About Ryanoak
Joined February 2018
I am a side-hustler. My day job rocks - public servant traffic engineer and I'm not looking to give that up (great people, great benefits, great income stability)...but ever since 2011, I've been trying to build different businesses and projects (on the side). Wedding photography, historic audio tour creator, street photography book author.......but my favorite and most lucrative income has been my affiliate income through some video tutorials I made years ago. I still make over $500/mo from work I did YEARS ago. I still can't believe this "online business" stuff works! So yeah, I'm a HUGE fan of passive, affiliate income.

Now what? And why am I here at WA!?

RIght when my business boomed, big changes happened in my life. I had a mold problem in my basement that cost me a fortune. I had two young kids. And then went through a separation.

I decided I had to stop the side business stuff. Or at least put it on pause.

But life is good again. i've simplified and I'm ready to take on the challenge of growing my online income to where I've always dreamed of it.

I am aiming for $30,000 / month by the end of 2020. But to do that I'll need to go full-time. So now I need to find a way to get to $15,000/mo and replace my day-job.

I know this works. I know what I need to do. It'll take a lot of work, but I feel ready.

I'm planning on helping those that are just getting started. I've been there too. And I plan on learning and growing and taking MASSIVE action.

Please leave a message and say hi. I'm new but already love this community.

To your success!

Ryan
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Ryan, I am a civil engineer. Back in the days I did it, a lot of 'niches' were covered including traffic systems. The main thing I remember from this is the term 'Green light lag'

Over the years, as I sit behind traffic that needs to look at a green light for, what seems like minutes, I have found that phrase very true!
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KristylaureL Premium
I want to learn what you learn! Lol that’s a great goal! I’m currently building me second website. I’ve been here for a month now and do this full time. Do you choose items that are pricey to advertise? I noticed you make $$ videos. Do they buy the videos ? Just curious how the whole income works. I understand if someone buys product from your website you can make $$ and by clicking on adds. Is there something else I don’t know of yet? :)
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ryanoak Premium
Hey Kristy,

I use the video tutorials to help people solve a problem they are having and then part of that solution is to use a product I recommend. And I use affiliate links to those products so I make a commision. Hope that helps!

Ryan
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Ryan for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. When first starting your affiliate marketing website many members have problems coming up with niche ideas.

Probably the one main problem is that people tend to over-think the simple process of finding a niche. Just sit back and look around you. You have niches everywhere. You are even wearing different niches.

Though it is important to fully understand that any niche can be profitable, there are certain niche markets that will be more profitable than others. You might think that the market is saturated but there is plenty of room to earn.

The niches in these 2 types of profitable categories (Evergreen and Passions) are plentiful and broad. Like all niches they will need to be narrow and focused. The more they are, the more profitable they become.

I created a tutorial that explains the differences in these two groups and provide you with many niche and sub niche ideas for each category. If you are having problems choosing a niche, click the link below.
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ryanoak Premium
This is actually helpful. Thanks!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ryan and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you've been here and had a look round the site you might have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
You must keep up with the training and if you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400 blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert Allan
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ryanoak Premium
Hi Robert. Thanks for the welcome message!

Hey - can I PM you on something? I want to bounce my domain name options off with you.

Let me know and then I'll send you a message.

Thanks!

Ryan
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and by the way -

You may not be aware of this 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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ryanoak Premium
Liked! :)
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Loes Premium
Hello Ryan,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks so much for the kind welcome. Trying to wrap my head around it all (and I'm not even new to affiliate marketing success)....just wanting to see what I need to do to take my $500/mo income and get it to $5000/mo by the end of the year.
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Loes Premium
Just go through the training, and pick up the missing pieces:)
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a1jonuk Premium
Welcome Aboard Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. You have made a great decision to join us.

Take your time and browse the membership then follow the training sequence in order as it really does take you by the hand and remember to ask any questions you may have as the community here is first class, we really are a family.

I wish you all the best on your WA journey.

Andrew.
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MarkBa Premium
Hello roakleyca

Congratulations on going Premium.

I have found the weekly webinar very useful to watch and now that you’re a premium member you can too.

One tip though… be sure the topic being covered is what you need right now otherwise it won’t be the best use of your time.

If you can’t or don’t want to attend live, there’s always the recordings. (See “Live Video Classes” under Training on the left hand menu.

Wishing you every success with your business goals for 2018.

~Mark
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks Mark. Do you work for VA? Is that why you're giving me this info? Just curious.
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MarkBa Premium
Hey RYan, Nope definitely don't work for WA. Just a tip form my experience. ~mark
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Sheris4U Premium
I was trying to go through another company AWOL and It was going to cost $150 a month to get everything I needed just to ake everything work. You do not get the support you do at WA. Everything you get is just a steal , I cant believe what we get for the price. I have only been at this 3 weeks but I do not know what I would have done without having incredible access to themes, plug ins especially support.
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks for letting me know that Sheri. I have taken quite a bit of online business training. A few were exceptional. Others were more of a bait and swtich. WA is still not cheap so trying to make a good rational decision for my side-business. Thanks for your input.
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Ryan. :)
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ryanoak Premium
Hi Kyle. I do have a question. I signed up for the free trial directly through the WA website. But now I want to sign up for the premium account through someone's affiliate link so they get credit for the sale and so I get that persons bonuses. Are you able to help make that happen? Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
You are connected to someone when you join WA, you don't add yourself as someones referral after. That is how the affiliate program (and affiliate marketing works).

Congrats on going Premium Ryan, I really do look forward to working with you!
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks Kyle,

So....how do I find out who I'm "connected" to? And what does that connection mean?
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Kyle Premium
When you joined, you didn't join through anyone. In saying this, you have access to EVERYONE here within the community, so you can lean on anyone for support...myself included.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
I just caught you on Live chat and followed you right back. You have quite an inspirational past. I hear the mention of building websites for photographic businesses.

You can do this right here.
I love Local SEO.

Jay has brilliant training on this.You cant go wrong here. You know you can do this!!

Being in the right place is the absolute Key to building your online business presence. Heck if I did it you definitely can.

Its a pleasure to meet you on live chat and best wishes and have tons of success for 2018.

Regards Debs :))
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ryanoak Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome Debs.
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Kyle 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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herinnelson Premium
Hi and welcome to our great community! Your bio is full of amazing accomplishments! This seems like the perfect fit for you!

Let me know if you ever need a hand. You can also reach out to the leaders and the people here! There is never a dull moment within the community, as you will soon find out. With so much information in the training, videos, tutorials, blog posts, etc., you will see that all you need to succeed is right at your fingertips!

I wish you all the best and glad to connect! See you around again!
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Bob-1 Premium
I like the way you think Ryan! Great to meet you. I'm new to the online business model, been here at WA for 4 weeks. I am going to make it happen. Yes, I've set goals but can't imagine where I'll end up at the end of the year. I do know hard work pays off, so I'm on the path.

I'll be looking forward to reading your success story!
~ Bob
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