About Rbwnys
Joined October 2013
I'm Ben. I've always been a bit of an introvert, but I must say, since I've been putting websites together, joining Facebook etc...it's all kind of forced me to become more accustomed to making myself known to others. I have a regular job, but started getting into affiliate marketing in early 2013. I primarily maintain only 1 website these days. I began with two, but only one of them was a true passion.

I got started using the assistance of a "similar" program to WA. But since hearing about WA, I think I owe it to myself to see if it differs, in terms of scope and training.

A Canadian by birth, I was born in Toronto, but have lived in the U.S. since about 1980. I became a U.S. citizen several years ago. My parents have passed on, but my siblings and other family members still live in Canada.
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3dandelions Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network, Ben! It is a pleasure to meet you here at WA.
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rbwnys Premium
Likewise :-)
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow Ben.
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rbwnys Premium
You're welcome!
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rpcissan Premium
Hi Ben, welcome to WA community and thank you for the follow
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xandiman1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Ben, you have great reviews on your website :-)
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rbwnys Premium
Sorry for the delay in my response...but you're welcome, and thank you very much!
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Hi Ben,
I suspect that your advice to Phydel might be the way to go!!
Geoff
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videre Premium
Hello Ben....thanks for the follow. Here is what 27 days with WA has done: myspineandjointpain.com
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EKautz Premium
Hey Ben thank you for the follow and right back at you!
I loved your blog about sites needing to be truthful now. It is relevant to all of us and we should keep an eye on the evolution that transpires.

BTW - I haven't checked out your site yet but I will as by Debbi's comments I see it may have to do with flashlights.

I'm and extroverted introvert or so I've been told. But if I buy one more flashlight I may be searching for a new wife. lol

Cheers!

Eric from snowy icy and brutally cold western NY - not far from your birthplace.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks for the post here Eric!

I know what you mean about flashlights and spouses :-) My wife likes to count my flashlight stash periodically to see if I've added anything to the collection since the last time she took inventory.

My site IS just what you thought, and loves visitors, but if you're a flashaholic like me, you're probably well versed on much of the subject matter I post there.

I'm sure spring will arrive soon to the Buffalo area! Cheers to you too.
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EKautz Premium
Spring seems to have Sprung - a bit anyway!

Very cool site Ben! Now it seems I have much more to learn about flashlights - lol - don't tell the wife (or mine)

E
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Sui_generis Premium
Well Ben, since you commented on my grammar Nazi blog, I thought I'd look you up. You ARE a flashaholic! I didn't know so many existed. I'm just happy with my maglites (light and weapon). I was going to leave a comment. I see there are comments but I couldn't find the place to submit one. I hope you're enjoying your journey here. ~Debbi
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you Debbi! ... and guilty as charged :-)
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rickware Premium
Hi Ben,
Thank you for following me,
I hope WA is a significant difference for you as it has been for me.
Happy 2015.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks! The best to you as well.
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pas1745 Premium
Thanks for following Rbwnys.
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777getgoing Premium
Hey Ben, you have a great website. Thanks for the follow and wish you lots more success. :)
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MurieB86 Premium
Hi Ben! Thank you very much for following me and I wish you all the best here at WA
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rbwnys Premium
You're welcome, thanks.
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NicoleJBN Premium
Hi Ben,

thanks for the follow.

I'm so happy for you that your website issue is finally resolved and you can go back to working on it. :)

I wish you all the best and if there's anything I can help you with, let me know. :)

Many blessings,
Nicole
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you so much.
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apache1 Premium
Ben thank you for the follow appreciated. Wishing you well in WA and in all your do in life.
Take care
Andre
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mrpeter Premium
Hello again Ben and thanks for the interaction and the follow. I wish you great success here at WA!
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armann2u Premium
hi Ben thanks for following :)
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tbass1 Premium
Hi Ben and thanks for the follow. Best wishes with your endeavors.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Ben!
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kholmes Premium
Hi Ben, nice to meet you. Thank you for your follow! :))
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garyrethford Premium
Awesome website Ben, noticed someone asked you if you could take a flashlight on an airplane...lol... that one got me laughing...hmmm that's a strange question. can't leave home without your trusty flashlight now, no way, no how!!
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks :-) Well, knowing how we need to know what airport security will let us through with these days....I thought it was worth mentioning.
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garyrethford Premium
I figured it was something like that, I've just never heard anyone concerned with taking a flashlight on an airliner. I'm sure you can put it in your luggage. They are going to look inside , but I'm sure you can do it.
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chrisbailey Premium
Hello Ben. Thank you for the follow and best of luck in your business.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks, and to you as well.
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Indi-Em Premium
Hi Ben, thank you for following me.
All the best with your business.
Emilie
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kmor32 Premium
Hi Ben thanks for following it is my pleasure to welcome you into my network and WA wishing you all the best in your future ventures.
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Damien-P Premium
Hey Ben, hows the U.S life treating you? Do you get back to Canada much?

Thanks for following along, and keep in touch!
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rbwnys Premium
Hi there. I'm pleased to be an American, (but not always completely proud of some of the shenanigans that the government pulls). I get back to Canada, on average, twice a year...and enjoy visiting the family there. Thanks for asking :-)
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LWayne Premium
Hi Ben, Thanks for your message. I am also a quite person, a little introvert. I'm working on that too. I joined WA about six months ago and jut got my first website up. It's still in work. I hope to complete it this week. I am retired, but am a full time baby setter for our seven year old grandson..
Good luck
Regards
Larry
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rbwnys Premium
Sounds good Larry! I'm sure your hands are full minding your grandson. That's a full time job in itself! His young spirit keeps things lively I'll bet :-)

I understand what you mean about completing your site, but many WA'ers will say..."well... a website is never officially 'complete' (or finished) because the updating of content and such is continuous"!
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LWayne Premium
I agree with you. I worked Texas Instruments and we always said that we were finished with a job when we were reassigned to something else.
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DESIDAC Premium
Hi Ben,
Thanks so much for following me back. Welcome and I wish continued success here at WA!

DES
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Kevin153 Premium
Ben, thank you very much for your "follow", right back at ya!!!!! Wishing you the best of luck!!!!! I am always here for you if you ever need ANYTHING AT ALL. But keep in mind I am still a "newbie" here also, but I will always do my very best to help you if I am able. Your new friend, Kevin ;-)
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks Kevin!
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ben! -

Thank you for Following Back! :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ben! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks! I like the 'Rome' analogy!
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Ben! -

You have just been involved in discussion at WA - about Jaaxy - and it would appear - you highly recommend this tool.

Can I ask your opinion of the 'free' keyword tool - that's we 'Premium' members have access to - in comparison to Jaaxy?

David
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neilc Premium
Hello, Ben.

Great to meet you and thanks very much for the follow. A friend once called me an "introverted extrovert" because I fit in to both worlds, lol.

Neil
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks for the follow Ben!
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burnzy Premium
Thank you for following back. Hope all your goals are met swiftly.
Have a great day!
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rbwnys Premium
Likewise, thanks!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow!
Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . .
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SandyL Premium
Hi Ben, thanks so much for following me. I'm, also, Canadian. I have always lived in British Columbia...a wonder province. I have travelled to other countries but I have not been to the East Coast of Canada...isn't that always the way. Travelling to the East Coast is definitely on my bucket list. Wishing you tons of success.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks Sandy! Being in BC means that Kyle, Carson & Jay are your neighbors! I have a nephew there as well. Although I've been to California, I've never been to western Canada.

All the best to you.
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oopsssidaisy Premium
Hi Ben... Thanx for the follow... Wishing you much success here at WA... Have a great day : )
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tntgoodrich Premium
Thanks for being my WA friend. I hope we can help each other in the months to come.
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PowerQ Premium
Thanks For The Follow, All The Best To You...
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rbwnys Premium
....and to you as well :-)
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KatieMac Premium
wish you every success and thank you for the follow
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caylynn Premium
It is grand you have invited me into your network Ben. Thank you. Looks like you have been here a while and have your sites moving along towards success! ^_~
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks! Yes, it has been a little while. I'm still not sold on the 'success' part of it...but I work on that everyday!
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dhicks35 Premium
Thank you for the follow...All the best!
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arick Premium
Hi Ben. Great meeting you. Much success!
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Annick Premium
Hi Ben,

Good luck to you and thank you for the follow.
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Gordi Premium
I couldn't reply to your thread, so I am choosing your profile. I am with Linkshare, Clickbank, Ebay, Purtian's Pride, Vitamin World and Herbspro. 3 of those are a part of Linkshare. You have different programs to choose from within Linkshare.
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rbwnys Premium
Yes, Linkshare is similar to ShareASale. As I said, I have about 4 different merchants under them. How does eBay work as an affiliate? Clickbank is useless for my site. I've looked at Linkshare (briefly) and it seems to be mainly large national retailers. For the most part, none of them have the specialized products my site is geared towards.
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Gordi Premium
Ebay is ok, but sometimes their listing expire, so that's a pin in the butt. I found it hard to figure out how to add links, but then I figured it out, and wrote a blog about it.
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darrellw Premium
Welcome to WA. I hope that this Wealthy Affiliate community is a good fit for you. I'll be following you.
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Maricel Premium
Great profile. All the best to your online success
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you :-)
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bradleygt Premium
Hello Ben. Thanks again for your critique, and comment on my site. I just left you a comment as well.

Brad
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rob3 Premium
Hi Ben, thanks for the comment on my site. I've left one on yours too.

One suggestion I have is to make sure your images are not linked to their source. Linking them to the product as an affiliate is the obvious solution, and if there is no reason for a link, keep them unlinked.
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rbwnys Premium
Hi Rob! Let me clarify your statement. When you say "their source" -- are you referring to the original file? Linking to the file is what I do most often, since it usually opens as a larger image. I thought this might be helpful to the reader. Are you saying that it's not? ...
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rob3 Premium
Yes, when you insert an image into your post/page, just above the 'Insert into page' button is the Link to dropdown box. Make sure that it's not set to Media File - either Custom URL (then enter your URL) or none.

Hope this clarifies it. Kyle and Jay always stress the importance of this.
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rbwnys Premium
Oh boy... that will require a lot of editing! But what's the reason for it? It's not taking anyone away from the website. Is it a pet-peeve of Google's? I'll tell you the other reason why I thought it was helpful. The theme I'm using puts the image descriptions ON the image, instead of underneath it. Therefore depending on how long my text is, it covers up a good portion of the image! So in that case, I thought seeing the whole image unencumbered by text can only enhance it.
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rob3 Premium
I find I don't want any excuse for a visitor to leave my page unless I want them to check out something specific. If you are happy with it, don't worry at all!
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DNave Premium
Ben-
Thanks for the follow. Followed you back.
Dawn
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teacup Premium
Hi Ben, thanks for the follow and also for the comments. Wish you the best.
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jonathon1645 Premium
Ok, thank you for the tip and for explaining, I appreciate that
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rbwnys Premium
Yer welcome!
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jonathon1645 Premium
Hello Rbwnys, I was just wondering, did you end up going with the Amazon Publisher Studio , or are we still better off to manually add the necessary links and images with our own content
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rbwnys Premium
Hi! Yes, I've had the Publisher Studio for a couple of months now. I've only used it a handful of times. It takes me awhile to get used to doing things a new way...and I still prefer to sprinkle the Amazon links where I believe they'll be helpful. I guess I have the Pub Studio just in case I want to use it.
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2revive Premium
Hello: I'm new, just started here about a week ago. I'm doing my best to learn as much as I can. Tell me, how has it worked for you thus far? pls. send comments to www.ijoncode.siterubix.com Thanks
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks for following! Nice to have you aboard. I'm sure you'll find the assistance here very encouraging!
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binder13 Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Really like your lightsngear site! Very organized and informative!
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you so much :-) Please share yours with us when you get it up & running!
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FLCGroup Premium
Thanks for following
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for adding me, Ben. It's great to meet you! I had a quick visit to both your sites. If I were you, I would pick one of your sites and put 100% of your effort into that ONE, rather than try to work two sites and put 50% effort into each one.

Diversifying makes sense when investing money in shares or the stock market. It does not make sense when building a business - it dilutes time and resources.

I have learned this lesson the hard way: focus on ONE business. When that is up and running and making money to your satisfaction, then rinse and repeat with the next site.

Does that make sense? ~Jude
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks Jude! And YES it does make sense. It's more than I want to get into right now...but the site I have put my heart & soul into is the Lightsngear. I spend 100% of my time on that one.

The other was the product of something similar to WA...and it wasn't where my general interests resided. So perhaps unfortunately it's taken a back-seat to my time and resources. I would like to revive it somehow, someday, and had watched Jay's recent video on such situations to hopefully get some good tips. It bothers me to be spending hosting $$$ on something that just sits there gathering dust.
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DavidLamb Premium
Hi Ben and thank you for the follow. Following you back.
Much Success!
David
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nomda ploom Premium
Thanks for the follow back- look forward to your profile reflecting your progress to date- which is heartening- Andy
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jnathan Premium
Thanks for following me Ben !
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veejay23 Premium
Hi Ben, thanks for the follow. Stay blessed.
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mikebj Premium
HI, Thanks for the follow Cheers and good luck, Mike
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nking12 Premium
Hey thanks for the follow, best of luck to you! If you need any help driving traffic to your site just give me a shout :)
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Hi Ben, Thank you for following me. I wish you much success here on Wealthy Affiliate journey! If you need any help be sure to reach out and ask I'm here to help. We are all dedicated to helping each other here.
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rbwnys Premium
Thank you Wayne!
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Ben, and thanks for the follow. :)
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rbwnys Premium
Absolutely :-)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Ben, thanks for the follow!
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hw1000 Premium
Hi Ben whats your G+ address and I can add you? thx!
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nomda ploom Premium
loving your blogs, thanks for your input- appreciated!
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msdj8163 Premium
Ben, thanks for the follow. Let me know if you need any other assistance. I wish you the best and much success with your websites. Debbie
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Blessings44 Premium
Hi Ben, thanks for the follow! Reading through your profile I was just wondering how you feel about WA now?

Wishing you all the best!

Lydia.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks Lydia, It's a good place to be :-) I've picked up a few good tips, made a lot of great connections (especially on Google+) had some wonderful comments for my main site, had many questions answered, and am looking forward to more and more in 2014!
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Blessings44 Premium
Wonderful! So glad it's going well for you!
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RadiantHealt Premium
Hey Ben, thanks for the follow... hats off to you for running 2 websites, most impressive! Am going to check them out now... wishing you a really successful 2014! :-) Juliet
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rbwnys Premium
Appreciate it :-) All the best to you.
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Chris Lee Premium
Hi there Ben, I tried checking out your site but it seems to be down at the moment. I suggest you check it and if it's still down by the time you read this contact support. :)
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks for the note Chris. The "contact form" plug-in had somehow caused the site to not load. It's been deleted and replaced with a different one. So........the site is back up and running fine! You may try to visit again if you'd like. Thanks!
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Ajolah Premium
Hi thanks for the comment. All the best...left you one, your system for that is not easy
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rbwnys Premium
thanks very much...I didn't know it was a challenge...I'll look into that.
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cld111 Premium
Hey Ben! Thanks for the follow, and I SO know what you mean in your profile. I am an introvert too, but I have had to start putting myself out there online. It's easier online than offline though. :) Lots of success to you!
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rbwnys Premium
And to you as well, thanks!
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Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow. Welcome to WA
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tommydillard Premium
Welcome to my following
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lrasmus294 Premium
Hello Ben, thank you for your review and noticing my errors. :) The fact is writing and spelling has never been my strong points but I am working to overcome my weakness.
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rbwnys Premium
You're welcome! And I hope I didn't come off as a nitpicker! It's a great-looking site :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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mc7791 Premium
thank you for follow. Much success to you.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Ben, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

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

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! :)
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Kyle Premium
First off, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Ben! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know as I truly am here to help you get things moving in the right direction.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a 10 lesson course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building the initial foundation of your business (exciting stuff!). Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

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

I also want to offer you a bonus if you do decide to take us up on our Premium offer. Our Premium membership is like nothing else that is out there in the industry and will truly help lead you to the ultimate success in online business.


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

Anyways Ben, I thought I would introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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