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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delroy2222 Premium
Hi Bob

Congratulations on being at Premium level at WA for 3 years. Best wishes.

Delroy
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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cmatmarket Premium
If you ever need free advertising go to my site and read this post Free advertising – Who doesn’t want that!http://ultralightweightbackpacking.siterubix.com/

and Thank You for the job information
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JustBob Premium
Thank you. And, will do.
If you wish to chat job stuff a bit more on a personnel level just PM me. I am, of course, officially retired.
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RandellD Premium
HI Just Bob,
Following you now. Hope you achieve your goals at WA!
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JustBob Premium
Thanks and back at you.
I hope you likewise kick ass.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Bob,

Coming to your page for a change! You have an interesting past and present! I am sure that if you decide to, you can ace this segment of marketing. Your experience indicates you have all the attributes to do so....I am in awe actually of some of the things you have done!

I am not far behind you in age, and still have a desire to make a difference as much as possible that is possible by making this online business a success...Not so much for myself, rather for what it can do to help me in some of my other activities (NGO, Nation Building, halping more people, etc.)....

This place is great!

Cheers...

Dave : )
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JustBob Premium
David,
Thanks for the feedback!
I am in the process of actually settling down to focus on building a business. I've done way too much research and not enough execution. This is in part do to the fact that after a more thorough evaluation of my two Kickstarter ideas I decided not to pursue them and so started exploring IM more generally.
Again, thanks.
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steviedean Premium
thanks for the following me back ◑‿◐ I do hope you manage to sort out whatever is keeping you offline ◑‿◐
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Standaar Premium
Thank you for following me! I wish you all the best and good luck with reaching your goals ;-)
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Bob, Great to meet you here and I am now following you. You haven't been here long so a warm welcome and no doubt catch up with you in the WA corridors! Janice
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JustBob Premium
Am definitely a newbie, but at least now not so raw. Seems like the main thing I Iike doing on the WA help front is to review websites when asked. Occasionally, I am able to answer a how-to question, but not often. Fortunately, other WAers are very generous in that respect.

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janicebowles Premium
You're doing great! It's the participation that counts :)
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JustBob Premium
Thanks.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Bob! -

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for Following Back! :)

I wish you all the success - you are willing to work for! :)

If I can ever be of Help - do not hesitate - to contact me!


** Have a Great Weekend - Bob! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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JustBob Premium
Sounds good and back at ya!
But, no stacked bricks. This is earthquake country, though generally mild around here because the Great fault line is about 100 miles East. Usually no collapses, but serious cracks in walls.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Bob! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Weekend! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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JustBob Premium
Welcome aboard. Hope I'm worth your time.
My main WA contribution is mostly comments on other people's websites, but I do manage to answer a few questions too.
Top 50, huh! You have been busy.
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JeremyWest Premium
Hi JustBob. Thanks for the follow! You started about a week before me. How are you enjoying WA so far?
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JustBob Premium
Am enjoying WA quite well. Haven't been able to get as far as I had hoped because life got strangely, yet still unprofitably consumptive just after I started. I am still pushing (almost 11 PM here and I just got to it for a bit), but haven't hit a personal critical mass (except I will be promoting WA) about what and how I wish to market. I am sorting out a balance between (1) to get anywhere one has to take action and (2) no matter how fast you go, if it is the wrong direction, you won't get there. Hope, this helps you and whoever reads it.
Best,
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kholmes Premium
Hi there, it says your blog doesn't exist, just want to let you know.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/justbob/blog/amazingsellingmachine-some-comments
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JustBob Premium
Thanks. It was deleted because it is recommended that I put the material on a website to support my affiliate marketing. You can still find a bit of the data in my answer to greg2666's question about it over under classrooms in reference to whether it is a scam or not.
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kholmes Premium
Great thanks.
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kellyrae82 Premium
Way to go upgrading to premium! You will be able to accomplish so much more with access to extra trainings and support. Best wishes!
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TammiR Premium
Welcome to WA :)
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wendyk Premium
Hi Bob! Congrats on going premium! :)
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JustBob Premium
Thanks, perhaps we'll trade ideas sometime.
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OldMule Premium
Hi there Bob - welcome!
They call me the OldMule and I hail from Essex in the UK.
Thanks for the follow and I look forward to communicating with you.
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help. Why not read my profile, and my almost daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!
I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Godspeed!
OldMule

Make it magic! Relax - stay focused - have fun - go for gold!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Robert? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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JustBob Premium
Am slower than expected/planned/wanted. Had expected to have finished the starter course by now. And, other activities have been pulling more on me than expected. Spent all day outside, but not in a hammock. Life takes what it takes.

I'll be signed-up for premium later tonight or tomorrow. Had wanted to finish the course first, but ...

Only one bit of a lament so far, The residual techie in my is a bit sad that website setup is so easy now. It lowers the barriers to entry for internet marketing success. Now, I'll have to compete harder with the emphasis on marketing, etc..

Of course, Change is a Constant. Change is a Danger. And, Change is Opportunity.

You two, of course, know this. More importantly, you've capitalized wonderfully on the last of these three.

Best, Bob
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Kyle Premium
Congrats on going Premium Bob, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!
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JustBob Premium
Nothing needed at present, but thanks. Seems that you two have put together a phenomenal set resources and tools. I just need to dig a bit and target a niche or two.

Best, Bob
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Bob, just do know I am here. Have a productive week!
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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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