About Joanne-G
Joined March 2017
Hi!
Not sure how much to share about myself, but here I go:

As a formal intro - I’m a professionally trained adult educator (B. Ed in Adult Education, M. Ed specializing in Adult Education and Career Counselling, Diploma in University Teaching, and an eLearning certificate), who specializes in workplace learning & development, career counselling/coaching, am certified as a life coach through an ICF accredited program, and in multiple master-level personal development and holistic systems (Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Quantum Touch).

Having worked for over 25 years in academia, federal government, private/voluntary sectors, and self-employment, I’ve learned that dissatisfying careers, messy finances, and work-life imbalance are key causes of stress and unhappiness for many people.

This is why the past 15 years an integral part of my work has been providing life/career coaching, and organizational learning & development to advance organizational, professional, and personal goals with a values-based philosophy.

And, now I’m more focused on wanting to help myself and others build happy careers that provide lifestyle freedom, and financial ease through multiple streams of income.

I’m intending to achieve this through sharing online my personal development resources and strategies to help people break down barriers to success, and provide opportunities to create lifestyle freedom careers through income-building vehicles, such as my new role as an Independent Arbonne Consultant (JoanneGruttner.arbonne.com) by recruiting new consultants and help them build their own Arbonne business from anywhere in the world, and to learn about building a successful online business and sharing the WA opportunity with others. Or so I think! Who knows what will transform from joining the WA community :-)

On a personal side - my love for nature, people, and sense of adventure has led me to beautiful and interesting places around the world, experience interesting cultures, making friends with locals to expand my worldview, and explore natural wonders throughout my beautiful homeland Canada, Europe, Australia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. But, my favourite way to spend time is hanging out with loved ones to laugh, dance, and share good food and wine, organic gardening and cooking whole foods, painting, creating pottery, writing, and brainstorming BIG ideas with friends and scheming how to make them happen. Every day includes honoring a holistic lifestyle of yoga, meditation, exercise, reading or learning something that can add value to life, and finding something to be grateful for and happy about.

I’m excited about creating a successful wealth-generating online business that can reach people globally, enable me to live in warm climates during my cold Canadian winters, and continue traveling the world at my convenience.

I welcome your friendship!
Joanne
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member.
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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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Joanne-G Premium
I was thinking about something to do with helping people live well with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I've had it since I was 3 years old, and live medication-free with a holistic lifestyle. So I thought I could share my lifestyle experiences with other to help them feel in control of living naturally pain-free with their autoimmune disease.

The problem I'm finding is that most "products" out there are pharmaceutical drugs or some kind of medication that I really don't want to be associated with.

Thinking along the lines of holistic programs and offerings, such as mediation, natural body products, things that help with living with a holistic self-care mindset and approach.

Does anyone have any other ideas that can be associated with natural wellness and RA?

I really appreciate any insights! :-)
Thanks for any feedback.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could definitely head in this direction and there are many natural cures, solutions, and help people are looking forward (outside of pharmaceuticals).

When I go to do research on a given niche to come up with concepts for keywords (and ultimately content), I ask a few questions of my niche.

**What are some products/services that people are purchasing in your niche?
**What are some questions they are asking?
**What are some problems they are having?
**What are some "how to's" that are useful?
**What are some trending topics in your niche?

Do some research, in could be as simple as a Google search to uncover a lot of these items. I personally start off my keyword research using this technique: This will open your doors to essentially unlimited ideas and concepts, from there you can plug in these keywords into a keyword tool like the one here at WA or Jaaxy.com. Hope this helps you out here Joanne!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Kyle, I've been digging a bit more, even on Amazon to see what people buy for RA - books, support products, etc. I think it's a big area, but as I'm just starting out - still in lesson 1, I want to explore more the questions you listed above.

Is strategy for this explained in later classes?
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Kyle Premium
People buy everything. EVERYTHING. To convert the best, you want to be relevant to your audience.

Relevant keyword => Relevant content => Relevant recommendation

That is the process for maximizing the conversions, it isn't always the most popular product that will convert, it is the most relevant.
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Joanne-G Premium
Does WA content cover these strategies in later courses?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, most definitely and of course if you ever need to run a post by me where you are promoting something, I can offer you feedback as well.
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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks so much for the follow Joanne! I am following back and wishing you every success here at Wealthy Affiliate!

Blessings,
Debby
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garydlc Premium
Hello Joanne
I am following you, and would like to wish you great success here at WA and beyond,
Canada is one of the Countries I would like to visit, with this online enterprise, I believe it will become a reality in the not too distant future.

Regards
Gary
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Gary,
Thanks for following me. I'm following you, too! You are very far from Canada, as I am far from where you life, but the world seems so much smaller now with Internet, and easy access to world travel. All we need is the $$ to jump on that plane and enjoy the sites. All the best to your success, too with WA!

In kindess,
Joanne
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garydlc Premium
Hi Joanne
Thank you for adding me to your network, if there is anything I can assist you with please do not hesitate to drop me a line,
all the best.
Gary
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Armand707 Premium
Hello Joanne! Welcome to the premium side of the WA community. May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium. You have now opened a door to a whole new world of possibilities. Best of luck to you.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Wishing you all the best :-)
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!!
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium. Wish you all the best!
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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larryeden Premium
Hi Joanne just want to say hi and welcome to WA your not making a mistake about coming here to work because there is people already making money after the first week I thought it was impossible they are proving it can be done so you are at the right place just watch the lessons real close and your will figure it out lot of luck and may god bless
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Larry,
Thanks for the encouragement. I really like what I've seen so far with WA. I think they really do set us up for success right away!

Have you got a site up and running? If so, do you mind sharing the weblink with me?
Thanks again!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Larry,
Thanks for the encouragement and reassurance that WA is a good spot to be.
All the best to your success!
Joanne
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larryeden Premium
I am still trying to get past bootcamp course 1 lesson 9 & 10 can get past them I am going to sute support
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Joanne and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Joanne-G Premium
Sent an email earlier. Just weeding through the emails I got from you and Carson. Just set up my profile! Yay!!! Sorry, to miss your Premium offers, but this job loss sent me for a loop, and I'm only getting online today. I'll keep plugging away at your emails over the week, and getting excited!! :-)
Thanks for what appears to be a very wealth of resources, and personal touch!
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Kyle Premium
If you don't have the budget to upgrade at the moment, that is completely fine. You should work through the Getting Started training (within the "Get Started Here" button in the menu) and take action.

By lesson 4 you are going to have your own niche website up and running. This is the starting point of your business and is the foundation that is going to lead you to success down the road.

When you are ready to upgrade, I know you are going to absolutely love it but at your own pace.
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Kyle,
I don't have my VISA with me right now, it's 7:40 pm, and I'm not at home, but would you honour the Premium special you offered earlier today if I sign up in the morning?
Thanks for considering!
Good night!
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Kyle Premium
I see you have since gone Premium, congrats Joanne. I really do look forward to working with you!
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Joanne-G Premium
Hi Kyle,
I did upgrade to Premium, right? You have this recorded? Are there other bonuses?
Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you are definitely Premium! :)

Here is a link to the "The Diamond Traffic" bonus: Again, congrats on going Premium and I really do look forward to working with you!

Enjoy,

Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Hey Joanne,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Joanne and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Joanne! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Joanne!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Joanne? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Kksb0711 Premium
Hey Joanne,

I just wanted to see how you were doing. I hope you are finding Wealthy Affiliate to be very accommodating! The best thing you can do first is set up your profile on WA. Below is a video of how to set it up if you need it.. Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community, because people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

After you do that, go ahead and get started with the training. It will show you and tell you, step by step, exactly what you need to do to build your business.

Again, if you are having any trouble please don't hesitate to reach out! Message me and I will help you with whatever you are having trouble with. I can't help if you don't ask!

-Karissa
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Kksb0711 Premium
Hey there Joanne and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! My name is Karissa, I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, please let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will help you take action on daily tasks, which will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Getting Started" HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that you will be given:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to Kyle (the co-founder)! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, he will be there and he is a BIG help.
(3) You will also get the "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (for action takers ready to get started). You don't have to go Premium, so don't feel pressured.

Anyway, I thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know :) It is AWESOME to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,
Karissa
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