About Smoj
Joined January 2017
Hi!
I live in Perth, Western Australia. Great weather, beautiful beaches and a relaxed lifestyle.
I'm looking to replace my income from operating a processing plant in the mining industry. Plenty of money, lots of time off, but twelve hour days working 1000-2000km from anywhere, in the desert heat with poison gas, dust, carcinogenic compounds, constant dehydration, and too many negative people I could easily do without. Dangerous, body and soul destroying work.
So for myself and my beautiful wife, I'd like to do something which allows me a lifestyle which gives me the freedom to work as and how I want to, while enabling financial security.
I'm a former pilot, ex-salesman, computer based multimedia developer, film and television student. A jack of all trades, master of none. Lots of computer experience, I programmed my first computer at the age of eleven in 1979.
I'm looking forward to getting right into this, and learning as much as I can. Then putting it all into action!
Cheers,
Simon
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KatherineN1 Premium
Smoj,

Welcome to WA! You are just the right kind of person for affiliate work.

As a member of this community you will have support and encouragement to push you to your success. We are here to help with any problem, just simply ask 24/7.

Good luck with your mission.

Katherine
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Smoj Premium
Thanks for the compliment Katherine, much appreciated.
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KatherineN1 Premium
You are welcome.
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KatherineN1 Premium
You are welcome.
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KatherineN1 Premium
You are welcome.
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GeniusALL Premium
Thank you for the follow.

Also make sure to check out my blog and share what you think with the community, a little of daily motivation can't hurt right?
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to buy sometime just to following me together networking under WA.

I wish all the best in your 2017 journey and beyond!

Keep it up and welcome! :)

*P/S: Glad at least i'm learning my networking people brief bio. Hopefully i manage to remember the background each and everyone of you :)
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Kyle Premium
Simon, 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 Simon.
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Angeletti Premium
WOW Simon, you really are a jack of all trades. That's awesome! WA feels promising. I hope this can be a platform for you to do what you love most and benefit from it. Computer programming at eleven? My six year old is super smart and I always catch myself thinking,'who is this kid'? If only I hadn't avoided technology for so long...
I look forward to seeing what you accomplish next. Don't be surprised if I come back for help :)
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Smoj Premium
Thanks Angeletti. Yes, jack of all trades... That profile is only the half of it... But there are pros and cons to everything.
Computer programming at eleven sounds more impressive than it really is. Kids learn that kind of thing so much more easily than adults, less self doubt and random noise clouding their minds I guess. I suck at gardening, which is seen as a pretty mundane activity. It's all about learning a different language and moulding your thought process to use it. I just wanted computer games, and couldn't afford them. :-) After learning computers, I'm pretty much the only clown who was involved in computers at that time and didn't make a million bucks (then lose two million) out of it.
There's knowledge, then there's action. I'm working on the second part of that.
Cheers, for the comment and the positive thoughts. :-)
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Loes Premium
Hello Simon,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you 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 list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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PurrPower Premium
Hi Simon,

Brad here again. I just wanted to followup with a specific example of an advanced strategy you can take advantage of here at Wealthy Affiliate that is not possible anywhere else.

A somewhat little known fact about Wealthy Affiliate is that the internal blog system here ranks highly in Google. If you are in your profile page reading this, then you should see a "My Blog" link at the top of the page. Go there and simply click on the big blue "Create a new blog" button to create your first blog post.

This is different from your own free blogs that you will create here using SiteRubix. The most well known aspect of the My Blog feature is that all your followers within Wealthy Affiliate will be notified of your new posts. That is how most people think about it and how they use it.

However, with the My Blog feature the blog posts you create show up directly on http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com. The posts are accessible there by anyone (no need for them to be a WA member). According to the backlink checker I use, http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com has over 35,000 backlinks pointing to it from other websites. Type site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com into Google and you will find it has over 400,000+ pages indexed in Google. This makes it an authority site and gives it ranking power in Google.

Even better, when non-members access your WA blog posts from google you automatically get credit if they signup for Wealthy Affiliate (e.g. your WA cookie gets set even without your affiliate link, you get credit based on the fact that they visited your WA blog post).

And it gets even better. When non-members visit your WA "My Blog" posts, if they click on a link on that page it automatically opens a signup form for Wealthy Affiliate, where you get credit for that referral in the WA affiliate program (with average commissions of $118). Even if they don't click on a link, that signup form pops up after 15 or 20 seconds of arriving on that page. Outside visitors can either signup or close the popup and continue reading your blog post. You can see how this works by creating your own WA blog post and visiting that page in a browser where you are not logged in to WA.

There is no other program out there that allows you to write posts directly on their authority site and make commissions from those posts. In your other promotions you can link to your My Blog posts without using your affiliate link, since you get credit anyway. There can be various advantages to this, as you will learn in later training here at WA.

The only caveat to this strategy is your My Blog posts should be helpful to the other WA members. You can't blog about dog training for instance, it should be about affiliate marketing, blogging and online business topics.

However, since it is all optimized to support you in making money from the WA affiliate program, this isn't really a downside. Just use your SiteRubix niche sites to promote niche topics like dog training, and use your WA Blog as (one way) to promote the WA affiliate program. For example, you could use one of your free Site Rubix sites for a favorite niche topic, and one for an online business related niche to promote the WA affiliate program.

Here is a link that explains more about how to make the most of this strategy:
Here is the next step in that training that shows how one WA Blog post is ranking in Google: Hope that helps!

Brad
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Smoj Premium
Thanks Brad, all good info. Once I've got something useful to blog about, I'll have a go at that technique. Cheers!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Kyle 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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Smoj Premium
Actually, I'm thinking about a niche right now... I work (when I haven't been laid off) in the mining industry here, on a 'Fly In, Fly Out' or FIFO basis. That is they fly us to site, I work two weeks of twelve hour days, go back to my room after eating crappy mess food, chill out for two hours or so and then sleep. Rinse and repeat, and then fly back home for a week or two break (depending on the job). Good money, good lifestyle when you are at home, but...
I don't know a single person who actually likes FIFO work and conditions, and guys would quite happily jettison the whole thing if they were able to make enough money to justify it.
So the niche I'm considering is "FIFO Escape". Help people to generate enough income to quit mining, and make enough money to either do affiliate marketing etc. full time, or get a job where they can go home to their families at the end of each day and supplement their income.
Sound fair to you?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I think that is a cool concept. The only thing is that FIFO means something else, so you could tackle a brand that is relating somewhat to mining as well.

Either way, I like your direction here and if you are going through this direction you should be going through the affiliate bootcamp. :)

Let me know if you need anything else moving forward. :)
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PurrPower Premium
Hi Simon,

I'm glad you made it! After you begin to see the powerful tools, training, and remarkable opportunities available here, I know you will be glad also.

My name is Brad, and like you, I joined Wealthy Affiliate not too long ago. In my over 10 years of earning money online, I have never seen anything that comes close to what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. Beyond giving you everything you need to succeed as an affiliate in your area of interest, you can also promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

With a strong recurring commission structure, and a product that people love, this is a dream affiliate program that you now have access to as a Starter Member. Although it is worth noting that the commissions are double for Premium Members, so the premium upgrade is worth considering for that reason alone if you decide to pursue this aspect of Wealthy Affiliate. To learn more, click the black "Affiliate Bootcamp" button at the top left of this page.

If you are new to making money online, it will take you awhile to fully appreciate everything that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. If you have been struggling to get things working with your online business, then be prepared for some "light bulb moments" as you go through the training and begin to understand how the Wealthy Affiliate platform can accelerate your results.

I will follow up with you in a few days to give you a concrete example of an excellent advanced strategy that is possible here at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a strategy that is simply not possible anywhere else (check this page for that update in a few days).

In the meantime, I would suggest you take the following 3 steps:

1. Complete your profile with a brief description of your goals, and of course with a nice photo of your smiling face! This makes a huge difference when interacting with the community here.

2. For a quick look at how easy it is to setup your first website (which is the basis for any online business), I highly recommend you take a look at Kyle's excellent video on creating your first website right here within Wealthy Affiliate in under 30 seconds (yes, this really is possible!): 3. Complete the free training lessons and videos to get started with your first niche website. Just click on the green "Get Started Here" button on the top left side of the page.

If you have any questions along the way, take advantage of the live chat and the question area at the bottom of each training module. There are many members here willing to help out.

Even before that however, the search bar at the top of the page is great for finding answers. That is what I use the most. WA has been in business for over 10 years, so almost any question you can think of has been asked and answered already. The search bar is great for finding those answers.

Have fun in your first few days at Wealthy Affiliate!

Brad
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