About Phope1127
Joined August 2013
Hi everyone! My name is Paul. I am currently enrolled at a college here in eastern Florida and am looking forward to generating some additional income for my family. Like most, we've been deeply affected by the state of the economy but haven't lost hope for our future.

I'm eager to see my online business thrive with the help of the WA community!
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silverwing Premium
Hello and Welcome Paul! Thanks for the follow and sorry for the delay, but I've been off for several months. Wishing you much success!
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HelpGetFit Premium
Really like your site. Nice and clean!
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nice to meet you paul
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pderr1234 Premium
Nice to meet you Paul....and thanks for the follow. I hope you are enjoying success at WA......Pete
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Sazali Premium
Welcome to WA and best wishes for you.
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lcadataentry Premium
Hi Paul, You have a great website. If you like, you can check catholicnetproducts.com and let me know what you think. Take care and God Bless! Lisa
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midasmaker Premium
Paul, keep at it and things will happen. What's great about the way you're dealing with this is despite the tanking of the economy, you're still in their with your dukes up (and that ain't phoney positive psychology - that's from the heart). Things are pretty bad here in the Uk as well Paul. And last night we had a hurricane. But not to worry 'cos our prime minister tweeted - yes, hard to believe that a leader of a country tweets! - that he was in a planning meeting, planning how to protect the citizens of the UK. I slept so much more soundly knowing that!
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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macey321 Premium
Paul. Take heart. Every thing will work out. Stay in college and get that degree. It will pay off eventually. Thanks for the feed back on the 12th. I appreciate the thoughts, and the grain of salt will be put to good use. Thanks. Frank
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jodymiller Premium
Hi Paul - Thanks for the follow and best of luck here at WA!
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WealthyHappy Premium
I couldn´t answer you at the post. I would love you pm it:-)
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mikesdesk Premium
Hi Paul thank you for the follow, wish you every success, call if I can help.
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cm8719 Premium
Hi Paul, Thanks for the follow!
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TravelHacker Premium
Thanks for the follow back :-)
Any websites yet??
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phope1127 Premium
just added!
check to the left
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following us Paul. We wish you success in WA! Let us know if you have any questions.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Great blog and anything I can do to help let me know. It takes patience and perseverance to build an online business...heck, I'm still learning and building, too.
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Success Inc Premium
Hello Paul,
I appreciate your decision to follow me. I hope everything is going well for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There is no such thing as a stupid question. I have a lot to learn myself! Have a great weekend.
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christine2 Premium
Hi Paul! I saw you in the chat room and posted you a comment, but I think you had already left.






christine2
33 minutes ago

Hi Paul! I had a look at your site and I like it. Remember what Kyle says: don't hold back publishing because it is not perfect yet. Your site will evolve. Your use of language struck me as being particularly and surprisingly good (my observation before you mentioned your mother).There are a few mistakes still which I am sure you will find yourself if you read it carefully. Don't be negative, you are doing well!
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phope1127 Premium
Thanks for the kind words. I'll give the pages another look.
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BIS Premium
I have had a look at your site - as you asked in Live \Chat. As I said you write well and it takes time to build traffic. Here are a few of my thoughts

1. Your banner. I see you have worked hard with Gimp - well done. Not mad about the colours - can't explain exactly why but somehow they don't quite fit with the topic - I keep thinking about lying on a beach. Only my feeling so see what other people think.

2. Your home page needs revamping. Either have it as a blog roll so there is constant new content or rewrite it. What people don't need is a negative when they first start reading which is what you're giving them. Be positive and clear about what you are promoting.

3, You haven't made it clear enough what they can do when they learn about internet marketing (or if you have I didn't see it)

You have done a lot of work - keep going

Beverley
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phope1127 Premium
This is great feedback. I'll work on the banner...it's not sized properly and very blurry anyway. I'll revamp the homepage and make the site a little more friendly. When you say have it as a blog roll, do you mean that I should add it to the blog roll that's already there? I've been really confused about the homepage thing. By default when people click the URL they'll be taken to the blog roll. How can I take them to a specific Welcome page instead?
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BIS Premium
Hi Paul -

You can have whatever you like on your homepage. Some people choose to have a welcome/introduction type page - or some people have their blog posts showing. (Some themes allow you to have a combination of both)

If you go your dashboard - you can select settings/reading and then you can choose what to have as your home page.

You might also want to set up a custom menu and this will tell you how https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/creating-custom-menus-in-wordpress

Hope this helps

Beverley
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betcha Premium
Hi, Paul. Thanks for following me here @ Wealthy Affiliate. You are on the right place to build up your online business. Just keep on with the lessons and video walk-throughs. it's a lot of work but it will surely pay off one of these days. More blessings to you!
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phope1127 Premium
I'm gonna go out on a limb and post the "click" stats that I have because I have a few questions. My website is still very new and I'm adding content slowly but surely day by day. 34 raw and unique impressions, 3 clicks so far. Does this mean that my link has been viewed 34 times but the link has been clicked three times? Are these stats poor having been with WA for less than a week? Knowing what I know about my click stats, is there anything that I should be focusing on further? I understand that content is king and that traffic will follow unique and well written posts...but are there other ideas that these statistics suggest to anyone?
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Teronie Premium
Yeah that is the thing as a starter you get a sampling. But when you upgrade you definately get the full benefits. When I started a few weeks ago I was only planning to do starter account because I was skeptical about some internet marketing sites but I just plunged in. What did it for me was how thorough the videos were and the helpful community. Once you sign up for the premium account (if you decide to) the benefits you get form this site will be worth it.

For example I was looking for how to upload free pic to a my posts and I got stuck and one of the members posted a video which was very helpful. Keep in mind this site doesnt garantee you income but it arms you with the lots of info to help you get it for yourself.
Keep developing your content and if you decide to go all in then you have enough material to start out with. Hope that was a bit helpful for you Paul.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey,

I just wanted to follow up and see if you need anything. I see you've already taken action and completed your account profile! That's wonderful! It just goes to show you're able to follow directions and are serious about making this business work! Trust me when I say that's half the battle to success online! So you're part of a rare breed! However I see you haven't upgraded to the premium membership.

If it's because money is tight, I can hook you up. Read the following as you'll learn how others have been able to easily pay for this membership: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/workathomecareerscom/blog/can-t-afford-the-premium-membership-at-wa

At the end of the day you're obviously an action taker unlike a lot of people that may join this community and fail to do anything. As such you should be rewarded for that. So I wanted to remind you of the special bonus I'm offering you:

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the next 4 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% DISCOUNT on your first month Premium membership (only $19)

(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there and even the owners of WA (Kyle & Carson) will be able to offer you personal mentoring.

(3) I am going to be giving a special "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in the next 4 days!

You're obviously not required to take advantage of this great offer. But the starter membership can only take you so far. It's obvious you want to succeed, otherwise you wouldn't have completed your profile. So I'd like to hook you up with the bonus above!

There is so much more in the way of videos, courses, live chat and private message capabilities that will help you get to the next level quicker. So keep that in mind. In fact, just check out the differences between the starter and premium membership here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/the-premium-membership-in-a-league-of-its-own

I think it will help you see all that you'll get if you take advantage of the bonus and discount I'm offering you. In any event, great job again for taking action and completing your profile!
Keep taking action because every time you do it brings you closer to your success!

Take care,

Eddy

P.S. Remember if you can't afford the premium membership, I can hook you up here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/workathomecareerscom/blog/can-t-afford-the-premium-membership-at-wa
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Teronie Premium
The best advice I would say is work on your Content.
If you can deliver quality content then the comments and traffic will come.

When I first started my site I wanted it to be grand and I had all these big ambitious plans - then I realized that nothing was happening, it was taking too long to get started up I was over analyzing instead of doing. When I stopped worrying about the traffic and focused on taking action (writing and creating and delivering good material) the comments and traffic started coming.

You will get there before you know it because you have the will - Put your site out there and improve as you go along. Sometimes that is the best thing to do because it keeps you in the moment of learning.
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phope1127 Premium
Thanks bud,
I have been developing content but as it turns out, I can't get feedback on it because you have to be a premium member to post your link to a comment.
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Teronie Premium
Good luck to you. I am glad you kept such a wonderful attitude given the fact of the state of the economy. This is a great opportunity that will enhance your skills and you never know where it might lead you. Best of Luck.
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phope1127 Premium
Thanks Teronie,
The website I have is really bare but probably ready to at least post to a social networking site or to be introduced to friends or family. Do you have any suggestions for getting the first comments going? Or getting traffic in general?
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Michael Gay Premium
Hello Paul. It wasn't very long ago that I went back to college. A recruiter convinced me that a career in Information Technology was a great way for a person like me to start a new career. Pffffft. After two years in school and racking up a huge debt in college loans, I discovered that I really did not even like the tech end of computers. Coding gave me fits and suddenly I realized I would never make it in IT because I didn't enjoy it. I found what I was looking for here at WA. It will take some time to build a site that will get ranked and start to make some real money, but I spent over 35 years in construction and the most I got out of it was bad knees and a top salary of 26.00 dollars an hour. Poor benefits (getting worse all the time) and no appreciation. Buddy, education is important. The RIGHT education is absolutely imperative. I hope you finish school, I'm not trying to talk you out of college, but please be sure that your focus is on something that is going to pass the test of time and is something that you really want to do. Wishing you the best here at WA or at whatever you choose to do in life. Thanks for the follow, I'm here a lot so if you need help with something I will do the best I can. :)
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phope1127 Premium
I have quite a few questions, Michael!
First of all:
How do I post links to WA and get credit for account set ups?
Secondly, how do I add links that will show up as pictures as opposed to URLs?
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Michael Gay Premium
Paul I may have answered part of this in another post to you but in case my "Old Timers " is kickin in I'll do my best to help out here. First thing you need to do is take advantage of the discount on Premium membership like I did. That will give you access to personal messages to me and to any other premium member. Once you have gone premium you will find all kinds of aids to help you out that standard members don't have. Getting credit for those account set ups is one of the perks here at WA. Look at the top of your dashboard.., see those icons labeled credits..invited etc...? Click on invited and it will give you the information on getting credits, how they accrue and how you can use them. Becoming a premium member gives you access to WA banners and links to use in your site, that is one of the reasons that going premium is such a good idea. You can achieve your goals with a standard membership but becoming a premium member is something I highly recommend. It is affordable even for some one like me who is operating on a very limited budget and offers much in return. Hope this helps my friend and I hope that you will join us as a premium member soon. :)
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Teronie Premium
You are truly right The RIGHT education is absolutely imperative.
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MikeyB Premium
Hey Paul, nice to meet you and thanks for the follow
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lanesamarie Premium
Hello Paul and welcome to WA! I wish you all the best...Nenita
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Easy money Premium
Hi Paul, I am a newbie also but if I can help any let me know!
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phope1127 Premium
You can help!...I've started messing around with building a website but nothing is making any sense to me. Are you having as many problems as I am getting started? I've picked a niche and went to sign up with Amazon Associates but really have no idea where I'm going with this...Any help would be much appreciated!
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Carson Premium
Hi Paul!

I'm dropping by to say hello and personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate! Hopefully you have had a chance to browse around a little bit and see that we are a very friendly and helpful group of people. With Wealthy Affiliate you now have everything that is required to make it in the Online Business and Internet marketing world.

As you get started you will want to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" training found on your dashboard and within the main menu.

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

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask! I will be here at each step of the way to help.

Cheers,

Carson
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phope1127 Premium
Carson,
I've been talking to as many people as I can about the next steps after finishing the free starter tutorials. I have a lot of questions and very little direction.
What is the best resource that I should be using, keeping in mind that I have little to no money to put into the project.
I'm asking as many questions as I can but I'm even sure that I'm asking the right questions.
Can you help, please!
Thanks!
-Paul
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Carson Premium
Hey Paul. After finishing the Getting Started courses you will have a niche chosen and a website built if you completed all the tasks. After you've got your site up and running, have your core pages in place as directed, you'll be ready for course #2 which focuses on getting your website ranked in the search engines. This is one of the most IMPORTANT courses as you will be repeating the processes taught within that course indefinitely.

The courses here at WA are the instruction that you need to follow. When you have questions about the courses just pop your questions into the discussions that are associated with each lesson and you'll get all kinds of help. There is no such thing as a "Right" question, just ask away as you work through the course lessons.

Course #2 is here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-ultimate-traffic-training-level-2

Carson
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Eddy Salomon and I am so glad we met on blog: www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com. I want to thank you for taking the time to join the community and the opportunity here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I'm very proud of you and I know you are absolutely going to LOVE it here!

As a new member, the first thing you should do is fill out your account profile which consists of:

(1) Adding a profile image (can be anything you want)
(2) Adding a personal description

Doing this will demonstrate you're serious about learning how to succeed at this business and people will be more likely to answer your questions and help you if they see you've taken the two minutes to complete your profile. If you need help on doing this, watch the following video:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image


Next you should definitely check out the Get Started Here training. This is going to get you up and running with your own niche website very quickly and has a lot of really awesome video training that is going to help this whole "process" make sense.

Here is a direct link to this training:

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

If at any time you need help, just ask. There is an ton of awesome folks here within the community that will be more than happy to help you out and within the first 7 days of your Starter membership you are going to have access to Live Chat, so make sure you check that out. Just remember people are more inclined to help you if you've completed your account profile as described above.

I also have sweet bonus for those of you that are "action takers"...

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

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there and even the owners of WA (Kyle & Carson) will be able to offer you personal mentoring.
(3) I am going to be giving a special "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Again, it's great having you as a member of WA! It truly shows you're serious about earning a legitimate living online and WA will show you the process I've used to be successful!

I look forward to reading your profile and hearing from you.

Take care,
Eddy
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phope1127 Premium
I need help Eddie!!!
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EddySalomon Premium
Paul, are you following the steps in the getting started plan and not jumping around? Have you been using the live chat feature to ask your questions and are your questions specific for instance how do I create a link in wordpress and not something generic like I need help. Have you tried private messaging me, Kyle or Carson with your specific questions? If not, give that a try but be very specific about your question. And be sure you're not just skimming through the lessons or flying through them. Take your time, I get the sense you're speeding through everything and that's a recipe for disaster. Don't worry so much about the future. Focus on getting through a lesson and really grasping and don't jump to another one until you do and you ask your SPECIFIC question for a given lesson or area.
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