About Sipke
Joined March 2016
Hi, Marion here. I am excited to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate, though I find it a little overwhelming. There is so much information. I am from Amsterdam, I am a mother and grandmother, widowed. I have thought a lot about taking this step into marketing and i don't believe it is going to be easy. And why am I doing this? I really like to earn some money on the side as life is financially not so easy. What worries me is that I am not a native english speaker end if that is going to hinder me in writing blogs. Well, step by step is the key thing here, there may be a lot to learn before writing blogs.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Marion, I just read your comment on my Searching Google post so came here to read about you. Don't worry too much about the English.

Many native English speakers are hopeless at writing in English but they seem to get by. I suggest if you want some correction feedback you ask for it. And say your English might need correcting. I do this for people and PM it to them. So ask if you need help. When I have time I will help you.

Have you connected to Loes yet. She is from your neck of the woods and very, very helpful.
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi Marion!

English is not my first language, either... but that's another reason for me bo be here: to improve it! So, I'm learning every day!

Let's rock this! :-))

All the best to you,
Gerlinde
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Sipke Premium
Hi Gerlinde, yes, I'm learning everyday too and I manage. I will never be as good as a native speaking English person but so be it. Where do you come from Gerlinde?
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Gerlinde Premium
I'm from the German part of Italy - South Tyrol!
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Sipke Premium
Wish you good luck in WA!
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Gerlinde Premium
Thank you, Marion! I will need it! ;-)
Good luck to you, too!
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Lexsz Premium
Hi Marion,
I'm from Holland as well. Hoe gaat het nu met je hier op WA? I'm just beginning, so I'm still figuring things out here! groet, Sandra.
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Sipke Premium
Hi Lexsz, sorry dat ik zo laat reageer, ik hoop dat het goed met je gaat? Het is een wonderlijke wereld op WA, vooral als je absoluut geen verstand ervan hebt, zoals ik.Ik werk erg hard en vind het erg leuk maar echt concrete geld verdienen, nog niet. Hoe gaat het met jou? Groetjes marion
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Ali-M Premium
Hi Marion, nice too meet you. My name is Ali and I've recently followed you in WA. I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to following back me if you like : )

Wish you great success in your online business

Best,
Ali
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Robert-A Premium
Hello at last Marion and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined back in March you will no doubt have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
As you have been stuck in past and reached out to me so it should be in future.
Always happy to point people in the right direction.
So you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Sipke Premium
Thank you so much Robert, I will browse through the blogs, Marion
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best with WA.
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CaJe51 Premium
Thank you for the follow. You are absolutely right, taking it step by step is the only way to reach your goals. Best of luck to you!
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arturosiew Premium
Hi, I think we can be friend. You can always use grammarly.com to check for grammar and spelling.
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Sipke Premium
O Arthur, thanks, I've been looking for a tool like that
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BigTonyC Premium
Thanks for following back Marion.
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SerahAO Premium
Hi Marion, its very nice to meet you! Thank you for adding me to your network. I'm sure with this WA community to help you along, you will achieve great things :-) following you back..wish you much success.
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Ynuija Premium
Some old or healthy books may help you in research...
you may link or convert it at some affiliate partners you like for an interest...to make a sale in the near days...=) cheers Marion from Amsterdam, as I am too in EU North region...
To success...with Ynuija
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Sipke Premium
Hi, what do you mean by old or healthy books? And where are you in the EU north region?
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Ynuija Premium
You can read all info at my site.....just visit my 2 sites and read about me........cheers....
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wendyk Premium
Hi Marion! It is nice to meet you.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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janmar Premium
It is great to meet you. Welcome to WA. Thank you for following. I wish you great success on your adventure here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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Sipke Premium
Hi Marion here, I follow you now.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Marion glad to help you with social feather.

Keep in touch.
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MSteelMojica Premium
Nice to meet you, thanks for the Follow!
...Here's to Success!!
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi Sipke, Thank you for the follow. Best of wishes to you.
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justinohia Premium
thank you for the support and encouragement I am leader at the back thank you to you
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the follow. You will do well with the support here. Great to be part of your network. Cheers Kev
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Sipke Premium
Hi, marion here. I am following you now, thanks
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laurafreedom Premium
Thanks for the follow Marion and welcome to WA.
Laura
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Sipke Premium
He Joke, wat leuk, nice to meet you. Ben je al lang bij WA. Yes English Dutch, I make mistakes now and then but try.... I live in Hilversum and yes I am from Amsterdam. Loes is from Friesland too, maybe she lives not far from you? Will follow Joke, let's keep in contact, Marion
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JokeBamberge Premium
Hello Marion, nice to find you here. I saw your name and I thought this must be a Frisian from the Netherlands. Now I see that you are from Amsterdam haha. I live in the northern parth of Holland. Friesland dus. I have the same problem as you have. Writing in English. But we will manage. Keep up the good work
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randanadcan Premium
Very nice to meet you Marion, wish you all the best of luck in the learning and putting to action that it will take to build up this business for your self.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Sipke Premium
Hi, i found your training today about amazon affiliate, thank you, very clear for me, Marion
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Labman Premium
I'm glad it was helpful for you. You are welcome.
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VinceHuynh Premium
Hey, Marion thanks for the connect. I hope we could learn from one another. Have a blessed day!
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DianneBee Premium
Hello Marion! I know this is going to sound like an echo - but follow the step by step training, repeat as needed, and the big picture begins to emerge. I'm submerged in the soup myself right now lol. Welcome!
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Sipke Premium
hi,thanks, just what I needed, soup is the right word, despite the help, very frustrating sometimes
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Thanks for the follow Marion. Wishing you all of the success. Just take things step-by-step and for sure you will be able to do all that you need to do. We here a WA are all help you every step of the way!
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Sipke Premium
Thank you so much!
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stephhill Premium
Hi Marion. Thank you for the very kind comment you left me on my blog about being here one year. I hope everything is going well so far.
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Sipke Premium
Hi Steph, yes I am ok, working a little too hard. WA is addictive I believe. will be a grandmother of a boy in a few days after 4 granddaughters. Wow, I am trying not to be nervous, not succeeding very well.
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stephhill Premium
Congrats on being a grandmother soon to a little grandson. That is awesome. Are you taking care of the 4 granddaughters when Mom goes into the hospital to have your grandson?

Steph
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Sipke Premium
This is a different mom, She lives in Curacao which is in the Carribean. First baby, she is 37. I have another daughter with 2 girls and my son had also 2 girls. Do you have children Steph?
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Sipke Premium
Hi, this Marion, I am following you now.
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Loes Premium
Hi Marion, what happened? Didn't we follow yet? ♫Welcome! ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under training (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Sipke Premium
Hi Loes, no, i just made a mistake by pressing the wrong button!
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Loes Premium
Ah that explains:) Fijne dag verder!
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Kroher23 Premium
Thank you for the follow Marion
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mick56 Premium
Good evening Marion, Thank you for the following. And Welcome to the WA. I hope you enjoy yourself here and learn a lot. I did Mike
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RobertCO Premium
Thank you for following me back I appreciate it. Wishing you extreme success!
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TJ Books Premium
I use to go to Holland on business a lot. Nice people! John
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Sipke Premium
Ah yes, i am one of them.......
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Marion. Welcome to WA! Thank you for following me back. Like you, English is my second language. I just learned it from school. Don't take it as a disadvantage but an advantage for you to learn more about expressing yourself in English. You will eventually get used to it, as long as you write from the heart and know your niche well. By doing so, the quality of your content will improve because it is base on your personal experience. Wish you every success in your online business journey!
Adel :)
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Amasonmarket Premium
Thanks for your information and may God continue to help you.

Best regards.
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MPollock Premium
HI and I hope you have great success
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lynndrew Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you so much for following me back! This is a very supportive community and there are always people who will be willing to help you with any questions or issues you may have. I would not be concerned with not being a native english speaker. When you write from your heart, it will all work out just fine. And your profile is very nice.

I will check back to see how you are doing, and if I can help you in any way just let me know. You can also use private messaging.

And please take comfort in kowing that most of us were all overwhelmed in the beginning. :) It does get easier!

God bless you,
Lynn
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Marion and thanks for the follow!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been in the online marketing arena and a webmaster for a long time, but WA totally rocks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, please remember, we are here to help in anyway. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We're here to help!

Cheers,
pj
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Genie3733 Premium
Thanks for following me. Blessings to you.
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johnmcge972 Premium
Even if you don't speak perfect English we will all get the gist here, as you learn. Best of luck to you!
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Sipke Premium
Hi, I am Marion and a recent member of WA. It took me some time to figure out how everything is working but I am learning everyday!I am now on course 2, lesson 2 and my site is growing. I would like to follow you and ad you to my network.
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Onespirit Premium
I use to go to the Tulip Festival in Amsterdam when I lived in Germany. How are you, i'm sure a lot has changed there since the 80's..
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Sipke Premium
Yes , a lot has changed, it is very crowded. Los of tourists, lots of drugs, but Amsterdam is Amsterdam, i love my town. Actually i don't live there, i live in Hilversum, not far away though. And where do you live? And thank you for connecting, Marion
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Onespirit Premium
You are not alone here, we are here to assist you...
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RTejeda Premium
Hi, Marion.
You can achieve success. I am not a native english speaker, that isn't an excuse for me, that's a challenge. Go ahead!

Best wishes,
Rosa
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Sipke Premium
Hi Rosa, I am certainly working on success, and it will take time, Yes I go ahead, thank you, Marion
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AngelBcn Premium
Hey,
Aangename kennismaking Marion :)
Thank you for following me. I am now following you back and wish you a lot of success in your online venture!
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions,
Tot later!
Angélique
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Sipke Premium
Dag Angelique, wish you a lot of success too. I cetrainly will not hesitate to ask. Mooi profiel heb je en je spannende reis naar Brazilie maakt me erg nieuwsgierig. Natuurlijk volg ik jou ook, ik vind dit ook een spannende reis en niet gemakkelijk. Wel heel boeiend, Marion
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AngelBcn Premium
Veel success Marion !
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Marion
Dropping by to thank you for your follow. I will enjoy and value being part of your network. I am sure you will achieve your goals and aspirations.
Alexander
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Sipke Premium
Thank you!
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PatrickWKnox Premium
Thanks for the follow, I followed you back :) !
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JackCao 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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Sipke Premium
Hi there, thank you so much for inquiring, i believe i found my niche, it is about how to conquer the fear of flying. It is a program called SOAR, if you follow it you have a good chance of conquering this fear. It also has an affiliateprogram. I thought about giving this a try, what do you think? The other idea i had was about flight attendants training. Marion
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JackCao Premium
I think it is a good idea. But I would suggest you do a simple keyword search just to make sure that many people are looking for something within the niche. That why you know that you are entering into a good and long lasting niche.
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Sipke Premium
Hi Jack, good suggestion, fear of flying gives 6058 searches and 1030 traffic. Conquer fear of flying gibes 152 search and 26 traffic. big difference, what do you think?
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Sipke Premium
gives, sorry. so can i make fear of flying the niche then? And blog about what fear of flying is and what you can do about it?
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JackCao Premium
This would mean that the niche you are going into is good.

When selecting a keyword to write an article, it depends on the competition and the implicit meaning of the keyword.

For example, if you write an article that on the keyword "Fear of Flying", though there are a lot of searches, but there are also a lot of competition, it is a general keyword (people are just looking for information but are not ready to look for solution). Which means your article will hardly rank in Google, which means no one will see your contents. - I would suggest that if you want to rank for these kind of keyword, you should do it when you have have better results

"Conquer fear of flying" has lesser competition and a higher chance of ranking. The implicit meaning of this keyword is that people are looking for solution to solve their problem. You have a better chance of sales conversion if you write an article based on this keyword.

Most importantly, you do not want to write an article that do not rank (meaning too much competition).

There are many things you can do with your niche, but I am not an expert in it. I would suggest that you check out some of your competitors and see what kind of keywords they are ranking for and how do they entice people to join their program. You will get a lot of insights by studying them.
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Sipke Premium
Thank you for this, I hadnot looked upon this in this way. So conquer fear of flying is indeed better. Now I am already busy with a website, I suppose i can change anything as long as it is not published right? By the way, thank you very much for your support, what did i do to deserve that?
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JackCao Premium
You can change anything even if you've published it.

In WA, we help each other to achieve our goals. When I first started I got help from other WA members, and now I am giving back.

In future when you are successful, you can help other WA members too.

Keep up the good work Marion!

Jack
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Sipke Premium
It is really amazing this community. One question Jack, what does all this following mean and should i also follow others?
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JackCao Premium
Following means you will get updates from that person whenever that person perform an activity at WA.
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Sipke Premium
Hi Jack, how are you? You said that I should check out some of my competitors and study them. How do I do that? and how can i see with what keywords they are ranking?I hope i am not asking too much. Marion
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JackCao Premium
Hi Marion,

No problem at all.

First, think of some keywords that your prospective customers/viewers will be interested in, then do a google search on those keywords. You will immediately find your competitors roaming around the first page of google. I am sure if you visit their website and read their articles, I am sure you will get some information on:

1. What keywords or what kind of articles they write
2. How they capture their visitor's attention

Gather ideas from several competitors and implement them to your website.

Hope this helps!
Jack
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Sipke Premium
Yes it does Jack, thank you
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium.
You are going to love your stay in here.

We have tons of great resources. Use them well.
If you need any help, just ask for it.
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Sipke Premium
Thank you Arief, I will do that! Marion
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dejeanaxel Premium
Congratulations on upgrading to Premium, this really are an awesome community. I'm here to help you fulfill your goals, message me whenever, for whatever!
-Santiago.
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Sipke Premium
Thank you so much, I am glad with the assistance you offer, MArion
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dejeanaxel Premium
See you around then Marion!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Marion
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, and congratulations on going premium. It opens the doors to all WA has to offer.Best wishes for your online journey.
Alexander
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SandiT Premium
Hi Marion. Welcome to premium. It can be a little overwhelming here - follow along with the training and it will be a big help. Another thing I highly recommend are the live video classes you will find on the left had side of your screen and I agree click on Loes she has good training and she also provides plenty of great tips on her website for learning. All the best to you...Sandy
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Sipke Premium
Thank youa for the advice, I will certainly do that, Marion. I talked to Loes .
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Marion. One of our highest ranking members (#3 as of today) is Loes. She is also from Amsterdam. She is very helpful and might be able to offer you some tips! Click on the blue "Rank" button at the top, right of your screen next to your profile picture. She is 3rd from the top in the list of members.

You can do your website in any language.
Good luck!
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Sipke Premium
Thank you, I did that and it was great talking to her. Thank you for the tip, Marion
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Swangirl Premium
Good! I am glad she could help.
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BigMook Premium
Welcome to premium! All the best to you and your online success :)
- Stephen
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Mac01 Premium
Welcome to Premium :)
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RTejeda Premium
Welcome to WA. I wish success on your WA Journey.
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Sipke Premium
Thank you so much, I wish you success too!
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MINDwell Premium
Welcome to PREMIUM --- at the moment it is all dreams. With dedication it can be slowly built into a project you can be proud of. My best advice. Watch Learn and constantly look for ways to improve, and success will come. Ask lots of questions.

Eddie
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Sipke Premium
thank you, I like that, Marion
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Sipke Premium
I know it is all dreams yet. I have to make my dream come true, and that is a nice goal, thank you, Marion
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SongbirdDL Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. I wish you all the best in your chosen niche. If you need any help do not hesitate to ask. We are all here to help. Best of wishes. :)))~Danielle
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to the world of affiliate marketing and to WA!
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BarbJaeb Premium
Hey! Welcome to Premium! You're gonna love it!
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SJB Premium
Hello and congrats on going premium. I am convinced that you have made a great decision. It has brought so many positive things to my life as I am sure, it will to yours as well. Best wishes!
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Sipke Premium
Thank you so much, it is a warm welcome, marion
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NPern Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member! Best of luck to you here at WA!
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RachelRyan1 Premium
Hi Marion,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am often overwhelmed with everything I am learning here, but everyone is so supportive and helpful that I know I can succeed. You will too!
Rachel
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Sipke Premium
Rachel, thank you so much, I feel overwhelmed already, also by the warm welcome!
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Missa3 Premium
Hello Sipke,
Welcome to Premium membership, You have made a great choice and you already know it. You may have noticed we are a community base on paying it forward. So please don't hesitate to give a shout when you need a helping hand.

~Debra
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Sipke Premium
Thank you Missa, I will certainly remember that one and almost sure i will need that, Marion
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Mooruth Premium
Welcome to the club! Good luck with your journey... you will find everything you need here and the community is excellent! You are never far away from help, its instant. Enjoy
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leemitchell Premium
Welcome new premium member,
You are going to get excited and truly thankful each day that you found WA 'cause your new friends are going to teach you how to be successful online' and everywhere else.
Lee
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JackCao Premium
Hey Marion, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion. Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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Sipke Premium
Hi there, thak you for being helpful to me, I appreciate that. I did all the necessary things, picture, story. I am sure i will need some help now and then and knock on your door, Marion. And how are you doing with WA? I would love to know that.
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JackCao Premium
Im doing well with WA. Slowly progress till I can afford to quit my full time job. If you want to know how I struggled during the first 4 months, you can check out my story here:

http://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-update-1
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Sipke Premium
Great story, and you know, i just move forward, we will see, thanks marion
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JackCao Premium
Great! Looking forward to see you succeed!
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JackCao Premium
Hey Marion, Jack here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

And don't forget that you can also access me any time through my personal email address mailto:barenakedscam@gmail.com


★ Your Bonus ★

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 "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, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Jack
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Sipke Premium
Hi Jack, I am a little overwhelmed, taking in all the informatione. Also Jack I am Dutch, I do believe though that i am able to make a website in good English. And then... I am considerably old, a grandmother, though I believe age is but a number. I will take my time to discover this, thank you Jack! Marion
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JackCao Premium
You are most welcome Marion! Age is just a number. I have seen many WA members at your age, and are blooming with their affiliate business. I am sure you can achieve that too.

Feel free to ask me anything.

Cheers!
Jack
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Sipke Premium
Hey Jack, I just see now that there is a lot more to read from you. I am going to start with level 1, Marion
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JackCao Premium
Awesome!
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