About Yunguns321
Joined June 2019

I'm Joey from Central North Carolina (home of the North Carolina Zoo!). I was born in Tampa, Florida. We moved, when I was 5 years old (1973), to Anniston, Alabama and left there when I was 11 (1979). I've been here in NC ever since.

I've been interested in Affiliate Marketing for years. I've tried all the usual ways to make money online, including doing surveys for next to nothing and trying to get "hired" to work-at-home jobs. I managed to make about $1000 over 2 months with Leapforce, rating websites, before I was let go for no reason with no explanation at all. I also made $100 from Google AdSense, but that took me 2 years! I have decided to actually put in the time to learn and grow a real online business.

I'm 51 years old and a husband of 26 years (as of August 31, 2019) and father to 3 grown kids ages 23, 20, and 18. I was the baritone/lead singer for a Southern Gospel group for more than 25 years (starting in 1991). And singing is in my soul!

I also write fiction (since I was 16), mostly Speculative short stories (think Twilight Zone, The X-Files). I tried, for years, to get something published in magazines but never made it. So, I decided to go the 21st century way. I have one of my short stories published on Amazon. I even made the cover myself, which is pretty evident when you see it. LOL. It's called, "Self Portrait," and my author name is J. C. Phillips in case you want to look it up. It's listed at .99c but I'm going to make it free, add more stories and do a little promotion, which I haven't done at all so far.

I was diagnosed as Diabetic (Type 2) about 10 years ago. It's not an easy road but it is doable. It takes a lot of lifestyle changes and that can be just as hard on the family. I have been able to get my A1C down from 14 to under 6, near non-diabetic range. A big factor in that was losing over 50 pounds. Definitely a long journey there.

I am strongly passionate about Gospel Music, history (especially American history), as well as sports (mainly auto racing, basketball and Major League Baseball), and Science Fiction (yes, I am a Trekkie) specifically the classic stuff (although I do enjoy some newer stuff like The X-Files and Stargate). I have a Science Fiction blog but I didn't start it with the intention to make money. I also have a huge fascination in true crime, especially serial killers. I'm hoping to make my passions highly profitable!

I've heard a ton of good stuff about Wealthy Affiliate and I don't recall finding anything negative, except from those promoting other programs. (of course they would berate a better program).

I look forward to working with and interacting with everybody here at WA.

Here's to all WA members success!!
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starfalex123 Premium
Hello Joey, welcome to wealthy Affiliate an thanks for being a part of my network. Wish you the very best with your business. Great knowing you an thanks for adding me to your network. May you be successful with your dreams an goals. An thanks for your contribution at WA. Have a wonderful weekend.
yunguns321 Premium
I appreciate that.
JKaobata1 Premium
Welcome to Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate my friend.This is a good platform to start your journey.Everything you want to create your website from the scratch is at the platform and the friendly members are their to guide you through your journey.Just ask questions related to your website creation and take action is the way forward to your success at Wealthy Affiliate.Once again WELCOME to Wealthy Affiliate !!
MGaspary Premium
Hello! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations for choosing the Premium Plan rather than staying in Free Plan.

To me it sounds you're really serious with building your own online business and earn a steady passive income from the niche you love.

Given, I encourage you to take the training seriously and spend time to build your website and content that your readers love as well as your potential business partners. This won't be an overnight process.

You need to understand that building a lifelong business such as earning passive income entails a lot of consistent hard work without self-doubt. Not an inch of it.

With tenacity and consistent practice of doing your best, you will receive a pleasant reward in the end. If you have questions, feel free to send me a message. I'll be happy to help each other out.

Again, congratulations and welcome for being here. Have a nice day! Let's keep in touch. :)


Robert-A Premium
Hello Joey And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will no doubt know by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
yunguns321 Premium

Thanks for following me back.

I completely understand the steep learning curve. For 20 plus years I've been trying to figure it out with almost zero success (I made $100 from AdSense once. That took 2 years!). That's why I'm so glad that I found WA. Finally, a place where I can truly learn it all without being scammed.

By the way, I've read a few of your blogs already and found them really helpful. I'll definitely be reading more.

Onward to success!
Robert-A Premium
No probs Joey and when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Friday.
smartketeer Premium
Hi Joey,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

yunguns321 Premium
Thanks for the suggestions. And I'll be sure to check out your sites.

Onward to success!
adrianh25392 Premium
Hi Joey,

Welcome to the WA family, I thing that you have made a great choice. You now have access to all of the tools, training and amazing support that may just help you on your way.

I just popped in to say a massive thank you for including me in your network, it really is very appreciated. I can now look forward to sharing in, and contributing to your amazing future.

Kind Regards
ERichardson1 Premium
Good evening my friend, thank you so much for the following. May prosperity be always a part of your journey.
BobMargroff Premium
Hi Joey...thanks for following me and I am now following you back. I look forward to seeing your success and wish you the best!

Bob M
MurphysMom Premium
Joey, I enjoyed reading your bio. Very interesting. I have been recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 as well. Just came out of the hospital for 9 days due to a pancreatic attack. Almost died had surgery and here I am 3 weeks later ready to get busy.

yunguns321 Premium
I've learned the "Diabetes Lifestyle" isn't easy. Not to mention it affects our families too.

It's Definitely a long journey, but well worth it.

If you have any questions about living with T2 diabetes, I'll be glad to help as much as I can. We can probably help each other on the journey.
DarrenNicola Premium
Hi Joey and thanks for following us.

Looking forward to your success here at WA.

It is a great community of people with the same dreams and goals.

Darren & Nicola
yunguns321 Premium
That's one of the things I love about WA. The members here aren't just here to selfishly line their own pockets, but truely want to help all of us be successful. That is extremely rare in the Online Business space.

To all our success!

McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

JeffreyBrown Premium
Welcome to WA, Joey--Glad to hear you are also a fiction writer. I too made my own covers--and they were also pretty evident, but since then I used cover creator. A couple of my covers are on my personal bio under my picture--LOL--Pleased to meet you and best success to you here in WA!

Hayner Premium
Welcome to the community, remember to ask any questions, everyone here enjoys to help.
LauraFuller Premium
I followed you. Your niche is a great idea. you will do well and go far. I see your coach is an incredible wealth of knowledge also.

yunguns321 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Nathaniell's articles on his website are what convinced me to join WA. He definitely has a wealth of knowledge that he freely shares. I am definitely going with the sports history niche, probably Major League Baseball and your idea for the domain name. Once again, thanks for your suggestion!
LauraFuller Premium
You are so welcome. All the best to you.

nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Joey!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can talk to me about anything! I've been a member for 9 years now, so I'll be able to personally answer any of your questions about WA or starting an online business. Leave a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or respond directly to this message!

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained in the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

yunguns321 Premium
Thanks for the welcome Nathaniell. I found your website and spent hours reading through your content. That's what convinced me to join. I look forward to our interaction.
nathaniell Premium
Awesome! I love to hear that you enjoyed reading my content. I hope you do well with the training here, and keep me in the loop with your progress!
Kyle Premium
Hey Joey and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(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 Joey, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,