About @RICH.
Joined June 2012
Hey, thanks for stopping by... :)

I’m Richard, based in London, UK, I've a background in above-the-line advertising, branding, design and commercial art. I'm passionate about photography, enjoy B-movies, trash-lit, beachcombing and an unhealthy interest in Michelin *** !

I came here to learn, experiment, fail and succeed. It took me 6 months of hard work and 3 *busted* niches (!) but I've now achieved the freedom of being my own boss and earning my living online, entirely due to the training, support and encouragement of everyone here at WA.

If I can be of any help, just shout @RICH. in chat, send me a PM or simply leave a comment below.
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ddthuang Premium
Hi Richard,

I just read your profile and quite impressed with your achievement.

6 months is relatively a short time to achieve online success for most people. Did you just follow the module they teach here or you learned from somewhere else too?

It would be awesome if you could share some experience about your journey so beginners like myself can follow and avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Kind regards,

Benson
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@RICH. Premium
I literally followed the training step-by-step here at WA. I think making mistakes is all part of the process, at least it was for me. Good luck!! :)
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ddthuang Premium
Hi Rich can you give me the url of your website?
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Jpmartel Premium
Hello there Rich! You helped me 2-3 times in the chat and thought I would follow you. One thing I have learned in my life is when you want to achieve something, you gotta learn from the pros and the ones who are successful.

Hope we can make more connections and hopefully I could learn few more things from you :) Congrats on your success.

Cheers
Jp
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@RICH. Premium
No probs. anytime. :)
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Daymo Premium
Great to read you finally living the dream Rich. Hahha living up to the nickname now im sure. Nice to see a fellow Brit here doing so well.

Glad you said it took you 6 months to succeed as that is the kind of time frame I was thinking of to work towards. Of course it would b nice if I start earning before then but a little unlikely.

That being said I am seeing some positive results from WA training and developing well. Just wish I found WA some point earlier in the 5 years I been trying LOL.

Excited to see what you can achieve here at WA and in 2017

Congrats on being your own BOSS !!!
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@RICH. Premium
I arrived with zero knowledge, and had a full time job as well, so 6-7 months didn't seem so bad. That said, I've seen other members do it quicker, others take longer. It's different for everyone! :)
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Daymo Premium
Yeah, I decided on a 6-month time frame as I am to working a full-time job. Just started building out my WA site now as well through bootcamp. That might produce some results a little sooner than 6-month.

Be great if we meet up at the Affiliate conference in Vegas next year !! :)
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would you say its "better" or "easier" to start off with the bootcamp method (where you get paid for refferals if im not mistaken), or your own website, in my instance the idea you gave me? which is faster? i just need to make $200 so i can get premium at the end of this month.

sorry to bother you, but you the only guy that helps on here.

i was wondering if you could be like my mentor or something like that lol? No? Too much, Too soon?
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@RICH. Premium
If you choose Bootcamp it's a long haul, the "make money online" niche is highly competitive. That said, some members recruit a few mates via their affiliate link and pay for their own subscription that way.

I'm afraid I don't mentor, sorry! :)
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kuila Premium
Hello.... mr. @RICH.
First of all i had like to say u that nice to meet u. I am new here .today i joined this platform. I don't understand what i have to do.. i have no idea about online marketing.. and the most important thing is that i am geeting mail that some people are following me ... is it mandatory i have to follow someone? What is the meaning of following here? Is this just like facebook friend following?
And help me please how do use this platform..
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@RICH. Premium
Hi Pradip and welcome! :)

Just click on the green Get Started Here button, everything you need to know is explained, step-by-step.

Some members are interested in what new members are up to, so you will get some follows, especially if you chat, or blog, or ask questions in a classroom. It's nothing to worry about and you don't have to follow anyone back if you don't want to!

Rich.
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kuila Premium
Thank you. thank you so much....
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Dannyi89 Premium
Heya Rich! Appreciate your reply earlier. Would customizr be ideal for a website based around budget pc's and peripherals? I am looking for a theme that would best suite this niche. I have a theme already selected but i am striving for simplicity & the best response time so i'm looking to switch it over. I haven't created much content yet so switching a theme at this point in time would be best

Thanks in advance!

Danny
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@RICH. Premium
I think out of all the free themes I've seen, Customizr offers the most flexibility plus a paid upgrade option if necessary.

https://wordpress.org/themes/customizr/

http://docs.presscustomizr.com/article/175-first-steps-with-the-customizr-wordpress-theme
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Dannyi89 Premium
I have activated it recently and have been playing with the options. I am very pleased with how slick it is and easy to maneuver around yet so simple and elegant! I was spending a lot of time trying to find a theme resembling this and you hit the spot!! Once I get everything all set...I'll start getting into the meat of my site haha. Thanks rich!
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@RICH. Premium
You're most welcome! :)
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Ctuttle Premium
Hey rich I seen you helped out some people in the chat and now I am wondering if you can clear up a few questions I have i am very new but have been through the process of started up my website but now I am second guessing it. My question is do I just find a few items to promote within my netch and base my website off of that? If you could give me a few tips that would be great.

Thanks
Colby
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@RICH. Premium
I recommend you work in a niche that you're passionate about, something you really enjoy. There's nothing worse than creating content for a website year-after-year on a topic that bores you to tears.

That said, you definitely want to ensure that you can source products to review in your niche, and then affiliate to those products via somewhere like Amazon.
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Richardtooco Premium
hi rich my name is richard lopez I'm new my history is short i use to be in the good financial shape before and Im no worry about make money by online cuz my business was pretty good but my life chaenging complete when my wife get seek she has cervical cancer in four stage and I'm lost everything knowh i have to stay in house take care her my only choice is doing this and don't get me bad I'm love to do I'm planing for many time before but like i say knowh is my only way to pay my bills can you please help me I'm stuck choice the niche can you sugest me something or guive me some idea .thankyou
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@RICH. Premium
I recommend you work in a niche that you're passionate about, something you really enjoy. There's nothing worse than creating content for a website year-after-year on a topic that bores you to tears. :)
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Richard, I've just been reading your profile and it is great to see that you have been successful here at Wealthy Affiliate! I see that you are also from the UK, I am too. I look forward to reading your blog posts and connecting with you.

All the best to you Richard, Roy.
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robinjs Premium
Hello Rich!

Are you the same Rich that helped me out (and helped out many of us) a few years ago - answering questions left and right - the one to go to in the time of need? I haven't seen you in a while - good to see you are back in action here!

I'm not active in WA so much these days, but value the community and support when I need it. :D

Welcome back!
Robin
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@RICH. Premium
Hey Robin.

Yup, it's me, I haven't been active for a couple of years, but I'm back for another few months at least.

It's great to hear from you too, it's been a bit like a school reunion the last month, so many former "classmates" from 2012 stopping by to say "Hi!" and it's fantastic to see how many are still at WA and how well they're all doing. :)

How's everything going with you? Let me know if there's anything I can do to help anytime, or drop me a PM even if you just want to catch up, I'd love to keep in touch.

Rich.
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robinjs Premium
I'll PM you. :)
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YannisSp Premium
Hey Richard, i'm thinking of working on artificial intelligence niche because i enjoy learning about it.Do you think that is a niche that has potential on making money?Also i can only find few affiliate programs on AI (like 3-4).Is it a problem or maybe i'm not looking in the correct sources?Thank you and i hope i didn't confuse you !
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@RICH. Premium
It's difficult to advise as I've no experience with AI.

That said, it's a trending subject and there are searches for it http://d.pr/i/eifR

However, I'm not sure that people searching for that term would also be looking to buy.

I've no doubt Amazon will have dozens of books on the subject that you could review and affiliate, but whether you'd make enough sales to provide a decent income... ?
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YannisSp Premium
Thank you Richard, it's a hard subject in general as i have read from others but i may give it a try because if you don't test it's hard to know!
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Sampao Premium
Wanna thank you again for taking your time to help a newbie as myself. I also see that you are very active in the live chat and help many others. Inspiring is what it is. Hopefully I will be able to help others once I get a hang of this:) Again, thanks!!
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@RICH. Premium
You're most welcome! :)
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CathH1 Premium
welcome to Premium.
You have made a fab choice and I look forward to following your journey here at WA. You have all the tools and training here to build an awesome site and be successful, you just need to be prepared to put the work in to make it happen.
All the best
Cath
:-)
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Tracy47 Premium
Hi Rich! Your post gives me hope. I worked in Corporate America for over 13 years, made well over the six-figure mark, and had benefits out the wazoo. I wasn't happy, wasn't a good mom, and wasn't a good wife. So I quit and here I am. I plan to commit 100% of my time to building my online business through the training here at WA. My questions is this... how long did it take to make a full time income and how many different sites do you have? Sorry if this is too personal. I'm very goal oriented and am just trying to set some realistic ones for 2014. Thanks tons for any advice and congrats on your success, it's inspiring to newbies like me!
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