About Jewelia
Joined August 2017
Hello, my name is Julia (Yes, it's JuliA, please! No, not JuliE!!! Thank you!).
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, I've immigrated to the United States 25 years ago. I've started my working career back in Russia as a school teacher. My first job in the US was as a photographer (that was in predigital era), and for the past 20 years I've been working in IT. My last position was terminated 2 years ago, and now I am exploring several new career paths trying to decide which works for me the best.

Unfortunately (or fortunately! :) ) I can't go back to working full time in an office as I am a caregiver to my adult son with disabilities. The technical side of an Internet business is not much of a concern for me, but ability to react (especially quickly if needed) by writing a blog or an article is a bit of an issue for me. My English became pretty good over the years I've been living in USA, but writing takes lots of my time. I've never been my own boss or an entrepreneur. Let's see how far I can go with my own business in digital marketing :)

Nowadays, digital photography is my serious hobby. I also love reading and learning new things. My son is a happy and adventurous young man. He became a musician (blind, autistic musical savant). My husband also works in IT, and he cooks delicious meals for us. Our family likes to travel the world, and we all dance Argentine tango.

I look forward to learning a new way of earning money for our expensive hobbies! :) Thanks in advance for the support of WA community!
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wendyg53 Premium
Hi Julia,
I'll be having your own Youtube channel with videos on how to properly use digital cameras, etc. would be very popular. I know I'm always frustrated by not knowing more about how to take a decent picture. Then you don't have to worry about writing so much. I"m a native English speaker, and I still struggle with writing a lot on a topic. Hope you are doing well here at WA. :-)
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Wendy,

Thank you for connecting. It's nice to e-meet you! And thank you for your advice. I'll think about it... I hate my accent more than my writing - LOL - Though, other people say that my accent sounds "sexy" :)

Wishing you all the best,

~ Julia
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haroda Premium
Hello Julia! Thank you for following me back. It was great to touch base with you at the Live Chat this past Tuesday. The tornado never hit where I was so all was well. Lots of thunder, lightning, and rain for a short time and no power outage.

I hope you are doing well at WA so far. I can understand the writing part. English is also my 2nd language. What instrument does your son play?

Best wishes in accomplishing your goals in supporting your expensive hobbies. =)
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Hà,

It's very nice to e-meet you.

I am glad to hear that the tornado didn't come your way.

Another snowstorm was supposed to hit us in Boston this evening/ night, but it's 3:00 am, and no snow. :)

My son plays piano professionally, but he also plays violin, guitar, drums, pan flute and many other instruments...

I am doing well. I became much faster in my English writing when I know exactly what I am writing about. I am still slow posting, because now research takes too much of my time.

How are you doing? Your rock climbing hobby must be also not cheap :) Like I said, it's 3:00 am - 3:20 now, but I couldn't leave your site! I left you a comment there.
I also noticed a typo, which you may want to correct. Well, maybe not - living in the future fits well adventurous people :) "... at Aiguille Climbing Gym this past Saturday, December 2, 2107" LOL

Anyways, I am off to bed - good night!
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haroda Premium
Thank you so much for your reply. Wow! Your son is an amazing musician. I struggle just learning to play the piano. My son plays the violin and my daughter plays the viola. That is the extent of our musical talent, I think.

Boston is a city I have not yet visited. My husband participated in the Boston Marathon 4 or 5 years ago and he loved Boston. He said it is a real vibrant city. I would love to visit.

I am glad to hear that the snow storm passed. Sometimes the news forecaster make it seems a lot more than it really is.

I am doing well. Similar like you when I know exactly what I want to write it is easier. However, most of the time I pick the topic too broad and when I do the research I get off topic easily so I find myself bouncing all over the place and get very little writing done. I think for me is to learn how to narrow down my topic and break it down from the beginning. Stay focus.

Thank you for checking out my rock climbing website. I can't seem to find your comment. Do you remember which article you left a comment at? Is that the same article with a typo. Please let me know and I shall fix it. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Also - please leave me a link to an article on your website. I would love to leave you a comment as well.
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Jewelia Premium
Oh, I am so sorry you can't find the comment. Yes, the same article on Reel Rock 12. I'll post it again. If you end up having two, you can always approve only one. :)

Boston Marathon 5 years ago is when the attack happened... I hope your husband wasn't here that year. If you decide to visit Boston, let me know. I'd be happy to meet you in person and show you around. :)

Are you on Facebook? Let's connect there. All my links are in the "Follow Me On" section (on the right bottom of the screen here).

P.S. - I submitted my comment again. Please let me know whether you received it.
JS
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haroda Premium
I remember the attack. I think he ran the marathon the year before. His runner friends were there.

Oooh -- I didn't know the bottom right corner even existed... I be-friended you on facebook and liked the fb pages. I shall put my down there as well. Great tips. Thank you.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you!
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Julia. I really enjoyed reading your profile. I worked as a proofreader for Ken Blanchard for about a year and a half, and I can usually tell when English is a second language. But you write so well and your syntax is so correct that I was surprised when you said you were from Russia originally.

I really enjoy meeting international friends here on WA and look forward to getting to know you better.

Carol
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Carol,

Thank you so much - it's a great compliment to me!
I like to be a part of this International community and e-meet people from all around the world.

I look forward to more fun and challenges on our journey together with WA.

~ Julia
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CarolMeador Premium
Me, too!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Jewelia!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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Jewelia Premium
Hello Antonio,

It's nice to e-meet you. Thank you for your kind wishes. I wish you a very successful and productive year ahead.

I just want to remind you that the only appropriate place to post your links is on your own profile under "Follow Me On" section; everything else is against WA policies. The pale drop-down arrow in the upper right corner of your message will allow you to edit your message and remove the links.

Thank you,

~ Julia
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Madek Premium
Great, Jewelia!

Many thanks for your worries! I'm immensely grateful for it! I've kept in touch with Kyle about. My website is not addressed toward profitable aims.

Madek
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MichaelReim2 Premium
Thanks Julia for following me back. I hope you don't mind if I ask you dumb questions once in a while. I'm moving along pretty good but am just a newbie. I think I've been with WA a week now? Up to the middle of Course 2. Bought a domain and moved my website into it, Created domain emails etc.
I don't expect to have a workable website until I've failed at a few cause I'm still pretty overwhelmed. Patience is a virtue right?
Thanks again
Michael
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Michael,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! It's nice to e-meet you. You are doing awesome and moving forward at a good pace. It's good to keep in mind that we are allowed to fail when doing something for the first time. However, I am pretty sure that your first website will not be a failure. It may need some adjustments in the future as you learn more and realize that you've made some mistakes, but you'd be able to put it to work - your efforts won't be educational only.

I started with a website that I realized later wasn't exactly a traditional scenario of a profitable niche site that Kyle had in mind. But, I loved it and had many ideas for its development. I had to put it on hold while participating in wonderful initiatives that Kyle and Bo Tipton have started here at the beginning of the new year. I will get back to my first website and make it the way I envision it with all the enhanced knowledge I'd be able to get this year. It's definitely not a failure. :)

I wish you great success in your new venture and all the best!

~ Julia
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laurus935 Premium
Hi Julia,
Nice to meet you here!
I leave Russia in 2000 and now I stay in Quebec. I started to learn how make money online and fortunately I find this community and I meet you here. I don't know if one day we will be close friends and meet in some travel maybe we will be just two colleagues on WA but right now I'm happy to meet one Russian lady here! :)
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Larissa,

It's very nice to e-meet you. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you are here to stay and go Premium. WA community is absolutely amazing, and training here is complete and comprehensive.

Quebec is a lovely city, which is not too far away from Boston, where I live. But, i haven't been there for about 20 years... Where in Russia are you from?

I wish you great success in your new venture. Удачи Вам!

~ Julia
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laurus935 Premium
Thank you Julia!
Well said : e-meet! :)
So you stay in Massachusetts? This is really not far! :)

I was born in Riga, USSR. :) You must be from Leningrad. :)
I'm teasing you a little. :)

Great to talk to you!
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KateMun Premium
Hello, Julia! Actually, it was very nice meeting you here during my first few minutes of membership. =) I am also Russian, live in Kazakhstan. Have an extended family in US and have been to US a couple of times visiting. My cousins and aunt live in Albany, NY. Where do you live in US?
I am also a teacher at school. I teach English, IELTS preparation, Critical Thinking and Academic writing and Basic Research skills course for high school students. Here in KZ, education is a subject to radical reforms for the last 2 years and the job is becoming more and more demanding, including paperwork, mistrust from admins and control over the content and style of your teaching. I work from 8.30 to 5, sometimes to 6. Come home and have 1-2 tutoring hours. I don't spend enough time with my son and husband. And this year I have decided I need to turn from the road of being a full-time always exhausted teacher. That is how i ended up here.
Hope we will become friends!
Best,
Katya
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Kate (is it Катя?),

It's a pleasure to e-meet you. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Thank you for adding me to your network. Let's keep in touch, and it would be wonderful if we could become friends. Maybe someday we could meet (without "e-") during your visit to your relatives.

Best of luck,

~ Julia
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, Julia
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Frankie,
Thank you for your kind words and warm wishes.
~ Julia
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks Julia
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despatis Premium
Dear Julia, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Desmond
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi, Julia, I have just been looking at the Live Chat and noticed you are trying to help Lisa McC. So am I. As you appear to do, I believe she is all over the place. Maybe because of her health issues. So I am going to be patient.

I always make notes as I go along. I sent her a copy of mine for the first four certification lessons and told her not to take them literally but noted she had to watch the videos in conjunction with them. Let's hope she does. At least she says she is doing course 1 now!

You appear so nice I really must follow you now.

I am going to come back soon and visit your website. I have good friends who are always trying to get me along when they go fossicking. So far only twice accepted.

Helen
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Jewelia Premium
Thanks Helen,

Nice to e-meet you. I hope that together we'd be able to help Lisa move on. All the best to you,

~ Julia
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Julia and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined in August you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
You have lots of IT experience but IM is a different ball game so if you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 380+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Robert!

Thank you for your warm welcome.

Yes, IM is a whole new aspect for me. And website development in general, and within a user-friendly environment, in particular, are totally different things than coding and knowing where everything is supposed to be. I am sure I'll get used to the environment soon, but for now, getting around is a challenge.

But... I am a smart girl (and a humble one! :) ;) ), and with the help of this knowledgeable and supportive community will soon become an expert in both Internet Marketing and WordPress website design. Ha-ha-ha!!!

Wishing you all the best. Have a wonderful day.

~ Julia
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Robert-A Premium
You are way too modest.
With your background in IT, website design will be a breeze.
You can also ask questions of the membership but make sure you ask members such as myself who have been with WA some time and been around the block a few times.
These are the people with the experience and knowledge to put you on the right path.
Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Robert.
I sure will contact you and other experts here when I need help. However, I was very pleased to discover that some very young members in this community are very bright, supportive and giving excellent advice.

Thank you again. I'll talk to you soon,

~ Julia
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Robert-A Premium
Some are quick learners and of course the younger generation get taught IT skills at school and college.
There are still a lot of members who although trying to be helpful can and do put you on the wrong path.
If you are new to marketing online you wont know it and wonder where you went wrong.
Always check and double check info received and if it doesn't feel right then ask again and again.
As I say in my profile - always best to get a second opinion.
Now I'm off home to make myself some dinner so maybe catch you later if you're still around.
Robert
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Jewelia Premium
Very good advice, Robert! Will do. Thank you.
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sovsemdurak Premium
What you have written is simply amazing! I really could not even imagine. You are absolutely right when you say that your son deserves the highest praise, loud applauds and stand-up ovations. It appears it’s all right with his brain. I wish him success and happiness.
I believe, nevertheless, it was good that you leaved Russia and moved to America. You wouldn’t have here even a small part of those possibilities. Russia is a very unhappy country.
Particularly, the warm climate is also worth somewhat. It’s great advantage.

It all proves once more that life is a struggle for survival and not the relax on a lawn.
As for life in America, unfortunately, it is also not at all easy. I expected this country is more prosperous and comfortable.
В семидесятые годы у столичной российской молодежи была проблема: Кто важней, физики или лирики? Как показала современная практика, самыми важными оказались аффилированные маркетеры (шутка).

And even I, not a young man already, decided to become an affiliate marketer. Although I had made several sites many years ago, including my artistic site, even I learnt somewhat of contemporary methods HTML, PHP5 and CSS, nevertheless the promotion appeared to be the most terrible problem. I had made a good, from my point of view of course, dating site, but the complete incomprehension what to do next took me to the state of stupor.
It’s clear that to push through the massive wall of thousands of sites of other wishful people is almost impossible. I only pin my hopes on an interesting method of finding low competition keywords. Rare keywords, thou giving small traffic, are able at least to make a site to be seen at all. You have at least some audience at all.

If this doesn’t work, remains only one way that is to apply titanic efforts and create a really great site that would attract a huge amount of people. This would take years of hard work, investment of some funds, ideal knowledge of English, of topics, of problems, in short to become a high skilled specialist, to say more short, it means to get a one more higher education. And all this without any clear hope of a definite success. Let’s say, truly, quite a desperate situation.

What you think of it all?
Something else! What you think about PPC. How much money it's necessary to put up to such a deal.

Though, it’s enough to speak about the sad! There is no time to sob and shed tears. Ultimately, it's impossible to lay on the sofa and watch the ceiling. Anyway, nothing remains, as to work until the last breath.
I like that you love Argentinian tango. I myself love Spanish music, Mexican songs by Mariachi, Chilean, Argentinian songs.

There is one another thing that raises my mood. It’s Russian revolutionary songs. It is impossible to live more with the feeling of the defeated. There are so many disgraces in our country, and there is no movement toward a change for the better. Cheerful, rhythmic songs, beautiful melodies, texts full of profound meaning, these songs say that not everything was so sad and hopeless. No other era has given so many beautiful songs.

I do not want to bore you with my problems anymore. Please write what you think about affiliate marketing. What are its prospects? Everything changes so quickly that as soon as you learn anything, everything has already changed.
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sovsemdurak Premium
It's good that I'm managed to open the site of your son. Beautiful site, I'm sure you have made it. I can not help wishing him happines. Some years ago in SPb there were perfomance of the famous Andrée Bocelli. The perfomance was on the Palace Square. Many people gathered. It was fine.
Your son reminded me those events.

Science doesn't stand on one place. There were communications about human head transplantation made in China.
I'm sure they invent something, I'm sure the luck will be on your and our side.
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Jewelia Premium
I replied to you in a private message.
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sovsemdurak Premium
Probably here is it possible to write in Russian? Confirm, please.

It’s astonishing, surprising, most part of my life passed in Vasilievskiy Island. My aunt studied in mathematical faculty of the University in Leningrad. For the first time I saw a computation maсhine there. It was like a great cupboard with many blinking bulbs and big rotating drums with magnetic ribbon.
I studied in physical faculty there, then, I worked in State Optical Institute for more than 20 years. Academy of Science Library was my most visited place. I was a theoretician and made computations on the maсhine which occupied a whole floor of а building. Now we have on a table a small apparatus which has more computational power than those big machines.
Whatever you say, we live in a very interesting time. I think, rare science fiction writer could imagine, in the time of my youth, where science and technics would come. It's fantastic!
I’m not a young man now and was almost blind with cataract in both eyes. I was practically disabled. And a miracle happened! Doctors returned my sight. I foresee, there would be many new miracle in the near future, and, who knows, maybe your son one day will be able to see.
At least, I wish you to experience such a miracle!
Let's hope! But every miracle requires money. Sometimes, much money. That's why, tell me, please, what are your successes here at WA?
I live in Russia and this doesn't require more explications. I hope, you still didn't forget what the this country is? Of course, this is a wonderful country and people are wonderful, but, alas, it's hard to live in Russia. Pension $200, $150 payment for home services - heat, hot water etc. So I have to work and can't even think of such things like travel the world and dance Argentine tango.
WA seems to me to be sure and credible entity. I'm so tired of scammers! I'm tired of translation! It's quite a cheap work. I would like to learn to gain a decent money at last. Is this ever possible?
It isn't even a dream, this is an urgent necessity.
By the way, I couldn’t open http://www.SantonMusic.com. Anything wrong with it?

Please, write. Better in English in order to have some additional training. I wish you all the best in life.
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Loes Premium
Hello Julia,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition to the Walkthrough called "After The Walkthrough". Also 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. I just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Jewelia Premium
Dear Loes,

Thank you for your warm welcome and for a lot of training material you've written to help newbies like myself.

I wish you great success in businesses and all the best to your big family.

~ Julia
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Loes Premium
Thank you, have a great day yourself too:) Success!
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phildora Premium
Hi Jewelia and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Your niche sounds amazing and you have landed at the right place at the right time to achieve online success through Wealthy Affiliate!

Don't hesitate to reach out for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task!

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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judLie Premium
Welcome! This is an awesome community with all the training and the right tools to help you create a business online. Success comes with time, effort, focus, and a determination to succeed at what you do.

I too have a child with special needs and understanding the challenges involved in raising a child with special needs.

I wish you all the best in your WA journey!

Judith
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Judith,

It's nice to e-meet you! I agree, this community is awesome.
Here's to success!

~ Julia
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Julia!

Just wanted to drop by and say a hello here at your profile page too.

You have the best prerequisites to become a successful online entrepreneur, indeed! Your English sounds excellent to me, you've got great experience in the IT business and a lovely family.
I had a look at your Website and I find it looks very attractive and professional. Me too love stones, since I was a kid I always pick up stones that crosses my way. I place them decoratively in our garden and some of them in our house ;-)

Wish you great success!
:-)
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Pernilla,
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
Thank you for checking out my site and for your feedback.

I browsed your website too, and left a comment there :)
I like how your site is designed: it looks pretty, clean and simple for navigation. Your images are nice, some humorous, and they are very well tied to the content. I'd say that your site could probably benefit from a few additional pictures in certain places. I like that you keep "About Me" in a sidebar, and it appears on every page. What widget did you use for that? I'd like to implement this on my site too. I also noticed that you don't go with the rule of roughly 1500 words in every post. I don't either. Otherwise, my site won't get updates for weeks! :)

Speaking about English... It's a second language for you and me, isn't it? I just want to mention that I noticed some typos on your "About Me" page in case you'd like to run it by someone who could edit your writing.

When we speak, native speakers forgive our grammar mistakes because they hear our accent (or, because they don't know their language any better than we do :)) ) However, when we write, we are treated the same as native speakers. When we write for the public, the language in our articles defines our level of education and culture. We want to be trusted, which means that we want our readers to believe that we are well educated - at least in the subject we are teaching about. I can't afford paying an editor, which means that there is no way to avoid errors in my posts: I know for sure that in the best case scenario, I will only confuse tenses and miss or misuse articles. I decided to have a few static pages on my website, and in them check the grammar and spelling thoroughly, ask my well educated American friends to check on my English. The rest of the writing will be in form of posts - my blogs. There, I will do my best in checking my own grammar, but I realize that some errors will get through - there is nothing I can do about it. This is my approach and best strategy I could come up with for myself. My "About Me" page was edited by an American writer - so, I hope it is well written stylistically and grammatically. :)

I wish you all the best,

~ Julia
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Pernilla Premium
Hello again Julia!

Many thanks for leaving a comment on my Website! Really appreciate that a lot. I have answered your comment now.

I have also left a comment on your article about Tourmaline ;-)

Thank you very much as well for the thorough feedback about my website. It's far from how I want it to be, but step by step I'll work on improvements, feedback are therefore a precious help.

My mother tounge is Swedish, my second language is German and English is my third language. Not easy to keep the grammar and spelling perfect. It's a good idea to let an English native speaking person to read through the text. I want to try to find a solution for that.

Well, the 1500 words-rule is a tough one - therefore a Tourmaline gemstone would be just great to have!! Anyhow, in the todays world people haven't got that much time to read all the information that is around. Many of our WA friends write articles around 700-900 words. Here is an interesting WA-discussion about this issue: Julia here is a video, made by Marion Black, showing exactly how to do the About me-Widget: Have great fun creating your widget!
Happy to be connected with you!
:-)
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Jewelia Premium
Good morning Pernilla,

I love it in Europe, where people speak 4-5 languages! In my early childhood I was fluent in Polish. In my youth, I had pretty good conversational German. I forgot both, because in the United States, I have no reason to use them. Here, I could practice Spanish and French, but I never knew them.

Thank you for your comment on my website. I replied. Also, thanks a lot for the tip on the length of a post, and for the video-tutorial on "About me" widget. You've been awesome and very helpful! I am glad we've connected. Let's keep this connection alive.

Cheers,

~ Julia
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Pernilla Premium
Yes, let's keep in touch!

I wish you great success
Ich wünsche Dir viel Erfolg!
Je te souhaite beaucoup de succès!
Jag önskar dig stor framgång!
:-)
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DaveSw Premium
Wonderful life story Julia! I am quite sure you will adapt to this online stuff pretty easily and excel. You have a ready-made niche it seems, photography has been a central theme for many years and you likely are VERY good at it! Best of luck, and ask questions if you have them, plenty of people to help you out! Cheers! Dave : )
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Postum99 Premium
Hi Jewelia,
Great to have you onboard. I have trouble also with acronyms that many use when explaining answers to my questions. I have never used Facebook or any of the social media outlets. So my english gets stretched. The main thing that will help you is KEEP ASKING.
Don't let their answers be too short. Ask again.
I followed you
Best to you
Dan
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Dan,

Thank you for connecting back with me. I wish you great success here in WA community and in your Internet business.

~ Julia
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Julia,

Well, here I am. Today I am typing my fingers blue as I have to answer so many comments, likes etc. Just as well I only write 1 post a month. Your family seems to be really nice even if you have these challenges. I mean to all dance together, what better can there be? I always say this to the new people I meet here. In case you need a good source for writing do check my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, some amazing documents can be found there.
Thank you for the follow and all the best.

Regards, Taetske
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stephhill Premium
Hi Julia:

Many thanks for the follow. We have much in common. I too am a full time caregiver. I care for my mother who is widow. We lost my father two years ago. My parents were married 46 years ago.

Also, like you. I have an adult son who is autistic. He is high functioning and also loves music. I too care for him as well, but he goes to school during the day. He attends college during the day. He does get bullied on campus and so I do need to intervene now and then for that purpose.

I hope all is going well so far. Keep in touch!

Steph
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Jewelia Premium
Nice to e-meet you, Steph. Thank you for following me back. Yes please, let's keep in touch!
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arielharris7 Premium
Welcome! Isn't it so heartening to know that no matter what we rise to what ever occasion we encounter? Your strength and flexibility to learn and adapt is remarkable. You are an inspiration!i wish you well. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you dear Ariel for your kind words. Oh, you are an inspiration yourself! I am happy to e-meet you. I wish you luck and great success. I look forward to walking this journey together and supporting each other along the way.

~ Julia
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Julia 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 a few minutes free, give it a read and ask me any questions you may have within the comments section, and I will be happy to give you an answer.
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Kyle 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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Jewelia Premium
Hi Kyle,

Yes, I'd love to run my ideas by you. Thank you for your offer and support!
I have two ideas:

1. gem stones and gemstone jewelry. To narrow down my niche, I want to focus on what I know as semiprecious stones: usually translucent or non-transparent at all colorful minerals such as agate, jade, turquoise, etc. but not diamonts, sapphire or emerald. However, on English-language sites, I didn't find defined classification for this matter. To my knowladge, the difference in names would be "precious" vs. "semiprecious", but in either case people would probably search for "gems". My question is how to make it clear that my site offers scientific and cultural fun stories and myths about beautiful minerales, and it is for average-wealth people and offers everyday fairly inexpensive jewelry.

2. The second idea would be musical instruments: cultural roots, history, comparison, stories for kids, etc. Offered products could include instruments themselves, accessories and music for a particular instrument.

The second idea seems easier, but while I was in a computer school, I had a little shop selling jewelry hand-made by artists in Ural mountains, Russia. I still have some left, and thought that this 1st niche could give me an opportunity to sell my own product in addition to advertising others.

What do you think?

Thanks a lot!
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Julia!
This is Kyle (not the owner, just a member). I am glad you made it. Wealthy Affiliate is awesome and you will like it. If you are ready to roll you can get started in the training if you click the green button labeled "Get Started Here" in the upper left-hand menu.

Everything is laid out simple, but inevitably things are going to get confusing for you at some point in the training. So if you ever need help don't hesitate to message me. I was in your shoes not too long ago and would be happy to help.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Kyle!
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Kyle, how do you know so much about AWOL? I joined Wealthy Affiliate from first finding and reading your review to AWOL Academy. I hope I made a right choice :) Thank you for the review.
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