About Stargaze1
Joined October 2013
My name is Kathy and I look forward to all that's offered here at Wealthy Affiliate. I am a stay at home mom that would like the freedom to remain at home while helping to contribute financially to my family. My youngest son has asthma and tends to miss several days of school because of it. I tried going back into teaching again, but I wasn't able to commit to a permanent position because of my son's needs. That's when I started to research online marketing and decided this could be a good fit for my situation.

I tend not to be one to jump right in the pool to test the waters. I usually go in one toe at a time because I want things to be perfect the first time. That's why I have been doing research since August, but still haven't jumped into the pool. Well, it's time to get wet sink or swim and I just need to take the plunge(ha!).

I am sure I will make many mistakes on my road to online marketing success, but no risk, no reward. So here I am as a new premium member. I am excited, but scared of failing, hence why I haven't moved passed the research phase.

The type of online marketing I would like to begin with is review marketing where I showcase products I've used or are familiar with to help readers make the best purchasing decision for them. I get a lot of joy out of helping others and earning an income too would just be icing on the cake. I have been impressed with the success story of Potpiegirl and that is where my research began.

I also just came across the One More Cup of Coffee website. Like Potpiegirl, his story and training are truly helpful and inspiring. I certainly will Pay it Forward to other newbies once I get some experience under my belt. That seems to be one of the best aspects of the WA community. Well, I am excited to begin my journey and would welcome any words of wisdom from WA members. Thanks Kyle and Carson for creating WA. You definitely have made a huge difference in many lives. I can't wait to show my husband my first earnings since he is somewhat a skeptic at this point. I look forward to taking some of the financial responsibility off his shoulders.
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1. $500 - $800/month I would be happy earning
2. $1,500+ I would be ecstatic earning
3. My goal is to devote 15/week...if it appears I need to commit more time to reach my goals, then I will.
I just need to see that I can earn an income from internet marketing so I can continue to be a stay at home mom. If anyone would like to share their experience(s) and how long it took you to see some profit, I would love to hear your story!
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1. $500 - $800/month I would be happy earning
2. $1,500+ I would be ecstatic earning
3. My goal is to devote 15/week...if it appears I need to commit more time to reach my goals, then I will.
I just need to see that I can earn an income from internet marketing so I can continue to be a stay at home mom. If anyone would like to share their experience(s) and how long it took you to see some profit, I would love to hear your story!
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Carson Premium
Success starts with goals and you're that much closer to achieving them now!

Your goals will be a reality and you will come closer to achieving them with every lesson here at WA! I know that you can do it and you've got an entire community of people in your corner :)

I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can!

Carson
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abigail11 Premium
Lovely to meet you and be connected dear kathy. WHat a great idea for your website. Love it and wishing you abundance and great success always. :)
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tommydillard Premium
Thanks for following
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tjud14 Premium
Thanks for the follow Kathy! I wish you terrific success here!
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youbetcha Premium
Howdy Kathy,

Thanks for following me! I look forward to seeing you around here at WA as we all grow and learn together. I have grown from total newbie to where I now feel like I’m on my way to becoming a pro. Let’s continue to learn new things together!

-John
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hart48 Premium
Hello Cathy. It is a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for your success.
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bill2409 Premium
Hello Cathy, Thanks for adding me to your network, I hope everything is working out well for you.
Bill
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stargaze1 Premium
I have a few more questions. When I am creating my page Natural Remedies for Colitis the pictures and text look great where they are positioned. Then I update and preview and see that the pictures are small and by themselves. It doesn't look like the page I created when I am in the creation mode. What's happening? Also, how do you know when your website is indexed on Google. Thanks...Kathy
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stargaze1 Premium
Hi Everyone-
Quick question....on my new website http://colitisandnaturalremedies.com/, I include 3 testimonials from the company's site. I did receive their permission before I listed them. Someone stated that because it's duplicate copy from another website, that it will hurt my rankings on Google and Bing. Since I am a newbie at IM and learning the ropes there are MANY things I still don't know. I was wondering if I could get your thoughts on my testimonials being duplicate copy and how it will affect my rankings. Thanks so much. Kathy
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Michelle12 Premium
Hi Kathy, thanks for following me. How's it all going, have you got your site set up?
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stargaze1 Premium
Thanks so much for asking. I have been stressing over using royalty-free stock images without concern of legal repercussions. I had a relative express concern so since this is my first turn at IM and my own website, that fear somewhat has stopped me in my tracks. I have all my pages just about complete and ready to publish, but they need to be visually appealing too. The images I wish to use will only be used to illustrate points I am discussing on the page. It is not the product I am endorsing, just images to help make for a more interesting website. If you have any ideas on what sites to focus on for images without legal concern, please let me know. Thanks. Kathy
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Michelle12 Premium
Good on you for getting to this point!

The issue with royalty free, is it's not whether the photo will be used to make money, but whether the website as a whole will be making money.

The way around this is to find photos you can use. I use freedigitalphoto.net. You can use theirs for free as long as you credit the photographer and the website (and you can use them on commercial sites) or you can pay a small amount for each photo and then you don't have to credit anyone.

Another source I use is clker.com which is completely free and you can use them on your website as they are under the public commons. That's more for the images than photos though.

Also check out wikimedia.com all their pictures are free to use.
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msdj8163 Premium
Thank you for the follow. I love the picture you have on your profile. Glad you found WA. I wish you all the best and much success with your online business pursuits. Debbie
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back.
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Melh1015 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Kathy. I have followed you back. Getting scared is only natural but once you get pass that initial stage the next emotion you will feel will be excitement and happiness. Best of luck to you.
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MyJobKiller Premium
Glad you are here Kathy ! With some hard work this will work out for you .. To your success online .. By the way amazing picture ...
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Kyle Premium
Hey Kathy, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey hey! Great to see that you made it here at Wealthy Affiliate. I think you have come to the right place as everything you need to start or build an online business can be found here, including the help (and the community).

If you ever need anything, let me know or pop into a live chat and I will be more than happy to help you out Kathy.
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PotPieGirl Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I've been waiting for you to get here!

My name is Jennifer - also known as PotPieGirl here online.

I'm very excited for you as you begin your internet marketing journey to success!

There may be times that you will feel overwhelmed and/or confused. Rest assured, that is totally natural. You are taking charge of your future and that's a BIG deal - and something you should be very proud of.

Please be patient with yourself as you work through the training - and ask for help when you need it.

If you need any help, try these options:

1. Live Chat - On the right side of your main dashboard here in WA, there is an on-going stream of live chat discussions. Have a question? Just ask in the chat box.

And hey, don't be shy - say hello!

2. The Forum. WA has a GREAT forum! There is a wealth of info in the tons of existing posts - or you can start a new thread to ask your question.

3. Stop by my personal space here on WA and leave a message:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/potpiegirl

Don't forget to click the green button to "Follow Me" - that way we can keep up!

Also, down the LEFT side of your dashboard are 3 very important areas that you should make a point to read as soon as you join.

It's under 'Recommended Training' and the titles are:

-Warm Welcome
-Your First 10 Days
-Learn How WA Works

These will all be super helpful as you learn to navigate everything WA has to offer you.

As someone who started all this knowing NOTHING, I can tell you first-hand from 5+ years of experience that it is a jungle out "there" (outside the walls of Wealthy Affiliate).

Please know that when you are here INSIDE this exclusive community, that you are safe and have all you need to grow your online business to whatever level YOU choose.

I've been here in WA since July 2008 - joining Wealthy Affiliate was the BEST decision I've made. I feel sure you will realize the same as you learn and work to make YOUR dreams come true.

I wish you all the best and remember -

It's not how fast you get there - it's how long you stay.

To YOUR Success!

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl

http://www.PotPieGirl.com
http://www.twitter.com/potpiegirl
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