I have officially made the Vegas incentive for 2015 and am VERY much looking forward to meeting Kyle, Carson and the other super affiliates!

However, while I don't want to make the focus of this post too much about me. I want to tell everyone how I reached this point, how you can too, and the mistakes I see people constantly making when they join this community.

First how I reached this point:

If you don't already know about me, I've been involved with this business for many years and have been with WA for more than 7. Funny enough, I didn't start promoting WA seriously until mid 2013 and before that I had periods of incredible success online and also a lot of failures, which were mostly my fault.

The success came about when I implemented WA's approach to making online business and the failures came when I was too lazy to have a plan B when one or more projects were running well. Then there's also the periods where failure was because of another third party. But that's beside the point.

For many years, I had ups and downs in this business and rather than focusing on stability with internet marketing which is what WA is all about showing you, I instead focused on finding one hot niche after another and while it did work for a little bit, eventually the heat died down.

As I saw this lesson taught over and over, I realized it was time to focus on something more stable. More importantly, I wanted to know that the work I was doing was going to have a positive impact on people's lives. I want my work to be fulfilling and the biggest way that is shown is by helping people reach their goals and this is where the certification courses and affiliate bootcamp provided by WA come into play.

With these courses, you are looking at a lot of work in the the beginning, but what you're also looking at is success in a niche that will not die out and will remain popular always.

How I screwed up going into this:

Before I started doing affiliate bootcamp and the certification courses, because of my prior success with internet marketing, I felt going through those courses would be a waste of time because the knowledge there was something I already knew.

I was dead wrong. Since the last time I went through all of WA's training, years had passed and the training was updated many times. If you don't already know how WA is on top of things, know this: They always update their training!

But like an idiot, I instead was too stubborn to realize this, went on with an older way to do things and even tried to take shortcuts I found from other places.

What ended up happening was that the site/s I was working on made some profit, but received a major penalty and killed my profits overnight.

And with other niches I once had making me 6 figures, were now suddenly turning into nothing. Something had to change and the way I was doing things was no longer working.

I remember talking to Kyle about this and he told me to do the courses. I finally decided to put away my stubbornness, sit down for the long haul and just do it.

What was good was that because I had so many years under my belt, I finished both courses in under a week.

What I did to succeed and what you need to do as well:

1. This is by far the most important piece of advice you'll ever get from me and any other experienced member here: DO. THE. COURSES.

So many of you here seem to miss how to get started, so here it is:


But which should you choose? You'll have a choice between the affiliate bootcamp or the certification courses.

Certification courses deal with you making a business out of a topic you love.

Affiliate bootcamp deals with promoting WA.

BOTH courses essentially teach the same things which is to create a content rich website on your topic. Confused by what this means? It's simple: You add information about your niche.

Let's take my website as a reference:

I promote WA.

When I started, I kept chasing low competition keywords and one of the BEST sources of finding this was in doing product reviews. By the way, this applies to ANY niche. EVERY, SINGLE, NICHE has products to promote. Do product reviews. So in my case, what I ended up doing was the following:

I find products on internet marketing.

I review, rate (and often buy) those products.

I ALWAYS link every product review to my WA review.

Every single product review has low competition keywords. By writing more product reviews, I get more visitors to my site.

More visitors coming to my site means more people going to my WA review and this is what leads to people signing up.

You should try to follow the same approach on your site. Understand, it's a game of numbers but in the sense that the more posts (content) you write, the more visitors you'll get. MAKE SURE to write content relevant to your niche.

The mistakes I see people making OVER and OVER again:

They write very little content on their site and expect fast results:

My WA website currently has nearly 300 posts and 20 pages. That is an example of a content rich website. But so many people fail to understand this concept even though it's made perfectly clear in the training over and over again.

They think setting up a website with a few pages, some nice pictures and a little bit of wording it all it takes to make millions. You couldn't be more wrong and I keep running into people who KEEP on making this same mistake.

Let me be perfectly clear: A few pages isn't going to get you to the top of Google's rankings. Think about it for a second:

If Google allowed every website that creates 1 or a few pages to rank highly, they would be filled with worthless websites providing no value to their customers.

The people who truly work on their site and diligently work to add content regularly are the ones which Google awards their trust to and those are the sites which stand out.

If you think making a successful website involves setting up a few pages and you're done, you're in the wrong business.

They choose a topic that isn't a niche and is too broad:

I constantly see people saying "My niche is weight loss" or "I want my site to focus on all topics related to a broad topic".

This is a mistake because not only is your niche not identified, but the competition for broad topics is just too huge. You're shooting yourself in both feet before you even get off the ground. So, don't...

Then there's the people who do this:

They want to pick something they have pretty much no experience in but "think" what they chose is popular and profitable.

Understand this: Every niche is profitable. You're better of choosing something you know about rather than not and then trying to build a site out of it.

I've seen so many people come and go within the first month of going premium because they decided to go this route and are surprised, frustrated and disappointed when they run out of content ideas.

Don't chase what you "THINK" is going to make money. Chase your passion.

They WAIT to publish their website before it's "perfect".

People, if you have drafts on your site and are afraid of publishing because it's not "Ready", you're basically turning yourself from a cheetah into a snail.

Understand that by waiting to publish, you're not giving Google signs your site is even up so when you do publish, it will take much longer for it to rank.

Even if your posts aren't ready or in a draft, write and publish them so they start ranking while you keep working on your site.

Google won't immediately rank your site high once you publish it entirely. It will do it slowly, especially with new sites and you're going to encounter the "Google dance" where your site's posts and pages will bounce up and down in the rankings (Don't stress out about this).

Stop trying to sell and start offering value:

If you're in this to make money, that's good, but if you think filling up your site with no value and just affiliate links is going to get you anywhere, you're in for a big failure.

Beginners make this mistake constantly. They set up a site with no content basically and just start adding affiliate links. What happens? Well nothing. Don't even worry about adding affiliate links until your site starts to get visitors from Google. Then add them.

Also give people value for goodness sakes! If someone comes to read a review of mine, I clearly explain why it works and why it doesn't, what my experiences are with this. None of this crap:

THIS PRODUCT IS GOOD, BUY IT NOW!

How many times has anyone ever been able to sell you something doing something like this? Yeah...

Forget selling. Start giving people value. Help them solve their problems. This is what gains trust and leads to sales.

Aim for quick results, expect quick failure:

This business takes time to grow. Those who come into it and expect fast results are the ones who fail the earliest. This is why I kept failing when I started. But I was also too stubborn to quit.

How long does it take to see results though? I'd say several weeks to up to half a year, BUT this greatly depends on a few things:

How often you write content on your site. I say once a day. I write 1,000 words for each of my posts and recommend you aim for the same quota. if not, then at least try to squeeze in 2 posts a week.

Since I was promoting WA, for the first 2 or 3 months I was getting VERY little visits to my site (maybe up to 20 a day). This continued for several months (I think until month 4 or 5). I was VERY pissed at that time because I put in so much work and I did ask Kyle about this more than once (and other WA members).

They kept telling me not to quit and stay the course. I did and BAM, things kept rising:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vitaliyg/blog/500-visitors-a-day-to-my-site-wa-bootcamp-results

A lot of people have their own stubborn mindset that goes against the training:

A lot of people come into this business with an expectation of how they want things to look, feel and flow. And when they get into the training, instead of following it, they instead do it their own way.

This is the last big issue I see and it was actually my problem too. Remember what happened? Yeah, it'll happen to those people as well.

Take your stubbornness out of the picture and follow the training's instructions. You won't waste years like I did.

That's all on that topic, now onto other things you should know...

About keywords:

I follow WA's training on this, but I also often write up about keywords which get less than 10 searches a month as Jaaxy sometimes tells me. I do this because:

It's still extra content on my site and I can add to it.

Sometimes new products are released which don't become popular right away so if you spot it early, there's very few competing pages so you can rank high and once it becomes popular, you win.

Also don't always aim to have keywords in the same order as you find them. So if my keyword was: A B C, and I was making a title, I could switch it around and say C A B or C B A. It would still rank for the original.

Last tips I have to offer:

Do. The. Training.

Write content over and over. There's no such thing as too much.

Don't try to sell. Try to help. Put yourself in their shoes and see how you would react if someone came to your site.

When you write content, you can promote an affiliate offer on the site OR if the product is no good, link it one you're promoting which is. This is what I do with all my reviews.

Try to reach at least 1,000 words each time you write a new post.

Chase the passion. People who do this have an easy time writing content and coming up with new ideas. They end up getting much more done and seeing success.

That is all.

Good day WAers :)

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1VibrantLife Premium
Wow, that is great information. 300 posts seems like a lifetime away. Thank you for the inspiration.
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VitaliyG Premium
One post at a time :)
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CherylK Premium
This is so inspiring...I can't thank you enough!

I've been out of touch for many months but I keep renewing my membership because I know deep down inside it's worth it.

My question is this: When I retake the classes, would you recommend working with the two sites I created through WA and just make major changes like get rid of my affiliate links and start over? I get good feedback on them from other members but absolutely no organic traffic. As a result, my affiliate links seem useless.

Or should I start completely over? Just not sure where to go from here.
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CJDodaro Premium
I would say that depends on whether or not these sites are really your current passions. If they are, then they are probably worth fixing, redesigning, and adding some fresh content to. If they are not, then I would start from scratch.

You could always start with a new Siterubix site while you start the training, and work on something new, while you correct at least one of your two original sites as you go thru the training. Soon, your path will become clear and you will on your way pursuing your dreams.

CJ Dodaro
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CherylK Premium
Thank you! I think I'll work on both. I'm passionate about small space decor and, since I'm also retired, I feel a connection to my blog about income ideas for retirement.

I so much appreciate your thoughts on this!
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Sylvain34 Premium
This is an amazing post ! Thanks for this very inspiring post
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DaleMaz Premium
What a great post. Obviously it should be followed because your success proves it. Thank you for this advice.
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hlacosta Premium
This is exactly what I needed to read today. Very helpful! Thank you.
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KatieMac Premium
Excellent post and really good points you have highlighted I do not do enough writing and that is my area I need to work on the most thank you
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gjshawk Premium
That's excellent! Thanks for the tips and the help. Onward and upward!
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sharonwhyte Premium
Good post Vitaliy. I like to think I am following this pretty much to the letter (except for posting every day) I post regularly now 3 times at the same time each week and always do my best to exceed 1000 words.

You also told me just to follow the training and do the tasks and that is pretty much what I am doing. Just over 4 months in and my traffic is rising slowly. For once in my life I am patient and I have decided if it takes up to a year (and even more) for traffic to explode then so be it. I have to just keep at it and I will. Thanks for a very detailed post on what to do and what not to do!
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VitaliyG Premium
Thank you Sharon! My advice stems from the very same steps I went through to reach this result. I know you're going to see results a lot faster and that you're working hard to reach your goals. Once you cross that boom point and the traffic explodes, you're going to feel amazing that all that work you put in is coming back to reward you 10 fold if not more!
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sharonwhyte Premium
Thanks heaps Vitaliy and I have so much belief in what you are saying there and the reason I just keep at it.

I am so sold on WA. (I know its good to have the BELIEF)

WA provides the tools, community, support - 2 thirds of the pie and it is the third part of the pie that is up to me! The "YOU" factor as it is said. It's what I do as to whether I will succeed as everything else is in place. But you already know all that!!!

So yes, very excited about the future.
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VitaliyG Premium
Great to hear! Just read your blog post on commissions :)
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iscool78 Premium
Thanks for sharing Vitaliy! Very helpful information and advice here.

Have a great day!
Israel.
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VitaliyG Premium
no problem!
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Billy49 Premium
Fantastic information. Thank-you
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Foobard Premium
Wow, this is probably the most valuable thing I've read on WA so far. Thanks a lot!
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VitaliyG Premium
Much obliged :)
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Eporco Premium
you are awesome
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RobSciubba Premium
The best advice I ever read and it comes from my mentor, my sensei! You're the man Vitaliy! People....LISTEN TO HIM. I am grateful for signing up under him.
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VitaliyG Premium
Thank you Rob for the kind words, always happy to hear from you :)
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RDunkinson Premium
I found your article very interesting although I am still a bit confused. I tend to want to take both courses and then make up my mind.

I have done internet marketing. I spent 6 months putting a site together. Paying big bucks to an E-commerce company just to find out in the end that the site would not rank with Google, there was something wrong and they could not figure it out. I was so disappointed.

Now I am ready to try again but cannot make up my mind which way I want to go.

I have already started with the certificate course. I just don't know what domain name to use and am uncertain on the product.

Thanks, though.

Ruth
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VitaliyG Premium
Just continue with the training Ruth, don't worry too much about the domain name, just name it something that describes the niche topic.
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FredCCC Premium
I can definitely relate to this post Vitaliy, Had great success in 2003 when I started. left the online world for a few years, came back thinking I'd pick-up where I left off... man what a let down! To stubborn to change my way of thinking... cost me a lot of time and money wasted.
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VitaliyG Premium
Couldn't relate more Fred! I also had a stubborn period where I didn't want to adjust to the changes.
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JMones Premium
Wow awesome sauce VitaliyG! Now I've lots of content to work with...you've definitely opened my eyes to more great ideas and topics to supplement my niche. Thank you bud!

Joe
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Kg1 Premium
Wow. Excellent article. Good learning experience.
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ikhrys Premium
Excellent article! That's exactly the case when you have some experience/knowledge already, but for whatever reasons, don't have the results. Starting fresh is a good thing. It either reinforces what you do actually know, or show you what you don't so you can produce results.
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Dinh Premium
Thanks for sharing the tips!
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hthiew Premium
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing your journey!
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SalMB Premium
It's just like establishing a routine. If it's everyday, you will succeed.
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Loved reading this post, great info.
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Capu1 Premium
Great Info Vitality.
Thanks,
Lisa
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem!
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KatieMac Premium
Great post and congratulations I am sure you will get much out of Vegas wishing you continued success
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scottyb2good Premium
I have liked this b4 and I will like it again. Bit lengthy but serious minds read seriously thru it. Still bangin away at W.A. site for bootcamp. Dj one is o.k. and I do get calls and gigs but onto other things now....................Scotty B ♫
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johnwnewman Premium
Great advice and inspiration! :-)
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viyee Premium
Hi VitaliyG, Great Post, thank you very much for the training.
Good advice and information.
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Dean702777 Premium
Awesome post......Doesn't get more truthful and clear than this.
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ECamacho Premium
Congratulations Vitally, on all your hard work and thank you for the advice and motivation.

Cheerfully,
Elizabeth
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blueclay117 Premium
Valuable. You could be a successful niche for someone, you and people like you with journeyman experience and insight. "Emulating Successful Affiliate Marketers" Reviews of those with a quarter of a million, or more, in profit under their belt. Thanks again.
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BigEvent Premium
Excellent advice! Thank you for sharing this important information.
Cheers, David.
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JackMadden1 Premium
Congrats on getting to Vegas VitaliyG.Kudos!!See you,Kyle,Carson and co. in '18
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Izzyalice Premium
Thanks so much for your help, now I'm off to do the bootcamp training.
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RSample Premium
thanks Vitaliy, I'm really new to this,and I am learning as much as possible,I don't even know how to post a photo on the pc,so all I can read and learn from helps,I am amazed at the kindness and support everyone here offers,
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VitaliyG Premium
Don't worry, the training will show you this :)
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janbey Premium
Nice Article VitalityG, all makes total sense to me, and also a fair few others below me on this page. I like what your saying and how you have put it across Power my man.Regards.... Age.....
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Kipps Premium
ြGreat story my friend! Thanks a lot for enlightening me.
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dcart87 Premium
Brilliant post - I will be working through the training courses for the second time.
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OwainCouch Premium
Very inspiring indeed, a great read.
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berserkerjoe Premium
Hello Vitaliy, you have no idea how much this helped me! I´m exactly at this point where I am going "where are my results, yo?". Very timely post. It was very inspiring. Thank you!
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Ariel120 Premium
Dude, you just gave a formula for life! Good Sh*t man! You can take this entire experience and be a mentor! Thank you for sharing this. It's awesomeness.
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ukols13 Premium
Fantastic post. Thanks for sharing
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mobader Premium
Thanks. So much to learn from this one post.
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Great article, We all need to follow your advice. Thanks, Deanna
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Loubelle Premium
Thanks for the info
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Brilliant advice. Thank you for sharing this.
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FilichiaT Premium
Thanks for this
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CBuley Premium
Hi Vitaliy,
Very interesting article indeed. You touched on several things that I was about to do wrong. I am on lesson 8 and will be going directly back there and completing the training step by step with all the newfound info!
Thank you so much, marvelous article!

CathyJo
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem!
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Cristina11 Premium
You added a lot of value for me, Vitaliy! I have read another post you published some time ago, and your advice for beginners was to choose a niche they know a lot and not to try to choose "making money" niche.
I have listened to your advice, and I started again. The biggest surprise for me was that I was able to write 1000 words posts.
Thank you as well for this post. I know what I'm not doing good now!
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Great advice, thanks for sharing. Inspirational!
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks!
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camandche Premium
Couple of years later & still an interesting read thanks! Now following!
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Andrew-74 Premium
I think I found this post at the right time. You mention when you were at the 3 or 4 month stage, you got frustrated about the lack of traffic. Well I'm at month 4, I have been doing my best with the content creation, but traffic levels are low!

Thanks, you just gave me the boost to continue on.
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VitaliyG Premium
It's an expected thing at month 4 Andrew :)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks for that Vitaliy, I will push on!
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NEH Premium
I guess you're at month 6 now andrew as this was two months ago. I'm at about month 5 and still low traffic - but I only properly started working on this site 4 months ago now. However, what keeps me going is I write down my traffic and average google rank from analytics/webmaster tools every week and every single week it's going up - sometimes quite a lot. That definitely provides motivation for me! Anyway, it was good to read this post again! :)
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RMelancon Premium
Great info and congratulations on Vegas, I will see you there someday.
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BufordThomas Premium
VitaliyG, Congratulations on Vegas! Thanks so much for the post. It's great to share the winfall and pitfalls of this business with us; good Looking out. Onward WAers!
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AHohaia Premium
Hi Vitaliy, awesome insight. Thank you so much for your article and congratulations to your success. Very motivating and straight to the point.
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SJB Premium
Amazing post and very motivating! Congrats to you for your success and your commitment to helping others here. I am now following you!
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Fisherguy16 Premium
Hey Vitaly,I have to say I like your style. I can relate to it easily and it gets right to the point your trying to get across. Good job.
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BufordThomas Premium
Thanks! Good word VitaliyG!
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Buford!
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pitin Premium
Thank so much for this!:) I was also a victim of shiny objects on my first two months!
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MelTeeDee Premium
This is powerful. I was stuck on content and sent you a private message but after reading this...it has helped me out tremendously. Thank yo for this piece V!
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VitaliyG Premium
Np!
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frd Premium
Congratulations! Since I still repeat both the Courses and Bootcamp I sure hope, I don't have to experience the "downs" too much! :)

Farid
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lusterr Premium
Great advice, thank you. Congrats on your success!
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luck3 Premium
excellent list and post. thank you.
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Jrowlands Premium
Very helpful, thanks for taking the time to write this.
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ClareCCD Premium
Thanks for that x
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mjpd Premium
Great Post and lots of good advice. Congratulation!
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jmatos Premium
Great post, bravo! Thank u!
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TomHalff Premium
This was such an inspirational and informative read! Thank you for the time you took to write it all down!

Best wishes for your future,
Tom
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rodc Premium
I'm in the early stages of the training and really enjoyed reading your post. Excellent advise and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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JamesGoolsby Premium
Excellent advice and congratulations, sir. I, for one, am extremely proud to be a part of your team :-)
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victoro Premium
Good post, very encouraging as well. Thanks and more success.
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houstoer Premium
Very good post sir; thank you ! For a newbie like me this is very valuable advice. Appreciate you taking the time.
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ColinB Premium
This is such good advice. The training here is very good, but I still have a bit to complete. What you have done is shown that it can be done, and I just need to stick at it.
thanks Again
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thinkhuber Premium
Great advice VitaliyG. I needed to hear this. I'm as stubborn as they come sometimes, and I fell into the same types of traps you mentioned that held you up in the past. I'm going to take your advice and stay the course!
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NEH Premium
Such an inspiring post thank you, tonnes of good advice. I have gone wrong a few times myself. I've started a WA site but have left it about a week without adding yet. But I will! :) I've been here a few months and have had definite lows but I am fully aware now the effort it takes and have seen results from that, so I will push ahead! CONGRATS on reaching vegas!!! I really hope to go one day too :) :)
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Congrats! When you're in Vegas give me a call if you want to get together.
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StevePotts Premium
THANK YOU, I needed to read this!
Sounds like you are doing great things and congrats on making it to Vegas. Be well
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dmpatt Premium
Wow! Good job. Shows one has to persevere to win. Thanks for the encouragement.
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hmasters Premium
Congratulations both on your accomplishments and a really great post.
Harold
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Everlight Premium
Thanks you for writing this :) So many inspiration from one post. Congratulations on making it to Vegas too :)
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fyre Premium
I so stoked for you! Thank you for the sound advise as well brother !
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Shawn Martin Premium
I am so happy for you and thanks for sharing this post. Probably the best WA post anyone who is serious could ever read.
Congratulations bud, you deserve this :)
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Shawn!
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Shawn Martin Premium
You are welcome, and please, keep sharing with everyone! Paying if forward is the best way to keep it :)
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VitaliyG Premium
Agreed!
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PeterWolf Premium
Can you still make it to Vegas on the certification course or is it only for promoting WA through 100 referrals?
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VitaliyG Premium
Only for WA Peter.
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PeterWolf Premium
Thanks, that must be a small group then
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VitaliyG Premium
We have more and more people every year :)
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roamy Premium
This is so inspiring and make me see where im going wrong, l have 40 posts and keep thinking why am l not having enough visitors to my site.
Guess l have to work harder thanks for the pointer
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JakobRL Premium
Amazing post, Vitaliy! Thanks a lot!
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TamaraP Premium
Great post, thank you for sharing your experience and great advice
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This is a fantastic post. Thank you so much for your advice!
-Christian
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AngelsBird Premium
Don't know exactly how I bumped on this blog, but I am glad I did...
Not that you tell me the things I did not hear already in the courses, but repetition is also very important!!

Inspiring blog for somebody that's only on WA for a little more than a month...

Grtz,
Bert
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bj21 Premium
Also I am glad you mentioned about posts that are around 1,000. I think I have ADD and if the post is too long it's so boring. But then it really depends on the writing because I love to read volumes of history books. But I have been reading that 1,500 so I am aiming for 1,000-2,000 depending on the topic/research.
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bj21 Premium
Wow, I just love this post. It's so honest, helpful and genuine. This is so inspiring for someone new to WA. Your style is so clear and concise. I really appreciate the advise and it's dully noted.
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ANANDDUBEY Premium
Superb, Thank you so much Vitaliy.
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ESmall2017 Premium
Great Info, I'm in bootcamp now, I won't make it to Vegas in 2016 but expect me in 2017 cuz'-I'm-comin.....
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starita70 Premium
Thank so much for the great helpful advice really big help to all of us here in the community. Enjoy your trip!
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NWTDennis Premium
Great advice, but here in 2015 the ideal content length has moved up to 1500 words.
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VitaliyG Premium
There is no "ideal" content. You can still get ranked for 1,000 word posts or less if you just write the good content Dennis and the website is already authority mature with Google.
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NWTDennis Premium
That's good to know ... coming from one of our Pros. I'm finishing a draft post that is actually closer to 1900 words. But you know I really enjoyed the research process for my niche site. I'm hoping this might help me to viewed as an authority by Google.

My product reviews tend to be shorter ... around 1,000 words or less. My SERPs seem to be getting better ... have several pg 1s. My best is pos 1, 2, & 3 on pg 1 for 3 different but related pieces.
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VitaliyG Premium
Yeah as long as you provide a fully thorough review, it will be noticed by more than just the search engines Dennis.
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RobinTheresa Premium
Excellent Advice. So often I see people asking about a topic that they have not yet reached in the training. It is so important to follow the training, do the tasks with that training and to participate in the discussions. Doing all of this and in the proper order is building the foundation you need to learn how to succeed. Congratulations on reaching your goals for 2015. And now you can set new goals for 2016. Thanks again. Best wishes. Robin
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surfpunk Premium
This was an epic post ! Thank you so much !
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DoubleAG Premium
You touched on a lot of good stuff in this post. I can definitely relate to not wanting to publish content until it's perfect. I have a question about that and how it relates to writing lots of content.

If one follows the certification course to completion that person will have at least 30 posts on their website. Don't you think that at that point a person would be better off improving those pages rather than constantly putting out new content?

I'm only on course 3 and can already tell that my writing skills are improving. Plus I've learned new things that can be applied to improving older posts.

I'm thinking that improving my older posts once I have a good foundation of content will allow me to have 30 amazing posts instead of 100 decent ones. Time spent writing new posts could be time better spent by building good backlinks, working on on-page seo, and improving the design and attractiveness of my website.
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rcsamra Premium
Thank you!! And congratulations....Have a great time in Vegas!
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Gulino Premium
Amazing post!
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Newguru Premium
Wow this is some very valuable information. Thanks for sharing.
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Servantcindy Premium
Thank you so much, Vitaliy for all of your wise and thoughtful words:)
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VitaliyG Premium
I appreciate it :)
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rconnor1967 Premium
So how was your vegas trip in 2014?
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SSTAR Premium
I know this is an old link, but i did find myself nodding and agreeing with everything you said. As i do tell people, this is no quick fix to money, its a long term thing that requires dedication.
I have not made any sales yet, but already have 1 account setup in the 3.5 weeks I have been here and im just going to keepn working harder and harder! :)
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BigDubbayew Premium
Totally awesome Vitaliy!
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TravisB Premium
Thanks for sharing man! I started out looking into my online business and internet marketing from a friend who referred me to blackhatworld. Luckily through a mix of wanting to do my due diligence in looking at how to make money through Internet Marketing from informative sources who can teach me the basics and just sheer luck I found your website which referred me to WA. I am in such early stage still, but already feel grateful for finding a website that offers so much value to new people in this industry. Thanks again.
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VitaliyG Premium
Np Travis :)
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IMgan Premium
Great sharing/post...a reflection of myself...kudos...
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Kush1000 Premium
Great story, thank you for sharing...
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Vasiliy Premium
Yep. This is super amazing to read this. Kind of keeps me in track with what I am doing. Thanks a lot.
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chavezsera Premium
Congrats man. I really enjoyed reading your posting. It has really inspired me more. This is the posting that should be given to all those people who keep on asking, how long does it take? I see that question in here so many times. Everyone just wants a short timeline and instant money. I totally understand that this business is something that has to be built up. But I will admit, I too am a very stubborn person and refuse to follow the rules. I am taking your advice on this one. I am setting the stubbornness aside and going to follow the training. What can I say, we are creatures of bad habits. Thanks for the posting. I will read more of your blogs. I wanted to check out your website, but I don't see it listed under your websites in your profile.
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TheFatGuy Premium
Congrats, hope to see you there.

San
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MariusNel Premium
Great in the face truths. I just read another post about the readers being the most valuable asset of your website. Too often we get impatient and forget that we are actually in a service industry.

Serve your customers and when you serve them well, the income will be generated.

Thank you very much for your insights.
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Hippychick Premium
Thank you !
This is a brill post packed full of really helpful info. Ive saved it to read again........and again probably lol
enjoy Vegas....you deserve it :)
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Cheryl!
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SalMB Premium
Very nice information. THanks!
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TravH Premium
Great Job!
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ChrisByrne1 Premium
Very well put
Enjoy Vegas
Cheers Chris
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Dfishell Premium
This is what I needed to hear! Thanks.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Vitaliy! I found this extremely helpful :) Great points and I can see the sense in everything you said. I am off to write some new content now!
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SMinter Premium
Great Blog with a lot of truth in it. Makes you search your self and look at your business in a new light. what you wrote is great more people should read this. :)
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Kathy331 Premium
Firstly congratulations on making Vegas! Secondly, thanks for sharing your journey, you've got some very good tips in there. :)
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem Kathy!
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jenniferi Premium
Thank you. I am starting with little experience, so I don't fear the stubbornness as I do the frustration likely to come.
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jchang Premium
well done.
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sherlock77 Premium
Great post. Just what I needed to read right now as I feel like my enthusiasm is dropping a little.
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DrBrad Premium
Thankyou, some really good tips there!
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damienmorgan Premium
Hi VitalityG. i'm slightly confused with an aspect of your post. I dont have a niche at this stage so am doing the boot camp to market WA. You say you also went this route,granted you were an experienced online person by that stage,something which i am not. However you mention using product reviews to help you promote WA,what types of products are you referring to?
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VitaliyG Premium
Internet marketing products. Check places like JvZoo and Imreportcard.com for a list. They have a lot to look into.
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damienmorgan Premium
thanks for that
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Oh wow! That was deep stuff, really deep thinking. I am glad to hear you learned from your mistakes, didn't quit, but pushed on for the greater good. :) Thanks for sharing this, I think I need to read this post several times a week to just keep on with WA, take it slow, not rush myself. :)

Congratulations on going to Vegas to see Kyle & Carson and the rest of the WA Back Up Crew Members or WA Online House of Representatives as I like to call it.. ;)

~Angel
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AlexCY Premium
I love your post!! Thanks for this!!!
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Englewolf Premium
Thanks for posting this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SusanAL Premium
I am feeling more and more positive about WA because of the constant message to "provide value." Refreshing to hear this in an industry ('business") that doesn't always come across that way. They CAN go hand-in-hand.
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tonlip1 Premium
This is an excellent post for those just starting out. The one takeaway I have is that you can never have too much content. When in doubt, just write! Thank you for sharing this.
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EKautz Premium
Nice G!

This is bar far one of the best success, and failure, posts I've read. Excellent useable detail and what a morale boost!

Everyone should take the time to read this - it is going to save me from much wasted time. luckily I've only wasted a small amount so far.

ROCK ON!
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Eric.
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EKautz Premium
No thank you and my pleasure for certain.

Now that your headed to Vegas what will you do with the other six months of the year? ;)

Eric
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VitaliyG Premium
Keep working to double and triple the business ;)
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EKautz Premium
That's the way!
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TomeToner Premium
Focus on helping others and the blessings will surely come. I got it. Thanks Vitally for the eye-opener!
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sherlock77 Premium
One of the best posts I've read on here. Thanks for sharing.
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lthampton Premium
This is a great post. Excellent advice. I'm a little relieved to see that it takes a little time to see results. It will certainly keep me from getting upset. I'm twice as relieved that everything worked out. That means there is hope for me as well. Thank you for such a candid and encouraging post.
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VitaliyG Premium
Glad you enjoyed it Latonya! I look forward to seeing this from you as well :)
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Kae Premium
What a great post - thank you Vitaliy!
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GCheongHeng Premium
I am bookmarking this page man. Thank you for the advice!
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DianeW1223 Premium
Your advice is gold. Once I upgrade to premium, I hope I can reach out to you via PM. I tried doing affiliate marketing a few years ago when I didn't have the time and when I was involved with a scammy site. I basically did all the stuff you mentioned to NOT do and of course I never made a sale. I look forward to learning more from you and putting all the lessons here into use. Publishing my first draft even though my site isn't ready yet... ;-) Thanks again
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VitaliyG Premium
No problem Diane!
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Faraz Ahmed Premium
Amazing. Congratulations.
I'd just like to ask if you got all the referrals from search engines or did you use paid ads too?
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VitaliyG Premium
Nearly all my referrals are coming from search engines. I do paid advertising, but I'd say a 5th of my traffic comes from there.
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1David Premium
Hi VitalityG,

I can relate to everything you have said in this post. I have made the same mistakes that you have made by jumping around and not staying focus on the mission courses.

The certificate programs is a whole process. Chat, Content Creation,
Activity, helping each other, and building out our Websites, with the
training that is included. It is a package deal, that is why WA has been around for as long as it has, because of its dedication in helping up in coming Internet Marketers.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Really great wealth of information.
Although quite daunting, it's still a very good read.
It seems that you have learned the "hard" way to success.
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chavezsera Premium
Thank you for this post, it is very informative and has given me more to think and work on. It has answered a lot of questions I had. Congratulations on earning your trip to Las Vegas. Although I go to Vegas twice a year, I have my goal set to get my trip to Vegas with WA. I am 5 days in and love this program. I became a premium member the next day even though I had 7 free days. Keep up the great work and hope to see you in Vegas in the future.
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FamilyAffair Premium
Awesome news! Congratulations. :D I'm one of those people who waits to publish until it's perfect - thus no content is up. :/ Thank you for saying it's ok to publish while working on it. You have alot of good info here for those of us still new to the process. --- Daniella
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VitaliyG Premium
Glad I could help :)
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RitaK Premium
By the way, congratulations! Keep up the good work!
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