About Thomas65
Joined December 2015
My name is Thomas and I live in Durban, South Africa. The reason I have joined the Wealthy Affiliate community is because I am tired of being lured by bogus online firms. In the process I have lost a lot of money.

Some of them promised that the joining rate they would have advertised would be the only sum I would be required to pay, only to be surprised by a request to upgrade immediately after clicking the payment button. In most cases the 'upgrade sum' would be about double the initial payment.

On trying to query this one never got any response. Even if one requested for a refund within the stipulated refund period, response would not be forthcoming. In my particular case I started receiving a response once the refund period had elapsed, only to be advised that the claim period had elapsed.

Having gone through what I went through with trying to set-up an online business, I had almost given up as some of these bogus companies would have been referred by online business gurus.

I am now very happy to have stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate community program. Having gone through the tutorials this looks very legit. This forum is very interactive and help is readily available when one gets stuck. The tutorials are very clear even for newbies like myself and one can always refer back to them.

Looks like I will be here for a very long time. I have joined this community so that I can start my own lifetime online business, improve my family life and have enough free time to travel around the world.
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y66x923s Premium
Thomas it's encouraging to see others appreciating the benefits of WA. Keep up your progress
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Thomas,
Thanks for the follow, it's much appreciated.
Wish you all the best with Wealthy Affiliate!
~ Mike
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Thomas!
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live yesterday and the one on sleep apnea has been up for a couple of months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium. You are going to love your stay here.
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Mac01 Premium
Congrats on going Premium! It's a great decision, all the best.
Thomas
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albinchero Premium
Hello there, congratulations on your bold step to upgrade to premium, I know you can surely make it in online business.
I want to wish you the best of luck.
Albina.
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BarbJaeb Premium
Hey! Welcome to Premium! You're gonna love it!
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Juanita48 Premium
Welcome to WA and I wish you much success
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Thomas !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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thomas65 Premium
Thanks a ton Sarah for the very encouraging words! Regards, Thomas
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are most welcome!
See you around =)
Sarah
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Kyle Premium
Thomas, 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 Thomas.
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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?". lol

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 at me! :)
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pribs Premium
Well Thomas, you're a little over a couple of weeks into your free membership and I wanted to check-in one last time before communication within the WA community is gone for good unless you become a premium member (that happens on day 17) so if you have any lingering questions or something that I can help with, now would be the time to ask! If you have any questions just let me know and I'll do everything I can to help.
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pribs Premium
Hey Thomas, when you first joined Wealthy Affiliate through me I mentioned a bonus if you upgrade to premium within the first seven days. I just wanted to let you know that I'm now giving that bonus to all members regardless of what day they upgrade, so if you decide to take the leap and get really serious about your internet business and working through the lessons here at WA, I'll make sure to send it your way as soon as you upgrade. I hope everything is going well! As always, let me know if you need anything.
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pribs Premium
Hey Thomas, I see that you're able to communicate within the WA community again! How's everything coming along?
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pribs Premium
Hey Thomas, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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pribs Premium
Hey Thomas, I was just scrolling over a few things in my dashboard and saw that you signed up a few days ago but haven't completed your profile yet. Is there anything I can help you with? I hope you've at least enjoyed a little bit of the content and community that's come together here!


If you get a couple of minutes, completing your profile will help you get A LOT more out of Wealthy Affiliate. People are much more likely to interact and engage with you if they can feel that personal connection, so just keep that in mind if you plan on pursuing affiliate marketing and engaging with this community!


Also, here's a free lesson I put together on the 5 Rules for Succeeding in Affiliate Marketing: http://youtu.be/p3iYfoy4SOQ


That will take less than 5 minutes to watch, and should be VERY helpful as you continue pursuing affiliate marketing.


Best of luck to you and, again, let me know if I can answer any questions you have!
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pribs Premium
Hey Thomas! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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