About StefanC
Joined June 2015
Dear WA friends, I am Stefan, and It's absolutely crazy to think that all the steps I took in my life led me to this amazing community.

I left Brazil to study and have an international experience in London back in 2009. This event changed my life completely! I became independent, experienced living in a safe and exciting city and traveled to 11 countries ever since.

I am sure that if I had stayed in Brazil it would have taken me another 10 lives to travel that much! As a result, I left my career plans on the side to keep feeding this lifestyle. Right now, the lack of experience and the weight of my 30s are getting heavier and heavier on my shoulders. But you know what? If I could go back in time, I would do the same thing.

My lifestyle, vision of the world and plans for the future have changed. I miss my family, and I wish I could spend more time with them. At the same time, I love to live in London and travel to all the beautiful places in Europe... the places we spend together, the streets and stations we passed by, our summer holidays in Greece and Italy are all part of our lives, and it's really hard to give it away.

All of that has led me to search for alternative and independent ways to earn money so we could live the way we want, I little bit here, I little bit there.
In this ideal world, there is no boss to tell me how long I am going to stay with my family or travel the world. You are a dreamer! People always say that (including my wife). Well, if it's a dream, I will follow it until I die because I discovered the path and the map for it.

The path is called Internet Marketing and the map: Wealthy Affiliate!

During my journey, I hope I can become part of this map and help as many people as possible to follow their own dreams! So, let's check our map and get going!
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UPDATE (3 YEARS LATER) - I am now making over $1,000 per month thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate ( owners and the entire community) and my hard work. I am so grateful for this opportunity!

My wife kept telling me that I was earning less than the minimum wage on my site for more than a year. Then, I started making $500 per month, then $700 per month, and one month I finally reached $1,000!!

Divide my total earnings by the total number of hours that I worked so far during the last 3 years, and it`s possible that my site has earned me the minimum wage so far.

HOWEVER...

The BIG difference now is that if I decide to quit my day job, I will keep on making money.
Besides, if I decide to stop writing on my site for months, I would still be making money as I have built an online asset. I already went on holidays many times, and the business never let me down...

Many people don't have this notion, but we are building an online asset, which empowers us towards our regular jobs.

I can now quit my job anytime and go travel the world without depleting all my savings! That`s why I worked so hard for, not just for money in my bank account, but FREEDOM and the fulfilling purpose of helping people!

I am close to quitting my job. It won't last more than 7 months...

So, what did I do? Well, I followed the path of many successful members and went through the Bootcamp course. I focused on targeting low hanging fruits as Kyle suggests and writing lots of reviews. Eventually, my site started to rank on the first page of Google not only for review posts but also other informational articles.

The strategy that you will learn here at WA is proven to work, but only you can rotate the gear and make it work.

It's worth it!
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mosefid Premium
Hi Stefan. I have a question about the technology behind tracking the customer.
I have my link from provider and customer clicks on it. obviously if they shop instantly i will be charged. what if after clicking on my referral link, the customer open another tab, go to the provider's website and shop the same product? how smart is the tracking technology? under which conditions will I be charged for the product I introduce the customers and also other products they purchase which are in the same cart?
thanks for your time
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StefanC Premium
Hi!! You are not a reseller, which means you are not charged for the product. Your only job is to get traffic and encourage reader to click on your affilate links and purchase what you are promiting. That's why affiliate marketing is so great! As soon as the persons clicks on your affiliate link and goes to the merchants site, a cookie will be installed on their device. The duration of the cookie varies according to the merchants policy. Some merchants allow cookies for only 24 hours while others allow cookies for over 100 days. So, it doesnt matter if they open another tap or buy later, you will still earn a commission while the cookie remains on the person's computer.
I hope this helps!

Best
Stefan
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mosefid Premium
Being charged, i meant the benefit we get for their purchase. thanks for your answer! now I know that I need some research about cookies because I have still more questions :)
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StefanC Premium
No problem :)
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hi just joined “we” yesterday I hope i have made the right decision. I have decided to stay with it for now. I’m not the best at these things but i have got ambition I want to make some thing of myself I liken my self to a jar of clay. I just need some support to mound me and chip of some rough edges. Thank you Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope to learn a lot from you in the coming months and years ahead.
Regards
Kevin
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StefanC Premium
Hi Kevin nice to meet you and welcome to WA! I started here 3 years ago and it was a life changing decision for me. I learned so much and built a profitable internet business. I am glad i found WA, and i hope you also have a great experience. Let me know if you need a hand at any stage of the training.

Alll the best
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BeverleyMc2 Premium
Hi, kevin, I am new too. I have big plans for W A as well. I want a success in my life even in my later years. It seems hard but if they can do it so can we. I am sure it will all work out O K.
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Stefan, I just came across your profile by chance today, so thought I would drop you a quick note. I am so pleased that our paths crossed just over a year ago and as a result I joined WA. I have learned an awful lot in that time, and realise that I still have a massive amount to learn. This is definitely the right place for that learning and for me to do it. Thanks and Best Regards Alan
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StefanC Premium
HI Alan, I am glad you are taking advantage of the training. I have been here for 3 years and also think I have a lot to learn. We should never stop learning because this industry change fast and we need to keep updated on new developments. That's why I am still with WA, and also that's why I continue promoting it as they are always covering new topics and innovating the platform.

If you need a hand, I am here to help!
All the best
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TPopoloski1 Premium
Hi Stefan,
Nice meeting you. I'm in the process of starting from the beginning and will be upgrading to premium today. How do I access Bonus 3 - 4 Week LIVE Niche Case Study Series.
Question: I'm currently building a WP Website/Blog with a review tab on it for affiliate digital product reviews. Similar like you do. What is my best option in WA community far as my WP Website already hosted on my own with a hosting company. Do I still keep this and build a new website inside of WA as I continue with this training. As I'm tired of the shinny new penny products that never work mostly. But I want to promote digital products as a affiliate and later get into product creation as I have tons of training of all of this but I feel I can get better training here also.
Thanks you so much and hope to work with you sometime.
Your Friend
Thomas Popoloski
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StefanC Premium
Hi Thomas

When you upgrade to premium' you will get access to not only the niche case studies but also hundreds of past live webinars.

The premium membership includes hosting, so if you become a member, you can save money by transfering your site to WA.

The advantage of WA's hosting is that it comes with The SSL certificate included plus you can take advantage of the commenting exchange.

With this feature, you can comment on other member's sites and receive comments on your posts. Comments give a positive signal to google when ranking your articles.

Promoting digital products is a great way to make money online. It can be very profitanle, especially if the program pays recurring commissions.

You're welcome, it's a pleasure to help!

All the best
Stefan
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TPopoloski1 Premium
I will be upgrading now. Since I have 5 or 6 domains is it hard to transfer them to WA? Because I'm only paying $24 a month for unlimited domains with premium features like WA has. Hard to decide to transfer. I'm with D9 Hosting now from England but if it's worth it I will. I buy domains from them at $10 a pop and they set up my CPanel and FTP accounts for each Domain and not shared CPanels for my domains. All Domains have there own CPanels and FTP accounts and easy to access from my Dashboard for my WP Websites. Give me your input and guidance and info and can I access WA Hosting Dashboard when I transferr to see all my domains. Sorry for all these Question my friend.
Best to you!

Thomas
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Hey Stefan. My name is Jabez. I joined WA from your site and i can see that you are my premium coach here. but what i would like to know is, are you going to be my premium coach till always or am i gonna lose you in seven days if i cant upgrade to premium?thank you.
Jabez
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StefanC Premium
Hi Jabez, welcome to WA!
After 7 days you lose access to asking questions for me and the community. But there is no pressure to upgrade, and whenever you do so, I will guide you whenever you need help.

All the best
Stefan
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wozzy Premium
Stefan, when somebody makes a comment on your site it forces you to click that box which means that their details are going on your autoresponder.

Is that what you really want?

In a lot of cases people just want to comment and the first time they do recieve an email then they will be unsubscribing.

Just a thought

Mick
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StefanC Premium
Hi Mick,

I am not subscribing someone to my email list. That message is just to inform.people that when they post a comment, their email, ip and name will be automatically stored on my server. All WP sites collect that information from commenters.

I am informing people due to GDPR regulations coming into effect for businesses in Europe on the 25th. So every time we are about to collect personal data, we must inform users. Are you from a EU country?

Thanks for your message
Stefan
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wozzy Premium
Just a little misleading I thought and if I thought that then how many of your future subscribers will see it that way?

If I had been a genuine reader outside of WA and that happened to me just after I'd written a comment then I would have come out of the site and you would have lost that comment and possibly a future subscriber.

I can't remember now but was there any wording informing the reader of this ludicrous GDPR regulation?

I guess not otherwise I wouldn't have PM'd you but if there is then I apologise.

Mick

All these ridiculous GDPR regulations are really p'ing me off. You see the problems they can cause!
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StefanC Premium
Hi Mick, it actually gives more rights to the commenter. So, if you had commented on my site and just after you realised The site is collecting email etc, then I have the option for removal. I will delete your personal data if you want.

The thing is, most people don't know that all WP blogs will keep heir emails on the server. Now, because of GDPR people will become more aware of that
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StefanC Premium
By the way, I think it can't be misleading because I am informing users before they decide to comment. Misleading would be to collect people 's data, keep it secretly and then use their email.for marketing.
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wozzy Premium
Stefan, I have just checked your site and you were right I was wrong.

I therefore apologise.

I just didn't notice the message when I commented and it was at that point when I tried to submit the comment that a message appeared instructing me to click the box.

Have a nice day

Mick
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StefanC Premium
No problem Mick, have a Nice day too
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ElianeLima Premium
Hey, Stefan!
Yesterday you dropped a comment on one of my posts through the 'give and take comment' thread and I'm about to return the favor.

Before I got that done though, I just had to make a quick stop here because I realized you're Brazilian!

Difícil encontrar brasileiros que permaneçam muito tempo aqui na plataforma...

Sou Eliane, de Fortaleza, e é um prazer conhecê-lo.

Eu me identifiquei muito com sua estória.

Assim como você, eu e meu marido também moramos fora (US) e adoramos viajar. Um dos meus objetivos é, assim que as crianças estiverem mais crescidas, voltarmos a intensificar nossas viagens.

Espero que você esteja conseguindo atingir todos os seus objetivos.

Ah, não sei se você tem algum site em português, mas eu criei uma thread aqui no WA para facilitar a troca de comentários na nossa língua materna.

Caso você tenha interesse, ou conheça algum outro nativo do português, aqui vai: Vou começar a te seguir aqui. Tenho certeza de que vou poder aprender muito com suas postagens. ;-)

Abraços e tudo de bom.
Eliane
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StefanC Premium
Oi Eliane! Desculpe a demora
Poxa, legal encontrar brasileiros por aqui, realmente nao e comum, provabelmente por conta da lingua inglesa e tambem por naose ter muitos affiliados promovendo a plataforma.

Nao tenho nenhim site um portugues, apenas aquele em q foco Na promocao do WA e mais outras plataformas de ganhar dinheiro online.

Estou por aqui ja fazem quase 3 anos e estou a disposicao se precisar de alguma ajuda.

Obrigado pelo comvite e e bom saber q exists essa possibilidade. Comentarios Sao excelentes para aumentar page authority.

Obrigado pelo comentario tambem! :)
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ElianeLima Premium
Maravilha, Stefan.

Vamos nos falando.
Tudo de bom!
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Good day. I'm unable to work for life after a fatal plane crash (flight instructor at age 23). I do not have any money for a monthly payment . . . even the 1st month after discount!!! Please cancel my subscription . . . I thought it was for free. I will subscribe as soon as I have cash in my hand!!!
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StefanC Premium
Hi, you are signed up for the free membership. This membership is completely free of charge and gives you access to the the first certification course (level 1) and 2 free subdomain sites. You can start learning and implementing the strategy. You won't be charged, so there is no need to cancel your subscription. Unless you don't want to remain as a free member.
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Good day. I'm unable to work for life after a fatal plane crash (flight instructor at age 23). I do not have any money for a monthly payment . . . even the 1st month after discount!!! Please cancel my subscription . . . I thought it was for free. I will subscribe as soon as I have cash in my hand!!!
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ShanLo Premium
Hi, I need help with my homepage settings on my website, I don't know what to write for my home title or home description, so far I've named the website athletic footwear and Im aiming on putting links there for people to buy them.

Could you please help me with this.
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StefanC Premium
Hi, I think the best way Is to follow this recent live training: it will explain exactly how to build a woocommerce niche site, which is what should fit your needs.
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ShanLo Premium
Cool, Thanks!
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Thanks for following me. I just have some questions that you might answer. Im a student and that takes a lot of my time during the day/week so i cant really focus at this. I can work 2 hour a day at work days and more at the weekend but i think thats not enaugh. Besides how much do you need to invest into this since im really low on money.

Viktor
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StefanC Premium
Hi Viktor, welcome to WA!

If you give your best during these 2 hours/day, you can accomplish a lot after 1 year. You could write 1 article every 2 days on average, which is what I do.
This is a long-term business, which may take months and even more than a year to start seeing results. So, if you want WA's help, the investment is $49/month or $359 /years (yearly membership discount).
I hope this helps Viktor.

All the best
Stefan
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Hey there. I have jotted down after lots of traffic researches !!! Would be glad to receive suggestions
Prada sunglasses for men
Versace Sunglasses women
Cheap online clothes shopping
Best women jeans
Latest fashion women
Mobiles and television
Please be little more specific. Thanks a lot. My next step after your recommendation will directly be making a site. So I value ur suggestion. Thanks a ton !!! Very much excited to start off :))
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StefanC Premium
Prada sunglasses for men - I think it's better to go broader here. For example, sunglasses for men. Because what if you want to target other brands in the future?

Versace Sunglasses women - the same

Cheap online clothes shopping - How can you help people in this niche with your content? What type of articles are you going to write? If people are searching for cheap clothes, I believe the vast majority want to find the place to buy them and not too much about their quality of any other information about them. Remember, your business is all about information. So ideally, you want a niche that allows you to create in-depth content for months and years.


Best women jeans - Can you write a lot about jeans? will a lot of people be interested in

Latest fashion women - A bit too broad, but I think this one can work out well for you.

Mobiles and television - I think it's Too broad

This is my honest opinion about your choices. However, Choosing a niche is very personal so I can't say go for this or that niche.

But remember, It’s better to pick something that you could be slightly unsure of than to never choose a topic at all.
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StefanC Premium
By the way, here are some blog posts that will help with your decision: Also, this post that explains the biggest 5 mistakes people make when choosing a niche.
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Hey there. Before going on with my niche selection , I would love to discuss it and get some recommendations from your side. Would be helpful if you would be specific on what exactly can these two be modified to have a better result. 1) Beauty products for women like make ups and other things 2) Gadgets like phones , tabs etc 3) Travel ( would love to hear more specific ideas from ur side 4) Games such as Xbox games, PlayStation games 5) innovative home decorations where products of less price and more beauty will be showcased to people
Would be really glad to hear from you soon as I am very much excitement to start the process !!! Thanks a lot for the help
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StefanC Premium
Hi Ahilan,

The strategy you will learn here requires you to help your audience, answering questions they search on Google.
Later in the training, you will learn how to search low competition keywords that people type on google. Then, you will have to write an article with the same title.

For example: "how to travel the world on a budget", or "how to travel Thailand in a month". are highly competitive keywords and difficult to rank. So, you have to look for easier ones for example:
"how to travel in Iceland on a budget".

Your results will depend on various factors, and in my opinion, the most important one is how effectively you attract an audience to your site.

Each niche has intrinsic difficulties to rank on Google. Therefore, you need to apply more than one traffic strategy to bring people to your site such as social media and Youtube.

So, it's a really a matter of how you adapt to difficulties and how effective you apply what you learn here.

You can succeed with all the niches you mentioned but first, focus on the one which you like the most. That will give you a better chance in the beginning.

Also, think about what you will promote on our site. Ideally, you want to earn over $10 per sale to make a decent income. So, if you are promoting physical products on Amazon, which pays around 4-6%, you will need a huge traffic to sell lots of items. Or you can promote very expensive products. When it comes to affiliate marketing, I prefer to sell digital products as they usually pay bigger commissions.

Here are some links that can help you out with more ideas on the travel and video game niche: Follow all the lessons, take action and give it enough time to grow. Only after a few months, you can have a better understanding of your business and you will be in a better position to adapt or even change your niche if results don't look satisfactory.

There is a process to follow, but there is no magic formula in this business. That's why we have a community to help one another in different stages of our journey.

If you want, you can also ask the community and get different opinions and tips that will help you out.

Hope this helps.

All the best
Stefan
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pereirasteph Premium
Hi Stefan. Great to connect with another someone with the same name. I happened to land on your profile and really enjoy reading your stuff. To be honest I've just joined and learning my way round. The thing I enjoy about this is the raw community where I can see people who have done it before and are trying to do it now.

Would love to keep in touch with you and get your help feedback as I start. Whenever you have time available that is. For me too this is a huge cost commitment abut I do know that it can pay off. But at times I lack the conviction. However the community I'm sure will be of help in that aspect.a big motivation for me is to help my parents financially cause they're about to enter retirement and need the funds in some way!

But yeah just would value your feedback and guidance as I start. Hope that is okay!
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StefanC Premium
Hi Stephan!

Nice to meet you! Absolutely , I can give you feedback and share with you what I learned so far. If you have any questions and you what a feedback on your website just let me know, alright?

Believe in yourself! Everyone is capable of achieving great results with the training and support they get here. There are many successful stories, and if you stick to the training and website, you will achieve great results.

All the best
Stefan
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hello stefan
i clicked one of your review in clickworker and here i am in WA.
kinda messed around here for 5 days,managed to create a website and wrote some articles.
so,2 days ago,i found out that i can earn money by referring other people which i did immediately and got 1 friend to join.
and email sent to me and said i have 1$ BUT i can only take it when i upgrade to premium.that makes me shutted down.i got so excited...

so i know that you are experienced in WA.just wanna ask.
is it worthit to pay 49$ to premium?I mean i live in indonesia and 49$ = Rp 650.000.that is a CRAP TON of money.

will i make profit out of writing articles?

i appreciate your work by the way and thank you
i wish you all the best

metaljoker
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StefanC Premium
hi,

Yes, you need to go premium to get the $ sign up. BUT you can still earn 25% commission if you are a free member.

the problem to stay as a free member is that you will only get access the subdomain sites, which are more difficult to rank on the first page of Google. At some point, you want to have your own domain to get more traffic and make more money.

The premium membership is worth it, but only if you take action and give enough time to grow.

It took me 8 months to earn my first $1 with my website promoting WA. But after that, the number of visitors increased quickly and I reached a consistent income. AS a result, I could recover all my expenses plus now I am on track to earn a full-time income. Not yet, but I am getting closer.

I encourage you to read this article: By the way, I know $49 is a lot of money for the Philippines, but you can reduce to $30/mo with the annual membership.

You are investing more money compared to your cost of living. However, you will earn in dollar, and you can reach your financial goals faster than people living in first world countries.

I am sure $500 is a decent income in your country.

Here in London, I need more than $1000/mo, so that's why I am still on my way to achieve full-time income. I haven't reached that.

You will need at least 1 year to see results, and it's not wise to quit during the first months because this business takes time.

I am here to help you at any stage. But, at the end of the day, it's your decision to make this work.


Good luck!
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Hello again stefan
I read the article and i'm quite motivated but nott entirely
And i see you are a hard worker huh good job :) 8 month.
Probably gonna get premium soon but we'll see :) still reconsidering

Oww ya and about the referral.i got 25%? It didnt say it in my account? Or maybe its just me being dumb :v

Again,thank you for encouraging me :) really appreciate it
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StefanC Premium
As a free member, you don't earn $1 commission when your referral completes their profile. You just make a commission when your referral goes premium.

If you want to know more about WA referral program click the black "airplane" button at the top.

Kind regards

Stefan
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imagebeat Premium
Hi stefan you said it took 8 months for your first earning. So during those months how many hours you used to spend ? Can you please explain?
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StefanC Premium
HI,

I don't track my hours but I think I spend at least 30 hours per week. During all that time I was building the foundation for my site and now it ranks easier on the search engines. This means that I didn't just earn $1, but I earned an online property that is probably worth more than $30,000. I know many people would pay this price because it generates over $800/mo. So, what have I earned? Much more than $1 actually... I am very close to freedom and that is priceless.
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imagebeat Premium
Wow stefan. thankyou so much for your precious information. Spending that much time is just awesome. But I think I cannot give more than 1 hour a day which means 7 hour per week. And my english is also not very good. Do you think I can also get success if I try continuously for 1 year?
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StefanC Premium
Yes, you can! There are many success stories here, but you need to accept failure is also a possibility as any other business. The good thing about internet marketing is that it's very cheap and if you stick to it, you will learn a lot and increase your chances of success. 1 year is the starting point for many online businesses. Well, at least it was for me... you have to learn with your mistakes and keep going.
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imagebeat Premium
thankyou stefan. :)
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Alo8 Premium
Dear Stefan,
thanks a lot for your honest review about clickworker, this is what led me here,
I joined clickworker 2 days ago and when I saw that my 6 hours of ´work' on it, MIGHT (if I did my assignment the way they like it) get me $3US, I thought, wait a minute, my sincere determination and education is with much more than this!!
Then, I googled clickworker and I found your review!
About WA,
you're right, it looks promising and, especially it looks very well managed!
In your review, you mentioned that WA is a very good and useful addition to your day job;
Question 1:
should one wait to have a day job before spending lots of time on WA?
Question 2:
I only have an iPhone6, no computer, is it still possible to develop my WA opportunity/website?
Thanks again and All the Best!!
Alain Lord
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain,

First of all, thanks for taking your time to read my article! :)

You are right in that your time will be significantly undervalued for becoming a crowdsourcing workforce.
If you can read and communicate in English, the best strategy is to work as an affiliate marketer or create your own product.
As you can see from the training, Wealthy affiliate members focus on creating profitable websites via the affiliate marketing route. It's a great way to make money online!

So, question #1: It depends on your necessity to have get money right now. Making money through affiliate marketing takes a lot of time so you can't rely on it to make ends meet. If you need to pay the bills yourself, I highly recommend you get a job because affiliate marketing is a long term strategy.

Question #2: It's quite hard to use WordPress with a mobile. You can create articles, but customization becomes very difficult, So, it's better to use a computer.

I hope this helps! Let me know how it goes for you.
All the best
Stefan
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Alo8 Premium
Hey! thanks again, Stefan, I can see that honesty is a big plus with you!
I totally agree with finding a job to meet ends...well, guess what?
Today (Thursday), I got a call and I'm starting a server's job on Saturday evening!
...and then, as you mentioned, it will be best that I get myself a computer.
- btw,
will an iPad do as well as a computer?
(I like lightweight hardware, because I travel a lot!)

Thanks again and all the best, to you and your wife!
You are both, good and inspiring examples of success - I particularly like that you came all the way from Brazil, up to London! ...now, that's determination!!
Sincerely,
Alain
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StefanC Premium
Hi Alain! Great that you found a job, I am happy for you!

Now, you can use your free time to build your business little by little. Don't rush, it takes time but every article you write will contribute to the big picture (the authority of your site). Never give up on your dreams!

Well, actually you can use Wordpress from IOS or iPad... there is even an app for that (http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/use-wordpress-app-iphone-ipad/). You will be able to write posts on the go.

However, I think it's quite difficult to manage all aspects of your site from a mobile or iPad. You can give a try with your iphone and see how it works. Then, try to Wordpress with a computer and see the difference.

I think a PC will work much better than an iPad. Any cheap PC can do the job.
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Stefan Thanks for the prompt advice, which i understand. I am prepared to look long term and do what it takes to achieve my goals. There seem to be a miriad alternative paths, so hopefully i can find the right one:-).
Best
Alan
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StefanC Premium
Sure Alan. I started my training with WA 2 years ago and have seem many courses but WA is the one that will help you build something reliable for the long run. Consistency is key to long term success. Learn, take massive action and you will reach your goals.
All the best
Stefan
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Syeda27 Premium
Hi stefanc i found your previous suggestion helpful so tought i will ask you another question i hope you dont mind
I am intrested in premium upgrade but how can i be sure it wont be waste of my money?
2) If i decide to not carry on with premium after few months what happens than is there any obligation or charge?
3) I live in uk how does the doller get taken from my acciunt as they are in pounds?
Thanks in advance and sorry to be a bother its just i have never trusted online it is the first time i decided to take the risk so a little bit nervous
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StefanC Premium
Hi Syeda, wealthy affiliate is a huge source of knowledge, so you won't waste money as long as you gain knowledge and apply what is taught here.
Here you will learn one of the most powerful strategies to make money online. But WA won't do the work for you. It will show the way and make the process smoother. It will also help you avoid strategies that are time-consuming and also expensive. There are many training out there focusing on paid traffic, but here you will learn a safe strategy of getting free traffic sources from Google and social media. You won't waste money with traffic, but on the other hand you will have to dedicate time to work on it.

Many people quit and abandon their websites and dreams after just a few months. That in my opinion is a waste of money, because the first year will be dedicated to attracting a good audience. This process takes time because you need to write a lot of articles.

If you decide to quit, then you will have to transfer your site to another hosting company.

I am also in the UK, so there is a currency conversion from the bank. I don't know exactly the rate at the moment. I paid for the yearly membership last year and it was a big saver for me.


. Don't worry to ask, It's my pleasure to help.



All the best
Stefan
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Syeda27 Premium
Will there be any extra charge in my account for currency conversion? Also what do u mean by transfering my site to another company?
Sorry if it sounds silly this is all new to me
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StefanC Premium
I am not sure, but I don't think so. I checked my statement last year and it only shows the conversion rate for that day. There no extra fees there. But you can send a message to Kyle to be 100% sure.

When you have your own domain website, you need to host it. Hosting is the service that allows your site to be available on the internet. Wealthy affiliate provides hosting, which is included in your premium membership. If you stop paying it means you need to host with another company. Otherwise your site will go down and won't be available on the web. Also, if you don't transfer your site, WA will keep your site on its servers for 1 month. After that, they will delete it, meaning you will lose all your work if you don't backup and migrate to another hosting provider. Every hosting company works that way.

Also, you will have to purchase your domain, which is around $13/year. That's the only extra you meet to pay outside WA' membership. Remember, a website is your online real estate, so it costs a little bit to maintain. Still, it's one of the cheapest ways to own a real business.

No question is silly, I also had the same doubts when I got started. I didn't know absolutely anything! This place is exactly for getting all the knowledge we need to grow.

All the best,
stefan
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Syeda27 Premium
Thank u
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Hi my great man Stefan, you look great in the picture!!! and have no doubts you are amazing and look even better alive.
My humble "thank you very much" for following me and be sure that am right here also...following you....
Kind regards and keep in touch...24/7...anytime you wish or need.
I promise I will do the same...full of joy and ready to help wherever you think I could.

Big hug

Joey
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StefanC Premium
Hi Joey, You also look great man. I really like your profile, and you look very positive person! I hope you enjoy the training and community and that you achieve your goals and dreams in live. Work hard and be patient to start getting the results you are aiming for.
I wish you good luck and let me know if you need any help.

Take care
Stefan
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kylekrason Premium
I love what you said here about your lack of experience becoming more of a weight on your shoulders as you're getting older.

I am 30 myself and feel almost like I'm on the other end of that. I have work experience but it feels like a trap. My goal is to live the lifestyle you're living now!

Funny how at two ends of the spectrum we both seek the same thing. Best of look to you bud.

-Kyle
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StefanC Premium
Hi Kyle!

It's awesome to meet people with the same visions and goals although we walked a different path in life.

I finished uni but decided to live an adventure before having any idea how it would impact my career and finances.

I ended up without any experience in my field, working in shit jobs that destroy my physical health. I started 2 Master's degree and quit after I discovered how I could live the lifestyle I wanted, working only with my laptop. And here I am, still working for my boss while I build a business that will take the adventure to the next level. Lol

I also wish you best of luck. Keep in mind that although you are in a huge community, only you can make it happen. This is the lonely path of the warrior. Work your ass off, avoid procrastination, rest when you need to, and please NEVER give up on your Dreams.

All the best
Stefan
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WealthyAff77 Premium
Hello Stefan

Thank you for sharing with us what you have earned in commissions for the month of March. I appreciate you are trying to inspire me and others and getting us to move on, thank you. Thank you too for helping us to remain focused, I needed that.

You are showing to me and the rest of the community that you are an UNSELFISH person, and although you could be doing more for yourself and your family, you are putting yourself out to give someone else a hand. You have some admirable qualities.

So, as from today, you have my ABSOLUTE PERMISSION to be completely selfish. Use your gifts, talents and resources for the benefit of YOUR FAMILY FIRST. After that, if you have anything spare that you want to share, then that would be ok.

Please do not worry about me as I usually get the help and assistance as and when I require it. You are right. For a short time I had completely forgotton why I was here at WA. (Notice how I didn't use the DIRTY WORD, M...y), and was"selling" the feeling of wonderfulness, the training, the community, and so forth. But yes, let's get real, let's come back to Planet Earh.

Now that you have put me on the straight and narrow, it's your turn to GO and stop that long commute to work, sooner rather than later. GO and fulfil your dreams!

I like you and your wifes new image by the way. Here is another
way you have inspired me. As soon as everything settles down around me and I am achieving MY goals, I too, will upload my new image. "Watch this space".

All the very best to you and dear wife, and I hope that soon you will be messaging me with your GOOD NEWS!

P.S. Not too many chocolates, they are bad for the cavities.

Your Networking friend
Aileen
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StefanC Premium
Hi Aileen. Thank you so much for your kind words. I think one of the things that sets WA apart is the large number of people sharing successful stories. We can learn a lot from them!

I wish everything settles down for you, and that yo find your way through this journey. I am here to follow your steps and provide the best of my abilities to help you succeed as well.

With that said, I am also looking forward to seeing your progress and successful stories.

Lol you are right, chocolats are not good for the body, but they can make us happier

All the best
Stefan
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Hi Stefan,

I currently have my own blog on wordpress(.com) (free hosting) named thebroadlife. I love my blog and I want to keep it. I have some questions regarding moving my blog here to WA:
1/ I know that I can bring my domain here by Rubix -> site builder. But when I get here, can I keep all of my content and followers that I currently have in wp(.com)? Because when I have new posts, my followers are notified on their email.
2/ I am limited with customizing my blog because of the free plan in wp. So can I freely customize my blog in WA using my current theme?
3/My blog topic is travel and it is a quite a broad niche (I think). So can I still applying what is taught in the training to set up affiliate for outdoor equipments or items that related to travel, hiking, etc.. (clothes, shoes, bags, cameras,..)? Do you have any recommend for me on this?

Thanks,
Khoi
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StefanC Premium
Hi Khoi,

1-Yes, you can keep all your content. I am not sure how you keep your followers. Sorry for my ignorance, do you have an autoresponder? Or is it a specific plugin that you use?

2- I am not sure if you are limited using free siterubix. I don't think so. What's your theme?

3- Yes, you can take advantage of affiliate marketing to monetize your travel blog. However, your conversion depends on the type of articles you write or the type of products/ service you promote to your audience.

If you write a lot about travel destinations, you should convert better by promoting holiday packages, hotels, flights, etc.

The more relevant products you promote to your audience, the more sales you can make.

But it's completely up to you, really...
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StefanC Premium
by the way, here is a good post for transferring your site to WA
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thank you for your response :)
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Hi StefanC,

1. I don't use any plugin or autoresponder as it's not supported with free hosting. The followers on my site are others users who have their wp account.

2. I currently use the theme Triton Lite. So when I move to WA, do you have any IT guys can help me to optimize the page and mobile version?
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StefanC Premium
Hi, Khoi

I believe you can keep your followers and if you are not sure how to do it, check https://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/

And yes, you have a great support and freedom to optimize your site as a premium member here.

I hope this helps! ;)
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RBess Premium
Your review brought me here, thanks man! I have two other websites active with different "work at home" products and the training on one is horribly lacking in details on "how" to actually DO anything, it just tells me what to do and I am learning but even the coaching is lacking so I'm at a snails pace with it because I have never built a site before.

I am looking forward to killing it with the amazing Chat community here and sharing my success with others!

Ron
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StefanC Premium
Hi Ron! Nice to meet you and welcome to WA!

You can clearly see this is a huge community and source of knowledge. One of the most valuable things about WA is that you can learn from successful people that are here for 6+ years.

Take for example:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vitaliyg
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/josh-from-oz
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ivetriedthat

I highly recommend you follow these guys and learn from their inspiring blog posts.

I wish you good luck with your online business. Let me know how it goes for you and don't hesitate to ask for help whenever you need.

Best
Stefan
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Tezsie Premium
Hi, Stefan, nice to meet you here too. As I was checking out ptc reviews I ran into yours on scarlet clicks. You're the only one so far in my research who tells the truth about this ptc and offers a much better alternative here at WA.

Will leave a comment with your review yet.

Wishing you continued enjoyment in Europe and lots more online success.

Tessa
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StefanC Premium
Hi, Tezsie! I really appreciate your encouraging words and your comment on my review.

I used to write a lot of ptc reviews a while back but decided to change focus to IM products.

How is your WA journey so far? By the way, I left a comment on your Clicksense review. You write very well, and your site is great! I wish you great success.

Focus on helping your audience. The "make money online" is a superb niche, and we have so many opportunities out there!

All the best
Stefan
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Tezsie Premium
Hi, Stefan, thanks for your comment on my website. I just approved and replied to it. Thanks also for your tips and positive feedback.

I´ll be checking out the rest of your website as I really like your being upfront about things.

All the best to you as well,
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Nenad Premium
Hi Stefan,

I just read one of your questions regarding MOZ authority score.
So that page brought me here on your profile page.

I very like the way of your thinking, and how your wife and you living your life,

Also, it seems that there is much to learn from you, so I just followed you.

If you want, you can follow me as well, and I will be free to ask some questions in the future, if you don't mind.

All the best,

Nenad
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ariesurya Premium
Hi Stefan.. i wanna use game niche for my blog, more specificly is about retro and pixel art game. Before i start using this niche, i need advice for what kind of blog i have to create for this niche, should i make game review or what. I really need some advice before i made some mistake, hope you will read and reply this. Thank you very much
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StefanC Premium
Hi Ari, so your audience is people looking for retro games. That's great! You need to think about what type of information will make people visit your site. What people are looking for in retro games?

Also, how can you help them play better and have more fun?

Reviews are key elements in your blog. They are easier to rank and they provide value to your audience. But you don't need to restrict yourself to reviews, though. This can be one category in your blog.

I highly recommend a blog from Nathaniel: Before you start your blog, try to identify important bloggers in the retro game niche. What are they doing? how can you add to the internet community?

I hope that helps, and let me know it goes.
Take care

Stefan
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ariesurya Premium
thanks Stefan i will do what you said :)
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StefanC Premium
You're welcome!
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Stefan, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network and your following back )
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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StefanC Premium
Hi Ali, awesome! I've added you Google+ and tweeter... I am not very active on social media though.

I wish you great success as well,
take care

Stefan
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Ali-M Premium
Hi Stefan, how are you? ) I just wanted to make sure that everything is ok for you and you're satisfied with your work's progress. Hope you're enjoying your time in WA and don't hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything : )

Wish you great success in your online business

Best,
Ali
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I just signed up today after reading your story about being scammed on these paid to click and read sites. I had been working them for over 2 months waiting for payment. I had a friend that actually got paid, but I think that they couldn't keep up with their scheme. What I think they do is get people to sign up hoping they all go premium and when they get the payments they pay only 5 people as you could see when they show the proof of payments. When no new signups then there is no more money to pay those that are clicking.
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Cl14 Premium
Thanks very much for that info I tried those paid to click and read sites to
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TheTopEagle Premium
Hello Stefan

I think yours is quite an impressive and very inspiring profile.

Glad to know that you are following your dreams WITHOUT REGRETS. That's the best way to enjoy life. Just take it ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Since you are in the UK as myself, hopefully our paths will cross someday
Wishing all the best in your future endeavors
Pastor Tony.
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Loes Premium
Hello Stefan, ♫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. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). 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 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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