About ValerieJoy
Joined July 2014
Affiliate Marketing has been a passion of mine for the past 7 years but, due to owning a virtual secretarial business, there hasn't been enough time to dedicate to it. I have recently taken a step back from secretarial matters and I'm now enjoying time doing what I love the most in respect to being on the internet. I have three websites, one that I started in 2010 and another two in 2014.

It is now Thursday 3rd September 2015 and I have been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for the past 5 weeks; the best 5 weeks of my affiliate marketing life ever!

Prior to becoming a Premium member of WA I believed that I had a fairly good knowledge of what affiliate marketing is really about. Well, the past weeks have shown me that in spite of being the owner of 3 websites prior to joining WA Premium, I really didn’t have a great knowledge of affiliate marketing at all.

The tuition provided to WA members is outstanding! Wealthy Affiliate leaders share all of their knowledge. They hold nothing back! They are totally generous with sharing their affiliate marketing skills, their knowledge of tools that make for easy website planning and building, along with their knowledge of how to research products and information. There is nothing hidden at WA. Knowledge is available at the finger tips of all WA Premium members to take advantage of.

My motto now is – "Don’t hold back – Move forward and live your dreams"

Finally, I now have my first WA website live. It is still a work in progress but it is a work that wouldn’t exist had I not joined Wealthy Affiliate University.
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dfsteeger Premium
Hi Valerie, I am new to WA, just a few weeks in, thanks for you bio and your insights! I am looking forward to knowing you and learning as much as I can! Much success and prosperity! If you had one piece of advice to help a newbie...what would it be?

Dennis
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Dennis for your kind message.

My one piece of advice for newbies is - To follow the training step by step, and if you find it necessary to ask questions state what stage you are at in the training. It helps towards receiving better advice.

I hope that helps, Dennis.

All the best :)
Valerie
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DKMade Premium
Now we have supermodels working at the WA?! WOW 10 years of Affiliate marketing, I don't even know what to ask you first, the knowledge you have gained, the mistakes you have learned from, to how many peoples lives you have changed. I love your motto, I have 2 sayings I try to live my life by that I made into a single motto-"A wise man has more questions than answers, so if it does not make dollars it does not make cents, correct?" I just hope I can learn what makes sense from you.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Valerie,

In 2010 I visited my best girlfriend Ingrid in Germany. She has this 30-year-old cactus which has to be indoors during the winter, quite a job as it is huge. She gave me a couple of small pieces like a finger long. It absolutely loves the climate here and started to grow like mad. It makes huge trumpet like flowers which open at sundown, by the next morning, they have gone flat already.

Hasta pronto, Taetske
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ValerieJoy Premium
Good Morning Taetske

Thank you for the image and information about Queen of the night cactus plant.

That is amazing. How unusual for a plant to bloom at night and not during daylight.

I suppose a comparison could be the birds that tweet during the day and particularly in early morning, as opposed to the owl that is at his happiest time during the night.

Nature is just wonderful, and your website is going to be more and more interesting as new content is written and published on your site.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Valerie
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AnthonK Premium
Hi ValerieJoy, sorry for only getting back to you now. Thank you for your support and best wishes for upgrading to Premium Membership. I am impressed with your accomplishments since you joined in 2014. This is always positive and encouraging to Newbies like myself. Success and lots of blessings with your WA business moving forward.
Kind regards
Anthon
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Anthon for your very nice message. I greatly appreciate it, and I look forward to following your progress and success.
Valerie
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Beckywahm Premium
Thank you for following me. I agree with you, the price for staying up to date with affiliate marketing here at WA is outstanding. They show us everything to help us live our dreams. i hope your dream is still going strong.

I am grateful to be part of your network.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Rebecca for your message. It's a pleasure to follow you and it's great to have you in my network. My dream is still as strong as ever and I hope yours is too.

All the best :)
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cwelliver Premium
Valerie, people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 174 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Will definitely be following you.

-Dr. Carl
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you for your kind message Dr. Carl.
I trust all is going well with your WA experience and I look forward to reading your posts in the community :)
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cwelliver Premium
Things are moving along as well as I expected but it never seems to move fast enough, but that is how we live our lives. I look forward to you checking out my posts and of course leaving me some feedback, after all, if we write and no one reads then what is the purpose? Thanks for doing what you do.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Valerie,

I went to your Christmas site but did not find a place to leave a comment. I would have loved to tell you some of my childhood memories.
I also looked at your Schnauzer site, very nice indeed but as I am more a cat person I did not think it was the best place to leave a comment for me.
As it is big here I of course also always had dogs but they were more the type of rescued poor creatures from the dog shelter.
Now I have dear Cindy, 11 years old and a Rothweiler mix. She absolutely always loved all the baby cats introduced to the family.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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ValerieJoy Premium
Good afternoon Taetske

My apologies for taking so long to respond to your message. It is kind of you to think of leaving a comment on one of my websites.
The Christmas website is badly in need of upgrading. I will remove the link from my Profile an re-insert when I've improved the site. I will let you know when that is done, and I would love to read some of your childhood memories.
It's wonderful Taetske that you have rescued dogs. It is so sad that many dogs are ill treated, but wonderful when they are re-homed. If only all needy dogs could be rescued!
Cindy must be a wonderful dog and it's lovely she enjoys the company of your cats.

I look forward to catching up again soon Taeske :)
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ambweblounge Premium
Hello,

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!

Namaste'
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Annamarie for your lovely message.

I like your motto. And I agree, the secret of life is gratitude!

I look forward to seeing your activity and growth within the community.

Blessings

Valerie
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Carson1 Premium
Hey there, greetings from sunny Arizona. Enjoyed your bio.I have been with WA a very short time. I agree with you, I have looked at other programs and nothing comes close to WA community. My aspiration is to get as much knowledge as I can and build sites that help people in turn helping me be successful. All the best Carson 1
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Carson - Thanks for your message and the follow. I see you have a 'Can do' attitude and that is really great. Affiliate marketing requires that type of attitude as it has it challenges. But then what doesn't have challenges! I know you will love WA training and the community. There is an abundance of help here when you need it.
Wishing you great success :)
Valerie
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LMW Premium
ValerieJoy, so happy to meet you. This is my second ride on this old wagon. A couple of years ago the wagon became so slow, I got off. This time it's going to succeed because I'm hitching my wagon to stars like you and a couple of other successful business people in the Community.

As the hero at 911 that took that plane down said, "Let's Roll".

See you around the campus---
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wolffia777 Premium
It took you 8 years to be with Wealthy Affiliate and you've learned a lot during this period. Learning doesn't stop, until you breathe your last breath and sky is the limit. Thank God that you ate still learning.

WA is a give and take community, well I'm giving it back. (Following you)
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RDunkinson Premium
I just read a post from CraigG1. He said he was only allowed to make one blog a day and then it was removed and would be put back another day.

I immediately thought of you. Perhaps you should drop him a line and read his post and that may help you or that may be what happened to you.

Ruth
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Ruth - Thanks very much for thinking of me. It's very kind of you.

The reason why CraigG1 is allowed only one post per day is because that is a WA rule. The rule being that in the first 3 months of membership, only one post per day can be published.

After completing three months membership, I believe the rule is a member can publish up to 3 posts per day.

Valerie
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Dshart55 Premium
Ruth, great idea. Best wishes

Doris
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Powerhousevi Premium
Honored to follow and humbled to be followed herein @ WA Valerie. .
Being fairly new my only advice is to 'use the tools' because I've found this place far&away; the best place to crawl, walk, and run.
My goal is to make people better in health via a Functional Wellness approach and look forward to 'reaching out' to many more here.
I wish you and yours much success in all of your business venture(s) and new life moments.
Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU! I remain ...

... Earnestly, DJ
PowerPillarsV
https://powerpillarshealthysummits.com
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DKretzman Premium
Hi Valerie,
Thanks for following me. I have been following you for awhile now. You and my eldest daughter share the same name. I've been reading some of your posts also. Best Wishes to you and I hope all has been going well with you here at WA. Keep in touch. Donna
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Donna,
Thank you very much for your lovely message. It's great to know your daughter and I share the same name.
Thank you for your kind wishes, and I will keep in touch.
Valerie
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Cheri7 Premium
Hi, Thank you for following me, I followed you back.
I just started to learn about internet business.
Honestly, I was little scared in the beginning to go on the internet, but after I got many good experiences and hear much good information from many people in here, I feel comfortable and can be more positive for my future.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Cheri.
Thank you for this message. I am pleased to know that you are getting used to the internet experience. It is a little scary at first, but the great thing is that you are a Premium member of WA, and will get all the help you need.

I didn't know about WA when I started my first website about 7 years ago, and I learnt most things by using Google. That wasn't a great experience.

I look forward Cheri to following your progress in the community. You are welcome to contact me through a PM if you need to at any time.

Cheers :)
Valerie
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Cheri7 Premium
Hi Valerie,
Thank you very much for your kindly reply.
WA made my big decision to change my life.
It was really good for me because I was totally lost my way recently.... I'm so appreciated WA community.
I proceed to make my 1st site. I am excited!
Good night :)
Cheri
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TSevensma Premium
Well, I apparently did not find the fix for banners and images. All my pages that had banners or image now are void of them. I tried to edit the page put attempts to copy and past proved unsuccessful. I can see in the text references to banners but I do not know how to fix this. Unfortunately my access to Support does not work so if you have any suggestions I would covet them and if you know a way to get to support via email that would also be appreciated. This is just so frustrating
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TSevensma Premium
Valerie, I have been trying all afternoon to upload a banner but always get hung up at the media file section. The media file shows the page URL and there is no way that I can delete that and replace it with the HTML code. Do you have any suggestions??
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Smuyeji Premium
Hi Valerie, I just stumbled upon your post and found it very interesting. Here you were already very knowledgeable about affiliate marketing and it really sounds like you knew what you were doing having had three of your own websites. I'm inspired to hear that despite your knowledge in this industry you still decided to become a premium member! I was on the fence but after reading your post as well as a few others I may be coming around! Thanks and good luck on your WA journey!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Stacey, I see you have gone Premium. Congratulations to you. There is so much to learn from WA and it doesn't matter how long one has been doing affiliate marketing, there is always more to learn. Affiliate marketing is not set in stone and that is due to the changes that go on with the search engines, mainly Google, but Bing and Yahoo play a part.
I look forward to seeing you in the community.
All the best :)
Valerie
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Hi Valerie, thank you so much for your warm welcome and the follow...A little over whelmed to say the least,but never the less excited too.

I like that you have a website on dog training tips.

A huge interest of mine, I adore dogs( all animals) and would be a dream career to work with them. Maybe one day!

You seem to be very well on here, fare play, I hope I'll do half as good some day :-)
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ValerieJoy Premium
I am sure you will do very well with WA.

And, I'm pleased to know that you adore dogs. I think they are the most wonderful creatures on earth. But then I have to say the same about cats, as I have Mandy to keep me company. I think she's got some dog instincts because she follows me everywhere I go, just like a little puppy!!
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Valarie,

I see that you have been here for a while.
I hope you have had a lot of success.

I am still new to WA, and am happy to be here to take advantage of the fabulous training and the tremendous community.

I wish you much more success.
Take care and God bless,
Mike
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hello Valerie !

Would you mind helping me boost my youtube channel? Either by subscribing to it or maybe sharing a video or just liking them? = )

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist (I do every day makeup but mostly crazy halloween makeup and artistic makeup)

Please check it out and subscribe if you lilke it ! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Sarah

Just a quick message to let you know that I will help you but I need a few days as I'm not well at present. I'm struggling to keep up with almost everything that needs to be done.

And, I don't understand much about YouTube subscribing.
Also, I don't have the right audience at present to share your channel with.

However, I definitely do want to help and need to take the time to find the best way that I can do this.

Another thing is that I'm not very knowledgeable with Social Media, but am doing my best to learn more about it. I will get there in the end, I'm sure. That's when I should be able to share your content.

In the meantime - Best Wishes :)
Valerie
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hello Valerie, I am so sorry for the late reply... I have been moving out of my appartment into a new house with a cute garden for the last seven days... and I haven't been able to check my notifications at WA.

I appreaciate you taking the time to connect with me. Don't worry about subscribing or sharing my channel, it's not a big deal. If you can't help I totally understand =)

Best wishes
Sarah
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ToveL Premium
Hi, Valerie

I hope your day is great.

I wonder if you could help me out with something. I would have been very happy having more followers on my social media. Would you like to join my Facebook and Twitter page and become a follower?
My Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/healingwithcoconuts/
My Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/CoachForChange2

I am writing about coconut oil and are crazy about it. I thrive to help people who struggle in life to get information that can benefit them.

If you're interested I have now a subscriber list that will give you all the information you need to live a healthy life. You can visit my site on: healingwithcoconuts.com and check it out.

Thanks for reading my mail and I wish you a wonderful day.

Kindly regards
Tove
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi Valerie, thanx for the follow.

Read your profile and you quite rightly point out that WA is an amazing place where all of the information and training that is needed is right there for everyone to use.

Glad to hear you got a WA website up and running.

Glad to be part of your network. Returned your follow too.

Steve
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for your message and for the follow.

It was great to hear from you, and I too am pleased that we are part of each other's network.

I will watch for you in the community.

Valerie
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JohnThomas1 Premium
Thanks Val for your post am getting a little depressed as I hardly know anything when it comes to AM and not having to work a lot with the computer and really don't know how to even ask an intelligent question.. Will however continue to plug along and go back and relisten to the training..
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi John - Thanks very much for the follow. I am now following you in return.

I am really sorry that you are feeling depressed but try to look on the positive side. You have joined an amazing community where you will receive all the help you need. Don't worry about how you ask you questions. If you post a question and it is not understood, the members will help you by asking you questions to find out just what it is that you need. Continue to follow the training and at the foot of each training you will find comments left by other members. If you read those comments it will help you to understand the training more. You can also ask questions of the other members who are at the same stage of training as your are.

If you get really stuck, you are welcome to send me a Private Message and I'll help you as much as I can. You can send a PM by clicking on the grey box with the envelope image at the top right hand side of the screen.

Cheers - and have a great day :)
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JohnThomas1 Premium
Thanks Val..Have a good evening, I appreciate it..
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ChrisScott Premium
Hello, Valerie,

I hope we end up being big buddies. Welcome aboard. I have found WA to be more than what I had bargained for when I signed on. I hope that this has been your experience too. I see you are making some good progress with your profile and making friends and you have just begun. Wow!! I just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I do not know if you have chosen a niche yet and I am doing the Bootcamp thingy and wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. From what I understand everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. I pray that that will be what I find too.

I want you to succeed with your program too. I, have tried to do this for about 8 months now without making a lot of money. Spending money? yes MAKING MONEY?? Not so much. Thank God I found WA. If you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, reach out.

-Col. Christopher Scott
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Christopher - Thanks for your message and I am sure we will be big buddies along with other members of this amazing community.

Thanks very much for your offer of help. I have been here almost a year now and I have a few niches - four websites in fact - and so I am really busy with keeping them up to date.

I look forward to reading your WA posts.

All the best.

Valerie Joy
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ChrisScott Premium
Thanks Val, :-}
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greenvee Premium
hi Valeriejoy,
i can not seem to find the way to comment on goals that other people have left - i have not managed to get my head around the messaging system ( bit chaotic for me). can you help?
do people just decide to follow someone or are there certain criteria? i see i have over 70 people already following me, not sure what i did to get there or indeed if i had to do anything???
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Valina

Thanks for your message.

Regarding following someone - You can follow anyone by just clicking on the green tab beside their name, or clicking on the Blue Rank button at the top right-hand side of the WA screen (next to your Profile image). You will see the top 200 members listed there.
Not everybody will follow you, even though you have followed them, that's just the way it is. You can send each one a short message just introducing yourself, if you wish to, but you don't have to do that. My thoughts are that you are more likely to build relationships with those who you send a message to.
It's great that you have 70+ people following you. I recommend that you follow them back with a very short message. Just keep it short as it will be time consuming to reply to all of those.

With regard to a way to comment on goals that other people have left, I'm not too sure what you mean. If you are referring to comments other people have left you - just like the one I left you yesterday - then you would click on the Reply button underneath the comment, just like you would have done to send your comment to me today with your queries.

I hope this helps you Valina. It will take a few days to feel comfortable with the WA system but it will come together before your know it.

If you need more help you are very welcome to send me another message, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

For now - take care and take it easy. You are doing very well just by sending your comment (message) to me today :)

Valerie
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greenvee Premium
Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such a detailed answer.
What i was referring too (re goal comments) is one of the tasks in the get started course, day 2. Kyle asks us to comment on some people's goals ( i guess to encourage them and maybe just to get used to the system and experience being part of the community). i would like to do this ( i could tick off that i have done it without) but would like to have the experience and knowledge of doing it - i might be able to help someone else later down the line :).
thanks soo much
have a great day

ps. i live on the caribbean island of dominica, slow economy, very corrupt sysem but beautiful nature!! i am self employed but things are very very slow (partly due to the zika scare),... basically what i am wondering is does WA offer any sort of rate payment scheme for the premium membership? i need to be able to pay my rent etc so although i want to I am a little nervous about committing myself to premium right away. would be happy to hear your thoughts.
thanks much
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks for your response and my apologies for being so long in replying.

I see that you are participating in the Day 2 comments which is really great. I'm sure you can tick off commenting on other people's goals.
It seems a difficult thing to do but when I had a look at my statistics I found that I had commented, as per Kyle's request. It's a long time ago and I can't remember actually making those comments, but I'm sure I did!

Regarding payment of WA - to my knowledge there is no rate payment scheme, just the monthly subscription of $49 US. However, the best person to ask is Kyle. There is no harm in sending a message to Kyle and see what his response is.

I understand your nervousness about over committing yourself financially. If there is no other way, I recommend that you continue as a Starter member and keep building your website. I know that you won't have access to the training but if you keep a positive attitude, you might find a way to earn that extra income you need to be a Premium member.

I wish you all the best and will watch out for you in the community - long term I hope :)

Valerie
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greenvee Premium
thanks so much Valerie - did manage to understand the comment "system" and actually wanted to let you know just before i saw your message. :) have a great day
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Tparent Premium
Thank you so much for the follow! I would love to get to know you more and pick your brain about creating online business! My dream is to build a homestead with a website to share information about off grid lifestyles and sell goods from my homestead. Such products as, homemade household products, essential oils from plants I grow on my farm and crafts my children and I love to create. I am at the very beginning of my adventures. My husband and I bought our first two acres in February.I hope you could join me for this experience and will share any wisdom you might have! And of course, I wish you just as much good fortune on all of your ventures!
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SueHemsley Premium
Hi Valerie and it was great to read your experience of affiliate marketing and the renewal that WA has given you. I have been a member for about 4 weeks now and I agree with all you said about the generosity and outstanding knowledge of the leaders. I love your motto and I'm working on coming up my own. Best wishes Sue
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Sue - Thanks very much for your kind message. I am sure you will do really well with having become a WA member as the training is definitely the best I have discovered. I look forward to seeing your motto in the future, and I also look forward to seeing your activity in the community. With many best wishes....Valerie
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possumlane Premium
HI Valerie - well I sent the message to Marion and then went back into the site to try and figure it out and the colour chart that was not there before was suddenly there so I have updated and changed the colours on some of the posts but what I would like to know now is how I can put blogs or information on my site without making them a post. Is that what the widgets are?
Cheers
Carol
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Carol - Widgets are not for posts. Widgets are used for placing images, advts and perhaps menus, in the sidebar, or header, or footer, depending on the theme.

Blogs or information have to be inserted in Posts or in Pages. I know of no other way to put articles or information on a website.

I've tried to have another look at your website but I can't log on to it.

Sorry I can't be of more help. I wish that I could be :)
Valerie
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possumlane Premium
I was working on the website that is why you couldn't get in but I worked out how to change the colour on the pages and I have left some of them grey/blue and those that have images I have left white so that the images show up better. -you are welcome to log in again and see what you think. You will be up 3 hours ahead of me anyway.
I am trying to give people an understanding of Stem Cells and what they are, what they do and how beneficial they are to our bodies not just for our skin and looking younger but for the inner body and organs. I think that true beauty comes from within but if we have a product that enhances the complexion and makes us look younger so much the better and once again I am indebted to you for you help and patience with me.
Thank you
Carol
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ValerieJoy Premium
You must be back on your website because I can't get in again. However, I will leave it for now as I need to get to bed. I have to go out tomorrow morning so I won't be able to get to the computer until approximately 10 am your time.
I am sure your website will be wonderful so just hang in there until you can get all the answers you need regarding formatting etc.
And Carol, you are not indebted to me at all. I've hardly done anything for you although it would give me much pleasure to be able to help you. The thing is that I use one theme only and it provides all sorts of things that other themes don't provide. This means that I am almost useless when it comes to helping others with formatting/design of their themes.
Will be in touch again tomorrow.
Have a good night.
Valerie
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possumlane Premium
Okay thanks - I am not in my website but I checked the stats and from 24 yesterday down to 3 today. I am currently looking for another theme for my second site but we will chat again tomorrow - you go get your beauty sleep - I will not be far behind you lol
Take Care
CArol
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Twinsmother Premium
Valerie I so enjoy your replies and comments. You have a vast knowledge of putting content, pages etc on a website. I would like to know what your theme is. You mention that the one you use has everything you need. I would like to have one like that also. Thank you and hope to receive a response from you soon.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks so much for your message and my apologies for taking so long to reply. The theme that I use is Woo Canvas. There is a charge for Woo themes and I'm not sure how much it is now, as it is 4 or 5 years since I purchased my theme. Woo offers many themes but Canvas is only one that provides for easily changing color schemes, text formats, using css to remove certain details that I choose not to have showing on my websites. If you Google Woo themes you should be able to find information on Canvas and others that might interest you. In saying that, Canvas is the only theme that I can recommend.
I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you need any help.
Kind regards.
Valerie
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