About KDippel
Joined February 2015
Hi friends! I am brand new to the WA community and excited to learn more about this process and building my own business. I have been working as an Apparel Designer for over 10 years. I love what I do but need to supplement my income for our growing family. I would also love to be able to one day be my own boss, spend more time with family and not be "location restricted".

I understand that this opportunity will be what I make of it and how much work I am willing to put in. I'm excited to start and see how things unfold!
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Bart87 Premium
Beautiful website, but you might want to fix this URL: http://www.wanttobeafashiondesigner.com/ijustgraudatednowwhat/
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Tomtit Premium
You're welcome Kim.
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Tomtit Premium
Great site Kim. Very clear and gives the reader a personal account of a lifepath after design school. Very encouraging for newbies too.
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KDippel Premium
Thanks Tom! I really appreciate your feedback!
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BrandonR Premium
Hey Kim, i always respect someone who is ready to work harder in order to better their family. I know with the training's here at WA and the hard work you put in, you'll get to wherever it is you want to be.
Brandon
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shashinth Premium
Hello Kimberly,

Welcome to WA! It is fantastic that you joined the WA community and that you are moving forward on your dreams. Start following the lessons and don’t forget to ask for help if you get stuck! I wish you all the best in your endeavors!

Cheers!
Shashinth.
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bsmith1222 Premium
Hello Kimberly and Best Wishes to you!
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pbar47 Premium
You are totally in the right place to reach your goals!!!
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cschlup54 Premium
Thanks for the follow and I will be following you back
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skyline2178 Premium
Hi,
Welcome to WA. Thanks for the connection. I am gladly returning the favor. You're on the right path. "Keep on, keeping on." Do remember to ask questions if you happen to confront any uncertainties. Wishing you the best in your success here at WA. Cheers!
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KDippel Premium
Thank you skyline!! Thanks for the follow!!
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skyline2178 Premium
You're welcome!
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Kdippel,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Thank you for the follow and I am following you back.

I wish you the very best of success.
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ChiaChan Premium
Hi, thanks for following~! all the best and have a nice day :)
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LisB247 Premium
Hi, Kimberly, thank you for including me in your network. Wishing you great success in attaining your goals and dreams.

Best wishes.
Lis.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Kimberly. You're so right. WA IS what YOU make it.....you're in control and that's a good thing. I wish you much success. ~Debbi
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DaveSum Premium
Hi Kimberly thanks for the follow and I'm glad to meet you. I would think apparel design would be a great niche for you-but then I know nothing about that field... Best of luck to you with WA! Dave
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KDippel Premium
Thanks Dave! I think it's a good niche, since it is what I do for a living. Just have to figure out how to set my site apart from all the others out there! I wish you much success!
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blanza Premium
K Dippel I wish you all the best. I am new at the as well.
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KDippel Premium
Thank you blanza! You have a very inspiring website!
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MAndrew Premium
Hi there, thanks for connecting and I wish you all the best here at WA.
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Kempers Premium
Thanks for connecting! Best of success to you :)
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jcvisser01 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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siamjerry Premium
Thank you for connecting and nice meeting you. This community will always help you where they can!
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KDippel Premium
I am extremely impressed by all of the friendly support here at WA!
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rolexvon Premium
Hello... I'm just looking forward to be part of your network someday we can help each other and I'm excited to work with you....
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KDippel Premium
Thanks rolexvon! I look forward to working with you as well and seeing what you do!
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MurrayD Premium
Hi, welcome to WA. Hope things are going wellso far. You sound positive and not afraid of hard work...all the best.
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KDippel Premium
Hi Murray! Thanks so much I wish you all the success you want!
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KDippel Premium
Thank you everyone for the encouragement! Still working on my site! Had a pretty busy week but getting back on it! Can't wait to publish my site and get all of your feedback!
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tonythorson Premium
Welcome to premium! Keep on keeping on!
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wayneernst Premium
Hi KDippel, congrats and i wish you the best of luck!
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PaulOsborne Premium
Hello Kimbely

Welcome to premium and congratulations on taking your first steps towards becoming your own boss.

Paul
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ToneFleming Premium
Congrats on your premium upgrade! You will be on your way to success and money making soon. Check out this blog post of mine . Glad to meet you and I can't wait to see your success stories! :) -Anthony
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bstreet57 Premium
Hello KDipper, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. Best of luck to ya! :)
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ShajibAFM Premium
Hi KDippel
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sketchlar Premium
hey KD, thank you for the follow, hope all is well.
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise choice. All the best to you.
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hssan21 Premium
Hey congrats on becoming a premium. As you can see, everyone here is really welcoming & together we will answer any questions you may have, so do ask. Follow the training & you'll do really well. Kind regards,
Hassan
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KDippel Premium
Thank you Hassan! I am excited to dive in!!!
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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KDippel Premium
Thank you Phydel! I am working away on my site and am excited to get into all of the available training. I will definitely ask away :-)
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phydel Premium
you are welcome
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Kimberly? 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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KDippel Premium
Hi Kyle! So far so good! I have been giving WA the free test drive to make sure this is something that I want to pursue and it turns out it is! I can't wait to go premium and take advantage of all that WA has to offer!
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear Kimberly, the awesome part about the Internet is that you can explore any interest that you want and build a business doing so. I know you are going to love Premium and I really do look forward to working with you!
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BlueDot Premium
Hi Welcome to WA - here's my blog on free images Free Blog Images - To play it safe I always attribute free images to the artist i.e. I place their name under the image and link it either to their website or to their account within the free image company. Colin
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KDippel Premium
Thank you Colin! I really appreciate it. Can't wait to check it out!! - Kim
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2Achieve Premium
Greetings KDippel... and thank you very much for your follow!! This is the best location you could have chosen for your training and community interaction. It will positive work... just take it in little bits until you get comfortable... just like anything in life. Wish you all the best in 2015 and beyond!! Again... I appreciate you following me.
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affilicoach Premium
Hey what's up, Frank here,

Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)

Best,
Frank
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KDippel Premium
Hi Frank, thanks for dropping a line! Everything is going great so far. I have picked my niche and have been working through the lessons. So far my biggest challenge is making solid blocks of time to work on everything. I do have one question regarding my website... being that my niche had to do with fashion design and my targeted audience are very visual I believe that my website should be very aesthetically pleasing and not skimp on "beauty". (Obviously the content has to be strong but if the visuals don't impress I feel that it would be discouraging to my niche group). That being said, I am thinking that I need to host my own domain instead of being restricted by certain templates and so forth.

Do you have any advice on this? Thank you! Kimberly
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affilicoach Premium
Hi Kimberly,

I think you're right in terms of having your own domain name, especially if you think your niche is more visual.

Having your own domain name also helps to brand your website and the content associated with your website.

It gives your website a more professional feel and people are more likely to remember it and purchase products from it, as opposed to a sub-domain.

Having your own domain name is internet real estate, which means that as you build your domain authority in your chosen niche the value of the brand increases, which means it becomes a tangible asset.

One of my friends sold an 8 month old websites for $17,000, so there is real monetary value in it.

You don't have to make the decision right away however, but something to consider in the future.

Hope that helps,

Frank
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KDippel Premium
Hi Frank. Thank you so much for your advice. You made some wonderful points and I am definitely going to go for my own domain. I would love to create a brand around me and site and expand in the future once things get going and my site proves to be successful. Thanks again! Kim
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affilicoach Premium
My pleasure Kimberly :)
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margothall Premium
Hi K, I read your profile and we seem to have similar interests! I am (on my own) an interior designer and also a fashion coordinator!! What I mean by on my own, is I use my skills strictly for my family and friends but have always loved doing it! Now I would like to represent a furniture manufacturer or store and later on a website dedicated to clothing and accessories. I know what I want to do but still have not learned how to go about getting someone to let me represent them on my website! Would you mind sharing your ideas with me for your website? Maybe we can help each other!!! Thx for following me. Margot Now I know what K stands for!! Hi Kimberly!!
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KDippel Premium
Hi Margot! So great to meet you. We definitely have many interests in common! I love your passion for color. When I start planning out my color palettes for a season and get into the "mode", I feel like all I see are color combos! Do you follow any color blogs? I have a few that I like if you interested!

I have finally decided upon my niche this week. I have been working as a fashion designer for over a decade and now that I have many experiences under my belt and my own story, I feel that I can help others break into this field as well. I want to create a website that is based on helping people get started, give tips and advice on everything from choosing a school, to networking, computer design tips, portfolio, do and don'ts, and the list goes on! I have a lot of high school and college age people ask me all the time what the best way is to break in. I also want to give them the low down on the reality of working in this industry good and bad so they can have realistic expectations before paying a large tuition at a big fashion school. I could go on but you get the jist of it! :-)

I would love to chat more with you!
**typed from my phone so excuse any typos!
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margothall Premium
You sound so together--congrats! I know what my niche "Interior Decor" is and have made a list of sub niches. But I just don't know yet how to get this onto a website or on Amazon!! Do you? I'm sure I'm jumping the gun but I'm so excited!!!!
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KDippel Premium
Oh gosh! I don't feel all together haha. I'm sure that makes most of us though! I think interior decor is such a wonderful niche! I have zero training in it and am not the greatest at it but I absolutely love it. It's hard to narrow down into a specific thing about it! One site that I love and I feel like it addresses a common issue is Apartment Therapy. Having lived in many apartments over the yers it offers all types of solutions to "apartment design problems". There is a section (I apologize if I'm telling you something you already know!) for small spaces which I have used so many times when I lived in tiny studios.

That's just one idea I thought of in terms of establishing a niche within a niche. Maybe even a design blog of inspiration and ideas that you personally love? Design Milk has some great content. Definitely very broad but could lend some ideas? Both websites have ads of them which is a good sign :-)
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margothall Premium
You are so sweet! Thanks, I think I've narrowed my niche down to "Decorating Accessories". That way I won't have to worry about everything in the house but I will touch on what a room might need to bring it together and look attractive! What do you think?
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KDippel Premium
I love it!! Personally speaking I just realized how important this is and what it can do to a room for not much money which is amazing. I think it could help a lot of people on a budget and even with tons of cash to spend. That is really cool! I can't wait to hear how it goes for you!

I need to start my website now, so we will see how that goes! A lot of ahead but I'm excited.
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margothall Premium
You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Kimberly, great to have you here. I felt the same way when I was starting out, looking for an opportunity to supplement my income.

To be honest with you, there is no better way to do this than within the online world and you have absolutely everything you need here at WA to do this (including the support channels).

Just thought I would pop in and say hi and simply drop me a reply if you need a hand with anything moving forward.

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week so far!
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KDippel Premium
Hi Kyle! Thank you so much for your message. I've done quite a bit of research on WA and found so much good and very little negative. Can't wait to dive in and find my niche!
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Kyle Premium
I can assure you that you are in the right place, there is a reason we have been around 10 years and only continue to evolve our service (with the focus being to make the experience better and more powerful for members).

I really do look forward to working with you and if you ever need a hand with anything moving forward just let me know. :)
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KDippel Premium
Hi Kyle! I posed this question to Frank above and I would love your take on this as well... thank you so much!

I have picked my niche and have been working through the lessons. So far my biggest challenge is making solid blocks of time to work on everything. I do have one question regarding my website... being that my niche had to do with fashion design and my targeted audience are very visual I believe that my website should be very aesthetically pleasing and not skimp on "beauty". (Obviously the content has to be strong but if the visuals don't impress I feel that it would be discouraging to my niche group). That being said, I am thinking that I need to host my own domain instead of being restricted by certain templates and so forth.

Do you have any advice on this? Thank you! Kimberly
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that may be the best idea. If you want to host your own domain and have access to over 3,000 different themes, you will be able to do so within the Premium membership here.

At the end of the day though you want your theme to be simple and your content and images you use within your content can be aesthetically pleasing. I do think that you should be very visual with your content though as you build it out, people in the fashion industry are very interesting in seeing.
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KDippel Premium
Thank you so much for getting that cleared up for me Kyle! I am excited to have that freedom and still be linked into WA.
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Kyle Premium
No problem, glad to help!
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trekrider Premium
Hello Kimberly,

Welcome to WA and thanks for the connection. All the best to your success in building your business.

Jeff
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KDippel Premium
Thanks for the welcome! Warm wishes to you as well!
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Kimberly, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below.

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Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

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If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 2 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 2-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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