About JustBob
Joined July 2014
Currently reside about 10 miles inland in San Diego, California area, about 15 miles North of Mexico. Am 69. Officially retired but only because getting hired at this age is not viable. Once a heavy duty computer/systems development techie and manager guy, then the engineering partner in a small electronics company. Am still considered by my friends a bit of a techie, but essentially have been mostly non-technical this century. So this century I have had lots of odds "careers" such as realtor, roofing sales, litigation support, "privileged" court file research in support of judgment collection, living trust seminars/sales, and more. As such, I am now a pretty good face-to-face salesman/closer--not, however, a marketing specialist.

But, as I've known from my college days, good marketing and lead generation is of paramount importance to all business success since they precede sales. No sales, no business! My expressed belief for at least 20 years is "don't create it, unless you can sell it!"

Got interested in IM because I was researching internet and social media pre-marketing and marketing in order to do a few technical Kickstarter projects. Haven't ever done social media for a variety of reasons part of which is that much of my life, low- or no-profile, was part of my job/business requirements. Now, WA represents a re-focus though I am still proceeding with Kickstarter ideas, but believe IM per se is a viable possibility for me.

I've been scouting/trying out possible business ideas for a while. My mandatory criteria are: durability, scaleability, low-required capital, and age-independence. Location independence, home-based or low commute, etc. are desirable, but not mandatory. IM clearly, fits all of these criteria.

Am usually called BOB and may switch to JustBob for WA purposes.
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Q1. Initial targets $100/month, then $100/week, then $1000/month for OK, then $100/day for happy, and $1000/week for very happy. Hopefully, $100/week by year end. Happy or better is my 1-year goal.
Q2. $100k/year bouncing with joy and $250k/year ecstatic.
Q3. Absolute minimum 20 hours/week. Expect more and am going to push for 35+ since I can work weird hours online.
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Q1. Initial targets $100/month, then $100/week, then $1000/month for OK, then $100/day for happy, and $1000/week for very happy. Hopefully, $100/week by year end. Happy or better is my 1-year goal.
Q2. $100k/year bouncing with joy and $250k/year ecstatic.
Q3. Absolute minimum 20 hours/week. Expect more and am going to push for 35+ since I can work weird hours online.
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Carson Premium
Awesome goals Robert!!

Now that you have goals to work towards you are going to be able to really focus on the training. Take action on what you learn and the lessons will take you towards achieving your goals.

I look forward to working with you and having you as an active part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.

Cheers,

Carson
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MikeLambert Premium
Great goals Bob, very realistic and the time you are willing to put in plus your technical background will pay off huge for you. Good luck Mike.
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JustBob Premium
Thanks guys!
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Robert,

I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Have you had a chance to get started with the training?

When I first started here at Wealthy Affiliate I had a bunch of questions in the first few days and need quite a bit of help as I had zero experience coming in :)

If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help out, just reply to this message and I'll do my best to lend a hand.

Cheers,

Mike
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JustBob Premium
Hey back,

Moving on the course a lot slower than expected. BUt, a few questions the first of which you may have missed before.

First, when (not if) I sign-up for Premium, can you get affiliate credit for me or would that violate some rule, convention, ethic or courtesy?
I don't think your getting for me now and someone else probably is.

Second, I am a bit confused about AKISMET. Firstly, it says it is free for personal websites, but $5/mo for 1 professional site and $50/mo for unlimited websites. I had thought it was a free plug-in. Second, the user agreement (if I read it correctly) says that it shouldn't be used with a site promoting affiliate memberships. That would seem to exclude most commercial sites. Any comment/data/experience with these or any other aspects of AKISMET?

Best, BOB
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Bob, Answer to your first question yes I will get credit for your premium signup. Akismet is FREE, you must be looking at a different version. When you add plugins to your website such social and spam protection there are many different versions. I will get back to you with the version I use I am very happy with zero issues. Cheers Mike.
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MikeLambert Premium
Here is a link bob for a tutorial on installing Akismet, easier than trying to explain, but you definitely don't have to pay a dime for it.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/protect-your-site-from-spam-use-akismet/installing-setting-up-akismet. Any problems give me a hollar.
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JustBob Premium
Great!
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Kyle Premium
Hey Robert, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the business world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the online world.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.
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JustBob Premium
Kyle,
Thanks for the follow-up and assistance offer.
I am enjoying your program, but am finding it rather easy to disperse because there is so much to explore.
With respect to some business world experience, yes, due in large part to my age. I am guessing that most of your members are noticeably younger (less than 35).
I have been (contrary to the suggestion in the course) been trying to choose "a good niche", rather than defaulting to the "Affiliate Bootcamp" which I'll still do later.
So again thanks, because as a result of this current chat, I've decided to pursue a topic along the lines of (I'm Not Elderly, I'm Just Old). I have no idea how I'll capitalize it, but we'll see. This has been a humorous topic in my household since 2008 when my wife and I were once described as elderly. Our immediate response was "we're not elderly, just old!"
Best, Bob
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Kyle Premium
That would be an incorrect assumption actually, we have people from all walks of life here and all age levels, from 19 to 90. :) There are a lot of folks with business experience as well, personally I have 12 years full time online and am more than willing to give you a hand as you move through the training.

Like your idea of your niche, as long as you have a target audience and specific group of people you are helping, you can do very well. :)
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JustBob Premium
thanks
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Robert, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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JustBob Premium
Thanks.
Sometime soon, I expect I'll be ready with questions.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good!
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JustBob Premium
Thanks. I will give it a go.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Bob, Read your message, the IM thing can be a little overwhelming to start but once you get in the grove it will start to roll along nicely. I am glad to hear you are thinking premium do to the fact that it's just simply a good way to learn everything WA has to offer. There's so much here to learn, I can tell you the trick is to keep it simple. I have done quite well by just sticking to the basics, learn about keywords and how to find them, pick a niche, and build a website.
Where things get interesting is when you start to build your site out. Just remember all you need is a premium membership, don't waste your money on gadgets to optimize or make your site pretty, lots of great Wordpress themes to choose from here. In my opinion you have access to everything you will need to make money online here at WA. Wish you all the best, need any help just ask, Mike.
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Kyle Premium
Welcome to WA Robert. I am Kyle, co-founder and also an active part of the community here at Wealthy Affiliate. If you ever need anything or you get "stuck"?, let me know as I will be more than happy to help you out.

I do suggest that you start out with the Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1) course. Work your way through this training and take action on the lesson tasks. This is a foundational course that will get you building valuable online assets in just your first few days.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

Anyways, I hope to see more of you in the coming days here at WA! :)
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JustBob Premium
Thanks Kyle and thanks to everyone who is following me (if they can read this).

I don't expect that I'll have time to engage everyone individually, but if anyone has a question, hopefully I'll notice it and I can at least address it, if not outright answer it. Overtime, I hope/expect to be able to engage equitably. But, my current mode is that of a hungry, swelling sponge.

Have started the Level 1 course and already feel behind do the amount of material available on all the embedded links.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Robert, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. Don't feel like your are behind, you are doing just fine. This is by no means a race.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Robert, Mike here from avoidonlinemarketingscams.com,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You are going to be up and running with an online business before you know it and I will personally be more than happy to help out if you have questions as you get started.

I suggest getting starting with the Online Entrepreneur level1 getting started course found in the main menu by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button.

Here's the link to lesson 1:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling

This is the course that I started with and lead me to my first sale online!

If you are willing to put in an honest effort and take the bull by the horns I will personally help you through the course or with any questions or concerns you may have in your quest to make your online business a reality.

I can be reached through my personal profile when you have any questions...trust me, you will!

Oh!

Don't forget to create your personal profile by adding an image and a few words about yourself! You'll get way more help and support form others here within the community if you have an image and description!

Just a quick heads up! You can stay on as a Starter member as long as you like, there is absolutely no pressure to change your status, but if you decide to become a Premium member and do so within 7 days you will qualify for a 50% discount on the first month.

I look forward to getting to know you and being able to help out when you have questions.

Cheers, Mike
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