About Sharon22
Joined October 2016
My name is Sharon, a stay-at-home mom from Malaysia with 2 kids. They are growing up faster than I thought. Thus, it is time for me to get back to learning and be ready to start working again.

I have read about affiliate marketing many years ago but didn't give it much thought. I found Wealthy Affiliate while searching for part-time work from home job. Hopefully, I will be able to learn and earn some money, contribute to the household income.

Update: April 2018 - after more than one year

Time flies. It has been more than a year now with Wealthy Affiliate. The journey is truly amazing and I wouldn't say it was easy. There was so much to learn. It was overwhelming at first. It still is, at times. No matter, I am enjoying my journey, still learning.

If you would like to find out how my journey was, go to My Post in the right column and click on My Online Journey - Shameful or Proud

Update: Fast forward December 2020

What? 4 Years already?

Earning a substantial income online is the ultimate goal for many. However, we cannot rush it, at least for me.

My family comes first thus although it has been 4 years on, there aren't any achievements to tell. But, I have learned plenty and this knowledge is here to stay and will help me get to where I want to be.

My current 4 years old website, has earned me a small affiliate commission, not enough to pay WA membership fee but it is alright. At least, I know whatever I learned here at WA works. Time + effort + consistence + persistence + determination = $$$$

What was my reason not earning much? While I applied all lessons learned, I did Not write/publish contents constantly. Only 1 article per week - NO, not enough.

I have to do better, much better.

Moving forward.

Sometimes, we have to let go of one to gain another. Our first website might not be our final or the one that helps us earn a comfortable income.

This update (as of December 2020) is the day I decided to take the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course again to build a new website. Who knows, after all these years, I may have missed some valuable lessons and tips.

Lastly, I will not give up my current website as I get beautiful comments and positive feedbacks from fellow WA members and on Facebook Groups.

Till the next update... I carry on - finding self-fulfilment.
Sharon22's Goals 3
Money Goals
I will be Happy earning $2000 per month
I will be Ecstatic earning $5000 per month
I can invest 5 hours per day, 5 days per week

Will take this step by step and enjoy the journey towards reaching my financial freedom.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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sharon22 Premium
I will be Happy earning $2000 per month
I will be Ecstatic earning $5000 per month
I can invest 5 hours per day, 5 days per week

Will take this step by step and enjoy the journey towards reaching my financial freedom.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Really awesome goals Sharon, love them! I look forward to helping you achieve these and if you ever need hand, simply ask for some help. There is no reason to ever be stuck here within the community on your journey to success. :)
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Chris Lee Premium
5 hours is enough and I am sure you will be making great progress towards your goals in the coming week! Just keep following the training as that is the blueprint to reach your goals and more! :)
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MelissaW1 Premium
Hi! Welcome to WA! The training and supports Here! It's all up to you ! Best Wishes!
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tracyT Premium
Welcome on board and success ahead!
Enjoy your learning at WA.
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sharon22 Premium
Thank you Tracy. I am enjoying the learning process here, everyday! :-) Wish you more success to come.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Sharon? 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. :)
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sharon22 Premium
Thanks Kyle.

I have just finish with the keywords. Next will be building the framework. Probably in the late afternoon. Now have to do mother duty.

I will do the upgrade tomorrow on Oct 12 since the offer valid till Oct 13.

Once again, many thanks for the guidance and support!
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sharon22 Premium
I have built the 3 pages - About Me, Privacy Policy and related to niche page but when I view my site, it didn't show. Even the home description which I added in the previous lesson didn't show. Why? Some steps that I missed?
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Kyle Premium Plus
Yeah, some themes by default don't show pages in the header menu. You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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Chris Lee Premium
Hi there Sharon! How's the training going? Are you enjoying WA?

I found this great video by Kyle I'm sure you'd be interested in, take a look: By now I'm sure you're beginning to grasp all the knowledge there are here in WA.

If you ever need help, just ask of course :)
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sharon22 Premium
Hi Chris,

Thanks for following up on my progress. I am doing good. Just that I am stuck at my niche and domain name.

Wanted to write about "Learn all about Herbs & Spices" or rather "Usage of Herbs & Spices". As a Stay at Home Mom who cooks, learning new recipes every other day, thus buying all the herbs & spices, there are plenty of stocks in the pantry. Am sure there are many usage for it. I could share recipes that uses the same herbs . Also, share with the MOMs on the health benefits of the ingredients. How does this sound? Workable?

As for the domain name? Hhhmmm...
Learn Your Herbs & Spices
Usage of Herb & Spices
Cooking with Herbs & Spices
Know Your Herbs & Spices
Spice Up Your Life (I do like this but the "herbs is missing")

My goodness, so much is going on in my mind...
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Chris Lee Premium
I like "spice up your life" a lot as well haha. You don't have to have the word "spices" in the domain so don't wry much about that.

My second fav would be "knowyourherbs.com". It's a great catchy and easy to remember domain.

Let me know what you decide! :)
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sharon22 Premium
"Spice Up Your Life" it is :-)
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Chris Lee Premium
:) Love it !

Let me know once the site is up!
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Kyle Premium Plus
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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sharon22 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you so much for following my progress.

Firstly, on the niche ideas, I as a Stay at Home Mom always has the challenge of home cooking. What's for dinner mom? kids ask every other day. "Home cooking" is broad, yes. I would like to go into "learn to cook with herbs & spices". Reason being my pantry is full of herbs and spices which I am searching for recipes every now and then so as to utilize the herbs & spices. On top of my head, I can think of writing, describing all the characteristics and usage of each ingredient. Support with recipes as well as health benefits. Do you think it is workable?

Secondly, as my next lesson will be building my website. Will I be able to move the site from siterubix to my own domain when I upgrade to Premium.

Appreciate and thanks in advance for your reply.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Sure, you could narrow it down like this, most definitely workable. Just come up with a more unique approach than "home cooking" as that will be a little too broad (as it means pretty much everything).

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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sharon22 Premium
My target audience will be Stay at Home Moms. Am sure they have the same predicament as I do. Pantry full of herbs and spices unused. If so, only a minimum amount per cooking. With my site, I am hoping to help SAHM use their herbs and spices in every possible way/recipes. Going into the health direction, I can share / help my audience on the benefits of using herbs and spices.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Your target audience will be people that want to cookie with spices/herbs, this could be men or women.

TheHerbAndSpiceCook

Something of that nature and you could build out your website in a way that appeals to women.
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sharon22 Premium
Thanks Kyle for your prompt reply.
Let's start the ball rolling!
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Kyle Premium Plus
Any time Sharon, chat soon!
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sharon22 Premium
Hi Kyle,

When I did Lesson 5, I have activated the SEO and click on "Upgrade to Pro" without realising that I do NOT need to in Lesson 6. What can I do to revert?
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Kyle Premium Plus
That is fine if you activated already, you are just one step ahead. Just do know that you do not need to upgrade to Pro.
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sharon22 Premium
Well, that's was the problem. I unintentionally click on upgrade to Pro. Any issue then?
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Kyle Premium Plus
No issue at all, that is fine.
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Chris Lee Premium
Hey Sharon! Good job on adding your bio! This is going to help you connect and learn from the community here.

I look forward to helping you see this through. With the resources we have at WA, I am sure you're going to do just great! :)
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