About MozMary
Joined September 2014
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Hello there,

My name is Mary. I've been with WA for 4 years. Not all of that time was spent working on my websites because I was very ill, but even then I learned a huge amount just by being on the platform, reading, interacting, going through the training, immersed in the atmosphere. And experimenting with websites even just a little bit was enough to gain me some returns and has left me with free membership here today.

I had been very interested in getting online before I found WA, I had taken a number of courses including Brendon Burchard's Experts Academy [took the free trial and returned it to him, ty] and was led to believe it would cost thousands of dollars to get online. Then I saw a review of EA by Nathaniell that made me laugh because Nat had summed that guy up very quickly and cut through the bs and introduced me to WA, which I soon discovered allowed me to get online professionally and easily and costs nothing really, by comparison.

Regarding my username, I had no idea about the 'other' Moz out there when I chose this as my WA username. So I was blown away when I discovered the coincidence and like to see it as a sign of great future online success :D In the end I modified it to MozMary so people wouldn't confuse it with the brand name Moz when I make comments in here, though I have uploaded some pics to show there were Mary Moz's around in the 1940s!

The pics on the profile are of the forest beside me, so when I go for a walk that is the beautiful view. It is Lough Key Forest, Ireland. And added to my profile pics is a cat walking on a stairs, but is it going up or going down and when your rank goes up here are YOU going up or down as regards real success? :)

WA has the best online resources for training and optimized high end hosting and at the best price, and as someone who hadn't been earning for years due to illness I really appreciate the opportunity that Kyle and Carson provide to everyone in here, equally. There is no big financial outlay and no upsells that I have to buy into 'in order to make it', I have the chance I need right now.

You will notice I complain about the rank system from time to time. Some people get obsessed with their WA rank and the system and training unfortunately encourage that. It means some people of high rank in here don't know anything at all about the platform or training, they are just active and activity is rewarded with 'high rank' yet people naturally tend to equate high rank with knowledge and success and even magistudios the live coach sends people to 'ambassadors' for advice, so I hope some day they will actually train ambassadors in here and not leave it entirely a social award.

So don't believe high rank is important or low rank is in any way unimportant, right now it just reflects how active a person is. You will soon find out who knows their stuff, a bit like everywhere else in life.

Best wishes and enjoy the training, you now have access to the best resources for building a website and business online.
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Update July 15th, 2017:
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I congratulate people on their real success in their websites and online ventures that produce results, their wins in learning and their page rankings in google and the SERPs but NOT any in-house rank games in the community.

**I'm not going to tell you WA rank is important or support any silly blogs calling mere facebook-type activity a 'success'.**

**True success is you succeeding online, the reason you join WA in the first place.**

**Don't forget why you joined an affiliate marketing training platform with high end managed Wordpress hosting!**


btw, I had a life before WA, several degrees, first class honors, double and triple firsts at university level, setting several records, full research scholarships, real universities, real success - and the secret to high success includes knowing the difference between merely being 'busy' and actually being 'productive'. That success is now translating online in that I NEVER copy other people's work or write hearsay, I go to original sources, and the good thing about this platform is it shows you the right way to write content too.

Medical error nearly killed me some years back, and so I got knocked to the bottom of the food chain. Iatrogenic death is actually the #1 killer today, not cancer or heart disease, now THAT is a reason to have a blog ;)

It took time to crawl out of the medical bin, and having survived against the odds I just don't have the patience for bs, and yes you'll have to wade through it at times in here, but I'm here for the resources, and I encourage you to focus on them too.
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ps any sites of mine you see mentioned publicly by me at WA are test sites, my real sites are not publicly displayed at this point, but coming soon :)

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portiaS1 Premium
Hi Mary, I read your piece and like what you're saying. You're down to earth. Since you're one of the helpers with the Email setting, I was wondering if you could help me. I think I'm in the wrong place to set it up. I've watched the video, and got confused as to which place to use to set it up.
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MozMary Premium
Hello Portia! Yes the video is incomplete imo so I created this training, you'll see which tab to click, it's the other one not the default. So give it a go and if you've any questions let me know.
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Kruss456 Premium
Hi Mary! I'm new here at WA and I came across your profile. I found it exhilarating in that you didn't "pussyfoot" around on the subject of rank here at WA. How refreshing coming in. Sets things pretty straight for me as I was curious about the dashboard ranking. I believe what you say to be true.
I look forward to reading more of your posts and I will be working hard here toward my own success.

Karen
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MozMary Premium
Hi Karen, it's nice to meet like minded people!

Btw your bio looks awesome! Certainly WA is the opposite of that first online training experience you had, you'll see the entire training unlocked the minute you become Premium in here! That is unlike anywhere else online.

And yes, you'll see I don't pussyfoot, cards on the table up front with me, I have serious issues with the rank system in here, it's enough to make me less active than I'd like to be, it is the one fly in the ointment. So as long as you are aware of the gigantic potential distraction of in-house rank and how those 'high up' are just the most active, top helper status is literally 'top active' and can be newbies half the time, double check advice before important decisions, after a while in here you will get to know who is who, low rank people often are the busy ones working on their sites and who know a lot more and tend to leave the hyperactive people to the high rank - we live in hope the owners will change the system one day so that one type of personality doesn't dominate the dashboard.

Meanwhile the resources are excellent, that money will roll in when you apply yourself over time, especially with the sort of professionalism and hard work you've brought to all your other past projects, success is in your blood it seems :)
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Kruss456 Premium
Mary,
, I was happy to see your reply. All thoughts about rank are set aside. No room for that stuff in my head. Today, I will be working on my first website and that's plenty to think about. Off I go.

Karen
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TJG1 Premium
Hi Mary,

Thanks for the "Follow". I consider it an Honor!

For years I have used the expression, "There's a big difference between activity and productivity." I'm glad to read your subscription to that philosophy as well.

Best wishes for continued good health and much success on WA.

Like you I have tried a number of things to keep busy during my slow time in energy marketing and think that WA might be the answer.

Blessings!

Tom
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MozMary Premium
Hi Tom! It's always nice to meet like-minded people!

Certainly the resources here can be used in awesome ways, but there's a big difference between what happens on the dashboard rank and the actual training and resources so keep focused while having fun, the big earners are not splattered all over the dash ;)
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Wdcope Premium
Hello Mary,
I read your most recent blog and understand what you are saying. Those of us who are new think we are referred by someone who is willing to be helpful to find they disappear quickly after signing up. I have seen this happen in my various business side hustles they call it today. I have always looked at other top people after I am involved in a program and seek advice.
If someone gives advice to another who they get no compensation for it is one of many clues who to learn from or ask questions to. I also agree about the live chat. Many times I have asked certain questions to see who answers and how. Quickly this reveals the ones who don't have a clue or just are there otherwise.
I choose to follow you based on things I have read.
Thanks for your honesty. This is something I value over riches or rank.
Take care,
Bill
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Bill, there certainly is good advice to be found in here but people really need to know where to get it and not random rank deceptions because we all expect great things of rank and need to be able to respect it.

Best wishes online, the training and resources work :)
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Johnpavich Premium
Well I know where you r coming from with latrogenic which I had to google by the way being in sales and property management for 30 years that word never came up. So years ago maybe 25 or so I had an appendicts break on me which I could have died from . I had several check ups and finally had to check into emergency and still they wanted to send me home but I refused so the head nurse and doctor were very mad at me but I refused to go home . They left me in emergency surrounded by a curtain with only a bed sheet to cover me all night it was cold i was shivering all night until a friend came to visit me and found a pile of blankets just a few feet from my bed and nobody came to check on me all night . The next day they did a blood test and the second one was positive for high white blood cell count and they immediately rushed me to surgery. After 5 doctors came to visit me in the first few days I asked my doctor why are these doctors coming and asking me all these questions ? My doctor smiled and said they are wondering how you are still alive ! Apparently i have a very strong immune system.
So i know how doctors can make mistakes but their just practising ?
Well Ireland is a beautiful place to live friends of mine went there recently and they loved it. We were in Europe in may and it was very interesting so much history.
I understand your giving the rankings a little criticism and i really don't care where i am as long as i start to make some money ! All the best !!!
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MozMary Premium
Glad you made it John!

It's hard to bounce back from even the injustice of what happened to you there...!!!

I know of a young surgeon who is pretty angry at how his teacher made a mistake and cut the wrong thing in a class making the patient bleed out on the table and then just dismissed it as nothing and put on a serious face and went to tell the family pure lies...it was the sheer heartlessness of it all got him most.

I guess we got to focus on the good or it would drive us nuts! Though exposing it and preventing things from happening again is important too. Your story should be heard and immortalized and now you've got the resources to do that. I may collect such stories myself and archive them!
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Johnpavich Premium
It's funny because months later they sent me a letter asking for donations and I said u must be joking and I re told my story in detail with no response of course . The doctor was a great guy his name is doctor coddington appropriate name for a surgeon. He also did my double hernia a few years ago it sounds worse than it was ,all the best !!!
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MozMary Premium
they excel at 'no response', I still get it today when I approach a new doctor

and I'm just listening to a summit tonight where some people say their doctors screamed in anger at them for walking into their office all recovered from their 'incurable' illnesses

I don't think your story sounds worse than it was, I've heard two stories recently of neglect in hospitals even simple stuff like leaving people without clothes and in danger of catching a cold/flu or bad infection, awareness is very important because it's the elderly with no one to be around that I'm seeing getting treated this way and we've got to keep them all on their toes. I even know of a very polite 75 year old man who got out of his bed at 2am to ask the 6 nurses sitting in a circle chatting in the nursing station beside him to keep quiet, a last resort for his gentle nature after a second distressing week...we need to keep them all on their toes!
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Johnpavich Premium
Cuddington
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Johnpavich Premium
I meant the double hernia sounded worse than it was ha ha
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Greeting from mainland China.

Thanks for your candid story. I’ve been looking for a legit income program that I can work on anywhere in the world - with a good internet connection. I’m determined to make this one, THE one. Even though there’s internet connection issues here, I’m already impressed that I’m getting fast responses to my questions. I will be bombarding you with questions for the next 6 days - do I get an extra day since I’m on the other side of the eorld , hahahaha!
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MozMary Premium
I'm on the other side of the world too, Ireland! It's amazing how close everyone seems in cyberspace!

You know everyone answers the questions, including new people, so keep asking till you get the answers you need and with important questions always do a bit of research. That is the one fly in the ointment here, if you have that expression in China! This platform really is THE one but no one is perfect lol and rank and helpers have room for improvement - the resources and opportunities are amazing though, and certainly some top class people are answering questions too, it's just they are side by side with newbies and it takes a while to know who is who, even the ambassadors can be newbies!
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Dominick01 Premium
Hi Mary
Just wanted to ask you a few questions.
What is the procedure to follow when asking a question at WA and can you ask at any time?
And I have a blog I would like to use, saved on the hard-drive of the computer.
How do I transport it onto the WA site?
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MozMary Premium
They changed the dashboard a couple of months ago so it's harder to find where to ask questions now but there's usually at least 3 ways to do everything here at this point

One way is to click on your profile pic and it brings up your home page with a white menu across the top, one of those tabs is questions, so click that and it will ask you to submit your question

You can also ask in the classrooms, less visibility.

Yes you can ask at any time, you will get a wide variety of people answering, sometimes real experts and millionaires sometimes absolute newbies prompted by an unfortunate twist in the training that tells them to do that for in-house rank - you won't know who is answering till you are here a little while, I do hope they change that some day, so for now just double check answers to important things, also use the search bar

Is your old blog a wordpress site? Maybe take a look at MarionBlack's training on that, or ask site support. Kyle had a lesson somewhere on restoring a site but it was without images. I simply haven't done this myself but I notice peeps are doing it alright.
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Dominick01 Premium
Thanks Mary but i'm sorry I have to annoy you a bit more.

How does asking in the classroom work?

And, all I want to do is put up a post the same as you done this morning. I have a small article typed in Word and saved on my computer and I want to transfer it onto the WA site.
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MozMary Premium
lol I thought you were moving a website, well lots of people type elsewhere eg word, though we can write directly into our WA blogs on our profile here too

it's the same procedure as finding the questions tab, right beside it, click on your profile pic to get to your profile page and click the blogs tab, under your profile pic there's a blue tab to write a new blog

as for classrooms and questions, see under the lessons there's comments well they can be questions too
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MozMary Premium
ps you'd have to copy and paste your word work and then recheck as the formatting could be knocked out
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Dominick01 Premium
Good job, thanks Mary.
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DaisyTetreau Premium
I am so happy to know you, Mary.
Just taking my time here, although I work everyday as much as I can. I feel at home not just with the people but knowing I do not have to look for this opportunity again. So happy.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
P.S. I was going to send you an oatmeal waffle recipe, but I could not find it,although I had written it down. I really am finding I need to learn how to organize everything, now more than ever.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Daisy! Looking forward to that recipe when you find it :)

Yes, great resources here and some great people. It's a mixed community though with strong characters sometimes ruling the roost and Kyle taking a bit of a back seat at times, so it's important to be reminded of the good people and good side, like I was yesterday when all you guys helped with my pancakes :)
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Dominick01 Premium
Hi Mary
Since I joined WA a few weeks ago I have been wondering with so many members were there anyone else here from Ireland. Then today I read your post where you mentioned Ireland and
I had to check your bio. So I see you are from Roscommon, i'm from Donegal. Is that Forest Park you mentioned, i'm big into running and I have competed in a cross country race there on two accasions.

I must say I was very impressed with your acchievements. You know what online marketing is about and it looks like you're doing well. I'm complelely new to it and infact I haven't a whole lot of experience at computers at all. I would use the internet to google something and I registered with Facebook only because l had to. To find out what was happening in the running world and race results etc.

Anyway I hope you will follow me back and perhaps I can check in with you for advice from time to time. Looks like i'm going to need a lot of it before I get things up and running.

All the best,

Dominick.
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MozMary Premium
Welcome to WA, Dominick!

Yes, there's a bunch of people from Ireland here. Though with living in cyberspace the land boundaries tend to disappear very fast in real terms!

Yes, the Forest Park. I try to get a walk in there every day, very beautiful. Donegal is beautiful too, if you can handle the damp, a few notches up on Roscommon!
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Dominick01 Premium
Thank you Mary
I'll probably come across others as I go along.

Yes, we are lucky up here to have a vast coastline and the beautiful hills plus the added bonus of the great weather this summer, it hasn't rained at all.
I must visit Forest Park again, I didn't really get a chance to explore its beauty during the last times I was there.

I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs when I get time. They are very useful and informative and a great resource.
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JoseReyes9 Premium
Great Stuff Mary!

I just also read your most recent article of earning your first $500 sale on a six-month old website, inspiring stuff!

I saw the title of your blog, to which by the way, you are right about people only seeing the dollar signs and not keeping in mind that not every niche is not for everyone.

Congratulations on your improvement by the way!

Please do keep us updated as you have, for your knowledge is valuable.

I have been a member for nearly 2 months and I have been trying to be as consistent as I could with my website which is in the affiliate marketing guide niche, and I have been making patient progress, so the valuable contribution that you make here, allows me to be more than excited of what is yet to happen in months to come.


Thank you for making me excited about my destiny!

Let the magic begin!
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MozMary Premium
Great stuff Jose! My first commission on that site was $123.50 :D

you hear all sorts of myths about how long it takes to make money but that first commission was inside a couple of months and I was not working at the site full time

others have inspired me in here over time, you don't hear their voices so much now as so many people compete for in house rank with fluffy posts mostly about their inhouse rank lol and that's what Kyle is encouraging them to do, the fly in the ointmet of otherwise excellent resources that do work...

For sure, there's magic waiting to happen :)
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L13jordan Premium
Great and touching post! I started WA about six months ago but had to stop due to searching for a job. I'm now ready to jump back into WA.However, I'm at a loss with getting started again. I'm just on Lesson 5 of 10, and am confused. Please help!!! My Login says : admin, and my Password starts with Sgw... Am I supposed to reset my Login and Password, or is this what I should use? (I'm trying to complete Lesson 5, which is logging into my back office, clicking on Post, Trash, and Pages, and Activating the SEO Pack, EWWW Image Optimizer, plug-Ins, etc. Please help! Thanks.
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MozMary Premium
Hi Lynette!

is this the login to your website that you are talking about? when you go into sitemanage you should just be able to press login and get into your dashboard, and the button Websites in the left menu to the side of this page will take you to sitemanager

PM me with questions that way I'll see them much sooner than in here

the login button is enough but it is also possible to take your password and login directly from your browser

if there is an issue getting in from site manager here then submit a ticket to site support, it should be a real easy process but sometimes there can be a little glitch and we need their help, so do the normal things first, hit the login button and that really should be enough

ps thanks for the kind words and welcome back! :)
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L13jordan Premium
Ok. Thanks for your help! I just wasn't sure if my Login should remain being "Admin", and the Password stays "Sgw...... or if they needed to be Reset. So, I will keep them like that.
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MozMary Premium
you do need to change the user from admin, if you work through the videos he will show you how, but you do not need to reset the password

add new user is in your website dashboard, it is easy enough, but make sure to not skip any lessons and you'll cover all these things

also in the search bar top of page you can pick up some extra training, though it's not working so well at the moment
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keishalina9 Premium
Thanks kindly for being in the Help Center where i found you today...and hope all is going well for you....i've just toggled on Premium-Year a couple of days ago thinking that i need the time to give myself a chance to go through the training and to learn / to absorb as much as possible -- i really do enjoy being a 'learner-bee-buzz!' ... on-line--a whole brave new world shall we say? .... all the very best for every success.... cheerio... :)
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MozMary Premium
Good choice, Keisha! The training is fantastic, so soak it all in. And giving yourself time while also getting it almost half price, win win! :)

The help center varies a lot depending on who is most active, none of the answers are vetted so always refer back to Kyle's training as the real core, and get lots of opinions because some of the people helping out haven't really listened to what Kyle is saying...shhhh...lol! :D

The resources are great too, so best wishes online and looking forward to hearing about your successes! :)
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LucilleN Premium
Thanks for the follow Mary. I'm following you now too. Thanks also for responding to one of my training questions. I appreciate your wealth of experience and dedication to achieving success. You've also made some great points about the ranking system.

Wishing you ongoing success and the best of health.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the kind words Lucille, I've a lot of experience compared to some of the people answering the questions but I like to link out to more experienced members as much as I can and showcase their experience and wisdom and success, especially the ones earning big money - it's amazing listening to their nuggets!

Best wishes online! :)
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Mary,

This lesson is difficult to get through for me. What do I write a review on? How do I find something to write a review on? Right now I cannot purchase a program to know what it is about - so how could I write one without buying it?? This is one question really.

Next, I am feeling anxious about sharing my review as my site is not how I want it to be. So I have been working on that but not sure how to feel relaxed about sharing the review.If I find something to write on, that is pretty easy. I suppose I could share it with someone just so I could get through this lesson.

I have other questions but these are the ones on this lesson so I can get through.
Thank you so much for any help you can offer. Thanks for being there.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
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MozMary Premium
Hi Daisy, is this question to do with Bootcamp?

1. you just need to research and get to know things before writing about them, eg anything you already own, whether an iron, a purse, a pair of jeans, any food - when you see another brand you easily know the strengths and weaknesses, so in a way you 'own' WA, get to know the platform and then you know the strengths and weaknesses of others, though you still have to research them - then it becomes easy, but that is why we are advised to take niches we are interested in as that will make the research easier.

2. Even though the option is there to get feedback, we never have to do it - some people really like a hands on approach and some people really don't. I'm in the group that don't but I've met people who really benefit from jumping in. So decide if you are the hands on loves to be in the mix type and you'll feel happy enough to jump in or not, but it's nothing to do with having a ton of stuff done already, so don't worry.

And imo unless you know who you are getting feedback from then you risk being fed a lot of nonsense by a newbie, and that includes the 'top helpers' at the moment and half the high rankers - as both those positions are filled by merely being active and not by being vetted or having any expertise, so try to find the experienced people in here and read their work and see where you stand. Nathaniell is one, check who goes to Vegas, and watch out for the real success stories on the board, Nathaniell has a post on them ongoing for 2018
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Mary,

This lesson is on the boot camp. I have two possibilities related
to Affiliate marketing one is an auto-responder that is really good
and I have some experience with and could write a great review.
The other is a traffic site where I found WA which I could also write a review on. I am not so excited about writing a negative review
like the scam things. I think they are fine and helpful but it is not me. Am I correct in thinking that for marketing WA we are
writing reviews to get people to the review so we can also tell
them about WA.\? In the other course they can write reviews on
their related niche products.

Thank you for writing and encouraging me to find experienced
people. You are one and I appreciate you very much.
Daisy
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MozMary Premium
Hi Daisy, well there are some really knowledgeable people in here but it's impossible to find them now at the moment !

re reviews - your approach is perfect, you can talk about the positives and just compare, it does not have to be scams at all

yes if you like an autoresponder and have experience with it then that is something to review and same with whatever the traffic site was

you can show people how those things work too, and you'll hear Kyle talk about 'not leaving money on the table' which means you are not just directing people here, you are giving links to the things you review too

WA is one affiliate program, it's often referred to as the 'make money online' niche as people out there telling people how to make an income will be selling them expensive training, and websites, and hosting and other things 'necessary' to get online and make money - yet all of these things are here, usually done much better and at a fraction of the cost. As you get to know others in this niche you'll be able to compare WA with them, and as you can see there are many categories

With other niches such as basketball, sports, camping, health/ diabetes, supplements etc you see they'll be talking about stuff specific to their niche - basically choose something that interests you, and it seems autoresponders and traffic sites already caught your interest, some people do Bootcamp and they have not been doing any research in the niche nor are they interested, but when you are interested you'll communicate it and research it better - whatever that niche is
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Mary,
Thank you for this very helpful response. I am going to do the best I can with this lesson and go on to the next.
I really do appreciate you,
Daisy
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Hi and thank you for the warm welcome as well as the detailed information and god bless you on your story because some stories are meant to be told and mines will come in time.I’ve been searching to find online work etc for many years and with so many scams and false promises I gave up until I got back on my search and ended up here.
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MozMary Premium
Glad you found WA and yes this is a brilliant resource, looking forward to when you can get your story out there too ;)

Master Kyle's core training here, that is the real key, he really streamlines things to get us up and running fast, there are some nuggets of extra training around too if you know where to look so check in with me any time if you're looking for something. It's a very busy dashboard with active members and stuff is harder to find since they changed things up recently but they are working on making it easier!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello,
I believe I read in a comment of yours that there were professionals that write content and so on. I wasn't able to find the comment, but there is a new member asking about that type of service.
I thought if you knew someone that you recommend it might be useful to the new member.
The information of the new member I am referring to is below.

Awsa Follow Me 4 minutes ago
Please all the website building, niche, traffic, SEO is time consuming. Please can I hire a professional to deal with all my website building issues and I can start straight away with my business. Thanks
Thank you : )
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jennyjewel Premium
Thanks for following me back Mary, I appreciate it. Looking forward to learning and no bs. Must admit I did the WA rank thing for a while, I jumped off the merry go round a few weeks ago, I had never done social media before (facebook etc) so I think I had shiny object syndrome for a while but am all good now. I realised making my website and training are more important. I Still like to be social, but don't worry about rank anymore.
I hope you are on the road to recovery after your illness, sounds very scary, happy you are here.
All the best
Jenny
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MozMary Premium
lol you are a great communicator - glad you survived the 'merry go round',it's the one fly in the ointment but certainly great resources here, and over the years I have met a lot of people who succeeded :)
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jennyjewel Premium
That's encouraging Mary, thank you. Looking forward to learning with you and from you, and hopefully I will be one of those success stories you speak of.
Jenny
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dwthomsen Premium
Thanks for your help in regard to WA affiliate links. I'm glad you are back on your feet, so to speak. I've never heard of iatrogenic death, let alone that it's the #1 killer today. Must be a cover-up! I have to do some research to find out what it is. Thanks again!
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MozMary Premium
death by doctor, yep very big cover up going on ;)
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dwthomsen Premium
Yeah! I googled it. I can see why there's a cover up. Glad you are still here with us!
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MozMary Premium
thanks, I appreciate that! :)
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JudsonH1 Premium
Hi Mary, thank you for following me. I will be following you as well. You sure have a story to tell others about. So true about latrogenic disease. I believe it out does car accidents as well per year. The pharmaceutical is big business for sure.

So much to learn right now. I have to balance time with the social networking and going through the lesson plans and writing content.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks! Regarding time the training is the best place to focus, ask plenty of questions and people will get to know you. I think the platform can be a bit of an energy vampire socially, especially now that we have to wade through the posts to find stuff so to be honest I don't do it myself too often and I've my emails switched off as they can turn into hundreds, you'll find filters in your account settings for that.

I'm looking forward to hearing your successes along the way.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Mary,

Wonderful to meet you and I'm honoured to follow you. I have been reading your GDPR articles. They are very informative and of course very helpful.

You are an amazing writer and your stories here are truly inspirational. I love how you are upfront in expressing your opinions. I hope your health is much improved.

I wish you continued success in your online business and best of health for a long long time.

Blessing to you,
Monica
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MozMary Premium
Hi Monica, thanks for the kind words.

Had a quick look at your pp on scuba site - did you use some form of pp generator there or fill it in yourself - nice layout, there's a couple of tweaks I see at a glance - see the top para "Our Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on the 20th of May, 2018. This means our business is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant." the privacy policy doesn't make a site compliant, it would be more accurate to say 'updated and posted on 20th May in line iwth GDPR compliance' and see those 4 empty headings at the end, you can knock them off - including the one for data breaches, that one would be about your security, or you could state you have good security etc

the bit in the middle I didn't look too closely at right now
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Mary,

Thank you but the credit all goes to fleurallen. I PM her after I read her article on GDPR and she was very kind to send me her url on her Privacy Policy.

Thank you, Mary, for reading my privacy policy and giving me corrections. Great points and I am going to make the changes right now. I'm really glad you did that.

Do you know where I can get Amazon's GDPR Privacy Policy? I have a dive site and I guess I need to mention Amazon in my dive site.

Many thank yous Mary and Blessings to you.

Kind Regards,
Monica
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MozMary Premium
Monica, I didn't have time to read the middle bit of that privacy policy, which is the important bit, so I'm not giving it the all clear. It worried me a little that the first statement in it said people were compliant because they had their new privacy policy! However Kyle is going to be bringing out guidance on all that later so make sure you double check the middle bit again later. I know there are a lot o policy generators and plugins out there that claim they provide compliance but if you remember my Summary of GDPR post you'll see pp is just one category of compliance and we are shooting for more than privacy policy and cookies
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Mary,

Thank you for your response.

I'm still worried.. as in not having enough information. I'll definitely go back and read the middle part of the policy. I read your Summary of GDPR for Affiliates and Bloggers. I know there is a lot more to just have the policy...

Argggg...

Thank you Mary for all the hard work and research you have been doing.

Best,
Monica
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Mary!

Want to thank you for your GDPR contributions. This is such a complex topic to me and it's so good to have you "separating the wheat from the chaff".

I'm happy to have found you here at WA and I'm looking forward to having a close look at your trainings.

Wish you health and success in plenty!

:-) Pernilla
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MozMary Premium
That's very kind of you to say, Pernilla. And very encouraging and I certainly appreciate your timing on this! :)

Every success to you too!

Mary
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H-Spinney Premium
Just finished watching training video on affiliate links…I have a number of questions about affiliate links:

1) The video wasn’t exact as to how many links are suggested in a single post? For example, if my post is promoting Wealthy Affiliate, how many links are recommended per post so your Google ranking is not adversely affected?

2) Since I have a lot of posts promoting Wealthy Affiliate, what is THE BEST strategy for getting affiliate links on all of those posts?

3) Would it hurt my Google ranking if I have different links on the same post for different products?

4) Kyle mentioned in the video sending the links in his posts to a review page which in turn directly links to the actual product. Is this necessary?

I would appreciate the answers to these questions as it would help clarify my concerns about affiliate links.

Thank you,
Howard
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MozMary Premium
hello Howard,

1. how many varies on the length and how natural they fit into your content, but keeping them minimal is good, try two for starters and get a feel for things - it's not set in stone

2. this question shows you need to spend more time in the training and getting a feel for things. So you had a bunch of posts with no links? And now you want to go back and put them in? Well in that case you still have to look for coherence, if you are talking about something in WA then you can link to it on WA, we can link to any page in here - keep it flowing and natural.

3. it does not harm you to promote more than one product, keep it natural

4. linking to a review page with the affiliate links is not always necessary, it is a method used at certain times, but you can direct link from your page/post to the product

however sounds like you are just beginning to get a feel for it and need to spend more time going over the training, then these concepts will all fall into place.
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Brilliant bio, Mary. Thank you for the thoughtful expose. I do appreciate your forthrightness. Thank you for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine also. I wish you much success here and in your recovery medically.

BTW, I love all things Irish. It is the land of my ancestors and I sincerely hope to see it one day in person.

Blessings,
Candice
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the kind words Candice! The Irish countryside certainly is beautiful, though they keep modernizing things here and lots of change compared to my grandparents's time. Every success online and recovery to you too, be seeing you around :)
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks for following me, MozMary. I take your advice seriously: Don’t just be busy; produce. I dare say, I have been “busy” responding to blogs and, hopefully, i have made comments that add value. Yes, that did shoot up my ranking quite fast. While I understand your critique of this, I have to say, that did give me courage and the urge to be here daily. Being productive will be my way of keeping it up there while I deepen my knowledge in the process.

I did whiz through the early stages of the Certification Course too, but got stuck at putting content to the website because: I tend to be self-critical to the point of paralysis; I have not really sought help; I have been derailed by the daily needs of making a living. The resolution: Follow the training on that portion again; use Jaaxy; do a little more research; Write!

Thanks, Mary. I look forward to interacting more.

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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MozMary Premium
I've been there with the writing, it's my natural instinct to want a lot of time and research thoroughly. We can still do the research part, but go to communicate it rather than make it perfect.

Maybe pick a practice niche on a free site to work through the training. Also you have the blogs here to practice communicating too, that's all it is about. When you have something you want to share then it flows, but I understand the perfectionism. Online it is more about communication and you seem to find that easy.

Kyle has a quip where he says people tell him they can't write and they communicate that in a 500 word email to him :)
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djriver Premium
Hi, I'm following you because you are a straight shooter. Thanks for telling it like it is. I have been here off and on for a few years and plan to stay for awhile because of the resources as you mention. Now that Jaaxy is part of the package WA has more value to me. I find value in the site content area as well even though I don't have my website hosted here. It still provides conveniences like the grammar checker, duplicate content checker and word counter etc.

No need to follow me back. I don't play that game :) (following someone just because they followed me or liked a comment)
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MozMary Premium
Hi DJ, nice to meet you. Yes, the resources keep me here though the rank and now 'top helper' features ruin it since the system awards hyperactivity more than genuine helpers, and empty vessels always did make the most noise!

Yep, I shoot too straight for some, so glad to meet a like minded person and I appreciate your honesty - that's the thing to remember when we are being bombed by posts from silly members is that there are actually fantastic people in here and opportunities, under the ****!

Sure is a nice looking dog there. I don't really get the follow thing, I just click randomly on a whim these day - if I were starting new I'd probably not follow anyone, but it's too late for me now, can't mass delete!
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UrsaMajor Premium
Hi Mary, Please don't be upset (if you are) by Tony's reaction. I think he knows he's wrong and is using deflective tactics as a defense. I have noticed he seems to skate along the fence as to what is allowed here at WA. I wish that you have a wonderful weekend and disregard is awful post.
-Sherry
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Sherry! I was very impressed at the way you stood up to him! And for your support! Yes skate along the fence is an excellent way of putting it!! :D
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haroda Premium
Hello MozMary!!! Thank you for following me. You are right about the ranking. It is addictive to want to be high on the rank and not write or do anything else. I find myself unproductive in implement my website at times.

However, when I interact with WA members regularly, there are some golden nuggets that are very helpful along the way. I received great tips, advice, and encouragements that help me plow through my mental obstacles and blockage. I guess the key is finding a good balance.

I hope you are feeling better these days. I look forward to learn more about you.

Best wishes for a fantastic year.
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MozMary Premium
Yes, I agree about the balance, so many people go from one extreme to zero activity and they miss out and we miss out on their contribution too. It's the spam posts aimed at increasing rank that are a killer though, spambassadors hogging up the top places with poor content, Kyle needs to keep tweaking his ranking algorithm, we've lost a lot of good people because of it.

Best wishes for 2018 online! Great bio! :)
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haroda Premium
Thank you!!! Looking forward to update my bio with many successes.
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IKAWRA Premium
Hi! Mary,

Thank you so much, you inspire me alot. Yes, agree with you as stated in email above. As newbie, platform format is my only real information i want to depend. That' why , I want to be most familiar with it.

Hoping you here always to give me inspirational message. God Bless.

Lulu
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Lulu, yes feel free to connect any time :)

You are wise to stick to the platform training ;)
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Mary, How great to read your bio. I do hope your health is better. Joining Wealthy Affiliate has been the best thing I have done for myself in years. It is wonderful to be learning something I knew nothing about and actually scarred me. Was not computer literate and am slowly but surely learning new skills. Love the training, advice and encouragement I have received. Best wishes, Jill
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MozMary Premium
Nice to meet you Jill, yes finding WA was a real game changer here too. Yes health is improving slowly! Best wishes online!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Mary, So happy you are getting better. All the best,JIll
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Twoscribe Premium
I salute you for your up front attitude and calling a spade a spade! Sounds like we have a few things in common too. My career and life took a huge tumble due to medical error also. All those years and all that money spent on an education only to lose it all with one slip of the surgeons knife. (Oh and what he did to try and cover it up too!)

Online training for a business is the way to go today! Sounds like it can be done here. Thanks for the invite on the “ranking” game.
Angi
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MozMary Premium
I read your story and boy I'm glad you survived that, mine tried to cover up too, that bit is almost worse...

So glad to meet you, check in with me any time if I can be of any help Angi
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Twoscribe Premium
Thanks MozMary. Doctors always cover their tracks when they make mistakes it seems. I tried to sue mine, but after they bought off three attorneys in a row I just gave up. My energy was so low at the time they just beat me down. Thankfully Jehovah helped me attain both Labor and Industries and Social Security disability, so we have a living wage. That’s more than most end up with. The glory goes to God though.
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MozMary Premium
wow, but I'm not surprised they bought off the attorneys, mine shocked me at their bad behavior and my eyes were opened

yep, you ended up with more than most!
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TheWoman Premium
I am trying to put a link to WA on my site. I followed the directions that I found in the search. I tied to test it, every time I go on Google and type in the title or the URL it shoots me directly to back​ office of my site with dashboard and all. is that normal?

when I click on the WA link from there nothing happens. Any suggestions?
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MozMary Premium
Hi there, did you get this sorted?

yes it would be normal to get into your dashboard sometimes when we open our site, due to caching on the computer...Kyle mentions in the training at one point not to be worried about that as only you can see it, someone out there on google can't

is it ok for you today? you could try a flush or clearing cache, thing about clearing cache is you'll have to re-enter passwords afterwards
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RKunzig Premium
Hi MozMary! Thank you for the follow. Very much appreciated your very direct message and truly understand how you see things, I am not into bs myself. And I have been spending as much time responding to e-mails as I have learning and being trained. In fact maybe more. My background and work history have shaped and molded me into a 'no nonsense' type person.

I joined WA only a few weeks back and quickly understood the over-the-top merits of their training capabilities...and the level of their interests for people to succeed. Now, that says a lot about the character and integrity and generosity of the Founders, Kyle and Carson. And going forward I will review your posts.

Best wishes are extended to you for continued success.
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MozMary Premium
Yes, the training works for sure in here, amazing, and I love the business model that is high on integrity compared to so many other online models out there

- but they may be a bit soft in tolerating what goes on in the platform dashboard and ranking system so it's great to have someone from your background on board, to help steer this ship the right direction ;)
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TDomena Premium
Hello Moz! I was taking the Affiliate Bootcamp and I saw you are one of the top helpers there. I thought I'd reach out. I have aggressive goals, and I'm sure I could use the connection to see how someone else applies all this stuff. I look forward to connecting!
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MozMary Premium
our biggest goal for the platform imo should be to work smart as well as hard, that means cleaning the place up and sorting out the drama on the dashboard, the crazy social ambassador system that leaves people who know nothing in an authoritative position to 'advise' our new referrals and totally lead them astray

so when you refer people to the resources here always look after them closely yourself ;)
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Dashnow Premium
Thanks for the info, I was not sure what rank was really based on and now that I know, not very concerned about it. I joined about 2 and 1/2 years ago but also due to some medical challenges that left me with little after work energy I did not do much. I am retired now and pursuing the training each day although likely slower than I would like. I get foggy sometimes. The technical stuff gets me confused and I have to walk away for a time. Sometimes I wish there was an actual live person to ask questions of. I do believe this will work for me in time however.
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MozMary Premium
Keep asking questions in the classrooms and you'll eventually get all the answers you need :)

Once you go over the training it clicks, no matter how slow, and Kyle has condensed it a lot so we get the true set of basics to make it work and pull in the traffic :)
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I hope everything is ok personally but if you are taking a step back because of the business? May I ask why? Also I thought I read or heard that we can refer others to the WA Community? If so the people you referred, what is the pay scale like for them joining, at obviously premium and is it some residual compensation?
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MozMary Premium
Hi there, I'm doing well and getting busy with my sites.

Always remember precisely why you joined and what attracted you to join WA, write it down, and look at it from time to time.

You'll see a rank number hanging round your neck in here, that is the only real fly in the ointment, it can drive people to do crazy things and then the strategies and activities raise their rank and suddenly there can be some crazy people lording around as ambassadors and practically endorsed by WA with badges and cups...so I'm waiting till they clean that whole aspect up. There are some excellent ambassadors but you as a newbie likely cannot tell who is who or know the history, and if your referrer is new they won't know either.

Yes there is a great referral system, see the Affiliate Bootcamp black button on the left, if you follow along the training you'll get there. Can be $23.50 per month per referral...depends on which package they choose.
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Penny49 Premium
Hi MozMary,

Hope you are well and enjoying the holiday while your passive income continues to pour in.

I would appreciate feedback on my website. http://mytophotherbs.com. I’m new and can, I’m sure, benefit from your experience.

You welcomed me a few months ago when I initially joined WA.

Thanks in advance.

Penny
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MozMary Premium
Penny I'll take a closer look after the hols but at a glance I can see a problem trying to read with that theme and the way the header is blocking everything, maybe experiment with different themes, however always back up before changing anything...
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Penny49 Premium
Thanks so much for your quick response. I’ll try other variations do rhis theme to,see if I can get a cleaner look.

Look forward to more advice after the holidays.
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BBurchett1 Premium
I read your entire post. Somehow, I feel you are the type of person who would know from my comment whether that was true or not. I loved it, so real.

I'm truly sympathetic about the illness you suffered and am inspired by your comeback. I'll be reading your posts in the next few weeks. I look forward to them.

Thanks for the follow.
Bev
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MozMary Premium
Very kind words Beverly, I really need to update some of my posts, especially the earlier ones!

Very intuitive of you when you talk about knowing if something is true or not :)

Loved your bio as to how you organize your day :D
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BBurchett1 Premium
LOL Thank you. I always add in some FUN!
Bev
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CBuchanan1 Premium
Hi Mary I think... you remember me last 2 months right? I looking for you.
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MozMary Premium
Hello, feel free to PM me :)
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stawhu Premium
Hi Mary, I got an open email from patsy c asking if anyone elses website was down. it seems hers has been down for an in ordinate amount of time. I checked all open tabs for both site, came back site cannot be found. with the attacks from No Korea yesterday and the removal of the wordfence plug , open back door was hacked there might be something going on . Please check on your sites and let me know how it is ? Scott
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MozMary Premium
Hi Scott, I just checked some of mine and all seems ok - how are yours doing now?

what time were you down?

I was in conversation late last night with someone working on their site and hers was going fine too, she was increasing her sitespeed so I was looking at results in real time...

did you contact sitesupport?
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stawhu Premium
i am not sure how long I was down , I haven't checked but report says all is back running now Scott
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MozMary Premium
btw we don't need wordfence plugin on this platform, there is an extra security level with the hosting here...
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stawhu Premium
thank you , i was wondering, you cleared that up have a beautiful day. Scott
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MozMary Premium
btw I heard about the DDOS attack, some sites were affected, it was supposed to have been dealt with inside two hours and stable now, they've got it handled ;)

first time I've come across this in here, so it is not a regular occurrence, I have seen them on other big events though, some people just try to bring other people down it seems but they never win :)
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stawhu Premium
Hi Mary I tried to respond on the private message you sent but I could not , when I hit reply button. nothing happened. No flashing start line appeared. What is up with that ? yes I understand that with out much being done on the actual site I haven' lost much except time. Good thing I wrote out longhand all of the areas I want to cover and made a photo of the about just in case . Well, just in case may have come up I may have broken my sight my password is not working on sight content editor I copy and pasted the new password from the reset password sight in site mgr. and that gave an o.k. but when I try to get into the Published : edit for the privacy policy I get the password error again.Do you have any ideas?
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MozMary Premium
Hi Scott, I see a private message from you at 11 hours ago and these say 16 and 20 so it looks like the messaging is working for you now. I will try messaging you for these.

Just to note though that it is best not to rush into things as a newbie and be careful seeking advice - lessons tell us at one point to change from admin to new user, best to do things in the right order at the right time, tick off all the tasks in each lesson before moving onto new tasks, in fact it's a good idea to use the free sites too.
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stawhu Premium
Hi , Mary , thanks for the tip. But , you know as I read the blogs and comments some seem so important that it is like , maybe I should do that now so it is integrated into my own personal developement. Good example, is the name change. I figured out that the new name has the same authority as admin so I logged in there and I am now able to do whatever needs to be done. Also , I upgraded my theme and while I don't see that the instructions are quite what they are supposed to be, when I added a new privacy policy two showed up on the menu . One from the old theme and the new one i did for the new , before i did this there was no actual privacy policy under the single that showed after the live preview, so I went to site content and typed up a fresh pri pol and published now there are two complete pri pol. So, I went to editor and pulled up one of them for edit and what was staring back at me the Trash button and since I knew that that button was only for that page I hit it did a refresh and it was gone. So, I am learning how much will stick I am not sure because I am still not sure EXACTLY how I added the extra items on my menu . I still have one more to go. My next jobs are to decide on whether I need both a child theme and a clone , not sure of the subtleties and distinctions , and do the step 9 review in boot. Didn't mean to be so long, but I consider your input very valuable thanks again Scott
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MozMary Premium
it looks like you are veering way off the training Scott, be careful you are not pulled down the rabbit hole with child themes etc, best to take things one step at a time in the order that Kyle has laid them out and only after you master this training consider other stuff like that

as for clones, just check out marionblack's training on wpclone and backups

notice until you've added content there isn't a lot to back up

the whole point about affiliate marketing is the content for the traffic for the sales/money - you could spend all day on fiddly design issues and have no one coming to your site, as happens everywhere outside this platform, hence - back to the training!
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stawhu Premium
Hi Mary , Thanks for the input understand what you mean about adding content and the rabbit hole. But, after seeing how I goofed up on the Privacy policy and about me (which I was able to save eventually) I decided I had better at least check these things out. and I was a Boy Scout- motto Be Prepared. and yes the premium theme helped as the original only supported three heading in the menu . I learned and now I have eight with room for at least one more and I have to make judicious use of it. I think I am back on track, as my next job is to write the review for step 9 and get my about me page inserted in the new theme. I started with the Pirvacy policy on this one figuring if I goof something up no harm no foul , its a template.I got it inserted and ended up with two ,( one was probably transferred from previous theme) I was then able to figure out that by going to the content editor I might be able to fix it. Well I looked at that edit page the trash it button was staring back at me, so I picked one of the privacy policies to edit and hit trash. Viola only one privacy policy now in menu and no comment box. I appreciate your counsel on this as staying "on track" is important. Looking forward to more you have helped me alot and I hope I can do do the same for beginners when I am capable. And about the password problem I was able to get over that because by adding the new user, he (me ) has the same authority as admin so that is how I log in now and it is just fine Thanks Again, Scott
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stawhu Premium
Well I went with the premium version of the theme because the free version did not support the menu line that I was trying to put in . But, I also took the advice of surfside Bob and added a real user name to the site, because he said noboy wants to read that admin wrote something it is better with a name and now I cannot do any edit because an error comes up and says my password is incorrect and I don't know which password they are talking about because i updated the password on the site mgr. Do you what might be causing this problem ? stawhu
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IvyT Premium
Mary, thanks so much for the follow and the fab bio! There’s much sound advice in there, all the result of your sound observation and practice. Looking up to your example.

That last note on members copying - really? I am appalled. For every earnest writer-researcher, your name is in your work. It would be unthinkable to offer anything but your own. I’ve observed weird cut and paste antics on the WA site from various shill profiles... but whole sites? That’s cheeky.
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IvyT Premium
P.S. on details academic and iatrogenic we have so much in common. :/
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MozMary Premium
Hello Ivy, great to meet you!

Well there's so much copying going on online that I'm almost resigned to writing stuff off as 'educational'! It's happening on every level, even by people who know how bad it is to plagiarize, as you know people are kicked out of uni for it, but it's happening from the top down, I'm seeing some very pious authority sites in the health niche being among the worst offenders, and you'll hear Jay talk about people set up clones of his test sites. He didn't mind because he could still outrank them but we've had people say someone stole their content and outranked them!! Google may one day catch them out :)
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MozMary Premium
...these resources give us a real opportunity to turn all that around for good ;)
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lorilee3 Premium
Hi, Thank you very much for following me. I like the picture you posted of that cat climbing stairs up, I think that cat is going up:)
Thanks for sharing your story. Fighting with physical serious ill is one of the most tough challenge in the life. Best wish for your healthy. Looks like you have learned and gained a lot of knowledge about online marketing. I am a newbie, hopefully have a chance to get your suggestion and help for learning and growing of my future online business. Following back.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Lori! Yep, I see the cat going up too, just like us :)

Wishing you every success online! :)
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stawhu Premium
HI MozMary Would you be able to help me with editing Problem. I switched my theme and now want to do a inal edit on my about me page, both , to get it set up and for practice editing . So, I had reset the paragraph structure after I pushed the edit button on the live page then I went into the edit portion after the reformat to view the new active format but it all came up completely back the way it was so I stopped and looked at what else to do and I am stuck. Do you know what I am missing ? stawhu
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MozMary Premium
take a look at magistudios recent webinar on changing themes and make sure you've done the things you were supposed to do - always backup your site before a theme change too [marionblack shows some good ways to do that]

I'm not quite sure what you are describing here - you made a change to a post but it didn't show? - but it sounds like you need to practice a bit - remember to use the free sites for practice that way you don't have to worry about your main site
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stawhu Premium
Thanks , it appears that the theme change was successful as I did view it live and it came up right. Thanks I already have an old site that will work for practice but I think I am missing something procedural in the editing . so, I will try that .
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MozMary Premium
well always remember to hit the update button when you edit something - or the publish button over on the right

if you make updates and they don't show then sometimes you have to flush your dns, that is really easy, here is a training on it if flushing works then you don't need to clear cache
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stawhu Premium
Thanks again your really in tune with this tech stuff . I am just happy my computer doesn't blow up . I have to keep closing tabs as when i do something in a new tab I sometimes already have that tab open in another window , I am working on correcting this. the is a psychological term for this it has to do with fear of losing something or missing out any way I got the identical theme up on my test site. but I can' use it yet as it needs a custom menu , the only thing on this menu is home and I used it for privacy policy. When i add the content from the platform to this test site is it a copy that goes or is then transferred OUT of content? sorry if I am overthinking
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MozMary Premium
SiteContent has a published tab now, that means you can find what you've published already, take a look
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stawhu Premium
Thank you so much MozMary for you guidance. I was able to get back on track without deleting my site and starting over. And I learned a couple of thing along the way ,I think , I hope. I have been writing for most of this time since I last contacted you . My about page is ABOUT 1800 words . I hope that is not too much , but we'll see. Bless you Scott
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MozMary Premium
Great to see you making progress with it all Scott, it will all seem easy after a while.

The About Me page can be any length you like, and we can edit those any time too.

Best wishes,
Mary
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DEversley Premium
Hi Mary.
I really enjoyed reading your bio, It's amazingly honest and truly portrays my heart.
I am glad that you have recovered from that unfortunate mishap.

Concerning blogs and the likes...
I believe that the true value is seen by the heart and the spirit of the content. That separates the sheep from the goats.

Thanks for the connection. Let's succeed together.

All the best and more.
David
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MozMary Premium
Thanks David, I agree with you about the heart and spirit of the content separating the sheep and goats. I've noticed some other comment you made on a blog today and enjoyed the truth of it, looking forward to seeing you about the dashboard.

Yes, let's succeed together! :)
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Terisbiz Premium
Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Teri Madruga. I have just found WA, and I can say there is a lot of false programs out there. I have put out money and had to get returns until I finally found this program. I agree with you about your intro. It's not about rankings or anything to do with rankings. It's about actually taking the steps and learning how to become successful online. I am very new at the whole thing but I'm willing to learn and get the ball rolling. I wish you health and best wishes for your future.
Teri
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MozMary Premium
Hello Teri, nice to meet you and welcome to WA. I look forward to hearing about your progress and successes online. Enjoy the resources and I'll see you around :)
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SimonW2 Premium
Hi
Thank you for the advice you gave me earlier on Live Chat, you may not remember but I was having a problem with all my posts going directly to my homepage.
Anyway you told me to go to settings and then to reading and then I have the option to set my homepage as static, all new to me can you tell? haha.
I have one more question though, I did find a training video on this subject and when Kyle was going through it he clicked on static page and then on the drop down menu it listed his posts so he could then choose which one to set as his homepage. When I click on it the only thing listed is my privacy page, I have 3 other posts but they aren't listed, any idea why?
Many thanks again for you help.
Simon
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MozMary Premium
Hi Simon, yes I remember you from chat. Glad you are getting the hang of things.

As for adding posts to the menu, did you scroll down under the pages to the other sections, posts, custom links, categories - posts needs to be clicked then they open up and you should see your posts in there and then be able to add them to the menu, they won't be in the same box as the pages

see if that works, if not there has been a training recently which should be in the search bar, I think jvranjes has one on it too
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SimonW2 Premium
Thank you for getting back to me.

I am starting to get the hang of things, it's all very exciting but can get frustrating when you get stuck, thank goodness for experienced people like you.

Thanks again

Simon
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zNeu93J8 Premium
Hi MozMary! Thanks for the Tip on how to find status of renewing WA membership. And interesting to read your profile. Ive been thru difficulties this year also, mostly though with bug invaders into my house and dermatology problems, most are gone now. Have been using many products to help, many came from Amazon so that is what I want to blog about with WA and be an active Amazon affiliate. Too busy now with getting the rugs pulled out of my house and the wood floors polished. Everything is topsy turvey at home now so I hope it gets back in order soon. Hope to get back to business soon with my Affiliate web page on my chosen topic. Have a start with my website but no links yet to Amazon products yet. So here's hoping that 2018 is much better for both of us and that we can reach our WA goals soon. Take care and best wishes.
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MozMary Premium
Wow, you certainly are going through it but great that you are both winning and ready to monetize it! :D

Also take a look at the iherb .com affiliate program/rewards program, they should have a lot of products for bugs and skin, and are easy to get into

I too am sorting out the house and boy it does get in the way of going full steam ahead at times, yes, here's to a great 2018 and end of 2017 :)
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NinahHunter Premium
Love your bio, Mary! I am a newcomer to WA and, having gone through some other programs or trainings that cost a fair penny or required additional tools or subscriptions at additional cost, and sometimes, a dished out a fair amount of BS, I am really coming to appreciate WA all the more. I especially was happy about WA's letting me get my feet wet first at virtually no cost so that WA could prove its value to me. It has. I'm all on board now.

One thing that you said that really hit home for me is that one should not equate being busy with being productive. Because focus and action have always been a challenge for me, those are the 2 things I am committing myself to do as I make my way through the initial training and develop my website and online business.

I truly appreciate all the help you and the other ambassadors and all members give to us at WA. So, thank you!

Ninah

P.S. Ireland is definitely near the top of my bucket list. I've been briefly to the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain areas for 1 long weekend, but want to return for a much more extensive and extended tour. My forebears hail from Sligo. Cheers!
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MozMary Premium
Thanks NinahJo, welcome on board! I love your bio too! And also your new motto, must admit I had a shift in thinking like that too from 'work' to life'.

About the focus, action and productivity - it's a real challenge for all of us in here keep pulling back to what is important and keep focused, it can be so much fun doing the extra 'busy' stuff, and the internal rank system doesn't help - you'll soon find out! Just always remember why you came here, that has to be our mantra to keep moving forward productively.

I like the way you say Ireland is 'near' the top of your bucket list - there's that living life large again :D Sligo is a very beautiful part of the country...on the Wild Atlantic Way, I visit the beaches there regularly.
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phildora Premium
Hello MozMary! Thanks for the follow!

Wow, against all odds you have come out on top and determined to make your mark in the world. I congratulate you on your tenure here at Wealthy Affiliate. I can definitely learn quite a bit from you as a seasoned member.

I am into my 2nd month here and have learned a great deal. Still tweaking the heck out of some strategies--but I know will get there.
I enjoy my training here and the communities's interactions. I do not have give up in my vocab.; so, I will be here for the long haul!

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business and financial goals!
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MozMary Premium
Lovely to meet you, Phildora! Loved your bio! :)

Well that's a great vocab you have there then, and you've got such a positive attitude, wishing you every success online. And I see Ireland is not yet on your travel list ;)
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phildora Premium
Actually it was. I was on my way to Shannon and our plane had to divert to London because of wind shear. All was not lost though, I met Peter Graves (original Mission Impossible), yelled out his name as he was going up the escalator at London Heathrow. I clicked his picture when he turned around.

He returned the favor, although quietly, when he snuck behind me and put those big hands on my shoulders and smiled.

Shannon, Ireland however is still on my bucket list (wow I had one before they made the movie)!
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MozMary Premium
WOWSA! So cool!! I love when things like that happen! He was really nice to do that! :)
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phildora Premium
Oh yeah. I fumbled like an idiot--couldn't speak and shook all over the place.
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MozMary Premium
He was probably used to getting that reaction though :D
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brichnow21 Premium
Hi, Mary,
As an astrologer, I love to look at others charts, concerning health issues. After this last eclipse, 4 friends ended up in the hospital for various things, but 3 for heart attacks and stints. They were all related to the signs of the eclipse.
To me it's a powerful tool for preventative medicine.
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MozMary Premium
Whatever works for an individual, is a saying that I'd agree with. I personally am not into astrology, but I think preventative medicine and a preventative lifestyle go hand in hand and that chronic illness has a cause usually related to food and other factors that we could influence much more than big pharma leads us to believe, they would not have their trillion dollar profits if people went around preventing heart attacks!
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brichnow21 Premium
Don't get me started on the medical field! I work with addiction.
I'm disturbed at how many speed freaks and cocaine addicts are diagnosed with Bi-Polar when they are trying to get "clean" ! Many are put on the psych-meds and that just delay recovery and often...Adds to their problems!!
I've seen it too, many times.
Many are often misdiagnosed and then, the addict has "an excuse".
Look forward to where all this will lead. So many folks here just want ways to help others, by whatever means possible!
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MozMary Premium
So true, do you know Kelly Brogan, a psychiatrist who now practices without meds and calls it out about so many of those misdiagnoses. Then there is a whole wing of new functional medicine doctors on the scene now who can show thyroid disease is often misdiagnosed as bipolar!!! Even after when women have babies, we've seen some Hollywood stars succomb to that misdianosis too - plenty of room for exposure on this subject - hope your blog covers it too? :)
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brichnow21 Premium
Mary, this is great stuff! I can't wait to start the training, after a very frustrating day of computer problems... Didn't get much done.
Start tomorrow with a fresh head after a good night's sleep.
Love the idea! Sooo many different areas we can cover with just these topics! Fun! Can't wait to get it rolling!!! Thanks for the great idea!! Barb
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nathaniell 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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Wilfred2016 Premium
Hi Mary, thanks for connecting. I agree with you, I have never been in an affiliate community as long as WA even though its only a short one year. WA has no upsells and its a place I can really interact, ask questions, get to know people from all walks of life. Again, you're right people get too obsessed about the ranking here, at times I felt I am also a culprit but thanks for reminding me why I came here in the first place.

Best wishes!

Wilfred
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MozMary Premium
Thank you, Wilfred! It is lovely to meet so many people just like you say. Every success online :)
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Hope10 Premium
hello nice to connect here on the amazing community of was, and I think what you're issue is with the ranking is maybe if you do have enough knowledge i think it is best to set it in to training so others can enjoy as well and it will rank you higher if i'm not mistaken but being a newbee maybe i'm wrong
have an awesome weekend
too your succes
nadia
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CBuchanan1 Premium
HI Mary, yes I reading to your message sound good wonderful. did you know I'm deaf hearing impaired/legal blind low vision. I joined WA last month and I trying to getting to understand through to training lessons but sometime bit little hard to understand. I don't want upset myself. I did setup my site from siterubix but one thing WordPress I don't know how to srart this WP where is EXAMPLE. I keep it learn more time. I have other my business site http://www.melaleuca.com/claudiabuchanan started in 2004. I hope...success my life. never earning since.
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MozMary Premium
a good example is here each lesson has a task, when you do the task you are building the website piece by piece

you are in a difficult position with the hearing and vision problems, do you have special software and devices to help you?

tell me what format works best for you and I will try to get you some resources, but remember to do all the lessons and not skip any :)
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CBuchanan1 Premium
Yes I has special software zoomtext help me reading. One thing WordPress I don’t know how to set up 1. Pages, images, more other I trying to finding where is Guild or show example
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MozMary Premium
ok, you have to follow along the training and take it step by step. Kyle tells you to build an about me page, then a privacy policy, and when you do that you are building out pages. He also shows us how to create a menu, as some themes do not show the pages, you have to create a menu and arrange your pages. Later he moves onto images. When you start the course, the green button Get Started Here, it begins with an introduction on affiliate marketing and making money but he takes you step by step into building your website one step at a time. All the tasks at the end of the lesson make sure you tick the boxes that concern the website and you will see where you are in the build.

There is a feature on this platform called SiteContent, it is in the same area where you access your website, that bright blue button called SiteRubix on the left of this page. Scroll down that menu. In SiteContent you can build pages and publish to your website, and you can add images there too. But take the lessons step by step, don't just jump into 'pages', 'images', he is guiding you.

Whatever lesson you are on and you have a question, just ask a question and we will help you one step at a time. or PM private message me. There is some extra training on this that I can also show you later, bedtime here though this side of the world!
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Armlemt Premium
It's nice to meet you Mary! I know how frustrating it is too be so ill you have to back away from your usual activities. I hope all is better now. Than you for adding me to your network. I wish you all the best in health and in your future endeavors!

Anita
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Anita, seems there is a group of 'forgotten' people out there who are somewhere between life and death, not able to even maintain normal body function, I never thought I'd mingle with people again or get back to 'normal' activities like go shopping, walking, to the beach, etc., but here I am, second chance :)
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Armlemt Premium
I'm so glad that you are no longer among the forgotten! I'm well on my way back as well. I still need to build up my strength some. I went for a walk yesterday that was just a bit long for me and ended up with a migraine. In time it will come though.

Have a great Sunday!
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MozMary Premium
yes be careful and build up slowly :)
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Armlemt Premium
That's the plan!
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JJordie Premium
It is nice to see someone who is making their website work for them. Lets us know we are all on the right track. What I would like to ask you is this. I started to fill in the registration for Health Talks Online for the Affiliate Program. It started to talk about a website that I was required to maintain it. The website was not their responsibility. Which is fine but what confused me was am I using my website which in the beginning I thought I was or is it one they give out, which I build and maintain during the time of their summit. Also I have to take down all the content matter that I put together in a blog once the summit is over.

They also asked for a company name. I don't have a company.

I realize I am asking a lot but would be kind enough to enlighten me as to the procedure of this for I have not registered with any summit events as of yet.

Thank you for all your help and information.
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MozMary Premium
it's about getting affiliate links, you use your own website or social media, certainly not theirs

I'm not sure what content you refer to - they have what they call optional 'copy' for people doing email launches but we are free to use it or ignore it. We don't have to use any of their material. You are free to write reviews on the speakers any way you like, for or against.

As for company name, you could put anything at all there, it won't matter. The important thing will be your paypal address for payment.
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pereirasteph Premium
Hi MozMay, thank you for your answer. It honestly was helpful. Would be good to keep in touch with you and learn from you as time goes by. You are like a role model to me - cause in 3 years I would love to be where you are.

I do have questions in terms of how you grew so fast and what were the challenges you faced as time went by?
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MozMary Premium
Hi, remember to master the training, take each lesson and don't skip any or you may miss something important.

This platform is very good at SEO, which is what you need.

As for 'rank', don't confuse rank inside WA with rank in google, it is the rank of your posts and pages in google that is the important thing and that will require working on your website consistently.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! MozMary,
I just went through your profile again, and I am impressed and inspired by what and how you have gone through to the current phase of life.

I definitely agreed that iatrogenic death is #1 killer since iatrogenic disorders contribute to professional burden and income of medical practice, yet which most of them can be prevented if following the suggestion/instruction as described in How to Handle Sickness on http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. In reality, the care as outlined has not been followed by many, even most, professionals due to falling victim to political correctness and commercialism.

Your revealing personal 4-year activities in WA carries a significant load of reassurance which is helpful and important for the WA newbies like me of only two years old in it.

Oh! I just sent you a private message in response to your inquiry 4 days ago. I am ready to do the hard work so to welcome another phase of success in life after retirement under "doctorpreneurship" as you coined it.

Please let me know who and what we can work together. You may reach at realinct2002@yahoo.com or a call at 734-846-2699; I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1976.

Sincerely yours,


Urolin1981
Chin-Ti Lin, M.D.
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MozMary Premium
Hi, I have not received you private message, thanks for your contact details, I will be in touch.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Hi... I have followed you, but was looking at your Profile page again after you helped me in the chat room today. Love what you say in your profile! I've looked at Brendon Burchard's programs and the programs of many others. Am very grateful for WA and intend to make it work for me!

Hate that you've dealt with iatrogenic-related challenges. That is huge! So glad you pulled through and can now blog about it. There's a lot to blog about regarding that topic. Thanks for your help today and for keeping it real! :)
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the kind words Colleen!

Nice to meet you, and every success to you with the resources here. Glad you found them and didn't get ripped off or have to listen to anymore of those endless hours of Burchard videos [!] :)
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Oh, that's too funny!!!! I think he's cut back on the length of his videos and live trainings. They were soooooo long!

I had actually signed up with another group to do something similar to WA. But then I found WA (and saw that it offered far and above what the other group touted), I knew I had to be part of WA. Fortunately, I was able to get my money back from the other group and jump into WA. It's been great! Woohoo!
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MozMary Premium
Excellent timing, glad you got your money back! It was 2012 when I did Burchard's course [took it on money back trial, omg, it nearly wore me out] and I watched all his lead up videos...you know when they say well that's an hour of my life I won't get back [or 20]!! So funny that you say he has cut them down in size, but I think it was all part of a hypnotic induction to put us to sleep at some level after which point we just swallowed everything he said !! :D
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
That's a hoot! I decided then that I would not do any online webinars or anything else that goes on for hours. There have been some others who have done that too. I got off of their email lists and ran the other way! To me, online events that are short (about an hour, or less, depending on what needs to be taught), with valuable content, and w/o hype show that someone value's my time. A frustrated attendee will buy nothing and refer nobody! :)
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omakendo Premium
HI Mary,
Thank's for comming my way.
Awesome bio.Reading through ,it gives me an impression
that you are a strong in heart.
I am one day old in WA with zero experience.I by chance came across it and joined with the aim to learn and be productive.

I hope to build trust with you and learn from your experience.

Have a blessed day.

Omakendo
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MozMary Premium
Nice to meet you, Omakendo! I am looking forward to your success, enjoy the training and feel free to ask questions any time :)
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Mary and awesome bio! I'm along the same lines as you. I am here to build a very productive business and am highly enjoying myself in the process! I love it here and feel that I get up each day and go to work among over one million co-workers! I'm obsessed with the training in the Classrooms and at Affiliate Bootcamp! Have fun! It's great to connect with you!
Erin
P.S. I LOVE your picture! I am a true "cat lady!" I can't figure out if the kitty is going up or down the stairs. So fun! xox
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Erin, YOU have an awesome bio! Glad you are doing so well! As for the kitty, which do you see first? I see up first, so I'll stick with that though I'm hearing people argue for down - I like that when you say either up or down the mind can see it both ways, a little bit of exercise for the brain :)
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Skystarr Premium
Hi MozMary, Thanks for following me. I'm impressed with your courage and determined spirit for not giving up and preserving through all that you endured with your health and all, but you accomplished your goals. Glad to hear you are doing fine now and is successful with WA. Like they say "You can't keep a good person down." :)

Best Wishes!

Linda
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MozMary Premium
Thanks, Linda! Hope all is going well for you, your bio is very impressive!

Mary
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Debbie717 Premium
Hi Mary. Thank you for your quick response. I found it! But lost your comments to my question.
What I was wondering is the Site Rubix where we can create content pages - is this just for putting your ideas into one central location? Once you"publish" that info, if you edit that post in WPress then those saved changes do not migrate to what was originally saved in Site Rubix.
Or maybe I'm doing the edit wrong.
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MozMary Premium
ah, I think you are using the word siterubix for sitecontent

I think you are correct in that once you publish from sitecontent to your website then it is gone from sitecontent, you must continue to edit on wp - but it is set up for that eg we still need to add images on the website, and we need to do the SEO on the website article too
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Debbie717 Premium
Thank you, Mary. So site content is more for drafting out your initial content. Anything after that I should be doing in WP. Is that right?
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MozMary Premium
yes, it is slightly more than a draft in that it will help you with grammar and spelling, and help you format in certain ways with headings, and it will tell you when/if an article is indexed in google, but in the future they will be adding in other features like adding images, but right now definitely a need to edit within wp, add images there, tags and categories there, and also not to forget to scroll down to the bottom of your post/page and do the meta for SEO
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Debbie717 Premium
Thank you for your help. It is much needed and much appreciated. Take care.
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rwaite3613 Premium
Hi, Mary. I appreciate the return follow. I'm happy to here you are doing well. I have a cousin that contracted some type of fungal infection in his spine from a cortizone shot that he is still battling years later. Best wishes to you on your continued success. Enjoy the journey.

Randy
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MozMary Premium
Hi Randy, sorry about your cousin!!! I'll keep an eye out in my travels to see how peeps might tackle something like that...
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi Mary, Thank for following. Nice view of the castle on the lake side and the forest track. As for the cat, I like to see it going up. A photo can be deceitful but it's your perception that matters. Ultimately, it will steer the direction of your course.

You are right on members gaming the ranking, I saw one sentence blog post with less than 10 words. The more I read on this, the lesser I get to notice my ranking now. Agreed with you that most important to me is what can I learn and share here in WA and building my online business and make it successful.

And thanks for the insight, I am here for the resources too.

Glad that you are getting well.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks, it is great to meet you. I like to see the cat going up too, but amazing that our minds can see it both ways - we can choose our reality :) Looking forward to hearing your successes in affiliate marketing and with the platform.
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SongbirdDL Premium
I am passing by Mary to say thank you or mentioning and referring me to that 'The mental bank program' video. I definitely know it will turn my life around. I am so grateful. Thank you for caring enough to mention it. I have written a blog about it. Once again, thank you.

~Danielle
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MozMary Premium
I just popped onto your blog, very kind of you to give me a shout out like that [!], but really you are demonstrating an amazing attitude in that you went and listened to it even though yes the length of it was a shock to you at first and you are a busy lady! And very kind that you immediately want to share it with others to help them.

It is an incredibly powerful tool and you will see results. It is a real game changer to understand the way the subconscious mind works, puts us in the driving seat of our life and let's us go up a level to success, it is something we should be taught in school along with math and everything else! :)
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SongbirdDL Premium
I couldn't agree with, with you more!

I am so glad that our paths have crossed Mary. That video is a game changer. I already look forward to a lot of success. I wish you the very best and loads of success.

~Danielle
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TammiP Premium
Hi MozMary.. that is an interesting name!! Thanks for the follow. I will be following you too.

Yes, I was a little upset with the rankings platform when it was first presented, but after a few days of "stewing" I got back to the roots of why I joined WA in the first place. I am content with learning and progressing in my websites. Rank is only a number, and considering that my rank has not changed since the new guidelines were set, I happy that I am I am holding steady.

i'm sorry to hear of your illness and very glad that you beat the odds and are back here at WA and thriving!! Medicine can sometimes be as detrimental to our health as helpful. Anyhoo...glad you are back!!!!

Take care and stay in touch. I love the idea of the cat and to which way it is truly walking!

Best of luck.....

T
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Tammi! Yeah, that up/down stairs is totally symbolic of the rank system in here if people chase it :D
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TammiP Premium
LOL!!!!
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MsMerry Premium
I just re-read your profile today MozMary and I remember the confusion with the other Moz. I too had a horrific misdiagnosis which has left me unable to continue my offline career. I have had to battle hard and I really respect your fight and your no bs policy. LoL . I have told a few people that seriously my rank has nothing to do with success but more with my genuine wish to help where and when I can.
I am looking forward to reading some more of your posts and learning more. :)
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MozMary Premium
Thanks MsMerry! I have noticed you are at home helping people :)
I have a lot of contacts in the alternative medicine and natural healing world, so if ever I can be of help in that area let me know.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that.
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Paullamb777 Premium
Thank you for the follow! I hope all is going well for you.
I completely agree.. there are so many concerned with their rank here. You are definitely right it is the ones not focused on rank and more with getting educated that are more educated than the so called high ranked people on here.

Best of luck in all of your endeavors, May all of your dreams become reality.

Cheers,

Paul
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MozMary Premium
Thanks, Paul. Nice to meet you. Best wishes with the training and your goals!
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mistia Premium
Thank you for your update on your bio. I feel the same way. I am new and trying to find the best path to success on here and I know to stay off the dashboard and live chat. I don't get any value out of either of them. Not saying someone else can't, but it's not for me. I try to follow people that are steadily progressing in the real world. I want to build a strong group of WA friends.
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MozMary Premium
Thank you, Mistia!

There are some really solid people in here, providing great help and training. The dashboard has hit an all time slump the past few weeks/months but I try to scan it once a day to see if anyone has asked a good question or posted a good blog or training. Some real nuggets show up from time to time and the exchange can be great way to learn, so just a heads up to keep an eye out for the occasional nuggets. I don't open most posts now, I just go either by the title or the person. But you are so wise in what you said, and it's really great to meet a like minded person.

There are too many good member trainings to list here but make sure to check in on the profiles of people like jvranjes, marionblack, boomergp08, and of course magistudios. Using the search bar center of page can bring up extra training too, though I'm hoping they upgrade it so we can find all of them easily.
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ljc411 Premium
Thank you MozMary. Gotta question. I'm so new at all this even if I find it so incredibly fascinating. Wow, your accomplishments are pretty impressive. Sorry about all that you went through. Is everything ok now?

Would you kindly tell me what I'm supposed to be doing when someone follows me. Do we follow each other. Told you, I'm new.
I shall do whatever it takes to move right along with this program. I have wasted enough time and money on scams this year alone.
Thank you in advance for your help MozMary.
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MozMary Premium
We don't have to follow or return follows. I random click some newbies to introduce myself just in case they need some help but really the follow thing doesn't really mean much at all.

You can catch up with what is being posted daily by scanning the activity dashboard. It's a big and varied platform, people post anything they like, sometimes it's good sometimes it's rubbish. You can take a look at people's profiles and what they write and see if you genuinely want to follow them. People are going to answer your questions whatever.

This platform has excellent resources but the likes and follows and rank stuff can really distract people - so there's your heads up, learn to navigate and best wishes with the training ;)
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ljc411 Premium
Hi MozMary! It's been a while. Hope you are doing well.

Having all kinds of trouble sitewise. I made all kinds crazy mistakes here and don't know how to fix it. Will you help me out please? I created pages instead of posts and have all kinds of questions on doing it right. Also, sorry, I changed my user id from Lupe C to ljc411. Thanks Mary.
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MozMary Premium
ok, best to PM me about this and I will see where the best solutions for you are - also tell me whether it is a free site or own domain, I'm popping out for a couple of hours and my time zone is GMT but I will get back to you
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ljc411 Premium
Thanks, Mary. I appreciate it. It's a free site which I got before i switched to premium but I don't know if I can switch it with a real domain. At first I thought I'd use it for practice and that's where i started drowning in confusion as you'll see. I watched Jays videos for days and hours and some of them I've watched two or three times and it's just finally beginning to make sense (slowly :), but hey, it's only my 2nd wk and at one point I just wanted to throw in the towel. High tech has never been my forte' but I refuse to give up. Thank you so much for your help.
Hope you have a great outing.
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MozMary Premium
ok, this will be easy enough to sort out and it is all part of the learning curve

- yes you can switch it to an own domain any time you like but for now you can practice and it is a good place to try out stuff like you just have - no one really knows what their pages and posts are going to be in the very beginning, it is a case of getting some experience and testing different things out. Also you don't have to worry about losing any ranking in google's eyes at this point so you can chop and change all you like. I'll chat more with you in the PM.

You are working very hard, I remember how confusing the dashboard was in the beginning too, suddenly it will all click and you'll be amazed! :)
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello MozMary, I find your profile very interesting, helpful and informative. Good advice presented. I agree with your point regarding rank showing basically how active a person is. Since being still fairly new here I have tried to be active in reading others posts and responding mainly to get to know others and get a feel for those who do know their stuff and those who do not, I am learning the difference the more I peruse around here. On occasion, I have been guilty of engaging in some nonsense as well. I try to be supportive toward everyone if I can. I have noticed my rank has increased but I really am not concerned with that. Your point is spot on, we are here to become a success.

Much of the work I'm doing now is offline, preparing content in word or other, trying to research and sort through just how I want to implement what I am learning. So none of it is really showing up much for now here. That likely does not make much sense to most, it's just my way of going about things. I am still trying to gain confidence here.

I can appreciate your struggle back from serious health issues to overcome the odds. When we are put in a position to make us realize just how short life is, it does tend to make one appreciate what is really important in life and puts us on a short fuse for nonsense. Your experiences and accomplishments you have shared are impressive indeed. No doubt you are a success already and well on your way toward even bigger succes. I would be honored to follow your inspiration here and learn from your example.
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MozMary Premium
Hello Cindy, nice to meet you! You have great focus and what you are doing does make sense, that is fantastic. You will gain confidence pretty fast here, just follow through the training and look at the weekly webinar replays, also some members have great training too, you'll get to know them.

Some of the best people you'll ever meet are milling around in here, and we all have a bit of fun interacting, the social side can be great, I'd encourage everyone to enjoy themselves and get to know others and make friends, but there's no doubt that social side and rank aspect can be addictive especially the way the rank system is set up, strange things can overrun the dashboard at times and people can get frustrated, so I like to keep grounded in the good stuff!
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JenNine Premium
Hi Mary. Thank you for your beautiful reply on my question. I'm so glad that you are courageous and fought. Illness can be such a tragic thing. My husband was told a few days ago that he has Lou Gehrig's and has 2 to 5 years to live.
We will be getting a second opinion for sure. But we also think they are wrong as his old injury always gave him a low nerve response in his leg. And he also just had a new injury 2 months ago which caused him lower and upper back injury and a bang on the left side of the head.
The Tests could be reading what the injury is doing to the nerves. Even if the second opinion agrees with the first we still won't be convinced totally.
But it's still disturbing when you're told by an expert and you're always going to go back and forth with some doubt.

My only option is to try to prove them wrong. One thing I do know it that with the Lou Gehrig's there is no recovery. It's all progressive muscle failure ending in a horrible death of respiratory failure.

I put him on a anti inflammatory regime 3 days ago. And since I do laser for pets and know the benefits, I have been lasering him while he sleeps since Friday night. Already there is improvement which is not supposed to happen with this disease.

I won't stop until I stop breathing!

I am in Ontario and so far all the holistic centers say that they can try slowing it down but there is no cure.

But I will find out some how what is going on. The other thing that is throwing them off is is voice and pronunciation is bad that started after a cold. But today I noticed it was better where I could understand him over the phone for the first time in two months.

I don't know what to think. So reaching here in WA may give me some good direction just like you are offering.

Thank you Mary. And do pm me your valuable information. I know that everything can help.
I feel that you are very well informed.

Warm thoughts.
Jen
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MozMary Premium
Thanks Jen. I was told I'd have the worst symptoms of organophosphate poisoning, gulf war syndrome and severe 25% group ME, that I was 'unlucky' and that there was no hope and that the top specialist's own dad died of what I had very quickly - but as they say in 'real' medicine [unfortunately called 'alternative' medicine] - no one has the right to tell you stuff like that or say that you are going to die, talk about a nocebo!

As for your laser treatment - would you believe a top alternative cancer clinic is using laser with great results for cancer [and cancer is closely tied to the immune system], maybe if you tune into that TTAC series you will see the guy using it and check if you are using it at therapeutic levels for a human.

As you see already your very first efforts are getting results - the body will respond to the right things - and his injuries could very well either have led to a wrong diagnosis or a right one - sometimes autoimmune conditions just need a trigger - however, they can be switched off.

What I've learned is you have got to stop the progress of illness fast, get any deterioration stabilized, because every loss of function is harder to reverse - you are dealing with the disease, the causes, and the progress...it's a learning curve because as you've seen the docs usually just manage symptoms and let it deteriorate.

I can think of some docs in functional neurology that may be better at testing him, will PM you.

Yes I am very well informed, there was no one who could help my condition - I was in a state worse than death for many years with a body so weak I could not sit, stand or lie down - no one can imagine how painful that is, zero rest 24/7 x 365...and with all body systems breaking down real fast - I was so ill no one even wanted to speak to me, no one wanted a dying patient on their hands, so I had to train in master herbalism, nutrition, massage, hypnotherapy, and functional medicine all at practitioner level, though I only learned this stuff to survive and for my own illness. I've heard people mention Lou Gehrig's in passing, but I paid no attention to it because I didn't have it - they were talking about getting results with it ;)

ps I also did Gerson therapy early on, that bought me time to work on the illness, there are many stages to winning a war...
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SantaFez Premium
Hello Mary,
And THANK YOU for a great post update bio... you are ABSOLUTELY right! People get "lost" in the euphoria of this wonderful community and tend to forget why they came here in the first place - totally agree with you!
I am really glad to have you on my network and look forward to grow, learn and share of my knowledge with you and the rest of the community.
I hope your health issues have been resolved...and wish you all the great success and enjoyment this wonderful WA journey offers!
See you around...
Orion
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MozMary Premium
Thank you Orion, it's wonderful to meet like minded people, it's a big platform and I constantly need to remind myself not to get distracted. There are truly wonderful people and wonderful resources here :)

It's surreal to be able once again to take a trip to the beach and a walk in the forest picking wild raspberries on a sunny July day after a decade of not being able to go outside or do anything, building health is an ongoing process though ;)

Best wishes online!
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JanP2 Premium
Hello, Mary. Thank you for following me. Sorry about the time it took for me to return the favour but I was so busy building my website. I am now following you.

I figured out early on that WA activity boosts Rank. I don't care about numbers. While I was busy and not active here, my rank stood at 1100 ish.

Good luck, Mary.

Janice.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, MozMary.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

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

Rank, to me means very little. I have gone from top 200 to 30,000 and back to now 560. The rise or drop in rank did not increase or decrease what I continue to learn here.

Iatrogenesis. I hope I am not becoming a victim.

I have an auto immune disorder that has come a long way as prescriptions are concerned. From nsaids to dmards to systemics and now finally biologics. The biologics seem to be doing there job...but the side effects...wow.

Iatrogenesis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Greek painting in a vase, showing a physician (iatros) bleeding a patient
Iatrogenesis (from the Greek for "brought forth by the healer") refers to any effect on a person, resulting from any activity of one or more persons acting as healthcare professionals or promoting products or services as beneficial to health, that does not support a goal of the person affected.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Some iatrogenic effects are clearly defined and easily recognized, such as a complication following a surgical procedure (e.g., lymphedema as a result of breast cancer surgery). Less obvious ones, such as complex drug interactions, may require significant investigation to identify.

While some [7] have advocated using 'iatrogenesis' to refer to all 'events caused by the health care delivery team', whether 'positive or negative', consensus limits use of 'iatrogenesis' to adverse, or, most broadly, to unintended outcomes.

Causes of iatrogenesis include:

side effects of possible drug interactions
complications arising from a procedure or treatment
medical error
negligence
unexamined instrument design[clarification needed]
anxiety or annoyance in the physician or treatment provider in relation to medical procedures or treatments
unnecessary treatment for profit
Unlike an adverse event, an iatrogenic effect is not always harmful.[7] For example, a scar created by surgery is said to be iatrogenic even though it does not represent improper care and may not be troublesome.

Professionals who may cause harm to patients include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical laboratory scientists and therapists. Iatrogenesis can also result from complementary and alternative medicine treatments.

Globally as of 2013 an estimated 20 million negative effects from treatment occurred.[8] It is estimated that 142,000 people died in 2013 from adverse effects of medical treatment up from 94,000 in 1990.[9]

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance, Moz.

I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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MozMary Premium
Hi Paul, there's a lot can be done now for autoimmune conditions that go to the cause of the problem instead of medicating it. There's been a lot of progress within functional medicine in understanding the causes, and then there is also alternative medicine, places like The School of Natural Healing. There's a lot of free resources online with all of these, there even was an 'autoimmune summit' that airs free every year. I've had to enter the health niche myself, taken a lot of practitioner courses, I'm not a practitioner but I may be able to point you some direction for further resources, feel free to PM me any time.

iatrogenic death = death by doctor, but for sure you spelled out all the different ways they can do that and people don't even realize - it certainly doesn't go on a lot of death certs, I've had a lot of friends killed by being given the wrong meds or wrong treatment.
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PMindra Premium
Very thoughtful and also insightful reply. Thank you.
My father (deceased 2013) was a doctor of alternative medicine.
I have done courses in homotoxicology to try to understand the bridge between 'traditional' and 'non-traditional' approaches to healthcare.

My son is moving into the 'Sports Medicine' Arena. I have two nephews practicing traditional medicine. I think that we all have to understand that the industry as a whole 'Practices.'

My current treatment for advanced Psoriatic Arthritis is Cosentyx.
It is expensive, but it seems to be the magic bullet so far. The side effects however are a bit of a concern. Fortunately I have a great relationship with my personal doctor.

The rheumatologist that has taken me to the cosentyx, I think, very soon I will fire.He just always talks about his prescribed medications being 'For Life.' He is old school and a bit of a quack.

You seem like a very sincere and honest person and yes, definitely I will PM you to find out more.

In closing I would like to say that the only time I want 'death by doctor' is when I request it and if it is denied...then right there lies in the hypocrisy.

Do you get what I mean?

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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MozMary Premium
yes, a very big issue for seriously ill people and those who decide these things for us usually don't understand...
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MKSwann1 Premium
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MozMary Premium
Actually it is sort of routine to follow people first in here and get introduced, so it's nice to meet you and best wishes with the training.

Btw there is a place on your profile to list your websites and social media, we are not allowed do it like you have at the end of comments - the system could register that as spam and you could get locked out. I'm not sure the spam rules are made clear enough to beginners, but better to find out sooner rather than later -here they are
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derekmarshal Premium
A-Moz-Ing intro Mary, Interesting I signed up under Nathaneil for pretty much the same reasons - he called out some guy as a wanna be guru (different guy from you, though) that I had asked for a refund for...and was refusing to give it..until I tracked him ..home address and all.

No hiding in cyberspace really!!
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MozMary Premium
LOLOL!! I'll be very careful not to get on your wrong side then! Well I'm gonna be following your progress on your sites [as you reveal it, I haven't tracked you down, yet!]. LOL! I loved your focus in your blogs! Nat is pretty inspiring alright, we were lucky ;)
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I thoroughly enjoyed your Profile comments on rank, thanks for highlighting what is important so we newbies don't think Low Rank always means High Value. As usual it's how we got there - like some people are born with money and some have started successful online businesses .... easy choice of who to follow. During my breaks from lessons I look forward to reading your blogs.

Sidenote: I started a week ago only concerned with learning; reading every word of the lessons and completing all tasks and it's been such a surprise to see my rank change so much day by day! After finishing the first 9 lessons and tasks my rank was about 10,000. Then just being in community replying Only to comments that helped me (saying How I was helped) my rank continued to move: day 4 - 9305 day 6 - 8265 day 7 - 7696. Day 7 went premium so this morning it's 1547. So I agree if you do the work the rank takes care of itself!
I did the first 9 lessons for beginners in 3 days and 10th lesson -going premium on last day of week. My rationale- If I went to premium right away I'd be so excited to do the lessons that I'd ignore the community! Which had sort of been an assignment to get involved - which I thought would be overwhelming. So as a breather I had several days to enjoy the community and connect with some awesome people who reached out to me - as you did with excellent advice. This is so comforting to us newbies!

Have a great day
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MozMary Premium
Wow, I admire your focus and approach to such a big and potentially distracting environment!

Yes, it really works when we stay focused on our goals, it provides the resources and so true that some of the most amazing and helpful people you will meet are in here interacting freely.

Some of the people reaching out to newbies are just looking to pursue their rank with a charm offensive but some of them are top people who know their stuff. And then there are some you'll only get to know when you do the lessons and pursue certain topics, these people aren't so social so you will find them the more you work and pursue topics. Sometimes there's a lot to learn from the questions and blogs in the community and sometimes just type a topic in the search bar and you'll see some hard working members come up in there who have produced training and advice.

Feel free to check in with me any time, it's great to meet like minded people.

Btw, that's a great analogy of the old money vs new :)
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ShirleyAnne Premium
Thank you for such a nice reply - I value your comments very much on how I will meet some hard working members in the future. I will look forward to our future communications.
Thanks for brightening my day!
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Juliane1 Premium
Thank you for your honest review. I really appreciate your candid information, I'm just starting, feeling a bit overwhelmed by all there is to learn. However....a little fish named Dory has inspired me to "just keep swimming" so that's what I intend to do. One step at a time : )

Cheers,
Juliane
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MozMary Premium
Welcome on board, Juliane. Stick with the lessons, step by step. Then there are some good members producing extra training, that can be found in the search bar and when you get to know who is who you'll be able to go straight to their profiles and find their training there. There is an activity dashboard where people post a lot of random stuff, sometimes we can learn a lot there too, though sometimes it's a bit like facebook with a lot of random chatter unrelated to why we signed up, don't let the blogs overwhelm you. You may also receive a lot of emails, it is possible to filter them in your account settings.

Best wishes
Mary
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ShirleyAnne Premium
Fellow newbie here, I enjoyed your reference to Dory - made me smile - just loved her character and could you have had a better voice than Ellen's?
Thanks for the reminder of an - I Can Do - inspiration!
We may have ups and downs on our Journey but as long as 'we keep going' we Will get there, right?
Cheers
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Juliane1 Premium
Absolutely. Well said ShirleyAnne ; )
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MozMary Premium
I just looked it up on youtube! Very funny! I had initially thought Dory was a member in here that encouraged you LOL!
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MozMary Premium
thanks for clarifying that is was a fish, I just looked it up on youtube lol!
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KevinPC13 Premium
Hi Mary,

Thank You so much for adding me to your “Following”!!!

I Love The Forest Too - I live Next to/between Yosemite National Park and Kings Canyon National Park and at the foothills of the Sequoia & Sierra National Forests. We have some "Giant Redwoods" about 15 miles down range from us (McKinley Grove)!!!

Incredible Organisms!!!!

I have seen a lot of programs over the last 4 years and this looks and feels right!!!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please let me know if there are any important tips that you think a “Newbie” like I am to WA can benefit from!!!

Best Wishes for Your Continued Success!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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MozMary Premium
Sounds amazing, the place you live! Well yes, I'd certainly have some tips for newbies, firstly don't get distracted by the rank system in here, you will soon get to know who is really working on their websites and who is merely being social for the sake of 'high rank', though there certainly is fun to be had at times, but the training and serious members are the ones to watch eg Nathaniell, Ivetriedthat, affilicoach, check out their blogs, also some good extra training by members like chrisscott, marionblack, boomergp08, and of course magistudios - actually there are a lot more. Don't forget the search bar brings up a lot of extra stuff. And go through all the steps in both trainings, it's amazing the nuggets Kyle puts in there when you least expect!
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KevinPC13 Premium
Thank You!!!

Most Excellent Advice!!!

Best Wishes For Your Continued Successes!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

Kevin
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Ms Moz,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I am glad to be associated with a more seasoned vet than myself. Please check out my website, I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you.

Bruce
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MozMary Premium
I'm just building out a health niche site myself, will check in with you at some point on this
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docub Premium
Mary,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Community! Thank you for following me, welcome to my Tribe and Network and I have returned the favor and followed you back.

I wish you all the best here at WA and if you need something or have questions hit me up and I'll do my best to get the information you need.

To Your Success!
Brian
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mcleana1 Premium
Hello there Mary. I love your username, Moz. It's so "MOD" :-)). Thank you for your follow. I will follow you back.

Oh, and by the way, we are in the process of looking to buy land. I will take your "neighboring forest" pic along for inspiration. :-)) :-))

To Your Continued Success!
Angela
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MozMary Premium
:D hope you get a lovely place!
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larryeden Premium
Hello Moz just dropping by to say Hi you have accomplished a lot hope I get the same thing done so I got to get going to , My hobbies are I like deer hunting fishing and I do a little boating at times and I watch a good movie on Netflix some time and I have done a tour in Vietnam also good luck may god bless
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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. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. Here is a link to my thought for the day.
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spurway Premium
Hello Moz
Nice to meet you here at WA. Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate. It is a pleasure networking with you and the community here at WA. It is a great place to be here, if you get stuck just ask, there will always be someone here to help you.
Cheers Sylvia
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
You'll do well here & we're in good hands!
Best wishes...
Steve

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MozMary Premium
Thanks, Steve. But the rank system is too flawed for me to believe in, been there and done that. I'm here for the training and fun. See you around.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Moz, I was going to follow you ages ago but when I went in to do so you had 'disappeared'. I saw something today that told me you had come back (I am probably a bit slow on this).

Hope all the s**t is now not hitting the fan!

So I going to tick the follow box.

I read your stuff on the apparent censorship. I was going to comment but read right through and it looks like the explanation has been given.

I do agree with you about censorship as the entity deciding this probably has a personal agenda. Especially if there is something with lots of lobbying power behind them.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks, Helen! Great to meet you. Yes, I'm back! WA is a great place for learning and I made some great friends, but yeah I met the dark side too, but I'm not going to let it win ;)

Love your profile pics! WOW! See you around, and every success!

Moz
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billybrown1 Premium
Hi Moz,
Good to hear from you and thanks for the follow, I hope all is going well for you.
I am working on my website right now and would really appreciate your opinion if you have a few minutes to look at it. The best of luck for the future.

billyknowsmarketing.com

Thanks
Billy
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MozMary Premium
That is an amazing site and what fast work - looking forward to the updates! Which course[s] and what levels have you already covered at WA?
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billybrown1 Premium
Thanks Moz,
I have just finished Affiliate Bootcamp Course 1, starting on Course 2 tomorrow.

Billy
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TeddyC Premium
Hi Moz's, welcome aboard. I have no idea of what I am doing at this point. I have tried many things on the internet and spent close to 20,000 dollars on scams. I hope WA is the answer to my prayers. I am not getting any younger and sure could use the extra income. God Bless.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks! Wow, that's a lot of money spent on scams- but you can put all that experience to good use in Affiliate Bootcamp by writing up your own reviews using your experience, people will be glad you are saving them losing that much by falling into the same traps you did, and you can get paid to direct them to the good training here - which is not expensive and goes way past anything I've seen anyone else offer. Enjoy the training!
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gildabitt Premium
Thanks for following me Moz!!! I just have a question, and is why you are not facing as a real person, even your very good website doesn't show your picture, so it's no way to imaging you as a person, and I truly believe that if you let people know who you really are, you can add more credibility to your business. Just a humble suggestion.
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