About LoveIM
Joined August 2015
Hi, I'm Ben. I'm a happily married husband to Shellie, and we're going on 34 years of marriage. We have 4 grown children and, BEST of all, 2 grandchildren. Yes, believe it or not, I'm a grandpa! Family is very important to me.

I'm an insurance agent. I thoroughly enjoy helping folks every day in my "day job", but I have been trying to create a viable income online for quite some time now on and off. Having come across WA, I realize this is what I've been looking for! Everything else I've seen out there offers a very limited training into a "one-trick pony", without any real support. WA is a program that provides everything a person should ever need to be successful in creating a sustainable, long-term income online. I am impressed and ready to rock n roll!

One of the things I like most about WA is the very large and active community here. I look forward to connecting with many folks in this community in addition to creating an online presence I can be proud of. With that in mind, I have set a goal which will probably seem unrealistic to many, but while it is certainly a stretch goal, I'm convinced it is realistic. I will be happy making $10,000 per month, but I will be ecstatic making $50,000 per month, and I expect to be ecstatic within the next 2 years (2017). Most importantly, I fully expect to enjoy every day of the journey while making a lot of new friends along the way!
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bronco549 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Jim
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stevechic Premium
Congrats on going premium you will not regret it
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ben and a belated welcome to WA and thank you for the follow and I will do likewise.
You have been here a wee while no and still no website.
You really should have one out there by now and don't worry about it not being finished coz in all probability it never will be as you will be continually adding to it.
You need help, you ask ok.
And by the way I became a great grandad a couple of weeks ago and at my age - far too young but there you go there's no stopping the young ones from doing their own thing even if that thing is making babies lol.
Robert
Robert
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Dan-L Premium
Thanks for following me at WA There is always help if you need it don’t be afraid to ask. Follow the training to the letter and you will succeed.
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mlight56 Premium
Good Day Ben, thank you for following me back. Nice to meet you ...

Welcome to WA ... :0)

This is the place to make dreams happen ....

I had a dream that I could realize what ever I wanted if I work
hard at it ... nothing comes easy in life and if it does it is
probably a scam ...

One really has to be careful out there, and let me tell you that
I have had my fair share of scams ... more than I would like to say ...

This is the best community to find the information to get your
online ambitions in the right order ...

Best community online to help you grow in your information highway
quest and let me tell you I have searched, I have been online since
2003 put my first website with text pad and html ...

I have had some success but not as much as I would have liked,
been working for the man to long.

People here are real deal, they will help when you ask the questions ....

In this community if you want to learn you will earn ...

I am really happy to have found this community to help me grow ...

The only thing that can be said is never give up ... you have the
dream it is yours to take ... no one else will do it for you ...

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
Cast off the bowlines, set sail from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. - H. Jackson Brown"
A lot of people out there thought it was a Mark Twain quote ...
and so did I until I found out the truth not long ago from a fellow WA
member .... the small things that we learn here ... :0)

Best of luck in your online quest ... Michel
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MarinaR Premium
Nice to meet you Ben and thanks for the follow. Wishing you great success in achieving your ambitions here at WA! It is a great place to be!
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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in ‘Wealthy Affiliate’ Ben
This is one of the very best places I have personally been in years and am sure it is for you too!
Having risen to 256 in the rankings in my fist month, I can assure you that this was achieved solely by following Kyle’s teachings exactly to the word. I would advise anyone who is new to ‘WA’ to just follow what Kyle teaches in his training’s and not try to do it their own way. “Re-inventing the wheel“, I believe it’s called 
I wish you every success in all you are striving for in WA, good luck,
Roger
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks for the good advice, Roger!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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RonCramer Premium
Hi Ben, Thanks for following me. I wish you all the best!
Ron
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Rodwell Premium
Hi Ben, and thank you for following me. I wish you every success in achieving your goals.
Take care and all the very best,
Tony
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viosecrets Premium
Hi LoveIM, Thank you for the follow. I look forward to working with you here at the WA community. Wish you success in all your endeavours!!
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kennick2015 Premium
Great goal Ben! $50000 a month by 2017 would be sensational. I'm following you to eagerly watch your progress and join in the celebrations in 2017. Good luck!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network Ben. ~Marion
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johandpl Premium
Hello Ben, thank you very much for the follow, I really appreciate it. You have something I actually love about people, a brilliant smile. You must be a very positive person. I have signed up with WA the 14th of August and it has been a blast for me. I have met so many beautiful and interesting people and now it seems I have another one, you. May God bless you and your beautiful family and may we build each other up. If you ever need help with anything, just ask. I am not an expert at WA but I am a Clarion programmer and love to create apps to make peoples lives a little bit easier. Till later....bye...
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LoveIM Premium
I appreciate your positive attitude, Johan, and your Christian values. It will be fun to connect and grow together here at WA. God bless you!
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DNunis Premium
Hey Ben!
Thanks for the follow, right back at you! I like you bio and intro.....family oreintated like so many of us here! I especially like your financial goals....and it is not unrealistic......read my blog Positive Message Day 4 - Dream Big!!! What you are projecting is so ideal and can be met....so don't worry but work at it and in no time at all .....your goals would have been achieved!
Blessings!
Dan
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks for the encouragement, Dan! Much appreciated! And thank you also for the return follow!
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jvranjes Premium
Hi Ben, many thanks. Best luck in your online activity. Jovo
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Ben
Thanks for following me, it's much appreciated and I've followed you back.
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and good luck with all your efforts here.
Mark
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Ben ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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Jenene Premium
Hello and welcome to WA! Congratulations on 34 years of marriage. That is so wonderful. Thank you so much for following me and I look forward to watching you make that $50,000 per month.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Ben for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA.
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Dmorrow Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium. You made a good decision to join the best online web community!
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Ben, thank you very much for following me; and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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leekakon97 Premium
Hello Friend, welcome to the community, please learn as much as you can, take your time and get it right. I am new here, but there is much wealth of knowledge here for those who are ready to learn. God blessings!
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, this is Glenn a fellow premium member like yourself dropping by to say special welcome, lots of success and most of all have fun
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danbarth87 Premium
Congrats on going Premium!
Wishing you the best
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VickyBangle Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Wishing you loads of success. Thank you for adding me to your network.
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copperdell Premium
Welcome to WA Ben
Thank you for following me
Wishing you every success
Sherrie
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Ben !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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DaveSw Premium
Congrats on the decision to upgrade to Premium! I have earlier and have not been a bit sorry! Best of luck to you!! Dave : )
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jaytech Premium
Hello Ben, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Ben? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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wendyjane Premium
Hey I just wanted to touch base and see how everything was going for you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I hope you are enjoying the training and community! Remember, if you need any help, don't hesitate to ask - a great way to get quick help is to pop into live chat. People are always there and more often than not someone will be able to help..

Also remember I'm here for you Ben, so if you need further assistance or clarification about anything, I would be glad to help in any way I could. :)
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LoveIM Premium
Hi Wendy, Thanks for checking in. I am still working on getting through the level 1 training and finding it very helpful. One question that keeps popping up in my mind is about the keyword search tool. I've gotten several messages encouraging me to upgrade to premiium, which I will, but one of the benefits of premium that is highly touted is unlimited searches with the keyword tool, but it's my understanding that the tool is an additional fee. Is that correct? What tool do you use? Thanks.
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wendyjane Premium
Hey Ben,

The tool that is an additional fee is called Jaaxy, but there IS a tool within WA (the WA keyword tool) that is included within the premium membership. It uses the same database as Jaaxy but doesn't have all the extra features. In my opinion it's sufficient for newbies. I currently use Jaaxy, however I made do with the WA keyword tool until I made enough money online to afford the extra fee.

Sorry I know it is a little confusing!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Danamy5 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Ben, and I have no doubt that if your beliefs are as strong as you indicate, then you will undoubtedly attain the success you seek. I appreciate your sharing and look forward to more. My best to you and your family.
Dan
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suzyq97439 Premium
Hi Ben and Welcome to WA and for following me! Wish you great success on your new journey!
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks a million, Suzyq! I'm loving this community!
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi Ben, Welcome to WA and TY for the follow:) I can see you've done your homework and you know that you've come to the right place to make your dreams a reality. This is a very safe site and you won’t get hurt here.
The members are friendly and they will go that extra mile to help you. Kyle and Carson are excellent teachers who want you to succeed and will provide you with all the knowledge you will need to make this happen!
Always ask questions, you will move along much faster in your training in Boot camp. I'll be following you now too If there is anything I can do to help I’m glad to be of service? Have a Productive Day! Keep smiling, :) Sharon
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LoveIM Premium
Thank you Sharon! I can tell this community is unlike anything I've ever seen before! I'm ready to get to work!
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi Ben, You're Welcome and so right! A little tip, if you like a comment as I liked yours I clicked on your thumbs up like button, that's good for you. Now you need to click on my little thumbs up button in my original comment box, because you liked my comment and that helps me too. Fun Stuff, but important LOL Keep Smiling :) Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Hey Ben, great to have you here. I felt the same way when I was starting out, looking for an opportunity to supplement my income and it turned out to be MUCH more (been at this 12 years full time now and wouldn't change it for the world).

To be honest with you, there is no better way to build a business or create significant success than within the online world and you have absolutely everything you need here at WA to do this (including the support from me directly).

Just thought I would pop in and say hi and simply drop me a reply if you need a hand with anything moving forward.

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks, Kyle. The community and training you and Carson have put together here is truly awesome! It starts with good leadership, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Ben. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 10 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming through this year that will further benefit members and continue to validate the idea of putting members first. :)

I look forward to working with you!
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks for the follow, Ben, and here's wishing you much success with WA. I don't always follow back everyone who follows me (closing in on 1,000 followers, and man - no way to keep up with THAT many email notifications daily, lol) but reading your profile and goals, I think we are of like minds enough that staying in touch would be mutually beneficial.
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks for your vote of confidence, and right back atcha!
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wendyjane Premium
Hey there Ben and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Wendy, and I'm here to help you along the way! If you ever need a hand or have a question, just let me know.

So you're here to learn how to make money, right? First things first, make sure you start by checking out the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a task based step by step guide that will walk you through setting up your online business. Here's the link: Something you'll soon learn about the community here is there are tons of helpful people always willing to lend a hand. Feel free to dive in and ask any questions within the community you may have. Those that interact are more likely to succeed. :) You can access the getting started classroom here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

You can also jump into live chat anytime, or drop me a message on my profile!

★★★How to Get Your Bonus★★★

If you decide to go premium within your first 7 days, here are the bonuses I will be giving you:

1. You are going to be getting a 59% discount on your first month premium - (that's just $19)
2. You'll get personal and private access to me. If you ever need any help going forward, I'll be here to help you out.
4. I will send you Jay's live video training "Live Case Study in Real Time" - you'll get to watch an expert build a niche website in REAL TIME!
3. I also am going to send you Steve's "Business From Scratch" tutorial. This is an awesome piece of training that can really clear up any initial confusion you may have.

But only if you upgrade within your first 7 days... (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyway I just thought I'd get in touch and introduce myself. Remember if you have any questions about anything please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help out.

It's great to have you here as a member Ben. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,

Wendy
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LoveIM Premium
Hi Wendy, Thanks for reaching out. I signed up under you because I sensed you were honest and could help me get off to a good and profitable start. One question: on your website you talked about how long it could take to get paid from many affiliates. I'm just curious if you know of exceptions to the 3 or 4 month wait? For example, does WA pay affiliates any faster? And it was my understanding that Clickbank paid very quickly. And if you would be so kind, I noticed you "roped" :) me into WA through a nicely written review. What forms of promotion do you find most lucrative? Thanks a million!
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wendyjane Premium
Hey Ben! Yes there are definitely exceptions to the wait, it all depends on the affiliate program. Amazon and many private affiliate programs do have a 90 day hold though.

The WA affiliate program does pay faster. They pay on the 1st of every month and as long as you reach the minimum payment for cashout, I am not 100% sure on what that minimum amount is, but I think around $20.

Clickbank may pay quickly depending on how many sales you make, I know they require a minimum of 5 sales made from a minimum of 2 different types of payment before you can cash out.

I've found targeted traffic through search engines is the best as far as getting traffic and conversions. Honestly I followed the training here and what WA teaches works, so I would recommend going through for yourself :)
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