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Hi, it's great to meet you, my name is Marion and I live in Adelaide Australia.

https://marionblackonline.com

Everyone should have a "main hustle" and a "side hustle". My main hustle is affiliate marketing. My side hustle is creating video courses. "The Plan" is to make my side hustle my main hustle.

If you don't like your "main hustle" then develop your "side hustle" to the point where it can become your "main hustle" and ditch your job.

I love my main hustle but I love my side hustle more.

I'm an entrepreneur. I launched my first "real" business - with paid advertising in the local newspaper - over 50 years ago when I was a teenager. I've always embodied that entrepreneurial spirit. I've had lots of startups since then. Some successful, some not quite. But I'll never give up. They've all been part of the learning experience.

I've been messing around with computers for more than 30 years. I started programming on a Commodore 64 (hands up if you remember them). Then I switched to PCs.

Using a dial-up internet connection I created my first website using HTML in 2002 to promote my software programs. The website is still in existence but it's not mobile-friendly and I just keep it for nostalgic reasons. I don't write programs/apps anymore.

These days I get a buzz from helping my WA friends. I have created lots of tutorials and videos to answer questions so please check out my training section. Click the blue 'View MarionBlack's Training' button on the bottom-right of this page. Or go to https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/training-by-marion-black-sorted for the cataloged version.

If YOU need any extra help just leave a message in the comments section below. I'm always happy to respond. If I don't know the answer to your question then I'll point you in the right direction.

Marion

My Tutorials and Videos:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/training-by-marion-black-sorted
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dragonfly10 Premium
Hi Marrion, it is so good to meet you, I will have to look up Adelaide Australia. My son and I both have always wanted to go to Austraila. I have been fumbling around with WordPress all day. I'm feeling a bit frustrated at the moment. I just sent for WordPress for Dummies and will take a fresh start at it in the Morning. What type of videos do you make? I'm going to check out your videos now. English is my third language and writing is starting to reflect it, and not for the good. I will be writing more to you in the morning. I really look forward to getting to know you better.
Sincerely Sandy
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bhager2 Premium
Marion

Another question. Entering site content for a new website. Is there a way to do this in WP?

The 4 templets in content - are they listed in WP or in my site?

I'm more comfortable using the writing page in WP. Used it before but forgot how to get there from WA...help

Thanks

B
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MarionBlack Premium
Those templates are only in Site Content but you can create your own posts and pages from within WordPress
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ceplan Premium
Hi Marion, I follow your training video;
EU Cookie Law - Compliance With EU Directive, and apply it.
Do you have more recent training?
The plugin ''cookie law info'' was last updated 3 years ago.
When you go inside the plugin to get more details you have the following warning; this plugin has not been tested with your current version of WordPress.
What do you recommend I do?
Thank's for your help!
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry, Claude, I haven't created any training on GDPR. Loes is the best go-to person :)
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ceplan Premium
Thanks ,Marion
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buking5 Premium
Hello good day
I just want to say a big thank you for helping me fix my menu through your tutorial. I will be happy if you will visit my site again and check if it is okay and any other thing that need to improve or remove... https://gistmelatest.com/
Thank you so much
Chibueze.
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LenaMiglena Premium
Hi Marion, I saw a post that if I want to find out how to move my website from WA to another hosting to private msg you so here I am. I need to move my website to Namecheap. I am not active here. Busy taking exams now and I don't want to pay for something I am not planing to use. However I want to keep my website for now. Would you be able to tell me how to move it over to Namecheap.
Thank you, Marion!
Miglena
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MarionBlack Premium
This message is public not private Miglena :)

I'll send you a private message. Look for a red number on the envelope icon top right.
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David1967 Premium
Marion, I have recently deleted the amazon ads I had on my website I used AD inserter to install the code initially and it seemed to go well, the amazon ads were installed.I started having a problem and I'm not sure what caused it. The problem was that when I visited my website a couple of my post would only scroll a short ways, it would not scroll down the whole page. Well, I decided to delete the amazon ads and I used Ad inserter to do so. It worked. the amazon ads were gone.I lost some parts of my post after that, so I decided to do a restore using WP Clone. After that I got a error 204 on my website. I found out that it has to do with a link. I'm stuck and not sure what to do. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Sincerely
David Webster
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MarionBlack Premium
It sounds like there are a few things going on here David.

For troubleshooting, my first step would be to deactivate ALL plugins (even the ones you think you can't live without) and check if that fixes the problem. If it turns out to be a plugin or a combination of plugins you can activate them one at a time, checking as you go, to determine which plugin(s) cause the problems.

If that doesn't work then contact Site Support.
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David1967 Premium
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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David1967 Premium
Marion, the error is 404, I told you wrong.I deactivated ALL the plugins but didn't help.
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MJL71 Premium
Hi, Marion. Can you tell me, if I delete all my menus, does that do anything to the content? Thanks. I'm trying to set up a new hierarchy, and the other question is, can you have more than 1 menu structure on your site, that is, a root folder, or can you set up more?
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MJL71 Premium
I just revisited Loes' message to me about menus. So I think I'll be okay.
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program3 Premium
Hello Marion, How are you today? Congratulations to you on your success. I am one of the new guys and I am going through the training and taking a look around. I just wanted to take time to both compliment and thank you for the training. I found it to be wonderful! So much so that after I send this quick message I am going back for more.:) Thanks again and have a great day! - Robert
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Penny49 Premium
Dear Marion,

I’ve enjoyed your trainings on other topics, and started following you months ago, but for some reason your training didn’t click when it came to jump links and targets. After many delays and searching other sites to explain this topic, I came back to your instructions (the first I ever read).

I was intimidated by code and even found a plugin that didn’t work very well with my theme, but your encouragement of “It’s just code,” made me persist in trying to understand links and targets. Now I have a list of studies (my links) at http://mytophotherbs.com/many-studies-have-been-done-on-the-health-benefits-of-curcumin-and-turmeric#brain that link to the actual studies (my targets).

Thanks for the encouragement and your easy to follow steps for those who focus and pay attention.

My only question now is the links on my website take the reader a little below the target, not exactly on the subtitle line. Can you help me with this issue? I’ve tried putting a space between the target code and the subtitle, but the links still land the reader a little below the subtitle. StunningBell appears to have had the same difficulty, but figured it out. I can check with him them if you don’t know the answer.

Look forward to your response. I’ll be working on my FAQ page next.

Thanks so much. I liked your training.

Penny
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll reply to this on the training page as it's relevant to other people who use the same training.
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AnelBullen Premium
Hello Marion,
I hope you can help again, but I have learned a lot with the data that you gave me.
I have a google ad on my website, but I would like to change its position. I used a plugin called Ad injection, but I dod not know how to do it.
Do you think that you can help me, please?
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MarionBlack Premium
I use a different plugin and it works for me.
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Favner12 Premium
Have a question maybe you can help with I can't log in to my back office I get a blank screen the last thing I remember is at my log in a tab ask me to synchronize instead of logins I did and I get a blank screen have you seen this problem before?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, this is a problem that crops up from time to time, John. Contact Site Support and they'll fix it for you.
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ljc411 Premium
Hello Marion! Thanks for the follow. You know I've .been on your training videos for a while now. I love how you explain things is why. I can follow whatever you say with confidence.

I've been searching for training on how to fix my site xml errors. I've got a "site appears to be an HTML page, pls use a sitemap format instead". Of course, I have no clue what it means, so here I am again. I couldn't find your training on it.

I only have one plugin now - with Yoast. I managed to clean up and delete two others - (instructions from Yoast). Now I want to submit my xml sites and am stuck on this very first one. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You may have to activate sitemaps in Yoast SEO Your sitemap will then be found at example.com/sitemap_index.xml
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AlenkaV Premium
Marion, hello
Was wondering if I may ask a question regarding my site. Amazon Native Adds show on a computer but not on my mobile phone. I've checked it on a few mobiles and in a few countries...the same thing. If you have any idea how I may fix this I'd be so grateful!
Thanks so much :)

https://twinsbabyduo.com
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MarionBlack Premium
Exactly which ads are Amazon Native Shopping ads? I can see the ones in your sidebar on my mobile phone.

As you know, on mobile devices the sidebars are moved down underneath the main text area.
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AlenkaV Premium
They are not showing on the mobile phone. I've placed them in the body of the post. Now there are just blank spaces. It all works fine on the computer tho... Thank you!

https://twinsbabyduo.com/30-personalized-mothers-day-gifts
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MarionBlack Premium
My Amazon Native Shopping ads are showing up on my mobile phone. Did you follow the steps in this video?
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AlenkaV Premium
Yes, I did watch your video. I put the card format native adds and got the code from SiteStripe bar. It all works fine, just not on the mobile phone. I'll keep trying to figure it out. Thanks for your time!
Best,
Alenka
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purplehaze2 Premium
Hi Marion,
I'm following your video "applying for Adense and where to paste the code"

all going ok till I got to "add plugin - insert headers and footers"
the WPbeginner header and footer plugin appeared but the Install button was disabled
I then clicked on "more details" and it said "latest version installed"

I then go back to WP dashboard and click settings and the "insert footers and headers -settings page appears
in the box under "scripts in header" there is another google code in there [think it could be google console]

my question is can I use another headers and footers plugin besides the WPbeginners one?
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MarionBlack Premium
Use the plugin you've already got. You can just add the new script under the code that's already there.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Marion, I hope you are able to help me. I am using OceanWP and can't add the custom header that I created to my category pages. Do you perhaps know how I go about this? I have searched high and low for a solution and I have come up empty-handed.

Thanks so much,

Brian
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MarionBlack Premium
There are thousands of themes Brian. See if you can find another theme that works with your header image.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for your reply. I think I'm going to consider that as an alternative.
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PeterN1843 Premium
Hi Marion, I watched your video on creating a PowerPoint video. You mentioned that you uploaded it to YouTube. I would love to see what the video looks like there.

If you wouldn't mind, could you please send me the URL so I can see what the video looks like?

Excellent tutorial and wonderful presentation. Thank you very much!

Peter
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PeterN1843 Premium
Hi again Marion,

I found the URL. I see it in your sidebar. Going to have a look at it now.

Cheers!

Peter
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MarionBlack Premium
Sweeeet! That save me from having to look for it :)
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Hi, Marion. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you also.

I am not a techy, nor real computer savvy and I'm a newbie. I'm looking for all the help I can get! I will definitely be checking out your tutorials. It sounds like I can learn a lot from you. Thank you in advance!

I had a Foreign Exchange sister from Adelaide in 1971. I loved to listen to her talk. Love the accent!! Of course, you think we Americans are the ones with the accent. LOL!!

I wish you continued success in your marketing ventures.

Candice
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clayharrison Premium
I am so honored... Ms Marion Black to have you in my network, and I am so excited to be a part of yours! What a pleasant surprise! I love your accent. You are so congenial, clear, concise, and informative with your videos and tutorials. I am learning a lot from you.

I do have a question. I will try to be brief. Which should I use, the Google Analytics Dashboard WP Plugin or Google Analytics for WP by MonsterInsights Plugin? Or should I use neither? I have downloaded both.

I have installed the MonsterInsights plugin, only to find out it is not compatible with Microsoft Edge. I am not able to use the methods to prove ownership of my website with Google Analytics and I don't know why.

I will definitely look your websites you have recommended. Thanks a lot for all that you do for us... Clay
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MarionBlack Premium
The simplest way to verify your website with Google, Yahoo, Bing, Pinterest etc. is through your SEO plugin I Think Kyle recommends the Google Analytics Dashboard plugin. Whatever he recommends is usually the best choice.
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clayharrison Premium
Thank you so much, Marion, for your valuable recommendations. I touched on SEO, but not the plugin. I will also try the Google Analytics Dashboard. It is good to know what could be Kyle's recommendation. I appreciate your prompt reply. I hope you have a great day ...Clay
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not4daratrac Premium
Awesome description of you marion. I really appreciate u stepping up to clear some things up for me because things are very horrible here in this community that i live in. And ive suffered alot of things and realky blessed to be here today to even apeak on it. The good lord has been with me through thick and thin. Thank you and god bless you and i will leave u a message if im ever stuck.
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sblasi999 Premium
Hi!

I'm Sue. It's my first month. I remember the Commodore 64, sadly!
LOL.
I have benefitted from your video about security. Thank you.

I have a padlock now on my site. However, the padlock is black, not green. Any suggestions? I believe I turned on all and followed your instructions. I DID get a padlock!

Thank you in advance. I admire your accomplishments!

Yours,
Sue
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MarionBlack Premium
The color of the padlock depends on which browser you're using. Chrome and Firefox show a green padlock, and Microsoft Edge shows a white padlock with a black outline. It's the padlock symbol that's important, not so much the color.
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sblasi999 Premium
Marion,

That makes me feel so much better! You're an authority. I'm glad I heard about you. Have a great time. Chat soon.

THANKS,
Sue
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Nickoy Premium
Hi Marion. I watched your video entitled: Custom CSS: Change Font Size Site-Wide. I followed the steps, and it worked. But the problem I am having now is that that not all the words in the different paragraphs are the same, especially those for the unordered lists. I would like to adjust this quick so my site doesn't look 'untidy', if that is the right word to use.
My website url is: https://myunitedfootball.com/
Here is an example of what Iam talking about:
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MarionBlack Premium
You must have missed this line at the bottom:

"For unordered lists (bullets) and ordered lists (numbered) you have to add a couple more items, replacing 'p' with 'ul' and 'ol'."

For the bulleted list, you would use

ul {font-size: 18px;}

And for numbered list,

ol {font-size: 18px;}

You can change the px size to whatever you like.
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Nickoy Premium
Ok. I will do so tomorrow when I get my laptop connected to the net.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Marion you are exceptional and i just want to ask if that affiliate link to your video tutorials are allowable for post insertion for affiliate links? Do we have your permission if required or related to a specific topic?

More specifically, my post within the SWAG training is firstly about Domain registration and the video of domain transferability was very applicable.
SO i wanted to ask you first if we can add the video or how do we go about it, so it appears as a video in an article? with the affiliate link also?
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MarionBlack Premium
You can't actually have the video on your website but you could take a screenshot of it and link to the page using your affiliate link.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Ok I suppose the link should be ok then. Thankyou Marion. I was assuming it was like YouTube where videos could be embedded like that. Thankyou for the clarification Marion Happy Easter.
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Marion,

Do you mind to check out my question here and see if you could help me to find the answer?
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't know the answer Julia but the support forum may be able to help https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/all-in-one-seo-pack
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you very much for the tip and for your time!
~ Julia
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jamesellison Premium
I see you are into videos, I enjoy making them but am not fully committed to it yet. I use Jon Leger's Instant Video Wizard and Paul Lynch's Easy Sketch Pro V3.
Do you have a channel on youtube that I can look at? I just clicked on your follow button.
I want to check out your training also.
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MarionBlack Premium
Now you're following me you should be able to find some links at the bottom right of this page. Here's the link to my YouTube channel youtube.com/c/marionblackonline

I've got Easy Sketch Pro too. I use Camtasia Studio for my training videos.
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accad Premium
A resounding lyrics of one of the hymns says:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Happy birthday Marion. It's a privilege to exist and live here on earth.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Jimmy. We should count our blessings every day. We have much to be grateful for.
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accad Premium
Absolutely right.
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OraCharoite Premium
Hi Marion, a fellow Aussie mentioned you to me so I thought I would look you up :) (actually they said you were a legend!) I'd be silly not to connect after that ;) I grew up in the Southern areas of Adelaide. Nice to meet you :) I will check out your training etc. Cheers Ora.
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Bayou1 Premium
Hi Marion are you able to assist with my question at this link please?Im trying to verify 2 websites I have listed as traffic sources on commission junction.
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MarionBlack Premium
Glad we got it sorted :)
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Hi Marion
I bought my website through Wealthy Affiliate and I am not sure if it was provided via GoDaddy or another website provider. I wanted to transfer my website to WA and at the point of requesting a transfer code, i suddenly realised I actually didn't know whom I had purchased the website from. Can you please help.
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MarionBlack Premium
You can use https://whois.icann.org/en to find out the name of the domain name registrar. If you buy a domain name from Wealthy Affiliate then it will show up as Enom as WA is a reseller for Enom.
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Hi Marion
You are a star. Thank you very much for your help.
I will work on that today.
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Hi Marion! Thanks for the follow and the advice. Unlike you I've just started - and loving it!!! I'm the type of person who moves with the times and I know the internet is the place for successful wannabes. It is also not within my character to give up. Now, due to my son, I definitely can't even dream of it...even if I wanted to, give up...THAT IS.
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GraceW Premium
Hi Marion,

I'm cancelling my membership. Nothing to do with WA. I have learned a lot in WA for the past 6 months.

I have projects and my own business to attend now, so I just need to switch my priority.

May I know how I can move my website to my own hosting provider.


Thanks,
Grace
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MarionBlack Premium
I've written a long post at https://marionblackonline.com/move
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Stilltrying Premium
Hi Marion,
I am happy to be part of your network. I am following you back as well.
You really have the spirit to make a business succeed, I wish I had the same urge and confidence as you. Still, I am not giving up and I will keep on working.
All the best.
Cheers,
Jojo
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Marion, You sound so confident and positive in your ability to train others. Thank you so much for saying you are there to help when we get stuck. I will certainly be watching your training on my new journey with WA. I have just become VA to my daughter, Lauren Kinghorn. I really want to be successful in this endeavor so might be needing coaching now and then. Kind regards, Jill
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Marion, I hope you don't mind but I have a question!
I have two pages showing up on google the first is my
"about me" page roadtoaffiliatesuccess.siterubix.com/about-me
The second is a page that has a small amount of my main content/WA review and also a small amount of my about me page http://roadtoaffiliatesuccess.siterubix.com/. where is my main page with just my WA review and why would it not show on google?
I can open the WA review up in full on the second page but I don't want to have to open it to see it and I don't want my about me page front and centre on my main page. I hope this made sense.
Regards
Jenny
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MarionBlack Premium
Keep following the lessons Jenny. At this stage you have not created a sitemap so Google does not know about all your content yet. You can use your SEO plugin to create the sitemap automatically for you.
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ClaudeDawg Premium
Hi, Marion, Thanks for posting the "Google search Console solution", right here where I could read it...I was stumped on how to use the console..
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SujanBhattac Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks! Good to be in touch with you. I am from India and working with an MNC, involved in developing training videos(motion graphics) using After Effect. Some similarities ;). All the best for your side hustle =>main hustle thing!! All the best and keep in touch :)

Regards
Sujan
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Rundle1 Premium
Hand up. I do remember the comodore 64 (followed by the Atari 1040ST). A friend of mine and I were the first people I know in our community to syn one with a multitrack tape machine to do multi-track midi recording. It was a miracle of modern science. Thanks for your great tutorials Marion. Good luck with your side hustle. I'm sure it will work for you.
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akollor123 Premium
Hello Marion,

Deem all to be well this evening. Please I have this nagging problem with my CSS code and I keep failing miserably as I could not get my navigation down from the top of my header to the bottom of the head.

Also I couldn't widened the header... I try to PM but that also failed... Please feel absolutely free to PM me; hopefully it works on your end.

Please here are the details...
Currently have the following Manually Add Sticky Floating Navigation Menu code

#site-navigation {
background:#fff;
height:60px;
z-index:170;
margin:0 auto;
border-bottom:1px solid #dadada;
width:100%;
position:fixed;
top:0;
left:0;
right:0;
text-align: center;
}

My problem now is the menu navigation is now at the very top of my header instead of the bottom of the header... I have try all sorts of additional coding to bring it down but not working... Would you please help me? Thank you in advance.

Sidney
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Sidney,

When valid CSS doesn't work I add '!important' (exclamation mark important) just before the ';' (semi-colon). The other thing you could try is contacting your theme's support forum through wordpress.org.
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atoledo808 Premium
Hi Marion so nice to meet you and read your bio. You sound just like me as I can relate to everything you said. My main hustle is my job which I've been trying to leave since I started a year ago and I'm building several side hustles online so I can be free to roam around the country. Right now I'm stuck in Hawaii on an island and my heart wants me to be on the mainland and the only way I want to do that is with business online. Thanks for letting me share! Hope to hear more from you in the coming months. Aloha!
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stawhu Premium
Hi Marion ; I have a couple of questions, I hope it is not too much. First I kind of have an answer to my problem page quandry. My about me page has supposedly been fixed by site support. they say I can go ahead and redo my about me page but I am thinking about delete and start over.

While going through your wonderful list of training, I discovered a term I had not seen (heard ) before, Justify. And discovered that my about me page was displaying THAT error. How is this avoided? Also do you still recommend WP CLONE vs CHILD? And that does mean that Clone is to be set off site from WA ? And finally That off site would be a (Free ) website from WORDPRESS that does not need a host?
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MarionBlack Premium
A child theme is a theme that's based on another theme. It's not a backup of your website. You use a child theme if you want to edit the code so that the edits don't get overwritten next time the theme is updated.

WA makes daily incremental backups of your website which, by their very nature, overwrite the previous backups. If you make a mistake and break your website then you would have to have support fix it before their next backup or they are going to have the backup of your website with the mistake in it.

If you needed to have your website restored to what it was like yesterday or last week then you would need to have your own backup.

WP Clone creates zip files which are backups of your website. You save those backups on your computer in case you need to revert your website to what it looked like yesterday or last week.
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MarionBlack Premium
Text is not normally justified. It's something that some people choose to do thinking that it looks 'neat' when in fact it makes it harder to read.

Which theme are you using?
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stawhu Premium
I got rid rid of the premium theme and went with the free theme called "little jump." Since I am basically starting over I wanted to get an idea of what to start out with on this episode. Thank you for your input , most helpful. Well, like I said I think , I did not make my about me page look like what you indicated would cause that sentence blanking problem. You know blocked structure.

Of course the paragraph structure lined up to the left, but the right side was ended so that the line would not exceed 90 characters. So, there might be 3 characters before the 90 or there might be 8 characters before the end depending how many characters were in the next word. So , I don't know why I was getting the problems that you displayed from what you called justifying. That is why I asked if you knew how to avoid that situation ? So, do you know? Scott
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MarionBlack Premium
WordPress took away the option to make text justified (easily) a few updates ago. The only way to get justified text is to install a plugin or a theme that has that option. So I find it difficult to tell you how to avoid a problem that shouldn't have arisen in the first place. I just don't know why your page was justified.

Justified text and serif fonts work for paper and ink publications but they are hard to read on the screen.

To fix the problem you'll want to click on each paragraph (anywhere in the paragraph will do) and then click on the left-alignment icon.
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stawhu Premium
thank you Marion, I trashed that About Scott Page, Do you think I can retrieve it and Use this corrective measure . As a matter of fact T might just do that. But, also I have been seeing this evening Fri-Sat ,12-13, That there are others having issues with site content. I wonder if it the same justifying issue. I find it strange that I incurred this problem even though I didn't justify my content. I will let you know the out come and thank you for pointing me in a direction. stawhu Scott
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buildyournow Premium
Hello Marion and Happy belated New year! Marion I surely need your professional assistance. For over a week I haven't received the usual emails from WA...and I certainly received quite a bit every day! I've requested help from support but I've received no response. I don't know what may have caused this halt in email messages being received but I need this problem resolved as soon as possible. Your usual assistance is so very much appreciated.
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buildyournow Premium
Hello Marion and Happy belated New year! Marion I surely need your professional assistance. For over a week I haven't received the usual emails from WA...and I certainly received quite a bit every day! I've requested help from support but I've received no response. I don't know what may have caused this halt in email messages being received but I need this problem resolved as soon as possible. Your usual assistance is so very much appreciated.
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MarionBlack Premium
My WA emails stopped too and Site Support fixed the problem. Contact them again or try the contact form at wealthyaffiliate.com/contact
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buildyournow Premium
Thank you so much, Marion! I've contacted Support again...hopefully, I'll get a better response.

Kind regards!
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buildyournow Premium
Hello, Marion, oddly enough only WA's email I'm not receiving as all other senders' emails I receive every day which leads me to believe that the problem is not on my end.
I'm so sorry to bring this up again, but I'm really becoming frustrated as Site Support has not responded after at least two notifications of my problem, which is headed into the third week now. Regrettably, if I can't get some assistance I will have to unsubscribe from WA, because I expected to get more support than what I received. I am receptive to any other suggestions you may have.
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you try the contact form? If that doesn't work then try sending a private message to Carson (I think it's more his department than Kyle's).
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buildyournow Premium
Marion, somehow I did not see your message...my apology. I'm still trying to get the problem resolved and will contact Carson for assistance as suggested. Will let you know how things turn out Thanks so much for your assistance as always.
Cheers!
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Bob-1 Premium
Thanks for following me Marion. I loved your bio! It reminds me of a song from the 70's - 80's, "Do The Hustle!" (remember disco?), although you're probably not that old.
It is good to be here at WA and I'm going through the lessons diligently, just optimized my SEO (now that I know what that is). I can't wait to start the next part, adding content! I just know that is where the magic is going to happen. I believe that is what will bring the traffic if it's solid content and presented well (please correct me if I'm wrong, I am a newbie). Look forward to more interaction here at WA. A pleasure to meet you, gooday!
~ Bob
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MarionBlack Premium
"Not that old" thanks Bob, I'm 70 so I'm having a bit of a giggle :D
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Marion, Thank you for adding me to your network, I'm doing like wise!

Oh yes, dear old Commodore 64's! ;-) A friend of ours were subscribed to some magazine which printed the code for some new games.... and then we would spend the whole afternoon typing in the code... and sometimes the game will work and sometimes there's an error either in the print or in the typing and then it doesn't work...

And dial-up...Wow, how life has advanced...

I'm looking forward to watching more of your training courses Marion. ;-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Ah yes, I remember it well. I was so keen I was writing my own code as well as copying from the magazines.
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stawhu Premium
Hello Marion: I am having edit problems on my about Scott post for the affiliate bootcamp. My about is ended up not fitting into the template and I did not realize what was happening at the the time. But evidently by typing through the next sections and pushing the forward with the space bar I had done something to cause the final out come that has the content skewed. paragraph not being paragraphs but showing up at the end of the preceeding para graph if there is room. The first paragraphs will not take my indent it keeps reverting to block. some of my edits revise some don't My first draft was two wide for the page , my page is a two column with a side menu in the third . My recent revision I counted characters for two columns line up all the paragraphs for my indent , I used 5 space, changed some words , some took some didn't, hit preview and while the page looked a little better it did not reflect how it was supposed to look according to either live revision or after published revision. Can this be dealt with or should I swap out my current premium theme with another? Then delete that theme then start over anew with my premium theme? I have difficulty with my left arm and therefore cannot type ,but by hunt and peck, so I am trying to find the best way to do this because the just typing the first draft prior to publishing took 4hrs. I don' mind starting over if that's what it will take to get this post to look right. Sorry the question is so long but I want to give you as much info as possible. Thank you Scott
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Scott,

As you have a premium theme you should be able to get support from the theme's developers. Give them as much information as you can.

Do let me know how you get on.
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stawhu Premium
they referred me to the wordpress codex, which is written in chinese. or they will set up the the theme, which I am actually getting done, for $99.00 . my problem as I see it relates to the template and the adjustment made in the horizontal line print , 110 space characters in width of the template to the transfer to the theme space ,two column , 90 characters , and the push forward space bar to allow for more room on the vertical content area of the current title are before it crowds out the next title area. no, its not really chinese it just reads like that to someone who has no experience with any of this . Littlte joke. I guess I' check with Kyle. they designed the template thank you Scott
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BradleyD1 Premium
Mrs. Marion
Very nice to meet you, ty for following me, I like your spirit and you r mindset I am new here and I am willing to learn anything your willing to teach me to help be successful. I'm sure at some point I will be chatting with you as I have some ideas and questions on what lie's ahead for me and my near future.... Plz feel free to contact me just to say hi. Always look up and move forward
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Penny49 Premium
Hi Marion,

Hope you are well and enjoying the holiday while your passive income continues to pour in.

I would appreciate feedback on my website. http://mytophotherbs.com. I’m new and can, I’m sure, benefit from your experience.

You welcomed me a few months ago when I initially joined WA.

Thanks in advance.

Penny
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WRaleigh Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks for the follow and will follow back. I'm also from "the land of flooding rains" now living in Townsville. Like you I have been around computers for too long, started programming in FORTRAN at the University of Toronto in the early 70's. Those were the days when you wrote your program and then punched it out on cards which which you then fed into the mainframe computer. I look forward to catching up with you sometime.
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Beginzwithme Premium
Wow! Marion, thank you so much! And you are an incredible writer! I love the way you think. Whoa! I am so blessed. We are! I can't wait to see your stuff..And this hustle is trippy! I must learn more organization as I'm quite gratefully, and happily, being bombarded with help and links. I don't want to get lost. Do you have any ideas for that? I signed up for an organizer, but I'm not all that comfy with it..maybe I'll have another look at it
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, just wondered if you might be able to help me with applying an Amazon link to my post. I tried using the same procedure as I do with my other affiliate companies, but it wouldn't paste onto my chosen phrase. I may be doing something wrong or missing a step but I was led to believe it was a simple process! I can't find any training. I can't watch videos at the moment (cleared cache and all that but still not working) so if you have any tips that would be great! Sue
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry Sue, I don't have any experience with linking text to Amazon, I just use the Native ads.
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suzy2107 Premium
No problems, I'm sure I will work it out eventually! What are Native ads?
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MarionBlack Premium
I've got another video for you Sue
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suzy2107 Premium
Thank you so much Marion. I will have a look tonight. I've been watcing a lot of Jay's training and learning abouy Meta and Google rankings. I cant believe 5 months down the track there is still so much to learn and still things I dont understand!
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, that was great thank you! How do you make money from Native ads though? I guess your code is embedded so it is picked up if someone buys one of the books?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, they're the same as other affiliate ads using affiliate links within the cookies.
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suzy2107 Premium
That's great! I will give it a try and let you know how I go. Thank you. :)
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, unfortunately I am having the same problem with trying to paste native ads as I did with the other ad links. No-one seems to be able to help me with this issue. It is only Amazon that I have this problem with. :(
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MarionBlack Premium
The ads will only appear after you publish your post.
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, the problem is that the code isnt pasting in text view first as you show in your training video.
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't understand what's going on Suzy. Can you please elaborate a bit? What method are you using to paste the code into the Text tab? Can you copy and paste into other documents?
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suzy2107 Premium
I dont understand it either. I did exactly as you do in your video. It only happens with Amazon, I can succrssfully copy code from other affiliate companies into my site.
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps you'll find a solution in Amazon's help files.
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suzy2107 Premium
Yes, good idea. I will get onto that straight away and see if they can give me a solution.
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LynV Premium
Hiya, Marion. Thanks for the follow, and I'll follow you back. Your bio is interesting, and I laughed with the "main hustle" and "side hustle" bits. I am so new here, my first week is still counting down...so I'm curious about the follows I've gotten, and wondering why folks decided to. Can you share why you have?
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Hey Marion
I just wanted to say hello, and thank you for your tutorials, I've been here nearly 3 months. I feel fortunate to have found WA and people such as yourself as a result of joining. I am learning so much. Thank you for all you do for us.

James
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Shine-Evzie Premium
Hi Marion - thanks for the follow! Your profile is great btw, I wanted to continue reading more about your experiences. Love that you're a coder. I'm actually in the process of learning Python right now. So at the moment this is my daily structure:

Morning: on the train on my way to work, reading up on Python.
Most of the day (9-5): In my day job
Afternoon: learn some more Python on the way back from work on the train
Evening: WA!! :D

Wish you all the best! :D
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MarionBlack Premium
Do remember to take some time off for fun Pete.
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JeraldBrown Premium
Thank you so much Marion
I do remember the commodore 64. In fact I started on the Apple II
and was a successful programmer for over 30 years. That made it extremely frustrating for me to get my head around this internet marketing thing. Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate, You and others I'm gonna make it afterall

It does something to a person who knows that deep inside him or her the ability exists and a little help could make all the difference.

So thanks again and if there is anything that I can do to support your video training efforts, please let me know
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Jerald.
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LynxWall Premium
Hi Marion - thanks for the follow, following you as well.

I definitely remember the Commodore 64 :) ... I actually started programming on a Texas Instrument TI-99/4A, Went to the Commodore 64 then 128.

My entry into PC world was an 80386 Heathkit PC that I built :) ...

Still make my primary living today writing software... although it's a LOT different.

Definitely looking to build another career in affiliate marketing and it looks like you have a lot of good advice to follow!

Thanks,
Lonnie
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MarionBlack Premium
A heck of a lot has changed over the years.
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi, thank you for the follow! Wow, you have a lot of experience I see, that's awesome! It is my goal to become successful in online marketing and make a living doing it. I'm kind of struggling right now but things are looking up because I made my first sale yesterday.

Would you be interested in looking at my site and giving me some pointers. I could sure use the help, especially from someone who's been around affiliate marketing as long as you have. If you are interested let me know and I'll provide you with my site url or you can visit my profile and click on the bottom right hand side of my profile.

If not, no worries,maybe another time. Anyways, thank you again for the follow and if you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. Talk to you soon!
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arun2365 Premium
Thanks Marion for contacting me. I am also keen to achieve success in affiliate marketing. I started my first e commerce website almost 15 years back but i have never been serious and regular in my approach mainly due to nature of my job. But now I have decided to put all my efforts into affiliate marketing. I have started my blog www.howtoquitsmokingtips.com . Hope you will find time to visit my blog and leave a positive comment.
Will be in touch again.
Regards
Arun Sabharwal
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vicki13 Premium
Thank-you Marion! I just did one of your tips and I was able to access my back office. You are my aussie angel! I am very new at this for the 2nd time and it is a bit overwhelming! I remember your smiling face! thanks so very much! I will see what happens next and follow the other directions if this doesn't work!!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome back Vicki.
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brichnow21 Premium
I love it! "Aussie Angel"!
BTW...Australia is, still, on my Bucket List!
Barb
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KLM365 Premium
Hi Marion, good to meet you. I loved reading your profile and finding out how you are growing yourself!

May I ask you a question? It talks about backing up your WordPress site. When I looked there were many ways to do this but I do not know much about these things. I would like something that is automatic. How do you choose the best way? I would like to have advice on this. I have come along way on this my first day of real work on Wealthy Affiliate, but not as far as I wanted. There is still much I do not understand.

Thank you for any input and everyone else too. I am grateful!
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MarionBlack Premium
Site Support do automatic backups but it's not possible for members to set up automatic backups on websites hosted here. We have to do manual backups if we want to take responsibility for our own business assets.
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DNicholas Premium
Hey, Marion, thanks for the follow. I'll be following you, too. You've been into this for quite awhile. I'm sure I'll be calling on your expertise in the near future. I actually took some computer science classes back 30 some odd years ago. I remember learning about DOS and Lotus 123. (Wow! Now I really feel old) I never lost interest but family comes first, I just didn't have enough time to do both. Now the kids are all on their own, so here I am again, starting from scratch. I believe this is the place to grow. So I'm giving it all I've got to get there by the time I retire. I'll get there.

Thanks again for the pain I'll probably be.

Don
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MarionBlack Premium
Lotus 123 (sigh). I remember using that for my bookkeeping when I was running my own businesses.
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DNicholas Premium
Careful now, your making both of us sound older. (Ha ha)
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MarionBlack Premium
Today I am older than I have ever been and the youngest I'll ever be.
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LMae Premium
Hi Marion, thank you for the follow! Pleasure to follow back :)
My side-soon-to-be-main hustle is affiliate marketing in the video creation niche! Would be happy to promote your material too, if you accept affiliates.
~Lily :)
ps...I lived in Queensland for 3 years. I absolutely love Australia and will return xo
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CathyS Premium
Hi, Marion!

I was just searching on WA for something completely unrelated and came across your Udemy announcement. Did you market that and make a go of it? What was the experience like? .... and was it worth it? If you have a follow-up blog about it, please - I'd love the link.

Hope you are doing well!

Cathy
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MarionBlack Premium
I need to do a lot more than I have been doing Cathy. Here's a link so you can access my first course for free https://marionblackonline.com/wordpress-course-for-beginners/
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Dhind1 Premium
Hi Marion, Thank you for reaching out. You will be appreciated in the days to come. I am looking forward to this journey and want to make it my own. I am stumbling a bit at present trying to create my first worthwhile post. Once it is published, it is out there, and I cannot seem to write what I want to write just yet. I seem to be stuck in self pity mode as opposed to information mode. Working through it. Thanks for the opportunity to vent.
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Hx3 Premium
Hello Marion, thanks for sharing your bio. It's very interesting. My first computer was the Tandy TRS 80. Did a little programming in Basic on it. I'm looking to find a few side hustles to replace my main hustle. Also, thank you for all the content you created. I cannot wait to go through it.
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TT1956 Premium
Thank you Marion..I would love it if you could answer my question that I've been thinking about. You stated that you've belonged to WA for sometime.

My question is : Have you been successful with affiliate marketing? It seems you can go in many directions with your interests. If you are getting the traffic and things are clicking, why consider secondary hustle?

Would you mind passing on your website address, as to check out your style and generally pump me up.
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm sure you'll enjoy learning about building an affiliate website.

Like most people, my main hustle is what brings in the money, my side hustle is what I enjoy doing more.

My main website is marionblackonline.com. You'll find members' websites at the bottom of the right-hand column on their profile page. You need to be following the person to see them and not everyone lists their websites there.
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RodClark Premium
Hi Marion

Thanks for the follow - much appreciated :0)

Wow - you have certainly been busy in the last 3 years. As you would gather, I joined about a month ago, so have heaps to learn, but have a couple of sites in the early stages.

It's really nice to make contact and I will follow you with interest.

Cheers
Rod
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Edag Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for following me. Really grateful having a friendly and very supportive community here in WA. Newbie literally, just signed up 3 days ago. Right now all I do is read, read, and read for 2 to 3 hours every night before going to bed. No much free time during the day, that's why. Will definitely visit your tutorials prior to getting started with the lessons.
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MarionBlack Premium
No, do Kyle's lessons first and check out my videos later. Kyle will give you a proper understanding of the whole process of building a website and affiliate marketing.
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IvyT Premium
Hi Marion, nice to meet you, too!

YES - *puts hand up enthusiastically* I was a C64 teenager - actually a Commodore 128D... remember those? They had a DOS mode, a 64 mode and 128 mode? I also recall, earlier on, what a lark our first online connection to a DBBS in 1985 was. So much has changed online since then, but there are probably some human factors that never change... Have a great day! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Oh yeah, I remember bulletin boards. I wasn't a participant though.