About Tonyclev
Joined October 2018
My name is Tony Clevenger.

Right now I am looking to supplement my income. I am a Chef and work a lot of hours. But have a couple of hours at night and some time in the morning to work my business.
Mostly lived in Palm Springs & San Diego, now I live in Austin TX.

I started an on line business somewhat similar to this in the past. It focused on drop shipping, there were tons of lessons to set up your niche and build your site etc.
There was not nearly the support as WA AND I paid a lot of money for it, then had to pay individually for everything else (hosting, domains, credit card processing, SEO the list went on and on). They also had me pick a niche I could care less about, selling fishing rods. I could not write articles for e-zines since I don't fish. Then my drop shipper stopped drop shipping, I had spent hours and hours setting up my site with all of the different rods etc. Paid a lot of money to have tons of icons made for me.
So I was back to square one and quit. Still own the domain name, it is a good one.

Then almost got suckered into MOBE. Paid for the first couple levels, then saw what it was...I guess I was one of the lucky few who actually did get their money back.

Then stumbled upon WA looking for a way to supplement my income. Of course I was very skeptical at first. Free month, OK ill take a look. A few bucks to upgrade, OK.
Wheres the catch, I kept asking my self. Hosting included? Domains included? I already owned several domains. Everything cant be included in this meager monthly payment...I was surprised when I found it was all included. I paid for the year on Black Friday. I also upgraded Jaaxy & the SEO, but didn't need to and not sure it is worth it yet.

This is exactly what I was looking for!!
I am not looking for a get rich quick scheme. I want to work a site, provide a service and enjoy it.

My first goal is to just supplement my income.
Then I want to make enough to buy a camper and travel around the country. It would be awesome if I would be able to work for meager wadges at some cool restaurants for a few months, then move on to another restaurant. Making my money from my web site(s)...learning all along the way.

I am glad to be here at WA. I welcome any support and am here for anyone that I can help.
Tonyclev's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
$1,000 a month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$100,000 a year
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as I can. 10-20 hours a week
Goal created on
Oct 6, 2018
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tonyclev Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$1,000 a month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$100,000 a year

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as I can. 10-20 hours a week
Jenna11 Premium
Amazing goals and a realistic time investment, Toni! I can literally feel the energy.
Follow the training consistently and ssk questions if necessary. You will find many helping hands happy to support you!
Looking forward to your success!

See you around!
Awesome goals friend, looking forward to work with you. ;)
Carson Premium
Hey Tony,

I'm glad to see that you are taking action here at WA by adding your goals. Success starts with a goal and we encourage everyone who is serious about earning money online and building an online business, to add their goals. Great work!

I know that you will be able to achieve these and I'll do everything I can to help out :)

Calvinator63 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Tony, and congratulations

Tremendous goals, just keep concentrated on what they are, why you what to gain them, and the next thing you know you'll have to set new goals because those will be crushed.

I strongly suggest you do all the training offered here at WA it provides you with the knowledge and the tools to create and build upon successful online business that will help you achieve your goals much faster than you think.

Even after you have reached your goals you are most welcomed to continue on with even more individualized and self-motivating training offered in the Friday evening live webinars and a whole community that as contributed to a massive data bank of information of affiliate marketing from a to z in the WA search box located just right of the WA icon up in the black tool bar on the top of the home page.

Remember when first starting out it is not import as to how your website looks, a pretty site will not get you indexed faster, ranked faster, or making money faster. However, the most import thing you can do for that list is add content to your website, not just any content, quality keyword focused relevant interesting content. Until you get 40 pages of content entered on your website the looks of it means nothing.

Content is KING, and consistency is the KEY.

Best wishes,

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Robert-A Premium
Hello Tony and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last year and with your previous online marketing experience you will no doubt have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Also feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great Monday.
Derrence Premium
Hi Tony! Thanks for following me! I am following you! You have come to best place to start making money. I am retired (not really) preacher, Christian Church.
Pastor Derry

You can read about me and wife Donna at my profile tab. Just click on my picture here in this reply. Glad to have you on board!

I will do my best to help you or point you to someone who can help you with whatever questions you may ask or whatever help you may need.
GeeEss Premium
Welcome to WA Premium Tony. This is a fabulous community. Here you can learn a lot. That too at your own pace.

First of all, I suggest you finish your training. Don't rush things. Please proceed at a rate at which you feel comfortable.

Your website will automatically get created if you follow all the exercises at the end of the lessons.

Don't hesitate to let me know if you feel I can be of any help to you.

Thanks for the follow. I am following you back in reciprocation.

Wish you all the best.


You may follow me at:
GSilveira Premium
Awesome ! I was also fooled by Empower Network and had my money back straight way when I realised it was a hue scam and couldn’t believe people didn’t notice . So let’s see where WA will take us doing our best and accomplishing the tasks . Wish us luck friend . All the best .
tonyclev Premium
Doing your best and accomplish your tasks you can only succeed. I worked hard daily October and November, got my web site up with several posts, ranked by Google, social media presence. Then December's holidays came...being a chef I was slammed. 12-15 hour days daily. Have not had the energy to do anything with my site. But that's all on me. WA is there for me. The suppose and encouragement is there. There is nothing more that you have to pay for. This is not a scam, but it is a lot of work. You get out of it what you put in.
Wish you best.
GSilveira Premium
Amazing I understand completely . Have 2 kids to look for and this holidays I stopped a bit now coming back stronger . Wish you best of luck and determination .
janbey Premium
Hi Tony,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, and thanks for adding me to your network. 
Congratulations on joining WA and making such a wise choice.

Enjoy the fantastic training here at Wealthy Affiliate and keep moving forward.

It would be great if you could add a little more to your profile. You might want to consider Introducing yourself to the community by perhaps giving your name, say where you are from, how long you have been a chef maybe where you have worked in the past. Other areas of your life, things you like or dislike and maybe how you arrived at WA.

These are only suggestions of course but it would help the community to get to know a little better. It's totally your call.

I wish you well on your WA journey and have added you to my network to see your success.

All the best

tonyclev Premium
Thank you
I took your advice and added to my profile.
I need to get a pic of me up there, will try and get one soon.

I have been slammed at work during these holidays. I have been checking WA daily, but have not made a post in December yet.

January first, or second...I will be full steam ahead!

Again thank you for your advise.
PMindra Premium
Greetings, Chef Clevenger.
Former Chef Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

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

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am extremely pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Please accept the link below as a welcome from another well respected member here to help you further on your journey. (You will learn the importance of your profile here shortly). To Success, Tony.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul Mindra.


I wrote a small post about the recent passing of Anthony Bourdain and Paul Bocuse here: Cheers.
lakbar12 Premium
Hi, Tony! I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

BobMargroff Premium
Hey there Tony, thanks for the follow. I will now follow you back. I understand the limited hours thing. That was me up until a few weeks ago. Now, my hours have been cut and there is no more overtime. So, I really have to work on this to make my passive income increase. So, I look forward to seeing your success here.

I wish you the best!
Spellcry7 Premium
Hello Fellow Chef... I too can relate to your time and how hard it is to get it..to work on you business.... if you ever want to through out ideas and have a super star tag team for our businesses..let me know.... I am always in the mood for creativity..

All the Best

Loes Premium
Hello Tony,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018/2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
DonnieNorton Premium
Sorry for taking so long to reply and thanks so much for the follow. I am currently bedridden with a broken leg. I wish you all the best in your journey here at WA. If I can help in any way please don't be afraid to ask.
Live Long and Prosper.
PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Tony.

Thank you for following me and joining my network; I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. In addition to the online discussions and articles that member's post, the official training is fantastic. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

I love your niche! Salt is something that is used widely in cooking, and everyone can relate. I don't think it's a vastly followed niche either. Good luck, in your WA journey. My particular favourite just now is Himalayan salt.

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate over 18 months now, and I don't regret one day!

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

You will read many stories of WA members succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months, for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common theme for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey.

Best wishes,
Be Happy!
LCEndahl Premium
Hi!!! And welcome to WA Premium. You will not regret your decision!! The information available here is never ending!! And the training is incredible!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons. I often jumped ahead in training, on my own, to only later really regret it.

Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you. It did me! Gave me back my purpose for living! There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Calvinator63 Premium
Hi there, Welcome to the wonderful world of WA.
It’s a lovely place; full of organic marketing strategies, a community that is just dyeing to help you when you need a question answered, and a cornucopia of Training to send you off to the luxurious life of success and financial freedom.
All it takes is your willingness to be persistent and write content for your website with a steady consistency.
Enjoy the stay,
IamVirginia Premium
Congratulation on upgrading to Premium! You have begun a journey that will change your life.
Just remember, life is filled with situations where we are faced with a ‘fight or flight’ decision. If you run, you’ll have to face the same fight again. Do you want to change your life? You have to fight for it. But take heart – you are in good company! Don't give up!
Feel free to follow me and if you have any questions, I will be happy to either answer them or direct you to someone who can.

Always remember: the only stupid question is the one that you don’t ask
RobSciubba Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You've come to the best place! Follow the training and ask for help! Good luck! :-)
serenedreams Premium
welcome !
DonnieK2 Premium
Congratulations! Thank you for taking action, an action that separates the achievers from the observers. Keep up the great work! We here at Wealthy Affiliate are looking forward to your success. Best wishes.
free4life Premium
Welcome to premium, you are in the best place to create success, so glad you are here.
Godsmack12 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium. Wishing you rockstar success.
SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Tony!

Congrats on going premium! I'm so glad you made it here to Wealthy Affiliate! It's a great place to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

There's so much info here that it can feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! :) Learn at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. LiveChat is a great place to go for a quick answer. You'll find the community here at WA is very helpful and supportive.

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!

Kind regards,
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! :)
tonyclev Premium
I am having a problem with my niche idea. I have done online drop shipping and had to do a niche. I chose fishing rods, since I found a fishing rod drop shipper. I don't fish, so that became difficult for me to write about.
I am a chef, so seems practical to have something to do with cooking. I also own the domain tonys-salt-blog, so could put that to use. Found 2 affiliate programs with salt, but doesn't seem like enough.
Kyle Premium
It would be natural for you to head in the cooking/chef industry then. And you shouldn't feel as though you have to drop ship, that can come down the road once you have established and audience (you can promote whatever you like).

Your niche can be anything, don't force it, choose something that resonates with you and that you would enjoy working within Tony.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
YvetteC2 Premium
In reply to your Account Setup Badge...

Congratulations on setting up your account. Keep moving forward. Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards,
Ray619 Premium
My Name Is Ray gbu and you're family and welcome to the team I pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
AffTraining Premium
Hey Tony, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! This is Mike Rogers from http://AffiliateMarketerTraining.com. Wealthy Affiliate is the absolute best place for new affiliate marketers to kick off their online business and even as a seasoned pro, I love spending time here chatting with people. Make sure you really spend time going through the training (don't just rush through it!) and if you do that, you'll be way ahead of 95% of anyone else trying to start an online business.

By the way, even though I'm usually busy running my own websites, I am very active here at Wealthy Affiliate as well, so if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me a private message.

Best of luck as you start your new business! All the best! :)

Mike Rogers