Author skandy85
2014
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The most important thing you must do as a newbie is to finish the training!

Don't skip any stages!

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Heyday Premium
Thank you Phillip for a very honest video, I, too have skipped parts so far and I’m only a few days in. I’m going to go back to the start of the training and make notes too as there is so much important information for a newbie to soak up, it really is the tortoise and a hare journey, I need to take that step back from being a hare and I will FINISH THE TRAINING properly.
I understand this may take me weeks/months rather than days, but I’ve seen enough so far to know that I do want to give this my best shot

Thank you once again
Heyday
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skandy85 Premium
Thank you for your kind words! You're right, you have to give it a try. There is no point in giving up as soon as you hit one hurdle because then you will never succeed at anything.

I am glad you are on board and if you need any help then let me know!
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HazelH Premium
Fantastic advice - I keep getting distracted by other things in WA and not getting on with the training. So now I am going to be more blinkered and do the training!

Best Wishes
Hazel
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skandy85 Premium
Glad to hear it! Haha! Keep working! :-)
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Scotty1320 Premium
Great Video and advice it's just what I needed! I just joined WA yesterday so there is a lot to do and getting overwhelmed can happen quickly. Patience is not a virtue for me so I'm going to have to develop that quality a lot more as this process progresses.
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skandy85 Premium
Just take things one day at a time man. You will do just fine. Try not to shoot yourself in the foot by thinking short term. :-)
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Scotty1320 Premium
Thanks! a little reassurance goes a long.
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mhartman67 Premium
Thank you for this, it’s just what I needed to hear! ~ Maria
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skandy85 Premium
Glad you found ti helpful. I will be bringing out more training videos in the coming days. Stay tuned!
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JosephGon1 Premium
Hello,
Very true, and I want to say thank you to the person that sent this to me, THANK YOU!
I came to terms with this fact yesterday and the reason being, I'm hardheaded and stubborn.
And to be honest, it's never gotten me anywhere, so I had to take a step back and remind myself that I'm here at WA to achieve my goals and become a great Affiliate, to move forward and not look back.
I have been In Jaaxy for the past several hours watching and completing all of Kyles tutorials
with about 30 pages of quality notes and a few words that I need to have a better understanding of. So now I'm headed to the dictionary!!
By the way Kyle, great job my friend. Thanks, Y'all.
Thanks again.

Joseph
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skandy85 Premium
Glad to hear it was helpful! Training is key in any career, regardless if it is online or whatever. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
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JosephGon1 Premium
Hello, skandy85,
No problem my friend.
I thank you for what you are doing and I'm sure that's helped a lot of people find their way here.
I hope that you have a wonderful day. I'm heading back to lessons.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
This is so true. I did the same in the beginning. Jumping ahead thinking I was better when the truth is I wasn't at all. I had to then backtrack which wasted a lot of my time.

I could have kicked myself for been so stupid. Having to back track is no fun. When all I had to do was listen properly in the beginning. Where up on I could have just given up thinking that this wasn't for me.

Lucky for me I didnt give up I went back to the beginning and the second time round I listened and watched and learned.

This is so important and so very well put thank you for this video.

Thank you Debs :)
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skandy85 Premium
I did the same thing! That is why I made this training because I kept seeing my students making the same mistake! haha!

I think it just the human nature. people are impatient.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, means a lot.

A lot more training coming.

Cheers

Philip
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you Philip it was actually @LynneHuy that sent me here to this training from her blog post.

Lynne was so right in what she wrote in her post. You have done a great video here Philip.

I am certainly looking forward to more training from you too. You are very clear in your videos. Fantastic thank you again.

Debs :))
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JosephGon1 Premium
Hello, Philip,
I wanted to drop in and say thank you for the video, Thank You!!
Yes, It's very easy to get sidetracked here without realizing It.
And I take full responsibility for my actions here.
I hope that we can chat one of these days when I'm further along
In the courses. I hope that you have a great day, my friend.
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skandy85 Premium
No problem. I hope to hear from you soon and good luck with the training!
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JosephGon1 Premium
Thank you,
Yes you will hear from me so, I've got to go. Have a great evening.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Thanks mate I've actually added this video and 2 of your other videos (that you recently made) into my autoresponder for my prospects.

Should be very helpful.

Me Mucho Likey!

Jimbo
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skandy85 Premium
Nice one! I am glad they are of some use. :-) Any other topic you want me to cover? I will be making more in the coming weeks.
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Jim-Bo Premium
I'm always struggling with kw research, organizing categories and tags on my site, link tracking stuff...

Daily routine stuff as well.

I've been here a while and fallen off the path of keeping up with blogging. I've only published about 6 or 7 times in the last year.

This is mostly due to kw research, seo, and conflicting advice.

For example, Kyle in a blog post not so long ago wrote that backlinks are not needed. However, NOBODY else in this industry says that. I wonder why the co-founder of a site like this would say that to us. So I don't build backlinks. Don't even know how to.
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skandy85 Premium
Until you have mastered the basic, such as the things you are struggling with, there is no point even trying to think about backlinks.

I will put it to rest for you right now.

Trust Kyle and believe me when I say; You do not need backlinks to rank and get traffic - 100%

Think of backlinks like a review on TripAdvisor - it will boost your sales (ranking) but you do not need that review (backlink) in order to make money.

Imagine a cafe or restaurant that had 0 reviews on TripAdvisor, they would still get customers and business coming in the door. Getting reviews would help, naturally, but you do not need them.

Does that make sense?

I am making a video regarding this very soon so stay tuned.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Cheers Phil
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HMaurice1 Premium
Thanks, going back to training.
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skandy85 Premium
Thank you very much, it's much appreciated!
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MarkBa Premium
Brilliant advice and beautifully articulated Philip. :)

~Mark :)
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks for helping us.
Tom.
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skandy85 Premium
No problem. Any other issues you need help with then let me know.
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Tirolith Premium
I am an old bugger learning the internet to keep my brain active here in the Australia bush.
Tom.
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skandy85 Premium
Glad to hear it! You Are in the best place to learn here with WA.
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Nick-at-WA Premium
This is very good, thanks Philip!
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skandy85 Premium
Great to hear! Thank you. Any other video ideas you may have let me know.
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Nick-at-WA Premium
I will do that, Thanks
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JudsonH1 Premium
Great vedio about sticking to basics and you won’t go wrong.
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skandy85 Premium
Keep things simple. That is the key! Lol!
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rolland Premium
That was Awesome Philip

I need to thank LynneHuy for sharing your video with her followers as that is how I landed on it.

I will be following your training from here on.

Live the Life you Love

~ Rolland
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skandy85 Premium
Great to hear! Thanks for watching and if there are any specific training subjects you want me to cover then let me know. Cheers
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CandiGirl71 Premium
This was a great video! I'm working through the training, slowly it seems. There is so much to learn from my viewpoint. I follow each step faithfully. Mainly because I tend to be a detail person and work best with precise directions and expectations. I like order and rules, even though I ultimately like to make my own. LOL ;)

I could function on a computer, do emails and documents but not much more, before coming to WA. I went Premium after 3 days because I saw the value here. I have never regretted it. However, I do look forward to making enough to cover the monthly fees. It is definitely a stretch my budget is crying over. I know it is coming, soon, so I am trying to be patient.

Your video was encouraging to me. It confirmed that I am following the right path. So, a big Thank You to you!

I am now following you, by the way. See you again soon.

Candice
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skandy85 Premium
I am so glad you found this useful! Makes my day! I am posting more in the coming days about writer's block and other issues people face.
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SuzaMarie Premium
So true. It pays to stay focused on the training. It's so easy to get distracted...focus on training!
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skandy85 Premium
I posted this because I kept having to remind people to focus on the training!
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celiacman Premium
Great Training

Many new members are tempted to skip parts of the training to get to promoting their business site, I have even taken the training a few times to refresh myself from time to time

Jeff
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skandy85 Premium
Yep, I am the same. I go through the training for fun once or twice a year just to make sure I am up to date with stuff.
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celiacman Premium
I really think it motivates you going through the training every once in a while,
have a good weekend
Jeff
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SiobhanP Premium
Great point well made - This is my second time here and I am going back and doing all the training again and going to follow it all step by step :)
Great Share
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skandy85 Premium
Great to have you back. If you need anything then let me know! Cheers
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littlemama Premium
Love this and thank you! I will sure be passing this on to many people. :)
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skandy85 Premium
Much appreciated! Thank you! Got another one coming out about writer's block and a few other issues I find many of my referrals encounter.
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littlemama Premium
Great! I'll look out for them. :)
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JSharif Premium
Hi Philip
You hit the nail on the head. I’m one of the guilty party. I find writing posts takes a lot time and so the skip. Thanks for sharing
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Bryan8 Premium
The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary my friend!
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JSharif Premium
You kind of lost me there, friend. Success, dictionary? What’s the connection?
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skandy85 Premium
Basically, if you skip the training then you will not see success because you will not understand what you're doing.

Writing content is the cornerstone of your blog.
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Bryan8 Premium
I was saying that many people want success, but they don't want to do the work. The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.
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Kav Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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skandy85 Premium
Cheers buddy! Much appreciated! Anything else you think I should talk about?
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Bryan8 Premium
@Kyle This should be REQUIRED for all new members to watch. Too often we see questions in live chat that are answered in detail in the training. I would suggest that this be required BEFORE someone can begin training. It could be titled A Member Speaks to New Members,

@skandy85 This is the best training by a member for new members that I have seen. I thank you for your efforts!
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skandy85 Premium
Much appreciated my man. I made it because, as you say, too many people ask questions that are in the training even though they claim to have completed it.

So, to save myself typing the same thing over and over, I made this video so I can send it to my referrals.
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Bryan8 Premium
I've already shared it with someone else!
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LynneHuy Premium
YES YES YES OMG YES!

Absolutely spot on... say it again - finish the training. I am so glad I just saw this training video link shared in chat now.

I have bookmarked it to send out when I need to which will be often. This will save me having to keep saying the same message to newbies.
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skandy85 Premium
Awesome! Glad you found it helpful! :-) I made it for that reason! I got tired of telling people over and over again to finish the training.
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LynneHuy Premium
Awesome thanks, I will check it out now.
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NWTDennis Premium
Good stuff Philip.

Not sure why, but I would have felt very uncomfortable if I had skipped any steps. This is especially true when it comes to the tasks. It's the beauty of this 'learn & do' training system K&C have created. I think it's called Applied Learning in academia.
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skandy85 Premium
Very true. Unfortunately, a lot of people simply can't be bothered and they skip ahead. That's what inspired this video. I was getting a bit tired of having to repeatedly tell people to focus on the training. Lol!
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Triblu Premium
Great advice Philip!
Have now added the URL to this video, to my Follow up message that goes out to my new referrals 3 days after joining.
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skandy85 Premium
Nice one! Much appreciated! I have another one coming tomorrow on how to get over writer's block. :-)
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Triblu Premium
Yes... :-) I discovered that when I read Loes and your chat.
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Loes Premium
I like your style:)
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skandy85 Premium
Thank you very much! I have another one uploading now about "Getting over writer's block".
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Loes Premium
I am curious:) Do you need some extra tips?
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skandy85 Premium
Nice one! Cheers!
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skandy85 Premium
I have added it to my description.
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Loes Premium
Thanks:)
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Loes Premium
Thank you:) Do you know you can edit the descriptions in nice looking links?
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skandy85 Premium
My link used to just automatically format into the nice links. For some reason now they show as the raw URL, which is not very good.

Your options a different from mine. i do not get that option to add links like that.... weird!!
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Loes Premium
You have to click the link with the right mouse button, then you get that option
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skandy85 Premium
HAHAH! Oh for God's sake! hahah! When did that change? DOH!
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Loes Premium
Quite some time ago:))
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paulinewrigh Premium
Thank you Philip :)
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skandy85 Premium
No worries. Got another coming fro getting over writer's block! :-)
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skandy85 Premium
I just noticed something! You're in the chat box in the background of this video! Your replied to me as I was recording the video! lol!
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