About Greg-C
Joined August 2017
I've been looking to build an online business for some time now, as the benefits of working from home and building a worldwide business that is recession proof are very appealing. I have worked as a CAD technician for architects most of my working life and must develop other streams of income as the construction industry is the first to dry up every time there is a recession. Affiliate marketing looks like a fantastic opportunity, and to follow a proven system like Wealthy Affiliate seems like a good way to learn the business from people that have done it.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
Initially an extra $500 per week would be a big help.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
To replace my full time time job income would be great. $5000 per month would be fantastic.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
An hour a day during the week, and extra on the weekends as I would need to work around two young kids.
 
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Greg-C Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
Initially an extra $500 per week would be a big help.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
To replace my full time time job income would be great. $5000 per month would be fantastic.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
An hour a day during the week, and extra on the weekends as I would need to work around two young kids.
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nathaniell Premium
Great to see you stopped by the "goals thread" Greg!

Every little step counts, and making concrete goals to look forward to is going to set you on the right path. My first goal was to make just $1k per month, and I hit that goal several years ago. You can definitely reach your own if you stick with the training here in WA and apply yourself.

Good luck!
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atauds Premium
Hello and welcome!
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Greg-C Premium
Thank you. Nice to meet you.
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nathaniell Premium
Hey Greg, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.

PSS. Just about every new member wants to see some success stories! There are too many to list, but here are a few of my favorites: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/parre/blog/boom-goes-the-dynamite-4-338-57-for-august
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nathaniell 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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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
Yes I do have a couple of niche ideas I'd like to run by you. I am up to the step where I have to choose.
I have always been a bit of a gym junkie, and into health & fitness, so I was thinking maybe something in the fitness apparel area. Do you think this niche is too overcrowded already?
My other main interest is motorbikes. I used to race professionally in my 20's, and since then always had dirt bikes for a bit of fun. There is a market for motorcycle apparel/accessories. Do you think this is too narrow and limited?
I read somewhere we get 2 websites initially, so should I choose 2 niches at this stage?
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!

As for your gym idea, you should never worry about competition, because if there is competition, it means that people are making money there. Also, you should understand that you are starting out as a beginner right now, but with time and focus, you will become an expert in this niche. It may look like you can't compete with the "professionals" right now, but you will be able to...that's what the WA training will teach you.

Building a business has to start from a beginning point. Your site may look a bit boring in the beginning, and it may seem like a tough task ahead to join a competitive market, but there's always room in any industry for passionate, knowledgable, and engaging business owners.

However, you'll want to get more specific. Gym apparel for WHO? Male bodybuilders? Triathletes? Women doing yoga?
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Greg-C Premium
Thanks for your advice. I set up one website last night in my motorcycling interest and called it 'motogearonline'. Do you think I should modify this name? I will set up my second website tonight in the fitness/workout wear industry and take your advice and narrow it down to mens bodybuilding/gym wear. I'm at a loss as to what to do next, so I'll follow the next lesson.
Thanks for all your help. I will upgrade to premium tonight as it seems the way to go if you're serious about it.
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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell. I've just upgraded to premium and look forward to learning from you and WA. Thanks for your help so far. I've set up my second website. I'm onto lesson 6 now.
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nathaniell Premium
Fantastic! Sounds like you're doing great so far Greg. Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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cwelliver Premium
Wise thinking and WA is the best show in town for what you desire to do. Good luck with that wishing you the best.
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Greg!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell. You have a very inspiring story and was my decider in joining Wealthy Affiliate. Looking forward to corresponding with you. I have been looking at Amazon for some time and I see they have an affiliate program, but you must have your own website and this is all still new to me. Do you deal with Amazon as part of the Wealthy Affiliate team?
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nathaniell Premium
I am a part of Amazon's affiliate program, but WA doesn't have any special relationship with them. Anyone can join.

However, if it's confusing to you how to join, that's OK! This will be part of your training. Kyle will walk you through the steps of joining Amazon, plus a bunch of other potential affiliate programs. There are thousands out there, so you just need to pick a few that are related to your website.
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