About Gshep51
Joined June 2014
Hi, My name is Gary Shepard...I've been a professional artist for many years and exhibit my work in galleries throughout New England. I started network marketing about a year ago to suppliment my income as my business has declined. I have tried other online businesses with no success. I hope my experience with Wealthy Affiate will help in that direction.
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi gshep51, Thank you for the follow. Best of wishes to you.
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gshep51 Premium
Thank You and the same to you.
Gary
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justinohia Premium
thank you to follow my friend to thank you all good luck to you
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you, I will keep that in mind...
Gary
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dunbar Premium
Hi Gary and thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey Gary, thanks for following me back.
Is there someplace online where we can see your work?
I hope all is going well.
Phil
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Phil. I just saw this message after replying to your other one.
If you type Gary Shepard Artist online you will see galleries and some of my work. You can also go to my Facebook page,just type the same name.
Thanks for the interest,
Gary
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BrooklynPhil Premium
I'm going to look right now.

Gary, I took a look at your paintings, beautiful work. I would say that 'Winter Brook' and 'Menemsha' would be my favorites.
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for allowing me into your network. It is nice to meet you and I wish you success with your online business.

Marty
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks Marty and I wish you the same...

Gary
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GolfSpecialt Premium
Thanks for the follow, and I hope your online business development is going as planned.
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gshep51 Premium
You're welcome and thank you...I have to be honest with you, I haven't done much with it for while. I know the only way to make this work is I have to put more than 100% into it. My problem is I have my
regular business which takes up most of my time.

I wish you the best and hope it all works out for you.
Regards,
Gary
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jcmil Premium
Hi Gary. Thanks for the follow.
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gshep51 Premium
You're welcome, my pleasure.
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Genie3733 Premium
Best wishes and Blessings.
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you...the same to you.
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dianegailit Premium
Hi, Gary! Thank you very much for the follow! Best wishes for your success & I am following you back :-) ~ Diane
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SongbirdDL Premium
Oh, wow! Just been to your Facebook profile to view your paintings. I really liked what I saw. There is a serenity about you that comes through in your paintings. You are a gentle soul. Thank you for the experience. :)))~Danielle
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gshep51 Premium
Thank You very much Danielle!! I really appreciate that. Unfortunately I am not as serene as my painting portray but it helps to think that way.The beauty of nature helps keep me in balance. I do a lot of hiking etc. in the woods and mountains as well as the ocean. That is where my inspiration comes from.

Regards,
Gary:-)
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SongbirdDL Premium
Oh dear, oh dear! YOU ARE NOT SERENE! How do you manage to bring that out on paintings then? Lol! Me thinks you actually don't realize how your gentle soul comes through. All the same, all that hiking, in the woods and mountains and ocean is not a bad thing either. Thank you for the beautiful paintings that bring beauty to the observer.

Regards
:)))~Danielle
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gshep51 Premium
HaHa!! Many artists are serene at heart but not at mind. It's an on going battle but the painting does help keep things in balance. You probably have heard how many artists are high strung and that's where the creativity comes from.

We are always searching for that serenity and painting places that are serene really helps at least for me. Others will bring out their feelings on canvas.

For me painting serene scenes is like a therapy such as Yoga, Meditation, Exercise (which I also do) etc.

Thank you and I'm happy that you appreciate my work.

Regards,
Gary :-)
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SongbirdDL Premium
Interesting... An extremely well put insight into the make up of creative people. There is always that contrast... :)))~Danielle
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asmsayem Premium
Hello and Thanks for following me. Good Luck!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Gary!
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you have a chance please check out my website. It was created by following all the training found on the WA website.
http://doyouhavesleepapnea.com
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Shawn,

Thank you...I checked out your website and I think it looks great! You're way ahead of me, I am still at the beginning stages. When I get further along, I will let you know so you can check it out and give me some feedback.
If you don't mind me asking, are you generating any income yet from it?

Best of luck to you,
Regards,
Gary
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Gary,
Thanks for comments! I would be happy to provide you with some feedback, just let me know. I'm starting to generate some income, but it's just a start!
Regards,
Shawn
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Shawn,
Thanks and happy to hear you're starting to receive an income I'm sure it's only going to get better. That gives me some encouragement.
Regards,
Gary
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Gary. Thank you for connecting with me. Wish you every success in your online business journey.
Adel :)
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Adel, You are welcome and thank you for the good wishes. I wish you the same...I just realized I forgot to click the follow button,haha, so now I am following you also.

Regards,
Gary:-)
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you for following me back. : ) All the best!!
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gshep51 Premium
You're welcome and all the best to you.:-)
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow, Good luck and much success in WA
Don
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gshep51 Premium
You're welcome and thank you Don!!
Gary
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Marith Premium
Hello Gary, nice to meet you and thank you for the follow
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XinZhang Premium
Thanks for following. I see your hiking picture!
Best wishes,
Xin
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Gary for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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becrjs Premium
Hello Gary! I believe you are doing the right thing here at WA. Best of success to you!
Rebecca
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you Rebecca, Does this have to do with the question i asked about my niche and website as an artist? I don't see any question to your response.
Gary
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becrjs Premium
Lol! Sometimes I get Involved in so many different questions and classrooms I go to the persons profile and follow them from there. But I really liked your question about where do you find the time to do all of the things here at WA.

That was my problem when I first started, and still is on occasion. I find myself going off to certain classrooms that are suggested or I go to do research on a subject that I need more knowledge on. Yes, It is just overwhelming at times! So I know just how you feel!

The one thing I have found out is that no matter how confused I have been, or how stuck I have been, all I have to do is ask for help and I get it. I didn't have any inkling as to what I was getting myself into when I first started here, and I was afraid to ask questions. I would feel foolish. But a few of the people I have followed kept insisting that I ask questions if I needed help, and Kyle was also very helpful in stating there was no silly question. Then once I started, I felt more comfortable, and found out I was not the only one with the same question.

Sorry to be long winded, I just wanted you to know I have felt that same way. It does take time and If you can set up a schedule, it will help. So, push on!
If I can help at anytime, please let me know.
I may not get back to you immediately, but I will get back to you!
Rebecca
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your response on that question. Any help I can get I appreciate.

Ya I posted that question out of frustration cause I wasn't putting the time in on my website the way I wanted. I also wasn't clear on what making comments on other members websites had to do with getting rankings. All that was taking me too much time.

Like you I am new at this and just trying to figure it all out. Also I am still not clear on the niche and about narrowing it down. I am an artist and want to do a website having to do art.

I read a couple other artists websites who are affiliates and now I'm not clear on narrowing it down. Would you be knowledgeable in that area? I so i will go into more detail.
Regards,
Gary
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becrjs Premium
Hi Gary,
No, I'm not an artist.
But, what I did was start to write (blog) about what I did know about. My dragonflies, for example. If you know about a specific type of art, write or tell us about that. That is what someone told me to do. Say for example, maybe how that type of art came about, who else was famous for doing that type of art. How did you first get interested in it? Something like that. Maybe even how you would start on a particular piece art.

When I couldn't get started, I asked and someone gave me great tips and it just exploded from there and I researched what I could do. My site is still being worked on, but I was able to really move forward. I was like you and very frustrated and at the point of asking myself "what am I doing here?"

I sucked it up and asked one of the people in my group that I noticed helped a lot of people. JasonGB and Lindasea really gave me words of encouragement and a lot of help. they never once criticized me for asking too many questions or silly ones, although, I'm sure I did. There are others also, but those 2 I went to privately, and they were a big help.

I hope this helps. Hit me back if you need more information!
Rebecca :-)
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Rebecca, Thanks again so much. I think that is a great idea and I will take your suggestions into consideration.

I did just ask Robert who seems to be very knowledgeable in this area for some feedback.

Lets keep in touch,
Gary
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becrjs Premium
So glad I could be of some help! I have others that have helped, but those 2 had really got me going in the right direction.
You bet we will stay in touch!
Let me know how you make out with what ever you are doing by the end of the week, ok?
And I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Rebecca
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks so much again Rebecca, your are so gracious. I hope I can return the favor sometime and help you.
Gary
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stephhill Premium
Thank you Gary for following me. I truly appreciate it. I am following you back in return.
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lmwood646 Premium
Gary, I think we are at the right place to be successful.

We have a lot in common. My wife is an artist and also teaches. One of my daughters is a very good artist. She does pet portraits and also has a drapery and bedding business. Check her out on fb Camille Moore.

Best of success to you.
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Luther, I just checked your daughters page out. Really nice work!
I just did a couple of pencil sketches of a bull dog for a friend of mine.

I don'r usually do animals but have done some in the past. I am mainly a landscape painter. You can check me out on FB Gary Shepard-Artist or just type my name in online and you will see more of my work in galleries etc.

I started doing this cause art is slow now, not like the old days. How is your daughter and wife doing with the art?

Lets keep in touch both with the art and here. Maybe your daughter and wife can share ideas with me.

Best of success with you also.
Gary
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lmwood646 Premium
My daughter has her drapery business as her main thing and is very busy with that. Her art is a side line just for fun. She does a few things for friends and family and for gifts. If she wanted to she could stay busy with that. My wife has retired and just paints for fun now.

Hope things picks up for you and WA will pay off for us.
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gshep51 Premium
Ok thanks...yes lets hope WA works out for us.
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JChrisA Premium
Thanks for the follow! Hope you are having a productive WA day. I'm following you to success!
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white3322 Premium
no worries bud. at fist stick to making your posts and follow the courses i promise they will make you do every step in order
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gshep51 Premium
Ok thanks, will do...
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ElwinDutton Premium
Hi Gary, Thanks for the follow.Good luck here at WA.
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks Ed and you too...
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mskauai Premium
Mahalo for the Follow -- Happy New Year!
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks and same to you...
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maxser67 Premium
Thank's for following :)
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Rodwell Premium
Hi Gary, and thank you for following me. I wish you every success in achieving your online goals.
Take care, have a very Happy New Year - and all the very best,
Tony
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for following. Best of fortune. Geoff
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Mike1942 Premium
Thanks for the follow Gary. I did the same and followed you also!
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks Mike, Best of luck...
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Gshep51: Very interesting BIO. I think that you are going to find what you need at WA if you work it to death and take all of the training. Thanks for the follow and welcome to my network. What kind of art do you do? DAN
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Dan, Thank you and I will take your advice...I do landscapes mostly, in oils and watercolors. I've been exhibiting in galleries for over 30 years but unfortunately they are not selling like they did in the good old days. That is what brought me here hoping to supplement my income...

Regards,
Gary
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
gshep51: Do you have an on-line gallery of the works you have for sale? I would love to take a look at them.

Another thought I had when you mentioned that you were an artist, why don't you write a blog about "Hard Up Artists" or something like that and create a website where you can talk about what is going on in the business and then create your own widgets to send people to your gallery (even under a name other than your name that you use on the website) which includes prices but that EVERYONE that purchases through your website gets and automatic 15% to 25% reduction in price.

You could use your website to also feature other artists that are dying to get "out of their region" exposure to their art-work. They offer the same discounts that you offer on your website plus they pay you a 10 or 15% commission on every piece of art they sell. Just a thought. DAN
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gshep51 Premium
I don't have an actual online gallery but I am on Facebook, and if you type my name Gary Shepard Artist, you will see many of my paintings and galleries I'm in.
That is one of my plans here to build a website promoting myself
and helping artists in the process. That is a great idea you have also, I will put that in mind when I do build the website.
Regards,
Gary
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Gary: I will check out your facebook page. Thank you for you kind comments. I appreciate it very much. DAN
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stephenavae Premium
Hi :)

Thanks for your follow, and welcome to my network

Looking forward to working with you :)

-Steve
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needlepoint Premium
Hi Gshep51, Thanks for the follow. Right back at you. Best of luck.
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you, and the best to you too...
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Gary!
Thanks for the follow.
All the best...
Gary
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you and to you also...
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MikeLawrence Premium
Thanks for the follow Gary. I am following you as well!
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to WA
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gshep51 Premium
Thank you...
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your follow and all the best here at WA!
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bkcook Premium
Thanks for the follow. Welcome.
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Aussie Wolf Premium
Hi Gshep, just dropping in to say G'day and thank you for following me, I wish you all the best buddy!
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cookma54 Premium
Hello Gary; I am a fellow - but amateur - artist and writer and looking for supplemental income. I lost my job about a year ago and at age 60 I have not been able to find another. Two years to go before I can even collect what meager SS I have ... so here we are. Embarking on what will prove to be a successful adventure! Best of luck to you.
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gshep51 Premium
Best of luck to you, also it seems we're in the boat together. Maybe we can help each other become successful... This sure is a big change for me after making my living as an artist for 38 years.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Gary,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(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. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Gary and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for adding me, Gary. So nice to meet you. You've come to the right place and I'm confident that WA will guide you in the right direction. Look forward to connecting with you in the community. If you need anything, I'm always glad to help.

~Jude
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks to you also Jude,nice meeting you...You're right, I believe I have come to the right place after trying some others that appear to be scams. I have to say that this is a big change after earning my living as an artist for 38 years.,,thanks for offering the help, I'll need it!!!
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gshep51 Premium
Hey thanks Kyle, I really appreciate it. Now it's time to get to work!!
Regards,
Gary
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Gary! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Gary!
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JackCao Premium
Hi Gary! I have a reply from Kyle. You can enjoy the $19 first month membership for another 7 days starting from 14 June. Hope this helps.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Gary? 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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gshep51 Premium
I have been as an artist for over 37 years and that has been my source of income. However it has declined significantly and that is why I'm looking at affiliate marketing for extra income. I still have to put time into my art and suppy my galleries.How much time do I have to put into this to make it so I'm at least making a decsent income from it?
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JackCao Premium
Hey Gary! 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.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
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gshep51 Premium
Hi Jack, Thanks for getting back...I know you gave me a quick idea of what affiate marketing is.... Would you mind giving me an example of site I could go to as though I was buying a product so I can see how it works?... I'm still not clear of why someone would buy through an affiliate marketer rather than directly from the source. I really like the idea of this, I just want a full unsterstanding of it.

Thanks for showing me the difference between affiate marketing and MLM....I am new to all this and really didn't know much about online marketing.... You have opened my eyes, just still not clear on it.

I have not been able to do too much with it cause I had to go away for a few days. You gave me the link to check it out and I didn't realize I had 7 days to try it out before I had to decide to make a decision.

Regards,
Gary
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JackCao Premium
Hi Gary, there are a few types of buyers on the internet. I'll just list 2. One are those who knows exactly what they want to buy and do not need any recommendation from others. These people goes to the source or the supplier to buy the product.

There are others who would research for a product before they make a decision. These people will search for reviews, comparisons and etc before they make a decision. These are the people you as an affiliate marketer would like to target. Below is an example of an affiliate marketer for dickblick.com:

http://www.art-is-fun.com/paint-brushes.html

If you click on some links, you can see that it links you to dickblick.com. So if you purchase a product from dickblick, the owner of art-is-fun.com will make a commission.

It is not necessary that you can only promote brushes. There are many other stuff you can promote like a online art classes:

http://www.artbizcoach.com/affiliates/
http://www.artapprenticeonline.com/affiliate.html

The opportunity is endless, but for starters I would suggest to work on one niche and expand out in future.

7 days trial
While I cant promise that you will enjoy the first month $19 promotion. I will try messaging Kyle to make an exception. Let me get back to you on this one.

Cheers!
Jack
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Paolomuzzo Premium
Welcome to WA Gary, glad you've taken the first step. There is a lot of information on here to digest - just follow the lessons and you will be fine. Good Luck, Paul.
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks so much Paul, I will give all I got to make it work...It's a big change from what I use to do.
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gshep51 Premium
Compaired to other programs I've been with...I like the way this one seems to be set up. I'm excited to get started.
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Kyle Premium
Welcome Gary! Just stopping by to say hi. I am Kyle, co-founder of WA but just one of the many awesome people here within the community. You have lots of help here so if you ever need anything just let us know. You can leave a comment here or you can join in on a live chat (for instant support).

When you are ready to get started with your initial training the please make your way over to the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course:

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

Cheers!
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JackCao Premium
Hey Gary, 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 https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

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 barenakedscam@gmail.com


★ Your Bonus ★

I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get 59% discount ($19 for 1 month) AND get access to a 3-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained. Total length of the videos is about 3 hours.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


~Nathaniell
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gshep51 Premium
Thanks, I look forward to this.
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