About SStrauss1
Joined May 2019
I am a medical pensioner from South Africa. I was a teacher for 10 years+- and struggle to find a job now due to the government s policies. I have restricted tegnology skills and I am actually tegnology disabled. I am really leaning on the WA community to help me get my site up and running, as I am desperate to make this a success to get an income! I am a Christian and will declare it as my faith!
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Sandra,

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

How are you getting along with Level 2 of the training?

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years, and I don't regret one day! I'm now a member of the 2020 Super Affiliate Challenge. I'll see it through to the end, and I'll be at the Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference next year.

Keep moving ahead. However, your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

You will read many stories of WA members are succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months; for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common trait for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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PeteWeaver Premium
Hi Sandra-Mari,

I want to congratulate you on becoming a new premium member. You're in the right place to gain your freedom. Here, you'll have access to all the tools you need to be successful.

I can tell you have passion to succeed and you will succeed.

I'm looking forward in watching you become a top achiever. Stay positive and write great reviews, and stay focus on the training and ask questions when you're stuck.

I'm so glad you made it here at Wealthy Affiliate because we need you here.

I'm now following you.

Pete Weaver
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Pete
Thanks for your wonderful comments! I hope to become a top achiever here with all the wonderful people and excellent training!
Thanks for the following. I'll do the same!
Best wishes to you!

Sandra-mari.
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nicka777 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership You have taken the first step in creating a online business . I know through hard work all your dreams will come true. You have become a member of a great community. Someone here might have gone through or going through something similar to you. If you have, questions reach out. In saying that let us get started, put in the hard work consistently and aim for the sky. I hope to see you in the air. Be Blessed and Good Luck!!!!!!. I am Nicholas
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Nicka
Yeah, this is a great platform with wonderful people.
Im going to give it my best.
Thx for the encouragement and support.

Best of luck to you too.

Sandra-mari
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (a bit ‘mad’ to the outside world, but we are fun) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Snazzy
Thanks. I enjoy all the optimistic views and comments and the help of the friendly community!
I am definitely trying my best here!
Best wishes!
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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.

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)

I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Frank & Tina
Thanks so much for your kind gesture. It is wonderful to be supported by so many kind people. Being a pensioner is a libelu road, but all of that vanishes when I start my training here at WA.
Hope to get well aqainted once I've set up an email address here!
Lots of good luck to you two!

Sandra-mari
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free4life Premium
Thank you 🙏
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EdwinBernard 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. 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 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.

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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SStrauss1 Premium
Thank you Edwin. I appreciate the time you set aside to communicate with me on this project.
I would also like to know if I can buy a domain later, as money is tight and keep on using the siterubix one while Im still training?
Thanks in advance for helping!

Sandra-mari
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welitonnba Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member, that's definitely one of the most important steps you have to take to be successful, and doing that, shows how committed you are to accomplish your goals. 
I wish you the best, and if there's anything I can help, I will be just a click away
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SStrauss1 Premium
Thank you very much. Most appreciated. I just might push your buttons for help very soon. I experience this level a bit more challenging!
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Joe
Thanks. Yes, the help is amazing and the community very helpful. I wish you all the best of luck too!

Best wishes.
Sandra-mari
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julesnp Premium
Hi Sandra-Mari 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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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Jules
Thank you for the motivation and best wishes. I appreciate you following my progress.
Can you please send me a link where i can do more training?
Best wishes to you!

Sandra-mari
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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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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Wendy

Thx for your comments and best wishes. I hope to be successful hete. The training is excellent and the WA team is helpful and kind!
I also hope to reach my next goal asap!
Keep well

Sandra-mari
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TylerClark34 Premium
Great job going premium! It's a great decision!
You will be successful in no time, just follow the training and ask questions

Tyler
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SStrauss1 Premium
Thanks Tyler.
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Karin13 Premium
Welcome to Premium here at Wealthy Affiliate! There is so much good stuff here from the training to the awesome community! I think you will really enjoy all the extras you receive as a premium member. I love it here! I have added you to my network and will help out with questions you might have. I’m no expert, but I love to help when I can!

Best wishes,
Karin 😁
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi karin. Wonderful to meet you! Thx for adding me. I will definitely push your button ir give a shoutout for help needed!
Have a great day!
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Karin13 Premium
Great! I look forward to being able to help if I am able!

Best wishes,
Karin 😁
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BlueJasmin Premium
Dear SStrauss!

You are very brave! I really encourage you to follow your faith and don't give up!

Just take a tiny step every day and practice, practice and practice. The rest--will take care about itself.

This, actually, can be a great niche - helping people who have issues with technology.

Thank you for following and I will do the same!

Cheers,

BlueJ
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Blue Jasmin, thx for the motivation. I actually enjoy this a lot! I really will practice a lot, so far so good!
Thx for the follow. Will be in touch!
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BlueJasmin Premium
Sure! We will...
Looking forward to hearing about your success!
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SStrauss1 Premium
Thx Jasmin
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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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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Kyle
I have originally decided to go with protection as my niche, then I thought to go with TRAVEL, because so many people are emigrating due to the genocide on our white people in South Africa. I have found a domain now " travelmerrygoround.com" on Afrihost which is not so expensive.
My question to you is now: do i continue with travel as my niche as my experience is very limited in travel. I will have to do a lot of research writing articles on traveling and every category of it. The same limited experience with protection and I will also have to do research on different categories but that is not the problem. I just want to make sure not to spend money on a domain and then have to find another niche and buy another domain.
Thanks for helping!
Sandra-mari
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can definitely head in a direction like this.

What aspect of the travel niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down. Where specifically? What type of travel? What aspect of travel?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Kyle Premium
Hi Sandra-mari,

Hope you have enjoyed your first 24 hours here at WA, I wanted to pop by today and just give you a bit of direction here if you are feeling the slightest bit stuck.

There is “core” training at Wealthy Affiliate, which is called the Online Entrepreneur Certification. This is a very comprehensive course and is going to walk you through the process of building a business online.

By lesson 4 of this training you are going to understand the process of building a business online, you are going to have a direction chosen for your business, and you are going to have your very own niche website up and running.

A lot of the time I see people that are shy to “take action” simply because they worry they might do something wrong. I can assure you that there are no major mistakes that you can make, and you have help every step of the way if you ever need a hand with anything!

Here is a link to the course: (or click “Training” in the main menu, and choose the “Getting Started” course)

So, get rolling through the training, you will see your business take shape very quickly. And if you ever need a hand with anything at all ask for help... simply click "Reply" to this comment, and leave your reply below. I will be here to help you out along with many other experts that are available 24/7 within the community.
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Kyle, I'm busy with lesson 4. How to build a website. I'm stuck at the free domain. Don't WA provide a domain for us starters, or must I upgrade to premium to get a domain? Please help!
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Kyle Premium
If you want a domain of your own, you can purchase it through here at WA yes. Domains are things that you actually OWN just like real estate and if you want your own .com domain, you will need to purchase it. By all means get rolling on the free .siterubix.com websites though Sandra-mari, you can always transfer over to your own domain name down the road using the Move feature included within the Premium membership.

When you are ready to purchase a domain, you can do so through the following page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Let me know if you need any further help.
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SStrauss1 Premium
Hi Kyle, thx I will continue with the site rubix domain. I have done my first website! Yay! Thx for the excellent training.
Another question: how do I get to the page of my website???
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to find your websites within the Websites menu under "SiteManager".

Here is the direct link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Hope this helps you out! :)
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SStrauss1 Premium
Thx
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Kyle Premium
Gladly!
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SStrauss1 Premium
I just finished the video with you. It's a lot of info for a tegnology restraint person. I really want to do this, because it seems to me that I'm not falling into the education category any longer due to my age. I am from South Africa and our exchange rate is very high to the dollar. What is the monthly premium subscription per month? Is the special $19 only for one month? Thanks in advance for the help. Sandra-mari
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to pop by and say hi. I realize you are probably just get stepping into the platform & community here at Wealthy Affiliate, but I wanted to let you know that I am here to help you out if you ever need anything.

My immediate recommendation for you (outside of asking for help when you need it), is to start moving through the training under the “Training” menu. You will want to go into the Get Started Here” course.

If you are looking to create a business online and do so within any niche, you are in the right place!

Chat soon Sandra-mari!
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