Posts by Foobard 8
When using Site Comments 2.0, if you are offered an article that seems too scammy and gives you that "unclean" feeling, you should definitely skip it! After all, your Gravatar and reputation is attached to your comment. Pass up that 50 cents and move on to the next one. Even if 200 other people have left glowing comments on the article. You're doing yourself and the author a favor by giving it a pass.I'm curious to see if anyone else has been faced with this conundrum. How have you dealt w
I started collecting domains many years ago, back when there was only one registrar, NSI, and domain registrations were $200 a year! Back then, it was hard to justify holding a domain when you weren't using it.So I let a couple go when my plans didn't pan out for them.Then, years later, ICANN began letting others register domain names, and the cost of domain name registrations plummeted. I registered a few that I thought would be good, but I never really did anything with them. Year after year,
I just got the message that I am in the top 200, and I got a fancy badge now. It's kind of cool, but what I really crave is success with my websites.I try not to spend a lot of time obsessing about rank here at Wealthy Affiliate. it is easy to do when you start. Then you realize that some of the most knowledgeable people don't have great rank because they are busy working on their business, and others with very high rank are not successful.I've spent a lot of time in the 300's, but I was away f
Here's an update on what I am doing:My original site idea was a travel blog for adventuring in a van that I purchased and turned into a camper van. There are lots of things to buy and review, so I thought it would be a cool idea. I had lots of pictures and stories from my last trip. I got discouraged when the van kept breaking down. I invested many thousands of dollars into this thing. Very disheartening, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons. Don't buy a vehicle on eBay unless you are an exp
I've now been at Wealthy Affiliate for 25 days. I'm learning a lot, I'm networking, but I still keep finding ways to avoid creating content for my website! I actually have LESS content now, because I moved a bunch of half-written posts to draft status. I felt it didn't look good that way.Note: my Site Comments blunder is at the end of this rambling status update, feel free to TL;DR to the end! :-)But to focus on the positives, I now have created a cool-looking logo and favicon (site icon) thank
It's hard to believe I've only been here for 20 days! (Ok, maybe 19. But it would look weird to post a 19th day Progress Report!) I've created two websites, only one of which I'm working on. I have had motivation ebb and flow, but never extinguish completely. I'm working on a series of ordered HowTo pages that describe a process and is the center of my site. There are still too many "coming soon" text placeholders. I initially had some old school "Under Construction" signs on a static pag
It's hard to believe I've only been here for 10 days! I completed the first course, and started the second. I built two websites, one is just a shell, and I'm not sure if I want to proceed with that one. It's got a great name but I'm not sure how I could monetize it. Originally I was going to use it as a portfolio and platform to market my Powershell scripting and automation skills to make money freelancing. Now I think the market may be too narrow. I think I should switch to offering my
I've been extremely motivated and productive today!I'm working through the training, and answering some questions for others.I choose two niches, and registered domains for them! Perhaps I'm getting ahead of the training, but I know some niches are difficult to get a good name for, and I don't want to end up with something awkward with lots of hyphens.I'm ready to create the sites on WA, although I can't map the domain until I become premium. I could always just host them on my hostgator server