About PaulNL
Joined December 2015
Hello everyone,
My name is Paul and I am from Bedford, UK. 42 years old, married with two children and a big mortgage!
I have been a PE teacher all my working life and got to the level of Assistant Head at the school in Bedford and then last summer I handed my notice in and started trying to earn a living online. This was a huge risk financially and despite some small successes I now find myself here with some debt which I need to clear, hoping that this might be the breakthrough I need.
I have simple goals at first - to replace my teaching income so that my family can keep living in our house! And then to grown and learn from there.
Unfortunately I have fallen foul of the 'get rich quick' schemes out there and have learnt some harsh lessons. I hope this is different.
I love sports and have played a lot of hockey (field hockey) to a fairly high level and cricket but I also love basketball, golf, tennis and skiing. I also coach hockey and coaching is a niche interest that I am thinking about developing through WA.
I am looking forward to getting started and I need to make some rapid progress so I am ready to work hard!
Here goes......!
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#1: My goal is to earn $5000 per month - this is roughly what I earned as a teacher and is therefore the income I need to replace in order for us to keep living in our house!!!
#2: I would be ecstatic to grow anywhere beyond this.
#3: I will put in what ever it takes
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#1: My goal is to earn $5000 per month - this is roughly what I earned as a teacher and is therefore the income I need to replace in order for us to keep living in our house!!!
#2: I would be ecstatic to grow anywhere beyond this.
#3: I will put in what ever it takes
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Our goals are very similar. LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
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PaulNL Premium
'Make it happen' - that has been the phrase I have kept telling myself over the past few months......it hasn't happened yet!!
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Carson Premium Plus
Success starts with goals and you're that much closer to achieving them now!

Your goals will be a reality and you will come closer to achieving them with every lesson here at WA! I know that you can do it and you've got an entire community of people in your corner :)

I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can!

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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow Paul have added you back and wish you every success, know Bedford and it is not the cheapest places to live did live for quite sometime in Milton Keynes, stick with the training and you will do just fine, there are loads of resources here that can feel overwhelming at times, great community support and the training is second to none
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Hey Paul, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.
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PaulNL Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I have just signed up for premium membership and had a quick look through your bonuses - looking forward to getting started properly over the next few days.
I'm not sure if I have said but I already have some websites up and running - in the sports niche and have been making money with one of them through Google Adsense. However this is all based on paid traffic and I have just not been able to earn enough to make it profitable long term. I don't want to give up on these because a lot of work has gone in to them - do you think that I can use what is there to apply to the principles of WA.
Here is a link to my biggest site - http://www.proshank.com/
It is all based around curated posts....mostly videos. The site has an associated FB page with around 2500 likes. At its height I was getting almost 20,000 page views per day....but this was costing a lot in FB ads. When my FB ads are turned off I earn nothing. I really want to learn how to generate long term organic growth which I feel is a lot more secure.
Not sure if you could have a look at the site and see if you think I can use this as a starting point or should I just start from scratch?
Thanks
Paul
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nathaniell Premium Plus
If you are using curated posts, I would start from scratch. Curated content really does not rank well, and even if you start creating original content, the curated stuff may hurt your rank long term.

I know how you feel about FB ads. I've done the opposite journey of yourself. I am currently making money with affiliate marketing, and wanted to branch out to FB ads. I just started a website that has Google Adsense and is using FB ads to drive traffic to it. So far, not profitable!

See: Anyway, I'm still working on it, but for now, my profitable websites were created with WA training. So i'd start a new website according to what they teach.
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PaulNL Premium
Thanks for the advice - I understand what you mean about the curated post website. I was making a profit (100% ROI) at one point but I could not find a way to increase investment safely in order to actually make enough profit. And also continually writing curated posts is not very rewarding.
However I do think I learnt some things about the use of FB ads and driving traffic to websites so if you need any help let me know although I am sure there is not much, if anything I will know that you don't already!
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Thanks Paul! I might actually hit you up for some advice at some point. I'm busy creating content for the site (original), and hoping that my original failure was in part due to lack of diverse content for people to click on, on the website. We'll see!

Good thing I have the affiliate sites to keep me afloat in the meantime :)
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acdbwa Premium
Welcome to the community Paul. With hard work and persistence, you mortgage with disappear! All the best.
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RethaT Premium
Hey there Paul, welcome to the WA family. Don't worry, you are absolutely in the right place to do what you need to do. All it takes is hard and constant work. But if you get stuck, all the help that you will ever need is right here on the community. So don't be afraid to ask, we'll be glad to help with whatever. Great luck!
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PaulNL Premium
Thank's for the pep talk.....I appreciate it!
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Paul!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button or just click this link And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get started on the first lesson.

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!


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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

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Get access to a 2-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.


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If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot!

~Nathaniell
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PaulNL Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
I was just wondering how I accessed your bonuses - I started going through them yesterday but now I can't remember how I accessed them! Still finding my way around everything here!!
Thanks
Paul
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nathaniell Premium Plus
They should be in your PM inbox. It's the grey (or red) letter that's in the top/right of your screen.

Let me know if you find it!
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