About RD40
Joined September 2016
2018 Six Figure Income Earner...

[Updated Jan 2019]

Hi, my name is Ralph. Before I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was a part-time kickboxer instructor/personal trainer. I had about 30k dollars in credit card debt.

I had no car, lived with my parents, and tried about every type of money making opportunity out there.

But in September of 2016, I came across Wealthy Affiliate, and 27 months later, I was officially able to say I am a Six Figure Earner.

Even though I always thought I was capable of achieving financial freedom, I just couldn’t imagining it happening so soon.

So what was the turning point?

The 2 Purchases That Changed My Life

Before joining WA, my credit cards were pretty much maxed out. But before getting to that point, I decided to make 3 purchases, two of which changed my life for the better. Those items were:

>MLB The Show 17 video game (PS3)
>Cashflow Board game (Monopoly on steroids)
>A Yearly Membership to Wealthy Affiliate

I’m sure you can guess which two purchases help make that change. They say in life that opportunities are presented to you everyday.

You just have to keep your eyes open and take action when it does. And I’m so happy that I saw the opportunity with WA and took full advantage of it.

So for anyone that is on the fence about committing to this program, just know that in order to change your life for the better, you have to take ACTION!

I’m not saying that you should rack up credit card debt like myself to do it. But if there’s an opportunity that you can afford, take it and see where it goes.

Plus becoming a member here at WA costs a little less than a dollar a day. So please take advantage of it.

This stuff works!

So feel free to ask me any questions if you have any. I’m more than willing to help.

Wishing you all the best!

Ralph

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Hey Everyone. My name is Ralph and I'm hoping to build something long lasting with WA. I've always had a strong passion for entrepreneurship and I'm hoping WA can help lead me on a successful path towards becoming financially independent. I look forward to being a part of this strong community of go-getters and helping it grow even stronger!
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StarLord21 Premium
Hi Ralph, thanks for sharing, inspiring story! :)

Could you shine a light in the following question with your experience (and results!) :

How many articles should a newbie like me write a week?

I was aiming for at least three a week - but having written the first five, I'm finding out that takes more time and effort than I thought.

:/

Do you think one high-quality article a week would do the trick and get my site ranked, and traffic going?

I realize it's a general question and that results also depend very much on niche, keyword selection and market, to name a few, but assuming all those things are done perfectly:

How many articles should we at least be writing a week in your opinion?
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RD40 Premium
When just starting out, google wants to know that you're series about your website. so the more you write, the better. Once you've established yourself within the online space, then you can write a bit less, but longer articles. So writing at least 3 times a week should be fine. Also keep in mind that each article should be at the very least a 1000 words. I would shoot for at least 1500. The longer the better. Hope this helps.
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StarLord21 Premium
It does, thanks! :)
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worklikeadog Premium
Hi Ralph,

I'd be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes of your valuable time letting me ask a few questions if i may.

I'm only 3 months in and have chosen to do 2 niches ( promoting wealthy affiliate in the "make money" niche and also a "coffee review" niche)

The questions i have are:

1) How many sites to you run - a few or multiple?

2) I see you started around 2.5 years ago. Did it take like 6 months to see anything happen for you or was it sooner?

2) would you be ok to share 1 of your url's with me so that i can see the kind of set up you need to have in order to generate the kind of income you are getting

Thank you in advance for your time

Steve
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RD40 Premium
Hey Steve.

I'm not very comfortable giving out my site at this time. But I will say that in the beginning stages, the setup of your site has very little to do with how much money you can make.

What you need to focus on is generating traffic. And the best way to do that is through content creation.

Once you're able to generate that traffic, then you can focus on monetizing on that traffic.

Currently I have two sites, but when I started, I focused on just one site, which is health and fitness. I'm working on the second site which will be MMO.

But Learning how to create success with one site is a task in itself, much less trying to create that with two sites.

I didn't make my first sale until month number 6, and the amount was $4.50 on amazon. Being only 3 months in, don't expect to make too much money.

I didn't start to get traction until month number 18, so it does take some time. And this is dependent on the level of work you put in between the time.

So I would recommend focusing on just one site, preferably the niche site since MMO can be highly competitive.

Once you're able to find consistent success with your niche site, then you can venture off into building your MMO site.

Not Only will you be able to focus more into building a successful site, but you'll also have the experience of what it takes to make money online, which will benefit you when you eventually build out your MMO site.

I hope this helps.,
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worklikeadog Premium
Thank you for the comprehensive response.

Very helpful and much appreciated - thank you
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RD40 Premium
You're welcome!
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BodoFloegel Premium
Helped me as well thanks for sharing! :)
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RD40 Premium
No problem man!
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Thanks you just inspired me now!
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RD40 Premium
No problem Brian!
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
That Is spot on advice! It's hard enough to keep a content strategy going for one site, I don't know how a new affiliate could keep up with two this soon.
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RD40 Premium
Thanks Fran!
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Ralph. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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RD40 Premium
Thanks, and it's also a pleasure to connect with you both as well. I wish you all the best with your business!

Ralph
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bpais1 Premium
Thanks, for the follow, Ralph.

This is where I normally say to new WA followers: "Good luck achieving and exceeding your online affiliate marketing goals." But, I see that you are really kicking it these days - new apartment - raking in the commissions...

Well...good luck anyway. God knows we all need it!

:-)

Jim
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RD40 Premium
You're welcome Jim!

Yea I can't complain too much. But I have even bigger goals for myself come the new year. I wish you all the best with your online business. I'm confident that you will eventually reach your goals as well.
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HBR18 Premium
Hello Ralph,
Wow, what a great post you did on your July and Aug incomes sir.
I really appreciate you giving out that info as I am hoping to get out of this 19-yr trucking career and work from home.
This is exactly what I need to hear Ralph...my goal is to be generating min $1500 wkly by Aug of nxt yr (my 1 yr mark), hopefully sooner as that amnt will allow me to park the truck.
Am just 60 yrs old as of last tues the 11th...I am really wanting for this to be a success.
If I can generate 1/2 of your past 2 mnths my friend my wife and I will be in heaven!
I am following and hope to perhaps bend your ear a bit now and again.

Continued Success Ralph!!

Jim

Perhaps you might be interested in an invite to a new form of media...WebTalk, ground floor, and is an invite only platform. Allowing us to control who we have in our community and how we socialize. Nice
Just go to my profile and at the bottom of the right column under follow my link you can join me. Thanks
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RD40 Premium
Happy belated birthday to you Jim! As long as you put in the work, you can definitely find success with this business. I will take a look at your platform when I get a chance. All the best to you and your business.
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HBR18 Premium
Thank you kindly Ralph :)
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RD40 Premium
You're welcome!
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ThimGraFort Premium
Hey Ralph,
Thanks for the following. 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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RD40 Premium
You're welcome Boaz, and thanks for following me as well. WA truly is a great platform. Wishing you all the best here!
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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
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RD40 Premium
You're welcome Jonathan, and thank you for the follow as well!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ralph and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last year you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 380 blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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RD40 Premium
Hi Robert and thanks for the follow. I've learned quite a bit here at WA, and I continue to learn even more. I've seem much progress with my site, and I'm just waiting for my breakthrough. I will definitely take a look through your blogs for tips I can use to continue my learning so thank you for that. If I have any questions, I hope to use you as a source of guidance if that's ok with you.
Take care.
Ralph
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again Ralph
I don't know if you are aware or not but it’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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RD40 Premium
Oh I wasn't aware of that. I will definitely make sure do that. Thanks for the info.
Ralph
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and as I said you do not have to click everything in sight.
Click if you like the comment to you and people will return the favour with your comments.
Robert
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Ralph!

Once again, thank you so much for your feedback on my website. Thought it would be nice to visit your profile page and get to know you a bit. I will follow you now.

Hope you are doing well and I wish you a great journey to success within the online business. May you achieve your goals!

:-) Pernilla
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RD40 Premium
Hi Pernilla and thank you for the follow!

WA has been such a find and I'm learning so much here. The people like you are great here and I'm hoping for great things through my learning process. Thank you for the wishes and I wish you the best here as well.

Ralph
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Pernilla Premium
Happy you are following me too!

Believe in yourself, work consistently and persistently, follow your passion and you will win the game - Bingo!!

:-)
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RD40 Premium
Will do! Thanks!
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WLG Premium
Hello Ralph,

Thanks for the follow, pleased to make your acquaintance. I Pray all is well with you and your loved ones. I also wish you great success in All of your endeavors.

May Our LORD and Savior Shower You With His Abundant Blessing.

To God Give The Glory;
Praise His Holy Name;
Your Brother in Christ;
William
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RD40 Premium
Thanks William! I wish you the best here at WA!

Ralph
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WLG Premium
My pleasure, Ralph, the same to you my Brother-William
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JanSwe Premium
Hi, Ralph and thanks for the follow!

That sounds like a great plan!

I live in the cold Sweden and I have just left my "regular" job as a procurement officer so I can focus 100% on online marketing.

Welcome to connect more with me if you would like to share or discuss something or maybe I contact you :)

I wish you all the best with you online business!

Regards, Jan
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RD40 Premium
Hey Jan! Thanks for following me as well!

Currently I instruct kickboxing for exercise part time, but online marketing is my focus. I easily give 60+ hours a week to this so I am determined to succeed at this.

I think connecting would be a great idea!

All the best to you Jan!

Ralph
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JanSwe Premium
Your welcome :)
Great training with Kickboxing. Right now I'm looking for some places where my son and I can train martial art but haven't decide what art yet (I have trained Taekwondo earlier).
You will succeed!
All the best to you too!
Regards, Jan
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Ralph and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community.
You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Thank you for following.
 
Wishing you the very best with your online journey.
 
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcus92
 
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
 
In Friendship
 
Marcel...
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RD40 Premium
Thanks Marcus and best wishes to you as well!
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Marcel92 Premium
Your very welcome, Ralph. wishing you the best.

Marcel..
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Lundquik Premium
Ralph, welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family and congratulations on going Premium! If you wonder what’s possible with Wealthy Affiliate, check out my 3 Month Progress Report for an example: Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. To your success, Kevin
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RD40 Premium
Thanks!
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pribs Premium
Hey Ralph, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Ralph! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!

I keep a pretty good pulse of my referrals here, especially the ones that are working hard to help themselves (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so if you're willing to work hard here, I'm happy to help support you every way that I can!

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
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pribs 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! :)
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RD40 Premium
Thanks! I will def let you know if any assistance is needed.
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pribs Premium
Sounds good man. I'll be around.
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pribs Premium
Hey Ralph! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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