About TrondVD
Joined October 2015
I'm a 38 year old fulltime worker and family man from Norway, new to this however hoping to learn as much as possible from this community and start earning some money on the side with affiliate marketing :-) It's probably going to be hard work, but I'm ready to try because if I don't, nothing will happen!

I'm married for 5 years and I have three children of 7, 6 and 4 years old. I currently work fulltime as a student adviser at a Norwegian University. I have a bachelors degree majoring in social anthropology and psychology. After that I ventured out to take a masters degree in international communication in Sydney, Australia. That was an awesome experience! I also met my wife just before going there, and she visited me, making it all perfect!

Anyway, here now. This is so great.
I cant believe it took me so long to find WA. The web is so full of possibilities, yet so many scams out there. I almost lost hope that it was possible to make money online. Joining WA today, I am convinced otherwise.
I just want to find a way to pay all bills, support my family and be able to work from home - all in due time. I have been struggling for a while now, and I can't rely on my day job to Get by. I messed some things up and got some credit card debt. Maybe in a year or some years, I can take my wife and three kids on a vacation for the summer, because right now I'm just fighting bills and trying to find a way. The community here appears to be just wonderful. Hoping this can be the right way. I truly need a change. What does it take to succeed? Time? Dedication? I am willing to try. All the best to everyone out there! Let's do it!
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rossky Premium
Good day Trond! I'm happy to become a part of your network and look forward to working with you.
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you and likewise my friend :-)
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automachina Premium
Thanks for the follow Trond...am following you back and i hope you achieve what you set out to do :-)
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TrondVD Premium
Thanks man same to you :-)
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kingshopper Premium
Thank you for the support with your follow! Prosperous wishes to you on WA!
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grampamike Premium
Hi, glad to meet me, lol.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we have found a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

You made a good choice coming to WA. I started making money online in 2004. WA wasn't around back then. I had to learn from scratch. What took me 2 years to accomplish online, you will be able to do in a couple of months if you are new to affiliate marketing.

The wealth of knowledge here in the tutorials and the help from fellow WA members is exceptional. I have never met a bunch of like-minded people who are so eager to help.

When I came to WA in February, I was skeptical. Seen enough online scams in my time. I searched high and low for "the catch." There was none. I learned WA is legitimate. There is no pressure to upsell me more products or services. That was refreshing.

Anyway Trond, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Please feel free to send me a private message if there is anything I can do for you.
You can send me a private message if you have questions by going to my profile and clicking on the private message button; https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/grampamike

You may also want to check out my WA profile blog posts as there is some interesting and informative information there.
Here’s a little inspiration: Update: I wanted to mention that all my recent posts on my website get ranked in the top 5 for my keyword or keyword phrase. So study the tutorials here at WA. They hold the clues for getting top ranking for your web pages.

Need some pictures for your website? Check out my post.
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words. Another great and helpful person to meet here in WA :-)
I'm impressed by the level of commitment and the helpful attitude of this community, it's truly a goldmine!
So many people say, I've should have found this place years ago. Someone had to walk up the path first and now we all can share this great knowledge in order to help others online and make money, as well. Money is not my main focus with this, but certainly a nice bonus if I can help others and earn some dollars, too :-)
I will certainly check out your other blog posts and training as well, actually your blog post about being ranked nr 1 :-)
Best regards,
Trond
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grampamike Premium
Hi Trond. You and I share something in common. Money isn't the focus but a bonus from out efforts.

I enjoy helping others like you. My sites focus on providing valuable information.

Here is a good example; healthtopics4you.com

This site has been around since around 2008. I'm half way with transferring the total site to WA. The site may seem small because I have a ton of information yet to transfer over.

All my best!
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jaytech Premium
Hello Trond, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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TrondVD Premium
Hi jaytech, thank you and nice to meet you :-) I'm enjoying it as the people here like you are all making it fantastic. Hopefully I will build a nice website and maybe earn some money as well in due time. See you around!
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RichieBarone Premium
Trond; Thanks for the follow-up: blessings on your AD-venture here!
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TrondVD Premium
No worries, thank you:-) Good luck to you as well :-)
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AndreasS Premium
Hei! Hyggelig å se andre nordmenn her. :)
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TrondVD Premium
Hei :-) ja det er hyggelig :-) står til?
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AndreasS Premium
Står bra til her! Det går litt sakte med WA jobbingen for tiden grunnet min vanlige travle/stressende jobb og familie som tar mye tid. Gleder meg til den dagen jeg eventuelt klarer å leve av dette, selvom jeg innser at det kan ta mange år. Glad for at jeg er igang. Burde begynt for mange år siden egentlig.

Går det bra med deg da?
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TrondVD Premium
Hei! Joda går bra, men sakte. Jeg er helt i startgropa, og det meste er en tåke for meg fremdeles. Har liksom ikke helt funnet ut hvilken nisje jeg skal satse på. Kanskje er det viktigere å bare komme igang.
Jeg ser du har holdt på ett års tid og du har virkelig fått til en imponerende side om treningsgadgets :-) Mye å lære her! Jeg har de samme utfordringene som deg mtp tida, det meste går med til vanlig jobb og familien. Er ikke så altfor strukturert av meg heller, så det går i rykk og napp. Jeg er overbevist om at det er mulig å leve av dette, men som du sier tar det tid å bygge seg opp, i alle fall når man ikke kan sitte med det hele dagen. Jeg kom over WA ved en tilfeldighet, har jo tidligere prøvd å undersøke inntektsmuligheter på nett, uten å havne her. Det meste er jo bare svindel og for-godt-til-å-være-sant opplegg ellers. Skulle også ønske at jeg oppdaget det tidligere, men supert å ha begynt å snuse på det i alle fall. Dette er jo virkelig fine og seriøse saker.
Kjekt å prate med andre norske her inne, vet ikke om det er så mange? Ønsker deg masse lykke til i alle fall! Ikke umulig at jeg spør deg til råds innimellom :-)
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AndreasS Premium
Bare spør ivei og send meldinger. :) Har en annen nordmann her inne jeg pleier å prate endel med om råd og tips selv. Går som oftest i meldinger over skype og på face. Veldig verdifult.

Ja den trenings gadget siden er den som går bra av alt jeg har prøvd, men også den jeg har jobbet mest med. Det var ikke den første siden jeg startet som var en kamera linse side. Har vært innom diverse sider og har tonnevis ideer inni hodet, men når man har begresnet med tid og er i startfasen er det aller lureste å holde seg til en eneste side og bygge på den. Ganske vanskelig til tider, men det er et godt råd.
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TrondVD Premium
Supert! Takk for tipset. Det er nok lurt å holde fokus på en side til å begynne med. Er nok mye som kan bli en "gullgruve" men blir håpløst å lage godt innhold ofte nok til mange sider. Ordene "Any niche can be profitable" klinger i hodet.
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AndreasS Premium
Et annet tips når man skal velge nisje er å prøve å finne noe som er litt dyrt. Det skal jeg neste gang ihvertfall. Selvom jeg selger endel via Amazon er det som regel ikke så dyre ting folk kjøper, ergo jeg får ikke veldig godt betalt. Neste gang skal jeg prøve å satse på ett dyrt produkt og ikke mange billige. Men man må jo føle man klarer å skrive tekster og være interessert i det man skal markedsføre også såklart. :)
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TrondVD Premium
Ikke dumt :-) har grunn ikke tenkt på det. Da blir det fly eller luksus yachter hehe. Vel, tid for en kvelds tutorial :-)
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lindasea Premium
Hello Trond!

I have found you through the great comment you left for new member. You have a great attitude about giving this time.... As you are an accomplished professional in higher education you for sure know how important it is to invest time in your creations.

It is my sincere hope that you will be able to keep at this until you see it producing results. I'd love to hear about the vacation you take your family on once the other water is under the bridge.

I'll keep my eyes open for what you creatively bubble to the surface.

Linda
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TrondVD Premium
Hello Linda, thank you very much! I was very happy to read your message :-) Very nice of you. In my situation actually a bit stuck because there is just not so much time left for work here, with a fulltime job and 3 kids.However trying to get on with the tutorials and learning. That aside, in wy work I also help people with their choices and guide them in their academics efforts, so I actually like just being here also, and taking part in the community. Trying to figure out the perfect niche..or maybe WA affiliate program..time will tell.

Keep in touch!
Trond
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lindasea Premium
Good Morning, Trond!

It's very nice to receive this feedback from you! I TOTALLY understand feeling a bit stuck. It takes time when doing the lessons to get the tasks done. With all I am juggling, (I'm a single mom again raising my daughter's three children following her death in 2010) getting work done on the lessons took me two years. Now that's not to say that you should do that too....I don't think you should. I would be so much further along with my business had I found a way to keep working moving my business along.

One thing for sure is that if you do not give up, you keep learning and growing and developing within this community you will in time make money. Some do so within 3 months but I think they must have never slept. "-)

I have found the experiences of Nathaniell to make great sense. Here are a couple of his blog/posts for the WA community that are rich in lessons learned from his experience and recommendations that can shorten our learning curve. I noticed when looking for a couple of Nathaniell's other blogs for you that you have already found him. And a comment you left for him shows you are doing very well with the lessons here, understanding what is necessary to make affiliate marketing work for you.

I hope you day is turning out to be wonderful!

Linda "-)
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you for the links :-) Yes Nathaniell appears to be a very experienced and active contributor to WA. I will check out the lessons! It's "good" to hear that I'm not the only one who needs time to get on track here. It must have been/must be very challenging for you to raise your daughter's kids, one with special needs, and in mature age. Sorry to hear that your daughter past away few years ago. Impressive what you have built online! Your website is very informative and good :-)
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lindasea Premium
Thank you very much Trond! That was most kind of you to go check it out. I feel I am two skips and a jump away from seeing things take off. Gotta' figure out how to run campaigns and need to get a bunch of reviews cooking. Then things will change in the direction I need it to.

I very much appreciate your kind words regarding the loss of my daughter. Its been hard because of their understandable depression. I love them and would have had it no other way.

Let me know if I can help. If I don't know the answer we will find it out together.

Linda
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codevonish Premium
Trond please to meet you here at WA,I have a niece who is from Norway and we were together during august in Barbados, i once did a paper on the effects of the weather on Scandinavian countries. a fews years ago you were described as the happiest people in the Word and your education system is the envy of many countries.Good luck in WA.
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TrondVD Premium
Hello codevonish and thank you, good luck to you as well :-)
Interesting topic, did you find any correlation between dreadful weather and happiness? :D
No seriously, it can be very nice actually this autumn has been just wonderful in terms of weather. Happiness, well overall it is nice to live here, but winters can be hard. It's quite alright :-)
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codevonish Premium
I think the adjustments to the short days and summer and winter activities & entertainment plus a little sip from that short glass helps.
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TrondVD Premium
For sure :-)
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi ,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I wish you all the best!
Angelique
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you right back :-) All the best!
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FHagstrom Premium
Hi Trond, thanks for the follow, good luck to you
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you FHagstrom :-)
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow have added you back and wish you every success for the future
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you very much and thanks for the follow :-) good luck to you as well. :-)
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as I am to be part of this amazing community ! Best of Luck! Linda
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you very much :-) yes very excited! Best of luck to you as well!
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Strap Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate. I am sure you have just made the best decision you have made for a long time. If you need any help, be sure to give me a holla
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you Strap :-) Appreciate it. I am sure that this is right because I have a good feeling about doing it. Getting rich is not my main goal, my main goal is to live a life i am happy and content with. So, hoping this can take me further :-)
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Trond? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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TrondVD Premium
Hello Kyle, thanks. Well I finished the first 10 lessons that are free and im up for the 19$ upgrade :-) I learned a lot just from the first lessons so this is great.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear Trond, sounds like you are making some good progress. As you continue to move forward within the training you are going to truly see your business take shape.

If you do need anything going forward, just let me know. ;)

PS. I know you are going to love Premium!
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Trond, thank you very much for following me; welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you very much :-) I'm amazed by how helpful and friendly everyone here is. It's really great! Best wishes,
Trond
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, you are right, Trond, everyone is super friendly and helpful,.lol. ;))
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affilicoach Premium
Hey what's up, Frank here,

Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)

Best,
Frank
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TrondVD Premium
Hey Frank so I just rounded the first level of training and have to go Premium to proceed..unless of course I continue with the WA Affiliate Bootcamp..which leads me to one question.
Would you recommend going down that path (WA affiliate) or should I explore the niche website path first?
Is the Affiliate thing so saturated or are there so many good players out there that it is simply very hard to get good rankings?
What would you do if you started out now?
Appreciate your answers, and remember if I go Premium you will get paid as I used your link to sign up to WA ;)
Trond
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affilicoach Premium
Hey Trond,

Good question my friend.

WA Affiliate bootcamp moves into the "make money online" niche which can be a little competitive if you're just starting out, but certainly not impossible.

That's why a lot of experienced members will tell you to start off with a niche website first, because it has less competition.

Essentially, both methods share the same blueprint, as in how to develop the traffic and how to create your authority and how to convert visitors into sales.

So with that in mind I would stick with the niche website first. Get that website making money first and then use all the lessons you learn to build as many as you want.

Hope that helps.
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you for your answer Frank, yes it helps because I was sort of thinking that, but (this is probably a general challenge with affiliate marketing) the make money online niche is very tempting to join because thats where you read about ppl getting rich :)
So I think I'll stick with niche websites for a while and try to build something before maybe also trying the WA affiliate sometime. Always good to have more experienced mentors, so appreciate your help as well as other ppls help in here a lot :)
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affilicoach Premium
Yep, sounds like a plan Trond.

And remember there's nothing stopping you from tackling the "make money online" at a later stage, once you have the process down, which could be sooner than you think. :)
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you William :-) Sure will!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Trond for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you so much! I will check out your training for sure :-)
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ingro Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow. Cheers !
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TrondVD Premium
No worries ingro, good Luck here in WA :-)
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UInspireMe Premium
Thanks for following me, TrondVD. We're on our way to SUCCESS with Wealthy Affiliate! Many Blessings to you and your family on this AWESOME journey!
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you very much :-) Hoping success is possible! I guess it is if we work hard for it! Nothing comes for free in this world and I never win the lottery :-) Good luck to you too!
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UInspireMe Premium
As long as we desire to succeed in this journey, anything is possible...
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you Labman! Good luck with your work here!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Trond ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you Sarah, thanks for following me back! Let's do this :-)
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BelieveItYes Premium
=) yes, together we are stronger!
See you around
Sarah
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SheliaDunn Premium
Dear Trondvd, Love your profile! I too live in Europe (Berlin). I am also a Newbie and believe that to succeed you will need to take the time to learn how to do all of this and it will take dedication! I think putting the effort in will be worth it! Great luck on your new venture! And thanks for the follow!
Shelia
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you Sheila! Yes I realise that this is no quick fix, it will take time and I know (by experience) that most likely I will bang my head against the wall a few times! Have you chosen your niche yet? Good luck to you as well!
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SheliaDunn Premium
Dear TrondVD,
I have and have already put together my first website (very basic) so far. My first website is postrelationshipadvice.com. I am on Course 2 and finishing up lesson 3. I am spending about 3 to 4 hours a day so far on training and website development. I'm actually a writer so that is the easier part for me. I am a bit technically challenged which is the harder part for me. I am motivated though to learn how to build and monetize websites and I appreciate your support!
Shelia
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TrondVD Premium
That's great! For me it's somehow the other way around, not too bad at writing, but find it hard to get starting. The technical aspects I take quite easy. Maybe we can help eachother out. For now it's all tutorials and learning :)
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Trond, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below. Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 2 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 2-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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TrondVD Premium
Thank you Frank, I appreciate your welcome and bonuses! So much to learn now so I'll plunge into it. Talk to you soon :-)
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affilicoach Premium
Hey no problem Trond. :)
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TrondVD Premium
Hey Frank so I just rounded the first level of training and have to go Premium to proceed..unless of course I continue with the WA Affiliate Bootcamp..which leads me to one question.
Would you recommend going down that path (WA affiliate) or should I explore the niche website path first?
Is the Affiliate thing so saturated or are there so many good players out there that it is simply very hard to get good rankings?
What would you do if you started out now?
Appreciate your answers, and remember if I go Premium you will get paid as I used your link to sign up to WA ;)
Trond
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