About Turbogirlie
Joined November 2016
Hi, my name is Karen (aka Kaz please!) and I am looking to learn new skills to hopefully get me out of the 9-5 daily grind.

My main passions are walking in the UK countryside with my better half, digital photography, VW Scirocco's (mid 80's genre) and cats! I am resourceful and like to help people. My most enjoyable role was working for a Fostering Agency as a Placement Liaison Co-Ordinator, a job which I had a natural aptitude for, being able to match the needs of a child in care with prospective foster parents. The reward of making a difference to other people was amazing.

My current role is working for a large corporate company within the building sector, which is not overly satisfying for multiple reasons.

Since joining WA, I have decided to use my passion for a specific type of photography that I enjoy as my niche, helping me to concentrate on the training, learning the business model. Whilst this may not earn me money, it will gain me confidence in what I do, allowing me to then progress forward.

Who knows, maybe I'll end up promoting my own photos on my site successfully?

My goal is to be able to leave my current job by the end of 2017 to have a better life, funded by multiple incomes derived from websites created through WA.
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Turbogirlie, Thank you so much for following back. I reckon this is the best place where we can learn and increase your exposure on IM. The training and tutorials are top notches and I believe the WA community is the place you want to be with on your journey to build a passive income. [Kelsey]
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annie58 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Enjoy the journey!
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Turbogirlie Premium
HI Annie,

Thanks very much as well.

I wish you every success with your online business and hope that you are enjoying the journey also!

With very best wishes,

Kaz :-)
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RHBarlow Premium
Hi Kaz,
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back. If you need assistance please let me know.
Thank you,
Bobby
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you, Bobby!

I wish you every success in your online journey and within WA also!

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Ultimateless Premium
Nice to meet you, Kaz, glad to see you are respectful of VW's. lol! I wish you all the best and thanks for adding me to your friends. Kind regards, Michael.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Michael,

Thanks for your kind message and for the follow - I love my Scirocco! :-)

All the very best with your online success as well!

Kaz :-)
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Ultimateless Premium
I have just inherited a Golf Cabrio.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Michael,

What generation?

I know we aren't meant to do general chit-chat but rules were made to be broken!

I've owned my Scirocco for 20 years this year and have just spent a load on the old girl, as she was a high miler with a lot of tin worm...

Nice to meet another VW enthusiast, even if it's a Goof... :-)

All the best!

Kaz :-)
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Ultimateless Premium
A Goof ay? LOL! It's a 1999 model.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Glad you get my humour - the Scirocco fraternity scowl on the young Golf - they shared the same floor pan and the Scirocco pre-dates the Golf, but that was the model that took off!

I like Golfs, soft spot for the MkII GTi - probably means I'm stuck in the 80's...

Enjoy your inherited Golf and I hope it gives you many years of fun! :-)
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hey Kaz,

Happy Sunday. I hope you are enjoying yourself either hiking or working on your next awesome post! Hope your day is wonderful :0

Ashley
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thanks Ashley, good to hear from you!

Good day thanks, hope your's has been wonderful as well.

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Monikap Premium
Hi Karen,

Thanks for the follow...
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Lisa-Meister Premium
Hi Kaz!

It is nice to meet you. I sincerely hope you achieve your dream by the end of the year.

Lisa
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Lisa and thanks for the follow!

It's good to meet you too and thank you for the kind wishes.

I know that you will be able to make a success of your chosen niche, I really admire you for this.

With very best wishes for your online journey.

Kaz :-)
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
Best wishes...
Steve
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AnubhavS Premium
Hi,

I have followed you on G+ and did some +1 on your posts too.

Can you please do the same?
Here's my G+ Account -

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AnubbhavSiingh

Cheers!
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Shayshay7 Premium
Hey Kaz,

Just stoppin by to say hi :) Haven't heard from you in a while. How are things on your end?

Shay
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Turbogirlie Premium
HI Shay,

Thanks for saying hi, nice of you to do so and nice to hear from you!

I've been working on the site comments training which has been a good process to involve myself in.

Hope all's good with you?

All the best,

Kaz :-) x
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Kaz. This is a great place and, unlike your job, should be fulfilling. I wish you much success so you can quit that 9-5.

~Debbi
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Debbi and thanks for following me also.

Your website is really good by the way - thoroughly enjoyed your article about the love/hate relationship with digital cameras!

As you say, this is a great place and thanks for the good wishes!

All the very best for your online success as well!

Kaz :-) x
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for stopping by, Kaz. I really need to update that website. I'm about to within the next couple days.
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Shayshay7 Premium
I don't know why on earth I didn't come read your bio earlier (well, probably because there is SO much going on here at WA) but I'm glad I finally did! We are definitely similar :) Also, your nickname/ preferred name, Kaz, is awesome. Very unique!!
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Shay,

No problem, like you say there is so much going on within WA and also creating our own websites!

I love your profile picture by the way!

All the best,

Kaz :-) x
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Shayshay7 Premium
Thank you! That's my ~6 month old ferret. He's actually also my Emotional Support Animal (ESA) for my mental illness, specifically my depression though. His name is Mochi (like the Japanese ice cream) :)
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Turbogirlie Premium
I like the name Mochi very much.

I am sure that you and Mochi have formed a great bond, ferrets are highly intelligent and make great friends/companions so yes, the perfect choice for an ESA!

Will catch up again soon Shay, am logging off for the night now.

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Karen.
Thanks for the follow back :)
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Jen,

No problem!

Best wishes for 2017!

Kaz :-)
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joerice Premium
Goodl luck here at w.a.I like my old trucks a 1972 chevy pick-up is what i'm working on now.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hey Joe!

Thanks for the follow, have followed you back.

I like old vehicles, my daily drive is a VW Scirocco from 1985!

Great to see that you are working on the Chevy pick-up, hopefully it doesn't need too much work!

All the very best with your journey with WA and online success!

Kaz
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MPollock Premium
Hi, thanks, for following. love your photo.
Stay focused and make 2017 great
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ShonaPieters Premium
Thanks for the follow. Wishing you an awesome 2017
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thanks for the message, great to hear from you.

I've got an idea for my niche, however due to health issues I haven't been on here or online for a few days - I've a prolapsed disc in my neck which flares up.

All is well and the training is really good, it's all sinking in and making great sense.

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Kyle Premium
Kaz, I hope your neck is feeling much better and flare up is settling down!

Glad to hear you are enjoying the training and remember to work at your own pace, this is definitely not a race and as you move through the training you are going to see some really good progress. I always say, as long as you are moving forward you are moving in the right direction. :)

If you need anything going forward, let me know.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Kyle,

Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had a great Christmas and New Year?

Just touching base, my flare up has calmed down (different painkillers prescribed by my consultant - yay!) and I have been working through the training.

I am now on Course 2, Lesson 4.

My website has been indexed on Google, I have found it on page 8 which I am pleasantly pleased with.

I know that you are asked this several times over, but if you have a few minutes, would you mind having a look at my site and critiquing this? http://photogenixlandn.com

Congratulations on your first live webinar - sorry not to have participated but due to the time difference it wasn't possible. However I look forward to watching the replay.

Thanks very much and best wishes for 2017.

Kaz
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Kyle Premium
If you ever want a website review from the community, I highly recommend that you take advantage of the SiteFeedback system here at Wealthy Affiliate.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

This is a give and take system, meaning that as you offer others feedback on your website you are going to earn credits so you can request reviews from others. This is a pay it forward community afterall. :)

I do have a few suggestions regarding your website here.

(1) I would always suggest making your homepage a blog roll versus being a static page. The reason for this is that when you add a new post to your website, it will automatically show a snippet of this on your homepage (within your blog roll).

Not only does this make your website appear to be much more active and interesting to a visitor, it will also lead Google to quicker index your pages and also rank your content higher as your website will always appear fresh.

(2) Be thorough with your content. Quality content is content that is helpful and often times means it being thorough.

With each page or post you create on your website, people should come to it and feel as they have gotten the help/information that they were looking for and it was presented in a way that was interesting.

Ex. http://photogenixlandn.com/four-thirds-lensbaby/15519357564_cb40cb6057_z

Overall though you are off and running and heading in the right direction here.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for taking the time out to review my website, it is appreciated.

Agreed with regard to the blog roll versus the static homepage - the plan is to change this when I create some blog posts, now that I have some pages in place I will start the blogging process.

My one concern was that I think I have chosen the wrong style of theme as the menu bar over to the top right isn't as obvious as others I have seen. I may review the theme in time.

I have been using the Site Feedback system, which has been helpful in encouraging me to view my own site as a visitor would.

I am really enjoying my time here in the WA community, it's great to find somewhere that gently keeps pushing me out of my comfort zone with plenty of support along the way!

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Kyle Premium
If you don't like your theme, you could always change it.

You can change your theme at any time within your WP-admin:

Appearance => Themes

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

Simply do a search there (the search is pretty good) and you will be able to find a theme/look that you are seeking.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out:
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thanks Kyle. Changing it to a blog roll home screen seems to work better as you suggested.

Will check out your training on changing it, as may do when I feel more comfortable with writing content. :-)

All the best,

Kaz
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, nicely done. You will get more and more comfortable as you write content, the best way to get better at anything is by practicing. Your writing is excellent so I wouldn't let this be a concern of yours Kaz. :)
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Turbogirlie Premium
Appreciate the support thank you Kyle. :-)

All the best,

Kaz
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Kyle Premium
No problem Kaz, I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress!

PS. I hope you have an awesome week ahead!
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ArtByHeart Premium
Hi Karen,
Nice to meet you and thank you for connecting!

Sunny Greetings,
ArtByHeart
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi ArtByHeart,

Thanks for the follow, nice to meet you too!

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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Loes Premium
Hello Kaz,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Loes,

Many thanks for the warm welcome! Getting used to the WA site slowly!

Thank you also for telling me about all of the lists you have written - I will certainly make use of those.

Take good care and all the best,

Kaz :-)
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NamanOsmani7 Premium
Congratulations on going premium with WA. Great Decision.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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NamanOsmani7 Premium
You're welcome.
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium! All the best with your online business.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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malbright Premium
Congrats on going Premium!
Very good decision that you will not regret.
Don't forget to take action everyday to find success.

Margaret
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
Powerparadise
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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pparadise Premium
You are welcome.
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium. If you ever need help with anything, please feel free to ask and I would love to lend a helping hand. Take care and good luck to you with everything you do.

-Jaime
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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Biggsta Premium
Not a problem :)
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DavePage Premium
Welcome to Premium, this might help you
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you!
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Karen,

Nice to meet you and welcome to premium community! My name is Ali and I've joined WA some while ago.
Joining premium community is a great decision that you have ever made and every step that you are taking forward from now, leads you to achieve your dreams.
You will not never be alone in this industry; me and many other nice people are always here to help you; also I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to follow/contact me anytime if I can help you with anything. : )

By the way, if you're interested in technology, I personally invite you to take a look at my website which I've recently created and leaving comments/feedback on posts that you're interested in make me happy. ) I also would be happy to do a favour in return for your social media pages or website )
My website: digitalworldguru.com

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything, anytime and wish you great success in your online business )

Best,
Ali
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Ali-M

Thank you very much for contacting me, that's very kind of you to welcome me to the Premium membership!

I'm going to take a few days to get used to the community and need to get involved more with the training and interaction.

Thank you also for the personal invitation to your website.

All the best,

Kaz
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feigner Premium
Hi Karen, thanks for filling out your profile. when asking for help in the community we can now refer back to your profile for more information about you.
I hope that things are going well with the training, have you chosen your niche yet?
if you are interested then jay has produced weekly training on a niche, it was carried out over a five week period and will give you an idea of the journey you are about to start on. These are not to replace you regular training but to supplement it. Once you have gone through the training it is well worth looking at the archived weekly training.

One last thing!

The regular price is $49 per month. However, if you go yearly, you pay just $29 per month!

That's less than $1 per day for

12 months of training
52 live webinars

You can upgrade here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade

There's absolutely no pressure to upgrade at this point and this is not a limited time offer. I just wanted to make sure you knew it was available in case you wanted to save some money.

Enjoy jay's training, and Karen, don't hesitate to contact me if you have problems or concerns.

Phil
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Phil,

Thanks for the message and information - I've been doing some offline thinking and have gone Premium, taking advantage of the Black Friday offer.

I am looking forward to the journey ahead - my plan is to undertake the training, I've a few ideas for my niche(s) but want to understand more by doing the training first.

I'll keep in touch and let you know how I am getting on.

All the best and thanks for the introduction into the WA Community.

Kaz :-)
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feigner Premium
That's excellent kaz, i really hope that you are able to find a niche you are passionate about. if you need any help with that pm me and we can discuss it.
if you have any questions about any of the training here or website questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
phil
ps if you need any inspiration on niches the loes has a massive list as does kyle
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you for the invitation to PM if I have any questions Phil, also thanks for the links - I will check these out over the next couple of weeks.

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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feigner Premium
ok no worries
:)
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feigner Premium
Hi Karen welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Thanks for joining me and over 100,000 others in taking the first step on your road to creating a successful online business. Following the training will get you a business setup.

If you are ready to jump right in then go press the green button labelled 'Get Started Here' at the left hand side.

What I would recommend is to take a few minutes to get acquainted with the system.

Down the left at the top are the key items, first one (Activity Dashboard) takes you to an area where people are posting their blogs and questions. At the same time at the right is the Live Chat feed, which looks like a news feed column.

Going back to the left hand side the second item (Get Started Here) is the start of the training, This takes you to the training area, You have full access to the first level of training without upgrading to premium. This menu item will show you at what stage you are in the training.

The third menu item is to access the Live Chat - you may want to introduce yourself, just say 'hi' or ' I've just joined ' and you will get a warm welcome.

The fourth menu item is where you acces your free websites. hovering over here will bring up another menu. Click on the site manager and you will be taken to the area where you set up the wbsites.

The last button is the bootcamp - you will learn about that in the training.

Anyway enough of me talkng, go have a look around and message me if you need any help. Just click on the reply at the bottom of this message.

The next step is for you to take but we are all here to help.

Talk to you soon

Phil

P.S. Don't forget to add your details to your profile, if you haven't already done this. Adding this information allows us to get to know you a little better - you can always go back and change it or add to it later.

P.P.S. if you upgrade to premium in the first week you can get a 59% discount in the monthly price. After the first week the price jumps back up to the normal monthly price.
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feigner Premium
Hi Turbogirlie, welcome to WA. you will find us a friendly bunch who are all here to help.
take your time to have a look around and get used to the site, but remember that the black friday deal is fast approaching and is available until monday 28th nov.
if you have any questions about anything here please don't hesistate to pm me.
good luck with your online journey
phil
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thank you Phil, a lot to take in!

All the best,

Kaz
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feigner Premium
hi karen, thanks for taking the time to fill out your profile, this will help the other members who wish to meet you see a little of you.
as i said take your time to explore the various sections of the site, maybe take a look at the training ( green button left hand side at the top(certification))
or see what is going on generally ( black button at the top left (ativity dashboard))
if you have any trouble please give me a shout
phil
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Phil,

Thanks very much for your warm message and welcome.

I will take some time over the next couple of days to explore the site further and investigate the training too.

Thanks for the introduction to WA - your website is looking really good!

All the best,

Kaz
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feigner Premium
Hi Kaz, That's no problem, we are all here to help each other.
take your time looking over the site. I remember when I started the bit I really got stuck on was ' what is my niche'. I chose the bootcamp and after a while I started to get stuck on the content, as it was not my passion. I really would advise sitting down and writing out what you like, what you don't and what you would like to learn.
For each of the items in the I like and I would like to learn, write down 10 things you want to ask or large topics in that area. if you can't put it to one side for the moment.
look back through the list and select the topic you easily managed to write about.
good luck with your selection.
I'm glad you found a place where you can learn about creating an online business with the excellent backup of the community.
phil
ps if you need to run some ideas by me please shout.
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