About Famous
Joined May 2013
I'm an expat living in Costa Rica earning money from affiliate marketing. I love the fact I only need an air-conditioner and a fast internet connection.

I'm originally from the Los Angeles area, but spent more than 2 decades as owner and president of a telcom reseller business in Colorado.

Nowadays, I enjoy taking long walks, swimming, body surfing, and enjoying the good life.

I have a "no fooling around" approach to making money online. Too many members wait until they're frustrated to ask for help. Do yourself a favor and get expert help when picking niches and keywords. Their selection is the difference between having a chance to earn money, and not.

Today on January 1st, 2014 I had to tell 4 members they needed to start over with new websites because their keywords had little traffic or had too much competition. I don't believe beginners need to "pay dues" by doing it wrong a few times. There are plenty of experts on line here.

There is a lot to learn, however there is no reason or time for fundamental errors. If you really believe you can succeed, it can be done. If you create your own failures subconsciously, no one can help you.

Some of my favorite sayings:
- Let's earn a million dollars, then tell everyone how they shouldn't focus on money.
- Indecision is nothing more than a lack of information.
Famous's Accomplishments
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suphatp Premium
Hi wa
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Jdeleon68 Premium
I always appreciate fresh and honest perspective, especially from someone who's been there and done that. Keep on my brother.
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tjud14 Premium
I loved your bio. I also love Costa Rica. I went many years ago and had the time of my life.
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Trialynn Premium
From your incredible profile, I'm not sure why you would want to be a part of all us newbies! Have you achieve your dream? Are you happy with what life choices you have made? Feel free to ignore the questions if they are too invasive!! Tria
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famous Premium
There is not a single person on the planet that doesn't enjoy helping other people. You guys do me a favor by letting me help you. However, no one has asked for my help in 3 months.

Strange as so many do need a lot of help!

Everyone's dream is different. Mine were just modest. And yes I've achieve my dreams, and then some. I'm now 66 and ready for a new, incredible journey in another country.

Earning money on line gives me the freedom to live where I want. I spent a decade learning how to make money. If someone just showed me the way I could have achieved the same results in less than a year - what a waste!

Every day I feel bad so many people fail at internet marketing. It's not easy to succeed and people desperately need guidance. I hate to see them waste so much time - never mind the money.

WA is a great community, and I haven't seen any better. But none take you across the finish line.
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donhood Premium
Thanks for the follow back!
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Shmizer Premium
Glad I found ya, thanks for your latest post.

Definitely following you for sure.
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donhood Premium
I like your website, I'd like to come visit.
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donhood Premium
I like your stuff, thanks for sharing!
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mamazepp Premium
You are amazing and I love your fave sayings!! You inspire me....
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famous Premium
Thanks would like to see you make money.
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mamazepp Premium
Appreciate the thought! :) I PM'd you and appreciate anything you can tell me to get me out of my own head.... hahaha
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Tracy47 Premium
You're the type of person I need to learn from my friend. Thanks for the inspiring example! Going to dive deeper in your posts and find more wisdom- thanks in advance.
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PaulnAnn Premium
A very interesting profile. I appreciate your wisdom and responses to various posts. It's nice to connect with you.
All the best in 2014! :)
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ShaunWill Premium
Famous, you are extremely inspiring. The community keeps on mentioning when the light bulb moment happens....still waiting for that moment :( but really enjoy reading your blogs. Cheers Shaun
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IslandMike Premium
Followed you over to your page -- from reading a very intelligent response on another space. Your profile is great! Going to go read your blogs but wanted to get the follow out of the way and leave a brief comment here 1st! Best!
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Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks famous for replying. Yes, I definitely want to learn about affiliate marketing and use the platform of WA to boost it. But, I do not know how to go about it. How possibly I may get learnings from you.
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famous Premium
Follow your course material and when it's time to select your niches let me give you extra guidance.
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Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks famous for following. My best wishes to you for further success in life. There are many things to learn from you in affiliate marketing.
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famous Premium
Thank you for noticing. Let me know if you need help.
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RC2021 Premium
Famous, I wanted to follow you because I have a dream of 'retiring' to Costa Rica in the next 10 years.
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famous Premium
First things first! Follow me because together we can earn some money!
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RC2021 Premium
Already done! I look forward to learning from you.
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tomwillhelpy Premium
Many thanks for making contact with me, and I like your website, and your chosen home. I'm sure you will enjoy this video clip also. I watched a few video clips on youtube. Great place, I could be attracted to this life style.
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bloveds Premium
Thanks for the following..
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Eddie C Premium
Thanks for the follow. It is always good to find fellow expats that are living in very tropical places. I'm also an expat living in Panama and enjoying life from IM. Maybe if we get a few others in Latin America we can have a Regional WA Meet.
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TCsPCRepair Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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ramccracken Premium
Thanks for the follow and hope your WA endeavors are going well. I'm about to read your most recent blog.
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TJ Books Premium
It looks like you are living the good life. Great blog. John
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MikeyB Premium
Thanks for the follow famous...LOL love your first saying too true.....
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TravelHacker Premium
I love the quote about the million dollars :-) All too true!
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MikeyB Premium
Nice life LOL....congrats
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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caylynn Premium
An honor to be in your network. Have read your work, your one site and here I see more! See many of my friends are also yours. This is great.

Oh my, look forward to seeing your profile story in G+ -- you are famous. ^_~
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nathaniell Premium
Love your profile story. Is it OK if I share it on Google+ ?
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famous Premium
Sure!
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wow thanks so much I thought gaming would be to big to start out with, thanks again
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Hey famous I have a question, in one of your post you said about picking smaller niche, How can I trim down video games I mean I could pick certain kinds like horror, rpg, and so on, but I like them all, I play a lot of different kinds, should I maybe stick to one consol, like Xbox if I do I’d miss out on the others. Kind lost on this one lol
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famous Premium
Hi totogo1972! The idea is too get organic traffic from the search engines (Google) and get you involved in a niche you already love. If you select a niche too large, and can't get ranked on the first page because their is too much competition, then what is the use? You'll get no traffic!

Better to choose a smaller niche where you can rank well and at least get some traffic. Don't want you to get discouraged with no traffic. When you get some traffic link it to your next web site with more traffic.

Research your keywords carefully, but don't take too much time. Build that web site right away so you get the experience. There is so much more to learn. Learn how to engage your visitors. It's pay in gold later on.

Also, I'd follow the advice of this lady and dive into your niche right away - forums, chats, etc. be everywhere, be real, be helpful and you'll build a following. Keep going with WA courses an they'll take you a long way and give you background. But also read this blog. It's my bible:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/want-to-succeed-in-that-niche-you-better-do-this

I just spoke with a 19 year old girl who has 38,000 followers on her Beautiful Nails Google Plus site - in my opinion that's where you want to learn to go! Not saying it should be your niche. Every week she sends out one blog which makes her thousands of dollars from Amazon!

What you're learning now is just general affiliate marketing. Learn it well, but speed through it. So you get to the good stuff.
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famous Premium
Jaaxy says that the keyword combination "play cartoon games online" is doable, but I took a look at the Google list and it has a big player taking up the top 3 positions. I think you could go after them though with a dedicated WA site. Anyway, just a quick example of some research. Of course, you need to pick your own niche. Unless you have Jaaxy for keyword research you're just shooting in the dark.

Think about what you really enjoy. I just set up my nice working with keywords relating to how to apply eyelashes. At number one in Google she would have about 2,000 monthly visitors? You'll be amazed how large the numbers are.

You're ranking on the first page using the exact keywords "video games" is impossible!. Pick a smaller niche.
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famous Premium
Don't feel jealous for me because, "no matter where you go... there you are." Meaning, it's more important to be happy with yourself, than where you live.
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wtbee2013 Premium
Wow what a life, It must be rough LOL. just jealous. :O)

Thanks for the follow back,
God bless you, I know he does.
Kymee
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DanaB Premium
Thank you for the follow famous :)
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skiergal Premium
Famous welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. I look forward to networking with you.
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JoannaA Premium
Hi. Welcome to WA. Wow Costa Rica. I'm trying to move to El Salvador this summer, and that is how I ended up in here at WA, to try give a shot at new source of income. I and my family have been going back and forth past 5 years to El Salvador and Canada. I love the life style in Central America, and if (when) I make some money online, I will be living the dream life in El Salvador. Just like you. I wish you all the best in building your wealth, keep in touch and God bless.
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famous Premium
Sound good!
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kaliinozarks Premium
HI! Welcome to the group. I am fairly new here myself so I don’t have all the answers, in fact sometimes I think I know just enough to be dangerous. But in the short time I’ve been here I have learned a lot and I realize there is a lot more for me to learn. I doubt the learning will ever end because the internet is constantly evolving.

So, here’s what I know for sure…

1. There is a lot of information for you to go through.
2. It is really easy to get overwhelmed, if that happens step back and take a break
3. Follow the lessons one at a time, and don’t skip around if you can avoid it
4. If you get stumped on something, ask. Someone here knows the answer
5. Have fun and hang on!

I’ve been in other groups before, but I’ve never seen anything like Wealthy Affiliate. The other members (not just the owners) really want you and I to succeed so everyone tries to help.

Wishing the best success for you

Kali
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lanesamarie Premium
Hello and Welcome to WA,

WA is great place to learn online marketing all you need is follow the training step by step. The training will guide and teach you on how to make money online. If you have question please don't hesitate. There are lots of amazing people here who could help you when you need one.

Wish you all the best!

Nenita
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Kyle Premium
Good day and welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community! The first thing I suggest you do is jump into a live chat and introduce yourself. You will find this on the main Dashboard within WA. Here you will find other members within the community (including myself) that you will be able to communicate with, network with and get help with. :)

Lots of help here and a lot of people that care about your personal success. If you get stuck, simply ask! I look forward to working with you!

Oh, and I wanted to also point you in the direction of the Getting Started Course which is located on your dashboard, and in the main menu under recommended training "Getting Started".

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
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