About JeffDolson
Joined June 2016
Hello, my name is Jeff. I am a retired IT manager having racked up over 45 years of experience. Not ready to quit yet, my wife and I are social ballroom and latin dance teachers and I was looking for a work at home job that would supplement my income. I have to say I could not find one negative review for Wealthy Affiliates while looking for work at home jobs. I think the free trial followed by the monthly payment is good marketing. I am also looking forward to interfacing with the community of wealthy affiliates.
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Hello!!! I saw your profile and decided to meet you. I have no way now to chat online because I'm at work. if you're just looking for a serious relationship and I liked you. write me your email and I will write to you / or you yourself can write me on my number (832) 804-1150 thanks ...
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tony2017 Premium
Thank you, I will call you soon. Sorry I saw your message late.
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to spare your ample time just to following me together networking under WA.

I wish all the best in your 2017 journey and beyond!

Keep it up and Welcome aboard! :)

*P/S: Glad to being able to send out my message to every following friend Dashboard Page on my networking. I take this opportunity to briefly know each and everyone. Hopefully I can remember all :)
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Hi Jeff thanks for the follow! I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. What I want to do is sell a product on a website. I already have the product I want to sell, I just need to learn how to get the website and start selling it.
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PhilBrewster Premium
Thank you for your encouragement Jeff. I was involved with a number of avocations and enjoyed the Navy and Nursing the most. Became disabled with medical expenses swallowing my bank account. I refuse to continue on Social Security alone. I have numerous personal goals and the additional money will make it possible.
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JeffDolson Premium
Sounds like a plan Philip, thanks for serving.
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Jo7
Hi Jeff,
I've just been reading these posts and I'm new to WA.
I'm a little concerned when you say that you haven't earned any money yet. I don't mean to pry or be rude but you have a very high ranking, and have been on this site for a while now, is this normal?
I'm overly cautious at the moment, having been stung several times trying to find a home working opportunity that doesn't take all my cash for no return.
I hoped that with WA I would be earning at least something in, say six months time.
I'd like to know if any other members are in the same position too.

Many thanks
Jo
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maguirem2008 Premium
Hi Jo
Welcome to WA
I also was scammed but I believe in putting it behind me and starting again.
I have been with WA 12 months but I have been taking it slowly and checking out the blogs and what people are saying.
I do believe that we can have an income from WA if we follow the training and ask questions
My new year resolution is to put more into working it,
even though I work full time also.
I really want to escape the rat race and relax some bit before I am too old to enjoy.
rgds
Marie
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JeffDolson Premium
Rank has nothing to do with making money. We haven't made any money due to I haven't posted links on our website yet. Hopefully this explains it.
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TSwindell Premium
Hello Jeff, thanks for the follow. After a few years of trying to find an online job I finally came accross Wealthy Affiliate and I couldn't find a negative review and that made me interested and I kinda throw caution to the wind. All the best to you in your success.
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MasonRuesch Premium
Hello,

My name is Mason and I would like to follow you because of your success. Please if you would be so kind and share with me a single piece of advice that you believe will contribute most to my online success. Be as specific as possible. Thank you very much for your time.

All the best,

Mason
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Timotheus Premium
Hi Jeff! Thanks for following me. I'm still very new here. Only 1 day old. Still trying to understand the user interface, where the notification buttons are, how to reply, etc. Please pardon me if you wrote to me and I have not replied.

Once again, thanks! Always good to make a new friend. :)
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odib Premium
Seldom do I make comments here in Wealthy Affiliate but can't help to make this one. Jeff's gesture is so awesome and that what makes this community more awesome. I am a silent follower and read blogs of whom I follow and learn not only the technical aspect of online marketing but also more of humanities and community spirit. I am renewing my yearly membership and not let go of this opportunity and experience. Happy New Year to all!
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JeffDolson Premium
Thank you for those kind words, great that you are renewing.
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GautamWorld Premium
The concept of 'Karma' is ingrained in the culture I am from. See 'Karma' in action here. One nice gesture and it returns back manifold, you may know it or not.
Of course, your encouraging words in my blog comments always makes me feel good.

Awesome stuff - Jeff! You rock!!
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JeffDolson Premium
Thank you friend, sounds like a great culture.
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GautamWorld Premium
Yes, Jeff... There are positive and negative aspects of 'this culture' like every other culture on earth.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
It's Rare to see a colleague at WA. After over 40 years in IT in the US I find my little company here in this environment. It's so cheap I don't expect much from it but I occasionally get a nugget or two and I did get involved with WordPress here. It's good to see someone I can relate to here.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Jeff, good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate and good to see that your up for a challenge! I look forward to reading your blog posts and networking with you. I believe that it says something, in the fact, that you couldn't find a negative review about Wealthy Affiliate!

All the best to you Jeff, Roy.
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Mari-elle Premium
Hi Jeff, thanks for your advice: baby steps and no hurry...that was what I felt so now I know I am good if I slow down...
I read your website; I love dancing too, mainly salsa and I did Souk/Lambada too. Do you know the 'new' hype which is a combination of Raggaeton and Souk, called Kizomba? Hot in Europe, but not for me :)
Thanks for the follow!
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JeffDolson Premium
Hi Mari-elle, no I have not heard about these dances. I need to do some research, maybe I'll include a post for new dances. Thank you very much for checking out my site and responding.
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Houblac36 Premium
Hey Jeff, just was browsing through, and seems like you haven't been with W.A for a long time, and already ranked pretty good. So if my assumptions are false, please excuse them... lol I am looking forward to this community, so I can make a different in mines. So I am following you.
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Nika101 Premium
Hi Jeff :)

Thanks for your message earlier, I am so glad to be apart of the WA community and join in on the training, it is indeed the best out there.

I look forward to working along side of you and seeing you grow even more here at WA.

Have a lovely day,

Cheers, Nika
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Hi Jeff ! great it's great to hear that you're good at dancing I wish I could be !! :) Hope you get a good income from WA and I personally look for a second income and till now I'm really happy with what I made :) well I'm still a starter here but in other companies I made a great progress via internet :)
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JeffDolson Premium
Thank you. If you were successful with other internet companies you will definitely succeed here.
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Blisse Premium
One day at a time is right. Sometime, at the end of working on my training, I feel like I have taken one step back. But, a few hours of "clearing my brain" and I'm back at it. I know it will all come together with time. The support is nice - makes you realize your are not alone in the struggle for learning.

Dawn
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happyjo689 Premium
Hi Jeff,
thanks for the follow. Oh my , a dance teacher, what a shame we are maybe worlds apart or I should have come to you and your wife for some lessons, LOL! Anyway, I wish we all succeed in this journey Jeff so we can live the life doing what we are passionate about!

Cheers,
Jo
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MichaelGB Premium
Hi Jeff,
Would'nt mind gving that a go myself, except you are on the other side of the atlantic! Anyway, site is coming along nicely but my first impression was that it is a bit "bland". By that I mean it needs a bit of colour - don't know which theme you are using but you may be able to have a header image (ballroom scene or whatever you think suitable) and a background colour, if still required after you add the header image. A little bit of experimenting and I'm sure you will make it amazing. Best of luck.
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JeffDolson Premium
Yes Michael I have already had that great suggestion, thank you very much for your feedback.
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drjec Premium
I am trying to convince my wife to join ballroom dancing. My daughter and I did a very choreographed salsa for her wedding and it went all over the internet. The site has a lot of great information. I would try to add a few pictures that have more movement in them. Maybe a theme that allows you large header and footer pictures. Also, this may be intentional, but I didn't see any monetization on your site like clothes or shoes etc. You might even find links that point to ball room dancing in cities that might be affiliate programs. Are you anywhere near Monterey, CA? I would love a class.
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks a lot for your response and suggestions. I have to figure out how to upload a video, lol. I removed the product page just before publishing, not up to posting links in the training yet. We're from Long Island NY so that would be quite a trip for private lessons, not to mention the cost of flying would be more expensive than teaching a couple 10 dances locally! :)
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Jwayne75 Premium
I would add a large image of couple romantic ballroom dancing...one that brings the essence of Fred Astaire gliding across the floor. Add some color to be less harsh...a color like candle light on a summer night...make me want to be in that room...remember that people remember a visual more than written words...sometimes...good luck Mac.
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks Mac for your suggestion.
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Donnolan Premium
Hey there Jeff, You have very straight forward approach to your dialog. You might want to check out out widgets on dashboard so you can activate comments or plug in for subscribe/nesletter or add to cart with Paypal so people can sign up take your classes right now from your site. Your use of images is great, who wounded want to tango or salsa? Perhaps use some bullets instead of narrative in describing your offers. Hey, I like it. You have a wonderful concept, I am still a newbie, 5 weeks, return the tire kicking, consumerinternetworld.com, pus let me have it, too.
More follow...Don
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks for the feedback, very good suggestions I will take care of.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Jeff,

Yes, I found the exact same thing....no negative reviews.

I'm happy I found WA and think it is a good fit for me.

And, I don't have the IT background that you have.
So, this should be a breeze for you if you can put in a couple hours per day.....

All the best.

See you at the top.

Mike
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LLiu Premium
Hi Jeff,
Very nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network and I am adding you to mine.
I wish you every success in your endeavor's and on your journey here at WA.
If I can be of help just let me know and I will too!

Warmest wishes,

Linda :)
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning to you Jeff, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. You are right, the marketing strategy pays off nicely for WA. I just wanted some free lessons but after one month, I stayed. I love it here. Always something new to learn.
I look forward to working with you and helping each other stay successful. I wish you much good fortune and success in staying prosperous.
Ken
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Figaro Premium
Hi Jeff, Thank you for sharing your sad story. One day at a time is certainly sound practice and can keep you from overwhelm. Two years ago, my beautiful wife lost her life as a cancer victim. We had adored each other for 33 years. From that experience I offer a few thoughts because I can see you are carrying a heavy load and there is grief all around you and it is just possible that something that worked for me can work for you or your daughter or grandson.

When Carol died, I wrote down everything I could remember of the things she said, the expressions that were uniquely her and endearing for that reason. I wrote many pages and am glad I did because I was afraid that if I did not, eventually some of the detail would be lost. People live in our feelings and this was part of keeping her alive for me.

I was fortunate to have 75 cards that on birthdays and other occasions she had given me and told me how she felt about me. The last was written only a fortnight before she died. These were priceless. I was so glad I had kept them all and I put them on the bedside table so that at night I would feel she was not far from me.

I have been a professional portrait photographer and I have many photographs. I am very lucky. I have two large wall portraits hanging in my living room and at times when i feel her loss, I speak to the portraits.

Three days before she died, she asked a close friend to look after me. And in that I have been amazingly blessed. She lives in a different part of Australia but we speak at great length nearly every day. It has made me feel how much deep friendships can do to heal the inner devastation and loss.

Each situation is different and I admire your concern for the various family members affected and that will give great meaning to your life as you give heartfelt support in this great loss. I do feel that if there are good portraits available, they can mean a great deal to your grandson in times to come and to your daughter right now.
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JeffDolson Premium
I am sorry for your loss. Thank you very much for sharing your story and the various ways you dealt with your grief which has given me some ideas. The mere fact that you are able to talk so freely after two years gives me hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Figaro Premium
Jeff, There is light at the end of the tunnel. Carol died. She lost her life and I have grieved for her loss. But in many ways for the reasons I have given, I do not feel I have lost her. And I'll never forget her. People live within us.
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Hi Jeff,Wealthy Affilliates, are changing the lives for many people.The backup they give is amazing. Certainly the monthly fee is a small price to pay for the help you are given,I am very please with the support I have recieve. It is powerful. Good Luck with all your goals. DPezzimenti
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Jeff!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Jeff, well you have a great basis for internet work as you understand computers.

I usually suggest to people that they have fun doing their content but I think I can leave that out with you as you already are having a ball.

I expect you will be fielding questions yourself soon if you aren't already. So have some more fun and do keep in touch.
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despatis Premium
Dear Jeff, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, most appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Cylia Premium
Greeting Jeff!
I'm Theresa. Thanks for the follow/welcome. I'm VERY impressed that you teach ballroom and Latin dancing. I've loved lessons I've taken. That's going on my goals list, come to think of it, for when I'm more flush (with money and time) than I am now.
Best of luck here at WA. Hope we can help each other out.
Theresa
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for following and welcome to WA! It's great to be a part of your network here and if you ever get stuck on anything just ask.

Lol, you're right about not finding a negative review...I tried and tried before starting out here, and nope, couldn't find a thing either.
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Jeff, thanks for following me - it's nice to meet you here at WA!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jeff and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You have probably realised by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Jeff, ♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Jeff and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.

Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.

The following link is a walk through with more details for your online journey. This link below is a great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running.. Marcel
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JeffDolson Premium
Marcel:

Thanks for the info, I have a question for you. Out of the 40 lessons, at which one would you consider your website to be complete and ready to make money? I'm currently on course 2, lesson 4. If you feel I should ask the community just let me know, thanks.

Jeff
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Marcel92 Premium
Hi Jeff. That is a good question. Some members appear to be receiving income very early in their online journey and other not so. I have been here 6 months now and only a few have checked my sites. I have not finished all my training lessons as yet. No doubt there are some great website info that I am missing. I feel my site is ready now for income flow. Time will tell.
Also good idea to ask the community. You should receive some interesting comments. Thank you for your interest.
Marcel...
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks Marcel, I just asked the community - we'll see what kind of feedback I get.
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MyraBeth Premium
This is also a very supportive community. We help each other by giving feedbacks and offering comments on our websites. And any time you have a question, even if you think it's a 'stupid' question, there's always someone who is willing to help answer your questions. Trust me, I know.
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wendyjane 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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JeffDolson Premium
Hi Wendy - selected a niche (Social Ballroom Dancing), set up a domain - socialballroomdancing.com. I have a question, can I change the picture on a theme I wish to use?
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wendyjane Premium
I noticed you haven't quite finished setting up your account here at Wealthy Affiliate, and just wanted to let you know you'll get better help within the community if you do. People feel as though they can connect with you better if you have a profile image and description filled out.

If there is any confusion, here's a video on how to set up your account: Just wanted to pop in and make sure everything was going well for you. If you do need any further help with anything Jeff just drop me a comment. :)
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks Wendy, I'll definitely reach out to you if I need assistance.
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wendyjane Premium
Hey there Jeff and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Wendy, and I'm here to help you along the way! If you ever need a hand or have a question, just let me know.

So you're here to learn how to make money, right? First things first, make sure you start by checking out the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a task based step by step guide that will walk you through setting up your online business. Here's the link: Something you'll soon learn about the community here is there are tons of helpful people always willing to lend a hand. Feel free to dive in and ask any questions within the community you may have. Those that interact are more likely to succeed. :) You can access the getting started classroom here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

You can also jump into live chat anytime, or drop me a message on my profile!

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If you decide to go premium within your first 7 days, here are the bonuses I will be giving you:

✓ You are going to be getting a 59% discount on your first months premium - (that's just $19)

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✓ I also am going to send you Steve's "Business From Scratch" tutorial. This is an awesome piece of training that can really clear up any initial confusion you may have.

✓Lastly, you'll get "10 Hot Niches for 2016 and 2017" to give you some more niche ideas and (hopefully) spark some new ones!

But only if you upgrade within your first 7 days... (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyway, I just thought I'd get in touch and introduce myself. Remember if you have any questions about anything please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help out.

It's great to have you here as a member Jeff. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,

Wendy
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