About VanceHunter
Joined October 2017
Hi there!

I joined as a Starter Member a week ago, and have greatly enjoyed poking around, getting more familiar with all WA has to offer. Wow! It’s deeply meaningful to have all this training available, to abundantly support the needs of an aspiring affiliate. I can’t help but notice how amazingly thorough, varied, and comprehensive the training is. I’ve been interested in growing an internet based business for over a decade, and I’ve spent a lot of money trying to find training to help me succeed.

With all I’ve bought, there was often something lacking. Also, I kept realizing there is so much more that I needed to learn. And then, I would get frustrated and downhearted, trying to make it happen. The importance of a supportive community is really clear, since without one, it’s very hard for me to stay motivated and positive.

It's comforting to read the profiles of members, learning of their stories. There’s so many interesting people here, and a ton of incentives are built into WA’s membership site.

I had recently bought a program that seemed like it would be great, but I started at least partially get burned once again, when I was upsold 3 more times after the initial purchase. On top of that, there were at least 2 more upgrades offered. Ugh! Come on! I had already bought the whole master plan, and I’m still being courted to buy “even more” expertise! ... so I can really, really be super successful! That dangling carrot, just out of reach, is really irritating! The actual training material seemed surprisingly superficial. Fortunately there’s a guarantee.
Then I came across what seemed to be an outstanding opportunity to be an Amazon affiliate.
I was excited at first, but then I googled a review of this opportunity, and then found an alternate recommendation of WA by “I’ve Tried That.” Thank you Steve!! I read an article by “I’ve Tried That” many years ago, and recalled his apparent sincerity.

And here I am. At the very least, I’m super relieved and comforted that there’s only one upsell, to Premium, and I was clearly informed of it. Oh my! I keep finding training in WA that is what I want to learn. In particular, I’m thrilled that Site Rubix helps you painlessly start up a Wordpress site. That’s fantastic! I spent some time exploring Wordpress, and I was so impressed, but I kept getting lost in all the details.

I have an associate’s degree in Computer Programming. I’ve trained myself in PHP with MYSQL so that I could build websites. ( Wordpress is based on php w/mysql, by the way, and I’ve been interested in creating/modifying plugins for Wordpress. ) I helped my partner, Susan, develop a database-based website for her ESL tutoring business. But monetizing that site seems like a very long process. I had wanted to help businesses with Wordpress sites, and that still seems like a good idea. However, having my own information sharing sites, where I’m earning money as an affiliate seems a higher priority for me. And I need to transition out of my career as a nurse assistant. I’m 59, the work is exhausting, and I really want to become my own boss.

I happily upgraded to Premium just yesterday, and I’m ready to get my WA training rolling! ( and make a lot of wonderful new friends )
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BPryga Premium
Hi Vance,
Welcome to WA. You made a good decision to go Premium. There is so much to learn in the training material here as well as all the community member contacts. I feel certain you will succeed here and meet the goals you search for. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have likewise added you.
Best wishes.
Barbara
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Vance,
Congratulate you on making a right decision to join WA community, in which you will find yourself its training courses and supporting spirits are unparalleled in the market of its kind.

To deepen such assurances, please look into a few the posts of my WA profile and some posts inside my 48-day website - www.ebettercare.com.

Oh! I always like to invite someone like you having a supportive spirit to critique what I do in my site for E-marketing.

So, let us network for mutual success by taking right actions after making right decision, which is the only means to drive a run of success.

Best to health and success,


James
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VanceHunter Premium
Hi James,

I'll take a look at your content, on your website and your posts, when I get a chance. Just wanted to let you know I'm planning on that.

Have a great day and evening,
Vance
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Urolin1981 Premium
Great. Appreciate that. keep in touch for mutual support and networking.

James
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Vance,

Reading your profile I can see you know a lot more than most of us mortals. I got a computer end 2013 against my wish and will. I always said: I belong to the handwritten letter generation.
I only did emails/photos and I followed masterclasses and summits on subjects of my interest. Look now, I have 2 websites and still do not understand all the technical stuff but I have advanced.
One of my first WA posts was the Spanish priest and the world library. Perhaps you like to have a look, it is a great source for information when writing.
I am sending you the link to a later post, I am taking this to follow a bit more serious.
Thank you for the follow and all the best.

Regards, Taetske
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VanceHunter Premium
I had read this post of yours about following. That was refreshing. I had already kind of adjusted my time spent on keeping up with the social comments. I've noticed, of course, how some people don't put out any effort to communication. I've noticed some people have over 1000 people that they're following. I've been trying to discriminate because I don't want to spend all my time here writing to members.

I need to spend more time on building my business. I'll take a look at that first post of yours.

As for what I know techwise, I'm happy about it, but I definitely have so much more to learn!

I enjoyed very much looking at your websites. I left a comment on each.

Really nice to meet you,
Vance
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VanceHunter Premium
I was looking for your post about the Spanish priest. Didn't find it yet. Would you send me the link, please? Thanks!
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laparra1 Premium
Gracias, Vance,

Taetske
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Raynor123 Premium
Hello Vance. I know just how you have been struggling to find an honest business where you can learn how to do it. I also joined so many affiliate programmes that were so easy to join and then the dangling carrot came out to entice me to spend more and more. I'm amazed at the prices these programmes charge for their training. I'm quite a bit older than you, but I still admire you for wanting to learn and get your own business up and making profits. One cannot let a small thing like age get in the way. I'm 70 years of age. I work 8 hours a day 5 days a week analysing companies on the stock market and managing portfolios. A very tiring and thankless job. Like you I want to get out. I started off in life selling life assurance, then I owned 2 clothing manufacturing factories where I employed 120 people in each, I got tired of the union and employee demands and gave that up, I became an estate agent, then I studied gemmology and travelled around buying diamonds and other precious stones, then I became mixed up in horse racing, well the list goes on and on and I don't want to tire you out reading all this. Good luck with WA. I have no doubt that you will make a good success of it. Regards from a very warm sunny Africa
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VanceHunter Premium
Actually, I enjoyed reading of your experiences. This is part of what I enjoy here in this community. Now, I feel even more connected with you. Thank you for taking the time to tell me more about your life.

You certainly have been busy, and with a lot of responsibility.
Thanks for your encouragement. It was timely. I've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, feeling like a whole lot of work is looming ahead of me. But, I do love it. I've just got to take it one step at a time.

You're a man of substance. Thank you so much!
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Jmlunavel143 Premium
You bring up a valid point about how other companies and organizations seem to upsell their services! I just went through a similar experience and nearly lost everything starting out a small business. I became broke fast, and it nearly cost me my marriage. Fortunately, I learned to move forward from that experience. As for now, I am actively involved in volunteering at my local center and own a business that involves a vast amount of great, like-minded individuals! Even though I am working hard each day, I enjoy learning and meeting various people!
May you have great success! =)
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VanceHunter Premium
Wow! You've had some tough experiences. Congratulations on successfully moving forward, and engaging positively with life.

Thank you for your enthusiastic wish for success!
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi VanceHunder, welcome aboard! I think you joined shortly after me, but it looks like you have a lot of experience in web development already. My work has always been on the data crunching end of technology - SQL, python pandas, MatLab - but it doesn't seem like we'll ever need it with WordPress. Your PHP knowledge will come in handy!
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VanceHunter Premium
Hi there!

I put a lot of work into developing a website for my partner, Susan, that benefits her students. She teaches English as a second language for children. I used php with mysql to build it. I never found employment with programming, but I enjoyed working on that project at home, basically. If there comes a time when I feel the need/desire to do some customization with wordpress, I'll explore making my own plug-in(s).

As for Wordpress, I look forward to using site rubix. I was excited to discover that not only does WA support the use of Wordpress, but that this SiteRubix tool is available. I imagine Carson was responsible for this tool.

I really like knowing how to program, but I'm glad to have these super helpful tools, because there's so much for me to learn and do, even with all these timesavers.

Nice to meet you,
Vance
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hi Vance:
Welcome to Premium! Your Computer Programming Degree will definitely be of great help to you here at WA.
A lot of us have been scammed for years, but finally have hit the right community at the right time.
My site: https://suppliesfororganicagriculture.com
Best wishes to your success from México.
Eugenio.
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VanceHunter Premium
Hola Eugenio,

Thanks so much for your warm welcome and encouragement. I'm enjoying building on what I know so far. I love the training and the tools here. There are so many ways to get bogged down, so I love how the resources here serve to help members get out of the mud quicker! LOL I'm going to check out your site. I'm a big fan of organic agriculture.

So nice to meet you,
Vance
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VanceHunter Premium
I look at your website, and left a comment there. I think you express yourself very well. But, there is one word that keeps popping up that I don't think I've ever encountered ... inocuos . What the definition?
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Vance,
Sue and I thank you for your following. You a lot further ahead then Sue and I were when we started.

We didn't know what a blog was,very little about a website, nothing about Internet Marketing, but all that changed when we found Wealthy Affiliate. We started at Step #1 not Step #50 as where most training platforms start at. We still have a lot to learn but there is progress showing.

Best wishes for great success in all areas of life.

Bill & Sue
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VanceHunter Premium
You're brave to make this journey. I know I still have a lot to learn, but it's pretty darn interesting, so that's a plus!

Great success for you two also!
Vance
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Loes Premium
Hello Vance,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also 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 just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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VanceHunter Premium
Thank you for telling me about all your trainings and posts. They look very useful! I was curious about your list of 1001 niche ideas. I hadn't found it yet. Maybe I'm just sleepy. Could you clue me in on where it is? Thanks.
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Loes Premium
VanceHunter Premium
Thank you so much!
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arielharris7 Premium
Congrats on upgrading to Premium! It sounds to me like you are already on your way to great success. Its a slow and steady pace. With a great learning curve that is fun and interesting.
I am glad we are sharing this journey. Wishing you great joy and abundance. ariel
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sofieanderin Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Vance and thanks so much for connecting. Upsells are absolutely the worst, aren't they? Thank goodness that WA is a scam-free zone and you will not be forced to try to hide from preying salespeople:-) All the best to you on your journey!

Cheers,
Erin
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Armlemt Premium
I had the same sort of experience with another program that offered upsale after upsale. I also had to argue with their "mentor" about what I had and had not purchased already. I'm trying to get them to make good on their guarantee not. It would certainly help at this point! Before joining WA, I Googled it and found a lot of positives about it right away. Even when I specifically Googled for negative reactions and complaints, I got positive comments on WA, so I decided to try it out. I went Premium right away and I'm so glad that I did!

Thank you for adding me to your network! I have added you to mine as well. I hope that we can get to know each other better and help one another along the way. Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors, especially here at WA!
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VanceHunter Premium
I googled on criticism of WA and there was just one person negative, amid an abundance of people profoundly praising WA. This community, and the training, is so excellent... wow! what a pleasant surprise!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and kindness,
Vance
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Armlemt Premium
You are quite welcome!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Vance!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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fleurallen Premium
Welcome to WA Vance! Thank you for the follow delighted to be connected here at WA. Am looking forward to hearing more about yourself. Once you have started the Certification course here: feel free to jump and check out my trainings to help you set and achieve all your goals here at WA!
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IveTriedThat Premium
What's going on Vance? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress through the training. If you need a little kick in the pants, I've got just the thing for you.

It's my training here titled 'Starting from Scratch: The Strategies I Use to Build & Maintain Successful Websites' It is a Premium training so you may have to check back after you upgrade to get full access!

In the meantime, let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Vance! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. I was checking your profile and saw it hasn't quite been setup yet. I thought I'd share this video in case there were any problems on your end: Definitely get your account setup. It'll lead to better help within the community. You'll make a better connection with other members with a picture and a short description. We are all people after all.

Anyway, let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! Look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Vance and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 7 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Vance, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Once you setup your profile, reply to this message and I'll send you my 10 Hottest Business Ideas for 2017. They'll really help you get moving quickly here!
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