About JFergus
Joined February 2015
I have been with Wealthy Affiliates since the beginning of February 2015 and still consider myself a newbie. I have gotten a slow start, but am impressed with the community and the information.

I am a nondenominational wedding officiant and specialize in custom wedding ceremonies. I love helping couples design their dream ceremony and being there for them when they are expressing their love in front of family and friends, making memories that last a life time.

I live in southeastern Wisconsin, close to Lake Michigan. I have two grown children and two wild beasts (my dogs). In addition to officiating weddings, I work with inner city kids as a substitute public school teacher.
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I would be happy earning $5,000/month
I would be ecstatic earning $10,000/month
I can invest 4-5 hours a day.
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JFergus Premium
I would be happy earning $5,000/month
I would be ecstatic earning $10,000/month
I can invest 4-5 hours a day.
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Mikey72 Premium
JFergus, Strong Goals. With the help of WA and its Community, I believe you can achieve your Goals. To your Success!
Michael
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Nice goals, I know you will achieve your goals, Everything you need is here at WA, from the training to the tools, the websites, support of the community of help and the personal help.
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Kyle Premium
Fantastic Joan! I know you are going to become a rock star within the online world before you know it. I am looking forward to seeing you succeed at ALL of your goals and am behind you ever step of the way if you need it.

You are in the right place here at Wealthy Affiliate and you have all the tools, training, websites, networking and support to take you wherever you want in this journey. :)
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DesiK Premium
Hi and welcome to WA - its a really great community here I think you're going to get everything you need regarding training and feedback :)
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JFergus Premium
HI DesiK - thanks for the welcome. I look forward to getting involved and set-up.
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Kyle Premium
Don't worry, we were all newbies at one point along the way Joan. You are going to get the hang of this and as you move through the training, things are really going to start to fall in place for you. :)

I look forward to working with you and simply drop me a reply if you ever need a hand with anything.

PS. Hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
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JFergus Premium
Hi Kyle - I have a few questions.
1. I get lost on the Activity Dashboard. Where do I find a tutorial on using the dashboard (i.e. posting questions, finding my profile, etc.)

2. Can you give me some advice about creating my website? I am planning on bringing it over to WA.

Locally, I conduct smoking cessation programs. Before joining WA, I had just finished a WP site for our program - its just at the beginning stages - www.smokingcessationandsupport.com. I have a few goals in mind for my site and wondered if it should be spread out to 2-3 different sites instead of all on one site.
- blog - tips for quitting
- listing of our local classes that we do
- review of smoking methods and resources
- webinar of our classes

I am wondering if there is danger in trying to do too many things with one site.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks,
Joan
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Kyle Premium
This is the walk-through of WA that is going to walk you through the platfomr:

Wealthy Affiliate Walkthrough - How YOU Can Benefit From WA

As for your website, I wouldn't try to take on too much, keep it simple and definitely keep it more targeted when starting out.

My suggestion is to keep it simple in particular when starting out. First get to a point of success where you are ready to diversify and you have enough traffic to diversify.

Far too often I see folks wanted to build out their idea first and then focus on getting the business to it, when in actuality the opposite approach leads to success. Focus on building your foundation, your brand, and creating an audience before you focus on getting too complex. It will lead to much more success this way Joan.
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JFergus Premium
Good morning Kyle - thanks for the response. Just what I needed to get started working. I see what you mean and will take the advice and 'run with it'. So grateful for what you have created here. This is a much needed service in the online marketing community
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Do you think the best way to get started is with a blog?

Thanks,
Joan
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Kyle Premium
Yes, get rolling with your blog...the training walks you through the process of creating a successful business. Head through the training, take action and if you ever have any questions let me know. :)
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Joan,

I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Have you had a chance to get started with the training?

When I first started here at Wealthy Affiliate I had a bunch of questions in the first few days and need quite a bit of help as I had zero experience coming in :)

If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help out, just reply to this message and I'll do my best to lend a hand.

Cheers,

Mike
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Joan, Mike here from http://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You are going to be up and running with an online business before you know it and I will personally be more than happy to help out if you have questions as you get started.

I suggest getting starting with the Online Entrepreneur level1 getting started course found in the main menu by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button.

Here's the link to lesson 1:
Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)

This is the course that I started with and lead me to my first sale online!

If you are willing to put in an honest effort and take the bull by the horns I will personally help you through the course or with any questions or concerns you may have in your quest to make your online business a reality.

I can be reached through my personal profile when you have any questions...trust me, you will!

Oh!

Don't forget to create your personal profile by adding an image and a few words about yourself! You'll get way more help and support form others here within the community if you have an image and description!

Just a quick heads up! You can stay on as a Starter member as long as you like, there is absolutely no pressure to change your status, but if you decide to become a Premium member and do so within 7 days you will qualify for a 50% discount on the first month.

I look forward to getting to know you and being able to help out when you have questions.

Cheers, Mike
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JFergus Premium
Thanks for the Welcome. I just replied with some questions to Carson. I look forward to more interactions.

Thanks!
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Joan, well Carson's the guy to ask. Enjoy WA, talk soon Mike.
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JFergus Premium
Hi Mike - I am pretty frustrated with this system. I am not getting any responses from Kyle besides his automated emails. How do you fit in this picture? Are you just a member or an employee?
Thanks,
Joan
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MikeLambert Premium
I am just a member Joan who is offering help, like so many will here at WA, we have a pay it forward mentality here at WA. if you have any questions just type them at the top of your profile page and you will have answers in most cases in minutes from members or join discussions.
You have to use the experience of thousands of members here at WA, there are some very good marketers that are willing to help at any time, myself included.
When you PM Kyle don't be specific just say you need help, Mike.
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JFergus Premium
Hi Mike - I am really disappointed that I haven't heard anything from Kyle. I will try your approach.
I am devoting my day tomorrow to listen to the lessons. I already have a wordpress website up. Wondered how I could enhance it with this system.
Were you already involved in IM before using WA? Do you feel that WA is the best way to go?
Thanks for your help. I will have more questions tomorrow. Joan
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Joan, yes I had a few failed attempts at IM before WA. I came to WA through a friend who had success so I gave it a try and now I do it for a living. IM is a big learning curve for anyone but I feel the training here is the most extensive that I have seen on the market. I found the best value and training in WA's affiliate bootcamp, they teach you how to promote WA but I just subbed my particular niches for WA. I started in weight loss and Amazon products and eyewear.
Talk to people here at WA and get a feel for what they have to say , like I said before, the best thing about WA that you won't find elsewhere is a huge, active and knowledgeable community willing to help.
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JFergus Premium
Thanks Mike - I appreciate your honesty. I look forward to getting started today. Will keep you posted. Joan
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