About Wozzy
Joined July 2017
A person on a mission...Where do you start? My life in a nutshell! Spent 6 years in the forces straight from school, came out and learned a skill as a Business Application Software Developer. Since 1987 in permanent employment until 1996 where I decided to go Freelance. Worked in various countries, such as UK obviously, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland and life was good, up until 2010 when things changed and contracts dried up. Various reasons but a major one are outsourcing to other countries. Anyway decided to venture onto the Internet and learned a lot (I think) but never actually made any money. Resonated with many only to find out that much of what was said came under the category of "BS". Been burnt really only once, but this learned me to become even more skeptical than I already am. Just who can you believe? Anyway, through much research I came across WA and could only hear and read good things about the training program so decided to venture, and here I am. Mick
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Mick. Nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your interesting profile. You're not the only one who has been ripped off and is skeptical as a result. Many of us here have had the same experience. I guess that's one reason our community here is so special.

Welcome to my network. Thanks for following me back. If you have questions as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask the community. There's always someone who knows the answer and will be happy to help. Carol
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wozzy Premium
My pleasure Carol
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janbey Premium
Hey there Mick,

Interesting reading your Bio. Your internet marketing resonates well with a lot of people here at WA.

I think most people are looking for good training, a solid company with good ethics and something that they can trust. Like you said there is an awful lot of BS out there and loads of scammy products. I am sooooo! glad I found WA.

I hope things are going well for you, all the best on your WA journey.

Age
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wozzy Premium
Hey Age, thanks and yours too.

I think we are definitely in the right place.

All the best

Mick
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BrendonB Premium
Hello Mick,

I just responded to your question on duplication content.

Here is the link so you can jump right over.

Hope this helps Brendon
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RogerHumbke Premium
Mick, Ran across one of your blogs and was so happy I did, decided to check out your profile and other blogs.

I have been here two years and learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills, but yet to monetize a website. The other biggest benefit I've accomplished has been relationships with other WAs who I feel I can trust. Integrity seems to be widespread and most individuals say what they think, do, and feel in their heart.

Oh - I should say I have started two websites. The first one was our family history and it was a labor of love with fantastic results. The other one is a personal interest and has not gone far.

This year I'm focused on a niche market website on Bitcoin & Blockchain which I will monetize.

Looking forward to seeing your first web site.

Roger
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wozzy Premium
Hey Roger, glad I could help.

My website is taking shape but as you know takes time.

I do go through periods of frustration like everybody will and find myself taking breaks when that happens, which is not good because I have a 3-year plan so I need to focus more.

I am in the make money niche which is a popular one but when this starts paying for itself, then I will be focusing on smaller Niche sites.

Are you involved with Bitcoin and Blockchain?

I must admit that I haven't invested time in research, although I do know that this new currency has opened up big and find that there are a lot of dodgy sites to stay away from.

Have to be very careful

Mick
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RogerHumbke Premium
Things change so fast it is hard for me to plan 3 years ahead and have gone from 3 yr. to 1 yr. to my present 1 month plan. Perhaps it is because my time left is getting shorter; technology is changing so quickly; and my memory is getting poorer.

I even forgot to finish my last blog on Bitcoin and Blockchain, and Grace (littlemama) had to point it out to me. Sometimes I get into too big a rush.

That blog indicates where I am at with Bitcoin. YES - there are a lot of dodgy sites out there, and it is one of the main reasons I am so interested in the Block Chain. So far it has never been hacked and it has brought truth back into a corner off the financial industry. Exchanges, education and services are centralized and still prone to hacking and being scams themselves.

There is a lot riding on the Blockchains ability to use algorithms and decentralization to restore trust in the world.
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Hey there. I have jotted down after lots of traffic researches !!! Would be glad to receive suggestions
Prada sunglasses for men
Versace Sunglasses women
Cheap online clothes shopping
Best women jeans
Latest fashion women
Mobiles and television
Please be little more specific. Thanks a lot. My next step after your recommendation will directly be making a site. So I value ur suggestion. Thanks a ton !!! Very much excited to start off :))
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wozzy Premium
There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing your niche especially as this business you are hoping will replace the 9-5 job.

Most people tend to use the likes of Amazon when promoting products.

Amazon has a markup for commissions which is categorized and without looking I believe this can be anything from 0%-10%.

Obviously the higher the better, but I'm not sure just what your expectations are in the long term.

Products with a low price you have to sell many to see a good return.

In the list I think fashion is in the region of 10% so that would be the highest commission, and saying that if a pair of jeans costs $100 then your commission would be $10.

I would drill down into the Electronics section where you will find products in the $100-$1000+ range or maybe look at the industrial section where you will find products into the $1000s.

Just a suggestion
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hi wozzy im new to this dnt really know how this works and how you can profit from this or how this works very confused came to this site by mistake or mabe gods grace.would be great if you could give me some pointers will be waiting for your response
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wozzy Premium
Hi there, Click on your profile top right next to a ranking number in a BLUE box.

This is where your messages are.

If you go to the bottom you will see the person who is responsible for you becoming a member.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Mick!

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
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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wozzy Premium
Hey Madek, No problem and I will certainly take a look at your website.

Mick
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Madek Premium
Great, Mick!

Thank you so much! I wish you all the Best in this marketing venture at WA. You're awesome! Cheers!

Madek
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bill808 Premium
Hi Mike, Thanks for the follow. Looks like you are doing well. I looked at WA for six months trying to find the scam. In that period I finished the first lesson, got my website up and learn a bit about promoting it. Never found the scam. Went premium and never looked back.

The best, Bill
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wozzy Premium
Hey Bill, you are welcome. I have never come across any negative feedback regarding WA. I am sure there are some somewhere I just haven't seen any.

Have a good day

Mick
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hey Mick,
Hope you had a good weekend my friend! Just getting started with
building my first site on WA and the format is nearly identical to what I've been doing with WordPress on my own for years.

In an earlier post we were back and forth about having better control over fonts, appearance, etc. I just installed the TinyMCE Advanced plugin I mentioned previously and it is dead on to what I've used before. You can customize it to add whatever you want to your page and post toolbars.

I use the one from Andrew Ozz (don't know if you're related lol) and you can find it at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/ Here's a screenshot of my toolbar before and after I installed this. Peace!
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wozzy Premium
Hi Bob, hope you also had a great weekend although I was pretty much on here most of the time. Can be a little addictive especially as there is so much to learn.

Thanks for the advice and I am going to now check it out.

Wozzy is just a nickname from school although I don't and nobody I know now uses it.

Mick
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Mick and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if I can help at any time.
Terry
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Terry
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WHearn Premium
Hello Wozzy. I was born at Griffiss AFB in New York. Some people join the military - God bless you and thank you for your service - I was born into it.

Reading your bio was like listening to my dad. He was a US Air Force sergeant who's philosophy was simply, "If you don't respect me, you will fear me. Either way . . . you will do as you're told." That is the way he raised my sister and I as well, and it was good for discipline. We are both successful at our own respective businesses. Dad passed away last New Year's Eve. He went out fighting until his heart gave way a year after a quadruple bypass.He survived the threat of nuclear war, but it was cigarettes that got him in the end. I am sure he is still waving Old Glory wherever he is today.

Lots more that could be said regarding some of your comments, but we'll save that for later.

Ranking 204 since July? You ARE a man on a mission. WA is a great place to learn and get to earning some money. I look forward to reading your posts and maybe getting in a little personal messaging? I have a few opinions about some things at this point of my life that you may agree with.

Thanks again for your time. Peace - William
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wozzy Premium
Hi William, thank you so much and sorry about your dad.

It has taken a while to start thinking in a positive way due to all the garbage that is out there on the Internet.

I knew there would be something out there, I just had to go out and find it. I believe that WA is my answer because since joining I have very rarely had a negative thought, which is a good thing.

With everything that is and has been happening in our wonderful world, it is hard to be positive, but all we can do is put it to the back of our minds and carry on.

Mick
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WHearn Premium
For sure. I don't even watch the local news anymore, but instead concentrate on what little I can do each day to make the world better near me. We are "planting seeds" of responsibility and accountability in the youth of our country. So many in this coming generation are clueless . . .

Well, like you said. Let's concentrate on the good.

Talk to you soon. Keep fighting the good fight.

William
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity 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
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wozzy Premium
Hey Frankie, I don't know what to say except thank you for those nicely chosen words and I would like to return the favor. I would also like to wish you all the best in whatever you do and much success here as well as out of WA, Mick
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks Mick we all have what it takes to succeed we just have to put in the necessary work now. So I encourage you to keep pressing forward Peace and Blessings

FrankieTrillz
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wozzy Premium
Frankie, the problem I had prior to WA (6-7 weeks) and I think the same with many others, is all the "BS" that is out there on the Internet with all the scam artists, and when you get burnt once you put up the shutters or you should do. Some people never learn and bounce around from one scam artist to the other. I joined WA quite by accident as I clicked on the SiteRubix website and didn't see that WA owned this product until I had joined, otherwise I may not have joined.

It took me literally 1-2 hours once I decided to have a look at the training platform that I realized I had hit on something really good, and although I haven't made any money, I am confident (never was with anything else on the Internet) it is just a matter of time.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mick,

I have no experience with other companies but I do think WA is the right place to be. Excellent training and lots of help. Meeting people from all over the world is also a plus. I always say this to the new people I meet here. In case you need a good source for writing check my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, one can find amazing documents there.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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wozzy Premium
Hey Taetske, good evening to you, and I would agree 100% with what you are saying regarding WA, just wish I'd jumped on board 3 years ago when I was venturing onto the Internet and looking for ways to make a living. Thanks for following back and I will certainly check out your blog post. All the best for the future, Mick
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Rae-1965 Premium
Good Morning,
Thank you for the follow. It sounds as though you've had a very interesting career. I'm thrilled you decided to give WA a spin. I wish you much luck and remind you there are many people here who can answer any questions you my have. I see you've used that feature, that's brilliant!

God Bless,
Rae
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wozzy Premium
Hi Rae, it's nice to meet you and thanks for connecting. All the best Mick
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phildora Premium
Hi Mick and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

I understand the frustration of starting a program and find that it was all hype! Not seeing any results, success or growth as promised. I was about to make a $497.00 mistake when I came across a Wealthy Affiliate member's website. They knew the details of the program I was about to join and revealed the scam in detail. I further researched more information on Wealthy Affiliate and I was very impressed.

I am now into my fifth week at WA and on day 7, I ranked #1 and page 1 on Google with my first website. Stay focused, determined, and motivated as you complete the training modules.

Don't hesitate to reach out to the WA Community if you have questions--I sure did! I also used the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to help you accomplish any task.

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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wozzy Premium
Thank you very much Phildora for those words, oh, and well done. I look forward to connecting with you on our journey here at WA.
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome, Wozzy!
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kdforsman Premium
Hi there

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month; Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/PaidBlogJobs
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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wozzy Premium
My pleasure Karen and thanks for the information. All the best Mick
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despatis Premium
Dear Mick, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Desmond, I am thoroughly enjoying myself here at WA. A shame took me 3 years to make that jump, instead of wasting all that time. Mick
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Loes Premium
Hello Mick,♫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 have listed 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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wozzy Premium
Hi Loes, it's great to meet you and thank you for the follow back. Your choice of words are much appreciated and I will check out your training, All the best, Mick
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you Mick, I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. As you already know, there is much good and bad available on the Internet. Similar to my countries past, the wild, wild, west. There was many opportunities to get rich, but there was also many dangers to protect yourself from. Today there are still many opportunities to earn an good income online but, also you can't believe everything you hear and only half of what you see. The WA is for real. With over half a million entrepreneurs as members, many of these members earning a sizable income, it is to our advantage to learn the online process through this platform.
I look forward to working with you and sharing information that will help in you creating success.
Ken
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wozzy Premium
Ken, it is my pleasure and thank you for following back. Mick
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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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wozzy Premium
Thank you Shawn, this is much appreciated
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Mick!
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MikeLong Premium
Hi Mick,
Great to meet you and be connected ! Looking forward to following you and your success here at Wealthy Affiliate.
With your background this should be a great place for you ! Been around the internet a bit too and I know what you mean. Lots of nasty and a lot to learn too. Please let me know if I can help in any way !
Regards !

Mike Long
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wozzy Premium
Great to meet you too Mike. Thanks Mike and I certainly will let you know when I need help. Kind regards Mick
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mick and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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wozzy Premium
Thank you, Robert, for the follow and thank you for the great advice.
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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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wozzy Premium
That's brilliant Kyle. I know it's best to choose a niche you are passionate about and I am passionate about quite a few things but I have to be practical and take into consideration whether I could make a good living out of it. I think for me I will initially be going down the Affiliate Bootcamp, and when I can see some value then create additional niche sites.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could definitely head in that direction. Any direction you head it can be a lucrative, full time business. The key is holding focus within any given niche and doing so for a sustainable period of time. That will lead to you become an authority to your audience (as well as search engines) which will lead to long term stability.
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Philipp-Rina Premium
Hello, welcome to WA and also congratulations on becoming a premium member. If we can be of any help, please let us know. We wish you best of luck! Regards

P.S. We have updated the design and the structure of our website the last few days. Check out our newest blog!
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wozzy Premium
Thanks, I like the blog. Keep it up!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Mick? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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wozzy Premium
Hi Kyle, Just started going through the training and I will be upgrading to Premium, Thanks
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Mick, I know you are going to really love Premium and going forward and as you work through the training, you are going to make some wonderful progress.

Remember, success is the result of "action" and "hard work". Everything else you have here at WA to facilitate you along the way, and if you add those two items to the mix you are going to do very well! :)
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wozzy Premium
Thanks, Kyle, I have a very good feeling about WA
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Kyle Premium
I know you are going to love your experience here at WA Mick, everything you need to create, grow and manage your business online is here within WA.

From the training to the support, websites, keyword tools and the ability to network with over 800,000 fellow aspiring and very successful entrepreneurs.

If you need a hand with anything at all as you do move forward through the training, do let me know. :)

PS. I hope you have an absolutely brilliant week ahead! :)
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wozzy Premium
Thanks, Kyle.
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Kyle and you too
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PurrPower Premium
Hi Mick,

Brad here again. I just wanted to followup with a specific example of an advanced strategy you can take advantage of here at Wealthy Affiliate that is not possible anywhere else.

First, I noticed that you have not yet completed your account setup. Setting up your profile is key to getting the most out of Wealthy Affiliate. This is your calling card when it comes to contributing to the community and getting other members here to help you out learning strategies like the one I will explain here in this post. People are just less likely to respond to "invisible" people.

To complete your setup, go into your profile page (click the box to the right side the blue Rank box at the top right of any page in Wealthy Affiliate to get there). From the top of that page, click the big green "Edit Your Profile Here" button to enter a bit about yourself and your goals.

Then click on the green "Add an Image Here" button to upload an image of yourself or your dog or anything really that you would like people to associate with you. Some people change their images frequently just for fun, like rotating between their favorite Star Trek characters or whatever.

Ok, back to the advanced strategy I promised.

A somewhat little known fact about Wealthy Affiliate is that the internal blog system here ranks highly in Google. If you are in your profile page reading this, then you should see a "My Blog" link at the top of the page. Go there and simply click on the big blue "Create a new blog" button to create your first blog post.

This is different from your own free blogs that you will create here using SiteRubix. The most well known aspect of the My Blog feature is that all your followers within Wealthy Affiliate will be notified of your new posts. That is how most people think about it and how they use it.

However, with the My Blog feature the blog posts you create show up directly on http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com. The posts are accessible there by anyone searching on Google (no need for them to be a WA member). According to the backlink checker I use, http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com has over 35,000 backlinks pointing to it from other websites. Type site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com into Google and you will find it has over 400,000+ pages indexed in Google. This makes it an authority site and gives it ranking power in Google.

Even better, when non-members access your WA blog posts from google you automatically get credit if they signup for Wealthy Affiliate (e.g. your WA cookie gets set even without your affiliate link, you get credit based on the fact that they visited your WA blog post).

And it gets even better. When non-members visit your WA "My Blog" posts, if they click on a link on that page it automatically opens a signup form for Wealthy Affiliate, where you get credit for that referral in the WA affiliate program. Even if they don't click on a link, that signup form pops up after 15 or 20 seconds of arriving on that page. Outside visitors can either signup or close the popup and continue reading your blog post. You can see how this works by creating your own WA blog post and visiting that page in a browser where you are not logged in to WA.

There is no other program out there that allows you to write posts directly on their authority site and make commissions from those posts. In your other promotions on your own blogs you can link to your WA My Blog posts without using your affiliate link, since you get credit anyway. There can be various advantages to this, as you will learn in later training here at WA.

The only caveat to this strategy is your My Blog posts should be helpful to the other WA members. You can't blog about dog training for instance, it should be about affiliate marketing, blogging and online business topics.

However, since it is all optimized to support you in making money from the WA affiliate program, this isn't really a downside. Just use your SiteRubix niche sites to promote niche topics like dog training, and use your WA Blog as (one way) to promote the WA affiliate program. For example, you could use one of your free Site Rubix sites for a favorite niche topic, and one for an online business related niche to promote the WA affiliate program.

Here is a link that explains more about how to make the most of this strategy:
Here is the next step in that training that shows how one WA Blog post is ranking in Google: Hope that helps!

Brad
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wozzy Premium
Thanks, Brad, much appreciated
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PurrPower Premium
Hi Mick,

I'm glad you made it! After you begin to see the powerful tools, training, and remarkable opportunities available here, I know you will be glad also.

Beyond giving you everything you need to succeed as an affiliate in your area of interest, you can also promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

With a strong recurring commission structure, and a product that people love, this is a dream affiliate program that you now have access to as a Starter Member.

Although it is worth noting that the commissions are double for Premium Members, so the premium upgrade is worth considering for that reason alone if you decide to pursue this aspect of Wealthy Affiliate. To learn more, click the black "Affiliate Bootcamp" button at the top left of this page.

If you are new to making money online, it will take you awhile to fully appreciate everything that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. If you have been struggling to get things working with your online business, then be prepared for some "light bulb moments" as you go through the training and begin to understand how the Wealthy Affiliate platform can accelerate your results.

I will follow up with you in a few days to give you a concrete example of an excellent advanced strategy that is possible here at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a strategy that is simply not possible anywhere else (check this page for that update in a few days).

In the meantime, I would suggest you take the following 3 steps:

1. Complete your profile with a brief description of your goals, and of course with a nice photo of your smiling face! This makes a huge difference when interacting with the community here.

2. For a quick look at how easy it is to setup your first website (which is the basis for any online business), I highly recommend you take a look at Kyle's excellent video on creating your first website right here within Wealthy Affiliate in under 30 seconds (yes, this really is possible!): 3. Complete the free training lessons and videos to get started with your first niche website. Just click on the green "Get Started Here" button on the top left side of the page.

The fastest way to get your questions answered is to take advantage of the live chat and the question area at the bottom of each training module. There are many members here willing to help out.

These ways are faster (than asking an individual person) because you are more likely to connect with people that are actually online here at WA at the same time you are asking your questions.

Even before asking however, the search bar at the top of every page in Wealthy Affiliate is great for finding answers. That is what I use the most. WA has been in business for over 10 years, so almost any question you can think of has been asked and answered already. The search bar is great for finding those answers,

Have fun in your first few days at Wealthy Affiliate!

Brad
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wozzy Premium
Thank's Brad
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