About Hazy
Joined July 2016
Hi all. My name is Brandon and I'm from New Zealand.

I'm just a regular guy that had dreams of working from home, living life on my terms and doing things when I wanted to.

My journey was not an easy one in this online business venture.

You see I started way back in 2014 when "making money online" wasn't even heard of. Now it's the cool thing to do and everyone wants to do it.

I went through many fails before I found Wealthy Affiliate, joining scam after scam, handing over money constantly just trying to find something that would finally work! Because I knew it was possible, I just didn't know how to get there.

I tried my hand at:
-Traffic exchanges
-PTC sites
-Survey sites
-Adult niche with CPA offers
-Advertising
-Blogging (with other programs that had downright bad training!)
-Spamming comments on blogs
-Social media spamming
-Trying to recruit friends and family on Facebook
-And the list just goes on and on

I would say I've tried about 90% of the things out there and none of them worked for me.

Of course back then there was so much disinformation and lies about the blogging industry. I thought you needed thousands of backlinks and the best content to get front page rankings, because that's what everyone was told. And so it took me a long time to actually dive in and give it a go.

And that's why, and still is, programs claiming you need to buy their backlinking packages or you won't have a chance at ranking.

Well boy did Wealthy Affiliate prove this wrong big time. I found WA in 2016 after searching up a review on an MLM program, joined because of the free trial, and have stayed a member ever since.

My first blog was about camping where I would review tents and write articles all about camping. Soon after making a consistent $300-$500 per month, I sold it for $10k for an overseas trip.

Now I have multiple blogs all making me 4-figures per month.

I have also created a blog to help others find this wonderful training platform just like I did many years ago.

If you're still reading this or find this inspiring, drop me a private message or leave a comment down below. I love helping people because I wouldn't have made it without someone helping me.

Let's get it together!
Hazy's Goals 3
Money Goals
My world will be a whole lot better if I could make $40 USD per day, minimum.
I would love to earn $100+ per day eventually.
I will put at least 5 hours minimum per day to achieve this.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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Hazy Premium
My world will be a whole lot better if I could make $40 USD per day, minimum.
I would love to earn $100+ per day eventually.
I will put at least 5 hours minimum per day to achieve this.
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Carson Premium Plus
Hey there Brandon

These are great goals and they are more than achievable! The more time you can spend on learning here within the Community at Wealthy Affiliate the better, but we've built WA so that you can work at your own pace!

I know that you are going to do great!

Carson
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johncruz Premium
These goals are more than achievable Brandon, and I know you will accomplish these for sure. Then you can set new ones and accomplish those too.

Goals are almost a must if you want to make it online and it's great to see that you have some setup. Let's knock these out and move on to the next!
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JWyble Premium
Hello and thanks.
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Brandon thanks for the follow and best of luck, Marie
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Congrats and welcome to WA. I think most of us have the been their done that syndrome lol. I like the way Johncruz put it "you are in a safe place" Good luck and happy learning!:)
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Hazy Premium
Thanks!
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johncruz Premium
Been there too man and I think all those programs are the same, right? lol. Buy this and get people to buy the same thing you just bought. That's not even a business. You'll love what WA has to offer man, so just know that you are in a safe place.
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Hazy Premium
So if I'm correct, all we need to do is create unique content, with QSR under 150, over 50 monthly searches. Target those keywords in my content and that's it? Wait for it to rank? No need for back linking? Thanks in advance
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johncruz Premium
Backlinking is not as important as it was before and I've never focused on it even when it was. But yes, create content (whether it has high competition or not) and it will eventually rank. By choosing keywords with little competition, it is a lot easier to rank as well as faster.
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Hazy Premium
What do you recommend to monetize your site with? I have 2 AdSense ads in each post, top and bottom, with a skyscraper in the sidebar.

Whenever I mention an item I will link to Amazon with my affiliate link and I also have a picture next to the content that's clickable to Amazon. Usually I have 2 links and 2 pictures with each post.

Is this viable as a monetization method or is it too spammy?
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johncruz Premium
It really depends on your niche and your marketing strategy. If your site gets a lot of traffic then adsense would be great. The affiliate product route is naturally the best, but of course it depends on what your post is about. Just use your judgement and pick one method per post if anything. Try not to use all of that as you're coming off as one big sales pitch. Make it natural.
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Hazy Premium
Alright, cheers. I've taken AdSense off and I'm just going to stick with Amazon and see how that goes.
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johncruz Premium
Yeah let your site build out more as it's still new. It's great to see that you understand most of it though, so good job there man!
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Hazy Premium
Awesome. Also, how many words per article would you recommend? I don't want to give my niche away but I'm pretty much giving out helpful tips and how-to's. I read that 1500 is too long so 500-1000 is best for maximum results. I just wrote an article today that ended up being just over 1500 but it has so much helpful information in it. I got too carried away lol
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johncruz Premium
Whatever it takes man, that's really how much. And I'm curious as to who told you that 1500 is too long as I think it will do better than 500. For me, I shoot for at least 1k words and if it goes over then that's even better. Always mix it up though and don't make it like it's some type of robot publishing content. 1500 is perfectly fine, especially if you need to put that much into one article to get your point across.
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Hazy Premium
Sweet. I get what you mean. I'm going to be doing 1 article per day, Sunday to Friday, Saturday free time. I want to be making money before the end of the year :)

You're taking time out of your day to reply to someone you don't even know, so I thank you for that.
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johncruz Premium
I know how it is to get started man, so me helping you is not a problem, especially with how WA makes things so easy. That is actually a great schedule and that is how mine is, but Sundays are my rest days. You will definitely be making money before the year ends, so as long as you stick to that schedule, you will do great things online. You are on the right track dude, so keep doing what you're doing. Not many people can understand it like you do, so good job there!
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Hazy Premium
Thanks everyone for the support, it really means a lot. I already started me a site a couple of days ago so half of this is already done. The only thing I need to do now is find keywords and write my content around them. I do have 2 articles up already but I didn't target any keywords so this is what I will do for new content I create.

I'm pretty sure the Jaaxy site is the gold mine I have been looking for this whole time. The research tool is simply amazing and I can't wait to start using it. Which will be tomorrow as it's 11.22 pm right now so good night all. After all this time I can finally see me getting success :) :) :)
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