About Sal18a
Joined November 2017
Greetings All,

My name is Sal, and I am a complete newbie in the world of internet marketing.

I am a loving husband and father of two awesome boys. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports with my kids, travelling, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people.

After graduating college, I got trapped working the 9 to 5 rat race in corporate America. Well, in my case, it was more like the 9 to 9 rat race, or the 9 to 5 rate race on steroids. I worked in the investments and financial services industry, and the positions I had often required 60 to 70-hour work weeks, sometimes more.

My wife, who’s a software engineer, is also no stranger to long hours of work. I remember her going back to work after maternity leave (twice, after our two babies were born) and doing all-nighters a couple times a week for a few months straight, just to meet deadlines.

Those were very difficult times for us as you can imagine. We barely got any sleep, working crazy hours while taking care of our children. Over the past few years, we felt stuck working at our careers that wasn’t very fulfilling to us anymore. We both wanted to quit our jobs, but couldn’t because we needed the money.

Fast forward a couple months ago, and I got what I wished for. Well, almost. The company I was working for had to wind down operations, and as the senior executive in the company, I had the tough task of terminating all employees - including myself. Although I got what I wanted in that I lost my job - albeit involuntarily - it felt like the lowest point of my career as I did not like letting go of good people, especially those who I hired, trained and had a great relationship with. So that wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to go down.

My wife, however, helped me see the light. She told me that losing my job is a blessing in disguise. It gives us the near perfect opportunity to finally take a chance on starting a business - one that doesn’t require a lot of capital, where we can somehow help people and enjoy what we’re doing. And over time, build our business to the point where it can provide us with enough income and financial freedom to live the lifestyle we desire.

If we can do this, then we can show family and friends how to do it as well, including the people that used to work with me since we’re all essentially in the same boat - trying to achieve financial freedom. That’s the goal!

And that’s how I arrived here at Wealthy Affiliate. I know it’s not going to be easy and there are no guarantees. But from what I’ve seen so far, WA is the best place for me to learn internet marketing, get the support I need from like-minded people, and pay it forward - all good stuff!

I’m excited to embark on this new journey and can’t wait to see where it takes me and my family.
Sal18a's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
10K a month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
anything over 13K a month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
at least 8 hours a day
 
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sal18a Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
10K a month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
anything over 13K a month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
at least 8 hours a day
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Druig Premium
great goals. . . now do ALL of the trainings, ask questions, and implement as you go.. .
Best to you
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smoothk Premium
Take these goals and work out the milestones that are needed along the way to get you to your goals. Start with the "happy earning" amount and build/adjust along the way.

Stick with the training. That is key to staying motivated and not so lost and alone. We are all in this together. This is a great community of people that want to help others as much as or more than helping themselves.

Good luck!

Kevin
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sal18a Premium
Hi Frank,

Thank you so much for the follow-back and your words of encouragement.

Yes, I am very lucky to have a wife that understands and supports me. I've failed so many times in my life, and she's always been there for me, no matter what.

I wish you the same - that soon your wife will come around and follow your interest as well. I'm sure eventually she will, especially when you achieve your goals with your online venture.
You have the right attitude and it's only a matter of time when you realize your dreams.

Thanks for the words of wisdom from Albert Einstein. I love it -very inspiring!

I'm rooting for you, and sending out positive energy to you!

All the best..
Sal

P.S. I just took a look at your site and all I can say is WOW! What a special gift you have.. amazing, beautiful art work!
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1signbanner Premium
Sal I feel your pain but you are a smart man. You are also lucky
to have a wife who understands. This is awesome. I can only wish my wife would want to follow my interest.

Sal, you will learn and you will someday be great at this, I know it.

One thing big that is going for you is your writing "talks to me" and so to others. You have a gift that will help you and family immensely. I am sure of it.

Albert Einstein said this and I take it to heart because in my life I find this to be true.Here it is Sal, hope you like it!

"EVERYTHING IS ENERGY AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.
MATCH THE FREQUENCY OF THE REALITY YOU WANT AND
YOU CANNOT HELP BUT GET THAT REALITY. IT CAN BE NO
OTHER WAY. THIS IS not PHILOSOPHY. THIS IS physics"

As long as you're focused in this you have no choice but be successful my brother.

In a few short weeks I think I will get my website up and running.
I will share with you what I know.

Frank
frankuratani.com
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Sal18,

Welcome to WA community, the right place for your business. Thank you for following and I will reciprocate. See you around.
Best regards!!!
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Sal18,

Welcome to WA community, the right place for your business. Thank you for following and I will reciprocate. See you around.
Best regards!!!
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spurway Premium
Hello Sal
thank you for the following. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here at Wealthy Affiliate
Cheers Sylvia
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MKearns Premium
Hi Sal. I'm happy to welcome you here where you will effectively network with friends and developers, participate in developmental education and drive to a successful goal of fulfillment.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Sal. Welcome to WA! Reading your story I thought the same thing as your wife that losing your job was perhaps just the opportunity you needed! I hope it works out that way and WA will be the avenue for that.

Good luck to you here! If you are as hard working at this as you were at your previous job I am sure you will succeed.

Jessica
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sal18a Premium
Hi Swangirl, Thank you for the warm welcome and the good wishes. I plan on working as hard as I can, but some luck along the way is always welcomed.. and needed :) Thanks so much! Best of luck and continued success to you - cheers!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sal for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are now in the process of creating content for your affiliate marketing website.

It is important to fully understand how you should go about creating that content that will produce high Google rankings. Using low competition keywords is only a small part of the process.

Google has a set of guidelines for people creating content on their affiliate marketing websites. They do not like affiliate sites that are heavy on the selling and light on the help.

Though this may not occur to you in the beginning of your affiliate marketing journey, offering help instead of selling to your website visitors will yield more sales.

When you have some time, read the brief training at the link below which will explain Google's guidelines in a more simplistic way. When you help instead of sell, you will see better results.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Sal!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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DocDoug Premium
Thanks for following me Sal and welcome to WA!
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sal18a Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thanks so much for reaching out.

I am still trying to figure out my niche, so I'm stuck on the last task of lesson 3 (i.e., 3. Choose YOUR Niche!)

In the meantime, I was wondering if it's okay for me proceed to the next lesson, without having to check off task 3 of lesson 3 as aforementioned.

I appreciate your help and guidance.
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Swangirl Premium
You can always move forward at any time.

If you are still looking for the right direction in choosing a niche, I would suggest something that you know well and enjoy already. That way you won't run out of passion for the topic and you will have more useful information to share with your readers. Make sure you focus on solving a problem/s for your readers.

Jessica
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sal18a Premium
Hi Swangirl, Thanks so much for your advice/guidance. I really appreciate it. I actually switched over to the Bootcamp training since what I enjoy the most and have the most interest in, is closely related to the Bootcamp route. Thanks again!
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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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EricKarch1 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Awesome Goals!! I wish you very well in all future endeavors!!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Sal!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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Vpublisher Premium
hi Sal, thanks for following me back, you are welcome to my profile or to my site http://reading4uduringweekend.com/real-deal-guy/ to get cool tips and freebies. Best wishes, Vitaliy
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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sal18a Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks so much for the opportunity to join your great community here at WA. I'm looking forward to learning and engaging with you and everyone at WA throughout my journey.
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