About Sharon102060
Joined October 2014
Hello everyone! My name is Sharon & I'm 54 years of age. I'm a Canadian from Burlington, Ontario.

It's great to be a part of this this wonderful community of like-minded people. I'm very excited to be here & I'm eager to learn everything there is to know about affiliate marketing. This is all new to me so I have a lot to learn but I'm confident that with a little hard work I can establish a successful & lucrative online business.

It's my hope that in the near future I'll be able to achieve my goal of early retirement so that I can enjoy the freedom that financial security would provide me with.

I love the outdoors; I'm particularly fond of being by the water. There is something so calming about listening to the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. I enjoy the change of seasons here in Canada, although our winters are sometimes a little too long. Summer is my favourite season. I much prefer the warmth of summer over the bitter cold of winter, although the winter landscape after a fresh snowfall is truly a beautiful sight to behold. Autumn is also a delight; the vibrant colours of the leaves before they fall from the trees is quite spectacular. I'm always in awe by the beauty of nature.

I love animals of all kinds & I'm especially fond of cats. I enjoy listening to classic rock & in my spare time I enjoy playing video games online with my American friends from across the border.

I also have a passion for creative writing; I have a very vivid imagination & I enjoy books & movies particularly comedies, science fiction & fantasy.

I'm looking forward to working with other members of the WA community & I'm more than happy assist anyone in any way that I can. :)

I wish everyone here the very best of success; may all your dreams become a reality.
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MPollock Premium
Hi, Sharon thanks, for the follow, wish you the best.
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janmar Premium
It is great to meet you. Thank you for following. I wish you continued success on your adventure here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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angelam12368 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Best of wishes to you.
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Sharon
Great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too. My email is epublishing2016@gmail.com what is your email address. If you have time Sharon, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. if you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like". Thanks in advance Sharon ;) Yours, Terry ;)
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TSmithers Premium
Hi Sharon and thanks for the follow.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Sharon! I love to write too. Thanks for the follow. All the best...Gary
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despatis Premium
Hi Sharon, lovely intro. Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your online course/business, keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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craig6 Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow,let's stay in contact and best of luck on your journey here at WA...check my blogs out for my take on positivity...you might think it's rubbish..then again it might help i don't know,i hope they help someone,that would be great... it's up to you...take care
Jay..
p.s if you like them, would you click the like button..thanks a lot...have a great day
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Hi Sharon

How are you today?
Thanks for the follow
All the best
Paul
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Sharon102060 Premium
Good morning Paul. :) I'm very well thanks & hope you are the same. Best wishes! Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Sharon
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rolexvon Premium
Hello Sharon! thank you for the following.. have a nice day...
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Maria, you're most welcome. :) Best wishes! Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Sharon
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wngtime Premium
Thanks for the follow. I hope you have great success at WA :)
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Reptyrog Premium
Hi Sharon! Thanks for following. I like your profile; it looks like we have a lot in common. Feel free to reach me about anything. Thanks, Matt
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thanks Matt, I appreciate the offer. :)
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Sharon thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thanks Nelio. I sincerely hope that you're able to regain some of your lost time in order to spend more of it with your family. I wish you happiness & success. Best of luck! :)

Sharon
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oggy1968 Premium
Thank you Sharon, it's already happening have a wonderful day
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keymanmd Premium
I have a few Christmas blogs up, thought you might like them. The latest is 45 minutes so only if you have time to enjoy a story. Merry Christmas Sharon,
Jim
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Sharon102060 Premium
You're welcome Tonio. :)
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Tonio54 Premium
Thanks for following.
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alanh Premium
Hi!
So nice to meet you. I appreciate your follow, thank you. The very best to you here at WA. Welcome to the family.
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me; much appreciated. All the best as you continue to achieve your goals that brought you to W.A.
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JeanR Premium
Hi Sharon, thanks for the follow. Enjoy Much Success. .Jean '
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kholmes Premium
Hi there Sharon. I thank you for your follow and wish you the very best. Kim :))
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Moonrock2 Premium
Thanks for the following! Sorry for late reply.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Not a problem. :)
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1sourcebiz Premium
Ah - the Freedom 55 Plan, eh? Thanks for the follow Sharon. I hope you get to live your dream - and I think you've found the right place to get yourself headed in the right direction. The WA community is the greatest!
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Sharon102060 Premium
You're most welcome & thank you for your kind words. Freedom 55 certainly sounds good to me, that's definitely the game plan. Although I'm having so much fun here at WA that perhaps I'll choose never to retire; this is such an amazing community & I've met so many wonderful people such as yourself. Who would have thought that making money could be so much fun? Best wishes!

Sharon
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA Premium! Here's hoping you are very successful at Wealthy Affiliate and that you enjoy yourself as much as I have! If you find you need help - just ask - that's what we're here for. Regards,
Kevin
www.anxietydepressionandbipolar.com
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kevin. Thank you for the warm welcome & for your words of encouragement. It means a lot to newbies such as myself. I am enjoying myself tremendously; who would have thought that making money could be so much fun! What a wonderful community of people we have here at WA. Everyone has been so kind & helpful. I wish you the very best of success in your online business ventures. :)

Warmest regards.

Sharon
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JennyAnn Premium
Hi Sharon, We are the same age and I can identify with you on many things you have in your profile such as a lot to learn, eager to learn and your movie choices esp comedies! Wishing you much success on your journey to make your dreams a reality....
Jenny
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Jenny. You don't look anywhere near 54; you're a very beautiful lady & you seem to have a real zest for life. Despite having a lot to learn, at least you're a few steps ahead of the rest of us newbies. You have some marketing knowledge & background. I'm sure that you'll excel at whatever you put your hand to. Thank you for your kind words. All the best!

Sharon
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Sharon, good morning
Many thanks for your "Follow" , I really do appreciate it! I loved your comments about beauty of nature and the changing seasons. Live long and prosper
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kingfisher. You're welcome; it's nice to have followers, especially nice people such as yourself. Thank you for your kind remarks; it pleases me that you enjoyed my comments regarding the beauty of nature. :) Live long and prosper. ( I love Star Trek). Take care!

Sharon
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Labman. You're very welcome. :)
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tmmom Premium
Hello, Sharon, thanks for the follow! Wishing you all the best!
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velva Premium
Welcome to WA
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thank you Velva; it's nice to be here. :)
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kmor32 Premium
Hi Sharon thanks for following it is my pleasure to welcome you into my network and WA and wish you all the best in your future ventures.
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tummy1578 Premium
thank you lov:)
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JadeLovane Premium
Hi Sharon, Welcome to WA community, all the best!
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LorenRopp1 Premium
Thanks for following
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Sharon102060 Premium
You're welcome Loren. :)
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Sharon? 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. :)
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kyle. Thank you for your concern & for checking in on me. :) I am having an incredibly awesome week. I love your website by the way; you & Carson have done an amazing job. Your course is very informative & easy to follow & the tutorials are very helpful. I'm very happy to be here & I'm excited about establishing my initial website & getting it up & running.

Everyone I've interacted with so far within the WA community has been very welcoming & supportive.

The only minor setback that I've encountered thus far is in selecting my specific niche. Unfortunately, I've fallen into the common rut that you mentioned most people get hung up; I'm guilty of over-complicating my selection of which audience I wish to target. It's not that I don't have specific interests, it's just that I'm by no means an expert or authority on any of them. I'm not sure that I have anything worthwhile or of interest to contribute or to blog about concerning my particular interests.

You mentioned not to over-think this whole process & if it's taking me this long to come up with a niche then perhaps I ought to take your advice & go the Affiliate Bootcamp route. I certainly like to make money, that's why I'm here along with the rest of the community. I'm sure that I could find plenty to write about concerning making money & I think it would be easy for me to promote your website since it's something that I believe in & am truly passionate about.

Anyway, once I get over this minor hurdle, I'm confident that I can proceed without further delay. I do intend to take advantage of your very generous offer of premium membership before my starter membership expires. I think that the nominal monthly fee will be well worth the investment.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, a niche can literally be anything...it is just a group of people that have a particular interest in something or need help with something. You can go any direction you like, including bootcamp...so this is totally up to you what you want to do Sharon.

Make a decision because the longer you wait, the longer you are prolonging building out your website (which is going to lead to your success).

Feel free to run any niche ideas by me if you want, I am here to help. So glad you are enjoying the community and I know once you decide on your niche you will be off and running.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kyle. Thanks for the advice & for your ongoing support. I've given it a great deal of thought & I think that bootcamp is probably the best route for me to take at this stage. I'll be sure to switch training programs & resume my lessons in the affiliate bootcamp section.

Thanks again. Have a great day. :)

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, you will love the training over there and as you go through it, do let me know if you need a hand along the way. It is truly a community over there and as you go through the phases of bootcamp, you are going to see your business come together and the revenue follow!
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thanks Kyle; I'm looking forward to the training.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kyle. Sorry to bother you but I was wondering if I could get some advice on a specific niche that I'm thinking of selecting. I'm currently in the Affiliate Bootcamp program, so I'll be promoting WA. I was thinking about going with "people looking to win the lottery" as a sub-niche of the much broader "making more money" target audience.

I know of so many people who waste far too much of their time & hard-earned money pursuing false hopes of becoming millionaires overnight. For some, lotteries & other forms of gambling are the only methods they know of which can potentially bring them the type of wealth & abundance that they seek. Unfortunately, lotteries are just another get-rich-quick scheme & they seldom offer any return on a person's investment. Although people do win lotteries, the odds are definitely not in their favour & are astronomical.

I thought perhaps I could appeal to this type of audience & try to convince them to stop throwing their money away dreaming about becoming millionaires when they could invest in a reputable & lucrative online business here at WA which will generate them a steady income for years to come. And unlike the lottery tickets that they're wasting their money on, a WA membership is free of charge.

So if I understand the lessons correctly, should I choose to go with this niche I need to incorporate it into my domain name. You mentioned the importance of selecting good keywords with a lower competition, competing sites within the 300 - 400 range & ideally under 300. You also stressed that the keywords ought to generate good traffic, over 50 searches per month.

I've done some research on Jaaxy & I think I've come up with 2 that might be suitable & that meet with your criterea.

probability of winning the lottery - 341 / 58
probability winning lottery - 338 / 58

Both of these have lower competition from other sites & are between the range of 300 - 400 & also generate over 50 searches per month, the second option offering slightly less competition.

So if I were to use this I would make my domain name "probabilitywinninglottery.com" Is that correct? And did you say that once you select a domain name that it can't be changed?

I'd really appreciate your thoughts & input Kyle. Thanks. :)

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
You don't actually have to tie your domain to a keyword, for example a domain like this might be more brandable:

createyourownlottery.com

Not sure if that is available, but you will see the point. You can definitely head the direction you are thinking, but I tend to lean towards choosing domains that are more brandable. People are always looking for WAYS to make money, unfortunately the lottery is always one of those dreams that will never happen.

Targeting this aspect of this niche or people that want to WIN money (there are a lot of schemes out there claiming this) and you helping push them in the right direction could definitely be your approach.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kyle. Thank you for the advice. I was a little bit confused as to how to select an appropriate domain for a particular niche but you've definitely clarified it for me. I can see the benefits of choosing a more brandable domain as opposed to one that's more keyword oriented. You did mention that in some ways, the content of the website is often more important than the keywords themselves & that good content can quickly provide an increase in traffic to a person's website.

One other quick question. I've noticed that most of the .com domains that I'm attempting to purchase on Namecheap seem to be already taken. In your opinion, is it more advantageous to use .com at the end of the domain name or doesn't it really matter?

I was able to find a free website that shows you a list of all similar but available domains which I've found helpful when my first choice of a .com domain has already been taken. Often times this website will list a very similar but available .com domain, the only difference being that there are hyphens between all of the words. So, for instance, the brandable domain that you suggested to me, createyourownlottery.com has already been taken but create-your-own-lottery.com is available. If I were to use a hyphenated domain, would the hyphens between the words cause any issues if someone were to type in any of those keywords? Do you feel that such domains would be a good substitute for an otherwise identical but unavailable .com domain? .
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Kyle Premium
A .com is always best as they tend to rank the best, I would avoid using - within domains though as that can limit a domains success...not always, but as a rule of thumb you might want to avoid using them.

Come up with another domain name, there are lots out there and when you can choose your own brandable domain and not have to focus on keywords, you can be creative. If you want to run any ideas by me, do let me know.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thanks Kyle, that's very helpful. :)

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Glad I could help Sharon!
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MozMary Premium
Here's to your success, Sharon! Plenty of opportunities here for you, and sounds like you need a breath of fresh air!!
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Sharon102060 Premium
Thanks Moz. I'm a newbie to the WA community much like yourself & the whole concept of affiliate marketing is virgin territory for me but I'm certainly willing to learn. I'm really hoping to be able to earn a comfortable living online so that I can give up the 9-5 job that I've recently grown to hate. I most definitely need a change & a breath of fresh air as you've put it.

We have a great support group here & plenty of experts in the field, so I'm confident that with a little hard work & dedication that we can all succeed & achieve our goals.

Thanks for your support. I hope that you achieve great success in your online endeavours as well. Take care.
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VitaliyG Premium
What's up Sharon? I hope you are loving your experience here with WA and just wanted to pop by and see how things are going thus far.

if you need help with anything, just click reply to this message and I'll check it out :)
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hi VitaliyG. Thanks for checking in on me. :) Everything is going great. This is such an amazing community; everyone here has been so kind, helpful & supportive. I'm hoping to get my website or websites up and running this weekend & I definitely intend to become a premium member before my starter membership expires. Before i do that though, I want to finish my course lessons. I haven't visited the WA website in a couple of days so I'm a little bit behind on my lessons. My current 9 to 5 job takes so much out of me that I'm usually quite exhausted in the evening. Anyway, I'm still trying to decide on a niche & I'm falling into the same rut as so many others tend to by over thinking it. Both Kyle & Carson have commented on the fact that many people tend to over-complicate this step of the process.

Thank you for your concern & your offer of assistance. I'll be sure to contact you if I have any queries or run into any difficulties. Take care.
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VitaliyG Premium
Sounds good Sharon! No worries on finishing anything in a hurry. Definitely take your time and enjoy this process.

Kyle and Carson are right when they say not to over-complicate things when it comes to choosing niches. I know it can be tough especially when you're new to which is my best advice is to find a niche based on something you truly love.

It can be anything: A hobby, a passion, something you have expertise in. But once you choose it, if it's too broad, try to narrow it down and go from there. Don't worry about the niche being too narrow :)
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hi Vitaliy. Thanks for the sound advice. :) I do tend to be a little bit too analytical at times. I'll try to simplify it; simplicity is always best. Anyway, I know that I can always change it at some point if I'm not happy with the particular niche that I've chosen. I suppose the important thing is to stop procrastinating & dive right in. The best way to learn is from actual experience so i ought to concentrate on getting my website up & running & taking it from there, even though going live sounds a little bit scary.

I really appreciate having you as my mentor; your knowledge of the business is invaluable to me. You've always been very supportive & encouraging which means a lot to me. Thanks for caring. I'll keep in touch.
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VitaliyG Premium
Anytime Sharon :) It's my pleasure to help you out and I know how difficult it can be as well as uncertain but you said it perfectly: You just have to dive in and this is the best experience you'll get.

Don't worry about failing because there is no such thing. Failing is simply never doing anything to begin with ;)
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Sharon, it's a pleasure to have you here. I read your profile and wanted to say a few things:

First off, I commend you for taking a chance with WA, especially after all the bad experiences you had. I know how difficult it can be to trust any place after having bad experiences prior. I've been there myself.

By now you already see that WA is NOT one of these places and we are all part of a community that helps one another succeed. I know moving forward that you're going to love it here.

I also understand your position on wanting to break free from the current company you work for. There are just some horrible things going on with many businesses in today's world where truly the well being of those who build the business is secondary to profits. I also find this whole approach to be horrendous.

In WA, we put people first and profits second. This i what the training teaches you to do. This is what the community does as well.

Thank you again for taking my advice on WA and if you have any questions moving forward, do let me know :)
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hi VitaliyG, thank you for your words of encouragement & for welcoming me to the WA community. It's comforting to be a part of such a large network of like-minded people who wish to better their lives while simultaneously helping others to achieve their goals along the way. What a wonderful concept. :)

Thanks again for your kindness & support. I'm looking forward to the journey of becoming an entrepreneur & owning a successful online business. With a little hard work & the help of people like you I feel that success is guaranteed.
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Sharon :)!
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Kav Premium
Welcome to WA.
I wish you great success.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kav, thank you for your kind wishes. I hope that you are equally successful in your endeavours. Best of luck. :)
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tonyaalves Premium
Welcome Sharon to the WA. I hope you find what you are looking for at the WA.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Tonya, thank you for your warm welcome & for your words of encouragement. I hope that you succeed at making your dreams a reality. :) All the best.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Sharon, I wanted to stop by and personally welcome you to WA. Rest assured everything I mentioned about them is true :)

Whether you're here to build a business, a website or just want to learn and make money online, this is the only place that will show you the best ways to do it.

Here are my 2 quick recommendations on getting started out the best possible way:

1. Please complete your account sign setup. This is just a simple 1 minute process that will better help myself and WA know more about you and your goals. I'd like to get to know you better and help you get going.

2. After you've done this, check this page out: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1 (I think Kyle or Carson already recommended this). This is where everyone who joins WA should begin as it will explain everything.

The course is the most important part of WA. It will guide you to success!

And that's it!

Believe me when I say this stuff works. Just follow the instructions and if you have any questions Sharon, feel free to leave them by just posting a reply here. I usually respond within 24 hours and will be more than happy to help you out!

One last thing I want to mention:

Currently you're a Starter member of WA. This is completely free and you can do a lot of things such as build 2 free websites, get access to training and the online chat, among other cool perks!

If you see that WA and it's training is something you'd like to continue, I would highly recommend upgrading to the Premium membership. It's usually $47 per month, but if you sign up within the first 7 days of joining WA...

1. You can get a 59% discount ($19 for the first month).

2. I'll send you my personal guide to Reaching Your Financial Independence in 2014. This guide is based on my EXACT profit generating techniques I've used with WA. If you are serious about online business, you need to have this. :)

3. You get access to my personal support, 24-7. If you need help, you can be sure that you can fire any questions my way. I have been in the Internet marketing world since 2006 and have likely seen it all! In short, if you have ANY questions, you can come to me anytime and I will help you out (if I can't, I promise to find you the answer). You can count on that.

Certainly this is up to you Sharon. For now just check out the recommended things and see how it works out :)

Talk to you soon!

Vitaliy
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