About Gerarddrakes
Joined March 2018
I'm Gerard from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. I'm a high school science teacher with 28 years professional experience in the field of Education. I'm also a published author with McMillan Publishers Ltd UK having authored a series of text books and teacher's manual for grades 7, 8 & 9 in the area of Health and Family Life Education. My interests include health and fitness, life coaching and anything dealing with self help. I love to travel and have visited 29 countries so far spanning the Americas, Africa, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean. I'm new to online business but I'm willing to learn and work to be successful in this arena and to help others achieve similar success in the future.
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botipton Premium
Thank you for the follow and I am following you back. I am glad you are part of Wealthy Affiliate
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Kerjackie Premium
A pleasure to meet you, Gerard, and welcome to the best community, I enjoy reading your bio very interesting, and rich of an experience.
I wish you all the best.
Jacqueline
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Thanks Jacqueline. Best wishes to you too.
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Kerjackie Premium
You are a very welcome Gerard.
Best of luck to you.
Jacqueline
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Keisi Premium
Hola Gerard!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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Keisi Premium
You're welcome, Gerard!

Best regards,

Keisi.
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KevinOConnor Premium
Hi Gerard, Once you transfer your previous success to your online business you will reach the stars. Best wishes
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Thanks Kevin.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Gerard,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network, I hope that your WA experience is going well
Alex
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Thanks Alex. Have a great week.
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AlexEvans Premium
Will do and best wishes to you as well.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Gerard for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. When first starting your affiliate marketing website many members have problems coming up with niche ideas.

Probably the one main problem is that people tend to over-think the simple process of finding a niche. Just sit back and look around you. You have niches everywhere. You are even wearing different niches.

Though it is important to fully understand that any niche can be profitable, there are certain niche markets that will be more profitable than others. You might think that the market is saturated but there is plenty of room to earn.

The niches in these 2 types of profitable categories (Evergreen and Passions) are plentiful and broad. Like all niches they will need to be narrow and focused. The more they are, the more profitable they become.

I created a tutorial that explains the differences in these two groups and provide you with many niche and sub niche ideas for each category. If you are having problems choosing a niche, click the link below.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks. I read that tutorial and it was quite helpful.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best success to you in WA!!

Jeff
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Jeff. Right back at you.
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you for the follow Gerard. All the best to you. God bless.
Hennie
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium Gerard. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are a training and a post of mine that can help you on this exciting journey. Leave a comment after you read it and tell me how you feel. Hennie
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for the welcome and information. Best wishes.
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate! I have been here a couple of years now, and I still learn valuable lessons from the wonderful people here! You have to commit to the long haul if you really want to be successful here, but to start, just follow the training. If your first sites aren't a huge success, don't be discouraged. Just capitalize on what you have learned and develop a new site. Over time, you will find what works best for you! I wish you great success and prosperity!

Sincerely,
Tom
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for the great advice.
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ElroyFrench Premium
Hey Gerard,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow. Wishing you much success.

Elroy
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thank you.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks. You are welcome.
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arielharris7 Premium
Congrats on going Premium. I wish you great success here. I know being at WA has changed my life. Do message me if there is anything I can help with. Enjoy this amazing journey. In peace and gratitude, ariel
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for your welcome and offer of help. I really appreciate it.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Gerard and thank you for the follow. I have added you to my network as well.

All the best,

Brian
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Thanks Brian
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Kyle, one of the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate has written an article for starter members, it's well worth a read. Please click on the link below. All the best to you,

Roy.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Hi Roy,

Thanks for taking the time to welcome me and to give me advice. I truly appreciate it. Best wishes to you as well.

Gerard
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Gerard, it's great to see you here.

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks. Enjoy your day too.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Gerard,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium all the best as you settle in and start creating your online presence, it is an excellent opportunity to create some new outcomes.
Regards
Alex
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome Alex. Best wishes to you as well.
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AlexEvans Premium
Thank you, one of the real pluses is that we can take the show on the road, ideal for an author who loves to travel. Enjoy your journey.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Gerard and welcome to premium. Wishing you all the best. Brian
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Brian. Best wishes to you as well.
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alexjysmith Premium
Welcome to WA Family. Glad to have you on the team. You will get everything you need to succeed in this massive online university. Its updated regularly throughout the year. Just follow the green course on the left hand side towards the top. Its super simple, one step at a time is all it takes. I’m wanting to wish you massive success this year, and I know that you can make this work :)

AJ
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gerarddrakes Premium
Hi Alex. Thanks for your welcome and vote of confidence in my ability to succeed. Your website sounds interesting and I will check it out. Best wishes to you.
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YvetteC2 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This community is very supportive, encouraging and positive. I wish you all the best.

Regards,
Yvette
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Yvette. The community is indeed very supportive. Best wishes to you as well.
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YvetteC2 Premium
Glad all is going well. Thank you for the well wishes.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi and great decision going Premium! You've now just launched your business to the moon! See you there!
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for your encouraging comment. Best wishes.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure! Likewise and glad to connect!
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ann2016 Premium
Hi, welcome to WA premium :)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for your warm welcome :)
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BeachyKeen Premium
Hi Gerard, welcome to WA. Thanks for following and much success to you.

Take care,
Bill
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Thanks Bill.
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DaveST Premium
Hello and welcome
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Thanks Dave.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Hi everyone. I just upgraded to Premium. This is big for me and signals my intention to fully immerse myself in this enterprise and position myself fully for success. I joined 3 days ago and have received a warm welcome and great encouragement already from this wonderful community. Thanks everyone!
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Hi Kyle. I just upgraded to Premium!

I did lesson 3 today which deals with finding my niche. I am passionate about life coaching, self-help/personal development so I'm thinking about the area of motivation/success aimed at young adults who want to get from where they are to where they want to be OR providing parents with the knowledge and tools to help their teenagers to do the same. What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance for your expert feedback :)
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Kyle Premium
Congrats on going Premium Gerard, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!

Self development is a trap niche, as is the "life coaching" niche. Whom do you want to help specifically, self develop what? Someone looking to develop better skills in their relationship with their spouse or someone looking to get over their fear of public speaking, or someone looking to......etc?

You need to narrow this down to something that is more specific.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks for your quick and useful feedback Kyle. I will continue to work on defining my niche or changing it. I don't understand the term "trap niche". Can you please explain what you meant by that? Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
It means a niche that isn't really a niche (it is a category with 1,000's of niches within it).
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Thanks
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Gerard, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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PatsyC Premium
Hello Gerard, thanks for following me. I'm following you back.

Wishing you success with WA :)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Patsy. Just upgraded to Premium!
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome, and congratulations on going Premium!
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks!
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome :)
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mrronnie Premium
Hey Gerard,

Great job setting up your account! I love that you're an action taker ;)

Get in touch anytime...I'm here to support you.

Regards,
Ronnie
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks again. Best wishes.
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mrronnie Premium
Hey Gerard, just read your bio...great story and I think you'll love it here! See you inside Premium soon ;)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Ronnie. I plan on going Premium this week.
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mrronnie Premium
Great decision...see you there soon ;)
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gerarddrakes Premium
Hey Ronnie. Just letting you know that I just upgraded to Premium!
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mrronnie Premium
Amazing...great job! There is a lot of info in here so just take it step by step at your own pace ;) And reach out anytime if you would have questions ;)
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mrronnie Premium
Hi Gerard,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Great to have you on board :)

You'll probably experience a bit of information overload in the first few days. There is a lot of training and resources in here.

I suggest you start with the Online Entrepreneur Certification: If you would ever get stuck, let me know. I'm here to help!

Cheers,
Ronnie
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gerarddrakes Premium
Thanks Ronnie!
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