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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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Jay,

Just wanted to say thanks for reaching out. It is so good to meet people who have been with WA for a good long while and are still hanging around. It really says a lot about the community and the support we get here.

Will definitely be keeping in touch.

Cheers
Les
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FrankieTrill Premium
Peace thank for the love
I want to send you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I also want to encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams. I will see you at the top. Peace

FRANKIE TRILLZ

P.S. Check out my links on my site and and follow me on my social sites and I will reciprocate
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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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Ali-M Premium
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
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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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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PatriciaJose Premium
Jay I am going to try to make this work because I need the finances ,can I count on your help? I am stuck already I have been on line with this about 6 hours and I need to take a break it is 9 PM here and I am going to bed to get an early start tomorrow, I will check back in the AM

Thanks
Patricia Joseph
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Sure Patricia. You can definitely count on my help. Whatever you need, just ask.
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PatriciaJose Premium
Jay< I am 59 years old and never have gotten fully on board with this computer stuff. I am not dumb, but where do I go In my account to start choosing my niches, I am looking at the videos an going to the classroom can't figure this out Help Please.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Oh hey Patricia, I just answered your other question you posted before.

There isn't really a specific place to choose a niche. I posted 4 questions on the other question you asked that should help you out.

Basically, you just choose something that you're interested in, that you know you can write about (or research), or something you want to learn about or something you have specialized knowledge about. Anyone of those can be your niche.

For example, I love playing pool so it would make sense for me to choose pool as a niche. I could make a website talking about pool and sell pool tables and other stuff people like me (niche) are interested in.

Or I really would like to learn music production right, so this is a good way to blog about my journey and teach others with less experience that I have how to produce music. I could review different training websites that I've tried, different production software that I've used and refer with my affiliate link.

Just choose something that you like doing like a hobby or an interest and that could be your niche. If you want to run some ideas by me or have me help you select a niche then just private message me and I'll see what I can do.
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Godlove-N Premium
Hi Jay how are you ?
you have an exiting story to share to the world
i am also from a small country to in central Africa where people don't believe one can ever make it online but i am on the road to proof them wrong.

just a little question . as a member in WA and if you have some affiliate payments to receive how does WA pay you, i mean which means and if paypal does not work in your country like mine which is best
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Jay Gumbs Premium
I'm good Ndemazeah. I just want to inspire people who think they have the odds stacked against them. Anyone can do this and I know that you can too even from Central Africa.

With the payments thing, if you can't get through Paypal, Kyle will write you a check for your earnings - you just have to message him at the beginning of the month when they're paying out. You can then deposit the check at your bank. It takes a while to clear but that's the only option.
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Godlove-N Premium
thanks very much. you have explained it all and it is very elaborate now.see you at the top
thanks
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Hey Jay, (thats got a catchy ring to it)
I would like to thank you for welcoming me to WA.
Also i would lile to say that you are a insperation to me for you and i have a similer story. And the fact that you are making enough to quit your job it just outstanding. Keep up the good work!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Thanks Austin. I hope to hear about your success story some day. I know you can do this.
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iblanco Premium
Hey Jay, When I first joined I remember a blog of yours which compared Network Marketing to Affiliate Marketing showing the differences and how Aff could support Net. There is a newbie who I suspected didn't know the difference (he thought that WF was a network Marketing outfit) and I was right. He replied to me and I promised to send him your blog. But I can't find it. This underscores my earlier question to you - how do I save blogs, replies, profiles, that I have an affinity with or that I may need in the future or for referencing. Is there a way on this site to do that?

But first , the blog. I will like to get it to the new member
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Jay Gumbs Premium
My blog is at amvsmlm.com

You can save stuff outside of WA using your browsers favorites button. Inside WA I'm not sure you can save replies but profiles you can save by following the person and then you can always check the "network > following" tab on your own profile.
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iblanco Premium
Thank you Jay. Now how about your blog- how do I find that? Or can you give me a link that I can pass on? I think it's perfect. It was really well done.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
The link is in the reply above.
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iblanco Premium
Sorry Jay , I didn't the first line paragraph. My bad. Thanks so much.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
No problem John.
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iblanco Premium
Hey Jay,
Thanks for the totally comprehensive reply. I really do understand.

I wrote you a long half an hour reply and just before sending it I thought to send it as a private message. The attempt was rejected and I could not get back to to the original. I had touched on many things that I needed to run by you. Can I ever retrieve it? I am going to sign up for premium for the next month then to annual.

Thanks again, Jay. Your explanation was very clear.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Sorry about that. I would have loved to read it. Don't think there's a way to get it back though.

Going premium is the right decision. Furthermore going annual is even better because you commit yourself to doing this for at least a year. There's no way you can fail unless you don't apply the training.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
By the way, I dont' think free members can send private messages so maybe it's saved as a draft then you could send it out after you go premium. Not sure.
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iblanco Premium
Hey Jay, This is what I need to understand COMPLETELY. I am "following" only because others are and I don't want to be left behind. But I don't know what I am doing. I posted this question three times: What does "follow" mean? What is the benefit of following someone? Is the benefit to the person followed or the person following?Why are people who don't know me following me? I clicked on the box that gave me the option to put it out to the community but I did not get a reply. Do I have to look in a particular place for a reply? Is following like getting "friends' on Facebook? I never do it unless I already know the person. My step son has 3000 friends that he boasts about. Why? He has no connection with them.I think it's stupid but what do I know? What am I missing? Understanding this would help me a lot. Thanks bro.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Sorry about the late reply John.

Did you get a response for your questions? I'll answer the ones you posted here.

Following someone on Wealthy Affiliate builds your network and allows you to connect with people who might be able to assist you when you need or who you think posts good training and otherwise interesting material on here. Everytime someone you're following posts something, you get a notification email to go check it out.

This can help you in that you can learn all types of things relevant to your affiliate marketing training that aren't contained in the courses. So following people is good.

What aren't people following you? People follow you even if they don't know you or you don't know them because they want to be able to offer you help if needed. That's the type of community we have here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's not just about them wanting to put themselves in the way all the time but it also helps them. Because they follow you and you follow them back, it builds a readership for whenever they post informative blogs and training.

There's a feature here called ambassadorship and you might notice that there's a number next to your name called a rank. The top 25 are called ambassadors and being in the top 25 has it's benefits. To get here people have to be active contributors on the site creating content, answering questions and helping others. You can see how this relates to following people and building a network.

It's similar to social media like Facebook but it's different in that following people and having people follow you has benefits.

By the way, I'm automatically following anyone who I refer to WA because I'm supposed to help my referrals so it makes sense that they're connected to me. You're following me automatically because you shouldn't be missing anything I end up posting as training or a blog.

The benefits to you of me following you is that if you end up asking a question on here, I'll get a notification and you will have someone to answer that question at least.

I doubt you'll know many people if anyone on here so accept the follows (there's no way to reject them anyway) and start following people ( I suggest the ones here on the following list - top 25 https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/rank ).
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iblanco Premium
iblanco about 3 hours ago
Hey, I notice that you are following me and I don't know what that means. Thanks for your good wishes. My best girlfriend is from Bequia. I'm originally from Trinbago and I live in Toronto. I know that there is a big musical family from Vincy- The Mac Intoshes. I know some of them personally. I am almost twice your age but you probably know 100 times what I know about this stuff so I will do my best to pick your brains..haha. Nice to meet you bro!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
It's always nice to meet people from the Caribbean especially those with close connections to my island. I know of Frankie McIntosh but not too sure about the others.

I'm following you because I'm the person who referred you to WA. You viewed something on my website before you came here. Whenever you're ready I'll do my best to help you with this.
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Hi Jay. Thank you so much for the review of that other system--I followed your suggestion of looking at this one. I noticed that my username got cut off--How do I fix that? I hope you won't mind virtually holding my hand through this. I need something that is real and works-especially when I am willing to devote time to it. I don't want to HAVE to work so hard anymore! I'm so over that life! Thank you for offering your help--just don't get amnesia when I come a calling! :-) EP
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Dessaire. I help everyone who asks so you don't have to worry about that. I'll hold your hand if that is what is needed for you to reach your goals.

About the username, you can probably fix it by going to Account Settings (last link in the left sidebar) and clicking Edit next to your "username". You can only change this once so make sure it's what you want when you change it.
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Hi Jay thanks for your help. I see you like sample music. Have you heard of slice the pie? I love reviewing the music there. Its like a hobby that pays a little bit. Nothing to get rich off of, but a great way to pass time. Visit slicethepie dot com and if you dont mind enter code UB48BDDB. Thanks again.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Yes I've heard of Slice the Pie and I think I already have an account. I just checked and reset my password. They said it was "archived due to inactivity" because of how long ago I signed up.
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