About Platts05
Joined December 2017
Born and bred in a small country town in Australia, I have always had a passion for business. Not just online business but any business. I have always been fascinated by the way businesses operate.

I started my first business when I was just 14. I was repairing computers for people in my local town. It was great pocket money and I was able to meet some great people along the way! After finishing high school I completed my Bachelors degree in Business and I. T Management.

Since then I have started 2 more businesses, 1 was a mobile DJ business which I ran for 5 years and another computer services and training business. I have also worked as a quality assurance manager, marketing coordinator, sales manager and a web developer & I. T systems technician.

Along the way I dabbled in some online money making ideas but it wasn't until 2013 that I started to take things seriously.

Please feel free to send me a message or leave me a note on my profile I would love to connect with you!

-Dan
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possumlane Premium
HI Dan, There is nothing wrong with small country towns in Australia. Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I am sure you will enjoy your journey here with us. We are all here to help you along the way so if there is anything I can do to help please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help in any way I can - by the way there is a live webinar every Friday night (canadian time) and I am in South Australia so I get it at 10.30 on a Saturday morning. I am sure you would get a lot of information as there is a Q & A Session and you get to ask Jay, our official trainer questions.
Carol from Adelaide
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David1967 Premium
Dan, thanks for these points, I appreciate it. There is only one thing I would have to think about. Failure can be a learning tool, however, I don't believe it is the "ultimate learning tool". Of course, we are going to fail from time to time and if we learn that is great. But like you said to follow the training, that is the best way to learn about this online marketing, including the articles that we get from experienced ones, like yourself.

Thanks again
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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ThimGraFort Premium
Hey Platt,
Thanks for the following and welcome back! I wish you great success on this platform which appears to be one of the most legit money making websites among millions of scam ones.
May the blessings from Above make your profiting to become a reality to us all here at WA!
Cheers

Boaz Ethan
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VickiG Premium
Hey Dan,
Thank you for the follow, you have been busy, think I found my go to person LOL, Want to wish you the best, if I can be of any assistance please let me know.
Although it sounds like you have it under control. VickiG
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Dan, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend.

I have spent many years in Australia's small country towns or remote areas. Love them but don't much enjoy the cities. And with modern communications don't miss much that the cities offer.

I see you have a website up and running. You might want to think about putting the links here on your profile page.

You do this by going to the right of your profile page, down to the bottom where it says 'Follow me on' and click on it. Put your website URL and any social media URLs you have (and want to add). This way people like me can hop in, visit and leave a comment. This makes it easier for us to follow you as this will be a direct link. And extra traffic is always welcome.

If you have time I would love it if you visited one of my websites and left a comment on a post, any one will do. The site addresses are on my profile page.

As soon as you have a website link here let me know so I can return the comment.

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dan and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with your previous experience you may have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the training and keep referring to it but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Dan and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dan,

Appreciate your networking me to, together, build a better life in WA, which is an unparalleled right place of its kind in the world. To evidence what stated, go to few of my WA posts including brief bio and www.ebettercare.com.

After viewing them, please feel free to comment and suggest, and see and tell me how and what you may and can take the advantage of my passion and expertise in healthcare to work together and succeed in pursuing life freedom. I am ready for your dispatching.

If needing help, just ask and you will have answers from many WA supporting souls and helping hands timely.

Best,


Chin
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi Dan, thank you for adding me to your network. I have followed you back. It's always a pleasure meeting Aussies, you guys are good people! If you ever need anything, just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. I wish you much success!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Dan!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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platts05 Premium
Thank you!!
Great to be here, and thanks for adding me to your network. Thanks for the kind words, wishing you allthe best for a big 2018! lets stay in touch!

Dan
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Keisi Premium
You're welcome, Dan and thank you.

Best regards,

Keisi.
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Loes Premium
Hello Dan,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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VeronicasLuv Premium
It's people like you, Dan, who call me higher with their work ethic. In all honesty, I looked at your profile pic and thought you were a freshman in college! Somehow, with all that you do, you've managed to maintain your youth, not only in looks but in spirit.

I have no doubt that you'll succeed, whatever your endeavors, Dan. Thank you for following me so that I may be a witness..and learn.
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platts05 Premium
Thank you for the kind words ! Much appreciated great to be here at WA looking forward to a big 2018! - wishing you a happy and safe new year
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stawhu Premium
You are a fortunate young man , is that a picture of you when you were 12. I know you have to hear that a lot, but you have your goals set in the right direction . The amount of transactions occurring on the internet grows at an unbelievable pace. I heard on the news here in the states, that on black Friday, the day after our Thanksgiving, in excess of $5.5 billion dollars was spent and on internet Monday in excess of $6.7 billion was spent on the internet. So, you can become an internet mogul by the time you are 30. I am too old to dream that big ,69, so I just hope too start an income producing business. And by the way I have seen a couple of big success stories that sprang from Wealthy Affiliates and I know there are many more. Well , good luck and much success to you in this upcoming New Year Scott (stawhu)
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platts05 Premium
Hey Scott, Thanks for the message! Yes get it a lot ha ha - Picture was from last year actually, 25... lol. Thanks for the kind words - very interesting info about the 6.7billion spent online ! Crazy amounts of money! How are you finding things ? Have you been able to achieve any of the goals you set out when you started? Cheers, Dan
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stawhu Premium
Actually I have been , out of the loop for a while and am practically starting over. I am setting up a new site now and hope to have it up soon. things changed since I left and appear to be easier somewhat. But from some of my other experiences with online training, you are in the right place. I don't dwell on the false "profits of online " training It is counterproductive. just be glad you are with a community of like minded people willing and anxious to help you develope your skills.
Google is a resource , you can look up anything you are interested in there . Once you pick out your niche, you might want to explore it as a subject matter in google. Go to websites and see how they present their information before you pick out a theme page.
The theme pages are presented in a way that are a variety of Pictures that give you the impression of a nice picture. But, that is not the criterion to use, I don't think . What I would point out to you is that there is a format behind what is shown. Some formats lend themselves to alot of pictures some to all words. If you find you want to change your theme based on presentation of your content, Kyle has a video training , that shows how easy to do. And all your published content will transfer, you may have to tweek it but that is part of the learning process.
Something you might find important, on the top of the page of blogs or responses that you open up, you will see a bar that invites you to search for help here. On the right hand side of the bar, you will see a white star. Now, lets say some one has entered a blog about how to attract more visitors to your site and you like it because you think it is important. Generally, in the title of their blog , on the left of the title there is another white star. you hit the one on the left and it will turn gold, then a drop down box will appear for you to give the blog a related tag name or accept the title as is, Now , you touch the white side on the right side of that ask a question bar and this will save that blog and all the other information contained therein. Saving you from keeping an extra note book. I don't want to talk you eyes off. So, these are a couple of ideas that might help . Be in touch ,good luck, Scott
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SteveCrozza Premium
Thanx for the follow Dan, I see you are an Adelaide boy. I suppose I can't hold that against you, especially as Adelaide has some gifted footballers, especially ones that come to Carlton (I am originally a Melbourne resident).

Anyway, I am here to earn a living from the internet and am desperate to achieve such an income during the next 12 months.

One reason being is that my partner and I will be travelling a lot through Australia and seeing our country by camper trailer. We are going to Perth March / April next year returning June / July. This is a perfect vehicle for such a trip!

So, good luck and keep in touch.

Steve
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platts05 Premium
Hey Steve! Ha ha , yes I get that a lot - but I love Adelaide, wouldn't want to live anywhere else ha ha. Yes unfortunately some of our better footy players have been nabbed by Melbourne clubs, including Carlton! - glad we got Gibbs back this year though!

Glad to hear that you have a 12 month plan in place! how is it coming along? do you have a few sites setup yet?

Sounds like you are going to have an awesome trip! must admit, seeing more of our great country is something on my bucket list! Might have to wait for now though ha ha

I am still working full time - would like to get some passive income happening by the end of 2018 and hopefully be working from home by the end of 2020!

Yes, let's keep in touch!
p.s - you might have seen in my profile I have a fair bit of experience with I.T and Web development so if you have any 'techie' questions feel free to hit me up anytime!

Dan
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SteveCrozza Premium
Thanx Dan,

You may have opened a can of worms there my new best friend (ha ha) especially if you have any knowledge on Linux.

We will keep in touch I am sure!..

Steve
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platts05 Premium
Ha ha yes, experienced with Linux! My preferred OS in fact ha ha Are you using Linux also? What distro?
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SteveCrozza Premium
Wow, someone who knows Linux!

I actually got hold of a version by a mob called Uberstudent, apparently they are a teaching mob who have designed a simple product that anyone can use. So I must be simple!!

It is based on Ubuntu, and I am by no means an expert. I got it installed and running and use it daily, but that's all. And that is all I need really, gone of the days where I play with computers etc etc, now I rather use them for income producing activities.

Gibbs will be a loss!
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platts05 Premium
Yes, love Linux - using Ubuntu also - Simple, Safe and fast! Just what I need. I have heard of Uberstudent but have not had the opportunity to use it, must give it a try !
Yes - that needs to be my goal for 2018 - using the computer for $$ producing. I am trying to reduce the amount of time I spend on non productive computer activities, facebook etc....

Let's hope(for adelaides sake) that Gibbs keeps up his form and doesn't get injured!
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SteveCrozza Premium
FB and other social media are ok, as long as they are used for business. I have a FB page for a new site I am doing (in addition to my personal FB profile).

My personal contact is stevecrozza at gmail dot com and we can talk about how I use FB in other ways to help us ( I am by no means an expert lol)

Time for bed, well it will be soon, I need to create an image now of my new setup before bed. Will catch up later, would welcome contact via email.
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sukumarth Premium
Hello Platt!
Thanks for following me; I have followed you back. You have got an interesting profile. A bachelor's degree in Business and IT Management, experience in sales and marketing, and a burning desire to succeed in online business, well I think you have the right ingredients for a great learning experience here. I believe you have made the best decision of your life by joining Wealthy Affiliate. I'm sure, I'll be meeting you here often. Wish you much success!
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platts05 Premium
Hi there! Thanks for the message - Thank you, I have been very fortunate to have had some real world experience at a young age. The desire to succeed in the online business world is even stronger since joining WA and even stronger again since joining premium!! Looks like you have been busy in the last few months! how are you finding things?
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sukumarth Premium
Yeah, I have been busy. Very much. Despite working only part-time because of my office work, I have managed to juggle my time effectively. I have learnt quite a lot in such a short time.
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platts05 Premium
Glad to hear it! have you managed to get a website up and running
?
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sukumarth Premium
Yes. Two, in fact. I'm keeping one in a limbo for now though :)
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platts05 Premium
Glad to hear it ! Keep in touch
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sukumarth Premium
Sure :)
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Oscar19855 Premium
Welcome to WA! I really wish that you could achieve the goal that you set for 2018. I am trying to do the same. Although I am not really looking to work full time from home, because I love to be in the classroom and teach, but I am looking for an extra income and thus, create a retirement plan (which I am still far away from).

Wish you success!
Oscar
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platts05 Premium
Thanks Oscar! Happy to see that you have some goals set too! That's it, isn't it, its more about the long term(retirement) than a get-rich-quick system.... Here's to a long and successful business venture!
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Oscar19855 Premium
Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
Did you get a chance to ask any questions yet Dan?

Go ahead, test out WA and see what the members have to say! You can ask anything you want in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started (Newbie questions ALLOWED!) or you can drop by my profile to get 1-on-1 help from me https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell

PS. I wanted to share a few more success stores I've collected from the "top 10" posts within the last year or so. Just more proof of what can happen with WA training.

Awesome results are not limited to just a "handful" of folks. Results are possible for anyone that puts in the work.
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platts05 Premium
Hey Nathaniell, just wanted to say hi! Thanks for your message - things are going really well. I am working through the training and have already got my website setup - have some content up already - looking forward to a big 2018! - Thanks again for your help - one question I did have - Just with blog posts on WA - would you suggest using posts from your webpage on the WA blog and vice-versa? Or should these be completely different content? Thanks
Dan
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! It's good to hear that you're taking action and finishing up the tutorials. As far as training goes, you can't get better than WA :)

For your WA blog, it should be 100% original content, so I can't recommend cross-posting content! The WA blog is just for other WA members to read, so it's not the focus of making money, but it is a great way to talk about your business with a community that cares. It's also a great way to meet people, and track your progress over time.
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Dan!

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 super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can 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 worth exploring, but they are explained in the main training. Time 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.

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Watch a professional internet marketer build a business just like you'll learn about inside Wealthy Affiliate. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including building the website, research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

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This includes some simple design tips, and answers to the most frequently asked questions by new WA members. This resource will help you bypass these common errors and get your affiliate website ready for making money.

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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platts05 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Dude, thanks for the message! Am super keen to get started! looking forward to putting everything together, fortunately I have experience with web development so I can already visualise how my sites are going to look!
Going to jump into some of the lessons tonight.

Thanks again for the message and I will be in touch to pick your brain about building my business!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Dan. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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