About Karen117
Joined August 2019
Hello, I live in new Zealand and as you see by my profile picture I like motorcycles. ...and travel.

I have previously worked as a Police Officer for 18 years, here in New Zealand. I then went to work in Local Government working in Civil Defence Emergency Management, Property Management and Animal Control. I learned a lot including that I would much rather pick up a wandering pit bull than a chihuahua.

I am hoping that the WA platform will help me to build a website that will allow me to get an income, and help people with advice that I have gained over my career and lifetime. I hope to learn from and contribute to this group in a mastermind type atmosphere. I know that you are the average of the 5 people that you spend our time with the most, so I feel privileged to be part of this group.

Cheers.
Karen :)
Karen117's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
5K per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
30K per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Full time - 40 + hours per week.
 
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Karen117 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
5K per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
30K per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Full time - 40 + hours per week.
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Carson Premium
Hey Karen,

You can definitely achieve these goals and I know that you will make it happen. The key is to dedicate yourself to your training here at WA. Follow the training, take action on what you learn, and ask questions when you have them.

It all starts with a goal - you can now start working toward it!

Talk to you soon,

Carson
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j52powell Premium
Great goals! Creating goals is an important first step. After that, I suggest taking advantage of the well-designed and systematic training provided here at WA. When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask the talented and helpful mentors here for us.

Also, it is excellent that you are willing to make the time commitment to succeed. Good luck progressing toward your goals.

Best regards,

Joe
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megawinner Premium
Surprisingly Smart Goals!

Joining the WA platform is one of the best things we have made. Here is a place where making and understanding what is affiliate marketing, also the details in creating successful blogs, reviews and websites are being given. It has unparalleled support and a community with a culture of helping and welcoming are found.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs. They may help you succeed in achieving your goals.

I wish you the very best in your daily effort.

Florentino
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate

These goals are very achievable all you have to do is follow the step by step training here at WA and you can become successful. You also have the wonderful community here for support if and when you need us, just ask your questions and someone will get back to you.

The community here at WA are second to none so you truly cannot go wrong. Wishing you the very best success here at Wealthy Affiliate
Jennifer
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DebbieWexler Premium
Hi Karen, Nice to meet you. You've certainly have had many amazing jobs. I love the comment about the pitbull vs chihuahua. You also got me thinking about the 5 people I spend the most time with...hmmm Thank you for the follow and wishing you much success here in WA.
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Karen117 Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read about me. I was a bit worried it was a case of too much information. :) I wish you every success.

Karen
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Karen,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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Karen117 Premium
Zed, Thank you so much. There is great support here for a new learner, I thought your training was very good and easy to follow so I will definitely check it out further.

Thanks

Karen
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Loes Premium
Hello Karen,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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DCarpenter1 Premium
Hi Karen,
Thanks for the follow I reciprocated.
another Kiwi & hearty Welcome to the WA Family.

Where in NZ do you live?

It is a coincidence that several of my fellow Rotarians from Phuket Thailand, are today enjoying a wine tour & today spent a visit to Waiheke Island to savour the wine from the region.

Motorcycles & travel go hand in hand - Enjoy.


Denis
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Karen117 Premium
Hi Denis, I am located in the center of the South Island.

Rotary is very strong here and I have a family member involved. There is a lot of great community work done by Rotary.

I quite like the idea of relocating to a different country . I suppose being successful in an online business allows for that.

Something to aspire to.

Thanks for the following.

Karen
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starfalex123 Premium
Hello Karen , welcome to wealthy Affiliate the place were dream an goals can be achieved with the training an community not forgotten Leadership. Thank you for being a part off my network great knowing you an I am happy to following you.may you have success with your dreams an goals. Used the training an community to help develop an grow a successful business.All the best to you on your journey at WA. Have a wonderful day. Fitzgerald
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Karen from NZ And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will no doubt have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Also feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
Robert
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you Robert. I appreciate your message and I am impressed that there is so much support here at WA. I have just published my first blog so I am fresh and keen to get into it.

I am finding the training is easy to follow along with.

I did have a little trouble with the spell check and grammar check. it didn't seem to work right when I added the word to amend. Maybe that was user error. I got through ok by going the long way around.

There was also the difference with the spelling varying between English USA and English NZ styles.

Have a nice day.

Karen
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also as a new member you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.

Yes there are differences with grammar and especially spelling with American and UK/NZ/Australian words but the search engines recognize this and make allowances.

Just go with the English you usually use.

I'm thinking you are using the WA Site Content function.

I have never used it coz too many members have problems with it.

You're much better using the Classic Editor in your Wordpress or better still if your PC has WORD type up your articles with that and save them on your Desktop.

That way you can work on them and 'Amend' to your hearts content.


Have a great Wednesday.
Robert
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Karen117 Premium
Thanks Robert. That is very helpful.
Karen
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to point you in the right direction Karen.
Robert
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RGerritsen Premium
Hello and welcome to WA premium. I have been here just over 6 weeks now. The training is brilliant and the community is fantastic - encouaging, supportive and give excellent advice.

We are rooting for your success.

Good luck and please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Renée
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you. I appreciate the support
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Gary2019 Premium
Welcome to premium. Congratulations, you are part of the best training, community, and tools anywhere on the web. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Feel free to follow me, and I will likewise follow you.
Wishing for you the very best on your journey to achieving your success.

Gary2019
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you for the support Garry2019
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Karen, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to. For a quick answer, pop into Live Chat, where you will meet friendly and helpful people from all over the world, with different areas of knowledge and expertise.

Wishing you every success, Diane (in the UK)
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Karen117 Premium
Thanks Diane
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Stanleycmng Premium
Hello Karen

Welcome to WA Premium. I am glad to meet you.

I am following you to linked up and invite you to do the same.

I just wrote a blog that may be helpful as you begin this journey. Wish you success!

Your friend,
Stanley
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you...I will have a read of your blog...
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.
Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life
If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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Karen117 Premium
Thanks Jennifer
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are most welcome Karen

Nice to meet you

Wising you the very best success here at Wealthy Affiliate

Jennifer
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kudaonline Premium
Going premium unlocks all the amazing features on WA and it shows another how committed you are to learn. I would like to congratulate you for taking it to another level. I took the training here in 2015 and has changed my life and the people around me. I look forward to hearing about your success story soon. Personally, I call WA my home.
What is the one thing you like about WA so far?
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Karen117 Premium
Hey thanks for that. The community seems very supportive and I m looking forward to getting into the training
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free4life Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You have made a very smart choice going premium here. The community here is such an amazing asset to the already wonderful tools already included with your premium account. You have world-class lessons that you can complete at a pace that is comfortable for you. There are many obstacles ahead of you that can trip you up, but they can also help to prepare you for the journey ahead. I want each and every new member to know and understand that if you really want to find success in the online business arena, this is the right place to be. Been here nearly a year now and love it more and more all the time.

I want to leave you with this one last post, I hope you heed the call. Many Blessings & Much Success ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you for all the advice. I will have a read.
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free4life Premium
Very good. Thank you
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ExpatMark Premium
Greetings Karen and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community!

Congratulations going Premium also. You now have all the tools and resources to be very successful right at your fingertips. Enjoy the supportive and helpful people and fantastic networking.

Good luck and much success to you in all your online endeavors.

Making a living, making a difference.
Mark
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you. I look forward to it.
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megawinner Premium
Welcome to WA Premium.

Now you have the complete facilities that could hasten the realization of your plan to create and earn online business through Affiliate Marketing.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs as they could help you achieve your goals.

I wish you the best success ever!

Florentino
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you for the support ad encouragement.
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you. It looks like the support is great in this group.
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Kyle 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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Karen117 Premium
Thanks for that. I am enjoying the training so far.
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying the training Karen, it only gets more and more exciting as you see your business come together. If you ever need a hand with anything moving forward let me know. :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey Karen, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion. Setting up your account will lead to over 4 times the interaction and help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description). It creates a natural sense of trust, so definitely something that you will want to consider doing.

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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Karen117 Premium
Hey there. Thanks for the prompt. Sorry for the delay. I have just been travelling back t New Zealand from the UK. I arrived earlier this morning so will crank into it this week. I am looking forward t the learning. Thanks
Karen
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Kyle Premium
Sure, at your own pace Karen. As you dig back into the training, let me know if you need a hand with anything at all. :)
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Karen :)
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J-KWest Premium
I hope you are enjoying your experience so far and have been able to get a little more comfortable with the community (as well as work through some of the training).

I’m just reaching out today to offer my help. I was trying to remember my first few days here and I always appreciated when others reached out to me and offered their help (and for whatever reason, I was hesitant to ask for it myself).

I also want to mention a couple BONUSES I’m going to be sending you if you do decide to upgrade to the Premium membership.


⭐ QUICK ACTION BONUS # 1 - Kyle's "7 Factor Secret"

Along with WA's "first seven days" early upgrade offer to Premium ($19)...

… I wanted to add that I'll also be sending you the “7 Factor Secret Sauce” video which was a special bonus that was offered during Black Friday only (and has never been offered since). I will instantly send this to your private inbox here at Wealthy Affiliate when you go Premium.

This bonus is over 1.5 hours of training based on experiences of Kyle, a 17 year affiliate marketing "veteran", that is literally going to break down WHY people are succeeding online, WHY people are failing, and what YOU can be doing to ensure your success online.

Sometimes it’s just one piece of information that “clicks” and changes everything.

There’s been a few "light bulb" moments like that for me, but one that really stands out was when another blogger asked me if I was just “entertaining” people or if I was actually helping them solve a problem.

I know that might seem obvious, and looking back at it, it is… but it was huge realization for me at the time and exactly what I needed to start making serious money online.

Those "light bulb" moments are different for everyone, which is why being connected to people like Kyle and others who have traveled this road before is so important to your success.


⭐ QUICK ACTION BONUS # 2 - Live Case Study Series

As a premium member you have access to the Live Training Webinars. These are held weekly and not only can you attend all future events, you have full access to all previous events (400 plus hours). As your second bonus when you go premium I'm going to send you a link where over 30 hours of Live Case Studies are compiled, because these were a game changer for me and I know they will be for you too.

You'll sit in and see profitable websites in multiple niches being created and ranked in Google... step-by-step, in real time. It's one thing to be shown how to do it, but it's something else to actually see (and witness) it being done.


⭐ QUICK ACTION BONUS # 3 - Personal Website Audit

Your third bonus is a *personal website audit* from me.

I wasted a ton of time on several sites learning the hard way and starting over from scratch. I always tell my kids that mistakes are our best teachers, and that’s true… but time is also important (especially for those of us who are a little older :-)

I don’t want to lose a single second if I don’t have to and I’m sure you don’t either.

Having your site audited by someone who’s been there and made those mistakes before is a huge time saver. It can save you many months (even years) of going in the wrong direction only to find out later you’ve been doing something wrong. Make sure to reach out to me when you’re ready to take advantage of this bonus.

And of course… when you join Premium you are also going to get the KEY to the community/platform here at WA, a platform that is by far the best and most comprehensive in the industry, and one that evolves almost daily. It’s an incredible place to make your home and set-up and run your online businesses from.

If you want to upgrade, you can do so here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

But no pressure. Continue working through the training, taking action, and let me know if you have any questions or need any help at all as you continue to move forward :-)

Jay
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Karen117 Premium
Thank you Jay. Sorry for the delay in my reply. I appreciate your advice and will check out the video
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J-KWest Premium
No worries :-) Let me know if you need anything
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J-KWest Premium
Hope you're finding your way around okay and enjoying your first 24 hours here at WA.

I wanted to stop in today to say Hi and give you a bit of direction just in case you're feeling the slightest bit stuck or overwhelmed.

Everything begins with the “core” training at Wealthy Affiliate - The Online Entrepreneur Certification Training. This is a very comprehensive course and is going to walk you through the process of building a business online.

I know there can be a lot to take in and a common question I see asked is what "the business" involves.

While the training explains everything in detail, the "big picture" so to speak is this...

We learn to generate traffic through search engines (there are other ways we do this but to start we want search engine traffic). That's because search engine traffic is "free"... and it's also traffic that is coming to you, from people who are already searching for something.

In other words, you are not selling or trying to convince people they need something. They are already searching for something and the training is going to show you not only how to get this traffic but how to earn an income from it (this is the same training I've taken and it has given me tens of thousands of visitors each month).

The primary way we earn money is through affiliate commissions. These are commissions paid to you when someone who was searching for a product (or even searching for help with something) comes to your website and makes a purchase through one of your affiliate links.

I'm probably over-complicating my explanation here but the training will show you each step you need to follow :-)

The amazing part about all of this though is that your traffic and commissions come in whether you're online or not. You can be out buying groceries or even sleeping (the internet does not sleep, and your traffic comes in 24/7) :-D

It does NOT happen overnight though... meaning this is NOT a get rich quick scheme.

But as long as you're following the training, taking action and getting help when you need it (we are all here to answer your questions and provide guidance along the way)... it does happen.

Anyway... that's the basic gist of how it works.

It goes...

[Internet traffic] >> [your website] >> [affiliate offers]... and then you earn commissions.

Now, that's the simple version. Once you have traffic there are many more ways you can earn money but I just wanted to explain the "big picture" just in case you haven't reached that part of the training yet.

I think it's in lesson 4 where the process of building your business online is explained, as well as how to go about choosing the direction (or niche) you want your business to go in. You will have your very own niche website up and running.

Another challenge some people have is being a little shy to “take action” simply because they worry they might do something wrong. Don't worry...

I can assure you there are no major mistakes you can make. In fact, mistakes are encouraged. Mistakes are how we learn... and you have help every step of the way if you ever need a hand with anything!

As you begin your journey it's all about LEARNING. It's not about "hitting it out of the park" from the start or getting it just perfect.

I can't count how many mistakes I've made along the way (and still make), or how many times I've had to go back and figure out where I went wrong... but I'm still here and despite my stumbles and screw ups, I earn my income online today :-)

Just in case you haven't made it to the course yet, here's the link... (or click “Training” in the main menu, and choose the “Getting Started” course)

So, once you get rolling through the training, you are going to see your business take shape very quickly.

Again... if you ever need a hand with anything at all please ask for help... simply click "Reply" to this comment, and leave your reply below.

I do my best to check in here a few times each day so I'll be here to help you out along with many other experts that are available 24/7 within the community.

Talk soon :-)
Jay
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J-KWest Premium
Just popping in with a quick heads up about how and where to access help at Wealthy Affiliate.

First of course is to hit reply to any of my messages or leave me a message on my profile. There are also comment threads underneath each training module.

At the top of your Wealthy Affiliate screen you'll notice a search bar where you can find answers to many of your questions, and along the left hand side there are buttons for [Live Chat] and [Help Center]. Premium members also have access to private messaging which is great for one-on-one coaching and personal topics.

As always, let me know if there's anything I can help with and I'll touch base again shortly :-)

Jay
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Karen...

There's a lot here at Wealthy Affiliate to take in, so I just wanted to follow up on my previous message and provide a quick "orientation" of sorts.

The community is also available to help if you need anything, and... Kyle or Carson (Wealthy Affiliate's co-founders) often stop by and welcome new members. Just hit reply to any of our messages if you need anything.

A quick reminder of what you're getting today for free...

>> 10 over-the-shoulder step-by-step lessons showing you exactly how to make money online. These lessons including videos, text, progress checklists and forums to ask questions.
(The link from my previous message will take you directly to these lessons)

>> Your'e also getting private access to me for 1-on-1 help.

>> Community access so you can talk to and learn from industry experts.

>> Access to member's blogs, many who have documented their journey and tell you exactly what it's like... their struggles and successes.

>> Two free websites

>> A live example of the money making process.

>> You’re going to see a real example in the training of a simple website in a weird niche that had no competition (until it was shown here) and still brings in $400 - $1000 a month in passive income.
(No... it's not a ton of money but this is passive income from a simple website that requires very little maintenance).

>> You'll learn how you can turn "your" passions and interests into completely independent passive income. This is NOT some MLM product. You will learn how to create your business in your own niche and under your full control.

In fact, no one here even has to know what your business is about unless you share it, but that's your choice.

>> You're also getting some really helpful online tools that make what we do here way easier than it used to be.


A couple other things to keep in mind...

One...
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Don't be afraid to reach out to me or the community for help, everyone here is extremely helpful and it is truly a rare opportunity. This is an exclusive community with many members who have years of valuable knowledge and experience and they are happy to share.

As I mentioned above, you can even read their personal blogs which in a lot of cases document their progress and tell you what they've learned, the mistakes they've made and the success they've had.

For anyone who really wants to make money online, this information is absolutely critical.

As you probably know, there are two main reasons most people fail online... the first is the most obvious - fake "gurus" and scams.

The second is that people try to do this all on their own.

I can't stress how important it is to have a community around you and that the members here... especially the super affiliates, are sharing their knowledge and experience with you, but they DO NOT have anything financially to gain from you.

They are only giving back to the community that taught them how to be successful too.

I need to say that again because it's so important.

They are not sharing information with the purpose of getting something out of you. This is NOT like watching someone's "webinar" on YouTube where they try to sell you something after.

This is an entirely "spam free" place where we all hang out. No one is going to promote or sell you anything.

You also won't find any ads or offers here, with one exception...

Sometimes you'll see some exclusive offers for starter members to try out the premium membership, or occasionally the membership prices go on sale (Black Friday for example)... but those are exclusive Wealthy Affiliate offers...

... this is not place for other members to promote their products or sell anything.

Two...
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You can always get access to me for one-on-one help by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/j-kwest (as well as responding directly to this message).

I know you're probably skeptical, and I can promise you, I was too. I joined Wealthy Affiliate in October 2016 and I just didn't believe a place like this existed online.

But I'm still here and because of Wealthy Affiliate I have not had a boss in a long time.

Once you start going through the training like I did though, and meeting some of the other members you'll find out this is the real deal.

And you're not alone. We all had doubts when we started.

I look forward to getting to know you and following your success. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's something you need.

Jay
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Kyle Premium
Hey Karen and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join 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"

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

Anyways Karen, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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J-KWest Premium
Welcome! I just wanted to stop by and say Hi. I know you're probably just getting your first look inside the platform and community here at Wealthy Affiliate, but I wanted to let you know I'm here to help you out if you ever need anything.

My immediate recommendation (outside of asking for help when you need it) is to start with the "Get Started Here" button in the training menu which will quickly walk you through the platform and give you a tour around.

You can also follow this link to get there... ... or here (link below) to go directly to the walk-though video, I'll touch base again shortly but again, please don't hesitate to reach out for help :-)

Also... before I go here, I'd just like to ask if you can respond quickly to this message with just a few words 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.

Jay
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