About IntroVent
Joined October 2018
After being here for nearly 3 months and having a great time learning the ropes, I've decided to change my bio away from saying that I am "Brand Spanking New" to affiliate marketing.

I found WA in a search to learn how to make money online from home.I knew that people were making money doing this, but I had no idea how I could do it myself.

Another program ad brought my interests around to wanting to get into affiliate marketing but that program is very expensive. I knew that I needed a mentor or perhaps a way to get my feet wet without a huge financial commitment. After all, I might learn that this isn't for me.

I started doing research on whether it was worth the money. I have the money to buy that program, but I am reluctant to spend money the first time I see something.

Needless to say, due diligence brought me to WA.

I've decided to start this journey into affiliate marketing on October 1st, 2018 with the goal of replacing enough of my wife's income that she can work only part time if she wants to. We're in our mid 50s and she loves her job but has mentioned over the years that she would like to work part time. Maybe I can get her to come home and work on affiliate marketing to replace MY income so I can be home, too!

For both of us to work for ourselves and provide private insurance for ourselves..and pay taxes, of course, will take about $150,000. So I'll be here a while!

Reach out. Be in touch. We can follow each other and motivate each other to greater successes.
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Hello IntroVent.
Yes, I was thinking that the biogs are probably changing all the time as people progress with their businesses and accumulated knowledge and experience changes their mind sets, which is a good thing. Nobody ever got anywhere by not moving and changing. I'm in a similar situation to you. In my late fifties, I haven't been able to work a "normal" job for nearly four years now due to ill health and my partner is working full time. I would like to take the pressure off her so that she doesn't actually have to work at all if she doesn't want to, I know she would at least like to go part time. Like you say, maybe I can get her on board with WA! Thanks for following me, appreciate it. I'm sure I will be on your case for advice once I know what sort of business I will be operating.
Kind regards
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Welcome to WA Kerry!

Some people may believe in you, but may not believe in what you are doing. Ultimately, it is your prerogative to go in the direction that you think is best. My wife is one of those people that I talk about here and that's okay because, like most of us, she's been burned buy scammers who had an otherwise convincing sell.

Once she see's a modicum of success, she will support me whole-heartedly.

It is my wish that you will encounter a similar experience.

I sincerely hope for the very best in success for you!
Hi, there are so many great messages here on WA with so much info on many topics, that I would like to keep them in an archive to read later. It is also good to hear where people strengths are to perhaps measure what works, how long it took to achieve results.
As402 Premium
We are in a similar situation. I work part time and it seems like full time. I'm trying to devote at least 2 hours a day or more on this. My wife is blind but she was working as a transcriptionist. The job ended without notice. So we need to replace her income plus more for medical etc
Alan S
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Hey Alan! Sometimes, I don't understand the cards that are dealt to good people. Life sometimes seems unfair and then something comes out of it all to make us realize that it was all for the better.

Here is my wish that finding WA turns out to be just that thing for you and your wife!

Hoping great things will come to you during the next year and that by next Christmas you will be sharing successful stories with all of us!

Thanks for writing!

RubenV1 Premium
HI John, I continue with my training and my site. I just opened a Pinterest, Google Analytics, and so on. I read your bio. My wife and I are in our sixties, both disabled with stroke. I recovered pretty good from mine. I can do physical things on limited endurance. My right side was effected. That was my better side until then. Anyway I admire you pressing forward. I will do the same. I will follow you. Best wishes,
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Thanks for the nice note Ruben and thanks for the follow!

I've been pretty hard on my body over the years. I wonder how it still holds up, but I've begun to take it easy and hopefully, I will be able to hobble around after I retire. I sometimes wonder if staying busy at work is what is keeping everything working.

Anyway, take care. I am glad that you can still do stuff to stay busy. With that, I wish you the most success!

JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow John. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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I'd like to thank you all for adding to my experience here!

I don't recall coming back to my profile page and here are all of these comments. I only hope I haven't offended anyone by not replying to them.

I've had my head buried in learning to do this...well, that and working the job that makes me want to do this.
gmcwilliam Premium
Hi John and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You have noble causes in trying to replace some (or all) of your wife's income. If you choose a good niche, go through the training without rushing it and ask questions of the WA community, you will achieve those goals (and some). Best luck with your online endeavours. Gary
IntroVent Premium
I know there is a significant portion of the first training section dedicated to defining one's niche. I felt really confident here and went forward with my initial plan.

As I began to write my first article, which is my only article so far, I realized that I should expand my niche just a little bit.

I have had bariatric surgery and I have had struggles with acting the way my doctor wants me to, so I thought I would address the post bariatric surgery patients.

I felt like this created a rather steep "jump-off" point and feel like I should also discuss what goes into actually getting the bariatric surgery. I decided that this information will form a base for why the post surgical struggles are important to overcome.

Is it alright to realize that you've carved out too small of a niche?

Does it change anything when you change wording on your published website to reflect its new direction?

The articles haven't been indexed yet, so do these types of changes delay the indexing process?

The answers must be here somewhere, but as I continue to familiarize myself with the site, I haven't found them.

Thanks all!
scottpenton Premium
You can always adjust your niche, it should help your rankings when you post about other topics. Readers will get an deeper knowledge of a topic.
KevinRonayne Premium
Is it alright to realize that you've carved out too small of a niche?

- Yes, it is alright, however it actually works in your favor to start very specific and then broaden out as you go. Rather than constantly editing old posts, you can write new posts that reflect new opinions or new understanding, or as you've suggested, a broadened niche. Continue with the training and you'll find out about targeting low-hanging fruit keywords. To do that, you need to keep writing content. Just keep moving forward, and writing. No need to look back too terribly much, but it doesn't hurt to do so.

Does it change anything when you change wording on your published website to reflect its new direction?

- It can, yes, if you've already been indexed and you change the keywords of a post.

The articles haven't been indexed yet, so do these types of changes delay the indexing process?

- No, indexing occurs when Google crawls your site, which occurs at random intervals, depending on how their web bots do said crawling. That said, remember what I said above in my first answer. Also, keep in mind that I am not expert here. I am also fairly new, but have an understanding of how this process works. Keep moving forward, and best of luck to you!
Godsmack12 Premium
The biggest thing to remember is if articles are not ranking making changes can go for the good of the article and help get it ranked.
JKulk1 Premium
Many of us are constantly adjusting our Niche. You will soon see if you're heading in the right direction, your rankings will let you know. Jim
CLandi Premium
Kevin, nice reply to John's questions.

JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
IntroVent Premium
Thanks for the nice note, Jonathan.

It's amazing to me, maybe a little bit funny how so many of us are all together, in a supportive group, yet going in different directions.

Wealthy Affiliate has created a culture of support that is strong enough to do that.

As I read people's posts here, I think of new competitions and their new competitors. Sports like skateboarding, BMX, snowboarding and some 'reality' type competitions like American Ninja Warrior.

The participants truly want to see each other succeed.

It's a fairly new phenomenon, but watch the video of Tony Hawk pulling off his first 900 in the 1999 X Games. Do you see any of his competition standing there looking worried about their prospects for overcoming that moment?

Heck no!

All the skaters are jumping for joy. They love to watch others succeed...to achieve what was once thought to be impossible.

That is the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Thank you for welcoming me. I know I've made the right choice
JonathanAll1 Premium
Most Welcome well said
EvedYejudah Premium
Thank you for following me John. Welcome to the team. You are right, let's do this together and grow helping each other to success. You can count on my and I know you can count on this Marvelous Community too.
At your service.
Best regards,
Luis Antonio😊👍
Ray619 Premium
My Name Is Ray gbu and you're family and welcome to the team I pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
ayeejennell Premium
Hey! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, and congrats on going Premium! We have an amazing community here and I hope you take advantage of it if you ever feel stuck!
Good luck to you on your success. :)
Jadatherapy Premium
Hi and congratulation on becoming a Premium member here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Wishing you much success here
marycmiller Premium
I see you upgraded to a premium membership, that is exciting news. Now you can enjoy the great community of people and continue training more in depth. I wish you all the best in your pursuits at Wealthy Affiliate.
IamVirginia Premium
Congratulation on upgrading to Premium! You have begun a journey that will change your life.
Just remember, life is filled with situations where we are faced with a ‘fight or flight’ decision. If you run, you’ll have to face the same fight again. Do you want to change your life? You have to fight for it. But take heart – you are in good company! Don't give up!
Feel free to follow me and if you have any questions, I will be happy to either answer them or direct you to someone who can.

Always remember: the only stupid question is the one that you don’t ask
RobSciubba Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You've come to the best place! Follow the training and ask for help! Good luck! :-)
Godsmack12 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium. Wishing you rockstar success.
free4life Premium
The best place to find success, welcome to premium WA. The community here is wonderful. So happy you are here.
IKAWRA Premium
Hi! JohGuiles,
Welcome to WA and Congratulation for getting on Premium membership. I Wishing you the best of success. God Bless! - Lulu
jeooms Premium
Welcome to WA and congratulations on going Premium! You have joined an awesome community with tons of training and support. If you need any help, all you need to do is ask! Best of luck to you!
el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey John!

I'm Kyle (not the owner, just a member).

You must have came from my blog and as promised, I'm here to help.

You can get started with the training at any time in the menu on the left side of the screen. You will see the big green button that says "Get Started Here".

If you need any help let me know :)