About Skandy85
Joined February 2014
After spending a considerable amount of time trying to find a way to make money online I finally found Wealthy Affiliate in 2014.

https://takingaction.online

I spent a lot of time and money messing about with services that promised it would be easy and profitable. They all let me down in the end, or I just fizzled out because my real life job was taking over everything.

Any spare time I did have I spent online but it was never enough and whatever I tried it always came to nothing. Sometimes it was my fault, sometimes the product I was using was bogus.

Now, I am finally making money online! Finally! All thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

If you want to connect then send me a PM. We can work together or exchange ideas. I am always available to help!

No selling or affiliate links. Just advice and a helping hand.

Cheers

Philip
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Money Goals
I am not greedy - earning a couple hundred bucks per month extra will be plenty. Obviously I would not say no to more! =)

I love developing ideas and business - I have my own business in the "real" life as I like to call it and I do online bits and bobs every night for fun. I love business.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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skandy85 Premium
I am not greedy - earning a couple hundred bucks per month extra will be plenty. Obviously I would not say no to more! =)

I love developing ideas and business - I have my own business in the "real" life as I like to call it and I do online bits and bobs every night for fun. I love business.
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Thomas3113 Premium
The fact that you own your own business is great! hope business is running smoothly, and don't we all want a few hundred in the pocket =)
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Philip!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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skandy85 Premium
cheers guys! yep my high street business is running nicely but my real love has always been computer/online. I want the freedom of being able to write and explore - at the moment I am very stuck and travelling or doing anything but work is hard. Been trying for years to find something online and I do believe I may have found it. Very impressed so far. Fingers crossed.
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vitto0 Premium
Yeah earning some extra $$ per month online can be interesting especially online.
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Newbie John Premium
Hey skandy, sounds like you've already got the passion swelled up inside you, good for you. Great goals, great commitment, I can see great things ahead for you. Take in each lesson, some of it may seem old to you, but there is so much here you can't help but succeed...good luck.
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skandy85 Premium
Thank newbie John - yep taking one lesson at a time. I have built many websites before but I know the value of tutorials - you always learn something new, even if its just a small thing. Plus it saves you making one very silly mistake at the start which can cost you later.

I have joined MANY online schemes before ranging from "sniper" sites to EBook multilevel commission nonsense etc etc etc. They all were great programs in theory but failed me as soon as I joined and went past the initial stages. Wealthy Affiliate seem to have collected all the good points of all these other programs and combined it into one, easy to use, awesome, mega friendly and super helpful package. I've got the same warm fuzzy feeling I felt when I first discovered Spotify or a simple App for your phone which just makes things SO much easier. Awesome is the word I'm looking for - now enough babbling, back to tutorial! =)
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JJCortez Premium
Hi Philip - Just came across one of your videos "How long does it take to rank and get traffic". It was excellent! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it. Thanks for your encouragement and being honest about how much time and work it takes to have a successful website. Love the positive message. Thanks for giving me hope!! All the best!
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David960 Premium
Watched one of your videos, about traffic and how long it takes to develop. Great insight, gives me a better idea how long it takes. I recently was wondering when I should apply for affiliates, now I have a better idea. I need to focus on the lessons and writing content.

Go WA, or stay on the treadmill,
David
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Grizzly114 Premium
Hi Philip

In promoting an Amazon product is it essential that I write a review for that product, can I not just add affiliate link to web page?

And what if someone does not buy the product through that link but then purchases something else in that same session should I still be expecting to get the commission for that purchase??
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skandy85 Premium
Amazon has a 24 hour cookie. Anything purchased after they click your link is your commission. You do not need to write a review for every product. Just make sure that any product you place on your site is on a relevant page.
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Grizzly114 Premium
Can you look at my post http://furniture-to-enjoy.com/should-you-buy-cheap-furniture-online. You will see that all images are aligned to the left of page. That is not the intention. I position cursor in appropriate places and the images still end up there when I press preview button in Wordpress. Can you help please?
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skandy85 Premium
Hey! You will need to play around with the alignment inside WP. If you click on the image there will be a "Left, right and center" alignment option,.
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Grizzly114 Premium
ok thanks
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RAYNHAMACE Premium
Hi, I am working on my training following it in order and doing all tasks, I have installed googl analytics, I am disappointed to find that I have no traffic, I have about 15 posts on my site all with key words. Do you have any ideas? ( I have even made a couple of videos and put on my posts, I had learnt this before joining WA) . Any help, advice, guidance will be appreciated.My site is. gumandtoothcare.com
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RAYNHAMACE Premium
Hi, I am working on my training following it in order and doing all tasks, I have installed googl analytics, I am disappointed to find that I have no traffic, I have about 15 posts on my site all with key words. Do you have any ideas? ( I have even made a couple of videos and put on my posts, I had learnt this before joining WA) . Any help, advice, guidance will be appreciated.My site is. gumandtoothcare.com
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skandy85 Premium
I've sent you a PM
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RAYNHAMACE Premium
I have copied a link from amazon for a book inc image i click on my page add link and save only the code shows on the page and not the picture and text I can add the link to a word and when you click on it it takes you to the link, but I would like to show image and text
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ZachariasH Premium
Hello, dear mentor

Coming up with a niche seems harder and harder the more I think about it!
Do I have enough knowledge for this niche...
Does this really interest me, does even it have to interest me...
Is this niche too broad...
Is there too much competition in this nice...

Anyway, I came up with the idea to make an website about student budgeting. Basically it would have categories like food, workstation, decor, etc. So, basically a site about budgeting and getting products with best bang for the buck.
Of course somewhere on the side would be a big link saying "Tired of living on a budget?" that would take customers to WA ;D

Do you think this is doable and could work?
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skandy85 Premium
Hey! Not quite sure because it would still be quite broad as you would be reviewing so many different types of products.

Have you watched the videos in the training about this and Jay's webinar about choosing niches?
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ZachariasH Premium
Yea I've watched them, but picking a niche seems to be a personally difficult task for me :D
But I think since I'm about to learn a lot about online business, then why not share that on my site.
So I'm just going to start in the online money making niche.

I want to market WA, but other products as well.
Should I go through the normal training or switch to the bootcamp?
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skandy85 Premium
The boot camp is for make money online niche and WA but I still recommend you do both so you understand the process.

The MMO niche is a hard one to break into. I would urge you to stick to one of the niches inside the personal developments niches. They will be easier, in my opinion, meditation, diets, mindfulness, etc.

Give me some ideas which you are struggling with and I can give you some idea on how to explore the niche.
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ZachariasH Premium
Ah dang it, this is so hard :D
Ok, so, my own knowledge about personal development is pretty spread out. I feel like if I try to write about something specific only, I would run out of things to write in no time. The only thing I'm really naturally good at is personal development in its entirety.
That's why I find it really hard to narrow down.
I feel like if i write only about meditation then I would write a few articles instead of dozens.
What do you think about this article: https://obstacle.co/blog-niches/
He seems to think that you don't need to narrow it down, as long as you provide a solution to a specific problem in your articles?
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skandy85 Premium
You never run out of things to write about. At the beginning it does seem like that but trust me, the more you write the more you research, learn and delve into the niche. As your knowledge grows you will find the exact oppose, you are going to have too many article ideas.

If you don't narrow down the niche then you end up having to write twice as much content to make the same SEO impact.
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ZachariasH Premium
Ok, am I even in the right direction:
-attitude
-creativity
-mindfulness
-happiness
-motivation

Even narrower?
-Wealth Thinking Techniques
-Stress Relieve/Stress Managements
-Time Management/Energy Management

Never thought niche hunting would prove to be this challenging, but I guess it can be, when you do it for the first time.
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skandy85 Premium
Cool. I will make you a little video to explain a few things for you.
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ZachariasH Premium
Hey, a new question!

Regarding niches, is personal developement really a "trap niche"? I personally don't see it as one.
My passion, besides money making, is personal developement. The term itself might sound a bit broad, but of course there's much under it to specialize in, for example meditation, diets, mindfulness, etc.
At this point this seems to me like the only subject that I can even imagine writing about. I actually write about this already to my personal notes.
I think it could work, but as always, your opinion is highly appreciated :)
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skandy85 Premium
100% narrow it down and focus on a narrow niche. You see results quicker that way.
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ZachariasH Premium
Hey,

I was wondering..
when I build a website with WA, is the site always going to be behind WA subscription or can I manage it through other means? Noob question, I know.

Basically what my concern is, that if someday I don't want to continue my WA subscription, is my entire business going to end there? Bascially, when I build things inside WA, I'm completely locking myself inside it and there's no way out anymore since all my work is now under this platform?
For example in the coming months if I don't have enough money to pay that 49$ per month.. then my business building will just stop?
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skandy85 Premium
You can transfer your hosting elsewhere at any time. WA does not hold your content hostage.

But yes, if you stop paying the membership then you will lose your website - however this is the case for ANY hosting provider. If you don't pay then you lose your hosting.

The hosting at WA is the best around. The support is SUPERB and they usually respond and solve any issues within 30 minutes.

Should you ever wish to move your hosting or domains you can do so very easily.
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ZachariasH Premium
Ah ok, thank you for a clear answer to a messy question x)
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skandy85 Premium
You can back up your content at anytime. If you want to find out exactly what WA does with your content then email support. They will tell your their protocol.

But don't worry. Your content and hard work is safe with WA.
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Callelee Premium
Hi Philip,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your blog about how long it takes to get ranked on Google and actually see progress.

I'm not there yet (I still have to finish the training), but it gave me a renewed sense of urgency and desire to stay focused, be consistent, and stay the course so that I can see the results.

Can't say thank you enough!

Kelly
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skandy85 Premium
Glad to hear it! It is very rewarding to see people getting use out of it. I am updating this video later today to show more up to date analytics.
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Heyday Premium
Thanks Phillip for pointing me in this direction , I think I may have been here or somewhere very similar a while back, it looks like a thriving community and I’m looking forward to learning what it’s all about, I only stumbled across your page whilst looking at the bfscalper review as well!!
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skandy85 Premium
Lol! Nice one. BFScalper is awesome too. You will love the training here. Stay tuned on my mailing lsit too. I always pass on some really cool tools and services.
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paulinewrigh Premium
Hi Philip, I am on course #8 and have a question about the G+ setup if you can help? Kyle talks about adding posts to G+ accts., but I'm not seeing where this option is? I have my G+ open but can't for the life of me see where he is referring to.

Many thanks.
Pauline
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skandy85 Premium
I've sent you a PM
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program3 Premium
Hello Phillip, Congratulations on your success! I am one of the new guys and I am currently working through the training and getting familiar with the WA site. I have really enjoyed reading your material. Thank you very much for sharing your great knowledge and experience. Have a great day! - Robert
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skandy85 Premium
Thank you so much. I have a lot more training modules coming out so stay tuned!
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Philip, LynneHuy sent us to your Training videos yesterday. Just watched them this morning. They are great! Thanks. Message well received.
I am, in turn, passing them on to newcomers.
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skandy85 Premium
Hia! That's awesome! Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.
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good day i was wondering as i am a member for almost two weeks now and i know this is a long term game but with dedication and hard word is it really possible to make some good money out of affiliate marketing and what are my chances of actually making money in the long run if i work everyday that includes learning daily as well?
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julpoopscash Premium
Skandy, im not sure if all these trainings were emailed to me, how can i have them emailed so i can look at later?

thanks
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julpoopscash Premium
How can i get back to the training when im ready, from here?

thanks
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skandy85 Premium
Click on the green "Get Started Here" tab on the left hand side. You can find your training there. make sure you tick the boxes inside the lessons to keep track of where you are.
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Melissa901 Premium
Hey Phillip. I am almost at my 3 month mark. What I am having a hard time with is most of my posts are ranking very well. However, I am not getting very much traffic. I am following Bo training with the go getters and working on the social media aspect. However I know this is not working either right now I understand this part will take a little longer as well. Do you have any suggestions for this.
My site is
mycomfortersgalore.com
And by the way I am yearly and have no plans what so ever of quitting.
Thank you
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skandy85 Premium
Hi Melissa,

Thanks for reaching out. I will give you some pointers. Your nice is awesome and your website is great! Good work!

Remove some affiliate links, there are way too many 'sharasale' links on the articles I looked at. You do not need to worry about those until traffic comes.

THat huge image you have with the frog, remove that because it takes up way too much space and was very slow to load for me.

If you check out some of my training. I have a few videos which may be of use to you. I ma making a few more today about this kinda thing.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Philip
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Melissa901 Premium
Ok thank you.
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ladyluck2013 Premium
Hi skandy85,
Glad to hear that you have found success at making money through WA! How do you balance your time between working at your real job and creating content on your blog? I ask this because I still have challenges setting enough time to work WA into my schedule. Once again, I'm glad that you are making money--proves that WA is worth the time and hard work.
Deidre
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skandy85 Premium
I think the easiest way is to do small amounts, but consistently.

So instead of stressing about writing x-amount of articles per week I just make sure I do 'a little something' everyday. That way at the end of the week I have achieved quite a lot.
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ladyluck2013 Premium
Doing a "little something" everyday makes a lot of sense. I will make sure that I do this consistently. Thanks for the tip.
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skandy85 Premium
I found if I set myself a target of " I am gonna write one full article today", if it didn't happen, I would get a bit frustrated and then suddenly 3 days had passes and I still had not finished the article.

By doing a little bit per day my output becomes much more consistant and I have plenty of time to research and do other thins which are also very important.

My "little something" per day just get more and more as I am able to organise myself much better...

Also helps to stay away from Facebook and YouTube! hahah! They are my achilles heels! So distracting!
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Great tip
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Philip, I have just came across your profile here at Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you. I wish you every success in what you're doing and I look forward to reading your blog posts and networking with you. Incidentally, do you have your Google+ name please and I will follow you?

All the best to you Philip, Roy
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ToveL Premium
Hi, Philip

I hope your day is great.

I wonder if you could help me out with something. I would have been very happy having more followers on my social media. Would you like to join my Facebook and Twitter page and become a follower?
My Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/healingwithcoconuts/
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I am writing about coconut oil and are crazy about it. I thrive to help people who struggle in life to get information that can benefit them.

If you're interested I have now a subscriber list that will give you all the information you need to live a healthy life. You can visit my site on: healingwithcoconuts.com and check it out.

If there's anything I can do for you just let me now. I will be happy to.

Thanks for reading my mail and I wish you a wonderful day.

Kindly regards
Tove
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Philip !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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