About OckertG
Joined December 2016
Hi

I am a South African native but has been working and living in the US for the past few years.

I am trained in genetics and botany and work professionally as a plant breeder. I have always had a passion for business, but have placed that on the back burner for the past few years. Finally I am back and am doing some business online. WA is the platform I use most for education starting an online business.

Apart from family and work I love the outdoors. Growing up where I did one had no choice but to enjoy nature. If allowed I could spend a great deal of my life fishing :)

Feel free to contact me for anything regarding my WA activities or related to my other training.
OckertG's Goals 3
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Money I would be happy earning
$200 per month within 5 months
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$1000 per month within 1 year.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
10 hours per week
 
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OckertG Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$200 per month within 5 months

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$1000 per month within 1 year.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
10 hours per week
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JonDeron Premium
Welcome to WA Community... Wish you all the best
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ChrisTowers Premium
Great goals and you can achieve these for sure with some hard work.

Follow all the tuition here and ask questions when you need something and you will do great :)

Lots of luck to you!

Chris
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I speak life into your goals. Believe, work hard, and you shall receive.
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PietSwart Premium
Hi Ockert,

It's great to meet another South African in WA. Thank you for the follow, I appreciate it. Welcome to my network of friends and I'm honored to be part of yours.

I'll be seeing you around, all of the best with your journey here.

Regards en Groete
Piet
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OckertG Premium
Dankie Piet

I wish I found WA earlier but am glad that I started when I did.

I just returned to the US from a good trip back to SA. My batteries are charged and ready to kill it in 2018.

Cheers,
Ockert
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear friend, thanks for connecting.
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Diranew Premium
Thanks for the follow! Best wishes.
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Kyle Premium
Ockert, 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 Ockert.
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StepChook Premium
Hi Ockert, thanks for following me. Best of luck with your online business!
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pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real online marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
Powerparadise
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greenvee Premium
Hello there Ockert, welcome to WA. Hope you will lean what you need to here to bring you the success you want
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StepChook Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Great call!
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MMiller210 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affilitae Premium
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hi Anthony here, I wanted to congrats on your move to premium, exciting community lots of learning, I'm sure you're going to enjoy it...I appreciate the follow back
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OckertG Premium
Hi Anthony

Thanks for the welcome to premium.
It seems like we have some similar interests. I am looking forward to networking with you in the future.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Oh, you love nature? I guess, we have something in common. I like Botany, as my profession is related to medical. See you around here. :)
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OckertG Premium
Hello CoachGom

Nice to meet you.

I have always had a great interest in plants and their secondary metabolites. I still think there is so much the plant kingdom has to offer and so very few people take the time explore plants for themselves.

As you can tell I am new here. Right now I am working towards learning the tools of online marketing. This is a very new world to me.
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Carson Premium
Hey Ockert! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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OckertG Premium
Hi Carson

Thank you for reaching out to me. I quite enjoy and respect that you and Kyle reach out to all members here at WA.

I am somewhat stuck on what niche to follow. I have two main ideas but am not sure how to proceed.

I have a lot of personal and professional experience in dealing with horticulture (gardening, growing vegetables, plant breeding, seeds, some aquaponics and hydroponics, and genetics in general). Looking at places like clickbank does not really give me much confidence (based on gravity scores) on what to market.

The other area I am looking to market in is in the space of the Law of Attraction. I fully believe that we attract things in our life in some form or another (How I believe I came to learn about WA and affiliate marketing). I have read numerous good books (in my opinion) on the subject and related topics over the past years and would love to share some of my experiences with others from the perspective of a "normal guy". I am not super wealthy or famous but have a full life and have achieved some things in other areas of my life. I thus often recognize things (big and small) attracted in to my life (good and bad) and think this is where I may have a niche. The hard part for deciding on going in to this niche is what exactly to promote? I do not believe in get rich quick and sit on our couch and imagine yourself into whatever you want as many products appear to be promoting.

I am thus somewhat stuck and that is why i have not gone past lesson 4 yet.

Any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Ockert
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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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OckertG Premium
Hi Kyle
Thanks for reaching out.
As you predicted, I am stuck in the process of what is my niche.

I have a lot of personal and professional experience in dealing with horticulture (gardening, growing vegetables, plant breeding, seeds, some aquaponics and hydroponics, and genetics in general). Looking at places like clickbank does not really give me much confidence (based on gravity scores) on what to market.

The other area I am looking to market in is in the space of the Law of Attraction. I fully believe that we attract things in our life in some form or another (How I believe I came to learn about WA and affiliate marketing). I have read numerous good books (in my opinion) on the subject and related topics over the past years and would love to share some of my experiences with others from the perspective of a "normal guy". I am not super wealthy or famous but have a full life and have achieved some things in other areas of my life. I thus often recognize things (big and small) attracted in to my life (good and bad) and think this is where I may have a niche. The hard part for deciding on going in to this niche is what exactly to promote? I do not believe in get rich quick and sit on our couch and imagine yourself into whatever you want as many products appear to be promoting.

I am thus somewhat stuck and that is why i have not gone past lesson 4 yet.

Any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Ockert
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Kyle Premium
Stay away from law of attraction, it is not a well defined audience.

I would recommend that you narrow it down a bit, what aspect of "horticulture" do you want to help people out with? What aspect?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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OckertG Premium
Thank you for the advice. It helped me get a better understanding of the process.

I have decided to start my first campaign focusing on affiliate Bootcamp.

I want to help college students earn an income while in school.

Having spent a many years at numerous institutions across the world I have a good understanding of life as a student outside of the security provided by home. I wish I met you 10 years ago.

Based on my keyword research this niche does not seem to be over crowded.

I will focus on my affiliate campaign until I reach success and in the mean time work on determining my niche in horticulture.

Do this appear like a sound approach?

Thanks again for the support.
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Kyle Premium
That niche is huge and it can be a full time business if you enter it with the mission to do so. There are 100's of millions of college students, all of whom are looking for money and by the time you get into college, you typically realize you want to go in business for yourself.

WA can afford both of those opportunities and I think if you head in this direction with your niche and you commit yourself to it Ockert, you truly can do brilliant things!
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OckertG Premium
Thanks for the advice.
I now feel like I have a better sense of direction.
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear, glad to help. :)
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GlenPalo Premium
Hi Ockert. Welcome to WA! This is a great place to learn and meet great people. Just dig in and start the courses. :)
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OckertG Premium
Hi Glen. Thank you for the welcome. I am just getting started on the courses and will likely soon start having questions.
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