About MenLife183
Joined May 2017
So where do I begin?

I graduated in December 2015 from college. I had a lot of trouble finding a job even after having several accounting and auditing internships under my belt. I finally got one 3 months after graduating college. I worked in a temp/hire position with a large government contractor and was laid off three days later due to the client's financial difficulties. Then I started my new job and was fired 6 months later for various reasons. Got another contract job only to be laid off three days later. Then got another job in January only to be laid off a month and a half later.

Jobs are in many ways a hopeless endeavor as you will be on life support with no one really caring about you except when it is convenient. I actually bought another affiliate marketing program (inbox blueprint) but think it was a huge mistake. I suppose you have to lose some in order to gain some and win.

Beyond this, about my hobbies. I love to play billiards, chess, bridge racquetball, weight lifting, going out to my favorite Chinese restaurants and staying at Bed and Breakfasts. Interesting fact; I just live and breathe southern culture and hospitality! It is the best! Hopefully with some hard work, (and support as that has been my biggest obstacle) I will be able to make a nice living while providing much needed value to the world. In many ways, I am suffering from information obesity as there is just TOO MUCH of it! Where do I turn? I think I have said enough.
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Loes Premium
Hello Elan,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. 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 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Kyoko817 Premium
Thank you for connecting with me! Wish you the great success in online business, and I think you will succeed (from what I see in your bio)!
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MenLife183 Premium
It is difficult but I try. Haven't made any dollars yet.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Elan and thanks for the follow. I am sure u will find success here if u follow the training. I wish u great success in your endeavors. :)

Carl
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MenLife183 Premium
Thank you Carl. Hopefully you will look at my website and let me know what you think: unconventionalchess.com
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Gunnertwist Premium
The layout looks good but u need some more pictures and some color to your site. It is very black and white and a lot of text. Other than that is looks ok. Are the big spaces between paragraphs placeholders for pics?
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MenLife183 Premium
I am just trying to get content out there and then figure out the whole design thing. I tried another wordpress theme which was giving me too many difficulties. I just hope I don't need a web designer.
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Beckywahm Premium
Welcome to WA! Your hobbies could make great niches. I wonder which one(s) you will choose/chose.

I look forward to reading about your journey in blog posts.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined in May you will perhaps have come to the conclusion 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 return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Elon, I will follow you back. Welcome to WA, I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. God Bless.
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wjm2911 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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digitalwisdo Premium
Welcome to WA Premium, you have taken this step at the exact right time in your journey. Take advantage of it and enjoy.
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member. You will have fun with it and learn a great deal.
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcone tu Premium. You have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hare and make yourself a success. I'm
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MenLife183 Premium
which one do you think sounds better domain wise for my chess niche chessshocked or unconventionalchess? Both.coms and available.
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FTurner8032 Premium
I think I like the second one. I catches my attention more than the other. I believe that chess players may be interested in some unconventional methods especially if it gives them some advantage in a match.
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MenLife183 Premium
I chose that for my domain. Really excited.
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FTurner8032 Premium
Great, Good Luck.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Wishing you all the best :-)
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niazdoc Premium
Hai
Welcome to premium family of WA
That was a bold move, my friend.
Huge surprise of knowledge ahead.
Happy earning and learning ..cheers
- niazdoc
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Carson Premium
Hey Elan! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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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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MenLife183 Premium
@Kyle,

What do you think of the "chess" niche? I was thinking of promoting different chess sets, clocks, pieces, memorabilia while focusing on unorthodox chess openings, middle game, and end game theory.

What do you think?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in that direction. You could narrow it down to an aspect of the broader category (as you have done) and make that your niche as chess in general may be a little broad.

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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MenLife183 Premium
To answer your question, I am thinking

"I want to help people that love playing unorthodox chess openings or those who are eager to use them in their games".

Can I do this in addition to promoting chess memorabilia to keep things interesting as well as get those affiliate commissions?
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MenLife183 Premium
what if there is no QSR with the keywords I am trying to find in Jaaxy? I have that with some of the words I am trying to search. Also, I am having a problem where If I want to go back to a keyword I searched yesterday (because I didn't save it) it decreases the amount of keyword searches I have left before upgrading to premium.
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Kyle Premium
No QSR, means the keyword literally has no "exact" and direct competition.

Keywords are the premise of all of your content. Ideally you will be finding keywords with a lower competition (also known as QSR) because it means that you are going to be competition with less websites in Google when you go to create your content.

You want your keyword to meet the following criteria:

(1) Must be lower than 200 QSR initially, as you get more authority in search engines you can tackle more competitive search terms.
(2) Must get some traffic, I ideally aim for over 50 searches per month
(3) Must make grammatical sense

Once you have your keyword, you are going to create a page or a post on your website targeting that keyword. It should be within the following places in your content:

(1) Somewhere in the page/post title
(2) Somewhere within the first paragraph

And then write your content naturally and make sure it is engaging. People search "keywords" when they are looking for something so as you start getting ranked under these keywords, you are going to start to see traffic.

Once you have traffic...you have a ton of opportunity to generate revenue.

Hope this helps you out Elan!
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BrendanL1 Premium
MenLife,good luck at WA! U have my follow. Cheers! B
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