About Lady May
Joined October 2013
Hi everyone,

My real name is Sharon May Jenkins, I call myself Lady May for the fun of it, but people often call me May. Lol I don’t care what you call me so long as it’s nice.

I love refurbishing websites, and have done a lot of blogging for other companies since 2006. Some include chocolate websites, a lot of motoring and taxi sites, travel agencies and other business sites.

My main site is https://BloggersRefuge.com, it summaries simplified professional blogging tips. I offer a 24 hour service to set up themes and give a free professional theme to WA members.

I'm married to an amazing Welsh man, he specializes in developing and coaching people..he is very good at it. We have five awesome children, now adults, but two are still living at home. We look after my daughters lovely Labradoodle from time to time. I love having a happy house.

My moto: whatever your dream keep pressing in, never give up and fake it till you make it.
My husband's moto: have seven streams of businesses because one will succeed. If your lucky they all might succeed, but if one fails you've got six to fall back onto.
Lady May's Accomplishments
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Amberhicks1 Premium
Hi Lady May! Hope your doing awesome! Amber here...the turtle won the race right...lol
I posted about me on my site and then posted the privacy page. I went to my website site manager, logged in as admin, scrolled to the bottom of the page but did not see the Noindex boxes to check, did I miss a step? Thanks for your imput and help!!
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Lady May Premium
Hi are we discussing WA site manager?
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Amberhicks1 Premium
Yes and thank you Lady May
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Lady May Premium
Hi I tried to follow your steps, but I couldn't find any NoIndex boxes on my WA. They can be found on your website though under Reading Setting.
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AaronGriffin Premium
Hi Sharon! Thank you for following me here at WA. Looks like you have a fair share of success and that is great! I am always looking to connect with people who are successful and know what they are doing here through WA.

I wish you continued success and all the best with you're family.
Follow me on social media through the links in my bio under my posts.

Actions lead to results - Aaron G.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Sharon, Thanks for the follow back! It's great to finally meet you, I see you've been here for awhile too. I'm honored to be a part of your network here at WA and I hope to "hear" more from you in the future.

I agree with you on the subject of video...I seem to learn much better if I can watch how something is done. I find it a bit easier than trying to understand from just reading it...it helps to clear up the little details I think.

Anyways, it's nice to meet you! Hope all is going well with you and your family...sounds like you have a houseful at times!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Lady May Premium
Thx Sherry for your encouragement, yes I have a houseful of teenagers most of the time, mine and their boyfriends, girlfriends, dogs, and bottle of wine to keep me sane lol
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Freedomseekr Premium
Lol, yes, wine does help I've found.
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gardenguy Premium
Hi Sharon.....forgive me.........I failed to respond to your greeting, so I am now. Looked at "Bloggers Refuge".......it looks like a wonderful website, and I hope it is getting traffic for you. I have yet to launch my site(s). Still working through the tutorials trying to understand the technical side of things. Since you have website design experience, I'm wondering if I could get your thoughts on my idea for a family of sites. May I PM you with it?

Wayne
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Lady May Premium
Hi Wayne, I'd love to help, pm me is ok
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gardenguy Premium
Thank you so much Sharon.......
.........I'll spend some time laying it out, so it will remain as brief as possible.

Wayne
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DerekBly Premium
Hey, Lady May! I'm back. It's been a long while but FINALLY I have a niche I want to explore. Now a couple of weird questions for you.

Do you use WordPress exclusively? I was wondering a bit about SquareSpace, but I suspect WP is easier with WA. Also ... and I suspect this will be in the training as I get back into it ... where do you register you domain name?

I know, I know. Basic questions that will be revealed as I resume training! :)

Thanks.

Derek
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Lady May Premium
I have PMd you Derek...
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Laws1 Premium
Hi Sharon, thanks for the follow and your kind words of support. I agree with you about the vegan thing being very hard...too many yummy things to have to live without :). Looks like never a dull moment at the homestead, ah those wonderful teenage years! I hope things have been working out well for you lately and your internet business is doing great. I plan on upgrading to premium and feeling things out so looks like I'll be here for a bit...hope to see you around :).
Cheers,
Laws
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Lady May Premium
That's cool, feel free to contact me anytime:)
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Sharon, thank you for follow, I am now following you! It is good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, you have came to a great place to learn about Internet marketing and from reading your profile, I'm sure that you will enjoy being here. I wish you every success in what you're doing and I look forward to reading your blog posts and networking with you.

All the best to you Sharon, Roy.
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Stansk Premium
Man you are awesome. I just looked at your bloggersrefuge. You did a great job. It's funny too that Nathaneil was your reviewer. He was one of the first people I met here at WA and he is a clone of my brother-in-law right down to the voice. Man I want to be your best friend in the whole wide world.
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Lady May Premium
Lol thx for the encouragement, please keep in touch :)
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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PrBaker Premium
Lady May, you have a lovely profile picture...Don't worry; I'm not a stalker...:-) I followed you because you have the experience I'm trying to get I enjoyed reading your bio. I would love to have a bio like that! :-) Though, I have had many setbacks as well...see I'm already on my way to achieving a bio like yours! :-)
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DerekBly Premium
Hi Sharon.

Looks like I'll be upgrading to Premium as there is so much info here that I need to absorb and learn from! I do have a quick question for you.

I was just watching the Lesson 3 video on choosing a niche. It does make finding a niche seem relatively easy. Back in SBI, that's one of the things that really bogged me down. They seem to make a big deal of their Brainstormer system with vertical this and horizontal that. It kind of made it seem like determining a niche was a really challenging task.

Using that tool, I wasn't having much luck in determining the viability of niche I've been considering. Are you familiar with SBI's Brainstormer? Does it have to be as difficult as they make it seem?

What did you do to find a niche? Or two?

As a member of the Boomer generation who likes animals, I'm looking at trying to cater to boomers and their pets. I think there are a lot of empty-nesters out there who partially fill their time with pets. When asked to think about interests and hobbies for a niche, I keep coming back to this one. I've been an animal nut since I was kid and it's the one consistency about my life.

Do you think this makes sense as a niche? I wonder if boomers and pets is too broad a niche. I did narrow it down, starting with 'pets' overall. But that's a huge niche with excessive competition.

What do you think?

Derek
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Lady May Premium
You are right about SBI, I couldn't agree with you more lol. I'm not sure what you mean by boomers, is that an American term? Be careful to not make your niche too broad, is there anything you specialize in with pets?

During 2012, I started a pet site called Pet Cavern, I don't own it now but the site is still up if you want to check it out. I was aiming big, which was in fact a big mistake. My specialty was wolf dogs so I should have really done that instead of dogs and cats.

It's great that you've got a passion and a specialty so your desire to write content will not fade.

Don't forget if you want a quality theme, check my Studiopress themes on my site - select one and I'll load it free, my gift to you for signing up to premium.

Bless you
Sharon :)
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DerekBly Premium
'Boomers' is short for baby-boomers. All of us great folks born between 1946 and 1964. We're a great group of people. So I was looking to appeal to people of my generation and their pets.

I'm thinking content could include interviews with older folks who still have pets and the impact pets have on their lives. Collect enough interviews and I could have an e-book to offer. I'd also like to do short videos about the older pet owner.

Maybe that is too broad. I'll have to research some more and see if I can narrow it down.

I love your offer for a Studiopress theme. Is there a timeline to make a choice?

Thanks, Sharon.
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Lady May Premium
Ok let me know how you get on, and take your time with the theme there's no rush.
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DerekBly Premium
Greetings Lady May. I've signed up for WA after reading about your experience. I liked what you had to say and I appreciate that you have some life experience!

I'm currently with SBI, of which I believe you have some knowledge. On SBI, I've sort of hit that point where i'm trying to use their tools to determine a niche. I'm finding it frustrating and, in fact, haven't done anything with it for a couple of months.

So, I'm exploring WA and looking to see if making a switch makes sense.

Hope we get to chat.
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Lady May Premium
I totally understand what you mean regarding SBI, I really don't think I learned much with them. If you need any help or have any questions please feel free to PM anytime.
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Sharon, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network and your following back )
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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MAHlR Premium
Hi Sharon,

It's very nice of you to add me to your network :)

How wonderful is this community, it's a great place to meet and interact with like-minded people like yourself.

If you ever feel stuck or need help with anything eg feedback on your website, and any sort of assistance, don't hesitate to contact me.

I wish you much success on your journey forward, and may all of your hard work pay off!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hello Sharon !

Would you mind helping me boost my youtube channel? Either by subscribing to it or maybe sharing a video or just liking them? = )

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist (I do every day makeup but mostly crazy halloween makeup and artistic makeup)

If you don't mind checking it out and subscribing, I would appreciate it a lot! But only if you like it and want to help lol. No offense if you don't want to =)

Then let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D

Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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Lady May Premium
Hi you are very clever :) wish I had that kind of talent
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BelieveItYes Premium
Oh thank you... I am sure you have your very own talent =) We all do
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MBA-Pro Premium
I was so glad to see people talking about this difficult topic and to think that there might be a solution. I just tried it and got an error message like this after a connection was made through FileZilla (successful connection, but then this).

Insecure server, it does not support FTP over TLS

Any suggestions anyone? Seems odd to me that support in this area seems so weak. I suppose it is intended to protect SiteRubix servers but ...... can anyone help?
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MBA-Pro Premium
Also, I don't see "ftp username" in SiteRubix Site Manager, just admin credentials (is there a separate "FTP" section somewhere? I don't find it.
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Lady May Premium
sorry for the delay, you've maybe found your answer by now. Siterubix doesn't have an FTP.
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Nothando1 Premium
Hi Lady May, just quickly here I was about to leave you a comment for your website but I couldn't as it is down. I wasn't sure if you realized it was down or not so I thought I would pop by just to let you know! Have a great day! I hope you get it back up and working again soon! All the best!
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Lady May Premium
Yes it was down and thank for letting me know. I had a hard time with an issue, but it eventually got sorted.
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MsMerry Premium
Hi Lady May. Thank you for following me and I will follow you as well. Going to have a look at some of your trainings an website. I can relate to the setbacks 100 fold. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Wow, that is one awesome website you have for bloggersrefuge. What wordpress theme is that or did you do use something else? I think you will be very successful.
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Lady May Premium
Hi the theme is from Thrive Themes called Rise. I've done a review on it on my site should you want to check it out. I really like it too.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you and I will for sure check that out.
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