About Valie
Joined June 2014

Hi, my name is Viljoen vd Merwe, but most people call me Valie. I live in South Africa in the orange Free state and I am 25 years old. I got started with Affiliate marketing at the end of 2014.

I created a couple of websites 2 years ago and they are now earning me a full-time income. Only after 2 years, I realized that the business model that Wealthy Affiliate teaches works and will earn you a long term income.

My goals are now a bit bigger than before and there are still a lot that I need to learn about Affiliate Marketing.

Let me know if you need any help with your endeavors by sending me a PM.


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guitarman Premium
Hello Valie, and welcome to the community!
KevinYoung Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA Premium! Here's to much success for you here at Wealthy Affiliate and if you find you need help or have some questions - remember just ask - that's what we're here for!
Valie Premium
Thanks allot Kevin. I will certainly do that :)
nathaniell Premium Plus
Hey Viljoen, how are things going? Just wanted to pop by as I noticed that you had set-up your profile here at WA and say hi and offer my help if there is any confusion.

WA is going to be the best vehicle for your success and freedom man. It will take time to build up to that, but if you go at it with passion and persistence, you can make this happen. If I can do it, anyone can.

If you have any questions or need any help, just let me know.
Valie Premium
Hi Nathaniel

I am doing great. I have my website up and running. Here it is insomniahacker.com . What do you think??
nathaniell Premium Plus
It's looking awesome. You are really making progress and following the training closely.

My #1 concern right now is that there are so many screenshots from Amazon on the reviews. I don't know if it will get you into trouble, but I personally wouldn't do it.

I might use your own star rating system and put the stars at the top: https://wordpress.org/plugins/rating-widget/

But other than that, content, keywords, and layout look great! Oh, and using the product image from Amazon is totally fine.
Valie Premium
Thanks again for your input Nathaniel. Much appreciated.
Valie Premium
Hi Nathaniel. Sorry for bothering AGAIN LOL.

I installed the rating widget and it works fine on my blog. What benefits will it give my website?

Can it improve rankings in Google because of user engagement?
nathaniell Premium Plus
Absolutely! The rating widget itself will not boost rank, but if you get more people to comment, interact, etc you will see a boost in rank. It might also show stars in the search engines which can help with click throughs, but I can't remember if this particular plugin does that.
Kyle Premium Plus
Welcome to WA Viljoen. I am Kyle, co-founder and also an active part of the community here at Wealthy Affiliate. If you ever need anything or you get "stuck"?, let me know as I will be more than happy to help you out.

I do suggest that you start out with the Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1) course. Work your way through this training and take action on the lesson tasks. This is a foundational course that will get you building valuable online assets in just your first few days.


Anyways, I hope to see more of you in the coming days here at WA! :)
nathaniell Premium Plus
Hi Viljoen, Nathaniell here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button or just click this link https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

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/nathaniell or by private message if you are a premium member.

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