About MattyBx
Joined August 2016
I am an avid internet user who loves to write. Finding Wealthy Affiliate was key to my success (and happiness) since it helped thrust me into creating 3 sites/blogs that I operate daily. I have a degree in finance and accountancy and once worked as a CPA preparing tax returns. I have also worked in the corporate world managing loan officers for residential and commercial funding. I am a real estate investor who owns numerous rental properties which are profitable. I LOVE real estate and the potential income it can create. I founded, managed and then sold a contracting business. Most of all, I am an entrepreneur and 'ideas man'. I am a think tank...always searching for new business ideas and endeavors to keep me busy and utilize my greatest potential.
I am NOT boasting either, and try to be humble and grateful to God who I believe is our Creator. I have had to deal with major challenges and troubles in my life and I am thankful that I got through them.

I nearly lost my life, therefore I have a renewed energy to make every day count. No one is going to do it for your. If you want something to happen you have to go and do it for yourself. You are the only one to make it happen. You are your own hero. My world came crashing down and I had to rebuild everything from scratch. The bigger you are, the harder you fall. This is very true.

It is NOT about the fall though. What matters is your rise back up.

For over a decade I dealt with surgery after surgery and I have lived with chronic pain for over 15 years. After my demise, it has taken 6 years to climb back up to normalcy. To be super successful at a young age and then have it all ripped away from you requires more strength than ever to bounce-back up again.

I enjoy snowboarding most (a relaxed kind with protective gear after my injury and surgery) and take several trips a year to the highest mountains for back country riding. My wife is a good skier who can 'almost' keep up with me:) We wakeboard and boat in the summer months to stay active until the ski season comes around.

I am currently dedicated to my websites and succeeding with affiliate marketing. I owe my education to WA and its training. I have seen no other as good as WA and I thank them for this. I am a self-starter and I demand that every dollar that I rightfully earn belongs to me. Therefore, I need not have a boss or company who is making a lot of money off my hard work. That's a NO_GO for me. Been there and done that.

The training might make it sound easier and quicker to be successful than it is.

ALL I CAN SAY IS BE PATIENT. THE REWARD WILL EVENTUALLY COME.

Affiliate marketing and earning decent revenues from blog sites takes many, many months if not years. If you think about the real stats regarding a new start-up company...most fail in the first few years. This isn't any different.

Getting ranked high enough on Google search to make a difference on your site...takes a long while. Consider that there are only 10 sites presented per page of Google search results. Even if you reach the first 10 pages...that is only 100 sites. 100 sites in a world of millions of other niche sites like yours make it a challenge. BUT, NEVER GIVE UP! I am starting to earn revenues now after 6 months. I am in this for the long haul and committed to posting new content as often as possible. Putting up quality articles as often as possible (3-4 times a week) is the best and fastest way to get ranked higher and be trusted by Google.

Gracefully, my real estate investments have increased in value and I was lucky enough to have invested in Bitcoin many years ago...therefore I have the reserves to make managing my websites a full-time job right now. It is easier for me to be patient.

I know this is not always the case with many of you. Many must have a full-time job to pay bills. This leaves you little time to focus on affiliate marketing. I am sorry for that, but figure out a way and some day you can eliminate your job and only need to have your affiliate sites.

Best wishes to you and remember....NEVER GIVE UP. - Matty B.

P.S> as you can tell, I love to write. And, I love teaching people about the newer 4K technology. See what I mean on one of my sties www.4KADVICE.com

P.S.2 We got a new Silver Lab puppy and she is about 12 months old now. She is a Cutie and truly 'Mans Best Friend'. She sits by me every single day as I work at home.
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rayd18 Premium
Thanks for the follow and wish you all the best in life. I'm
really sorry for the delay in following you back as I was
busy with the lessons.

Anyhow now that we are connected to each other feel free to leave me a message if you want to have a me and we also do the same as and when required.Hope you would not mind my doing so.

Regards,
Dipankar Ray.
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Marloo Premium
There are a lot of quick start marketing programs out there, I know. If you want to learn how it really works inside and out this is the place. Stick with this as priority one and get your foundation cemented in place. There is a difference between affiliate marketing and email marketing, and direct marketing, and other types of online marketing.
I am grateful I found this community of people who really care.
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reesa12 Premium
Hello. I just became a premium member yesterday and I am feeling a little lost already. I have never worked online or owned a website so reading everything you wrote gave me a little kick which I needed. You also made me think which is always good.
How is your Silver Lab doing? She must love having you at home all to herself.
Take care.

Reesa
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haroda Premium
Too right!!! Thank you for sharing yourself through your profile. You had an amazing experience. Also, thank you for following me. I followed you back.

I do believe everyone goes through their own journey to find themselves. No one has it any better or worse. It's only perspectives.

Best wishes for a fantastic 2018!!!
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Wayne66 Premium
Hello, Matt and thanks for adding me to your network, I'll add you back.

Always good to get to know another Believer and read some of their story.

Even at 69, I am still one of those that are working although it is only part-time. I started my WA site a few months ago and my ultimate goal is to make enough (to start with) that my wife and I can both retire by this time next year.

I know that it is doable and won't quit till it happens. Won't quit after that either.

I hope you continue to do well and even better as you continue this journey and I look forward to connecting from time to time.

In the meantime, I am,

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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Jayme4 Premium
Your bio offered great words of encouragement! Nothing in life comes easy. We all want things fast but it is a great reminder that the hard work pays off. I am new to WA- I also do real estate but want to have something else earning me money if I ever decide to stop fixing and flipping. Thanks so much!
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JackVang Premium
Hello Matty, Jack here saying “hi”.... I have two quick question to ask you or member of the WA community. Where are some of the place that we go post our Ad or blog? How much it cost per Ad and for how long? I have zero experience regarding posting an Ad online, therefore, I would appreciated if anyone can provide me the answer here. Beside, where are some of the place that we can post Ad for free? Can anyone kind enough to provide me the answer.
Thank,
Jack
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MattyBx Premium
Sorry for my delay. I jad my writing access revoked here on WA bc another member reported (tony hamilton) for supposedly self promoting my sote, which i was NOT doing.

Anyway, not sure what you mean Jack? Do you mean where can you post an ad about your website blog? What kind of ad do you meam?

So, if you build a blog or website here on. Wa like is the goal...then for FREE you can advertise your blog on Google+, facebook, Instagram, Tumbler, Twitter and many more.

That takes time to build.

Or you can pay cheap like$3 a day to place ad ongoogle search results pages based on keyword of your nich blog and thoisands will see your text ad.

Same with Facebook, you can pay $1 a day and they will show your ad blog site name amd logo to many people.training here goes over all that.
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JackVang Premium
Thank, Yeap....I mean post an ad about my website . Thank for get back to me. Iam delay on my training. Yes, the resource here at WA are awesome.
Jack
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CEllington Premium
Hi Matt, thanks a lot for following me! I'm following you back. I just read your profile and was very moved by your story - thanks for sharing it. I've been a member of WA for about 7 months and I've learned online strategies that I didn't know existed. I look forward to the day when my online business becomes successful. I hope that you have continued success and reach financial freedom! Cheers!

Quote by Norman Vincent Peale: "Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
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MattyBx Premium
I love your quote. Sorry for my delay as I was revoked from writing on WA because someone reported me that I was self promoting by placing a link to my website in a blog post.

A dumb rule but it does help keep SPAM away. Although I was NOT self promoting but instead encouraging members here to HELP EACH OTHER.

We should be using each others Amazon links and doing our shopping that way so our co-members get the credit instead of some stranger.

Anyway, hang in there. 7 months is a long time for working for FREE here on your site. I know how it is. I am at about 18 months and still not high enough traffic or revenues. It simply takes time I am told.

If we follow training, write good articles, do our social media and keep our site up to date, etc...then the rewards will come.

I keep getting told that by the founders of WA, so I just keep doing it. I hope by 2 years...I will have breakthroughs. Im not giving up. I have spent too much time and wrote over 150 articles, worked for free basically ...to quit.

However, I sure wish things would speed up. Or, what am I doing wrong. I do know that its basically the same for everyone. It takes everyone a few years to reach a good steady income from affiliate marketing.

Although a few get lucky...hit the right niche at the right time, but those are few and far between. >That is not realistic.

There is so much competition right now. 3 million other niche sites trying to get ranked in the first 3-5 pages of google search results. That is hard to do and that is why it takes years to get your site established and ranked higher. Google monitors our sites and puts the oldest, most advanced and likely sites up on the first 50 slots of google search for the major, bigger keywords in your niche.
Wish you well and keep going at it!
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CEllington Premium
Thanks. I think it's important for us to keep researching information on the Internet, in addition to within WA, to stay up-to-date on how to market ourselves. We can never learn too much!

Cheers!
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Zahub1 Premium
That was a good read Matt. God is good and will always help us for sure. I'm glad we have someone like you on wealthy affiliates since you clearly know what youre doing. I'll be sure to ask you for help if I ever come across a difficulty if you'd be willing to help me. Thank you for following me by the way.
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KathleenOhM Premium
Good morning Matty B. I read over your profile while drinking my morning coffee... I wake up super early to get a couple hours of work in here at WA. I am so freaking motivated by your words, I know what you say is true and it is the long game that gets the results. I have goals aligned with a future that looks a lot like what you have shared(without the extreme sports!!) I am heading your way my friend. Thank you for being a leader here... much continued happiness and success.
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Roybretton Premium
Hi Matt, I've just been reading your profile, which makes for good reading, it's great that you have a faith, I do too! There certainly are some really interesting people here at Wealthy Affiliate, it's a great place to learn about Internet marketing too! It's great that you're able to dedicate so much time to something that you really like doing and I know that you will reach your goals.

All the best to you Matt,

Roy
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in you network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you. And, more importantly I wish you the best in all you do...


Much success to you in 2018 and beyond...

Kisha
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Matt,
I would like to thank you for writing those thoughts like you dug out of my heart, mind, and head. So, I do not need to write the like thoughts and discontents; much appreciated.

To evidence what and how I have thought of life and its reality, to invite you as my mentor, and to help me excel and succeed in e-marketing, I would like to share the contents in my websites with you, and see how you may guide me to advance further in monetizing mode. May I PM you? As you can see, I concur and am with you.

Best to health and success,


Chin
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VSinatra Premium
Hello Matty!
Thanks for connecting. I saw part of your bio but had to return my focus on the day. Came back read all the way through and I'm glad I did. For the hope you stir in everyone here, thank you! I relate from experience to a lot you have said. Very happy you have made it past so much yucky stuff! I love that word even at this age :)).
Continued successes to you and your businesses!
Happy New Year
Victoria
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MattyBx Premium
Thank you for your support and encouragement. I wish you all the success with your endeavors.
What are your websites? I am happy to support you by reading your posts, sharing them and commenting so you rank higher.
Thanks, mattb.
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DanETD Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network, Matty. I enjoyed your motivational profile. I am just starting out here and taking it one step at a time. If you have any advice for a newbie like me, please feel free to share. BTW your dog is absolutely adorable.

Thanks,
Daniela
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MattyBx Premium
Well, thanks for joining back with me. We all need to help each other here at WA. Especially the WA premium paying members who 'mean business'.
This is a tough, tough business like any other start up company. If you are serious, then that is exactly what you are doing. You are launching your own small business and are an entrepreneur! This is great because working only for yourself and receiving every single dollar of income based on every hour of your hard work...is the only way to go in my mind!
Be patient is the best advice I can give you. It takes time and lots of hard work before you see results.
It is similar to planting a seed. You have to nurture it, tweak it, water it, feed it before you ever see any fruits of your labor.
This is the same thing....you have to design your site, build it and get it up live. Then nurture it by writing quality articles and Posts as often as possible. The more content you put up regularly the more likely it is that Google search engine bots will rank you higher.
To get the most traffic as in the masses, you have to get ranked as high as possible on google search results lists. This means when someone types in a key word or phrase for something they are looking for on Google Search....if it happens to be in your niche of your site...you want YOUR site popping up as one of their search results so that you direct them to your site. They click on your site. You want your site to be listed in the first 50 websites search results. There are 10 per page, so target the first 5 pages of google search results pages. This means you put the same key words and phrases into your websites and posts so that google sees that your site is similar to what the searcher is looking for because Google matches the key words throughout your website with the keyword the User is typing in to the search engine. that is is in a nutshell, but you probably knew most of this.
The training is outstanding here at WA and they will go over everything I just said in big detail. You can also watch their training videos which is what I mostly did as I worked to set up my sites.
Its been 17 months since my first site and I am just now starting to see steady traffic to my sites and revenues. But, it took a long time.
This requires a lot of patience and diligence. You basically have to be willing to work for free for the first 12 months before fruits and reward come. But, they will come. Eventually you will succeed if you stick with it and just never give up. Let me know if you have any questions or I can help in any way. Thanks, Matt B.
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DanETD Premium
Thank you for your extensive and beautiful reply, Matt. I enjoyed reading your perspective on what it takes to become a successful "onlinepreneur". I will keep on pursuing my goals and hope to reap the fruits one day. I also appreciate your offer to help out with any questions.
Thank you and Enjoy the day!
Daniela
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cld111 Premium
It's nice to meet you, Matty! Thank you for the follow. It sounds like you've been through a lot in your life, but I love how you've taken your adversities and used them to make you stronger.

I love the reminder to have patience. I know if we keep plugging away, eventually things will begin to happen.

I enjoyed reading about you. I'll see you around the site!

- Christina
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Christina! You profile is very interesting as well! What are your websites (or website)? I would love to read your Posts and support your endeavor by commenting and clicking any 3rd party links you might have.

I think all of us at WA should be helping each other as much as we possibly can. This is a tough business that takes years to establish and we need all of the help we can get.

I wish you the best and let me know if I can ever help you! - matt B.
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cld111 Premium
Absolutely, that support is why I came back to WA after a long hiatus.

My website is pickplants.com

How about yours?

- Christina
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Bob-1 Premium
A pleasure to meet you Matty! I enjoyed reading your blog and now have to take the time between lessons to get to some of your posts. It's a good thing you like to write because your good at it and people would be missing out if you didn't.

I'm obviously new to WA but look forward to that long-term investment you mentioned. I know, really I know, from personal experience two things: 1. there is no get-rich-quick-scheme (unless it's illegal maybe); and 2. good things take time to build.

I do wish I had more time to dedicate to WA and getting my business going on-line, but I will endeavor to exercise patience (which I do at my other job - exercise patients). That's my favorite PT joke! Usually I'm the only one that laughs - I'm okay with that.

Well, back to my quality content research and preparation. I'll look forward to checking out your posts and website Matty. See you around the WA community!

Health and Joyful Living,
Bob
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MattyBx Premium
Ahhh Bob, thanks a lot man! I do appreciate the compliment. And, all of us need to be helping each other here at WA. Especially Premium-paying members who are the most serious about success and earning revenues.

I have to earn revenues to make a living to pay my bills with this affiliate marketing so I cant be anymore serious about it than I already am.

I took the risk and threw everything into this and quit my day job. I made sure to have some reserves obviously and I do still own some rental houses that I get paid net rents and profits for every month, however, I still need a paycheck!

My sites have to give me this paycheck. I only allowed for so many months of reserves so if things dont get better soon, I am going to have to start doing this part-time and go back and get another 9 to 5 job. I desperately DONT want to have to do that.

I am sure you agree that working for yourself and being your own boss ...there is nothing better than this. You get to earn every single dollar of hard work that you put forth. You are not working for anyone else who is getting rich off your hard work.

What is your website(s). I am happy to go to them or it and read your Posts as well and click on your 3rd party banner ads or Amazon links if you have any?
What kind of affiliate are you doing? Click ads?

Fill me in about your site and I will help you. We should all be helping eachother here at WA go to eachothers sites and click eachothers ads to help us all increase our affiliate revenues. There are plenty of us at WA that it could really make a difference if I am helping YOU and you are helping ME with our sites.

Let me know if I can help in any way possible and I will do my best or at least point you in the right direction if I dont know something.

This is all fairly new to me too. I only started in August 2016 so not even 2 years now. When did you start?
thanks for replaying and stay in touch to help each other. - Matt B.
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Bob-1 Premium
I started 2 1/2 weeks ago Matt. I'm really fresh, the newbie on the block! None of that matters.

I've been a physical therapist for 20+ years and owned my own outpatient clinic for 13 of those years. Doing great and then . . .
sorry to say, Obamacare hit the healthcare market. This isn't a political statement, just what happened.

The changes in the healthcare climate were far-reaching and were not beneficial for small businesses. In the small town (about 65K pop.) there were 5 PT clinics, 3 larger ones and 2 smaller ones. I was one of the smaller ones but doing well.

Mark, the other small clinic owner, closed his clinic Dec. 2011 (smart move). The "Affordable Healthcare Plan" (which everyone now knows is a misnomer) took affect Jan. 2011.

So, I am determined and persevering, and hung on like an idiot, for dear life to my sinking ship - actually doing EVERYTHING possible to keep it afloat! I "closed" my clinic in June 2012. Yep, not by choice and had invested everything I had in it. I owned the commercial real estate I had my clinic in and the bank wouldn't work with me, couldn't get it sold, so lost everything.

I am of course employable, but I've had to start over, from scratch. Plus, I'm like you, don't relish working for someone else. That is what caused me to search, research, and finally end up at WA!

So, I'm just into Course 2 - Lesson 4, working on developing my quality content for my first post on the site, which is -

Safety Devices for Adults (and just recently became hosted on my new domain http://seniorshealthandsafety.com/ - I'm still excited!)

I read your newly posted blog about Google Adwords and know I'm not ready for a lot of this stuff yet, but I'll get there!

Really good connecting with you Matt and we'll definitely keep in touch! Thank you!!
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Jasser Premium
Hey Matty, Thanks for the follow and the inspiring Bio. Can tell you are good at writing, still have a lot to learn here :)

But, one thing I do get is, that it takes patience/time, work and the will to learn, to succeed in any business.

Wish you a great 2018.

Regards
Jasser
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MattyBx Premium
Jasser, you are right on! Number One it takes patience in this business of affiliate marketing. You need to be able to work for free for many months, while being patient and smart.

This is a tough business to succeed at because nowadays there are so many people doing affiliate marketing.
Think about it, for any one particular niche, there are over 2 million other websites competing against you for one of those 10 slots in the google search engine results page.

If you are trying to get your website listed in search results on pages 1-5 then that is only 50 websites out of 2 million who will get those spots. that is hard to do. But, over time you can do it with certain key words like i have done. But, it took me 16 months of hardwork to achieve that.

My saying to myself and anyone I talk with here is just to NEVER GIVE UP. Keep moving forward bit by bit. Best wishes, MB.
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nurit Premium
Hi Matty,
Reading your profile is shockingly similar to what I have experienced. I too have experienced many setbacks, lost my husband in 2008, then lost my real estate portfolio. You inspire me, as I am new here and I have not come out on the other side, financially.

Labs are the cutest!

Wishing you and your wife a happy new year.
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MattyBx Premium
Oh boy, I hurt for you. Sorry to hear that. Then, you know how life goes. You know how difficult it can be and the only thing I can say to people is just to never give up. If that is all that someone can learn and do, then that's it. Just never give up.

If you are close to giving up, then you are in a group of people who know exactly how you feel. Rock bottom is a place not many people know about.

However the important thing is that there is no where left to go but UPWARD. its hard, exhausting, difficult but you have to point yourself up and use every single sand grain of energy to propel yourself back up one hour at a time, one day at a time.

You can do this if you just stay determined no matter what happens and keep your mind out of negatively. I have 30 things I could sit here this very minute and tell you how terrible each one is that has happned to me. I have real, LEGIT reasons to be negative. A lot of them. Some days they conquer me. But overall in the big BATTLE...I am trying to remain positive and forget my past.

Don't let the past poison your future. And it will fast if you let it. Someone told me that once and I never forgot it. its very easy to be negative and allow past woes to take control of your thoughts every day, but I am training myself to STOP. Check myself and turn my thoughts into determination, defiance at the Devil.

The Devil is evil and all these bad things are coming straight from him. Get angry with the Devil. It is a spiritual fight if you know what I mean. Spirits are real, God is real, Satan is more real than real and he secretly sets out to destroy YOU and Destroy ME...people who can make a difference in this world and are a threat to satan. So , he targets us. But, crush him, tell him off and beat him with your positive thoughts and actions.

YOu will recover financially, just create a step by step Plan and make goals for yourself. Then, don't let anything stop you from reaching your goals. I did this and it worked. We are just about back on our feet financially and beginning to recover again.

Let me know if I can help. Be patient with me and just know that you CAN have a passive income with this if you keep up
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Lodge Premium
Hello Matty, Thanks for adding me to your network!
I read your Bio and checked out your websites. I have checked out a lot of sites here at WA to get a feel for the type of quality build/layout and content and found yours to be the best I have seen so far. Your blogs seem to speak the truth about all of this training as far as always reminding that it will take quite awhile to be successful. I am currently building content on my website and studying everything "google" to know all I can about ranking. I also respect your boldness in your faith and thanking God for all that He does. A great verse for this venture for me is:
"those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31 (NASB)
May God Bless your new idea and all that you are doing.
Sincerely,
Curtis
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Curtis, your message to me 'made my day' today. Thank you. Your support and encouragement goes a long way. I love that bible verse. Another "With God, all things are possible".

On my www.HeroinInMe.com site, you can read my unfortunate experience under the "about" section. Basically I am using a horrible time period in my life to turn it around and help other people. Otherwise, I see that experience as a complete and utter waste of time and energy. It only makes sense when some good can come out of it. This particular site is faith-based because the truth is that I would not be alive today without Faith and Trust in God and Jesus. I'm just telling people my story. This is what happened to me and this is what helped me get through some major problems over a 12 year period of horrific times.

So, I am using information to help people fight Opiate Addiction. As you know, we are in a crisis and more must be done to help these hurting people. Many don't even realize how or when they become addicted because it can be genetic. They get prescribed opioid legal pain medications for a legit purpose and before they know it, their body and mind has become fully addicted to these dangerous chemicals. That happened to me and to this day I cannot believe it all happened.
Anyway, it is what it is, I cannot change the past. However, I also cannot let the past poison my future.

Best wishes to you and your project. Please let me know if you need any help or opinions. If I don't know, I might be able to point you in the right direction. Ask questions or whatever you need.

This is indeed the best affiliate marketing platform that exists today so you are at the right place. We just all need to work hard (for FREE for a period of time) and then the rewards will follow.

Like planting a seed...we have to nurture it and take care of it for a long time before it bears fruits and rewards. Same exact thing with our website blogs here.

We have to be patient, nurture our sites, manage them, tweak them based on training, write good quality articles and content and then eventually the time and effort will pay off. It might not be for 1-2-3-4-5 years from now, but it WILL HAPPEN.

I am motivated and driven to work for free for many years knowing that when year 4 or 5 comes around....I will be having a large steady flow of traffic and be blessed with a higher decent months of revenues.

My person email is mattbronowicz@gmail.com in case you want to contact me privately with questions or whatever I can do to help even if its give you my honest opinion about your site.

Which, by the way...what is your website address(s)? Did you say your site is live now or will be? I am happy to support your site as well and give comments and share it with all my social media people.

Also, if you like my theme, I can send you the Xtheme contact info. It was not one of the ones marketed via the WA WordPress appearance and theme set up.

Instead, I found it elsewhere and went to their site, paid about $40 for it one time fee, downloaded it and uploaded into WP. its easy to do.

Thanks Again for your encouraging and kind words, Matt B.
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julesnp Premium
Good day Matty,
What a joy to read your bio. I congratulate you on all of what you have done and accomplished up to now. You deserve it all (except the bad stuff I am sure). I am exactly like you. I never give up and always get back up from life's challenges. Ii is great to meet you here and I wish you the very best in all of your projects.....Including Bitcoin which is doing better than great now !!!. I thank you for your follow and I am following you back.
Have a wonderful day.
Jules
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MattyBx Premium
Thanks about my bio. Its a true story and maybe it will inspire others to never give up and keep on going. The future can be bright if you just think of it that way. Be positive.

Lets keep in touch and help eachother whenever possible. I am glad to hear that someone appreciates my story because they too, are similar to me. Especially when it comes to never giving up.

With affiliate marketing, we must never give up because it is a very tough business these days. Maybe not 7 years ago, but nowadays it seems so many people are doing it that its hard to get ranked high in google which is where all the mass traffic comes from as you know.

Yes, between managing and writing with my sites, I have been trading and investing in digital coins for past 6 months. Many people still skeptical, but honest to God...if you want to make some income and build equity start buying the right digital coins.

You can start with very little money like I did. I turned about several $300 investment buys of the right coins into $18,345 value in just 1.5 months.

Most coins are increasing in value because they follow Bitcoin which is about to hit $20K a coin today!!!

Seriously, start trading or investing in bitcoins. If you want I can give you a list of the best ones that are going up because there are over 800 coins now. Each different purpose.

The blockchain tech behind them all is the real deal. its not a bubble and its NOT going away. Blockchain will allow banks to remove the middle man which is costing them billions in fees when they transfer money. With digital coins, no fees therefore banks are starting to use digital coins.

Anyway, I could talk all day about trading digital coins because its my main day job now as well as writing. If you ever need help.
I should do a site about digital coins:-)

Take care, best wishes, Matt B.
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julesnp Premium
Good day Matt,
Thanks for your response. I can see that you are well on your way to fantastic success. I am very anxious to get going with WA with my niche and also affiliate marketing. I am working on it whenever I have free time right now since I am still liquidating my business and this is not a pleasant activity but it needs to be done. In a few weeks, i shall be full time on WA. Concerning investments, i do invest in stocks and really i do not have time to do anything else at this time. I thank you for your offer on digital coins, but for now, i shall pass. Maybe later.... Again thank you and the very best to you. Have a great day.
Jules
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Matty, my motto exactly!! NEVER give up and never surrender!!
Please be reminded, that EVERY and ANY business takes usually 1 year to start earning money, and 2-3 years to see a ROI of return. So if you some $$ coming in at 6 month, that's great!! Its just going to get bigger as your site grows!
Thanks for the follow and I will return that favor!!
Tom
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MattyBx Premium
Thank you I need to hear that. Affiliate marketing takes time to earn any decent income. Like years of time from what I have found. I was never told that at the beginning but I wish I would have been.

I'm in this for long haul and you are CORRECT. After working hard for 3+ years..the reward will come. The passive income will appear after all these years. It WILL happen if you don't give up even if it takes 5 years.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Matty, HOW LONG it takes really depends on how much time you put into this or ANY other business!! It its 1-2 hours a day, then I will say it will take 1-2 years. I could be wrong since there are so many factors involved, but does it not take years anywhere else too? So depending on how much time you put in that's how fast you will earn...Social media is a factor...etc.
Have a great weekend!
Tom
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N33 Premium
Hello Matt,

What a life ! Thank you very much for connecting with me. You are entering my screen like a snow fall (we have a lot of snow and mountains...). I don't know, you are contagious, thank you for your energy.

"The training might make it sound easier and quicker to be successful than it is". You are describing exactly what I was not able to, not even to understand my feelings, as the training was finished.

I am looking forward to working with you.

N with a smile
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MattyBx Premium
I feel you. The connection is mutual. Thank you for telling me your thoughts and opinion. We people who are alike need to support each other and stick together. We will be more successful if we do so. There is more power in joint efforts than doing something solo. Ive been learning that over the years and not be afraid to ask for help or give help when you can.


Yes, I wish WA would have been more realistic about how long this affiliate marketing takes. I guess if they were totally truthful, they would not be getting as many Premium subscribers and I realize they are trying to run a business too. They need revenues in order to keep this platform running and giving us the support we need. I know this.
But, still. I thought things would happen much faster. But, for most of us it simply does not.
A normal startup business takes up to 5 years before you start seeing any steady returns on your investment. Much of our investment on here is our valuable time.

The majority of people do give up and fail in the first year, more in the 2-3 years and by the fifth year...most businesses have failed statistically.
Just knowing these concerning stats helps us be more determined to be the lesser percentage who DOES make it.
I will make it, YOU will make it. You will accomplish your goals no matter how high they rise.

Because we NEVER GIVE UP. Thanks and stay in touch!
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Phelandi Premium
Hello Matty,
a very encouraging and motivating profile post! Thankyou for the follow, I have followed you back. I am slowly going through the training and reading as many posts and blogs of you much more experienced people as I can - there is such a wealth of knowledge there and I am determined to keep going :-)

Jessica
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MattyBx Premium
Great idea to focus on other more experienced members sites etc. Also, ask questions of others too. that will help you faster. Ive only done this for a year and half and I have learned so much as well.

It really is a secret gem that allows anyone to get involved with this. There are more people today doing affiliate marketing than ever before so there is competition to get ranked higher. But, be unique and creative and consistent and diligent and you too will be successful at this. Be patient most of all.

It takes longer to be successful and earn a decent income at this than I ever thought when I completed the training. I thought it would go much faster. But, it takes years of doing this to really make a good living. However, its fun in the meantime if you enjoy writing and connecting with people.
I wish you the best.
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Raynor123 Premium
Hi Matty . Thank you for following. I am also following you. I am very glad to meet you. Like you I'm also a dog lover. I live in South Africa, a beautiful and sunny country. I teach people to buy and sell shares on the stock market, I analyse companies and I manage share portfolios. I have had quite a checkered career. I sold life insurance, I owned two clothing manufacturing factories and employed 120 people in each, I was an estate agent, I was involved in Horse Racing, I sold Industrial Fire Pumps, I was a Diamond Dealer and travelled all over Africa buying stones. Now I have recently joined WA. It is my intention to make a success of this internet marketing and travel the world. I welcome any help and suggestions that you have to pass on to me. I'm sure your Pearls of wisdom will be of tremendous help. Any help I can give you I will certainly pass on.
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Ray, thanks for your reply. You have been busy in life. It is clear that 'everything you touch turns to gold'. I am sure the same will happen here at WA with you.

My biggest advice would be patience. One thing WA does not mention very much within all of its very good, quality training is how long it takes to succeed at doing this affiliate marketing.

Even if you do all the training and keep up with your blog(s) sites every day and put up the best content and writings...it is still going to take time for google to rank your site higher and higher. There is no way around this except for pure luck.

It has taken me over 12 months to gain traction and increase my revenues. It is like working for free for a year, and then you begin to see the rewards.

We have a 10 month old Silver lab now and her name is Pearl. She is a lot of work, but we love her to death. So much fun. Great dog. Dog truly is Mans Best Friend.

I wish you the best and ask me any questions if you have them. - matt B.
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Judy-B Premium
Hi Matty,
Nice to meet you and glad you are here at WA, Thank you for the follow and return the favor. I'm a writer too. I look forward to learning from you. I've been here a while and still not making anything, but I haven't given up. Best wishes. :)
Judy
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brichnow21 Premium
Matty! Thank you for following!!
Flipping houses...got the T-shirt! Last tenant...don't ask!!!
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
I wouldn't take back a thing...somethings others would have knocked themselves off! Now, I realize that was His plan for me, and for you and too, it seems. Love the attitude...an Overcomer!
I love your advice about time. I like to say...You can't rush a souflee ...And follow the recipe! Wink!
Best here!
Barb
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MattyBx Premium
Well Thanks Barb! I wish you the best as well. Glad we are connected and we all need to work together here at WA and help each other. Use each others links and click each others affiliate links.
There are so man of us! Take Care, Matt B.
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brichnow21 Premium
That's the WA secret! Shhh...
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Freisia Premium
Amazing Bio Matty, you have been very busy for someone so young. You are fortunate in that you came into WA with some internet background and savvyness. I may have to pick your brains, I am quite the newbie started in July but enjoying the learning in WA.
All the best for your internet biz.
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MattyBx Premium
Same to you Freisia! Thanks for your comment and support.

I am very happy to help you in any way that I can. That is what is great about the WA community...most of us are here to help each other whenever possible.

Best wishes, Matt
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ashliejewel Premium
So wonderful to meet you, Matty! So excited to learn and grow with you here! Thank you for being a wonderful leader and teacher! Am grateful to be able to keep in touch with you! All the best and thank you for the encouragement and sharing your drive and living your passion!! Peace:)

Ashlie
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MattyBx Premium
THANKS for your follow as well. We are now friends and co-members and we should all be helping each other out here with our goals.
We share the same goals to be successful with online affiliate marketing. Stay in touch and best of luck to you! - MB.
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Urolin1981 Premium
HI! MattyBx, Your genuine realistic revelation on what and how you have been going through WA has uplifted me from the 48-hour WA-related frustration and depression which came after its initial 8-day Premium training session with excitement. Currently, I am at some 45% of Level 3 training, and will let your story forge a similar story about me. Thank you for the note. I will ask the questions along the line of learning, would you help me?
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Urlaina Premium
Hi Matty! Nice to meet you! Thanks so much for the follow! Sounds like you are off to an amazing start. I love reading about everyone's individual experiences here, along with their successes. Thanks for sharing yours! It's inspiring!

I wish you continued success in all your WA endeavors!

Kris
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Priscilla23 Premium
Matty, I truly appreciate your insight into the "trials and tribulations" of online work. It gives me a better perspective, knowing I'm on the right path. Thanks for sharing your background info, too. Way to go! Thanks for the follow; am doing the same for you. Thanks so much, Priscilla
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MattyBx Premium
You are welcome and I wish you the best too!
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MB231ABC Premium
Sounds like you are an active, intelligent and resourceful fellow. Thank you for your contact. We have a similar memo and likes as far as the business world is concerned. Thank you for the words of encouragement. I do know things worthwhile take a lot of concentration and work. May your days be filled with successes and your adventures ahead with happy memories. Marie
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MattyBx Premium
You are welcome and each of us members at WA should be constantly helping each other. This is the greatest resource to success.

We should be doing favors for each other by going to each others sites and actually clicking on Amazon link and do our shopping that way to give your colleague credit for it. Buy products via other members sites instead of NOT doing that.

Click on each others 3rd party Ads and take them seriously in order that you WA colleague get the credit.

Do all of this knowing that the favors will be returned on your site.
Best wishes, matt
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MB231ABC Premium
Good advice. Thank you for sharing. Every little bit seems to be a little closer to seeing the picture to the BIG puzzle. One piece at a time to a completed sale. I will think of your successes as something as self achievement in regards to my steps. May your days continue to be successes and bring you closer to your personal goals. Thank you for all you do for all those around you.
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phildora Premium
Hi Matty B. Thanks for the follow!

I am now into week four; and on day 7 I ranked #1 and page 1 on Google.

I just flew in from Maryland to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida--so getting everything prepared for Hurricane Irma and getting responses out while I can before any power goes out this weekend!

All the best in not only meeting, but exceeding your business goals!
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MattyBx Premium
You are going to do just fine since you are motivated. But, my only advice after being on WA and managing my sites for over a year now, is to BE PATIENT.

Things don't happen fast, so be persistent and keep moving forward, but it will be slowly. Don't give up when you are tempted, for example, after 8 months and you have seen little revenues and web traffic.

It might be coming in the 9 month or 12 months, but it will eventually come if you keep posting and updating your site. Best wishes, Matt
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phildora Premium
Hi Matt, thank you very much! Give up is not in my vocabulary--so I had to look it up to find its meaning! (lol)
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MattyBx Premium
That's great! Thanks for your response, it is appreciated!
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DianneWB52 Premium
Hello Matty,

Congratulations on your success here at WA and elsewhere. I liked how you gave a realistic look at getting a website up, indexed by Google, and making money. So many people look at online businesses as a way to make a lot of money quickly. It takes patience and persistence.

Thanks for connecting with me. I look forward to keeping in touch.

Dianne
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Dianne, You are welcome and I noticed your profile as well. What are your sites? and How are you doing with them.

So true that people expect to get rich overnight. Affiliate marketing takes years to be very successful at in my opinion. WA does not make that very clear, but their training is top-notch.
Take Care, Matt B.
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Loes Premium
Hello Matt,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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MattyBx Premium
Thanks for adding me as well to your group. I wish you the best. Thanks for all your training in an easy to understand way you go about it. It really helps a lot!

Thanks for your offering of help and I need help all the time, so I will send you a message.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Matt.
In all things, always be grateful.

Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to WA. I have been here since May 2016

It's been a great experience. I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

I wish you continued success.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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Tenahlu Premium
Thank you for the follow! Wow its great to see someone who has a degree in finance and accountancy. I personally am studying towards a Finance major myself, not too sure about accountancy as of yet... Also I'm really inspired by your achievements! To be able to fulfill goals and overcome real life challenges as well as managing 4 blogs is not easy at all, many respects on that! All the best in your continuation here at WA, hope to see you soon!
Cheers
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MattyBx Premium
Thanks for the support and encouragement. I recently purchased 2 already existing websites off the www.flippa.com site for very cheap. They are set up to sell discounted drones from Amazon. Its a drone store. It automatically updates with new products every day.

I love affiliate marketing so its good to be doing something that you love. Finance is a great major and accounting because you can do so much with it. You can basically get a job with any company since all have financing projects etc. Good idea finishing your finance degree, it will pay off.

Or, if you become self employed you will use what financing you learned with your business and benefit you this way.

Thanks again and best wishes with you web projects. What is your site address?

-Matt B.
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AnthonK Premium
Hi MattyBx, thank you for your support and follow. The online business environment is a new challenge for me. I am excited to be part of the WA family. I am sure WA is the place to be if you are serious about online marketing. The accomplishments of WA members are always encouraging to me. Wishing you success and lots of blessings with your WA business.
Regards
Anthon.
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MattyBx Premium
I wish you the best too!
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DigiBeav Premium
Nice profile Matty! I appreciate the words of encouragement you have, especially since I'm only in my second month. It's hard to keep from second guessing yourself at this point I think, but it's nice to keep hearing that "it takes time".

Keep us updated on how you're doing, alright! Believe me, it's inspiration to the rest of us!

All the best!

Preston
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LindaKwas Premium
Just read your profile. I think I joined around the time you did, but you are much farther along than I am. I started over, changed horses in midstream so to speak. I am very encouraged by what you said about rankings and revenue taking time, maybe 6 months or more. My site has only been up and running for 3 months, so I am working as much as I can to get it to where it needs to be. All the best to you!
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despatis Premium
Dear Matty, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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MattyBx Premium
Same goes to you! Best wishes!
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Thank you for the follow, I am following you in return. I love your story and I did not see it as boasting only sharing. Each of us has a story to tell and yes, online marketing of any type takes time and patience, what I hope most people that try it look at is, how far they have come over the years in the work-a-day world and see that nothing worth having comes overnight. Anyone in any business will tell you that they did not start on Monday and were fully successful by Friday. Many times it takes months, even years, however, everyone who has ever been successful will tell you that it took that never quit attitude, and that they kept the eye on the prize and worked toward it every day.

Yours in Christ,

Art Klemme
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Art,

Thanks for your kind words and reading my bio. I have done the same with you. We all have to help each other out here at WA.

I appreciate your encouragement and reaffirming that never giving up is a must if you want to succeed.

Bottom line is that nothing good happens over night. Online marketing , from what I can tell is going to take several years before I see a steady stream of decent revenue coming in. I am prepared to work hard for 2-3 years before expecting any return on my invested time.

I wish you the best, matt
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Glad to hear it, I look forward to watching you and others here grow, nothing here make feel better than hearing about other people reaching their goals.
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MattyBx Premium
I agree and it's great when successful people help others succeed.
What is your niche and site address?
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Matty, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! I've just been reading your profile and it is good to see your enthusiasm, I believe that you will do very well here at Wealthy Affiliate. I wish you every success in your venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you Matty, Roy.
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MattyBx Premium
Well Thanks! I have done the same with you and plan to keep in touch to share thoughts and ideas.

We are all in the same boat here at WA so we need to work together. We should all be doing favors and clicking on eachothers sites to help. Stay tuned!
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning to you Matt, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. I apologize on the lateness of this greetings.
Knowledge without application is meaningless, wouldn't you agree? To not using the training here to create a profitable online business would be pointless. Like getting a degree in business and working at McDonald's.
We have the ability to create our own destinies and build a legacy for or families. This is why I am here. I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and success at building your online empire.
Ken
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GVNess Premium
Thanks for following. Thanks for sharing your story. I can relate with you on the "think tank" part of your description. In the past, I thought I was a mess for not pinpointing one thing that I liked and just sticking to it. Now, I can see that having more than one interest is a great quality to have. My mind keeps wanting to learn different things and there's nothing wrong with people like us. Kudos to you!
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DaleTidd Premium
Thanks for following me. much appreciated.
Do you mind if I bounce a concept off of you?

I've been working on a project for affiliate marketers for a while now. I would appreciate your thoughts if you have the time.

Every now and then I would like to get the opinion of a wide variety of affiliate marketers, like a sanity check.

Would you mind if I share it with you?

Thanks
Dale
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Odam65 Premium
Thanks for the follow Matty. I went into this knowing that it would take months before I see any income. I love to write as well but still, find it hard to come up with interesting content. It will come in time. Some days are better than others. Eventually, it will be second nature.

Best of luck to you.

Respectfully,

Darin
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MattyBx Premium
You are going to do just fine if you stick it out like the rest of us have to do. YES, coming up with titles and new content can be a challenge if you are trying to Post something every single day like I do. I hope by posting every single day I get ranked higher, but we will see.

Sit down during some spare time and write up a numbered list. Write down every single Headline and topic that you can think of related to your niche site idea. Create a HItList.
I did this and it helped bc each day I just refer to my hitlist and pick a headline and start writing. Goo luck!
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Odam65 Premium
Thank you, that's a great idea! I'll do that.

What will help get you ranked is when you go to your login at Site Rubix in the right-hand corner of the website you want to log in to click the "View Details" under your health bar.

(You probably already know this) Click on the "Website Feedback" and "Visitor Feed Engagement". WA is great for its "Pay it forward" approach. There you can ask people to give your website feedback and comment on your site as well.

I hope I helped you back a little. LOL

Darin
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JohnG123 Premium
Awesome, like your profile. Maybe you can take a look at my webpages when I get there. I have a niche in mind, but at the moment I am just writing webpage to pull referrals to WA, so I can learn how to use the tools here. Vegas would be an awesome trip but not really the goal. The niche I have in mind is a sizeable commission, but not an easy sale. Its a worthy Green cause so I think its worth the effort. Look forward to talking with you in the future.
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MattyBx Premium
Be glad to take a look. Just go for it. Whatever niche idea you have as long as it has some passion behind it...don't delay. get the clock ticking. Since it takes months to get noticed and ranked by google you may as well get something built with your latest niche idea. Good luck, matt
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Moncile Premium
Thanks for the encourage, Matt! I do gave up and abandoned my site for one year now. I'm planning to continue, as I already paid the membership for another 1 year (June 2018). And I wasted my money for nothing, as I dont know well what to do to earn money here...... Or Im just toooo lazy to write, though I know I have lots of stories to tell about...... I hope I can be like you!

Thanks, I;m following you back too. Looking forward for our success together! :)
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Powerhousevi Premium
Honored to follow and humbled to be followed herein @ WA .
Being fairly new my only advice is to 'use the tools' because I've found this place far&away; the best place to crawl, walk, and run.
My goal is to make people better in health via a Functional Wellness approach and look forward to 'reaching out' to many more here.
I wish you and yours much success in all of your business venture(s) and new life moments.
Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU! I remain ...

... Earnestly, DJ
PowerPillarsV
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Matt and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Matty,

I am impressed by your profile that is true but the 2 sentences which caught my attention most were: thankful you got through your challenges and troubles and that you were grateful for everything you have. I think these are wise words., Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards , Taetske,
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MattyBx Premium
Thank you so much! It keeps me motivated to hear words like yours. I wish you the best as well and a lot of success
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Matty,

As you say that you love writing have a look at my second post you might find something of interest there.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey there, thanks for the follow, I'm now following you back.

It looks like you have a lot going on which is fantastic, you've obviously put in a lot of time and effort to be where you are - Woohoo!

All the best with your journey here at WA, cheers,

Jacqueline
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MattyBx Premium
Same goes with you! How long have you been at this? it just takes time I am learning. Nothing good happens fast. But, I am in this for the long haul. Determined to make this my full time job....not a hobby:) Best wishes!
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JacquelineS1 Premium
Hey Matt,

I've been at this for over 8 years now, I started with affiliate marketing and then got distracted for a few years with Shiny Object Syndrome - I wouldn't call that a waste though as I learned a lot of different types of strategies that will help me here at WA.

Yes, I'm definitely in this for the long haul, I've made good money with affiliate marketing before and I know I can build on that.

Cheers,

Jacqueline
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MillieMarino Premium
Hi, Matty!
Thanks for the advice and cheering us up!
Focused work, discipline, and persistence to built profitable Affiliate Marketing businesses with WA.
It is good to know that we need to be patient and keep working without seeing results during the first months. But month 6 can be the magic one as it was for you.
Thanks for the follow, now I am following you too!
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MattyBx Premium
I wish you the most luck. Glad to follow you and I am rooting for you and your site. We are in this together and I just know that eventually success will come to us.
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AfqmBiz Premium
Hi, My Friend! :)

Have a good day!

Kindly forgive me for the recent lack of activity at WA as I am working on various enterprising mediums and platforms. This is the time to carefully analyse all of that with next level movement plus to set my own schedule on operating timetable for more effective result on all fronts. I was in Singapore a few days back on ad-hoc basis meeting and discussion for my gaming franchise.

Also, I need to find the formula for our networking here that we managed to collaborate in a certain way, like website sharing info etc..

I will come out with my recent findings etc pertaining to our collaboration with useful information etc.
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RDunkinson Premium
Thanks for following, I followed you back.

Very impressive bio. It gives me an insight into your personality which I perceive to be very energetic and goal oriented.

Although for me this is a new field, I do like to write and hope I can come up with a catchy blog that will put me on the map.

Ruth
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!
People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I may not be in the top 200 list anymore (because I don’t socialize here much) but I do have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do. I have over 3,000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)

P.S You might like this one:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/the-missing-magic-internet-marketing-ingredient

Or one of my recent posts:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/learn-to-seo
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MattyBx Premium
Great advice and thank you for inviting me to read more of your Posts and comments. I will do so and look for inspiration and tips. Thanks again!
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Matty, Thanks for following back. It's my pleasure to be included in your network of friends at WA. May we all be committed to growing the passive income through the training we learn at WA. As you have mentioned, it is a real challenge to be rank among the top 3 pages in google. But that should never stop anyone from trying. Happy blogging. [Kelsey]
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MattyBx Premium
Thank you too. I was wanting to be realistic for all those who start at WA and think that this is a get rich quick type deal. Obviously its not and takes a lot of hard work to get ranked.
Many people quit when they do not see any traffic or income in the first 6-8 months. This is the biggest mistake because this is about the time sites begin to take off and success is at the doorstep.
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KelseyLim Premium
Ha ha. That's right. That's why I am still hanging on and learning.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought of the day hope you enjoy it.
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asoltys58 Premium
Hey bro, thanks for following me. I appreciate your skill set and your honesty. I have had many ideas, but I have yet to make any of them profitable. I am glad I am here and will look forward to leaning on you and learning from you, if possible, in the future. Life breeds life! So speak life! Take it easy.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Matty. Thanks for following me. I am glad you are doing well here. My husband and I are just entering real estate and in the process of buying a four-plex to live in and then keep as an income property after we move on.

I am sure you will be successful here.
Jessica
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MattyBx Premium
Wow Jessica, congrats on starting here at WA and for buying a 4 plex. Are you located in the U.S. by chance? Just curious because some cities are much easier to flip houses or invest in rental properties than others.
First out of college, I bought my first house and it was a duplex. I had the same exact idea as you guys have and it was the best decision of my life! I lived on the top floor and there was a paying tenant on the first floor unit. At the time, this particular neighborhood was becoming very popular in Saint Louis. Two years later, a realtor contacted me and told me I could double the price and sell it for twice as much as I bought it for. It was a once and lifetime situation, so I sold and moved the money into purchasing 2 more single family homes that we built from scratch and have leased them out ever since (about 10 years). The tenants basically pay for the entire monthly mortgage while there is a few hundred left over for profits or general maintenance and repairs to keep these houses up. These will be my retirement along with numerous other rental properties we have purchased along the way. But, to get to where we are at today, it all goes back to that very first duplex I bought and lived in one unit while leasing out the other unit. You can do the same. Rates today are so low that money is dirt cheap to loan. Especially if you are owner occupied and living in one unit....as that is the KEY to less downpayment and much lower rates than NON-OWNER OCCUPIED houses. Live there a few years, learn the ropes of being a landlord and then move on to invest in another property...keep doing it. This is my retirement since I don't have a 401 K, etc. from any corp since I am self-employed. Once they are all paid off we have options to live off the rents, or sell for a bulk profit, pay the taxes and enjoy. I do love real estate, however being a landlord has its challenges. We learned everything the hard way. We have had major issues and been to court many times. But, as you learn it gets easier and less mistakes. For past 5 years, we have had the best tenants in all units who pay on time. This is because we got super strict at screening tenants prior to letting them move in. Make sure you screen very hard. Good Luck and take care, matt B.
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MattyBx Premium
P.S. What is your niche idea going to be, Jessica? Meant to ask.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Matt, yes we are in Alaska. The market never went down much after 2008. Houses are so expensive (in Anchorage) that we held off buying. We had a great rental house and I am so glad we stayed there! Now the market is cooling off just a bit since we are in a recession here due to the price of oil. Everything in Alaska comes back to the price of oil.

We are using my husband's VA loan so we will actual pay zero down, getting seller to pay all closing costs, etc.

We hope to only stay there a year or two and then use an FHA loan to buy a tri-plex or duplex and live in that. There is a very hot rental market here, properties are never vacant. My Mom has a tri-plex and rental house here as well that she still has though it was more my Dad's thing and he has sadly passed away.

I will be the third generation in my family to be in real estate, I always thought I would end up here and I am excited to finally be able to.

Thanks for the advice! I will hit you up with questions! It sounds like you know your stuff.

Jessica
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Swangirl Premium
My niche is pet health and behavior. I have been here at WA for over a year now and love it. I have not had as much time to put into my site as I would like but still make some sales. I work full time for the State of Alaska and was finishing up graduate courses as well.
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MattyBx Premium
Awesome niche. We just got a silver lab pure bred puppy. I just added her photo on my profile. She is an amazing dog! 10 weeks old now. I will use your helpful site for sure and share it!
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Swangirl Premium
She is adorable! I had huskies growing up.
I highly recommend you check out the supplement for tooth and gum health that I review. It was so amazing it inspired me to create the website.

It is made for dogs and cats. It has saved us thousands of dollars in teeth cleaning and extractions! It can be used preventatively. We put in in our pet's wet food twice per day. We mix up the food with a variety of supplements and keep it in a container in the fridge so we don't have to mix them in at each feeding. For large dogs, they can be given the whole capsule however so that might be easier. http://thrivingcat.com/revolutionary-supplement-that-keeps-dog-and-cat-teeth-clean
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MattyBx Premium
I will do that and link to buy the supplement. This is exactly what info we needed to have so great timing and THANK YOU!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks! We don't have dogs now but I wish I knew about the supplement when we did. One of our cats had to have teeth pulled every year since some breeds are more susceptible to gum disease. It was awful and he was still really young. He has not had a tooth pulled in the three years since we started him on the supplement! He also doesn't have horrible breath anymore.
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Rafaelorozco Premium
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Rafaelorozco Premium
Dear friend:

We are cordially inviting you next Saturday to our online event to explain how to develop a business project from home that is causing excellent results, please if you know someone who wants to earn additional income you could share this info with them, capacity are are limited
By registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

Join a webinar with us on March 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST.
Register now! To the Webinar: : “21 Century Business Plan”
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My best Regards and God bless you

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Global JR Inc
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MattyBx Premium
What is this event about exactly?
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AfqmBiz Premium
Hi, Mr Matty thanks for stopping by at my website https://afqmhub.com/ just now. By the way, today almost a day I am taken to give the site "a new skin of 2017" and rearranged the whole setting for better user experience.

I found the latest nice theme around 2 pm ASEAN time and complete all the setting by 8 pm today.

For "The Legendary of Mario", I will continue with almost all Mario's life from the beginning while putting some input of related stuff from Amazon.co.uk (the savings discount deals and cheap option to compare with recent Amazon.com stuff earlier.

Appreciate your stop by and hopefully as you also a gaming fan, could benefit more from my website. I also registered with EA Sports to review their stuff and make a note on my website.

I'll find your website to be one of the subscribers and benefit from work you have done.

Thanks to my friend.

*If you ever wanted latest info or review of any bargain deal of your gaming stuff kindly let me know. For Amazon.com and Amazon Europe, i got the tools to find and give favour to the gaming fans on individual request.
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MattyBx Premium
Hey man, I promise you that I will benefit from your site and I wil USE your site, come back to it and click the ads and use amazon click throughs as well. Anything I can do to help your site, I will do. Let me know if any specific and I will do. We have to help each other out here at WA. this is tough business to be successful at so we should all help eachother as much as possible. Ill help you if you;ll help me type of thing if that is OK with you?
My site is WWW.4KADVICE.COM it similar in that its technology, but not gaming. I LOVE GAming and I game on my SONY 4K UHD TV that has built in playstation Now games. over 1,000 but they are not the newest PS4 game. I also have x Box always looking for new games and I want to buy the New X BOX ONE S...I think its called which is their first 4K console version. Do you have that available through your amazon link?

If you can go and click on some of my affiliate ads at bottom RIGHT side bar or Amazon to make purchases, I will gladly do the same for you!
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AfqmBiz Premium
That is for sure my man, we could help one another in many ways actually. I got standby few advertising and sales channels that I could still never use until I felt my sites just good enough to be published everywhere now but I need to try myself of its effectiveness but nothing to worry it is free submission.

I could promote your site too, anywhere i can, my friend without you ever worry about the cost etc. Having said that it is just a pity we couldn't be allowed to buy big stuff for our own here and Amazon just ship in those tiny little detail of stuff over here.

Did you know that from time to time I'll buy books or other clothing stuff direct from U.S and U.K. Last time I bought Metallica Orion Cap and snow cap, local Customs try playing fools over the packages but at last delivered to my home.

Also most of the time I do not buy local books as it is that lack quality in content, agendas, and overall. Just in recent time I just frustrated unable buy NFL's Cowboys Nike Cap Official for their Super Bowl place. Only certain countries available in their checkout shopping card.

This is awesome, I'll keep your site address and wait for my frequent visits Mr Matty!
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AfqmBiz Premium
Oh yeah, my friend, I got all access to almost everything on Amazon. You will find the respective stuff that you look at by this evening. You just take a look at various choices available so you will be able to give yourself sort of option before picking up the best to cater your need brother
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AfqmBiz Premium
One more thing kindly puts some banners on your site of that stuff that I could be able to be shipped here.... I will come back to give you some ideas what could be shipped here so I'll be able to dig it from your site, thanks, friend.
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AfqmBiz Premium
Cool, your site got other things that I can look up too for purchasing ideas... Great!
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MattyBx Premium
Thank you sir, and I am benefiting from your site. I LOVE the way you did your site and the new theme is perfect.
I will come back and use your site for new gaming information and to subscribe. Thank you for subscribing to my site www.4kadvice.com.
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AfqmBiz Premium
No problem Sir, keep sending me any update from your site, all gaming materials that related 4K TV, definitely your site will the point of references. I will take your content in a line or two as part of a quotes text in between the paragraphs to relate any gaming stuff that compatible with 4K.

I'm working on that matter in templates format right now, so I'll be back to your site most probably by today.

Thanks and welcome:)
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MattyBx Premium
HOW ABOUT I link your entire site to my 4kadvice site? Do you want to do that? I will add your site and logo / address to a section of my site or side bar related to GAMING.

Obviously gaming goes hand in hand with tvs so it's perfect. I get to give my users more service by sending them to you and you'll get more traffic overall.
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AfqmBiz Premium
While I am away for family commitments and other jobs offline while coming away with tinkering the ideas, I decided to fully link my site to your site, Sir, It will be done by today. As it is good for the visitors and traffic to directly link up to 4Kadvice.

I got no objection with your awesome ideas plus anything good in term of successful networking between us.
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Callelee Premium
Hi Matty,

Thank you for the follow and thank you for your invigorating bio! Nice to see all of your interests and activities.

But most of all, I wanted to thank you for the encouragement to never give up as this has been quite the challenge for me in trying to balance time for WA and the job I'm working to get away from LOL

Any advice or guidance is always appreciated. I love to get perspectives from everyone I can---- it keeps me grounded and pointed in the right direction. And I like your honesty about how long it could take to start earning revenue.

Have an awesome rest of the weekend to you and your beautiful wife!

Kelly :)
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Kelly! You are very welcome. I am only 6 months into this thing too, but have learned A LOT. THe biggest thing is to be patient while still working hard. It simply takes longer than most people think to become successful. And when I mean successful, I am referring to our final goals. Ours seem very similar. To quite our day jobs and have enough income to make this our full time job.
But, I have realized this is going to take a while and there is no way around it other than pure luck. 5 or 8 years ago when affiliate marketing took off it was probably way easier to succeed. But there wasn't nearly as much competition. Nowadays, there are millions upon millions of sites per each of our niches or interest So, we are all trying to get ranked in google and listed in the top pages of search results for key words related to our niche. THATS VERY HARD I HAVE FOUND.
But, I do strongly believe that its possible and I am not giving up even though its like working for free for 6 months. Time if limited yet you have to write quality articles as much as possible and POST other wise google wont rank or trust you. After 6 months, I have heard from others that things start to get better and more traffic and better rankings. Its not a specific time mark of 6 months...just in general. Just keep writing and Posting good aritcles with good keywords and time will help you the most if you do that. Good luck, I really hope you accomplish this because there would be nothing better than working from home, not having to maintain a day job:-)
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MattyBx Premium
I recently had an issue with one of my sites. It was very strange and I could NOT figure it out for days and day. When I would go to the Site Manager and click to securely log in to this particular site, the main dashboard of WP would not come up. Instead it was a downward list of menu items from the entire site. I thought maybe I should re-load the WP or theme but didn't want to risk losing data. Finally, my IT professional wife came to the rescue as usual.
It was the simplest of fixed. "CHANGE YOUR BROWSER".
Of course that worked. All along I had been using Google Chrome with no problems whatsoever.

Then one day it changed and apparently does NOT like Chrome.
I logged into (IE) Internet Explorers and all was fine and working. I mention this in case anyone else comes across the same problem. Good Luck as always and NEVER GIVE UP.
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MattyBx Premium
Its GREAT to be at the 6 month mark with one of my sites. I am trying to manage 4 sites. I LOVE it, its fun and I do not see it as "work". I love writing and the internet. I have a goal to make this my full time career job. It is hard and competitive against millions of other sites in my same exact niche all fighting for slots in the first 2-3 pages of Google search. This is the only way to get massive traffic to your site. Good luck to all and never give up.
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Matty B.,
Thanks for the follow and I have followed back. Wow, you are an accomplished person, great job. I aim to be so productive as you.

Thanks for sharing about your experiences with affiliate marketing and the realities of how long it might take for most of us to start seeing any type of readership and income.

I, like you, am in this for the long haul and I will never give up!

Best wishes to you and yours.
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Matt
Thank you for including me in your circle of friends here at WA. It's a pleasure to meet you. I know what you mean, I find I express myself better when writing so it suits me just fine to work online in this way. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you all the best of success with your business.
Ange
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MattyBx Premium
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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. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
soo I am taking the time to be nosy and hoping that after you visit my site you will see that I am like you. trying to make it in this arena without causing too many waves, while still having big dreams.
http://adventgradepress.com/
I think you will like visiting the site and as you look at things you can answer some of your questions. Or maybe if you have questions I can help in the future.
I do not know a lot as you can tell by the site. But with a few persevering traits where there is a will there is a way.

Anywho it is Saturday so as you study on how to improve your work and time in the program. enjoy the laughs you may find on the above link.
I am going to take a nap.
Hears a smile for you. =)
I like you niche by the way...it is half the reason why WA. To help the dreamers.
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Sarah
Great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too. My email is epublishing2016@gmail.com what is your email address. If you have time Sarah, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. if you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like". Thanks in advance Sarah ;) Yours, Terry ;)
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MattyBx Premium
Is anyone making $1K grand a month yet with their sites? I know many people are new like me, but just curious what it takes and how long. My guess is that it takes years to yield at least 1,000 a month in revenue. I do know that we stand the best chance by using WA. Because I have researched other sites and nothing compares to WA for these purposes. Nothing.
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Matt,

Just dropping by...

How are you getting along? Let me know if I can help in any way. :)

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All the best!

Kevin
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kevinmj 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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MattyBx Premium
Hey Kevin, I cant remember how I found WA in the first place. did I happen to click on one of your websites advertising it? It doesn't matter, I am just curious b/c I have no idea how I found this place. I am almost complete with the static pages of my site. Proof reading and fine tuning it now. After that I will begin adding posts with new content each day. Or is it better to add new content each week (too often or not enough?) Then I will add my affiliate marketing adsense and amazon to sell some products related to my niche.
After, I am comfortable and up and running my first site, I will use what I have learned to create a 2nd site, then 3rd site, and 4th site. My longer term goal is to have 10 sites that I have passion and interest in up and running with new content going up systematically (daily or every other day) on all 10 sites. My goal is to earn a full time living with these 10 sites. I have some side income form real estate to keep me a float and insurance policies that I earned over past 5 years that pay me residual income so this give me time to focus on WA. thank for you help and I will probably need more soon.
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Matthew, how are things going? I'm Kevin, I got a notification that you just joined through my site so I'd like to welcome you to the Wealthy Affiliate community!

You must be eager to get started with WA, therefore the first thing you need to do is complete your profile. Here's a quick video explaining how to do it: Once you've completed your WA profile you'll need to get started with the first lesson: You're in a good place right here at Wealthy Affiliate to learn all about affiliate marketing and how to build a successful online business.

You'll get access to first-class training, tools and support, even if you're new at this.

Again, welcome and please reply back with any questions you may have! :)

-Kevin
P.S. What's your No.1 goal that you want to achieve here at WA?
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MattyBx Premium
Hey Man, can I change my user name?
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MattyBx Premium
I am fairly affluent on websites and the internet, although I was attracted to WA because it has everything in once place and seems easy to use instead of me going out and piecing it all together like finding hosting, finding domain service, finding a website builder and mobile app builders. By the way, does WA have specific mobile app platforms to build from and market in that way even if its NOT related to a main web page application?
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Matt,

Thanks for your reply. Yes you can change your user name. If you send a message to Kyle then he can get this done for you.

As far as I know, WA does not have a specific mobile apps platform. Again, Kyle or Carson can provide a definite answer on this or give indication as to when this may happen here at WA.
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MattyBx Premium
Hi Kevin - Thanks I was able to do that. I have another important question for you. I have several website ideas and plans in my future endeavors with this. But, when narrowing down niches...is it more lucrative or is there more potential to earn revenues online if my Niche has to do with a physical product or a topic that directly relates to a product so that if my traffic clicks and goes and buys a product, I earn more revenue. Like in Wakeboarding...a niche I would like to focus on and could direct traffic to purchase products related to this.

VERSUS, more of a topic of discussion. For example, lets say I want a site/blog that has to do with opioid addiction to help people. Well, there isn't really many products associated to sell with this. Maybe books or medicines, but its mainly information content. Does that mean less revenues in the grand scheme of things having to do with websites, etc.

OR, doesn't it matter. My goal would be to get traffic to my site and repeat traffic and then revenues can be earned in other ways besides pushing the sale of a product like wakeboards and equipment related with?
Thanks- Matt
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kevinmj Premium
Hi Matt,

That's a great question. It doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. The key is to build a site with quality content that will get targeted traffic that converts. The ultimate key component is conversions. The training here at WA will show you how to build the site foundation correctly so that you can take any product or information related content to get conversions and of course providing a revenue stream (if that is your goal).

Kevin
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MattyBx Premium
What exactly do you mean by conversions. Do you mean users coming back to my site? Or.members?
Or do you mean conversions as in getting users to convert from my site to link over and make purchases, or.click banners. Or have other ads touched via my site?
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