About ZaidAlasad
Joined October 2017
I was here for a short while, but it was worth every minute. I guess I am not the typical user of WA, and there others like me who pick up the skills and move on to something else.

I was fortunate to have come here. What I learned here helped me in my profession and my organization. Yes, that is correct, I work for an industry that requires teams to come together. So, I'm not "independent" and I do have a daily "job" that I do well, but what I learned here is just as relevant for any organization's digital marketing efforts.

Thank you to all the wonderful people in the WA community. Thank you for your support, and feel free to send me a message every now and then.
ZaidAlasad's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$150,000 / Year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$200,000 / Year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
30 hours / Week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$150,000 / Year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$200,000 / Year

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
30 hours / Week
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Taiden Premium
That is a high goal, but achievable. Wish you all the best!
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Zaid!

Just read a post you have written about Matcha Tea. Very interesting! Thought I it would be a good idea to come and visit your profile page - following you now.

I like your website very much, not only the content but also the design is great. It has got a very clean structure, easy to navigate and not overloaded with advertisement.

Wish you all the best within the online business!
:-)
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi there Pernilla! Following you back, and thanks for your thoughtful comment.

My strategy for the landing page was that it facilitated cross-links between all the articles. It keeps people clicking from one article to the next if they find something of interest.

I don't plan on adding advertisements, and a "store" or "products" page is under development.
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DEversley Premium
Hi Zaid. You have an interesting background there. You certainly know how to reinvent yourself.

Thanks for connecting here. I look forward to our interaction and growth as we fulfill our passion, on our journey to online success.

All the best!
David
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi David. Thanks, and I saw that you started out in software development too!

I came back to it after all these years with this project. It has been a rewarding experience so far. How have you been faring? I see that you joined a bit before me, and it's always interesting to read what those with a software background have to say and recommend.

By the way, have you built anything on Amazon Workspaces before? I am thinking of building a site that offers people a virtual desktop from anywhere with an Internet connection in return for a subscription fee. There is demand from non-technical users who want to access the same technology that big companies are enjoying today.
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DEversley Premium
Hi Zaid!
I believe I signed up before but never messed around, but no.
That sounds like a great idea. Go for it. I will have a look at it and see how it can benefit me.

David
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ZaidAlasad Premium
I have to successfully build one myself. My first attempt was on EC2, but that seems to be a server solution. It wasn't designed for basic necessities like audio. But it was pretty cool to see my Ubuntu virtual machine running in the cloud at zero cost.

Anyway, the great thing about being part of WA is that every problem I see is a niche. I see niches everywhere. There are so many needs to be met and so little time to do everything I want to do.
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DEversley Premium
Yes, I have used EC2 before. I love to mess with virtual machines and have several running on my home setup with for testing purposes. I use ubuntu LAMP server quite a bit on my projects.
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Vesna2 Premium
Hello Zaid, great to meet you here, in WA. Thanks for following.
Wishing you the best of success,
Vesna
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks for your kind wishes Vesna.

Likewise to your success!
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Zaid I appreciate it

If you need my help with anything just shout! :)
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks Alan. I am looking forward to interacting with you.
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Loes Premium
Hello Zaid,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at 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 to the Walkthrough called "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 just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized 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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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hello there Loes!

Yes, that was a very good and brief training. I'm still experimenting because once I select a category, I can't seem to remove the filter very easily. I crated a parent category called "All" to allow the removing of the filter.

I'll be sure to check out the rest of your training. Thanks and best wishes to you.
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peetdutoit Premium
Good Afternoon (South Africa time)

Search YouTube for:

The sweet language of life -Glyconutrients

for more information on Glyconutrients.

Peet du Toit
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Done that the first day I read your profile ;o)
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VanceHunter Premium
Wow! You have certainly been around, and have accomplished a lot! I think you're going to really enjoy this community. There's so many talented, and nice, people here from all walks of life.
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi VanceHunter, I'm enjoying it a lot. Who was it that said it's the journey and not the end that makes us happy? It is definitely true in this case.

welcome to my network!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you Zaid for the follow. I must have overlooked clicking on the Follow button, earlier today.
I am now following you and wish you great success in you all your online ventures :)
Valerie
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hello Valerie. Thanks for the kind message. I'm happy to join your network :o)

Wishing you success and fulfilment!
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delroy2222 Premium
Hi Zaid

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You are in the right place to reinvent yourself again as an independent business owner.
Best wishes.

Delroy
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you. That's an interesting project you have. I used to program these algos to test and optimize trading strategies. Now it's mainly managing the risk part, the tails in returns data.

Frankly, you have to be careful with anything looking like a great trading system in this environment because of so much intervention from the official sector of the economy.

On top of easy money, these short-term algos mining recent data are buying every dip. If they are programmed or optimized to follow a trend, as I suspect they are, the next double digit drawdown will be very quick.
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Zaid.
Yes, what you say is true.
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MKearns Premium
Hi Zaid. I'm happy to welcome you here where you will effectively network with friends and developers, participate in developmental education and drive to a successful goal of fulfillment
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you Mike for your support. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow, Zaid! I wish your the best in your walk with the WA community!!

mitch
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Greetings MCrim, and I'm happy to see you here. I'm looking forward to reading your Blog.
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Armlemt Premium
Hi Zaid! Thank you for adding me to your network here at WA! I have added you to my network as well. I hope that we can help each other along our journeys here at WA.

Anita
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Yes, I have a lot to learn from you. For starters, you have 4 kids?! I have 3, 1 boy and two girls, and I can barely function!

This is why we're here isn't it. To get that freedom to spend time with them and still earn a decent living. I will see you around these forums :o)
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Armlemt Premium
I'm not sure how I did it. Three of mine are grown adults now (one of them living at home temporarily so that she can get the hours needed in the medical field to go to graduate school to become a physician's assistant). My remaining rugrat is a teenager with special needs, but that is somehow easier than the other three being here combined!
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ZaidAlasad Premium
It has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I want the best for them, which is why I'm here. Good to know it gets easier. They're still 7, 5 and 3 as you can see from the recent pictures I posted!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Zaid, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you for the message. Same to you!
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mikewood1975 Premium
Thank you for following me. Hopefully we can learn a lot from each other and be very successful.
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi Mike. I look forward to it. I'll come to visit every now and then :o)
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PatrickM1 Premium
Hi Zaid - Thanks for the follow. All the best in achieving your online business goals.
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks Patrick.
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Carol46 Premium
Welcome, lovely to meet you, Zaid. Thank you for adding me to your network and I also wish lots of success with your new venture :)
Carol
Australia
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks and same to you. Looking forward to seeing your progress :o)
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Alsenitd Premium
Welcome to Premium and good luck with your new business
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you for your support.
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HosannaBiz Premium
Hi Zalasad,

nice to meet you and welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate (WA).

This post will get you a quick start.. Hope you'll reach your God-given potential and succeed, looking forward to working in with you(:

Cheers & blessings,

Eric
HosannaBiz
Australia
PS! Let's know if you need a hand?
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome.
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HosannaBiz Premium
Thank you mate(:
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Zaid 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 370+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you so much for your generous help. You are a prolific writer, and it will take me time to absorb all your knowledge. I have bookmarked your blogs and will be in touch.

I see you live in Edinburgh. I have fond memories from my last trip there. My wife and I went on a road trip starting in Edinburgh and up the west coast via Glasgow, Isle of Skye (did the Old Man of Storr), Iona, Oban, Isle of Mull, Glencoe and ending at Inverness. I saw no Loch Ness monster :o) but the most amazing part of the trip was that single lane dirt road leading up to a castle north of the Isle of Mull. The castle is owned by a family that rents out some of the rooms to travelers to help with the upkeap. My camera never captured colors so vivid with natural light anywhere else in the world.

I miss it immensely, and I will come back for another visit someday!
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Robert-A Premium
My country certainly is beautiful but then the majority of people say that about their own country.

We Scots are known worldwide for our hospitality as well as being very tolerant of other peoples and their cultures.
Please do come back again.
Enjoy your weekend.
Robert
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one small tip -

It’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks for the extra tip. I'll be sure to do that next time.
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CPonline Premium
Welcome to WA. All the best!
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you, and my best wishes for your success.
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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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ZaidAlasad Premium
Yes, you are absolutely right. I did not want to commit to my first niche before doing some research.

I do have one question: I couldn't find a comprehensive documentation in the search with respect to copyright laws and how they apply to the online world. I intend to cite research where appropriate. However, what prevents others from copying content and how do you protect yourself against copycats? I have seen examples of sites where whole paragraphs are copied verbatim for commercial purposes and without attribution.
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Kyle Premium
You actually don't want to copy content onto your website all. This is considered duplicate content and it will adversely impact your rankings in Google and other search engines.

People do it, but they are red flagged. And you definitely do not want to steal content word for word, without citing the source (ie, quoting content).
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thanks. Good to know that there are protections by the search engines.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Zaid! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.
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MMarcus Premium
Thanks for the follow. Following you back. Good luck to you and your family. Don't work too hard in the office. Work hard here while taking breaks to play with the family at home. Aloha
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MMarcus Premium
Welcome to WA. Best of luck to you!
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Thank you for your support. I am similar to you with respect to the 8-5pm job, except for me I rarely get to leave before 7pm, and I have 3 kids I rarely get to see. Like you, I live near a beach that I never get to enjoy. Best of luck to you on your journey.
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MMarcus Premium
I know the feeling Zalasad. Let's make a move and create more quality time with the ones we love in places we'd rather be!
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JulieanneP Premium
Great to see you over here in Wealthy Affiliate, you have made a life changing decision to be here.

It's great to be part of a community of like minded people like this so don't be shy and start interacting. I recommend first setting up your profile, this way you'll get more interaction when you ask questions etc.

Once your profile is set up then I would would suggest you start with either the Certification Training for building a passion business, or the Affiliate Bootcamp if you're interested in promoting WA. Both are great courses to get you started!

Anyway just wanted to say hi and welcome and wish you all the success in the world building your online business! :-)

You're for sure in the right place to do it!

Cheers,
Julie
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ZaidAlasad Premium
I missed your comment. Thank you for your support!
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