About Jay Gumbs
Joined January 2007
My name is Jay Gumbs and I’ve been doing affiliate marketing since February 2006. I’ve been doing it full time since March 2009 when I decided I was consistently making enough to quit my job as a civil worker.

I’m proof that you can make money online from anywhere in the world because where I come from, a small island in the Caribbean called St. Vincent and the Grenadines, most people don’t even believe that it is possible. Still I get my checks in the mail on a regular basis and deposit them at the local bank.

I got started making money online after seeing an ad in the back of Small Business Opportunity magazine. I had been looking for ways to make money because I wasn’t happy with what I was making at the job.

I had tried MLM – you may have heard about Quixtar. That wasn’t for me especially in St. Vincent. I had wanted to do some other offline businesses but they never got off the ground.

The magazine ad would eventually lead me to advertising affiliate programs on Google Adwords where I made my first sales commission of $29.00.

This first sale got me hooked on affiliate marketing and I made it my business to learn everything I needed to know in order to make this a full time gig.

I would say that I failed a bit though in the beginning because I was trying to learn everything on my own and after a while during the first year I wasn’t making any money. There was something I was missing and I didn’t know what it was until January 2007 when I joined Wealthy Affiliate.

I’m pretty much a regular guy who loves to have fun. Guess I didn’t mention it before but I’ll be 32 in December.

I hang out with friends on the weekend, hit the clubs or the beach depending on which friends.

If and when I do travel, I usually like to go to Florida around the Ft. Lauderdale area where I have some family. I spent Christmas 2009 there with my mother and my uncle.

As far as hobbies, I love playing chess but the thing that I love most is listening to music and trying to figure out the samples. My favorite genre is hip hop but I grew up on basically everything from reggae, soca, blues, country and rock music so I pretty much listen to everything.

I’m still trying to figure out how to make money from my passion for sample based music.

That’s me in a nutshell. Add me to your network and let me know if I can help you in any way.

Peace.

Jay
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iblanco Premium
Hey Jay,
Happy New Year bro.
i had to take care of some financial emergencies and I did. As you know, I purchased the yearly premium membership. Now I'm really in the game! i think I need help prioritizing the many steps I must make in my transition from store owner/ collector/ musician to an online entrepreneur. Is there any type of training I can follow within WA? any consultation I can get? Can you help me sort out stuff? should I seek advice from Kyle/ or the community as a whole? I am a bit uncomfortable because I an not too sure of the protocols but I know I need help. I have a lot of hard assets..physical, bulk stuff like vinyl records, Art, stereo equipment, jewellery, electronics, furniture etc. Then there is the Music. I am an arranger / composer/ player/ teacher--many skills that I notice others are using on line that I think I can do amazingly at with little effort except that I don't know the tech side. I think I could probably book myself to play around the world on gigs all year round if people heard my stuff but I 'm just learning Garage Band.I know it all has to be separated into genres, stores, platforms etc but where do I start. Should I just make a chart of what I think is the superstructure and run it by you or someone else?

And I have started to shift the direction. I am negotiating with a thrift shop owner to sell stuff out of my store on line for a commission. She wants 40%(I prefer 30 or max 33%) to post on her Facebook, kijiji, ebay etc. She will complete all sales and keep a record. I trust her but who should establish the price?Is there a standard? I know there is a site that can give a price on anything based on averages of auctions around the world in the last year. Should I price the stuff then let her sell for what she wants then pay me my price?This is happening today. At least I will get some movement. But the ART, RECORDS, STEREO, I think need their own website.

I don't want to overwhelm you with this stuff. So if you could give me some pointers for the organization or just point me in the broadest direction I would appreciate it. The fine tuning can come later but at least you have some idea of the picture.

Thanks again,

John
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Garretfire Premium
Jay is all this worth it? I'm 19 and sometime next year I'm going to begin to once again not have the opportunity to make my own choices. I graduated in 2016, and have been working part-time as a Tower Climber for a local ISP company. I'm not sure what to do with myself. When I'm not working I play games, even have been thinking about going to college for something game related but I'm so distraught and unsure. I'm not like my brother, he instantly knew what he wanted to do. Is it so wrong for me to think that I don't wish to work all my life? To think that I could eventually generate enough income per month that I could do something else I enjoyed? My parents have raised me well but have not been the best examples of financial stars. I'm so tired of exploring options on my own. Do you really generate enough money a month that you were comfortable with leaving your job? And what is your website?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Here's an idea. If you really love games, use that passion to build a game related website. I think there's a guy here on WA that makes up to 5 figures ($10,000) with a game review website. Is it all worth it? Follow the courses here on WA and a year from now you'll look back and be able to answer this question yourself.

What's your favorite game?

To answer your questions, I did leave my job in 2009 to do affiliate marketing full time because I was generating significantly more money than I did working for someone else. I'm still doing well even after 7 years on my own. I have a number of websites including the one you read before you got here.

This is a good opportunity for you and you can even make it your career if you want. Picture yourself just playing games whenever you feel like, reviewing them on a website you created and collecting a commission check at the end of the month. Can you picture that?
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PatriciaJose Premium
Hello Jay, I have fallen far behind need to go back and take up where I left off, I had a lot of things going on. I just started college on line, but I really want to take a crack at making this wok for me here at WA . My website is up but I need to find the next steps on getting it up and running . Should I go back to around the 7 or 8 lesson?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hi Patricia. I'd suggest that you reread lessons 3, 7, 8 & 9 from Course 1 then continue on to Course 2.
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JohnFry Premium
Was a pleasure reading about Jay Gumbs! Happy to associate with you here at WA.
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Yes my name is Matthew and I'm poor almost homeless I need a way out of this please can you help me ?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
I know how bad you need this Matthew and I would like to help. First off, you're in the right place. WA as an online education platform can help you establish an income stream if you're willing to do the work. Just follow the lessons and take action on what you learn and you'll be on the right path to building a business that can take care of you and your family for a long time.

WA as a community (including myself) can help you when you're stuck and provide encouragement when things don't look like they're working. I'm offering guidance if you need it - I can walk you through the lessons if that's what it takes.

Understand that this is not going to happen overnight and that you might need to upgrade your account at some point to take advantage of premium features and lessons but for now your starter account will be enough to give you an idea of how you can make money online and build the initial foundation.

My advice is to jump in now and do the Level 1 course (gree button, top left), complete all the tasks and ask questions in the community as you go along. Need help with anything, you can also just let me know and I'll try to get you an answer.

All the best,

Jay
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Ali-M Premium Top 200
Dear Jay, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network and your following back )
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Ali. I'm doing good.

I followed you on G+ and Twitter. My facebook is usually just for people I personally know.

Here are my links.
Google: https://plus.google.com/+JayGumbs
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kpfingaz
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Ali-M Premium Top 200
Thank too, I followed you back )
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PatriciaJose Premium
I know yo are getting tired of me asking questions,but I get the answer from you quickly. I am about to do my privacy policy where I brought up my website but where do I put it. Or do I go to settings and put it on the privacy page I just built?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Patricia, I love questions and I love helping you out anytime. Keep asking. That's how I know you're making progress.

To complete your privacy policy, just go to Pages and Edit the Privacy Policy page that you created. In the editor, copy and paste Kyle's example policy and click update on the page. Make sure to make the appropriate changes before you publish it on your site.
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PatriciaJose Premium
Jay I completed the 3 pages in lesson 7 then went back and put in my site name and its coming up Trisha's Hair and Wigs not TRISHAS HAIR and WIGS. Please take another look for me something is not right.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
It's supposed to be Trisha's Hair and Wigs. I see you have a page that says TRISHAS HAIR and WIGS. Edit that page and in the title section, you can put the right thing. You still also need to go to Settings (on your Wordpress dashboard its right at the bottom) like I told you and Edit the site title so that it says Trisha's Hair and Wigs.
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PatriciaJose Premium
I went back and corrected what you told me to do. When I pull up site manager it still shows trishashairandwigs even though I updated the page.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Did you hit refresh under Site Manager? Don't worry about Site Manager, they'll eventually update but you can always hit refresh to see the changes immediately.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
By the way, I just checked your title and you still have the part saying .siterubix.com at the end of the title. Remove that part. Your title is what shows up when someone does a search in Google.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
You also need to go to Settings > General > Site Title. Change the site title field to Trisha's Hair and Wigs instead of having it all joined up.
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PatriciaJose Premium
Jay I set up my home page with siterubix should my home title also be my website. I watched the video but I'm still confused. And if it not right can I change it and update again?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Yes Patricia. You got that right. Your home page title should be the title of your website or your main keyword that you're trying to rank for. You can change it at any time. If you want you can pm the link to me so I could check it out.
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PatriciaJose Premium
website name is trishashairandwigs,siterubix.com
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Ok that's not the website name. That's the website address or url. The website name is Trisha's Hair and Wigs so you should make that your site title. Also where you have TRISHASHAIRANDWIGS, you should make that into Trisha's Hair and Wigs so it can easily be read and understood by website visitors.
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PatriciaJose Premium
Okay, so the Website and Home Title both should be TRISHA'S HAIR and WIGS.siterubix.com
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Jay Gumbs Premium
It shouldn't have the .siterubix part. Just Trisha's Hair and Wigs <---- just like that.
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PatriciaJose Premium
Hello Jay,haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hi Patricia. Yes everything is ok. I'm just reviewing a few questions you asked on WA so that I can get some answers for you.
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drjec Premium Top 50
Thanks for following me. All the best with WA.
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BenTy Premium
Wts Happening Jay. Good to see a fellow Caribbeno here..I am from Dominica. nice of you to share your experience. I'm practically a newbie here..started in Sept..so I stand to learn a lot. I also have ambitions to make enough money online to keep my day job as an option but not a must..

I'll follow you to mark your progress..Keep in touch bro..

Cheers!!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Benson. Always glad to connect with other Caribbean people on here. I think it's the first time I'm seeing anyone from Dominica so it's cool to know you.

Hope to hear your success story soon.
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hi jay,my name is patricia i have just joined the WA website.thank u for welcoming me in the community
For now i am just busy getting used to the website and following the my first lesson. i think i need some help from u,ill let u know.
thank u
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Jay Gumbs Premium
No problem Patricia. All the best with the lessons.
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Ali-M Premium Top 200
Hi Jay, nice too meet you. My name is Ali and I've recently followed you in WA. I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to following back me if you like : )

Wish you great success in your online business

Best,
Ali
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Thanks Ali. Following you back.
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