Introduction - Self Discovery

A wee bit of background that's not in my WA bio.

I once traveled to Indonesia, Thailand and a few other Asian countries for my government. During our down time, I spent a considerable amount of time in a few monasteries with Buddhist monks. They are incredible people and I learned a lot about karma and circles of life.

As a result, I did a LOT of self discovery and I tried to help others and do good every day. Additionally, when I meet someone or get to know them, I ask myself "What is it that I like so much about this person?" Then, I re-evaluate my personal traits and see how I can improve that quality within myself.

"Well, okay, Peej, that's kinda deep and I haven't had coffee yet. What the heck does that have to do with affiliate marketing?"

Well, it's like this.....

I don't know about you, but I work very hard on my blog posts - Quality over Quantity. I have studied and researched the big dogs in the affiliate marketing arenas. There are things that many do that I'm not quite fond of OR it's just not me. But, I will still study them and attempt to discover the outstanding qualities that I DO like and what makes their posts gain huge amount of traction in the marketplace.

Thereby, I have an ongoing list of items that I thought I would share to give you some insight on what the major influencers are producing that could very well rocket your WordPress blog into the stratosphere and make you a huge success in your chosen niche. These are the types of blog posts that can take a website from mediocre to authority.

So, let's dig into the meat of some engaging unique stellar posts that drive hordes of web traffic.....



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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for the training tip PJ
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viralviral Premium
Nice tips! ty
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Lundquik Premium
Fantastic training PJ! Keep up the great work!

All the best, Kevin
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viyee Premium
Excellent training PJ!
I enjoy it. Thank you very much!
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Kenlin1 Premium
A good knowledge here to take.Thanks
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome! Thanks Ken!
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DianneBee Premium
Just saw this - thank you!
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PjGermain Premium
Happy you liked it!
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roses15 Premium
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together all this great information and giving us the confidence to keep plunking on. Sometimes I feel like I'll never get it all and other times I impress myself. But it is always fun to get new information and restore the old and make it fresh. Have a great day!
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Alisa!!
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laurieP Premium
That is what I do. I see what other site have that I like and learn how to do something similar.
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HPearson Premium
Helpful as always!! I appreciate, as do many other newbies I'm sure, your closing line about the difference between us is time. Lovely parting words. Cheers, Hindy
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thanks for the information. Will need to study this more than one time.
Sami
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abe17 Premium
Thanks for posting and sharing, Pj
I really enjoyed the read. :-)
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Prestones Premium
Excellent training PJ!

... and even better is seeing you've practiced what you preach. Suburb!

Dennis
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KThibodeaux Premium
Thanks, PJ. I look forward to checking it out.
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gshep51 Premium
Hi PJ, You have a lot of great information, I am completely new to affiliate marketing but I find a lot of this overwhelming. Can this be put into a simpler form?
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DaveSw Premium
I suggest the following:

1) Go through this training, jot down notes as you do...This will help solidify the points...

2) Then go through these notes and expand in your own words on how you can fit them into your program (and maybe why)....

3) Then prioritize the points and decide which you can do easily, quickly, which are most important, and

4) Based on the above actions you can set up a schdule to implement them one by one as a part of your overall program....

This way it is not too overwhelming for you, bite sized pieces that can be completed over time will make it seem so much easier!

Best of luck!
Dave : )
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gshep51 Premium
Hey thanks Dave, That makes sense....I appreciate you taking the time to do this...

Best to you,
Gary
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Mike1942 Premium
Dave below took the words out of my mouth (keyboard).
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thank Peej, have bookmarked for future and frequent reading.
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dickw Premium
Whew! That was a monster. Gonna have to do that one again. Lot of great ideas and techniques. Thank you Maharaji Pj.
Lest I forget, Have a very merry Christmas........Dick
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Firekeeper Premium
thanks for this eye opener, I'm on the same page as you are!
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Fire!
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cashassall Premium
Thanks as brilliant as ever !
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MommyofNine Premium
This is great stuff! Thank you so much!
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome, thanks veyr much!
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JewelCarol Premium
Awesome training, simply love it, thank you Pj. ;))
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PjGermain Premium
Ah, thanks so much Jewel!
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kpeitz Premium
Great information. Definitely bookmark this. Pj, would you mind sharing what theme you use.
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PjGermain Premium
Please see my primary website and the Resources page. There is an awesome source there. They have some free ones and a few free plugins. But, this one is the Corporate theme.
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kpeitz Premium
Pj. Thanks. I'm putting a site together for my daughters gymnastics' parents association. It is a non profit and we raise money to support the gymnastic team. I need to have part of the site private but I want to have a public part that allows for donations and also try to monetize it with affiliate marketing. I'm having a hard time ringing the fight theme. I will check out your resource page. Any suggestions you have would be welcomed


Kelly
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NancyLian Premium
Thanks for sharing Pj! I've learned few tips here from your training. Truly appreciate it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas in advance and a Happy New Year! :-)

Cheers!
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding Nancy! Blessings to you and yours!
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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks Peej. Bookmarked for more study and reference!

Blessings,
Debby
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PjGermain Premium
Thank you so much Debby!
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Rmaisey Premium
great Stuff PJ - thank you for sharing your experience, its much appreciated!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Ruth! Cheers!
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Cavan Premium
great training and now bookmarked .....thankyou
cavan
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Cavan!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you PJ for another outstanding training module. I am still searching for another website Theme, but you have just given me a couple of great ideas. May you be bitten by the prosperity bug in the New Year!
Ken
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Awesome Ken! Go For It!
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Jamesclarke Premium
Thanks again pj. I always read your blog's there always very informative and full very useful information and now my head hurts.lol. thanks again.
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Outstanding James! Will email you some ibuprofen! ;-)
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Aspiring Premium
Really liked this. I have had to find a way around "liking" anything on WA on Facebook, and same with sharing the WA affiliate link. I have Business Manager as I use Facebook for offline clients, and this just crashes it and prompts the platform to scan my PC for malware. I've started using Hootsuite to post onto Facebook instead, as I can disguise the link that way and try and beat Facebook's system. Hope you don't mind that I uploaded your web traffic pic on Page 1 to accompany the Facebook post. :)
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PjGermain Premium
Sure Mara! And, thanks very much!
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LLiu Premium
Hi Peej. I liked your blog and what you had to say. I found your training very informative and done very well! I am learning allot from your training.
Thank you,
Linda :))
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PjGermain Premium
Why Thank You Linda!!!
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JeffBoivin Premium
I have to read that post again many time... I bookmarked again :) Thanks ! Thanks for sharing PJ :)
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PjGermain Premium
Sure thing, thanks again Jeff!
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kennick2015 Premium
Can't keep up with all this training PJ! My old brain's aching. Liked you on FB. Thanks for your hard work Bro.
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Thanks so much brother!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Just when I think I'm catching up, PJ raises the bar. Great training!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! I do like to challenge folks Mike!
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vinsoe Premium
Thanks Pj for the informative training. Have a nice day :)
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Vin!
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Judy-B Premium
I am for sure bookmarking this training. Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise with us. Much appreciated. I do need to work on content. :)
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks so much Judy!
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SusanAL Premium
Peej, this was so helpful! Thank you for sharing.

I have a question about infographics. I loved the photos you used here in this training (esp. the one at the bottom of pg. 6 -- so cute & funny). Where do you go to find photos? Also, where can we go to learn about correctly citing any photos or quotes we might incorporate in our content.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer! =)
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PjGermain Premium
Hi again Susan! Well, I'm glad you asked!!
Here you go:
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SusanAL Premium
Yea! Thanks! You are a wellspring of information.
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RoopeshG Premium
Hey Peej , this certainly got my creative juices flowing. I know that my site is still very young, but I will use these techniques to creAte the best stellar content that I can.

As you said, the difference here is time, and what you can do within the time given to you.

I have trouble with the social media aspects.Along with these methods, I will focus on social media side as well.

Thanks for some good information to help us.
Regards
Roopesh
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent Roop! you'll get there my friend!
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gmegs Premium
Outstanding training Peej!
... bookmarked
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2Al Premium
PJ as always, a great training. Glad to learn more about your experiences in life. Thank you.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks AGAIN Alma!
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Aobasesan Premium
Great post and highly informative. Thank you Peej
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PjGermain Premium
Very much appreciated Akeem!
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Darwyn Premium
Hey Peej, as always Bro, this is Golden advice! Keep em coming my friend!
Cheers
Darwyn
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PjGermain Premium
You just made my day brother! Thanks again!
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Darwyn Premium
Thanks Peej, you make my day every time you share content like this!
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DanOIS Premium
Amazing post - bookmarked for future reference!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks so much Dan!
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mijareze Premium
Hello Pj! As always great tutorial!
Ed
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PjGermain Premium
Very much appreciated Ed!!!
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Heidij1888 Premium
Thanks for this, bookmarked to come back too :-)
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Heidi !!!!
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dmpatt Premium
Great info PJ; guess I have to get to work now (LOL)
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! I know the feeling Donna! I gotta stop procrastinating and get busy myself! :-)
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Sheila50 Premium
Hey PJ,
I am at my full-time job so have put this in my favorites to review later.
Thanks
Sheila
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PjGermain Premium
Totally understandable Sheila! Thanks again!
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ralphhusa Premium
Great information as always. Thank you for your expertise.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again brother!
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SZev Premium
what a great guide...will return to again and again...
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent, thanks very much Stephen!
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FHagstrom Premium
Awesome stuff right there PJ, bookmarked
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Mind.....Blown. Very informative, and easy to comprehend! Thanks for the info ReSpEcT!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Awesome, VERY much appreciated Joseph!
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EKautz Premium
Great stuff as usual Peej! I love it and will come back to it as soon as I can.

ROCK ON!
E
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again, Eric!
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FrankT1 Premium
Hey PJ Let's dig....
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome Frank!
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VinceR Premium
Ok PJ...I'm lost!! (not unusual by ANY means!!) What does this phrase mean? "notice the number of shares that Samar obtained..."
I can't find any connection to that and what you have written through Lesson 2!

Thanks for your help...like what I've read so far.

Vince
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TanjaRita Premium
He is talking about the number of people who shared the blog post via social networks. In this case there were 1.6K shares on twitter, 670 on LinkedIn, etc.
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VinceR Premium
Thanks Tanja...what a doofus I are!! LOL!! If it had been a snake, it would have bit me!!
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TanjaRita Premium
Hahaha, no problem. I have asked similar questions myself.
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PjGermain Premium
Hey Vince, Oh, I meant social shares.... Twitter, Facebook, etc. It's a wee hard to see in that image though. My apologies.
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PjGermain Premium
Ah, thanks AGAIN Tanja!!
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lukebender Premium
Great training! Thanks PJ
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Luke!
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white3322 Premium
once again helping me close the gap.
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome! Again appreciated Darren!
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PeterWolf Premium
OK so why then is the published WA propaganda
1. choose a niche
2. build a website
3. promote a product or service
4. make money
That's it! and 100% of the people who work hard make a living online.
Implying that those who don't make it, aren't working hard enough. That's easy or maybe they all aren't smart enough to grasp all the training all the time.
Clearly you state it takes more than that.
Frankly I'm overwhelmed with all there is do to be successful when at every turn there is this and that to do
and...
I highly doubt for most of the hundreds of ordinary folks who join WA that this training is duplicatable.
It is a very select niche that can benefit from this, mostly the tech saavy is my guess
I think I'm in the wrong place and was just meant to be a 9-5 slave
It is posts/training like this that makes me stop and think, why am I here?
This is so much work and it depresses the hell out of me, not encourages me.
I've spent over a $1000 on website building and I highly doubt I'll see any of it back just blogging away with a monetized site.
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EKautz Premium
Some folks are not entrepreneurs but all folks can be.

I'm not sure why you spent a grand on website building nor do I know why you are going bonkers over or, better yet, questioning the WA training and calling it propaganda.

What I do know is that you did not need to spend a grand for website building and WA is providing the highest quality training, tools and community that you can find. I can also tell you that this training that Peej just did is awesome. Me, I won't use it right now as I am busy building my business. I bookmarked it and will come back to it soon.

It sounds like you are getting burnt out and need a break, or you have already chosen to fail. Don't feel bad, many folks chose to fail while they think they are choosing to succeed. It's all up to you.

If you need me I'll be here for you.

ROCK ON!
E
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mrwalt01 Premium
Hi PWolf,

Neither WA or PJGermain is wrong in this scenario. You are right that is takes a ton of work to get a business profitable and if anyone says different they are lying.

However, with that being said if this was easy and anyone could do it then there would be no opportunity.

I personally have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of my time to learn some of what is being taught here at a fraction of the cost.

Has the money I spent paid off? Yes, but I was just a frustrated as you as I saw other people making it happen and I wasn't.

My advice is to not wish that it was easy as the easier it is the less of an opportunity that you have. The less of an opportunity that is available the more money you are going to make if you are one of the one's that can grind it out for the long haul.

It is definitely getting harder to make money online if you do not have engaging or unique content as a lot of people are coming online looking for opportunities to free themselves. The mistake being made by a lot of people is just coping others and not being original. You do not need a new idea but you need to approach it in your own way.

There are not too many new things online that haven't already been done in some capacity, but the way people are approaching some of these things make them appear new.

I know this may not sound like much but people kept telling me the same thing as I wanted to quit years ago and now I have been working from home for the last 4 years.
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PjGermain Premium
Wow, Peter, I'm sorry to hear that. Quite honestly, I've never spent that much on one website. In my humble opinion, one of the greatest aspects of Wealthy Affiliate is that it is duplicatable. You can select a niche, build a website around it and monetize it. And, if you do the work, hopefully it will be profitable. Then, you simple rinse and repeat. Keyword selection for website traffic is a huge key.

Lastly, the training I try to provide is simply in addition to the WA Training. It's simply help complement what is already here. I try my very best to provide training that is doable for absolutely zero cash. Things, I have tried and worked for me.

I have built 100s of websites in various niches and some earned me significant cash and others did not. The idea, of course, is to keep the ones that create profit and drop the ones that don't.
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PeterWolf Premium
I don't feel bad, I've paid for a year
I'll know whether I should continue after that
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PjGermain Premium
Well said, Sean! Thanks very much!
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PeterWolf Premium
Hey mrwalt01
I never said he was wrong
I've been through the training
It looks like I'm just trading a job for a work from home job. Isn't your ass sore?
I'll stay the year but I'm not finding this fun or rewarding
Like I said it may not be for me
I won't pi$$ on anyone going out the door
I just resent being told I'm not doing enough
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PeterWolf Premium
PJ
Ok let me clarify the investment as I was including the WA membership
+ custom theme
+ Jaaxy
+Aweber
+ Fiverr outsourcing banner
+ FB promotional ads
+ miscellaneous niche subscriptions

How can anyone here be surprised at a $1000 investment in website tools?
This just boggles my mind coming from senior people here when I've been told by countless ambassadors that you get what you pay for and for free what do you expect to get? A place at the front of the line?
Should I name names here?

So, let's not do any of that and let's say I go with a FREE theme provided here and just write content and keep writing content

That's it?
...and eventually your site makes money?

Then I made a big mistake by what I thought was leveraging the training by then going out and buying the extra tools that are all recommended within the WA training like (aweber + Jaaxy) links are provided.

I know now this was a big mistake, but hey just like your training it's a learning curve.
I disagree with you in the sense that newbies will never grasp this training in my opinion. Most struggle to enable comments.

It is meant more for senior members and those with more of a grasp on the technical side of website building and what it takes. That's OK

New members are under the illusion it takes a lot less than that to make money online!
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Nice one, PJ, bookmarked.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Harry!
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