About Foobard
Joined April 2017
I'm back! I took a fulltime job in IT Security and have been immersed in that for the last 6 months. I haven't given up on my dreams, but I was in dire need of cash at the time. I need a side project, so I'm back at WA working on some new ideas.
I'm re-thinking my website portfolio and I need to play to my strengths. I have a lot of experience in IT, so my next site will probably be in that field. There are lots of products I can review and write about. Some of my other websites have been failures, but it's hard to hit a home run on your first try!
Background: I am no stranger to the idea of Affiliate Marketing. I have gone through an embarrassing number of training courses over the years. Usually, they have you do keyword research first to find your profitable niche. So I spend many hours looking for these profitable keywords, and end up with the prospect of having to build a website around a painful and embarrassing illness of which I have zero knowledge! Ugh. I might write a few pages at most, and then let it slide. A few months or years later, I buy another course and try again. I was impressed that WA says you should first find something you are interested and passionate about, and then write content for it, build a following, and then try to monetize.
A little about me: I have spent over 20 years working in IT, supporting primarily Microsoft and VMWare server infrastructures, scripting and automation, and a fair amount of time building websites. Most were static HTML, but there were a few dynamic ones accessing a SQL backend with ASP, ASPdotNET, Perl CGI, and Sharepoint.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Economics. I switched majors many times from Engineering to Computer Science, to Kinesiology, to Accounting to Business, and probably more I'm forgetting, and I eventually got to the point where I just had to focus and graduate with a degree in SOMETHING. Economics ended up being the quickest way to graduate because once you get beyond the intro courses, you can take them all at the same time. Other majors had a more serial path that would have added years of time and many thousands of dollars to my education bill.
In addition to building income-generating websites, I am doing contract IT work. Mostly scripting and automation, Web Development, and Wordpress plugin development. I'm currently working on Cloud certification on Amazon AWS, which is fairly lucrative, and I can use that for running my websites that are not hosted here at WA.
I also like to take monster cross country road trips, which is the topic of my main website, a travel blog.
Foobard's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
$50K per year on 20ish hrs per week (eventually)
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$100K per year on 20-30 hrs per week (I don't need to make that much, but hey, you asked!)
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
On average, 20 hours per week, but I would be willing to work much more when initially building out a site.
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Apr 10, 2017
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$50K per year on 20ish hrs per week (eventually)

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$100K per year on 20-30 hrs per week (I don't need to make that much, but hey, you asked!)

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
On average, 20 hours per week, but I would be willing to work much more when initially building out a site.
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ChrisM112 Premium
Hello! Welcome to WA! I've been here for about a month and really enjoy it. I've been following the training as close as possible and been trying to get on here 10 to 12 hours per week, which, with two kids and a full time job is hard to do.

Anyway, let me know if I can help in anyway, I will follow you if you'd like to do the same.
You can check the website that I've built as my training has moved along: www.preparetoact.org - It's a site based on women's safety
for the most part.

I haven't seen any income from it just yet, but, there has been an increase of daily traffic to my new site.

Well, best of luck. Let me know if I can help.

Gunnertwist Premium
Hi and welcome to premium membership. I am sure u will enjoy all the features available to u. If u get stuck or got a question please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to answer u. I wish u great success in all that u do and good luck. :)

lkbeck Premium
Hello and Welcome!
I haven't been with WA very long either, a week, maybe. In that week I have learned so much! The community is great here. I never have to be stuck for very long and everyone is super encouraging.

I look forward to collaborating to reach our goals!

Best wishes,
Loes Premium
Hello Stephen,♫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
wendyjane Premium
Hey there Stephen and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Wendy, and I'm here to help you along the way! If you ever need a hand or have a question, just let me know.

So you're here to learn how to make money, right? First things first, make sure you start by checking out the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a task based step by step guide that will walk you through setting up your online business. Here's the link: Something you'll soon learn about the community here is there are tons of helpful people always willing to lend a hand. Feel free to dive in and ask any questions within the community you may have. Those that interact are more likely to succeed. :) You can access the getting started classroom here:


You can also jump into live chat anytime, or drop me a message on my profile!

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If you decide to go premium within your first 7 days, here are the bonuses I will be giving you:

✓ You are going to be getting a 59% discount on your first months premium - (that's just $19)

✓ You'll get personal and private access to me. If you ever need any help going forward, I'll be here to help you out.

✓ I will send you Jay's live video training "Live Case Study in Real Time" - you'll get to watch an expert build a niche website in REAL TIME!

✓ You'll get Rebecca's "How to Quickly Identify your Online Money Making Niche" - learn how to select the right niche for you!

✓ I also am going to send you Steve's "Business From Scratch" tutorial. This is an awesome piece of training that can really clear up any initial confusion you may have.

✓Lastly, you'll get "10 Hot Niches for 2016 and 2017" to give you some more niche ideas and (hopefully) spark some new ones!

But only if you upgrade within your first 7 days... (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyway, I just thought I'd get in touch and introduce myself. Remember if you have any questions about anything please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help out.

It's great to have you here as a member Stephen. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,

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Thanks, Wendy!