About RickCollins
Joined February 2015
After graduation I joined the US Marine Corps for 5 years. I then started a home remodeling business which worked very well for about 5 years before getting an offer to join the Union as a Carpenter and run commercial jobs... better pay and running a home improvement company was making me old fast!
I have dabbled in and out of internet marketing between Herbalife and hundreds of other affiliate programs (adwords sites, squidoo, expertwordpress, domain parking...too many to name) that never seemed to pan out. I currently have an awful website set up by a international company as a sub dealer for a national security system provider (nope, haven't made any money with this either), but they are doing a PPC campaign for me that is costs about 500. 00/mo. I need help to stop the bleeding. Then I ended up buy a domain parking script for some other 5 or so domains I own in the niches of primitive / rustic decor and crafts, property preservation services and alarm systems.... No fortune acquired here either.
Sorry for being so dramatic and I am sure there are horror stories on WA but I needed to get that off my chest to real people that understand completely what I am talking about.
Currently employed as a construction Superintendent for a national firm with a Union Carpenter background.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Rick !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow. I understand, I have been bled too.
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viosecrets Premium
Hi Rickcollins, thank you for the follow. I look forward to working with you here at WA community. Wish you success in all your endeavors!:
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copperdell Premium
Thank you for your follow. You are in the right place for learning, people on here are very helpful. Don't give up. Success to you. Sherrie
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Lb830 Premium
Hey Rick, thanks for the follow and for visiting my site... I am adding you back to my network... may nothing but success follow you here at WA. If there is anything I can help you with just holler.
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RickCollins Premium
Gayle, thank you for the follow back. Wish you nothing but success here a WA also.
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Lb830 Premium
Thank you so much Rick, I really appreciate it.
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Hello Rick:

Wow! I hope you can get out of the $500 per month thing. Been there, done that. The nice thing is WA will teach you how to do everything you need to do. I have just begun doing things the WA way (just completed my 3rd month) and one of the 3 sites I have built is indexed by Google.

This is a think of wonder. I have been building sites for 20 years, had a site building company for a while, and had a little success, but this is much better.

Anyway, welcome and if I can help in any way, let me know.

Best of everything
BigDaddyFred
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craig6 Premium
Hi Rick, thanks for the follow,all the best to you on your journey here at WA,Jay
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Timard Premium
Welcome to the community and wish you all the success for the future.
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dunbar Premium
Hi Rick and thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks for following. My best wishes for your success at WA.
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Wishing you much success here at WA.
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Best wishes for you and your success!
-Maureen
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks wish you lots of success here as well
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey there!
I just wanted to thank you for adding me to your circle and to wish you a fun and exciting journey to success here on Wealthy Affiliate! I'm sure you'll find all the training, tools and help that you need.
Have a great day!
Cheers
Sarah
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RickCollins Premium
Sarah, Thanks for adding me back. I wish you much success here at WA.
Have a great day,
Rick
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you Rick! Have a good one! cheers =)
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PaulOsborne Premium
Thanks for adding me to your WA network, Rick.

I wish you massive success in your online ventures.

Best Regards

Paul
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RickCollins Premium
Paul, thanks for the follow back. Wishing you lots of success here at WA.
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ar20746 Premium
Hi Rick!
Thanks for the follow and I have returned the follow back. I hope that we share a lot of success here. Nice to meet you and best of luck.
Joze.
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back And wish you lot's of success here as well
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Margot Premium
Well Rick, you've come to the right place to learn how to do it right, as I'm sure you know by now. Best wishes on making your abundant dreams come true.
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow. Wishing you lots of success here at WA
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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RickCollins Premium
Shawn, thanks for the follow back. Have a great day.
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gappleby Premium
Hey Rick, thanks for the follow. Back atcha!

Been there, done that on chasing different opps. I think we all have. Finally figured out that the money was not in the bizopps, but in creating a real, be it online, business that brought value to a specific niche. That the value had to be long-term, meaning list-building and relationship-building. And that the REAL money was in creating sales funnels that served the same customers over and over, typically starting with small micro-commitments.

I also discovered that following your passion makes the business tolerable on those days when you hate it (they will come), and that information products is lucrative beyond belief.

The guys who want the big money or claim to do it for you usually don't deliver (never deliver?). It's a jungle out there, but if you stick with it, go with your gut and your common sense, and do the work, including a few failures along the way, it will work. You have a wealth of sellable knowledge, just from reading your profile.

Good luck. This is a great program and community.

Gordon Applegy
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the inspiration Gordon.
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ollie1950 Premium
Hi Rick; Thanks for the follow am right back at you;-)
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks Ollie.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Rick and thanks for the follow. Yes you will get to hear some Horror stories within WA. Lots of members, myself included have been there, done that, read all the eBooks and watched countless video's. Never got the T-Shirt though lol.
I will follow you back.
Have a nice eveing.
Robert
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RickCollins Premium
Robert, thanks for the follow back.
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Kyle Premium
Rick, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Rick.
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1Sunshine Premium
Thanks for the follow, Rick!
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Appreciate it
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kpatrice Premium
Rick, life is a circle but I bet here at WA you destined to win.
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow. wishing you much success.
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pmenke Premium
Thank you for the following and best of luck to you!
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RickCollins Premium
Wishing you lots of success.
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dcomeau Premium
Hi Rick, thx for the follow back. I know exactly what you are talking about. I have been thru the same things with scams and bogus programs and non monetized websites. I can tell you that I am learning everything I need to know here with the lessons and the help of a wonderful community of people. I think that you will find yourself in the right place, just as I did here. Best of success to you.
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Rick thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey mate
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Good day to you Too
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oggy1968 Premium
My pleasure mate
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Rick. I just read your profile and your story sounds familiar.

I was also a Herbalife distributor many years ago and, oddly enough, it was Herbalife that got me interested in internet marketing because I noticed that the groups who used the internet efficiently were doing much better than the others. But I didn't have enough experience, so I was trying to learn and, like you, got sucked into all kinds of things.

Try to just follow the training now and for the things you want to know that don't get explained when you want to know them, put your question in the search bar and you are likely to find an answer. Or just simply ask.

P.S. Thanks for following me. I just noticed. I had already clicked the 'Follow' button before I found the email that you had followed me.
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Great to meet you
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rosieM Premium
Thank you for the folow....and as echoed throughout, WA is the best possible platform to help you achieve online goals...with the best group of supportive and helpful networkers anywhere! I am really looking forward to networking with you!
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RickCollins Premium
Rosie, thanks for the follow back.
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rosieM Premium
That's what we do here! Or at least, what we SHOULD do!
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tajord Premium
Thanks for connecting Rick, sorry to hear about your previous encounters. Here at WA you'll learn the right way to go about things, no longer will you fall back into situations like that.

I wish you all the best in your goals and if there's any help that I can offer, don't hesitate to ask.

Best wishes.
Ty
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RickCollins Premium
Ty, Thanks and wish you all the best as well.
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tmaltz Premium
Great to meet you Rick and thanks for the follow. Wish you the best of luck here at WA and I'm following you back. Look forward to working with you and following your progress.
Thanks,
Todd
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RickCollins Premium
Todd, Thanks for the follow back.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Rick for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the follow back.
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silah77 Premium
Hi Rick, we have all our experiences seeking for something to build and earn a leaving from it but falling into the traps because we cannot find someone who can walk us through step by step to build a real business. And that's why WA is offering that and it's the right place be. All the best and again thanks for the follow.
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Loes Premium
Hello Rick, Welcome! Nice to meet you, thanks for the follow. I think you have reached you destination on WA, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA, see you around, Success! Greetings Loes
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RickCollins Premium
Loes, Thanks for the follow back. WA does seem to be the final destination. wishing you lots of success.
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kennnyb Premium
Welcome to WA

Rick, thanks for the follow. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You have just found the right place to learn all there is to know about this online marketing community and how to build a highly successful business.
Just remember, this is a marathon race, not a short sprint.
So just have in mind that this online business success is not only going to take a lot of hard work from you but also dedication and plenty of time as you cannot become successful in a day or two.
Don't be in a hurry for success. Just do things right the first time around and success will meet you the harder you work.
Follow Kyle's videos and instructions and if you get stuck....well.......that is what the community is for! Just ask and you will receive everyone’s help each other out because we all care!
Ken
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RickCollins Premium
Kenny, Thanks for the follow back. WA has a very supportive community, glad I finally made it. Good luck to you
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RickCollins Premium
Ben, Yes I have a time or two. Thanks for the follow back, good luck to you as well.
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BenORourke Premium
Hi Rick, nice to meet you. You certainly have been "around the block" so to speak.

Good luck with your website here!
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Lady May Premium
Hey Rick, welcome & thx for looking in and for the follow, it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Blessings & good luck to you and let me know if I might be of any help to you. May 2015 be your greatest year.
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RickCollins Premium
Lady May thank you for the kind words and returning the follow. Wishing you success in 2015.
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rebeccas Premium
Hello Rick! I’m Coach Rebecca. Thanks for the follow. I am happy to connect with you. Please let me know how I can help you with your dream for online marketing success.

Here are a couple of resources I wrote to help you with internet marketing online business success:

What's the Secret to Success With Internet Marketing?

Show Me the Money…How to Quickly Identify Your Online Money Making Niche
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RickCollins Premium
Rebecca I appreciate it and thank you for returning follow
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ZUNAINAH Premium
Hi, thanks for follow me,cheers and nice to meet you
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, it's Glenn a fellow premium member like yourself dropping by to say special welcome and lots of success
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Rae01 Premium
Hello Rick, Welcome to WA! Had a website years ago...did it all on my own. Stumbled on WA couple weeks back and I have been happy ever since. Not one of my questions has gone unanswered. Great investment, great community.
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RickCollins Premium
Read some of your post. You seem like a very smart and motivated person. Glad we connected and I plan to keep reading your motivating post.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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RickCollins Premium
Labman, Sorry it has taken so long to reply, been very occupied with all the training. Thanks for the follow and i am very happy to be here.
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Strap Premium
Welcome to premium - probably the best decision you have made in a long time GOOD LUCK
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks, I hope this is the final step in my search for online income.
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise decision. All the best to you.
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RickCollins Premium
Thank you! I am on overload with all the information, It is amazing
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JCambell Premium
W.A. is the way to go
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks for the post. I am digging deep into all the materials and hoping this is the final stop in my search for online marketing.
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Rick, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below.

Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)

Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

★ ★ ★ 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.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 2 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 2-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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RickCollins Premium
Thanks Frank. I found your site while searching Google, so I am glad I did.
I do hope to turn this internet marketing downhill slide around and start making some income in the near future.
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affilicoach Premium
Great to have your here Rick.
I look forward to your success buddy.
Be sure to hit me up for advice anytime you need it.
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