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

Everyone should have a "main hustle" and a "side hustle". My "main hustle" is mentoring. I take people from where they are now to where they want to be. Even if their "main hustle" is a full time job. I create video tutorials and courses. My "side hustle" is my websites.

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".

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 start ups 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 any more.

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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joy4life Premium
Hi Marion,
It looks like you've been at this for quite awhile. I will be following you and delving into your expertise as I go along I'm sure. I started learning on a KayPro back in the 80's. In spite of that, I still don't feel like I know much. I have never progressed to programming and never will. I will check out your trainings as time permits. Cheers, Joy
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Hey, thanks for the follow.
I have followed you back.

Would you mind to leave a comment on my website?

iAppleRebel. com

Would be great if you share a post and maybe like my facebook page/or share it as well. I would appreciate it a lot!

And make sure you leave your link in the reply, and I will return a favor!

Thanks, hope you have a great day!
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Carol46 Premium
Thank you so much for your prompt reply. It was very helpful. I now have to decide on a Niche?? and I'll go for dot com. Can an upgrade for premium membership be purchased for a year at a cheaper cost than monthly, and what are your thoughts on this?
Many thanks again. C
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MarionBlack Premium
I've been a yearly premium member since July 2014. So yes, you can purchase your premium membership for a year and it's much cheaper than the monthly cost. Go to your Account Settings and under Subscription you'll find Membership. Click on Manage to change to yearly.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile
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JohnnyBeytel Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the follow, seems to me you are an expert on the pc and these things I am working on learning now. You have great accomplishments here on WA, It give me confidence that eventually I will be able to do the internet stuff. I will press your button for assistance.
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MFryer1 Premium
Me again. I hope you are sleeping like a baby.
The last thing you said in your training was to go to Google Console and make sure to register both http and https. The https was already there. When I tried to verify the http, I couldn't find 'upload file to http://tracyfryer.com'. Can you explain?
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MilaClardy Premium
Hi Marion

I'm quite amazed by your accomplishments in the computer world. I myself is not a computer savvy but would want to. I've been with WA for nearly three months but haven't done much on my website. I got stuck somewhere on website creation and cant go on. I didnt have the motivation to do anything yet. I'm quite busy on other things but I want to prioritize my training on WA... I will have to look at your training modules and may have to apply it to my website.

Thanks for following me..

Regards
Mila
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MFryer1 Premium
Oh dear, Marion. I only come and bother you when I have tried and tried to figure out my problem myself.
A site (Semrush) did an assessment on my website and the most (215 errors) were about turning http into https. I know I cannot do that myself. It involves getting a SSL certificate. Doing all this will help my ranking, or so they say. Could I please have your considered opinion on this matter?
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Tracy,

Your site is hosted at WA so you have immediate access to an SSL certificate. After you get your SSL certificate you'll want to check this out Yes, having an SSL certificate is important and it will soon become a major ranking (and user experience) factor.
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MFryer1 Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you for your valuable advice. I looked at details and I am hooked up already. What I saw was the results of a site audit from Semrush. See below. Are these alarm tactics or something that I ought to take care of?
Yours,
Tracy
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Marion.

Mel (onmyownterms) says: "[Marion]'s usually 'up' on all the EU stuff. I take my cues from her." So, I'm turning to you for advice.

If you get time, would you read (at least the short version of) my post: I'm hoping you and other internet-savvy members will be able to suggest ways I can make my site compliant with GDPR before it smacks us all in the face.


Sharon
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Sharon,

I'm not a lawyer but from what I've read up on GDPR you should be OK with obtaining names and email addresses for your email list provided you use two step verification through a legitimate autoresponder service. And you must give people on your list the option to unsubscribe.

This article may clarify things for you https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thank you Marion, I appreciate your reply and your advice on how to properly gather information for an email list.

I've been studying the 88-page GDPR and other legal pages for weeks. I never once thought to look at Wikipedia, but I guess it really does have something about everything.
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RosR Premium
Hi Marion!
Another Aussie ! Woop ! Im very new (3 weeks) so steep learning curve for me ! Im also 62 but determined to make something of this having been financially violated for the last 10 yrs and left with nothing ! Yep zip , zilch , zero!! Fortunately I have a positive attitude and a good family behind me BUT I want to support me !!!!
I know it will be hard work but Ill have the time as I don't intend to look for other work specifically so i can do this !
I'd love to be mentored by you!
Great to meet up with you.....btw if you are from Radelaide (LOL, as my kids say!) you may know of Beau Waters?? He's married to my daughter ! Small world hey!
Talk soon
Ros
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MrTwayner Premium
Marion: I have always wanted to visit Austrailia, serioujsly, it has been one of my dreams to drive one of the out back truck trains, I would really like to do that at least once before I die. As you can tell, I am a Retired truck driver, with just over forty five years on the road and some three and a quarter million miles on those roads of this country and also Canada. I have tried many different online company's and all have failed, either by own fault or the company's. I am glad that I found WA, I sm looking forward to this. I will be watching you, love people and that is the truth, I can sit and watch people all day, I never get tired of it. I hope you are well and happy, it sounds like you are and that is about the best to hope for. Tom
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MarionBlack Premium
We call them "road trains" and they are seriously BIG. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Tom.
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MrTwayner Premium
Thank you and welcome back at you, and yes I love the "road trains". I will probably never get to drive one, but I think I would still like to accomplish that dream...Tom
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Hi Marion
Thank you for the follow!
You offered your support, maybe you could have a professional lool to my webpage?

The link is in my first blog post here at WA, since I'm not Premium I can't write it here.

Maybe you have an idea how to earn some money with it?

Take care!
Peter
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Simlulan Premium
I had just thought of another question to ask you. When I had tried to log in to the Wordpress using the same password that I enter into the siterubix site, the attempt of doing so actually failed. I don't know what's going on as I just saw your video before attempting to do so. I need your help in this and I would be very much appreciate it. Thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
What is your domain name? (It's not listed on your profile page.) To access your website use yourdomainname.com/wp-admin (whatever your domain name actually is).
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Simlulan Premium
Right now, I am still using siterubix. I don't think I had a proper domain name yet. Do I need to buy a proper domain so that I am allowed to have that feature and does not require me to log into the siterubix site all the time?
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MarionBlack Premium
You can login to your Site Rubix website using the method I mentioned. But you'll need to buy a domain name if you want to do affiliate marketing. You need to actually own the website before most companies will accept you as an affiliate.
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Simlulan Premium
Can I ask you a question? I am now struggling with the traffic that I got with my new websites(approximately 3 months old) and I have been consistently tracking down on google analytics only to find out that I had barely 0 to 3 new netizens visiting my site. I had tried all the proposed methods and these methods do not seem to be working well. I had in fact exhausted every methods and I am kind of like at the wits end. Are there any tips for me as i had the intention to leave the WA if things do not turn out so well? Thank you .
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MarionBlack Premium
Just go through the lessons SIm. Kyle covers search engine optimization and getting traffic. It's not a quick fix by any means. Which lesson are you up to?
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Simlulan Premium
I had actually completed all the courses and I had tried to use all the proposed methods but to no avail for now.
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MarionBlack Premium
I suggest you back over the lessons and complete all the tasks as you go through them again.

And watch some of the Live Video Classes https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/webinar

Jay will teach you a lot about SEO.
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vlagattuta Premium
Wow! That's a truly blessed background and your words are very inspiring, especially coming to one who finds it difficult to sometimes find the right direction. I so remember the Commodore 64 that was my first computer! Lol. I will definitely be looking through your blogs to find information and inspiration! Thank you for the follow, and I am following you in return. Vicky
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mandmdye Premium
Thank you for the add Marion. I loved reading about you and your background. I remember the days of dial-up, DOS and floppy discs...Well done for you for keeping up with the pace of technology. I myself need to play catch up! Lol! I look forward to watching some of your videos after I get myself "up to speed" a bit. Thank you for reaching out and welcoming me. :)
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Ange63 Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the follow. I have just joined yesterday. I see you are in Aussie - I am in south Island of NZ. Looking to make some extra income. On my own at 53! so need to start thinking of getting some extra aside. I am looking fwd to watching the video training and hopefully get my website up and running
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Charlie217 Premium
Hands up, I learned BASIC on a Commodore 64 at the age of 12.
My first website was launched in 2001. I wish I had stayed in the game. I realize now (hindsight hurts) that I could have launched on my own, as you did.
It's really nice to meet you, I'm definitely going to check out your training materials, you sound with it and smart, and I need some of that in my life!
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MFryer1 Premium
Dear Marion,
What do you think of the WA bashing going on. I am a bit unsettled unless this normal behaviour between competitors. I am not putting WA on my site and there is no obligation to do soI suppose I will make the same progress even if I am not promoting WA.
Puzzled,
Tracy
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MarionBlack Premium
Unfortunately it's normal behaviour for some people. The guy concerned didn't even try out the free trial membership so he really doesn't know what he's talking about. Loes left a comment on his website a while ago but he deleted it. He's only interested in making WA look bad so people will buy the more expensive products that he's promoting.

Don't let one negative person cloud your own perceptions.

By the way, have a happy birthday :)
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MFryer1 Premium
Spooky, possum
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MFryer1 Premium
I found the old one SEO Yoast
I made a new one with xml Sitemap Generator. Which one is best? How do I winkle out the Yoast one if the long one is better?
Thanks a million, Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
Keep Yoast and ditch the other plugin. Whatever you do, don't have 2 plugins doing the same job.
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MFryer1 Premium
OK my friendly guru.
Tracy
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Cezar1 Premium
Thanks for following me, I am now following you too. Wow, you have so much experience with all this. I wish I had 10% knowledge of what you have. I am stuck, as I really want to complete some pages of my website. I don't know where to go with this. My website is:http://beachresortsinthailand.siterubix.com
I have a lot of knowledge on beach holidays and travel but I don't know how to start this off? I want to incorporate several affiliate programs as i see this is as a great potential to make money and then there is adsense, i think that's what it's called. This put together with a write up from me. I now also need some good images for the beach resort front page at least. How do I get good quality images that i can legally use?
Do you have any possible recommendations for me?
I would appreciate any help from you :)
Thank you in advance and all the best!
Cezar
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Cezar,

My best advice is to follow the lessons. Think about how you can help people solve their problems rather than how you can make money out of them. The more people you help, the more likely you are to succeed at this.

Go to pixabay.com to look for images which are not only free but are also free to use.
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Cezar1 Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you for your reply and advice. Much appreciated :)
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hzandstra Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks for following me. I just joined last night and read your bio today. Glad to see your success with wealthy affiliate. My passion is also to help others succeed and my goal is complete online business that can be run from anywhere in the world.

Blessings!

Hans
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Emjaydz Premium
Hi Marion,

I recently joined WA and am from Perth, Western Australia :)

I love your bio and I too have been my own boss since my early 20's. You're very inspiring and I look forward to learning more about WA from you.

Out of curiosity, how long did it take you to start earning with WA?

Warmest regards
Mandy :)
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MarionBlack Premium
That's a hard question to answer Mandy. I've been earning online since 2002, so WA was not the beginning for me. I can tell you that I didn't get my first WA premium referral until I'd been with WA for over 12 months. But then, I don't have a website devoted to WA so I'm not like other people.
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Wow just read your bio!
How inspiring!
I'm currently a teenager who loves computers & art.
(^v^) (I started learning HTML, CSS & processing.js awhile back but I will have to redo some lessons as I shifted my focus to art and some other things.)

I loved the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, especially since I always had ideas for creating things and improving.

I feel more hopeful progressing here the more I see WA as a community :)

Thank you for all of the training you put out here!
I hope to share the knowledge I gain from being here on WA with everyone,,,,once I complete training and progress!!! :D
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MarionBlack Premium
Great to meet you Joelle. I wish you every success in your online journey.
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Thank you very much!
Same to you! :)
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi my dear Marion. Hope you are fine.

I need your help. I remember I followed one of your training where I put a grid of pictures on a page.

So I have a page with 4 pictures in line.

Now I want to attach a pdf to each and every one.

Can you please help?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes Ibrahim, I have a video for you
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Marion.
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JAnsay Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for the follow...

I have read your profile and I can relate with you especially with regards to computers. I myself started my professional career as a computer technician. I can say that I'm one of the few Apple technicians who was able to service/repair Apple IIs since my company here in the Philippines was the first Exclusive Distributor of Apple computers back in late 1980s. Dial-up internet was the main thing then and Apple DOS was still in existence.

Right now I can still handle the latest Apple products since my full time job is a Technical Service Manager of an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

I wish to follow you since I believe that I can learn a lot from you here in WA. I'm still a newbie here and is expecting to learn a lot and be successful in this kind of business.

Best Regards,
Lito
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KDoll1 Premium
Hi Marion! Love your "About you page! Was wondering if you think my goals are set to high? Need some feedback, please? Shortly
after joining WA, filling out my goals, my husband and, myself realized we need to move by The 15th of April. Not an out of state move but ,I can sure use your opinion on how much time you think I should spend realistically on my biz here at WA? Not asking you to tell me what to do, just some suggestions. Never had a side gig like this one, it's truly amazing!
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MarionBlack Premium
Think about your WHY. The main reason you want to learn about affiliate marketing.

As an exercise, just for your own benefit, write down 100 things you would do if you had an extra $1,000. Then figure out how you can get it.
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KDoll1 Premium
Thank you SOOO much for your suggestions!
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Marion, It's great to have someone like you around at WA and always mentoring and looking over the shoulders to answer questions although it may have been asked several times before. Your tutorials have been most helpful. Something that I will go to if I need to refresh or relearn. I even took one of your free course at Udemy. You are indeed our JEWEL. Thanks for sharing. [Kelsey]
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Kelsey. And yes, so many questions have been asked before and will be again :)

Thanks for taking the Udemy course. If you've found it helpful I would be most grateful if you could give it a 5 star rating and a short comment. It really means a lot to me.
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KelseyLim Premium
OK, will do it tomorrow morning. Going to bed now.
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ingridleverr Premium
Hi,
Thanks for following me. As a new member it feels really welcoming.
It's great to see another Aussie on WA.
My husband and I live on the Gold Coast and aim to make our online business our main hustle.
So far the process of lesson by lesson step by step is fantastic.
Cheers
Ingrid
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always great to meet a fellow Aussie here. Thanks for dropping in.
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JoelWilson1 Premium
Hey Marion. I remember the C 64! I used to program games in basic. My PC experience has been extensive but I am a bit antiquated now. For the last 15 years or so I have been little more than a user but I have done some HTML programming.

I have also had several startups in my time. All 3 were successful for the most part but they also ended due to circumstances beyond my control. Right now I am unemployed having been through a lay off. I have been wanting to get into an online business for a while but my last "job " just did not allow the time.

I plan on this being my " main hustle" so I am willing to listen to advice and any other help offered.

Thanks for the follow and I look forward to working with you.

Take care - Joel
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MarionBlack Premium
Great to connect with you Joel. I look forward to hearing about your successes.
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marjorieugot Premium
Marion I love reading your information. Simple to understand. Wanted to know if you would do me another favor. I need 5 people to add to my G+ circle as my assignment. I needed your G+ account to do so. Still not totally understanding, but I will as I do as I am assigned. Hoping you will help me. Thanks
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PBloom Premium
Hello. My name is Patrick Bloom, and I am 5 days into my WA journey. I spend last night reading ALL the profile pages of those who have followed me and have selectively chosen those who I felt had great experience and success with WA. That's why I'm reaching out to you. I completed course one and have a website up. I will join as a premium member within a day or two, but I wanted to reach out and ask your honest opinion about my "About Me" section of my website and my niche. Would you kindly visit my brand new site and respond? I'd value your input. Thank you.
iphonerepairtips.siterubix
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Eunice1 Premium
Hi Marion

We will have to talk one day, I am a newbie to this site, but I am not new to what the computer has done for us. I had to chuckle about the 30 years you have spent on programming. I learned programming 30+ years ago Cobal, RPG, and BAL, there wasnt any computers, we used key punch cards. Well it is nice to meet you. keep me in the loop. ":I WILL FOLLOW YOU.
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katkahunzas Premium
Hi Marion, I wrote on your blog, I think but not sure if that is the best way to communicate, so I am going to send you a message here too.
Thanks for the video, that was great. Unfortunately my site will not verify with bing and I am wondering if you know what I should do.
I found another helpful video and tried to paste it into the editor of the appearance but that did not work either.
I have no idea what to do and have spend lots of time trying to figure it out.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks, Sandra
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DuduM2 Premium
Hello MarionBlack thanks for the follow and I am following you in return.a profile well explained Marion,my main hustle right now is building my website and I am new in using computers
I find it difficult to move myself around trying to do things.I hope I will learn a lot from your tutorials
Thankyou
I wish you the best
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MillieMarino Premium
Hi Marion!
I enjoyed reading your story and I admire your accomplishments and the willingness you have to share your expertise with all of us. Thank you very much for following me, I am following you too!

it is gonna be of great help for me learning from your tutorials.

Best regards,

Millie :)
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pamims Premium
Hello, It's great to meet you! It's good to meet other people that know a bit about computer programming, and I think that at this point, you probably know more than I do. It's been a few years since I was writing my own C++ programs to do my calculus for me. Haha. Have a good day,
Alex
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Buchok121314 Premium
Appreciate to hear nice words from you as it inspires me to persevere in this business. I am a bit afraid at first, but let's see, business is a risk, and I have read a lot of good stories about WA that's why I joined.

In the future, surely I will come to you for any technical help and business advice.

To our success,
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HisbelA Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you so much for following me, I do really appreciate it. I will surely have a look at the training you are offering, I love to learn new things. I do remember some of the things you mention on your bio and which are now history, at least in the industrialised countries, like FTPing your HTML raw coded website to the hosting server using a dial up connection, and loosing half of it if the connection hanged half way through. Me, like you, love teaching and seeing people succeeding at their dreams. But I have never ventured into affilliate marketing before, so it is extremely interesting to me. I am really enjoying the training.
I wish you success in all your endeavours in WA and in life in general,
All the best,
Hisbel
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TKCeja Premium
Hi and thank you so much for following me! I am so anxious to get going on this for many reasons, however building a network of support seems vital to success here! Best of luck to you in meeting your goals and I hope to see you reach your goals as we all head into this journey!
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Snowgiggs Premium
Hi Marion,

many thanks for sending me the video, I manged to get it sorted eventually just the way you said. I had one or two issues with everything moving around and it didn't seem to work when I copied and pasted but I got there in the end.

If you wanted to see how you helped here is the finished (I hope) article: https://bestinternetbusinesstraining.com/17-business-books-best-sellers-youll-want-to-get-your-hands-on

Thanks again
Tony
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, you got there and it looks good. Well done Tony.

By the way, my friend Jimbo (Jim-bo) lives in Thailand. Look him up. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jim-bo
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Snowgiggs Premium
Thanks Marion,
Jim Bo and I have been in touch, maybe we will meet up one day.
Cheers
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Pernilla Premium
Dear Marion,
Thank you so much for connecting with me. So nice to meet you! I appreciate to be a part of your network now. Of course I will follow you too. You have great experience and I'm thankful that I may ask you for help. I am definitively going to have a close look at your tutorials. I have just started here at WA and since the first day I feel that I am in good hands, now even more having met you.

:-) Pernilla
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Marion,

I've been following you for some time, but I don't recall reading you bio (it takes more time, but I read the bio of every person I follow).

In any event, I just watched one of your tutorials and thought I'd check out your profile. I'm a firm believer in having both a main and side "hustle", know that sometimes, the two can switch.

Thanks again for all that you offer the WA community.
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GlendaCooper Premium
Hi Marion! I'm reaching out because I've got cold feet wondering if I can understand all of this. I'm not unfamiliar with computers, but I'm concerned with being able to add content, etc. I'm stuck. I've been told I'm a pretty sharp senior but I've been agonizing over this! Would appreciate your feedback.
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MarionBlack Premium
In my opinion you've got more to put into this than someone who's fresh out of school. Life experience is a big advantage. If you have any specific problems please reach out to me and I'll try to help.
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phyllpascoe Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for your message. I currently have hosting with webhostinghub. I believe it's faster than WA hosting and I have room for increasing my website hosting there. Do I have to use WA hosting if I set up a website through WA's siterubix? It tells me I have to point my domain to WA but I'd like to keep the hosting part with webhostinghub...
Would appreciate any help you can give me
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, you can keep your hosting with webhostinghub and still do all the training at WA. You can take advantage of WA's Site Domains to buy a new domain name if you need one.

If you just want a "practice" website then you can create a Site Rubix subdomain.
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phyllpascoe Premium
Thanks Marion
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GDinelle Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for the follow.
Will certainly need help my computer knowledge is not in the same league as yours.

I have a problem with the Google webmaster tools.
It doesn't recognize the meta tag and to top that it has taken away the option of html tag.
I'm stuck

Thank you and best wishes

Gilles
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renelmiller Premium
Marion:
I am trying to fix my website to include a blog with a static front page and I don't think I have done something right. Can you please take a look and see why are all of my posts still showing up one after the other under the category "blog"?
http://livingsimplehealth.com
Thanks Marion

Rene
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MarionBlack Premium
I think what you need is the Read More tag
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daveco Premium
Hi Marion Im an Aussie too from the Gold Coast. Marion do you have a training on sharing WA pages to social media? The training from Kyle showed a F/B like button at the top of each page but thats not the case with mine. Can you just copy the affiliate link and paste it into a F/B post? I downloaded a Facebook plugin but it didn't produce a like button as shown in Kyles training. Love some help.
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MarionBlack Premium
My friend Steve1958 (in Adelaide) is my Facebook go to person https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/steve1958/training type facebook into the search box at the top of his training page and you'll find some good results.

If you can't find what you need then send him a private message and ask (beg) him to do a tutorial :)
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daveco Premium
Thanks Marion, will do.
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DrCrockett Premium
Wow, I learn so much watching your tutorials it's mind blowing!

Honestly, I wish I knew what you do. I am just getting started with this whole online marketing/website building process.

At times (most often) it can be quite confusing and much like doing "brain flips". haha

Thanks for helping out...You're a smart woman!
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nevrob Premium
Hello Marion ! This is Neville ,living in Florida USA.It's great hearing from you and I love every bit of your story Yes I do remember those commodores ,I am from the old school only that I did not get into computers back then and as a result of that I am struggling with this program now.But day by day I am getting better. This is my 7th month in WA and I am learning so much.Thanks for the follow,and much Success to you.
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nevrob Premium
Lets stay on course and thanks for the follow.
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TJnow Premium
Hi Marion,
nice to have you here.
For me wanting to be an entrepreneur has much to do with your parents. My parents never ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur. So it took me quite a long time to get out of that conditioning.
Keep up your wonderful work.
~Tobias
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Simlulan Premium
I am just curious about one thing. Did you ever use site rubix for your blogs? For initial beginners like me who have gone through some of your videos, would find value in picking up some valuable skills in me. But, the problem is my websites, especially the site rubix have not had a major hit so far. I have even gone to the extent to promote my websites in social media like Instagram, Facebook and even twitter. For out of the 3 blogs that I have submitted, only 1 blog in the form of google+ is indexed, while the rest is not indexed. Is it true that for users of the siterubix, it is going to be a hard time for them to get traffic. I am at this point confused and do not know how to proceed on. I need your help to enlighten me on this. Once again, I would like to thank you in advance and I look forward to your reply.
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MarionBlack Premium
In my opinion the Site Rubix websites are just for practice. If you want real results then you need to own your own domain name and your site needs good content to get indexed. It also takes time to gain trust so the sooner you buy your domain name the better.
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bobbi1st Premium
Stumbled upon you and am delighted that I did! Yes, I remember the Commodore 64 - so proud that I bought one for my parents with my savings only for it to NEVER be removed from the box until they sold it at a tag sale. :)

Appreciate all of your experience and look forward to learning more!

Best,
B
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MFryer1 Premium
Dear Marion,
You don't know me but you have helped me several times successfully since I began at WA in December 2016. Would you be my mentor, formally or through completing your trainings?
Some posts say you have left WA. I hope not. My site is at https://www.tracyfryer.com
Many thanks,
Tracy
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Tracy,
Thanks for reaching out to me. I provide a mentoring service and I have room for another client. Please send me a private message so we can arrange a Skype meeting to discuss your website.
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MFryer1 Premium
Dear Marion,
Can we still have a session? I am sure I would benefit greatly.
Yours,
Tracy
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, Tracy. I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, I've been flat out. Would you prefer 9:30 am Monday or 9:00 am Tuesday?
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MFryer1 Premium
I would like the Tuesday slot, please.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll call you on Tuesday at 9:00 am your time.
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Marion. Thanks for following me. You have a heck of a background and it is very similar to mine except that I don't have anywhere near your expertise in computers and internet marketing. In fact, I have been spending a lot more money in the past nine years than I have ever made. I'm going to take advantage of the training you offer. Cordially, David
PS: Australia is the only country in the world my wife and I want to visit.
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Dawn85 Premium
Hi Marion-

I was feeling pretty good about what I was learning and decided to move my hosting to WA so that I could get help with my sites, so I watched your video on how to do that but I watched your video on moving the DOMAIN NAME over to WA and not DNS! UGH. Major bummer bc now I can't move the hosting over from godly to WA bc I no longer can see anything regarding my 2 sites that I moved - so have no control over the dns. I am hoping that this is just bc of my ignorance but I have seriously spent hours and hours trying to figure it out.
Now, I have received this warning (see below) from WA and I haven't a clue what to do.

Thank you in advance for whatever you can do to help.
Tracie
The following domains have webspace at WA that are pending removal. In order to use WA hosting, you need to have your DNS pointed to our servers:
Primary: ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: ns2.mywahosting.com
Please update your nameservers to point to our servers as your domains are scheduled to be removed in 9 days.
Domain Name Scheduled Removal
changeisaprocess.com Feb 16, 2017
thewallnutgallery.com Feb 16, 2017

PS - thewallnutgallery is my business site and is so far the only income I have coming in:-) Hopefully that helps explain my panic - lol!
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MarionBlack Premium
Change the nameservers back to wherever you were hosted before and then back up your websites using WP Clone. Once you've rescued your websites ask Site Support to help you move your websites.
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Dawn85 Premium
Thanks Marion!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi my dear Marion, thank you so much. To express my appreciation for your training, I just created and dedicated a blog to you. You are so sweet.
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patsysom Premium
Hi Marion,
The world is so small! I went to Unley High and grew up in Morphettville, Live in Perth now, retired, but really want to get my head around this new venture. A venture that for me is more of a challlenge than I've ever had before. Especially given that I'm such a computer "dyslexic" :) Still can't wait to see your tutorials and many thanks for the follow.
Warmest wishes,

Patsy
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Simlulan Premium
Hi, I am Simlulan.I am a current college student . Congrats to your achievement. Recently, I have my travel blog indexed.I wanted to sign up with google adsense but i don't know how to achieve it as it seems like google adsense is not allowed for my site rubics. Do you have any tips for me on how to go about this? Your help would be much appreciated and I look forward to your reply.
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MarionBlack Premium
Google Adsense will only approve a website that you own yourself (dot com) and has sufficient traffic. It costs around $14 a YEAR for your own dot com.
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Simlulan Premium
ok. thank you.
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Simlulan Premium
Sorry to interrupt you for a moment. Although I had my blog indexed recently and has added a property under the google Console, I keep on receiving a pop up that reads" You don't have access to this property. Verify this property or ask a property owner to add you as a user. Verify this property". After multiple tries of verification of this by google analytics, which I already had an account with, I still failed. I am lost and have no idea of what is happening. I would much appreciate your help if you could enlighten me on this.Once again, I would like to thank you in advance for offering your help.
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Simlulan Premium
By the way, I forgot to mention, I have installed google analytics plugin in my site rubics platform.
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MarionBlack Premium
It looks like you're trying to jump ahead of the lessons. Go through the Certification Courses as most of your questions will be answered as you learn how to do things in the right order.
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AEideh Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you to follow me,I think I should follw you in order to learn about the digital world,this is New for me,because until these last months I have done Surgery,I can give Medial advices and tecnologies.I do admire your work all that time,so,you are our coach.Hoping you a lot of more success and wealth.
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Hollywood Premium
Impressive! All that and you are not a snob! I do believe i can use all your help and mentoring. Every once in a while I get over my discouragement and try again.
Today I saw a post about sub-domains that would help increase my knowledge so I checked it out. A lot of links were there but not a straight answer. Right there I stop. Clicking through links is like shopping which I dislike. One guy gave a decent explanation and I was satisfied. If I wanted more THEN I could/would use the link.
So many emails are like that. So, I stop. If they cannot give me more details instead of just links, its over. My time is valuable.
I will be back to ask for help. I pay for this and won't stop because II believe that it works. Once I learn how to do. My main gig is time intensive and my recovery rate from working 18 hour days is is less than speedy.
The other drawback is I am intimidated when I see how others write on my same topic. I freeze, my idea seems stupid and I don't produce anything.
I'm nursing a caffeine headache right now and that gives me etime to post.
Thank you for your generosity. I will surely be calling on you.☺
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome back to Wealthy Affiliate Rebecca. I know how tough it can be when you're working long hours.

Here's something to help you with subdomains.
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WendyKearney Premium
Hi Marion:

Have another question for you...

I have watched the tutorial about how to switch your SiteRubix domain to having your own within WA but unfortunately I have had trouble doing so. To my understanding, upgrading to a premium member status included moving your domain name/DNS automatically through WA?? Perhaps, there is something else I can do to solve the problem.

Do you have any suggestions or advice Marion?? Thanks again!! Appreciate your help in this journey...

Wendy
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Wendy,

Did you contact Site Support? They should be able to help with this
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Balsam Premium
Hi Marion!

Nice meeting you and thanks for following me! I am following you back!

I will definitely go through your training courses. Comparing with you, I almost have no experience about internet and thanks to WA I have been able to build my first website. I still have to learn a lot! Thank you also for offering your help! I shall bear that in mind!

Please, what does the word "Hustle" mean? I have no idea!

Wishing you a lot of success for the future!

Balsam
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MarionBlack Premium
This could help to define the term https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230431
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Balsam Premium
Thank you very much!
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WendyKearney Premium
Hello Marion,
Thank you for reaching out as I am very new to this business and want to learn all I can. I have had the entrepreneurial spirit from an early age and want to create my own business here with WA. I believe the more people I can help, the more I care about them then self the better. So I am looking forward to hearing from you and any direction, advice you may have that will help me in my journey!
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jtayatlife Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the follow. You have an impressive profile! I remember the Commodore 64...my first computer was a Commodore Vic 20 - slightly less impressive than the 64 but great for "blitz" - wiping out skyscraper game. How far we have come!
I wish you the best of luck in all you do and I look forward to checking out you tutorials.
Have a great day
Jane
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maguirem2008 Premium
Hi Marion
I was just reading your profile and it inspired me greatly I would love to join your network as I believe your training is going to help me. Wishing you success in 2017.
When I see how long people are with WA it instills confidence in me that the site and community are here for so long not like other sites that all they want is money scams.
Marie
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EZabundance Premium
Hi Marion,

I have a question for you if you would be so kind as to answer it.

I am switching modes and trying an amazon astore. The reason is that I tried marketing the "how to" for affiliate businesses (such as Wealthy Affiliate) but I discovered that despised writing articles for "content". No matter how hard I lectured myself in my head, I could not get myself to write articles consistently.

When I looked at your store, it did not seem like you have written articles but your rank in Wealthy Affiliate is quite high. May I ask if my observation is accurate - that you have not written a lot of articles?

I am wondering if uploading new products from Amazon to an Astore would be the equivalent of creating new content to bolster my rankings and create visitor engagement for rankings? I have no qualms researching quality products and providing them to my potential customers so I am wondering if an Astore is more appropriate for my interests and skill set.

I would love some information as I am starting an Astore with high hopes that if I apply Jungle Scout and Jaxxy aptly, then I can sell my products without the incessant blurb-writing? I would appreciate any input or reflections as I, like most people, would "hit the sky" if I could create an online business that could provide a nice income.

Thanks for any help,

Carol
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Carol,

Before you can get people to your aStore you have to get people to your website. The free way to get people to your website is to write articles. If you don't have stuff on your website that people want to read then they won't bother to look at your aStore.

Even if you use paid advertising to get people to your website they won't stay if there's nothing to read. Why would people go to your aStore instead of going direct to Amazon?

Follow Kyle's lessons. He teaches how to get free traffic and paid traffic.

My rank on Wealthy Affiliate has nothing to do with the success or otherwise of my aStores.

Blessings,
Marion
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EZabundance Premium
Thanks for our advice. I guess I have to get writing despite myself.

Carol
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Jpmartel Premium
It's great to have someone like you at WA Marion. The number one thing I would recommend to someone who start something new in their life wether it's a business or starting in the fitness world is to get all the support you can or get a mentor also ask questions when you need to.

Your training I have viewed so far were easy and well explained. I am sure I will learn a lot from you because my number 1 goal is to succeed no matter the time and failures it takes.

Cheers :)
JP
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caterinamac Premium
Hi Marion,love the information that you share but also your bio.It is great for me to listen to an australian voice as I learn.
I have had so much to do in the unvirtual world that I have been very slow with WA and am just getting back on track.I have developed 1 house into 2 apartments for airbnb ,run a busy cafe and I am working on a riverside property for a 3rd airbnb.I love the challenge but am determined to follow through properly with WA in 2017.I would be delighted if I could call on you for assistance,not literally but through this portal.
Cheers and thanks so much for all the info that you have shared.
Cate
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MarionBlack Premium
Wow you have done so much and it sounds like you're very busy. Reach out to me if you need any help with your online business.
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KiwiGeorge Premium
Hi Marion have been reading through some of your training and I like soooo many members have a major problem with not being able to change the font size/type etc for my menu.

Spent about 3 hours now looking back whats been done in the past but if your not a confident programmer its all a bit high risk stuff.

Came across this plugin from WP TinyMce Advanced - Extends and enhances TinyMCE, the WordPress Visual Editor.

From the description it looks like it could work, do you have any experience/training on it.

My Theme is Advance and the plugin has a recommended tick for it.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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MarionBlack Premium
This is the one you're looking for George
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Dfoxmd1215 Premium
I was wondering if you know how to fix a problem I am having on my site. I use the theme Hiero. I just started having people leave me comments on my new website as directed in certification course level 2. People are stating they left me comments but they are not showing up. I went into wordpress administration area and looked for comments to approve and they are not there either. Not sure what is wrong. My blog site is thehappyboardgamer.com. Would appreciate if you could take a look and recommend a fix. Thanks in advance. By the way thanks for the back up videos. They were great and very helpful. David
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MarionBlack Premium
I just left a test comment on http://thehappyboardgamer.com/love-letter-card-game and everything looks as it should. Let me know if you can see the comment in your dashboard.
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Dfoxmd1215 Premium
It worked. Thanks. Seems to have worked after I left the first comment asking for feedback or comments. Do I always need to do this first. David
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MarionBlack Premium
You need to moderate all comments and choose whether to accept them or not. You'll see a notification in your dashboard when you have new comments.
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KiwiGeorge Premium
Thank you for the follow Marion, great news to me that there is more training available.....especially written by one who knows!

Will look through as soon as I can make the time. Just started phase 2 training and about to move my website onto its new domain, so early days yet and a lot to learn.
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sylviaO1 Premium
Very nice to meet you, and thank you for sharing your knowledge, I will probably hit you up with questions pretty soon here. I have been in marketing in a face to face way. The computer is my enemy these days. lol. You see where I was savvy in networking and marketing, the internet and the newest of cell phones, I am barely coming into the world! lol. I had a flip phone up until less than a year ago. So learning this business, and attempting to learn the lingo, and sites to make this work is my challenge right now. I have been off work for the last 11 days working on this site
trying to learn everything inside and out trying to figure what goes where. So you see, I might reach out sometime soon.hehehe.
\Much success to you in 2017!!
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july2014 Premium
Hi Marion, I remember the Commodore 64, and advertising on yellow pages. It seems like such a long time ago now. I have only just discovered online business. I had an offline business many years ago. I wish I had continued on with my entrepreneurial desire. I guess nothing happens before it's time. When the student is ready the teacher will appear thanks for sharing your accomplishments. Happy new year, tracey
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GPurnell Premium
Good day, Marion, You sound like a great person, from reading your bio. I live in USA but visited Australia, a long time ago, and really enjoyed it. All the best for a great 2017.

Greg

P.S. If I do get stuck, I'll hit you up for some advice or direction.
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clorpurt Premium
Awesome profile, and I remember all the things you mention, oh the days of BBS and 1200 baud modems. Plus, I still have my Commodore 64 (and it still works), my Atari 2600 original. and my Atari 130xe. I banged out a lot of basic on that Commodore/Atari which I save to cassette tapes. Gotta love those Peek and Poke statements, not to mention the endless data lines. lol.
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MarionBlack Premium
Oh yeah, the peek and poke statements. And the stack.
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EliVelarde1 Premium
Hello Mrs.M Well I am back I conquered the banner/link situation! But now i have run into some more trouble I have tried everything I have read and to know avail. ( PROBLEM) Not able to get google analytics to work on my site..And on my second siteI can't get a real time reading 2nd) webmaster tools is also not letting me verify my site. Somehow I think the issues are linked with each other, But I am not sure? I DON'T THINK I am allowed to put my url but if you need to look at them i believe that I am allowed to do so in the private forum.But of course I am talking to the MOTHER of W.A. If there was a title for queen of W.A. You would own that title hands down-
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

I don't think you'll be able to get analytics working until after you've verified your website. The easiest way to verify is via your SEO plugin. Anyway I've done a few videos on this subject
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EliVelarde1 Premium
Hey Marion so I finally got one to verify now i just got one left but i have tried everything this is what it's telling me is that my met tag is not in the head section of my home page. But it is so i don't know whats wrong with it
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MarionBlack Premium
Do a screenshot of the code you've edited so maybe I can see what's wrong.
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EliVelarde1 Premium
ok
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EliVelarde1 Premium
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="RF7wJsvsYk8E6FPJXPUcFAgWqDSWsN5a2kOysDQ-5SQ" /> heres the code i was sent
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MarionBlack Premium
Where did you put the code? I need to see a screenshot of the code to make sure it's in the right place.

OR, if you prefer to use your SEO Plugin then just paste in
RF7wJsvsYk8E6FPJXPUcFAgWqDSWsN5a2kOysDQ-5SQ

No quotes and nothing else just
RF7wJsvsYk8E6FPJXPUcFAgWqDSWsN5a2kOysDQ-5SQ
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my sweet Marion, hope all is good for you my friend. To express my appreciation about Ambassadors, I've added a note of thank for them in my latest post. You are specially concerned about it since you helped me a lot. So Many thanks to you dear.
I wish a good health to you my dear Marion.
Keep the good job. I love it.
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PAULttk333 Premium
Hello Marion, I just want to say that your post 'SEO Guidelines....' helped me not to over concern about keywords and set my mind to write exactly what I like to write on my website. Thank you for this great post.
I only follow you now because there is so many members in WA and I can only follow one or a few at a time after reading their profiles and short of time due to my fulltime bus driving job.
I see that you are also one of the many helpful ambassadors.Thank you for your thoughtful post again.
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G'Day, Marion.

I personally appreciate your interest to follow me.

Though I regrettably don't have my SX64( the portable 64 ) on hand for this presentation, I am presently involved in the Bootcamp. I will be certain to make it a point to review the content of your training as I continue to apply and adhere to the Bootcamp material.

It will be a pleasure to work with you.

Have a blessed day!
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DoYourBest Premium
Thanks for the follow - I've got to find a better way to pay for WA - do you know if they use paypal to pay for monthly subscriptions? You remind me of the time I started with - windows 4-5 - don't know but they were using floppy disks - 3.1 windows - Commodore was a little before that but not by too many years, I remember in collage they were using tela type and tape! Aging my self here in 77 - 78
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, PayPal is fine. The only hiccup is that you have to cancel your account and then reinstate it using the different payment method. When I changed over from credit card to PayPal I was a non-member for 3 minutes and I got a lot of "welcome" messages when I rejoined. You can cancel your account in Account Settings.
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DoYourBest Premium
well I'll be prepared for the new welcomes - thanks for the heads up!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear Marion, I wish to thank you very much for the training you created which was very helpful to me. It was about putting photos in a grid with custom links.

A few weeks ago a member asked a question about it, then another member replied and gave a link to your training. At that time I didn't require it but still I followed the training.

Last week I revisited your training and applied it to my website. It was awesome. So thank you again my dear Marion.

Kind Regards

Usiba
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help Usiba.
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TheBuilder Premium
So sweet.
By the way is there a similar way, i.e. in grid form, to place all my posts on a new page/post?
Many thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
That sounds like a good idea. Perhaps you could use the plugin to create category pages using the posts featured images.
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TheBuilder Premium
Yes, but I want the posts showing the first few lines. So visitors can read the introduction of many posts on one page, then select the one he/she wants more details. You get the point.
Hope you can prepare a training on that soon.
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MarionBlack Premium
Aaah! You mean just a normal category page like this http://freeandcheapebooks.com/downloads/category/work-from-home/

You don't need a plugin for that, you can just add it to your menu
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TheBuilder Premium
I want something like this:
http://mylifenowonline.com/blog
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MarionBlack Premium
Aah! That just depends on the theme. When you find a website that you like you can check out which theme they're using at http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/ That particular site is using Fanzone but I wouldn't recommend a theme which hasn't been updated in over a year.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you so much dear. You are very resourceful. You are an asset to WA.
Good health to you my dear Marion.
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Snoetjies Premium
PLEASE HELP!
Same problem - choose a domain and register domain, when click on domain button, following is coming up - right in middle of page:
register your first domain', on the far right corner a green tab with massage 'my chart' - click on my chart - menu open with my domain name and the price for the domain - again on the far right side a green tab what said - checkout - click on checkout - new page open - my chart and the price of the domain, and the continue button to do step number 2 - click on continue - new page open - domain pricing, there you could choose on a down roll menu for 1 year or more, right under that the next continue button for stage 3 'your contact details - there they ask for name, street address, country on a scroll, state / province, city, postal code, phone numb and email, this is before the last button which will take you to the page where you can choose your payment method.
This is on this page number 3 'your contact details' where I'm stuck, because this page does not except my postal code. What is really interesting as that they have my country code correct up for my phone number, but my postal code they said is invalid.

PLEASE go to that page and put my postal code in and see what is happening - PLEASE. My postal code is 9000 - PLEASE ! I'm stuck!

PLEASE HELP!
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MarionBlack Premium
I can't help you personally but I can point you in the right direction. Contact Site Support If that doesn't work then send a private message to Kyle.Go to his profile page and click on Private Message https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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Norm2 Premium
Hi Marion,
I am having trouble with themes. They do not show up on my site as they are pictured in the selection. The Home page only contains the top section of my Amora theme.

Also is there a way to add content to my Home page since the theme does not show up in full as it is pictured?
http://musiciansinstruments.siterubix.com
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MarionBlack Premium
Have you created any posts yet or just pages? If you have your home page set to your latest posts (which is the default) then if you haven't created any posts yet there's nothing to show up. Themes always look different in practice than what they show as being possible. The one you've chosen is not a popular theme and there's very little support at https://wordpress.org/themes/amora/
Perhaps you should look at installing a different theme
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Norm2 Premium
Thanks Marion I appreciate your help.
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EntreGold Premium
Marion, please let me say thank you for such a wonderful blog and yes, I remember the Commodore 64, I remember waiting for what felt like an eternity as I pestered my parent's ears off to get one.

I am looking forward to reading more of what you write and appreciate your experience as I'm new to Marketing, so if I get stuck hope you don't mind if I ask questions.

In a sense pleased to meet you :-),
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EliVelarde1 Premium
Mrs. Marion first I want to thank you. So I read your post. And maybe you can help me theres several things first. Imy starter page it doesn't end. For some reason the scroll button keeps going down . Secondly. My banbers dont take me to WA when you click on it There not working maybe you can help me
Heres my site http://famouslastwords.siterubix.com have a good night
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MarionBlack Premium
1) Click on the Text tab (not the Visual) and you'll see what's in the attached image.

Delete every singe one of the <p> & nbsp ; </p> that you see under the last line of text.

I get problems like that when my cat walks over my keyboard.

2) Here's a couple of short videos for you regarding your banners
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Paul1916 Premium
Hi Marion, hope all is well.
If you get the time, can you take a look at a question I have asked in the classroom author content please?
It's regarding using the word amazon in a page title.
Thanks in advance if you can find the time
( I will promise to like more of your trainings!)
Thanks
P.
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Paul, I saw your question but I didn't answer before because I noticed that Kyle had answered a similar question a short time ago The short answer is "yes it's OK"
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