About Maestrob
Joined January 2016
I'm Bryan and I'm looking forward to retiring with some work from home income!

Update!

I noticed from reading other people's profile descriptions that I was a little stingy on my first attempt, so I'll try again!

I'm 58 years old, looking retirement in the face with the stock market killing my 401k by the day. I have a computer science degree, but nothing I've done in my profession has been of any help in the internet world of marketing and websites. Thanks to WA and all the awesome people who participate here, I feel like I have a real chance to achieve some extra financial security when I do retire! I am a little slow with getting it going here with my job and other life issues, but I'm going to view this as my "slow cooker", working on it as much as I can and slowly developing my buffet. I hope to eat well later on!
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amgolf Premium
I hope you have good retired life with 401k and safe from S T O C K market.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Bryan from Adelaide in South Australia...
Thanks very much for following me...it's great to make contact with you & wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
You'll do well here & we are in good hands!
Best wishes
Steve
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justinohia Premium
thank you thank you alot leader support
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey, Bryan, thanks for following me back.
I hope all is going well.
All the best.
Phil
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SWATTS99 Premium
Hi Bryan, I love your "slow cooker"analogy. I too try to do as much as I can but most days I still feel like I need a 28 hr day and well that's not happening! I wanted to extend my gratitude for following me and I can't wait to see what your cook' up! Keep me posted! Have a great evening
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Shawna! I wish you much success too. I've not worked much on my site at all in the past few months. Still learning things though, here and there. I hope you can find the time to work on yours!
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SWATTS99 Premium
Hi again Bryan, and I too am still learning. Now that school is out for the summer I can spend more time on my website not having to rush on my kiddo's school-activity schedule--AHHH what a relief--I love, love, love summertime. Have a spectacular Memorial Day Weekend!
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johnmcge972 Premium
Hi Bryan! Welcome to WA! I am moving kind of slow also, but I'm still moving. Best of luck to you!
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Ovidiu Premium
Thanks for the follow! Wish you success !
Cheers
Ovidiu
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VinceHuynh Premium
Hi, Bryan thanks for the follow back. Hope you find great success here in WA.
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Genie3733 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Blessings to you.
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Hi Bryan,
How are you doing.
I wish you a great time here at WA, the most wonderful and friendly community. Here you find all the support you need when you like to start your business.
Be well,
Kit
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks kit! Good luck to you!
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Thanks!
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Bryan. Welcome to WA. Wishing you the best. Thank you for following.
Marcel...
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I also have degrees in IT and in my undergrad years I was known as Maestro because of my music degree.
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Maestrob Premium
Glad to know you Jay! I was very active in music for a long time and one of my son's friends used to call me Maestro B (for Bryan), hence maestrob! Have a good one!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Bryan!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you have a chance please check out my website. It was created by following all the training found on the WA website.
http://doyouhavesleepapnea.com
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JeffBoivin Premium
I am a slow learner either :) I call myself a "turttle idle guy" that never stop. Cheers, Jeff
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sarahmcleod Premium
It may be a day for those of us who are 58 Bryan, looking for alternative ways to build an income. You are right working online is totally different than real world experiences and there is a lot to learn. WA is one way to learn, in the early days it concentrates on niche websites, but there is so much more to the picture...

This is one of my three mentoring programs, and one of the most important for building and using the group to stay motivated... Good luck

Sarah
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow, may you have much success and happiness with WA.
Don
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Bryan,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for the follow. I'm 58 too. I hear you about the 401K getting clobbered.
All the best,
Gary
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Maestrob Premium
Right back at you Gary! God bless.
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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akolipenouko Premium
Thanks a lot for the connection. I will do my best to follow your posts. Good luck with your work at WA.
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Netbesigheid Premium
Thank you for following me and i wish you success with your online business.
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks! And the best to you too!
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SamiWilliams Premium
Bryan,

Thank you for adding me to your network. I think we all know the slow cooker method of building a business.
Will look for you along the way.
Sami
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Sami, nice to meet you!
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RobertaHill Premium
Nice to meet you and have reciprocated the follow!
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Bryan: Thank you so much for your follow. I appreciate it very much and welcome to my network of fabulous WAers. My network is about two things.

1) I encourage every follower to regularly post a blog with WORTHY content to other WAers. Obviously, if you blog once a day your ranking will quickly move up in WA. However, please understand that I only blog approximately once every two weeks and in the back of my mind I am only blogging to my followers in an attempt to provide the best example (of my writing skills) that I can. Why! Your website will only be successful if you post quality pieces to it. Frequently, that requires that you learn to write even better than you do now.

2) I try to HELP my followers every time they run into a snag with their websites to the best of my ability. If that is not good enough, I will refer you to other HELPERS at WA that will definitely be able to help you. So if you run into a problem here at WA, please let me try to assist you.

Please remember that Kyle, Carson, you and me are not WA. WA is thousands of students learning the concepts of e-commerce and the hundreds of WAers that learn to blog regularly for the delight of the community as they attempt to hone their various writing skills.

If I am not already, I will look forward to FOLLOWING you also. Welcome to My Network! DAN
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Dan! Much appreciated!
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thank you, Maestrob, for responding to my note to you. DAN
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rosieM Premium
Glad to meet you, Bryan! Just remember this: slow cookers work well 'under pressure'.....sorry, that is a terrible pun, but the meaning is not.
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Maestrob Premium
I like that Rosie! I think it's true! Thanks for the response!
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Kyle Premium
Bryan, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Bryan.
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Maestrob Premium
Actually I feel as though I am moving very slowly, but I expected it and I am not going to worry about it. I am learning a lot, and I expect to be slow but steady. If you don't mind looking at my site so far and let me know how you think I am doing I would appreciate that too. It is pajamatycoon.com.

Thanks for all you and Carson have done!
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Kyle Premium
I think you are doing great Bryan, at this point I don't really have any negative feedback at all.

One thing that I always recommend is to "show" people more within your content instead of just "telling" them. By this I mean that you should not just let them know about something, you should walk them through a process. Help them. Use screenshots or images to represent what you are talking about.

This will lead to a much more enjoyable user experience and will also lead to much higher conversions.

Besides that, it is a matter of continuing to build out your initial content and continue going through the training. You are doing great thus far!
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks so much. I will definitely try to keep that in mind!
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Kyle Premium
Gladly Bryan! :)
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viosecrets Premium
Hi Maestrob, thank you for the follow. I look forward to working with you here at WA community. Wish you success in all your endeavors!...:)
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Violet! Good luck to you as well!

Bryan
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RobertaHill Premium
Thank you for the follow and have reciprocated and if I can help along our journey - let me know.
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Maestrob Premium
Thank you! Same here!
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Buddle Premium
Hello Maestrob. Thanks for the follow.
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Maestrob Premium
You are welcome!
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mskauai Premium
Aloha !

"Mahalo" for the Follow -- Have a Great Year !

Holly
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Maestrob Premium
Mahalo!
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Ventures2000 Premium
Okay, welcome, Robert
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jmutisy5 Premium
Bryan, thanks for the follow.
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Maestrob Premium
You are welcome sir!
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Bryan thanks for the follow and best of luck, Marie
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Marie and good luck to you as well!
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Timard Premium
Hey there, thanks for the following and I’m following you back. Welcome to my network and our awesome community here at WA. I hope that WA will make a big change in your life. Wealthy Affiliates is everything that it says it is and more! I get a feel of excitement in your profile and feel that you will get what you want out of that buffet, good luck with WA and drive on.
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks my friend! I am excited. This is awesome! See ya around!
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Sharon! Much success to you too.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Bryan and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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athonx14 Premium
Thanks for the follow Bryan. Welcome to WA's family. I wish you great success for the future.

See you around,
Eric
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Loes Premium
Hello Bryan, Welcome! Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under trainings (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Maestrob Premium
Thank you so much for all you do and thanks for following me too! I am looking forward to perusing your posts! Good luck to you as well for 2016!
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Loes Premium
Thank you Bryan, see you around :)
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Welcome, Bryan! Follow the courses, learn, work, improve, don't give up, ask for help and you'll succeed.
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Dirk, I'm following you too!
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WMcNeal40 Premium
Thanks for the follow. WA is a great community. Stay with the training!
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium.
You are going to love your stay in here.

We have tons of resources. Use them.
Connect with members. Ask for help.
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ShannonSB Premium
Congratulations on going Premium - you will just love all the opportunities you have now opened for yourself and your business. I wish you much luck in your online endeavors!
~Shannon
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Bryan, Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community. Thanks for the follow. It is much appreciated. Wish you all the best!
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Maestrob Premium
Hi Mike! Thanks for the follow as well. I'm not sure why we all thank each other for that yet, but I assume I will find out one day!
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jdpietri Premium
Welcome to WA!! I'm learning a lot! Hope you are successful...I'm doing my best, and this site is great!
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SJB Premium
Hello and congrats on going premium! This is one of the best decisions that you will have ever made, I assure you. It was for me, that's for sure. Best wishes to you!
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks, SJB. Do I just call you SJB?
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Maestrob Premium
WOW. You people are smart! Sorry, I could no longer contain myself. This is amazing.
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Thanks Bryan. I've been around WA for about 5 years now, so I've learned a lot in those years :) You'll do the same if you stick around!
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything Bryan!
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nathaniell Premium
What's up Bryan, just wanted to see how you were doing and if you need any help. Let me know!
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Maestrob Premium
Hi Nathaniel! I haven't made as much progress as I wanted to lately because "life" has been happening, but I do have a question for you. I plan to go premium and set up my new site on my own domain (remember pajamatycoon .com?). When I do, is it important to check for .net and .org, etc? Do I need you buy all of them or at least check if they are being used? Your thoughts please!
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nathaniell Premium
You can just buy the .com. It would be impossible to own every instance of pajamatycoon, such as thepajamatycoon.com mypajamatycoon.com, etc etc. So all you need is just the one version :)

Congrats on deciding to go premium!
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Maestrob Premium
Oops. The search box bit me. I didn't realize it was a search box!
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Kyle Premium
Haha, it happens Bryan. If you ever need to find anything, that is a great place to go...and of course, if you need any specific help, just ask. You have a ton of help here at WA!
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Maestrob Premium
I have a couple of questions. First of all, if I wanted to search for something in the WA site, where is the search box? Secondly, why do people thank me for following them? At any rate, I suppose I should thank you for following me Labman and Sheila! Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
I see you found the search box. Great!
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Maestrob Premium
So what about the thank you comments for following people?
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nathaniell Premium
I have a great blog on this!
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Nathaniell.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Sheila50 Premium
Bryan,
Welcome and thank you for the follow. Following you back.
Hope you do have great success and achieve your goals.
Sheila
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nathaniell Premium
Hey Bryan, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.
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Maestrob Premium
Yes I am sort of stuck on the niche, but I've decided to go the bootcamp way for now until I can come up with something. Lying in bed this morning the phrase "pajamatycoon" came to mind. I did an internet search and found that the term is common on the net, and some one also has a book out by that name (pajama tycoon). I don't thing the dot com is being used. Is that a good name and do i need to worry about the fact that it is someone's book title or anything else? What do you think of the name? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
I think it's a great domain name, and you should snag it! They don't own the domain, or any clear variations on it (I checked), so maybe their book isn't that important. It's a good chance they haven't copyrighted it, so you're good to go for buying the domain.
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Maestrob Premium
Thanks Nathaniel, I'm really gonna work at this thing to ease the financial burden during my retirement years. Everything sounds so good here. I'm excited.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Bryan. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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Kyle Premium
I look forward to working with you as well Bryan, do let me know if you ever do need a hand with anything moving forward!
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mjpd Premium
Hello and welcome to WA! It is fantastic that you joined the WA community and that you are moving forward on your dreams. Start following the lessons and don’t forget to ask for help if you get stuck! I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
Cheers!
Maureen
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Bryan!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button or just click this link And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get started on the first lesson.

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!


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This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.


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If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot!

~Nathaniell
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