About Somg
Joined November 2017
I am looking forward to exploring this new adventure with Wealthy Affiliate. I have been out of the traditional workforce for about 15 years. During my more traditional work experience I competed nationally in bodybuilding. I exited a career at Arthur Anderson as the Administrator of the Partner Financial Planning Program on the heels of the Enron scandal in 2001 and became a home school mom to my learning disabled, hearing impaired daughter. She was home schooled 8th-12th. While home schooling my passion for horses was reignited and I was offered a trainer position at a local barn after my daughter graduated. After a terrible car accident about 6 years ago it was discovered by the MRI that I have a stage 4 spondy. This is a condition in which one bone in your back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it in the sacral/lumbar region. I am very fortunate that my husband is connected to some of the top rehab minds in the world and embarked on a journey to create stability within my spine. This work further enhanced my riding ability and gave me better biomechanical movement overall. In addition to horses I train older folks giving them functional strength that they can use in their everyday lives. The market for horse training/lessons in recent years has greatly diminished and reaching my older target market for personal training is difficult in our more rural location. Its time for me to create another income stream for my family.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
I would be happy earning $1,500/mo more than what I make now.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
I would be ecstatic earning $3,000/mo more than what I make now.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
I could invest 15-20hrs a week to achieve these goals.
 
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somg Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
I would be happy earning $1,500/mo more than what I make now.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
I would be ecstatic earning $3,000/mo more than what I make now.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I could invest 15-20hrs a week to achieve these goals.
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Those are nice goals and I hope you get addcted to what you do! Good luck
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somg Premium
Thank you. How long have you been involved in this program?
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Well I just stared and I want to learn as much as I can so I create my website and put my passion in it and in the end start to gain money
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TDBauer Premium
Those goals are attainable. Around my one year anniversary as an affiliate marketing I started seeing success like you looking for.

TD
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TDBauer Premium
Hi Stacy,

Hope all is going well with any training you have started. I just wanted to take a moment to remind you to feel free to ask any questions of me or the community if you are unsure about something. The online training is great, but if something doesn't make sense take a moment to get some clarification.

I want you to succeed at this!

The work will pay off that you put into this. It has for me, and it can for you too.

TD
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somg Premium
Thanks for checking in. I am working on my about me section now on my website. I have named the website Functional Strength and also took the time this am to google Functional Strength to find websites that are benefiting from affiliate marketing. I found two. I wanted to look at how they structure their about me wording. The about me section is allowing me to really flush out how to present my idea. When I complete this step would you be willing to take a look? Thanks.
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TDBauer Premium
Morning - absolutely. Glad to do it. I may not be logging in tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day to check messages and websites. But will be back to my usual routine Friday. Just a heads up in case you don't get responses back from me.

Also, you might be getting some automated messages from me about joining premium as you approach seven days as a free member. For the record as I mention all over my website, Earn Your Success, don't rush signing up for premium. Make sure affiliate marketing and blogging is a good fit before signing up to pay for the premium hosting package be it here or elsewhere.

All in all, it sounds like a good niche. Only two other sites to compete against for Functional Strength... very nice.

TD
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somg Premium
Thanks for the response. I appreciate being able to explore this opportunity thoroughly before deciding to purchase a membership. At what point in the journey is it worth upgrading to the premium membership?
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TDBauer Premium
I always tell people when they know for sure without a doubt in their mind they want to pursue this type of online work, then and only then should they look at upgrading to paid web hosting. Buying your own domain and paying for hosting has some good perks for helping websites get found in organic searches in Google over free sites that operate as sub-domains. Google gives more 'trust' to sites that are being paid for.

However, none of that matters unless you know 100% this is what you want to do and keep doing. So when you see those 'automated' messages from me... it's not me! :-)


TD
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somg Premium
Holy Crap! I had 17 revisions going in site editor and wrote almost all of my about me. All of them have disappeared leaving me back at square one. Is there a way to recover this? I hit a heading that made my text huge so I clicked on the revisions to go back one and now everything I wrote over the last three days is gone. I hope there is a way to get this back.
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TDBauer Premium
Morning - you probably can, but if using the Site Content editor here in the WA site you will probably have to go through Site Support and ask them to find a different revision to load. I am not 100% sure on that, as I don't use that tool - I do all my writing in my website's post/page editor. But likely Site Support can go into your revisions and roll it back. They are found in the blue site rubix tab, at the bottom of the menu.

Horrible feeling to loose hard worker content like that... Been there a few times.

Happy thanksgiving!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Stacy for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created an informative training tutorial for all New Members that clearly explain the differences between the Certification Course and Affiliate Bootcamp.

I highly recommend that you do not start your WA training doing the Bootcamp. The Certification Course is the BEST option and I explain why in the following tutorial. If you have a few minutes free, give it a read and ask me any questions you may have within the comments section, and I will be happy to give you an answer.
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somg Premium
Thanks for the help!!
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TDBauer Premium
Hi,

Glad you see you finished up your profile. Looks like you have a very interesting employment background.

Let me know if you have any questions along the way. Always glad to help.

Best of luck! Online affiliate marketing works to generate a good income. Just takes a little time and some effort to build up a website or two.

TD
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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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somg Premium
Thank you!! I decided on Functional Strength for my website name. I am working on my about me section now. I am reviewing other sites within WA to see how they wrote their info. Once written can I send to you for comments? Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Great, keep me updated with your progress Stacy!
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somg Premium
Thanks for checking in.
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Kyle Premium
No problem Stacy, wonderful to have you here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever need anything :)

PS. I hope you are enjoying a very nice and relaxing weekend! :)
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TDBauer Premium
Good for you! I'm glad you took the first steps in building your own at home business and working towards your financial freedom!

You are not going to regret it. Make sure you "follow" me right away - if you need help you can ask me anything by sending a message. If I am not online try asking a question of the community if you need assistance right away. One of the great things about building a niche website to do affiliate marketing here is that there is always lots of support if you need it.

To get started with some great training and setting up your starter account click on the link below or just follow the green tab at the top left of your screen "GET STARTED HERE". Some of the first videos in the training is just learning how to navigate around the Wealthy Affiliate network and making sure your account is complete with picture and bio - it helps to have that stuff in place if you ever need to ask questions. It's surprising how many people don't do that - it really helps having that in place.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions, or ask the member network questions. If I am on I will answer right away. If not I will answer back as soon as I am next logged into the system.

You are in no way required to sign up for the Premium hosting, you can go far with the free website and the limited hosting with training, but if you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be able to extend to you for signing up from my website:

(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 not only to me, but also the the owners of of this site who work every day to update the content for affiliate marketing training.

I call the people who sign up in those first seven days my "action takers", because I know they are serious about finding financial success in their lives. But be sure you only switch over to the premium hosting if you know without a doubt that you want to start and own your own home business.

Good luck and have fun - this can be a very exciting time!

TD
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somg Premium
Thanks so much for the warm welcome!! I am working on building my website this am. Also after yesterdays lessons I have a good idea of my niche. I think I would like to pursue something fitness related. I need to update my description to include my fitness background. In addition my husband is a prolific fitness writer, world champion lifter and special advisor to the spec ops world. When googling the name, Marty Gallagher, he has to top ten hits relating to his books, articles and videos. Is it possible to capitalize on this as it relates to affiliate marketing? Thanks
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TDBauer Premium
Wow, sounds like you have a really good head start on things with your husband's brand. Does he have his own website - because that may be something to do; create a website that supports his brand and capitalize off his media content. If there is equipment or product that he uses you can write reviews and send people to online retailers for purchasing.

TD
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somg Premium
He does not have a website. we are both technology neophites so knowing next steps to tackle this has eluded us till now. I am hustling to get through the tutorial to get to next steps.
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TDBauer Premium
That is fantastic! You could really capitalize on his lack of a website and create one focused on building up a brand. Wow... that is really awesome. Many people, myself included, have struggled with building up a niche website, and creating an authority website that can generate traffic right away. With his name recognition already out there I suspect it will be easier than normal generate revenue once a website is up and running.
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