About OwainCouch
Joined June 2016
Hi all,

Thanks for dropping by and thank you for reading my profile. In the past I have created a few websites, which I didn't make any money on. I also did an ecommerce course, but never acted on this. Now I'm in a job that I want to get out of and I want to be my own boss. So I came to Wealthy Affiliate to see what this was all about.

I have now set up a genealogy site, giving family historians a guide to how they can research their family history. I also give reviews on genealogy products.

Ideally I first want to make money with my site, no matter how small. Then build on that to achieve what I'm earning at work. And then $10k per month, and after that who knows.

Through the course here I have joined a few social media sites. You can follow me through these links. I will return the favor.

https://plus.google.com/117371903831967627575
https://twitter.com/OwainCouch
https://www.facebook.com/thegenealogyguide/

Thanks for reading. I wish you all the best with your sites.
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slcarter68 Premium
Nice to meet you...i am excited to be here, but nervous...you've been here over a year now. Have you achieved some of the success YOU were looking for in WA? Did it take more or less time than you imagined and financially are you doing what you set out to do ?
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OwainCouch Premium
Hi there, nice to meet you too. I've made a little money but nothing much really. Still a long while to go before I can stay at home. It has taken me longer than I thought but I am determined to make this work and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Howdy Owain!
I enjoyed reading your profile. I am a newbie and have a long road ahead of me. I will continue to work at it so I will be able to work from home. I don't expect fortunes, just an honest living.
God bless and I will be following you,
John W. Raleigh
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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks John for commenting and following me. It is a long road but we can both get there as long as we put in the time and effort. All the best.
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Owain,
I have never thought too much about genealogy, but after visiting your site, it persuaded me to trace my Dad's sir name.
Thank you.
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OwainCouch Premium
That's great. I am glad that I have inspired you.
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DaleTidd Premium
Thanks for following me. much appreciated.

Do you mind if I bounce a concept off of you?

I've been working on a project for affiliate marketers for a while now.
I would appreciate your thoughts if you have the time.

Every now and then I would like to get the opinion of a wide variety of affiliate marketers.

Would you mind if I share it with you?

Thanks
Dale
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OwainCouch Premium
Sure by all means.
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larryeden Premium
Well Owain you have to stick with it here don't give up there is a lot of answers here first let me give you a point or two red thelittle blue lettering at the bottom of the videos shouldclear up a lot of stuff for you just a recommendation good luck to you may god bless
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OwainCouch Premium
Lettering? Videos?
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. It is great here and a great community. You can make it what you want. Great training and a great group of people from all over the world. Wishing you much success here. I am attaching a ling for my thought for the day - hope you enjoy
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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks. I have been here for 9 months and am loving it. A great community as you have said who have helped give me feedback on my site as well as give me comments on my posts.

Thanks for the link. I will check it out.
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zayin998 Premium
hi Owain
how is YOUR journey going on !!!!
here is my first website that i create after reviewing kyle's website.
it will be appreciate if you can visit my website and give me some comments or feedback that can help me to update my pages further..the link is below
http://moneyforall.siterubix.com/

kind regards
ajay
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OwainCouch Premium
Your theme looks very professional for the niche that you have chosen. I like how you have included pictures into your posts. That's makes them more inviting and appealing. As you work through the course you will learn new ways to improve the look of your site.

I would encourage you though to set up a proper dot com site now to replace your siterubix site. The sooner that you do this then the longer that you will be recognized to have authority in the field. I got a dot com after the first week of my trial. It is well worth doing.

Once you've done that I suggest that you get comments on your site via the SiteComments on here. It will help you get even more recognized by Google.

Also, get yourself noticed on social media.

Hope that helps, and all the best,
Owain
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StephJC Premium
Hi Owain thanks for the follow,

I've followed all your links if you could do the same that would fab! Thank you and best wishes.

https://plus.google.com/104539622655038738668
https://www.facebook.com/bumpypetites/
https://twitter.com/bumpy_petites
https://www.facebook.com/BlackHorseIt/
https://twitter.com/BlackHorseIT


Thank you!
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OwainCouch Premium
Just followed you on all of them.
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Juniper59 Premium
Hi Owain,

Thank you for bringing to my attention the problem with 'my comments' I'm happy to say that I've sorted it and would really appreciate if you would be so kind as to have another look and leave a comment :)

thank you and best wishes

June

http://bestmakeupforwomenover50.com/discover-how-to-look-younger-at-50-my-5-glamour-tips
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OwainCouch Premium
Done :-)
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Juniper59 Premium
Thank you!!

Have a good week :)

June
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CateR Premium
Hi Owain,
Thanks for the follow and the pm....
I have followed you on the links you give above and here are mine below. Let me know if you use any of the other (like Pinterest, Flickr or Tumblr whatever) and I'll follow you on those as well.

https://plus.google.com/117997164298714058544
https://twitter.com/PillarCatR
https://www.facebook.com/catpillar101
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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks for those links. I am now following you on all these. If I get those other ones then I'll be sure to follow you on those.
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ToveL Premium
Hi, Owain

I hope your day is great.

I wonder if you could help me out with something. I would have been very happy having more followers on my social media. Would you like to join my Facebook and Twitter page and become a follower?
My Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/healingwithcoconuts/
My Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/CoachForChange2

I am writing about coconut oil and are crazy about it. I thrive to help people who struggle in life to get information that can benefit them.

If you're interested I have now a subscriber list that will give you all the information you need to live a healthy life. You can visit my site on: healingwithcoconuts.com and check it out.

If there's anything I can do for you just let me now. I will be happy to.

Thanks for reading my mail and I wish you a wonderful day.

Kindly regards
Tove
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OwainCouch Premium
Hi Tove,

I just checked and I was already following you on both of them.

I have gone to your site and I see some code at the top left. With your newsletter do you just email people regarding updates, or will you be doing other stuff with it.

The boxes look a bit small to put in your name and email address. Sorry just pointing out.

Owain
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OwainCouch Premium
Ah, now I see the pop up newsletter box. That looks better. The one on the right sidebar though looks a bit odd.

I like how you got Amazon US and Amazon UK in the right as well. I want to put product links to both US and UK on my site. How did you go about putting them there?
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ToveL Premium
Thanks for asking. I will be emailing people articles, recipes, and product reviews. And other important information that comes along.
Yes, I know. This is from Aweber and if the sign-up form is bigger it will not fit in the sidebar. But really, there's no problem. You can sign up with your name no matter how long it is.

Yes, I know there's a code at the top. I have asked for support here. They can't help me. I have asked for support at my theme. They told me what to do but I don't understand what to do. So I have asked Jay for help. Do you think you could help me with this problem? It has something to do with my theme.

Tove
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OwainCouch Premium
Is it missing a < before class at the start. That's all I can suggest I'm sorry.
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ToveL Premium
Will I find this sentence in the theme editor? So I can add this sign?
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OwainCouch Premium
I suspect it will be in the header.php file.
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ToveL Premium
I checked out that in my editor and couldn't find anything related to that sentence.
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ToveL Premium
This is what they told me the theme support.
1) Remove the grey stripe or write down something different from the title of the page. See attachment

2) change the purple color of the menu (when the mouse goes over it) into a custom color

3) center the button of every parallax under the title.

Do you know what I have to do? I don't understand what they are saying me.
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OwainCouch Premium
No idea I'm afraid. You could ask TheFran. She has helped me out in this past with technical issues like this.
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ToveL Premium
Thanks. Is TheFran her name here in WA? I couldn't find here name.
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OwainCouch Premium
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ToveL Premium
Thanks, I will ask her for help.
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MilesW Premium
Thanks for the follow and I have followed you back. Your niche sounds awesome. I will check it out and leave a comment. I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to review my latest post at www.leadingorganizationalchangebymiles.com and leave a comment.

Enjoy our great community!

Miles
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OwainCouch Premium
Sure will do that, my pleasure.

All the best,
Owain
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MilesW Premium
Thank you!!
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OwainCouch Premium
Just left you a comment on your site. I hope it's appropriate but you can approve or disapprove as you like, just giving my opinion on your latest post. Thanks for leaving me a comment, it's very much appreciated.
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MilesW Premium
Thanks so much...it's awesome to have different perspectives. Keep up the great work!
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OwainCouch Premium
You're welcome. I just thought I would give a different side of the story.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Owain!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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OwainCouch Premium
I've been sticking to the training, although sometimes it's going a bit slow in places. Whenever I have got stuck I have asked for help. This really is a friendly community here.

I've just quickly checked your sites. I see that your sleep apnea site uses the same theme as my genealogy site. Once I have more time I will be sure to leave a comment or two.

All the best and take care,
Owain
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Owain,
I look forward to your comments on my sleep apnea site.

This is a great community, isn't it!

Good luck with the training.

Regards,
Shawn
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OwainCouch Premium
Hi guys,

I have just setup a personal Twitter account and I would appreciate if you guys could follow me. I will return the favour and follow you.

https://www.twitter.com/OwainCouch

Also, if you're not following me on Google+ already then here's the link:

https://plus.google.com/117371903831967627575

Thanks and all the best with your sites.
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newstar Premium
Hi Owain. Thanks for the follow. Thanks for sharing why you joined WA. I also want to leave my job. I started working at my current company a few years ago and thought it was great to work but to have a boss / manager above me really turned me off. On top of that, they don't pay what you deserve for your efforts. Definitely will be looking at growing my business online too.

Wish you all the best!

Reyhana
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OwainCouch Premium
That's certainly about not being paid for your efforts. And I can't be doing what I'm doing currently forever. It's physical work.
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newstar Premium
I understand. For me, it's all the opposite. It's sitting at a desk and getting fatter by the minute... LOL!!! But I work in a 24-hour environment so it's hard on the body and the mind as well. Definitely want to be more free, in order to maintain my overall health.
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Dreamer56 Premium
NIce to meet you Owain. Welcome to WA. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I did when I first stumbled in. I'm sure you will find the same great tools and training that I did. WA has an awesome community of friends that will be more than happy to help you succeed. If I can ever help just holler.
Enjoy!!
See you out there.
Tim
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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks very much for the warm welcome.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure. Have Fun!
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Owain, thanks for following me - it's nice to meet you here at WA!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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OwainCouch Premium
Thank you for the offer of help. It is very much appreciated.
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mobader Premium
Welcome to WA and great that decided to go premium. I am sure you will learn a lot from here. We have a great community here, if you need help at any point, don’t hesitate to ask for help. The information you get here can be overwhelming initially, but if you persist and keep with the hard work, you will see the results.
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seanlaw Premium
Hi, Welcome to WA.

Glad you have made the right choice to change your life, on taken the first step to financial independence, and believe in yourself.

Here at Wealthy Affiliates, you will find everything you need to know and learn to start your own online business, and there are lots of other affiliate programs into internet marketing you can reference and learn from.

Be open-minded, and be prepared to share within the community.

Learned as much, ask as much and use these knowledge to understand, and your wisdom to decide what is best for your internet business.

Everyone here wants to succeed, let's help one another.

Best Wishes to Your Endeavors, and "May the Success be with you."

seanlaw
25Jun2016
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Owain. :)
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OwainCouch Premium
Can you check my message below that I posted 3 hours ago. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, I have gotten back to this now. :)
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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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OwainCouch Premium
I have two niche ideas. The first is a site that reviews family history software. I have just recently written up a lengthy family history book, so this subject interests me quite a lot. I did get disheartened when I was doing the keywords lesson and saw that there were a few keywords searched for in the hundreds per month. But then I saw competition is low so I'm going to stick with this niche. At least what I learn here then I can take to another niche.

The second niche is something to do with leather shoes. The reason for this is that my ancestors were shoemakers and worked with leather, and I thought it would be great for me to get into this field and make money. I haven't thought much about it though as I'm concentrating on the first niche at the moment.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. At the moment I'm on lesson 8 and looking forward to getting my site up and running.

Thanks,
Owain
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Kyle Premium
You can head in either one of these directions and as you dig into ANY niche, there are going to be likely 10,000's of keywords that you will be able to target (you will be in a position with TOO many versus not enough typically).

So which niche are you most passionate about/interested in?

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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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks very much for your help Kyle. I have gone with the family history software niche, and have nearly finished the first course. On one hand I'm excited about the course and the niche, but on the other I'm a bit nervous and wonder if this will take off. I guess it's because I'm heading into the unknown. If the rest of the courses are as straight forward as the first then I think to myself that there's no reason why I can't make a living with this. This is what I want and I got to remain positive.

Also, I get a bit frustrated as I can't do it all the time due to family life and work. I have to do it part-time, but want to get this off the ground. I guess it'll come with time and I got to be patient with it.
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Kyle Premium
It will take off if you put forth the effort to make it take off Owain. I know you are going to love your direction, but success won't happen overnight. It will happen with time and I think to a certain degree every single person that you see that is successful online started in a "part time" state. You are going to be just fine.
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OwainCouch Premium
Thanks for getting back to me. I'm putting together the content and it's helping shape what the site will look like. It's taking a while but I'm excited with the direction of the site.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, sounds like you are making some really good progress here!
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