About Startouched
Joined March 2016
Born and raised in the South, married, with husband, 1 dogs, and 3 cats. Employed full-time as a data support analyst, but looking to increase my income and have fun doing it!

When I am not online working at my full-time job or here at WA working, I am out hiking with my border collies at the lake, or eating at my favorite Mexican restaurant and I admit it, I do shop!

I've found my home here in WA, and it's a great place to be!

"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955); physicist.

-Kathy
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Money Goals
About $2,000 more per month
$5000 per month (there are those pesky taxes, you see)
About 4 - 5 hours per day to start after initial setup time.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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startouched Premium
About $2,000 more per month
$5000 per month (there are those pesky taxes, you see)
About 4 - 5 hours per day to start after initial setup time.
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johnmcge972 Premium
I don't have a lot to worry about, since I don't have a home and live in a low income apartment building. My monthly expenses aren't bad, but I have a few credit cards I would like to get paid off. I'm single, no kids and no grand kids.
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Kyle Premium
Broken down, this is going to be more than achievable for you (and then some). The internet has over 2 billion people actively search for and buying things online. All you need to do is connect with a few of these people each day to meet your initial goal!

I know with some hard work and persistence you will achieve all of your goals and then be building brand new ones. I am here to help if you ever need anything and you have an entire community rooting for your success here at WA Kathy! :)
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Kathy ... thank you for the follow. Not sure what a Data Support Analyst does, but I'm sure it has provided you with digital skills that will serve you well here at WA.

I love the Einstein quote. My wife and I recently finished a Discovery Channel series on the life of Albert Einstein. It was a great series. He was both brilliant and driven, human and distant.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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startouched Premium
Thank you!!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I want to show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline Peace
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startouched Premium
Thank you!
May the blessings be,
Kathy
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JeanineBrown Premium
Hi Kathy!

Loved your profile!! I rescued and adopted two greythounds 15 years ago. Love the breed: gentle, kind, sensitive dogs. Noe I own a whippet, smaller version, named Coco Chanel:) I am a poet and wordsmith, so I got excited when I read your quote on Einsten!! :)
cheers,
Jeanine Brown
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startouched Premium
One of my favorites, Einstein!
Kathy
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
Very best wishes you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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startouched Premium
Thank you!!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Kathy, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend.

I just took a look at your essential oil site. I had my usual chuckle at the use of 'organic'. You implied plant matter isn't organic. A modern misconception but in fact it is organic and the oils obtained from them are organic. The unknown factor is in the distilling. However I lost this argument years ago in spite of studying organic chemistry at university!

I had a look at your two dogs now aren't the cats jealous since their portraits aren't here!

Travel well, have some fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away. If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.
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startouched Premium
Thank you!!
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Toshmack Premium
Hi, Kathy,
Many thanks for the follow, I've followed right back.
You are right and you are in the right place at WA, it is truly an inspiring happy family and a wealth of knowledge to get us to where we want to be.
I wish you all the best.
Cheers, Tosh :)
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ToveL Premium
Hi, Kathy and thanks for following me. I read that you have fun being here. I am struggling through content-writing nowadays. Not because it's nothing to write about. I need more than 6 hours to write an article and it's frustrating to spend so much time with just this task. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Tove
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startouched Premium
I struggle too sometimes.....when I am struggling I just try and wait....LOL Do you have Google trends set up? Sometimes I get something I can expound on from them.....Also, try whatever your niche is + for new keywords in Google. Also https://ubersuggest.io/ is another good keyword tool....I can usually find content after I have a keyword.

Hope this helps.
Kathy
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ToveL Premium
Thanks, Kathy. I am so glad I asked you for help. I feel better just receiving your ideas for finding content.

Thanks again. You're great.
Tove
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Kathy,
Thanks for the follow back! Nice to meet you here and be a part of your network...it's also great meeting a fellow dog person as well...of course, I pretty much like all animals, so cats are good too.

I certainly agree, it's a great place to be...it sure IS like home!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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despatis Premium
Dear Kathy, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Donnolan Premium
Seems you have everything you need....passion for your animals, good food and enjoy buying new stuff...I am glad you happy wife who you are and grateful for you good life. I'm smiling for and with us...
Don

Hey a chance...Teddy Bear..drop a comment on his new site..
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Donnolan Premium
Kathy, (my sis name -Kat, Kathleen), sorry about my cell phone, she is really smart about a lot of stuff, (but she says, types stuff that I don't say or type, soooo like I said happy life - she said wife? I said your good life, she said you life....shhhhh..I'm over here on my pc....see how well it listens to me....I gotta go...cells ringing..)
Don
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startouched Premium
LOL......thanks for sharing that, Don ;-)
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Kathy, thanks for following me - it's nice to meet you here at WA!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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RickElm Premium
Hi Kathy! I am also an avid hiker and find that I can not consume enough Mexican food....we don't have many "authentic" Mexican restaurants up here in Canada...lol.

I am still relatively new here at WA myself (almost 3 months now) and realize building a strong network of like-minded individuals is one of the keys to our success. I have just added you to my network and hope you could add me to yours in return :) Rick
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startouched Premium
Hey Rick,

Thanks for the follow, I am now following you also! Nope never enough Mexican food for me :-)
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Kyle Premium
Kathy, 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 Kathy.
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startouched Premium
Hi, Kyle!!

Yes, I am working to get it started!!
Thank you for the comment and the encouragement!
Taking the first step was the hardest.
-Kathy
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Kyle Premium
No problem and congrats on going Premium Kathy, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!
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startouched Premium
Hey Kyle,

I do have one question. I am going through boot camp with my siterubix domain which if I get the website worked out and get things moving there I will probably want to change to a keyword strong domain. Is that the best approach? I am not having a whole lot of traffic with the non-siterubix domain I purchased, and just wondered if it is just so much easier if you make your domain match your niche.

I've read a lot of comments and looked at a lot of sites when giving comments and that sure seems to be what I am seeing.

Thanks in advance,
Kathy
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Kyle Premium
When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Star.

Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance.

There is much to be executed.

I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you moving forward.

Kindest regards,
Paul.
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startouched Premium
Hi Paul!!

Yes, I am looking forward to moving forward here. It is a great community!
-Kathy
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Zarina Premium
Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to say that a new tutorial is out (I know, I am on fire today!) You might consider this option if you want to grow your business and your audience!
Zarina
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startouched Premium
Hey Zarina,
I saw your post! I take the time to read as many as possible by everyone. I learn something from everyone here!!
Love it!
-Kathy
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Zarina Premium
I am happy you enjoyed it, Kathy!! :)
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Zarina Premium
Kathy, My best friend is doing a 75km bike ride in Toronto to support those who have vision loss or are blind - would you please support her? I will GREATLY appreciate your support :)
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wendyjane Premium
Hey there Kathy 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 Kathy. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,

Wendy
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startouched Premium
Thank you, Wendy!! I am sure I will be calling on you at some point!!
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wendyjane Premium
No problem Kathy! :)
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startouched Premium
Hey, Wendy!

Was it your link I stumbled upon that got me to WA? If you where do you think it might have been....just curious, LOL
-Kathy
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wendyjane Premium
Yes it must have been considering you are my referral.. it would have probably come from my website Surviving After College
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startouched Premium
I think it was a rabbit hole thing. I was browsing one of my Facebook follows for Goat cheese in Athens, Alabama. There was a comment that had a link that I clicked. After that, I am not sure how exactly I got here, but I am super glad I am here. Where your link was, I am glad I clicked it!!
-Kathy
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wendyjane Premium
Haha that is totally crazy and random! Goat cheese leads to finding WA! Oh well I am glad you did too! :)
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