About Zebby36
Joined April 2015
Hello all!
My name is Barb Rayner. I have 2 sons and one grandson plus 3 cats. My husband passed away in 2011..

I have worked and still am, in the aviation industry since Oct. 1989. Due to circumstances and bad choices my financial future is not looking good.

I was involved in a few home business so I do have experience, just been out of the loop for quite awhile. I have always been fascinated with the online world and have tried and failed many times.

Now I have to take care of my own financial independance because I have no one else but myself to do it. I thought about a part time job but I really dont want to have a second job. Just tired of working for the "Boss" while they have all the benefits. So that's why I am here. It's time to be my own boss and do what I want to benefit myself!!! With help from Wealthy Affiliate I will embrace and tackle and get moving to make my financial plan a reality.

I devout time everyday to work on my site. The progress is slower as I work full time. The further I go in the training the more progress I see and now I can honestly say that WA works!

A big thank you to WA for coming into my life....

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I would be happy with 500.00 to start and work up to 3-5000 all within 6 months. Ecstatic - 100,000.00 per year.! I also work full time and 1/2 to an hour a night is manageable but weekends will be able to devote much more time.
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I would be happy with 500.00 to start and work up to 3-5000 all within 6 months. Ecstatic - 100,000.00 per year.! I also work full time and 1/2 to an hour a night is manageable but weekends will be able to devote much more time.
scottdogg187 Premium Plus
I'm really glad you have added these goals Barb!

This tells me you are serious about starting up an online business from home. I can tell you from personal experience (I have been full time for a little over 2 years now) that these goals are very reasonable. If you treat this like a business and not a get rich quick scheme you will start seeing some awesome results.

Success all starts with a goal and now that you set some goals for yourself you have something to work towards.

With the amount of time you are willing to invest here I know that you will start making progress and I really am looking forward to working with you Barb. You have an entire community to help you reach these goals. Let me know if you need a hand with anything going forward. I look forward to helping you reach these goals and I will talk to you soon.
Let's do this!!
Your Friend, Scott
My goals match yours pretty well. I'm just hoping my niche isn't overdone. Good luck!
Kyle Premium Plus
Superb goals Barb! You have a large network and community here at WA that you can leverage for help and support along the way, myself included.

It all starts with a goal...then is followed by action...then is followed by results. This is going to be how it pans out for you and I can't wait to hear about all of your successes in the days, weeks, and months ahead! :)
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scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hey Barb how are things going so far? I just thought I would check in and see how you are getting along so far. I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I also wanted to remind you that you only have 4 days left to lock in your savings of 59% off of your first month of the premium membership. (Comes out to only$19 for your first month) You will also gain instant access to my exclusive bonuses when you join through me.

While this is totally up to you and there's no obligation to go premium, I would hate to see you miss out on this incredible deal, as well as my valuable bonuses.

I hope you are rocking it Barb and making some good progress in your training so far. Do let me know if there's any way I can help or be of any assistance to you.

Your Friend, Scott
zebby36 Premium Plus
Hi Scott,
Well this week at work has been just nasty! I hate it. then I come home and know WA is there for me. TRying to squeeze time in and I am reading lots but it is stuff I am aware of already. So now I am stuck on domain name and niche. Not sure which path to go. I could promote WA and get my feet wet then branch out? Need some help for sure. And I will have to buy domain name somewhere so need your advice on that. Still have to watch the video from Karl.
I will say that this is a buzy community and I am sidetracked...Once the newness is over....
I will try and get the video done tonight that way I might have better idea???!!
Oh one more question if u go PPC do we pay for it or is it part of membership?

My mind is racing with stuff and will ask in due time.
Thanks Scott
scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hi Barb,

I can totally relate to you having a bad week at work. I remember back when I had a job and I came home feeling the same way you may be feeling now. As far as picking a domain name and choosing a niche you could start out with the free websites offered here at WA.

This way you can test out the market and see what potential there is in any niche before you invest any money in it.

For your niche I would start out with something your are passionate about and something you could see yourself writing about for several years.

You will be a whole lot more successful with something you are interested in and enjoying talking about and it won't feel so much like work. You could start out promoting WA if you want this is totally up to you though Barb.

If you would rather start out with your own domain name and you need some help choosing a name that fits in with your niche please let me know and I would be more than happy to help you out with this.

This is a very busy community and it's really easy to get sidetracked with everything thats going on here but try not to let this bother you too much.

PPC is a completely separate business model and something you shouldn't get into until you learn how to get traffic naturally from SEO.

There is lots of advanced training that's included with the premium membership here at WA. There are actually 2 courses that are dedicated exclusively to PPC. Bing/Yahoo PPC(Pay Per Click Ads) and one on Google Adwords.

The training is included with the premium membership but you would need to setup an advertising account with these companies and pay them for any ads you run.

All of this is explained in full detail in the training. I really hope this has helped answer your questions Barb and if you can think of any other questions please let me know.

I really am looking forward to working with you and helping you build an online business you can be proud of.

Talk soon
Your Friend, Scott
zebby36 Premium Plus
Hi Scott!
ok appreciate the answer and sure leaning towards the WA sites. So I want a .com domain. Godaddy or host gator? Now I would need to pick keywords....hmmm that's my stumble block. I have seen domain names that had nothing to do with WA. One example is life after blank...wealthy affiliate. To me that says nothing about WA...if u understand what I am saying. Yours got my attention cuz work at home business.
Sorry just trying to understand. So later if I choose to go my own niche then do I buy another domain name? To fit that niche? And what about a blog? Is the keyword tool free here or is it the jaxxy one? And yes I know once I become a member I will have much more info.

I have to know about domain first and the keywords. Again I am confused and would appreciate a simple answer. Also know once a member for first month u will be my coach .

Honestly I did not do much tonight . Oh do I have to pick a WA site first then get domain name and transfer over? I feel totally lost on this. Help I am drowning....! And feel like a dumb ass. I know u will help me! I also need to some checking on niches. I am an overthinker too! O yikes...:)

Thanks Scott
scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hi Barb,

Before you pick a domain you need to do some keyword research to find out what people are searching for within a particular niche. I would suggest that you try and get a .com if you can as this seems to rank the highest in Google.

I buy all of my domains from Go daddy and I have been with them for close to 3 years now with no problems at all. Doing keyword research doesn't have to be as hard as some people make it out to be.

If I had to simplify keyword research and put it into easy to understand terms it would be this. When you do keyword research all you are doing is looking for search terms that people type into Google every day.

For example:
You are likely using keywords every day and not even realizing it. When you Google something you are using keywords. The words that you type into Google to search for something are called keywords.

Let's take it a step further and put all of this info together. Google tracks this activity and displays this data for internet marketers to gain some insights into what keywords people are searching for the most.

To make the most sense of all this info, you should be using a keyword research tool that's accurate and that provides you with the most updated search results.

Personally I would recommend that you use Jaaxy and to answer your question about which keyword tool is Free it's Jaaxy. You can get your first 30 searches for free by going to http://www.jaaxy.com

Once you become a premium member the keyword tool here at WA is included in your membership. This keyword tool is a really basic one and only does keywords. It doesn't offer any in depth statistics or analysis like Jaaxy does.

When you do keyword research there are a few guidelines you should follow and I will list them below.

First off, you should be looking at your competition or (QSR) this number should be below 300 but the closer this number is to zero the better.

The second most important thing you should look at is does this keyword make sense? You are likely to find keyword phrases in Jaaxy that have a hight amount of searches and a good amount of monthly traffic, but they don't make human sense.

You should avoid these and only use keyword phrases that make sense. You will not only have a hard time writing about this keyword but it will also create a bad user experience for your visitors and you likely won't get ranked very well.

the third thing you need to keep in mind is the keyword should get at least 30 searches a month. Of course, the higher this number is the better. If you can keep these 3 things in mind, then you will be taking over the first page of Google in no time Barb.

When you are looking for a domain name for your niche whatever direction you choose to go your domain name should describe what your website is about.

I should be able to look at your domain name and visualise what topics will be covered and some of the products you'll be selling on there. Just like you have said my a work at home business name was catchy and caught your eye.

This should also be something that's easy to remember and isn't too long. If your domain is easy to remember you will be able to get the word out quicker and get noticed by word of mouth.

You would need to purchase a separate domain for each niche or you could always start out with the free WA sites available here and transfer it later on down the road.

There is in depth training on how to do this. You can transfer to your own domain in only 2 clicks. Your blog is just another fancy name for your website.

When you write an article that's considered blogging. You also have blogs here at WA you can use to get extra help from the community if you have any questions or you want to ask the community a question.

You could start out with the WA sites first and transfer everything to your own domain later on if you want. Like I said above there's training on how to do this here at WA.

If you could tell me a few hobbies you have or a few things your interested in then I could help you narrow down which niche to go with and give you some ideas for writing your first few pages of content.

I really hope this has helped you out Barb and answered all your questions. If you have any other questions or need my help with anything else please let me know.

I felt the same way as you are probably feeling now so we have all been in your shoes at one time or another.

I look forward to your reply
Your Friend, Scott
zebby36 Premium Plus
Hey Scott,
YES most helpful reply. And I like the WA program and could choose that direction. I was involved few years back in a home business but dropped and shut all down as I had family to care for. And if I choose to promote WA that should give me start in right direction. I need to clear my mind of old learning and start fresh. That is easier said than done and I do OVERTHINK everything. What worked then probably doesn't work to well now.

And I am old enuf to be your mother! Ha ha...sorry I had to mention that. Don't really have hobbies but I have cats, I am a gardener - I love flowers etc. Seems I have a passion for chocolate and I read every nite before bed. I do some painting and fixing up in the house but think more cuz I have too. But I always looking for how to do things. Know a few things but can I honestly see myself writing about it for long time??? And making money from it? However, this is when I dig for info and learn more so I can help other people.

I am going to do some keyword research for WA. But I would like to hear your ideas for niches too. I am going to do this right the first time and explore all my options. Once I decide then things will get rolling.

Oh I found my articles that I wrote with my other business! I thought I had tossed everything out. They might come in handy.....Had to share.

It has been a tiring nasty week and getting late. Hope u can reply early tomorrow then I can put some time in and figure this out.

Thanks again Scott

scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hi Barb,

Sorry that I wasn't able to reply to you earlier today, but I've been pretty busy. Since you already have some experience in the online business world this will give you a headstart and you should be able to advance in the training faster.

Since you've been gone for a few years there are lots of things that has changed in that time. If you start over fresh here at WA and will learn the currents rules and regulations and learn what works and what doesn't work in the SEO world.

As far as giving you advice for a niche for you to go with. The only ones that I could see being profitable would be the gardening niche.

You could blog about how to grow a garden and share your experience you had with a variety of different products within this niche and recommend them to your visitors.

If you really are passionate about gardening I know you could turn this into a full time business. You could also include flowers in with this niche and offer your top recommendations on your website.

Besides that I don't think any of your other interests would be a good niche for you to get into. You could most definitely start out with the WA affiliate boot camp as your starting niche.

I'm currently enrolled in the Boot camp myself and I absolutely love it. There are 7 in depth phases that covers a wide variety of different topics and different ways to market WA.

Since I have already gone through most of the phases already then I could help you out if you got stuck along the way. I hope this has helped you out Barb and if I can be of any more assistance then please let me know.

Talk to you soon
Your Friend, Scott
Kyle Premium Plus
Wonderful to have a fellow Canadian here at WA Barb. Carson and I are both from the west coast of Canada (Victoria).

I know you are going to love the community here at WA and absolutely everything you need is here to create and grow a business within any niche.

I want to help make your online dreams become a reality so if you ever do need a hand with anything going forward, simply drop me a reply. :)

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
Loes Premium
Hello Barb, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and success on WA, see you around, greetings Loes
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Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back
scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hello Barb and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! My name is Scott and I am here to help you get started making money online. Before you even think about making money though I want to let you know about a few things that is critical to your success here at WA.

1. You are building a business and this will take quite some time. You are not going to see success overnight or in a week. It will happen but you need to work really hard at this and devote some time to it each day.

2. You need to have a schedule that you can stick with and be able to work on this for at least 30 minutes everyday.

3. Set yourself some goals that you would like to work towards. These should be financial goals along with non-financial goals. You can list your financial goals by adding them to the following discussion here. By doing this it tells me that you really are serious about making money online and not just curious.

4. If you want to have a successful website that is going to get ranked for lots of awesome low competition keywords. You are going to need a keyword research tool that is reliable, accurate, and is always up to date. With Jaaxy you will get all of this, and so much more. You can sign up for your Free trial account at http://www.jaaxy.com and get your first 30 searches for Free.

5. Try to not get discouraged or overwhelmed because there is lots of information for you to learn here. There is plenty of help here within the community so if you ever get stuck or need any help pop over to live chat and ask questions.

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Filling out your profile is a very important step in getting started here. If you tell us a little about you and your background we can help you out so much more. People feel like they can connect with you on a personal level and they are more inclined to follow you as well.

*****How To Get Started On Your First Training Lesson*****

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Ways to get a hold of me- You can contact me directly here at Wealthy Affiliate or you can send me an email at mailto:scott@aworkathomebusinesses.com and I will get back with you A.S.A.P

Once again I want to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate the ultimate online education platform where you can get an online business setup in no time. I thought I would just introduce myself and welcome you to the community. I look forward to working with you and if you get stuck or need help you can always leave me a message on my profile. Your Friend Scott
zebby36 Premium Plus
Thanks so much for the supportive email. I have been following u for a few months along with couple of other members but I like your sincerity and personable approach, so I chose u. So far I like what I c and I am not a newbie just out of the loop for awhile. I am not sure how much u want me to say about myself. I am super excited, super nervous and super scarred!!! So first question is - can I use my profile to explain why I am here? What else do u say? And yes I have lots of things running thru my head and will wait to address them when I get to them. I do look forward to having u as my mentor!
Thanks again Scott,

zebby36 Premium Plus
Oh I forgot to tell u my goals. so sorry I will have to think on that and get back to u tomorrow, OK? Was not prepared on that but I do have goals!

scottdogg187 Premium Plus
Hi Barb,

You are most welcome and I'm glad my email has helped you out. I feel honored to have you choose me out of all the other websites available to you out there.

It's also great to hear that you have some experience in Internet marketing and this is going to give you a headstart above everyone else here. As far as filling out your profile you can use this area to tell people a little about yourself and let everyone know why you have come here.

It's perfectly normal to be scared, nervous, and excited, all at the same time. I was the same way when I came here and I think we all experience this at one time or another.

You should definitely use your profile to explain why you're here as well as using this space for us to get to know you a little better. The more we know about you the more we can help you get started here.

If you don't have a whole lot to say in your profile then that's fine. You can always add to it later on down the road.

I really am looking forward to working with you as well Barb and thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my message.

Talk to you soon
Your Friend, Scott
scottdogg187 Premium Plus
This is fine Barb!

Whenever you think of your goals you can add them here

Take your time and don't feel like you are rushed. There's no big hurry on this. Your first order of business should be setting up your profile and moving on from there.

If you have any other questions or need my help let me know Barb.

Your Friend, Scott
zebby36 Premium Plus
Ok Scott - that's my sons name too - did my profile! Now I have to confess I have been here since 6:30, sure not an hour. And too bad about the webinar as it starts when I finish work. Can watch it after!
Have a good nite!