About HotWombat
Joined July 2019
A very senior Senior.
I have seen service in a state police service and served a number of years as a detective. My business activities have included owning and managing a real estate brokerage after which I was a McDonald's Family Restaurant franchisee. My last business activity was involved in the owning and managing a large private detective agency, employing over 14 ex police officers as field investigators.
Now retired for a number of years I have dabbled in affiliate marketing to a small degree i.e. not investing many hours and naturally with limited success. Now with Wealthy Affiliate training and help and the investment of more hours, I hope to attain some exciting goals.
Hotwombat (aka Jim)
HotWombat's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
$3,000 a month would do.
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$12,000 a month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20-25 hours a week.
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Jul 16, 2019
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$3,000 a month would do.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$12,000 a month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20-25 hours a week.
Carson Premium
Hi Jim,

These are great goals and I know that you will work hard to achieve them! One of the most important aspects of building a successful business is having goals so that you always have something to work towards!

Keep on taking action within the community as you have done here, you are well on your way!

I am here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions while you get started. I look forward to helping out!

Ahimbe Premium
You have good goals. The time allocation is great and you will be unstoppable in this business.
Training is a good place to start.
I wish you the best I wish you the best
amandarpr Premium
You can do it, it just takes time building out a website and learning how to basically make friends with search engine webcrawlers like Google and provide them with original content to elevate your posts to the first two search pages.
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dowj01 Premium
Hi, thank you for following me, I am following you back. I look forward to following your success at WA.
HotWombat Premium
Thanks for your wishes Justin.

amandarpr Premium
Hi, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates, I was in the military for four years and my husband just retired from the Air Force last year.

This is a great site with a lot of information and step by step instructions on how to build a niche website, most of which you can find by typing it into the search bar above that will help you build a Search Engine Optimization affiliate website.

You still have a few days left in your Starter Account to continue to look around and see everything that Wealthy Affiliates has to offer. At the end of the week you will still be able to have free access to the WA website but your viewing access will be limited to the course that teaches how to promote Wealthy Affiliates to others by building an affiliate review website, perhaps even helping others in law enforcement to find a way build another income stream.

If you think that you want to build a website about your favorite hobby or subject (websites can be build about nearly any subject because there are affiliate programs related to nearly every subject someone could think of,) then that will require joining as a paying premium member to access that training course.

If you have any questions, please ask and I will do my best to help you.
HotWombat Premium
Thanks for your offer.

Robert-A Premium
Hello Jim And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will no doubt know by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
HotWombat Premium
Thanks for your offer of help Robert, I may have to take you up on that; there is a lot to learn.

Robert-A Premium
No probs Jim and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also as a new member you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Saturday.
HotWombat Premium
Thanks for the bit about 'Like' appreciated. Still learning.
Robert-A Premium
No probs and don't feel obliged to Like anything.
A lot of new members don't worry about what their WA rank is and concentrate 100% on why they are her and that is absolutely ok.

Have a good one Jim.
amandarpr Premium
Hi, Jim!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I've been waiting for you to get here!

My name is Amanda - also known as amandarpr here online.

I'm very excited for you as you begin your internet marketing journey to success!

My suggestion is to take the next seven days to look around the site and ask questions of me and other members to get a feel for the website. After those seven days you will have a more restricted view of the website with the starter account unless you upgrade to the premium membership. It's all your choice whether you want to stay and learn about what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

There may be times that you will feel overwhelmed and/or confused. Rest assured, that is totally natural. You are taking charge of your future and that's a BIG deal - and something you should be very proud of.

Please be patient with yourself as you work through the training - and ask for help when you need it.

If you need any help, try these options:

1. Live Chat - On the right side of your main dashboard here in WA, there is an on-going stream of live chat discussions. Have a question? Just ask in the chat box.

And hey, don't be shy - say hello!

2. The Forum. WA has a GREAT forum! There is a wealth of info in the tons of existing posts - or you can start a new thread to ask your question.

3. Stop by my personal space here on WA and leave a message:


Don't forget to click the green button to "Follow Me" - that way we can keep up!

Also, down the LEFT side of your dashboard are 3 very important areas that you should make a point to read as soon as you join.

It's under 'Recommended Training' and the titles are:

-Warm Welcome
-Your First 10 Days
-Learn How WA Works

These will all be super helpful as you learn to navigate everything WA has to offer you.

As someone who started all this knowing NOTHING, I can tell you first-hand from a year of experience that it is a jungle out "there" when trying to make money online (outside the walls of Wealthy Affiliate).

Please know that when you are here INSIDE this exclusive community, that you are safe and have all you need to grow your online business to whatever level YOU choose.

I've been here in WA since October 2015 - joining Wealthy Affiliate was the BEST decision I've made. I feel sure you will realize the same as you learn and work to make YOUR dreams come true.

I wish you all the best and remember -

It's not how fast you get there - it's how long you stay.

To YOUR Success!


P.S. Here are Kyle and Carson's profiles so that you can follow them to get the latest news and contact them when you have questions.

HotWombat Premium
Hi Amanda,

Many thanks for your message Amanda. Most helpful. A lot of hard work in front of me.
Kyle Premium
Hey Jim and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM 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 Jim, 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,