About SZev
Joined November 2015
Hey, this is Stephan, thanks for stopping by!

I got started with internet marketing 3 years ago and while I'm long past making my first dollar online, I'm here because I want to learn how to build a REAL sustainable business – not just pocket change. I believe that WA is the best place to achieve my goals. I only wish I came here sooner instead of staying lost in the wilderness : ) Like many WA members have said, this community feels "safe" which is a rare find in the world of IM.

I look forward to interacting with you!
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Hi Stephan, great to meet you, be here in WA now, and to start building my business. I believe I can earn income here and really hope that there is no ceiling on it provided I work hard and allow myself to be teachable. My goal is to first replace my current income and then expand from there.
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SZev Premium
Sounds good Brian, you've found the right place to reach your goals :-) I look forward to working with you and following your progress! All the best...
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thebiscuit Premium
I agree, this feels like a home of sort.

I have not contributed a lot but gained massive.

Now many, many years after becoming a member I am at a point in my life when I start to feel that I can participate more and contribute more.

This would not have been possible if the WA team didn't have this soft and relax attitude that they have. They allow things to grow at it's own pace.

I believe they truly love humanity. It shines through as I see it in everything they do. So they have my respect for sure!

More power to all who take part in the WA family!
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SZev Premium
Absolutely! Thanks for the comment Fredrik :-)
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jamesraff Premium
Thanks for Following me. Have a great day.
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deliriousDee Premium
Hello.
Every family has a story. Welcome to ours... welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! The most supportive business community on the web. My name is Darcy, and I am very much looking forward to watching your progress unfold during your time here.
Sincerely yours
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suntrupth Premium
Hi Stephen,

Thanks a lot for the follow. I'm following you.

Regards,
Suntrupth
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Kwilliams6 Premium
Hi Stephen
I’m not sure I understand the networking aspect here. How do I know who to follow and is the goal to follow as many people as possible?
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Kwilliams6 Premium
Also, what is SEO? I keep seeing that and have no idea what that means. Sorry but I’m pretty technologically challenged.
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SZev Premium
Hi Karen, Good question. No, you don't have to follow as many people as possible. I find it best just to follow those who share good insights and/or have had some level of financial success. There are many people who fit that criteria but here are a few for starters:

DomW
kasotty
dylanrieger
Josh From Oz
dj-drea
RoopeKiuttu
EddySalomon
VitaliyG
nathaniell
leoemery
labman
IveTriedThat
pribs
Chris Lee
StubearBlack

Oftentimes, you come across great people to follow just by looking at the Top 10 posts every day.

Hope that helps!
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SZev Premium
Have you started to go through the training? Everything is explained in there. In short, SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization." It's basically the process of optimizing your content/website in order to rank high in Google searches to gain traffic to your site.
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Kwilliams6 Premium
Wow, thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate being able to ask questions and have access to such amazing support. I’m probably going to be a pest for a while as I’m so new to this techie stuff, lol.
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SZev Premium
Sure thing!
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Stephan:
Thank you for the follow my friend, I am glad to be part of your Network here at Wealthy Affiliate. I am following you back. If we stay focused and consistent, we can build a business that will be around for years to come.
I wish you great success and that your goals are met as you learn all that you can within this awesome community. Please feel free to ask questions whenever necessary.
Best regards from México
Eugenio.
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SZev Premium
Likewise, thanks!
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NCH Premium
Hi, just dropping in to say hello
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SZev Premium
Hi there, thanks for stopping by and good luck to you :-)
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Thanks again! But I also would like to know what is it that I need to write in my niche? I am confused with that do I need to write about me? because I really don't like people to know about my personal life, I would like to know exactly what I need to write and about what? Hope it is not about my personal life...Thanks!
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SZev Premium
Have you started to go through the training Dely? Everything you need to know is explained there (start with the Green button on the left-hand side). Your job is to write about a subject that you know a lot about and/or take great interest in and make it relatable to people.

For example, say you're reviewing a crock pot. You might say something like "I used to use this one made by brand x but the timer broke after a year so I switched to this one instead." This isn't at all like Facebook where people post every single detail about their lives. Moreover, you can also use an alias if you prefer that. Does that make sense?
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Yes it does make sense to me, and so you know I have already started the training too! in fact I finished the training the first day that I sign in but somehow I got confused with that! Thank you for the answer thought I really appreciated!!
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SZev Premium
Sure thing Dely! :-)
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Hi. first of all thank you for this chance right now because I'm having a hard time looking for work. So this is kinda up my alley. I just want to tell you a little bit about myself. I am originally from Buffalo, NY not from Newburgh NY. I went thought a lot of stuff over the years and I have come to an empass now.
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SZev Premium
Glad you found us now Robert, welcome aboard! :-)
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KGeorges Premium
I am new. We will learn together. Sometimes you just need to know that someone stands by you and won't let you fail.
Katherine
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DRotz Premium
Hi Stephan,

I just signed up for the premium package. Look forward to getting started. I am disabled and have an up coming surgery, so it will be a lot of learning up front. I am just fortunate to have found your site.

Donita
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SZev Premium
Hi Donita, welcome aboard! Glad you found my site too! The training is here waiting for you whenever you feel ready and I look forward to following your progress. In meantime, I wish you all the best with your upcoming surgery. :-)
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DRotz Premium
Thank you very much.
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Spoonspy Premium
Could you help coach me to make my business I am disabled having an income could help
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SZev Premium
Yes, just click the green 'Get Started Here' button on the left-hand side and start working through the modules. When there's something in there you don't understand, drop me a line!
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Spoonspy Premium
can it be spanish and english
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Spoonspy Premium
the website
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SZev Premium
Yes, it can but your audience-size will be quite a bit smaller. See this post for more information: And here's another post to read:
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Spoonspy Premium
but how is it smaller if its in english and spanish like press a button boom spanish to english
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SZev Premium
You could certainly do that but the translate option for websites is never as good as articles written by a native speaker and thus will be harder to gain trust from readers.
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Spoonspy Premium
I have parents who are native speakers and can read and write spanish and I know pretty well how to write and can practice more I am not going to use google translate to quickly change it I will use it and change it a little and show my parents who are native speakers could this work
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SZev Premium
That sounds like a great plan to me, the fact you can get your parents to proofread will be very helpful indeed.
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Spoonspy Premium
should I use my email for the website or create an email for the website
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SZev Premium
It's best to create a new email address for your website business (and it's free). So, "esdras@yourdomainname.com" instead of "esdras@gmail.com". It also looks much more professional. You can then just forward any incoming email to your regular email address if you wish.
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Ultimateless Premium
I hope you are achieving your goals here. Thanks for adding me to your network. Kind regards, Michael.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Michael, you too.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Stephan

Wishing you every success with your online adventures! :)
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SZev Premium
Likewise Alan!
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CathyS Premium
Stephan - I was researching (Google) PTSD and what appears other than your website. So just had to find you here at WA and connect. Love what you're doing!

God Bless -
Cathy
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SZev Premium
Great, thanks Cathy! That post is among my top 3 most popular ones, go figure. Thanks for connecting. :-)
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DDarragh Premium
Thanks for asking the question. I just came upon putting the keywords in the alt text and had the exact same question so thanks the responses you got have me decided on using main keyword in first image the others along.
What about relevancy to the image?
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SZev Premium
Oh, you mean this question, right?: Ideally, alt tags should be as relevant to the image as possible.
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DDarragh Premium
yeah thats right!
thought i posted that on the question?? Duh
Dennis
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EdibertoJr Premium
Thank you Stephan... looking forward a great success ahead.
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AlethKennan Premium
Hey Stephan...thanks for the welcome. I intend to keep in touch. All the best, Alan/Aleth
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Crazyfrench Premium
Tks you for the follow wish you the best
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AStrydom Premium
Hello Stephan, How can I aquire a free domain? to build a website
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AStrydom Premium
Thank you very much - that was very helpfull
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artmaker Premium
Hi! thanks for the follow, now following back! :)
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alik461 Premium
Hi, thank you so much for the follow. I really enjoyed your profile, it was refreshing to read, as a newbie. Hope things are working out for you and that this is a great opportunity. Looking forward to learning from you.
All the best
Ali
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SZev Premium
Sure thing Ali!
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AStrydom Premium
I'm looking forward to working and associating with you. and learning what I can.
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AStrydom Premium
Hi Szev,
Thanks for following me. If you follow me can I also follow You?
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Jylyha Premium
Thanks following me :)
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Hi Stephen,

My first follow...thanks:-) This is day one for me and I'm still exploring. I'll check back in to see how you are progressing and welcome any advice you might have.

Cheers!
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Snowgiggs Premium
Hi Stephan,

Thanks for the follow.

I am really looking forward to learning, earning and networking with all the great people within the WA community.

Cheers
Tony
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Hi Stephan. Thanks for following. Will check out your progress since you have been around for some time now
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Hey Stephan,
I really like what you have to say in your profile. All the best to you friend and thanks for the add. Following you too :) Jonette
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SZev Premium
Thanks Jonette!
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HelensTr1 Premium
Hi Stephan,

Thank you for following me furthermore, for sharing your knowledge and experience on here. I wish you success with your endeavours.

Helen.
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japper Premium
Hi Stephan, nice helpfull blogs you got!
Thank you,
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Hi Stephan. Has WA been successful in helping you achieve your goals?
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SZev Premium
Still working toward it :-)
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AriaMoirre Premium
Hi Stephan. Thanks for the follow. Look forward to connecting with you soon. Call on me if I can help.
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BillElliott Premium
Hi SZev, I'd be interested in hearing a little about your past online experiences....
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SZev Premium
Hi Bill, what specifically would you like to know?
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BillElliott Premium
What have you seen that people waste a lot of effort on in regard to online earnings?
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SZev Premium
1. That they're no shortcuts. Some strategies might work in the short-term but eventually burn you in the long term. Don't buy into any of the pie in the sky, "earn 10K next month by doing nothing" lies. Or schemes like getting tons of traffic by following some SEO trick.

2. That constantly jumping from one biz opportunity to the next will get you nowhere fast. It's a phenomenon known as "shiny object syndrome" in IM circles. I never thought it would happen to me but it did. So definitely watch out for that. Stay with one thing until you become successful at it and only then think about exploring other things.

3. That taking advice from people who don't know what they're doing is a giant waste of your time. You're in WA now, so you should be okay ;-)

4. That getting hung up on the little stuff like having the perfect logo, color-scheme, theme, etc isn't worth it. People waste too much time on stuff like that and not enough time on more important things, like creating awesome blog posts.

5. That learning, while necessary, isn't the same as doing work. People spend too much time absorbing information and not enough time working on their business. My advice is to restrict your learning to things you NEED to learn now in order to move forward - not stuff that you may/may not need to know 6 months from now.

Those are a few off the top of my head! Hope that helps!
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BillElliott Premium
Than you, printed it and set near my computer so I can read and absorb it....
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SZev Premium
You're welcome Bill!
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JKConley Premium
Thanks for the advice :)
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ToniaH Premium
Hi Stephan. Thank you for the follow.
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Ace37 Premium
I want to take the time to say thank you for the follow & I have add you to My network as well. I am new to Wealthy Affiliates. I am looking forward to net working with you in the near future. I wish you success on your venture.
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SZev Premium
Likewise Angela!
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sryanwib Premium
Thank you for following me. Look forward to work together with you :)
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STornyi Premium
Really appreciate the follow.
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Thanks for the follow...I am following you back...:-)
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Trull Premium
Thank you for the follow Stephan.
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Thank you for the follow.
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Visiond Premium
Thanks for following me!
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Mac37 Premium
Thanks for the follow Stephan. I've followed back. Good luck in your journey.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Shawn, best to you.
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hi Stephan.
thanks for following.
i am new here, looking forward to learn from you.
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SZev Premium
Sure thing!
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DACagle Premium
Hi Stephan, thanks for your follow. Much success to you and your online endeavors.
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SZev Premium
You too Danay!
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi Stephan,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I which you all the best!
Angélique
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SZev Premium
Like-wise Angélique!
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rmwesh Premium
Thanks for the connection. I hope to interact with you more as we move long
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Thanks for the follow! I hope to get to a place that I see so many of you at on this website!
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thank you for following me i hope you make more dollars as i want to as well
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dswright Premium
Thank you and I'll be in touch
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Hi Stephan! Thank you for following me, I am following you back!
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HPearson Premium
Hi Stephan, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. WA is really a wonderful place to learn how to build a successful sustainable business, and there's no shortage of members willing to help you get there. Best of luck! Cheers, Hindy
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Dinh Premium
hi Stephan, thanks for the follow and best of luck!
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stephhill Premium
Hi Stephan!

Pleasure meeting you. Thank you for following me. I am following you in return!

Steph
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SZev Premium
Thanks Steph!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there Stephan, thank you for following me! Hope you are enjoying your training and getting your website going. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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SZev Premium
Great, thanks Linda!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
You are so welcome!
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Stephen: Thank you so much for your follow. I appreciate it very much and welcome to my network of fabulous WAers. My network is about two things.

First, I encourage every follower to regularly post a blog with WORTHY content to other WAers. Obviously, if you blog once a day your ranking will quickly move up in WA. However, please understand that I only blog approximately once every two weeks and in the back of my mind I am only blogging to my followers in an attempt to provide the best example (of my writing skills) to you that I can. Why! Your website will only be successful if you post quality pieces to it.

Second, I try to help my followers every time they run into a snag with their websites to the best of my ability. If that is not good enough, I will refer you to other HELPERS at WA that will definitely be able to help you. So an open invitation: If you run into a problem here at WA, please let me try to assist you.

Please remember that Kyle, Carson, me and you are not WA. WA is the thousands of students learning the concepts of e-commerce and the hundreds of WAers that learn to blog regularly for the delight of the community as they attempt to hone their various writing skills. Welcome! DAN
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SZev Premium
Thank you Dan, appreciate it!
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
No problem Stephen. Let me know if I can help you in any way. DAN
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Thanks for the follow! I'm new here at WA an look forward to Learning, Growing an Succeeding with You as part of my Network!
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow have added you back and wish you every success
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SZev Premium
Thanks Katie!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Stephen
Good to meet you, I am sure you will achieve all your goals and aspirations. Thank you for the follow and I will enjoy and value being part of your network. Best wishes for your online journey may you experience many blessings.
Alexander.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Alexander, best to you too!
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MudreM Premium
Hi Stephen and thanks for following. I wish you all the very best.
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SZev Premium
Thank you MudreM!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Stephen and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
If you get stuck or have questions you ask me and if I can help I will.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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SZev Premium
Thanks Robert, appreciate it!
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Stephen, it is nice to meet you. Thanks for allowing me into your network, I am following you also.
You are in a good place to broaden your web marketing skills.
Beast wishes,

Marty
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SZev Premium
Thanks Marty, you too!
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lavera Premium
Stephen thank you for follow and i wish you all the best in your online endeavour
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SZev Premium
Likewise Luba!
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mijareze Premium
Hi SZev, Thank you for adding me to your network.
Ed
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Loes Premium
Hello Stephen, Welcome! Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under trainings (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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SZev Premium
Thank you Loes, appreciate it!
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mrwalt01 Premium
Thank you for following me. I wish you continued success here at WA and I will see you at the top.
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SZev Premium
You bet!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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SZev Premium
Thanks Shawn, look forward to following you...
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Everlight Premium
Hi Steph, thanks for the follow and wish you success here :)
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SZev Premium
Thanks, you too!
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VonnieOh Premium
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back. If you would like to connect on social media also, here are my links:

https://twitter.com/yvie_oh
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+YvonneOh26/posts
https://www.pinterest.com/yvie_ho/souper-diaries/
https://www.instagram.com/souperdiaries/

Have a great weekend! :)

Yvonne
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AndreasS Premium
Thanks for following me. Will follow you back. I wish you all the best and good luck with WA. :)
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paulgoodwin Premium
Thanks for the follow best regards. Paul
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KelvinBrown Premium
Thanks for following me, and all the best in WA!
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JasonGB Premium
thanks for the follow, following you back. You made a great decision joining WA...that pocket change is going to turn into full-time income my friend
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SZev Premium
Thanks Jason...I'm looking forward to making it happen in 2016!
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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TracyAllen Premium
Thanks for connecting. Look forward to our success!
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dstaple1490 Premium
Hello Stephen, Thanks for the follow and I am now following you. Best of luck to you. Dave.
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SZev Premium
Thanks!
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dstaple1490 Premium
you are welcome
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BillDugger Premium
Thanks Stephen I get the feeling you know more than you let on. I will follow you to see if I am correct. Good luck and keep working! Bill
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SZev Premium
Thanks!
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AndrewVSmith Premium
Thank you for following me Stephen!
I wish you the best of luck in reaching your goal of a sustainable business! I'd like to achieve the same here on WA!

Best,
Andrew
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SZev Premium
You too!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Stephen for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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SZev Premium
Great stuff, thanks Robert!
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I haven't past my first dollar yet..
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SZev Premium
Wait until you do...it's a great feeling!
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Papi Premium
Thanks for the follow Stephen,it is appreciated.
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tommydillard Premium
You have came to the right place to learn. Thanks for the follow
Tommy
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BarryJ Premium
Glad to have you here, Stephen. Welcome to the family. Ask for help and you'll get it.
Barry
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SZev Premium
Thanks Barry!
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betcha Premium
Hi Stephen, nice to see you again. Thanks for following me. I'm glad you came on board. All the best ~Betcha
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hi and welcome to WA. Thank you for following me. I am following right back. Best wishes. :))) ~ Danielle
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SZev Premium
Thanks Danielle -I enjoyed your blog about writing : )
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SongbirdDL Premium
:)))
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LouieLuc Premium
Hi there Stephen!! :))
Thanks so much for following me, it's nice to meet you!

You already know you're in right place here at Wealthy Affiliate!

If there's anything I can help you with too, just ask!
It will be my pleasure to be of assistance.

I invite you to check my trainings here on WA and also...

... be sure to check the blog I'm building as a project for the Wealthy Affiliate's Affiliate Bootcamp at http://www.buzznitrous.com

I've posted good tips on getting traffic and building your online business there. I think you'll love it.

I wish you the best of luck and much success!
Hope you reach your online goals,
Louie
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SZev Premium
Thanks Louie, appreciate it. BTW, your WA review is great!
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LouieLuc Premium
Thanks so much Stephen! :))
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Stephen ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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krazykat Premium
Hello Stephen,
Thank you for returning my follow.
I wish you all the best wiyh your WA journey!
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wazimin Premium
Thank you for following me back, welcome to WA and I hope you have a great day! - Will
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks for your support.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Labman!
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betcha Premium
HI Stephen, congratulations for going premium. You now have more benefits and more tools that will enhance your online business. Enjoy your new venture here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Blessings ~Betcha
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SZev Premium
Thanks Betcha! Glad to be here.
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betcha Premium
You're so welcome, Stephen. I'm glad you came on board. Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. All the best,
Betcha
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cacao Premium
Hi there Stephen and welcome to the WA family.
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SZev Premium
Hi Cacao, thank you!
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Iosbourne Premium
Hey man,
You made great decision.
All the best.

Iv.
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SZev Premium
Thanks lv...happy to be here!
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Stephen!

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Right now, there are just two things you need to know.

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There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get started on the first lesson.

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SZev Premium
Thanks again Nathaniell!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem dude. Congrats again, and keep in touch!
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