About Wesivins
Joined April 2017
Hi, I'm Wes

I'm a full time machinist with with a passion for online marketing. I love meeting people and hearing their story. I almost always find we have something in common.

Making part time money online is already a reality for me. I have two online shops that are P2P (peer to peer) marketplaces hosted by a company called Etsy, They both started out as hobbies that turned into home based businesses.

My shops are Gaia's Treasures and Precious Wire Designs. Gaia's Treasures is an exotic crystal shop and Precious Wire Designs is a specialty jewelry shop showcasing my hand crafted Sterling Silver wire wrapped jewelry. I have a grinder and polisher, so I can make my own cabochons which adds an extra personal touch to the jewelry items I create.

Now, in owning a .com domain for both of these shops, I joined to Wealthy Affiliate with the hopes of learning how to better market them. I felt I needed more control over the direction of my shops, and the clients that visit them, than Etsy provides.

What I found here was so much more.

Not only did I land in the best and most comprehensive internet marketing community in the world, I discovered I could incorporate affiliate marketing into these shops through a custom WordPress site and host them right here. I just love that!

Now, I am working towards sustaining an online presence that allows me to
enjoy financial freedom while helping others. My goal is to be able to fire my boss in less than 5 years and dedicate myself full time to being my own boss.

With the training and support I have found here at Wealthy Affiliate, I am well on my way to fulfilling that goal and living life on my own terms. ;)

Here's to Wishing You the Best of Luck in your marketing endeavors!

Wes
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Wes,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network, I hope that your WA experience is going well
Alex
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IElectronics Premium
left the video you needed in the Live chat...
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wesivins Premium
Thanks, I will definitely be referencing it often.
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oldcrock Premium
Thanks for the follow. You definitely have found the right place to be.
Louis
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Wes! It's a pleasure to meet you! I wish you much success with your online endeavors! The sites you are building will be a great compliment to your Etsy sites.
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Wes,

Thank you for the follow back!

I hope you are enjoying this robust community so far. Should you ever need help, feel free to reach out at any time.

In the meantime, you might like to check out my compilation of 100 success stories: Wishing you all the best,
Moon
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hi Wes and thank you for passing by my profile and leaving a message for me. Lovely to meet you here at WA. I've been curious for sometime about how Etsy works. I guess one day I will have to delve deeper to understand and possibly create a shop. Best of wishes.
~Danielle
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TeresaS1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to your success!
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DorcasW Premium
Wesivins, Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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BobHammel Premium
Hello Wes thanks for following
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Hello greetings, My name is hanifa, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (hanifaabdel1 @hotmail. com) for more about me
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Keisi Premium
Hola Wes!

Thank you for adding me to your network also I have added you to mine.

Best regards
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Madek Premium
Hey, Wes!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
Cheers!

Madek
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Wesley and thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. I am happy to join your network. I wish u well and success. :)

Carl
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Flint005 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Cheers to success
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learn2bgreat Premium
Hi Wes,
Thank you for letting me be a part of your network!
Darren
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wesivins Premium
You'r most welcome!
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Dmk71152 Premium
thank you for the follow
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wesivins Premium
Hey no problem !
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, I have to show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity to you and your family and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace

Frankie Trillz — feeling optimistic. — feeling pumped.
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wesivins Premium
Anytime, Stay blessed!
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wweb53 Premium
Hey, My friend, How are you today? Thank you for the follow. I am
pleased to have you follow me! I hope you are having a great day.
cheers,
william
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wesivins Premium
Hey William,

Glad to hear from ya. I've been spending the day and most of the evening working up my Wealthy affiliate review. I'm about 3/4 finished. Writing is not my strongest suit. I can do it but it takes me awhile because I haven't been practicing it long enough to be fast and my typing sux. LOL

I have to work a full 8 shift at my day job tomorrow, so I won't be up for chat tonight. I hope that article helped you understand WordPress little better.

Anyways,
Thanks for the shout out and have great night!
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cramervod Premium
followed ya.
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wesivins Premium
Hey thanks, done likewise.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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wesivins Premium
you're most welcome
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Philipp-Rina Premium
Hello Wes, your profile description is very impressive. I am glad it works out so well for you, and I wish you best of luck in your further steps. If I can be of any help, please let me know. Regards!
-Rina
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wesivins Premium
Hi Rina and thank you. I will certainly remember your kind offer.

Cheers!
Wes
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MsMerry Premium
Hi Wes and thank you for following me. I love Etsy and your creations sound lovely. I wish you much success as you branch out more online. All the best and I look forward to reading some of your posts.
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wesivins Premium
Thank you ever so much MsMerry. Once I have the domains transferred and I start writing content for them, I will be sure to let you know. :)
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you. Looking forward to that.
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JeffWhenman Premium
Thank you for following me here at WA.

I wish you great success in this online endeavor.

If you are struggling to work out how to build an automated online income feel free to touch base.

If you struggle choosing a niche I would be happy to help.

I think you will agree the training here is excellent, if you struggle with the application feel free to ask.

I have found this community to be friendly, helpful and encouraging; hopefully you are finding the same.

Have a great day!

Jeff Whenman (UK)
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wesivins Premium
Thank you for your kind offers Jeff.

I have found the WA community to be all the above and more!

Should I ever find myself struggling and at a loss, I will certainly remember your offer and graciously ask for help.

At this point I am just starting to put together a site to promote WA. It's indexed and I'm practicing and trying out my luck with keywords and content following the training in Affiliate Bootcamp. I have not had any referrals or conversions yet but, its barely 3 weeks old and it's been a great learning experience so far.

Cheers!
Wes
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RandyL1 Premium
It is a pleasure to meet you!

Randy
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wesivins Premium
Likewise!
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Sounds like you have a great heart for others! Welcome!
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wesivins Premium
Thank you. I do my best.
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abdul11 Premium
Welcome aboard
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MKearns Premium
Following you now and wishing you success here!
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NielSmit Premium
Great website, good feel and professional look when you land on it.

I just want to push the start button.

I'll use a lot of what I have seen here in future.

Thanks for sharing!
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wesivins Premium
Thanks Neil! You're welcome anytime.
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to WA, Wesley, and thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you every success in your ventures :-)
Rich
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MPollock Premium
Hi, thanks, for following, enjoy and wish you great success.
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SDane Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am following you.
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EHenrickson Premium
What is Esty shops?
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wesivins Premium
Hi There,
Etsy is a Peer to peer marketplace where you can buy sell handmade items and DYI supplies. It's pretty cool actually. I have had one shop going on 3 years and I just opened another in Feb of this year.

If you would like to know more Etsy it you can find out here.... https://www.etsy.com/
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AmirSetu Premium
Hi thank you for following me :)
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Kyle Premium
Wesley, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Wesley.
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wesivins Premium
You bet and Thanks Kyle,
I've been really putting my nose to the grind stone build my website, check out what I have so far.

https://learnonlinemarketingfree.com/
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, nice work thus far Wesley! A few quick suggestions here:

(1) Your header image is far too large and takes away from your actual content. People need to scroll down in order to see your content. The visuals and the relevant imagery should be placed directly inside your content instead of a static and overwhelming header that shows on every page.

I would either minimize this or remove it altogether, it is not offering any value to your end user and is impacting their experience in a negative way.

(2) Target keywords within every page or post.

Each page or post on your website should have a keyword focal point. Keywords are what lead to rankings and what lead to traffic. So when you are looking to come up with an idea for a new post, do some keyword research and find a phrase that is related to your niche.

As you build out your content and start getting rankings under these terms, you will see your traffic (and revenue) cumulatively grow. Just know that not every page will rank, but over time a good percentage will. The game of numbers!

(3) I recommend that you keep your menus on one line, versus flowing over into 2-3 lines. This makes the navigation experience much more comprehendible to your audience and also will put more emphasis on your content as your menu will not take up so much vertical space. You can do this with custom menus.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!

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Overall though, doing great here!
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wesivins Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thanks for taking a look and for the tips as well. The theme I am using had other images in it that were totally irrelevant to my web page.

I looked at my website on my android, it seems this particular theme is made for a mobile device the entire page is a scroll down menu. I don't think I can minimize the size of them, however the header is minimized when one clicks a page on the menu. I agree the images in between the pages are basically useless. I just thought they looked cool. Still I can use them within the pages as you suggested.

I have 5 other pages I am working out keywords with relevant to to the theme of my site, plus I will be blogging keyword articles as well. I am phasing into the content part of Affiliate Bootcamp next, so I will be doing a lot of writing of the next few weeks. Not my strong suit, but I ma getting better at it.

BTW, I did use the format you had on your scam page to model on of my pages, I hope it didn't seem blatant.

I will work on getting my menu in a straight line pronto.

Thanks again, Wes
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MarkPerkins Premium
Thank you for the follow, I believe me have similar financial goals.

Mark
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
Steve
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Best wishes for your biz success.
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thanks for following me back!
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Thanks for following me.

Theo
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DPissy Premium
Thanks for following me.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network. Wishing you all the best :-)
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browzman Premium
Thank you for the follow back, Wesley. I wish you the best here at WA.

Welcome,
Trevor
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BillandSue Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the following. Best wishes for your success in all areas of life.
Bill & Sue
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Ivine Premium
Hi Wesivin, thanks for the follow and you are very welcome to WA. Irv.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Wesley, good to meet you and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures in 2017. Sue :)
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spurway Premium
Hello
thank you for the following. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here
Cheers Sylvia
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Thank you for following me and best wishes for your continued success.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks for the follow back my friend. It's so kind of you.
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gs1954 Premium
Hi Wesley,
Good to see you here, we are all after the same goal, financial freedom.
Good luck with your journey
Cheers
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium. Wish you all the best!
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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pparadise Premium
Great, Congrats and welcome to the WA community were real online marketers are made and businesses are grown. The training is key use it to your advantage and this will become simple.

Warm Regards,
Powerparadise
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Wesley - Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium. I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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ValerieJoy Premium
A pleasure Wesley, and thank you for the follow :)
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Vic-Ide Premium
Welcome to WA! It's a great community of people and training!! Good luck.
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Thank you!
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Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium. If you ever need help with anything, please feel free to ask and I would love to lend a helping hand. Take care and good luck to you with everything you do.

-Jaime
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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Biggsta Premium
Not a problem my friend :)
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Hope you are having a great weekend!
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stephaniewon Premium
Wesley, Thank you for the follow.
It's Great To Be In This Community.
Your Journey To True Financial Freedom And Happy Retirement Had Just Begun !!!
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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stephaniewon Premium
Wesley, I wish you have a wonderful experience in WA !
Best of Luck.
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ChrisM112 Premium
Welcome To WA! I've been here for about a month and really enjoy it. The training is streamlined, efficient and effective. I've been following and working on my site as much as my schedule will allow.

Check it out if you'd like: www.preparetoact.org
It's all about women safety, product reviews, blogs, etc...
Don't expect too much, lol, it needs some work. I am a novice on website building.

Follow me as I have done to you if you'd like and let me know if I can help you out in anyway.

Best of luck
Chris
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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Capu1 Premium
Hi Wesley
Thank you for the follow. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
Best Wishes
Thanks again
Lisa.

PS. I following you back
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Wesley,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community and thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated. Wish you all the best building your online business!

Mike
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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CWhiteley Premium
Welcome! Good luck with your WA premium journey.

Please take a look at my profile and websites and see just how far I've managed to come in only 8 months :) You're very welcome to follow me too, or just stop by and say hello.

Caroline
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wesivins Premium
Thank you!
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Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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wesivins Premium
Thanks and you're welcome!
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. This is the best place to be for online business training and experience. Learn to make a website and make money online.
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wesivins Premium
Thanks and you're welcome!
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Welcome to Premium! Best wishes
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wesivins Premium
Ty! :)
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Welcome to WA
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Thank you!
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Hello and welcome to WA, your dedication is going to make your goals happen. Thank you for the follow, wish you much success on your journey here at WA.
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