About Rip
Joined March 2014
I want to setup a Internet Marketing Business to have more time and location freedom. I am self employed and have worked in a service business for garage doors and gate operators for over 25 years. I do a lot of driving for my "job" and want to change that aspect of my life.
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.
lochs reviews and affiliate links is a possible on it's own - security is big business?

With 20 plus years experience in this industry, shout if you need any help. I highly recommend this site too!
Please also read and "like" my blogs, (top of each post), for other insights! Go for gold!
My blog for tomorrow is an unusal way to find a niche for you!
Kyle Premium
What's going on Van? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
Rip Premium
Hi Kyle. Been finding my way around the site and getting familiar with it. Going through the Getting Started training and working on what "niche" to pursue. Thanks for the support.
Kyle Premium
Well if you ever need any help solidifying your ideas or have any questions, let me know. Congrats on going Premium! :)
IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Van! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
Rip Premium
Hi Steve. How are you today? I am excited about getting more training and some help with direction.

Getting familiar with the site and going through the training. Up to Lesson 3, Finding the Niche. Told myself not to go any further until I get the niche to pursue.

I have had a hard time with this aspect of getting started. Been working on getting educated on this stuff for a long time. Off and on for years. Time to get seriously focused. Learned a lot about the different ways to make money with a web business. Read a post about "Shiny Object Syndrome" Did they write that about me?

I am very interested in a membership site because of the recurring revenue aspect. Right now, I don't have the time or ability to create such a site so the affiliate aspect of WA looks real good.

I looked at doing physical product sites, using Amazon etc...

I have lots of ideas.... I finally just "Picked" something to get some experience in making a website. AdviceAboutRelationships-net
I use canned content(don't even rewrite any of it) as this is a site I am using just to learn how to do a website.

There is a lot of training out there on how to build websites, get traffic, build lists and with the trouble I have had with settling on a niche, I thought maybe a site on just deciding about a niche could help other people get over this hurdle. The content I could create on that indecision could fill volumes...

I read your post about checking ideas with Google Trends, I realize my topic shouldn't be what I am interested in but something other people are looking for answers to also...preferably lots of people....I ran "Finding a Niche" through Google Trends and adwords and revealed low search volume.

A site about figuring out what "your" IM niche should be. What do you think?

Thanks, Van

P.S Thanks for having a site that lead me here.
IveTriedThat Premium
I'd have to say that YOUR interest in the topic is equally as important as other people's interest in the topic. You'll want to find something that strikes that balance: a topic that you want to work on and that other people are searching for. If you create a site that doesn't hold your interest, you'll likely give up on it far before you see your first visitor.

A site on finding a niche would work. It is an area that a lot of people struggle on and are always in need of help.
Carson Premium
Great to have you here at WA Van!

Today is your first day being part of a community that has everything you need to learn all about Internet marketing, online business, and earning revenue from the NET. I always like to welcome new members personally, so here's my official "WELCOME"!

I'm here to help if you need answers to questions, or if you need some guidance at any time.

I'll leave you with one suggestion to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course located on your dashboard or within the main menu:

This course is going to help you really understand how Internet marketing works and how we suggest you get started.

Talk to you soon!

IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Van and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I am Steve, the owner of IveTriedThat. I just wanted to let you know that I am here to help you through your journey into the online world, so if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started Course". This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labelled "Get Started Here"



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.

But most importantly...

(3) I am going to be giving you my "2014 Roadmap to Success"

I wrote out the exact steps I take to start a new website from scratch. This includes how I pick a niche, come up with content for the site, and monetize it. These are the EXACT strategies I use every day and I've been working for myself full-time since 2008. I know first hand that they work. :)

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

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, I am here and I am available. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA, I know you are going to love it!

If there's anything I can do for you Van, just let me know!