About MJLarke
Joined April 2019
Hello, My name is Mark and I like to take cruises and also am a person that enjoys the outdoors. I enjoy hiking mountain trails, exploring new areas and waterfalls.

I am excited about becoming a member of this community and this great opportunity with WA. I look forward to the training and revenue opportunity.
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Lev Premium
Hey Mark...hopefully by now you're getting a feel for the positive energy in the community and you're already following the lessons step-by-step. Within the next week or so, you'll be learning a great deal more and be on your way to building your online business.

If you can login here consistently and advance through the material while taking action on daily tasks you'll do just fine.

I hope to see you around active within the community. Please reply here if you need anything clarified or would just like to bounce some ideas around.
Lev Premium
Hi Mark - I wanted to let you know that I did read your profile and it is nice to meet you. I love cruises too. I did one in the Bahamas and one in Greece. Anyway, you're here for all the right reasons and are in the right place, so congratulations on that.

If you'd like, give me some insight into your background, hobbies, interests; and perhaps I can give some guidance on the best path forward...

How far are you in the training?

Let me know whenever you get the chance and take care.
Hello Lev, Great to hear from you and excited about this opportunity. My background is in banking and mortgage in the years before the national mortgage crisis. Since then I have been in quality at BMW manufacturing. Currently my role is quality engineer.

I am at 70% complete on level one. I work full time so my studies here at WA will go slow starting out. I spend my days behind a computer at work.

My interest and a hobby has always been in maintaining my yard. So my niche is grass seed-fertilizer. I have learned over the years in this area and feel like I can help others while making some revenue.

I welcome any ideas or comments you may have for me.
Lev Premium
Apologies for the late reply. Awesome Mark, great to hear back from you as well. Your work history is quite impressive. Time to add to your accomplishments through the online world now. With your interests and qualities you'll go far here, and it sounds like you have a lot you can teach. You've decided on a perfect niche. You really nailed it!

Now a couple things to keep in mind when picking a name for your site. Don't go too narrow by including the word seed fertilizer. Think - lawn or grass related words. Ideas: better lawns, perfect grass lawn, etc.

You want to be able to expand a bit in the future to increase your earning potential by touching on a few more things related to having the perfect lawn. That way you can move into reviewing lawn mowers, tools, soil, weed killers, different seeds, whatever other things you can think of. Also, I heard artificial turf lawns that are mixed with real grass are a thing. You could get ads from these types of companies eventually. This could be another section on your site. Anyway I'm getting ahead of myself:) You'll discover many great topics to go after in the keyword research phase.

On your 'about me' page, or in the side bar author section, I suggest you show a real picture of you on your lawn or something that makes you an authentic authority. This will really help with your conversions. When people see someone they can relate to, they'll trust you more and take you up on your recommendations.

Let me know if you want to brainstorm keywords later on after you complete training and don't worry about starting slow. In fact I recommend it. Do not rush anything, take your time. Go through the lessons a second time if need be, let it really sink in. Slow but steady wins the race.
Hello Lev, thanks for the valuable information. Is there someway to change the name of my website for I already named it? Grassseed-fertilizer is the name I have on it currently.
Lev Premium
Yeah, grass seed fertilizer should be one of the categories on the site, not the site name. Your domain name can even be personalized a bit for some branding value, ie. Markslawn or FlawlessLawn. Try to stay away from '-' dashes too. .And a .com name is the best. If you used siterubix.domain for free here at WA just delete it and create a new one.

If you purchased your own domain name i'm afraid you can't change it now. But to have a professional name and for a first impression sake it's worth it to spending another $10 dollars or so a year to have a branded domain. The domain doesn't have to be an exact match keyword phrase either. It just has to hint at what the site is about. Your pages will rank you for the keywords you want. So get creative.
Lev 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! :)
NicholaJames Premium
Hi Mark,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. It's a pleasure to meet you.

You have made an awesome decision to join this platform. You have everything you need here to be successful; however, it's up to you to give your very best effort to achieve your goals.

Initially, things will seem a little overwhelming but all you need to do is focus on the training and follow it step by step and you will be okay.

If you need answers to your questions, just ask away, someone in the community will be more than happy to assist you. Help is always available from someone in the community.

All the best on your journey here at Wealthy Affiliate!

Kind regards,
Jadatherapy Premium
Hi and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate,

You are in the right place to change your lifestyle if you follow the step by step training and put the time in. If you have any question please feel free to ask away and someone in this amazing community will get back to you. Wishing you all the best success here

Lev Premium
Great to have you with us Mark! I wanted to personally welcome you and let you know that I'll be doing everything in my power to get you earning your 1st dollar online. I'm always in your corner here to help you get through the training. So if you have any questions just get a hold of me by easily replying to this message.

Now first thing is to set-up your 'Profile Page' by following this video showing how to add a short description & image:
I'll be checking in with you a little later, so enjoy getting to know the platform and trying out some of the training.