About Mbouteiller
Joined December 2015
Hey there, my name is Monica!

I'm a PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor. I love meeting and helping people experience the true beauty underwater. I started scuba diving in 1983.

Some people may not feel comfortable about learning how to scuba dive yet have a yearning or curiosity about what they will experience or see in the water. Perhaps they feel they are not strong swimmers, maybe they have issues like equalising their ears in the water or the fear of sharks close by. I'm here to give as many helpful tips and information as possible thru my experiences.

Some other things I love doing are downhill skiing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, reading books, listening to music, piano, electric guitars, learning, cooking and travelling.... of course... I love computers too...

It's exciting having my own online business. I started researching a couple of years ago looking for online business ideas. I've always known people were making an honest living this way. I'm so very grateful to have found Wealthy Affiliate!

The best part having an online business is that I can work on my online business anywhere in the world as long as I have internet and laptop available. How cool is that?

People ask 'So... am I living the dream?'Oh yes indeed I am!!

Connecting with a lot of friendly and knowledgeable people here is a huge asset and it seems the best place to be to get a successful online business.

I look forward to helping everyone here too!! Best to you all!
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Ultimateless Premium
I became a dive instructor in the 80's but then became a pilot instructor, go figure. I love your upbeat attitude. I am sure you are doing well and wish you the best, Monica.

Michael
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Micheal, wonderful to meet another diver! I'm following you now too. Wow... you sure have a very interesting story. I have an electric guitar but not good at all. Found out I'm a leftie...lol.

Thanks for your complement!! I'm having a lot of fun learning... not making anything yet off my website but I know that will happen and I can't wait to see that... $

I wish you much success and happiness in WA adventure!!

Monica
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Ultimateless Premium
I am a leftie but I learned to play a right-handed guitar which I got for my 10th birthday.
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow... leftie! You learned at a very young age, good for you... I didn't, would have been nice to. But I took piano lessons at around 4 -5 years of age... Toronto Royal Conservatory... classical. I know someone in Grand Turks, Turks & Caicos Islands who is a musician like you. He started playing the rightie guitar at a very very young age and is a true leftie.
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OrenL Premium
Hi Monica, thank you for the follow back! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
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cosmo125 Premium
I love your website!!! It is so awesome that you were able to create a site that you are such an expert in. I bet you have had great success with this...

Good luck,
J
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi J... thank you! I'm not making anything yet on my site. I started my dive site in January and it's been a lot of fun because I enjoy diving so much. Kyle is right when he says to go with your passion. Even my writing is much better and I'm much more relaxed and confident... maybe because I started over again but on the Certification Program... lol.. I'm just about finished Course 3. I made a checklist and that's keeping me from jumping all over the place and more focused and even more patient...

I started with WA's Affiliate Program but there was a lot I was struggling with.

How are you doing here?
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mbouteiller Premium
What is your website about? You have a ton of IT experience... good for you! You'll be a whiz here and I can see you becoming an Ambassador in the future.

Ya... I've asked 64 questions so far. I ask them all in the pencil icon and that way I retain all the responses and go back whenever I want...
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JohnStevens Premium
Hi Monica,

Thanks for the follow, I wish you every success on your WA journey.
I am now following you also.

John
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Monica. I hope that we will meet here again to exchange ideas, share opinions and answer questions. Wishing you and amazing 2017. God Bless.
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patricia2009 Premium
Thanks for the follow as well.
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Dshart55 Premium
Thank you for sharing. You are very talented. I'm sure that many people who are planning a vacation to where there is nice beaches and warm waters they would like diving lessons or where to get some.

Best wishes.
Doris
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immistermike Premium
Thank you, Monica! I appreciate your support and encouragement! Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you here at WA! Best of success to you!
Mike
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NeBro Premium
Hi Monica, thank you for joining my network.

Wishing you all the very best of success in your journey.

Best wishes

Neil
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA and I will also follow you back.
Thanks,
Bobby
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, Monica and thank you for following me back.

Mickeyb
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mbouteiller Premium
I look forward to following you...
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mickeyb123 Premium
Well, I hope I can stay exciting enough for you.
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MartinRay Premium
Hi Monica and thanks for following me. I hope you had the chance to see a Razorback hog call. You have many accomplishments and you are a inspirational writer. Have a great week.
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KarenDemers Premium
Hello, Monica...I'm following you as we share the same interests with the exception that I have never gone scuba diving and that's what I've ALWAYS wanted to do!
I'm off to check out your site and sending best wishes for a great 2017.
Karen
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Karen,

Wow! Thank you for following me! I went on your site... it's amazing and you've put a lot of work into it. I recently joined Bootcamp and working out 5 days a week. Like you I don't want to spend a lot of time cooking but of course, enjoy eating. I've recently been making smoothies to get protein... put spinach and water, add Greek yogurt, frozen berries, 2 scoops of protein powder and bit of almond milk and it's absolutely yummy! Do you have some smoothie recipes? I saw your pumpkin smoothie and will have to try that with protein powder.

I hope you enjoy my scuba site... it's quite new and I actually started with making WA affiliate website but was struggling on writing. The scuba site works better because it's something I enjoy and course writing is so much easier.

I wish you the very best here in WA and much success to you!

Let me know if you get into scuba and have any questions. I luv talking about it!! (chuckle)

Monica
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KarenDemers Premium
Hello, Monica...you make smoothies the same way I do and with added protein powder. I'll toss in any frozen berries I have in the fridge or bananas. I think I should add more smoothie recipes on my site...thanks for the idea.
Your scuba niche is unique and I know it's going to be successful because it's your expertise. You can write authoritative content with personal experience and be an affiliate marketer for expensive gear which will make decent commission dollars for you.
Keep in touch,
Karen
p.s. For now, the only scuba diving I'll be doing is in my dreams haha I would take up deep sea diving in a heart beat...by the way, did you see the movie Open Water? Yikes!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Karen yes I did see OpemN Water movie... twice actually lol...
Ya scary for sure!

Please let me know when you get more smoothie recipes! I'll put comments in there too. Nice to know you make smoothies like me
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AfqmBiz Premium
My appreciation message to Members willing to spare their ample time just to following me together networking under WA.

All the best in your 2017 journey and beyond! Keep it up and Welcome aboard! :)

*P/S: This opportunity is my effort to know & remember people or networking in a flash if not fully. :)

*Glad to be friend and networking with Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor (Specialist)
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Afqm! Have an AWESOME day!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi Monica, thanks for adding me in your network.
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MKearns Premium
Returning your follow Monica here. If you apply deep dive techniques to the training here you will be very successful and rewarded. Welcome to WA!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Michael, thank you!

I'm not understanding.. how do I do this? As in what context? Sounds very interesting but how can I apply deep dive techniques as training in WA?

Ohhh, I'm so glad you're an Ambassador... good for you!!

Monica
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GeoffGS Premium
Hi and thanks for following. Geoff.
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mbouteiller Premium
You're welcome!
Monica
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CReddin Premium
Hey monica, I follows you right back!

Have a great day1

-Chris
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rajeshjain Premium
Nice to know that you are a scuba diver. Well, once me and my wife went to andaman and nicobar islands in India. I was afraid to go under water though my wife went and did.

But I think you need to be brave to go underwater. Cool and Great that you love that sport.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Rajesh,

Thank you and I look forward to following you!

I actually did the PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Certification twice. The first time was a mask issue for me and a fear of the unknown... I did only 5 dives then. After 10 years, I did the course over again and totally fell in love with the sport. I knew what to expect on my dives. It seems I usually have to do things over a second time to get my confidence...

I hope you will give the scuba diving a try... go for the PADI Discover Scuba Dive Course someplace warm, calm water... . It's an introduction and absolutely a lot of fun. It's very peaceful and the life underwater is amazing and so beautiful!

Best to you here in Wealthy Affiliate!
Monica
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Kyle 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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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your message. I was watching your live video not long ago and I think you mentioned it was ok to change out existing niche if it was not our passion. My real niche - my target audience is scuba divers.

I decided to make a new website on my passion in scuba diving.

On my site, I want to have content on:

- reviews and recommendations on dive gear including dive cameras
- hook up with an affiliate like Amazon and an actual dive gear shop to market dive gear products
- discuss different dive locations around the world
- give tips on diving

I have chosen 4 Domain Names and can't decide which one to choose. I'm looking for your advice or if neither are appropriate .... any suggestions?

1. Experience Scuba Diving
2. The Joys Of An Underwater Explorer
3. The Joys of Scuba Diving
4. How To Get The Ultimate Experience Scuba Diving

I put this out to the members and the consensus was number 1. I'm adding the word 'joys' so my Domain Name would be...

'experiencethejoysofscubadiving.com'

Does this sound good and applicable to my desired content? Do you have other thoughts?

*Another question... I have been doing the Affiliate Bootcamp but have been struggling on my writing skills... it takes me literally forever to write and I want to get better on writing ... I feel I don't have confidence in this niche... I am going to keep working on this as I'm only on Course 5, Lesson 9 but the writing of 6 articles kind of threw me back...I'm not giving up on this Affiliate Bootcamp. Just feeling I need to get confidence back and do something I'm familiar with... which is scuba diving...is this OK to switch??

Thank you Kyle and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Best!
Monica
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for responding back to me!

Good idea on the question but I have several answers to the question (see below)... Am I limited to having just one answer? I have listed 5 here ... so this means I have more than one specific audience correct?? What do I do if I want to cover all 5? However, you do mention that I should just choose one when starting out... does that mean I can cover all 5 eventually on the same site?

1. I want to help people make decisions on choosing dive gear and underwater cameras. (I'm thinking I can do this with reviews and recommendations)

2. I want to help people scuba dive with safety in mind.

3. I want to help people equalise their ears when scuba diving. (This would be in the form of tips.)

4. I want to help people feel comfortable underwater and not feel afraid... i.e. mask and breathing issues, sharks, etc.

5. I want to help people who have health issues like arthritis, stress, disabled .... to know that they can be a scuba diver.

Not sure I'm getting the idea Kyle... Yes, I really would appreciate your help on this.

Thanks Kyle!
Monica
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Kyle Premium
Those would all be "articles" on your site. Your audience would be people that are looking to learn how to scuba dive.

Perhaps Scuba for Beginners could be your niche. Become a Scuba Diver.

Something of this nature could be an appropriate direction here.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thanks again for helping me find my niche!

Ummm... I see... makes sense. I like Scuba for Beginners as my niche. I will definitely make that my niche!

Is my Domain Title 'experiencethejoysofscubadiving' good?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, cool. You might want to shorten the domain a little.

Job of Scuba Diving

Would be just fine here.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for all your wonderful help!

I'll create a new Domain called 'joyofscubadiving.com' and name it Joy of Scuba Diving.

Lol... this is exciting.. (chuckle and giggles)

I'm so very grateful for your time and patience to help me out! This 'feels' right!

Monica
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,
I'm sorry to bother you again...can you just help me out on my potential categories on my home page? I'm on the Get Started Course 1, Lesson 8.

I have chosen the following and wondering if these are good ones:

• Benefits of Scuba Diving
• My Personal Reviews (these would be dive locations and dive gear)
• Scuba Dive Courses
• Scuba Tips (examples would be equalising ears, nausea..)
• Shopping for Dive Gear (gear and accessories to sell thru affiliates)
• Packages (dive packages, accommodation like my house in Turks & Caicos)
• Best Dive Vacations
• Resources (example - video of how to assemble dive gear..)

So as I understand, these would be my categories?

Thanks Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
All are great ideas and one that you can use on your site, you don't and shouldn't start with them all, but awesome research there Monica! You are a natural!
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow... thank you Kyle! Your response makes me feel great and gives me confidence in myself!

Onward I go... yeeehaaa!!

I appreciate your help... again!!
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Kyle Premium
I am always here Monica to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress!

PS. I hope you are looking forward to a brilliant week ahead! :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Kyle ( I wish you can see me smile...). I'm very grateful for your help and you truly are amazing! My About Me page even felt good and natural and only took me an hour to write... all from the heart! Too cool! This will be a fantastic week as I move forward with my site.

You too, I wish you a fantastic mind blowing week!
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Kyle Premium
Happy to help, I look forward to working with you Monica and if you ever need a hand with anything going forward, please get in touch with me. Chat soon! :)
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mbouteiller Premium
I started building out my intial website framework using content themes for my niche and they are:

• Tips
• Courses
• Reviews

I wrote content for the above lesson ‘Building Out Your Website Theme-Based Content’.

Can you please check my website and content of ‘joyofscubadiving.com’ site and see if I’m doing that right?

At what stage will I be using pull-down menu on my home page?

The other question I’m wondering about is if ‘Tips’ , ‘Courses’ and ‘Reviews’ are too general. I’m wondering if I should do keyword research to find something more appropriate.

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of content themes… are they more like a description to describe what I will be talking about under those themes ?

I asked for feedback and the response I received seems to be confusing… therefore all my questions here.

Thank you Kyle! I know you’ll get my ‘thinking’ straightened out.
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Kyle Premium
You can use a pull down menu at any time that you like.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!

Nice work on your initial framework here Monica, you are definitely off and running and heading in the right direction here. ;)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you again for your help! I just looked at the tutorial on how to create custom menus and just going to do now. Leo did a great tutorial and I thanked him.

Thank you too on your comment on my initial framework... I just wanted to be sure and not go off in the wrong direction.

So, the way I understand this is the initial contents I created can remain and I can put sub-menus with content under the themes of 'Tips', 'Courses' and 'Reviews'?

If I create posts, are they better to be under the pages of my themes?

Thank you Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you could definitely do that. Do what makes sense in terms of navigation for your audience, so what logically would make the most sense in terms of navigation. This will evolve over time as you build out your website.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you! I see what you're saying on the navigation... I've been fearful thinking of whatever design as in navigation, etc. I will not be able to make changes.

Have fun in Vegas! I will make it there one day.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle,
How are you and your family doing?

I'm lost ... I found an affiliate program for my scuba dive site but they use AvantLink. I gave them all the information they asked for but now they're looking for my site confirmation and want me to do one of the following:

• JavaScript placement verification: An affiliate application can be confirmation by placing a JavaScript call on the homepage of your website and then letting AvantLink verify that the script has been placed on the page. As soon as that step is complete you may remove the line of JavaScript - you won't need it again. The exact procedure for using the JavaScript placement verification is as follows:
Method 1:
(1) Copy the JavaScript from AvantLink from the first link in the email we sent you.
(2) The JavaScript can be placed in one of the following places:
(a) Locate your homepage. This is probably named "index.html" or "index.php" in your web root directory (likely to be named "public_html"). You may need to check with your host to determine what file this is. Paste the JavaScript anywhere in that file and save the file to your web server.
(b) Paste the JavaScript anywhere within the template that is used on the homepage of your site. This is especially useful if your website is a blog. If your website is a blog, you may also place the JavaScript within a post that will be shown in full on the homepage until we are able to verify that it is there.
(3) Browse to the second URL we sent in the email to verify the placement of the JavaScript.
(4) If your application confirmation was successful, you can delete the JavaScript from your homepage or template.

Method 2: File upload verification: An affiliate application can be confirmed by uploading a small text file to your website and then letting AvantLink verify the existence of that file. As soon as that step is complete you may delete the verification file - you won't need it again.
The exact procedure for using the file upload confirmation is as follows:
(1) Download the verification file from AvantLink from the link in the email we sent you.
(2) Save this file to your local computer as "avantlink_confirmation.txt".
(3) Using an FTP program, upload the "avantlink_confirmation.txt" file to your website so that it can be accessed as "yoursite.com/avantlink_confirmaiton.txt".
(4) Browse to the URL provided in the email we sent, to verify the presence of the file.
(5) If your application confirmation was successful, you can delete the "avantlink_confirmation.txt" file from both your website and your local computer.

Yikes... which is the best method for me to do? Also how do i find my 'index.html' or 'index.php' also 'public_html'.

Pretty Greek to me...can you please help me on this? Or advice...

Thanks Kyle!

Kind Regards,
Monica
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Kyle Premium
You find this within your actual code, which is found within your Editor.

If you go to:

Appearance => Editor => Header.php

Within your WP back office, you will be able to edit the code and you will see this code there. Then you can add the AvantLink code that is given to you just after the <header> tag, add it to a new line. Just make sure you do not delete anything within the code as it can break your site.

Hope this helps you out and if you need any further help, let me know.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Kyle!

My theme is Poseidon... do you at the end of this?

<?php
/**
* The header for our theme.
*
* Displays all of the <head> section and everything up till <div id="content">
*
* @package Poseidon
*/

?><!DOCTYPE html>
<html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>

<head>
<meta charset="<?php bloginfo( 'charset' ); ?>">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo( 'pingback_url' ); ?>">

<?php wp_head(); ?>
</head>

I paste the AdvantLink at the end of </head>??
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, exactly. Paste it after the </head>

Just make sure you don't delete any of the other code.
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mbouteiller Premium
Yeeaaaa ... thank you Kyle...the JavaScript went thru successfully and now I'm waiting to get approved by AvantLink. Hopefully I do...

One more question... I just filled out the US Tax info on Amazon Associates should I have filed under a corporate company (numbered company in Alberta which I do have) or as an individual? So I will have to pay income tax to US government?

Going forward....I appreciate your help!!

Kind Regards,
Monica
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Kyle Premium
No, you don't have to pay income tax to the US. You are a non resident and the only tax you would ever have to pay would be based on Alberta and Canadian tax laws.
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mbouteiller Premium
Sounds good! Thank you Kyle!

I appreciate your help!
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Kyle Premium
No problem Monica! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Kyle, sorry to bother you on Easter weekend!!

I have a friend who just signed up as Premium...yeehaaa!

She is wondering how to transfer her site from Go Daddy to Wealthy Affiliate...

I popped a question and found a member gave an answer and wondering is this the way to go?? I'm asking because I'm not sure if this is for Go Daddy...

If that is a WordPress site, then yes, it can be moved. Perform the steps in this order:
1) Back up the files using WPClone or a similar plug-in.
2) Make sure you know where the files are stored and how to restore them from the backup.
3) Update the DNS at your current registrar.
4) Once the DNS propagates (2-72 hrs), create the new site in SiteBuilder here on WA (pick any theme, and upload the plug-in you used for backup).
5) Restore your files to your site.

If this is correct, then she can get the WPClone plugin from Dashboard correct?

How will she know where the files are stored?

How does she restore them?

What is DNS and what is current registrar? How does she find her current registrar?

I'm 'trying' to help her... but all this I don't understand?

Thank you Kyle!!

Happy Blessed Easter to and your family!!
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Kyle Premium
Glad to help your friend here Monica. (they can also reach out to me and ask for help).

It is quite a manual process to move a website to WA, but it can be done if it is a Wordpress based site.

You would have to follow these steps:

(1) Download your content locally
(2) Update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

(3) Build a website here at WA using the website builder.
(4) Transfer your content over to WA

This is a very manual process and it can be done, but I don't recommend doing it if you have an established high ranking website, I don't usually recommend moving it.

If you need any further help, let me know.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Kyle, but how does she do her website work here in WA using her Go Daddy site if she doesn't transfer?
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Kyle Premium
If her hosting is there, then she will simply follow the training but obviously realize that the site is hosted elsewhere. That is up to her.

Ideally they would host on the platform here, which is industry leading and comparable to $250 per month hosting platforms.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Kyle!

Just so I understand this for her and for myself...

1) To transfer her Go Daddy website (WordPress) to Wealthy Affiliate is not a procedure you would recommend.

2) She continues to work on her website at Go Daddy and simply follow the training inside Wealthy Affiliate.

3) For her to host on Wealthy Affiliate platform would mean having to create a new website under SiteRubix.com. When she's ready to have this new website under her own domain name she can do that here by that simple transfer you set up in Site Builder. (Which is what I did on mine...).

Is all this correct? Wow...I'm learning a lot!

Thanks Kyle!!
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Kyle Premium
She would have to back up her website, change the DNS to point to the hosting here, then create a website here and upload all of the content.

If it is an established site, I usually don't recommend it as it can represent all sorts of issues.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi, my name is Monica!
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dragolith Premium
Hi Monica, pleasure to connect, all the best!
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nakijo Premium
Hi Monica

Thank you for the follow, I am following you in return :)
It is a pleasure to be a part of your network and I look forward to seeing you around the community.

I wish you all the best with your success here at WA.

Cheers
Jo
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Jo,

Thank you! I saw you with a comment about learning how to make videos. It took me about 3 months to decide to learn how to give it a go. It took me a couple of weeks to feel comfortable with the learning part... but now I can make them. I hope you have made a video by now and if not yet... please give it a try. I have a Mac and so I used ScreenFlow. If there's anything I can help you with, please let me know and I'll do my very best to help.

I look forward to following you and also wish you much success here.

Monica
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nakijo Premium
Hi Monica

Thank you, I am in the process of sorting a video now. I have PC and have bought Camtasia to do mine, as my long term is to do Video tutorials for my nice, so, I am getting one step closer to achieving this everyday.
I know I will get there :)

Thank you again and will keep you updated on my progress.

Cheers
Jo
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mbouteiller Premium
Yeaaaa Jo! Good for you!! Let me know when you have your first video made. I'll leave you a comment!!

Best!
Monica
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ttabor Premium
Hi Monica, nice to meet you here. I would appreciate if you could follow me back. Thank you.

Tom
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Monica, Thanks for following me I am very happy to be part of your network. Cheers Kev
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Loes Premium
Hello Monica,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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 on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Loes, I really need some help but unsure of where to begin. I will definitely look at your checklist with 25 points to go through before publishing my posts. That will be helpful.

Thank you and Yes I will put comments in!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Monica and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You have been here since last year so have probably realised by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some more of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Curious - why did you decide to follow me after all this time?
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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mbouteiller Premium
Yes indeed, a huge learning curve, but i'm enjoying everything here. I'm not great at writing though...arrrggg! It takes me awhile to write even one.

Why did I decide to follow you after all this time? My answer is you responded to my question. You took the time to answer and I'm very grateful you did. I used to follow a lot of people but that seemed to take a lot of time and get too involved and not get any writing done.

Your writing skills are excellent!
Have an awesome week Robert!
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Again Monica.
I answer lots and lots of questions (they are never-ending) so glad to help you out if I actually did.
You have to be aware that you will get lots of replies to anything you ask even if its the time of day lol.
A lot of the time the answers you get are useless but people will reply to everything so they can boost their WA rank.
This wont do them any good whatsoever, it certainly wont earn them any money and that is and should always be their first priority.
Anyway, cut a long story short. If you get stuck ask people who have been members for at least a year then you can be sure they have been where you are now and the chances they will be able to help or point you in the right direction are greater than if you're relying on others who have only been here a short while.
They may think they're helping but in actual fact a lot of the time they are just confusing you more than you already are.
I'm not being nasty saying this - its a plain and simple fact.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Robert,
Thank you for your advice! Makes sense what you're saying. And I agree with what you're saying.

You too.. have an awesome day!
Monica
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Monica and as you have been here a wee while yourself I'm sure you are quite capable of separating the wheat from the chaff as we say in farming circles.
You have an awesome day as well.
You get stuck - you ask ok!
Robert
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Robert... thank you! I will definitely ask.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monica
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GFHaze Premium
Hi Monica,

Sorry taking so long to get back to say Hi and Thanks for the Follow!

As you move forward if you ever need anything at all, please drop me a note, I am happy to assist.

All my best,

Gary
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jakobia Premium
Thanks for the follow, great to meet you.

Jakob
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Monica thanks for the follow and best of luck, Marie
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Dreamer56 Premium
Nice to meet you Monica. Thanks for adding me to your team. Looking forward to working with you. If I can ever help just holler
See you out there,
Tim
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WealthyAthar Premium
May i have few word for my new blog post and also my site progress
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ikaffiliate Premium
Hiya, I just commented on your post http://makemoneybecomewealthyaffiliate.siterubix.com/
you may not have finished it yet, but there are XXXXX down the bottom instead of your link.
looking good!!!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi ilona...thank you, arrrggg, i forgot that one...yes i intended to put an internal link to it but didn't know which one to link to!!

Many thanks!!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me! 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 website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Shawn...I'll do that!!
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MudreM Premium
Hi and thanks for following. I wish you all the very best.
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BarbJaeb Premium
Thanks so much for the follow!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Barb, you're welcome!!

Best to you here!!
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BarbJaeb Premium
thanks, luv, same to you!
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Michael, you're welcome!! Wow...Thailand, very cool! Hopefully i make it there one day to do some scuba diving... Best to you!!
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newzion Premium
Thanks Monica... I look forward to connecting with you on our journeys!
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mbouteiller Premium
You're welcome!!
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Monica. Hope your journey here at WA is going well.
John
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bmontes Premium
Thanks for the follow and the comment. Good luck here and with your no give up attitude, im sure things will work out for you. Here to help if I can, just ask.
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Awolin Premium
I just saw your blog. One word....GREAT
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Allen, thank you!!

Have a wonderful day and yes...weekend too!!
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Amanda914 Premium
Hello Monica, thank you for following me! You have accomplished so much in your life. I predict you will be successful with WA. Best wishes, Amanda
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Amanda, wow...thank you! You're cool!

You too....wishing you moocho success here!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Amanda, really want to say thank you for being for thorough on my review and I have made my corrections!
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Amanda914 Premium
You're welcome, Monica! Amanda
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halinphilly Premium
I'm following you, Monica! I see you are in the 200 spot. I'm not far behind (212). Trying to get into the top 200 myself. So, hopefully, when I get there, you'll be close to 100. I just checkd out your site. You've done a nice job on it. I'll leave you a comment there as well. Wishing you much success!
Hal
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Hal ! Thank you for following me! Thank you also for your great comment! You have a great story in your profile...really enjoyed reading it. You're very talented and your websites are amazing...

Ya, it's cool connecting with soooo many wonderful people here.
All the best to you!! Keep on smiling....
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soucss Premium
Hi Monica, thank you for the follow my fellow Canadian, I have family in Alberta and love that province, my brother in law calls it Gods country, wishing you all the best here at WA, regards, Sylvie :)
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mbouteiller Premium
You're welcome Sylvie! What province are you from?

Yes, I do love Alberta too...although I miss ocean in BC ....

Thanks Sylvie!
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soucss Premium
I'm from Quebec, politics aside it is also a very beautiful province, was fortunate enough to visit Vancouver a number of years ago, loved it :)
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Surfdude123 Premium
Great profile and story. Best of success to you. You have a wonderful philosophy!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Dave, thank you for following me and I look forward to following you! Wow...you have a great story too!! I enjoyed reading your site...lots of inspiring content!! Keep it up and I wish you the very best this year!! Have fun here...
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Surfdude123 Premium
You too, you're a great inspiration!
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Bleakbasher Premium
Hi Monica
Wow what a lovely life you lead, such a lot of things you do and I like your plans for your future.
Nice to follow you and good luck
Ted
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Ted, thank you! Best to you as well! Have a great day!
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BobZeiss Premium
Hi, welcome to WA and best of luck to you.
Bob
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Bob, thank you and the best to you as well! Have a great day!
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ricardo1 Premium
Monica, "Try Something Nes". Here at WA is about help people to succeed in there life. Take a look at it and give me your thoughts and comments. I applaud you for upgrading to Premium. Congratualtions!
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Ricardo....Yes, I'm having lots of fun learning....

I look forward to following you!
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stephhill Premium
Thank you Monica for the really nice message you left me on my profile page.
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mbouteiller Premium
You're welcome Steph!
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stephhill Premium
Have a wonderful day Monica!
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Steph!! You too....have a great weekend!!
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Dkash64 Premium
You sound like my kind of girl in all aspects. Taking care of your skin and remaining active is what will keep you young forever. I'm sorry to hear you are unemployed. However - on a positive note, you have time that extra time to get those websites going. Thanks for adding me to your network. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Darlene
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Darlene, thank you for this great message! I used to do some skiing out in Vail, Colorado...beautiful country!! Hope to get back there once I get some income rolling....

Yes, being unemployed is not fun and i wish I could get things rolling faster on my site...I know hard work is worth while and putting true effort in...benefits are there!!

I have 9 grandkids and 1 great and another one on the way...I can certainly see why you want to spend more time with your grandchildren....see them grow up...

I look forward to following you!! All the very best to you here Darlene!!
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Thanks for the follow Monica, returned. Best wishes for your future success.
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Dan-L Premium
Welcome to WA I hope your journey makes your dreams come true.
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow, Monica -- following you back. Welcome aboard and all the best to you here at WA.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Bob!! Best to you as well! I'm back at it again....
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odib Premium
I wish you all the best!
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you! You too...hope you're having fun here!!
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RonAlderman Premium
Hi Monica, it is very nice to meet you. Thanks for following me. I have returned the follow. I wish you the best here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi Monica, thank you for the follow! Hope you are enjoying your time here at WA, I know I am. I wish you all the best with your online business! :)
Linda
P.S. If I can ever help, just let me know!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Linda thank you! I will definitely be looking to you for help....Congrats on becoming Ambassador!! Yeehaaa....

What do I have to do to become Ambassador?

I want to be where you are....thanks for being an inspiration to us all...
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi Monica, I am sending you a Private Message to answer you. Thanks again! You will do great things here! Best of Luck!
Linda
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Linda!
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mbouteiller Premium
Oh my Linda...I don't how to get that...I went into my Private Messages up at the top but I don't know what to do get your message..how do i get that?
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi, you go to the top toolbar where the white envelope is and click on it. If you did not get it, I will resend it, okay! :) Let me know!
Linda
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SRMontag Premium
Hi. Looks like you're doing great here. Nice meeting you.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you and wonderful to meet you as well...I look forward to following you.
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XinZhang Premium
Hi,
I would say just keep hitting the training courses, they will keep you on the right track. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
Sincerely,
xin
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Xin, thank you! I think my problem is I seem to pick topics on stuff I haven't learned yet...I'm in Bootcamp Lesson1 Phase 2 and my task is to write a post using what I learned in Kyle's video. Anyway I decided to write on How to Properly Add Images only to find out I really wasn't familiar with alt tags, captions, etc, watched Jay's video..very cool, but then I needed to take screen shots of WordPress to show how to do all this....I thought it would be easy topic....lol...

It is easy, but it's showing the audience how to....lol...

Found out images will be in Lesson 5 and so I jumped ahead I guess...

I'm promoting Wealthy Affiliate....
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Everlight Premium
Thanks for the follow and wish you success here :)
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mbouteiller Premium
You're welcome and Thank you! It will be fun following you!
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DreamN Premium
You are one busy lady! I currently work in the oil patch, but that is on shaky ground with prices the way they are, as you know. You are a very talented lady with a diverse background of skills...I think you will have an easy time finding more than one niche to help bring you prosperity from home. Here's wishing you the best and most prosperous New Year.
Dennis
http://lifevantageandyou.com/
P.S. I left a comment on your website also. Just wondered...why require a phone number? I don't normally do that, so I just made up a fake one so I could leave the comment. LOL!
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Dennis! I wish you the very best for this year, good health and happiness! I look forward to following you!
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DreamN Premium
I'm following you as well....hopefully we won't be going in a circle! ;-) No visible North Star to navigate by anymore, so we'll have to wing it! Keep smiling.
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mbouteiller Premium
Lol...thanks for letting me know!! A habit I seemed to have picked up along my path in life...

Funny because I do the same thing when I go on sites outside of WA...mmmhhh but you did make a good point, I can turn/take that off for now until my site is completed....

Thank you!!
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mbouteiller Premium
Ya...don't want to get dizzy..lol...

Ditto...thank you!!
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MikeLong Premium
Lots of interests you'll have no problem finding a niche !
Regards !
Mike
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi everyone! Oh my...stumped again...lol

I'm just in Bootcamp Lesson 9 Task 3 and it says to Create ONE New Post on Your Website

When I create this post...is it a Blog? Also once it's updated where does it get placed on my website? I want to leave my WA Review as my front page so where do I place this new post?
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Gary Sanders Premium
Hello! You may want to go through the Certification Course prior to doing the Bootcamp. This helped me. But anyway, when you create a post you can have that directed to your home page rather than a blog page. You do this under settings > reading. You can assign categories to posts and push them to whatever page you want. But creating that post is the first step... best wishes to you here at WA!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi everyone.....first Happy New Year to you all!

I have a slight challenge here.....I can't edit any of my theme pages and blog page any more. I can see everything in my website....the only thing I did was to drag my Image Widget down to Inactive Widgets at the bottom from my Available Widgets.

When I discovered I couldn't edit anymore, i dragged Image Widget out of Inactive Widget box back into Active Widget and I still can't edit any of my pages.....any suggestions!! Like I say I can see everything in my website...I hope you can help me!

Thank you!!!
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Kyle Premium
If your editor is not showing up or not working as expected, this is likely a plugin issue or issue related to your version of plugins/themes/wordpress conflicting with one another.

I suggest you make sure that first and foremost your plugins/themes and your version of wordpress are all updated (it will show any updates within the back-end of your WP-admin area).

If that does not fix this, then a plugin is causing these issues here so if you recently added a plugin, you might want to deactivate this and see if that fixes the issue.

These should solve your problems here, but if you do have any further issues moving forward please do let me know. ;)
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mbouteiller Premium
So cool....thank you Kyle! After about 3-4 hours yesterday of taking brain break ....went back into it again and lol and behold it allowed me to get into the editor for all of my pages...very grateful it works. Onward and forward...yeehaaa....

Thanks you Kyle for responding...very much appreciated!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!!
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Diamonds007 Premium
The pleasure has truly been mine 'trying' to help you, I just hope you can benefit from what I instructed, just hope its right? lol

Hope you had a nice relaxing night in, and didn't drink too much lol

We both have a new page in our life 2016 is here, lets make it our year of hard-work/determination/perseverance/patience/ and success!

We can do this!

Shaheed
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Diamonds007 Premium
Hey Monica,

Thank you for the well wishes! And naturally I wish you the same and more! I will remember your kind words for sure.

I'm happy, amazing people here, I just wished I found this great family before, but I guess everything has its time and place within the universe, but the main thing is I'm here now, and happy!

How about you, how is your journey so far?
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mbouteiller Premium
You're very welcome! Thank you as well!

I'm not doing very well here, been struggling with trying to put banner image in my blog post and theme pages for couple weeks and still haven't figured it out. Can you please help me?
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Shaheed...I copied the HTML code and pasted it to my edit blog and hit the Visual button but it's already defaulted to the Visual so does nothing. The HTML code shows up in my updated website. I asked the community and got help and followed this instruction. I think the problem might be the Visual is defaulted....I don't know if that makes sense...arrrgggg
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Shaheed ! I really appreciate your help...how do you do yours? How do you use banners and get it to show on your site?
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Diamonds007 Premium
I do have a question, are you referring to placing a banner on the sidebar?
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mbouteiller Premium
No, I'm trying to place banner image, a Wealthy Affiliate image into my blog post and theme pages. I just found a WordPress YouTube https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/banners.htm#singlepost

and it shows I have to be in Text mode but my blog and theme pages all default to Visual mode not Text.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Shaheed...I'm only in WA Affiliate Bootcamp Phase 1, Lesson 8 is the banner placement covered in future lessons? Wondering if I'm jumping ahead of myself on the lessons. It's just that I see so many people in Lesson 8 that already have it and I missed the boat somewhere....lol....
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Diamonds007 Premium
I think it would be wise to remember that everyone is coming into this WA at different levels, and many people from the community already have sites before they even started WA and just needed to refine their knowledge on certain things....because everyone joins for different reasons.

like for me, i'm starting from below ground zero, and i mean below ground zero! but i have learnt so much here seriously! :)

And I experienced the same feeling trust me!

but this is the information you seek i think?

There are 2 ways.
In a widget - copy the unique banner code from your chosen banner. Then in your WordPress dashboard go to appearance, customise, widgets. Select add widget. Then select Text Widget. Add the text widget to your sidebar or footer etc and then paste your banner code into the body of the widget. Save. Done

You can also paste the banner code into the post using the text editor in WordPress.

Hope this helps
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Diamonds007 Premium
So what are you doing for the new year?
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mbouteiller Premium
Oh Wow Shaheed....you're AWESOME!! Whohoooo....yea !! I actually have A image in my page!! Thank you!! And it's on the right bar side....

One more question...how do i put a link in that image so that when someone clicks into the image it will take them somewhere else...??

For new year...i'm staying home, want quiet evening, no partying....and you?? Are you going out? Where's home for you?
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Diamonds007 Premium
Do you have an plugin call image? Thats what I use
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mbouteiller Premium
I don't know...checking now...
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Diamonds007 Premium
If you should download it, you must go to:

Appearance > widget > move the widget image from the left column to the right sidebar > upload the image you want > scroll down to the link box within that window and place the link in the link section > save
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mbouteiller Premium
I have to download it....there are several plugins for images what is the actual name of your plugin?
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Diamonds007 Premium
'image widget'...it has changed since the last time i used it....but i think it is the one with the picture of the lady wearing a hat
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Diamonds007 Premium
its the one on the left side with 5 stars has 243 votes its called "image widget"
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Diamonds007 Premium
Like you just staying in have a quiet one, I don't usually do the new year thing.

Home for me is the lovely cold UK, London...what about you, where is home?
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mbouteiller Premium
Cool, thanks...checking now...
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mbouteiller Premium
Ok...looking for it...