About SmallBiz101
Joined June 2015
I'm a small business owner who's experienced all the trials and tribulations of getting my business online and profitable. It's taken years of hard work to get where I am today. Now I want to help others learn from my mistakes.

I've done sooo many things in my life (I'm ancient you know) - from driving a taxi to selling pills and potions, working on a horsefarm, waiting tables, right up to a pretty lucrative career as an IT consultant for big international corporations. I still may do that from time to time, but to be honest the commute is a killer and I'd much rather stay home and play on the internet, and make some money doing it. And if I can help others along the way I figure that's a bonus - karma points and all :)

Oh, and I tend to type with too many smilies and exclamations points!!! :) :) But that's how I talk too :)
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DrRuthM Premium
Hi Sara, I do the smilies and exclamation points too! Just read your blog about choosing a niche. Driving myself nuts about it! You have some great ideas there.

Ruth
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gud Premium
Hi Sara, I think you will find this a great place to sharpen your skills and improve your on line presence. Welcome to WA, It looks like you are off to a great start.
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks so much, there's a heck of a lot to learn here!
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CShepherd Premium
Hi Sara! Welcome to WA. I'm a Nova Scotia girl myself - the other end of the province. Your websites are great. I didn't have a clue when I started out and I have to say the training is amazing, as is the support from the community. I'll no doubt be back looking for help. I wish you great success.
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SmallBiz101 Premium
woohoo NS all the way :) I so seldom talk to a maritimer it's very exciting !!!
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GSM Premium
Best of luck to you
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stevechic Premium
Enjoy the path to success much better than the daily commute
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Oh I cannot wait to get rid of the commute - I'm afraid it's with me for a while longer though.
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LelandBest Premium
I'm with ya on all points! Welcome to the foray!

Can't wait to work together!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Sara, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you good luck with your website training
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thank you Larry - there's certainly a lot to learn here isn't there?
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Larry_T Premium
Yep, the learning is never ending. :-)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello. If you're so successful why do you want to follow me?
I ask because its usually newbies that follow me because they see my low or depending how you look at it, high rank and believe I'm someone who should be able to help them out.
Anyway thank you for the follow and I will do likewise and you never know. I might be able to learn something from an old hand such as yourself.
have a nice day.
Robert
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Hello Robert

I read your article and liked it, so followed you. I'm sorry if this somehow offends you...I'm not looking to take anything from you, except what you are willing to share. Was sharing not the point of your blog post?

I believe we can all learn from each other, and when it comes to WA and affiliate marketing I'm a complete newbie and I certainly have a lot to learn.
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Robert-A Premium
You don't say what article you read and I'm not offended. I only asked a question.
Don't you like straight to the point questions?
If you do then that's too bad because I don't beat about the bush.
have a nice day/evening anyway.
Robert
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SmallBiz101 Premium
I commented on your article Robert, the one on length of content. And I do like straight forward questions, however yours was phrased in a way that made me think you were suspicious of me, so I was confused as to your reaction. "Why are you following me?" is not a question I hear often - not like I'm a stalker. Do you question the motivation of everyone who follows you?
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Robert-A Premium
Yes, because I take my personal online security very seriously.
We also have people who join WA who have shall we say questionable motives for doing so.
They are found out and dealt with by either Kyle or Carson.
I still wish you a very nice day and if you want to unfollow me that's ok.
Robert
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Mikey72 Premium
Sara, Thanks for Following. I hope you have Great Success with your Time spent here on WA, and I wish you Success in achieving all of your Goals!
Michael
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Tarbiyan Premium
Dear Wealthy Affiliate,
Thank you for following me. Nice to meet you and wish you all the best!
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rob3 Premium
Hi Sara, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks for following me Sara, it's much appreciated.

Welcome to WA....there's tons and tons in here to learn!!!! :-) :-) ;-)

Mark
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Loes Premium
Hello Sara, welcome, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun here on WA, See you around, Greetings Loes
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markmartin1 Premium
thank you hope you do well if I can help let me know
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SmallBiz101 Premium
thank you!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and all the best
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tmarjenhoff Premium
and btw... Welcome to WA! If you have any questions please let me know and I will help the best I can.
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise decision. There's no place like WA for instruction and assistance from the community. All the best to you.
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EdyIsChandra Premium
Hello SmallBiz101,
Welcome to Premium membership area.
I wish your journey will be awesome and succeed eventually!
You will pick-up some new skills for sure within WA.
It is great to have you here. I hope we can be friend :)

Cheers,
Edy
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Garden77 Premium
Great ideas to combat Writer's block . I usually put aside everything and go for walk. I also agree you have to admire your writing by revisiting and just reading them over. cheers
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Sara? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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Kyle Premium
Sara, 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 Sara.
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wendyjane Premium
Hey I just wanted to touch base and see how everything was going for you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I hope you are enjoying the training and community! Remember, if you need any help, don't hesitate to ask - a great way to get quick help is to pop into live chat. People are always there and more often than not someone will be able to help..

Also remember I'm here for you Sara, so if you need further assistance or clarification about anything, I would be glad to help in any way I could. :)
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks Wendy - I'm trucking along. Trying to get content into my affiliate website now (and still working through Affiliate Bootcamp).
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Welcome fellow Aussie. Glad you joined WA. I have been here since March and loved the training and support in this community. I hope you find a nice place here and enjoy the journey.
Regards,

Duncan
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks Duncan! I'm finding the community aspect really great - still working around how to promote but I'm following the training and getting a good feel for it all. Chat soon neighbour :)
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Awesome. At one point early on, I just spent the day trawling all over the WA website to find where everything is. And I am still discovering stuff. Chat soon.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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SmallBiz101 Premium
you're most welcome. I'm sure as an ambassador you've got lots to share
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phoenix2 Premium
Thanks for the follow. It's great to meet you! Don't worry, I use exclamation points as well!
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Excellent!!!!
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ASantiago Premium
Hi Biz thanks for follow welcome to WA! I hope your training is going great I wish you great success on your online business best of luck i be in touch
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks ASantiago - there's so much to learn here, and I'm a learning junkie so this should keep me happy for a while :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey Sara, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the business world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the online world.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.

PS. I hope you have an awesome weekend ahead!
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks Kyle - I do have HEAPS of business experience, but not much internet marketing experience, so I'm here to learn everything I can. Good weekend to you too - being in Australia, I'm already well into my weekend and enjoying our beautiful winter weather!
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Kyle Premium
Australia, love it there. Was in the Gold Coast for a month a few years back. Lovely place, lovely people.

And no worries, you are going to get the hang of this stuff as you work through the training and if you ever get stuck, just give me a shout. Chat soon!
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wendyjane Premium
Hey there Sara and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Wendy, and I'm here to help you along the way! If you ever need a hand or have a question, just let me know.

So you're here to learn how to make money, right? First things first, make sure you start by checking out the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a task based step by step guide that will walk you through setting up your online business. Here's the link: Something you'll soon learn about the community here is there are tons of helpful people always willing to lend a hand. Feel free to dive in and ask any questions within the community you may have. Those that interact are more likely to succeed. :) You can access the getting started classroom here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

You can also jump into live chat anytime, or drop me a message on my profile!

★★★How to Get Your Bonus★★★

If you decide to go premium within your first 7 days, here are the bonuses I will be giving you:

1. You are going to be getting a 59% discount on your first month premium - (that's just $19)
2. You'll get personal and private access to me. If you ever need any help going forward, I'll be here to help you out.
4. I will send you Jay's live video training "Live Case Study in Real Time" - you'll get to watch an expert build a niche website in REAL TIME!
3. I also am going to send you Steve's "Business From Scratch" tutorial. This is an awesome piece of training that can really clear up any initial confusion you may have.

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

Anyway I just thought I'd get in touch and introduce myself. Remember if you have any questions about anything please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help out.

It's great to have you here as a member Sara. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,

Wendy
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SmallBiz101 Premium
Thanks Wendy. You'll be seeing my premium membership come through for sure, so you can look forward to that. And, I'd like to let you know that I actually chose your link deliberately rather than other WA links. I like your site, your personality comes through and that's so important!
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