About Onmyownterms
Joined July 2016
Hi, my name is Mel. I am an author, researcher, philanthropist, and philosopher. I retired from corporate America in May of 2014 at the age of 52.

I have been making money online since the mid-90s. I'm also a veteran of multiple MLMs. I built my first website in 1995, and have worked as a graphic designer, ghostwriter, web monkey and various other hats in my life.

I also spent three years as the marketing director for a large international non-profit where I was able to slash their costs by 90% and redesign their entire website to be easily maintained as a Wordpress blog (instead of a site they were paying $50/hr to maintain).

My focus has recently shifted from 'giving back' as part of this community to working for a new non-profit corporation for which I act as Secretary/Treasurer. Freedom Overground is a transgender inmate support program. (I'm an FTM transperson). I'm also freelancing again to keep boredom at bay.

I am currently working my way through Affiliate Bootcamp and blogging on WA daily with my progress. I'm excited about my new referral site, and I hope to be able to put a new spin on marketing WA to folks who wish to make money online.

I do no provide individual critiques of any member's work so that I may devote my support time to publicly answering questions and writing informational posts.

Also, it's important to note, if you contact me on Wealthy Affiliate via PM to work for you, I will deny your request per the community rules of no soliciting other members. If you find a way to contact me off platform with the same request, my response will be different. That is how I play by the rules. There are multiple content creators and designers here. I do not feel comfortable arranging a business relationship using this platform, even if I am not the one who makes the initial contact.
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MelindaH Premium
Wow Mel! You have a lot of experience up your sleeve. What made you come here? (and stay?) I was here in 2015 (I knew absolutely nothing about internet marketing) and left, then came back at the end of July (this year). I started off with a bang, but I've slowed down somewhat. Still loving being back though. I'm getting there. :)
When people like you (who know their way around online) come in here and stay, that makes me feel even better about being here. I know I'm in the right place!
~Melinda
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onmyownterms Premium
I'm here because at this stage of my life, I want to 'give back'. WA is a good place, with good people.
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MelindaH Premium
Awesome! The world could use a lot more people like you! :)
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MelindaH Premium
And thanks!
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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TaraHurster Premium
Hi Mel,
I happened to stumble onto your profile by chance, as I fumble through WA on my 3rd day I believe, and I fell in love with your stand on the world. Thank you for being you! I hope to build a connection with you to learn and grow so that my own goals will be reached too!
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome. Looking forward to getting to know you as well.
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SDiTullio Premium
Hi Mel, need help with two items. Yesterday one of the ladies said she liked your blog so much that she was going to "Bookmark it. I contacted her and asked how to do that, but she never responded. Are we able to bookmark blogs, and if so, how is that done? Been with WA for less than a month, so I'm still a little green.

Second item: How do you bring up/start /open a blog, type it and send it to the membership? Got one I'd like to post. Please be specific in your responses.

Oops... Now tha I think about it... I really didn't need to say that... Huh?

Did the chicken and waffles thing happen yet? Somehow that's a combo that doesn't seem to appeal to me, chicken and waffles are (in my most humble and non-culinary opinion) worlds apart! Oh well... I guess its a matter of taste and/or appeal. Who knows, I might even like 'em if I tried 'em. :)

Have a prosperous weekend...
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pshrader Premium
Hello there...I think that was me :) I did respond: I can see my response to you on my end, maybe take another look?

Cheers!
Pamela
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onmyownterms Premium
Chicken and waffles was supposed to be tonight, but has been postponed since I am not feeling well.. I never thought I'd like it, but I do, especially with a spicy chicken breading with maple syrup, it's yummy.

To write a WA block, just click on the pencil icon in the top toolbar and select 'blog at WA'. It's that simple. Be sure to add two tags and save, then publish - sometimes when the system is busy it might take multiple attempts to get it to publish.
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John170 Premium
Hi Mel
When I told you I would be back I was serious. I thought that you might have a good knowledge of WA themes. My question is do any of the themes that are offered convert to mobile mode. I feel that this is an important consideration. I understand that about 60% of facebook users are mobile only. That is the platform that I plan to advertise on.
I appreciate your time and knowledge. J Blair
P?S I checked in chat but received no response.
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onmyownterms Premium
All themes should be mobile responsive these days.
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John170 Premium
Thanks Mel for that information. Can you tell me if there is a way to see their appearance on a cell phone before one commits to using any particular theme?
Thanks again for your help. J Blair
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, in the theme preview there are icons for computer, tablet and cell phone.
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John170 Premium
Thank you I am going to slow down some. It seems I miss some obvious solutions to my questions.
John Blair
P/S You are a very patient man, Thanks
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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KholentaNN Premium
Hé ! That s sound very clear . I stop my school at the 9 degree . But in fact I was able to make soft when I was young . Then I finish a master of economic trading . I learn Wordpress alone but I didn t finish the blog because It was not enough good for me.
I want to creat a blog and video line in YouTube but I did not know how to manage .. for helping people
A guardian Angel is beside me and you and all .
Do you know that the random or God with black glass avoided the explosion of 8 bombs and gaz mustard gaz bottle in Brussels.
Thx to read and to listen to my mail.
Anne
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome, Anne.
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RandyYoung Premium
Hello again I might of made a mistake. I used the piece of code from the google adsence on 2 post but one is from another website is that ok, or do I need to use that code for that website only?

Which would mean that I have to get another google adsence account for the other website, right?
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onmyownterms Premium
Please post your question to the community, not on my profile page. I do not use AdSense currently and am not the best person to answer this question. I believe that you only have one AdSense account and that you can use it for multiple websites, but as I said, I do not use AdSense myself.
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Goatherd Premium
Hi Mel, many thanks for your welcome and advice. I am not a newbie having been building websites since 1995 and have a dozen websites which were all hacked back in March. Eventually changed servers and found that not enough memory and my sites and emails were going off line regularly, so change yet again..... now with Hostgator who seem to be okay. Used to earn well back in late nineties doing mail order online but those days are gone and really made very little since. Hence the reason for joining WA to get some pointers for perhaps finding a niche, getting some traffic recommendations etc..... My present websites are not niche..... and more than likely my problem....
At my age it does not come quite so easy, I'm 75, but thankfully do still have a brain and need to earn as it is very difficult trying to live on a UK pension of just 520 Euros monthly and having a much younger wife to support! In fact she has been supporting me as we have a large old farm building in the mountains of Spain which I have been rebuilding for the last 9 years and still ongoing....-) Having looked after my previous wife for very many years it is very humiliating having my wife go out to work, it's just not the way I am. So here we are.......
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MagdiMahmoud Premium
Hello Mel,
I am in the process of selecting my niche, I would like to have your thoughts if you dont mind. I am considering the following 3 directions:

wearable technology...how do you see the potential of this niche.

I also love the field of management, leadership and self development as it was my favorite reading area, but I wonder how it could be monetized into a niche.

before I have done some research on kids niche with (clothes, toys, education and healthcare) as subcategories.

I would appreciate your feedback on the same, you are also welcome to suggest new / fresh idea if you wish.

Best regards,
Magdi
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onmyownterms Premium
The only niche advice I give is contained here: I never give any more specific niche advice - I believe that this is a foundational decision that YOU need to make independently of others. This is YOUR business, not anyone else's.
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MagdiMahmoud Premium
clear and the links are helpful. Thank you.
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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christinewar Premium
Hi, I know you are very experienced in this field, I am not getting the answers I need, I told you yesterday I was having a rough day and today is no better. For 2 days I have been trying to add my meta tag to search console, that has failed the verification even though I wrote everything down that kyle has shown me in a video that he sent to me yesterday. I then went into analytics this morning and tried to add on that way, then Google sent me the message that my website name was not secure, even though site support are telling me it is. For me this is a big problem as I cannot move forward with the training until this is done, I know this is a lot to ask of you but I feel you are a friend so I hope you don't mind me asking you, can you see anyway around this?.

Regards Christine.
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onmyownterms Premium
I would try verifying the site using All-in-One SEO. That is how I do it. For the SSL issue, it can often be resolved by going into SiteDetails and turning SSL off and then back on - that usually does the trick.
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RandyYoung Premium
I was working on some content on the content editor I opened another tab which I have been doing the whole I time so I could research things as they popped up. But this time when I went back all I had was the title. Is there anyway I can retrieve the content, or if not can you tell me what I did wrong because I put a lot time in the content it was going to be my first blog.
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JMerritt1 Premium
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It gives me a lot of perspective to read your profile. Reading your blog is always enjoyable but I do find that often you are way over my head describing some situations and abbreviations.Now I get where all that intellect derives from. It’s my pleasure to interact with you
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you very much for the compliment.
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3chas80 Premium
Hi Mel,
I am honored to be part of your following, and will gladly add you to mine. You are quite accomplished in many areas, and have a vast knowledge of areas very useful in this field. I am learning everything! So, my progress is much slower than many here. I also went through a lifestyle change (divorce) that put me in a tough spot late in life(66 yrs young). I am slowly emerging as a new person, and getting my feet back underneath me. Maybe I can learn something by following you. Thank you.
Chas
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome, Chas. I know all about life-changing events for sure. If there is anything I can do to help, just holler.
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3chas80 Premium
Thanks Mel, always nice to have someone to ask. Same to you, if I can help I will.
C {:-)
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MomofLots Premium
Hi, Mel! I received a message over the weekend that said my site had been ranked by google, but when I google topics for any of my posts, I can't find them anywhere. I changed some of my SEO keywords and read the article here, https://yoast.com/ask-yoast-google-show-changes/ and tried to verify my site ownership here, but it didn't work. Do you have any suggestions of who I can contact so that I can verify ownership of my site, so that will re-crawl it and I can get ranked? Thanks for any advice you can give! Thank you! All the best! - Dana
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onmyownterms Premium
Did you uninstall All-in-One SEO? If not, and you installed Yoast, then that is your issue - you can't run both, it's one or the other. There is no one to contact, you can ask specific questions of us, but the site validation process is something you have to complete (I'm assuming this is on your own domain, and not a free subdomain). If you are using Yoast, I can't assist because I use All-in-One SEO myself.
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MomofLots Premium
No, I am using All-in-one SEO as in the trainings...
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onmyownterms Premium
Then just create a sitemap with All-in-One and submit that to Google.
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Thank you so much for your comment on my post. That alone has stirred me to even greater things today.
Reading through your profile and seeing what you have achieved is more than enough motivation to get me going and I hope to be just a bit as successful as you are.
Have a really great day .
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you for your kind words, here's to your success!
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Thank you .
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jweldon1 Premium
Hello, I'm learning about all brands of people because I'm considered the odd one around here, but I don't care. I'm trying very hard to get a grip of what I'm suppose to be doing with the training and it seems I don't apply it like I should. I think because I'm not that confident in what I'm learning. Plus, I intended to transfer my web site but come to find out only the name came but nothing else. Good to meet you
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Mel,

Nice to meet you and thank you for following me.

I just took a look at Freedom Overground facebook page. WOW, those stats on CO's is very heavy and most alarming. And I wish you the best in conquering the negatives associated with prison life. Like every day in my life, I have just learned something new today. Thank you.....

Mel, I would also like to wish you the very best in all aspects of life and will see you along the journey through WA!!!

Cheers,

Brad
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you, Brad, I appreciate it. I don't think most people realize the violence that trans prisoners face in correctional facilities. It's hard to be on the outside, but even harder when you're in jail. The fact that many transmen are in jail due to 'fighting back' during a sexual assault is disheartening to say the least.
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possumlane Premium
Onmyownterms sounds great - bit like my manyotheroptions.
I have been busy in other areas of my life getting my feet back on the ground after the disaster of the GFC and Lehman Bros. It is hard starting again when you lose everything but never one to be daunted I am now coming back to my Wealthy Affiliate websites and trying to get them moving and building a couple of new ones. It helps that I can now do my own video clips. I worked in and out of the States for many years but am now back in Australia, If there is anything I can do to help you along with anything please feel free to ask
Carol
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AnishaMcCord Premium
Hi Mel, love your pay it forward style. I live my life the same way and believe that's how I'm so blessed. You have an awesome business background, I know I will learn from it. I would also like to Congratulate you on your bravery. Starting anything in a prison is no joking matter. Kudos
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onmyownterms Premium
You're right, but I'm just the record-keeper. All of the kudos should go to our Executive Director, she is amazing. :)
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dragonfly10 Premium
Goodmorning Mel,
I just wanted to wish you A Happy Birthday! May your day be just what you want it to be. Sandy

Jaden wants to leave with his thoughts.
Hey, Mel, how goes it, my friend, Mum tells me it's your day of birth. Cool. I have one of these every year too. So I want to make your day a bit special. My gift is gratitude, Your philosophical Logos adorn the backs of many lost souls, via a simple rucksack. Giving them words of encouragement and growth. These rucksacks are a right of passage for my kids. They must earn them, by completing a set of simple tasks. I want to teach them nothing in this world is free. You have to work for the dream. What's written on them, is more critical to these Mates than what's inside the sack. Mel that is real growth! They are also beginning to show them to the downtown bike Cops, opening doors of communication. I have been asked to make my sacks bigger so when they earn their laptop computer, through my program, it will fit into the rucksack. Mel, my mates are thinking of the future! You are a prominent part of this growth. They even keep them clean. You are helping to grow my program. Now here is your gift from me. Your Name has been sown on all rucksacks carrying your prose including from the book you suggested. The backpacks read: The written words from Mel. That is my gift to you. Jaden
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onmyownterms Premium
Jaden, you made me cry. Bless you son, you are the real inspiration, not me.
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Khurshi Premium
Hi Mel,
I am super impressed with all that you do, how you communicate, I do not know how to figure out whom I am under, feel silly, someone said check your first response from someone on WA, I'm so just not into tech stuff except graphic designs and videos really.
How do I get this info , please help, I thought you were the first to write me, am I right...
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onmyownterms Premium
If you go to your help center, you can see who your 'Premium Coach' is, in your case, I believe it is member MikeLambert.
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Khurshi Premium
Thanks so much
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LenoraMetz Premium
Congrats to you on all of your success and the freedom you have achieved to work on your own terms. I have participated in several MLM companies in the past. I think what has drawn me to affiliate marketing is that I don't have to reach out to friends and family to get me started.

I look forward to reading your blog posts! :)
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Hisservant Premium
Thanks for reaching out to me. You have accomplished much and you are giving back much. I appreciate that thirst you have for living and to infuse it with the precious time of your life. It reminds me of one of my favorites quotes "The more you give, the more you receive" Keep up the good work. I will definitely be contacting you for help.
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GailJ2 Premium
I am also retired and starting on a new adventure with WA, after I start actually earning money my goal is to create a blog which will help me make money. Just starting this week and somewhat overwhelmed but determined to continue to move forward. I will reach out to you as I move forward. Thanks for the support.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Hi Mel, Happy Monday! I have a question for you. Someone left me a comment that said she had to scroll down for a long time in order to leave a comment. I'd like to rectify this but when I go to 'edit post' my comment section isn't there. Is there a way I can move it up closer to the end of my post? Thanx!
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onmyownterms Premium
No, it appears right at the end of your post. Basically, the person was probably on a mobile device, and you can't account for all mobile devices or browsers. There is no way to move the comment box placement from anywhere other than the end of the post (sounds to me like she thought the post was too long).
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CalvinC Premium
Impressive background.

It's funny we have more in common than I first thought, lol.

I'm happy to follow someone with a very similar background as mine and with such experience.

Wish you the best for the near future.

I also plan to learn to develop for Alexa, they've created a section on Code Academy especially for Alexa, it looks very interesting.
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onmyownterms Premium
Really? I'll have to go check it out, I have a Code Academy account. Thanks for the tip.
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CalvinC Premium
You're welcome.
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Hi Mel! Thank you for being part of this community. I've read quite a few great posts by you. Other members keep recommending posts by you, as well.. Thank you for being a pioneer... I've just joined myself... long ways to go, though I do have previous web building and online/affiliate marketing experience. Excited to be part of this community now!

Have a great weekend!

:)
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Mel,

I am sending you the link to my post of some 6 months ago. There you can read why I am not very active in WA Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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SueKolman1 Premium
Hi Mel, I read your SOM blog today so I know you had a little break from WA. Could you point me to the Affiliate Boot camp training where you share how you write a 1200 word article in 30 minutes again?
I started a post 3 days ago and I'm up to 2300 words and I'm STILL not done. I get started and I just keep going and going and going... I need some serious tips. Thanx so much in advance. I know I'm a pain in the bum.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thanx AGAIN Mel! Have a great and productive day.
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Raymond9 Premium
I'm glad to hear from you this is my 4th try at online marketing. None of the other companies really got down and dirty with the knowledge needed to do this right . knowing what to do has taken the fear out of doing this. I'm happy tou are following your dreams
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Debbie19 Premium
Im confused as why your sending me to bootcamp lesson, could you be more specific.about what you want me to do there
..Im at my wits end and cant move forward I, Ive tried to go there but there is no lesson showing up and I dont know what to do about it...i know your doing your best to help me and I greatly appreciate it.
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onmyownterms Premium
I'm not sending it to you, I'm blogging about it for everyone. It's a case study.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Hi Mel, sorry to bother you again but I have another question about images. When I'm writing a post in site content and I want to add an image with the image button, the pictures are often too big to use on my post, even after cropping. Is there a way to get a thumbnail size image added through site content? Thanx.
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onmyownterms Premium
I've been frustrated with that as well. I am not aware of an easy solution. I take the images into Adobe Illustrator and resize them.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thanks again Mel!
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KatieGards Premium
Hi Mel! Thanks for the follow ... I'm following you now as well. I'd love to hear more about your MLM experience ... I'm thinking of adding it to what I do by creating a website that reviews the products of Arbonne (where I'd be an independent consultant) - I'm more interested in doing the marketing online as I'm not really into throwing the party thing. Love to hear your thoughts and experience on it?
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onmyownterms Premium
MLM and online rarely works well. Most of the MLM companies prohibit sites like you're trying to create and require that their consultants use only the 'replicated websites' that they sell them. Be sure to check your agreement with them to find out if an independent website is allowed. Honestly, if it is, it will be the first one I've heard about.

Also, the 'party model' (which I did quite effectively for years won't translate well to an online model. This is because the party atmosphere is what sends the strongest 'buy' signals to the partygoers, not the product. They don't want to seem 'cheap' in front of their friends, so they buy, whether they really want the stuff or not.

My .02, YMMV.
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AnnaHolburn Premium
Hi Mel, thanks for the follow. I'm really impressed by your logo OMOT. It resonates with my own desire to take control of my own destiny. I am very interested in art and graphics and you have inspired me to incorporate this into my own work. Thanks for your support! Kindest regards, Anna
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you, I have a background in graphic design and designed my logo over ten years ago.
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joyfuljohn Premium
Hi Mel
You have many different accomplishments. All I know are two foreign languages, French and Spanish. I'm no good at any sort of mathematics.
I see that you are good at the computer. I might ask you to help me a bit in order to get money out of my computer (I've been trying for years, but to no avail).
All the best
Joyfuljohn
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you.
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I'm having trouble viewing the site ...all I have to work on is my tablet until my laptop. Is fixed... if I can't view site I WILL be spinning my wheels to nowhere...any solutions...Thanks for following me as of right now I don't know if I can get anywhere with
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onmyownterms Premium
Try using Chrome, it usually does the best with this site.
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BIRGIT1 Premium
KYLE I left you over a week ago and asked you to put back my money to my credit card I no longer wish to part of your wealth
department so do the decent thing and give me back my money and not return all my emails to you That sounds like a scam to me

Birgit O Andreassen
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onmyownterms Premium
Hi, this is not Kyle's profile, I am Mel. U am a member like you and have nothing to do with finances here at WA. Please redirect this to Kyle. I can assure you that this is no scam, however. Did you cancel your membership in your Account Profile? If not, you will continue to be billed until you cancel your membership and there are no refunds
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SueKolman1 Premium
Wow! You went from 13 to 8 in a week! Impressive! I have a question that I couldn't really get an answer to on Live Chat. How do we get our profile pictures onto our old 'admin silhouette' at the bottom of our posts? Is there a lesson for that or is it a wordpress thing? Thanx in advance. ;-}
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onmyownterms Premium
Your profile pictures in Wordpress come from Gravatar, which is a Wordpress account. Create a Gravatar with the image you wish to display on your username.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Sorry, I still don't understand. How do I go about creating a Gravatar?
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thanks again Mel! Love reading your SOM blogs!
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SueKolman1 Premium
Hi OMOT! I'm coming straight to the source with this question. I am the person you helped out with the images disappearing from my site. My question is, if I want to add images to my post in Site Content by using the Image button, do I need to worry about adding them to my media library first? Also, do I add them before publishing my post? Thanx in advance! :-}
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onmyownterms Premium
The images available at WA already 'live' here - so there is no need to do what you did for the external images. They will be published through the tool to your site and will continue to persis.
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SueKolman1 Premium
A thousand Thanks! :-}
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SueKolman1 Premium
OMOT, I am desperate. Really thinking of quitting. Remember when my pictures kept disappearing from my website and you told me I needed to upload them to my media library first? well, I did that and everything was great for awhile. Now today they are all gone again, with just the name of the picture and a tiny square. Could it be that if I delete them from my media library they are also deleted from my site? Is there a way to get them back?
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, they must remain in the media library for as long as you want them to appear on your website - if you delete them, you delete them from your pages. Hopefully, you have the images on your computer somewhere, or, alternatively, open a SiteSupport ticket to restore an older version of your site for you.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thank You OMOT. Can my media library hold an unlimited amount of pictures?
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onmyownterms Premium
All of your sites in aggregate can hold up to our allotted space at WA (seen in Site Details).
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SueKolman1 Premium
Mel to the rescue again. Thanks SO much! :-}
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SantaFez Premium
Hello there OMOT (short for your long nickname) thank you for the follow.
I am looking forward to networking with you and growing!
Your bio is full of detailed experience - are you rolling in the $$$ already! With so much knowledge it must be just a breeze for you here!
Wishing you all the best - Orion
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Heyday Premium
Just joined this site earlier this evening and have a good feeling that it will most likely become my second home. Enjoying reading people’s bios like your own.
I’ve been a technophobe for too long, probably through lack of confidence bizarrely, I now feel empowered by the variety of knowledgable folks on here that are on hand to help the likes of myself

I’ll be in touch, watch this space
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BrendanL1 Premium
Yo Mel,

______ PISSED!! Just sent you a long response to your great response to my request for help. Lost my response in sending it via WA. Do they ------- SUCK. Anyway, Thanks! Fifth such incident with WA. Lost in sending it. YEAh they ------ ----!!!!!

Again, my question (shortened)? Can I address 911, Gulf of Tonkin, etc, well documented lies with a niche/blog and still make $?

Cheers!
B
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onmyownterms Premium
In my experience/knowledge of the internet, the audience you want to capture is 'preppers/survivalists' and yes, there is a big market for those topics. If I wanted to write about that stuff, that is the folks I would want to target. A great keyword for that would be something built around SHTF.
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BrendanL1 Premium
Mel,

Thanks for your insight. I like the SHTF idea.

Brendan
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ZTaalibBey Premium
Greetings,

What is SHTF please? TY
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onmyownterms Premium
It's a term commonly used in the prepper/survivalist communities, it stands for 'Sh*t Hits The Fan.'
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gartnerf Premium
Your background, skills and experience are a great asset that I am glad you chose to share with the WA community! Retired at 52? Wow. Not may people can accomplish that goal.

I also read your website and it's great that you are helping an under-served transgender population. While we have no history of incarceration we have a member of our family who is in transition right now (MTF) and it can be heartbreaking to see all the things they are enduring during this transition. It is certainly much easier if there is someone to advocate and support them as they move towards their new life. Glad you are one of those supporters!
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you. I have no history of incarceration either, but it frankly makes me angry that so many of my brothers are incarcerated in women's prisons for fighting back during a sexual assault. That is what got me involved in this organization. My hopes for your family member is that they experience less and less discrimination as time goes by.
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SachiKashi Premium
Hi there! !I see you on Live Chat and I'm so impressed with all the help you give out. (In spite of your pinky issues, lol) I see you've been here at WA for awhile and would love a bio update to see where you're at today. Blessings to you!
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JohnBochtis Premium
Thank you for following me! Your bio is indeed impressive you seem like a very creative person. I am at the stage of my life where I have to make a big decision to turn my life around for the better. People like you remind me that nothing is impossible. Have a nice day!
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Bob-1 Premium
Just started here and have appreciated the "giving" attitude of ALL the experienced individuals who make up the WA community! I am moving forward with my training and developing my first ever webpage. Thank you for making yourself available to those of us just learning what you've been doing for years. I appreciate your contribution to my learning. I've been looking through the Classroom learning for Niches, Keywords, etc. and saw you were a contributor to the classes - so, Thank you!
~ Bob
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you. I'm currently in the process of writing a new book, so I haven't been spending as much time here as in the past. I look forward to getting it released and being available again soon.
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Bob-1 Premium
The obvious question - What kind of book? Novel, technical, historical fiction? Well, if you're able to reveal that kind of information prior to having it released. Wishing you success with the new book release!
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onmyownterms Premium
The first title is actually a book on gender, based on my life's story. The title is "Stuck: My Brokeback Binary Gender Journey." The second book, to be released later this year is the first novel in the 'Chipp'd' Universe, a 9-book science fiction/dystopian future series. I don't have a finalized working title for that one as it is still in the planning stages.
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Bob-1 Premium
That's awesome, a 9-book series, sounds like an incredible undertaking! I wish you well with the projects you have going Mel. It certainly easy to understand why you don't have as much time to visit WA as much!
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devorahv Premium
Hi Mel!
I am very impressed by your bio., especially that you are spending time and focus on giving back to the community. For the past 16 years I have been a Volunteer Manager working with 200 nonprofit agencies. Obviously, I believe that community involvement to be extremely important.

I have tried on my own to create website and an online business in the past. Whereas I did get a lot of hits to my website, and people were utilizing the information, I did not make a penny, and ultimately had to shut down the website because I could not afford it any more.

I am encouraged by all of the training provided by WA. I am looking forward to online success and many new friendships this time!
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Taylor03 Premium
Hello Mel,
I am so excited to meet you. Someone posted a link to one of your articles which was very informative. I want to thank you for the post. Also, I look forward to learning more from you. I see you have a great deal of experience. I am new to this and eager to learn as much as possible.
Thank you again,
Valerie
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topnacho Premium
Hello I want to thank you for following me and in return I'll be following you I want to welcome you to the family of wa and please forgive me for not responding earlier but I have been out of circulation on personal issues but I want to welcome you to the family of wa my best wishes to you.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks. :)
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Momofmany Premium
I think I want to do comedy/ write parodies. Am I better off trying on YouTube and getting AdSense, etc, or stick with the website?

Also, what do you think of having a site where I post interesting links/ stuff (not my own) and discuss it with viewers? - guarantee to never run out of material- but allowed?
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onmyownterms Premium
I never tell people what they should or shouldn't do. I don't know you, your strengths, weaknesses, financial means, etc. As far as posting links to other stuff, that is allowed, but I'm not sure how much discussion you would generate.
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abizsystems Premium
Also listing links to the information copied and a statement that it was approved by the owner of it to list for discussion would be good practice.
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abizsystems Premium
Allowed as long as you are listing where you got the information and you are not using it as your own actually for discussion. It's good practice to contact the owner of the site of the content you are seeking to discuss and ask permission to do so. That will help cover you from any issues down the road.
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PBitzer Premium
Nice to meet you Mel! You certainly have the background for this. I have absolutely no background other than being an internet user for the ordinary stuff! Finding it both fascinating and frustrating at the same time, but enjoying the ride! Retired from teacihing, but feel the need to go back to school> Ha!
Thanks for the follow and will follow you back!
Pat B
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome, Pat.
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RandellD Premium
Hi Mel,
Love your logo. Maybe you have a hint of my next question which is: While doing the lessons for the certification - Level 3, I am unable to advance to lesson #7? The blue is not bright blue but pale blue and I can not click on it to advance the lessons?
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks - I designed it myself (the logo). Make sure you have checked off all the tasks in order for the auto-advance to work.
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DKretzman Premium
Awesome! Just read your bio. I followed you a while ago when I joined. I joined at the end of Jan. Or Feb. this year. Im still learning and working on my content yet and doing tons of research. I love everything that I haved learned so far. Working on coding now when I have some spare time. You sound like youv'e been doing well so far. Keep up the good work! Cheers!...Donna
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for your comment, Donna. Good luck to you.
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DKretzman Premium
Maybe author another book in your new house. Donna
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onmyownterms Premium
That is the plan. As one of my friends stated, 'You're about to go all Walden Pond on us, aren't you?'
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amyr2017 Premium
WOW...! That's quite a background and I am happy to meet you here. I have a background in graphic design, web design and have been in that industry for more years than I care to admit. The industry has changed, and I need to re-invent myself, and have done so by becoming a paralegal, starting a nonprofit, etc...but I really want to make this work and have only been at this for about 3 months -- have not made any affiliate sales and would love to know what your magic bullet is -- I know there are no magic bullets but what was the turning point for you to start making sales online? Thank you...!
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onmyownterms Premium
The magic bullet is top notch copywriting. I'm not much of an affiliate marketer, I'm more of an info marketer. I write books, I ghostwrite books, I research books, I'm all about books. LOL
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amyr2017 Premium
Very cool... that's why I am collaborating with the author of the books I am promoting. He writes a lot of my posts...!
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DScollard1 Premium
Hello Mel, impressive resume from where I'm sitting. You're a valuable asset to the community and I respect your knowledge of the art of marketing communication within the community of WA. Still in bootcamp status and in building mode.
Thanks for the follow-up and I'll keep my eye out for you.
All the best to you & yours...
David
p.s. great looking graphic logo design on your profile.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for the compliments, David. I am very fond of my logo, I designed it myself over a decade ago. :) I look forward to 'seeing' you around
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DScollard1 Premium
Thanks Mel, I'll get busy reading your posts to get better acquainted and informed. In all things give thanks.
Blessings...
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Duster02 Premium
Hello, My name is Pamala. I'm sort of disappointed in myself for not giving my all to my WA future success. And paying for something that I'm not giving my all to, or even just a few minutes of days time. I need to get on the ball. I'm not going to lie, I have a lot on my plate right now, but for some reason or another, my mind won't let me forget about, or even change my mind about WA. Now, to me, that means something, because I would forget my head if it weren't attached. I have a bad bad case of CRS, (CAN'T REMEMBER SH#@).. So with that being said, lol.. Can You please please HELP ME?? I'm also confused on setting a niche..
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onmyownterms Premium
Read my blogs, they're the best advice I have, there's one on selecting a niche and another on 'what do I write about?'
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blakedanica Premium
Hi Mel,
For some reason I thought that it was one of your posts that I seen on something about Amazon not liking free product reviews....or something to that affect. I'm looking for said post and I can't find this post on your profile so maybe you didn't write it?
It was when I very first started and didn't think to save the post so it may not even be you that wrote it.

I have not had much sleep in the last little while so I hope some of that made sense, lol?

Thanks
Amanda
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onmyownterms Premium
Wasn't me that wrote it, everything I've written save a couple of posts is still out there. Thanks for reaching out.
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blakedanica Premium
Awe darn it! I wonder who the heck that was...?
Thanks for responding either way :)
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Mel.

Thank you so much for your input on: I'm hoping some additional knowledgeable members will find and chime in on it too. I hate to use a clickwrap if it isn't absolutely necessary.

Until/unless clickwraps become common enough for people to expect them, I'm afraid they'd cause new visitors to bounce in droves, never to return.

Seeing your comment made me realize I hadn't followed you yet. I've corrected that oversight. ;)


Sharon
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks, Sharon, I've been away from the site for a couple of months while I moved cross country, but I'm back now. :)
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NannaGoosey Premium
Phew, a cross country move: glad you have that over with. Welcome back!
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otranto Premium
Hi Mel,

Great, I've finally learned how to use Jaaxy and found 10 very good keyword phrases to boost SEO in my website!
With one of this phrases, I've opened a page on my site and put the SAME keyword phrase in the title, description, meta keywords, 1st paragraph and a few more times over the text.
OK. Another one I have used in a post.

My crucial question is: what I suppose to do with the other 8 keyword phrases?
I cannot open other 8 pages/posts about the same subject in the same website!

I really will appreciate any help.
Thank You in advance.
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onmyownterms Premium
Each keyword is to be used in a different post or page. Yes, you can write (and should) on the same subject multiple times, that's what building content in your niche is all about.
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marijusgone Premium
Hi thanks for the follow,soon my travelling/quote website is gonna be in development at moment,just check my current blog on WA.
I am honored to be followed,by someone great like you Mel.
Hope we can connect.I do like writing about travelling and i am my own researcher on Google and philosopher as well.
Hope your online journey was pleasant as you are in top 10 in WA.
But life is not about ranks,but being learning first and earning afterwards.


Thank you,

Marijus
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome, Maijus. I'm in the middle of a cross country move, but I'll be back here full time soon.
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marijusgone Premium
Cross country move?Oh i see,you mean doing sports or so.
Anyways,please take your time.
Thank you for replying to me so fast.

Kindly regards,

Marijus
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randymcgee Premium
Hi Mel, congratulation on your accomplishment. Sounds like you've had many accomplishments in life. Will be turning 65 soon and am just new to WA....2nd day. Glad to have met you. Have been thinking about writing young children's books but never have done anything like that before. Perhaps I could PM you some time when I get closer to that niche.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for the compliment. I tend to give advice publicly so that all may benefit rather than through PM where only one benefits. But please feel free to ask questions that I can blog about for the education of all.
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randymcgee Premium
I like that....good advice for everyone.
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eds4ever Premium
Hi Mell! At 71 I'm passed retirement and now starting over! Trying to get my niches together so Michelle and i can get a website and domaine going. Its not as easy as one would think but I've been up since 5 this morning reading some scriptures and then WA. Hope to get it all together soon,, i sure need help,, its like getting a gift of watch parts in a box,, sure its a valuable one,, but if you can't get it together, of what use is it? Helping our fellow man is what life is about, it brings the greatest lasting rewards,,, you are a rich man!!
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for the kind words. Take your time, go step by step, and you'll get there.
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Bibian2 Premium
Yes onmyownterms, I realize you as a good helper. You have helped me once. and I am looking forward to getting more help from you in future. I will also use you as my mentor "helping" others where I can or referring them where to get help if I know.
Cheers
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you.
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to spare your ample time just to following me together networking under WA.

I wish all the best in your 2017 journey and beyond!

Keep it up and Welcome aboard! :)

*P/S: Glad to being able to send out my message to every following friend Dashboard Page on my networking. I take this opportunity to briefly know each and everyone. Hopefully I can remember all :)
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you. :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
In my early banking days, those good people in my team, m department and others that in their senior years, help, advise, and guide me impressively.

Not by spoon feeding but by giving me the fishing rod with the manuals how to fishing catching all kind and type of fish.

You make me remind all those great early years learning that make me soar a step at once within the level.

You are in that respect for me :)
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BertH1 Premium
Hi Mel:
I sure do like MOT.
You did do it : with your business name.
I give you credit for make the big change.
I Was with the Canadian Armed Forces
with my career being a jet engine technician.
I see internet business as a great future, with many tiers from the basics to some having a great life when they start promoting the upper level products.
So it is up to each one of us as to where we want to go .
I do a lot of reading and follow some really god mentors
I am here to learn the basics and see what I can accomplish again in life.
To your Health, Happiness & Success
Bert Harluck
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simostoykov Premium
Hi nice to meet you. I just registered here a few days ago and i chose my niche but i have a question for it if you can help me. So my niche is Learn how to Dance. In my web site i am planning to include information about learning how to dance different types of dances, and also related information like dance clothes, dance shoes, dance videos etc. Do you think my niche is good and not too broad and i can go for it and write for all these different stuffs related to dancing or i should narrow the niche down to a specific dance for example or to a specific aspect (like dancing clothes or shoes or something else related to dancing) ? I am still confused about that and I will be glad to hear what you think about it!
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onmyownterms Premium
I would narrow the niche to one style of dance to start, and then expand once you've got the hang of things (like months/years down the road).
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simostoykov Premium
Ok. Thank you. So narrow the niche to one dance style (and writing all things about it like how to dance it, clothes, shoes for that style and etc.) and after some time expand it by creating more websites for other styles i guess, because the first site will be just for one style and i would not add another styles to the site ? Did i get that right ?
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, that's exactly what I would do.
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LewisB1 Premium
Hi Mel, how are you??? Me, I'm well & blessed, but I am so confused about how to set up my website..... Some good people I met who explained how to set up my site , but for some reason, I just can't seem to get the hang of what their conveying to me..... If it's possible, could you assist me in setting up my site, be blessed!!!!!
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onmyownterms Premium
Just watch the training over and over until it sticks. That's my advice. Thanks for your comment, Lewis.
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ChitownRon Premium
Hi Mel, thanks for the follow! I love your design, the colors are gorgeous and work well together. You've inspired me to think about my logo/avatar design and to be honest, a minute ago I wasn't thinking that far ahead.

So it's only been a minute or so and you've already had an impact on me. I appreciate you Mel and I look forward to interacting with you again soon!

Cheers,
Ron
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words Ron. I got my start as a teen as a graphic designer, so that aspect of the business has always been important to me. I appreciate you as well.
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Powerhousevi Premium
Thank You for the follow and the welcome message. I love your insignia for 'On My Own Terms.' Apparently your terms suit you well. Judging from your success herein and in corporate America. Congratulations upon your retirement from the grind and continued blessings to you while ringing the rind of your own business(es). Do you contribute via SCORE -- Service Corps of Retired Executives?
Again, Thank You for extending a welcoming hand while I embark on th Road Less Traveled. I like that traffic is all headed in the same direction and nobody seems to even have rearview mirrors! Pretty cool y'ask me. Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU!
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome. Here's to a happy and prosperous 2017.
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Marlene2 Premium
Thanks for your following. Thanks again and I would like you to guide me to reach up. Congratulations for achieving this high rank so quickly. I need to move fast so I am open for help. I will read some of your blog post and comment on some. Happy new year.
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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PelicanLodge Premium
Hi Mel, thank you for your follow, I appreciate that. It's my pleasure to follow you in return. Congratulations on your Ambassadorship. Well done. I notice that you have liked a couple of my comments recently, thank you for those likes. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and found them inspirational and helpful. Lack of computer skills is my weakness and downfall. I have been floundering around in WA for over 12 months, but today is a new year and comes with it a new resolution. Don't hold your breath, Mel. Wishing you and all the community a Happy New Year. John
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onmyownterms Premium
You can do this, John. I believe in you. Just take a deep breath and move ahead at your own pace and you will be fine.
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PelicanLodge Premium
Thank you, Mel, I do know what I have to do to conquer this thing. I appreciate your vote of confidence in me, 86 this month, so I'll keep breathing and hoping, regards John.
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TSevensma Premium
I am obviously doing some thing incorrectly with uploading a banner to a WA page. I upload the banner from the media site or library and place the banner code in the custom URL and then upload. The link remains movable but the page from the banner code never becomes click-able
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onmyownterms Premium
Unfortunately, without being actually inside your site, it's very difficult to troubleshoot. When you do so, do you have the image highlighted? The image has to highlighted, and then, using the Link Tool, insert the link.
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Brixton12 Premium
Just wanted to stop by and give you a thank's for the follow Mel. I am a newbie with this being my almost first complete full week. I just wanted to wish you some luck with the business that you are working on or have already establish. Take care.

Travis
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you, Travis.
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YKing Premium
Hi Mel pleased to meet you and I hope you have an easier time of it. Life is cruel at times or there are some bad people out there. You have to believe that the majority of the population is good or where would we all be? Mostly I believe we should live and let live. I don't have the right to judge, but weather we like it or not we are being judged, everyone does it as its a part of nature. I believe that the world would be pretty boring if we were all the same. You go and rock your stuff and don't let life get you down.
Stay true to who you are and be happy. Yvonne
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you, Yvonne, I appreciate it.
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mlvnjk Premium
Hey Mel.
I Wish you the best on your retirement, and it looks
like you had done quite well with WA. Well it is good
to know where we can go for help when we need it...lol.
Thank you Mel for your follow and the very best to
you in your retirement future !!
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you.
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RobinTheresa Premium
Hello Mell and Thank You for the follow. Good to see the progress that you have made. I hope that you have a successful website and you have learned a lot. I know that the learning never really stops. Glad to have you as a member of the community. Best wishes. Robin
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you Robin.
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UncleDave2 Premium
I like your username symbol, Mel. I'm so new to all of this that I'm still studying and a bit trepidatious as I approach the edge of the cliff, if you will. I've been a chef all my life and think it would be a shame if I didn't use my experiences as a way to improve my life and the lives of other culinarians. Considering several niches: unique recipes, chefs' lifestyle (and improvement), girlie foods, the list goes on. Any advise on over-coming the fear factor would help.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks, that's my corporate logo that I designed myself. The best advice I have re: overcoming fear is what Nike says, "Just do it." Dive in, make mistakes, learn from them and grow. To me, that's what life is all about. Good luck.
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ecs1957 Premium
Congratulations on all of your achievements. I admire your dedication to enjoy helping others
I joined just a couple of weeks ago, I am 59, old school and I still have a hard understanding the building of a website. I know once a platform is created as a foundation of a building you are able to keep on building, but I have not grasped the foundation part. Where do I get the platform, the basic building blocks ? From Rubix ? I even find that one a bit complex . Any suggestions to help out a 59 year old newbie to get things moving forward ? Thanks
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onmyownterms Premium
The basic framework is WordPress. Our host is SiteRubix, which is where the computers reside that host our websites, which are built in WordPress. So in this case, your host, Wealthy Affiliate (SiteRubix) is the foundation where it all resides. You don't have to worry about that, all you are concerned with is customizing the WordPress site that you are building. Just take the training in order, don't skip around (that causes confusion) and you'll be fine.
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Hello! I was recommended by Numerous to leave a comment here. I just joined here to see for myself that this wasn't like all the other promises of 'work from home' scams. I can easily see now That it truly isn't, and only just started the courses, praying I can get through them. ^-^;
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onmyownterms Premium
You'll do fine. Just work your way through everything in oder. Don't try skipping ahead, you'll get lost. Be patient, review things 2-3 times if you need to and you'll get there. Welcome.
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JeromyS7 Premium
Thanks for the Post. Sadly I am considering closing my account. Simply because I have found over the past year I haven't been able to invest the time into my internet marketing business as I know is necessary. This is due to the fact that I have a full-time job two busy boys a big house and acreage (& my wife works nights). I'm in an incredibly demanding and busy stage of life, we struggle to even keep up with the house and property not to mention extracurricular activities for our children. they tend to have meltdowns, fights or what have you whenever I sit down in front of the computer :-) I've been in the internet marketing business for a very long time. I've made money and had success in numerous directions and of course I've had my share of failure. I know how to do this right and I know how to do it wrong ( being a WA member is recommended, solid training and community). to be successful in this industry requires a true investment of time and effort to do it right. Don't allow yourself to get distracted by the latest and greatest product launch, stay focused. There is no such thing as turnkey. What I really respect about Kyle and Carson is that they've always being upfront and honest about this reality which is somewhat rare in the internet marketing industry. They've built what I believe is the best internet marketing community and resource base currently available. my hope is that in a couple years time as my boys get a little older I will be able to come back and put 100% into doing this right. I still have a bit of time to think about this further. This decision is purely Financial otherwise I would stay a member for life to stay connected with this great community and keep the vision alive. For now, I have a pile of laundry waiting for me. :-) Cheers and best wishes in your internet endeavors.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for your frank and open comment. If you do decide to leave, even if just for a short time, you know where to come back when the time is right. I wish you much luck on your future endeavors. Remember, the annual commitment is only $359 or $30/mo. Cut out a few lattes or quit smoking, or go out to eat less. Even if you can't devote all the time you need, you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of moving your sites (which really won't save you any money) or shutting things down and starting them back up again.
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Agradecer Premium
Mel, thanks for liking a comment of mine. It reminded me to look you up.
I get inspired when you express, as above. I will remember your thoughts when I hear that others feel they can not continue the journey.

You are appreciated.

Gregory
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you, Gregory. I appreciate you as well. We need to remember that we are all on a unique journey through life and that our opinions matter little in any one else's journey. We're all creating our lives, one moment at a time, and my hope is that everyone lives 'on their own terms.'
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JeromyS7 Premium
I don't smoke or waste money on coffee shops and we rarely go out (although the wife and I miss that). But I get your point. For me its an annual cost, that happens to be right at xmas when lots of money is already going out. Plus the list goes on and on, mini van needs winter tires. Furnace needs servicing. Oldest in college, needs help with his car. etc. If a person has the time and can manage the start up, WA is the 1st place I would direct people.
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onmyownterms Premium
I didn't mean to sound as if I was questioning your decision-making, just trying to spur a little 'out of the box' thinking. I respect the fact that it's a conscious decision on your part, and not some kind of knee-jerk reaction. I wish you well in all your endeavors, and if you do leave, that you find you way back if the timing is better for you.
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Good Day

I am new and only joined the "1 week free account with training sessions" today. I'll be honest in saying that it is posts like these that scare me a little bit and raises the question:

● If you cannot even generate enough money to cover your monthly subscription plus extra with ease, is this program, training and material on offer really that effective?

I don't just want to acquire knowledge and and not benefit financially from it neither do I just want to join a group of nice people just giving advice and having a nice chat. Then I might as well just join a group on Facebook free of charge and invest time there.

So with all due respect as a newbie reading this, is this site really what will take me to the start I want and take me to the next level???
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onmyownterms Premium
MPretorius: Not everyone has the skill, dedication, etc., to make this work. Many people come here expecting a 'get rich quick' scheme that they have been promised by so many other scammers out there on the Internet. This is the real deal. If you take the training, and more importantly, TAKE ACTION, you will be successful.

We have no way of knowing, when a user leaves us, what their level of dedication was to their sites. If they were good at writing, if they chose the right niche, etc., etc. The variables for success are endless

Obviously, there are 1000s of people here who are successful as they have been here for years. I was successful BEFORE I came here. I have stayed to help others reach their goals. In the time that I have been here, I have noticed that the people who make a commitment to Annual Premium straight away are the ones that are most likely to succeed because they dive in head first and make a commitment here for hosting that will last as long as the purchase of their domain name.

Which makes more sense? $49/mo or $359/yr? It's business decisions like this that make all the difference in the world. My .02 is that if you can't afford the $359/yr initially, then the 'money pressure' is too intense to succeed, and will lead you to quit before you've really given it a chance to work.

It saddens me to see so many people expecting a 'paycheck' in the same time they would get one from McDonald's or Walmart. If you need money within the next two weeks, you should go get a job. Realistic expectations are a 4-6 mo. investment before seeing reliable income. If you money needs are more immediate than that, go get a job.
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ManakahaCasi Premium
Thank you for following! Wow, you are an ambassador! That is amazing! I plan on promoting WA in 2017. It is a lot of work to get prepped for, but I hope it is worth it. Do you promote WA as well? How has your progress been? I would love to hear about it :)
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onmyownterms Premium
Honestly, I'm focused on supporting the community by writing blogs and trainings. I've been in the biz a long time and am not very active with many sites any more, as I am retired. For me, this is a time to give back.
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ManakahaCasi Premium
Well thank you for helping this huge community of folks! :) much appreciated!
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Numerous Premium
Hey Yoda,

I was thinking about writing a blog post about this and I still might, but I thought I'd come get your thoughts on this first. I got two unsolicited PMs today, which was a first. The first one was clearly just promoting their site. My response was Mark as Spam, Block User, and Delete PM. End of story.

The second one was a little different. Also unsolicited. Also talking about their site. Also looked like a copy and paste form letter. The difference was they were talking about how we could help promote each others site by commenting and searching for the site.

This one kind of threw me off. I'd still call it spam, and I'm against anyone ever doing this. On the other hand, I support the idea of the community helping each other out in making there sites look good by being active.

Not really sure what to do here. I haven't done anything with the PM yet. What are your thoughts?
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onmyownterms Premium
Well, if it's promotional, it is still spam, but now that the rule has been reworded, I'd probably just respond to the user and point out the rule and say that while I agree with them in theory, it is still breaking the rule and please don't send me anything like this in the future.
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Numerous Premium
Yeah I did notice that it's been reworded. I may be spending too much time on the No Spam page. :)

Thanks for the advice. Interacting on the site more, I've started to see what you're talking about and I can definitely see how it's irksome. It's like you don't want to be the one policing this stuff, but at the same time, you have to follow the rules, so it's annoying when other people don't.
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Snoetjies Premium
PLEASE HELP!
Same problem - choose a domain and register domain, when click on domain button, following is coming up - right in middle of page:
register your first domain', on the far right corner a green tab with massage 'my chart' - click on my chart - menu open with my domain name and the price for the domain - again on the far right side a green tab what said - checkout - click on checkout - new page open - my chart and the price of the domain, and the continue button to do step number 2 - click on continue - new page open - domain pricing, there you could choose on a down roll menu for 1 year or more, right under that the next continue button for stage 3 'your contact details - there they ask for name, street address, country on a scroll, state / province, city, postal code, phone numb and email, this is before the last button which will take you to the page where you can choose your payment method.
This is on this page number 3 'your contact details' where I'm stuck, because this page does not except my postal code. What is really interesting as that they have my country code correct up for my phone number, but my postal code they said is invalid.

PLEASE go to that page and put my postal code in and see what is happening - PLEASE. My postal code is 9000 - PLEASE ! I'm stuck!

PLEASE HELP!
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onmyownterms Premium
I can't help you. The only people that will be able to help you are Site Support - Ambassadors are members just like you are. Either open a ticket with Site Support or PM Carson. They are the people who can do something about this, not me. I would help you if I could, but I don't have the ability to do so.
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Dannyi89 Premium
Hi Mel,

if you are able may i ask you a question about some niche ideas I have and get our input on them? I am a totally newbie to this but a quicker learner. Just have a problem deciding on a niche and if I should go for it. Would a PM be ok?
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onmyownterms Premium
I would recommend you read my two blogs about niche selection: Https://my.wealthaffiliate.com/onmyownterms/blog/choosing-a-niche

I do not like to assist with niche selection because I believe that it is the fundamental decision on starting your business. It's YOUR business, not mine, and I believe everyone should take ownership of those decisions - they are the first of many.
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Rion Premium
You have a great reputation Mel, I strive for the same.
We are now following each other, yes! Very happy to connect :)

Proud to say that today, as a new member, I decided on my niche, registered a domain, and am on my way to publishing a helpful source of information on the world WILD web!

Hats of to the Ambassadors; for making it easier, and, for some of us, for making it possible.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you for your kind words. Good luck on your endeavors here, but it doesn't sound as if you'll need it.
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Numerous Premium
Hey Yoda,

My "rules" post came up in the queue and I just added it to my profile if you want to take a look.

Also, had a question for you last night that wasn't for general consumption and realized I hadn't asked if I could PM you yet. You mind?

I also came up with a new question of the day when I was going to bed last night, and forgot it by the time I got up. Now it's bugging me to no end, but I'm sure it will come back to me when I least expect it. So to be continued with that...
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onmyownterms Premium
I do not mind, please feel free to PM.
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Numerous Premium
Thanks. I'm taking off for the day, but I'll send it to you tonight.
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Ifeelgoodnow Premium
I admire your field of philanthropy and philosopher. Congratulations in achieving the rank of Ambassador there at WA.
I want to respect your time and abide by your rules, can you please let me know what PM stands for? Thank you for introducing yourself Mel. I'm honored to communicate with you.
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onmyownterms Premium
Private Message.
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Ifeelgoodnow Premium
Thanks for getting back to me about that. Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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Numerous Premium
So, first day here and just kind of checking things out. I've just started the certification courses, so maybe I'll come across the answer to this question in there. However, you were very helpful in answering my other question and your profile sparked my new one, so I thought I'd ask you directly. Where are the rules? I read a review about WA before I joined where someone else said something about being blocked, but I hadn't really thought about it. I'm kind of just bouncing around while I go through the training, but I don't want to inadvertently go off the reservation my first day here. Thanks again for answering my other question too.
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onmyownterms Premium
To assist users in finding places to put their links, i created this:
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Numerous Premium
Very helpful. I wasn't really worried about the No Spam rule at the moment because it's not like had any links to be sending anyway. But apparently there's a lot more to it than that. Time to go study. Thanks again.
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome. Yes, the title is a little misleading because it addresses far more than is traditionally considered spam.
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Numerous Premium
OK. Having fully read the No Spam post, I now REALLY appreciate your other post.
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onmyownterms Premium
I'm glad it was helpful to you, and that you understand why I did it. :)
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ecs1957 Premium
Hi Mel I just joined WA today. Am a real Newbie, am from Canada and am from the old school, I am 59. Do you think I made the right decision to join at my age ? If yes, I told you I joined today will I still have all the support to make it up the A. M. Hill ? Thanks
P.S. I am such a newbie I do not know what an Ambassador for WA is.
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onmyownterms Premium
Ambassador means you are one of the 25 most active users on the site. Nothing more than that.

I am 55, but I started in MLM as a teenager, so I've been around this biz for many many years. I think you made an excellent choice, this is a great way to supplement your income that doesn't require any more than your brains, your determination and some typing skills. WA will teach you the rest.

Good luck on your journey here.
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Thunderthief Premium
Greetings Mel and thanks for the follow! I appreciate and respect your ground rules. I'm just getting started and may be contacting you periodically for guidance. Based upon your profile and WA Ambassador status I am led to believe that you have had some experience and success through WA, and that great to see!
I will be following your success and hope you will be willing to share some of your knowledge along the way. Great learning with you and best wishes in all of your endeavors!

Ciao!
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for the message. I can be found in LiveChat off/on for several hours each day. I'm pretty easy to find to ask questions. I prefer the LiveChat format so that more people can see the answers than a PM where only one benefits.
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landsabil Premium
Hello Mel;

Thanks for the follow.
I am 69 and a retired residential builder in South Carolina. My wife (69) and I have made a decent amount of money in the last couple of years on the internet to supplement our retirement incomes. We have found that one can really make money on the internet, much more than when we operated our construction business. These last years have been wonderful and have allowed us to start to enjoy the "golden years" which we would never have done. We (and myself in particular) are still learning to communicate in networks with others. I am extremely interested in the journey ahead in WA.
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onmyownterms Premium
Great to connect with you. I am sure you will love this community.
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Ghiegus Premium
Hello Mel, I need help please. I own a domain on a site I started creating roughly six months ago on Wordpress. The domain is lawofattractionpower.net, I would like to transfer the site I created here at WA on this domain I own, but I cannot see how. Could you guide me, please?
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onmyownterms Premium
Transferring sites from Wordpress.com can be tricky as I have found you don't really own the domain, they do. Search the Wordpress site for how to do this, as there are very specific procedures to follow, and I've never done it myself.
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Ghiegus Premium
Hi Mel, I just transferred my domain to WA and paid around $15 for the annual hosting. My question is, can I now move the site I have created within WA to my domain?
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onmyownterms Premium
To move a .siterubix.com site to your new domain, just click on the 'Move' button within the Site Manager.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Mel,

I have asked for, and was told my website has been transferred to WA my my former hosting provider, that was 3 days ago, and I see no sign of it in my Site Manager. I have not done anything yet regarding the transferring of my domain to WA. Would that have any bearing on my invisible website?

Forgive me if my query is not worded accurately. This is still over my head somewhat.

Thanks for advise or comment.

EJ
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onmyownterms Premium
Your website doesn't get moved unless you move the files yourself or put in a ticket with SiteSupport. I would put in a ticket and ask them about the missing domain and see what they advise. Probably what your host means is that the DNS was updated, which is not enough to 'move' a site.
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ELeslie Premium
Thanks Mel, I will make inquiries with Site Support.
All of this is a first for me.

EJ
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Good morning OMT!!!!
Are you and I connected at GML???
I'm sure it's you...if yes sincere thanks for your support!
Let me know if you have any Q's -or more likely Answers!!!?@&$)
Lolol!
Look...you're brilliant & we all know it...good...now that we've got that out of the way.....

Have a " Super Sparkly Day" ...,I know I'm weird--an SNL skit I believe?

Dr Barb aka Dr Money aka Dr Feelgood (no s-it)- my band nicknamed me and I bought the domain!!!!
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes. :) Thanks for connecting with me.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Mel,
Congratulations on your achievement status in such a short space of time. No doubt you have much to offer this community with your varied background. Each of your achievement is complete in itself and very weighty.

I never thought boredom had any value to offer, I'll reconsider that now!

EJ
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for your kind comment, EJ, I really appreciate it.
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mathcalc085 Premium
Thanks, Mel - I'm hoping I can find what i'm looking for here. I'm a philanthropist myself.. I guess that's one of my reasons why i'm interested to make it big online. I've tried to buy courses for a couple years already and tried most of them but can't seem to hit the mark just yet, lol. Thanks for the welcome - i'll be watching courses.
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome. This is an awesome environment, I am sure you will love it here.
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OlderGuy Premium
Hi Mel,

Thank you for following me; I'll definitely follow you.
Corporate America; I was there once, 15 years ago.

Mel, I'm glad you like to help people; I would love be able to send someone with experience a private message every time I get stuck creating my website.

It always seems to be the little technical things that take time to solve, and it gets frustrating, especially when you have to wait days for answers on something you want to solve immediately so you can continue creating your website.

I think these little things are the reasons a lot of people get frustrated and quit; something I don't want to do.

Have a great day
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onmyownterms Premium
Sending unsolicited PMs is prohibited, but I spend several hours in LiveChat every day answering questions.
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OlderGuy Premium
Sorry, I had no idea personal messages were prohibited; explain unsolicited to me, I'm green at this.

The last thing I want to do is something that is against Wealthy Affiliate laws and get someone in trouble.

Regards
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onmyownterms Premium
It means you can't just PM me out of the blue, you have to ask permission first. If this rule did not exist, the Ambassadors would be overwhelmed with people asking for personal attention. I make myself available in chat many hours a day to assist folks, and try to keep up with my messages as well. Adding several dozen messages would just be overwhelming. I'm pretty sure that's why that rule exists.
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OlderGuy Premium
Ok, I didn't realize, I misunderstood Kyle when I first joined Wealthy affiliate; I was under the impression I could send a private message to anyone within Wealthy Affiliate if I needed help; I have sent Kyle messages for help in the past without permission.

Thanks for clearing it up for me; from now on I will not send out any private messages, even to Kyle, without the members permission.
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onmyownterms Premium
Kyle/Carson, as site owners, are the exception to that rule. They're not 'users', they're owners. You can still message them at any time.
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OlderGuy Premium
The only time I ever bother Kyle is after waiting 2-3 days for an answer from the community and not receiving one. I find it very frustrating when I'm trying to build a website and can't find answers to my questions.

The main reason I joined Wealthy Affiliate was because I was sold on community involvement.

Thanks for your help; you cleared some things up for me.
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onmyownterms Premium
The quickest community involvement will always be LiveChat.
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JoyNelson Premium
Dear Mel,

I know commenting on your profile is a lesson in attachment but I am going to do it even though I know it will only last 7 days :) I just now noticed that you became an ambassador 3 days ago! I wanted to say congratulations. You are an incredible person and an excellent support within the Wealthy Affiliate Community. Hats off to you!

From my heart to yours,

Joy
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Joy. I gave up on the 7 day thing - used to be I could fit 7 days of comments without scrolling. Not so much anymore. LOL I am always struck by the irony of those who do not seek attention, how much flows to them.
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despatis Premium
Dear Mel, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, most appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Desmond.
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Marlene W Premium
A very warm good day to you. Thank you for following me. I follow you right back.
Welcome to my awesome circle of friends here at WA. We are all awesome and we love to help each other succeed.
Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.
Great blessings and success to you
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Marlene.
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Hi

I was doing some research and came across this Niche` I just wanted your input on it. Binary Options as a Niche, meaning trafficking volumes are a lot as in brokers have affiliate programs, with bringing new customers to their firms. I have some knowledge to Binary Options and I know quite a few broker sites and have access to reviews from youtubers etc.

I'm just clearing this idea with you as to know that it's a good one meaning that their won't be any problems to this. I have also researched the traffic that these sites project and the numbers are a lot. Casino sites have showed similar traits to high traffic, but I'm more leaning to Binary Options as I have knowledge to this field.
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onmyownterms Premium
1) Gambling sites are not allowed here. 2) There are several other people doing binary options here at WA, so it is a legitimate niche, I just have no knowledge on it specifically. If you've got the contacts, then it's a good niche to pursue.
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Thanks a lot Mel!!!

You have made things a lot more easier for me as now I know it's a go for Binary Options. Thank you soo very much.

Have a great night
:)
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