About Me

Me In Las Vegas

Welcome and thanks for visiting  my site. So I guess this is where I tell you a little more about me and give you some background information about me. Hi,  my name is Scott Newkirk and I have had a passion for starting up my own work at home business for pretty much my whole life. Ever since I was 18 years old, but I was just never able to find something that seemed to work.

Where all I have been in the past!!

I have had a variety of different jobs, ranging anywhere from factory work, distribution centers, to working in retail establishments and even fast food. When I got laid off from the job that I had been at for several years, I started to look for a way to generate income online.

 The Search Was On 

I started doing some serious research about how to produce an income online. I found tons of results but these days you never know what’s a scam and what’s the real deal. I tried out quite a few programs, and I had been scammed many times in the past.

That still didn’t stop me from pursuing my dream of working from home and being in charge of my life. I was working at a seasonal job that I got after I was laid off.

I got involved with another company called Ameriplan. You can read all about my experience with them here.

Here’s what the next two years of my life looked like and how I finally got ahead 

February 2012- I was introduced to Wealthy Affiliate

May 2012- A Work At Home Business was started. Back then I had no idea that you could make money from a website, or how they worked.

August 2012- I took a break for a couple of months due to being frustrated and overwhelmed with everything you needed to learn in internet marketing.

November 2012- I came back and this time I was ready to get down to business. I worked hard for a while, but I still wasn’t dedicating enough time to my business as I should have been.

February 2013- The Wealthy Affiliate BootCamp was launched. At the time, I was unemployed and currently applying for jobs left and right but getting nowhere.

I knew the Boot Camp was my ticket to financial freedom and I started working hard on this website. I put in countless hours, and sometimes I went without sleep because I knew that I had to make this work. Due to the fact that I had no income coming in at the time.

May 2013- My website was officially 1-year-old and I was starting to get traffic to it. I continued to put in countless hours and I knew that my hard work would eventually pay off.  On May 6th, I finally made my first sale.

You can read more about that here. A few days later I made a couple more sales and ended up with 4 sales for the month. I was so excited that I was finally starting to make some progress.

August 2013-  I was continuing to work hard and my hard work was continuing to pay off. I had my first $200 month, and my business was really starting to take off.  I had no idea what the next couple of months had in store for me.

November and December 2013- By this time, I was starting to generate revenue every couple of days. During these 2 months, I was nearing the $600 a month mark.

During the WA black Friday promotion, I managed to earn over $1100.00 in just 2 days!! I knew I was onto something here and I was absolutely blown away by how much money you could make in such a short amount of time if you were willing to work hard at it.

February 2014- I was earning revenue on a daily basis and I reached one of my goals that I set back when I first joined WA. I hit the 4 figure income mark and my rankings and traffic was increasing daily.

May 2014- My website turned 2 years old and I am continuously adding more and more content to it. Sales are great and every day I am looking for ways to improve my content, rankings, and how to increase conversions.

July 2014- In the past 6 months I have tripled my income and I am constantly working hard at my goals. In the time since I got serious about running an online business I have been able to achieve all of my goals and I have had to set new goals.

What are you looking to achieve online? What are some of your goals?

Now that you have seen everything I have been through in the past 2 years. I’m interested in knowing what kinda goals you would like to reach on the internet?

If I can learn how internet marketing works, I know that you can do this as well. As a matter of fact, I am going to help you out and show you how to get started for absolutely FREE!!

Where else will you find an internet marketing expert who is willing to show you exactly what mistakes to avoid and give you a blueprint to your success? I know first hand how hard it is to learn everything you need to know to be successful online.

I don’t want to see you go through everything I had to go through when I first started.

Let Me Help You Out And Show You The Path To Success

I have helped hundreds of people learn how to start up and run a very successful website. I would love to help YOU do the same thing.

I have been making money online for around 2 and a half years now and I feel like I am qualified to teach other people how they too can create a very profitable business online just like I have done.

I would love to connect with as many people as I can and share my knowledge with everyone. I invite you to Join Me Here At Wealthy Affiliate where you will gain instant access to my Free one on one help and support.

Again, my name is Scott Newkirk and it’s a pleasure to meet you. Feel free to leave me a comment below or contact me here if you need anything. You can also connect with me on my profile at WA.

 Your friend, Scott Newkirk Author of aworkathomebusinesses.com

 

38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. TomasB

    Hi Scott,I just wanted to tell you that your website is very informative and educational.I’ve been following you at WA,so I know what effort went into building your website.Keep up the great job!

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Thanks so much for stopping by Tomas!

      I’m glad that you found my website to be really informative and educational. Thanks so much for following me at WA and I would like to follow you back. What’s your SN on there? Building an online business takes lots of hard work, dedication and lots of motivation before you see any results, but trust me it’s worth every minute you put into it and then some.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and offering your kind words about my website Tomas.

      It’s much appreciated!

      ~Scott~

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  2. Jackie Parker

    Nice page Scott! You are the real deal and anyone that has the opportunity to work with you inside Wealthy Affiliate is damn lucky! W/A is a fantastic company with a community of sincere, people who do all they can to help other people achieve their goals!

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Thank you so much for the kind words Jackie!

      It’s been a pleasure working with you in WA over the past 6 months and I look forward to working with you and helping you out even more as time goes on. I totally agree with you that WA is a fantastic company and the only place for people to go who are serious about building an online business and reaching their goals of becoming successful in the online world.

      Thanks again for stopping by Jackie and sharing this with everyone here today.

      It’s much appreciated!

      To your continued success online
      ~Scott~

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  3. Chris Petrovich

    Hi Scott, I was just finishing up my research about WA and I can see plainly that this is the real deal. Is it possible for me to go ahead and skip the free version and go straight to the annual membership?

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Chris,

      I’m so glad that you have done your due diligence on Wealthy Affiliate and that you are concluding your research on them. They have been around since 2005 and they are definitely the real deal. If you would like to skip the free version and jump right into the premium membership that’s fine, but you’ll need to take advantage of the $19 offer first before upgrading to yearly.

      Once you have upgraded to premium the yearly option will be unlocked and the yearly price will be pro-rated according to how many days you have left in your monthly membership.

      I really hope this has helped answer your question Chris and please let me know if you have any other questions or need my help.

      Cheers
      ~Your Friend, Scott~

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  4. Kathy

    Do you have any current correspondents?

    Im really skeptical do to the fact ive been
    scammed out of all my savings since i got fired
    4 days before christmas!
    My boyfriend and i both are looking for something
    for i guess what you call online income for dummies..
    We both have some medical issues we are trying to take care of before going back to work full or part time but, if we can make a study income at this it would work out better.. I would love suggestions from you

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Kathy,

      I don’t currently have correspondents at this time, but I am working on them as we speak.

      I can totally relate to you being skeptical about joining any make money online opportunity because I felt the same way before I got involved in this industry. Like you, I have also been scammed many, many, times and I’ve lost several thousands of dollars as a result of it. I’ve been searching for an honest and trustworthy companythat would teach me the proper way to build an online business since my mid 20’s and I’m now 42 years old.

      It wasn’t until 3 years ago that I came across a company called Wealthy Affiliate. I was also skeptical as well when I first joined because like I said I had lost several thousands of dollars to other scams in the past. That all changed just a few days after I joined and it ended up being the best decision I’ve made in my entire life.

      By going through their step by step task based lessons, I was able to quit my full time job in less than a year and I now work full time from home and earn a pretty decent income doing so. Their training lessons were designed for beginners, or as you have put it, “a guide to online income for dummies”

      You don’t need any previous experience and you don’t need A technical background either. I knew how to send an email and update my facebook status and that’s about it.

      I’m sorry to hear that you were scammed out of all your savings and that you were fired just 4 days before Christmas. My heart goes out to you and I can only imagine how you must feel about now. I hope you’re able to get your medical issues taken care of here soon and things get back to normal for both of you soon. I would highly recommend that you check out Wealthy Affiliate. They have task based lessons that walk you through the process of building an online business around something you’re passionate about or a hobby of yours.

      You can get started for free to test drive everything they have to offer before deciding if you would like to invest in their premium training or not. I recommend that you Sign Up For Your Free Starter Membership Here I will be there to help you out and answer any questions you have along the way. I really am looking forward to working with you and helping you build an online business that you’ll be proud of.

      I do want to thank you for stopping by Kathy and I look forward to speaking with you really soon.

      Cheers
      ~Scott~

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  5. Brian

    Hi…so are you saying your income online all is from commissions from this site selling a course that teaches people how to make money online? Do you find success making money outside of promoting WA and non Internet marketing. I found that is issue is most people in Internet marketing juat make money selling courses teaching how to make money online…which is ironic and pretty much like a MLM when you think about it.

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Brian,

      No, this is only one of the many income streams that I have and I have several other websites that make me a full time income in itself outside of promoting WA. The reason I promote WA is because it’s one of the very few companies out there that’s actually legit and lets you start as a beginner at NO cost to you and gives you the option to upgrade when you are ready to instead of requiring an upfront payment.

      Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to make money in absolutely ANY niche and shows you how to build a business around something you are passionate about and enjoy doing.

      Anyone who thinks that WA or affiliate marketing is the same as MLM obviously hasn’t been educated very well on this subject. I actually get asked this question a lot and I have wrote a blog post explaining the difference between MLM and affiliate marketing which you can check out here.

      I hope this has helped answer your question Brian and that I have been able to clear up any confusion you may have had about this. If you have any other questions please let me know and I would be more than happy to answer them for you.

      Cheers
      Your Friend, Scott

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  6. Melinda

    Off Topic..How do you get your pictures and text in a frame, like on your home page?
    ~ Melinda

    Reply
    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Melinda,

      That would be one of the many awesome features that come with my theme (I’m using the Divi theme from elegant themes). I have my website set to a blog roll and what this means is that every time I post new content on my website it shows my latest post. You can set it to display as many posts as you want in the general settings in WordPress. I had to create a separate page using the divi page builder and I selected the blog module. This is how I was able to get it to show pictures and text like you see on my home page.

      I hope this helps
      if you have any other questions Melinda let me know
      Your Friend, Scott

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  7. Gary

    Nice site you have here Scott, very comprehensive, and informative. You have already given me a couple of idea’s for my site, thank you so much…Go WA!!!

    Reply
    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Gary,

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback about my site. I’m glad that you were able to pick some ideas up from my site and I hope it has really helped you out. If you need any help with getting your site up and running or have any questions please let me know Gary.

      Cheers,
      Your Friend, Scott

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  8. Sean

    Hi Scott I really enjoyed reading your content. I am also in WA, your information helps me a lot. It is very impressive, I can see the hard work you put in… I am happy for you.. Well for me,I still need to improve a lot on my content and my writing… I wish you good luck Scott…

    Sean

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Sean,

      It’s always great to have a fellow WA member stop by. I’m glad you have enjoyed my content and that it has helped you out. Thanks for your kind words about my website it’s much appreciated man. If you ever need a hand with anything or have any questions for me you can send me a PM over at WA and I would be more than happy to help you out.

      Cheers
      Your Friend, Scott

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  9. Diana

    Scott: Today is March 24, 2015 and I haven’t seen anything posted by you in a long time. So is WA still working for you? or have you just reached your quota and can’t handle anymore people joining? Im just curious why nothing has been posted recently? I am going to visit WA, but Im slightly leary because nothing has been posted in so long.

    Reply
    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Diana,

      I’m posting new content all the time. I actually just published a new page just a few minutes ago and I posted 3 new blog posts in the last couple of days.Here are the 3 new posts I just wrote this week How To Make Money With Amazon Is Dubli Just Another MLM Hiding Behind Their Cash Back Rewards Program My Top Recommended Tools for Your Success Online

      WA has been working out great for me Diana and I have been really busy writing content for this site all the time. If you have visited my site lately you will see that it has been updated quite a few times in the past week. I would love to have you join me and check out everything WA has to offer you as well as helping you get started in your own online business.

      I’m not exactly sure why you think I haven’t posted anything in a long time and I hope I was able to clear up any misunderstanding you may have had about this. If you have any other questions for me or need a hand getting started please let me know.

      I’m here to help you in any way I possibly can
      Talk to you soon
      Your Friend, Scott

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    2. Robert

      Thanks Scott for fantastic tips this is also really of great help for personal blog site and for people who think to start their own blog

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      1. Scott Newkirk

        Hi Robert,

        You are most welcome and I’m glad this information has helped you out. If I can help you get your own blog started or if you have any questions about this let me know man.

        I’m here to help in any way I can
        Cheers
        Your Friend, Scott

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  10. John

    Hey Scott,

    I’m impressed…you’ve been building your empire one brick at a time. You’re definitely on the road less traveled. Good for you! By the way, I stumbled upon your site here doing keyword research for the Black Friday Promotion. And lo and behold, you gave me an idea for a word to attach to a keyword phrase…THANKS Bro!

    May you finish out the Black Friday Promotion stronger than before!

    See you at the top,

    JC

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hey John,

      Yes I have been building up my online empire for around 2 years now. I know that many people don’t like the idea of it taking time to build a business. The only thing they want to see if how to make money fast and this isn’t how things work in the online world. I’m glad that you was able to find my website while you were researching keywords for the Black Friday promotion.

      It’s so great to hear that I was able to give you some ideas on what to attach to your keywords. I hope your Black Friday promotions went well and that you was able to cash in on this amazing opportunity. If you ever need any tips or advice let me know and I would be more than happy to help you out.

      Your Friend, Scott

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  11. Bill Knight

    Scott, I think I’m one of those people who logged into your site and joined WA and you are currently making money off me, which I think is awesome. I tried to begin learning affiliate marketing 5 years ago but have never had time to give it my full attention and I still don’t. I have put together a site on WA which is still under construction. Is it possible for you to look at it before it is published and give me some pointers? Also, I don’t want to get into your business, but are you at over $2000 a month in income? Just curious. Thanks.

    Thanks, Bill Knight

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Bill,

      I’m glad that I was able to lead you to Wealthy Affiliate and I hope you are enjoying the training thus far. If you would send me a PM at WA with your website URL I would be more then happy to take a look at your site and give you some feedback on it. You could also leave me a message on my WA profile page here I’m not going to share what I make, but I will tell you that I’m not at the 2K mark just yet, but my income is in the 4 figure range.

      I know that you can achieve these same kind of results if you stick with the training and ask questions whenever you have them. I will be here to help you out and support you in any way I can just let me know what you need help with man.

      I hope to talk to you soon
      Your Friend, Scott

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  12. Dustin Garness

    Hey Scott,

    I have a question for you regarding your traffic vs income. I’m just trying to get an idea of where I am at on the road to success.

    I have been at this for 5 months now and in the month of August I had 345 organic visitors (just under 10/day).

    What kind of traffic were you getting when you had your first sale in May 2013?

    Dustin

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Dustin,
      When I got my first sale back in May 2013 I wasn’t getting that much traffic at the time. I was actually only getting under 20 visits a a day. To give you a better idea of how my traffic grew over time check out my success post on WA where I provide screenshots of my actual traffic. In my first 5 months I had around 1100 visits to my website, but nobody was taking action until May 6th.

      This was the day that changed everything for me and confirmed that making money online was REAL. It’s all about content creation, interacting with your audience and getting them to take action. It also takes a while to build up their trust and grow an audience.

      I know you will get there and if you have anymore questions or need a hand with anything else let me know Dustin. Just curious have you made any sales yet or have you got any invites into WA yet? I look forward to your reply and I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been really busy this week.

      Talk to you soon man
      Your Friend Scott

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  13. Jazmin

    Very informative website Scott, I don’t see how anyone can go wrong with all the information and your recommendations. Keep up the awesome work you are doing here. I look forward to checking out more of your work.
    Love the website
    Jazmin:)

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Thanks so much Jazmin!

      I really appreciate your kind words about my website and I hope you are experiencing success online. If you ever need my help or have any questions for me let me know and I would be more then happy to help you out.

      Your Friend Scott

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  14. Coach Ed

    Hi Scottdogg187, I saw your website at WA and thought I would take a look. You have a great website here with a lot of information on it.

    Do you have others websites?

    Also , if you could you share what you think is the three best things we need to do to help others receive what they are looking for in a website?

    You can email me or PM me if you like ?

    I am impressed for sure –you have a easy to read site.

    Coach Ed
    croninweb

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Ed,
      Thanks so much for the kind words about my website. I do have a few others but this is my main one. If I had to list 3 things that needs to be done when helping other people build a website.

      I would say it would be

      1. Overall I think we need to provide everyone with the proper training on how websites work.If they don’t get trained the right way to build a website they will be wasting their time and ours.

      2. Make sure everyone has a simple and user friendly CMS(Content Management System) This way people aren’t overwhelmed and confused as to how websites work.

      3. We need to provide them with all the help and support that we possibly can. When people first get started online they have lots of questions. If you are there to help people out and answer their questions they will feel more comfortable building a website.

      I want to add 1 more thing to this because I feel that it’s necessary. We also need to keep in constant contact with them to make sure they are getting along OK and see if they need any help.This will let people know that you care about their success, and you are there to support them 100%

      I hope this has helped you out Ed and if you have anymore questions or need a hand with anything let me know.
      I am here to help!
      Your Friend Scott

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  15. Dennis

    Hi Scott,

    Great site. I was reading with interest your praise and recommendation of WA. I actually joined WA sometime back but lost interest because I just found it too confusing and the training was not clear enough for this dummy. I know nothing about Internet marketing, websites, search engines, SEO, etc. You obviously think highly of WA so I may be willing to take another look.

    My question for you is this – if I have my own website with products to sell and set for commerce, can I still benefit from WA. And if your willing can you be specific as to how I could benefit. My understanding is that I would be paying a monthly fee – will I get my money’s worth. My interest would be in how to market my website, how to drive business to my website. Learn everything there is to know abut SEO.

    I look forward to your comments.

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Dennis,
      I owe everything to WA because they have trained me how to build websites and showed what SEO is an how it works. They have also showed me how to make lots of money online and how to be my own boss. I can understand you being confused because I was the same way when I first started. I actually quit for a few months myself but I knew that Wealthy Affiliate was the only legit place to learn internet marketing.

      I can assure you that if you are willing to give this another try I will walk you through everything and make sure you understand it.Wealthy Affiliate can show you how to market your products online and show you how to master SEO and get targeted traffic to your website. This is how you can benefit from WA.

      This is exactly how you can benefit from WA. Since you have no knowledge of how internet marketing works or don’t have any idea how to build a website WA will show you how to do this the right way and how to be your own boss. If you decide to join the premium membership you will be opening up a whole new world of training , tools and all the help and support that you need to run a thriving online business. You will definitely be getting your moneys worth and then some.

      WA has specialized classrooms that teach you about how SEO works and they teach you how to master SEO. There are also classrooms that teach you about marketing your website and how to drive targeted traffic to your website and how to maximize your sales. I think you owe it to yourself to give WA a second chance and open your Free account. I will be there if you have any questions or need my help.

      I hope this has helped answer your questions Dennis and if I can be of anymore help to you let me know and I would be glad to help you out.
      Your Friend Scott

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  16. Chris

    Hey Scott, great site ! I am also a fellow member of WA and i was google searching for some images to use on my site and came across yours and wow it’s cool how we are going for the same idea with our sites. Yours however is much more progressed and you did an amazing job, check mine out and give me any pointers if you could that would be great 🙂 http://workonlineforyourself.com

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    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hey Chris, Thanks for stopping by and offering your kind words about my website. It has taken me quite some time to build my website up this much. I always love it when another WA member stops by and compliments me and asks for help. That is what this whole business is about, helping other people find success and achieve their goals. I would love to check out your website and offer you some tips on how to improve your site.

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  17. Cristina

    Hi Scott. Checked out your site and loved it. It’s awesome. Really good theme. I need help badly with my site. After seeing yours I kind of felt ashamed of mine. I haven’t been working much on mine lately. Have had some personal problems. My biggest drawback, though, is finding content or knowing what to write. I am reading your ‘writing content’ and getting some ideas from it. I’ve bookmarked your site.

    Reply
    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hello Cristina,
      I would love to help you out with some ideas for your site and get you going in the right direction. I had the same problem as you when it comes to finding ideas for content and I still do at times. You just have to keep going and pressing forward. If you want you can email me and I would be glad to help you out. Thanks so much for the comment it feels good getting a real comment.

      I get so many spam comments it’s ridiculous

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  18. Rick Jantz

    Hi Scott. Very impressive. I really like your sidebar. Is that unique to the theme you are using. Very nice way to get your information organized.

    Reply
    1. Scott Newkirk

      Hi Rick, yes that is a feature of this theme I am using. It is a sidebar widget, exclusive to this theme Blog Life Pro. Thanks for leaving a comment and checking it out.

      Reply

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