About Joy4life
Joined April 2017
Hi All. I am brand new to WA. I'm a single mom and I am searching for a viable way to generate a reliable income while working from home. I have a disabled daughter and she needs me to be with her quite a lot of the time so this is a perfect fit for me.
My hobbies are reading, playing with my pup, and doing volunteer work. I have a particular concern about climate change and I work with Citizens' Climate Lobby to motivate congress to address this overwhelming issue. I will be working in the CCL booth at Earth Day this coming weekend to help educate others about what needs to be done to slow global warming.
I currently have my own small business which I devote about 6 hours a day to, but it takes me away from home and puts a lot of miles on my car. (It is a courier business and I drive a lot of miles!)
I have tried to find a viable online business before but I have not built a dropshipping business. I believe this is a viable business for creating a lifetime income, and that's what I'm looking for.
Selling has not been a strong suit for me in the past. I have tried to do sales before, but I do better with the written word than with face to face sales. However, I'm great at service, so, hopefully I've got the basic skill sets I need.
I hereby commit to working at least 20 hours a week on learning this business and building it systematically so I can have the most flexible possible lifestyle while maintaining a reliable income. I am happy to have found a community of folks who are striving to create the same thing. I hope many of you will "follow" me and support me as I stumble around, working toward finding me sealegs in this ocean called online marketing. Cheers, Joy4life
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LindaF Premium
Pleasure to follow you Joy
always a better way
MKearns Premium
Happy to follow you and wish you a great successful experience here!
Robert-A Premium
Hello Again Joyannah and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
JaemiO Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.

Best of luck to you here WA,

billyghawaii Premium
Sorry it's been two days and you have zero responses on this... I"m on my way out to church but thought I'd zip this link to your before I leave. You have a wonderful day and Good luck I hope you have figured it out.. drop me a line
MargaretMus2 Premium
Hi Joy, I enjoyed reading your profile, good cause.
I wish you best of succes
immistermike Premium
Thank you for the follow, Joyannah!
AlanP1 Premium
Joyannah, many thanks for the follow - I wish you every success here at WA.
BillandSue Premium
Hi Joy,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the following. Best wishes for your success in all ares of life.
Bill & Sue
Loes Premium
Hello Joyannah,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
maguirem2008 Premium
Hi Joyannah
Welcome to WA .Hope you are enjoying the journey.
I hope to be of help to you.
Wishing you success.
browzman Premium
Thank you for the follow back, Joyannah. I appreciate it.

All the best with your endeavors at WA,
PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. Adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy.
MVP1990 Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium Membership! This is an awesome community to be apart of. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. I wish you the best of success here at Wealthy Affiliate and with your online business!

ChrisM112 Premium
Welcome To WA! I've been here for about a month and really enjoy it. The training is streamlined, efficient and effective. I've been following and working on my site as much as my schedule will allow.

Check it out if you'd like: www.preparetoact.org
It's all about women safety, product reviews, blogs, etc...
Don't expect too much, lol, it needs some work. I am a novice on website building.

Follow me as I have done to you if you'd like and let me know if I can help you out in anyway.

Best of luck
ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Joyannah - Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium. It's a pleasure to meet you and I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
CraigG1 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Best wishes for your success in affiliate marketing.
greytmom5 Premium
Welcome to Premium! Best wishes
Ange63 Premium
Hi and welcome, best of luck
RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. This is the best place to be for online business training and experience. Learn to make a website and make money online.
pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real online marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
4uburn4me Premium
Hello! Glad to have you here with us. Hope you have a great weekend.
pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Joyannah! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!

I keep a pretty good pulse of my referrals here, especially the ones that are working hard to help themselves (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so if you're willing to work hard here, I'm happy to help support you every way that I can!

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
joy4life Premium
Hi Ian,
I'm searching for the best website theme to choose for my first affiliate site. My niche is Paleo lifestyle. I am going to sell books and cookbooks, paleo friendly products for when you're on the go, and feature recipes and market with blog posts and videos of food preparation.
I see that all the website themes on WA that I have opened so far are in total blog format. How can that be used for a broader concept website? I'm confused. What are you suggestions?
pribs Premium
Hey Joyannah — you can use any theme set to a "static homepage" in Wordpress to achieve more of what you're looking for. What you're seeing as the homepage is known as a "blogroll", which shows the latest posts. You want a static homepage, I believe, based on what you're saying here.

Here's a handy tutorial from Wordpress about how to make that happen: https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page
joy4life Premium
Just to clarify, what you are saying is that any of the themes in WA can be set to a static homepage? You have said any theme in Wordpress. Is WA using wordpress themes? I am very new and am now confused about the distinction between WA themes and Wordpress themes. Having just joined as a premium member, I was expecting to use a WA theme.
pribs Premium
Yes, WA is 100% Wordpress-based. Saying "WA themes" is the same as "Wordpress themes" as WA sites are built totally on Wordpress.
pribs Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
joy4life Premium
Hi Pribs,
I DO have an idea for a niche. It is that of the Paleo diet, which isn't really a diet but a lifestyle that I am familiar with and utilize for myself. There are many books and products that I can build an affiliate site around listed on offervault and probably other places. Does that sound like a good niche to start off with? If you like this as a niche, what do you think is the best way to promote it?
pribs Premium
That's definitely a viable niche, Joyannah! And the best way to promote it would be what's taught here in the training — find keywords that people in your target audience are using to search for information, help them, and turn them onto products that solve their pain points/answer their questions. Create high quality content and always keep your followers' interests as #1, and that's how people become successful in this industry.
nelsonrosa77 Premium
Hello, Joyannah. Welcome to WA and I wish you wisdom and perseverance to reach your goals. And thanks for following me.
joy4life Premium
Hi Nelson, Thanks for your prompt response. I am brand new to Internet Marketing and so have a long way to go. Have you been involved for a long time? This site provides the best instructional platform I've seen so far. Do you have any words of wisdom for this newbie?
nelsonrosa77 Premium
For only 5 months I have been involved in this. Just follow the instructions and you will reach your goals in due time. I recommend you to start with the certification courses and when you have finished that you can start with Affiliate Bootcamp.
pribs Premium
Hey Joyannah! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):

1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.

Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.

After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.

2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.

3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.

4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.

Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!

On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.

I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!

I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.

Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!

You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl

P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c

Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!