About GotBackupGuy
Joined November 2015
I am a biologist, a permaculturist, a natural builder, and a dad. I also have interest in cryptocurrencies and online marketing. It's the interest in online marketing that brings me to Wealthy Affiliate. I joined WA because I wanted to learn to market Got Backup but in Dec 2016 I decided I did not like that company (oh well, I'm stuck with the username, but at least I learned about WA!). I am not trying to buy a big house or drive a fast car. I see most online marketing as the equivalent of a commercial fishing vessel that puts down miles and miles of hooks, or casts a very large net. I want instead to connect with a network of people and have meaningful interactions, and offer them products or services that will enhance their lives. I may try using a "big net" or a lot of "hooks" but I am also going to try meeting people in person or in online webinars. My goal is to provide lasting value to each person in my network (including myself).

My first attempt at marketing was with GotBackup. I thought they were selling a product I understood (cloud backup for computers). However, I did not understand correctly--they are not really about backing up computers, but rather it is a network marketing (MLM) company, pure and simple. I am debating about doing something very localized (a website for our little town), or doing something educational relating to cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin and company).
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My goal is that when I start teaching full time again in Aug 2016 that my residual income will match my teaching income (about $3500/month). I would be ecstatic if I could be earning $7,000/month. From now until Aug 2016 I will devote 20-60 hours per week to build a successful affiliate marketing business. Considering only GotBackup, my goal is to get 1,000 customers in 8 months. That amounts to 125 people per month, or about 31 per week, or 5-6 per day. I understand that at first I will have fewer skills and less knowledge, but I anticipate that I will get better over time. I am focusing on GotBackup because it is a subscription service and I can be getting passive income during the school year without having to devote a lot of time to the business if I have set it up properly.
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My goal is that when I start teaching full time again in Aug 2016 that my residual income will match my teaching income (about $3500/month). I would be ecstatic if I could be earning $7,000/month. From now until Aug 2016 I will devote 20-60 hours per week to build a successful affiliate marketing business. Considering only GotBackup, my goal is to get 1,000 customers in 8 months. That amounts to 125 people per month, or about 31 per week, or 5-6 per day. I understand that at first I will have fewer skills and less knowledge, but I anticipate that I will get better over time. I am focusing on GotBackup because it is a subscription service and I can be getting passive income during the school year without having to devote a lot of time to the business if I have set it up properly.
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Kyle Premium
So awesome Kevin, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi !
I wish you all the best on your journey to success here on Wealthy Affiliate. Keep in mind that with enough dedication and commitment you can achieve anything you want! Plus there is endless training here, tools and many many nice and helpful people who are always ready to help! You can never get lost or stuck! Enjoy !!!!
Cheers =)
Sarah
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mjpd Premium
Terrific Goals! Very attainable. The first step towards success is to set goals – so you are on the road to success. The next step is to keep on going! Small steps are best – just keep moving!
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grampamike Premium
Hi, glad to meet me, lol.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we have found a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

You made a good choice coming to WA. I started making money online in 2004. WA wasn't around back then. I had to learn from scratch. What took me 2 years to accomplish online, you will be able to do in a couple of months if you are new to affiliate marketing.

The wealth of knowledge here in the tutorials and the help from fellow WA members is exceptional. I have never met a bunch of like-minded people who are so eager to help.

When I came to WA in February, I was skeptical. Seen enough online scams in my time. I searched high and low for "the catch." There was none. I learned WA is legitimate. There is no pressure to upsell me more products or services. That was refreshing.

Anyway Kevin, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Please feel free to send me a private message if there is anything I can do for you.
You can send me a private message if you have questions by going to my profile and clicking on the private message button; https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/grampamike

You may also want to check out my WA profile blog posts as there is some interesting and informative information there.
Here’s a little inspiration: Update: I wanted to mention that all my recent posts on my website get ranked in the top 5 for my keyword or keyword phrase. So study the tutorials here at WA. They hold the clues for getting top ranking for your web pages.

Need some pictures for your website? Check out my post.
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GotBackupGuy Premium
GrampaMike, you are a funny guy. For your website, do you get revenue just for people entering sweepstakes? Or are you getting revenue by pointing your subscribers to WA?
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grampamike Premium
I'm running an experiment with the sweepstakes site.

First, I wanted to know if I could develop a site where people return daily to do whatever they do on my site.

Next, I wanted to learn what sort of affiliate links those people would click on so I'm experimenting with different banner ads and different genres to get a measure of my audience.

Next, I am experimenting with SEO (search engine optimization) to see if I can influence how Google looks at me compared to my competitors.

I'm playing with different presentations of my content to see how people respond to my "call to action" in my sweepstakes descriptions.

Yes, I did manage to sneak in a WA banner just for kicks although my WA promotions are on a different website.

Woah, I decided to check my WA stats and see what the click through rate is with my WA referrals. This month for raw clicks has been my best month to date.
YTD - 464
Previous high month raw clicks - 68
This month's raw clicks - 88 as of today.

Pleasant surprise. I added a WA banner on my sweepstakes site earlier this month and my raw clicks jumped. Hmmm, I might be on to something here.

Finally, no I do not get revenue from people entering the sweepstakes I list in my directory. This is truly a free service.

This is just my site where I'm experimenting with banner ads.

Another one of my sites is strictly tutorial in nature. I am experimenting with text affiliate links on that site.

Another site is my forum for offering eBooks that I will author to see what the market is like for eBooks. I like to write so authoring eBooks is right up my alley.

Another site is a single product site to see if I can promote a singe product line well. Lots of tips and tricks about the product including my own personal experiences with the product. That should be fun.

When all is said and done then I will know what affiliate marketing technique works best and what doesn't.

My hypothesis, I'm not as dumb as I look, LOL.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Kevin? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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JackCao Premium
Hey Kevin! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

You must be wondering if you can really make money after going through the courses here in WA. Truthfully, it can be done because I have experimented it and I know it works.

Just wanted to let you know that if you have upgraded to the premium membership, it covers the full spectrum of training, there will not be any further products that you "need" to purchase within the members area. This is unlike any programs out there.

Personally, I feel that the WA course is the best stepping stone for any one who wants to start an online business. You will be a seasoned affiliate marketer after going through the entire WA course.

See what the premium membership offers:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup/a_aid/04fd793b

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I will be more than happy to help you out to build a successful future for you.

Cheers!
~Jack (BareNakedScam)
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JackCao Premium
Hey Kevin, Jack here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

And don't forget that you can also access me any time through my personal email address mailto:barenakedscam@gmail.com


★ Your Bonus ★

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Jack
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Jack, I appreciate your website and decided I would follow your advice and sign up here at WA. I always like to squeeze maximum value out of "free" and commit time before money, so I will probably not be signing up for the Premium membership in the first seven days. I will sign up if/when I reach the point at which I can see there are things I simply cannot do on my own.
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JackCao Premium
That's great Kevin! I am sure you will get lots of value even with the starter membership. Remember that the starter membership does not only consist of the Course 1 (Green button) and the Affiliate Bootcamp (Black button), there are many contents that the WA members have created. Whenever you have a question, just type on the search bar located at the top of the page. (Some pages are meant for premium members only while most are for starter members as well.

Looking forward to work with you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!
Jack
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