About MattThomas
Joined May 2014
Hello Everyone,

I work full-time in the corporate world, but I'm an entrepreneur at heart. In my opinion, there is plenty of untapped opportunity in online business AND the stock market for profit.

Through the aid of my sites, my goal is to share valuable information with others, so that they can experience success on the Internet and Wall Street as well.

These strategies of boosting income/savings can work for anybody. Your personal success depends on how much you're willing to invest (both time and money) and most importantly, self-discipline.

If you stick to the strategies and continuously educate yourself, you will give yourself the opportunity for unlimited income.

Your Friend, Entrepreneur, and Stock Trader,
Matt Thomas
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Lito-Jhie Premium
Hi Matt! I wonder how's your stock trading niche going? I have a huge interest in stock trading as well as i have been trading stocks, etf & mf for few years now. Im not a professional trader but i am looking into diving into this a bit further & equip myself more. So im thinking if stock trading can be a good niche idea?
Thanks,
Jhie
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MattThomas Premium
Hello! Thanks for reaching out. I initially started with a website that focused on two niches (both online business & stock trading), but I eventually leaned more toward the stock trading niche. I pretty much only focus on the stock trading niche now when it comes to my websites and I think it's a solid one to pursue.

The biggest obstacle I've ran into is that in reviewing so many different stock trading programs/services, it led me to constantly strategy-hop in my own trading, resulting in inconsistency. But now I've been settling in on just one or two strategies I like and focusing much more on my own personal trading and the mindset required. It's been a fun ride thus far.

Overall, it's completely up to you which niche to pursue. Every single one has its challenges. The key is to stick to the process taught here at WA: create quality content, foster engagement, drive traffic to your website, and constantly improve yourself along the way. Take care!
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Taresa Premium
Matt, I was getting ready to give a review you requested on your page on JasonBondTrading.com and I guess I closed the WA page for that feedback and now I can't get it back!!

Do you know a way to set that up again so I can review it and get my credit for doing it?
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MattThomas Premium
Hi Taresa. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my post, but unfortunately I don't think it's possible to set it up for you and receive credit (unless by chance you stumble upon it again within the SiteFeedback section). Take care!
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Taresa Premium
Ok. I hate that I drilled in on your info and then the opportunity to give feedback moved off of your site.
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Benjamin87 Premium
Hi Thomas!
Just read your post about your success in one day and I look your site. l like a lot.
Keep the good work
Benjamin
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MattThomas Premium
Thank you, Benjamin!
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PDWilliams Premium
Those @2K days do up your average, right?! Thanks for the proof. I will follow also for your stocks advise.
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MattThomas Premium
Hi PD! $2K profit days certainly bring up the average! I wish I could make it happen every day, but I have a ways to go before that happens. I haven't really come close to hitting that mark again in a single day since my post (linked below), but ironically enough, I'm closing in on one today potentially - $1,600 so far. Days like this aren't typical, but it feels great to achieve them every now and then. There's no better feeling than having all of your hard work paying off. It makes those initial 6 months when I started here, and didn't really earn much at all, well worth it. Making the decision to educate myself in the areas of online business and stock trading were the best decisions I ever made.
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Carol6 Premium
Hi Matt- Great post thanks! Can you please share which Keyword research tools you use? I am quite a few posts written but not published yet as I am trying to rework them to include keywords and am trying to learn which keyword tools to use. My site is www.myliveaboardlife.com if you have time to take a look and provide me with feedback. Thanks! Carol
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MattThomas Premium
Hi Carol. I mostly just use the keyword tool here within the WA platform. It's not as robust as Jaaxy, but offers the same basic information (estimated monthly searches, traffic, competition, etc.).

Believe it or not, I actually don't focus all that much on keyword research. Don't get me wrong, I do some research, but I'm not forcing particular phrases into my posts. My main concern is creating quality content that I'm almost positive will help my visitors, and when I do that, it seems like ranking within the search engines takes care of itself.

Your site looks great! One of the most interesting niches I've seen thus far. Great images. I'd say pick some keywords you're comfortable with for the article titles and then go ahead and publish those posts! It's all about content for building your outreach. You can always go back and change headings and such within your posts/pages at a later date if you think those changes will provide an SEO boost. Take care!
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Carol6 Premium
Matt- Thanks for the feedback and advice. I am trying to avoid "analysis paralysis" and just move forward! Good luck continuing to grow your business and I very much appreciate your time!
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Matt!

Just read your post about your great achievement. Though it would be nice to get to know you a bit better. I'm following you now.

Thanks for the encouraging and motivating words - persistence and self-discipline are truly important success factors. I will follow your advice.

Strive for the billion,
and you'll reach the million!

:-) Pernilla
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MattThomas Premium
Hi Pernilla! Thanks for reaching out. I'm glad my story motivated you and a few others here within the WA community. I wouldn't be where I'm at today without this platform. Best of luck with your site!
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Pernilla Premium
Happy you are following me back. Thank you Matt!
Great to be working in the same crew.
;-)
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Matt,

Interesting niche you have chosen. It is a very big niche but if you have the knowledge, it is one I feel you can break in to.

I am commenting on your "how to trade stocks while working a full-time job at the same time".

Good luck,
Paul
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Matt,

The window refreshed and I can't go back to that page. When I get back I'll have another look for your pages wanting comments unless someone else beats me to it. It which case I'll go directly to your website.

All the best,
Paul
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bret2144 Premium
Hi Matt,

I've had the opportunity to comment on a number of your pages through this site comments feature and had a question for you if you have a second. I wanted to ask if you are an affiliate for TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim? I saw a link to it on one of your pages and was wondering if you were or what affiliate network they are a part of. Or if you maybe contacted them directly?

Thanks!
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MattThomas Premium
Hi Bret - I'm not an affiliate for TD Ameritrade. I'm actually not sure if they even have an affiliate program. They might have some sort of rewards program for account holders who refer friends, family, or other new clients (but I'm not sure).

I've talked to many traders that like the paper trading capabilities, but other than that, I don't know much about the platform. I use TradeKing and Robinhood as brokers at the moment. Your best bet would be to ask TD Ameritrade directly - sorry I couldn't be a bigger help. Take care!
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bret2144 Premium
Awesome, just checking, thanks for the reply!
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AlfredoDeAvi Premium
Hi Matt, how are you? Recently I discover the Jason Bond system and I will start to promote his product because is amazing. But I have the problem that I don't have traffic and I need to have it, my website has 6 months and 66 articles but I don't know what is happening, can you help me? because I see that we have the same niche. This is my website: www.bestofforex.org
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MattThomas Premium
Hi Alfred - I'm doing great. How are you? Have you tried any of Jason Bond's services? I'd be interested to know in more detail how you feel about them. I took a look at your site and aesthetically it looks great. 66 articles is also a lot of content to pump out in 6 months so nice work!

My niche isn't exactly centered around Forex, but I can certainly lend a helping hand since my sites fall under the stock trading education niche. The biggest thing I noticed from looking at a handful of your pages is that each one only has a couple comments at most - so that could be a great place to start. Interaction is huge in Google's eyes...not only comments though, but social shares, posts, likes, etc. as well.

If you've been writing quality content with specific (high quality, low competition) keywords in mind and receive a high-level of interaction on those posts/pages, you're sure to rank higher and thus receive increased traffic. Feel free to PM me if you have any additional questions. Take care!
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islandcat7 Premium
Hey Matt, thanks for the follow.
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calkins0510 Premium
Hey Matt,

Nice to see a stock trader on here! I am heavy into value investing and have been since I was 8. I am a nerd and obsessed with numbers. I use a lot of fundamentals to determine what stocks to buy (as well as many other factors). For the most part, I am a long-term investor.

Really glad I found you!

Cheers
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MattThomas Premium
When it comes to trading strategy, it seems like I'm the opposite lol. I'm more of a short term "swing" trader, and typically don't look too deep into fundamentals. I spend most of my time closely monitoring my watch list and looking for stories/catalysts for large percentage changes in stock price in a fairly short period of time. I do certainly make value/long term trades as well, but that's not my focus. They both have their pros & cons.

Good luck with your investments & business!
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Sis Premium
left you a note. heres my newest article.http://beginpreppingnow.com/bugging-out-vs-bugging-in
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SowAndReap Premium
Nice post Matt, thanks for the follow, wish you lots of success. :)
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LadyJoker Premium
Left you a comment on your site, had a question, is the wealthy affiliate review you have there from another person? I remember reading a review like that once before and it seem to me like it might be the same one or at least partially the same. Just asking because I remember Kyle saying that Google doesn't like repeated content. Otherwise your site looks good.
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MattThomas Premium
Thanks for the comment. And no, I wrote it myself so hopefully nobody copied it! If you come across it again by any chance let me know. Maybe it was actually my site before I switched my theme a month or 2 ago? I can only hope...
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LadyJoker Premium
Perhaps it was, if I do see it again and it's different I will send you the link.
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MattThomas Premium
I appreciate it. I'll do some searching myself to see if there's another site copying it. Thanks again.
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LBos11 Premium
Hey Matt thanks for the feedback on my website, I have two questions for you, 1. how did you put an opt in form on your site and 2 what theme did you use for your site? Love your site man, keep it up!
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MattThomas Premium
No problem...I use a StudioPress theme called Focus Pro...Since I have this theme, I can use a plugin called Genesis eNews Extended (which is connected to my MailChimp account). You can just use Mailchimp for an email opt-in (the eNews Extended plugin isn't necessary), its free up to 2,000 subscribers. Once you buy a StudioPress theme, you can use it as many times as you want. It's not a bad investment if you plan on having multiple websites.
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LBos11 Premium
Thanks a lot! I really like that theme! I think when I work on an affiliate site I will check that out! Thanks again, your site looks awesome, success to you!
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JennPGD Premium
That's so true, Matt. I like your smile too, so positive. :) Thanks for adding me in your network. Hope to get to know more as we go along. :) Best wishes from your new friend. :)
Jenn
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Trialynn Premium
Welcome to the WA family. I truly believe that if you apply yourself by following the lessons and asking questions you will be able to achieve success. I wish you the best in all you do and a chance to reach out to the community and even me in particular, if you feel the need to. Tria
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for the following and good luck to you. I think you will be successful with your calibre.
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RobinTheresa Premium
Matt Hello and Thank You for the follow. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. This is a great place and I am sure you will be able to do great things here. Robin.
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wendyk Premium
Hi Matt and welcome to WA. You are really off to a good start. I love your website!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Matt for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

You can also check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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Starcreator Premium
Thanks for following. I have taken business management courses over the years and even subscribed to online magazine about trading, but I didn't trust them much because I think they were just trying to sell there stuff to make more commission for themselves. I'm still interested in learning more though. Good luck with everything.
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MattThomas Premium
Thank you, I appreciate the support. Jason Bond Picks has really worked wonders for me...I started off "paper trading" while learning his swing trading strategy and eventually switched over to my real money account. Honestly, the hardest part about trading isn't the analysis or choosing which stocks to invest in, it's being disciplined and not falling in love with individual stocks...You simply can't win every trade so you have to be able to stop out sometimes when the trade's not going your way and move on to the next. Good luck to you as well.
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hilarybassak Premium
thanks fo the follow
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Matt and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Matt,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Matt and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Matt! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Matt!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Matt? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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kevinmj Premium
Hi Matt,

Nice to meet you, and glad to see you have put your photo and "about me" description up already.

Also, I hope you are enjoying your experience here at WA. It's one of the few places that actually teaches you how to make a living online and build a successful Internet business the REAL way. I'm still shocked at all the resources such as training, lessons, keyword searches, and amazing support and community. Let me know if you have any questions.

P.S. If you decide to upgrade to Premium in the next 7 days, you will get:

1. 59% off the first 30 days
2. unlimited access to MY help here on WA
3. all access to Live Chat, training, classrooms, private messaging, unlimited hosting/websites, and more...
4. Everything you need to build an online income!!!!!

:)

We got around 4 days left. I'm here to help you! Let's go Premium

Best Regards!

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions, I am here to help :-)

Cheers,
Kevin
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kevinmj Premium
Hello Matt, nice to meet you!

My name is Kevin, and I actually referred you here through my website. I just wanted to welcome you here since you accepted my WA invitation.

As a new member, the first thing you should do is fill out your account profile. Don't worry, it's really easy to do. All it consists of is the following simple steps

Here's a video which makes it really easy to do:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

(1) Add your profile image
(This helps people to connect with you quickly. You can put what you like)

(2) Add a personal description.
(Let us know a little about yourself and why you're here at WA!)

That's it!

If you do these simple steps it will really show you're serious about learning how to succeed at this business and people will be more likely to answer your questions and help you if they see you've taken the two minutes to complete your profile.

Then, make sure you complete Lesson 1 to start moving in the right direction:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling/

Click that link and take a few moments to get rolling...

Do you have any questions? Go ahead and ask me right now!

I'm here to help :)

~ Kevin
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Premium Membership 59% Discount Right Now!
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Matt, I did want to run something really important by you.

WA is offering a 59% discount for the Premium membership your 1st month. I would honestly consider taking advantage of this because it's only $19. I just wanted to let you know so you don't miss out.

That way you can explore everything.

P.S. I am a Premium member myself and always will be :)

Let's do this!
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Carson Premium
Great to have you here at WA Matt!

Today is your first day being part of a community that has everything you need to learn all about Internet marketing, online business, and earning revenue from the NET. I always like to welcome new members personally, so here's my official "WELCOME"!

I'm here to help if you need answers to questions, or if you need some guidance at any time.

I'll leave you with one suggestion to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course located on your dashboard or within the main menu:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

This course is going to help you really understand how Internet marketing works and how we suggest you get started.

Talk to you soon!

Carson
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