About Kdforsman
Joined June 2017
My name is Karen and I live in beautiful New Zealand!

Thanks for checking out my profile here on Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been a member of this amazing community since June 2017 and have applied much of the new knowledge I've learned from the WA training to our own accommodation business.

It doesn't really matter whether you want to get into affiliate marketing or not. You will learn heaps by joining this awesome community. Not only from the great training modules, but also from other members on this site who are extremely generous sharing their experiences, frustrations and successes with others.

A BIT ABOUT ME:
Writing has always been a passion for me. I wrote my first fiction novel a couple of years ago and I’ve always been a keen blogger & social media marketeer. Over the years my career has been loosely aligned to my interests – everything from music, horses, marketing & sales, business development, training manager, and most recently, project managing the operational aspects of an industry database and a large team of staff & sub-contractors.

In 2016, it hit me, I'd lost my passion for my 'day job' (I'd always been very career minded, so this was a tough pill to swallow), but it was time for the big question; Where to from here?

After much angst, discussion and debate, my husband and I agreed to embark on a complete change of direction, career and a brand new adventure. We packed our bags, and sold our home in the suburbs, leaving behind the safety net of our salary paid jobs, to purchase a boutique accommodation business on the sparsely populated West Coast of the South Island.

To say motel ownership has been a whole new learning curve, is a complete understatement! But I’m pleased to say that making the change has been the right decision for us. We are both enjoying a more stress free lifestyle, no more being stuck in traffic and the constraints of a 9-5 job, and for me personally, a whole lot more time to focus on my writing and building up a sustainable income online.

HOW I FOUND WEALTHY AFFILIATE
Affiliate Marketing has always held a lot of interest for me. However, as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s so much ‘noise’ and competition in this space, it’s really hard to see what actually works and what’s a load of hot air and hype. This can result in a lot of time spent for very little result. If you’re anything like me, your time is precious!

Wealthy Affiliate has already delivered more than I had expected it to. Not only from earnings point of view, but also because of all the invaluable training available and the new knowledge I'm gaining. Also, through premium, I have been able to build multiple websites for the one low annual fee.

In fact, I've already built our motel website here on Wealthy Affiliates and it's indexed and ranking well on google, which we’ve achieved through applying the training. If you are ever planning a trip to New Zealand, be sure to look us up!

MY FOCUS IN 2019:
I still have a couple of affiliate sites ticking away nicely in the background, but the real value I've had from WA has been the SEO tools and website hosting. The hosting and technical support here is fantastic, which is critical when we rely on the stability of these types of services to run our accommodation business.

This is our year to 'get social' so please feel free to connect, it would be great to hear from you...
https://www.facebook.com/omausettlerslodge/
https://www.instagram.com/omausettlerslodge/
https://twitter.com/capefoulwind

Until then, all the very best with your Affiliate Adventures!

Best wishes,
Karen

Ps. I've included a couple of WA blogs below. If you'd like to be included on either list, please drop me a line in the comments or send me a PM. Cheers, Karen

Fellow Kiwi's on Wealthy Affiliate:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kdforsman/blog/calling-all-kiwis-nz-not-the-feathered-variety

Published Authors on Wealthy Affiliate
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kdforsman/blog/calling-all-published-authors
Kdforsman's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$30-50k per annum
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$100k+ per annum
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
1-2 hours per day, increasing as I start seeing a return.
 
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kdforsman Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$30-50k per annum

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$100k+ per annum

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
1-2 hours per day, increasing as I start seeing a return.
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nelsonrosa77 Premium
Hello, Karen. Welcome to WA and I wish you success with your awesome money goals.
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VeraciousJoe Premium
Hey welcome aboard ! Glad you joined help is always near !! Best of luck and go hard !
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Philipp-Rina Premium
Hello Karen, welcome to WA and also congratulations on becoming a premium member. I would like to read your book one day since I enjoy fiction novels. And we were also thinking of travelling to New Zeland next year, so who knows, we might pay you a visit at your motel. Anyways, if we can be of any help, please let us know. We wish you best of luck! Regards
- Rina
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Rina, thanks for your email :)

My book is 'fraud & fabrication' and it's available for sale on amazon as an ebook or paperback. Thanks for being interested, it was a labor of love!

Take care and yes, if you're ever in New Zealand, you'll have to look us up!

Cheers, Karen :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Karen and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and have had a look round you will have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi there. Thanks for following me.I am following back!
I have long wanted to visit New Zealand. Definitely on my bucket list!
How did your novel do? What an accomplishment! That's something else I have wanted to do since I was a little kid. No joke. When my friends were watching TV, playing games, or running around outside, I was at my dad's desk, writing stories.
At any rate, welcome to WA. I wish you all the best!
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Loes Premium
Hello Karen,♫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 have listed 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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kdforsman Premium
Thanks so much, that sounds awesome!
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy.
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