Have your completed your Account Set-up yet? If not, you should definitely take a minute to do so. In this quick video I walk you through the steps of setting up your Wealthy Affiliate account, how to add a description and image, and the benefits of doing so.

Having an account properly set up here (with image and profile description), will lead to much better communication within the community and can actually lead to 5x more support and followers here within the community.

If you have any issues with setting up your account, please do let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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MSpight Premium
Now that I've went thru the account setup process a couple of times I see that it IS really a simple process. Being familiar with an area or application does make all the difference. I suggest to any one just starting out to go over the walk thru at least 2 and then...Jump In! Success and Great Fortune to One and All.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, and as you move forward through the training you are going to gain some really advanced knowledge in a short period of time. We teach what works now, and will work for many years to come.

Off to the next step here and I see you are all set up and ready to go!
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Hello all! I'm new here and new to affiliate marketing as well. I've come across WA over the years in my search for online businesses, etc. I've seen alot of bloggers post about it when they are giving their reviews on other online opportunities and they always seem to talk about how this is the most legitimate opportunity they have found. I was honestly confused on the whole concept of affiliate marketing and I still am a bit on how exactly this works with WA. Do we create a website where we are selling our own products, then post links to our products in different places? I'm sure once I go through all the training, I will have a more clear understanding of it all. I have always pushed this opportunity aside because I didn't understand it, but I am here now and READY to learn!
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MozMary Premium
Hi Steph, glad you finally gave it a try! Well the nice thing about affiliate marketing is you do not have to own your own products - no costs there - you simply get a commission on selling products that you believe in - so you choose an audience/niche that you can communicate with and recommend products to them - and you make that choice based on what you are comfortable, interested or experienced with yourself

so it is a natural flow

yes you need a website and when you follow along the training Kyle will have you building your website very quickly - he will also show you how to write content and get traffic to your website

meanwhile, you have two free websites right now on which to learn and implement the training
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at Wealthy Affiliate Steph! I really do look forward to working with you. :)
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Thank you! I really appreciate the info!
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I'm glad to be here and right back at ya Kyle!
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I am new to this marvelous business, comparing with others, is the best, I am so happy I make the decision to learn a lot in this great opportunity.

I wouldn't like to be rush to be premium, without find out if the business work for me. So, please, easy, cause I have to learn in order to invest.
Thanks, Kyle and Carson
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Kyle Premium
Glad you made the decision to join Wealthy Affiliate. I know you are going to love here, and I really look forward to working with you! :)
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Aiko760 Premium
Hi Stellian, it took me over two month to become a premium member after I started free member of WA. I was not sure just like you. But I actually regret I waited for that long. Once I became a premium, now I actually learn from the community, and what other people are doing as affiliate marketer. When you are free member, information is so limited. I wished I knew about this community many many years ago..! Thank you Kyle and Carson for creating WA.
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TMagnusson Premium
Big step, I just added my photo and description. I'm not sure how I feel about the count down for the premium membership discount. On one hand I hate pressure induced sales on the other hand I know it will ensure I work hard for the next six days so I don't miss out on the deal.
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Kyle Premium
Totally disregard and ignore that. You can sign up the premium at any point and I recommend that you acquaint yourself with the community here. Learn how to build a business the proper way, which is going to be covered in the first level of training alone.

Buy lesson 4 alone you are going to have your very own website up and running!
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TMagnusson Premium
Thanks Kyle: I'm one of those people who have to research everything to death and think about it for awhile. After sleeping on it and considering the pros and cons I signed up for premium this morning. Thanks again for the great support and community.
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Mkmarilyn Premium
I am on the free offer, but plan to upgrade in a day or two. I have been looking for an on line business and education program which has the type of support needed for someone like myself who is not savvy about banners, links, clicks, creating traffic and all that goes with this.
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Kyle Premium
Well you have definitely found a "home" here in Wealthy Affiliate Marilyn. Absolutely everything you need is here, including support and mentorship every step of the way.

If you ever need a hand, just ask. We are a community of caring folks here at WA!
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this seems like a really good place to start, I am hoping to be successful with this and to be able to spend more time with my kids instead of working lots of hours out of the house
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DrSusanFaye Premium
Account set-up is very easy...thank you. I appreciate the demo on how to edit my profile and change my image. I also like that you allow images for those of us who are not ready to go public, while at the same time advising that the face is more personal and will add to building success within the community.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, for sure. Do what you are comfortable with, you can always include your own image down the road. Completely up to you though.

Great to have you here as part of the community!
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I started a national and global consulting business a few years ago and have a professionally done website. I naively thought the future of the consulting business was in clients seeking experts to work remotely in other states and countries. Advertising, LinkedIn, various on-line networking groups, Twitter, Facebook, etc. have mostly been of minimal benefit, particularly since the ZG Worldwide Consultants brand is largely unknown. We have had some interest from matching member client with member service provider through the Global Chamber of Commerce (I'm a member but not an employee), which is more proactive in this regard than most chambers of commerce. McKinsey & Company and Accenture likely benefit from advertising and social media since they are well recognized. With all the scams going around people don't trust what they find on the internet. Referrals and testimonials can be meaningless hype. While e-commerce in selling products has been highly successful, the best thing for getting potential clients interested in us has been traditional humanoid to humanoid in-person interaction. I'm trying to figure out how Wealthy Affiliate can help in my line of business.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Lothar, that will make for a good description on your profile.
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JonathanFL Premium
What is the focus of your consulting business?
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Hi!

I'm new to the community! I'm trying to figure out what purpose it serves to have multiple followers within the wealthy affiliate community? Does it directly affect your ability to generate income through affiliate marketing on your own personal website or is it more geared towards having a tight-knit community to help you create the best possible website, and in turn, yield you a better return?

I want to understand why it's recommended to create a more in-depth profile, with an about me description/profile picture, instead of focusing on creating custom content for your own niche website.

Thank you!
Fawn
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MozMary Premium
Fawn, the profile and the follow thing are two different concepts:

The 'profile' doesn't have to be 'in depth' it is just a brief introduction so when you ask questions and interact the other members in here simply see who we are talking to, you will also see that people get to know each other a little, it is not impersonal, friendships can be formed in here. Also, for the bootcamp affiliate program a referral does need to sign up fully for someone to get commission on that.

You will get two different answers on the 'follow' aspect though, some will say it is important, I will say it is not. And you are 100% correct in that it will not help your income or website. If you read my blogs you will see I speak out about people getting caught up in all that and gaming the system for 'rank', but that is not why the system was set up and the whole rank thing will change just the way google keeps getting more selective in its algorithms.

The platform is not set up for a 'tight community' in my opinion, we are a mixed bunch, as someone said it is a business community with a social aspect [and some people get that the other way around in here] but it is a friendly place where people help more than you might expect.

The system trains newbies to advanced superaffiliates and you are going to see quite a mix of activity in here, because people have a lot of freedom, but you can just focus on the training and pop in and out to ask questions and interact when and if you like - which is always what I encourage people to do.

You will notice some members produce extra training, when you get to know who is who you might then want to follow them, for example members who produce good training or advice eg Nathaniell and many many others.
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JonathanFL Premium
I'm kind of wondering the same thing, but I think that much like FB, if you take the time to flesh out a proper network you'll find like minds and perhaps new business partners. Many horses pulling the same cart can get the cart up the hill faster.
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Kyle Premium
You can follow whoever you like, follow people that help you, follow you or that interest you.

It is up to you, those that you do follow you will be notified when they publish blog posts/questions here at WA. It is your way of networking with others and building your circle of friendships here within WA.

The greater the network you have, the quicker the help as well as they will be notified when you post questions, blogs, etc.

Hope this clarifies for both of you!
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MozMary Premium
it's worth getting to know people and interacting, there's a lot to learn, I learn a lot from reading blogs and questions, but a new person isn't obliged to do take on anything, it is a choice

I'm not saying ignore the system, but like you said there's a time factor and you will want to know which horses are pulling your direction when there are very many involved
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Marcih Premium
Hi - I just signed up. I actually have a website already - one is live and I have another in the redesign stage. Unfortunately I am on vacation at the moment with my children and grandchildren so you may not be hearing much more from me for another week or so - should have thought of that when I signed up! Looks like I am going to miss my window of opportunity to ask questions! And god knows I have plenty of them!!
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Kyle Premium
Sure, no problem at all Marcella! Enjoy your vacation and when you get back, dig into the training here at WA. And of course if you have any questions in the meantime, please do let us know and we will be happy to help you out.

I know you are going to love the supportive and forward thinking community and platform here at WA!
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I had actually set up the image and had written the description today the guide of training video. I saw the "4 Simple Steps!" notation at the top of the screen so I just did all 4 steps, if i want to change anything after watching the videos I guess I'll do it again.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, you are working ahead already. I can tell you are going to fit right in here and you are going to see your business evolve very quickly as you move forward through the training.
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Skenski64 Premium
I had actually set up the image and had written the description yesterday without the training video. I saw the "4 Simple Steps!" notation at the top of the screen so I just did all 4 steps. Oh well, if i want to change anything after watching the videos I guess I'll do it again.
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can you explain to me how did you upload image. Thank
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Hi! You should be able to just hit upload and pull a file from somewhere (desktop, downloads, documents...wherever you have a pic) on your computer.
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Great video - I will admit I only have one sentence under my profile description - I'm a little gun shy I guess and I always have a hard time figuring out what the heck to write on profile descriptions! Anyway, I'm still finding my way around but I'm hopeful that I'm in the right place! I've been searching online for a while now and I'm so excited to find a place that seems to be filled with lots of useful information and friendly people. :-)
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Kyle Premium
One sentence is completely fine, add whatever you like to your description and you can always update this information down the road Tanya.
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I listened to the video about selecting pictures. I really wanted to keep my yellow smiley face as the front picture, but after hearing the video, I decided it might not put out the professionalism I desired. But it's one of my logos. You guys been on here a long time. What should I do? I don't want to be professional all the time. I wanna be lighthearted once and a while. I'm a newbie.
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Roberta7 Premium
Yes I agree have some fun. You have a blog if you wish to blog to have fun with.
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billyghawaii Premium
The image represents that you can be a professional. Your verbal and textural communication will reveal your true character and it should be flexible to match the present situation you are in. You are right... sometimes too professional attitude might viewed as a lawyer like, cunning and deceptive? (not all) Yes, people will relate to the character you portray. In live situations, find out if you can about the person you're about to meet family, hobbies., kids sports etc... and make small talk about that to break the ice.

If you visit someone in their home or office.. look at the pictures on the desk and walls. cetrificates..etc...to start small talk to break the ice.
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MylesFleming Premium
HI all ,

Setting up your account is very easy and I enjoyed it. I can see from other profiles that people over time have developed and expanded upon their interests while I kept mine simple for now. I'm thinking as I learn more I can indulge more of what I want to make my business. If still have no idea as to what my niche is but I believe with good company and plenty to learn here this is a great place start.
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MissTcup Premium
guess I'm confused i have watched the videos and checked out the premium membership. It shows i haven't completed all four tasks. As i have... Also at this time, Unfortunately i am in a financially awkward state... But as soon as its not awkward i will upgrade... I just hope its before my limit is up.. I can only pray, have faith and hope...
Thanks,
Me
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mbaochaben Premium
Did you check the task completed box?
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Kyle Premium
Continue working through the training and taking action on it. You don't have to upgrade at this point, you can do so at any point you like.

Within the first 10 lessons you are going to have the foundational building blocks of your website all set up and ready to go, from there you will be off and running for a much longer and more successful journey online.

Upgrade at your own pace and what makes the most sense to you!
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MissTcup Premium
Thank you, and yes, I did, and that was the problem... lol
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MissTcup Premium
Thanks Kyle. What I am wondering is when I create my webpage before I go premium, what domain do I use? and then when I upgrade can I then pick a domain? or how does that work.
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BBradshaw Premium
The first month is 19.00, it took me 2 months of looking at other possibilities and now I am thinking, I will worry about it later. The cost is low considering the other programs I looked into. Some were 100's right away, while others were thousands with the option of monthly payments. Don't believe me, look into it yourself.

BTW, I am doing contracting customer service that only pays when someone takes action. I have been working with no earnings. Lets pray for each other.

Best,
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JEllams1 Premium
I thank you kyle for the warm welcome and being received into this community organisation. I felt very fortunate for having found something I think I can work with and learn from. And it is also good to know that I am not the only one in this boat. There seems to be a lot of us looking for the kind of help that we should be able to find here.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Joseph, wonderful to have you here and I really do look forward to working with you. We were all NEW at one point in our journey and that is something that we have never lost sight of here at WA.

I look forward to working with you and if you need anything at all moving forward do let me know. :)
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hello it's nice to meet you this is the first time I've been in this wonderful group adviser I'm very happy for that and I need your help
anyone of you can give me advice I'm a pour youth from Mauritania one of the African countrys at all I won't to say thanks for for all of you and God Bless you and good bye
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Kyle Premium
Nice to meet you and I really do look forward to working with you! :)
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Dkusumo Premium
I have been looking for website to learn about online marketing or learn how to get money from internet for long time, but I never found it. Until today finally I found WA. So Better late than never. I hope I can learn from WA and from WA can change my life. Hopefully....
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Kyle Premium
Well you are definitely in the right place David and I know you are going to love your journey moving forward. You are by no means late to the party, there has never been more opportunity online than there is today!
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Hi Kyle
Is this the right platform to service the Inbound marketing needs of our Business chamber members?
Out of the 520 member companies +- 230 of them hosts their web sites with us. We grow by +- 5 members per month and we want to introduce them to Internet marketing.
I see that you only allow 50 sites per affiliate, how do we increase that?
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Kyle Premium
50 sites is more than enough for anyone to run many multi-million dollar online companies. If you need more than that per account, then cross that bridge when you get there.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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Hi Kyle
What you are saying is that WA is only for hosting commercial sites and that we cant analyze / monitor ordinary sites for the purpose of content / internet / inbound marketing? Please visit our site Chamberlink in south Africa co za go to members and see the sites we are working with. I need to be sure before I commit our chamber to anything long term.
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Kyle Premium
You could host any type of site that you like here, that is up to you. We do specialize in Wordpress sites though and if you are building out Wordpress sites (for any purpose) there is no better place.
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Hi Kyle
Please answer the question and I will join immediately. We want to move away from HubSpot and analyze our 230 websites which we host at Hetzner, in WA. All our sites has been developed in WP.
We cant spend the Chambers money without authorization and I need to convince the board to do so.
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RLG Premium
It seems I do not understand "drag and drop". Thought it was similar to copy and paste. I have an image on my desktop I want to use in my profile. I right click on it and have the copy option. Clicking the "upload an image" as step 1 (top of this page) I get the spot to "drag and drop" an image but right clicking there does not give me a "paste" option. I am missing something in the process. How do I get the picture on my desktop to the drag and drop spot so it becomes the profile image?
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ericcantu Premium
Instead of dragging and dropping you're probably better off with just using browse. Click on the browse option and it'll take u to where u can just click on the picture u want to use and you're done.

With drag and drop you left click on the picture u want and while holding it you drag it over to where u want to drop it and then u let go off the left click button. You'd need two windows open. Don't worry about it. Just use browse and it's quick and easy :)
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RLG Premium
Got the image thing figured out.

Would like to change my RLG which was done the day I started the free membership thing some time ago. Would like to put something else in there. How do I do that?
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RLG Premium
Thanks. I forgot about the holding thing. I did figure out the browse part which is why there is now an image. I would like to change the RLG identifier, which is what I used when I first joined some time ago and put something else there. How do I do that?
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ericcantu Premium
At first I was like "what in the world is an RLG identifier?" haha then I saw your username.

To change your username click on your profile icon at the top and click on account settings :)
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DorcasW Premium
Kyle I have watched this video over a dozen times, The tools you used in this video are not found in any of my websites.I am eager to add my face to my profile as I know it is important. I even try to drag and drop a picture it do not work either.

Gravator allowed me a profile picture on their account I believe I could have it on my WA account but it is only allowed on the outside of each log in account

Gravatar said: 'quote' The site you are using needs to support service for loading images.
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Kyle Premium
I see you have set up your profile here at WA, this is just for setting up your profile here, it has nothing to do with your gravatar. I am assuming this is sorted out now.

Please do let me us know if you need a hand with anything else moving forward.
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WPayne1 Premium
At times I will have to do my WA training on my job. There are trucks going by and I have to operate the gate for them and sometimes scan them in out. I will try to always finish my sentences before I'm interrupted by a trucker, so I make sense, just so you know.
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Kyle Premium
Do what works, I think to a certain degree when starting out we all have to make such sacrifices. I know I surely did.

You are going to do great and it is wonderful to have you as part of the family here at WA!
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MForman Premium
Hello all! I am hoping to gain a full understanding of how affiliate Marketing works. I understand that one is able to support themselves quite reasonably through affiliate marketing. As a newbie, I would appreciate any insight that would help me master affiliate marketing, so I can begin making $$$$$$ in a month or so, if not earlier. I am currently working a job (just over broke) and really need to supplement my income, without the hassle of driving in long traffic lines every day. Looking forward to connecting and brainstorming for $$$.
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Hello I am. Alice I am so glad you are here I will follow .Do the same . Stay in touch.
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msjacque Premium
so I don't feel alone! I'm a new baby too, I'll follow you
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Thank You so much I will follow you in return and I am glad to have the chance to me you .
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GetCarasized Premium
Hello Everyone!!! Well got that done. Ugh... Had to go on LinkedIn to get all my profile information and haven't been on there for over a year and a half... had well over 60 personal messages and close to 100 new contacts to accept.. Just now finally getting started with the training.
Best of luck to all of you!!!
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I have to admit I'm between first and second base when it comes to computers. I'm of the age where many of us struggled to move into the 21st century. When I saw I would have to insert a photo, I thought great, give me something new to me already! Followed the video and what-da-ya know.....it worked! Off to lesson two of the first 10.
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betcha Premium
That's awesome! You're off to a good start, Ian. Keep moving on with what you have already started and make it to the top! All the best ~Betcha
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Love the positive attitude! Keep up the good work!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, nice work. Off and running here Ian. If you need a hand with anything at all moving forward do let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out. :)
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daypackjim Premium
I have to admit I'm between first and second base when it comes to computers. I'm of the age where many of us struggled to move into the 21st century. When I saw I would have to insert a photo, I thought great, give me something new to me already! Followed the video and what-da-ya know.....it worked! Off to lesson two of the first 10.
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Kyle Premium
Nicely done Jim. I see your image is up and you are off and running here. :)
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DavidBrenn Premium
I am 66 and had my daughter do the picture. I hope I can get into
lesson 2 I have been getting error messages. Trying to figure out what I am doing wrong
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PriscillaSS Premium
Well I had this all written out but something rather strange happened and all my words disappeared. So here I go again. The video was very enjoyable. I guess I jumped the gun a little bit because I uploaded my photo yesterday, along with writing a much shorter description than yours. I need to think more about the description. I've never really had to write anything like that about myself so I'll give it more thought as to what I might be able to add to it.

I am enjoying this platform very much. I am looking forward to having great success with the help of you and others. As I am 65 years old I am hoping to be able to create enough income so that my husband can retire too and to provide us enough income to have a more secure financial future. At this time we do not have enough for our retirement. I look forward to some hand holding to help me reach my goals or at least get closer than we are now.

I know in your letters you have asked me to say hello and I have not done so yet so perhaps this can be my introduction to you. I only hope this is an okay place to do this.

Thank you very much for this opportunity and I look forward to my successes.
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at WAPriscilla and so glad you are enjoying everything thus far! I really do look forward to working with you and I know as you immerse yourself here within the community, things are only going to get better!
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Carolyn3 Premium
Hello,

I too am older and need to add to my income without leaving home. I had a minor stroke and can't stay active with any thinking for more than 2-3 hours at a time.
I am good with computers, but not so good with driving business.
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I tried uploading my common profile picture to this site, but it said something like this was disabled. I don't know what's wrong with my image. Can someone please answer me? Also, as you may have guessed, I'm a newbie, so there's a lot I need to learn in just a short amount of time.
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KatherineMc Premium
Liked video now that I have seen it after the fact. I think problem was going too fast for video to catch up to me and I gave up before it worked. I use Chrome browser with a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell. Guess it just lagged a little? Works fine now.
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Kyle Premium
Could be a wifi connection, the most common problem I see with lag on phones. Some of the videos are fairly large (in particular the high def versions)) which can cause some lag at times.
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Hey everyone, another newbie pumped and ready to succeed. I am having an issue uploading a picture to my profile. I tried using my FB account but was told that I did not have permission to perform the action. I then tried to upload an image from my computer but none would "stick". I ended up using one of the generic images from the site. If anybody has any insight on this please help...
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Kyle Premium
I see you have since sorted this out. Let us know if you have any further issues moving forward, your profile looks great!
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Hi everyone!
I am a newbie as well! This is my first website! I have been trying to develop one for a long time but just couldn't get it right with all the scams out there!
Finally I found WA! What a pleasure!! Everything is clearly explained step by step and for someone like me it just makes everything so much easier!
One question, so far, how much time do I have before I have to change to a premium member?
Thanks B
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VinceOKeefe Premium
From my understanding, you have 7 days. If you look to the upper left of the page, you will see a "countdown" to when your free membership is up
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KPfeiffer Premium
Hello Everyone,

Obviously I am new to this community, but very excited on the learning potential forth coming! Of course though i already have a question.

Can I bring in a web sites that have already been established? I believe they were created in Word Press, but don't hold me to that.lol
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Kyle Premium
Yes, as a Premium member you can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix websites (total of 50). The process can be quite manual for transferring over a website, but you can definitely do it Kurt (and it is much easier fi they were created in Wordpress).

Wonderful to have you here at WA and I really do look forward to working with you!
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KPfeiffer Premium
Pretty excited man. I already am fairly successful, but I truly believe this training is going to take my endavours over the top. At least that is th hope.
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TakeAction45 Premium
Things are starting to come together. It feels great to have such a huge welcoming community. I almost feel like i know what im doing lol. Usually im lost, frustrated, and throwing F bombs by now. Talk about helping people become successful. This is by far the best program ive ever come across. Not one F bomb yet:)
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ScoFlo01 Premium
Hi, I started yesterday and finished setting up my profile this morning. I would like to ask anyone that knows, I already have a hosting account that I purchased, and have already started one of the two sites that I received with the package i purchased. Can the WP sites I already have be integrated into WA?
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
I do agree that people find it easier to associate with the picture of a person rather than A flashy car or some other generic Ideal of wealth.
Here @ ADVENT we seek to focus on an Ideal rather than the personal goals of one.
We are an entity so we always feel it is fair to any market that the name should proceed an individual and we hope to use this same mindset with our Wealthy Affiliate.

It is so exciting to be apart of such a fascinating Marketing Tool.
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