About Shwni
Joined May 2017
Hi, I'm Matthew, I'm 38 yrs old married with 4 children. I've been a scaffolder in the construction industry for 20yrs but I'm looking for something different and new to try.
I am from South Wales UK and have lived here all my life my 4 children are all boys (yip I know!!!) oldest is 11 then 10 then 7 then I have a wicked little 2yr old.
I am a volunteer junior rugby coach for my local club which I have been doing for the last 5yrs....AND LOVE IT!!!!
I am learning more and more of my capabilities online and setting up a website each day I am on here.
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3 months in and I have learned so much more than I ever thought I would thanks to this brilliant community here at WA
***UPDATED 22/10/2017***
Its been 5 months in now and I have never been this happy in my life, I have never been so busy but I'm loving it here at WA.
If you don't already know before I came here I had never really touched a computer or even liked writing that much if I'm honest, but I currently have 2 working website that has over 170 posts on and 25 pages, I've published a small book about weight loss for men and I'm currently in the middle of another book that I have a good feeling about....GO ME!!!!
Now if I can achieve something like this then anyone can, just keep pushing on and you will get there.
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RossG68 Premium
could you review my starter site
https://seniorwellness.link/

after viewing your beautiful site, I must warn you mine is a little spars. Would really like it if you could editorialize my post. If you have the time of course. I need feedback and input to make me better at writing.

Thank you
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CarlJDill Premium
Hey Matthew

I just mention Frank to you in Live Chat and shared this post link. I hope you are able to find an illustrator for your children's book. I am sure you will and I hope it is a huge success! Kind regards friend. -- Carl
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Shwni Premium
Thanks Carl, I looked him up as soon as you mentioned him, cheers
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CarlJDill Premium
Awesome -- I am not sure how he works but he could e-send you illustrations. (not speaking for him of course) Either way, I am sure you'll get what you need for your book. Let me know when it is published. I would love to get a copy.

It's just after midnight there in Hawaii
so Frank is probably fast asleep.

Kind regards,

Carl
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Shwni Premium
Much appreciated carl, cheers for helping me
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ShesheHcoach Premium
Hi Shwni,
I posted this question in chat about an hour ago and no one responded. You helped me out the other day and I would like your feedback and knowledge on this situation. There appears to be something wrong with my website not updating the information from word press. I've tried to change the date, time zone and the way I would like the date to display but when I refresh my website it still reflects the same information and format. I would like to know what is going on as it's not allowing me to do anything here basically. Thanks..
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Shwni Premium
What is it thats not updating? are you looking at the images of your website before you login to editor?
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ShesheHcoach Premium
When you go to dash board and click on whatever it is you want to add, update or change. I noticed lately that nothing is updating on my website when I make changes on my dash board. Despite refreshing the page or saving changes.
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Shwni Premium
It might sound like a stupid question but are you updating the posts after you add something to them, im just trying to narrow the problem down
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ShesheHcoach Premium
Yes, I not doing anything different..
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Shwni Premium
ok, so you are updating posts that have already been published but when you look at them online they are still the same, is that correct?
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ShesheHcoach Premium
No, I'm not posting anything yet, but when I go to change my menu or anything for that matter it doesn't update on my website.
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Shwni Premium
are you remembering to save menu if you change things about?
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ShesheHcoach Premium
Yes, I'm doing that
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Shwni Premium
In that case i would ask site support to see why this is happening because it doesnt sound normal.
sorry i couldnt be of more help and let me know if they sort it out for you :)
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ShesheHcoach Premium
You were great! You asked probing questions, at least I know it's not ME....lol. Thanks for the help :)
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Shwni Premium
lol, they will sort it out for certain, good luck and let me know whats wrong :)
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ShesheHcoach Premium
Will do
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DKos Premium
Great "About Shwni"
I used to be a hot tar roofer in Chicago. I could carry 100lbs up a ladder next to any guy, drink a pint(or 2) at lunch and swear next to any guy. I never did learn to spit because a lady has to draw the line somewhere. LOL
I love a good pickup futbol match, indoor might be my favorite, and again the pint after LOL
Talk soon!
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Shwni Premium
Thanks! well you wouldnt think that to look at you so farplay to you, thanks for your lovely comment : )
matthew
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Thanks for your concern Shweni and prompt response. Really appreciate it. Well, I have just more than 1 or 2 questions and I prefer to ask privately if that's possible. I know i've tried private message but since I'm not premium yet I'm not eligible, and at the same time I don;t want to just rush and become premium without understanding the basic logic. If I may, and with your permission, I won't mind providing me private email to discuss in detail and find out what and where it went wrong.

Many thanks,

Thott
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Shwni Premium
I don't give out my private email sorry but you can of course write to me here where only followers of mine can see but nobody really comes on here.
What seems to be the trouble?
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I respect your privacy policy @Shwni. Well, I started off with WA couple days ago. I was all in when I was introduced by someone who's already here years ago. I started off well but then I got lost (i don't know where?) I just mixed up with everything from "get started here to Affiliate Bootcamp" and even wasn't able to create my website successfully. I created my website before even I found my niche and it's just all together a mess. If you ask me where am I now and if I have to answer honestly ... "I really don't know where I am" Funny as it may sound but I'm that confused. Sorry that I have to explain everything on your wall but I think I'm desperate and the person who introduced me to this site is also not responding me anymore. Therefore calling out SOS before I quit :)

Once again thanks a lot for your concern!
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Shwni Premium
Ok, focus. If you haven't bought a domain yourself yet I would suggest you start on bootcamp again from the beginning, go through every step even if you have already done any of the training.
If there is something in the training you have completed and you think it's done to whatever kyle said then just tick that box and move onto the next one.
Don't skip any training at all and I promise you that it will all start coming together soon
There's been times I wanted to quit myself but I stuck at it and finally made my first sale yesterday after only 3 and a half months so don't quit, stay as a free member and if there's anything you need to know just write on my wall here and I will be more than happy to help.
Let me know how you are doing and as for the one that got you in I would write to kyle and explain that they are not helping you.
All the best :)
Matthew
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Thank you Shwni! You did your best and I'll always turn back to you whenever I need help and still if am around.
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Shwni Premium
Don't go quitting! You can do this just take your time and get through the training one day at a time :D
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Loes Premium
Hello Matthew,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou very much loes, I haven't been here that long as you can see and I was a total novice before i came here but I have learnt so much in that short space of time I have shocked even myself.
I will certainly be looking at your training in the future
Thanks
Matthew
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Loes Premium
So was I, 3 years ago, total nitwit
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Shwni Premium
Ha, and look at you now :)
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Loes Premium
Incredible what I have learned here:))
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My-Mate-Bert Premium
Hiya, Matthew - from sunny old funny old Brighton.

My Mate, Bert 'n' me can't do rugby anymore 'coz Bert's my imaginary friend and we used to get tackled left right and center when in the school rugger team as a kid 'coz we was away with the fairies.

It didn't narf hurt but perhaps we'll take it up again when we're in our eighties, eh?

Have fun and delighted to meet you - My Mate, Bert 'n' me
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Shwni Premium
Haha, nice to meet you both :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
Hi Matthew, thanks and welcome for our recent mutual networking. I am also here to congratulate you of your 105 ranking. Awesome!

And your idea of what you are doing now as a volunteer junior rugby coach I see that as for your love of the game. I used to be a volunteer junior football coach back then due to the love of the game. Guiding, coaching juniors to the right way and right method on the early days of their football or rugby approach is good to prepare them good and right mentality in future.

South Wales, remind me of Swansea City AFC and their Liberty Stadium that host few brilliant moments in football. By the way, I am following Manchester United since I was 7 years old somewhere back the end of 86' and in the early 87' until now.

I wish you all the success at WA and beyond :)
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Shwni Premium
Swansea is only half an hour from where i luve so i go to watch them now and again but im a liverpool fan myself.
Thanks for your warm welcome :)
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AfqmBiz Premium
Liverpool FC faithful, great to hear that, my friend, lol. The old textiles and those canal rivalries to football term that made to these days the famous historic rivals in Man Utd and Liverpool.

Finally, I found proper football faithful at WA in the networking together, great! :)
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Shwni Premium
I can handle a bit of friendly rivalry football banter if you can.lol
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AfqmBiz Premium
Ha ha ha... we are always the football fans, always will be. lol. That's nice, sure. Liverpool surpass us already? 27 and... if I am not mistaken. lol.

Have a good day, my friend :)
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Shwni Premium
You to buddy
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WLG Premium
Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the follow I'm returning the favor by following you pleased to make your acquaintance. I am honored that you would follow me; I Pray that you and your Loved Ones are in the best of health and doing great.

May Our LORD and Savior Continue to Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn You.

Have a Safe and Blessed 4th.;
To God Give The Glory;
Praise His Holy Name;
Your Brother in Christ;
William
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Shwni Premium
What a very uplifting message and I am truly greatful for it.
It's a pleasure and a privilege to have someone like you follow me here.
Wishing you all the best and every success in your journey.
Matthew
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WLG Premium
I thank you so very much, Matthew, for those kind words-William
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Shwni Premium
You're very welcome :)
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WLG Premium
Have a Blessed weekend-William
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Shwni Premium
You too :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Matthew and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou Robert i will definately take a look! I have learned a lot in the short time I have been here and there's plenty more to learn which I am excited about :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again Matthew 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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Shwni Premium
Th a you so much for that insight, I hadn't realised that.cheers
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Matthew and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Matthew? 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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Shwni Premium
Thanks Kyle,I have re idled your emails about the offer closing soon but I was just wondering if the offer you gave me w/o still be on when my bank card gets here?
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely, I will make sure you can still get the first month discount and bonuses when you are ready to join Matthew. These will be available to you starting on May 20th and you can access them at any point beyond this.
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Shwni Premium
Brill thanks.any day now,I can't wait
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Kyle Premium
:)
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Shwni Premium
Damn!! I just read my last message to you with the bad spelling.....Sorry,I have fat finger syndrome hahaha
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Kyle Premium
No problem Matthew! :) It wonderful to have you here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever need anything :)
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BabyPhoenix Premium
Nice to meet you, Matthew! My name is Ashley :-) I can totally relate to the house full of boys. I have 4 too (counting my husband, who's a big man child.. haha). I'm looking to let him retire from the labor life early, too.

I've gotten my first website up and running and looking pretty great in just over ONE week, and getting ready to also build his. I didn't even wait the whole week before upgrading to premium. It's soooooo worth the money JUST for the hosting of 25 legit sites. I keep saying the training is included FREE with paid site hosting. It's the truth. I wish you all the best.

Reach out if you need help, but don't always count on live chat and blog questions. Make sure to use private message to reach out to teachers and people you look up to here because sometimes the other gets lost in translation. Notifications aren't separated very well :-/

Visit my site and tell me what you think and make sure to reply with yours! And you may want to go check out my SOS blog post. It's the best advice I wish I would've listened to much sooner.

http://Mommadreamsrealized.com

Chat later! I'm here to help, too, if you ever need!

- Ashley :-D
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Shwni Premium
What a lovely message!!
I really appreciate it.my wife would say she has 5 children lol.it's early days here for me but I'm loving every minute of it and learning loads.I've tried putting a link up so people can let me know how one of my pages are but I'm guessing you have to be premium for them to see.thanks again for that great message and I wish you all the very best :)))
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BabyPhoenix Premium
Let me know when you decide to go Premium! It's certainly the BEST investment and I DO NOT fall prey to scams. Never have, never will. I know legit when I see it. Ever heard that saying, "Can't bull**** a bull****er"? Yeah, my life growing up gave me excellent skills when it comes to weeding out the real from the garbage. You're in the right place, Matthew ;-)
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Shwni Premium
Oh I'm definatly going premium that's for sure.is there any way you could get on my smashascam site to have a look at it please.I can't put links up for people to click into to give me advise it would be much appreciated :)
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BabyPhoenix Premium
Sorry I'm just seeing this and answering you! I've been slammed promoting mine on Facebook. Ugh. Yes, I will def go check it out. It's a domain you own or SiteRubix?
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BabyPhoenix Premium
I'm not finding it through Google. Can you give me any more details?
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Shwni Premium
Thanks for looking for it the site is a siterubix one but it won't let me put it up as a link.
I hope you sort the problem you have with FB, I have put up 2 statuses on my page promoting mine and so far I haven't had any problems.I am still in the early stages of my site so there is not much on there.
But today is a brand new day.....
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Lev Premium
Hey Matthew...hopefully by now you're following the lessons step-by-step and within the next week or so you will not only be learning a great deal more but be well on your way to building your online business. Not to mention, also meeting some wonderful people that won't hesitate to help you personally.

The only thing is to consistently TAKE ACTION and I strongly advise you to start with the "Get Started Here" - Green tab in the left corner if you haven't done so already. The video courses will help get you taking action on daily tasks allowing you to gain a valuable head start which will lead to you building web assets that bring in the monthly income that you desire.

Just remember every day that you sit idle is a day wasted. I hope to see you around within the community. Please contact me directly if you need any help or would just like to bounce some ideas around.
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou for your support,I have completed all I can on get started until I upgrade and I am currently on 21/40 on bootcamp.I have learned so much in the few days I have been on here and I'm sure I will learn a he'll of a lot mor.Thanks
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Lev Premium
Wow that is awesome! Dedication and consistency is key here. You got that down for sure. I remember being a starter member and going back over things twice, sometimes thrice! Anyway I hope you have selected a niche and have started setting up a free siterubix site. With what you've learned so far you can start earning if you use the free keyword tool and create some content around them.

Let me know if you want any adice or need help on narrowing down a niche to find the easy keywords to rank for. I want to help get you some traffic so you can see what is possible first hand. Let me know and we can go from there...
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Shwni Premium
Thanks,I have found a niche and created a site but at the moment I am concentrating on the bootcamp,is this a good idea?
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Lev Premium
You can do that and learn alot that way too. But it's advised you start with a less competitive niche as a beginner. The reasoning is that you will rank and get traffic quicker when going after your own passion. Thus, not being discouraged when not seeing results right away.

If you want give me some other ideas you have other than bootcamp. And perhaps I can give you some advice on narrowing in on targeted traffic with some keywords to go after. Let me know...
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou,I had a bit of a problem last night on my niche page.
At first I had "about me" and "privacy policy" pages up on the main page,then when I added 3 more niche topics and added 10 sub topics within those I somehow lost them all from the main page on top.any ideas what I can do.I hope you understand what I mean.
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Lev Premium
I think I see what you mean. I would put the privacy policy, terms type pages in the footer using the footer widget. 'About' page should be second to last before the 'Contact' page in the main header up top of your site. Check under Menus. You should be able to add pages then drag and drop the pages in the order you want under the main topic, then drag pages slightly to the right to create a sub-topic under the main topic.

Here is a quick video on it:
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MontaM Premium
Hi. Just wanted to welcome you here and kind of apologize if I seemed harsh before. I might be a little annoyed today because the baby wouldn't let me work. Again :D
Um.. I hope you find WA very useful and you succeed with your new online adventure. Just don't give up and you will get where you want to be!
All the best to you! :)
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Shwni Premium
Like I said not a problem.thanks for the welcome,I have a similar problem with my 2yr old.lol
Anyways I'm loving it here and all the best to you aswel m8
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la1 Premium
Hi Matthew, I read your comment below about not knowing anything about computers or online business. I felt the same way when i started my first website. I learned everything from Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and the WA community. Here's my website check it out if you get a chance to. allaboutharmonicas.com
If I can do it you can do it!
If you need help with anything please ask me.
I'm doing BootCamp now to promote WA what I believe in 100%
Have a blessed day!
Larry
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou
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Kyle Premium
Matthew, 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 Matthew.
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Shwni Premium
Hi I have left a message on your page for you.many thanks to you both I am such a newbie with all things to do with computers and the net but I have taken to this like a duck in water.it couldn't be more better explained.brilliant!!
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything thus far Matthew, it only gets more and more exciting as you see your business come together.

Work through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate and take action on the tasks. Action leads to success (that and persistence). If you ever have any questions along the way or feel "stuck", there is lots of help. Just ask.
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Lev Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Shwni Premium
Thankyou so much,I'm in the middle of going through a few ideas as we speak
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Lev Premium
Let me know if you need a 2nd opinion. Keep at it!
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cwelliver Premium
Matthew, welcome to the community you will find a wealth of knowledge here but don't be intimidated, simply work the steps and success is right around the corner. I am now following you, and your network here is valuable so you might want to consider following people back. Best of luck and if I can ever be of assistance please feel free to reach out.

-Dr. Carl
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Shwni Premium
Thanks
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Shwni Premium
Thanks
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