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Calling all newbies with zero affiliate marketing experience

geoff pun
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Calling all newbies with zero affiliate marketing experience

:D hi my name is geoff, i got zero website building experience & six months ago never heard of the word "affiliate marketing"

i start this post in order to get know more newbies like me. i found a lot of newbies like me get overwhelmed at the task ahead... a lot of us don't post on the forum & one can feel isolated with your probelm or hurdles. many of us got advices but found them way above our heads to comprehend. we newbies sometime feel like we r stumbling in the dark & wondering if other newbies r feeling the same or am i just the only one?

i just talk to another newbie & he reckon its a good idea. he has also observe tt a number of newbie posted few questions & never being heard since.

so :lol: i propose tt we introduce ourshelves, get to know each other (offcourse at your pace) & share knowledge, tips, encouragement, sort of "take the journey together" support group stuff. we can building business bridges & exchange links to help each other's infant website for example.

i use the analogy of us newbie climbing a mountain. imagine if superaffiliates are those on the summit & are callling out to us below & throwing us lines. we'll still feel better if we could reach out to someone close, grab the shoulder, arm or back pack of the person just in front of us rather than just climbing by ourshelves & getting direction from someone further up the mountain.


so i'll start 1st... i'm geoff pun, middle aged man, a wife & a young daughter, 2 houses, 2 cars 2 fishes, no dog, no cats. doing well in my fulltime job as an interior designer in australia, at the peak of my career but i know i will be short for my autumn years. hence affiliate marketing, plan to do seriously well, has many dreams yet to be fulfilled. a keen golfer as my 1st website shows:
http://www.golf-instructionz.com
(yet to be finish at the moment).

so :lol: which newbie is up to it, post & introduce yourself :lol:


ps mark & those at admin.. how to make this post sticky?
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Hi Geoff,

What is this "tt" you keep typing? I must admit I don't know what that stands for. :) You have a good idea for others to join you here and I hope others start to post as well. It would help them a lot more than they know. Also, you cannot make a post a sticky, only admin and moderators can.

All the Best,
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geoff pun
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:D hi adrain, ' tt' stands for 'that' . i do hope newbies will introduce themshelves. i know most will want to keep their privacy to various degree, some would rather be 1 on 1. i do respect that.

however i do believe if we start off by introducing ourshelves as newbie, we may find a buddy or 2 & can carry on private if required. there only so much mark, you, sean & i can do for a newbie 24/7. if they have a buddy, a newbie alongside, learning from each other, climbing that same mountain together, we may be able to keep those overwhelmed newbie from falling of the edge :shock: . i was there myself few time like infant needing 24/7 attention. :lol:
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jonomunch
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Jono, 23, from New Zealand

started on my site this week.

Its about tourist and travel information for travellers to Asian countries.

Right now I am focusing on getting my site linked to pages that are indexed in google, i am having difficulty in that at the monent.
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geoff pun
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:D hi jono,

nice to meet u. i hope u get some luck soon. i haven't done linking & indexing yet, it's a big task ahead for me & i on the verge of it. i wonder if u may find it hard coz your site is still under construction & people need to see more stuffs b4 willing to trade links? i doing a dedicated links page, not sure if the best route to take, got to go back to the videos, lessons & 90 days roadmap to check. i found a number of golf links directories, may register. not sure it's the best way to go or not. mark mention about writing articles, joining forums, submitting to google (which cost money). here a few sites i search on google with the word "travel link directory".
u may have come across them.

http://www.travel-link-directory.com/
"http://www.bungaloo.net/"
http://www.1traveldirectory.com

mark, sean, adrian & all seasoned AM, care to advice us newbies on this indexing topic?
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tszewee
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hi,
i'm wee from Singapore. trying to set up a parenting website. at the moment just trying to digest all of Mark's videos and put things into place.

thanks, Geoff, for your efforts in getting us together so we know we'll never walk alone :D
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clyde
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Hi, my name is clyde and i just wanted to add my name to the newbie list. And yes i've been feeling overwhelmed. This past week i had pretty much gave up, but glad i didn't. I'm completely new to website building and affiliates marketing. Trying to go through the 90 day program. But i've been on the first and second week for about 3 or 4 months still trying to figure out my niche (wordtracker helps but i'm still overwhelmed) and what my website should look like
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Geoff, to get indexed is very easy. Just get a link from somewhere to your site. I find the easiest way is to put a comment on a blog or link to it from an existing site. Voila :)
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:D hi clyde, nice to meet u. glad to see u drop by. u r definately not the only 1 feeling overwhelmed

yes, tell me about it.. :shock: overwhelmed.. i'm currently starting to do exchange links to get indexed by search engine... phew! thks ! sean for that timely advice.

strangely, i'm also still stuck on lesson 3 too, my website (as above) is good enough for show but the more i check the lessons & advices, the more i found myself needing to do this & that. my website is like 2 weeks overdue than i projected. than again my projection being a newbie is most likely flawed.

i glad i got the mark, sean , adrian & the other seasoned AM throwing lifeline each time i scream "help"

be encouraged, clyde, there r heaps of helpful folks here. shoot me a private mail if u want.

cheers! :lol:
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jonomunch
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Finally got my article accepted at ezine articles,
in which interested people will find here: http://ezinearticles.com/?id=556114

Hopefully the link at the bottom will be enough to get my site linked. I'll have to wait for a bit. Thanks for the directory sites, I will definitely check them out once my is fully formed. Been working on a new website template, trying out different colours and logos, have come up with the one now, you can click the link in my sig if anyone wants to see it.

Thanks
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geoff pun
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D hi jono, if u got something on playing golf in asia, i can link u to my website & vice versa. i reckon we, newbies at affilorama sure can help each other out. the more links the better it is for all of us
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Hi,
Thanks Geoff for starting this. I am Zoe, a New Newbie, have been working on my site for about 6 weeks now. It has taken ages to learn how to design a website and write so many articles (I have nearly made it to 40). My site is www.baby-patch.com about baby gift ideas and baby shower ideas. I work part time as a Social Worker and spend the rest looking after my 16 month old son, so it has been a challenge fitting in quiet time at the computer.

Zoe
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zoewilliamson wrote:Hi,
Thanks Geoff for starting this. I am Zoe, a New Newbie, have been working on my site for about 6 weeks now. It has taken ages to learn how to design a website and write so many articles (I have nearly made it to 40). My site is www.baby-patch.com about baby gift ideas and baby shower ideas. I work part time as a Social Worker and spend the rest looking after my 16 month old son, so it has been a challenge fitting in quiet time at the computer.

Zoe


Hey Zoe,

Your site looks a lot better than it used to.. Congrats :)
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geoff pun
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:D hi zoe, clyde, jono & tze wee, nice to have a chat. it's especially comforting to know we, newbies are feeling or facing similar learning curve challenge.

i guess if we need help, we just got to ask. get on this fourm & post it.
the faithful ones :wink: are always eager to help.
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seasprite
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am a total newbie my own self but would sincerely appreciate input from
others....

i began looking into this idea to help others and myself and to supplement income as will need to help elderly parent very soon...as the universe would have it i just found out today that my job as a nurse consultant is in profound
danger as the business may go under...in weeks

so the questions is.....

option 1should i leave the job and devote myself to this fulltime
whilst living from savings for one year?

option 2 get another job(just over broke)and try like heck to figure this out which wont allow alot of time new jobs consume lots of time and energy.

option 3 sell self on black market to highest bidder,will work for food and vet bills....am not keen on this one as feel most likley buyer will exercise return policy in short order.

as i said am a newbie and have never built a website tho i have reserved 2 domain web sites and i have 2 plans of interest.

i would need to generate about $2000 us to maintain...at least am cheap to keep...right?

thanks in advance for your time and insight
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seasprite wrote:am a total newbie my own self but would sincerely appreciate input from
others....

i began looking into this idea to help others and myself and to supplement income as will need to help elderly parent very soon...as the universe would have it i just found out today that my job as a nurse consultant is in profound
danger as the business may go under...in weeks

so the questions is.....

option 1should i leave the job and devote myself to this fulltime
whilst living from savings for one year?

option 2 get another job(just over broke)and try like heck to figure this out which wont allow alot of time new jobs consume lots of time and energy.

option 3 sell self on black market to highest bidder,will work for food and vet bills....am not keen on this one as feel most likley buyer will exercise return policy in short order.

as i said am a newbie and have never built a website tho i have reserved 2 domain web sites and i have 2 plans of interest.

i would need to generate about $2000 us to maintain...at least am cheap to keep...right?

thanks in advance for your time and insight


I hope your joking about option #3?

I would find a decent job to work in the meantime while you slowly learn this field and begin to build a couple of websites. Nothing is rushed in this business.
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seasprite
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yes adrian
am totally joking!!!
i am historically a bit of an imp...
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geoff pun
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:D hi seasprite, like adrian said this affiliate marketing is definately not overnight success magic, better stay with the current job. i sort of finish my 1st website, but days have passed & google still yet index it :x
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Be patient... treat this as a focused hobby and work slowly.. always progressing... there is no need to panic and try and make it overnight. Make sure you can support yourself in the meantime though :)
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seasprite
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anybody else interested in the income topic will learn alot from marks audio blog,he addresses alot of start up questions costs and revenue projections.

well no takers on the black market adrian ...am now considering selling self and dog on ebay...will keep you updated

best blessing for right livlihood and perfect abundance to all
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I definitely recommend getting a job (I know it's a swear word) to at least get you by. This will give you a little capital to start a couple of sites.

If you're after some quick cash, have you thought about selling a kidney? I'm sure you could make a few dollars with one of those babies.
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Sounds like a good idea for an eBook, Sean.

"Selling your organs for fun and profit!"

Could be a market for it...

Mark
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Already onto it Mark!
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Your both too slow..... it's one of the biggest markets there is.
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geoff pun
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:D selling organs sure seem a much easier task for us newbies than AM.
wink: mind u, u can't get repeated business too often. :lol:

seriously guys, i posting my website shortly for good critic, i wanna know what's the most effective ways of exchanging good links? do i write lots of articles? submit to golf directories, general directories & search engines submission? do i keep doing these or should do something else or have i miss let undone? :?
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seasprite
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my goodness
u guys are just burstin' with ideas,,,nope havent considered a kidney yet...tho i do have some extra thigh material i could easily part with..lol

i did try a yard sale this weekend,but obviously i and the dog are still here.


i have a job currently as a nurse consultant at a fitness facility,however it's a start up and am not confident of the future.


i have taken vacation this week to explore this more aggressivly.

although i appreciate your advice,i am increasingly less JOB oriented.
always an adventurer i cant see myself doing the corporate thing ever again.
i feel quite nauseated when i read over the helpfull tips on selling your self at the job interview(giving up your life for money and convincing THEM you are happy to do it)

not to worry boys along the way i aquired my professional trucking cdl,and can pretty much pick up a truck driving job in less than 24hrs.

and could have bunches of time to work on this....

stay tuned for the next exciting episode ....

ps lest u all wonder if i am an imbecile,let me remove all doubt


how can one spellcheck this?
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Geoff, submitting to directories etc will get you good links. The key to building links yourself is just to keep at it. Just do a bit of work on it everyday. Hopefully, if your site is useful enough, people will start to link to it and then you're all good. Don't worry about SE submission though, if you're getting links, then the SEs will find you, trust me.

And seasprite, to spell check, just right click the words that get underlined. Good to hear you're being creative. Ever thought about being a human guinea pig? When I did some backpacking, I met a heap of people who got paid to test out new drugs. May not be a good long term career choice, but might help with some initial cash flow problems :P
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My name is Sue and I did have a website up but my hosting service disappeared, so I am starting over again. I had everything on my web host so here I go again. I read charles heflins stuff here on affilorama and I am revamping everything to his silo method. It sounds more organized than what I had it. I am overwhelmed with article writing, links, finding affiliates and so forth but I am hoping someday it will click in my old brain of mine. I now have a great host so I am ready to go.

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geoff pun
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:D hi sue,

got alerted by email that you posted. hope the best for your venture. just keep us posted. i found that keeps me feeling isolated with my probelm coz i currently also overwelmed with article writing, getting links from other website too... :cry:

i post few questions here recently, needed to clear some confusions & got some encouragement from mark, sean & adrian.

all the best !! sue

geoff

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Might want to have a look at your site geoff before getting links... it's got a php error on it and a bunch of other things u need to fix :)
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geoff pun
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:shock: adrian, what does php error means, line 140? & what other probelm?? u mentioned.

btw i still working on it, yet to put up for website critique by mark & all at affilorama. seem to me like long drawn out work in progress, trying hard to climb that page rank ladder. phew !! :shock:
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Hello afflioramee's,
My name is cma, and i'm brand spanking new here. I just sorta got into this internet marketing thing recently as I have time in the day to work on sites that make some money. Well, I did something uber stupid, well, maybe the better word would be on Impulse and now I have to pay (literally) pay for it. I have web space and hosting starts when I put the site up etc, and I didn't really know what I was thinking when I bought it, It is too late to get my money back now, and I saw affiliorama a week after I bought it. Talk about bad timing. I guess it was meant to be. I have a studio i'm opening up soon with a friend, so I am desperate to get something started on the internet to help me start making some money. I have quite a few ideas in mind.

I've got web templates that I get to use (woo hoo :?) and now i'ts a matter of tweaking it and getting some information up. I know it's going to be some hard work, but I am so ready for this. I need to do it as cheap as possible since I already bought the most expensive part. So I guess I really have no question here, but more of a call for some kick in the butt action which is what I need.

I been going thru the videos and a lot of the forums and you guys are so awesome in the replying promptly department of any questions. It's really appreciated by new people like me to see that. Gives me hope. I dunno, i'm scared to start I suppose, but once the habits there, well, makes life easier right. Anyways, just wanted to say, amazing site and keep on posting!

cma
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:D hi cma,

great to have u join us, welcome indeed!

yah! its a pity u have spend the money, i am very cautious about that too. trying to keep the overheads low while our newbie website is earning ZERO!! :x

anywhere, wish u all the best with this journey, cry for help here often & be encourage by mark, sean, adrian & all the good folks here. sure keep me from feeling isolated when overwelmed, clear confusion, clear info overload in the mind & to certain extent, be accountable to the promises we posted here. :oops:

cheer !! geoff
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Hey CMA,

Glad to see you are interested! Make sure to post on the forum and ask all you can. Many people don't but would be surprised as to how it can benefit them.
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Hey cma,

Well at least now that you've spent the money you have the motivation to get started! Like Adrian said, definitely make use of all the great people here on the forum. We're really good for giving you kicks up the butt on a regular basis :)

All the best,
Mark
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Hello everybody my name's Lee and I'm a Newbie.
Ahh! I'm feeling better already.
Just like so say it's a great idea of Geoff to get this post going. It could be my salvation in weeks, months to come.
I'm new to the whole affiliate thing and my technical knowledge of PCs and software is pretty limited.....at the moment.
My motivation for doing this is spending more years than i care to remember as a wage slave chained to a desk. I want to be a free man.
I've read the 90 road map week 1 and the sections on finding profitable markets & key word research.
All I'd like to say at this point is I'm struggling to decide on a first subject and I need to share my pain with everybody. HELP!.

Lee :oops: Newbie
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Welcome Lee!

Do post a more detailed question in the forum and we will help you out as need be. Welcome along :)
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hey Lee, have you gone over the videos on research?

There are a ton of profitable markets out there, so don't worry :)
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:D welcome lee,

1st step into the unknown or dive into the deep. have an exciting ride or swim, don't forget to put up your hand for the affilorama lifeline time to time. :shock: remember its also a roller coaster ride, up & down, excited & scared, not knowing what around the corner & when you think you have arrived, new things pop up. well! that my current newbie experience anywhere. :shock:

geoff
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leebusby54
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Thanks for the acknowledgement guys.

Yes thanks Sean, I have seen the videos on research. I've got a few
ideas :idea: coming together now.

Not an original question :?: and it's purely subjective but what's the best web design software to start off with for a newbie. I'm looking for something that's intuitive to use. I'd appreciate the voices of experience.

Thanks

Lee.
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leebusby54 wrote:Thanks for the acknowledgement guys.

Yes thanks Sean, I have seen the videos on research. I've got a few
ideas :idea: coming together now.

Not an original question :?: and it's purely subjective but what's the best web design software to start off with for a newbie. I'm looking for something that's intuitive to use. I'd appreciate the voices of experience.

Thanks

Lee.


Frontpage, Cofeecup, and oh geez... one that starts with an "N" ... I forgot the name just now.
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NVU?

I like dreamweaver and personally I never found it much harder to use than frontpage, which I used for a while.

I've heard good things about NVU and considering it's free, I don't think you can go wrong with it :)
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Yea that's it.... lol
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geoff pun
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:D lee, my current & 1st website is done on NVU. i found it fairly easy to learn. it's free from Affilorama & has less hassle of registrations than downloading from NVU main site. it will do pretty much what a newbie want. the drawback 4 me is the limitation to creating fancy graphical stuff.
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Geoff Pun wrote::D lee, my current & 1st website is done on NVU. i found it fairly easy to learn. it's free from Affilorama & has less hassle of registrations than downloading from NVU main site. it will do pretty much what a newbie want. the drawback 4 me is the limitation to creating fancy graphical stuff.


Geoff if you can keep up this attitude for a couple of years you will do just fine my friend! :D
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Hi everyone,

How's it going? I'm new to this whole internet marketing thing and I love the possibility it shows and all the people here willing to help you along.

I've been teaching for about 6 years now and recently came to grips with the fact that I need to make more money. So here I am.

I want to start off on the right foot, so I'm curious if there is much of a difference between dreamweaver 8 and cs3 and if Mark's lessons on dreamweaver translate over to cs3 without too much confusion.

They both seem to be the same price 'around $200 american' and I figure why not buy the newer version 'cs3'.. Although, I really like how Mark walks you along with his lessons 'version 8'.. Here is my dilemma

Look forward to someones reply,

Zivali

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Welcome,

CS3 just has a few extra add-ons of flash.... dreamweaver 2 would still do the job haha

You will be fine with 8..... you could get a discount on it too as educational...
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geoff pun
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:D hi mark, adrain, sean & especially all the newbies like me

thks for posting on this tread i started, i will get back on the band wagon again next month. last 2 weeks, have been busy getting ready for my 3 weeks oversea trip to asia which starts tomorrow. so catch u guys a month's time. i will be back to some serious seo & silo work & need help from u good folks. :D geoff
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Sounds good Geoff, have a good one!
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Have fun!
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Hi, my name is mario and I am trying to set up a diet and nutrition web site.

My problem is doing web design and since I'm on a tight budget I am trying to learn using NVU. If any one knows of more user friendly sites please let me know. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Look foward to working with everyone, together we can help each other succeed!
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Hi Mario,

Try the one in my signature. I've already created 2 sites using it and I wouldn't change it for anything else (except of course Dreamweaver, but that one still has to wait).

It is extremely user friendly and you can start designing your site straight away just after watching some video tutorials (and there is plenty of them). The builder is free but you have to use their hosting if your decide to go ahead. Anyway their hosting is also fantastic.

Go and have a look. As I said, the builder is free and you can keep it and play with it as long as you want. If you need some more info, please feel free and PM me and I will be more than happy to help you.

Cheers
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Hey, thanks for the info Crowzy, its greatly appreciated!

Mario 3173
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alan
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Hi folks! I'm a newbie, very green around the gills but persistent! I have my first site up and running (hypnozoom.com) but images at top of screen are not appearing except on home page - they just flicker on momentarily and then disappear into the void! Probably easily remedied but its got me licked!
:roll: Cheers, Alan
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Alan, you need to learn how to specify directories correctly in HTML. There's a lesson on this in the March Affilorama Update magazine... in the Web Design 101 article.

Basically this is where your internal pages are looking for images:
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www.hypnozoom.com/Myimages/images/541078_plasma_ball_5.jpg


when it actually lives at:

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www.hypnozoom.com/541078_plasma_ball_5.jpg


Your html needs to look like this:

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The important part there is the slash / that goes at the start. It says "go back to the root directory". This is very important when you start creating internal pages.

All the best,
Mark
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:D hi mark, sean, adrain & all folks here,

back in the action game again, got back from holiday, but spend last 2 weeks clearing back log at work & home.

feel hard to get that engine cranking again. my golf website is still rank zero, earning nil. thinking of overhaul the site. will keep u guys posted, most likely needing help.
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Let us know when you need a hand Geoff.
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livelybizz
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Hi everyone, I am so new --have my initial web site up but as of this moment i am lost as to how to get someone to link to my site. Help--I am quite a bit behind the 8 ball as far as the technical stuff is concerned. I guess I still working on the lingo.

thanks for your help!

Livelybizz :? [/b]
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Hey,

Welcome to Affilorama :)

Have you checked through the videos they expalain things better than I can. With regards to your question how can I get a link to my site, just go to a blog any blog and post a comment with a link to your site :)
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:D just to keep in touch. i still trying to rethink the golf website i have. also just started another website on office spaceplanning, offering my professional service online. also finally got my 1st sale on the golf site .. .surely exciting when i thought i have lost it. it's only $75USD, but hopely it is a sign of more to come. :shock: :D
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Geoff Pun wrote::D just to keep in touch. i still trying to rethink the golf website i have. also just started another website on office spaceplanning, offering my professional service online. also finally got my 1st sale on the golf site .. .surely exciting when i thought i have lost it. it's only $75USD, but hopely it is a sign of more to come. :shock: :D


Good stuff Geoff :D
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hey im a newbie my name is Billy from good old New Zealand i see this is a old post but i looked quite good so i thought i would try bring it back to life alot of the posts look to be almost a year old it would be good to hear from some of the people that have posted here with updates on what there up to now?

as for me ive had a few goes at affiliate marketing 1 thing that i found good is ive never lost money always seem to find a way to cover costs and break even but i never got far enough to be makin $$ but i should also mention i never fully finished any sites and was always to tight to pay for any help or advise so im having another go and gonna put more effot in

i used to use frontpage and will probably use that again as iv got it so its free but was wondering what sort of difference is there with dreamweaver?
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Hey Billy, good to see another Kiwi lurking around.

If you're not a pro web designer you're probably not going to notice the difference between FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a lot more powerful, but that only matters if you're a guru. Frontpage has a bit of a bad reputation (particularly amongst snobbish web designers) but for newbies it's perfectly adequate. Just be aware that it's probably going to stuff your HTML with lots of rubbish and it might be hard to tidy things up later, but Dreamweaver will do the same thing if you don't know how to use it properly.

The only big problem with Frontpage is that some versions use a fair bit of code that only works in Internet Explorer. If you're going to use FrontPage, make sure you're saving your page often and checking it in FireFox to make sure it looks the same. It really sucks to get to the end and think your page is built, then notice it looks completely rubbish in another browser.

Other than that, welcome, good luck, go for it, and let's see a finished site out of you this time!

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yeah gotta support local ;)
cheers for the advise i was planing on using front page till i am sure i will commit and get a site complete once ive done that i will look at a upgrade if needed i remember last time using it i made a page and then spent a bit of time editing the html code in notebook i don't know much though it was a bit of trial and error but maybe with a place like this i can get advise and help that i never had last time.
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monica79uk
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Hi all I just joined yesterday, my name is Monica I live in London. I have to admit Ive tried to study affiliate marketing before. But I stopped because I just became overwhelmed with so much infomation, plus learning the different techniques with building a website.

I've decided to give it another go. Im hoping with this site, I can remain steadfast. My aim is to at some point leave my current J.O.B.

Thanks Geoff for breaking the ice for newbies myself.
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honest77
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Hi guys,
Much thank to GEOFF.I do appreciate his effort to newbies.I'm really new here and I'm learning keenly on the basics and lessons.I however want to know about the 90 day plan and where is it on this site.I come from Africa and I know together as newbies we can.We can guys!!!.Have a fabulous business day.Cheers.
Isaiah
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born2bfree
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Hello Everyone,

I am Pam from Ontario, canada, I am a newbie, I too have been overwhelmed with all the information thats out there. I don't have a website yet, so I am really looking forward to getting ideas and getting started. I was really happy to have found this site. Hopefully we can help each other along the way.
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snoozy26
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Hi Geoff, thanks for starting this post.
Im from Australia too
I'm only new to this also. I have set up a blog site and currently in the middle of writing aritcles. I added Google adesense and Amazon to it last week and havent received anything yet.
I'm not very good at writing, so hoping to find out other ways of generating some money.
Nice meeting you all and hoping we can all help each other.
Susie
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hey susie welcome good to hear you've got a site maybe you could post the url and we could have a look at it somtime
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If you want to outsource your articles this place seems to be good value and easy to deal with, and its free to sign up they offer a 100% American writing team http://bit.ly/bhv4Fu
 
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Hello everyone, I must say this is really cool,Geoff you couldn't have picked a better subject as far as I am concerned.
I just had to get that out, now allow me to introduce myself. My name is Terry Henry I am 41yrs old, married 18yrs to my beautiful wife Maria and we have 4 kids.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and my wife is from Guam, we now live in Ellenwood, Ga. and I am a Master Electrician and have been running my own Electrical Business for 10 yrs now. I am also a Property Locator for Real Estate investorsā€¦learning to become a Virtual Wholesaler.

I see Internet Marketing as a sustainable business model for the lifestyle I want to pursue today. I recently started a blog
and I know that I am going to need a lot of help to become successful. The main purpose for my blog however is to help newbie like myself find great resources like this forum, that won't a whole lot to implement.

So whenever you get a chance go check out my blog @ http://terryhenry.wordpress.com and please leave comments.
I will definately be checking out you guys' sites, ok.

Peace and prosperity for now,

Terry
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frank37
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Hi Geof and all the other newbies out there i am Steve from the USA just wanted to give you all a shout out looking forward to learn as much from this forum and contribute as much as possible.
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Whoa, look at all you shiny new people! Welcome!
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jehodabell
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Hi everyone! What a great post: thanks Geoff. I'm an Aussie Kiwi, that is, born and bred in Sydney but have been living in the South Island of New Zealand for almost 10 years now. I have absolutely no clue when it comes to affiliate marketing, but I'm looking forward to learning, so here goes!

thanks for a great site, guys!!!
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jimmyt
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Hello all,

I think this is a great idea. I reckon it will be awsome to know new friends with common targets.

My name is Jimmy and I'm living in Christchurch NZ.
I think I'm still a newbie, although I'v tried many internet marketing programs. But still haven't achieve anything I'v set for myself.

Always got stuck up to some point and I think it will be really great to know some friends here who we can discuss along the way to success.

Cheers
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napier01
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Hi all,
I guess you could say, I'm an old new newbie. Nearing 70, but new to affiliate marketing. I've begun to worry about outliving my savings, hence this new endeavor. My wife and I live in South Texas, and enjoy visits to Mexico. I'm also feeling overwhelmed by what I'm trying to learn. But it does seem to come in fits and starts. I've never posted to a blog before, but my thanks to Geoff for starting this one. The only thing I can add at this point is hang in there. Like just about everything else, it will come, I hope!
Bill
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robzeeb
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Hi Newbies. Good idea Geoff. Snowed under with information here and have to keep looking up Google to work out half of what's being said in videos. I am trying to figure out how to make "Weight Loss" left hand column a sales column. Reviews-from where? But bit by bit it all seems to come together. Now if I can just get to look as good as "Baby Patch". That is a great effort. Will keep looking for all newbie posts.
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Greetings all fellow Affilo's -

My name is Caitlin and I am a newbie. I must say right up front that coming from Com Blue this place is very refreshing. The approach here is comfortable and I think this is the tool that will get me launched into affliliate marketing. I also grabbed up a bunch of information from Profit Lance previously. Wow, is this place great!

I am currently employed full time and hoping to quit that old routine within a year. My goal is to replace my current income ($100K). I plan to slowly transition out of that job as my skill and success with affiliate marketing increase.

I love to learn and apply new knowledge. This research I have been doing really opened my eyes up to what is going on out there. As many would say, I wish I learned all this earlier.

I am looking forward to getting to know people who, like me, are looking to take control of their financial and emotional futures. This is a wonderful way to grow and do exactly what makes me happy.

See ya all around the Forum!
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welcome caitlin your in the right place
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johnphil
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I' am just start'in - trying to make my way thought all this bullish - can u help? Most of my reserch end's in BULLSHIT !!!!!!!
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ninjanewbie
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To Rob, Brock,Caitlin and John..welcome to the best Internet marketing forum on the web for newbies. Since joining a few months ago I have found it to be very relaxed, inspiring and nurturing. Stick around and you will learn a lot from these guys.

John, I know what you're going through...been there...just don't give up, you're in the right place now.

Terry
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princessreb
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Hi, I am a newbie myself. Joined Affilorama I think late dec.08 purchased affiloblueprint and started week 1 on 01/02/2009. I just finished week 5. There's no homework in week 5 anyway, just read and learn. I had my website online on 01/23/2009 with the initial 3 articles but I was able to publish the remaining 27 on 02/08/2009. No sales yet. Is it too early to get frustrated? But truth is I am. Just like everyone, I suppose, I spent so many late nights and so many long days. I took a 10 day leave from work and AM was all I did. Don't know anything about indexing and linking yet. What is linking actually? Is it when you put a link in your articles? Like our own hoplinks? Is that what it is? I am concerned w/ Xsitepro Seo Analysis of my pages. It is asking me to do a lot of stuff. Some, I think I have already done and yet it is still in the TO DO LIST. Kind of making me crazy. Even up to this point, I also feel like giving up. I feel like I just want to turn around and forget about it. Watch my DVDs instead. Sometimes, Mark talks like Greek. Some of the terms I do not even understand. Like Meta Tags, I just don't know how to do that. And the Gimp, I go crazy, I cannot make that thing work for me. Well, guys more chat next time.
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ajtoday
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HI, am new to internet marketing, just joined Affilorama, seems to have an awfull lot of info which is fantastic, latched on to this post and was wondering WHAT HAPPENED TO GEOFF ??
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musico2007
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well i'm new here too...My name is Abraham and I just started some Google Adwords Ads which have seen about 6 clicks in like 4 days which to me is discouraging seeing as a good number is 2 out of 100 clicks sales...i feel like i'll never even get to 100 clicks...this is really hard stuff even though most try to make it seem like it's easy. I think I'll stick through it for about a week and if nothing comes out of it i might just look at making money elsewhere. I also started writing articles on squidoo.com such as http://www.squidoo.com/krkmonitorsRP5G2 i hope something comes out of that because that is something i really know and love which is audio engineering. Anybody had any success on squidoo.com?
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mikenuweb
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Been working on AM for nearly 8 weeks now, put together an article website, with a few reviews and best of's. I might have made a massive mistake, and built the website in Drupal, heavily customised the look. As of now, I have invested plenty of money into PPC to drive traffic to my website, and so far have only had 1 sale. Getting anywhere from 4 to 30 hops to the products im selling per day.
It is all quite frustrating, but still early days yet, and I am very new to all this. So will keep trucking as I want to work from home eventually, and this looks like the way to do that.

@ Musico2007, I made a Squidoo and its had no visits since I created it 5 days ago =P
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sunbee
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Hi everyone,
Just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Coralie and you can read more about me on my profile.
I have been doing affiliate marketing for a while, but got really burned and bruised.
Now IĀ“m back on track and learning while earning. At least I will soon be earning properly very soon as things are going in the right direction.
Looking forward to using all the good advice given here and hope to help others from my own experiences.
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rjames
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G'day Geoff, nice call and a well needed topic, have been around the net for a few years doing one thing or another was doing well in the auction scene however that was ended by a certain well known auction site when they wormed their way around another government in Asia !
you are getting some great reponses and like many other folks here have spent a small fotune on guruware to be somewhat disappointed.
I have seen some names here whom I have purchased products from in the past and they are very helpful folks also
This would be one of the very helpful sites out there for newbies and I'm sure with our combined growing knowledge we can in some way help each other. Afilliate marketing has with the right tools (SEO etc) has great potential for newbies.
Regards
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Robert
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jasondodd
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Hey guys, just so you know some of the staff here at Affilorama have started with very little or no affiliate experience, so we're in the same boat.

I know when i first started a few weeks ago it all seemed pretty overwhelming, theres so much going on in this industry that it can make your head spin! but be patient and try to focus on one thing at a time - the fog will clear and you'll start to feel the buzz as you learn some really cool stuff you can put to work on your affiliate site.

Just remember were here to help so use the forum or comment on a blog to get some assistance! nice to have you all on board

ps A great place to start are the free training lessons; just start at the top and work your way through
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rjames
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Hi Jason,greetings from a couple of thousand miles N/W of you, so new here haven't come around to the lessons link yet so thank you for posting that at a quick glance it will certainly be a great help
Regards
Robert
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Robert
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markstewart
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Hello gang, this has been a very interesting post to read. Some of the websites that "newbies" have built look pretty professional.
My name is Mark and I'm from London, Ontario, Canada. I noticed that there was at least one other Ontarian here, usually we are such a minority on sites like this.
I'm in that spot, the one where your head spins just thinking about online marketing. I've been reading and getting involved in courses for the last six months and haven't created a site yet. I really hope that the instructions here and the companionship that you folks are sharing will help.
I just made a switch to a Macbook Pro and I would love your advice. What is the best inexpensive (free) web design program that will run on the Mac? I know this is a pretty strong machine, graphics wise and I hope that helps.
Thanks for starting this terrific post, you've already been a great help!

Warmest Regards,

Mark
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jasondodd
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hi mark, welcome to the forum, nice to have you on board, i'm sure you'll find a lot of help here. check out the site builder blog post - it discusses a few things to keep in mind when choosing web building software plus there's a link to an interactive quiz to help you find the right program for you, hope it helps.

jason
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hi,

I'm Kwasi Kisiedu. I run a website called <ahref="http://kazmania.110mb.com">Virtual Vault. It has information ranging on issues from HTML to Viral Marketing. It's good that I run into you guys. I've been having a difficult time converting traffic to sales
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sgrossmann
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Hi Geoff,

I am Steve from the USA and also a newbie in the affiliate marketing arena. I am glad you came uo wth this idea. I am struggling with getting my site together. I keep reviewing the lessons to keep me fresh snice I have fallen very far behind in
course. I have some health issues that prevents me from working as much as I would like to. I have chosen to do a website in the Forex realm which for a first go-at-it is a lot harder than I thought it would be
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robasi23
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Heya all,

my name is Rob Asi from New Zealand.

I have been trying to break into Affiliate Marketing part time but with no success.
Since I have been following Affilorama, I believe Mark Ling is the right mentor to help me achive
my goals to also Making a Living Online. Well, I have to now that I quit my day job...Lol

I am currently promoting an Affiliate type program called GDI. I am making $500NZ a month off it.
But its through my team and Not me. I feel I am Not getting anywhere in my Marketing.

I am trying video marketing and even got a Blog up (Link in sig)

This a great forum, so I will be hanging out here more now.

Greatest Success to everyone here. :)
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eddiec
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Great Idea, was actually going to suggest it myself.
Anway, Eddie, 36 , from Ireland, self employed in the construction industry but with nothing to do for the last few months so seriously concentrating on this now.

Have yet to get an affilliate website going although I have dabbled in the e commerce side of things in the past with limited success.
I am doing all the lessons etc but sometimes suffer from information overload and a touch of paralysis now and again as Im sure many others are too.
Still looking for an area to focus my efforts on too..
If anyone cares to email me my addy is collinsedward309@gmail.com
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carolet
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Hi all,

My name is Carole, from the UK, but I live in Spain. I'm a complete newbie and novice and like many on this thread have been heading in and out of brain overload for 2 months now. Somewhere along the line the penny is beginning to drop and then today I found this site and am looking forward to digging in and starting from scratch.
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eddiec
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Nice one Carole, I know how you feel but I can definitely say this site has helped get me more focused and I feel like I'm actually learning something now as opposed to just blindly searching through web pages. Good luck!
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carolet
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thanks Eddie,

I'm working my way through the lessons and I
watched all the Blueprint 2 videos today, and I really can relate to feeling more focused, I've wasted days trawling the net going from one forum to another and one program to another, and blindly searching allsorts.

And reading so much my head hurts. It's actually all starting to make sense now..
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kripkegirl
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Hi I'm Eleanor. I live in Ct and since my *full time* job has decided to cut my hours to 8 every two weeks! I need to find a way to replace that income. I've been looking into affiliate marketing for about a year now but didn't have the motivation that I find myself with now. Here's hoping we all find our success.
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eddiec
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Dont give up Elenor! I have been tempted to so many times but Im determined to make this work as it really fits with the lifestyle I want to achieve. Every now and again I read back over the success stories to motivate myself and I find even getting reply notifications to threads like this in my inbox encourages me to keep going!
Best of luck!
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