About RussWA
Joined April 2019
I just turned 70. I am in good health but the last few years have been very difficult. I lost two companions in 2010 and 2017 and the in 2018 my mother and Bella (pictured).
Not sure how long I have left but I have recently become interested in online business opportunity. I was in the mortgage business prior to retirement but it has become more regulated and no longer viable for an individual.
My curiosity was peeked by some suggestions by Tom Woods (tomwoods.com, happyearner.com) as a “side hustle” income supplement.
I have subscribed to several high priced programs but upon further examination, they assume too much prior knowledge.
As a newbie and only moderately technically skilled, I had too many questions for practical support. WA seems to offer a more collegial community for support. I hope this will get over hump!
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Foxhenley Premium
Greetings Russ,
Just stopping by to see how you're getting on here at WA!

Have you found your Training enjoyable?

It has been a few days since I was here, and I was wondering how you are finding all of WA's Feature Programs?

As you are introduced to each of these marvelous ways to help us do our work if you need any guidance finding anything look in your Dashboard!

If you need help from a live person, there will be someone in LiveChat!

This is a Pay-It-Forward Community which means We Want Each Other To Succeed, and We Help Each Other!

If you need help, contact any member, including me.
God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌷
SondraM Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I am sorry to read about your losses.

I hope you will truly enjoy the continual challenge and learning that comes along with building an online business. You have been asking some great niche related questions.

I would like to challenge you to pick out something that you are interested in so that you will have a website to work on as you progress through the training.

In all probability, you will decide to change niches in a month or two or maybe even three. If so, you will be out the $15 or so you spent on your domain name. But, you will be getting first hand experience of building the website and publishing content.

Then, when you decide on the perfect niche idea for you, if there is such a thing, you will be able to progress even faster with it.

LindaBaxter Premium
Welcome to WA. Sorry for all your challenges and losses. I think you probably have already found WA is much more suited to your experience and knowledge. I had had a little experience in building a site, but those other "guru sites" were waaay over my head too. Besides I didn't have the funds they wanted for the extra piece of the internet puzzle. Well, hope you have found what you need. Reach out to the community no matter how stupid you think it is. Someone has always been there before you, and they will help you find the answer. Be sure to like and comment. Best wishes! Linda
russWA Premium
I posted the following as a question:

I listened to Kyle’s idea on niche selection. Choosing something in which you have an interest or passion is sensible but is it viable?
Why wouldn’t a prospect just google it and probably be directed to amazon or other retailer?
A micro niche that he was suggesting would not seem to have enough prospects or products to generate much affiliate revenue.
What opportunities for upsell would be possible within a micro niche or would I use the micro niche for initial contact and then expand to a larger niche to enable further product sales?
In acting as an affiliate, should I simply promote the product using promotional literature from product source or review it to develop me (my company) as a trusted brand?
Sorry for such long winded question but any advice would be appreciated.
russWA Premium
My error. I intended to reply to Kyle
LindaBaxter Premium
I wish I personally had the answer to your questions. Put those questions up in the Q "field" above where it says "Ask questions here" That will direct the question to auto-answers. If you don't find an answer, then submit your question, or write a blog with these questions in it. Ask for comments on your blog. You'll usually get several who respond. Linda
PeteWeaver Premium
Hey Russ,

I just want to congratulate you on becoming a new premium member. You're going find that Wealthy Affiliate training is simple and there are plenty of those who knows how it works.

Follow the training and ask questions when you get stuck.

You're in the right place for the best training for newbies and experienced.

Pete Weaver
cris1018 Premium
Hi there! Nice to meet you here at WA, and very new welcome to you! Thank you for the follow. I am now following you back. I think you have found the right place to learn all of the skills you need to learn the world of online business. Many of us have had similar "live and learn" instances when it comes to trying to find the right platform. Along comes WA, and the rest is history! I look forward to seeing your progress.

Take care,
russWA Premium
Can I edit my goals to clarify. I notice when looking at others that I did not specify income per time period
MHead1 Premium
Hello and welcome to the premium level of Wealthy Affiliate. You've made the right decision, and I wish you much success for your future endeavors. If there is anything I can do to assist you please let me know.

j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

PPeveto Premium
Hi russWA

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

and Congratulations on going premium!
I am sorry for your loss..

Really happy to have you here in our community!

If you have any

questions, I or anyone here will be more than
happy to help you!

Cherry21 Premium
Welcome to WA. I hope all your dreams come true. You have become a member of a great community. Someone here will have gone through or going through anything you might feel while you are here. If you have questions reach out. In saying that let's get started, put in the hard work consistently and fly like an eagle. I hope to see you in the air. Be Blessed and Good Luck!!!!!!
SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (a bit ‘mad’ to the outside world, but we are fun) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
Ahimbe Premium
Congratulations on going premium.
Your resolve to achieve success is unquestionable.
I wish you all the best.
mihaifau Premium
Welcome to WA Premium Members. I wish you all the success on your journey.
tblackwell14 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium! This is a wonderful family to be part of and we are certainly happy you are here! Your goals will all come to fruition because there is a wealth of help, ideas, assistance, support, and comradery at your disposal. Feel free to reach out to the family with any questions you have. Much success to you.
WendyMx Premium
Greetings, and welcome to Premium. I think it's a great opportunity for learning, doing, and interacting with like-minded people. I hope your experience here will lead to success beyond your dreams.
All the best,
Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Russ and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
Kyle Premium
Hey Russ,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(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. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Russ and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Russ! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Russ!
Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Russ? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
JerryHuang Premium
Hey Russ,
It's me, Jerry!

It's been 3 days since you joined Wealthy Affiliate. But we haven't seen you setup your profile - your profile picture and/or your profile description.

So, I'm just checking in to see if everything's alright?

Follow this guide if you have any problems: Also, feel free to reply to my messages should you need any help.

Hope to work with you soon!

Your #1 Fan,

By the way, check out my latest FREE Vegas Trip thanks to Wealthy Affiliate. It was epic:
JerryHuang Premium
Hey Russ!
Thank you for accepting my invitation for you to join Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Jerry and I'm here to help you along the way with your new online business.

This is an automated message but when you reply to it, I'll respond to you personally because I'm a real person who cares about your success!

The first step here is to set up your account (your profile image and some self-introduction). This is going to allow people to recognize you and you will get a lot more followers as well.

You can follow the following guide if you have any difficulties: After completing your profile, you'll get a better feel for the wonderful community here at Wealthy Affiliate. I'll guide you after that.

Feel free to navigate yourself inside the community. You'll slowly feel the greatness and awesomeness of this place.

Talk to you soon,

Your #1 Fan,