About Wendyg53
Joined April 2017
Hello, my name is Wendy. I"m a very tired school teacher who dreams of building her own online empire in her spare time. I'm two years away from retiring from the NYC school system, and I know a teacher pension by itself is not going to give me the kind of financial freedom I want for myself.

I've done quite a bit of freelance content writing over the last few years. I've been told I'm pretty good at it. What trips me up is the technical end. I keep wanting to get those websites built, but never quite get around to it. I ran into WA about 10 years ago and joined for awhile, but life got in the way, so I stopped.

I'm more focused and committed now to doing the work and learning required to do online marketing properly. I figure since WA has now been around for so long - and they obviously care about the success of their members - this is the best place for me to be.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$100,000 a year, at least.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$500,000 a year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Well I am still working full time, but if I organize myself properly, I should be able to commit 5-10 hours a week. Once summer vacation starts, I can triple that commitment.
 
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wendyg53 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$100,000 a year, at least.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$500,000 a year

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Well I am still working full time, but if I organize myself properly, I should be able to commit 5-10 hours a week. Once summer vacation starts, I can triple that commitment.
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CMahoney1 Premium
Wendy, wonderful to see that you've listed your goals! Be sure to take advantage of the top notch lessons here at Wealthy Affiliate. If you stay focused and motivated you will surely achieve your goals in no time!
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Shipwright Premium
Great goals Wendy, just read your profile and as you have drive and determination I am sure you will be successful. Welcome to WA and feel free to contact me anytime.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

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

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

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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wendyg53 Premium
Thanks for checking in Kyle. I think I am going to go with a niche I've thought about for awhile: Best women's walking shoes. I go through walking shoes and sneakers like it's going out of style. Might as well promote the brands I feel are the best, I think I've worn most of them.

I was also thinking of best women's walking shoes for foot pain. Since part of my issue is an unusual gait that I've seen a doctor about - he was no help. Do I do both? Do I do the narrower niche? That part I"m not sure about.
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to WA! WA works! Just follow the lessons and implement what you learn! Your success is just waiting for you to take action!

I am following you now and invite you to follow me as well. If I can ever be of any help, just let me know!

I wish you great success and prosperity!
Sincerely,
Tom

PS. Want to improve your rank in WA? Stay active in the community! Liking someone's post or comments helps their rank. Like more to get more likes!
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wendyg53 Premium
Thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind. How do you balance getting work done and keeping up with the community?
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Wendy
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)

Tim
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wendyg53 Premium
Thanks Tim,

I"m ok so far, but I know I will need help - so I will definitely reach out when I get stuck. Actually, here's a question. I have several domains with Namecheap that I've pointed to my Hostgator account. Now that I've joined WA - having Hostgator hosting seems kind of redundant. On the other hand, I'm nervous about putting all the eggs in one basket. What do you recommend. I'd don't want to pay for more than I have to. Thanks!
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Wendy,
As your Domains are with Namecheap there are three options:

Option 1:- Point your domains to WA - (note this will cause your website in WA will be blank, backup and restore will be required) Option 2:- Move your domains completely into WA Option 3:- Leave them where they are

To be honest, I would probably move them all over to WA. Only downside is that you would pay $13.99 per domain to transfer. I am also a big believer in 'if it's not broke, don't fix it'. So, you could leave as is at the moment until you get more comfortable with WA etc. As you're existing sites are already in Wordpress, the training in WA still applies. For instance, I personally have four Domains in another host, Siteground. No particular reason other than that i just felt that the site speed would be faster away from WA at the time. But WA are always improving things behind the scenes (more existing innovations from WA this year too), and their website builder and hosting is pretty fast now.

Hope this helps. By the way, if you want to chat via Skype at anytime , my Skype name is:- chips681977

Regards,
Tim
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wendyg53 Premium
Thank you Tim,
I appreciate the links and I'm going to look at them tonight. I think, for now, I'll just point the DNS servers to WA if I need to host an existing site here. I still have a lot to learn about Wordpress - one of my major goals for the next year, and once that's accomplished I'll be better able to decide what's what.

You know I've never used Skype, which is weird for a tech teacher. I just use Facetime on the iPad. I"m going to have to look into getting a Skype account. As soon as I do - I'll reach out if I have any questions. Thank you so much for your guidance and support. It means a lot. :-)
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Wendy,
No problem, happy to help anytime. Speak soon.

Regards,
Tim
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Wendy,
Everything you need to be successful is right here in WA. WA is innovating more than ever these days and the owners Kyle & Carson have many exiting additions to the platform in 2017. WA is quite simply the best place to be to learn about online marketing and everything associated with it. Along with the weekly Live Webinars hosted by Jay (these are engaging and very informative) . Great to have you on-board. Best wishes to you.

Regards,
Tim
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Wendy, welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate family, I am Tim, member of Wealthy Affiliate. You made a wise decision to try out this program and if you use it wisely within the next few days you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful people that will not hesitate to help you personally.

Now that you have joined as a free member, I want to tell you about an exciting bonuses...

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join as a Premium member within the first 7 days, there are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month of Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever need help on your journey, drop me a line i will always be happy to help
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Great to have you here as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,
Tim
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wendyg53 Premium
Hi Tim,
Thank you! I do plan on joining over the weekend when I have more down time. I've admired WA for years from afar.

I do have one question, are there people on here who can only do this part time like me? I'd love to connect with other who've managed to do all of this around a full time job and make decent $$. Time management has always been my biggest issue. Thanks!
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Shipwright Premium
Hello Wendy,
Great that you have found WA.
Quick answer to your question is yes. I, like you, also work full time , i have a 9-5 job. I agree that time management is very tough, and up to now i have a method. I make use of my Calander to organise my work. I sometimes only do 1 hour an evening, but this is always targeted work. Although i do make some money as an affiliate within WA, WA has also enabled me to create my own business in website design, due to the amazing courses and tutorials here in WA. To date i have around 5 client's and most of my work is remote which is ideal. I also offer general IT services too. I make an extra 500-600 pounds per month at the moment, and this will increase. This is due to only working a few extra hours per week on top of my full time job.

I hope this helps make things clear for you, and that it is possible to earn money part time here in WA. Welcome to WA again, and i can i just ask out of curiosity, how to did you get here to join, was it via facebook or google / website?

Speak soon,
Tim
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wendyg53 Premium
Hi Tim,
Thanks for sharing your success story. I'm also interested in making web sites for small businesses. It looks like the sky is the limit here.

To answer your question - I've known about WA for ten years and was an early member but had to drop my membership due to some personal stuff that needed my attention. I've always had it in the back of mind to rejoin as soon as I could devote more time to it. And now I have! :-)
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Shipwright Premium
Hi Wendy,
Great to have you back on board here at WA. There is simply no other place like WA on the Internet, and without WA i would not have learned the skills i have acquired, outside WA learning these skills and using the services that come with WA would have cost me £1000s elsewhere i am sure. I have tried and wasted money on many other Internet Marketing sites and nothing comes close to WA. I learn something new every day. I know you mentioned that the biggest challenge for you is managing your time - i was chatting to my partner last night and she said, hey, just do 1 hour of productive, targeted work per day. I think I will try that, rather than trying to do too much at once or in one evening per week. Worth a try i suppose and i can always do some at weekends too. Do you have Microsoft Office 365 ? There is a great App within Office 365 called 'Planner'. I use this to manage all of my outstanding tasks for my client's. This helps me keep focused on what I have to do, i set myself deadlines etc. Anyway, just thought I would share that with you, there are of course many other programs you can use, such as the many apps offered via Google. I guess it's just down to personal preference. Feel free to contact me anytime if you need to chat or want some advice etc.

Regards,
Tim
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