About Joekeriii
Joined September 2016
Aloha,
I live in Honolulu with my wife, daughter and our dog Huai Huai (it means "bad boy" in Chinese)

In my earlier life I was a soldier in the US Army. Later I became a special education teacher and consultant in special education for many years.

These days, my wife and I operate a vacation rental business in Waikiki.

My wife, Shirley, also has a business sourcing products from China. She has relationships with dozens of factories there.

I first came to Wealthy Affiliate in order to build a website focused on getting bookings for our vacation rentals. But I was inspired to build something much more useful to our guests. Shirley and I are very proud of our growing site. We've even added a sub-domain in Chinese!
http://tropicushome.com/
http://china.tropicushome.com/

As we continue to build on this property, I've starting work on my WA affiliate site.
http://what-skills-pay-bills.com/

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Or maybe you have a way we could collaborate. I'm always looking for guest post opportunities.

Mahalo,
Joe Kernan
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nedbert Premium
Hi there,

I have been involved with Wealthy Affiliate a year or so and have to admit I have struggled and floundered and have had no financial success. I am now at a point where I am ready to really take my business to the next level.

I know we have an enormous amount of information here at Wealthy Affiliate, but I would really appreciate your advice and wisdom.

Here are some of the questions I would really appreciate your answers to

• Which methods of Traffic Generation do you use and which works best for you?

• I have started to use Blogger.com to show my blogs, is this one of the best platforms to generate interest in my blogs?

• I am thinking about using the PPC to get interest, do you think this is a good avenue to get blogs seen.

• Any other info you have that has worked for you would be most appreciated.

Since starting my journey here I have to admit I have found it all a little over whelming but have come to the point where I have to take action (Yes I am spending money with no return) I have the never give up attitude however.

I appreciate you are a busy man but any advice you can give me to get over this get over the hurdles would be great.

You are probably thinking well this guy from New Zealand has had all the information to jump the hurdles for 12 months so why hasn’t he done it…….. The simple answer is that frustrating word “Overwhelmed”

Thank you for reading this, I really look forward to your reply.

Edwin Morley
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi Joseph,
Glad you understand some Chinese like "bad boy". I am also impressed by your Army Service since I have served our uniformed members in various military and VA hospitals over the past 17 years as well as by your personal interest in special education.

All these led me to feel you are a man treasuring common humanity, which has been my key forte of care beyond medication and surgery as maybe evidenced in www.ebettercare.com and www.bestedcare.com. If you view them, welcome to leave comment and suggestion so to push them into their desired orbit of e-marketing sphere.

I do appreciate your support. If anything I can help, contact me and I oblige to.


Chin-Ti
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi Joseph,

Thank you for accepting my invitation to network under WA and within its community.

To grow, I need more and more timely support as much as I could have from you and all other WA members despite knowing that less than 10% of its participants may excel, reflecting how well and hard they work and how smart they are.

So, patience and persistence + hard work are the keys to succeed in any business with no exception for affiliate programs.

Here I want to let you know I appreciate your continual generosity in offering support and help. Likewise, let me know if anything I can do for you and I will oblige to.

All the best to your success,



Chin
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How's it goin man. Thanx for following me. sorry it took me a minute to get to you. Tonight makes 30+ hours I put into training, my interests lie in hardware, software, and gaming tech, but I am always open to new Ideas. pleasure to meet. fee free to holler at me. your always welcome. :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to buy sometime just to following me together networking under WA.

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

Keep it up and welcome! :)

*P/S: Glad at least i'm learning my networking people brief bio. Hopefully i manage to remember the background each and everyone of you :)
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Powerhousevi Premium
Salute! From one Air Force Veteran to a brother Army Veteran, I Thank You for your service to our country, and our lives as Americans. Honored to follow you herein and humbled that you're a follower of mine. Things are indeed looking up. Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU!

Earnestly, DJ
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha DJ, Best to you and yours!
Joe
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KarenDemers Premium
Thanks for following me back.
I vacationed on Waikiki a few years ago and fell in love with the smells, the color of the ocean, the people and the pineapple. A fresh pineapple was delivered to our room every day and the taste is out of this world. Can't get that here in New England.
Best wishes,
Karen
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Karen,
Best wishes to you as well. Hope you can come back to Hawaii again sometime.
Joe
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you Joe, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. You have done well as a new member and I hope you are improving every day. Baby steps will get you where you want to be. I look forward to working with you and sharing any information that makes us all successful. I wish you much success and prosperity in your journey.
Ken
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks Ken!
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KenPe Premium
Hey Joe,
Thanks for the follow and I am following back. Good luck on your journey. I was stationed on Oahu from 1957 until 1964 and did not return to continental U.S. until 1964. Was stationed a
CINCPACFLEET and rode three different ships from there. Lots of memories from there. We could email if you want - just let me know.
Cheers,
Ken
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Ken,
Hi I was in the Army from '84-90, stationed here from '86 - '90 (before that I was at Ft. Hood TX). I actually returned home to Minnesota in 1990 and went to college there, but the winters were too cruel and I'd been spoiled by Hawaii's weather. I absolutely love it here.
Now, my daughter is engaged to a submarine sailor at Pearl Harbor.
Best to you & yours,
Joe
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KenPe Premium
Aloha Joe,
When I tell people that when I was in housing, 2-story substandard that the weather was such that I raised the bedroom (upstairs) windows and DID NOT closed them for FOUR YEARS.and at me in disbelief. That was just the way it was and such a beautiful place to be.
Best wishes also to you and yours.
Cheers,
Ken
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KenPe Premium
Thanks for the likes.
Cheers,
Ken
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KenPe Premium
Thanks.
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Joe, Thank you so much for following back. I reckon this is the best place where we can learn and increase your exposure on IM. The training and tutoriaIs are top notch and I believe the WA community is the place you want to be with on your journey to build a passive income. [Kelsey]
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JustBob Premium
Hi,

Looks like you two are rolling along well. Congratulations!

Since you are already sourcing products in China, you've already got yourself a very cool gig. I expect that you know about selling such via Amazon using Fullfillment By Amazon.
If not, you may wish to check it out.

Of course, there are lots of people who will gladly sell you information about how to do the whole process which you don't need, so don't spend a bunch money for advice. However, there are few good reasonable ones that may still have some useful info for you. By reasonable, I mean $1000 or less, not the $5000 some push for

I am these days inventory reluctant, but respect the value of selling tangibles via internet marketing.

WA is my Homebase and very affordable, but I am currently more focused on SEO things than affiliate marketing.

Best
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Bob,
Thanks for your suggestions and for taking the time to read our profile.
Most of our sourcing is wholesale for current clients. We haven't really pursued this as an online business (for a variety of reasons). But we might in the future.
Right now, we're concentrating on our Hawaii travel site and a WA site that's just getting going.
I'd be interested in your take on Kickstarter. I know what it is, but never really explored it.
Best to You in 2017!
Joe
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JustBob Premium
Tried sending you (Joekeriii) a Private Message about Kickstarter, but couldn't get your name accepted.

May have succeeded after all.
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Elcomeau07 Premium
Thanks for the follow and happy new year.

I strongly recommend for you to go premium if you want to achieve your goals quicker..everything they have to offer is valuable and switching to premium was the best thing that happens to me so far.

Here is a post I have made detailing why the premium membership is a good choice when you share the good news on social media.


Wish you the best of luck and if you have any questions I am here to help.

Happy new year :)
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Lina,
Thanks for the follow back and I love your enthusiasm.
I suggest you check the out the profiles of people, before you recommend they go premium. I've been a premium member since September.
If you look at the top of each profile, it will let you know the date the member joined WA. Below that there will be a box that says "Premium" if they have already become a premium member.
Best to you here at WA and wishing a great 2017!
-Joe
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Elcomeau07 Premium
Hi,

I did realize this not long after, i am sorry for this .
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joekeriii Premium
No worries, just thought you should know.
Take care,
Joe
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, Joe and thank you for following me. I am now following you as well.

It sounds like a wonderful life, there, and I wish you all of the success you can handle.

My daughter is a special education teacher here in Portland, Oregon. (Autistic children in first through, I think, fourth grade)

Mickeyb
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Mickey, My years working in special education were some of the hardest, but most rewarding of my life. Best wishes to your daughter and all the rest of your family in 2017!
-Joe
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow, Joe -- following you back. Welcome aboard and all the best to you here at WA.

[added]
I really like what you've done with your tropicushome site. The visual effect with the blog posts expanding into their spaces looks terrific. (i don't recall ever having seen that on any other sites.) Is that part of your theme or does a plugin create that effect?
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Bob, Yes, I really like that effect too. It's part of the Fluida theme. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. Thanks for taking the time to look at it.
Best to you in 2017!
-Joe
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks, Joe. I've downloaded the theme and will check it out. I like the overall look of it and it seems to have a HUGE number of customization possibilities.
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dongraysa Premium
Hi Joe, I'm new to WA - you can help me and many others by sharing with us your successes.

We all start at WA with HOPE for what it to come. We are MOTIVATED by those 'older' than us in the game who can tell us of THERE/YOUR successes - e.g are you making a living from WA yet - sufficient to finance your retirement?

Talk to us Newbies' - we need your experience. Thanx Don
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Don,
Thanks for the follow! Actually, I've only been here for a few months. I do have a couple of sites up and running and I'm getting the hang of things.

I do have traffic on my first site, focusing on Hawaii vacation ideas, but not generating significant income yet.

My other site is a WA affiliate site. It's really only gotten going in the last month, so it will be some time yet before I can expect income.

You can check out both sites from my profile, if you like. I always appreciate honest feedback.

One thing I'm learning is that "content is king", and Google rewards consistent content over time.

Here's a great lesson, that I found really helpful: Also, I suggest that you follow all the top 200 WAs especially the ambassadors.

There are many more, but I've really benefited from the training provided by these 4 -
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/loes
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/steve1958
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/johnwnewman
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/domw

Hope this helps.
Mahalo,
Joe
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Sharon,
Thanks for following me back. I really appreciate the suggestions in your post.

-Joe
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PatriciaWarf Premium
Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me. Thrilled to get to know you. Your profession is so helpful. Maybe you can use your new Online Marketing as a step in helping as well. It is so refreshing!
My dogs were Schatzi (German for Sweetheart) and Hafvar (Jewish for Friend). LOL I hope you find it truly rewarding both in personal satisfaction and income generation. I love the training and the community!
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks! Best wishes and success to you.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there, friend, thank you for following me! Hope you are following your training and getting your website built. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the most awesome community I have ever found! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me! I am including my most used blog here on WA and training posts that I hope will be helpful.
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks Linda!
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NeBro Premium
Joe thanks for the follow.

I just read your latest blog entry and I feel you, I am a bit worried I wont have enough time to dedicate to the WA project but I have also resigned myself to accept that it doesnt matter too much at this stage as we are still kind of learning and of course like you I have other work commitments I must attend to and they must come first at this stage.

Best of luck and I hope to see more from you and your project in the near future.

Kind regards

Neil
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ttabor Premium
Hi Joseph, thanks for your follow. I am following you back. What a wonderful place you are living in! I hope one day we will travel there and experience beauty of the place in person...definitely on top of our list of places to see...Are you still teaching?
Tom
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Tom,
No, I've moved on from teaching. It was a great way to develop many of the skills I'm using here at WA and in my business.

Best of luck to you in your business.

Joe
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ttabor Premium
Thanks Joe...keep in touch please.
Tom
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Joseph, 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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With-Kev Premium
Hi Joe, thanks for following me I am very pleased to be part of your network. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates you will find this is a great place to learn internet marketing and build your business. As far as you niche goes I think you have the answer right in front of you. You wife's business would lead to so many options. Just a suggestion. Wish you the very best in building your business. Cheers Kev
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Joe
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Joe, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. I hope the blog will be helpful and motivates you. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like".

Thank you.

Kind regards
Terry
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ECamacho Premium
Welcome as well Joe, and thank you for following me, I greatly appreciate it! I think your niche will be the business you and your wife operate, which is a very good business in the tourist industry. Just a thought after reading your profile! II'll see you around the community and if you need help don't hesitate to ask for we have a supportive community. Have yourself an AWESOME DAY!

Mahalo
Cheerfully,
Elizabeth-Liz
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Joe,
Thank you for following me. It is a pleasure to get to know you. I have added you to my network as well. Welcome to WA's Premium membership. I have found that here are all of the tools needed along with the support to build a great online business. I believe the training is top notch. Remember to ask questions when you get stuck.

Much success to you.

Bruce
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Joseph and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you haven't already been doing so, can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
You get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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lowell72 Premium
Joe; Looks like you have a real opportunity to continue to a very successful business. Looks to me, if you took and wrote a small pro and con list that you will come up with priorities. Then you can evaluate the list, and pick the top thing to do.
Good luck and hope there is a little insight here.
Lowell
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immistermike Premium
Hi Joseph!
Thanks for the follow! Sounds like you and Shirley have a good thing going. Wish you all the best in finding your niche. This link might help you narrow it down some.

http://tinyurl.com/hx7wjpn

And I can't leave without a shameless plug for one of my blogs:

http://myhoneymoneytree.com/make-money-online

All the best!
Mike
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despatis Premium
Dear Joseph, 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, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Joseph!
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 couple of months ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost five months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Kyle Premium
Joseph, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Joseph.
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Kyle,
Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, I've been plugging away at the beginnings of a WA site and I'm also working on a site that I intend to move from Wix: Here is the original:
http://www.tropicushome.com/
and here is what I have so far on Site Rubix:
tropicushome.siterubix.com

I don't have any specific questions at the moment, but your thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Mahalo,
Joe
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Kyle Premium
I definitely prefer your new one, not even a comparison at all. I like the direction you are heading with your website and overall, the design is much improved!
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks for the words of encouragement!
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Kyle Premium
Gladly!
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WLG Premium
Hi joekeriii,
Thanks for the follow,I'm returning the favor. I also would like to take this opportunity and welcome you to WA. You have made a decision that is going to change not only Your life; but the Lives of Your Love Ones as well. Welcome and GOD BLESS!

Best Regards;
William
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Loes Premium
Hello Joseph,♫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. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). 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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joekeriii Premium
Thanks Loes,
I really like your post about earning on YouTube and have just set up the account. I already have several ideas for it and may need more than one channel. Too many ideas, not enough time!
Mahalo,
Joe
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Loes Premium
That's a handicap we all have, success Joe
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Lundquik Premium
Joseph, welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family and congratulations on going Premium! Also, thank you for your service! If you wonder what’s possible with Wealthy Affiliate, check out my 3 Month Progress Report for an example: Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. To your success, Kevin
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Joseph !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you have access to all the great training and tools and my most favorite, the live chat. If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you here at WA.

-Jaime
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Joseph. :)
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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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janbey Premium
Hi Joe,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on making a great choice for your future.

I wish you well on your WA journey, I look forward to seeing your progress and have followed you.

I would advise (if you haven't already) to take a good look around, then start the Certification training 1. Also engage with this fantastically encouraging and helpful community. If you ever get stuck or have a question, ask it and it will be answered quite quickly by the community.

Sometimes it may feel tough here because you will be learning new things but Kyle's training is superb.

If you ever require encouragement to succeed and need inspiration to make it, please cast your eyes over my first two WA blogs. By all means leave some feedback, that would be great.

Best regards
...Age...
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks,
I'm getting oriented. Just watched the first two videos. No questions yet, but I really appreciate the feeling of support here at WA.
-Joe
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Joseph 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. A great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running..

To update or change profile setup, Follow this link..

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 get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

In friendship,

Marcel...
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks Marcel,
I'm getting oriented. Just watched the first two videos. No questions yet, but I really appreciate the feeling of support here at WA.
-Joe
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