About JVanDerLaan
Joined April 2016
Hey Guys!

John VanDerLaan here. My friends call me JV.

I have a passion for making money online and sharing my knowledge with others that want to do the same.

I've been an affiliate marketer since 2007. I work from home and can't wait to get out of bed in the morning to start another exciting, profitable day! It is awesome to do something that you are passionate about everyday!

Even though I have been at this for a while, I still learn new things everyday, and I look forward to learning all that I can here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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newlive Premium
Thank you for the follow JV sorry it took me 2 months to reply...missed your note found it today while cleaning up.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
JV, I was just looking at Infographic Journal, the history of WA. Looks good.

Tell me what a 'split $97/47 price point'?
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Helen,

Thanks for the comment!

That infographic drives a lot of traffic to my website.

I believe that the split $97/47 price point must have been based on the amount of services.

In other words, you would get xyz for $47 and xyzpdq for $97.

Does that make sense?

Thanks again Helen!

JV
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HelenpDoyle Premium
JV, I am sure that doesn't make sense to me!
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Deeraven Premium
Hi JV! I have to say WA is making this transition less overwhelming for me (THANK YOU). I have upgraded to premium and am going all in! I have 2 questions, first...what is a tag in a blog and is there a WA dictionary?
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Deneen!

I'm so glad that you are making the transition relatively stress free!

A tag is a word or phrase that reflect the keywords or the main points in your post.

I don't believe that there is a WA dictionary.

Feel free to PM me if I can help you in any way!

Best,
JV
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Deeraven Premium
Thanks JV. I'm loving WA!
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totheknot Premium
JV,

I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you my ideas about the niche business.
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John, I added more to my Description Profile golf related.
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I'm here because of you. Checking google search about Sendlane..Jimmy Kim, your view came up about 4th position. here I am thanks... Darryl ...golfpro
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dcrnanick Premium
Hi John, wow that is great experience, I thought I'd follow you, who knows how if I can learn something and make a great contact at the same time. good luck
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Danny,

Welcome aboard!

Let me know if I can help you with anything!

Best,
JV
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Starsong Premium
Hi, Charlotte here! As promised, I am now following you and am looking forward to learning from your experience!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Charlotte!

Welcome!

Please let me know if I can help you with anything

JV
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KayMarie1 Premium
Hi John,

I have decided to go another direction with my own business. I have have had a problem building a website (the buttons, widgets categories are all misaligned). I have discovered in the process that though everyone is very well meaning, they are unable to teach me how to build a website or fix issues with it via the WA community.

Additionally, my other business is taking off, my son has a new illness diagnosis and my husband just got a job promotion which means much more time away from our family (meaning I have to step up).

I have written Kyle twice and now I am writing you. I am sorry, but it's not what I want after all and I want to discontinue my membership with WA. Who do I go to for this?

Kay Marie
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Kay Marie,

While I am sorry to hear that, I certainly understand. I wish you well in your future endeavors!

John
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KayMarie1 Premium
Hi JV,

Nice to meet you! Thanks for the email and your article. I can't wait to get started in this business...driving traffic and makn' money!

Kay Marie
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Kay!

Welcome and let me know if there is anything that I can help you with!

JV
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I just realized that I am within you network JV, I think you'll be a great wealth of knowledge to learn from. Going premium soon. Hope to always come to you.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey Jonah!

Congratulations on joining Wealthy Affiliate.

Everything that you need to succeed is right here!

I'm here to help you with whatever you need my friend.
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I am feeling more relaxed knowing that I can run to people of your status for assistance JV, Thanks a lot
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Wao. Hiding knowing you enjoy this this much , hope to feel so soon too.
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Sowilo Premium
Hey there buddy! Signed up under you yesterday, and looks like this is the place to be, lookin to go premimum ASAP. I got an idea to run by you as far as my initial niche, how can I get hold of you on a more private level?...Thanks for you time man! Great review on WA by the way!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey Wayne,

WA is an awesome place!

Once you go premium, we can use private message to connect.

In the meantime, you can email me at john@jvanderlaandotcom.

Just use . instead of dot. I do this to avoid spam from bots that will pick up email addresses that are published online.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
JV
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Sowilo Premium
Gotcha...thx, sending an e-mail now!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Sowilo Premium
Sent!...Thanks again!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
My pleasure!
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nicoleb10 Premium
Terrific idea to stop spam from happening. I will do the same.
Also, I signed up under you so I will look for advice as I move forward. I am reading your post at the moment
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Nicole!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

You are going to find everything that you need here.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

JV
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gmegs Premium
Hey John!
... nice to connect.
ps - I live on the Cape! Hahaha, got a kick out of seeing your Cape Cod site!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey Joanne,

We love to Cape!

I started that site back in 2007 and I still get a direct deposit from Google every month for the Adsense revenue it generates!

Best,
JV
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gmegs Premium
Excellent!
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stephhill Premium
Hi JV:

Great to meet someone who has so much experience as you. Thank you for following me and I am definitely following you as well.

Steph
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey Steph,

I absolutely love the caring, helpful community here at WA, and I am proud to be a part of it!

Best,
JV
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stephhill Premium
With your experience as an affiliate marketer since 2007, you are probably doing pretty well by now. And yes, this is a very super caring community.

Steph
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Hey John,
Thanks for the follow back.
Wishing you the best of success.

Greg
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gkhchay Premium
Hey JV, thanks for following me. I've learned a lot from your blogs. Cheers, Galen
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey thanks Galen!

Glad I could help!
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Ariel120 Premium
awesome profile man! I know that I am going to shed my postal clothes and be a stay at home husband too! That's actually my future goal. I'm almost there too! lol.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Cisco!

Wishing you much success!

Best,
JV
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Becka56 Premium
Hey check out this addition on my site. http://pandorasboxofcooking.com/venison-stuffed-peppers

Could you please also add something with a link back to my site? Choose any recipe you like or give me something to use that you would like to use to link to.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Becka,

Very nice!

If you go to my venison recipes page and leave a comment, I will include a link back to your site.

Best,
JV
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Becka56 Premium
Nice, you want me to do all the work. Thanks.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Just trying to help you out.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Just published your comment. You now have a link from a 9 year old site with authority.
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MelanieW Premium
Hi John, Thanks for connecting. Wishing you lots of success here!
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SuzQ Premium
Hi John, Welcome to WA! Thanks for the assistance with a decision on Thrive Content Builder. Great sites. I can even relate to the deer hunting as live in an area where we have a holiday for the first day of buck... seriously! Following you :)

Blessings, SuzQ
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SuzQ Premium
And thank you for the follow back!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
That's awesome!
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SFaye Premium
Hi John. Welcome! Best wishes for your success here with WA.
Staci.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Staci!
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MyraBeth Premium
I have tried all sorts of different 'make money online' programs and WA is for real. Just take it one lesson at a time and trust each lesson. In other words, complete each lesson and don't try to skip ahead. Each lesson is very important.

It is solid training that won't leave you 'high and dry' or lead you 'astray' like so many of the other money making programs online. It may seem slow at first, because it will teach you how to build a SOLID foundation. And then, based on that foundation, that's how you will build your online income. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and all the best to you, JV.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks so much MyraBeth!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi John,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated.
Wish you all the best!
~ Mike
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey thanks Mike,
I look forward to learning and helping others here at WA.
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BarbJaeb Premium
Hey! Welcome to Premium! You're gonna love it!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Barb!
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BarbJaeb Premium
you betcha!
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Mac01 Premium
Congrats on going Premium! All the best with your online endeavours. :)
Thomas
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Thomas!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi John
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, and congratulations on going premium. It opens the doors to all WA has to offer.Best wishes for your online journey.
Alexander
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thank you Alexander! I look forward to opening those doors!
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BCarter86 Premium
Just wanted to Welcome you!!!

Much SUCCESS to you,

Briana
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Briana!
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium! You are going to love your stay in here.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thank you my friend!
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caisaki Premium
WELCOME TO Wealthy Affiliate Premium! :)

You've made a great decision and this is going to really change your life if you work hard to achieving your goals!

Just remember not to rush anything, as this creates confusion, and don't forget to enjoy the process.

Hit me up if you need anything, I'll be glad to help any way I can. :D

Cheers,

Pearl
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thank you Pearl!
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upsgirl Premium
Hello and CONGRATS on becoming our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! If you ever need anything, we're always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks upsgirl!
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upsgirl Premium
You're welcome!
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Krissy1976 Premium
Hi John! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates! You'll love it! Best Wishes!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Krissy!
I'm already loving it and looking forward to exploring more!
Best,
John
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Krissy1976 Premium
I put a couple more pictures up, I put up a Florida picture and then I have a picture of 2 friends of mine when we were in Miami!
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Excellent! The better your readers feel that they know you, the more likely the are to take your advice and buy from you.
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Krissy1976 Premium
I know my inline skate site is a little over 2 months old but I'm getting a little worried, I'm not about to give up! No way! I haven't had any prior experience so it may take me a year but its okay! Its worth the wait but still can't help but worry.. I haven't made a cent. I haven't had any luck on amazon but it just takes time..
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Yes, it takes time. The biggest hurdle is traffic. You need to provide really high quality content that gets ranked on the first page of google so that people can find you when they are searching for information.
A huge part of the success that I have had is directly related to finding keywords that I can rank on the first page of google results and creating really in depth posts around that specific keyword. I then will spend a lot of effort promoting that post through social media and more importantly through guest posts on an authority site where I can get a link back to my post.
Hope this helps :)
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Krissy1976 Premium
Thanks John.. If you have time, no hurries at all but could you check out my inline skate website if you get a chance? I know its only 2 months old.. The site health says its awesome but I know its just a gauge and my site trust is only 20%
http://krissyskates.com
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hey, nice site!
The concept is great!
The one thing that I would suggest is focusing on long, valuable posts.
In other words, if you want to rank on the first page of google for "Womens Activa 90 Review", you are going to need to publish an extensive, high quality review.
I would suggest at least 1500 words, preferably 2000 plus.
Google is looking for the best, most thorough information for it's rankings, and you need to provide that.
It was hard for me to do at first, but now I am getting pretty good at it.
I find that if I write down a bunch of sub headlines and then write content on the sub headlines, it is much easier.
If I wanted 1500 words, I would come up with 5 sub headlines and write 300 words about each.
Like:
What is the Womens Activa 90?
Who is the Womens Activa 90 good for?
3 Reasons you should choose the Womens Activa 90.
Features of the Womens Activa 90.
Pros and cons of the Womens Activa 90.
Conclusion.

That is six. If you could write 200-300 words of quality information under each of those headlines, that would be a kick ass review!
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Krissy1976 Premium
Sweet thank you! I appreciate it a lot! I did a review on a Garmin Forerunner 620 ( Garmin Forerunner 620 is a loaded watch that you can track miles and tons of other things) last night but I'm not sure how many words or good key words I have! :) Some of my post I would break up the sentences so it wouldn't be to overwhelming especially if I had a you tube video! I have a few of those on there to! Most of my clicks ( which aren't very many ) come from my product reviews so you are right on the money, thank you very much! :)
Krissy :)
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Here's a link to a really good guest post that I did on bloggingtips.com that is relevant to writing posts that get ranked.
http://www.bloggingtips.com/2016/04/01/seo-tips-and-tricks-for-beginners/
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Krissy1976 Premium
Awesome!! Thank you I'm going to head over and check it out! Oh yeah I have a notebook next to me cause sometimes I need it to write down idea's! ;)
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Krissy1976 Premium
Hey about the social media thing, I was wondering thought about my new website Promoting WA if I need to be more cautious since it's a promotional thing. I have a facebook and twitter is a flop.. I started a pinterest a while ago but been spending more time on my websites. My google+ is acting goofy.. So far I have facebook..
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JVanDerLaan Premium
I would create a facebook page for your sites and share all of your posts.
Pinterest is great for images and infographics that you create.
Infographics are a great way to get back links to your posts too.
I don't think you are quite there yet, but when you are ready to build links back to a particular post, I can give you the name of a great infographic guy. He charges me $150 to completely design an infographic from scratch.
He designed this one for me and it has generated a number of good backlinks.
http://www.jvanderlaan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Long-Tail-Pro-Review-HD-1.png

John
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Krissy1976 Premium
Hey so I already have a facebook page can I share my new website on there promoting WA? WOW I have a lot to learn :) I'll keep that in mind i'm going to go check out the other link you have there :) Thanks buddy!
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nathaniell Premium
Hey John, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.

PSS. Just about every new member wants to see some success stories! There are too many to list, but here are a few of my favorites:
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Kyle Premium
John, 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 John.
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Kyle,

I have no doubt that I am going to be successful promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

You've created an awesome place here. I wish I had found WA back in 2007 when I started with SBI.

I'll let you know if I need any help.

Again, awesome job creating WA!

John
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Kyle Premium
Thanks John, I wish you had found us back in 2007 as well, but time to look forward and the bright future you have ahead of you. I look forward to working with you and of course, if you need anything going forward just let me know.
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nathaniell 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! :)
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Thanks Nathaniell.

I already have several niches and websites, so I understand the niche thing very well.

So far, I really like what i see here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I wish I started here years ago!

I started in 2007 with Site Build It, so I can compare the two platforms and trainings.

Talk to you soon.
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nathaniell Premium
Hey John, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the affiliate world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the community here.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.
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JackTomon Premium
Hi JV
Welcome to WA. Your are on the right track. WA is where to learn skills and expand your online business.You should not feel stuck as you have awesome community support here. Feel free to reach out in future. Would be interested to see your review on WA training vs what you know prior. Wish you continued success in WA. Jack
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Jack,
Thanks for the welcome! I'll be digging in soon and look forward to seeing what WA has to offer.
Best,
JV
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate John!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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JVanDerLaan Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to learning all that I can here at Wealthy Affiliate.

John
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nathaniell Premium
No problem John. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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