About NickyB
Joined May 2014
I was born and bred in London and it's also where I work. I'm currently employed by a large IT company as an Infrastructure Engineer. I have been in the IT industry since 1994 and I earned my first Professional IT Certification in 2002 - the MCSE.

I'm married to Mesme and we have twin girls, Melissa and Jasmine who turned seven last October. Big girls now! They're starting to teach me a few things :-)

My goal is to have a thriving online business, one that is authentic and genuine; one that provides real value and of course one that does not involve spammy techniques.

Since I started my online journey in 2009 I have been a member of quite a few membership programs and bought no end of products, the majority of them promising almost overnight wealth and success. I suspect that I have been a victim of Shiny Object Syndrome. I am so glad to have found WA as they take a far more realistic approach!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Nick, thanks for following me...I've followed you back.

You have a great looking scamboxer site and a very interesting expertithelp site so well done there.

I've just had a look at your blog at expertithelp and realise I recently did what you are advocating.

I have a budget 2 year old laptop and it only had 2gb of memory. Before I came to WA it was barely adequate but I knew it wouldn't cut the mustard when trying to get involved in this sort of site so my local pc guy said the only thing I needed to do was get some more memory.....I bought an extra 4gb to give me 6b for 30 quid and all went well.

Trouble is, I'm already finding that with multiple tabs and windows open and my bookmarks filling up, it's slowing down again!! Would you say upgrade again and if so what do you reckon would be the minimum to have? Would be great to get your input on this.

Thanks
Mark
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posinfo Premium
Thanks for following me it is really appreciated. Wishing you every success in 2015 and beyond :)
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DLansing Premium
Hi Nick! Superb website you have there and your website name is even much cooler! ScamBoxer? Nice! Reminds me of Mike Tyson beating the hell up his competition!
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NickyB Premium
Cheers Dominic - I've actually just changed the menu items around a bit, as I added a new page. I hope it doesn't detract from the main content though! Nic
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tmaltz Premium
Great to meet you Nick and thanks for the follow. Wish you the best of luck here at WA and I'm following you back. Look forward to working with you and following your progress.
Thanks,
Todd
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NickyB Premium
Sure, thanks Todd. Btw, keep up the good reviews, even if they do get certain people aroused, shall we say?!
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Lady May Premium
Good to chat Nick, thanks for following, have PM you with a link.
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LisB247 Premium
Hi Nick, Thank you for including me in your network. Wishing you great success.

All the best.
Lis.
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and I agree all the best
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EDPFAM Premium
Your very welcome for the feedback on your site. I really like it. If you would like to check my wife out it is http://howtoprepareformybaby.com I would love if u were able to leave a comment. Thank you again
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carlomrota Premium
I love your profile. It took me while and money until I found WA. I just started and everything is still new and a bit foggy (just like London in January). It will all clear-up eventually, as it always does.
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phoenix420 Premium
Nicky B.,
I'd value your opinion of my website: http://EndLoBackPain.com
(Still under construction and desire input (neg., pos., etc.) to improve
it. Thanks in advance!
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NickyB Premium
Phil,

Checked your site and I have the following observations:

1. The content seemed detailed enough to me and I liked the analogy page to help people grasp the complex material presented before them.

2. The site was clean and clear and there were no obvious typos.

3. I only saw one picture in my entire visit to the site, so I think a selection of photos would spruce up and improve the site a lot.

4. On the Order page there was no pricing information, yet it said the page would be ready by 2 January latest. That was 6 days ago.

5. I don't know how much you are proposing to charge but did you research the target market to see what they are charging?

6. The post on the Home page was not categorised at all. Perhaps create a few categories so that the content can be placed in categories accordingly?

Other than that, the site is coming along nicely.

Remember to post content regularly. Btw, have you requested feedback through the new system yet?

When the site is more developed, you can also head over to http://peek.usertesting.com for a free 5 minute evaluation by a random tester.

Hope this helps.
Nick

PS Can I ask why you requested I look at your site and give feedback?
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phoenix420 Premium
Thanks very much!
The completion date was my typo (meant 2-1-2015) and I'll fix that.
Price was mentioned on the Refund policy page. I'll add it to the Order page.
I do not know how to research a target market. ??????
Categorizing the Home page sounds like a good idea too.
More pics will be added eventually.
Requested your opinion due to your IT background.
Thanks again!
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guitarman Premium
Hello Nicky and thanks for the follow! Just gave you a follow also. Looking forward to a very prosperous 2015! Peace... James
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NickyB Premium
Sure James - how are you progressing with the course btw?
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TJRANDO Premium
Thanks for the follow Nicky- much success

-Tom
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WKnoepp Premium
Thanks for the follow. My experience is similar., We're both in the right place now.
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dan-mallette Premium
Hey, just left a comment on your expertithelp.com site. Great niche. I never did know the real diffrence between free and paid for anti virus, just knew that paid for would be better.
-Dan
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renelmiller Premium
Hello NickyB: Can you tell me about the plugin that you are using on your website. I read about it in a comment that you made somewhere else. This plugin; does it actually take your posts and put them in at each social media that you are using? Please advise asap. Thanks. Rene
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NickyB Premium
Hi Rene,

The plugin is called Super Socializer but I don't believe it takes your posts or anything clever like that. As far as I am aware it allows visitors to share the article using a plethora of social media channels. Actually, one of the feedbacks I received commented that the sheer amount of social media buttons is overwhelming and I see what she means so will probably change it to something else, or see if it can toned down a bit!
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Kyle Premium
Nick, 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 Nick.
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JaymeS2 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Nice to meet you.
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NickyB Premium
No worries, Jayme. How are you getting on with your WA studies btw?
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JaymeS2 Premium
Slowly but surely......I need to carve out more time. Tough to do this time of year. How about you?
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me. I thought we were already following each other. :-) Well, I hope you received enough input to make a decision on that domain name.
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NickyB Premium
Thanks Debbi, I did. I went for ScamBoxer.com in the end!
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cookma54 Premium
Hello and welcome to the WA community. Glad to have you on the team. Thanks for the follow. M
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Affiliateer Premium
Thanks for the follow. You certainly have an excellent background for internet marketing. I like your site. Your blog on computer memory was very easy for me to follow. Comouter how-to isn't my strong point. :o
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Nick for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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NickyB Premium
Thanks Robert! My Sunday was spent in the garden, all hard graft but fun all the same. Take care, Nick
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tribe82 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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wombat2 Premium
Hi Nicky, thanks for following. What is the 'Shiny Object Syndrome'?
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NickyB Premium
Hi Mashal,

Apologies for the very late reply to your question, "What is the Shiny Object Syndrome?".

Shiny Object Syndrome is that situation you find yourself in when you see something advertised that promises to cater to your every whim and appears to tick all the boxes and is so very attractive and appealing (usually these products are priced at the $97 mark, or less and the marketers of them know this sum will not break the bank) that you cannot resist buying it, despite the fact that you know deep down inside that the product will not do what it says it will. The urge to buy though, is so great you feel overwhelmed - then you feel helpless and compelled to take the plunge and... out comes your credit card!

An example of a Shiny Object Syndrome type product could be, say "SEO Turbo Booster Profit Maximiser" (I just made that up off the top of my head) and it will claim to "get your site ranked on page one of Google within ten days or less - just sit back and watch your PayPal account swell with profits!".

This scenario typically applies to Internet Marketing / Make Money Online purchases aka IM/MMO, but I guess it can be applied to other situations too - a new tool, say a Power Drill when you already have half a dozen.

Hope this clears it up a bit!

Nick
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wombat2 Premium
Thanks Nick for enlightening me. I'm sure I've had a few episodes of that!
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PhillipG Premium
Hey Nicky, those Bright Shiny Objects are a real trick are they not?, I've got a yard-full of them, thank God for WA, all the best. PhillipG
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TLoveLife Premium
Nice to meet you Nicky, Glad to be apart of you network, wish you all the best!
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cbee3 Premium
thanks for following, I think most of us have fallen for the "shiny objects" before we learn what is really required. To your success
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JacquiBreedt Premium
Thanks for the follow NickyB. I look forward to watching your business grow and seeing you succeed. All the best!
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raynoldclare Premium
Hey Nicky. Thanks for the follow. All the best in your internet marketing journey!!
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lyntwo Premium
I am only new with WA, like days new,but I think I am on the right track, after being involved in way too many overnight riches, and loosing way too much money.
Lyn
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AShuler Premium
Thanks for the follow! Seems to be one of the best communities around. Good luck on your journey!
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todaymatters Premium
Saw you make a reference to Jack Canfield one of my favorite authors. I did a blog today on his book, The Success Principles. His writing is so inspirational. Keep up the good work.
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joeg007 Premium
thanks for the follow nickyb,I feel the same as you
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AshleyNegrau Premium
Thanks for the follow Nicky :)
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JustFaith Premium
Thanks for the follow and I agree that the approach taken by WA seems far more realistic than the "get rich quick" schemes.
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NickyB Premium
It certainly is, the community is unlike any that I have experienced before. Enjoy!
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MissStine Premium
Thanks Nick! I think I will love it too :-) From reading your profile text I can see that we have had a bit of the same experiences with other online membership programs. Cheers for a realistic future succes for both of us here at wa :-)
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MozMary Premium
and your authenticity really adds to it!
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NickyB Premium
Thanks! How are you getting on with WA? Have you found a niche or are you doing the Affiliate Bootcamp?
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Ingvild Premium
Thanks for the following!
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Elle1825 Premium
Thank you for following me NickyB
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Joakin Premium
Hey NickyB
Glad to read your profile.
I was born in Haiti, but have been living in the USA for 17 years now.
We seem to have something in common. I am also married and I have twin boys 9 years old.
I am in school studying Computer science focusing in Networking.
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AZechinato Premium
Hello Nick so very nice to meet you here. Your twins are at an adorable age where I'm sure it's a million questions and endless chatter. Best wishes to you and much success!
Angela
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Nicky!
Thanks for the follow!
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Loes Premium
Hello Nick, welcome, you've got twins! How nice, are they look-a-likes? Greetings Loes
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NickyB Premium
No, non-identical!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Nick, thank you for the connection.
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NickyB Premium
No worries Ken. Congrats on becoming an Ambassador btw!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Thank you Nick. I enjoy helping others.
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philsmkt62 Premium
Thanks for the follow and best of luck to you on your WA adventure.
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ralphhusa Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck.
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rm214379 Premium
Thanks for the follow up-Nick
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bumbuballi Premium
Hey thanks for the follow, looks like we have something in common. I too have twin girls that are 16 months old :)
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PCheng Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Nicky B, the internet and the world as a whole needs more ethical business people. Start a trend and others will follow and you will find others of like mind will be encouraged. Many times we think is is all doom, but there are good people in the world.
Desire great success for a Londoner!
I am now following you, thanks for the follow.

EJ
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Anewcreature Premium
Thank you for your follow and I can only imagine that you are going to do quite well. See you at the top!!
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow . I wish you great success in everything you do. May you achieve all your goals. Blessings!
Hilda
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sure2win Premium
Thanks for following. Best wishes.

Jem
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Rochelle1 Premium
Hi Nicky: Thanks for the follow, will do the same in return. You are right, and believe we are blesses to land here with WA. Best wishes to you!
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NikiO Premium
Hi Nicky. Thanks for the follow.
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tommydillard Premium
Thanks for the follow
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Nicky! I look forward to working with you!
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adegroot Premium
Thanks for following and God Bless!!!
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swme Premium
Thank you Nicky for following back. Cheers!!!
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise decision. All the best to you.
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ramaduggal Premium
Hi NickyB,

I agree with your assessment of WA. good luck.
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NicoleJBN Premium
Hey there,

thanks for the follow.

Yes, WA is one of a kind and to be honest, I've never thought there is a legit community trying to actually help you instead of helping you getting rid of your hard earned money. :)

It's great to connect with you and I'm looking forward working with you.

All the best to you and your family and if there's anything I can help you with, let me know.

Take care,
Nicole
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LisaShuman Premium
Hi welcome and best wishes!
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BrendaFuller Premium
Hello and welcome to the group. I know you will enjoy working as a new premium member. If you need any assistance, please let me know.

Thanks,
Brenda
straightupsoutherncooking@yahoo.com email
http://straightupkitchen.com website
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for following me. Nice to meet you.
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Nick, Thank you for the follow, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and best wishes on your endeavours here.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Nick! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

** Thank you for the Follow - I am Following You Back! **

** Have a Great Rest of the Weekend! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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swme Premium
Welcome to premium. Nice to meet you here. This is Vincent from Singapore.
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Rawiri Premium
Welcome to premium, wishing you great success
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Nick, congrats
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA Premium! Here's wishing you much success here at Wealthy Affiliate and in all you do! If you need help - just ask - that's what we're here for!
Regards,
Kevin
www.anxietydepressionandbipolar.com
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Nick and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Nick,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Nick and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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dmullis1 Premium
Hi Nick. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to getting to know you.
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow. (Colchester - Essex).

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Have a magic day!

OldMule
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back.
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Nick! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Nick!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Nick? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Nick. :)
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Nick, welcome to WA. Wish you all the best in your current and new ventures.
Jenn
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NickyB Premium
Thanks very much Jenn! Where are you based btw?
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JennPGD Premium
My pleasure, Nick. I'm in the Netherlands. Not too far from you. ;)
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Nick,and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. :)
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NickyB Premium
Thanks Jenna. Are you new to WA?
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Jenna7 Premium
I've been with WA for about 11 months. :)
How are you liking it here so far?
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dmullis1 Premium
Welcome to WA. You have made a wise choice coming here. Click on the Get Started Here button and watch your life change.
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NickyB Premium
Thanks! Where are you based and are you new to WA?
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dmullis1 Premium
I am in south Georgia and I have been here about 3 weeks.
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Kyle Premium
Hey there Nick and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Nick, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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