About J52powell
Joined April 2018
I left teaching high school in China at the end of June (2018) and am now embarking on the next phase. My experience is fairly broad including social work in Senegal, working with the handicapped, exporting from Asia, scuba instructing, teaching in Taiwan, South Korea, and China, online retail and the stock market. I would like to find a niche in affiliate marketing using the knowledge gained in these activities and what I can learn here to sustain myself from here on out.
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Money I would be happy earning
$3,000/month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$5,000/month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
when I am completely retired from teaching, maybe in a few months, 50-70 hours/week
 
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j52powell Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$3,000/month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$5,000/month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
when I am completely retired from teaching, maybe in a few months, 50-70 hours/week
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Awesome goals
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Kyle Premium
Fantastic Joe! I know you are going to become a rock star within the online world before you know it. I am looking forward to seeing you succeed at ALL of your goals and am behind you ever step of the way if you need it.

You are in the right place here at Wealthy Affiliate and you have all the tools, training, websites, networking and support to take you wherever you want in this journey. :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome goals Joe! I have every confidence that you can and will achieve these- and then some. Everything you need to achieve this is within WA and I'm here to help you every step of the way :)
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j52powell Premium
I much appreciate what you have set up here, Kyle.
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j52powell Premium
Thanks for your support, Tim.
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CristyTaylor Premium
I see you are going to be a retired teacher.....I didn't think that ever actually happened in real life! LOL
I am a teacher also and I've heard it said that one never retires from teaching-I guess we will find out. Keep me posted on how that goes. I want to know if I actually have something to look forward to. LOL
Good Luck.
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botipton Premium
Great goals now it is time to go for it. It is doable, and this is the place to get the training and the help to achieve them.
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That's a lot of hours! Good luck and great goals!
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Great goals joe. You are the man. You are definately going to make it. Relax. As soon as the covid ends, it wont take long to reach your goals. Success to you!
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HBlock Premium
I wish you the best. I think your past experience will help you a lot!
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Hello Sir,
Your goals look like really fantastic..Hardworking and Smart working will guide you to a successful journey.
Best for the future,
Amal.....
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maemedia Premium
'Looking forward to learning more about what niches you decide to pursue here. I, too, lived in Senegal and visited the market in Banjul, where I bought one piece of batik art. (I've thought of doing a site that would have something to do with batik, though at present it is a low priority.) What niches seem to call to you the most? Where do you see a need you can satisfy with your expertise?
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j52powell Premium
I'm pursuing scuba diving as my niche here. So far that is the only one. I have about 80 posts, but no sales yet. I am not keen to promote WA, like so many here are doing. I think the competition is too great and it is not my cup of tea.

When I got back from Senegal in 1978 I found myself in Northampton, MA and there was a guy there that made a decent business out of selling Senegalese art in various modes in a shop. I am really far from following that market these days.

Good luck in finding the right profitable niche.

Joe
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maemedia Premium
Hi Joe, I figured out that you had landed on the scuba niche! I've been all over your site since I greeted you! Wow! What would "sales" look like? (I could not tell what you are "selling")... I have not landed on any one niche yet. This is my second time subscribing to WA and previously I had gotten totally overwhelmed trying to decide on a niche--I got "niche-itis" (a condition of having too many possible niches to pursue!) I think the trick is--just CHOOSE ONE and go with it--at least to learn what you need to learn. You seem to have landed well...but "how" will you monetize your site?
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j52powell Premium
On my site I am selling scuba equipment on the pages that review it and on the liveaboard pages I am selling liveaboard diving. There are links to it. On the other resort diving posts, I will get a commission for links to liveaboards, equipment, accommodation, insurance and a few other things. The liveaboards are where the real money is.

When I chose the niche I was expecting that progress would be faster. Now from others is similar niches I can see that after 100 posts my traffic should pick up. Maybe after a year and a half I can make $1,000 or $1,500 per month.

When this site gets more established I will likely find another niche to pursue.

I didn't linger too long choosing my niche as I thought it would just postpone the whole process too much if I lingered on it.
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brenlee Premium
It was kind of you to comment on my progress here at WA.

I'm going to be bold here. Below, in some of the comments, there are refferences to you having many stories of your adventures. You also mentioned that you have teaching skills.

With these two ideas in-line I would like to have a conversation with you regarding creating true life short stories. These stories will be a major aspect of my website.

I won't go into the details here...at a later time.

It would appear to me that you have warehouse's loaded with hope and wishes already. So, I am going say how grateful I am that you were led to WA.
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j52powell Premium
Good luck with your idea. I love a good story. I think the key is the marketing and that is what you can learn here.

Frankly, I have seen many of the websites of members here that are successful and the writing is not necessarily that great. My own writing is pretty pedestrian, trying to describe scuba equipment and dive sites.

There are a few others in something close to your niche, but I don't see much of them anymore. It is very difficult to get traffic. That is the main focus.
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Janesoh Premium
Thank you for the follow, Joe! It sounds like you have had quite the interesting life! I've personally never gone scuba-diving. The one time it seemed like it might happen, I ended up with an ear infection and ultimately, the trip did not come to pass (for other reasons). Perhaps one day!
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j52powell Premium
Thanks for the kind words. I hope it works out well for you here and someday you get a chance to do some diving.
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skygirl Premium
I have tremendous respect for your life experiences. I looked seriously into teaching English in China, and working with street kids in Ecuador-went to Ec. but it didn't work out. When this WA marketing starts to become successful for me, I want to travel to Asia. When that happens, I would love to pick your brain about travel in Asia!. This online work allows you to go anywhere...I love that! Here's to our success!
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j52powell Premium
Thanks a lot for your kind comment. If you get a chance to come over this way I'd love to tell you what I can about life in Asia.

Good luck to you here !
Joe
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Joe And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with your other online experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM 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.
Robert
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j52powell Premium
Thanks a lot for your support, Robert. I have visited already the two websites of yours that you list on your profile page and they have given me a few ideas.
Best regards,
Joe
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Joe and lots of info on those sites to help you and anyone else who happens to land on them.
However 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.
Have a great Tuesday.
Robert
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