About GaryHorton
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I'm a copywriter and novelist living in the midlands of South Carolina. Most of my writing experience has been fiction and technical projects, but recently I've ventured into salesletters and writing for the web.

My passion is writing novels. However, my novels don't pay the bills. In fact, the cost of editing and design of my first novel, Some Glad Morning, was quite substantial and still met with a barrage of rejection letters from publishers. Fortunately, I was able to publish it myself on Amazon where it earns a modest return.

It is my hope that through WA I can consistently earn enough to self-publish my novels at the rate of at least one a year. This would change life radically for me. Beyond that, I intend to continually challenge myself to build an ever growing online business.

The power of the internet to create income has always fascinated me. I'm thrilled to be here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's my hope that WA will make it easier to master the technical stuff so I can focus on content creation.

Since joining WA, it's been my pleasure to unsubscribe from the legion of emails sent from affiliate marketing gurus.
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I'd be happy earning $100K+/yr
I'd be ecstatitc earning $250k+/yr
I'd invest as much time as is needed to reach these goals.
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GaryHorton Premium
I'd be happy earning $100K+/yr
I'd be ecstatitc earning $250k+/yr
I'd invest as much time as is needed to reach these goals.
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cbseidner Premium
Great goals..........just joined over the weekend myself; you're in the right place; great support, Kyle and Carson are "very involved" in the Community and have already sent a personalized note.....can't find that!
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks for the encouragement cb!
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spidermonkey Premium
Is that possible here?
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Hi, i like that positive attitude,its great to see you have high goals just keep focused and carry on.best of luck!
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Carson Premium Plus
Hi Gary,

These are great goals and I know that you will work hard to achieve them! One of the most important aspects of building a successful business is having goals so that you always have something to work towards!

Keep on taking action within the community as you have done here, you are well on your way!

I am here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions while you get started. I look forward to helping out!

Carson
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larryeden Premium
Hi GaryHorton you my as well say I am practically doing the same thing but I am have trouble writing a comment on dogs I wrote but one guy called it a niche I thought what so I am stuck I need to make this work so I can make money social sec is not enough so I have to go to work
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Larry!

Wrote about niches and comments on your profile page. I'm not sure about the example you are referring to when you said you wrote about dogs, but some guy called it a niche.

Where are you in the training? Do you have a website?

How can I help you?

Gary
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Smoj Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for the follow. I've started two novels and a non-fiction book myself, looking at self publishing. But I have no illusions as to being able to support myself on a novelists's income in a world full of 99c EPUBs and MOBIs.
Herman Melville couldn't make money with Moby Dick in his lifetime. But I enjoy writing, and I'd love to be able to put out a few books.
I had a look at your novel on Amazon. You must be very proud of the magnificent reviews you've received! No small feat... I just bought it, but may not have time to read it for a while. I'll review it when I do.
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Smoj Premium
Scratch that, I just had my payment rejected when I tried to buy your book, ha ha. That's how badly I need to make some money. Hilarious, I could have sworn I had $8 in there... I'll buy it later. It sounds like a good read, and I'm always up for a good read.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Simon!

I appreciate your interest in my novel and understand about needing money. I've been there more than once.

Do write your novel. If you have the desire, it is essential to get it done. I'm happy to help you and have a free novel writing course available on my website WritingIsaSuperPower.

I'm still hopeful to earn a respectable income with my novels. The key to self-publishing success is to write several books and cultivate a large readership over time.

Although eBooks are inexpensive, the self-published author earns a higher percentage of the revenue than with a traditional publisher.

Thanks for getting in touch.

All the best,
Gary
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Gary,
I have a question for you--probably I'll get to in later lessons, but I'm thinking about it now, and well...you know how that goes. My first website has just been indexed, today. About an hour ago, actually. Now that it has been indexed, what can I do to get my Google rankings up? For example, I typed in "How To Make Creamy Cauliflower Soup", which is the title of one of my posts. It didn't come up on the search page; perhaps it will be found on a page farther along, but I searched through the first 10 pages and didn't find it. I'm sure there is a way to boost my rankings. Thanks for your help.
Kathy
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Kathy!

Thanks for getting in touch.

When your site is indexed, that is only the beginning. Getting indexed just means the search engines know your site exists. It will take several more weeks for the search engines to get to know your website better, to trust it and to properly rank your content.

The search engines move in mysterious ways and we just have to let them do their thing.

When you go through the training on using Google and Bing webmaster tools, you'll learn how to help things along a bit. At this point, the best thing you can do is create more content. The more content you have the more authority the search engines will give your site and the higher your posts will tend to rank.

You have to beat the search engines silly with content so they know for sure what your website is all about.

There is also something called the Google dance that happens. This is when your post moves up and down in the rankings. It happens. Remember, as you are adding content to your website, a lot of other people are too. The search engines are constantly evaluating what should go where and they don't always get it right.

The one thing you must not do is build backlinks or buy backlinks. In the past, people created backlinks to their websites to boost rankings. This worked for a few years, but then the search engines penalized websites that did this.

I recommend that you focus on creating more content to boost the authority of your website and get comments on your posts through the "Comment" area in SiteRubix.

I hope this helps,
Gary
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GautamWorld Premium
Hi Gary,

I wish I had listened you... AWAI was a rip-off. I tried to join WA through your website before AWAI, but could not sign-in.

It gave a message, "free version is not allowed in your country." I thought WA is a scam and moved on to join AWAI.

Finally, in here after reading the excellent reviews.

Gautam
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Gautam!

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm sorry you got tangled up with AWAI, but glad to see you made it to WA. You'll do well here and I'm always happy to help.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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GautamWorld Premium
Hey Gary,

I wasted $670 in their Infinite program. I was prepared to pay $300 every month to AWAI (after the initial $1250) if I had not stumbled on WA again.

Now, I am still trying to justify my AWAI purchase, and rationalizing that their study material is worth it!

Regards,
Gautam
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Gautam!

There is some good information in the AWAI materials. It's not all bad.

I took a couple of their courses too. Don't beat yourself up over it. Lesson learned. Move on and focus on the opportunity before you now.

Most people who try to improve their finances usually fall into a few traps along the way. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. It does hurt to lose money, particularly when money is in short supply. I've been there.

I know of a woman who spent $3,600 for an AWAI weekend workshop and has never made a dime from it.

And I've met two WA members who lost over $200,000 to business partners.

Do read the AWAI material and learn from it. It will give you a foundation for writing persuasively.

In building your online business it's essential that you demonstrate integrity and trustworthiness. Ad copy methods as taught by AWAI are less productive than being genuine.

Building relationships with the people who visit our website is far more important and profitable than a one-off sale because of something clever we wrote.

I'm sure you will do well with Wealthy Affiliate.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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GautamWorld Premium
Hey Gary,

I'll write again soon.

Regards,
Gautam
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kdimeo Premium
Hi Gary,
I have been faithfully going through the lessons and completing the tasks assigned to each one. I have created my first website--no content yet--just at the beginning. After I created everything, I have decided that I don't like my domain name and I don't like my web page title. Is there a way to delete this website and begin over, or do I need to build my second free site? Thanks! Kathy
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Kathy!

Go to SiteRubix Manager and click on your website as if you were logging in, but instead of logging in, click on "details" in the bottom right corner.

When the details page opens, scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll see a "delete this website" button. Delete and start over.

That should do it.

Gary
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kdimeo Premium
Thank you! It worked. I now have a domain name and website name I like.
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