About Johncruz
Joined March 2010
Hey everyone, I'm John and I am a work at home dad.

I served in the U.S. Army, held a regular job, and took a couple of classes in college before I found myself here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Just like most of you, I wanted more time with my family and this whole military thing was not going to allow that to happen.

I knew there was more to life than following the norm and now I can proudly say that I am a stay at home dad and I couldn't ask for a better "job".

For those of you that are still trying to find a way to make money online, just know that you are in probably the BEST online marketing platform to ever exist.

I look forward to working with all of you, so please take action and you will see results just like everyone else.


- John
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dfsteeger Premium
Hi John , First let me say thank you for your service! I am new to WA, just a few weeks in, thanks for you bio and your insights! I am looking forward to knowing you and learning as much as I can! Much success and prosperity! If you had one piece of advice to help a newbie...what would it be?

Dennis
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johncruz Premium
Nice to meet you too Dennis and if there's one thing I always tell any newb online it would be...Focus on building out your site and don't stop pushing forward regardless of how many sales you're NOT making.

I say that simply because this is an actual business and it does take time to grow. There are too many people that come here and quit within two months.

What you need to remember is that once you start making money, it's all about scaling, growing and making more money. Laying down the foundation is probably the hardest part, so once that's out of the way, it should only take about 2 hours a day just to build and maintain a site.

I hope this helps Dennis and I'm looking forward to working with you more and most especially seeing you grow and succeed within the online space.

- John
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dfsteeger Premium
Thank you John, thats probably the best advice I've received so far, I will take your words and put them into practice!
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johncruz Premium
That's great to hear and please do let me know if you need help with anything!
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I have been adding all 5 WA pages like this to my site. My question is, is it possible that people can get go through all this training without paying for a membership?
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johncruz Premium
The free membership gives you some free lessons but I'm sure it stops at a certain point. I think it's enough to give people a glimpse of what they will be doing before they commit to anything. This wasn't offered before so let them know how lucky they are to actually get in for free to see what it's all about.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

This is a related question for the company I work with and wanted some of your professional input .
I still have a Day job, until WA picks up.

My day job is a small software company that develops a program for CPAs and Bookkeepers. We are trying to get our software product more Google traction in the rankings.

What tools can I use to find do combinations of Key word search's that we can use in our blogs and email blasts, we use an Auto responder called Infusionsoft.

Is Jaaxy one of them? Do you recommend others?
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johncruz Premium
Yes, definitely use Jaaxy and you can always use Google's keyword tool as well, just checkout the link below.

https://adwords.google.com/home/tools/keyword-planner/
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I was doing some research and went to Ripoff report.com ( which was one of the sites from the bootcamp for us to add to our website.

I typed in Wealthy affiliate because
1. I wanted to add it to my site for other help out others
2. I wanted test what would happen if I typed in Wealthy affiliate

There were a number of people saying the WA scam reports are not litigate and falsified.
The WA has made a business out of calling other programs scams in order to promote Wealthy Affiliate.
That Kyle and Carson train us to tell draw people that other affiliate marking companies are scams and that we can be liable to get sued if these kids of reports

I's now Leary about the Affiliate Boot camp approach, to promoting scams.

Your thoughts?
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johncruz Premium
Ripoffreport is another business and anyone can get on there and say bad things about others but that site is not credible. Does WA teach you to go out there and call other programs scams? Definitely not and all those people saying that are just involved with those programs, which is why they try to say that we go and bash other programs. Don't listen to them man as you will still make money with any niche because this program is not designed JUST to promote WA. Get what I'm saying?
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ejondro1 Premium
Hi John,

As I have been moving through the training I am realizing I do not like the name and title of the website I created. The niche I am going to stick with, but I want to change the wording of both the URL and the name of the site. Can this be done with out deleting the entire site and starting over? I have no real content on the site yet so it wouldn't be a big deal, but If I can just change it that would be easier.

Thanks,

Eric Jondro
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johncruz Premium
Just create a whole new site man because once you create a site, that is it. Are you purchasing domains or are you using the free sites for now? If it's free, you can delete it and just create a new one.
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ejondro1 Premium
Will do, thank you for the support. I just decided to go all in and join with a premium membership!

Eric
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johncruz Premium
Yeah that's a great decision and you won't regret it. When I took that step, I knew I was committed to something and it has definitely paid off. I look forward to helping you do the same so let's get you there man!
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Mark1234 Premium
Ok just fooling around with this area and found the : Create a Custom Homepage Link
( Not sure if I'm in the right spot)

I attempted to add
1. Campaign name
2. First Name to display
3. website to display
4. Custom Page

However, it keeps asking to upload an image?? Do you need to save an image to your hard drive and add it from there?
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I just read the recent article from Carson called :

Carson just blogged "Ambassador Ranking 2017 Update: Pay-it-forward!", you may want to check this out!

email and I really liked what he wrote. I think its important to have the info from his email for people that may want to register , so I wanted to add it to my website.

What is the best way of doing that. Do you simply add the link to my site?

Is this ok to do?
Have you done this before?
If so what did you do?

Mark
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johncruz Premium
There's a link from almost every page here that you can use so just look for the link looking thing at the top of pages on here and you will be able to find your personal affiliate link from which you can use to add to your site. I have done it before but haven't been doing it recently. It's good to use though so go for it.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I have a couple articles written and they are one after another, how to create each article, so it shows up from a Drop Down menu, where people can select the article of choice to open and How do you label the Drop Down at the top of the page?

If you look at other peoples sites. They have it set up that way, ( ex: Getting Started or What is Affiliate Marketing) you select the word at the top of the page for a drop down selection.

Is there a training link for that?
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johncruz Premium
This might be what you're looking for Mark.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John, just sent this out to the Live chat community.

When I add my Sign Up page from my affiliate link to my site and test it.... I noticed that my email address and dots for the passcode show up, when I test it. I tried going to my History on my laptop and Clearing Browsing data from my settings but it doesn't seem to work, after I clear password and retest the sign up page

I'm not sure if you know what to do here
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johncruz Premium
Try logging out of your WA account before testing it.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

Question: when I add a link like this to my post and person signs up as a WA member.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/banners/show/wa_starter_350x350.png

Or any of these banners I add to my post and website.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/banners


How do I know that this member is registered under my Affiliate account?
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johncruz Premium
That's actually a link to a banner and not your affiliate link. To get your affiliate link you need to click on the little white plane and then links and tracking. From there you can get your links.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John
Just starting creating my site. I'm attaching my WA link to my web pages and want them to get specific direction: Like where people can come to register on my site.... when I attempt to attach a link and test it. The link keeps going back to Affiliate Bootcamp training videos...What I not doing correctly.
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johncruz Premium
Don't forget that your WA link is in the program details, which can be found by clicking the little white plane up top.
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Thank you John. I found WA through your review of Kangen Water and the MLM that they do. I am glad to be here. I am working to get through the training and hopefully fund my premium membership in a month or two.

Thank you again for writing that review. I think WA might just change my life.
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johncruz Premium
It did mine and I'm sure it will do yours too Dorothy!
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I am starting the website building video tonight and do have one question (which may/may not be answered in the video).....at any rate, as I building my website, does that mean it is automatically active or can I build it, "Save" it and THEN make the final version live?
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johncruz Premium
Once you publish it will be active. Google still needs to crawl it though so don't worry about it being seen just yet.
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Thank you!

The video talks about the naming convention and that it will have the siterubix subdomain extension. I get that, but why did the domain that you shared with me NOT have that? Is it because you have it hosted/registered outside of WA?
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johncruz Premium
No i just purchased it here.
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OK, thanks. I'm 'bout done for tonight - have taken in enough to think about for now! LOL Thanks for your time - hopefully will "see" you soon. Blessings.
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johncruz Premium
Lol, yes, get some rest and I will see you soon!
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DebbieJordan Premium
John, please tell me how to get my refund and how to get out of my membership now!!!

Sincerely,

Debra Jordan
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Alphonsus Premium
Hi John, pls help,
I am taking a domain name now, I know it's highly recommended to use .com or .org or .net, I wanted to use .ch because this is what most companies in Switzerland use and I want my business to be link with my Country Switzerland, Please do you think its a good idea?.
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johncruz Premium
Still go with the .com Alphonsus as they will still be able to find you no matter what. Remember that your target audience is the world and not just Switzerland so you want to have it with the .com.
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Alphonsus Premium
Thanks John for your help always.
I really want to have a .com but I already got a domain yesterday with a .ch,
I want to change it from .ch to .com because kyle just said that my ranking will only count in my local country... I really want it changed to .com because I want my site to be ranked world wide.
You think that is still possible?
Thanks a lot John
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johncruz Premium
You will have to get a whole new domain man, but it is very well worth it.
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Alphonsus Premium
...did you say it worth it to get a new domain?
Always thanks for helping
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johncruz Premium
Yes, it is worth getting another domain. You want to target the online world and not just one country no matter where you're from.
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Alphonsus Premium
1) I am ready to get a new domain, but what I have already is a year domain, are they not going to be charging me for rest of the year even if I have another site.
2) How do I go about creating the new domain so that I don't complicate the whole thing again please.
3) How do I transfer my Rebixsite to my paid domain.
Hope am not asking too much or disturbing you with my problems.
Thanks a lot
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johncruz Premium
Definitely not man, but I will be sending you a private message with further guidance.
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RoxanneJones Premium
hey john, i just found that place where you left me a couple of messages- i dont know how to get back there, but oh well..... i havent made any money, and two of my sites got hacked, i got in touch with kyle, and someone else told me to make a ticket at the help desk. i checked to see if anyone helped me yet , they didnt yet. kyle told me someone will be helping me soon but that was three days ago. i never been hacked before so i dont know what to do next.....2 of my sites where hacked
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johncruz Premium
Definitely send support another ticket. They will get back to uou soon. Let me know what they say.
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Rachel205 Premium
I love your posts! I look forward to following you and hope you can help me become successful as well. I am a hard worker once I have the details I need. I'v completed the first course but I'm still a little confused at putting it all together. Look forward to working with you.
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BCarlos1 Premium
Thank you so much John,I appreciate those encouraging message from you ,as a newbie in WA community I really need a mentor to guiding us of what to do next,as I'm going through ,I continue follow the instruction and step by step and I'm pretty sure before the end of this mos I will upgrade to premium and enjoy the unlimited help and support of the community thank you John and to everyone God bless us all!
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johncruz Premium
My pleasure Bernadette! It's also great to finally see a face with the name! lol
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Hi all! G'day mates! I just joined and it will take me a lot of time to get it through and understand all of it. Yes, I know, I know, you all are here to help! Thanks got for that!
The first question is: will I be able to promote my own art pieces in here? There will be some ink drawings, oil paintings, watercolours and similar...
?
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johncruz Premium
You sure can John (nice name btw) but the main focus here is to really promote things that you don't own so you won't have to deal with shipping or any of that stuff. Go through the first few lessons and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
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Hi John I am new to this, and based in Sydney "Gday mate" as we say over here. I have to head out into the traffic, but will go through the lessons and see how it all works, I have various interests like nutrition, Fitness and Religion - I am a Christian and quite interested in Christian apologetics, probably most passionate about apologetics, then nutrition and fitness, not sure where to start, but hopefully will pick it up as I go along... thanks for connecting John..
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johncruz Premium
Yeah I responded to your comment on your profile. It's great to have you here and I'm looking forward to working with you more!
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jms818 Premium
Hey John,
Thanks for leading me to this site! I don't even know how I found your page but it's just one of those serendipity things I guess. I'm in the process of narrowing down my niche and coming up with a name for my site. I have a feeling I'm overthinking it. How important is it to get it right the first time -- I'm thinking I'd like a name that I can build into a brand over time but I think that thought is stopping me from moving forward. Thanks for any insights!
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johncruz Premium
Throw some ideas at me and we'll get it right the first time, lol. Don't worry, I didn't completely understand that part either, but I still made money. In the end, it's going to be your content that makes you money and not your domain. However, this is YOUR brand and we want to make it something you like and can showoff to your friends, lol. SO throw some ideas at me and we can go from there.
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jms818 Premium
Interesting point about showing it off to my friends, as that's always been my stumbling block -- getting personal with a blog -- it's scary to me. My niche is in the Law of Attraction space. I'm still narrowing it down and it may be specifically about how to use LOA principles to pull out of depression and live a life of joy and gratitude. But is that too narrow? I assume general LOA is too broad. Your thoughts on that?

Anyway, quick question - I assume if I sign up for the $19 premium deal I can cancel it after a month (I have lots of questions I'd rather be private with), go back to Starter membership, then when I'm ready to go premium again at the full price?
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johncruz Premium
I think the depression thing is perfect actually. About the membership...if you go premium you can't go back to the starter membership, sorry. It's very much worth it though Jeannie and I know some of us can't really afford it, but just remember what you came here for in the first place and that will make all the difference.

It's a really small investment that can and will be paid off in no time. If of course you're working on your site and all that good stuff. You're doing great so far, so keep at it and you will get to where you want to be.
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jms818 Premium
Thanks for the feedback and the new info on membership.

I noticed on the other comment that you couldn't see the site -- maybe you typed it in wrong?

myhappyplace . siterubix . com

typed it with the spaces for the purposes of being accepted in this message, of course take the spaces out when you go there.

Thanks!
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johncruz Premium
Ok I'll take a look
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LouisaB Premium
Hello John,
What a pleasure to meet you here at WA. I am new here, 6 months. For the short time here I have learned so much knowledge from the teachings,lessons, classes and video. You will get all the support you will need to get off on the right foot.

If you ever need help, please ask, and someone will gladly help you out.
Louisa B
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Louisa
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TerranceQ Premium
Good morning John, I've just finished reading your blog post on Kyle getting you a new car! I must say I really enjoyed reading that post. That's especially noteworthy because I hate reading! When I found WA I must admit I have my reservations, because of having been burned so many times before! But your post has given me so much hope. I promise to you that I will allow myself to go through the process, and do the work. I'm 51 years young but having said that, I don't have time for BS, I want this to work for me, like last year! So, grabbing inspiration from you I will propel myself forward with no looking back. I truly hope to contact you some day in the future with my success story!

Terrance Quezaire
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johncruz Premium
This will work for you man just as long as you don't give up. I truly do hope that you contact me about your success too and also don't be afraid to ask me for any help. You will make big things happen my friend, so just keep moving forward. WA is really amazing and it's great to see that you've finally found it!
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NWTDennis Premium
Hey John ... I know you are a good friend of Scott's (aka. Scottdogg187) who introduced WA to me. I think you earned your first SAC invitations back in January with Scott.

I thought I was already following you, but I guess not ... so I am now if that's ok with you.
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johncruz Premium
Of course it' ok Dennis and I hope things are going great with you!
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ThomasTay Premium
Hi John,
I was googling on the internet for "How to make money using affiliate marketing" and your website appear on one of the pages. I then read through your website and found out you are also one of the WA members here. Thereafter I do a search on our WA platform and found your profile page here. Glad to know you here and wish to learn from your success journey here.
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johncruz Premium
You can and will do the same Thomas, so just apply what is taught here and it will happen!
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Ali-M Premium
Dear John, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you could follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following back you too: )

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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johncruz Premium
Sounds like a plan Ali! Just add me using my links to the right and I will follow you back.
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Ali-M Premium
done )
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Layne Premium
John, I'm about ready to share my site with my social media contacts, but I'm a bit nervous. You remember what I said about the stigma and all that. So, If I'm going to do this, I want to do it right. Would you mind reading over my site and passing on some suggestions? I changed the site to BipolarAndAlive.com, thanks
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johncruz Premium
Site looks really good man and I didn't even know you were that far along. Good job there. I was actually reading over some of your content and I even learned some stuff. Have you created a FB Fanpage? You should do that and share it on there as well. Don't be nervous man, there are people that will enjoy what you have on your site.
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