About Kristian1974
Joined January 2014
I am a Lawyer by day and a Trainee Affiliate Marketer by night (and early hours of the morning!).

I have a tendency to "collect" hobbies and have 4 websites under development at the moment.

If this leads nowhere, I can just add it to my list of abandoned hobbies.

Hopefully, I can add it to my (relatively small) list of retained hobbies and make some money in the process.
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Osteo Premium
Hi Kristian I read your blog on the Amazon Affiliate program. Thanks for that. Do I understand correctly that if someone clicks on my Amazon link and then goes off to another area I still get some commission? I have some friends that don't need the product I am reviewing/promoting but buy regularly from Amazon. If they click on my link and then go off to another area won't Amazon suspect something?
Any feedback welcome, p.s . now following you.
Best,
Trevor
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My-Mate-Bert Premium
Hiya, Kristian,

Hope WA isn't yet on that list.

I used to be computer manager for a local group of UK solicitors. Are you as posh & polite as they were?

All the best - My Mate, Bert 'n' me
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Kristian1974 Premium
Hi Bert,

I started out life with a very working class South-East accent, but my speech has become a bit posher over the years. I am reasonably polite, but can get a bit feisty in Court when necessary!

Good Luck.
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ycmeg Premium
Hey Kristian, thank you for your help. Good luck!
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Kristian1974 Premium
No problem. You too!
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JHaugland Premium
Hi.
Thank you for the follow-back.
Always nice to expand my WA network and meet more like-minded people.
Best wishes for you and your success!
Jorn
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spurway Premium
Hello Kristian
Nice to meet you here at WA. Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate. It is a pleasure networking with you and the community here at WA. It is a great place to be here.
Cheers Sylvia
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Best wishes for success in your business endeavors with WA.
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nathaniell Premium
Did you just join back up?
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Kristian1974 Premium
I never left mon ami. I just had a break from posting for about 18 months or so while I produced even more children and changed jobs etc. Websites survived quite well without me, but now back with a vengeance. Shame about new Amazon fixed rates, but $/£ exchange rate evens it out a bit. How's your business?
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, I just got a notification that your profile updated, so I wondered if you left then came back. Glad to hear your sites survived the break! Makes it worth the previous effort I hope :)

I've been working hard on some Amazon stuff too, and was upset about the commission cut, but it forced me to think about some other affiliate programs can categories from Amazon. I had the majority of my sales cut from about 7.5% to 4.5%, but by promoting another category instead, I can get 8%....so I'm working on changing gears that way.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Funny you should mention that. I had a similar drop and I too have found some "home" products that fit into one of my niches. My wife is about to start her own site that targets the "home" niche too. I also signed up for Walmart and Target just to hedge my bets against Amazon getting really silly. It made me realise just how overexposed I was to Amazon. I checked my account the other day and it said I had generated $1.5 million worth of business for Amazon US during the past 3 years! It was a bit of a slap in the face for them to stiff the volume affiliates like that, but what can you do?
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, pretty much in the same boat. I can't tell if they are clearing house to to get rid of "too many" affiliates creating low quality sites, like Amazon cookie cutter sites, or if they are making it easier for low-volume affiliates to earn money by upping the commissions for certain categories. Who knows. Big companies like this think so far ahead that I can't guess as to what their reasoning was.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Hey Kristian, "chasing ambulances"...you must be in Personal Injury law. I worked in that area for a while and I know first hand what a constant grind it is.
I'm glad your websites are doing well and you're constantly crushing you goals! All the best!
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VinceP1 Premium
Hello Kristian ,

I have truly enjoyed reading your updates about your web site. They have priceless information about what works, and your experiences as you started our

I really was taken by the update where you spoke about having hardly any traffic in the beginning months , and then things began to ramp up quickly. That is so cool and inspiring.

Wishing you all the best, and continued success.
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RaphaelStarr Premium
Nice meeting you, Kristian and thanks for the follow! I hope everything goes well for you here at your non-day-job!
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AlanRJohnson Premium
Hi Kristian, great to connect. Not that many of us in the NE. Give me a shout if you ever need a hand or fancy a coffee.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow.
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pisces Premium
Thanks for the follow Kristian...
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ToneFleming Premium
Nice to meet you Kristian. I read a couple of your blogs and I'm very impressed. I will be following you and trying to achieve the success you have enjoyed.
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Happy-ness Premium
Great motivation! Keep up the good work and make it a good day:)
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MarieKi Premium
Hello Kristian and thanks for the follow! Follwing you back. I've read most of our blogs at WA and I really like them! Wish you great success with your business.
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MurieB86 Premium
Hi Kristian! Thank you very much for following me, and I'm glad that your website generates some income for you already. I wish you all the best here at WA
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Lev Premium
Glad to see atleast one of the hobbies paying off so far...here's to adding another profitable one to the list this year...cheers Kristian
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Shaquinho Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow:-)
Marc
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HopeS Premium
Thanks for the follow Kristian!
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Fix Premium
I love your blog posts! They are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing.

-Kyle
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VeraK Premium
Thanks for following me back:)
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lloyddeberr Premium
Thanks for the follow. Keep up the good work and congratulations on your success. How did you do it?
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JasonOwens Premium
Thanks to your follow. What do you feel was the biggest reason for your financial success over those 5 months? Much continued success to you.
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LorenRopp1 Premium
Thanks for following
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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Davidjardine Premium
Thanks for following back.
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Danig77 Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow. You are truly on a roll and progressively stepping into your own destiny. Regards. Danny
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Stephy334 Premium
I've read your blog posts and they are really encouraging, just what I need right now. Thank you and good luck!
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JadeLovane Premium
Well done!
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deesthings Premium
Thanks for the encouraging update.
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Misspressy Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow. Wishing you more blessings and great success here at Wealthy Affiliate. God bless.
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MarcieM Premium
Wow! that's amazing Kristian. Thanks for the sharing your progress with us!
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NickyB Premium
We need more success stories like this! Good work Kristian.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks. There is a suspicious smell of cake in my house today! I have high hopes for afternoon birthday tea ;)
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Annick Premium
Hey Kristian,

I want to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you will have a wonderful day and make it special. xx
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rob3 Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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uncle99 Premium
http://www.strongscloset.com please help me with my website. I have an amazon website. Its ugly I can admit. I need advise, tips, any comments. thanks
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KLewis Premium
US>33% Personal injury,20% Workman's Comp ++++Expenses..
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Kristian1974 Premium
I need to apply for a green card then ;)
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KLewis Premium
That is good money.
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Kristian1974 Premium
It used to be excellent until the Government started to interfere and slashed the fees. I am in the UK - not sure what it's like in the US.
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KLewis Premium
Hello Kristain, Are you a workman's comp. Lawyer...........Ken
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Kristian1974 Premium
I do all types of personal injury work.
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Kristian, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow! Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . .
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cookma54 Premium
I'm glad to hear you are having some success. A positive attitude helps ... if you truly believe it; you can achieve it! Best of luck.
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Drawshot Premium
Hi Kristan, thanks for the follow. I think you're well on your way to success, it will develop in time. If need help at any time, just give a shout. Best wishes on your endeavors
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KLewis Premium
Thanks for the Follow Kristian. Like you Blogs...
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KLewis Premium
Hello Kristian, Lawyer by day marketer by night. Like your story.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Welcome to WA. You will finds in the live chat most nights if you need any help.
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angela64 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Eddie C Premium
Thanks for the follow. Look forward in seeing more of you within the WA community.
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IMN Premium
Hi Kristian, I am also a lawyer, but I am trying to retire. I am looking for a way to supplement social security. Enjoyed reading your profile. ...Judy
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Kristian1974 Premium
Nice to meet you Judy. I wish you well with your retirement goals. My main objective at the moment is to earn enough from affiliate marketing to enable my wife to stay at home with the kids for a few years - it's just too hectic with both of us working as lawyers (even when she is theoretically part-time).
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trendymomma Premium
Thanks for the follow back - wishing you much success! I don't see your websites here - would love to check them out....
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Boffy Premium
Thanks for the chat and advice today, I really look forward to reading your blog. I wish you all the best with your IM
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Avaluna Premium
Thanks for the follow!! I hope things are going great for you!! Wish you the best!!! ~ Andrea
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Pearlie Premium
Nice meeting you Kristian thanks for the follow all the best on your journey here
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prosystems Premium
Thank you for the follow back. Wishing you all the best here at WA...peace ~ Randall
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Keane Premium
Funny post Kristian, although a very real and understandable one.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi, and thanks for the follow. :)
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llimbus Premium
hello Kristian.. thanks for adding me to your network.. hope we could be of help to each other.. All the best to your ongoing success..
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fairo Premium
Thanks for the follow - I have already leant tons from you
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lerahabib Premium
Hey! Thanks for the follow! Good luck :)
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JAY-B Premium
Hi Kristian,
Thanks for your follow. I am sure you'll find what you're looking for here, which will definitely include SUCCESS!I wish you all the best... Jay
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Maxiam59 Premium
I am sure you will do fine all the best
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Maricel Premium
Hello nice to meet you
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davehan Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Chris1068 Premium
Hi Kristian, i'm a newbie here been working through some of the training and thought i'd take a bit of time out this morning and have a read off all the various things people are posting about today, It's great to see and very encouraging to read normal people such as myself are learning and making this work !!
the more stories i read like this the more encouraged and excited i get about being a part of the community here at WA, good luck with your continued success :)

Chris
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks for posting a comment on my profile page. It can be very hard during the first 2-3 months since you are unlikely to see any tangible financial results during this period. However, if you follow the training, apply it and take action (rather than worrying about getting everything perfect first), you can succeed at WA. Once you get accepted by the "Google Police" as genuine and beneficial, things can quickly start to take off. Good Luck.
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Chris1068 Premium
Your welcome, i have come to realise after falling for some of the get rich scams online, that it is going to take some time and some effort on my part to actually get things up and running and to actually make things profitable... but as you say by following the training and taking action success will come with time.. it just makes things all the better being part of the WA community because there are so many helpful people here with the knowledge and experience, who are only to happy to pass that on and help us to succeed :)
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Bunn Premium
Thanks for the follow/back, Kristian.....keep those hobbies going. I wish you much success and abundance here.
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Hallhouse1 Premium
Welcome Kristian1974 and thanks for the follow!
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arick Premium
Focus on abundance coming your way.
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Mastemind Premium
Hey thanks for the warm welcome and following me
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kizons Premium
Kristian, Thanks for the follow. Wish you success in your online pursuit. Am also following you.
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Berny W Premium
Thanks for the follow Kristian. I wish you every success with your online business.
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Trialynn Premium
You have been here 5 months, how are you feeling about what you are doing?
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Kristian1974 Premium
I think it's 4 months, but it seems much longer! I am really enjoying being a member of WA - I love the fact that people are genuinely trying to help each other out. This is perhaps due to the fact that most are creating their own unique niche sites rather than everyone just chasing WA sales.

I can see the training works and that hard work does start to pay off eventually. But, 6 months is the minimum length of time to expect any real results and anyone that quits before then is denying themselves the chance to succeed. (I mean 6 months of site(s) being live, not 6 months from joining WA)
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Trialynn Premium
Great perception - I wish you the very best.
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JuliusFunder Premium
Thanks for the follow back Kristian!
:) You seem to do great!
I wish you all the best
Julius
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chrisarnell4 Premium
Nice to see a Barrister in WA, gives me anew Premium member considerable confidence! Steve Diestler my introducer spoke very highly of you on some very essential advice. you gave him. Rgds Chris
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Kristian1974 Premium
That's very kind. I can certainly assure you that WA is a genuine organisation that can equip you will the skills to build an online business. I was sceptical for the first month and kept waiting for the "scam signs" to emerge, but they haven't. Work hard and you can make money. The only question is how much. I am almost at the end of my second month here with "live" sites and I haves had 13 AMA on sales. Not a fortune, but it proves that the WA techniques work and. as I say, the only uncertainty for me is how much I can scale-up and make some real money. Good luck and shout if you need anything.
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lnjagi Premium
Hello there.Thanks for the Follow.!!!Wishing you all the best in WA!!!
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AMcMaster Premium
Hey thanks for following. If you ever need help with anything you know where I am. :) I usually find my mind wandering at 5am also. It's a bug.
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jujuman Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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BeckieG Premium
Thanks for the follow, Kristian! My best to you and your family! Following you back!
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BigDubbayew Premium
Check some of these out? It wouldn't let me paste the url due to having a ? in it. so type baby safety + affiliate programs in a google search.
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Kristian1974 Premium
I have applied to buy buy baby and will see how that goes.Thanks for the heads up.
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BigDubbayew Premium
OK bro. I think Overstock have an affiliate program. I was trying to find the list here at WA but couldn't find it. There are a lot of affiliate companies on it. Try these: Target, Kmart, Sears, JC Penny, Big Lots. I don't know for sure if these have affiliate programs or what the % is.
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nomari357 Premium
welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow.
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gmegs Premium
Really nice websites Kristian - excellent job on all of them!
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Christabelle Premium
Thank you for following back! I will enjoy watching your progress! :)
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nomda ploom Premium
Good stuff Kristian, enjoy your time here, and let's see if a diversion becomes a future direction! Following your progress, best wishes, Andy
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4edward Premium
Thank you for the follow Kristian and I think your websites look great. Congrats on getting your sales started and I hope to be reading great things about your continuing success. Many blessings on all your endeavors.
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BuckTaylor Premium
Hey Kristian, enjoyed reading your profile description and definitely feel you are worth watching. I believe you will accomplish great success, even more then you already have.

Also, great looking sites... Good job.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks. If I fail it won't be due to lack of effort. All you can do is give it your best shot and hope that it's good enough.
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BuckTaylor Premium
I agree with that 100%
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MarianneN Premium
Thanks for the follow back.
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OldMule Premium
Hey - just to let you know I am working on it - hope to have something out soon!!
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Kristian1974 Premium
That's great - thanks a lot. No pressure.
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Scoot Premium
Thanks for your help before, worth following
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necopam Premium
Thanks for words and do hope it proves to be more than just a hobby
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Kristian. I've just come to look you up because I was watching you in chat patiently explaining things to two youngsters before you had to go off to feed your kids. I hadn't realized that you are in the UK.

Anyway, I am going to follow you. Will no doubt meet up with you in chat one day.
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me back.
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TravelHacker Premium
Sounds awesome to have created an app for you kids! I'll agree with them that you're a computer genius :-) as that sounds incredibly cool to me!
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for follow.

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

** If you are a newbie understand I make no money from you for saying this! **

I highly recommend this site to you and you really should go flat out with Premium level!
There is everything you need to become successful!

You can ask me anything you like about WA and I will always be 100% straight with you!
[Please read my profile and my last and third last blog posts and you will understand why!]

Please also read and "like" my other blogs, (also Facebook like at top), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Why not follow/join me in my network too!

Have a magic day!
OldMule

My blog for today is:
Q and A with OldMule: What is and how to have a favicon!
My blog for tomorrow: How to win or lose with WA!
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks - I have absolutely no idea what a favicon is save that it is in my epanel options! Will check out your blog later.
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OldMule Premium
It should the mystery for you! Have a great day!
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You were very helpful tonight, it's good to find nice people on my first day here, thanks again, hope to see you around!
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the great comment my friend, you are very welcome! Shout if you need help!
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Thanks, OldMule, I definitely will do!
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dbrownukk Premium
Kristian, stumbled upon your freeswagsite whilst browsing and researching a niche. No idea how you have found the time to build what you have but they look great and read well. Looks like a successful hobby. My only successful hobby so far was Beekeeping! 35 pounds of honey in the first year.... good luck
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Jackiex4 Premium
Oh okay then, I'll follow you back:) Thanks for your time Kristian. I appreciate it.
Jackie
x
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DNTL Premium
Thank you for the follow back! Wishing success in turning this "hobby" into a sustainable business!
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OldMule Premium
Sounds like a great plan!
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bullet Premium
Hey Kristian thanks for the follow. Let's hope this turns in to a retained one.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks - the neighbours like it better than some of my other hobbies
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KD6PAO Premium
Thank you Kristian for the follow and welcome to WA!
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bkcook Premium
Thank you for the follow. I like that you look at this opportunity realistically. Worst case, I make no money, but look at the learning experience. I think the same way. Money would be nice, but the learning and the community is sure cheaper than a therapist!
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stanh321 Premium
There is a lot to learn and share...
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Kristian1974 Premium
There sure is a lot to learn, but WA makes it easy to get a site up very quickly
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nking12 Premium
Thanks for the follow, best of luck to you! If you need any help driving traffic to your site give me a shout :)
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow and I wish you every success
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nosafk Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA
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Petra81 Premium
Hi Kristian! Thanks for following!
I saw your sites and you've done a quite a job in this few weeks. You have a very impressive history, 3 kids, lots of interests and hobbies. You will succeed and in WA, no doubt about it.
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joskieman Premium
Great profile, Nice to have found someone very positive. I hope the best to you and thank you for the follow, if you need any help what so ever I am always here.
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Anewcreature Premium
Nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thank you. I am having a great time here.
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Blessings44 Premium
Hi Kristian, thanks for the follow and wishing you well with your new venture! Let your kids think you are the best and cleverest dad on earth for as long as you can! I've got two grown sons that for years felt I knew 'nothing' and now at 22 and 27 acknowledge that I do know a little more than them.LOL. Good luck. Lydia.
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Kristian1974 Premium
Lol - better late that never with the acknowledgment from your kids.
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egonsarv Premium
Hi Kristjan. Or should I say tere? Just wanted to say hello and tell you I am happy you're here. I follow you now :)
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archan Premium
Thanks for the follow Kristian, I'm having a busy night, looking at lots of websites.
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Nam Premium
Thank you for the following, Kristian. If possible, can you show me the shortest way to make an iOS app. We live in the world of internet, therefore everything related to internet is worthwhile. As you said, we will sure have experience, and it is worth it.
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Kristian1974 Premium
A good place to start for free tutorials is www.raywenderlich.com. I am planning to create a site for people wanting to learn to make apps for fun (rather than expecting to take the app store by storm!). Let me know how you get on. Objective-C is a challenging language. If you have some programming experience and want something a bit more hardcore - there are some free lecture videos from Stanford on iTunesU.
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Karina B Premium
Greetings from Sydney, Australia! Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it :)
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mamazepp Premium
Thanks for the follow Barrister! :) Appreciate it!
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mamazepp Premium
Hi Kristian, I love that you have created such an app for your twins. Kids these days grow up on the internet/iPhones/electronics!!! Crazy. My sister is an attorney (yes, a barrister! -- I knew that term, by the way) here in California (USA). She is 3 years older than you but you both are so young! :) Do you specialize in your legal expertise? She does estate planning/probate/odds n ends.... Nice meeting you and hope to hear from you if you make it big!! Thanks, Terri
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Kristian1974 Premium
Hi Terri, nice to meet you. I specialise in Personal Injury cases. I'm not sure about making it big in IM. Having a lot of fun with my first website though. I think that my next site will be about "making apps for fun" since I have a great deal to say about that subject. Still waiting for their school teachers to confirm whether or not they are interested in helping me to develop the app for their pupils. See you around.
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mamazepp Premium
Kristian, I think your ideas are great! I think young people need the helpful apps since they are born with the internet hooked up to them already. lol Personal Injury is mainstream here in the U.S. with everyone suing everyone for anything. Is it that way in the UK? Take care and hope you succeed in your apps site! Terri
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Stonefox Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow! Have a very prosperous and happy 2014! Best regards.
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tommydillard Premium
thanks for the folow
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Kristian1974 Premium
you're welcome. Thanks for the bing webmaster tutorial. I hadn't even considered it as an option before now.
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reddogtours Premium
Hi Kristian, Thank you for following me. I wish you all the success in the world here at WA
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Free2BMe Premium
Hi Kristian, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. I do wish you enough success here so that you will be able to add WA to your relatively small list of hobbies. I'm following you back. See you around.
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Kjell Premium
Hi there, thanks for the follow! I'll follow back.
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Michelle12 Premium
Hey, I reside outside the UK and we say barrister too! lol Hi Kristian. Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me :)
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Kristian1974 Premium
Our colonial legacy is hard to eradicate completely.
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Michelle12 Premium
lol true
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Phil52 Premium
Thanks very much for the follow Kristian.
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Kristian1974 Premium
You're welcome. I am really enjoying your screencast tutorials and hope to get some on my own website within the next few days. Thanks.
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andypitt Premium
Thanks for the follow Kristian
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speckying Premium
Hey Kristian! Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA! I relate to your "abandoned hobbies" But I find this community to be very helpful in so many ways. Climb aboard and lets do this together. Cheers!
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softwind Premium
Hi Kristian and thank you for your follow! You sound like you have your hands full with the kids and your incredible genius! Please stay with your new family at WA! This is going to be able to help you pull all of your hobbies and dreams together! We are all here helping each other do just that! Lots to learn. Let any of us know if we can be of assistance to you.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hey Kristian! Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA! I hope to see you around!
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Thanks for the follow ;-)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Kristian for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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didihorizon Premium
Thanks Kristian, I will be looking for your articles.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Nice to meet you Kristian and thanks for the follow. I have been here just over three months now and have gone from nothing to running two sites and really starting to see them grow. WA is definitely the right place to learn and if you put in the effort you will be successful here too!
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks Jaweda. This is a very generous community and I hope to be able to contribute more as my knowledge of IM increases. I have been a premium member for less than a week now and, with the help of WA members, I have already purchased 2 domain names and started to create content for the first of these. I am really enjoying the challenge and have contributed by first blog post to WA
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Jaweda2k Premium
Kristian, I have had a blast since I joined back on Oct 2nd. I am still as excited today as I was when I first realized what I had finally found. Lets have a great year together here!
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jespinola Premium
Hey Kristian.How's you?. My name is Jorge and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Are you enjoying the training here?. Well don't herisate to ask and if you have any question let me know :)
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Kristian1974 Premium
Hi Jespinola, I am really enjoying getting to grips with Wealthy Affiliate. I have purchased my first 2 domain names and just waiting for namecheap to re-direct them to the WA hosting service so that I can get going. I am very impressed with the generosity of the community here and I have already received a heat deal of assistance with various issues. I have a couple of Dell PCs and will give you a shout if they explode on me. Personally I tend to use my iMAC, but that is more due to my hatred of Windows 8 and the relatively virus-free experience with Macs rather than a dislike of Dell PCs.
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jespinola Premium
Kristian. I am glad you are enjoining the support and training here. I have the 99% of my domains at Namcheap.

Aw good to know you have a Dell computer. I know Windows 8 is not easy to use. But hey It's Microsft fault! :(

I know Apple computer is virus-free and that's cool. But If I anything I can help you just let me know. :)
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Kristian1974 Premium
Thanks for the reply Nathaniell.

Well, I finally asked a few questions in the live chat room tonight about domain name sites and why their prices are so different for the same name and was overwhelmed by the swift and helpful responses that I received. I hadn't realised that you had to pay for privacy and that many apparently cheap sites stung people later with hideous renewal fees.

Anyway, I have purchased my first ever domain name (from Namecheap) and have done a little keyword research using my free Jaaxy allowance. Thanks to your helpful video in relation to WA's keyword tool, i don't propose to upgrade to the full Jaaxy service. However, I am planning to sign up for the initial 1 month WA premium membership this weekend. My next task is to get my head around linking the domain name to WA hosting and get to grips with the web builder tool and using wordpress. Presumably there are some instructive videos in the members area of WA.

Kristian
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nathaniell Premium
Hey, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. I know that when I first joined WA I got serious information overload. I didn't really know where to get started or what exactly I was meant to be doing.

If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's a good place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of what online marketing is, and how to build a successful website. Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

If you're seriously lost or need help with ANYTHING, drop me a message on my profile or ask someone in chat :) Live chat is an awesome tool and there's usually someone that can solve your problem right away!
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Kristian1974 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I have finished your 5-day email course and am in the process of watching the 10 bonus videos provided in the day 5 link. I have learnt a great deal about online marketing already and I suspect I have only just scratched the surface. I am seriously considering signing-up for premium for a 1 month trial. it seems to me that the $20 is a small price to pay for the training videos alone. As someone who has "collected" a myriad of hobbies over the years (to the mild annoyance of my wife!), I have number of candidate niches ready to go and my main problem is going to be selecting the best one to start with. My wife is also interested in getting involved with her own niche areas.

The principal issue that I am still trying to get my head around is the domain name / hosting issue. I have no website development experience (though I have a little coding experience). I note from one of your videos that you purchased your domain name via godaddy and used another company (name escapes me at the moment) to host the site. I was somewhat confused by this since WA Premium offers a free-hosting service to members. Have you since transferred your domain names to WA hosting services? If not, is there any good reason why you continue to pay for an external site to host? You don't strike me as someone who would pay for a service if an equally good service could be obtained free of charge.

Finally, I have really enjoyed your no-BS style of presentation and my "scam-radar" is not currently sounding any alarm bells!

regards,
Kristian
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nathaniell Premium
Hey Kristian, those are good questions.

I still host some websites with WA, as well as host outside WA. This was a choice I made about a year into my business because I wanted some of the more advanced hosting features that Hostgator offers. The point when I switched I had already started making money from my sites and the yearly fee of a couple hundred buck was worth it to me.

For beginners, WA hosting is great. It means that if you mess something up WA support can help you, and they are used to newbie mistakes, as well as how WA is run. It'll save you money for at least your first year of operation, and later on down the road you can make the choice to stay here, or move. Actually, I see the hosting here improving on a regular basis, so you might not have to switch at all - I know lots of guys that don't.

It's good to hear that your wife is on board too. Lots of guys here complain that their wives make fun of them or give them time limits on how long they can keep their membership. LOL. If you guys work together on a site or each have a site and support each other, you will have a greater chance of success. Having a support network is vital to working through the frustrating confusing moments!

Maybe you can even have a friendly competition to see who can make the most money :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back.
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Carson Premium
Great to have you here at WA Kristian!

Today is your first day being part of a community that has everything you need to learn all about Internet marketing, online business, and earning revenue from the NET. I always like to welcome new members personally, so here's my official "WELCOME"!

I'm here to help if you need answers to questions, or if you need some guidance at any time.

I'll leave you with one suggestion to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course located on your dashboard or within the main menu:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

This course is going to help you really understand how Internet marketing works and how we suggest you get started.

Talk to you soon!

Carson
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nathaniell Premium
Hi Kristian, Nathaniell here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

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/nathaniell) or by private message if you are a premium member.


★How To Access Your Exclusive Bonuses ★

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.

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. This is available to all members. But I've lined up some other things which are a bit more exclusive.


☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 3 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 3-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. Total length of the videos is about 3 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.


☆ Bonus #2: Exclusive Look at The Top 5 Newbie Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Some questions get asked over and over again. It's very likely you have these same questions.

This is a two-part bonus. It includes an exclusive video not available to other WA members where I create a website EXACTLY how the training teaches you. Many new members don't follow the instructions properly and can't get their sites to work. Watch this video first, and you'll be up and running in 20 minutes with your own .com hosted here on WA.

I have also included 5 newbie website design and setup tips. These are super easy ways to turn your site from a basic Wordpress install into a streamlined canvas ready for action, and ready to impress your traffic.

This means you will be able to bypass these typical mistakes, get started faster, and on the right foot. This is an exciting time - you are building the foundations of a profitable online business, and I want to help you get started as quickly and smoothly as possible.

~Nathaniell
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