About KeriHicks18
Joined April 2018
Hello WA: My name is Keri and I am a teacher in Wisconsin. I have been in the same small community for the 33 years that I have taught here. I teach Physical Education, Health Education and have many other roles such as; Yearbook Advisor, Head Volleyball Coach, Summer School Coordinator, Class Advisor and so much more. I plan to retire in a few years and would like to see this process help me financially, as well as continuing to learn and keep myself engaged in technology and it's ever changing world.
I have many hobbies that I keep busy with. Mostly photography, photoshop, gardening, scrapbooking, bicycling, traveling with my husband and spending time with family. My two young adult daughters are the light of my life along with my step daughters and their children.
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davehayes Premium
Hi Keri

Thanks for following. I have done likewise, its nice to meet you and feel free to connect with me further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of my profile

I’ll look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies

Dave : )
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks for the follow Keri. Best wishes for your success here in WA!
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RandiLee Premium
Hi Keri, nice to meet you! :) Welcome to WA.
Thank you for the follow, I am following you back.
Here's to unlimited success! :)
Randi
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kimwolfe Premium
Hi Keri! Welcome to the great WA community! You've found a great group :) Thanks for the follow. Glad we are connected. Look forward to learning from each other.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Keri and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you may have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the training and keep referring to it but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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PedroPete Premium
Hello. Welcome to premium.
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gashihekuran Premium
Hey, Keri!

Welcome to WA and congrats on your decision going premium!
Wish you all the best

-Hekuran!
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susanmacneil Premium
Welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate.
I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
I hope you are as well.
Congratulations on your decision to go Premium, you will not be sorry, that is for sure!
Have fun.
Susan
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ann2016 Premium
Hello! welcome to WA premium!
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WriggleNose Premium
Welcome to WA! I am new here too, and already learning so much and really enjoying the community as a whole! Best of luck on your journey!
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Keri! Great decision going Premium! You've now just launched your business to the moon! See you there!
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alexjysmith Premium
Welcome to WA Family. Glad to have you on the team. You will get everything you need to succeed in this massive online university. Its updated regularly throughout the year. Just follow the green course on the left hand side towards the top.

Its super simple, one step at a time is all it takes. I’m wanting to wish you massive success this year, and I know that you can make this work. Please PM me and let me know if you EVER need help with anything. I am always happy to give a hand and get you closer to your goals :)

Cheers,

AJ
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dbriley Premium
Congrats on going premium! Learning and building your business here is a wonderful experience.
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Keri

Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

If you need some inspiration for your WA journey, feel free to check out my recent post:
I'm sure you'll agree, there's some awesome tools on here for Wealthy Affiliate members.
I use Jaaxy for all of my Keyword research and SiteContent to draft all of my posts for my website. Here's a little trick that will show you how beautifully these tools integrate and also SAVE you time:
Canva is also a great tool that's quite popular with other WA members, to design stylish graphics, like headers etc, for their websites.
Wishing you every success and feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Cheers, Karen
West Coast, New Zealand
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Hennry Premium
A very big congratulations on becoming a premium member! Take care and all the best.
Henry
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you for the follow Keri You can browse around on my website if you want. The site is all about internet marketing and it was created from Wealthy Affiliate.
Here is the link: https://howtowebmarketing.com
All the best to you. God bless.
Hennie
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Nickoy Premium
Hi. Welcome to wealthy affiliate and congratulations on becoming a premium member. I wish you great success.

Nickoy
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BrianCh Premium
Hi and welcome to premium.Wishing you all the best, Brian
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VicLees Premium
Hello, I just wanted to take the time and welcome you to WA Premium! You will not regret your decision. I wish you much success in your new business.
Victor
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BillCoton Premium
Hello and welcome to WA I think you'll like the training
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newmarketpro Premium
Hi Keri,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate community and Congratulation on upgrading to Premium. You are now one of us, the awesome community. I am positive you are going to make it a success here in WA. WA is all about sharing, helping, building and growing together.

:)
Joe
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Kimberly28 Premium
HI!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Keri, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are training and a post of mine that can help you on this exciting journey. Leave a comment after you read it and tell me how you feel.
Hennie
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MikeC69 Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member!
Now there is nothing standing in your way to success but work!
If you need help don't hesitate to ask!
Best of success !

Mike
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KeriHicks18 Premium
Thanks Mike,
I appreciate everyone who has expressed the willingness to help.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Nice work setting up your account Keri! It's great to see you taking action and making steady progress :)

Let me know if you have any questions or need some tips on choosing a profitable niche! I'm just a message away and I'm more than happy to help you out, so feel free to reach out at any time.

Cheers,
Tim
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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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KeriHicks18 Premium
Thanks for the support Kyle. I really am struggling with selecting my niche. I have many areas that I know something about, but am a master of few of them. I am probably overthinking this, but here is what is running through my mind; can I write enough about a topic to keep this going?, can I eventually target an audience that will be interested and potentially find affiliate programs that could bring in revenue?, how much information can I use from other sites and sources to help me write on the topic? With that said, I am throwing around these ideas for my niche: photography, fitnessfor55+, volleyball, or with the help of my husband I considered hunting. I have also considered something to do with water sports or kitchen appliances. What do you think?
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

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. :)

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. 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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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Keri, welcome to WA!

My name is Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate UNguru.

Just stopping by to say hello and to see if there's anything I can do to help you get started?

If so, just reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap :)

I also wanted to give you the link to start your training: This is where I recommend you start your training. Everything you need to know is explained within these lessons and there are tasks to complete as you go too (which I also recommend doing).

I'm super excited to share this with you, because this is the exact training I followed myself to go from newbie to full time income online!

I know you are going to love this.

The last thing I wanted to mention is that it's totally ok to ask lots of questions. In fact, the more questions you ask the better!

Because when you ask questions, you have the rare opportunity to learn from people who have achieved some incredible success, by following the exact same path you are on right now.

This is extremely powerful stuff and it's one of the biggest reasons why WA stands head and shoulders above ANY other platform I have ever tried.

I remember when I first started here I asked LOTS of questions (even though I was worried some of them were 'dumb questions' lol). And I'm glad I did, because the value I got from being able to learn from people who were already successful was absolutely priceless.

It really was a major turning point for me, and it can be for you too.

So I encourage you to ask lots of questions and get amongst this awesome community as much as possible. The more you engage with the WA community, the more you will learn, and the more successful you will become!

Anyways Keri, it's wonderful to have you as part of the WA community and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

Cheers,
Tim

P.S I also wanted to give you the heads up on some cool bonuses I've got lined up for you, if you upgrade to a Premium membership within your first 7 days!

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I know it can be challenging when you're first starting out. So as a bonus on top of everything else I've just mentioned, I'm going to offer you personal and private access to me! I will be your mentor, your coach. I will be there for you every step of the way to make sure you reach and exceed your goals. I started right where you are now and worked my way to a full time income online. Which means I know what works and I know how to help you succeed. I am uniquely positioned to help you achieve your goals, in the shortest amount of time possible. So this is going to be a HUGE help to you going forward. Honestly, this ONE bonus alone is worth MANY times more than the cost of the Premium membership. This is going to put you in the best shape possible to achieve real success online.

There's no pressure to upgrade if you're not ready yet. I just wanted to give you the heads up now, so you know what you will get if you do decide to become a Premium member within the next 7 days. Talk soon!
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KeriHicks18 Premium
Hi Tim - I wrote back to Kyle, but understand everyone is busy and especially him. So I was wondering if you could help me. I really am struggling with selecting my niche. I have many areas that I know something about, but am a master of few of them. I am probably overthinking this, but here is what is running through my mind; can I write enough about a topic to keep this going?, can I eventually target an audience that will be interested and potentially find affiliate programs that could bring in revenue?, how much information can I use from other sites and sources to help me write on the topic? With that said, I am throwing around these ideas for my niche: beginner lessons in photography, fitnessfor55+, volleyball, or with the help of my husband I considered hunting. I have also considered something to do with water sports or kitchen appliances. What do you think?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Keri,

These are all very good questions to be asking yourself. But one piece of advice I have- it is FAR better to dive into a niche, even if you're not sure it's exactly right for you, rather than overthinking and taking no action. Trust me on this.

You have tons of ideas here, so I recommend choosing ONE of these and going with that.

That being said, everything other than 'fitness for over 55's' is too broad, so we will need to narrow down from here. So try to choose ONE topic you are most interested in, and then from there, I can help you narrow it down to settle on something with profit potential within that broad niche.

Let me know and we'll go from there :)
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