About Karcel
Joined May 2015
Hi everyone! One month in and it's time to update my profile and tell a little more about myself. I am a stay at home mum and farmers wife, currently exploring my options at Wealthy Affiliates!

I have been looking at online businesses for a few years now, looked into many but not followed through as you soon figure out that they aren't going to work. I have had my eye on WA for awhile now and have finally decided to take the plunge. I am glad I did! It's so exciting to find yourself so engrossed in the lessons and learning so much!

I live in Southland, NZ and have a keen interest in tramping and make soy candles that I plan to develop into a small business also. Previously from a corporate/office background living in Auckland, we decided to give up the urban lifestyle and take our chances living in the countryside...somewhere. We sold the house, put everything into a shipping container, packed up the floorsanding business and moved to a small country town in the South Island - all the while I was 8.5 months pregnant with child number 3. Crazy right.

Turns out, it was the best thing we ever did! I have done some crazy things in my lifetime. The next big dreams are to live on the road and hike the Te Araroa Trail one day!

But for now, my youngest is due to start school soon and I am looking for a flexible oppurtunity to earn some extra income while working around kids and family. And here at WA I think I might have just found that! Will keep you posted!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey !

Would you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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GFHaze Premium
Hi Marcella,

Thanks for the Follow!
I enjoyed your site http://www.hikingwiththekids.com/ and I dropped you a comment.
Feel free to return the favor if you have the time, I just published a new post on my BootCamp site in my profile, if you would rather use that site.

If you need any help drop me a note anytime, my best,

Gary
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Loes Premium
Hello Marcella, welcome, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun here on WA, See you around, Greetings Loes
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network Karcel. You've made a good choice with WA. I love meeting neighbours from across the Tasman. ~Marion
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karcel Premium
Thanks Marion - you have some great blogs. I have enjoyed reading them! - Marcella
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Marcus1978 Premium
Stay close to Marion and Loes and you can't go far wrong :-)
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for Following:

I am really excited that we made this connection inside Wealthy Affiliate. It's awesome to see what kind of people are getting into WA and see how they progress. Following others is the best way to stay connected and help each other along our path to success in WA.

Keeping in Mind: It may take 1000 failures before 1 SUCCESS, with these failures you will learn to SUCCEED.

Ken
PS: Let me know if you need any assistance along the way. Just click on the "Reply" button and ask away.
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karcel Premium
Thanks Ken. Love the motivational reminders!
Have a great day!
Marcella
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MsalichumaG Premium
You are welcome
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for the follow!
All the best
Sarah
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JeanL Premium
Hello, Marcella. Very nice meeting you!
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karcel Premium
Hi Jean - Love your herbal website!
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JeanL Premium
Thank you!
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stephhill Premium
Hi...Thank you for following me. It is a huge pleasure to meet you. I am a mum too
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karcel Premium
Thanks Stephanie. I really like the format of your website Across a deadly field. It looks great! Look forward to following you!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Marcella for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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karcel Premium
Thanks Robert. Found your info very helpful as I was going through the first few course levels. Seen your name pop up quite a bit and looked up what Ambassador meant... so thanks for all the helpful tips! Look forward to following you!
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Thank you for Following. I hope you make great achievements with your Time spent here on WA, and I wish you Success in making all of your Goals come true!
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, this is glenn, a fellow premium member like your self dropping by to say special welcome, lot's of success and most of all have fun
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ToneFleming Premium
Congrats on upgrading to Premium!
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Caraid Premium
Hi Marcella

Welcome to WA premium. There is a huge amount of training here
now that you've gone premium and a very friendly supportive community.

If you need any help or guidance there is sure to be someone here who can assist you. Just ask.

I wish you every success

Dave
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Welcome to Premium happy to have you with us.
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise decision. WA is the best place I've found to build and grow a successful online business. All the best to you.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Marcella? 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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karcel Premium
Hi Kyle - question. I keep thinking (negatively) that I don't know enough about my interests to blog about it. ie I know how to make soy candles, (actually tried creating a siterubix site yesterday but it wouldn't let me. came up with "error - try again later") I love tramping, tramping with the kids but consider myself as a newbie and don't know enough to blog or instruct or share ideas. I know I'm thinking too much into it as I am trying to vision the end product? Is it an ongoing blog of a journey? I could create a website to sell my candles? 5 years ago we gave up urban living and moved to the country - I could blog about that journey (thought I could call it "the day I gave up urban living". Another one I would be interested in is "Natural Remedies for Stress" Anyways - thats what rattling around in my head - any advice or direction you might have would be extremely appreciated!
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Kyle Premium
Nobody starts off as an expert within any niche, nobody. Every expert you see out there started off somewhere and the online world and what you learn here is going to walk you through the process of becoming an expert.

Every expert surgeon started off at one point as a first year student. Every person with expertise within the online business world (myself included) started off with ZERO knowledge.

That should be exciting to you knowing that you can enter absolutely ANY niche you want and become the expert and build a full time income doing so.

Immerse yourself into your niche. You don't have to KNOW how to do something before you enter into your niche, you can become the expert through time.

People will trust you if you can offer them help and you don't have to reach the "expert" status to have a full time business within a niche.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Marcella! -

How are you?

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for the Follow - I am Following You Back!

I would like to share an articles with you -- I believe it will help YOU!


davidknightonline.com/the-correct-mindset/


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 Productive Day - Marcella! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Carson Premium
Hey Marcella! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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karcel Premium
Hi Carson & Kyle. Thanks for all your emails. I enjoy reading them everyday as I am getting my head around it all. I have learnt heaps already and I know I haven't even scraped the surface! Am still over thinking the first niche step and I know I shouldn't be. I am a bit of a reluctant one to put myself out there on the net but looks like something that I will just have to get over it and get on with it, hence my hesitation in replying. Look forward to having the support. Cheers
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Kyle Premium
I can totally appreciate you wanting to spend all the time with your children, I have a little one (1.5 year old daughter) and I feel so fortunate to be able to work at home.

I can tell you that it is possible and the Internet presents this opportunity Marcella. You can literally take any passion/interest that you may have and turn it into a full time business and we are going to teach you how to do this here at WA. It will require some work and dedication, but it is well worth it.

You have a community of support behind you, myself included. If you ever need anything or just want to say hi, simply reply to this. Would love to hear from you. :)

PS. I hope you are having an awesome weekend!
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karcel Premium
Hi Kyle - Thanks for all your emails and messages. I have just sent the below msg to Carson but wanted to reply to you to let you know .... I enjoy reading them everyday as I am getting my head around it all. I have learnt heaps already and I know I haven't even scraped the surface! Am still over thinking the first niche step and I know I shouldn't be. I am a bit of a reluctant one to put myself out there on the net but looks like something that I will just have to get over it and get on with it, hence my hesitation in replying. Look forward to having the support. Cheers
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Kyle Premium
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Marcella,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Marcus, and I'm so glad you decided to join us here. If I can be of any help to you while you are here, just send me a message and I'll do what I can.

It really is true that everything you need is right here at Wealthy Affiliate. The first thing you should do is to begin the Online Entrepreneur Certification Getting Started (Level 1) course. This will guide you along step-by-step with everything you need to do to get things moving: HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus" (just send me a message and I will give it to you)

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Wishing you great success!
Marcus
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karcel Premium
Hi Marcus
Thanks for your message. It has been a month now and I since have upgraded to premium. Thought I would drop you a line seen as I signed up via your website. What bought me to your website was the information about Sellerbot. I was looking for reveiws on it and have always seen info on Wealthy Affiliate and thought finally the time is right to give that a go! I am getting through the courses slowly and building my website www.hikingwiththekids.com There is loads of information and I am really enjoying learning it all. I have always been hesitant to put myself out there on the net, still am, as I struggle to engage with people. But I am slowly coming around and will be engaging soon as I develop my site a little more. Anyways, just thought I would let you know where I am at. (Practising my "Start engaging with people" mind-set).
Cheers
Marcella
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Marcella,

I'm really sorry it's taken me 10 days to reply to you. I was on a break for 2 weeks. I took 2 weeks away from my part-time job, so decided to take a complete break from everything, so I could come back refreshed and full of new ideas and enthusiasm.

I'm really glad you messaged me. It's really useful to know that you came here from my Sellerbot article.

You've made a great start with your hiking website. I see you are promoting Amazon products. I've done that in the past too. It's a good way to go because people like buying from Amazon anyway. And the excellent thing is, once they have clicked your link through to Amazon, it doesn't matter what they buy, you still get a commission. So never be afraid to review low priced items as well as the higher priced items. For example, you might be able to rank for the name of a $10 drink bottle or a cheap pair of hiking boots, but then that person might actually buy a $300 backpack once they have clicked through to Amazon. Also never be afraid to review bad products and be honest that they are bad. It shows you're honest, and once someone is on your website they might click around and still end up clicking through to Amazon.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your time at WA. I understand what you mean about struggling to engage with people. I'm a bit like that too outside of WA. For example, I don't even have a Facebook account, which is unusual here. But I'm probably at my most engaging when in WA, because I'm so enthusiastic about being here and making a success of all this. It also feels good to help other people.

Keep me updated with your progress, and if I can be of any help at all, just let me know. Even if you just want to get a bit of advice or just want someone to talk through things with, I'll see if i can help. This is actually my 2nd time at WA. I was previously here in 2009. So I've got a lot of previous experience of failing at all this, which is good, because the path to success is full of failure after failure. It's through our mistakes that we learn.

So never be scared to try, and fail, then pick yourself back up and try again...

All the best,
Marcus
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karcel Premium
Hi Marcus - Nice to meet you! Yes - I was weighing up between Sellerbot and WA but there was just something about Sellerbot that I didn't quite think was right? Did you try it all?
After all these late nights I have been having I feel like I need a 2 week holiday too!
Cheers
Marcella
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Marcella,

No, I didn't try Sellerbot in the end. The $149 setup fee seemed too much for me.

Marcus.
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