About LaurenCook
Joined November 2017
Hello Everybody!

Over the years I have taught art on and off to K-12 and college students. Back when I was doing art I did big abstract paintings and exhibited nationally. I had a few art galleries too. But I learned early that it's hard to make good money this way. I still like to paint (when I have time) and hope to construct a large studio to put somewhere in our backyard.

I've also done a lot of writing in the business world in different office management and technical writer roles. Mostly boring and meticulous work BUT I began my 25 years interest in computers. I learned lots of different programs and began taking an interest in using the internet to start a business. I had some graphic arts experience and created several websites just for archiving photography of my artwork and occasionally sold one here and there.

It was interesting but building websites back in the mid-90's was not user-friendly enough yet (for me anyway!) so I would have to keep up the daily grind for a while longer. But it has all been a good learning process that has now brought me to Wealthy Affiliate where I can succeed with the enormous help from members, training and tools here!

My blog is about dog care. Why dog care? Well, for the last few years my husband, Doug, and I have run an online dog boarding business through Rover.com. We both have been lifelong dog owners and dog-enthusiasts so we really enjoy the doggy guests who come to our home! Doug is a computer geek (much more than me, even) who had his own brick-and-mortar computer store business many years ago. He's here at WA too! Anyway, we both have dogs, writing and computers in common and we really appreciate the freedom and control we have from running our businesses from our smartphones.

After almost four years things are going great and what we expected to be some extra income has turned into a thriving business. We actually are utilizing the internet for our income while doing what we love from home! And WA looks to have almost limitless potential since affiliate marketing has a worldwide reach!

I'm ready to succeed and make lots of new friends here!
This is going to be a wonderful journey!
First...go write a great post that will help people... :)

Hope to talk to you soon,
All the best,
LaurenCook
Dogs4Dummies.com
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Money I would be happy earning
$2,500/month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10,000/month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
12+ hours every day
 
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LaurenCook Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$2,500/month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$10,000/month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
12+ hours every day
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AlexO1 Premium
Those are very doable goals Lauren. 12 hours a day to achieve them is quite a lot of time. Good luck to you!
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Mkon71 Premium
Great goals. Thanks to wealthy affiliate it is possible.
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Great goals Lauren. Best of luck in achieving them!
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DougCook Premium
Thanks for joining, hon. Now we can have separate accounts and start a healthy competition on WA ratings, Google ratings and earnings.
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Keisi Premium
Hola Lauren!

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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StunningBell Premium
Hello

Welcome to WA and thanks for adding me to your network. I’m following you back

We are all really fortunate to be part of this amazing community where you can make your dreams come true. I hope you are having much fun as I am.

Don’t stop dreaming because they are in the process of being materialized.

Wishing you the very best here at WA.
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Loes Premium
Hello Lauren,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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LaurenCook Premium
Wow! That is so helpful! Thanks for following me back
All the best
Lauren
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Lauren:
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates, a great community to learn how to make your websites and make some Money out of them. Besides the Lessons, there are huge amounts of information and a helpful community eager to help one another.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio
https://suppliesfororganicagriculture.com
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LaurenCook Premium
Hi Eugenio,
Thank you! The community seems great for sure! I checkout your website and I am really impressed! Wow! Great idea and Really cool! Keep up the good work. I will check back later on here.
All the best,
LaurenCook
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eosegueraf Premium
You are welcome Lauren, and thank you for your kind comments about my site. I will be improving it shortly.
Eugenio.
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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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LaurenCook Premium
You would probably think my niche was extremely broad (it's dogs) but I feel good about it so far. I probably will want to start another website with a more refined niche later and I have several ideas about that. Keep you posted!
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Kyle Premium
Honestly Lauren, I think that your niche that you have chosen is far too broad. I recommend that you narrow this down slightly and to do this I would recommend trying out the Alphabet Soup Technique.

Here is a short training video on this: I use this not just for keywords, but also to narrow down my niches into something more specific. Remember also, there are TWO BILLION people on the Internet. Even some of the seemingly smallest niches out there have huge audiences that are searching for help with them and buying products within them.

Also, I recently blogged about what is too broad of a niche and how to define what is a suitable niche (with some real examples). I absolutely recommend that you check this out as it is going to definitely help you here Lauren. If you want to run any of your "narrowed down" niches by me, please do let me know and I will be more than happy to give you a hand Lauren. :)
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