About Shermand2268
Joined August 2015
I've been with Wealthy Affiliate since August of 2015. I'm so grateful for everything I've learned here, and for the beautiful websites I've built as a result of Kyle teaching me how, step by step. Joining WA has changed my life, because I now love my job! Debra
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Debra,
Hope you are well.
Thanks for all the recent help and sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Just had a few unexpected things get in the way that prevented me from responding professionally.
I will be using your suggestions to answer some of my queries in the next few days.
Today I am here with another issue and I need your help.
I have just renewed my bank card and went in to edit details on the system and found that I am being billed monthly. From memory, I thought I had settled this in full for the year but it seems payments have been taken out monthly.
Can you please let me know how I can resolve this as I don't have any contact details for Head Office.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
Hi Johnson,
I'm thinking perhaps it didn't process correctly or completely when you did the upgrade to the annual membership. You could click on Help Center on the left of your screen and email support with the question. But first, go to the upgrade page and see if you're shown as a monthly Premium Member or an Annual Premium Member. Here's the page:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

It should show you on that page what your current status is...monthly or annual. Let me know..I'll try to help further if I can. Debra
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Debra,
Thank you for your professional response as always. I have looked on the upgrade link you sent but it does not state what plan I am on. However, it's asking me to pay $343 dollars and I am wondering how this has accrued.
I would be grateful for any assistance which will rectify the situation as I am of the belief that I opened the account paying up front for the yearly plan and benefiting from the discounts.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
Please email Support, as I don't know what else to advise. In the meantime, I have sent a Private Message to Kyle asking him to help with this. Don't get discouraged...we'll get this worked out.
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shermand2268 Premium
Hi Johnson,
Just letting you know I was able to make contact. Carson will be contacting us asap to let us know what's happening. Keep me posted as you hear anything, as will I. Debra
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shermand2268 Premium
Was this issue resolved?
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi debra,
Hope you are well.
I have written to Kyle and copied you in but no news from Carson.
Hopefully, it will get resolved soon.
Thanks for your continued support.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
Kyle responded to my email and said he'll address this. So hopefully you'll hear something this week. Keep me posted, please.
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Debra,
You are staR Debra.
I am wondering whether to just downgrade whilst I am waiting rather than paying the high amount!
Do you think it will affect my site if I did this?
Considering there is no activity on the account and I have not had any success with my affiliate links, I have nothing to loose at this stage.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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shermand2268 Premium
I don't think you should let the Premium Membership lapse. If I were you, I'd pay the $49 to keep it intact. I believe WA will reimburse it/make it right if you did pay the annual membership already.
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Debra,
I will take your advice and continue till they get it sorted out.
Thanks once again.
Whilst I am here, can I ask why I have had no clicks on my affiliate link although it's a couple of months since its been setup?
Any help would be appreciated.
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shermand2268 Premium
I know how frustrating that is. I emailed everyone who would listen for the first several months I was in WA because I was working so hard and not getting any results. But I'm here to give it to you straight - it can take up to 3 to 6 months for Google to take your website seriously and rank you so people will see your site when they search online. You have to build up a presence online, a social media presence, etc. I know it's frustrating, but sales will come. And they're super exciting when they happen. Just one small sale does wonders to keep you going...just hang tough, Johnson. Your efforts will pay off. :)
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thank you for the encouragement Debra.
My concern is whether I am doing all the things right to get visitor engagement. I feel I may have overlooked on have not understood some key things like google analytics and google search console which I am thinking are key components to drive a website.
I know you have always been there with support and now I will read up on all the communication from you and hopefully find the missing thread.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
There are many things you can do to drive traffic to your website, things like google search console, etc. But I have to say the best (best best best) way is to just keep adding quality content to your site. "If you build it, they will come." :)
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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Debra,
I trust you are keeping well.
I am hoping to get some help from you as I am stuck with my direction going forward.

The biggest challenge I am facing is following the training which is mostly from 2013 and 2014 and when trying to follow, the areas I am being navigated to looks so different and I am spending too much time with no results.

The areas I currently need help with are below. If you are able to help, it would be greatly appreciated.
1. Adding social media buttons to my website and getting people to engage.
2. Do you I need to add woocommerce to make affiliate links pay?
3. Difficulty to get google to approve me with google adsense.

Please have a look at my website to see if I am heading in the right direction. I hope you can help.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
Hi Johnson, I'm glad you contacted me. Never hesitate to send me a message whenever you have questions or problems.

Would you mind emailing Kyle to let him know that you're having difficulties because his videos are outdated? Lots of people are telling me this so I think Kyle needs to know that this is a problem for a lot of people who are new and going through the training. I think if it comes from a new person like you, maybe he'll pay more attention and get the trainings updated!

I use a free plugin called Simple Social Share to put social media buttons on my websites. It's pretty easy to use - you get to pick where you want the buttons to appear on the page, etc. Try that and let me know how it works out. Another tip - one of the ways to get people to engage is to end your posts with a request for that...you could say something like, "please comment below if you have questions..or please comment and let me know this or that...if you have an idea to share..." Asking people for feedback is a great way to get them to engage.

No, you don't need woocommerce. I just sign up as an affiliate for whatever company or product I want to promote and use the affiliate links they give me in my pages, posts and social media posts.

It's been so long now, so I don't remember the details...but I do remember having a lot of troubles getting approved by Google Adsense. So it's probably not just you! Can you give me more specifics about what's going on with that?

I'm sending this email, then I'm going to go to your profile page to see if you have your website listed there. If you don't, then I need you to give me your website address so I can check it out.

Continue reaching out to me...and don't forget you can also put your questions in the grey "Need help?" box at the top of your dashboard...you can not only my replies to your questions, but replies from others, some of whom have even more experience than me. We all help newbies here...ask away!

Debra
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LennyBianc Premium
Hi Debs, Yesterday I was putting in some ads from amazon. Everything was going well until I didn't kike one of the ads so I proceeded to take it out , well Lost my whole theme. I tried to get support to help but they couldn't do anything. I remembered that I did a backup a couple of weeks ago. I got my theme back. But most of the posts are gone or really destroyed. The only thing left intact are my blogs. I can get to the back end of the site , but none of links work and the posts are destroyed . Any ideas??
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shermand2268 Premium
Wow, I have no idea what to do about this. I have to suggest you put this question out to the community and see if others can help you with this. Try not to be discouraged - I had lots of crazy stuff happen in the beginning. Eventually this will run smoothy, I promise. :)
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Whatknots Premium
Hi Debra
I handed in my resignation at one of my part time jobs, because I want to devote more time to WA. I hope over time I can do the same with the other Part time jobs so I can do this full time - and love my job too.
Paula
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shermand2268 Premium
That's both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, right? LOL Do all the training classes, take your time, and always reach out to me and the community if you have questions or need help. :)
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Whatknots Premium
I will reach out to you when I need help - but the training is quite thorough. thank you
Paula
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SElggren1 Premium
I am so excited to be learning new things
You give me encouragement to make this bigger
better.
I love the part of the beautiful websites.
That is my goal to have beautiful websites
and be able to work from home
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shermand2268 Premium
Creating websites is really fun...I love it!
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Very inspiring - I am pleased that you are happy with WA makes life so much more interesting when we love what we do.
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ArmaniTol Premium
Greetings, Debra! I just thought that I'd stop by your WA profile page to say "hello"! May you be successful in your online
business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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Thank you debra .
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Hello how you doing just have a question..at the bottom of the page in rubix site content at the very bottom when u leave a website info which one do u leave what info can u use
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shermand2268 Premium
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Can you be more specific?
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hello can i do health and beauty and can i just put it as that for my website name and domain name
i really wanted to do hair colors and have color me beautiful as my domain name..what u think
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shermand2268 Premium
Color Me Beautiful is a great name for a website about hair colors. You're going to have so much with with this! Debra
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Why are people following me I have already started to get a real bad feeling about this crap, I feel I will get nowhere with out being a PREMIUM member, I don't have money to give to some over educated people that already have enough of it but have found a way to play on peoples hopes and dreams of success. I wish all the people the best but I don't think a lot of them are going to get there, this is from someone that has been there dun that in the past. As I told you I am disable and would like very much to be able to put some very needed money in my pocket but without the right training I will never get there, the basic training isn't going to be enough and you know it.
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shermand2268 Premium
You are wrong. But your attitude says it all.
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shermand2268 Premium
By the way, people are following you because we are a community who welcomes newcomers. We all support each other here.
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SoulfulArt Premium
Debra Hi , I would like to welcome you to my wealthyaffiliate. I hope you get where you want to go.

Regards
Soulful Art
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Zanuvar Premium
Hello! I saw your website page was up for comments.. but I went in to add a comment and the page had an error stating it was not there. The page link is: http://peoplelovinganimals.com/how-to-stop-dog-aggression-tips-from-a-professional-dog-trainer
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shermand2268 Premium
Thank you for letting me know about this
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RalphJones Premium
Debra
I see by your websites you are a mover and a shaker. Your sites are fantastic. You do not seem like a beginner.
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shermand2268 Premium
I haven't updated my profile. I've been in WA about a year now. But unfortunately I'm not making any money. Made less than $200 so far. :(
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Debra and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
In the month you've been here you will have found out that that internet marketing can be a steep steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Although you don't have to follow me because I helped you out with your PPC question thank you for the follow anyway and I will follow you as well.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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shermand2268 Premium
Thanks so much Robert.
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Robert-A Premium
no probs and remember the time difference if/when you get in touch with me.
Robert
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again Debra 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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Kyle Premium
Debra, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Debra.
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shermand2268 Premium
Hi Kyle, Haven't been able to get back to the bootcamp training because I'm still trying hard to get my niche site, www.peoplelovinganimals.com to make any money. Started back in August and only one sale - super frustrated. :( Debra
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of your website are you having difficulty with? Where do you feel the most stuck? Are you targeting keywords with every page/post?

Let me know Debra. :)
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shermand2268 Premium
I'm happy with the website - I have excellent content, pictures, videos. I have many pages and tons of posts. I do use targeted keywords for every post. I also put each post on facebook, pinterest, google plus and twitter. Google analytics shows traffic - 2821 total visits as of yesterday. But only one sale so far. :(
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Debra ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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Sekhem Premium
Thanks for the follow...granted I am late on my part on the follow back.
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wendywilson Premium
Thanks so much for joining my new network. All the best Wendy
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ccatrett Premium
Just shared your website to a friend on facebook.
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Missa3 Premium
Hello and a warm welcome to WA. I know you will enjoy your time here and wish the best of success to you as you move forward. Thank you for the follow as well.

~D
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here as part of WA Debra, I look forward to working with you and congrats on going Premium!

If you ever need a hand with anything, you have a ton of help here within the community!
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shermand2268 Premium
Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
Any time Debra, chat soon!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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Loes Premium
Hi Shermand, Welcome!
Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. You can find them on my profile on the right (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have questions, please click the reply beneath or leave a message on my profile, I will get a notice of it:)

Success building your business. See you around, Greetings Loes
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shermand2268 Premium
Thank you so much!
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Serana Premium
Hi Shermand thanks for the follow all the best to you.
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Luv2travel Premium
Looking for the same answer on the site rubix will follow you to see what to do thanks,I am doing the bootcamp so a little confused at this time, Ray
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