About MPThomas
Joined March 2017
I am a newbie and know very little about Internet marketing which seems strange when I briefly describe my life so far ....

I worked in a very boring job for 25 years, full time, part time, day, evening and night shift .... was made redundant in November 2006! I then did a few courses, went on to university where I got a first class degree in Business & Accounting in 2010.

At this stage my children were growing up and currently I have two in university, my boy studying Heritage Studies 3rd year of a 4 years honours degree and a girl studying computing 1st year .... I also have another son who has finished studies at the moment but may go back ... he is interested in agriculture!

So I am busy, love life and really want to learn, maybe earning money at the same time ... I have joined a few affiliates but am not sure what to do, I also am with Webfire and to be honest, I'm in above my head ... really need help to get it set up, have watched some of the training but just can't follow it at all ...

While I am inexperienced I really, really want to learn, I don't have websites, I have no idea how they are set up ... as for SEO, not a clue but having said that I really know I can do it so long as I understand what I am doing ...

Thank you for reading this and as I learn I will be updating .... have a nice, eventful and productive day folks ....

Mary Thomas
www.makemoneyonlinenotscams.com
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Mary, nice to hear from you. I, Helen from Tasmania, look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

What you need to do is FOLLOW the lessons. So many people who join seem to expect instant knowledge and gratification. Life generally doesn't work like that. It gets frustrating to see so many thinking they don't have to work at this but just get people to do their work. BUT you don't strike me as this kind of person.

Now it tried you links and google is telling me you haven't configured your links properly. My advise is to step back and take as many deep breathes as you like and start again. Don't skip anything and make notes. Just remember you can do this.

Once you have done the lessons then look for help for extra advice. Use the search for help box above. Most questions have been answered a zillion times. Make sure you word your questions well. If this doesn't help then ask a question within this box or in the pen space on your profile page.

I wouldn't suggest Live Chat until you gain some knowledge. Often the blind lead the blind in there!

You should also do some blogs here on your profile page. These go into Google too so add to your online profile.

As soon as you have a website up and running let me know so I can return the comment.

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Mary ... thank you for the follow. As a newbie you are in the best place you can be to learn how to build a home based business. I'm sure getting a late career college degree was challenging, but you did it.

Affiliate Marketing training and business development will be challenging as well, but if you are patient, persistent, and dedicated you will be successful. You'll have some moments of confusion and even frustration, success here comes to those who just keep moving forward.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you, nice to meet you to and for the encouragement ... ;)
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! It's great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, you have came to a great place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. I believe that you will do very well here as from reading your profile it looks like you're very keen to move yourself forward and learn about Internet marketing. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you, Roy
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MPThomas Premium
Your very welcome, yes I'm enjoying the training but there are times I look at other people's blogs & I think, what on earth is that? Maybe simple to them but I don't have a clue what they are writing about ... however I do think, ok I don't know now but in a few months hopefully all will become clear to me.

You are very kind with your comments & eventually when I think I can contribute I will start writing a WA blog. Nice to meet you Roy, Mary
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Roybretton Premium
Everything takes time to learn, just take your time Mary and follow the videos through step-by-step and you will get there!

Roy
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MPThomas Premium
It sure does Roy ... I intend to keep at it ... learning is good for us and as my grandmother used to say 'learning is easily carried' ;)
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Mary, thanks for the follow. It is natural to feel confused and the content in here can be very overwhelming. Just go at your own pace and ask questions everywhere, in chat, in your blog and in any of the training, you will be sure to find answers.
Best wishes to you and should you need help, feel free to leave a message on my profile.
Moon
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Moon ... Yes I am trying but it is difficult with all the blogs talking about things I haven't a clue about ... Your very welcome & wishing you well in WA. .. ;)
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onebluemoon Premium
Thank you. I would suggest you stick to the lessons for now, you will understand more things as you progress along.
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MPThomas Premium
I intend to, thank you, every day I am learning new things ... love learning even though it can stress me out at times BUT I just close the computer & have a sleep ... everything seems better in the morning ;)
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onebluemoon Premium
Don't be stressed, keep learning, give it time and sometimes its like eureka, everything connects :)
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you ... will do :)
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DoYourBest Premium
Glad for the follow - I can help you set up a web site - there is as lot to it, but the first thing you really need to think about is what are you passionate about and what do you really know enough about that some one else would want to look at what you are doing, now - the idea is simple but not always easy to do - for example I do simple videos, stories, and religious ideas - will all be combined into a video and audio ebook for sale. Some of the things are free and available for people to see but the full version is to be purchased for a price and it will take about a year or longer to write it all out and test it - if you need help on a basic web site you need to think about what you are interested in and what is bloggable - meaning what has some interest to others out there.
So your home work has to come first before you buy a domain and start working on web site -
If you have any questions just ask - like any thing else it takes time and money!

Thanks and Good day - Roger L Martin -
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MPThomas Premium
Hi Roger,
Thank you so much, yes I will ask, I'm currently going through the training boot camp and living it, even though it's very time consuming when I have to learn everything!

I have no idea how to do videos, slides, training but I do intend to learn! As I progress through & have questions I will ask you.

Good luck to you to with your WA journey, delighted to meet you, Mary
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DoYourBest Premium
Thanks Mary - there is a lot to learn - just take it slow and enjoy, have fun doing what you can.
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Mary. It's nice to meet you. Welcome to WA! This is a great place to be. With hard work, determination, perseverance, patience and being positive throughout your journey, you will be able to learn in due time, how to build your niche website. Thank you for following me. I have followed you back. Wish you every success in your online business learning journey!
Adel :)
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Adel, nice to meet you to and for the kind remarks ... I am working hard, enjoying the journey, taking little steps every day and enjoying the fruits of my Labour ... much success to you as well with WA it is a very good program :)
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DELJAR Premium
You're welcome, Mary. :)
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Sui_generis Premium
Welcome to WA and thank you for following me. If you can get through a Business and Accounting degree, you can create a website. Just follow Kyle's instructions step by step. Watch the video, do the tasks and before you know it, you'll have a website.

I wish you much success.

~Debbi
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Debbie for the welcome ... yes, slowly but surely I'm getting there ... liking it but a lot of work ... I would say as i get more used it it I will speed up ... that's what I'm hoping anyway! Nice meeting you & good luck
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and thanks for the follow. Welcome to WA, Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I have attached a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much ... nice to meet and wishing you much success with WA an in life ... Marys
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FrankieTrill Premium
Just wanna show you some Love,
by sending you my blessings of health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity. I encourage you to stay positive and focus while pressing forward with your dreams and I will see you at the top. Peace and Blessings

I am also encouraging you to go my links on my profile and check out my links and join me on my social sites and leave a comment on my website and I will reciprocate. Peace

Frankie Trillz
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you Frankie and same sent back to you ... health, wealth, happiness and joy ...
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FrankieTrill Premium
That's peace and love thank you
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markr0675 Premium
Hi MPThomas,
Welcome to WA. You are in the right place to build you future online business. So mucj support to help you. You will find it ti be very exciting.
Best wishes for your success and remember you have a huge community ready to help you along the way.

Cheers!
Mark R
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mary and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Robert ... I will do ;)
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flafun53 Premium
Hi MP,
Welcome to WA.. I felt the same way when I started here. Just looking around at the time, I was overwhelmed with the thought of building a website. Now, almost a month into the training, I have two websites indexed with google. So.. don't feel overwhelmed.. the community is here to help in any way we can!!
BTW.. thanks for the follow..
Love What You Do!
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Glafun ... nice to meet you & I will take your advise on-board ... Mary
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HisbelA Premium
Hi there,
Thank you for following me, I do really appreciate it.

I can see that since you joined WA you have not a website and even got indexed in Google, well done! How are you finding the lessons so far? Which training are you following at the moment, the Certification or the Affiliate Bootcamp?

Please do not be afraid to ask questions when there is something you do not understand, we are here to help each other, and remember the only silly question is the one never asked. There is always so much to learn that we all are learning at some stage, so it is just fair we help each other on that learning path.

I wish you a happy learning experience and success in your business online.

All the best
Hisbel
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much .. I am doing the Boot Camp and am currently doing content on the 3 pages ... have one done, and now researching to do the others ... hope to get working on them tomorrow ...
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HisbelA Premium
Happy learning!
All the best
Hisbel
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Loes Premium
Hello Mary,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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MPThomas Premium
Wow, Loes thank you so much ... I will definitely check it out ... I am currently researching content for my boot camp 4-6 pages and hope to get working on them tomorrow ... my problem is understanding SEO and how to get ranked by using keywords ... so far I have been writing content just from the heart and feel I probably should do more research in the keyword area ... I am a newbie all the same and hopefully the more I do the more I will learn ... thank you so much for offering your help ... Mary
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Loes Premium
Yes, SEO can be quite confusing. I know, I added in the beginning dozens of keywords to one post. That was not the way, they told me. Every post needs its own unique keywords (4-5) or a keyword phrase.
The more posts, the more chances you create that people will find your website. To find the best phrase you can use the keyword tool
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kw_research
Here is an example of a good low hanging fruit keyword phrase
aim for QSR under the 30 with a nice traffic result of, at least 15+
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you Loes, I was looking through your blogs but couldn't get the one you were referring to ... I will keep looking ... its getting late here now in Ireland and I'm going to finish up and go to bed ... also I will look at blogging tomorrow and also the post above that you have sent me ... you are so very good .. thank you for being so helpful. Mary xxx
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MPThomas Premium
Would you believe it that I was using keywords but the higher ones and should have been using the lower less competitive ones ... but hey, I have to learn, I don't have a lot of Internet experience but am a touch typist ... so maybe that is a bonus! Good night and thank you again ... think I will have to do a bit of research tomorrow with what I have learn this evening ... thanks again and good night for now :)
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Loes Premium
Goodmorning Mary, I will save you some time, here is the blog Just released by Brian Have a great day:)
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Lies, I just so busy today, didn't get a chance yet to go online until now, I'm still busy but will take a look later :)
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MPThomas Premium
Ooooops so sorry, Loes I mean not Lies ....
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Loes Premium
Don't worry, I have been called worse;)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Mary!

Thank so much for following me. Just some words of encouragement: When I came into this platform 6 months ago, I NEVER even heard of the term affiliate marketing before...never!!! If you can read it you can learn. The kessons are easy to follow, but if you find that you need additional clarification on a particular subject, I can assure you that one or more people wrote a tutorial about that same topic. This will allow you to get a different point of view.

Also, there has never been a time when I asked a question ans didn't get one or more replies. But not only a reply, but the tools needed to further my understanding of my question.

You'll be taken care of, Mary. Just set your own pace and you'll be just fine!
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Veronica ... yes I am going slow to really try to grasp what I am doing and also researching and looking at other websites to get ideas and also to see what is already out there ... I intend to keep going and am determined to get to the stage that it becomes second nature ... as I go along I intend to build other websites and see how it goes and also to have a blog on something that interests me ... have to research that too .... anyway, glad to meet you and good luck to you to :)
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Kyle Premium
Mary, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Mary.
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MPThomas Premium
Hi Kyle, yip I have as a newbie been trying to get through Boot Camp and have been relatively successful, on problem I have is that comments dont seem to be available at bottom of my pages ... Carl said to look for a comment box & check it but as far as i can see there isn't one, also on homepage have to click on menu to get the 6 pages & I can't seem to hide the Privacy page? Maybe it's the actual plain website design iv picked haven't these options, otherwise I'm stuck ... anyway, my website is:

www.makemoneyonlinenotscams.com

Please take a look, I would value your advice ... if i change the design would all I have inputted move to it? Thanks, Mary
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Kyle Premium
Only Posts have comments, so you will need to create something as a Post if you want comments within it.

I am not a huge fan of that theme and I think that is most of your issues here, so you may want to choose a different theme.

You can change your theme at any time within your WP-admin:

Appearance => Themes

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

Simply do a search there (the search is pretty good) and you will be able to find a theme/look that you are seeking.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out:
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e-oliver Premium
Hi, thank you for following me and welcome to WA. I really wish you all the best, I'm sure once you carefully go through the training (stop on each lesson until you happy you fully understand it) you will do great. Stick with WA, it's worth it. Community here is just amazing, if you ever stuck with anything just ask for help.
Good luck :)
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rhudkins Premium
Thanks for the follow. Welcome to WA a community designed to teach you all about the Internet in pieces and chunks. You'll get it. Do not stress. We will all get to success together.
I followed you back. Take whatever time you need to digest things and more than anything, do not be afraid to ask anything!! That is why we are all in this together.
Ron
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Mary and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community.
You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.

Thank you for following.

Wishing you the very best with your online journey.


My profile page - https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92

>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..

In Friendship


Marcel...
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Gunnertwist Premium
First off welcome WA and thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. Secondly, slow down a little :), There is no rush. If in the training you start to get lost, stop the video and take a nice long break. Then come back, rewind a few minutes from your stop point and try again. If you still don't get it then you can ask a member for help or search for additional training on the same subject in the search bar above. You can always ask Kyle directly and he is great at explaining things. If you get stuck just ask me and I will do my best to help you out. You will do fine! Wish you success and good luck. :)

carl
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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AnnieOakley8 Premium
Hello and thanks for the follow. You are definitely in the right place to learn internet marketing. The training is simple and step-by-step. You simply cannot go wrong here and the support of the community is fantastic. I get excited every day with more and more new things to learn. Just follow the simple steps and you'll be well on your way in no time! Welcome to WA!
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you so much Annie for the welcome and I intend to learn ... everyone has been so positive and that is fabulous ... really looking forward to moving on and getting a website set up now ... your so very welcome to the follow and thank you so much for following me :)
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ThomasPye Premium
I'm new here also,and have had no online experience. But in three weeks I have my own website, still filling in the blanks. But the traning is second to none. Learn and take action..that's all is needed! Welcome to wealthy affiliates..Thanks for the follow..I'm following you back
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MPThomas Premium
Thank you ... yes I am new and have so very little experience of this, only joined a few hours ago and am still just learning, good luck and so far I think Wealthy Affiliates are brillant ... really enjoying the interaction and thank you for the follow back :)
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ThomasPye Premium
Good luck and don't give up!
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Steve397 Premium
You'll find the training here better organized and more step by step for the new person than at Webfire. You can get started here for a much lower cost than what you have paid at Webfire. The training, tools and community here is much better for the new person. Ask your questions in the live chat to get quick answers. Your also welcome to send me questions. I'll answer them the best that I can or refer you to where you can get the right answer.

I'm also a member at webfire. I believe WA is much better for learning the basics. Even beyond the basics I believe Webfire is overpriced for what they offer.
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MPThomas Premium
I agree with you, I honestly really do not understand it at all, am considering whether I should ask for my money back ... more so that its just to far advanced for me .... also, every week they are hard selling for big sums other parts of their business or other associates of there's ... I really just can't afford it to be honest ...

I'm also with Andrew Reynolds, some other affiliates but just find it difficult to get up and running ... I do however, have a daughter who is studying computing & has talent for it, I don't want to bother her because she is busy with her studies at the moment ....

I really am determined to make this work & really want to understand how the websites work, how to put them online, what all the terms are and so on ... I'm going to watch training now & make a decision on webfire soon, I like it but just do not know how to use it ...
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Steve397 Premium
Webfire and many other programs offer weekly training that is not real training. It's a sales pitch for additional products or upsells. One of the great things about WA is that they don't sell to you all the time and people are not allowed to promote their stuff in the community. There are only 2 levels of membership here. The free starter membership and the paid premium membership. There are no additional cost, upsells or sales pitches. There is one additional optional tool you can purchase (Jaaxy) but that's it.

The weekly live training here is real training. They do not promote products during that training.

Hopefully, you can get your money back from the Webfire.
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MPThomas Premium
Hi Steve,

I have cancelled the recurring charge and requested a refund so we will see what happens, to be honest I did like it but just couldn't really understand it and also there was a lot of advertising for further sales etc which to me is annoying .. I am sure they are/where very good but to pay $1,997, $997, $497 and so on just wasn't affordable for me ... I will check out/google Jaaxy to see what it is ... have not idea but I am determined to learn. Thank you for your help.

Mary
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Steve397 Premium
Go thru the training. They'll teach you what you need to know. They show you the tool that is included and the Jaaxy tool. It's included in the training when you get there you will understand.
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Steve397 Premium
Hello Mary,

Allow me to personally welcome you to our Wealthy Affiliate family, you have made a wise decision to try out the program and if you use it wisely within the next few days you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful people that will not hesitate to help you personally.

The most difficult part is always to TAKE ACTION and I strongly advise you to start with the "Get Started Here" section of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as possible in order to get the valuable head start that you need towards building an online business and earning money.

Just remember every day you sit idle is a day wasted!


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