About SirTristan
Joined June 2019
I am a veterinarian and have my own practice. I'm a solo practitioner, which means I'm the only doctor at the place. It's extremely demanding and rewarding at the same time. The expenses associated with owning a physical business can be crushing at times. Inventory, salaries, taxes, licenses, loan and mortgage payments, just for a start. So the business is making it financially, but just making it.

I'm interested in augmenting my income in other ways.

I thought I'd list for fun the various things I've tried throughout my life, related to bettering myself financially, other than working a typical "job". This is roughly chronological order. I've always tried to think outside the box.

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Paper boy

Mowing lawns

Odd jobs/handyman

Horse race betting systems (prior to learning the questionable ethics of the track industry)

Mass mailings

Safelist marketing

Ponzi schemes (unknowing victim)

MLM

Pet sitting

Computer instructor - various lessons

Stock market investing

Commodities investing

Affiliate marketing (Yes! About 15+ years ago I was an affiliate marketer but I had no clue what I was doing. I had pretty decent web sites at the time that I built on my own with FrontPage. I got barely any traffic. I didn't understand that part.)

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SirTristan's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$2k/month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10k/month or more
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
1 hour a day
 
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SirTristan Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$2k/month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$10k/month or more

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
1 hour a day
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JonlinePH Premium
I am looking forward to seeing you at the top! Keep the focus on that goal.

To your success!
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Carson Premium
Success starts with goals and you're that much closer to achieving them now!

Your goals will be a reality and you will come closer to achieving them with every lesson here at WA! I know that you can do it and you've got an entire community of people in your corner :)

I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can!

Carson
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Colin,

Hope you’re enjoying yourself so far and finding your way around.

You have everything you need here to get started towards your goals (including our help and support) and I look forward to working with you.

Let me know how I can help :-)

Jay
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi Tristan -

You have an interesting bio; It's pretty obvious you have always had the ambition to bring in multiple streams of income.

You don't appear to be a person who gives up very easily. Perseverance is key, I know you will succeed because of this!

I wish you luck and success in all your online ventures!
Take Care, Shannon
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SirTristan Premium
Thanks!
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MaVeneziano Premium
I just had a look at your website.

I love the look, It is clean and the perfect use of colours make you feel like you are going to be talking about something "earth" related even before we read the content, which is great.
I also like the use of images very much.

The content is a great read, I don't have a garden and I still found your articles interesting, specially the most recent one. It is definitely a website I would like to follow if I was into gardening:

Solutions for Air Pollution (Environment-Friendly Lawn and Garden)

1. The first paragraph has a small typo:

- back yard. Instead of backyard.

2. I found this paragraph a little confusing. Please correct me if I am wrong, but the core idea is that gas powered lawn equipments pollute more than cars, right? So why are we discussing efficiency? Again, I could be wrong.

"It’s important to realize that BOTH types create significant pollution. Two-stroke engines are worse than four-strokes when it comes to pollution (source). But neither is even close to the amount of efficiency obtained by gas-powered automobiles (which themselves aren’t as good as electric-powered)."

Buy Cheap Power Tools [Tips to Get the Best Deals]

1. Commercial tools

"If you can find a commercial product of similar or slightly more cost than the residential model"
- I believe "higher" cost would be correct

2. Don't have model envy

"what specific band and model you want."

- brand

Again, a great easy read even for someone who isn't familiar with the subject.
I will keep following your articles and give you better opinions as I get further in the training and learn a bit more.

Kind regards
Marina
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SirTristan Premium
Thank you so much! I'll incorporate all your ideas and editing for sure.

I'll also comment directly on your site soon. That will help you start to rank better.
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MaVeneziano Premium
Great! I can do that for you as well, if that will help.
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SirTristan Premium
Thanks again. I finally got all of your comments addressed and fixed. Great to get another pair of eyes on it.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Colin,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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SirTristan Premium
Thanks. I followed based on several of your excellent trainings.
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apache1 Premium
Hi, Colin,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow much appreciated.

Follow and apply the training given to you by Kyle and you can do well

Keep going forward and believe in yourself and in all you do.

Enjoy all before you and wishing you well along your online journey

Wishing you continued success

Andre
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SirTristan Premium
Thanks for your helpfulness.

I like the spirit of your profile description.
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apache1 Premium
Thanks Colin appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend and week ahead.

Andre
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Colin And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined and with your other online experience you will no doubt know by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
Robert
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biztalk Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us.

WA is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business.

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in the WA training programs.

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed.


When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly.

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.

Cheers!
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LCEndahl Premium
Hello, and welcome to the WA Premium family! You made a wise choice, becoming a Premium member. You have at your fingertips, the best training, tools and an awesome community, put them to use. You have a tremendous start to an excellent new year!

Continue with your training! Each lesson in order, as well as the tasks and you, will be ready to go forward. Take it from me, don’t skip around, stay on course.

Slow and steady-remember those words, this is not a race. Take in everything, but don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed. Remember slow and steady. You’ll find yourself looking forward to your next lessons.

Take advantage of Live Chat. Ask questions. You’ll get a response almost instantly. It’s also a chance to get to know the members of the WA community! Their awesome people. They are so uplifting, and smart. And who best to learn from, than those who are succeeding?

With the foundation of your website in place, you’ll then have endless possibilities in which to earn revenue.

You got this. Now be successful!
Laura =)
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium!

So happy that you have decided to take this step in your journey towards achieving your dreams. You will gain so much from being here.

The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)
It is NOT a race, if you treat it as one, then you will only cheat yourself. I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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julesnp Premium
Hi Colin and Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

Jules
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TimMoto Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and to Premium. You made a great decision to upgrade. It shows your commitment to succeed. There are so many valuable tools and training available to help you achieve your goals, and a great network of incredibly helpful people.
Reach out if you need any help.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Welcome and congratulations on becoming a Premium member! You have made a great decision and you will not regret it.

If you haven't already noticed, the community support is amazing and the training is just out of this world (well the internet world, lol).

Anyway, as the saying goes: You Only Live Once, so make this the best thing that has ever happened in your life.

I am happy to be part of your network and to be part of your story here at WA.
Best wishes,
Saane
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MGaspary Premium
Hello! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations for choosing the Premium Plan rather than staying in Free Plan.

To me it sounds you're really serious with building your own online business and earn a steady passive income from the niche you love.

Given, I encourage you to take the training seriously and spend time to build your website and content that your readers love as well as your potential business partners. This won't be an overnight process.

You need to understand that building a lifelong business such as earning passive income entails a lot of consistent hard work without self-doubt. Not an inch of it.

With tenacity and consistent practice of doing your best, you will receive a pleasant reward in the end. If you have questions, feel free to send me a message. I'll be happy to help each other out.

Again, congratulations and welcome for being here. Have a nice day! Let's keep in touch. :)

Cheers,

Mecyll
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WendyMx Premium
Greetings, and welcome to Premium. I think it's a great opportunity for learning, doing, and interacting with like-minded people. I hope your experience here will lead to success beyond your dreams.
All the best,
Wendy
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us. 

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost. 

Now I know why. 

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in its training programs. 

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed. 

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster. 

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly. 

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.

Cheers!

Edwin
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ryanpraditya Premium
Welcome to WA and congrats going premium. You made the right choice. Just follow the training along and do every task in each lesson and you will see your results growing up :)

Welcome to the family.

Ryan
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Mick18 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium.

You've made a great decision. There's a lot of wonderful training here, along with a helpful community to help you along the way.

I wish you all the best,
Mickey
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JKaobata1 Premium
Welcome to Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate my friend.This is a good platform to start your journey.Everything you want to create your website from the scratch is at the platform and the friendly members are their to guide you through your journey.Take the training course step by step, ask questions related to your website creation and take actions are the way forward to your success at Wealthy Affiliate.Once again WELCOME to Wealthy Affiliate !!
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TimMurphyRN Premium
Hello,

Welcome to the Premium Membership! You have made a great decision to upgrade to Premium and with this Membership, you will have access to more Training, Tools and you will receive Greater Benefits at WA!

Much success on your journey here at WA!

Cheers,

Tim
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SirTristan Premium
Hey if either of you wouldn't mind answering a super basic question. Where is the "deeper" layer of information about my account located? I mean such as my email address, password reset, etc. I'm not easily finding that. If that's on the initial tour video I'm blanking out. I really did watch the whole thing!
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J-KWest Premium
Hey Colin, you should be able to find it by clicking on your profile icon and then account settings.
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SirTristan Premium
Ha! Thanks. I must be a rocket scientist I totally missed that.
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Colin...

There's a lot here at Wealthy Affiliate to take in, so I just wanted to follow up on my previous message and provide a quick "orientation" of sorts.

The community is also available to help if you need anything, and... Kyle or Carson (Wealthy Affiliate's co-founders) often stop by and welcome new members. Just hit reply to any of our messages if you need anything.

A quick reminder of what you're getting today for free...

>> 10 over-the-shoulder step-by-step lessons showing you exactly how to make money online. These lessons including videos, text, progress checklists and forums to ask questions.

Here's the link to those... >> Your'e also getting private access to me for 1-on-1 help.

>> Community access so you can talk to and learn from industry experts.

>> Access to member's blogs, many who have documented their journey and tell you exactly what it's like... their struggles and successes.

>> Your own free websites (for lifetime... these are NOT just trial websites)

>> A live example of the money making process.

>> You’re going to see a real example in the training of a simple website in a weird niche that had no competition (until it was shown here) and still brings in $400 - $1000 a month in passive income.
(No... it's not a ton of money but this is passive income from a simple website that requires very little maintenance).

>> You'll learn how you can turn "your" passions and interests into completely independent passive income. This is NOT some MLM product. You will learn how to create your business in your own niche and under your full control.

In fact, no one here even has to know what your business is about unless you share it, but that's your choice.

>> You're also getting some really helpful online tools that make what we do here way easier than it used to be.


A couple other things to keep in mind...

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Don't be afraid to reach out to me or the community for help, everyone here is extremely helpful and it is truly a rare opportunity. This is an exclusive community with many members who have years of valuable knowledge and experience and they are happy to share.

As I mentioned above, you can even read their personal blogs which in a lot of cases document their progress and tell you what they've learned, the mistakes they've made and the success they've had.

For anyone who really wants to make money online, this information is absolutely critical.

As you probably know, there are two main reasons most people fail online... the first is the most obvious - fake "gurus" and scams.

The second is that people try to do this all on their own.

I can't stress how important it is to have a community around you and that the members here... especially the super affiliates, are sharing their knowledge and experience with you, but they DO NOT have anything financially to gain from you.

They are only giving back to the community that taught them how to be successful too.

I need to say that again because it's so important.

They are not sharing information with the purpose of getting something out of you. This is NOT like watching someone's "webinar" on YouTube where they try to sell you something after.

This is an entirely "spam free" place where we all hang out. No one is going to promote or sell you anything.

You also won't find any ads or offers here, with one exception...

Sometimes you'll see some exclusive offers for starter members to try out the premium membership, or occasionally the membership prices go on sale (Black Friday for example)... but those are exclusive Wealthy Affiliate offers...

... this is not place for other members to promote their products or sell anything.

Two...
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You can always get access to me for one-on-one help by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/j-kwest (as well as responding directly to this message).

I know you're probably skeptical, and I can promise you, I was too. I joined Wealthy Affiliate in October 2016 and I just didn't believe a place like this existed online.

But I'm still here and because of Wealthy Affiliate I have not had a boss in a long time.

Once you start going through the training like I did though, and meeting some of the other members you'll find out this is the real deal.

And you're not alone. We all had doubts when we started.

Before you go, I'd just like to ask if you can respond quickly to this message with just a few words so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

I look forward to getting to know you and following your success. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's something you need.

Jay
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Kyle Premium
Hey Colin and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). 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 labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR 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 "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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

Anyways Colin, 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,

Kyle
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J-KWest Premium
Welcome! I just wanted to stop by and say Hi. I know you're probably just getting your first look inside the platform and community here at Wealthy Affiliate, but I wanted to let you know I'm here to help you out if you ever need anything.

My immediate recommendation (outside of asking for help when you need it) is to start with the "Get Started Here" button in the training menu which will quickly walk you through the platform and give you a tour around.

I'll touch base again shortly but again, please don't hesitate to reach out for help :-)

Jay
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