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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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks for connecting with me, Kevin.
Wishing you continued success in 2018 and beyond!
Cheers
Rich :-)
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Hi!
Thank you very much for following me. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. With a good attitude and a bit of training and interaction here, you will find a good place for your work, where you can roll up your sleeves and enjoy, as well as help people. Congratulations on finding us.
Sami
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DreamAngel Premium
Thanks for following me! Wishing you the best in success!


Barbara
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Yaz-08 Premium
Hi,

Thank you for adding me to your network,
I am looking forward to connecting with you :)
I wish you all the best on your journey!

Mona
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Been away from WA for what seems like a long time while I played with cryptocurrency trading. I hope to get back to a schedule of regular contributions and learning.
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sdawson Premium
Welcome and thanks for the follow. Shirley
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BarbJaeb Premium
thanks so much for the follow!
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gardenguy Premium
Greetings Kevin......and thank you for following me. You have found your way to a wonderful community.....much help here all around. Best of luck to you in your journey.
Wayne
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beawise Premium
Thank you so much for the follow. I am looking forward to networking with you. And I wish you the best at WA.
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akolipenouko Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'll look out for your posts.
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!

People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do, I have over a 1000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)
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Leave a comment and I will send you a copy of my latest 60+ page book ‘Video Marketing made easy’
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MisterWailor Premium
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for following. I wish you success in this business.
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MGalligan Premium
Hi,
Thanks for the follow. I wish you all the best.
Maria
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BlueCQ Premium
Hello Kevin, thanks for the follow. Followed you back.
I have never backed up my computer or smartphone etc. I remember the last time I tried I had created 24 or so cds. I would like to know if there is an easier way as I do agree that saving your important data is essential. I believe you will do great as not a lot of people do it.

All the best
Blue
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thanks Blue! I've been pleased with GotBackup (and if you want to give it a try my affiliate link is all over my website!). It took several weeks for the initial backup to complete since it runs in the background, but getting it set up only took about 2 minutes and it has just run on autopilot. I decided to promote the company because I felt it was a valuable service and just plain simple.
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Hi Kevin,
Nice meeting you!
I'm also fan of permaculture and so forth...
Got Backup will do great.
Good luck,
Kit
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thanks Kit! I love this quote from permaculture founder Bill Mollison: “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” So many ways to enjoy a rich life through partnering with nature and people in mutually helpful ways!

I'm glad that on our separate journeys our paths have intersected!
~Kevin
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Yes! It's so simple!
I'm sure, we'll meet again... :-)
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RaeAnnePond Premium
Hi there!
I can understand not wanting to build this business to get fancy things. We all have different reasons for wanting to build this business but the bottom line is we all want to expose ourselves to the correct to use affiliate marketing to help us reach our goals, what ever they are. That is something we all have in common.

This is a great opportunity. I stumbled across it when I was reading a review about another marketing company that I wasn't particurlarly interested in. WA was offered as a " do this instead of that." I wish I could remember the website I was reviewing and go back to the specific review that led me to WA because I'd like to thank him or her for the lead.

GotBackup is a site that should do well. It is a service desperately in need in this day and age. Our technical abilities are overtaking us. Lol.

I wish you great success in this, I know if you plugin and follow the program, you can accomplish all that you set out to do!

Regards,
Rae Anne
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thanks Rae Anne! You mentioned wanting to thank the person whose website you clicked on--try going to your profile and scrolling down, down, down, back in time to your very first day at WA. Someone was the first person to leave you a message--most likely that someone was the one whose link you clicked on!

Onwards and upwards!
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Pisquali Premium
Hi Kevin and thank you for following me. I wish you a great WA journey.
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amethystmoon Premium
Hi Kevin thanks for the follow, will be following you back.
welcom to the WA community. See you around the WA and good luck.
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adreyna Premium
Hi Kevin, it's nice connecting with you. Thanks for following back. Best wishes to you.
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dickw Premium
Hi Kevin. Thank you for the follow, back at you. Nice background and interesting pursuits. You should find our group interesting and helpful. Enjoy.
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DoubleTap Premium
Hiya Kevin... sure do appreciate the follow partner! Welcome to our community!!! Very interesting websites by the way.
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Nrichards Premium
Good to meet you. You are a gentlemen That wears many hats. From want I have read it seem that you have never had a dull moment. Well here at wealthy affiliate you will have all the fun in the world. We are excited and more than happy that you have join this great family so I want to say welcome. Success is calling you can you hear it I know I can. Here at wealthy affiliate your success is sure you have all the help that you need right here to ensure that. Gods willing we will make it. So my kind sir I will see you at the top.
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and if you follow your lessons and ask questions and apply them you will succeed all the best Max
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Nrichards Premium
Thank you and have a good day
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tosh66 Premium
Hi Kevin,
Nice to meet you and thanks for following me,
best wishes to you and your success
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Kevin ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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Wayne66 Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for following me. I will follow you back. Hope you are enjoying the training and actually making some sense out of it. I'm working through it too and finding that it is extensive but helpful as is the community. Success to you in 2016.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Kevin. What an interesting bio. I wish you much success in your journey here at WA. ~Debbi
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Papi Premium
Hello, Kevin.
I thank you very much for your follow, and I gladly return it.
It is much appreciated.
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BBR913 Premium
Hi Kevin, what an interesting background! That's one of the reasons why WA is such a fantastic place to be, members from all walks of life, their aspirations when they join and willingness to share the knowledge and experience with the rest of us! Thank you!!
I am following you back!! Thanks for the follow!!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thank you! I agree that the mix of members really makes this an interesting place. It's kind of like Kyle and Carson took a cross section of people from different cultures, put them in a sandbox together, and set it up in such a way that people actually play together nicely!

I have really enjoyed my occasional student from Thailand, and I certainly love Thai cuisine. I am a bit jealous of you! I live in a small town on the Texas/Mexican border so I certainly get good Mexican and Tex/Mex food, but no Thai food that I am aware of (guess we will save that for when we visit San Antonio).
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BBR913 Premium
Maybe you can talk somebody to open up a Thai Restaurant in your neighborhood!? Thai food here is so very different from the US; where I believe has become a "fusion" of the cuisine! Cheers!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Well, that may require someone moving here from Thailand! This is a town of less than 50,000 people. It is not in the middle of nowhere--more like the edge of nowhere :-) I hope to make it to Thailand someday to taste the REAL Thai cuisine!
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BBR913 Premium
Put Thailand in your bucket list!! That will be another goal!!
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Herbie1 Premium
Hi Kevin, I am delighted to find a serious biologist and just maybe in time you will be able to help me too! I taught general science to young children most of my teaching career, but my pupils were the lucky ones who went on to get serious degrees!
I am committed to setting up a "Not for Profit" business to raise funds for research into finding cures for child cancer. At some point, I am sure it will be helpful to lean on the sort of knowledge you will have! I have plenty of doctors in the family, but a serious Biologist, I do not!
You can find the germinating seed of my business at: curechildcancer.com
and my WA details at:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/herbie1
I would be grateful for any comments, if ever you can find a moment to take a look!
Welcome to WA and all the best for the future! Chris
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Chris, you are taking on a formidable monster! Cancer is difficult, since there are such a variety of factors that can lead to cells growing uncontrollably. On the one hand I am overwhelmed by the complexity of the situation and what we understand, and on the other hand It is surprising to me how little we understand. Mapping the human genome was, it turns out, just the first small step. We really do not know what most of our genes do. Sometimes we hear of a "cancer gene," but that is mistaken--it is a variant of a normal gene that has some important function. We often do not even understand its normal function, let alone what is different with this particular variation of it--we just call it a cancer gene when we find a correlation between incidence of a particular cancer and the presence of that gene variant. We are a long ways from really being able to communicate with our cells. Then there is the whole mess of environmental factors and all the new chemicals we introduce into the air and into the food stream. . . how these may interact within our bodies and how they may impact our physiology is another big unknown. I believe machine learning, a relatively new area of statistical research, may be instrumental in tackling some of these big questions. I am grateful you are devoting efforts to raising awareness and raising money, and I am happy to give my input where I can (though I am no specialist in this area of biology). I hope for blessings of peace for your dear family!
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Herbie1 Premium
Hi Kevin, thank you for your carefully considered response. Sadly, I have already seen too much cancer in my lifetime. An ever ageing population, lifestyle choices and lack of exercise will continue to increase the number of patients being seen with cancer in the adult population.That said, the huge amount of funding in the adult cancer world means that progress with various treatments is making a difference. However, much less so in the precious world of little children. We MUST raise awareness and funding. Have a great week Kevin and yes thank you again! Chris
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TechniSmart Premium
Hey there Kevin!

I am going to say you have a great idea and if you are passionate enough about it, you will succeed. Anyway I think you are on a winner, so I am following your progress.

If you need a hand with your online business, don't hesitate to post to my profile page https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/technismart

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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chartdude Premium
You have the right attitude and approach. Good to hear and my best wishes to you Kevin. Also thanks for the follow. Have a great year ahead my friend.
Jim
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kevin!! Thank you for following. I look forward to following you!! I really enjoyed reading your story here. You have an interesting background....like your thoughts too! I hope all is going well for you in WA....I really like the connection I can make with everyone here, and we all have our stories ....If there's anything I can help with, please let me know and I will do my very best to help...best to you and your family this year!!
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Kevin...Thanks for connecting and the follow... I truly appreciate the invitation to be a part of your "journey online"..

Welcome to WA... I love your transparency and think that attitude will work wonders... Scientist or not, people are sick to death of the hype... Your attitude will allow people to get to "Know, like and trust" you far quicker which is the crucial ingredient to people becoming long-term customers... From there, if you want to build out a Network of people who resell "Gotbackup" under you... then great... that's a bonus to... I love the Network Marketing model and think it's a great way to earn residual income... Transparency is a great foundational step to making that work also...

If you ever have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help you along with your online marketing, please don't hesitate to ask... In fact, if you'd like to learn more about how I approach this business, please read the following post when you get a moment... Between that post and my profile, you should get a pretty clear idea on my thoughts on "internet marketing" as an industry and my approach... You can always PM me here of course if you have questions or you can message me through Facebook... I always seem to be logged into my Facebook account for various reasons, so that's likely the quickest way to reach me... My contact information is on my profile... Thanks again... Bryan
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HelenpDoyle Premium
What fun to meet a realistic fellow, Kevin! Glad to see you aren't joining the rah rah hype types. To get here you probably read my profile so you can see I am into natural building too (well as much as I can be). I also garden with permaculture in mind, generally in an above ground manner as I hate disturbing the earthworms. Who by the way love my garden! I look forward to visiting your website so I will keep in touch. And now I return to my challenge - to find our new extra hard drive so I can download everything on my computer for safety sake!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Helen, yes I loved your profile! So interesting that you went from a life in the cold north to mainland Australia. I'll bet Tasmania is a nice in-between of the extremes! Australia has so much permaculture innovation--way ahead of most of us. Your strawbale house is epic! I love the design and look forward to more updates.

We just completed a move to south Texas (Del Rio) and went from endless sand to living on a bed of limestone. It will definitely be above-ground gardening for us, as there seems to be only a couple centimeters of top soil (but trees somehow manage to get established in places).

Our 18-year old loves fantasy and is a voracious reader. I will send her to your website!

Thanks for the comment about looking for your new extra hard drive--backup is important, and though it is not my primary interest I felt GotBackup was offering something simple and important that I could sell. Just in case you are interested I'll send you my affiliate link privately.

It's lovely to meet you here on WA and to learn from you!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hope the tornadoes and blizzard are away from you!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
We were at the very southwestern edge of the storm. It was surprising to go from a very warm day (shorts and t-shirts weather) to fierce, cold winds arriving very suddenly around midnight. By the next morning we were having snow! Our wind was "only" around 60 mph, which was intense for me. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for those experiencing 160 mph winds!
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PIOFJR Premium
Hello,
Thank you for the follow. I followed you back.

Best of luck'
Pio
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello GBG ... thank you for the follow. You're a very bright guy and I'm sure you think things through before you take action. I hope you have done this relative to plans to promote Got Backup. Something doesn't feel right about it.

It's an MLM, and you'll find that the MLM business model is not held in high regard by Kyle or Carson. You can even ask Kyle directly on his site (http://waystoavoidscamsonline.com). You may even find that he has already reviewed Got Backup.

Anyway ... I wish you the best on your WA journey. You couldn't be in a better place to learn how to create a legitimate online business.
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mijareze Premium
Thanks for your honesty and frankness. Thank you also for adding me to your network!
Ed
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2Al Premium
Welcome and thank you for the follow. Wish you success and I'm following you back.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Kevin,

Sorry for taking so long to reply, I have been eyeball deep in work over the last few days,partner in from Thailand and we are standing up a new business, really hectic....

It is a pleasure to meet you here and I must say you have a most interesting backgound and set of interests! I am sure that what you bring to the online world will grow and create a large following...

Now I guess is the decision on your side as to what direction to take this potential...The Got Back Up program you are starting with is not your forte as I see it, but of course I wish all the best success with that...

Looking forward to more interaction with you, and a pleasure to meet you! All the best for online and the rest of your adventure(s) in life, it is so refreshing to meet people that are active, involved, and doing something!!!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thanks Dave! I agree that Got Backup is not my forte, but I am excited to see if I can make it work without following their rules of hyping the MLM opportunity. I think the software and backup subscription plan are strong enough to stand on their own, and with the high commissions offered I think I can turn this into something quite profitable with several months of concentrated effort. I want to continue to pursue my other interests, and they will be more important to me personally in the long term, but the Got Backup plan seems so straight forward that I am hoping it will be a good thing to pursue first. Of course, the framework of my learning will be here at WA University!
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smmudie Premium
Thanks for the following, following you back. Wishing you success
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ConeyM Premium
Thank you for the follow. and likewise, I reciprocated. To our success here at WA....cheers!
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whitsunday Premium
Hi. Back up is crucial and for me confusing. I wish you well in your venture. It sounds like a good approach to a niche...with room to expand down the track.
Go really well from Janelle.
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Sheila50 Premium
Hi,
Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow. Returned the favor.
Sheila
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Judy-B Premium
Hi,
Nice to meet you and glad you are here at WA. Thank you for the follow and I return the favor. Best wishes. :)
Judy
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krazykat Premium
Hello Kevin,
Thank you for returning my follow.
I wish you all possible success with your WA journey!
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RonAlderman Premium
Hi Kevin, Nice to meet you. Thanks for following me. I have returned the follow. I wish you great success on your journey here at WA.
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mjdimarco Premium
Best of luck with your approach. Thanks for the follow.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow have added you back and wish you every success
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Martstervt Premium
Hi GBG, nice to meet you. You have some interesting and workable goals. Thanks for following. I am following back.

Marty
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Brookline Premium
Nice to meet a fellow scientist involved in something so forward looking. Will follow your endeavours with great interest. Thankyou for the follow.
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KarenDemers Premium
Hello, Kevin and thank you for following me. Very interesting profile and great niche possibilities. Good luck to you!
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Alisquit Premium
Nice to meet you here Kevin and happy to follow you ! Thank you again for you nice post on my blog !
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Kevin, thank you very much for following me; welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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RKingsley Premium
Hi mate, glad to hear there are scientists into permaculture, it lends credibility to the whole dream. A friend and I are hoping to buy up land and start a food forest, which has energy added in the form of brewery wastage!
I hope the GotBackup site provides some income - if we find ourselves time-rich in the future, I may start trying to ask you a bunch of questions...
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GotBackupGuy Premium
I will be quite busy in this coming year, but I hope to live each day meaningfully. As for permaculture, I have many mentors to recommend (I have not met any of them personally, but they have all taught me so much!). My first introduction to the ideas of permaculture came via Masanobu Fukuoka (seed balls and the "one straw revolution"). I then learned of Sepp Holzer and his work in the Austrian Alps. Later I became enamored with Paul Stamets and his work with fungi. Then I learned of Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. Geoff offered an online Permaculture Design Certificate course using Mollison's book as a framework. I enrolled in the first cohort and sat entranced through all 80 hours of video instruction--it was the proverbial "drinking from the fire hose." [I should see if there is an affiliate program for referring people to that course--it is not cheap!] I have also benefited greatly from the forums at permies.com (which are free), run by Paul Wheaton. For as much LEARNING as I have done, I wish I could say I had more DOING. I have been implementing the principles more and more, but have so much yet to try. I have been pondering about ways to implement permaculture principles in my business efforts, and will be sure to post blogs as these ideas take shape.
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi - that's so interesting!!! I only just 'met' you when you commented on Marion's blog about her Udemy course. I have also been interested in permaculture. I was born and brought up in Austria and know of Sepp Holzer - but when I was there a few years ago I spent most of the time in a bookshop reading the story of a woman whose existence he totally ruined with his methods. I wouldn't learn from him! He is like an internet marketer who makes his living selling useless courses to would-be internet marketers rather than one who actually makes money from internet marketing.

Where in the world do you live? You seem to live in a hot place. Not sure if you can read German, but if you can, then this would make interesting reading
http://www.agrarrebell-info.com/upload/4797237-4209782-Gutachten-Burkhardt-Kayser.pdf

Isabella
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Isabella, I currently live in one of the hottest, driest places on the planet! But soon I will be leaving Yuma, AZ to a slightly cooler, slightly moister region.

I have only heard good things about Sepp, so it is interesting to hear a contrary account. I wish I could read German! My French is great, my Spanish good, but a baby speaks better German than me. Time to get busy on DuoLingo I guess.
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DordPete Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow. You seem to have many interests which you could create a niche site around. I've seen GotBackup being promoted but never had a look at it. Nice goal providing lasting value to your network. I wish you lots of enjoyment and success.
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Mike1942 Premium
Thanks for the follow! I am following you also. It is good that you are into Crypto Currencies because any of our monies are Fiat Money these days!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Yes, Mike, our currencies only have value because we all agree that they have value. I guess the same holds for bitcoin as well, with the difference being that no central government can increase the supply of bitcoins or try to manipulate the value. We are still in the early days of digital currencies and I will be curious to see how it all plays out. I believe the technology is here to stay, and it may change society dramatically. For now I am trying to learn about trading between digital currencies--kind of like the forex exchange, but with cryptocoins.
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Mike1942 Premium
Think again! The governments have nothing to do with our currencies. The Banks "create" the money by lending out what they call money. Really it is Debt that creates money these days. When you borrow money for a 500 000 mortgage the bank "creates 5 000 000 in Credits, they deposit the 500 000 you borrowed into your account and use the rest to lend out again. When you pay back the 500 000 with interest this money disappears out of "circulation". It is a wild chase and there is no "money" involved; just book entries. The Banks control 96% of that supply and the governments only handle the cash in our pockets, about 4% of the total.
You probably have a better chance with the Crypto Currencies to make some "real" money then playing the Forex Market.
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MaryESS Premium
Hi, I really liked reading your profile and your honesty. I do back yard farming and was going into permaculture before i even knew there was a name for it. Lots to learn! I think you will like WA very much; there are lots of helpful and knowledgable people here. The best of luck to you!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Oh, I was hoping to run into other people interested in permaculture! Like on this site, I feel like there is a lot that I know a little about, but very little for which I am an expert. The community is really the most interesting thing for me at WA, or the fact that they have put together a system that really creates a community around a service. They have really done a great job with that aspect. The training is good too, but without the community I would not want to pay the premium price.
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MaryESS Premium
I agree with you about the WA community and the price of joining. The WA community was a huge selling point for me. If it wasn't for the community I would not have signed up for premium. The community here is fantastic. As for permaculture, I practice it somewhat, very crudely, but am in a drought area, so I endeavor to learn more.
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there, thank you for following me! Hope you are enjoying your training and getting your website going. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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WannBO Premium
Thank you for the follow!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Kevin
Good to be in your network I will value the opportunity. Best wishes for your online journey And thanks for the follow.
Alexander.
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trumpetjazz Premium
Thanks so much for the follow. Wishing you much luck and success with WA and in everything else that you do.
Michael
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
GotBackupGuy: What an interesting profile. I am sure I can learn a few things from you. Thank you for the follow and joining my network. Are you on Google +? If so please send my your G+ URL so I can follow you and you can follow me on Google. DAN
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betcha Premium
Hey Kevin, nice to see you again. Thanks for the connection. I'm glad you came on board and I'm looking forward to more fruitful networking with you in the days to come. Meanwhile, enjoy another fantastic week in your WA journey! Blessings ~Betcha
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VMahony Premium
Thanks, I'll return the follow. Best of luck in all your endeavors. Welcome to WA.
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kennick2015 Premium
Hi Kevin and thanks for the follow. I have returned the compliment. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals here at WA. Good luck. Ken.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Kevin, Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community. Thanks for
the follow. It is much appreciated. Good luck to you!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
No worries Mike. Your experience in direct sales gives you a wealth of knowledge and tips I know I could benefit from. I look forward to seeing how you put WA to work for you.
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Mike-Writes Premium
If there is anything I can help you with just ask.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hi Kevin and thank you for the follow. I am following right back. Wishing you all the success with your business. :))) ~ Danielle
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BobZeiss Premium
Hi ! That's a lot of sense there. What is the Got Backup product? Is it possible for me to resell on my site, ?( but not just yet)
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Bob, GotBackup is a company run by Joel Therien and his GVO parent company. The idea is simple--the $15/month family plan gives you unlimited online backup for 5 different devices (desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, whatever you decide), or $8/month for 1 device. If I sell this to someone, I get the full 1st month as a commission, plus 50% of their monthly payment as a commission each month after. I figured that if on average people are paying $10/month then I would be getting a very sweet $5K/mo if I could get 1,000 customers. Also, if someone who signed up under me started selling, I would get half of what they are making month to month (so if you were in my downline I would get $2.50 and you $5 for each $10 subscription). I have paid for the $15/month plan myself, but have not yet signed up as a reseller because I am concerned that their business model is to pressure every customer into becoming a reseller (for $20/mo). If their primary income source is not from subscriptions but from reseller fees then that changes the dynamics of everything. I want to be certain that I understand what I would be selling, and I want to be certain that I fully support the product and company. I will keep you informed for what I decide.
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BobZeiss Premium
This sounds like something that I could use for ny 2nd site. When I speak to people about back-ups many look at me as if to say It won't happen to me. I have seen at first hand the problems of not doing regular backups so I am really in favour of getting a regime going.
Personally I like to use a big company with lots of resilience in terms of servers.
My backups use Updraft and Dropbox so the case would have to be made why Is should use GotBackup. And I would have to test restore regularly. But as a reseller to to people who like a fire and forget solution I can see the attraction.
I am going to file this away to look at when my 2nd site is up and running.
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Bob, your words are encouraging. The main advantage of GotBackup over Dropbox (and maybe Updraft--I don't know that product) is that for $15/month you get to back up EVERYTHING on five different devices, so it is a lot simpler than selecting which files are most important and being diligent about backing those up. So, simplicity and capacity are the selling points.

I just published a blog post where I outlined my current thoughts and concerns about GotBackup. I am THIS CLOSE to committing to fully give it a try but hope to get a bit more input from the community since I sometimes jump too quickly into things. I am inclined to do it in part so others can see how it goes for me and decide whether or not it is something they would also like to try. As always, I would be documenting my failures and successes, my time, my costs, and my profits.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Kevin, welcome to WA.
Thank you for joining my network.
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Ken, I am very grateful to join your network and to have access to your websites, blogs, etc. I was impressed with your profile and all that you have to offer through your experiences with relationship marketing. I am interested in direct sales, but do NOT want to be a "salesman" due to all the negative associations with that. I look forward to learning from you and with you!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Kevin, we will grow together and
learn from each other I am sure.
I look forward to the journey.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Kevin, Congratulations on going premium. You've made a great decision. Wish you all the best with WA!
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allchristie Premium
Kevin - thanks for the refollow, and the promise of science in your activities. Sometimes a staid hand is appreciated.
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Loes Premium
Hello Kevin, Welcome!
Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me. Kind regards to Grampamike:)

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. You can find them on my profile on the right (click on my picture).I also made a checklist to go through before you publish a post. I hope to help you with those.

Success building your business. See you around, Greetings Loes
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betcha Premium
Hi Kevin, congratulations for going premium. You now have more benefits and more tools that will enhance your online business. Enjoy your new venture here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Blessings ~Betcha
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Thanks Betcha! I enjoyed your profile and am happy to see what you are doing.
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betcha Premium
My pleasure, Kevin. Well, I'm glad you came on board. Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. All the best,
Betcha
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MrGambo Premium
Hiya Kevin. Congratulations on taking the plunge and going Premium. There are so many more benefits you can be sure that you have made the right decision. I wish you the best of success here at WA - Martyn
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Welcome to Premium happy to have you with us.
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Rawl Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium Membership.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Good going. I feel as you do in many ways.
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adamdigi Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Note to new members: I signed up a week ago for the free membership (and my offer to upgrade expires in 2 hrs 41 min). Today I have spent time finding cool people to follow, reading their blogs, leaving some comments, and checking out their websites. What I thought was interesting is that this activity alone gave me a ranking (that box next to your profile picture). As of this moment, I am ranked 24,198. The best thing about that for me is knowing there are more than 20,000 people who think WA is worth their time. >20K people that I can interact with. >20K people who can TEACH me something. And EXACTLY 24,197 people who better watch their rearview mirror because I'm moving up!! ;-)
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grampamike Premium
Just like me. I waited until the last hour to go premium. I'm such a skeptic.
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Well, you're such a wise man (or at least a wiseguy) that I decided to join too!
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grampamike Premium
Excellent.

My first online business was in 2004. I'm not what you might say am a newbie.

What I learned since being here is WA has filled in the gaps in my knowledge. I'm not the smartest guy on the planet but I learned it was money well spent.

Had I known the information presented here when I started then what took me years to accomplish I could have done in months.

No, this is not a promotion for WA, LOL.

If nothing else then you will only be out one month's member subscription expense if you discover I'm just pulling your leg.

No, you will discover very soon just how valuable WA really is.

I have enjoyed our exchange back and forth today. I sense a sort of kinship and in another life I suspect we would be great friends.
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GotBackupGuy Premium
It has been a fun exchange for me too, and I anticipate our paths may continue to crisscross in interesting ways. With so many people who are knowledgeable in such a diverse body of knowledge, I feel kind of like I am in a unique university where I pay a cheap tuition and am allowed to enter in any classroom and learn as much as I like. This is perfect for me, because I love learning and I love teaching. Affiliate marketing and building websites is a far cry from doing mark-recapture on horned lizards, but both are data-driven activities. I really like that I have a number of metrics available to me to measure my successes and my failures from different angles. This is going to be a blast!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Update 8 hours later. I decided I was ready NOW to get maximum value from this website and to be a FULL participant in the community. I am a new Premium Member and will try to jump in with both feet.
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grampamike Premium
If you are wondering about the training then use the green button on the left of your screen to begin your education.

Use the black button if you want to focus on promoting WA.

Either are full of great information.

I always recommend setting up a practice website so you can try out the concepts on a test site until your are ready to set up your real website.

You have 50 websites you can set up as part of your premium membership at no extra cost to you. You get 25 subdomain websites and 25 top level domain websites.

Who in their right mind would set up 50 websites is beyond me. I have my hand full operating a half dozen sites.
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grampamike Premium
One of the perks of WA is that you can ask questions when you get stuck. Folks here really do want to help and ask nothing in return.

I'm not sure if another community exists on the Net like this one.

Have a question? Then type your question in the big white box at the top of this screen to access the database of trainings, tutorials, and other resources to find your answer.

Couldn't find what you want? Then post that answer using the white box.

Still stuck? Doubtful but if you are then shoot of a private message to someone like myself.

I'm sure I can mess things up for you as easily as any other member. Just kidding.
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grampamike Premium
I see, now I get it. You are a scientist. I sensed something very methodical about you. The way you approach analysis of online marketing and how you will learn about it had some hints of a unique perspective.

I think we have a lot in common.

I have always had a fascination with human behavior even as a youngster. So it was only natural for me to earn a degree in Psychology and go into counseling. Hand in glove fit.

By the way, I found the craziest people on the planet are counselors.

Anyway, below is something I like to send to WA newbies via Private Message. Since you aren't a premium member yet then I thought I would send this to you now;

It's a pleasure to be a part of your network.

As you know by now the WA community is so helpful. I have never met a group of people who are so eager to help yet ask nothing in return.

It's been a real pleasure for me to be a part of the WA community.

I'm here to help so if you need anything then don't hesitate to send me a private message. You may want to save this message so you don't have to look me up each time you have a question.

Here is a little bonus training I wrote. If some of the training doesn't make sense right now then don't worry. You will find this information useful in the near future.

To your success !!!
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Awesome! I'm sure this will come in handy!
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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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