About Jrowlands
Joined November 2015
So where do I start.
Reason for me wanting to be part of an online business. I've worked the past 20 years in the customer service industry any where from wire and cable sales, building a customer list from nothing to having a 8 million a year business. Only to get a base salary and a very small commission for all my hard work and stress.

I have also worked with a great company that connecting consumers with products in stores. I've worked with operations to manage a team of staff across Canada. Some of the renovations included Sony, Microsoft, Toshiba, Samsung in big box locations. Some jobs were high profile installations, which required all hands on deck. I enjoyed the interaction with my clients and seeing the final product installed. Seeing them pleased with our work was enough for me. Job well done!

What frustrated me over the years was the lack of accountability within organizations and people. We had meetings monthly on peoples positions and their tasks to complete before handing off, and still people would not take responsibility for the team or themselves. This would put stress on me as I would have to pick up where they didn't finish. I started to resent my job, as I felt being under paid and under appreciated for all the extra work I did.

So the question came up "do you want to stay home?". At the beginning of Nov my wife asked if I would want to stay home and raise our little guy and then be home for our twins that are due in April. I said yes. This would be a new chapter in our lives, I would start a new career of being a stay home dad. And I love every minute of it.

Since being off I just wanted to be part of something again to keep me active and to earn some extra pocket money. That is when I found WA. I have been part of the wealthy Affiliate for a month and it has giving me the drive to succeed. Each step of the way your are accountable for your actions. From signing up as a premium member, deciding on a niche or bootcamp, then taking on the task of following each lesson step by step and not skipping any training. Then determining a domain name and writing content for your website. Each of these steps are absolute up to you. You are accountable! No one else, you can't blame anyone but yourself. It's like your own business.

You need to build a solid foundation like Kyle explains in the training lessons. This makes you accountable to follow all lessons and to ask lots of questIons if you are stuck. This is where the true inspiration comes from, all the members are willing to help you build your business. Giving you advise and suggestions on what works and what doesn't work in a website. We in turn are a team at heart!

I still can't believe I have built a website, and it will continue to evolve, as I add more content and images. I love it!

Thanks again to all members, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
James
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Amasonmarket Premium
Thanks for the information.

Regards.
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Genie3733 Premium
Thank you for following me. Blessings to you.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi James!
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page.
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Shawn, I'll definitely take a look! Specially your focus, sleep apnea. Runs in my wife's family.
All the best

James
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you!
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NMcCluskey Premium
Great to connect with you, awesome profile!
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athonx14 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I hope your journey with your new family will be successful.

See you around,
Eric
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azmod Premium
Hi and thank you for the follow back, I look forward to our mutual success;-)
Don
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow;-)
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JauA Premium
Thank you for the follow . Jan
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Thanks for connecting. Have a delightful day!
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Jrowlands Premium
Oh not a problem. Congratulations, that's awesome!
Have a great day.
James
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi James. I really enjoyed reading your profile and I found it a very refreshing outlook you have. Here's wishing you every success here at WA and looking after your wonderful, and soon to be increased, children. Ange
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Ange, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. We are truly are looking forward to meeting them here in the next two month.
This is a great place to be, wish you all the success here at WA.
James
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BobBrooks Premium
Thanks for the follow James, wish you the best
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you, all the best.
James
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jmutisy5 Premium
Thank you for following me back.
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mskauai Premium
Aloha James !

"Mahalo" for the Follow -- Have a Great Year !!

Holly
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and here you call the shots it is your business and you decide on how successful you can be and with you experience and with your previous history it should be no problem all the best Max
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Max, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. All the best.
James
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi James,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I wish you all the best!
Angelique
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Angelique, thank you and all the best.
Have a great day
James
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks James for your support. A champion will always be beaten by a champion team. .Tom.
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hrbyoung7 Premium
Thanks for the follow! Good luck with all you hope to accomplish!
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you, I look forward to following your successes.
James
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kennick2015 Premium
Hi James and thanks for the follow. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals here at WA. Good luck. Ken.
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Jrowlands Premium
Thanks so much Ken! All the best to you as well.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello James and a belated welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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roses15 Premium
Thank you for following me and I am also following you :) so glad you are seeking progress I wish you much success!
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SRMontag Premium
Thanks for the follow James. I will be following you as well. Wishing you great success.
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XinZhang Premium
Thanks for following me. It looks like you are off to a great start!
Sincerely,
xin
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TheGrizzly Premium
Thanks for the follow.
I briefly reviewed your story as seen above.
You have plenty of experience to help you become a dynamite success online.

I too felt burnt by my job, okay sure it was my high school job. But once I realized that being the top salesman in the city, creating sales plans, handling customer relations with great tact, and receiving phone calls from customers thanking the company for my service didn't get me anything more than more, "Good work, keep it up." followed with more expectations I know a regular job wasn't for me.

Power to you for valuing your family and putting them first, all while realizing your personal value and worth.

I wish you all the best in all your worth while efforts.
May 2016 be your best yet.
-Evan
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Evan, I truly appreciate you sharing your personal experience. It's amazing that we all have a drive to succeed here at WA. I'm so glad I found this amazing community.
Thanks for adding me to your network. All the best and I look forward to following you.
James
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi James, I look forward to following you! You're definitely off to a great start on your website...looks good!! You put a lot of thought into the review.
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Jrowlands Premium
Thanks you too, I again appreciate your feedback. I look forward to following you within WA.
James
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Daniel01 Premium
Hi James and thanks for the follow. May you have success into your enterprise. Cheers
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Jrowlands Premium
Thanks Daniel. You too!
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krazykat Premium
Hello James,
Thank you for returning my follow.
I wish you all possible success with your WA journey!
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you, you too!
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for following me James! I hope you are doing well. Was that a wedding photo on your profile picture?

In addition to Kyle's training, I also have created some training which might be helpful. I also routinely blog here at WA, so feel free to check out my training and blogs by clicking on my photo to access my profile page and scrolling to view the content under my picture.

Please never hesitate if I can help in any way. :)

Steph
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Steph, yes it's my wedding photo. I'm not very photogenic, only photo I like, lol.
I will check out your training lessons, I appreciate your support.
Have a great weekend,
James
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there, thank you for following me! Hope you are enjoying your training and getting your website going. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Linda, Thanks for your message. I appreciate the support.
Have a great weekend
James
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LindaSMcRae Premium
You are welcome! You have a great weekend! :)
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Kyle Premium
James, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

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

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

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

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything James.
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Jrowlands Premium
Morning Kyle, thanks for the message. I find your lessons very helpful, informative and motivating. I picked/ purchased a domain names yesterday and will be building my site hopefully tomorrow.
It's nice to hear that the community makes consistent incomes by promoting WA, with all their hard work.
I look forward to learning more.
Have a great day
James
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Kyle Premium
Awesome James, sounds like you are making some really good progress. As you move forward, please do keep me updated with things. I think that now you have your domain in place things are really going to start rolling forward.
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Kyle,
have to say, this wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. lol. I set up my website and published it. http://powerfulhomebusiness.com/. I have lots to do with this site to clean it up. How do I know if people visit my site that I get recognized for signing then on with WA?
Well thanks again, you lessons are helpful, need to review again and again..
have a great night.
James
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Kyle Premium
You are doing great and heading in the right direction James. Believe it or not it took me a full month to build my website when I started out. You are doing much better than me lol.

I am not a huge fan of your theme choice, simply because there is a big empty column down the left hand side of your page. You might want to choose something new.

Choose a theme that is simple, ideally with a white background and black text (as this is the most readable).

I tend to avoid themes with too many bells and whistles as the focus of your website will be your content and your content will make your website look visually appealing to your audience.

So choose something simple, yet elegant and if you ever need to change down the road, you can easily do so within Appearance => Themes.

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out: For tracking your website traffic, you will be using Google Analytics which is completely free. You can get instructions on how to set this up here (it will also be covered in detail later on in the training): Off and running here though!
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Kyle, truly appreciate your feedback and well taken. I will check out other themes and will take your advise and change it out. Simplify! :)
I will continue with the bootcamp and learn the google analytics.
I appreciate your support.
Have a great day.
James
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good James, keep me updated with your progress. Cheers!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations on going Premium! I'm sure you are as excited as I am to be part of this amazing community ! Best of Luck! Linda
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Wealthi Premium
Hi, welcome to WA. All the best with your venture. thanks for the follow as well. I am following you now!!

Hope you are doing well with your training etc. good luck!
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Strap Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate. I am sure you have just made the best decision you have made for a long time. If you need any help, be sure to give me a holla
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WMcNeal40 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This is a good place to learn and advance. A Great community.
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WMcNeal40 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This is a good place to learn and advance. A Great community.
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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Wealthi Premium
Hi, yes, you will be successful, all the best !!
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SJB Premium
Hello and congrats on going premium. It has changed my life as I am sure it will do wonders for you as well.
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you, I'm looking forward to the future! :)
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vic62 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Congratulations on going Premium. I hope you are enjoying the training and look forward to following your progress.
Regards
Victoria
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you, I see a great community.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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PjGermain Premium
Hi James and thanks for the follow!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been in the online marketing arena and a webmaster for a long time, but WA totally rocks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, please remember, we are here to help in anyway. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We're here to help!

Cheers,
pj
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Jrowlands Premium
Hi Kyle,
Been watching all the lessons, I'm at the boot camp lesson. Just feeling a little overwhelmed right now with all the info, lol. Looking at becoming a premium member, I see the benefits.

Thanks for the messages

James
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Kyle Premium
This industry was new to everyone at one point, myself included. Back when I started I had no knowledge of the Internet business and this. As you move forward, you will get the hang of this and things that you are overwhelmed with by now, will become second nature.

You can learn this and I can assure that everything you need is here at WA to create any level of success you want! I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move forward James! Let me know if you need a hand if you ever feel even a bit stuck.
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help James. :)
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Jrowlands Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome!
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AwesomeWoman Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, James! We're here to help you succeed! Let me know if I can help in any way. ~ t
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AlexSol Premium
Hey James and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I wanted to personally welcome you to this amazing online business training community.My name is Alex and I am the owner of Extra Paycheck Blog. I am here to help you with your online adventures. So if you have any questions don't hesitate contacting me!

Set-Up Your Account Before you get started, you should set-up your account right here at WA. Upload a photo and write a little bio. You can share some of your history and share your goals. This is a community and folks like to connect to "real people". Members with a filled out profile usually get more replies and activity.

Get Started!

To see how it all connects you should click on the green button "Get Started Here" in the top left corner. You can also click on this link to get your training started: GET YOUR BONUS!
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There are bonuses available to you if you join Premium membership in the next 7 days!

1. You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month of Premium membership (only $19)

2. You will get private access to me. I'll be helping you out with any questions you might have about building and growing your online business. I have been a full time Internet Marketer since 2007 and over the years I've accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience on various subjects related to this industry.

The bonus is ONLY available if you join Premium in your first seven (7) days (that's why it's called the "action takers" bonus).

Once again, just wanted to say HI and welcome you to this amazing community. This is THE place to be.

I have been a Premium member since 2007 and I completely love it. I have built successful businesses ON and OFFline, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

Talk to you soon, James!

Alex a.k.a. Canuck
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