About LarryL1
Joined March 2018
Hi everyone, I'm 69 years old, my name is Larry (nickname "Pockets" because I started wearing cargo pants/safari shirts years before they became popular). I grew up in Montreal,I've been living in a small town (Village) in Ontario since 1999 with Louise my wife and life partner; our 40th year anniversary is coming up in November. I've been an entrepreneur most of my life, have been involved mainly in real estate development but also many other types of businesses; I have wanted for many years to be able to have a business that I could operate from a cellphone/laptop, and I think I may have found it in WA.

One of the things I've always enjoyed is to make people laugh, so much so that years ago I seriously (yeah, right) considered having a career as a stand-up comedian because I was confident that even if I failed, at least no one would laugh at me!

Some activities I've enjoyed are skiing (alpine and X-country), snorkeling/scuba diving (many years ago), working out at various gyms, I've made a few parachute jumps (haven't jumped to any conclusions lol), I've been an avid reader since childhood, I'm always reading about many subjects but recently I've been trying to learn about the Principles that govern our Universe and lives ... in fact, from my understanding of these Principles I'm considering writing my own book, with a stress towards new parents, or those about to become so, particularly mothers.
These persons are the best hope for the human race to change course in what appears, for now, to be in a downward spiral. A proper understanding and application of the Principles that govern our existence can, and will, change all that.

I should add that Louise and I are avid animal lovers, we've rescued many dogs and given them their "forever homes", currently we have 4 cats (all rescues) sharing our lives! By the way, in my profile picture that's me wining, and 2 of my dogs whining because they're not getting any :-( So sad.

I'm hoping to have success with WA, as both a source of revenue, and the satisfaction of helping others.
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KevinOConnor Premium
HI Larry, Thanks fore the follow. As I mentioned in my message to you, I am glad we connected. Love beagles, had one that drove my wife crazy with his deep howl. She was moire of a cat person when we married but now does numerous fun filled activities with our dogs as well.
Good luck for continued success. I look forward to talking more
Kevin
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LarryL1 Premium
Hi Kevin. when we first started to rescue/adopt beagles we had 8 of them, all sharing our bed every night, of course. One, in particular would wind up on my pillow with her head on my shoulder, or on my head, according to my wife, who thought it hilarious to see :-).
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Keisi Premium
Hola Larry, eh!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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LarryL1 Premium
Whoops, think I've made a mistake (not life-threatening LOL) about choosing/registering my 1st domain name for my 1st website; I assumed it was OK (because it was available) and that I had done the procedure correctly, but when I typed it into Firefox, for example, I saw that name going to many other sites!

Don't know to whom to turn for the fastest way to correct this, or cancel the name, or anything -- any comments/help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium Larry. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are a 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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rusik77 Premium
Hello! My congratulations!
I see you’ve got Premium. It’s really worth it. I’m with WA for several months and I can assure you this is the greatest community with strong and productive training. I’ve learned a lot and I’m moving forward toward my goal.
Wish you the best. May you succeed with your online ventures.
Ruslan
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate! I have been here a couple of years now, and I still learn valuable lessons from the wonderful people here! You have to commit to the long haul if you really want to be successful here, but to start, just follow the training. If your first sites aren't a huge success, don't be discouraged. Just capitalize on what you have learned and develop a new site. Over time, you will find what works best for you! I wish you great success and prosperity!

Sincerely,
Tom
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Larry? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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LarryL1 Premium
Hey Kyle, I'm aware of the time constraints, and I'm still considering my next move, not entirely certain that I can succeed at this (Affiliate Marketing).
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Kyle Premium
If you can work hard and take action on the training here at WA, this is absolutely going to translate into a successful business for you.

I am here to help you every step of the way, so if you ever do need a hand moving forward please do let me know and I will be more than happy to help. :)

Chat soon Larry! :)
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LarryL1 Premium
Kyle, this is my understanding so far of the business of being an Affiliate Marketer ...

"Affiliate" is simply another term for "salesperson", of another party's products/services. To be successful as an Affiliate, among other things, one needs to:

1) Create a website that gets a lot of attention so that it gets progressively higher ranking on Google and/or other search engines.
A simple goal, not necessarily easy, and it's understood always in competition with other Affiliates, from WA or other sources.

2) Post frequently and regularly with messages that will capture the attention and stimulate action to purchase the chosen items being advertised on the website(s)/posts, while competing with the websites/posts of other Affiliates. Your organization alone has in excess of 1 million members at various levels of involvement.

3) All the while vying for the attention of the typical individual browsing the internet, whose attention span is now reputed to be about half his shoe size expressed in terms of seconds, if that :-)

4) Then the successful Affiliate's posts will need to persuade the readers that he/she can't continue living a satisfactory existence without owning the items being promoted, again keeping in mind that millions of other Affiliates are promoting competitors' products as being superior to those he's promoting. Quite normal, and to be expected.

5) Then, bearing in mind that the nature of many products, if not services, are such that they are one-time purchases so that in order to maintain the steady flow of cash that an Affiliate targets, there must be a continually increasing number of new customers.

6) In my case (aiming for commissions of $30,000./month), and using your site's example of Amazon's 5% commission rate, I'd need to maintain a sales volume of $600,000. every month. Yes, I acknowledge there are variations of commission rates, (both greater and lesser), but still.

7) Given the circumstances I've just summarized, "hard work" alone will not guarantee financial success. A lot is beyond the direct influence of any Affiliate.

(By the way, the activities of any Affiliate do not constitute "hard work". Let me tell you about "hard work": crawling in the jungle, inches at a time, your fatigues are soaked in sweat from the heat/humidity, your mouth is desert dry from fear but you don't have the luxury of sipping from your canteen for fear of a partially empty one signalling your presence, sweat is constantly burning your eyes, you're sure that the slightest sound you make is trumpeting your presence to the hidden enemy, gotta make sure you don't snag a trip wire or catch anything snagged in the trigger guard of your M-16, on the lookout for venomous serpents, etc., etc. I could go on but I think you understand.

Now that's my idea of "hard work").

So you may understand why I'm still thinking of the viability of my career as an Affiliate, let alone a Wealthy one.
I welcome any comments.

Cheers,

Larry.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is how the process works and yes, we have affiliates that make $100,000's of amazon sales per month and earn 5 figures in monthly commissions as a result. What Amazon is definitely just one often, and I actually very rarely use Amazon as there are many other options that pay much higher.

If you want to earn $30k/mth, that is $1K per day. There're many products and services that a $1000 per sale, so in that case that would be 1 sale. There are many that pay $100 per sale, that is 10 per day. There are many that pay $30, that is 30 per day.

And lately as you go to the website you will have a wide range of products and services that you will be recommending as an affiliate, and of course that is just one of the many ways that you can monetize your website. Your are building yourself into an AUTHORITY within any niche, and whether you want to earn $3K, $30K or $300K per month, all of this is possible. The audience we are dealing with in the online space is 4 BILLION people.
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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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Chris Lee Premium
Hi there Larry! How's the training going? Are you enjoying WA?

I found this great video by Kyle I'm sure you'd be interested in, take a look: By now I'm sure you're beginning to grasp all the knowledge there are here in WA.

If you ever need help, just ask of course :)
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JaneatteC Premium
Hi and welcome to such an amazing community here at WA
Follow the training that is provided and ask as many questions as you want
We are here to help you in any way that we can
Stay focused, motivated and believe in yourself and you will achieve all your goals here at WA!!
YOU CAN AND YOU WILL SUCCEED
Best of luck on your journey to success
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Chris Lee Premium
Hey there Larry.

Glad you decided to take advantage of the free membership here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Now that you’ve joined the WA family, it’s time for you to get clear on what you are here to achieve. Do you...

want to build a profitable blog business?
want to learn how to get traffic?
want to learn how to do SEO?
want to get free hosting?
want a helpful community?
want a step by step action plan that will GUARANTEE success?

All that you are looking is available for you on the left-hand side of the screen.

Here is what you should do first.

1) Fill out a quick (short) bio and add a profile picture.

This will help you make connect with other fellow members of WA

2) Start Exploring WA.

Start exploring what WA is all about. My suggestion would be to hit the green “Get Started Here” button. It is a 10-day step-by-step process which will show you how you to start building your online empire!

3) Read this amazing story by a fellow WA member:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/parre/blog/my-first-10-000-month

It will show you what you can achieve here at WA if you simply follow the training process.

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If you enjoy Wealthy Affiliate, which I am sure you will, then you should consider going premium in the near future.

When you are ready to go "Premium", you will open up all the training modules, webinars, courses and content available at Wealthy Affiliate.

Here are just SOME of the bonuses you'll get if you decide to go premium in your first 7 days:

1) A 59% discount on your first month (only $19 - $0.61c per day)

2) You’ll have me as your own personal mentor in WA.

I’ve been here 4 years now and achieved all my dreams with WA, I want to help you do the same.

3) Free hosting for your website (valued at $12 per month each).

I have 5 blogs hosted at WA, this alone saves me $60 per month on hosting costs.

*And they wonder why I love WA so much* LOL !

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I’ll leave you to it now Larry .

Just wanted to drop by and introduce myself and the WA community to you.

Just know that I am here to help you so feel free to reply back on this comment or leave me one on my own profile here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chris-lee

I’ll drop by in a few days again to see how you’re doing.

All the best!

Chris Lee
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LarryL1 Premium
Hello Chris!

Thank you for that very warm, enthusiastic, and informative welcome! I'm looking forward to a satisfying and profitable involvement with WA. I'm just in the middle of watching the 1st video, but I wanted to acknowledge and reply to your welcome email; talk soon, bye for now, thanks again, I feel very encouraged to be acknowledged and welcomed the way you've done!

Cheers,

Larry.
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Chris Lee Premium
Glad to hear Larry. :) Well done on joining. This is the first step in the right direction!
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