About PjGermain
Joined June 2015
"Say a few words..." Hemmm..... I can really research like a big dawg, but truly detest talking about myself. Sigh..... Here goes.....

I was a military brat and so we moved around a lot when I was a kid. There are good points and bad points to it. I was able to travel, but it was tough keeping friends. I, like many others, have had my share of challenges. I had to have an eye removed at a young age and learn to (and adjust) to having just one. But, I adapted and overcame.

In college, I was going into Computer Engineering, but then met an old friend that was in Law Enforcement. (My high school guidance counselor told me that I couldn't be a cop because I only had one eye.) This friend was now a Sergeant on the "Force" and told me that his sniper only had one eye.

So, I changed my degree and graduated with honors with my main concentration being Criminal Justice. I passed my certification with flying colors and was a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) for four years until I got the call from the Federal government. I worked on a joint task force for several agencies and did my time traveling all over the globe. It was a lot of fun and excitement. Although, I was shot in the chest once and stabbed twice (three separate occasions.)

Subsequently, my mum began having health problems and it was time to return home and help the parents. My communications background helped though and I picked up a good bit of tech knowledge and fell in love with building websites and SEO.

I soon discovered the joy of making my first sale online. Since then, I have been busting my backside trying to make a full-time income. I noticed WA in the past, but just bookmarked it and thought I could do it on my own. But now that I joined, I realize what a fantastic business this is and how I simply needed to get off the fence and check it out and I'm thrilled that I did.

Okay, sorry for going on and on. If you've read this far, bless you!!

Happy to be here,
Cheers,

PJ

P.S. Be sure to check out my primary website that I'm building for WA:
http://PureResiduals.com Drop me a comment on my website and I'll return the favor!

UPDATE:
For those of you just joining. I AM (and have been for a while) in profit with Wealthy Affiliate. The only difference between you and I is time. :-)
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ekuzevska Premium
Hi, I don't know how to begin (which lesson). I have a website for healthy living, but I don't have traffic. How will I promote my website without money and get more traffic? I plan to make an arrangement with Google Adsense and some affiliate programs, but I need traffic for that. Thanks
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Elizabeta,

Keep following the training. It will discuss writing articles and using keywords to help your website gain traffic from Google Search.

Thank you!
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ekuzevska Premium
Thank you
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DavePancost Premium
Thanks, PJ for following me. I've returned the favor.

Sounds like you're having good success with your online marketing business. I'm glad to hear that.

I'm just starting, but I've got some good ideas and in combination with the training her at WA, I think I'll be more than alright here.

Where are you from? Are you in the U.S.? I'm in the Pacific Northwest in Olympia WA. I'm trying to get my stuff together so I can move away from here by the end of the year. Hopefully earlier. I'm tired of the cold and rain. I want to get back down to the southwest where I lived for nearly 30 years. I miss my desert warmth and sunshine. :-)

Anyway it's good meeting you and I wish you all the best as you continue in your business pursuits.
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bri48327 Premium
Hey PJ,
Been a while, but you helped me out before. I'm stumped on something and don't know where else to turn for help.
Google. Under "Crawl" and subhead "Sitemaps" I come to a confusing error message. See attached.
I notice that it has my site address incorrectly listed as "http:///boomermuscle.com"
Should be httpS and only 2 backslashes.
Could this be causing the errors. If you try to go to the incorrect address, it calls up a shell of my page with a 404 error message.
My question: If this incorrect addy is causing problems, how/where can I change it?


Thanks, Brian
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aberg6332 Premium
Love this. This is very motivational. Im glad you got to go fourth and do what you wanted with law enforcement. I would've gone back and shoved in the guidance councelor's face lol. maybe not. Good luck in your endeavors! I hope to catch up to you! I only started a couple days ago. :)
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PhilBrewster Premium
Hello PJ,
For someone who doesn't like to talk about himself, you told a powerful and motivating life story. I look forward to when I have the time under my belt and the knowledge to go with it. This is where you are and where I hope to be as well.
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benomilam Premium
Hey PJ, I've watched a few of your training videos and read your profile. Just wanted to say that I respect you and am thankful for your service to our country and community. You seem to have done well in this industry and I hope that I will eventually be profitable like you. Have a good one.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for your Moz Toolbar Tutorial Pj - Official thank you in my latest post. Also to let you know, I mentioned you on Day 11 of my 40 Day Challenge (Inspiring Mompreneurs).
All the best
Lauren
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Roybretton Premium
Hello PJ, you have a very interesting profile and it looks like you have achieved a great deal since being here at Wealthy Affiliate, which is fantastic! I am now following you and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts!

All the best to you PJ, Roy.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks Roy! Backatcha!
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MasonRuesch Premium
Hello,

My name is Mason and I would like to follow you because of your success. Please if you would be so kind and share with me a single piece of advice that you believe will contribute most to my online success. Be as specific as possible. Thank you very much for your time.

All the best,

Mason
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PjGermain Premium
Be persistent! Don't give up. And, understand that it's a learning experience. I failed many times before I made my first sale, but after that, I was totally motivated and my income continues to grow.
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CarolE1 Premium
Hi, Pj, I just watched your tutorial on leveraging your browser caching and I wanted to know the code you posted is that the same code I would copy and paste into my site. Thanks for your help and any advice you might have would be greatly appreciated. Have a happy, healthy, and wealthy HOLIDAYS!!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Yes, that's the exact code I use on my websites!
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RDoren Premium
An amazing bio PJ. I never knew that the feds would accept someone with a handicap. I assume you were able to pass an eye exam in spite of the handicap. So good to meet a real life agent. You put yourself in harm's way and I thank you. It's in the past now, but those stabbings: Do you think that your hand to eye coordination was off and maybe you could have defended yourself better with two eyes? Thank you for the follow. I now follow you. Bob
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Hi there PJ, thanks for the follow, much appreciated :) Have an awesome day!
p.s. I can understand the "military brat-moving around thing" my parents moved from the Netherlands to Africa just before I was born, and we moved house & school every couple of years. Needless to say, you learn people skills really quickly. Anyway, take care. Ruth
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Hayward Premium
Hi PJ thanks for the heads up be follow you. And thanks for your service to our Country and to us it's nice to know you have our back. I am a x navy man saw lost of water ha but someone had to do it. Take care have a nice day be watching
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WLG Premium
Hello PJ,

Thank you for the follow,I shall return the favor and follow you.I also would like to take this opportunity and thank you for protecting us.You are the living example of how one can overcome any issue or hardship.

I am so inspired by your blogs and training that I booked marked your page.I am extremely Honored to be part of your Wealthy Affiliate Family.I Pray that Our LORD Continues To Bestow And Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn You!

To God I Give The Glory And Praise His Holy Name;
Hallelujah And Amen
Your Brother In Christ;
Respectfully;
William
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PjGermain Premium
Blessings to you and yours William!
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WLG Premium
Thank you and the same to you as well -William
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MsMerry Premium
I am SO DARNED Excited!! After taking Pj's Klout training my score went from 10 to 32 in a matter of a few days! What can I say? If you want to know more I highly suggest you go to Pj's training on Klout 1 and 2. You are one of the best Pj!! Thank you Again. :)



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PjGermain Premium
Awesome!!!!
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi PJ,

Thank you so much for taking the time to follow me.

Yes, I read your words and I also checked out all your websites. I can tell you have been putting in some serious time.

I will take more time to do some more focused reading of what you have accomplished.

Well done my friend. Keep focusing on what you do want and not what you don't want.

Success in Love and Live

Andrew M.
Namaste
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Capu1 Premium
Hi Pj,
Thank you for following me, it is pleasure to connect with you.
I can see you have had a very busy life in addition to keeping active with the community.I am sure you found the place you were looking for here at WA.
I wish you success
Thank you again and looking forward to keeping in touch.
Lisa
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KeithWilhelm Premium
Hello PJ, I just ran across your profile because someone responded to a question I asked about SEO/media. They gave me a like to your training. I looked at your website and truthfully I was blown away by how well you have it set up. It's everything I am striving for with mine.

I am glad you are creating training's and will check them all out.
Best to you, Keith
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Magieken Premium
Hi PJ, I have been trying to work out how to use the link tracking here at WA and found you had planned to write some training on it. I was wondering if you have had a chance to do that and if so could you give me a link to the training please.
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DanTripaldi Premium
Thank you for following me PJ! Well for someone who detests talking about himself you certainly gave me an earful! And I'm glad you did ! I enjoyed reading your profile.
I really like your websites and also noticed your links to other blogs and trainings which I'll be certain to read. I've been building my online business with Wealthy Affiliates now for the past two weeks and I'm making progress and having fun too. Everyone has been super helpful here. You can check out my link and send me feedback if you like. http://rcdronesunlimited.com/about-me
Thanks again and I look forward to building with yiu PJ!
Dan
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PjGermain Premium
Hey Dan, very cool! I love RC drones and actually thought about starting a site myself, but know next to nothing about them. I look forward to reading your articles and learning more! On your About Me pages, you mentioned getting FCC certified. I would definitely recommend an article on How to do this! I can see you're going to build a fantastic RESOURCE website on the drone industry. It's definitely dynamic and hot right now. Videos would be FANTASTIC for you. Even if just shot from your mobile phone. I've seen some really good ones. And, I have nearly purchased one about a dozen times, so get on them reviews!!!
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DanTripaldi Premium
Thanks PJ for your encouragement. Ill just have to get moving on updating and adding my drone reviews and we'll be off to the races!
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Hi PJ, very nice to meet you. You have an exciting past. I like the enthusiasm you bring to WA. I'm very excited to be here. There are so many good things people develop and bring to the table at WA it's hard to keep up to everything. Keep in touch!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! FrenchFries --- my ultimate diet WEAKNESS! Well, that and bacon. I read your bio also, a Bed and Breakfast! I love the idea. Best of luck to you....and your website and promotion will be a HUGE help in that arena. I have stayed at several B&Bs; in my long list of travels, much preferred over the Motel 6 or even the Holiday Inn Express. And, I always check out their websites to see what they have to offer and how they differ from others in the vicinity. Sooooo, no pressure, but get on that! :-)
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Alright PJ... consider it Got On!!! ;)
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gappleby Premium
Hey PJ,

I love the mug shot. Hey, we even have the same hair-do...known as the "Bony Toni" in some circles. :-)

Seriously, though, that picture is a great branding photo. Well done, my friend!

And I love your Pure Residuals website. I encourage every serious WA member to watch closely what you do. Your trainings are terrific, and the way you conduct your business provides tons of real-life examples of what it takes to succeed in today's internet marketing environment.

Keep it up,

Gordon
The Entrepreneur
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Bony Toni! That's the first time I've heard that one! But, yep, Wind-Tunnel Tested!

Thanks so much, Gordon! You're a star and coming from you, that's a HUGE compliment! I just try to learn and teach and live by this wee biz-motivational gem I found recently.....
"Give, Give, Give and then Ask!"

Cheers mate!
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Hey Pj, I must agree with you on how amazing this business can be when you are a part of the community here. I just signed up a couple of hours back and already fell in love how easily you can find like-minded people on this website.

I wish you all the best!

Matthew
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Ali-M Premium
Dear PJ, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you could follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following back you too: )

Here is mine:
https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
https://www.facebook.com/Digital-World-Guru-847606122036894/
https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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PjGermain Premium
Following on all social platforms provided! Cheers Ali!
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theresroth Premium
Haven't talked to you for so long, PJ, how are you?
So much has changed since we last spoke.
I guess I could say, I finally realized what I can do here that will start to work and produce some results.....
I sure hope you're alive and kicking, and feeling great!
Summer's almost over here in Switzerland, and the weather's still holding up.....
Have a great start to September, it's always great when we cross paths again.....

Lots of love and great luck,
Therese
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding Therese!!! Glad to hear that and RE-connect!
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mybiz4u Premium
Hello Pj...fabulous...much success in your endeavours. I was looking at your ''error fix' for sitemaps. I still need help. I added the xml install to my settings, got the url and have tested it on google webmaster and it keeps coming up with a 404 http errror. I have been working on it for the last 2 hrs and I need help. Can you help? Thnx
Michelle
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Michelle and welcome.

Could you PM me and I'll be happy to assist.

Thanks!
pj
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx PJ...I am new to WA so how do I pm you?
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theresroth Premium
Oh, PJ, it's great to see you back!

I've had to focus on my sound project for power and healing, and have had to put my other sites on hold......

This is the information I can bring to the Internet, that is totally new, and I've had to do extreme soul-searching to find it, of course, I'll have to build everything up again.......

And I'm still doing some final physical experiments with it, as soon as I can set up the solfeggio frequencies with the water glasses.....

It's already there, but I need to write an efficient description of how people can set up on a round table, with an open space in the middle.......

Would be great if I could find some manufacturer to make those tables, but right now, the main thing is that description of how to fill those glasses and harmonize with the 12 tones, and where to place them on the table, formula stands, now I've got to tackle the practical......

Enough about me, HOW ARE YOU? Cheers,
Therese
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PjGermain Premium
Hey Therese! I've been very busy with some websites, content and ranking. Great to hear from you. Wow, that sounds very interesting. A Step-By-Step document would likely do well, in addition to a YouTube video. Go For it!
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theresroth Premium
Ok, my friend, thanks for the advice!
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hellome1 Premium
hello PJ I was directed to you about some help regarding domain authority I'm not sure if you're able to help me but this is my situation. I have a blog that I had before WA this blog was created about a year ago and I was working super hard and my domain authority was at 91 but the problem was it was a free site. through blogger . com so today I bought a domain and then it was reset back to 1 the things that worry me are the fact that most or some of the sponsored review stuff I have you have to have a domain authority of over 25 but I was basically reset Are you able to give me any advice or tips? Thanks so much
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Zoe and welcome to WA. Much of the authority of a Blogger blog comes from the fact that it resides on a Google web server. It's similar to our SiteRubix websites. They will hold a certain amount of domain authority because they are using the SiteRubx.com subdomain system. If I move one of mine off there and onto a newly purchased domain name, I would run into the same issue. When you purchase a new domain, you are starting over. Realistically, even if you purchase a used domain name and appy it to an older website, you're resetting yourself. Google does this, because in the old days, many people were attempting to buy used domains and steal the traffic to push to a newly built website. So, you can see the dilemma. There really is no way around rebuilding domain authority except through traditional means - solid whitehat backlinks.
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Oma07 Premium
Hey PJ. I have a question for you. I all of a sudden stopped getting my WA emails to my personal email account. I have not gotten anything in 2 weeks. I am talking about like your emails out to the community, Geek Hybrid, Jude P, Mikewrites. Any advice?
Thank you in advance
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jenstiles Premium
Nice website! I checked out your link for Thrive Themes. It sounds like a good deal. Have you used them? Did you notice an increase in conversions? Please let me know. I am on a limited budget so I have to be careful where I invest the few bucks that I have. Thanks!
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AnthonyNG Premium
HI PJ - That is fantastic website. I have a similar website but so far I have not made any conversion yet. You have an amazing life then end up with WA which will give you another good life if you can make some income with it. Myself I used to be a programmer analyst for 13 years but with online business I doubt that I could not success at all.
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