About It-Is-John
Joined August 2016
Greetings everyone!

I am so glad to have stumbled upon WA. It's clear to see there's something uniquely special being offered here. I look forward to immersing myself in the training, connecting with others, and giving back as I am able.

I am the founder of Personal Touch Products, Inc, a wholesale provider of specialty software and supplies designed to create personalized gifts and framed keepsakes.

I live in a small foothill city, thirty miles east of Los Angeles. My two thirty-something kids are now married, so my wife and I are officially empty nesters. No grandkids yet, though we are enjoying this season in life. :-)

Much thanks to the Founders, Ambassadors, and Mentors who give so much here...

Wishing you much success!

John
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pribs 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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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Ian! Your reaching out is very much appreciated.

I have several niche's in mind though I'm finding it a challenge to find a theme that I like. Thousands to choose from without a simple way to select by ratings and features. It would be great to find a list of mature, robust, ecommerce themes with the typical bells and whistles that offers theme layout flexibiity.... Perhaps I am asking for a lot... but I don't mind paying for the right theme.

Thanks & all the best,
John
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pribs Premium
Hey John! I'd recommend Divi by Elegant Themes. There's a steep learning curve, but that theme will let you do just about everything imaginable without knowing how to code. It's a very good way to get a custom website that does everything you want without paying massive fees.
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It-Is-John Premium
Thanks for sharing that invaluable insight Ian! Much appreciated.
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Ali-M Premium
Dear John,

Nice to meet you and welcome to premium community! My name is Ali and I've joined WA some while ago.
Joining premium community is a great decision that you have ever made and every step that you are taking forward from now, leads you to achieve your dreams.
You will not never be alone in this industry; me and many other nice people are always here to help you; also I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to follow/contact me anytime if I can help you with anything. : )

By the way, if you're interested in technology, I personally invite you to take a look at my website which I've recently created and leaving comments/feedback on posts that you're interested in make me happy. ) I also would be happy to do a favour in return for your social media pages or website )
My website: digitalworldguru.com

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything, anytime and wish you great success in your online business )

Best,
Ali
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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Ali. All the best!
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pparadise Premium
Great post and right on point.
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CathH1 Premium
welcome to Premium.
You have made a fab choice and I look forward to following your journey here at WA. You have all the tools and training here to build an awesome site and be successful, you just need to be prepared to put the work in to make it happen.
All the best
Cath
:-)
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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Cath :)
I'm truly looking forward to making this happen.
All the best!
John
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CathH1 Premium
I am sure that you will make it happen, you have everything here you just need a little time and patience :-)
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It-Is-John Premium
Time and patience... wouldn't it be wonderful if they were downloadable... : ) Thanks for the shared wisdom.
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CathH1 Premium
I'd prefer an online app as it could be on your phone and tablet as well as your computer lol
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It-Is-John Premium
: )
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Robert-A Premium
Hello John and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined in August you will have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I therefore suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
You get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Robert. I've been unable to reply until today after going Premium. I will heed your advice.

All the best my friend,
John
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you John for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of 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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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Robert. I've been unable to reply until today after going Premium. I will review your tutorials & training.

All the best to you,
John
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pribs Premium
Well John, you're a little over a couple of weeks into your free membership and I wanted to check-in one last time before communication within the WA community is gone for good unless you become a premium member (that happens on day 17) so if you have any lingering questions or something that I can help with, now would be the time to ask! If you have any questions just let me know and I'll do everything I can to help.
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It-Is-John Premium
Thank you Ian,

All the best to you!,
John
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pribs Premium
You too! I'm around if you need me.
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pribs Premium
Hey John, when you first joined Wealthy Affiliate through me I mentioned a bonus if you upgrade to premium within the first seven days. I just wanted to let you know that I'm now giving that bonus to all members regardless of what day they upgrade, so if you decide to take the leap and get really serious about your internet business and working through the lessons here at WA, I'll make sure to send it your way as soon as you upgrade. I hope everything is going well! As always, let me know if you need anything.
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pribs Premium
Hey John, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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It-Is-John Premium
Thanks for the insight Ian.

I did not intend to get started with the bootcamp just yet. Trying to find time to fit this into our routine and get started with high value learning/activities.

Question... If I delay upgrading, are there any negatives beside the 50% 1st month savings?

Thanks in advance,
John
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pribs Premium
Hey again John! No, that would be the only potential drawback.
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pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, John! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!

I keep a pretty good pulse of my referrals here, especially the ones that are working hard to help themselves (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so if you're willing to work hard here, I'm happy to help support you every way that I can!

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
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pribs Premium
Hey John! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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It-Is-John Premium
Thanks Ian.
All the best!
John
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