About TDBauer
Joined March 2017
I love working online as a blogger and doing affiliate marketing. I wish I would have started doing this years ago - I can only wonder where I would be today if I had.

I already have a handful of web pages up and running for the past couple years; one is just a general blog where I write about anything and everything and do some product review, another is a bushcraft/survival type page that is also in blog format, and the third is a site that gives away free archery and shooting targets that I designed. Over a year ago I started a few sites with affiliate marketing in mind. Made some money, but realized a handful of months ago when I stumbled upon WA that I had been doing a few things wrong.

I made some changes on my sites and saw an immediate improvement based on what I learned here skimming through the free training. I had never really done any on-page SEO on those web pages, but that is why I am here, as I want to learn how I can drive more traffic to those pages and get better ranking and maybe earn some more revenue. I came back and joined officially in March 2017 and it the best thing I did. The support and knowledge base here is amazing.

Married, a few kids, a few small grandkids. Hobbies include reading, writing, movies, good TV, camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and sometimes hunting.

My three affiliate sites are focused towards back packs, beds, fishing and my latest that I just added in on April 28th is about Wealthy Affiliate.

My other sites are to general and just have Adsense advertising on them.
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Awesome, sounds like you are well on your wqy
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TDBauer Premium
Hopefully I can serve as some positive motivation - and I'm here to help with questions if any pop up.
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jeffreysimsw Premium
Please let me know a few things you did after joining WA that improved the performance of your web sites.
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TDBauer Premium
The biggest thing was grasping onpage SEO techniques and focusing on "low hanging keywords".

Picking keywords with little to no competition even if they only had 10-50 searches per month... when you have over 160 posts on your website that gets you found well over 5000 times per month. The more you get found, the better chance you have of making money from your site visitors. But it means having to work at adding content, each post with a unique keyword.

When I started out on my own I was going after big keywords that had thousands and thousands of searches per month, but also had high competition. In my view when competition hit 50 or more, I avoid using the keyword and look for something else.

You want to make money, your site needs to get found. Really focus on those long tail keyword with little to no competition. It adds up fast one you start adding content to your site.
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jeffreysimsw Premium
As a beginner with affiliate marketing, I believe I can learn a lot from experienced users like yourself. I appreciate you thoroughly answering my question with some great tips and advice.
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jeffreysimsw Premium
How do you know if a keyword has competition of 50 searches, or more? Do you use an online tool to give you this information?
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jeffreysimsw Premium
Please explain what you mean by long tail keywords and give me a couple of examples, if you do not mind. Thank you.
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TDBauer Premium
It tells you that when you use the KEYWORD TOOL on the left side of the WA page. Click on that... a new screen pops up where you can type in keywords and get back results for what searches and competition they have.

You may not have gotten to that part of the training yet they cover the keyword tool extensively.

Whatever you do, don't skip around the training here. Follow it step by step and do each task at the end of the lessons before moving on to the next lesson.

In the keyword tool if you type in "crock pot recipes" you will see results that come back around 4074 searches per month, 693 traffic for web pages that come up on the first couple results on a google search page, and then you have to click on the VIEW RESULTS link to see what the competition is for the keyword. Which is around 172... that means there are already 172 websites trying to rank for that keyword phrase. That's a lot.
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TDBauer Premium
Long tail keywords are keyword phrases that people might use to do searches in google.

A short and highly competitive search phrase might be "Crock Pots"... which has 35711 monthly searches, 6071 first page traffic, and 150+ for competition.

A long tail keyword would be "how to use a crock pot", which has a monthly search of 267, traffic of 46, and competition less than 45.

You will have a much better chance to write content on your website and rank higher up in google and get found faster by focusing your keyword writing around How To Use A Crock Pot.

This is also covered in detail in the training here. I think it's called 'low hanging fruit' in the lessons here.

TD
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djjimusolar Premium
Timothy, thanks for the follow back. All the best to you and yours. -Jim Schupbach
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cld111 Premium
Thanks so much for the follow! :)

-Christina
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Tim and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if I can help at any time.
Terry
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Sounds like you are doing quite well--Keep up the good work and thanks for the follow!!
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OrenL Premium
Hey there Tim, thank you kindly for the return follow! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
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CarlJDill Premium
Hello Tim,

Glad you found WA and was able to get more traffic to your mature yet under-developed sites. I hope you are now reaping greater rewards for all of your hard writing work. I see you moved up 61 points in rank here in WA very rapidly! That's no small feat but it means that you have been paying it forward by helping here as much as you have enjoyed getting help. I will be following you friend.

Kind regards,

Carl
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TDBauer Premium
Hi,

Yeah, was kinda surprised to see that. I don't pay to much attention to my internal rank here. I tend to log in, answer a few questions on the activity dashboard, then jump into my various websites.

I started promoting WA on a new site a few months ago and I think working with my referrals has boosted my rank up.

TD
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NCH Premium
I will have to lookup your blog. It sounds like are achieving what you set out to do!
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brichnow21 Premium
I love that idea, that with some good success, you still remain open to learning and making the changes necessary for further success! Always remaining teachable!
Wishing you further success stories!
Barb
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Nice info bout the earnings. Ill be following your blog now. :)
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dcasa14 Premium
Thank you for following me and best wishes for your continued success.
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MMarcus Premium
It's great to have you in my network. How are things going so far?
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valeria08 Premium
Thanks for following Me! I wish you the best!
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SylviaMG Premium
Hi TD!

Nice to meet you! Welcome!

BTW... would love the link to the free archery targets... :D
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mwjr68 Premium
Thanks for connecting back with me, God Bless:)))
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TDBauer Premium
No problem! Good luck with your online business building! This works.
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thedogman Premium
Hello my name is Robert. I would like to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate and wish you the best of luck here.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Tim, thanks for networking with me.

Geoff
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berniemiguel Premium
Im following you now
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MikeAkers Premium
Thanks for the follow and blessings your way!!
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ERockhead Premium
Thanks for following, much success to you with WA.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings, Timothy!

I just left a comment for you on Site Rubix. Your post was so informative, thorough and well written, I felt compelled to follow. I know you already have sites before joining WA, but it's still very impressive, considering you joined WA March of this year and completed the certification! You're definitemy a guy I want to keep my eye on! All the best to you, Timothy!
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TDBauer Premium
HI,

Good to meet you!

Yeah, I started doing this well over a year go. Getting close to two years this coming autumn.

I started with one site on my own and learned on my own. Then a few months into that I created another site. I worked them both and they slowly began to make a little money. It took some time.

The secret is just keep doing it. Don't stop. It really sucks when you have a website with dozens of posts on it that nobody sees, but just keep working on add content and blogging. It will happen.

WA is awesome. I wish I found it back when I started.

That website, Earn Your Success, that you commented on. Is thirty days old tomorrow. It has 7 pages and 42 posts already completed. It is already getting 60-90 organic search visits per day. I have already made some WA referrals on it. It is going to be a bread winner for sure.

The more you do this, the faster you can create a website like I did and start making money. It really works. But when learning it can take some time. Just don't stop. Keep motivated.

Best of luck!
TD
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Yeah, one of the challenges is still cteating content when there's little or no traffic. I know I have something good, it just needs some tweaking. I'll be forever grateful for this community!
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - sounds like you will do well
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TDBauer Premium
Yep - doing very well. Been blogging and doing affiliate marketing for over a year. Recently joined WA anyway for the network and to learn to polish a few areas I needed help with.

It works. Hoping to have my wife quit her day job yet this year. It's a goal.
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mbaochaben Premium
Please can i take a look at any of your affiliate sites?
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TDBauer Premium
Sure. The latest one I am building right now I started back on MAY 1st. It is only 14 days old...

KEEP IN MIND, there is a lot of information already there... several pages and almost 20 posts. If you are new and learning it takes time to build up to that. I have been doing this for a while so I can build up websites pretty fast. It is not typical of most people unit you have gone through all the training and built a couple sites.

https://earnyoursuccess.net
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mbaochaben Premium
alright thanks
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TDBauer Premium
Good luck, sir. You can do this! Just follow that training and don't skip anything. it takes time to get a site noticed... most people start making a little income around the sixth month mark, but then after one year it can really explode!
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MKearns Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and my follow.. Wishing you training acuity, good friending and success here!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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thanks for your help.
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Kyle Premium
Timothy, 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 Timothy.
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trufflesmd Premium
Hi there,
Left you a comment on your post and am following you here at WA! Here's mine to return the favor:
ferretlovers.com
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+FerretLoversSandra1
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TDBauer Premium
Thanks!

Done
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi, good to meet you and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures in 2017. Sue :)
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WAwannab Premium
Welcome to the WA community! Thank you for the follow. I wish you great success in all that you do here, and look forward to hearing more from you!
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CraigG1 Premium
Enjoy your journey in WA and thanks for the follow. You're in the right place at the right time.
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Saidako Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. I hope your dreams will come true. I followed you so if you need anything let me know.
To your success.

Said
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities. Good Luck.
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ALFRED5230 Premium
Congrats and welcome to premium membership, WA is a loving and caring community that gives us an opportunity to explore online adventure on this platform. Just a bit of hard work and dedication to reach your goals. Wish you all the best in your online endeavours.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Timothy,

Congratulations on going Premium. Wishing you all the best :-)
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TKCeja Premium
Welcome to Premium! It was not too long ago that I also made this choice and I have to tell you that it was the best decision ever! It opens the door to so many more resources and things that I would have never had without it! I am excited for the future and I wish you the best with whatever journey you are on here at WA!!
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atak Premium
hello
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member. You will enjoy it an learn a lot.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Timothy? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Timothy! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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