About Pugonym
Joined July 2016
I love creative writing, visual arts, animals, cooking, children's literature, and most of all, PUGS! I am a huge, lifelong pug fanatic.

I've recently moved to Sacramento with my husband, and we're looking to buy a house within the next 6 months. We have our down payment saved up, but I hope that having an online business will help give me financial freedom and ease any worries about paying the mortgage.

I'd also love to devote more time to writing (and eventually illustrating) children's stories, and it's hard to do that with the low-level salary of a typical English major, when often requires working long hours and/or multiple jobs. If I find even mild success as an affiliate marketer, it's likely that my husband will join too, entering a niche within the video game industry.
Pugonym's Goals 3
Money Goals
#1: $1,000/month to start (i.e. while still working full-time)
#2: $4,000+/month eventually, to replace the income from my full-time job
#3: At least 1 hr per weekday, and 5 hrs per weekend day. Hopefully more!
1
Money I would be happy earning
2
Money I would be ecstatic earning
3
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
Goal created on
Dec 19, 2016
0
Comment on Pugonym's Main Goals
Recent messages
Pugonym Premium
#1: $1,000/month to start (i.e. while still working full-time)
#2: $4,000+/month eventually, to replace the income from my full-time job
#3: At least 1 hr per weekday, and 5 hrs per weekend day. Hopefully more!
Reply
Carson Premium
Hi there Ruthie!

Well it all starts with a goal and now that you've got your goals outlined you can start working towards them. The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon. You have full control over your online business and we'll be here to help steer you in the right direction as you move forward.

Glad to see that you are taking action already by publishing your goals!

Carson
Reply
nathaniell Premium
That's definitely something that you can get by dedicating time and being consistent in your efforts Ruthie. An hour or two is a great way to start so you don't get overwhelmed, and I'm sure that over time, as you start seeing results, you'll want to ramp up your efforts to see faster results!
Reply
Top
Pugonym's Accomplishments
2016
1
3

Years
Leave Pugonym a Message
Write something…
Recent messages
nathaniell Premium
Hey Ruthie, 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.

PSS. Just about every new member wants to see some success stories! There are too many to list, but here are a few of my favorites:
Reply
nathaniell 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! :)
Reply
Pugonym Premium
Thanks! Since I'm a lifelong pug fanatic, my current plan is to create a site about everything pug-related. There seem to be plenty of official sites with practical pug information, but not many pug "fan sites," so I plan to fill it with practical pug info, pug history, a pug merchandise section, etc., and then keep it updated with fresh pug fan content (memes, videos, etc.)

I haven't yet gone Premium but plan to soon, especially so I can get a custom domain. I know it's not a particularly product-driven niche, but fellow pug lovers do get eccentric and buy quite a bit of merchandise, and I was surprised by the relative lack of competition.

Once I have a better hang of this thing, I'll likely go on to create another site that's more product-driven - I already know which product I'm passionate about promoting. I just figure that for this first site, I should go with a topic that I'm literally 100% obsessed with, so I won't mind spending hours upon hours creating the content, experimenting, etc. in order to get the hang of it :).

Thanks again for checking in!
Reply
nathaniell Premium
A pug site sounds great! You should join Instagram too if you are not already on there. My girlfriend has a boston terrier and got about 400 followers in just a few days from other Boston fans. I'm sure pug fans would love seeing pictures of your dog!
Reply
Pugonym Premium
Whoa, that's impressive! And thanks for the tip! Unfortunately I don't have a pug yet (we need to wait until we move to a house), but that's a great idea, especially for once we get one and I start producing more of my own content. Thanks!
Reply
nathaniell Premium
No problem Ruthie. I'll be around if any more questions come up along the way :)
Reply
Hello there, Welcome. Is that a nesting pug? You will like this site.
Have a nice WA day :)
Reply
Pugonym Premium
Haha, thank you! It's actually what I call a "puggourd" or a "butternut pug" - i.e. a butternut squash that I've painted like a pug. I make them every couple years in the fall. But creating a nesting pug is a great idea, thanks! You have a nice WA day too :).
Reply
Thank you.
just planted some of that butter, first timer.lol
Reply
WA-Bruce Premium
Congratulations and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
You're going love it here. Plug yourself into the training asap to start achieving your goals. If you need any help drop any one of a us a note. Here's to your success!
Reply
nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Ruth!

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 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!

★ ★ ★ Access Your Bonuses! ★ ★ ★

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.

☆ Your first month of membership is only $19. That's a 59% discount from the regular price!

☆ ☆ Live Case Study 2-Part Webinar Series

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

☆ ☆ ☆ Top 5 Newbie Mistakes And How To Fix Them

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.

____

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
Reply
Pugonym Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for reaching out! I'm working on the first few lessons and am excited to get started building!

Have a great weekend,
Ruthie
Reply
nathaniell Premium
No problem Ruthie. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
Reply
Top