here to tell you that this is the best online training platform you’ll find and its leaders are genuinely good people who really care about the product and your success. I just got back from a conference with the top leaders here at WA in Vegas, and you are really in store for some great updates to this platform. It’s a great time to be a part of Wealthy Affiliate! Glad to have you!
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smoore Premium
I also love to travel although I have been traveling for work and there is a difference in traveling for work and traveling because you want to.

I like your sense of humor. I was advised by CJ to find some of your training because I am struggling with "post page" and regular pages.

I originally wanted to just add pages of content to my sites and have a menu at the top of the header so readers could see the titles of the pages at a glance. At times, when I add a page, it is actually saved as a "post" page and I don't know why.

Nearly every theme seems to be set up this way. I will take a look at some of your training on this and figure out the best way to navigate it.

I'm happy to hear that you are making good money each month from your site. I have that goal myself and will continue working toward that.

With respect,

Scott Moore
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ericcantu Premium
The majority of your content should be posts. You can have a handful of pages like your About Me, etc., but you want the majority of your content to be posts. Follow the training like Kyle teaches and don't try to reinvent the wheel. Follow the training to a tee and watch it work :)
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KathleenOhM Premium
Hello there!! I changed my domain (for trademark/copywrite purposes) to a new domain. When I did it yesterday it looked super smooth and the new domain jumped onto the old site... now I have nothing on either site??? Help? Is the old site with the new domain ever coming back?
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ericcantu Premium
All your domains should be accessible from SiteManager. Was this a siterubix domain or one you paid for?
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KathleenOhM Premium
they were both purchased domains both on SiteManager. I read all the information to transfer the old site to the new domain and it was smooth (yesterday) today both the old and the new site are completely empty.
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KathleenOhM Premium
ps. thank you for your prompt reply and your help!!
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ericcantu Premium
Ok so you had a paid domain and then decided to change the domain to another one, so you bought another domain and then tried a redirect so anyone visiting the old domain would be redirected to the new one

I did this back myself with my first domain which was a longer, not nearly as easy flowing as WorkFromYourLaptop.com. I purchased the new domain and then had all the content from the first one redirected to the new one.

All your purchased domains should be listed in your SiteManager. I'd just set up a support ticket through SiteRubix>SiteSupport and they'll get you squared away :)
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KathleenOhM Premium
Yes, all that. Thank you for directing me to put in a support ticket. I feel like my head is spinning!! I did start a new site but now I am thinking of the old site some back this one will disappear!! I will get on support right now. Much gratitude!
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ericcantu Premium
No problem!
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veigha Premium
Yo Eric, I was watching an AWOL academy video when I came across a topic about this platform. Plus I like the fact that I could try this out for free. I am a complete newbie to this affiliate marketing stuff to I'd like to take this step as a start. Hey I also traveling, so I guess we have something in common.
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ericcantu Premium
That is so cool! I was in the exact same position as you a year ago. I tried this out free, then never looked back. I think you’ll love this training. And it absolutely works! If u need any help with anything don’t hesitate to reach out! Welcome!
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DHarris4 Premium
Hello Eric! I came across you because I was watching Keala Kanae's Freelance Digital Marketing Masterclass webinar. However I soon found out that, it was just to sell the AWOL academy. I could not afford the $99 but I'm SO glad I didn't end up buying it because I read your review of the program and those prices are just ridiculous! I'm glad I found you at work-from-your-laptop, I'm going to give WA a try and see where this takes me. :)
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ericcantu Premium
I'm very happy you're here! The training and community here are excellent. I really look forward to you finding a home here :)
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dcrnanick Premium
Hi Eric I am new here but I'm looking around and looking for people I can learn from in all sorts of ways and I think from looking that you're one who is having some success with affiliate marketing so I thought I'd follow you, besides that you seem like a cool dude, continued success!
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the support man. This is a great community to be a part of. I appreciate it!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Eric,
Congratulations-a-million for Guinness success. Your story is very inspirational and will be a life-saving for me and many others.

I just reviewed your profile, which heightens inspiration to its highest level. Thank you for sharing.

I would appreciate your helping hands in months, years... to come.

Happy Holidays 2017,

James
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for all your support! I really appreciate it :)
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pzul Premium
Hi Eric,

So far, I've covered the fact that I need an interest, website, attract visitors and earn revenue.

Do I have to pick just one interest? If I'm not mistaken, Kyle mentioned that one of the mistakes is focusing on one brand or product.

Someone in the live chat asked if anyone is an amazon affiliate. Does that mean we can choose to go to platforms like amazon? and our website will be providing research into these companies, products, services, interests? I might have read you mentioning something like that on the live chat but just wanted to confirm.

Thank you!
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely, the training covers exactly how you'll be able to utilize affiliate marketing with your website you'll create. Don't worry, every step of how affiliate marketing works is explained as well.

In choosing your niche, so many get caught up in thinking about profitability or saturation, and I would really just advise to choose something you are absolutely passionate about. Every single niche no matter how obscure can be profitable when done right using this training. The key is consistent quality content creation, and they easiest way to make sure you do that is to choose something you're passionate about because then you'll actually enjoy creating content around it.

Like Kyle says, let's say you love photography, instead of choosing a specific product like a specific camera to build your whole site around, the better niche to choose would be a bit broader, say travel photography maybe, and then an individual post could be on a specific brand or camera, but then other posts could focus on any of the maaaaaaany topics you could write about in that niche (best smart phone to use for travel photography, best kits, best gear bags, easiest ways to get your photos published, etc.).

As you move forward you'll be introduced to many affiliate programs including amazon and how they work to get you paid by connecting people with the products they're already looking for. Don't get too far ahead of yourself, all will be explained :)
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pzul Premium
I found out about this through youtube! There was something I was watching that had an ad for AWOL I think... the guy promoting it is Keala Kanae.... I registered for their pdf intro email and a free webinar class. I also looked them up (not sure if it was a scam and wanted to know what others were saying). You created a youtube video of diff companies like this one, explaining that it wasn't a scam but very expensive.

I did go through the webinar and pdf document, which led me back to your youtube video and creating this free account! I'm unemployed at the moment, so I might have to either really find a part-time gig or perhaps pay through any commission I can possibly make through here, if possible. In the meantime, I'm def going through the training
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ericcantu Premium
I'm very glad to hear you found Wealthy Affiliate before you emptied your wallet into AWOL. Glad to have you here! One of the best features of WA is the free starter account which you're taking full advantage of right now. After day 2 or so I knew this was what I wanted to be a part of. The great thing is that you qualify to get your first entire month so cheap. Take full advantage of that and you can go from there.

Think of your goals here in the long term. When you do that it removes any timetable you put yourself on and it really helps you grow. It may be pushing it for you being that you're in-between jobs, but I would STRONGLY consider taking advantage of the Black Friday special here which is going on November 24-27 where you can get a full YEAR'S membership for only $299 and you'll be grandfathered in at that rate for as long as you stay a member. It makes it so that you're averaging less than $25/month for all this incredible training.

It's normally already a great deal at $359/year, but at $299 it's an absolute steal and if you can take full advantage of that, make that investment into yourself and you'll have the tools and training you need to make this your future :) Also, I give lots of bonuses to my referrals who go yearly like one on one coaching and mentoring, so I hope it's something you're able to do moving forward!

I really look forward to helping you out! Glad to have you and congratulations!
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Hi, everyone, this is how exactly I ended up here. So, Eric glad to be here. Would you please let us know all that is explained by KK is free here and I believe I heard you saying that we could start making money even not paying anything, and if we like it fine, if not leave it. In case we like it then why is it that we have to upgrade. If you may please explain.
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Jaygriff84 Premium
I was brought here because I watched a video review of "Awol 101s" program on youtube. I was actually going to purchase the program and figured it was a good investment at $99, that was of course until I realized that was just the beginning and in the end the program costs thousands. I honestly don't think it should cost that much and I believe this community is a lot more valuable to someone like me who is just starting out and learning affiliate marketing. Thanks for making this affordable for people who don't want to spend thousands to get there online business started.
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ericcantu Premium
I'm really glad you found this platform before you emptied your wallet to AWOL. I absolutely agree with you. That $99 investement literally turns into $10,000 which is crazy to me. This is the best training and mentoring platform you'll find online in my opinion. I'm glad you're here and as I've told you before, as someone who's had success here at WA, I'm all about doing everything I can to help you do the same :)
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ErikaYoon Premium
I found Wealthy Affiliate by accident earlier today on Youtube, but didn't actually make the decision to come and try it until I found your Youtube Video about WA from an Ambassador's POV.

I recently graduated from college and am currently looking for a job, but I thought that in the meantime, this would be a great way to explore some alternative income ideas (plus I've always wanted to make a website). Thanks for already being a great mentor!
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ericcantu Premium
So happy you found this platform. You're going to love this training. There is so much success to be had here. I really look forward to working with you Erika!
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you for the follow Eri, I'm following you back, I am glad to be part of your Network here at Wealthy Affiliate. If we stay focused and consistent, we can build a business that will be around for years to come.
I wish you great success and that your goals are met as you learn all that you can within this awesome community. Please feel free to ask questions whenever necessary.
Best regards from México
Eugenio.
https://suppliesfororganicagriculture.com
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words, Eugenio! I really appreciate the support. Thank you, brother!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Ericcanto,,

Your following me warms my heart that has run lost in the digital world. Yet, I have kept learning and learning despite being a digital blind 73-y-o man. So, I need you to look after such a handicapped person; I do appreciate it.

Virtually, I was totally blind to the digital world until 9/25/2017 when I joined WA premium. Since, I have worked hard to learn as fast and as much as I can, but still far from the goal of succeeding in E-marketing.

Here, I would like to thank you for networking with me, I will proactively do what we should do together to succeed in E-marketing adventure. Hence, be critical on what you perceive from reading my profile and contents inside by 42-day baby, http://www.ebettercare.com; that is really what I need, not just sweet words for political correctness; I appreciate that.

In reality, I am still digitally blind although I have gained a significant knowledge through truly unparalleled training and support within WA community – the right place for us to worm up and to move into the real world of E-marketing.

Welcome to meet in WA and thank you for mutual supporting.

Best to health and success,


James
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate the support and wish you continued growth James! Thank you for the kind words.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Eric,
Always welcome warm nice words, but never forget giving out your constructive critics, which will forge a real advance and success. I hope you agree with and will do that for me and others.

Happy Holidays 2017,


James
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks again, James! I wish you and your loved ones a great holiday season!
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Raynor123 Premium
Hi Eric. Thank you for following. I've not had the pleasure of visiting your part of the world, but I intend getting there. Like you I love travel. It is one of the reasons I have become an affiliate for internet marketing. At one stage of my life I was a Diamond Dealer and I spent most of my time traveling around Africa, where I live. This is an awesome continent. You need to have it on your list of destinations to visit.
Thank you for the training. I will be looking at it as I'm very new to all this and require lots of knowledge.
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely! I've definitely had Africa high on my list of destinations. Very cool. Thank you for the support!
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Hey Eric,

I seen an ad for AWOL and signed up for the free seminar. I did not give them any money though lol. I looked up reviews and most of them seemed kind of fake or scripted. Anyway I found your review and of course it led me here. I am glad I saved the 100 bucks they wanted from me. That will pay for a couple months here at WA!!!
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely! I'm really glad you didn't blow your money over there. This is such a great and welcoming community and I know you're going to love the training here. I'm always available when you need anything at all so don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have!
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CarolMez Premium
thanks for the follow I was in WA about 3 years ago and was working on my google ads and been trying to master it so I can also travel...my partner and i have been in many MLMs and shiny objects now im ready to focus.,i have been independant for 25 years doing medical services...and I have my own DNA company. my struggles are with google ads but i have other ideas on the table...look forward to checking out your stuff.
Carol M
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the support! I personally don't use Google ads so I'm not too familiar with them, but I know most of the time it's just a matter of tinkering and trial and error to get the desired results :)
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MaxiMos Premium
Hey Ericcantu...how you doing man?
I was just scrolling down the rankings and saw a familiar looking face and I thought to myself " Hey I've seen this face before" then I remembered that I said I would definitely let you know when I join Wealthy Affiliate..it was your review about WA on Youtube that helped me make the decesion to join it . Thanks I am enjoying every minute of it.
(bee care)
You take good care of yourself now..yeah and I'll see you around the community. Nice 1!
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ericcantu Premium
Oh wow man. Welcome! I would’ve liked it more if you had come in through my link though lol. You’d have had me in your corner and I’d be able to help you directly. Great to have you though :).
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MaxiMos Premium
Hey Ericcantu.
Nice to hear from you.
Sorry I did'nt even realize. Because after a couple of days I typed in WA in the search engine and pondered over it and then joined...maybe put your link visually in your video...if it is'nt there all ready. Because I really dId'nt think to go through your link. Maybe this is food for thought, for you, as I was just a random viewer. I viewed two others or three about WA aswell and I don't remember any of them prompting me to go through their links.

Maybe this is happening frequently without you knowing.
So you might be losing people to join WA. And they join their own behalf.
Like I did.
Hope the best for you.
But my advice as a viewer get a large enough link on your actual video so it acts as a reminder for people viewing to go through your link.
But it's All good anyway...thanks a million.
Take care.
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ericcantu Premium
Lol what happened is that you first found WA by going through my link on one device and then ended up joining from the main WA site on another device. In those rare cases I don’t get the credit, but they’re not common at all.

It’s not a big deal, but if you’d like to have me personally in your corner to help you, you can always re-enroll through my link in that YouTube vid description before you decide to go premium and then I’ll be able to see your questions and help you directly :) I enjoyed helping you out and answering your questions on YouTube to get you here. I’d love to continue that journey with you.
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MaxiMos Premium
Yeah thats right I was on my phone...watching the review. Then joined via the laptop.
If I re-enrol thru your link to premium would I lose all my data on WA and start fresh again?
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ericcantu Premium
It'd be a brand new account you'd be creating using a new different email. I'm not sure how much building you've done on your website in 4 days, but I don't think it'd take much time at all to catch back up to where you're at now. It's completely up to you :)
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MaxiMos Premium
Ok Eric...thanks but I'll stick where I am for the time being but
what I'll do is refer anyone interested in learning about affiliate marketing via WA, to view your youtube channel.
And hopefully they'll go through your link,how's that sound?
Just my way of saying thank you.
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ericcantu Premium
Sending them to http://workfromyourlaptop.com would be better :) thanks and I totally understand... I might be able to reach out to Kyle and get the situation fixed so that you can get the kind of one on one mentoring I talked about in the youtube video that got you here in the first place.

Thanks man! Great hearing from you!
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Abradbury86 Premium
Hey Eric I just joined up and want to hear some feedback on how others are doing. You are almost a year in to WA so I would love to hear how you are doing with this and what you think is the best route for success. Obviously going through all the training is going to help, but if you have any advice for a starter I would be most appreciative!
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ericcantu Premium
The best advice is to start at the beginning and follow every single lesson Kyle has to the tee. Don't stray from it or try to outthink things. Just trust the system because it works.

I personally started with the Bootcamp because I wanted to share this platform with other people like me looking for something like this. It's a very lucrative program and I'm proud to say the site I built here with the training is making $1500+ per month now.

Im using that success to leverage into an Instagram following as well which is blowing up. It's all thanks to WA and the training here. Kyle is a wealth of information just as is Carson and Jay Neill.

Be patient with your success, think long term, take full advantage of the $19 first month of premium you get, then go yearly as soon as that month is over and you'll have spent the least amount of money for the best training online. Bar none.
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Abradbury86 Premium
That was what I was thinking too. Thanks for the info!
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Hi there. Found your video on Youtube and decided to give this a try... Hoping to learn a few things and perhaps see where this goes... Im hoping to start a business on the side that I love to do that will eventually replace working and slaving away...

I read your profile and I am also a travel junkie. Just thought I'd drop by and say hello. Im glad I found your vid.
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely. I read your user description and goals and I see a lot of myself from just a few months back in what you're looking to accomplish. I'm very happy you've found this awesome training community. Welcome! I'm here to help in any way I can.
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823824Ican2 Premium
Thank you Ericcantu for your Scam article. I paid the $99 at AWOL looking for at home business I could do. I thought AWOL was the only training-saddened it was $9997 (but only for 10 days), no way that is possible! I am sure your article and this (WA) training is my answer to prayer. I am a former EMT and then a nurse, I was disablied on the job-now retired. I care for my disabled sister and money is tight on retirement funds. No more OT! So again, thanks a million-(that really isn't enough) for input into my life. My goal is to earn enough to up grade our families standard of living and have funds over to help others in need. I also want to contribute to our local burn unit, EMTs, Fire dept., Police dept. especially. the K-9 units. I love photography, dogs, and used to do all water sports. Love Michigan and our turning into Fall colors. Live is great-soon to be greater! Warren
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ericcantu Premium
Warren what an incredible story... Thank you for your service! I'm atleast glad you didn't empty your wallet into AWOL like so many others have. This training is so much better and so much more aimed at actual mentoring! Push forward with this training and take full advantage of your $19 first month of premium as soon as you can! It doesn't get any better than that! Glad to have you here! Welcome!
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Thank you Eric. The AWOL youtube you uploaded brought me here. I purchased the program but have yet to speak to a coach and I'm anticipating that they're going to up sell me...try. I'm disappointed thus far of trying to find a descent trustworthy business.
So, I'm looking forward to giving this a go.
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely! So many have come here from AWOL and absolutely turned it around for themselves. This community actually cares about your success and mentors you instead of trying to empty your wallet! Welcome aboard! I’m here for anything you need. Don’t hesitate to ask!
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Hey Eric, I am not real sure how I stumbled on your site that led me to WA but it looks like I found the right spot. With a background in Hotel & Tourism as well as Real Estate over the last 20 years I am wanting to figure out a way to take all the knowledge that I have along with some other hobbies that I have and turn it into an online business that helps people accomplish their dreams in life. Looks like you are doing just that yourself... Congratulations! I look forward to following and learning from you! Please know in advance that your support is greatly appreciated!
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ericcantu Premium
You’re the man James! The best feeling is seeing guys like you find this awesome platform. You’re the exact person this kind of training is meant for and it’s just a matter of being patient, staying driven, keeping focus, and following the awesome training. Whenever you need anything at all I’m here to help.
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TammiP Premium
Hi Eric!! It's so nice to meet a fellow traveler.

I want to travel the entire world and lay down some roots in a very exotic place. I have wanted to do this for many years!! Like you I am hoping that WA makes this dream a possibility!!

Let's stay connected and keep up with everything that is happening in our lives.

Thanks for the follow I will be following you and watching for amazing stories!!

T
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much! I’m addicted to travel! WA is the absolute best way to build a successful business that travels with you! Thanks for the support!
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bellalove Premium
Hi. My name is Amanda and I'm just getting started here at Wealthy Affiliate and I'm trying to grow my network with other new and also other experienced people in the community here because when great minds think alike anything is possible!!!

If you ever need anything or have any questions please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to help you. Hope to hear from you! And good luck on your road to success

-Amanda
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for the support!
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NateTremblay Premium
Hello Eric,

I've read your blog from your website and I was intrigued and decide to try out Wealthy Affiliate.The worse that can happen is that I don't like it right? Right.

I honestly do not have much experience about online businesses or any experience at all. It just interests me and I'd be willing to learn allot more about it and possibly make a living out of it also. Hopefully this will do me well and maybe turn my life upside down.
I'm looking forward to what the future has in store for me. :)
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ericcantu Premium
You’re in the right place, Nate. WA is the best training and mentoring community online. Take full advantage of everything offered to you. Jump on that first month of premium for $19 and give yourself a full month to take in this awesome training. Put in the time and this training sets you up for success. I’m here to help anywhere I can.
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Hi Eric, I found your video as I was researching AWOL. I was almost sold but luckily I researched a bit more and stumbled on to yours. My goal to provide for my family and not work a 9-5 job or work for anybody but myself. This is all new for me. I am hoping that WA helps to achieve my goals.
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ericcantu Premium
Welcome aboard! I'm so glad you were able to find that video before AWOL academy emptied your wallet! The training here absolutely works and you're going to love it. The fact that you found the content I created is proof positive that the training here works. I created that specifically for people just like you to find it and it's so rewarding to see you now taking the steps to build your own business. Congratulations!
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AMSOHN Premium
Hi Eric,
Thank you for the email and all the support thus far... less than 24 hours in and have had more contacts than in 2 years of the other program - While I don't understand all the info yet - I'm working at least 2-4hrs daily and will be starting the web-building tomorrow. I've been splitting my time between Course progress "Getting Started" and "Affiliate Bootcamp" my motto - Earn while you learn is happening.
I'm here in TX not that far from Corpus - My nephew is a 1st responded in TX City TX and we've been back and forth helping others with the Harvey Hit- We've had a few bumps and bruises from the Hit; however nothing close to the 3 hours south... Prayers and Blessings.
Thanks again
Anita
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for writing Anita! I did the same thing early on splitting my time between training modules like you are and then I decided I wanted to help as many people as I could who were just like me looking for training like what's offered at WA and I went all in on the WA bootcamp. It's awesome! And it's very rewarding when people just like yourself find the content I created thanks to this awesome training and are now on their way to building their own business. :)
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KProto1 Premium
Hi Eric, having a few more problems. signing up with booking.com. they want me to copy a code and paste it into my html on my home page to verify my site.
first of all which page is my home page?
Would that be one of my pages or the page my posts show up on.
do I need to be in my dash board in order to do this and which window is it?
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ericcantu Premium
I think you're getting a little bit ahead of yourself. Pasting code into the header of your home page is simple enough but not when you don't know what a home page is. Where are you in the course lessons right now?
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KProto1 Premium
Halfway thru making money
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ericcantu Premium
Just got back from Rome :) sorry for the late response. Just keep pushing through and making sure not to skip anything or get ahead of yourself and you'll be just fine :)
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Rainflower Premium
Hi, Eric, Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad I am here now to start a website and be successful with it. I think my line in the sand is just looking back and not seeing anything that I think I should be looking back at that speaks to me. I want to do my own business instead of just going out and working for others all the days of my life.
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ericcantu Premium
I'm very happy you found WA and very excited to watch you grow! If you need anything at all I'm right here.
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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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