About Shipwright
Joined July 2013
Hi i am a 41 year old guy working full time 9 to 5. I also run my own business on the side, High Level IT Services. This involves offering IT solutions to small businesses and individuals, and most of what i do is setup website's for small businesses. Right now I have around 5 client's who i do regular work for. I am also pursuing the Internet Marketing niche, with the ultimate goal of being able to work at home full time.
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dmayes01 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Other than age (Ive' got a few years on you) we seem to have similar stories. I once had my own IT shop where I supported small to medium sized companies. Gave that up to get benefits and a steady paycheck doing software support 9 - 5 but feed my entrepreneurial spirit with real estate. Now I'm here looking to dump both of those and work from home but without having to deal with receivables, payables, payroll taxes, etc. Here's to both of us achieving our goals.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for following me back, Shipwright. Have a great weekend. Carol
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Shipwright. Welcome to WA and to my network. I am following you. Best wishes in your WA journey toward success. Since you already have IT experience, I'm sure you'll find this is the place to be, and you will reach your goals. Carol
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks for following me and your nice message Carol - best of luck to you too :)
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Bayou1 Premium
great profile man.Your story is exactly what I want to do and move into the digital economy.
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks man. Feel free to contact me / skype if you need any advice or just to chat :)
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kenway Premium
Hi Wayne here I am going to follow all that are READY TO ROCK
Would like to stay in contact and get things on the roll
Good luck and God bless you
Wayne
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings. I appreciate you adding me to your network, Tim. All the best as you move closer towards your dream of working from home.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Tim I appreciate it

If you need my help with anything just shout! :)
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Shipwright Premium
Will do Alan thanks again. I could have sworn I already followed you i was surprised that i had not given that we have corresponded many times here in WA.

Tim.
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Alan Hocking Premium
:)
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CarlJDill Premium
Hello Neighbor,

Reading your bio I am inclined to ask, Are you working from home now? since you have been here several years. I realize it takes time so I do not mean to put you on the spot. I will look at your blog posts to see if you wrote about making the break; to see if you fulfilled your ultimate goal and started new ones.

See you around WA!

Kind regards,

Carl
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Carl,
Thanks for following me , and also for leaving a message in my profile. To answer your question - this business has been very stop-start for me, mainly due to a busy life, family , kids etc. I have not done as much as i would like for my online business and I still work a normal 9to5 job, I have a couple of Premium referrals earning me $47 per month recurring. In addition to that, i have started my own IT Business on the side, High Level IT Services. I do alot of work on the side , and that income alone is around £300 per month recurring, in addition to my regular 9to5 salary. For my IT business, i am looking after 3-4 websites which i have created for various companies, and i also offer general IT support too. Without WA, I would never have got to where i am with that. I am successful ? kind of. Am i 100% content? No, not yet as my aim is to ditch my fulll time job and work from home all of the time. I hope my story will inspire you , but what i have learned here is that you cannot sit still in this business, therefore I have started to publsh one post per week on my website, and that combined with proper SEO techniques I have learned right here in WA, my website and business will grow. My website is https://generateinternetprofit.com/ if you want to take a look.
Let me know if you need advice or anything.
Best Regards,
Tim
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CarlJDill Premium
I will take a look. I also work a 6A-6P job 5 or 6 days a week but am off for a 10 day mini-vacation. My goal is to help others pursue their dream of owning their own business. And I believe the traditional brick-and-mortar business, although they have their value to us in the marketplace, are not the most profitable and most 'freeing'. Best wishes for continued success Tim!

Thanks for sharing further,

Kind regards,

Carl
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Zibul Premium
Hi thanks for the follow. With your IT experience, you are gooing to do very well in the internet marketing, I think. Wish you much success!
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3t Premium
Ive been a snooker player for about 35 years. Love the game. Grew up playing on a 6x12 in indianapolis. Played every night on a 5x10 just south of the city.
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MarcusSOA Premium
Thanks for the help just recently. Its very pleasant to know help is just a click away.
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Shipwright Premium
Yes WA is a great place. We are all very helpful folk. Feel free to contact me anytime :)
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paxfi Premium
Following you. Thanks for helping out in the chatroom. Much success!
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks buddy. No problems, any advice etc that you need, drop me a line. Much success to you too :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
Congratulation for joining WA. My best wishes for you all the success in 2017 and beyond.

Thanks and welcome as you taking up your precious time just to following and networking with me at WA. I appreciate your kind connection here.

This is my opportunity to know a bit or one or two about my networking Members briefly. :)
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks but i have been a member here at WA for over 3 years. I have fell for many scams then found WA. I only have one premium sale but i have just started a new website based on my niche - Snooker. Hopefully with hard work i can build my business.
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AfqmBiz Premium
No problem on how long you've been here at WA my friend. But in my own personal capacity, we are just knowing one another just recently.

Not every day somebody managed to Welcome you around. I always did this to my former working places to anybody especially those colleagues and friend closely attached to you.

For New People:
This warm welcome greeting important or them to feeling secure and right at home.

For Seasoned Campaigner:
Help us refreshing our body, mind, and soul and enhance our dry in purpose. It is like a marriage vows that people keep doing it every year.

:)
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AfqmBiz Premium
My friend.... take a look at this, https;//FlexiThemes.com
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Shipwright Premium
Looks good mate, thanks for that :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
I hope it help you finding the good layout and template buddy :)
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ShaneWelcher Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network.
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best as you continue with WA.
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Shipwright Premium
Many thanks for your comment . All the best to you .
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onlinegeek Premium
Thanks for the follow. All the best.
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Shipwright Premium
Thank you, best of luck to you too. I have tidied up my footer following your advice. I have also removed 'Privacy Policy' from the menu as this is already under 'Important Pages' on the right widget bar.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Tim,
Nice to meet you. I wish you all the best in your journey to success. Thanks for following. Blessings to you.
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chrisyohn Premium
I can't believe we haven't met before! Nice to meet you man! Are you an actual shipwright?

~ Chris
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Chris,
Great to meet you too. Although my profile name is Shipwright, i am a shipwright so to speak. 'Shipwright' is the company i belong to as a freeman of the city Newcastle upon Tyne, in the UK. There was a company of folk who worked at the ship yards called 'Shipwrights', and my Father and Grandfather both worked at the ship yards, so by hereditary , and following in their footsteps i was also made a freeman, and a part of the Shipwright company for which i am very proud of, hence my profile name :)

- Tim
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TechniSmart Premium
Hi There Tim, You certainly have a great approach to business growth, so I am following you :)

If you need a hand with you online business, feel free to post to my profile page https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/technismart

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Michael,
Many thanks for your kind message. I am following you too. I will need a hand at some point, i have just got through a tricky period where i could not see the wood for the trees as they say (we have all been there lol). I still work my 9 to 5 and i am so positive about this online business, i am a good educator and motivator. My aim is to come across like that to my visitors. I read your profile, its very engaging and inspirational. Keep in touch, and yes , see you @ the top!

Regards,
Tim
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TechniSmart Premium
With those skills why not try making a WA training. I have a little over 100 days at WA, and see huge potential. Your web site on snooker presents you as a professional in your field, so I will be fascinated to see the makeover
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks again Michael. I do play alot of snooker and it is something i am certainly passionate about. Im not a Pro player but i can help people get started in the sport and advise. I have started a diary to help organise my time and work between promoting WA, my other tech website (i started a small business supporting IT as its still my main 9-5 job, i am building a webiste for this currently). and of course the snooker site. I should maybe concentrate on one but if i split my time i will dedicate particular days to specific sites if that makes sense. I have looked at your website and i must say it looks great, very clean and easy to navigate, i really like your site, got some great useful content in there - good job :)

Regards,
Tim
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TechniSmart Premium
Thanks Tim. I'm slowly cranking up the monetization of it with out going over the top.

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks for the advice...way to go!
Keep in touch.
Tim
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Michael,
Just thought i would touch base and see how your business is coming along? I am getting there slowly, I have 2 client's at the moment, just completed a website for a local Italian Restaurant (www.amici.me.uk) and got £200 for that. I am also doing some work for a company based down in Plymouth, but i am really struggling to still work at my 9-5 job, and build me own business. I get home from work, tired and sometimes cannot even bear to go on the computer. How do you manage your time, any advice?
Regards,
Tim
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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Shipwright Premium
No worries :)
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justeileen Premium
Hi,

I am so glad that you found Wealthy Affiliate. As you know by now, this is a true, 100% legitimate resource. No hype and no scam. Just Excellent training and tools, along with a Fantastic, Supportive and Caring Community. Everyone here wants to help you accomplish your goals.

I see you have websites up. That is awesome! I'm also glad to see you are blogging to us about your progress.

Thank you for following me. It really is an honor. Please feel free to send a Private Message to me at any time. I am always eager to help and if you just need to vent - about anything - I am a good listener! :)

I wish you Much Happiness and Success!

Your friend on this exciting journey,

Eileen
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Eileen,
Thank you so much for your message. Yes, WA is a great community and its brilliant to be a part of this amazing journey. It takes time but im having fun doing it. I have really started to push the boat out so to speak,and in time i will start to see some success. I know this business works providing i put the time and effort in. Thank you for being supportive and i will keep in touch and contact you if i need any help with anything.
Your friend,
Tim
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justeileen Premium
Awesome!
"May the wind be always at your back,.."

Eileen
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Shipwright Premium
Hey Eileen how are things going?

Yesterday i decided to add a new page and one new post. The post was a 'what is Jaaxy' post, and the page 'motivational books'.
I made the decision to add regular content, not really worry about keywords at this stage, more quality content. I have also changed my landing page to show latest posts, rather than a static page. I think my site looks more attractive this way, and creates a good first impression. Let me know what you think:- www.escapethat9to5.com

How are you doing so far with your business?

Regards,
Tim
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justeileen Premium
Hi Tim,

It looks great! I left you a comment. I caught a couple of things to edit. I will send a private message with a screenshot. It's not anything huge.

I am busy helping people and will be putting up more training a.s.a.p. I am wanting to reach Ambassador. :)

Keep on sailing,

Eileen
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Eileen,
Thanks for the comment and grateful for your advice. I am constantly thinking of new content to add to my site, the thing i am really struggling with is traffic. Not much organic, mostly direct links etc.. I am still following the affiliate boot camp course, on course 2, lesson 8. Making money on-line i know does not happen overnight , but if i continue to be dedicated, i know i will succeed. The thing is, i really enjoy learning new skills, i love it here in WA and it is great to meet other folk here in WA such as yourself.
Thanks again,
Regards,
Tim
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justeileen Premium
You will make it. Just persevere and keep learning! :)
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Shipwright Premium
thanks again, will do.
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BVisan Premium
Hi Tim
Thanks for adding me to your network!
I am returning the favour and wish you the best of luck!
Cheers!
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Bogdan,
Thanks for your message. I have been a member of WA for almost 1yr and a half now, and am learning all of the time. I have just regsitered with Bing Webmaster tools, and am starting to see some results already, in terms of search results etc. I am hoping to make a break through soon i hope. Maybe we can help each other on our journey?

Best of luck to you too!
Regards,
Tim
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BVisan Premium
Hi Tim
Of course we can help each other. This is the idea behind WA.
Thanks for your help!
All the best! Cheers!
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Semperf1d0 Premium
Hi Tim, if you don't mind checking my site for me. I am brand new here, just got here 15 days today.

twomincommute dot siterubix dot com. I purchased my domain but have not convert yet. Just a prototype for now.

It takes time to become successful in all things. I am a great believer of this. Just like learning new language. You not going to become fluent overnight. It will take several years of immersion.
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Semperf1d0,
I take it this is your chosen Niche? You have made a good start, only advice i would give is make sure you follow the training from start to finish. This is the only way to become successful here in WA. And also, content. Keep adding content, but follow the training exactly how Kyle teaches it first. Hope this helps.
Regards,
Tim
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Semperf1d0 Premium
Thank you so very much. I will follow Kyle's lessons one by one carefully. You and I are in the same boat. Working full time and trying to do this on the side. It takes time (which we don't have). :)
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Shipwright Premium
No problem. Yes you are right, we can help each other during this journey. Feel free to drop me a line any time. I would love to do this full time, i think this is possible, it's all about planning, what i have started to do is within Google Plus, i have added weekly tasks into my calender, this helps me keep on top of what i have to do, and i try and squeeze as much time as i can into WA, without upsetting my nearest and dearest too if you know what i mean :)
Good luck, please keep in touch.
Regards,
Tim
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Shipwright Premium
Hi there, how are things going?
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craig6 Premium
Hi thanks so much for the follow...it means a lot and is really appreciated...great to connect,let's stay in touch that would be good,take care,Jay
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Jay,
No problem. I am fairly new to all of this, almost chucked it a few times, i am not successful yet but know that i need to spend more time working on my websites etc. What is your background and how much experience of Internet Marketing do you have, what do you hope to achieve here at WA?

Tim
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craig6 Premium
HI Tim,i'm from sales and marketing but never on the interenet so this is all new a different language almost...but interesting and challenging...i feel at WA we have everything we need to succeed but it ain't gonna be easy...take care
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for following:

I really like to meet and share ideas with the members. It's always a pleasure to see what kind of people are getting into WA.

Keeping In Mind ~ Small steps will lead to GREAT strides...

Ken
PS: Let me know if you need any assistance along the way. Just click on the "Reply" button and ask away.
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks for the message Ken , great to meet other members and great to meet you too. If I can bounce some questions from you now and again or maybe brain storm via Skype that could be a good idea ?
Regards,

Tim
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sag3 Premium
I don't use skype much any more. I found that using Google hangout works great and the price is free. We could ever record and us it as a promo for training.
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me back. So glad to hear that you are doing well!
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Loes Premium
Found you:) nice to meet you:) greetings Loes
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Shipwright Premium
Nice to meet you too. I hope I can make a success in this business.
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rebeccas Premium
Hello! Thanks for the follow. I am happy to connect with you. Please let me know how I can help you succeed in online marketing.

Here is a training resource for you to help you with niche selection.
Show Me the Money…How to Quickly Identify Your Online Money Making Niche
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Shipwright Premium
Thank you so much for your advice. I will contact you if i need any assistance with anything. In terms of organisation, i do not as yet set any goals, would this be advisable? Also, i think it would help me a great deal to understand the process for fully setting up a website, from the initial Wordpress setup to Google Web master / Analytics etc. I am attempting to write up a setup step by step generic template at the moment.
Thanks again,
Tim
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footprints10 Premium
Hi Trt68, greetings to you from Cyprus, thanks for the follow, may your stay here become prosperous for you.
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA Premium! Here's hoping you have much success here at Wealthy Affiliate! If you find yourself needing help - just ask - and someone will be sure to assist!
Regards,
Kevin
www.anxietydepressionandbipolar.com
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Lovelylass Premium
Going great thank you, really enjoying it here. Learning so much, got a way to go before I will earn but it will happen lol
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Lovelylass Premium
How's it going. You enjoying it
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Lovelylass,
Yes going great , Hows it going for you ?.
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Tim, how's it going? Saw you follow me, thanks. And am doing the same. :) Hope all is well at work.
Jenn
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Jenn
Thanks for the follow. I'm fine thanks how are you? I am fairly new to this but getting there hopefully. I still work full time on a normal 9-5 and one day i hope to do this all of the time. Have you had much success? Which part of the world are you from?
Regards,
Tim
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Tim,
I'm feeling marvelous! I've just joined WA and it's only my 26th day. But I've had success in getting along with the community, rank is below 100 and I've had success in my life before joining WA. Actually I can't complain. I used to work like 6am-11pm until last year, which I, shall I say, fired my bosses! And happy ever since. I'm in Europe and from SE Asia. :)
Jenn
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GingerRatsep Premium
I went to alternativetowindows.com. It's looking good though there is a hiccup on:

http://alternativetowindows.com/how-to-migrate-from-windows-xp

I'm using a MAC with Chrome and this is what I see:

How to migrate from Windows XP
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/AeEaZE9EaY0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

This could be a problem on my end, seems to happen from time to time.

I also noticed a few typos on your "About Me" page.

On this page - http://alternativetowindows.com/migrating-from-windows you have "i" instead of "I" in several places. Was that intentional?

I left you a comment, more of a list of questions I have, about the software. You've caught my attention.

Good luck with your site. - Ginger
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks for your feedback Ginger. To be honest I have put this site on the back burner a little and am concentrating on promoting WA . I should go back to this site and improve it I think. What do you think ?
Regards
Tim
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GingerRatsep Premium
I would go back and clean it up when you have time. I totally understand your wanting to get the WA site up and running. That's where my focus is right now while I wait for my domain to be processed... having a little challenge with the service that has it at the moment. Once my domain gets sorted out I'll be trying to work on both sites. Not sure that's a great idea but I'm anxious to get my niche site moving.
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GingerRatsep Premium
Here's a blog by Barry. He talks about cloaking our affiliate links to appease the Google.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/bazboy247/blog/make-more-money-with-pretty-links

I'm heading back to my site to sort my links out.

If Barry isn't in your network, add him because he comes up with some very worthwhile stuff. - Ginger
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GingerRatsep Premium
Thanks for the follow and hope that you are moving in the direction of having a successful business online.
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Shipwright Premium
Thanks i hope so too. I'm going on vacation in the last week of this month, and i hope to have my site kind of finished by then. Hopefully i can get some sign ups when i'm away.
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for the follow, Tim. Great to meet you in chat. Hope you can get your media issue fixed soon. Look forward to seeing you around WA. ~Jude
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Shipwright Premium
I still work full time but ideally want to quit eventually and work on my business. Do i need a company name and should i go legit as i am sure the taxman would want his bit too i guess...as i do not make any money from this business yet should i wait until i do before going legit?
Thanks,
Tim
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mphilm Premium
Thanks for the follow - reciprocated. Do you have a website yet? If so could you include it in your profile - it helps if people can have a look and maybe leave a few comments :)
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Mphilm,
I have just added my website to my profile - the site is very much in the early design stages - is it advisable to add the content first then 'monetise' it later? I am struggling with WordPress a little in terms of navigation as at some point i need to insert my affiliate links / banners - where would these go?
Thanks
Tim
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stevejf Premium
Hi Tim,

Click the green 'Get Started Here' button on the menu, top left, and carefully follow the steps. If you do this your questions will be answered.

Quick answer though, yes you need to add content before monetising it. Content is critical.
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sthughs14 Premium
Steve is right just follow the "Get Started Here Button" and you will get on splendidly, the training at WA is very user friendly.

Website is looking good, a bit hard to read..... maybe you should consider a font colour change.

All the best......Dave
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mphilm Premium
Yes - it is very hard to read. If you're going to keep that background then a much lighter font would be much better. The other comments are spot on. If you work through the lessons you'll eventually get to the bit about monetizing. For now content is all important.
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stevejf Premium
Hi Tim,

I agree that it is hard to read. I would seriously rethink having text over a background image. Anything that gets in the way of easily reading your textual content is not a good thing.

Also the lines of text are too wide. In newspapers text is in narrow columns because it's much easier to read that way. The wider the lines the harder they are to read.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey there! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Steve, apologies for the late reply I have been away and came back, having been with Chris Farrell for a few months. I decided to come back to WA as I felt WA has a better community forum and in my view better training courses than CF. I hope I have made the right choice , I am determined to give this a go and be successful and prove my family and friends wrong that this does actually work.

Regards,
Tim
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IveTriedThat Premium
Welcome home Tim! CF does have a pretty good program, but when I was there, I felt the community aspects were a bit lacking and found it easy to grow out of the training. Haven't had those same fears about WA. Quite happy to call here home.
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Carson Premium
Hi there! I'm dropping by to say hello and personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate! Hopefully you have had a chance to browse around a little bit and see that we are a very friendly and helpful group of people. With Wealthy Affiliate you now have everything that is required to make it in the Online Business and Internet marketing world.

As you get started you will want to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" training found on your dashboard and within the main menu.

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask! I will be here at each step of the way to help.

Cheers,

Carson
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Steve, the owner of IveTriedThat. I just wanted to let you know that I am here to help you through your journey into the online world, so if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started Course". This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labelled "Get Started Here"

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO GET YOUR HANDS ON MY AWESOME BONUS!
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Business From Scratch" along with Kyle's (founder of WA) "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, I am here and I am available. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA, I know you are going to love it!

Cheers!

Steve
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