About MarkBa
Joined December 2016
Hi, my name's Mark

Here's all about me in 10 points.

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I was born in South Africa. I've also lived in London, Barcelona, and Auckland. I've lived in Sydney, Australia for the last 20 years.

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I’ve been a school teacher,worked in medical and real estate sales, was a luxury cruise ship host, gym Instructor, and corporate coach and trainer.

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I currently work part time while working on achieving my goal here, creating enough passive income to let the part time job go.

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My number one passion is travel and freedom from having to do what I choose not to do. My number one priority to achieve this - achieve my goal here.

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Other passions include health and fitness, total immersion swimming, yoga and enjoying interesting philosophical discussions with like-minded friends

# 6

I've been a member here since December 2016. It's taken me a while and lots of learning about myself. Life has also got in the way a few times but once I decide to do something I never give up. Still going...

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My biggest lessons here include - creating a successful business takes as long as it needs to take until you're ready to be successful, I'm doing the best I can right now otherwise I'd be doing it differently, most of your time should be spent creating and promoting content for your website.

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One of the best and most helpful books I've read, recommend, and still use today to be mega focused and productive is, 'The One Thing' by Gary Keller

# 9

The best advice I can pass on to others - Focus on one project at a time, complete the training, create as much quality content on your website as you can, promote your content all the time, don't focus on your WA rank as a priority since it's not your business priority.

# 10

Feel free to reach out to me at any time. I'm not saying I'll answer immediately or that I'll necessarily will be able to help but I'll always give it a go. Take care, keep smiling and don't ever give up that which is important to you.

Mark
MarkBa's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$100 per day
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$500 per day
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Whatever it takes right now, 8-10 hours per day or more if necessary.
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$100 per day

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$500 per day

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Whatever it takes right now, 8-10 hours per day or more if necessary.
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divadejunk Premium
You can definitely achieve your goals. I wish you much success.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Shawn,

Thank you for your message of welcome, encouragement and advice. It took me a while to find WA but this sure looks like the best place to be. I did have a look at your sites which was great to see what can be done. Wishing you all the best for the holiday season with your business for 2017.

Cheers
Mark
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Mark! I also believe that WA is the place to be. I have been here for 11 months now and I still love it. The WA community is so friendly and helpful. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Shawn. Much appreciated.
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Mark and welcome to our WA community. ***** Congratulations on going Premium. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.
As a premium member the sky is the limit when it comes to training and getting to use all the tools available here at wealthy Affiliate community.
Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92
To your success,
"People May Hear Your Words, But They Feel Your Attitude" ~John C Maxwell~
Marcel...
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Marcel

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I have only been a member for a day but already I can see that this is a
very special place. I intend to be successful and help others do the same. Thank you for dropping by and confirming
that I have made the best decision. Wishing you well with your business too. That's a wonderful quote too so thank you for sharing it with me.

Mark
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Marcel92 Premium
You are very welcome, Mark. Wishing you the best on your online journey.

Marcel..
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affilicoach Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Frank,

You must have read my mind. Have been trying to figure this out since starting this lesson because while I know there are lots of niches, many of them don't make money and I don't want to waste time on these.

In my opinion getting the niche right is important if your hard work is going to pay off. What do you think about any of these? Insomnia ( I hear desperation type niches are good but are they not too competitive for a beginner?), fitness trackers, law of attraction. They are all a bit diverse. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Mark
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Frank,
Man this niche thing has been a bit tormenting.

Can you tell me what you think of this niche - unique gifts for men.

The QSR is 229. Can't buy that actual domain as it's up for auction but could get uniquegiftsformenhere.com.

Google Trends show a spike every December otherwise it's kind of low. Is this a problem? I am guessing this is more of a micro niche. Is it too narrow?

There are a few affiliate programmes apart from Amazon. I'm not exactly sure what I'd write blog posts about? Also are shoppers likely to go to an actual online store selling gifts than a blog?

Thanks for your advice here Frankl. I'll wait to hear from you before I continue and in the mean time I'll look for alternatives.

Cheers
Mark
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affilicoach Premium
Sounds like it is a seasonal niche going by what you said about Google trends.

You'd be better off finding a niche where products are evergreen, which means they are sold year round.

In my experience it is interesting how folks shop online. If they are looking for reviews on certain products and come across your review, then there is a very high chance that you'll get the commission off of it, especially if it's an Amazon product.

I developed an exercise that might help you to clarify the direction of your niche.

Be sure to do all four exercises.

Here's the link.
http://www.stealthsecrets.com/how-to-determine-the-direction-of-your-niche/

Let me know if you have any questions / feedback on the exercise.

Hope that helps. :)

Best,
Frank
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ChrisTowers Premium
Hi there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.... I hope you are doing great!

Hopefully you are settling in and are (or have) started with the Certification training.. this will get you started and you will see things develop. Here is the link if you need to use it :) Of course i wish you lots of luck and success and if you need anything along the way just let me know :)

Thanks

Chris
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Chris, Thank you for the welcome and for your offer of assistance. It's all very new right not but so far I am very impressed and ready to get going.

Cheers
Mark
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ChrisTowers Premium
No problem Mark .. Im here if you need something!

Chris
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Mark, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below. Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

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

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 5 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 4-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 4+ hours

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

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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MarkBa Premium
Hey Frank,

Thanks for the welcome. It is much appreciated. I am eager to get going. I am committed to following instructions and taking action since I am focused on being successful. I'm going to start with the first training sessions and will shout if I have any questions.

Cheers
Mark
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affilicoach Premium
Hey no problem Mark - sounds good.

I look forward to your success. :)
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