About KatSchmidt
Joined August 2017
Motto: I am one person, and I make a difference.

Currently, I am a student and also work full-time in the corporate world.

My site: onestepgreener.com

I am an aspiring writer, and I am looking for ways to move my career into a writing path that allows me to travel or relocate easily. Working online and managing my own business is the best way for me to achieve my goals.

I also am a professional trader, currently actively trading in the Forex market. I am hoping to create a well rounded and diverse income stream by adding other online business to my portfolio.
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KElam Premium
We like your motto! Each of us are only one, but imagine how many lives we can positively impact every single day. This can be promoting and helping to change something you are passionate about. It could also be showing acts of kindness and goodwill to others each day. That could be smiles, compliments, holding a door for someone, or providing food for a family whose house just burned down.
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KatSchmidt Premium
Absolutely! Every little or big thing makes a difference.
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JonathanAll1 Premium
WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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PMindra Premium
Wow!
I am honoured. (spelling is Canadian).

Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

What an incredible first line on your profile here. Not only that,
what an incredible first line when you share your story on your website.

Nicely done. You are going to achieve anything and everything that you want to achieve.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to this great Community we call Wealthy Affiliate, The Open Education Project.

I am absolutely thrilled to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

Onward and upward.

You are going to shine Brilliant. Actually, you already are.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul.
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KatSchmidt Premium
Thanks, Paul! I'm very happy to.meet you too!
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PMindra Premium
Cheers, Kat.

Keep us updated with your progress if you like.

Paul.
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ThimGraFort Premium
Hey KatSchmidt,
Thanks for the following. I wish you great success on this platform which appears to be one of the most legit money making websites among millions of scam ones.
May the blessings from Above make your profiting to become a reality to us all here at WA!
Cheers

Boaz Ethan
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for adding me to your WA friends, Kat. II enjoyed reading your profile. The learning journey never ends!

You have an impressive diversity of skills and interests. I wish you every success in your endeavors. The community is here for you - and me too - let us know if you need a hand with anything.

All the best. ~Jude
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bbhugaloo Premium
Hello Kat,
Thank you for including me in your network some time ago. I am active again in WA now. Your website is great. Nature gives us so much. The world is turning like a merry go round making everybody dizzy. The paradox of economic growth and employment: Producing more and more trash to boost economic growth and providing jobs. Time for every consumer to go green.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi kat, WELCOME to WA and its community!
Well you found the right place I assure you.
Forex?
I had an auto trader installed many years ago..worked fine, until I started trading manually...then I lost! Oh well...
Thanks for the FOLLOW and I will return the favor!
Tom
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KatSchmidt Premium
Lol I've never tried an auto trader. I'm just sticking to small trades and trying to get better for now. I don't have time to micromanage my trades so I don't do any scalping or something like that.
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DNicholas Premium
Hello Kat, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your network. I have returned your follow. I agree with your motto. I've always felt that I may not be able to change the world for the better, but I can make a difference in the world around me. Sometimes all it takes is a smile. Good luck with your endeavor here at WA. I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. See you at the top.

Don
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Kat,
Guess this is the best place for you to be. How have you found it so far? I'm fairly new here too and I know what a stretch it is to learn something quite different.
I know it will all click one day and we'll wonder what the trouble was.
I have had the experience of learning something so "out there" I never thought I would make the grade. Well I did. Persistance & patience.
Thank you for following me & I am following you back.
Cheers, Jae
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KatSchmidt Premium
So far I like it here. Good community support which I think makes all the difference. I have one more heavy semester in school so it is slow going for me at first. But hopefully I’ll have a solid website built and when my time frees up I can take it to the next level!
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Flash4 Premium
All the best for your studies, 1st things 1st then next project.
Cheers Jae
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CJardin Premium
Hi Kat! Nice to meet you! Thank you for following me and will be following you as well! Appears we have so much in common, although I'm a student and doing freelance around learning a new trade. Yes, writing is such a rewarding space to fill and have so far found some good insight to "Barefoot Writer". It has shown me how to write for many outlets and have just started but look forward to taking this to the next level. As there are so many things to learn here at WA, we started the same time, and taking it a bit slow to find the quality niche to grow on, and can say the training is above par! You will learn so much here and wish you all the best in this grand journey! Have always wanted to trade in the Forex market and have found that path risky for now as I grow a larger income and at least learn more about it on a daily basis before I jump in on the first run. Great to connect with you! All the best, Carrie
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KatSchmidt Premium
Awesome! I will check out the barefoot writer. Thanks!
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MelaniLukito Premium
Hi, Kat. Thank you for connecting. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. We have a great community here. Don't hesitate to ask your questions so the community members can help you. Wish you enjoy the journey and reach your goals. Also feel free to check out my website at:
https://healthyhappywomanafter40.com
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Loes Premium
Hello Kat,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 100th training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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KatSchmidt Premium
Wow thanks for all the hard work! That's a very good idea. I'll have to start making some trainings as well. I'm pretty strapped for time atm but I make sure to get at least a few hours a week in for WA and my site. Slow but steady wins the race, right?!?
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Loes Premium
Yes, right, as long as you go forward:)
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pribs Premium
Hey Kat, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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KatSchmidt Premium
I was not planning on looking into the Bootcamp thing just yet. Want to try out my own thing and get some practice.
And so far I am enjoying it here, thanks!
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pribs Premium
Glad to hear it, Kat! Sounds like you're on a good track :)
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pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Kat! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!

I keep a pretty good pulse of my referrals here, especially the ones that are working hard to help themselves (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so if you're willing to work hard here, I'm happy to help support you every way that I can!

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
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pribs 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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KatSchmidt Premium
I am thinking of a niche in the area of environmentally friendly personal and home care products. I have a class in Environmental Communication this semester so I am hoping to leverage whatever writing projects I might have there to add content to the site.
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KatSchmidt Premium
My biggest hang up is site name at this point ... if you have any suggestions I am open to them
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pribs Premium
If you can give me some ideas you're having, I can share my opinion. But that takes a great deal of time to do correctly, and unfortunately I can't offer to come up with names from scratch myself.
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KatSchmidt Premium
My best ideas atm are:
One Step Greener
A Little Bit Greener
A Little More Green

The concept is finding products that have good value for the cost (value not defined by cheapness), and are eco friendly. So saving money (green) and the planet (green)
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pribs Premium
I like either of the first two a lot! "A Little Bit Greener" has the best rhythm and connects best right off of the bat, I think, even though it's a tad bit longer than "One Step Greener". I really like the concept!
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KatSchmidt Premium
I think it could be Little Bit Greener, without the "A" to shorten it a bit like www. littlebitgreeener .com

I do some searches to see what is available, or if it's too close to something else. Thanks for your input! Really appreciate it. Is there a forum or chat room here for stuff like that? Just kicking ideas around?
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pribs Premium
You can always post a question by clicking the pen in the upper-right corner here at WA, or post to live chat (which is available in the left navigation menu) although, admittedly, live chat sometimes moves too quickly and things can become easily overlooked.
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RickD1 Premium
Hello Brenda,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, you came to the right place to learn the skills needed to do affiliate marketing and add some extra income.

Dig into the training, it's easy to follow. Soon you will have a working website.

If you get stuck or have a question about something just ask. There is a whole community here to help you succeed.

Above all have fun, enjoy what you choose to blog about. When you enjoy what your doing its not work.

All the best,

RickD.
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pribs Premium
Hey Kat! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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KatSchmidt Premium
Hello, and thank you for your message.
The 10 hours a week that I listed is actually a rather ambitious starting point. I am currently working full-time and taking up to 8 credits a semester to complete my BA. Since I am a salaried employee in the corporate world "full-time" basically means anywhere from 45-65 hours a week. I hate it and I am planning to transition away from that, but I am going to have to start a little slower than I would like.
To that point: the salary goals I listed are my end goals, not my starting goals, so I realize that 10h/wk is not realistic for that income!
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pribs Premium
Hey Kat! So glad to hear that — thank you for the clarification (I just finished responding to your goals). It sounds like you have a much more balanced outlook that I initially interpreted based on your goals — sorry for that, and thank you again for the clarification!
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cosmicradio Premium
​Hello ​Kat, and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!



As you begin working your way through the Certification Courses, a step-at-a-time, and Building Your Website, you can also start reading Blogs that catch your eye. After familiarizing yourself with different Blogs, you may feel like you are ready to write one of your own.



You can also follow other people, particularly those in the Top 200, or anyone whose Profile interests you. Many of these people will follow you back, and this will help build up your list of followers...people who are likely to read what you write.



If you have any questions, you can type them into the Search Bar, where you're likely to find multiple Blogs or trainings on just what you're interested in. You can also ask people in the Live Chat, or, if all else fails, just ask for help in the Answer Bar.



There are plenty of knowledgable people who are willing to help newcomers.



Best of luck with your new business!



-Rick :)
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