About Postum99
Joined July 2017
Live in Washington State, love to fish & hunt, have a love of the outdoors. I have a beautiful wife Barbara, 4 children & 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. I've had several businesses of my own and numerous jobs so WA sounds very exciting to me for the long haul.
My goal is to get 5 paying, active sites running and then it's vacation time.
However short the vacation may be.
My oldest boy lives in Dallas, Texas and I would like to take a trip to see him. It's almost 3000 miles to drive so it will be a 2 week trip at least. Probably 3 weeks. My wife does not like to fly. Doesn't matter if we take our time and smell the roses along the way.

My wife is closing her daycare in June 2018 so we'll have time to travel. I'm working hard everyday to build my site to success.
Best to everyone. Let's keep truckin'
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120gkinneer Premium
Thanks for the Follow.
Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Dan I appreciate it.

If you need my help with anything just shout! :-)
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
BBurchett1 Premium
I love your goals. I might have to adopt them too. LOL
EricKarch1 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
CatAdam Premium
Wishing you the best of luck in your online business.
DEversley Premium
Hey Dan.
Nice to meet you here. Thanks for following me.

All the best to you and yours.
To your success.
GEcklund Premium
Thanks for the follow! I've followed back!
phildora Premium
Hi Dan and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Now you're continuing on a new adventure which will amaze you! Stay focused, determined and motivated to achieve success!

Don't hesitate to reach out for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task!

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
Freisia Premium
Thanks for the follow, all the best in WA
Freisia Premium
Thanks for the follow., enjoy WA
Compsol99 Premium
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.
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
JooKwang Premium
Thank you for the follow. Enjoy the site building process! :)
sheikave Premium
Thank you for the follow. Wish you success.
kenway Premium
Hi Dan
Thanks for following me I am going to follow you back.
Good luck and God bless you.
McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA community!

It appears that Washington State is well represented. I live in Lake Stevens and Himynameis is from Shoreline!!

All the best to you!!

Oyz49 Premium
Thank you for following me. Wish you all the best :)
TRPEng Premium
Thanks for the follow
TRPEng Premium
Very ambitious, all the best
Keisi Premium
Hola Dan!

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.

phakacha8 Premium
Much appreciated for the follow. Thanks.
GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Dan'

Thanks for following back, much appreciated :-)
AfqmBiz Premium
I am following you back, sir, I am more than happy to be able networking with you at WA.

Thanks and I hope you are able to find success in your venture here at WA and beyond. More often than not, I always learning something new from experience people like you, sir.

ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Dan - Thank you for the follow. It's good to meet you and I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
delroy2222 Premium
Hi Dan

Congratulations on upgrading to Premium.
Best wishes.

Postum99 Premium
Thanks for the congrats. Do you have a website(s) yet? If you are familiar with setting one up from the start, I may need your expertise. I have not got any help from Live Chat. No answers to 4 different questions. Surprising. Hope to hear from you.
delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome for the congratulations Dan.
I do have a website but there isn't much content on it. Sorry to hear that your 4 questions haven't been answered yet. I would suggest reaching out to a high ranking ambassador of WA who is very knowledgeable and very active within WA. Go to this address : https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/RICH. Ask Richard your 4 questions. I am sure he will be able to help you.
Best wishes.
scottdogg187 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! :)
Postum99 Premium
I'm not doing so well. I've asked 4 different questions on Live Chat and not one reply all within 45 days. Don't know where to turn next. Still trying to set up my email forward and can't get it done after 10 tries. I'm just wasting time when I could be adding to my website. It's not turning out like I thought. I keep running into new wordings that haven't been included in the training. What some don't understand, I'm starting from zero knowledge of social media. It's not worded in newbie language. Some of the videos are older and the face sheets have been changed. Pretty tough if you're new. What's your advise if I can't get help?
scottdogg187 Premium
Sorry to hear that things aren't going that great for you Dan.

What questions did you ask in the live chat that didn't get answered?

I'll answer them for you now once I hear back from you.

Live chat isn't exactly the best place to go for help due to the fact that it can get pretty busy in there and with the chat going so fast, not many people will see your question.

Posting a blog here at WA or asking a question in one of the classrooms would be a whole lot better as a lot more people will see it.

You can also come directly to me with your questions and I'll answer them for you and help you out as well.

I already answered your PM that you sent me over a week ago about your email forwarding issue and I have never heard back from you so I figured you got this issue settled and have moved on.

If you look at the top right of your screen you should see a red envelope and this is where you'll find my reply.

You should be more concerned with building out the content of your site first before worrying about setting up your email anyway.

Who is gonna be emailing you if you don't have any content or you haven't established a presence online yet?

Have you started the training yet and figured out what niche you want to go with Dan?

These are the 2 things that you should be focusing on first before anything else.

Like you, I also came here with no previous experience in any of this and it took me quite some time before I was able to wrap my head around all of this.

I can totally relate to how you must be feeling about now as I experienced this myself when I first started here over 4 years ago.

What terminology have you encountered that you're having a hard time understanding what it means?

Social media isn't even covered until course 4 and if this is something that you're not comfortable with yet then you can skip this course and come back to it at a later time.

Social media isn't required but it is a great way to drive targeted customers to your site and get to know your targeted audience a lot better.

This way you'll be able to market the right products to them and reach out and help them better.

There is definitely lots of help here at WA no matter where you look you just need to know the right places to post your questions.

I really hope this helps you out Dan and once I hear back from you, I'll be able to help you out even more.

To reply back to this msg simply hit the reply button below and type your message.

I'll be awaiting your reply Dan and I hope to hear from you soon!!

Talk Soon
Postum99 Premium
Hi Scott,
Thank you for getting back to me. I've been very disappointed int the Live Chat. I understood it was a place to go for help. But, it's mainly a social media outlet between affiliates.
I had questions about setting up the email. My screens are different than what is shown in the training. So, I get stuck. You said you answered my question about that a week ago. I didn't get it because I don't know how to get to it. Where do I find it?
Maybe like you said, there is no reason to set it up if I don't have my site up and running. I was just following the training down the line. Did I miss something?
So, my next question is, how do I get photos on my site? My site is: dansqualityboots.com
After doing more research, I may have tackled a niche that is too difficult to get ranked very high on Google. Going against the large corporations. Should I pick a different niche that would be easier to get a higher rank? I'm leaning toward that thought.

I have a very hard time with acronyms that are used on social media. Almost everyone uses them and leaves me without answers. You mentioned answering my PM. What is PM? Sorry, I have never used social media. Always worked too hard and too long to get involved with it. I'm in an older age bracket than most at WA. Where can I go to learn these acronyms? I'm not going to get very far if I don't know the language.
scottdogg187 Premium
You are most welcome Dan!!

Live chat is still a great place to go for help don't get me wrong. However, you have to time it just right.

Sorry, I haven't been through the training in a while so I wasn't sure if setting up your domain email was included in the training or not.

Here is a more updated video that shows you how to transfer your domain email over to Gmail Here is some training by Kyle (Co-Owner of WA) on how to find images and add them to your site.

Check it out below!! I don't think you have picked too difficult of a niche, you just need to break this topic down and focus on a specific group of people.

Boots is a pretty broad niche and there are literally thousands of mini niches within this niche alone and you would need to narrow this down.

What types of boots would you like to specialize in?

What styles and groups of people would you be targeting?

These are all things you need to think about when you're first getting started and trying to come up with a niche.

For right now I wouldn't even worry about social media Dan as you can always come back to this later when you're feeling more confident.

PM= Private message

If you look up at the top right of your screen you should see a red envelope that contains my reply to the message you sent me over a week ago.

Click on that to access your private msg inbox.

This is WA's private messaging system!!

This has nothing to do with social media.

As you continue to work your way through the training and doing the lessons you'll start learning the meaning of many of these acronyms.

The best advice I could give you would be to not worry about anything other than the training and building out your site.

I really hope this has helped you out and answered your questions, Dan.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or need my help.

Talk Soon
Postum99 Premium
Thanks Scott,
You're right. I don't know where to go to ask.
1. How do I change the header picture so it's relevant to what I'm trying to convey.
2. I know nothing about social media. Therefore what is a blog?
3. What's the difference in a blog and a post.
4. How do I get images from Amazon to the Media Library.
There is so much I don't know and I'm trying to get my site up and running. I keep running into brick walls because of my ignorance. None of the training comes easy to me. My site is dansqualityboots.com.
Hope you can make this easier for me.
scottdogg187 Premium
You are most welcome Dan!!

You can change this in the theme options.

Navigate your mouse to your WordPress dashboard (Backend of your site) From there, navigate to your theme settings.

I'm not sure exactly where this would be for your particular theme, but it should be in your theme settings somewhere.

Look for header image and this is where you can change this.

If you would like me to find this for you I would be more than happy to do this for you, I would just need your login details.

Social media has nothing to do with a blog.

These are 2 different things totally.

Social media is a traffic source, while a blog is another name for your website.

Blog and website are pretty much the same things!!

A blog is essentially the place that all of your posts and pages are stored.

Think of a blog as the foundation of your house and posts as the tenants that occupy the house.

To get images from Amazon, over to your site, simply go to the product page of the item you would like to promote on your site.

Make sure that you're logged into your Amazon associates account first and look at the top of your screen to the left.

You should see something that says "Amazon Associates Site Stripe" with a Get Link: Text, Image, Text+Image.

Click on image!!

Check out the screenshot that I've captured for you below!!

You would simply need to copy and paste this HTML code into the text tab of whatever page you're looking to add Amazon images to.

I really hope this helps you out Dan and if you have any additional questions or need my help with any of this please let me know.

I hope you're enjoying what's left of your weekend, Dan!!

Nick-at-WA Premium
Hi welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I trust you will enjoy it very much and learn a lot.
MichalKis Premium
Hi. WIsh you luck and good hand in creating your website(s) :-).
digitalwisdo Premium
Welcome to WA Premium, you have taken this step at the exact right time in your journey. Take advantage of it and enjoy. “Just Go!” Don’t Stop.
markr0675 Premium
Hi Dan,
Nice to meet you here at Wealthy Affiliate! Good to see another Washington State person here. How about all this smoky weather. I hear it's starting to move out this Friday. Hopefully the goes as well :0)

Congratulations on becoming a Premium member!

Best wishes for success here at WA
Postum99 Premium
Hi Mark,
I finally found your message. There are so many places to look. Where do you live in Washington?
Yes, the smoke has been terrible. We are pretty clear today and that's great.
I have a tremendous amount to learn. I ask questions then I don't know where to look for the answers.
Love to see your website. Let me know. Just started mine. Take a look if you desire. dansqualityboots.com, Give me a few ideas or comments. Would love the info.
markr0675 Premium
Hi Dan,
Thanks for the reply!!!
I live in Auburn WA. Yes, it's nice that the smoke finally moved out. I was in CleElum a couple of weeks ago and it was real bad. Hard to breath. Visibility maybe a mile or two in places.

The nice thing about Wealthy Affiliate is the learning program, or Certification Course. I knew nothing about this stuff when I started. The community helps a lot. I also hooked up with a guy here who is a developer of websites. When I changed my WordPress theme I went to a Premium theme instead of a free WordPress theme. It made all the difference. The guy helping me knows a ton, which I need, Lol! It pretty much took me to the next level. You can find my website address below my Profile. Scroll down to where you see my Google Plus address, etc. Or just go to findingspirits.com
It's a bit off the beaten path for some folks, but a good niche for sure.

Looking at your site you are off to a great start. Keep with the lessons and don't skip any. You will get there. And of course, if and when you get stuck be sure to ask questions in the community.
If I can help in any way just let me know.

Pleasure to meet you here, and great chatting.

Talk soon!

scottdogg187 Premium
We're officially 10 days into your WA experience Dan!

I hope all is well with you and that you're making some really awesome progress in the training so far. Just wanted to reach out to you personally and offer my help and support as well as answer any questions you may have in your first 10 days.

I have also decided to make my Awesome Premium Bonuses available to you once again. This is only if you join within the next 4 days, though. There're quite a few gems offered in this training alone that could give your online business the boost it needs to get up and running.

Anyways, I just wanted to drop by and check up on you and see how things were going for you in your first 10 days Dan. You should also have premium communication back for an additional 7 days so feel free to hit me up whenever you have a question or need a hand with anything.

scottdogg187 Premium
Hi again, Dan

Ain't it crazy how fast time flies by? I can't believe you've almost been here for a week already can you? So what do you think of everything so far? I hope you have had the chance to go through some of the training and get the foundation of your website in place.

Also, I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the last day I'll be offering my Awesome Premium Bonuses. I would hate to see you miss out on this valuable information which has helped hundreds of other people jump start their businesses.

Secure your access by upgrading by tomorrow.

I hope you are rocking it Dan and do let me know if you need a hand with anything or have any additional questions.

I'm here to help!

scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Dan, Just wanted to check in with you and see how things are going with you today. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know that this is a very important step when getting started here. There is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion. Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! Please do keep in touch with me and let me know how you are getting along so far. I like to keep in contact with all my referrals and make sure they are finding their way around the community OK and also answer any questions you might have. Talk to you soon Your Friend Scott
scottdogg187 Premium
Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate Dan!

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Starting out, there are only 2 things you need to know.

1. People who TAKE ACTION by asking questions and interacting within the community are much more likely to be successful and learn this stuff faster than someone who joins and does nothing.

2. The level 1 certification course will explain the process of how to make money online and you should have a pretty solid foundation built by the end of this course.

Did you know you can have your first website up and running by the end of lesson 4? Pretty crazy ain't it?

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Also, don't forget if you get stuck or have any questions you can respond directly to this message or drop me a message on my profile. Just thought I'd drop by and give you a personal welcome to the community and get you started down the right path to building an online business Dan