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Lynn Terry
July 18th, 2009, 02:42 PM

After 6+ years on PHPBB, we've moved to the vBulletin platform. Whether you're moving over from the original forum (http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/forum/), or just now joining us here at SSWT, welcome! Follow these quick steps to get the most out of the community:

Avatar/Profile Pic

Within the User CP you'll find options to edit your profile, signature, settings and options. Go through the CP (control panel) and customize your account.

There are 2 options for your images: an avatar, and a profile picture. The profile pic will only display on your profile page. Also add an avatar, which will show on each post within the forum.

Public Forums

Once you get your profile set up, feel free to begin using the forums. You'll find a Special Offers section, a Job Board, and the Main Internet Marketing Forum (that's where you are now). Post your question, share a resource or open a discussion. We look forward to hearing from you!

Private Forum

The private forums are reserved for Elite Members (http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/elite-members.htm), and include: Private Brainstorming Forum, Social Media Partners, Free Downloads, and more. You may upgrade to Elite Member (http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/members/payments.php) through your User CP.

Note: Pricing & Availability is subject to change. The option to upgrade is not always available.

If you have any questions or problems, just let me know! :)

July 20th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Man I hope I've got this right this time.

Lynn Terry
July 20th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Your avatar is working fine, Gary. Welcome! :)

Paul Cooley
July 20th, 2009, 06:40 PM
You've done a great job Lynn! I like all the changes and new features with vbulletin.

Look forward to watching everything grow! :)

July 20th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Thanks Lynn! I temporarily forgot the difference between an "Avatar" and a "Profile Pic" :confused: That little brain-fart of mine cost me about 2 hrs of time.:eek:


P.S. Am I allowed to say "brain-fart"?

July 20th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Thanks Lynn. Glad to be here. I too will be interested to see the new vBulletin features.

Lynn Terry
July 20th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Welcome guys! :)

There are quite a few new features, so feel free to click around and check those out. If you run into any issues or have any questions just let me know!

Lynn Terry
July 21st, 2009, 01:01 AM
Thank you :)

If you have any questions, want to share a resource etc, now would be a great time to post something here in the Main Internet Marketing Forum. There will likely be quite a few eyeballs this week!

July 21st, 2009, 03:07 AM
I am looking forward to all the new features here. I know it's a lot of work, but it's really looking good so far...


July 21st, 2009, 12:52 PM
Hi Lynn,

Nice board. I like it a lot. Looking forward to participating and networking here.

My name is Tammy and I'm from Illinois. :D

July 21st, 2009, 12:59 PM
Found my way here and I think I have things set up right. I love the look! I'll have to look around more to figure out some of the new features. Of course the best features are still the same....the information sharing and the friendships.

July 21st, 2009, 01:31 PM
Hi Linda!

Just wanted to {{{Wave}}} at you :)

Lynn Terry
July 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM
Welcome Tammy!

Hi Linda & Roy :)

July 21st, 2009, 01:52 PM
Love the new look. That is a wonderful pic of you on the header.
Cannot wait to see what features this forum offers.

Lynn Terry
July 21st, 2009, 08:35 PM
Thank you Dawnaurora :)

Lynn Terry
July 23rd, 2009, 07:55 AM
Welcome Christine :)

July 23rd, 2009, 04:35 PM
Hello all. After a long absence I am back again. I wish I could say I am doing great in the IM world, but alas I am not. Lots of reasons, none that are worth explaining. I have not been totally static but my efforts of late have been few and far between.

Anyway I finally found the User CP. I kept clicking on my user name which took me to my profile but did not see options for avatars.

I knew I was missing something starring right at me and I was right. that cute little link in the upper left corner that says User CP.

The forum looks good. Nice color scheme and crisp and sharp, but that may be my brand new laptop screen. Finally took the Vista plunge.

I know you mentioned a feedback section Lynn but I did not see it at first glance. The only thing I will mention is that there is an option to change themes at the bottom of the page. If you select default all your navigation that you so nicely arranged at the top of the sswt disappears. You may want to take that option away since you have the forum integrated into your website. If I find the feed back section I'll post it there too.

Nice Job and See you Soon

Pablo Maiorino:cool:

July 23rd, 2009, 06:50 PM
Lynn -

I enjoyed my first experience with your Elite members mastermind session, I am looking forward to diving in and being an active part of the community.

I think you have done a wonderful job creating a safe place to mastermind, seek advice, evolve strategies, make new friends, and offer help to our fellow marketers.



July 23rd, 2009, 08:06 PM
Welcome James! :)

Paul Cooley
July 23rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
What's up James!? Good to see you in here! :)

July 23rd, 2009, 10:09 PM
I am happy to be here. Lynn I just listened to your affiliate marketing recording with Lisa Suttora and it was really great.

It is nice to know your story and get to know you better.

This is a great forum and I look forward to learning from and sharing my knowledge with everyone!

July 23rd, 2009, 10:52 PM
Hi Lynn Traci and the rest of the gang! I’ve been so busy trying to keep up with my blog, StayBoosted.com and other stuff that every time I try to participate here on the forum I get a “Help Me” tweet or something of the sort, and so by the time I finally get to finish my forum post and hit the “Submit” button, I’ve already been auto-logged off and then I lose the post that took me two hours to write! (ok, wait, time to inhale!)

This is not a complaint btw. I just went GaGa over finally getting in to Lynn’s Elite forum, and but it may SEEM to Lynn that I suddenly lost interest. No way! Quite the opposite! So what I’m doing Right this second (well, obviously I wrote this earlier write- I mean right?), is I’m using “the Bean” for the Mac, writing my post, and then Copy-n-Paste into the Forum. So that brings me to my Question:

How do you guys keep up!? I’m not even famous yet (giggle) and I’m pulling my hair out trying to keep up with it all. I’m SURE your answers will be, at least in part, outsourcing of some type. Ok, I may post this in more than one spot (like, only 2 or 3) coz I want to make sure you guys (all it may concern), understand that I really am excited to be here! Hey, I know I’m a pretty darn advanced newbie, but I’m still a newbie.


Lynn Terry
July 24th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Thank you Brismom - that was a fun interview :)

Hey Gary,

A good place to start on that point is right here:


I don't outsource ANY of my personal communications - not even my email. I simply have a system for it, or a routine, and don't let a new message in one place distract me from what I am currently doing. That's the trick!

July 26th, 2009, 10:41 PM
The forum looks GREAT!! I can't wait to really dive into it


Lynn Terry
July 26th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Thank you Aurelia - Welcome! Great to see you again :)

Johnny Mac
July 28th, 2009, 12:58 PM
What a great place lynn, thank you = john

July 31st, 2009, 10:15 AM
Hiya Paul! Glad to see you over here at the new community. Elite group is rockin':)

Lynn Terry
July 31st, 2009, 11:23 AM
Welcome Johnny & Paul - glad to see you here! :)

August 2nd, 2009, 04:24 PM
Hey Lynn,
I've made it over to the new side too. The place looks shiny!

Lynn Terry
August 2nd, 2009, 05:00 PM
Thanks Shannon - I upgraded you here at the new forum, to continue your membership from the original forum. Glad you're here! :)

August 2nd, 2009, 10:46 PM
Hi Shannon! So glad to see you over here.

Lynn Terry
August 3rd, 2009, 09:40 AM
Thanks Cynthia - glad you got registered & joined us here ;)

August 3rd, 2009, 11:51 AM
Hi Phil - welcome! :)

OK - first thoughts when I look at your site:

1. I see a lot of ads all over the place. Why? You should be promoting YOU and your services, not the services of all these other places.

2. You have too much 'stuff' above the fold, meaning I have to scroll down to get to your read content to read to learn more about your company and what you do.

3. Left align the paragraphs of text. It reads easier. Center aligned text is very "90's". Make the page easier to read and format the text on the page to read much like a letter. It's fine to have some bold/red headlines that are centered, but everything else - left align.

4. Add some paragraph breaks. Something else to add to the block of text, make logical paragraph breaks to make the reading in easier chunks/blocks of text.

5. Navigation: you need better site navigation. I see some at the bottom, which is good to have; but you also need very clearly defined navigation also at the top and/or side of the page as well. Make it very easy for folks to find their way around your site and make the navigation consistent on every page of your site so they can get from page A to page B and back again. ;)

6. Keywords: good news, when I search 'tampa bay computer repair specialist' you're #1 in Google! What you need to now do, is determine how many are searching for that particular phrase. If that phrase is getting a good number of searches, but you're not getting any business from it - could be because of some of the reasons I mentioned above. Also do more keyword research to find other related long-tail keywords and optimize other pages of your site for those related long-tail keyword phrases to bring in traffic that way.

Those are the biggest things I see for now. The design itself could use some work - but if you work on the things above, that would be a big improvement.

August 9th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Hey Aurelia! Glad to see you joined! :)

August 9th, 2009, 02:13 PM
The forum looks GREAT!! I can't wait to really dive into it
Hey Aurelia!

So good to see you here! I love your spirit and your positive energy ;)

August 10th, 2009, 12:03 PM
When I visit the board in the morning I see all the new and newly replied threads in bold. As soon as I read one of those it marks the enitre board read and I can't tell what's new anymore. It's driving me crazy. I cleaned out my cookies and cache and all that in case it was just me, but it's still happening. Does it just not like me?

Lynn Terry
August 11th, 2009, 06:12 PM
I asked... and it says it likes you lots :) No worries!


On a serious note, I am not sure what is causing that. A cookie no doubt. I fixed PM's this morning so I'll tackle that one next!

August 13th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Forum looks very interesting. I am new here. My site is Information Depot. I am looking for things to promote!

Welcome! The type of info site you have depends on the products you'll promote. What information do you have on your website?

August 13th, 2009, 05:53 PM
NOTE: your hyperlink goes to a error page saying it can't be found

Hey Lynn, and everyone.

I just heard about this forum through Justin Brooke's newsletter. Looks like a helpful community.

I've got some sites up that I'm trying to promote, but one especially... I've had it for a while and I had it up to $400 a month. I'm now promoting a new affiliate product, so my sales went down, and I've also been gone the entire summer, so I had no time to work on it. You can check it out at:


I need to change the other 2 offers on the page (aside from Netflix). I have 98 subscribers through Aweber. Any suggestions would be great.



Lynn Terry
August 21st, 2009, 08:05 AM
Welcome! Glad you joined us :)

I was out of town, at a workshop in Atlanta, so just now catching up with everyone. If you have specific questions about your site just start a new thread in the main forum so that we can discuss the details specific to your site - instead of sidetracking this welcome thread. I think that will make it easier. Look forward to checking them out!

August 22nd, 2009, 07:39 AM
Just thought I'd say hello. I used to be on here as sct100, but was away so long i missed when Lynn changed over to this new format so I had to re-register. I hope to be around more as I need tons of help doing what it is I want to do. Anyway, hi again.


August 22nd, 2009, 07:45 AM
Welcome back Stephen! :)

August 22nd, 2009, 08:13 AM
Thanks Traci! I looked for you on twitter, but didn't see you. I have a question. Do you, on your blog, have a discussion on Blogger vs. WP? I have had WP and was not so happy and switched, but am rethinking. I would like to read some thoughts on the matter!

August 22nd, 2009, 08:22 AM
I do not have a post *yet* discussing Blogger vs. WordPress - but I will here shortly. ;)

So what about WP did you not like?

Did you have a WordPress.COM or the self-hosted .ORG version?

You really need the self-hosted .ORG version with your own domain & hosting, if you are trying to do a business. Blogger is fine, if you want a personal blog; but if you're going to run a business - you need to have your own hosted blog. Your own domain is branding YOU, not Blogger.

Lynn Terry
August 22nd, 2009, 09:13 AM
I have that topic on ClickNewz:


Welcome back Stephen :)

August 22nd, 2009, 09:16 AM
Well there ya go - Lynn to the rescue. LOL

Lynn Terry
August 22nd, 2009, 09:19 AM
If you have more thoughts on the topic, I'd love to hear them - feel free to post it on your blog and trackback it to mine so they're connected if you like.

August 22nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
Will do. :)

August 22nd, 2009, 12:42 PM
Traci, what I didn't like was that I kept getting so much spam and had no idea how to turn it off. I have watched your vid on the subject which was helpful, but still have not figured out how to get my API key, or whatever it's called.

Do I have org or com? Good question! How do I tell? I downloaded from my host from fantastico, but whenever I log into my blog, it is through com. How do I tell? WP is not the most helpful when it comes to explaining things, or that's my opinion.

August 22nd, 2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks Lynn, that was helpful! I don't understand the social networking part though.

August 22nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
Hi Stephen,
I'm sorry if my video wasn't clear on how to get an API key and set that up. To get that you need to signup for a free account at WordPress.COM. Yes, I know it's weird that you have to go through the .COM version of WordPress, if you're using the .ORG version on your own hosting; but that's the way API process is setup.

Once you have signed up for a free account at WordPress.com, you can find your API key within your User Profile, which you will access here:

Then once you are on your User Profile page, you will see your API key at the top of the page, like this (obviously, I've blotted mine out, but where you see the black line, is where your API key would be located):

Just copy that key, then in your WordPress installation for your domain, click Plugins > Akismet Configuration > then paste in your key. Click 'Update Options' and that's it.

Hope this helps you; if not - let me know. :)

Edited to say: if you installed your WordPress through your own web host, such as through Fantastico, then you have the .ORG version. The .ORG version is the only one that works with your own domain and your own hosting.

August 22nd, 2009, 01:23 PM
Traci, Ok. . .I got WP through my host, but if I want to post a blog I have to sign in to WP and it goes to .com. I just tried to sign in to get my API and I wasn't there so had to register as a new person. I found an API, but will it work with the other account? This is why I left WP. It is so confusing. Blogger does not look as professional, but it sure is easier!

Lynn Terry
August 22nd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Traci, Ok. . .I got WP through my host, but if I want to post a blog I have to sign in to WP and it goes to .com.

Is that .com on your domain name, or wordpress.com?

You should log in to your wordpress through a link like this:

August 22nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
wordpress.com. I dont know anything about myweb.com/wp-admin/

Lynn Terry
August 22nd, 2009, 03:08 PM
So how does someone get to your blog? Through your domain?

If so, then it doesnt sound like you set it up through Fantastico, it sounds like you set it up at WordPress.com and then have your domain redirected to that... or something along those lines. I'm confused :)

August 22nd, 2009, 03:13 PM
Stephen: I know it's confusing, but if you installed WordPress through Fantastico on your web host, then you have the .ORG version of WordPress. You only get the API key at the .COM version - that's the only thing you need to do over there, you don't even need to get the blog, only a username at Wordpress.com = because you're just using the .com version to get the API key.

Then you would do all of your blog posting and everything else related to your blog over at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin (<- which is where you go to log into your .ORG WordPRess install administration dashboard).

So, if you did not install WordPress via Fantastico over at your web host; then you do not have the .ORG version. Once you install the .ORG, then you would access the administration panel by going to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin (obviously insert your actual domain name in there ;) ).

August 22nd, 2009, 03:16 PM
You're confused!! Imagine where I am! I don't think I originally set up the blog correctly. I did do it through fantastico, but somewhere I dropped the ball! People get to my blog through my site. Now I use Blogger because I never could get WP to do what I wanted. I have some files I am looking at now that were from my original WP download and I see I did not configure things. I have no idea where I am!

August 22nd, 2009, 04:13 PM
When I try going to mydomain.com/wp-admin it tells me there is no page found.

August 22nd, 2009, 04:17 PM
Look under your Fantastico icon in your hosting cpanel - if you have WordPress installed, it will indicate that. If you installed it in a folder/directory - then the path to your wp-admin would be something like this: http://yourdomain.com/foldername/wp-admin

August 22nd, 2009, 05:02 PM
I have it!!! Thank you Traci and Lynn for all your help. I must say I feel a dubious honor having stumped the experts for a time. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your time and efforts! Now on to the four hundred and fifty seven other questions I have!!!

Lynn Terry
August 22nd, 2009, 06:10 PM
LOL - bring 'em on ;)

Glad you found your wordpress! :D

August 26th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Put my first Thread or Post or whatever it is up...I hope I did it right..LOL Even with as old as forums are I'm a little slow this is my first forum people please bear with me!! :)

Hope you all are having a good day! Stay Boosted!
C.J. Hallock

Lynn Terry
August 26th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Welcome CJ & Nessa :)

August 27th, 2009, 12:24 PM
After joining about a year ago and not doing anything I am back. I am looking forward to learning and growing here. Thanks to Regina Baker I will be joining the Elite Members group in the next few months.

I am excited about what will occur not only in my business but my life as a result of being a part of this forum.

August 27th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Hey Latara! Good to see you :)

Lynn Terry
August 28th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Welcome Latara! :)

August 28th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Welcome CJ, Nessa and LaTara! Glad to have you all here.

August 30th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Hey LaTara!

Glad to see you here... dive in, there's some great information and lots of great people too ;)

Lynn Terry
August 30th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Welcome Karen :)

Jump in anywhere you like. Feel free to post a question or share a resource. It's a friendly group!

Lynn Terry
September 1st, 2009, 02:43 PM
Welcome Ken! Great to see you here after following you on Twitter. Jump right in wherever you please ;)

September 1st, 2009, 10:34 PM
Hi Ken,
Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here.

September 6th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Welcome Emrick,
Please feel free to introduce yourself on the main forum and let us get to know you better. This a great community for learning about Internet marketing. Hope you'll join us often. Also once you have a couple of posts, feel free to set up a signature line with your website link.

Lynn Terry
September 7th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Hey Emrick - Welcome! :)

Lynn Terry
September 8th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Welcome Kerie :)

September 8th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Hi Kerie,

Glad to have you here!

September 11th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Hello Lynn and everyone.. Semmy here. Glad I found Lynn New forum and She already Upgrade it.. on Monday I'll join her elite member..

September 11th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Semmy!!! So good to see you here! Love your work, and we often recommend you. :)

September 11th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Hello Mrs Traci nice to meet you here! How are you? hope you are always fine!

September 11th, 2009, 06:57 PM
I'm doing awesome Semmy! I'm glad you've joined us here at Lynn's forum!

Lynn Terry
September 11th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Welcome Semmy :)

I'm so glad you joined us here. I recommend you almost daily for graphics & minisites. Glad to have you aboard!

September 11th, 2009, 11:01 PM
I'm doing awesome Semmy! I'm glad you've joined us here at Lynn's forum!

Thank Tracik! Nice to meet you here also!

September 11th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Welcome Semmy :)

I'm so glad you joined us here. I recommend you almost daily for graphics & minisites. Glad to have you aboard!

Hello Mrs Lynn.. thank you very much! I didn't know you already repair your forum.. Last time you want to tell me if you already set it up your new forum. LOL.. but it's ok atlast I can join it.. Nice to meet you here!

Lynn Terry
September 11th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Ahh - yes, sorry to leave you hanging on that! It was a slow transition ;)

I sent out an email earlier this week to everyone. Did you get that?

September 11th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Ahh - yes, sorry to leave you hanging on that! It was a slow transition ;)

I sent out an email earlier this week to everyone. Did you get that?

Nope I didn't get it.. when did you sent it to me? By the way how's to turn on notivication email from admin? I think I was unchect it.

Lynn Terry
September 12th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Ahh - I sent it out to everyone who was registered on the original forum, but I realize now you may not have been. You can set your email settings in the UserCP:


Angela Wills
September 13th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Hi Lynn and everyone! I was a member of the original forum and just noticed there's a whole new setup. It looks wonderful. Looking forward to chatting with you all :)

September 13th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Hi Angela - Welcome!! :)

Lynn Terry
September 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Great to see you here Angela!

September 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Angela is in the house! YEA! Welcome.

September 14th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Just thought add pop in and say hi.


Lynn Terry
September 14th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Welcome Rich :)

September 14th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Thanks Lynn

Like what you've done with the place - very pleasing on the eye.

Now, suppose I had better mooch around and learn something.



September 14th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Hi Rick,
Welcome to SSWT!

September 14th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Hello All,

New to this forum and fairly new to the whole internet marketing scheme of things. Looking forward to learning and growing from those who have "been there, done that".


Lynn Terry
September 14th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Welcome CG :)

September 14th, 2009, 01:54 PM
I haven't been anywhere or done anything, but welcome anyway CG. Nice to have one more newbie around!

September 14th, 2009, 02:41 PM
Welcome CG! Glad to have you here.

September 14th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Thanks Lynn, Stephen, and Angie for the warm welcome.

Being a "newbie" does have its perks Stephen cause we are like little sponges just waiting to soak up all the information we can. The motto around our house is "Any day you've learned something is a GOOD day!" Glad to see I'm not the only one! :)

Heading off to read through some more posts now.


September 14th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Hello all
I'm new here and just wanted to say hi to everyone.

Angela Wills
September 14th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Thank you for the warm welcomes!

September 14th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Hi Angela
Nice to meet you.

September 14th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Welcome jgbama. Glad to have you here. Mind if I ask what your name is?

Lynn Terry
September 14th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Welcome jgbama :)

September 15th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Good morning
Just dropped in before the webinar looking forward to it. Hi angie nice to meet you my name is Jerry. Lynn I just wanted to thank you for answering my emails so quickly. I look forward to learning from you.
have a great day to you all

September 15th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Hello there Christine, Jerry, and James!! Welcome to the forum! :)

Lynn Terry
September 15th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Welcome back Jimmy :)

September 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome Lisamariemary. Nice to meet you.

Lynn Terry
September 15th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Hey Christine,

Glad you added a signature! It's nice to be able to call you by name, and also see your website :)

September 15th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Glad to meet you too Lynn. I do appreciate all your help and advice. I realized after I made my first post that I had forgotten my signature...newbie goof. Well at least I got that part corrected. :)
By all means I would love to have you view my site. Such as it is...definitely a work in progress. I humbly accept any and all feedback you might have. I am trying desperately to learn and grow daily and I would appreciate any tips you and others may wish to share.

Thanks again for all your help and for hosting this site. It is an invaluable service to those still struggling through the process of becoming successful internet marketers.

With admiration and blessings to you,

Lynn Terry
September 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
If you'd like a site review, start a new thread here in the main forum. Warning: site reviews can sometimes be brutal (lol) but usually VERY helpful to get objective feedback.

Seriously - It's a friendly group ;) :)

September 16th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the insight Lynn. I will try that. Being such a "newbie" to all of this, I can definitely use all the help I can get. Believe me, I know that there are some issues with the site, so I can take all that y'all can dish out at me. :)

I listened to the webinar and there were some great tips and information offered that I plan on attempting to implement on my site. I see now where I have made some mistakes and will start making adjustments based on what I have learned.

Hearing from others with more experience than myself is also a good way to learn and grow. That is what I need and I welcome the challenge.

Thanks for all your support Lynn. I will go make my request now.

Have a great day!

Lynn Terry
September 16th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Welcome Emrick :)

Christine - did I miss your thread??

September 17th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Welcome Emrick.

Johnny Mac
September 17th, 2009, 02:52 PM
My first post. Great forum lynn, I hope to be friends with everyone here. Had to take a month off caused by a heart attack and was slow going to get back to taking action.

September 17th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Sorry Lynn,

I got pulled away from my computer yesterday, right after I made that last post in here. This was the first chance to get back to your site. The site review request is posted now under the thread: Looking for help with my website - suggestions welcomed

Thanks for all your help,

September 17th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Welcome to the forum Johnny Mac.

This is a great forum, so many nice and helpful people here.

I hope that you are doing well physically now. I know first hand how illness can slow you down. Glad to see you are up and able now.


Lynn Terry
September 17th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Welcome Johnny Mac :)

September 17th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Welcome Johnny Mac,
Glad to have you here!

Lynn Terry
September 21st, 2009, 03:35 AM
Welcome Kevin :)

September 21st, 2009, 09:59 AM
Welcome to SSWT.

September 22nd, 2009, 01:23 PM
Welcome Kevin .

Johnny Mac
September 22nd, 2009, 03:12 PM
Thank you all for the warm welcome. my health has improved and i feel great. I missed todays webinar is there a replay in the forum ? j mac

September 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
It doesn't look like it's up yet. It was a very short 15 min. webinar about taking a reality check. I'm sure Lynn will have it up in the elite webinar archives within a few days so be on the lookout.

September 28th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Welcome zomonique.

October 1st, 2009, 03:52 PM
Dear Lynn and All,

New member here, just wanting to say hello. I'm hoping to develop an "internet lifestyle", which for me means far less reliance on hourly wages. I'm really looking forward to hanging out here and getting some ideas. At the moment I have none! :confused:

Here's to our success!

Lynn Terry
October 1st, 2009, 05:20 PM
Welcome Bill :)

I think we have the cure for the lack of ideas here! :cool:

October 1st, 2009, 09:00 PM
Welcome Bill! Glad to have you here.

October 1st, 2009, 09:59 PM
Welcome to SSWT, Bill & zmonique2007

October 6th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Welcome Kevin, Bill and Zmonique2007!

Lynn Terry
October 9th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Welcome Ron :)

October 9th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Hi Ron,
Welcome to SSWT!

October 9th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Welcome to Ron!

October 10th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Welcome Jamere.

October 10th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Hello all, looking forward to be a part of this community and get to know you all. I've decided to really kick of my marketing now so I thought I'd better join as I've been 'eyeing' it for some time :) / Linda

Lynn Terry
October 12th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Welcome Linda & Nigel :)

Nigel - start a new thread on the site review & the list building questions. I think they would make for excellent topics here on their own.

Henrik Flensborg
October 14th, 2009, 11:18 AM
After years of inactivity (IM inactivity that is) I'm back where it all started in 2003.

Originally I came here after having read about Lynn's "stormy" 21 Day Challenge - and ended up hanging around for a "few hundred" posts.

October 14th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Welcome back Henrik (I'm new, so I didn't know you back then.)

Much success!

October 14th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Welcome back, Henrik! Glad to see you made it over to the new forum.

Lynn Terry
October 14th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Welcome back Henrik! :)

LOL at "stormy" - I got HIT by a series of tornadoes!! :eek: haha

So glad to see you here.

October 15th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Welcome Ledward!

Lynn Terry
October 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Welcome Ledward :)

October 15th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Welcome Ledward!

Henrik Flensborg
October 16th, 2009, 03:49 AM
Hi Ledward,

Welcome to Lynn's place - it sure is very nice here

October 17th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Welcome Ledward!

You can't go wrong with anything from Obi Won Terry! :D

October 17th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Welcome Ledward!

Lynn Terry
October 18th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Welcome Erich:)

October 18th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Welcome Erich! Glad to have you here.

Henrik Flensborg
October 27th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Remember, publishing great content on your site and giving your patients reasons to check you out will drive business to your door.

Remember, spamming random forums with poor content will not drive business to your door

http://www. articlesbase .com/online-business-articles/make-your-patients-research-1380340.html - looks very similar to this post

October 27th, 2009, 10:00 AM
We try to catch them as quick as possible;)

Remember, spamming random forums with poor content will not drive business to your door

http://www. articlesbase .com/online-business-articles/make-your-patients-research-1380340.html - looks very similar to this post

Henrik Flensborg
October 27th, 2009, 10:30 AM
We try to catch them as quick as possible;)

Yeah, totally unfair that I live in a timezone where I'm wide awake when most forum administrators are still waiting for the first cup of coffee of the day ;)

October 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM
So frustrated that I was unable to access today's webinar. I tried in both IE and FF, but kept getting "failure" notices. Has this happened to anyone else? This was to be my first webinar with Lynn. I'm so disappointed.

I'm so sorry you weren't able to access the webinar. The room was full (limit is 100 people) at just about noon so that could be the reason you weren't able to access it.

Lynn Terry
October 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Welcome to the forum, Debbie :)

The room does fill up quick, so it's best to log in 10 or 15 minutes early to reserve a spot.

Lynn Terry
October 28th, 2009, 11:53 AM
It fills up quick, but sometimes you can get in if others drop out - so it's hard to say. Do try again on Tuesday and perhaps trying logging in 15 minutes early to secure a seat. I'll keep an eye out for you ;)

November 4th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Hi everyone! I am new to the forum and this is my first post. Looking forward to reading all your posts.

November 4th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Welcome aussieroo1

Glad to have you here. Please do introduce yourself when you get a chance. What is your name?

November 4th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Hi everyone! I am new to the forum and this is my first post. Looking forward to reading all your posts.

Jump right it! Let us know something about you!!

Lynn Terry
November 4th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Welcome aussieroo!

Can we guess where you're from?? :)

November 4th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Hi all, I was registered previously on the old forum, however, had not logged in in forever. The new forum looks great. I have followed Lynn Terry for about a year now, isn't she's great!

I'm sure I will learn a lot here.


November 4th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Glad you found your way back to Lynn's forum. It's the best! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Lynn Terry
November 4th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Welcome Kathryn! :)

Lynn Terry
November 7th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Welcome Clint :)

If you need me to fix/change your username just let me know.

November 7th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Welcome Clint!

November 8th, 2009, 12:48 PM
The new site looks great Lynn!

November 8th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Welcome Yolanda! Glad to have you here.

November 9th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Hi Lynn
Its Ian From the UK

I have been trying to access my Elite account since you changed it earlier this year but I havnt been able to I have emailed numerous times I had 1 reply I answered but still cant do anything to access i sent you a copy of my receipt again but still no reply I realise there must be a hick up and its not because no one is bothered i expect i have been filtered out but it is frustrating to not be able to enter since july. so if something can be done before my next subscription payment that would be wonderfull as i wouldnt want to pay and still not enter lol
I hope to are well

Kind Regards Ian

Lynn Terry
November 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Got you all fixed up Ian - not sure what the issue is, as I didn't receive your message, but did get your DM on Twitter. Thanks for trying another way ;)

Lynn Terry
November 9th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Thank you Yolanda - Welcome! :)

Lynn Terry
November 9th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Hi Lynn, Thanks for your concern. Can you make it clintmyers

That username is already taken, but with a yahoo address instead of gmail. Is that you as well, or someone by the same name?

November 10th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Welcome Damon! Lots of people go through that. You are definitely in the right place to get ideas and support. I have actually found the most support and 'butt kickin' I need in Lynn's elite group. The group has changed my business.

You don't have to build a business on passion. You can always do niche research to see what people are looking for and build an affiliate site around that. I personally prefer to go with 'passion' ideas but you don't have to, to be successful.

Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do. I would say start with one of those domains and take it from start to profit. Then you can work on the rest. Trying to do it all is very overwhelming.

Lynn Terry
November 11th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Welcome Damon :)

I have niches I am passionate about (teaching Internet Marketing for example, which is a major labor of love) and then I have niches I don't know a lot about but that I monetize. Selling movie merchandise or elvis collectibles, for example.

Fortunately the internet provides plenty of options for learning & research as I go!

I think the Rosalind Gardner method of Affiliate Marketing would be a great start for you. Did you get a chance to listen in to my webinar with her? If not, here's the replay link:


Start a new thread in the main forum when you have questions - you'll love the community here! ;)

November 14th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Welcome Disoza

Lynn Terry
November 15th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Welcome Disoza & Richie :)

November 15th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Hi Richie,
Welcome to SSWT!

November 24th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Welcome Alex, glad to have you here.

Lynn Terry
November 24th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Welcome Alex :)

Lynn Terry
November 25th, 2009, 09:32 PM
What kind of forum do you have? Whatever the platform, there should be mods you can use to block the spam, so start there.

Lynn Terry
November 27th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Welcome Parka :)

December 1st, 2009, 03:04 PM
It's looking pretty and easy to follow. As newbie here not much to compare to however, but eye appeal surely sweet. Hope my picture shows up here too. It's uploaded.

Carol Giambri

December 1st, 2009, 03:24 PM
Welcome everyone that I have missed! Glad to have you here.

Lynn Terry
December 1st, 2009, 03:32 PM

Make sure you set your picture as the Avatar in your UserCP in addition to your Profile Picture. The profile pic shows up on your profile page, but the Avatar is what shows up with each post. ;) Welcome!

Is there a way to listen to archived webinars? I'm at my other job when they are taking place.

The webinar archives are available for Elite Members (http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/elite-members.htm) only, as they require a lot of space & bandwidth. I noticed you posted a few questions earlier in this thread - start a new thread in the main forum and we'll dig in to that with you!

December 1st, 2009, 03:37 PM
Hi Lynn,
Getting error message: Upload of file failed. It's the same pic. I added to profile. Will try again later. Any suggestions I'm all ears. Not sure why the "failed" but also saw that happen before when I tried. Didn't check it is really in profile either. I'm using Mac. Thanks.

Thanks for welcome too. Excited to be among the winners from the top--YOU--down to a person like me--desiring to learn.

carol giambri

December 1st, 2009, 08:29 PM
I see your picture now!

December 1st, 2009, 08:48 PM
Angie, My face is showing up--no longer hiding. Thanks for face/heads up.

December 6th, 2009, 04:42 AM
Hi Rachel

Welcome I am from the UK to they are a wonderfully helpful bunch here.

Where abouts are you from in the UK me Sussex.

Regards Ian

Lynn Terry
December 6th, 2009, 06:28 AM
Welcome Rachel :)

December 6th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Hi Rachel,
Glad to have you here!

Lynn Terry
December 12th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Welcome Angela :)

December 12th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Hi Angela,


December 29th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Welcome Maria! Glad to have you here.

December 29th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Welcome Maria!

Signed up for a newsletter a couple of weeks ago! Looking forward to reading your posts. ;)

Lynn Terry
December 29th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Welcome to the forum, Maria :)

January 7th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Hi everyone, am brand new to the site and hoping to learn all I can! Looks great so far.

January 7th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Welcome Tracey! Glad to have you here. Be sure to introduce yourself so we can get to know you.

January 20th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Hello everyone!! I am TerreMum...other wise known as Jennie Harland! My dad is Stephen T and said I would get lots of help here for my site I'm working on!

January 20th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Hey Jen! I wondered how long it would take me to get you in here.

Everybody, this is my daughter. Treat her nice! I'm starting a family thing here.:D

January 20th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Welcome Jennie! So glad to have you here. Your dad is pretty darn cool, you're lucky to have a dad like him.

Be sure to jump right in and let us know what you need help with ok?

January 21st, 2010, 03:03 PM
Hello Everyone. I saw Lynn's invitation on Twitter today, so I thought I'd take her up on it and join. :-) Looking forward to getting to know you.

Michelle Waters
January 24th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Oh, I'm so happy to see you on vBulletin! I've worked with this software for more than five years and it's wonderful -- both the backend and the user side.

Thank you!


January 26th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Welcome dhudiburg, what is your name?

Welcome Mike!

Glad to have you both here.

Lynn Terry
February 3rd, 2010, 09:51 AM
Great to see you here! Welcome :)

And Doug - what a nice surprise! I look forward to your posts.

February 4th, 2010, 11:35 AM
hey i am new here and i am facing some problems can anyone sugest where to contact?

What type of problems are you facing?

February 5th, 2010, 10:59 AM
hey i am newbie here.hey lynn its your forum can u suggest me where to start?

What exactly do you want to learn or get from this forum? I'll be happy to point you in the right direction. My first recommendation is to start a post to introduce yourself if you haven't already. This is a great community and every is willing to help so an intro would be a great start.

February 8th, 2010, 02:45 PM
What exactly do you want to learn or get from this forum? I'll be happy to point you in the right direction. My first recommendation is to start a post to introduce yourself if you haven't already. This is a great community and every is willing to help so an intro would be a great start.

I am also a newbie here! :)

Where should I start a post to introduce myself?

February 8th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Hi Cindy,
I believe you are the right place for intro. or else they will move ya. I wanna hear about you! Welcome.

carol giambri

February 8th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Hi Cindy,
I believe you are the right place for intro. or else they will move ya. I wanna hear about you! Welcome.

carol giambri

Hi Carol,

I guess I would have found that out by myself if I hadn't just jumped to the last page of this thread and actually read some of the other posts. Oh well, you live and learn! :eek:

Thanks for the welcome!

February 8th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Cindy,
We are all learning here and in all walks of live. Glad I helped a pinch. I don't even know if I even posted about me intro either.


February 8th, 2010, 09:04 PM
It's been a very, very long time. Good to be back on your brand new boards though Lynn, they look great!;)

February 8th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Welcome Cindy and Kara! Glad to have you both here!

February 8th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Welcome to all the new members! Just jump right in, start a thread asking questions about what you're working on and we will all try to help you! This is a fabulous place to learn! :)

February 14th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Hi everyone! I found my way here through Jackie Lee @ internetmarketingformoms.com.
Glad to be here!


Henrik Flensborg
February 14th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Hi everyone! I found my way here through Jackie Lee @ internetmarketingformoms.com.
Glad to be here!


Hey Tina,

Welcome to Lynn's place - I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.

February 14th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hey Tina! Glad you're here! I love toddler ride on toys - my kids had tons of them - I miss all that stuff!

February 14th, 2010, 08:11 PM
Welcome Tina! Glad to have you here.

February 14th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Hello, My name is Bob. I am new to the forum. I am trying to figure out how to get started in Internet Marketing. I have been reading and listening to all kinds of stuff for about a year now and still can't get my bearings. I hope to be able to settle in and learn from you all. I need someone that I can talk to and ask questions and come to a better understanding of what I want to do. This looks like the place to do it.

February 15th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Hello, My name is Bob. I am new to the forum. I am trying to figure out how to get started in Internet Marketing. I have been reading and listening to all kinds of stuff for about a year now and still can't get my bearings. I hope to be able to settle in and learn from you all. I need someone that I can talk to and ask questions and come to a better understanding of what I want to do. This looks like the place to do it.

Hi Bob,

If I were you, I would start following http://internetmarketingformommies.com/ This is Jackie Lee's site... I have found Jackie to be very helpful! She takes internet marketing and breaks it down into bite sized pieces that makes it very easy to follow!

February 15th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Hello, My name is Bob. I am new to the forum. I am trying to figure out how to get started in Internet Marketing. I have been reading and listening to all kinds of stuff for about a year now and still can't get my bearings. I hope to be able to settle in and learn from you all. I need someone that I can talk to and ask questions and come to a better understanding of what I want to do. This looks like the place to do it.

Welcome Bob! Glad to have you here.

You can get started by reading Lynn's blog post about starting a free online business (http://www.clicknewz.com/1679/starting-a-free-online-business/). Also, feel free to start a new post to ask questions, brainstorm, etc. We would be happy to help!

February 15th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Hi Bob! Both Jackie and Lynn's sites are a wealth of great information. Jackie's doing a great series on blogging right now with easy to understand step by step suggestions.

February 16th, 2010, 03:12 AM
Hello every one,
Forum looks nice. Hope to have a good time here.

February 16th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Thank you all for your suggestions. I will take a look. Not to confuse the issue, I probably should have added to my post that I don't consider myself to be a blogger. I think I would rather build a static site.

February 16th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Thank you all for your suggestions. I will take a look. Not to confuse the issue, I probably should have added to my post that I don't consider myself to be a blogger. I think I would rather build a static site.

Static sites are perfectly fine too! My main site is static and then I added a Wordpress blog on to it. But you can always use Wordpress, the blogging platform as a content management system/static site as well. So many options!

February 17th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Hi Just joined this forum and also as an Elite Member. Look forward to meeting you all.


February 17th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Welcome Liz! Great to see you joined the elite group. Awesome place for brainstorming your business.

Welcome rajni.

February 19th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Welcome Rick! Glad to have you here.

March 1st, 2010, 09:12 AM
Welcome Camille and Phil.

March 7th, 2010, 07:54 AM
I am glad to be here...:)

March 8th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Welcome Joe!

March 9th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Hi pilotjoe nice to see you....:)

March 15th, 2010, 09:41 AM
My name is Staci and my best friend and I will be starting a new business venture online...Just wanted to introduce myself as we are getting started and hoping this will be the right niche...

Anyway looking forward to listening to new ideas and meeting some new people :)

thank you Lynn as well!!

March 19th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Hi everyone! I've heard great things about Lynn and this forum. I'm a newbie, so I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can. :)

March 19th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Hi Guys and Gals,

I must learn to remember my logins for the million sites I use!

I reregistered here at SSWT after a bit of time away.

Glad I'm back!:)

March 20th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Welcome back, Frank!

March 20th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Thanks Angie - love this place!:)

March 21st, 2010, 01:05 AM
Just joined this forum today I like what I see so far ....

March 21st, 2010, 10:21 AM
Welcome Jay! Glad to have you here.

March 26th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Used to join forum in Asia..trying here now

Lynn Terry
March 26th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Welcome :)

March 26th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Welcome happywan

Lynn Terry
April 5th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Welcome Ryan :)

That was a fun interview! I was just in Melbourne last month, at Ed Dale's 30DC Home event. I'll be back (in Sydney this time) in June and September, but hope to make another trip to Melbourne soon.

Glad to have you here!

April 6th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Welcome Ryan! Glad to have you here.

April 6th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Welcome Jo! Glad to have you here.

Feel free to start any posts with any questions you might have.

Lynn Terry
April 7th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Thank you Jo and Welcome :)

I look forward to getting to know you!

Lynn Terry
April 12th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Thank you & Welcome :)

Lynn Terry
April 27th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Welcome to SSWT, Leo :)

April 27th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Hi Leo! Welcome to SSWT.

May 11th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Hello Everyone!

Looking forward to becoming part of this community!

May 13th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Welcome Dave...we love this forum as we have met such awesome people and received so much assistance and input...you will love it here :)

May 25th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Hi Arisyia

Lovely to see you and welcome. Lots of friendly people in this forums o you will enjoy.


May 25th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Welcome Arisyia! Glad to have you here.

Love the products on your site especially like the pareo's. Perfect for tropical vacations!

May 31st, 2010, 11:20 PM
Hello everyone :). Yay!!! I feel extremely fortunate to have found this forum. Thank you, Lisa Marie Mary, for having a link to this on your awesome blog!!! I'm just bummed that I missed out on the Elite Membership. I hope it opens back up soon because I could use the HELP!!! LOL

Let’s see, a little about me… I am a wife, mom, Nana, and an internet junkie from north Florida... actually right at the FLA/GA line... a true southern girl. I’m a nurse by trade but was bitten many years ago by the entrepreneurial bug. Just recently I have become fascinated in affiliate marketing and niche blogging, so that’s how I ended up here.

I’m looking forward to participating on the forum and learning lots from all of you. Hopefully, I’ll be able to return the favor when I’m not so wet behind the ear. LOL

June 1st, 2010, 08:57 AM
Welcome Cindy! Great to have you here.