About Lgobeille
Joined March 2017
Hi Everyone! What a long, strange trip it's been! I started my career in advertising, back in the days when we spliced film and audio reels by hand. I moved into copywriting, then licensing, then freelance writing. As more clients moved their promotional efforts in-house, it became necessary to find more stable work, so I thought I'd try substitute teaching. That quickly turned into a full-time job as an ESL tutor, which I enjoyed so much, I went back to school and earned my teaching license. That was the year more than 600 teachers got laid off, and most of the levies in the area failed. So I subbed for five, long years. I finally got hired by a non-profit organization to manage their after school programs; however, as it always seems to go with anything grant-funded, that job came to an end, and so here I am.

I have two awesome, grown children. I like fooling around with home improvement projects that involve power tools, sandpaper, and paint. I cook as a hobby these days. I volunteer to help women in transition get their lives back together. I use my garden as therapy. I love research and writing, and have never quite gotten over having a smart mouth, as my mother called it, which I hope will serve me well as I dive into this newfangled affiliate marketing stuff.

I have high hopes for this endeavor; my husband did some affiliate marketing a few years ago, and was actually earning money, but he left it because he hated writing. Maybe it's my turn. I'm pretty determined!
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Money I would be happy earning
I'd be happy earning $1000 per month. Is that possible?
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
Ha! I'd be dancing over $1000 per week!
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Pretty much all of it. Not many jobs out there for someone my age!
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
I'd be happy earning $1000 per month. Is that possible?

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Ha! I'd be dancing over $1000 per week!

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Pretty much all of it. Not many jobs out there for someone my age!
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good luck
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Lyse Premium
You can do it!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Laura!

Yes, absolutely, you can earn $1000 a month and a $1000 a week. It's great you have the time to invest too. That makes a big difference.

Please remember you are building a legitimate business that will endure. It's not get-rich-quick. Prepare to invest time in learning new skills and building the foundation. These efforts will be rewarded.

I look forward to helping you build a thriving online business that earns $1000+/wk and to the day you enjoy a wealth of personal freedom.

Laura, you have begun your journey and I'm grateful to be part of it.

Commit to your success and stay the course.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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I would be happy with these goals as well. Making any money online would be a huge step for me
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Yay! Lesson 4 complete...I now have my first website at WA! I chose Cookware Made in America as my niche, but my knee-jerk reaction is that maybe that was a mistake. Limiting the market and all; but I smell a trend, at least for the time being, and I haven't been able to find out how to delete the whole thing and start over. It's so empty tho! Somehow I feel like I should have been armed with content before I even made the site. How long do I have to get it filled in? Glad to have made it this far...I have SO much more to learn!
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Labman Premium
Sounds to me like you should do a gardening site and just promote the cookware as a necessary tool for when you harvest your produce.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Laura!

I think you should follow your intuition on this.

You asked, "How long do I have to get it filled in?" If you are referring to content, adding content is a continual process. Hundreds of articles is the ideal. The more, the merrier!

Gary
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Labman, I appreciate your input, and I think it's a viable concept. However, I haven't ever planted much to harvest in my garden, except for basil and tarragon! It's very shady in my little backyard, so I've always looked for things that do well without a lot of sun, and that don't complain about clay soil. Leaves out most of the veggies! I'm afraid I will be giving up a lot of that even when we move, hopefully, by the end of this summer. I used to write ad copy for the home store (kitchen tools, small electrics, linens, etc.) of a large department store, and I come from a long line of chefs and hospitality professionals. I know my way around the kitchen really well, so cookware is definitely something I can talk about. Shade gardening might still be a good niche for me though; thanks for the idea.
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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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lgobeille Premium
Why yes Kyle, thank you, I do have some questions! I have so many ideas on what I'd like to write about, it's hard to choose just one. It seems important to choose a niche that's not too broad, not too narrow, but just right. I'm thinking "kitchen" right now, particularly the small electrics that are REALLY useful. Do I take them one at a time? Crock Pot? Pressure Cooker? Kitchen seems pretty broad considering all the stuff we stash there. How narrow do I go? I'm also considering tools for the ladies -- I can't live without my little drill, my own screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. Is that a niche? AND my new little pittance-paying job is substitute teaching, which I could write about for days, but I'm not sure what I'd sell on such a site. So those are the initial, off-the top of my head dilemmas. I would love your input! ~Laura

PS. Loving WA so far!
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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. :)

PS. So glad you are loving everything so far!
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As fate would have it, I just got a brand-new part-time job. I start Monday, and I wish I were more excited about it, but I'm not. It's a long drive and the pay sux, but I'm required to take it as part of my deal with the unemployment program in my state. (Off to work or be cut off!) The good news is that it ends in May, and I'll have more time to devote to WA over the summer. I have to admit, tho, I'm a little worried. I want to do THIS, I have a good feeling about it, but I fear I won't have the time to do it right. What say you all?
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Laura!

Please don't worry about balancing work and building an online business. Think of your Wealthy Affiliate business as your escape plan and do what you can, when you can.

The Man still has his hooks in you and you must perform or suffer the consequences, but he can't stop you from working each day on your escape.

You are clearly intelligent and have a wealth of skills. With your online business, you will earn the rewards you deserve. You only need to be patient. May is just around the corner.

Even when you are working for the Man, you can be mentally processing what you have learned in Wealthy Affiliate.

Gary
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lgobeille Premium
Thanks Gary, I really appreciate the encouragement! I WILL do this. So far it's...fun! Earning a living and enjoying it is my idea of a good life. I will heed your advice to be patient and just do it. Can't wait for May!
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GaryHorton Premium
It is fun!
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Hi, Laura!

I'm pleased to meet you. The opening line of your profile is telling and so true. Your writing skills will serve you well here. I'm convinced we are living in the golden age of writing. It's just that most writers haven't realized it yet.

I look forward to helping you build a successful online business.

Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Laura!

Welcome aboard!

You are in the right place to learn everything you need to know to build your own profitable online business.

Relax, you can do this. We’ll help you every step of the way.

A lot of people have succeeded with Wealthy Affiliate. You can too.

Start by watching this video: I’m committed to helping you reach your goals. If you have a question, you can contact me anytime you wish by simply replying to this message.

Remember, be an internet entrepreneur. Stay the course. You will succeed.

Gary

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