About MMoncur
Joined December 2017
I am a "foodie" on a budget. While I would love to travel the world, wine and dine in high-end restaurants and experiment in the kitchen with exotic and expensive ingredient, my budget does not allow me to do so all the time. I simple LOVE food: to snack on food at work, to watch food channels and competitions on television, to go out and immerse myself in the experience of dining out (even if the cuisine is as simple as a new salad from Wendy's,) to experiment with different recipes at home, the list goes on. To sum everything up, I am not a food snob, I welcome food of every culture, price, size, texture, location, you name it! I love and respect food and want to share my food experiences with others.
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Trujunco Premium
Hello and thank you fellow foodie for your follow.
My interests in watching food related shows though perhaps not as frequently as you, give me wonderful inspiration to get into the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans...
I too am excited to see what you will make of your success here at Wa and therefore I will punch the follow button to learn.
Best wishes for your day..Respectfully, David
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MMoncur Premium
Hi David, yes I am a huge fan of food network and cooking channel shows! My latest recipe was Guiness Beef sliders with truffle parmesan fries. It was delicious and got better evach day.
Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and for following me back! I wish you continued success as well.

Max
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Trujunco Premium
Hi Max
Discovered truffle fries last year and we make them at home routinely...and Guiness with or without the beef is certainly one of favorites, But my guess is that I need to try your recipe because it sound great...Look forward to our correspondence, thanks Max.


David
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Max, thank you for connecting with me. What a passion you have for food. I think that's wonderful. I look forward to following you here and I am going to guess you will be building a successful online business about none other than Food! ;-) I wish you lots of success and given your enthusiasm for food, I cannot imagine you will not achieve it.
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you so much for including me in your network as well. I am very excited to share my passions with everyone! I wish you continued success here at WA!
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DNicholas Premium
Hi, Max, thanks for the follow, I am now following you too. Let me guess. Your niche is all about food. That's the perfect niche for you. You're definitely passionate a about it. That's great, there's much you can do with that. If I can do anything to help, please feel free to drop me a line. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Don!

Thank you for adding me to your network! My current website is actually about something completely different from food. I had the "bright" idea to work on a different niche for my first website and then use the knowledge I gain from my mistakes to set up my main website on food. Still not sure if that was the right way to look at things but I'm only 6 weeks in here so I'll see how it goes.

What do you suggest? Should I wait and work out the rest of the kinks in my first website before starting up my main food website?

Thanks!!

Max
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DNicholas Premium
I would, but that's just me. I'm having enough trouble keeping up with one. Like you I want to learn the ropes before I start my next one. I still work full time so there are times when it's difficult to find time to work on my site, Lot's of other obligations for now.

Don
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MMoncur Premium
I guess we really are in the same boat because I work fulltime as well, the dreaded 9am-5pm, at least for now. What I did set up though was my domain name for my future websites so that I don't have to worry about name availability for my .com whenever I do decide to start the next one.

My major issues have been so far: choosing a compatible theme, choosing which plug-ins, setting up social media for my site and populating them with content, and still spending time here at WA with posts etc.

I'm not going to stress about it though, I ask questions, make mistakes (and keep track of them) and hopefully my future websites will be smooth sailing! (as much as possible anyway.)

Max
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DNicholas Premium
Sounds like we're pretty much on the same page. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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phildora Premium
Hi Max, welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Stay focused, determined, and motivated to achieve great success! You will amaze yourself with your accomplishments!

All the best in not only meeting, but exceeding your business goals!

May you and your family have a prosperous and an amazing 2018!
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you so much! I wish you and your family a successful new year as well! I can't believe month 1 is almost at an end. I have so much more to learn but I am looking forward to it! Thank you for the uplifiting words!

Max
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome, MMoncur!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Max,
Thank you for the follow and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! It's nice to meet you and be a part of your network here.

I'm sure you'll find success if you follow the training here...you'll be wining and dining all across the world or wherever you wish...just give it time and effort, it'll pay off eventually!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Sherry,

Thank you for the warm welcome! Yes, I am taking the training here seriously and soon will be eating macarons in France :)

I wish you all the best as well!

Max
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cld111 Premium
Hello and thank you for the follow! I love, love, love food too. Although I eat a plant-based diet, I am still a foodie through and through. Just with plants only. :)

Nice to meet you! Lots of success to you so you can travel the word and experience different foods!

- Christina
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Christina, my step daughter is currently a pescatarian but wants to one day follow a plant-based diet too! That is awesome but it does keep me on my toes when trying to figure out what to cook for dinner!! Lol. If you ever want to share recipes, feel free to inbox me!

Max
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cld111 Premium
Hey Max, the world of plants is very, very vast! You would NEVER get bored cooking that way, trust me! :)

- Christina
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Hi Max!

I love your profile and I think your website passion(s) can dovetail nicely...each of your SubDomains can come under your brand...

maxsmunchies.com (fun snacky appies and sport eats)
moncurconcur.com (french cuisine)
mandmstreatss.com (desserts and candies and doughnuts)

etc etc etc....

Think Brand & Category:

foodieonabudget.com

as your main website....

connect all the rest within....

kind of like a library....

your main website is a Section on Food in the Library...dicided into SubCategories like:

RestaurantsOnABudget.com

YummyRecipeBooksOnABudget.com

etc etc etc

Lots of ideas!

If you ever want to Brainstorm, I am more than happy to help!

Hoe can you tell that I am a Foodie too!!!!

Barb of Easy-Moneys
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Easy-Moneys Premium
PS To anyone who just read my post above, none of those links are live as far as I know, I just shared some ideas since I love food - it just flowed out of me!!!
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MMoncur Premium
Wow, you have just sent me an entire business model to follow! How much do I owe you :)

I really appreciate the time you spent putting this together for me. Excellent ideas, especially the maxmunchies.com. I checked on foodieonabudget.com domain as soon as I joined WA but the .com extension was already taken.

It is always a pleasure to speak to fellow Foodie's such as yourself.

I will definitely take you up on the brainstorming session.

Have a great day!

Max
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Hi Max!

Just glad to have helped!

Believe me, it took all of 5 min I bet...I'm a "FREE-FLOW" type, "Big-Picture" type, creative person - and get this - I spent 30 years as a Family Physician in Canada!

My creative brain is finally getting to stretch and it feels so so good!

I am thinking of offering creative coaching for people at some point - I am getting close - it's just so darn fun it doesn't feel like work!

And in your case, with the budget and all, maybe promise me that when you make you first $1,000 - $2,000 per month you will start to splurge on some famous chefs and world-reknowned restaurants!

Barb

PS Not to name drop but I'm going to name drop - most favourite meal ever - hands down - Chef Morimoto in his Waikiki Restaurant, newly opened on my Husband's Bday - got photo ofall 3 of us and signed copy of his book!

PPS My husband does not let anyone touch his book! LOL
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MMoncur Premium
I am so happy that you have now set your creativity free, trust me, we all at WA are benefitting from it :)

It is good that you are able to have fun and truly enjoy what you are doing, that is what this is all about. Choosing our passion and having fun with it!

And yes, maybe I can take my first substantial earnings and hire Chef Morimoto as my own personal checf for an evening!! I have not tried that restaurant but it is now on my list of places to try.

Max

PS. I don't blame your husband, I would put that book in a safe with 24 hour security to protect it, lol
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Hi Max!

Thank you for your wonderful words!

I'm certainly not going to tell my husband that there is someone else on Earth who would take further steps to protect his "Food-Bible"!

PS I'm hungry!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Max!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Madek,
I have just followed you on google plus, feel free to follow me back:
https://plus.google.com/110664179778846014039
My website is tipsonhowtoquit.com
I will head over to yours now and comment on your post on “Eating Disturbances – Anorexia and Bulimia”

You can feel free to comment on any of the 2 posts that I have written as well.

Max
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Loes Premium
Hello Max,♫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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MMoncur Premium
Hi Loes, it is nice to finally meet you. I have heard a lot about you from the other WA members and I'm so grateful for your help. I will check out your posts now!

Wishing you much success this year as well!!

Max
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Loes Premium
Thanks Max, enjoy my posts:)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Max and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 390+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Robert Allan
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you so much Robert! I actually find that instead of Googling anything I do not understand, the WA community usually explains it much better and easier. I will definitely take a look at your blogs as I am sure they will be an excellent teaching tool since so many of the information is completely new to me.

Max
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Max and you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you for the advice Robert. Along with "liking" the comments, I tend to bookmark the blogs I want to come back to so that I can find each one easier. Very helpful advice!
Enjoy your day as well.
Max
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Robert-A Premium
So I take it you don't want to 'Like' and that's ok coz a lot of people don't bother about their rank and concentrate on building a business.
Have a good one.
Robert
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Robert, yes I definitely click "like" on people pages. I think that it shows how much I appreciate the time and effort they take in sharing their experiences and knowledge with us. I am going to head over to your posts now to read them because I am excited to look at how you have become so successful. Thank you again for your advice.
Max
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Max,

Thank you for taking me into your networking. There together we can build a better life under WA training and support, which is unparalleled of its kind in the world. To evidence what stated, go to few of my WA posts including brief bio and my site.

After viewing them, please feel free to comment and suggest, and see and tell me how and what you may and can take the advantage of my passion and expertise in medicine and urology to work together and succeed in pursuing life freedom. I am ready for your dispatching.

If needing help, just ask and you will have answers from many WA supporting souls and helping hands timely.

Best,


Chin
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you so much Chin! I will let you know if I need any help and please feel free to do the same!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Thanks, and appreciate it.

Chin
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lakbar12 Premium
Hello Maxiann, just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you. Welcome to WA! You have made a great choice to join WA there is a lot of information and so many helpful people here. I wish you the best in all you do!

To you success,
Kisha
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you Kisha. I am definitely finding the blogs to be a valuable tool. I just used the information on a blog about choosing domain names to register my first domain name :)

If you have any advice on "how to..." blogs please feel free to share with me!
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lakbar12 Premium
You're Welcome! Yes, the blog is a very valuable tool. Congratulations on registering your first domain name. That was a great choice because you always want to own your own domain name. It is not only good to own your own but it is great to have so that you can get indexed into google.

I am not sure if I understand correctly. Are you looking for other blogs that have "how to" tutorials.

or are you looking for articles to write on your blog "how to " like example "how to build a website for free?" how to get started with affiliate marketing?" "how to use jaxxy?"
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MMoncur Premium
Hi Kisha, I am writing a "how to" blog and wanted to know if you have any tips on how to gain the interest of my future readers. Or which theme on WA would work well with blogs. I am completely new to this and want to know what has helped you succeed.

Thank you!
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lakbar12 Premium
Oh okay sorry, I just did not understand at first.

Yes, I can understand I was completely new as well. I just been here one month. One month today actually!

But what has helped me, I will tell you exactly what I have been doing and hopefully this helps.

I follow the training, I work on it everyday and I do not rush through the training. If I have to watch a video 2 or 3 times over. I do!
Every Friday we have webinars, if you have time sign up for it.

They may be way over your head when you watch them because a lot of the webinars are still over my head but, I still watch it and take the little information that I can comprehend and use the method that was taught in the webinar.

The webinars can be replayed so no worries if you can not watch them at the exact time they play.

Okay to captivate your audience, you just write the way you normally would talk. That is what I do. I just write the way I normally would talk.

And when I am writing I write as if I was talking to a friend. You'll keep the audience entertained by just being yourself. If you have an opinion about an "How to" that your doing then let the audience know.
Example: if I do not like a service I tell the audience why I do not like it and what I think could have been done better.

I also try and use Jaaxy which is a free tool to use since you are premium. Use that to find low QSR keywords, usually under 100 this will help your site get indexed.

example: how to train a pug puppy 112 20 26 Great 93

See this keyword came from jaaxy this would help you get indexed faster. because the QSR is low. It is 26, searches are 112 and the potential people traffic you will get is 20.

So, I stick with low QSR's.

I also did not try and perfect each and every post right away. I try to write a post every other day. So, I keep pushing out post as often as I can. Make sure you use nice images in the articles that go with the topic you are speaking about.

After I wrote 12 post then I came back and tweaked my site. Like made it look better, checked all my articles for any errors and made sure the article still made sense.

As far as themes. I am still not sure what themes are best. I changed themes three times. I loved twenty seventeen theme but, it had some coding error because my capital 'i's looked like L's and I never got indexed with that theme.

So then I renado theme and I liked that them too but never got indexed either so, I finally chose some theme called eggnews wala.. I got indexed so, the theme is tricky. Not all are equal, it all boils down to user experience. So, you'll have to try and see what makes your site flow when it comes to themes.

Inside of WA:
I also answer questions when people need help. This helps me learn faster. If I don't know the answer I go and find the answer and then answer them. That way I learn and someone else is learning at the same time.

I also ask as many questions as I possible can no matter how crazy it sounds. I still ask because someone is always wanting to know the same answer.

I use my WA blog for practice. Your WA blog can get ranked into Google so make sure you use it. IF some one was to click on your WA blog and sign up, you would get credit. You can write about anything. I usually just write about my journey of the day.

I also look at other blogs in my niche and study them. I see what they are doing and how they are doing it. Follow successful bloggers and the upcoming bloggers in your niche. And I just absorb all that information and put it in my own form.

Sorry the post was so long winded but, I tried to make sure you knew what I do. If you ever have any questions I am here and love to help when I can...
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Maxiann for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created an informative training tutorial for all New Members that clearly explain the differences between the Certification Course and Affiliate Bootcamp.

I highly recommend that you do not start your WA training doing the Bootcamp. The Certification Course is the BEST option and I explain why in the following tutorial. If you have a few minutes free, give it a read and ask me any questions you may have within the comments section, and I will be happy to give you an answer.
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you for the recommendation. I will take a look at the tutorial right not and let you know if I have any questions.
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Carson Premium
Hey Maxiann! 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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MMoncur Premium
Hi Carson,

Thank you for your offer. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you have on my niche idea:

I was thinking my niche can show people how they can be a "foodie" while on a budget. How they can enjoy find food or even a fine dining experience while saving money. It would include cookbook recommendations and freebies to draw persons in, exchanging recipes and of course recommending cooking tools.

Any comments? Also I plan to upgrade to premium soon. Any suggestions on website themes that would suit my niche idea?

Thanks in advance!
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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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MMoncur Premium
Good day Kyle,

I was thinking my niche can show people how they can be a "foodie" while on a budget. Everyone loves food, they want the experience of exquisite cuisines but may not be able to afford to do so. What I want people to get from my blog is where they can go to have a fine dining experience, how to budget for it, create their own experiences right at home and the right tools to accomplish this. I LOVE food and take every moment to appreciate what I eat, no matter the how much or how little it may cost.

What do you think of the idea? Any advice, comments and critiques are more than welcome :)

Thank you for all of your help so far, I am truly enjoying my WA experience and have already recommended to my family.

Max
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MMoncur Premium
Thanks again Kyle. What do you think of the niche ideas? I would love to get your thoughts!
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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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JasonKim Premium
Hello Maxiann,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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MMoncur Premium
Thank you so much Jason,

I am excited to have your support and encouragement as I continue to navigate through WA. I have just created my website and I am looking forward to adding content.
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