About Johncruz
Joined March 2010
Hey everyone, I'm John!

I have 4 little people that I created, but before that I was in the Army, held a regular job, and took some classes in college, before finally being able squeeze some money out of the internet to replace my day job.

My journey for a legit way to make money online was not the easiest and I'm sure a lot of you are on the same boat.

Through the training and community here, I was able to work from home full-time for the past 4 years and I don't think I'll ever work for anyone else again.

So if you really want to make money online, just know that this site absolutely works!

- John
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ktmoon Premium
Hey there!

I'm spending some time today developing my niche. One of my biggest hobbies and areas of expertise is sewing and costume design so I want to take that and create a website that allows people to get ideas for costumes for several occasions including festivals, parties, nights out, raves, themed events, fancy dress occasions, theatre costumes, LGBT costumes, drag queen/king outfits to name a few.

I want to provide affiliate links to sites so that they can purchase whole costumes, parts of costumes or bare materials to create costumes and create step-by-step posts to show people how to do this.

Is this a good niche?
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johncruz Premium
I think that is a great niche actually.
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ktmoon Premium
Awesome thanks! I’m going to go ahead with that one then :)
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John, just found your site today. Can you give me some indication of what kind of money can be made here? I'm 61 and looking at retirement in a few years, probably after I get my last one through college. I've been with my present company for 38 years and I'm really getting worn down. I'm looking for options to possibly replace my current income, retire a little early, and have something to keep me and my wife busy in retirement. We have several ideas for a Blog but haven't kicked it off yet.
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johncruz Premium
The type of money that can be made here is really up to you Tony. I have personally been doing this for 5 years now and it has been able to pay for everything. My other half doesn't work and we live comfortably. It is a real deal business and you will get what you put in. I'm excited that you already have an idea for your blog though Tony and I can't wait to see it go live!
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TheZym Premium
Hi, just a short question for you. Is it wise to choose a keyword with thousands of traffic and average, with a qsr under 100 ? Or should one go for the keywords with little traffic and low qsr ? For example - a keyword with 59524/10120 QSR 78 Great - SEO 86 ? Perhaps within the thousands, the post will drown and not get ranked?
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johncruz Premium
The ones with less competition is always going to be easier to rank for and the ones you want to target Tom-inge. For newer sites you always want to go for lower QSR so that you can get some traffic rather than getting lost on page 8 or something. Once your site gets trusted then you can start targeting those with a little more competition. Great question though Tom-inge and I hope this helps.
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TheZym Premium
Thanks for your insights, yes it would be a waste to be forgotten on page 8. Nobody goes there unless they are really desperate. :)
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johncruz Premium
Yup and it is great to see that you are moving along smoothly my man!
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Hello johncruz, you are my personal coach, and I am honored and blessed really to realize that I have already been assigned a mentor, a teacher, an expert who has already
Become successful in this business of
E-Commerce. And how grateful this 76 year old
Retired physician and surgeon feels that this person
Can get in a position of helping people again.
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johncruz Premium
It's great to have you here Roger and I am very much looking forward to working with someone as experienced as yourself.
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Glavan Premium
Hello John, I have two question..

so my domain name for my website is everythingforacar.siterubix.com and title of website is top 5 car polishers. Do I make a mistake, because I am a little confused.

And a second question is can I delete a website which I dont like to do?

Thank you for tour answers

Aljaz
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johncruz Premium
Top 5 car polishers would be a great post Alijaz but your overall site should be about something like "car care" or something like that.
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K-Money Premium
Help. I am trying to understand all of this but why don't these two screens match? Somehow his screen looks different than mine. Please help me understand where I am. And if I could get someone who would like to share my desktop and talk to me on the phone so I can move forward that would be awesome. I am Pacific time and I have "Anydesk" so you can come into my desktop and if you would like to be a hero and help me move on that would be great. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

I was trying to show my screen but it's not pasting.
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K-Money Premium
Hi John, I really need your help. I just spent more time trying to learn what I am doing by going back to lesson 1. Actually I did this every night this week. And I was learning and things were finally making sense and then by the time I got to the Lesson on the Menu Navigation somehow I got my post about the Website underneath The About Me. You said you would create my Website. I am trying to learn because I would love to help my friend with this when I get mine done. She is 91 and she really needs the help and the money. I've been telling her about the Wealthy Affiliate and she is excited. But she needs my help. And I need your help. Is there a time we can meet? I will make it your time. Whenever that is. Please let me know.
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Good morning. I do have questions. But this seems not only challenging but a bit time consuming, in order for this to work, right? We may need to talk on the phone, to get to know each other as well. Get a bit of history on each other and take a closer look on the reality of things. It seems to be an awesome program though. I am in the San Antonio area. Not sure where you are located. So it’s central time. Give me heads up through text. I have some appts. That Need tending to. 210-218-5032. Have a great day!
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johncruz Premium
Definitely will take some time Mary but it is worth it in the end.
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Thank you for your honesty. Time is valuable to me, and I spend it very carefully since I am a retiree.
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johncruz Premium
I'm glad you do Mary. This is one great place to use your time and not just for financial reasons either. Once you get your site going, you will spend more time there. You're going to love it though so you won't be wasting any time at least giving this a try.
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Hey John , I have a Instagram account already set up with almost 9000 followers, when listening the training I was thinking tht can I add my account to this platform as well and I got the answer already that yes when being a premium member.But I was wondering if the content is too provoking because some of the pics are quite daring lol.So should I delete those provoking pics before publishing them here at the same platform? And I realized tht I can have several websites to my niches because I'm a professional make-up artist as well so in tht field and fashion industry in general would be my niche.How many niches should I have? The current niche is the high heels and walking with those . Apparently women would love to wear heels but they don't know how to walk with those so I could be a tutor for that too🤘😉If you have time and will , would you please go and see how my account looks like as a person who hasn't seen that account yet
My husband is administrating it ,so if you DM me it would be him to respond so would be great if you responded me here rather than messaging him 😂 But he will be the one taking pictures and videos of me Would be great to have an honest and biased opinion about my account because you guys are professionals and so I want to be .I just need to find products to sell🤘👠👠Thank you,
-Pia- my alias name is Kea Kemp aka Scandinavian Shoefreak
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Oops ,sorry a rookie mistake 😀 didn't put my account name correctly that is :scandinavian_shoefreak
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johncruz Premium
What is your username Pia?
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Wilfredo2395 Premium
Hey John! Hope you're having a nice day. So I chose cyberpunk as my niche and I was thinking of creating content that centers around of my niche such as reviews for movies, books, TV series and whatnot. I'd also like to write of the many aspects of cyberpunk like artificial intelligence or maybe invasive body mods. So do you think it is ok or do I need to go less "broad"?
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johncruz Premium
Never heard of that man but it sounds like it is not competitive at all. I'm going to look into that more and I'll let you know what I think. As of now, it doesn't seem too broad as I've never even heard of that before, lol.
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Vashti70 Premium
Yes I would welcome all the help I can get from you. I have persons who I know who can benefit from joining this program. I would like to share it with some of my friends and family. My question is.

How would Wealthy Affiliate know that I recommend that individual and would I be paid for referring them to the site?

I have already told someone about it and they said they will sign up.

How did they know you referred me to the site. Is there a special link I need to use?
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Vashti
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johncruz Premium
Wealthy Affiliate has its own affiliate program from which you can obtain your personal affiliate links. If someone clicks on your link and joins WA, you will get credit for it. If you go to the link below, you will see your link.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share
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K-Money Premium
Hi John! Sheez! I really wanted to just take a week to get this started but then I had to go back to work. I am a Real Estate Agent on a Team at Keller Williams in Marysville, WA and I am committed with them as well to show up everyday and be successful. So I had to put my WA on the back burner for a bit and it has been driving me crazy to get back here and get this done so here I am today. Sunday afternoon. I finally got my first listing which triggered Open Houses for the last three weekends since 4th of July. So yay my house got an offer yesterday finally so yay can focus on this today. So my Mission today is get the Website completed. Please let me know how you work with us. Thanks so much!
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johncruz Premium
Well it is great to see you here Kathy! Just go about building/fixing up your site and let me know if you get confused with anything. Everything is really self explanatory but sometimes the smallest things need that quick answer. I'm here though to let me know if you hit any bumps on the road. It is great to see you excited about all this online stuff because it really is that awesome!
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Hello joel, i want to be a member of your team and i'm willing to learn and train for the job that you gave. This is my first time to join here in wealthy affiliate. I'm willing to work online but i have a problem i don't have computer in my house, i use only a cellphone. What can i do?
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johncruz Premium
Me or Joel?
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Tcheck Premium
Hi John, well I hit a point where I need some help, my site is a runaway train, I asked at live chat and got some good information but it was above my head, my menu is getting cluttered as all my posts are being out there, I would like to have a blog roll (I think) where people can choose a subject then open and read it I was given a link to look at on live chat and it was proper, he mentioned a home page I don't have one listed, but my opening page is listed as / . the guy on the chat said to use the pencil icon and start a blog roll I need a good tune-up, my site is blueplanetcbd.com could you take a look and head me in a proper direction thanks tcheck
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johncruz Premium
A blogroll is where ALL your posts would be and not sections of any kind. You would have to setup a homepage to get different topics listed. Try using the video below and let me know if it helps.
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johncruz Premium
That is how most themes do their homepage, so you'll need to see if that's how your theme works. What theme are you using?
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AmodRanjan Premium
Hello John!
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Please like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Amod-Ranjan-525671241172735/ and visit my websites: https://amodranjan.com/ & https://best-weight-loss-diet.net/
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johncruz Premium
That's awesome Amod, thanks for sharing!
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AmodRanjan Premium
Thanks a lot, friend!
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orient-zheng Premium
Hi John,

Good day! Just leave one comment on your post about Melaleuca. I would say this is really awesome post, excellent job!

Could you please do me a favor and leave one comment on my post as well as below:

https://mysweetyard.com/top-selected-rock-waterfall-fountain-review-decorative-fountain-you-wont-miss-in-your-yard/#comment-87

Thanks for your help in advance.

Regards.
Shaun
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DorcasW Premium
Hi it is not that I am not trying to connect with you on FaceBook but everything on there changed.

Even my family living overseas who talked with me via Facebook every day I can no longer access.
from your side you may try Dorcas Connection see if it will work
Alright.
Dorcas
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MyWarCo Premium
Hi John, I came across an interesting tool to create content for any website. It provides an affiliate opportunity and l was thinking it would be a great service to offer to WA members as from personal experience I know how time consuming it is to create good content for one's website. My thought is to publish a blog post on My Blog here and provide some information about this content creation tool, if anyone is interested in trying it they would have to private message me for the link. Or could I, in this case, put the link in my blog post? Thank you for your replies and thoughts and this. I want to do right and not break any WA policy. Cheers.
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johncruz Premium
I have never come across any tools that actually help with content besides some kind of speech to text tool. If you are talking about some kind of spinner, then that might not help you at all. But, do send me this tool and I will take a look at it.
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Keep me in loop on this please..
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johncruz Premium
Will do Shelley!
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Surfdude123 Premium
Hey John. Don't know if you remember me but I was wondering if you could check out my site and give me some feedback. I have some Premium referrals now, but it's not really doing a whole lot at three years in. I have been using Quora to promote the site but wondering what else I can do to get my site out there. The Google analytics looks pretty weak right now. Last year it was doing ok but my site is often showing not getting hits. Anyway, just figured I would see if you could take a look. It's at www.bloggingtipsfornewbies.com. Thanks man. Dave
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johncruz Premium
Of course I remember you David! lol. Well i just got off your site and I have some things you can "fix" or work on.

First, I would just stop using tags. If you are going to use them, go about them as if they were sub categories but not as "five" or "work".

Next, I would make your titles more natural. Keywords will come out of them naturally, so make them at least sound normal. Make your posts longer as well and give more information than what you provided.

Lastly, I would do more keyword research and find the low hanging fruit. Just remember to keep everything natural. Oh and maybe get some comments on your posts as well.
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Tcheck Premium
hi john the site kind moved over i went thru it and got some practice adding my .com i for sure need the practice not much of a typer ….went thru the secret sauce video thanks for that is there a place to learn this typing layout platform nee to learn some basics shift move lines space paragraph's ect some times my cursor works left to right others right to left im sure i must of pushed a wrong key or so thanks again tcheck
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johncruz Premium
The writing platform here at WA actually has it laid out for you Tom so you can give that a try by going to the "websites" tab to the left and then "site content". That should do the trick.
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Tcheck Premium
hi john thanks for the follow , put 3 kids thru collage oh this life ,,,,retired a couple times but i like to stay busy this program looks very informative working on my web site ,,,,,,,,I've had one before for my art studio much different now seems to get anything done i need to upgrade or do it over when i do howed it work for you??? thanks again tcheck
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johncruz Premium
Nice to meet you Tom. The online business has worked great for me and I have been doing this for 5 years now.
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Hey, I'm Aumary, I am intrested about online business and the freedom comming with and now i would like to learn more about it.
I find this website by doing research about "Six Figure Mentors". I find an article from you about it and i'm looking for "courses", "process" ... to start with and build an online business.
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johncruz Premium
You're in a great place to do exactly that Amaury so welcome aboard. Just go over some of the lessons and you'll see how everything works. If you have any questions, feel free to send them my way and I will give you a hand.
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Hi John, so far I have no questions and am just getting started in my lessons. If at any point I do have questions or a comment I'll let you know. This looks like it's going to take awhile for me to get through, as well as a lot of fun, so I'll dig in and say thanks for the welcome.
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johncruz Premium
Sounds like a great idea Marcy!
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Hello there, I really enjoyed your blog post about wealthy affiliate and why you thought it was better than Easy 1 Up. I didn’t comment I usually don’t I just take pros and cons and make up my own conclusions. I was looking into Easy 1 Up until I came across several reviews. Yours being the last and final before deciding I didn’t want to move forward that. As for wealthy affiliate I really like the up front commission and residual income you can earn just promoting the product without having to recruit. I wanted to ask you if you know of anyone who has made or currently makes $10k or more a month from wealthy affiliate alone? And it is something many people promote just as a service?
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johncruz Premium
You're looking at one Loammi and it's not just from promoting WA alone. WA teaches you how to build YOUR business around what YOU want. Whether it be ballet, football, or making money from home, you can build a business around it through the training and support offered here. Dive into the first few lessons and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
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Awesome. Thank you. I had a woman from Income Elite Team that was trying to refer me to their site but had asked for my email password. lol. So I googled about it, found your article and decided I was curious and at the same time skeptical since you were promoting but so far so good. I am nervous that I don't have what it takes but like you said. It's free. What do I have to lose?
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johncruz Premium
You definitely have what it takes Aubrie so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just go over some of the lessons and you'll see how everything works.

Sure I might have brought you here but it is definitely not recruiting but rather affiliate marketing, like what you will learn here. Just like I send some of my readers on my other site to Amazon.com is exactly how my work from home site works.

You will get a better understanding as you learn more, so just do that for now and get back to me if you get confused with anything.
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Don64 Premium
Yes running into a bunch of problems but able to spend some time to at least move ahead and install my customized theme in WP on the one website tonight.... getting those issues settled finally.... little by little.... Cant wait until the storm is over to spend more time on the goals forward!
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johncruz Premium
One step at a time my man and you will get those goals accomplished.
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That’s so true, as you see I’ve been a little busy 🙂
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Hi John,
I read your post and I think that you have a lot experience in online business. I looking for sign up in WA last two months, so you convince me. :)
I have a master degree in business economics, now I am an entrepreneur in Croatia and I am the owner of two business - gardening and open catering. I have knowledge in business, online marketing(SEO and Google Analytics), web design in WordPress and HTML. I am workaholic and all life learner, so I want join you and learn from you. I really love money but my primary motivation is to learn and understand the concept of affiliate marketing. I am sorry if my english is not great but I am work on that.:)
Do you have some recommendations for me?
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johncruz Premium
It's great to have you here Marin and don't worry about your English as I can understand exactly what you are saying. I did leave you a message on your profile, so check that out and you will see what I recommend you do.
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Hi John, I really appreciate you introduced me to this opportunity. However, the reason I came across this was because I was reading about something you said regarding the 300 crypto club business, which I appreciate it, because other people have advised me about it not being worth it. Regarding this WA business, I am really interested but I am waiting to connect with some friends from my country, Dominican Republic. To see if we soon start a vacation business to beautiful hotels all inclusive. As of now I am not running any business unless you guide me otherwise. Thank you!
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johncruz Premium
Let's get you started online my man! You have to at least give it a try or you'll never know, right?
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hello. i am doing well. i am a little apprehensive about doing internet marketing because I find it hard to absorb information especially regarding computer stuff. however i want to challenge myself and make some money with it. this isnt a big deal but my interests are not niche. i know a little bit about a lot of things. including maths, statistics and even the very basics of quantum mechanics. my knowledge base is broad but not specialist. i am concerned how a general understanding of almost everything will be useful in niche specialist marketing.
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johncruz Premium
Just go through the first few lessons man and you'll get a better understanding of the whole niche process.
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Hi John,

Could you explain further what this is about?
Have you heard of a company Surge 365?
I am thinking of joining them, this week as a SBA and wanted to know how or if your company would be beneficial to me if I become a member?

Would joining the 2 companies be a conflict of interest?

Hear from you soon.

Regards,
Sharon
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johncruz Premium
Surge 365 is an MLM and requires recruiting to make money. What WA will teach you is how to build a business around an interest, which can also be the type of market your MLM is built on. If you go to your profile, I left you a message with instructions on what to do, so check that out and then let me know if you need help with anything.
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Hey John!
I would love to hear from you if you ever have the time? I know that I should be more proficient on the internet and with emails or chat rooms however the easiest way for me to understand things is verbally and audibly over the phone or in person ...I certainly understand if you don't have any time for that but it would make it a lot quicker for me actually have an opportunity to speak with somebody until I get past the learning curve and am able to get a better feeling for what this is? Or if I'm able to not only make money from the tricks of the trade and the skill sets that are taught in the courses but is there any opportunity for me to be able to monetize actually the selling of WA myself?
My name is Jerry 727-458-2972
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johncruz Premium
I usually don't but I will send you a message Jerry.
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mvbattle55 Premium
Hello John!

Happy to see you have become a premium coach! Congrats!
I have decided to go a different direction for now, and was wondering if I could just pay for web hosting of my site? I am not moving forward with the courses at this time. Please let me know what my options are. Thank you!!

Marlaina Battle
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johncruz Premium
How many sites do you have Marlaina?
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mvbattle55 Premium
Hi John....just one.
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johncruz Premium
If it's just one, you can find cheaper hosting outside of WA for just one site but of course there isn't any support. But for $49 for just hosting, you might want to try other options outside of here.
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Hey John, Thanks for getting in touch. I haven't really started much on the website yet. I have missed one of the webinars, so I am hoping that they replay those again.? So far this looks good and very well may assist with my mid level marketing I am looking at doing. Thanks again for getting in touch, it's a very friendly group here!
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Michael and it's great to see that you have some experience with marketing. Do let me know if you have any questions and I will point you in the right direction.
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Hello John, Sedrick Santoyo thank you for reaching out that's really appreciated. I have not begin I was just about to start navigating through the WA website. I just started just last week with another MLM group and still trying to get a feel for there system and ran across WA. If you have a free moment would you be willing to give me some insight into WA.

Thank John, Look Forward to speaking with you.
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johncruz Premium
Of course my man. Just go to your profile and you will see a message from me there. You will see exactly how everything works, so just check that out.
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Hey, John! Thanks for reaching out, yes! I want to make money online as does everyone who starts this business......I am a teacher, but this is new and so I need instruction as well. Got started last night on the training and will take it slowly, but I am sure that I will need some help. Thanks for being there!
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johncruz Premium
No worries Linda, just take it one step at a time.
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Richard70 Premium
hi John yes i recently joined thank you for the welcome pack sent to my email , i have a question how long does it take to start making money from this site ? if im an affiliate can i use your platform to promote their product? how much money can a person earn through this website ? does it take long before a person starts to see a income ? what products do you sell ?

im honest with you im planning to immigrate to asia and would i be able to take my business their ? all so how does a person get paid?

thank you for the email and i hope we can be in regular contact as i want to this full time in the future and make 2000 dollars a month is that possible ?, i would like to leave my job and concentrate on making money online, show me and i will do it , i plan to get married so i would be gratefull to learn from the best thank you for your time reading this

kind regards
Richard Halasz
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johncruz Premium
The amount of time it takes to make money is really dependent on many things and I have made money with a new site in as little as three months but I also had another site that took me 6 months.

You can become an affiliate with almost every company online that sells products or services, which you can signup for free and start promoting their products. You do need the knowledge and all that good stuff, which is what WA will teach you.

Every company pays differently but all will pay through either PayPal, check, or direct deposit, depending on what you choose.

I have sent you a message on your profile though Richard, so just go over that and you will see how everything works.

All your questions will be answered in the first few lessons here as well.
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Hey, didn't realise I went through someone else's account, that's good, do you get something for it ?

I'm good though thanks, this whole thing is entirely new to me so I'll do my research and I'm sure I'll have questions.

Thanks for the message, if that's your son he looks like a sweet heart hehe
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johncruz Premium
He is actually my sweetest heart out of all my kids. That reminds me, I should update that pic so my other kids don't feel bad.
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Right on John, I had this bookmarked for months whille doing some research, moving at light speed through the web and now time has come to see if I'm going to sink or swim? I think if I stay task oriented I've got a good shot. Not to mention I'm in your team. That puts things in my favor to starting out tight and tight. Right out the gate you didn't hesitate to make contact and I resptct that about you.

Now, I'm going to be laser focus and turnig off all distractios to get through this here lessons and I have no idea what I got involved with so far.I'm sure with folks like you around, it has to be all good in WA.

I'll give you an update after I tackle some of thise here lessons. I value your insight and I appreciate your support John.

I'm way excited to get started... I'm gone for now..
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johncruz Premium
I'm super excited for you too man so just know that you are in great hands. And with that attitude, I am 100% sure that you will be another online success. It's always great to have hard chargers like yourself here and I am very much looking forward to working with you more in this new journey of yours!
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yea I need solid proof that this is real and not a fantasy, I have kids that depend on me and I have no money to spare so by Gods witness don't lead me astray,tell u what if its not legit then don't respond and ill get it.guide me to a better future and yours will be blessed even more than it already is.thank u.
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johncruz Premium
It's definitely legit Hanna and you can take a look at this post to see what others are doing.
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Hey John. I am excited to be here. I have been looking for an opportunity like this, that I can do from home. I'm an Army Veteran, and I am on a fixed income. I'm an intelligent guy, and a very fast learner. But this is all new to me, so I will need some direction. How do I put this in motion? What do I need to know?
I was thinking maybe a blog?
Patrick
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johncruz Premium
I am an Army Veteran myself Patrick so it's great to have a fellow comrade here. Don't worry about all this man as we were all new at one point in our careers. I have left you some instructions on your profile, so check that out and you will see where to go. Just let me know if you need help with anything along the way though.
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eladimoth Premium
Thank you John... not even to second lesson but will be by the weekend. Appreciate you, just from reading your comments 'bout topics that come up for making "fast bucks" in our world - just not into PC's in my past life so every page i come to, seems like a waterfall to climb up - if that analogy is even appropo. So.. I 'll prevail and hang in there to learn how to do the Affiliate work, I must!!!! ttyl dale
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johncruz Premium
Lol, yes, you must Dale but do know that you have everything here in one place so you don't have to use anymore sites. Besides the one you are going to build of course. You're going to be just fine man so don't worry about a thing.
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eladimoth Premium
Thanx! dale
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johncruz Premium
You're welcome Dale!
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I am doing ok and glad I found your link. I hope I able to understand and implement what I will learn here. So that I can make some extra cash. Being a father of three kids and living paycheck to paycheck. Working six days a week and barely making it, any extra income will help. New to trying to make money onlie and not to savage when it comes to computers. But I am willing to learn, so at least I have that in my favor. Thank you reaching out to me and I hope to get to know about you and rhis program as time goes on. My you have a blessed day and thank you again for the link.
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johncruz Premium
I was in your shoes man so don't worry about a thing. Everything you have mentioned, I have literally gone through it besides the fact that I now have four kids. You don't need any crazy skills to make money online and you will learn all that here soon. Just go over some of the lessons and you'll see how everything will pan out. Have a great day and talk to you soon Shawn!
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Hey! I am new to this type of business for sure I have owned my own contracting companies but never a online business, well some eBay sells. I am highly motivated and learn very quickly. Not sure what type of sales I want to proceed with yet, but thought this may be a good way to start.
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johncruz Premium
Your niche will show you what you want to "sell" even if you aren't directly selling anything. Just go over the first few lessons and you'll see how everything works James.
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I actually had been refereed to Melaleauca and was very put off by the AMWAY pyramid selling aspect. I DO NOT SELL!! Thank you for your candidness in regards to the product and process in which they sell their products. I'm not sure why I am looking at this platform, to be honest with you. I am curious, I suppose.
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johncruz Premium
This is one business model that you will love Trudy so just go with the message that I sent to you on your profile and you will see how everything works here.
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ANdungu1 Premium
Hi john this is Anthony. I currently have completed level three on my training. I am truely learning a lot so far and i am excited about it. I do have a website in place but not much content. I would be appreciate so much if you took a look at it and offer some advice or comments. Thank you in advance. its
www.best-of-affiliate-marketer.com
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johncruz Premium
I really like the theme you are using as it is simple and easy to read just like it should be. I would try to make the posts longer and maybe try to do two a week for now until your site ages a bit. Also, don't forget to create categories for specific topics you will be featuring on your site. blogging, making money online, affiliate marketing, etc. This is what will be used to "categorize" the content on your site.
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ANdungu1 Premium
Thank you so much for your response Cruz. On creating categories on blogging or affiliate marketing does that mean i have to have content under categories too?
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johncruz Premium
It means you would create content around those categories Anthony.
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ANdungu1 Premium
oh I see. But its seems like word press is only allowing me to put down one topic when i go to widgets , categories.
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johncruz Premium
You do it while you're in a new post. Just look to the right and you will see "categories". From there, you will just add whatever you want to name that category that the post will fall under.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi John

I came across your profile when I was welcoming a new member here in WA!

Liked what I read on your profile!

Am still in the learning process here in WA, have been here for just a little over 1 year now!

You can connect with me via social media on the links on my profile page. Lately, I have been on Instagram more this year!

Have a great weekend!

Tim
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johncruz Premium
Nice to meet you Tim and I will be visiting your profile as well.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi John

Thanks much for the reply back and the visit!

Tim
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johncruz Premium
Where can I find your social media links?
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi John

The links are on my profile page on the lower right side, just below the list of my posts!

Thanks and have a great week!

Tim
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johncruz Premium
Same to you Tim!
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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johncruz Premium
Nice to meet you Jonathan!
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Like wise I’m sure. Wish you success
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johncruz Premium
Same to you my man!
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JeriB Premium
Hi John, Before I go to far I want to be sure I'm using the correct theme. I'm thinking simple and colorful. I tried live chat already. What if I want to add footers later because the theme I chose doesn't have them?? Can I pay someone here to do that or make other changes I may need down the line?

Thanks,

Jeri
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johncruz Premium
You could but you can do it yourself if you just search for something like "footer" in the search bar up top. If you can't do it, I can do it for you for free as it will take like a minute or two to have it looking the way you want it to.
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JeriB Premium
I appreciate the feedback. Should I just to pick one and go and hope it works in the future I guess?? Any suggestions on themes I should go with? Does it make a big difference down the line? I don't want to regret choosing the wrong theme to find 0ut 6 months from now it doesn't really work.
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johncruz Premium
Just go with something really simple and easy to work with. I would recommend a paid theme but that can always come when you start making money. For now, go with something simple and just focus on building out your site.
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JeriB Premium
What paid theme do you recommend?
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johncruz Premium
I would go with either Genesis or Thrive. The Genesis framework is a parent theme that actually uses a child theme for the overall look of things. That is what I use and it allows you to customize things like crazy but still have it as simple as it can be.
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reicol Premium
the link to my site is www.affiliate-world.siterubix.com. I changed the theme though; the prior theme I needed codes for is this one: 'fGreen'. That's the name of it. You can just access that theme and look up the codes for slides 1 & 2 and email to me please? that way if I decide to use this theme again, it is ready. Thank you.
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reicol Premium
Hi John, I was trying to delete a caption underneath a slide on a them I installed and I deleted slides 1 and 2 of them 'fGreen'. Can you provide these codes so I can add them back? also I need help with customizing so I can delete some of the words on this them looks like instructions for me but not for anyone out there to see.
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johncruz Premium
Send me the link to your site Reinaldo.
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Danielle21 Premium
Hey John!
I just finished watching 'picking your niche' video and I wanted to run it by you my niche that I had originally thought of prior WA! :)
I had an idea to have a website called EARTHCO. and it would have various items that are all environmentally friendly such as being biodegradable (cups, cutlery, plates, coffee cups, toothbrushes etc.), reusable (stainless steel straws, drink bottles, shopping bags), vegan (snacks, makeup, nail polish, t-shirts) and palm oil free soaps!

So yeah it is a very large range haha XD

What do you think I should do? Maybe start off with one area and then if all is working well, branch off?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks so much for your time :)
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johncruz Premium
Yes, definitely start off focusing on one area and then branch off later. I really like the idea of your site too, so great job in finding that niche Danielle.
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Hi John. Just want to give a shout out to you .After reading your article on MLM I was led to WA.I almost signed up with that company but got curious about WA so here am i.If you could visit my website and offer me any advice I will be grateful. I am having some difficulty with the tech stuff.Hoping I can speak with you let me know.
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johncruz Premium
But of course Henrietta just send me a link to your site.
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danielan77 Premium
Thinking of upgrading to Yearly but trying to wrap my head around why consumers would buy a product from an affiliate link on a blog when they can go straight to the product website and purchase. When I research a product I want to purchase, I read all reviews but when I'm ready to buy, I go to that products website. (Amazon.com/Walmart.com/HSN.com,etc.) I would never make a purchase from a blog or review page. Just trying to understand the percentage of people really buy from affiliate links?
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johncruz Premium
The percentage is actually really high Simply because people will naturally click links and that stores a cookie on their computer. So even if they go directly to Amazon or Walmart you will stilll get credit for ANYTHING they buy. That cookie also lasts for 24 hours so even if they came back later that day, you will still get paid.

I have a site that i barely touch and it makes at least one sale a day from Amazon and it barely gets any traffic. That is how crazy the stats are for people who will actually click and buy. Imagine what it would be like if I added content regularly...the possibilities are pretty amazing.
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danielan77 Premium
WOW. I guess I didn't understand the power of the cookie! That's pretty awesome.
Thanks so much for explaining this to me.
Now to create new content!
Take Care
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johncruz Premium
Yes, just keep creating content and everything will fall into place. Once you make that first $1, you will see the true power of that cookie Daniela, lol.
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danielan77 Premium
Hey John
Hope you're having a great week.
I am considering upgrading to Yearly but before I do, I am trying to wrap my head around why someone in the market for say a Veggie Bullet, would buy from an affiliate link on a product review or blog when they can buy direct from the product website...which is how I make online purchases. I've never made a purchase from a blog site. I do my research and read reviews then go straight to veggiebullet.com (for example) to make my purchase.

Your thoughts and expertise are welcome!

Thanks
Daniela
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johncruz Premium
That's the beauty about this whole business Deniela. People really don't know how affiliate marketing really works and when they do a search for something like "Veggie Bullet review" and simply just read for more info and then click on an affiliate link, someone is getting paid. With more people shopping online, it's actually really easy for someone to click on a "save 10% here" link and then eventually buying that product all while making that affiliate a commission. Make sense Daniela?
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Hi

My name is Crail Brano, and i"m interested in opening a drop shipping business selling apple laptops, ipods ipads etc..

I would like to sell on 1) ebay. 2)amazon, usa and uk. 3)shopify. 4)on my private website.

the reason i want to sell these is because they have one of the highest sellout rates, and they are also easy to ship as they are pretty small in size, and in constant demand.

would anybody be able to help me with:
1) telling me if they think this idea would work out.

2) how to get these items at the best possible price.

3) good domain names.

4) marketing ideas.

5) what i need to know before selling on these platforms.

and so on...


waiting for your response
Crail

P. S. I am new to the concept of selling online so any peice of information is valuable
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johncruz Premium
Apple products are not easy to find at a low price Crail so using them for drop shipping might not be the easiest thing to do. I would try to use something that can be found on Ali Baba and then choose that product/s for a drop shipping business. Do remember that with what WA teaches it does not require you to deal with any products but just your affiliate link. Go over some of the training here in case you don't know how affiliate marketing really works.
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I came upon your website and was reading everything you said about WA, and was convinced that this is the most legitimate way to really have an online business. I just signed up, and am going through the steps now, but thanks for referring me here. Hope to hear from you, and hope that you don't mind if I ask you for help.
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johncruz Premium
I do not mind at all Samakar and do check your profile as I have sent you a message.
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PaulDuBay Premium
Hey John,
Took the plunge, got soaking wet, swam a few laps, purchased a domain.
Am I required to pay more during this training?
I have been discussing this with the other members, and they have given me great advice.
I am a bit worried and neck deep in the pond, meaning I am apart to this now.
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johncruz Premium
You aren't required to pay anything else besides your monthly membership Paul so don't worry about a thing. Your domain is good for a year and now you have complete access to all the tools and training that WA has to offer. Don't worry and just focus on building out your site and you will be just fine. Welcome to premium Paul!
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks for the follow John ... I started following you after reading my friend Scott's (Scottdogg187) report from his SAC experience a few years ago.

Scott's had a rough couple of years both personal and with his WA Affiliate website, but he's back on track and I expect you'll see him at the 2019 SAC.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Dennis and it is great to meet another great person like yourself!
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BrianCh Premium
Hi John. I would like to go Premium. Obviously I have to make the initial payment but would like to know if WA automatically debits the account or if I need to make the payment at the beginning of every month. I have a PayPal account set up already so do I make sure that there is money in the account to cover the subscription?
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johncruz Premium
Yes it will automatic Brianch so you wouldn't have to worry about making any payments. Just make sure there is money or it will just decline and the payment of course wouldn't go through.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I canceled my old membership directly from the Jaaxy site.

When I select Jaxxy Account Settings
In the Jaxxy Pro Column, it says Active Membership in Green, just above Get WA Discount Pricing

Does Active membership mean that I need to register for the new $19.00 per month pricing here?

The Active membership message is confusing because it seems as though I have already registered for the new pricing. When in fact, I have not as of yet.
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johncruz Premium
It probably shows that because you still have time left on your membership when you were paying for it without them integrating it here.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

Question about Jaaxy. I have been using Jaaxy Pro for about 2 months now at $49.00 per month, now the program says I need to upgrade to Pro for $499.00 per year or $99.00/ month for the Enterprise version

Jaaxy is great. But I somehow feel like Kyle is really pushing us to pay more for this program

Can you get away with using Pro or do you need Enterprise? My site is not making any money yet so I have to be a little careful with my funds at this point.

Your Thoughts
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johncruz Premium
Pro is all you need man and I don't know why it's doing that. Is it saying you HAVE to upgrade to Enterprise and not giving you access to pro?
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Phelandi Premium
Hi John,

just read one of your blogs *Blogging is just not for me" and wanted to say that you are giving amazing , level-headed advice. Like so many here on WA you give encouragement by simply being honest and genuine. Fantastic work! I'm glad to have found this platform.

Jessica
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Jessica and I hope things are going great for you as well!
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Hi John! Just want to let you know that I got your welcome notice and I just want to thank you much. I look forward to completing the certification and then seeing where this may takes me. It's been a challenge finding what resonates with me so, we'll see as I continue to move forward with God's help! Once again, thank you... you rock! ~
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Jackie and I'm looking forward to working with you more!
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JLeeRose Premium
Hi John- I upgraded early because I was impressed- but I am a starter- so will I get the same support as a starter? I will need it. Also- I am aware that if you leave WA or don't make payments you lose your websites and everything-does going premium mean you are locked into permanently paying WA in order keep your website? Thanks!
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johncruz Premium
You will get all the help you need Jenni so don’t worry about a thing! You will also be able to create your very own blog here as well so you’re covered. Get started by going over to the green tab to the left though and you’ll see how everythibg works.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hey bud,

I'm going through this, point where I am stuck at picking a Niche. I thought is that I pick a niche and spend months on it and get very little monetized traction.
So I have been doing research to try best to avoid this from happening.
But now I'm in paralysis by analysis mode.

Any words of wisdom?
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yeshou Premium
Hi John ,
Great Profile Buddy and I shall be too glad to befriend You as I`ll definitely need your help as I move forward as I`m quite New here just 2 weeks but so far everything is going on smoothly and we can say slowly but surely because I`m Fully convinced that WA is the right place to be and I`m here at the right and perfect time .Talk soo

God Bless
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johncruz Premium
Great to connect Pastor!
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

I followed the steps... so believe I moved everything over.

Can you kindly let me know what I can do to improve this site.

1. I realize that I need to add custom menu to my sidebar
2. I also realize that I need images added
3. I need to resize my Logo

Anything else?
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johncruz Premium
You can even just add a Google Adsense ad or even a WA ad to your sidebar just so it can have something. Definitely make the logo visible and most especially just keep adding content. What is Lonestar about?
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,

Question # 2

I want to add Kyles link on creating a website in 30seconds to my site. Do I add the tail end of my of my affiliate marketing site to the link?
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John,
When you create new content to your site. Do you simply remove the old content from the page and keep replacing it?

I ask because my theme allows for a number of drop downs from the main menu.

I do realize that WP will always keep everything you have written in the past.
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johncruz Premium
Definitely DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING. Your site works as a whole and your overall content is what gives your site rankings. Taking away content does not help at all and if you want to change a menu item then you simply just switch it out but don't delete the actual page. Delete within your menu but that's about it.

To add that video just click the affiliate link tab, which should be right above that video. Your link is there and you can use that instead of doing it manually.
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Mark1234 Premium
Hey bud,

Are you careful about the products and there prices that you choose to your sites, being not too expensive? More on the quantity side, with affordable items?


I ask because some WA people all seem to be in the same niches ( like Vitamix blenders for $600) and not selling any because of there are too many competitors
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johncruz Premium
I think they aren't selling because they just aren't getting enough traffic. With a simple review on a product you can sell a lot of things.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Hi, John.

Congratulations on making it to the Las Vegas WA Super Affiliate Conference in 2016!

I've only had time to read a couple of your WA posts so far, but I can tell you're a go-getter and I'm now following you with great interest.

All the best to you and your family!
Sharon
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Sharon and I wish you the best as well!
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Mark1234 Premium
Hi John

One other question regarding creating a domain name.
I used Jaaxy before, but now its asking for $48 per month, is there any other site we can use to research a Niche name that is close to the accuracy as Jaaxy? ( like monthly searches, QSR, KQI, etc...)
Or simply work with Jaaxy?
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johncruz Premium
Personally, I use Jaaxy as I've tried other tools but didn't get the same result. If you can afford it then it would be a good investment but if not, then work with what you can for now.
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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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