About Marcus1978
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Hi, I'm Marcus. I got into websites kind of accidentally as an escape from all the jobs I tried and failed at. I don't have any particular fascination with websites, I just don't want to do a normal job.

I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2012, but don't let that scare you. It mainly means I struggle with crowded/noisy places, find other people confusing, like routine, and tend to get obsessed with things hardly anyone else is interested in (e.g. abandoned British roads, the gated communities of Los Angeles, and random facts such as the fact that the Severn Bridge is entirely within England despite most people thinking it is partly in Wales, and my annoyance that the "Second Severn Crossing" should not be called such because it is clearly not the 2nd bridge built across the river severn and wasn't even the 2nd motorway across the river severn...).

I have been a member of WA twice. The first time was in 2009. I returned in January 2015. You can read about my varied internet marketing journey since 2008 here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcus1978/blog/don-t-spread-yourself-too-thinly-plus-some-personal-history

As of November 2016, I have 14 premium WA referrals.

MY INTERESTS (apart from WA):

Making Music - I have created electronic music on-and-off since 1997. If you are interested to hear some, just let me know.

Photography - I have been into photography since 2004. I studied it part-time at college in 2006/7.

The Outdoors - I enjoy off-road cycling as well as hiking.

Health & Wellbeing - I have a general interest in this area, everything from nutrition to meditation.

Comedy - Monty Python, Episodes, Some Mothers Do Ave Em, Brass Eye, Jam, Alan Partridge, Room 101, Would I Lie To You?
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I would be happy earning an extra £1,000 per month.
I would be ecstatic if I was able to earn £1,000 per week.
I have a part time job, so I am able to do this 2 days per week.
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Marcus1978 Premium
I would be happy earning an extra £1,000 per month.
I would be ecstatic if I was able to earn £1,000 per week.
I have a part time job, so I am able to do this 2 days per week.
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Nice goals, welcome to WA.
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Marcus1978 Premium
Thanks, that was a quick reply! :-)
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judebanks Premium
Now that you have set your goals, you are on your way. They key is to dedicate yourself to the training and take consistent action on what you learn. You've got our friendly community in your corner, so if you hit a snag, reach out and ask for help.

Indeed, you Can and Will succeed. Much success. ~Jude
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Mikey72 Premium
Marcus, I believe that with the right Time Investment, even if just 2 days per week, plus the help of WA and its Community, you can achieve your Goals!
Michael
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That would be great! I sure wish you all the success in the world!
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Carson Premium
Hey Marcus,

You can definitely achieve these goals and I know that you will make it happen. The key is to dedicate yourself to your training here at WA. Follow the training, take action on what you learn, and ask questions when you have them.

It all starts with a goal - you can now start working toward it!

Talk to you soon,

Carson
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lindasea Premium
Hello Marcus.

Had to drop over and click to follow...thought I done so a while back but noooo. I see you leaving wonderful encouraging comments for others and just wanted to say it is noticed and I expect appreciated.

Went into you photos site at flickr. Oh my goodness! What a positively wonderful tour of England and some of Wales I have just taken. I loved the autumn pics and ALL of the many cottages, castles, and manors. Some very nice black and whites too!

Awesome work! How are you protecting your work? If I were to want to use something from our site how wouldyou like the attribution to read. Just asking as it is all pretty wonderful.

Linda
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Marcus1978 Premium
Thanks, Linda.
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musicman99 Premium
Hey Marcus, thanks for the follow! I am a musician and film composer myself and would love to hear some of your electronic stuff. I am into meditation and well being as well, and I'm a very spiritual person. If you'd like to hear some of my music I'd be happy to send some over to you. I discovered a new tool yesterday actually that I think will actually work on how to promote music on YouTube and get a decent amount of royalties for it. I'm definitely going to try it out.
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi,

My music is at:
https://soundcloud.com/laughingatthesky

Yes, please send me some of yours.

All the best,
Marcus.
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Chessie Premium
I'm sorry Marcus but here's another one impressed with your critique of Paula's site. Trouble is I'm a newbie and an oldie which means double trouble for learning something which I wasn't born into. I'm trying (my husband tells me so) but feel overwhelmed by all I need to do. If my website is no good, I could be doing it all for nothing. Can you look and be brutal, I need the truth. http://magnesiumandhealth.com
I don't expect an answer immediately, I know everyone's busy and it gives me more time to languish in ignorance before the truth is thrust upon me. Ches
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Ches,

Overall, I think you have a nice, clean website. Your domain name is good too.

With the site title at the top, with the bit saying "The benefits of taking magnesium" beneath it, I think it doesn't show up very well against the image. If you have some spare money, it might be really worthwhile getting someone on Fiverr to create you a custom header logo, but it will cost you more than $5 for a good one. I paid $45 for mine.

There is also a bit of a problem with how your content seems to be laid out. Some of your images are further to the left than the text. I'm not sure why that is, or exactly how you go about fixing it.

I haven't read any of your content, but you may find my two training videos helpful: I hope this helps.

All the best,
Marcus.
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Chessie Premium
That is so kind of you Marcus to take the time to have a look. As far as the images are concerned, I tried to fix this problem but it would appear that it's the theme...being arty I suppose. I will avidly look at your two training videos though and consider a custom header. Thanks again, Ches
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MurrayD Premium
Hey Marcus, liked your comments you left for P J Lucas. I also see your into hiking and the the outdoors. I must admit I'm having problems in getting sales too was wondering if you could check out my site...it's about hiking in New Zealand and health and fitness www.theoutdoorden.com
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Thanks
Murray
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Murray,

Thank you for your message.

I'm not much of a fan of big background images. I think they distract rather than add anything. I think it's better to have a good header logo image, then a blank background, then relevant images among your content.

Also, the orange background in the menu doesn't quite look right to me.

You might want to consider using the Catch Box theme, which I use for my site. You can choose from different colour schemes. The green version might suit you. Then you could pay someone on Fiverr to design you a good header logo. Or if you don't want to pay, you could at least make a funky text version at http://cooltext.com.

If you want to try out a different theme first, you could create a test site like http://outdoorden.siterubix.com, then see what it might look like with a different theme.

I would also put a photo of yourself in the column on the right.

Your domain name is nice, and this could be a good niche to be in. A lot of people have problems with being overweight, and many people are seeking to improve their fitness.

I have not read any of your content, but you might want to take a look at two of my training videos: I hope this helps.

All the best,
Marcus.
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MurrayD Premium
Hi Marcus
Thanks a lot for your comments. Will definitely look at testing your recommendations on a test site and checking out your videos. Am in Queenstown with my partner at the moment...doing the Routeburn tomorrow, one of New Zealand's great walks.
Thanks once again

Murray
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Vic10 Premium
Hi Marcus, nice to virtually meet you, I came across your profile after reading your post about finishing the first 5 courses in bootcamp, and i'm interested to know how you're getting on? Also it appears you're a fellow country bumpkin as I'm just down the road road in Bristol! Hope things are going well with you :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi Vic, nice to meet you too!

I have several premium referrals, but now I'm looking to increase that with PPC, so I've been doing course 6. I also just paid for a new header logo for my website, so perhaps that will increase my conversions too.

My plan is to stick with promoting WA until I have made a success of that, and then move into a different niche, probably reviewing music software.

How are things going for you?

Marcus.
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Vic10 Premium
Hi Marcus, yes i'm just making my way through the boot camp and have similar plans to you, in that once that is up and running and doing well, then start another niche to run along side it. I'm thinking yoga/meditation for children.....
Have a great day :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hey, that's an interesting niche. Very specific too! I'm into meditation too. How long have you been into it?
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Vic10 Premium
on and off for about a year but ive always found it quite difficult, so I did a TM course at the beginning of this month which was great. It's really helped a lot and im in to a good pattern of doing it twice daily now. Have been sleeping like log ever since!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Excellent!
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