About BenjisDad
Joined April 2017
Hi!

My name is Chris, and I have a son named Benjamin (or Benji). Hence my site, Benjisdad dot com.

Benji was born on January 11, 2016 at 6lb 5oz.

Words could not describe the feelings my wife and I felt once this little bundle of joy entered our world. He is a cute kid that loves to talk your head off, yet he is chill enough only to cry when he wants something. Otherwise, he is a happy and content young man.

Dilemma...

As the father of this new family, I was immediately met with pressure to care for the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of my wife and new son.

This new pressure was compounded when my wife and I decided that she would quit her job of 8+ years to become the prototypical stay at home mom and care for our son.

All of a sudden we had to get used to being a family with one income and fast!

My day job paid decently well, but I needed a way to replace the income that my wife had brought in for all this time. Also, I wanted to diversify.

Believe me, I tried everything. Youtube channel, moonlighting as a DJ on the weekends, doing other odds and end work, just trying to generate some funds. These things were nice, and I made a little money with it but there were a few problems…

It was not bringing in enough income.
It took too much time away from the family on top of my regular 9-5 job.
It took too much time to cultivate with no ending in sight.
I needed a way to generate a “Passive Income”. Income that I did not have to do much work to cultivate.

Solution???

Through my endless searching, I stumbled upon a little thing called Affiliate Marketing. Now, do not get it twisted, Affiliate Marketing takes time to cultivate, but once cultivated, it can and will make you money without having to do much upkeep at all.

Then I heard the words that would change my life forever… “You can make a full-time income on only one site!”

I did not believe it; I could not believe it… But then I started to learn about Affiliate Marketing and all of a sudden it clicked. Affiliate Marketing is something that virtually has no ceiling. You make as much money as you want, You just have to put in the work.

At that point, I was hooked and began learning everything I possibly could to get this online business off the ground.

It was at that point that I realized that the world of making money online is real, I just have to learn the business and put in the work then I would be able to watch the passive income arrive ….well… you know… passively.

That is where we are now. I have an incredibly addictive personality when I latch onto something I have to know and love it inside and out and succeed with it before I even dream of letting it go.

Affiliate Marketing is a whole world with limitless potential.

Conclusion!

So join me on my journey as I learn Affiliate Marketing and pass on my troubles and mistakes onto you so that hopefully you can learn from them and avoid the usual pitfalls that are typical to first-time Affiliate Marketers.

I will also drop updates of the goings on of the family, especially baby Benji, as he grows up. Hopefully, he will appreciate all the work I am putting in for him!

The journey will be long and arduous, but I have insane motivation to succeed. I have to, for my family.

Believe me, Affiliate Marketing works… It really does.

Check out the site and be sure to drop me a line any time you want a particular product reviewed or just have a question. You can contact me at Chris@BenjisDad.com

In the meantime, don’t be a stranger. Join in on the discussion, and I will see you later.

This is Benji’s Dad, signing off!

-Chris
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DinaMartin Premium
When I first started creating my web site here at WA, I used a domain name that I had purchased previously and then decided that it wasn't really appropriate for my niche so I changed it. I created my privacy policy page and I think my About me page with that domain. I was told that I should not delete that site for at least a month otherwise it could mess things up. I did transfer those 2 pieces of content to the new domain and then continued to create content under the new domain name. I noticed that my privacy policy page still shows up under the old domain name and within the content of it also has the old domain name throughout. When I click on it and it goes into word press dashboard the content is correct (new domain name). Any ideas as to what I should do? and should I delete the old domain name/ site? If so how would I go about doing that? Thanks a bunch.
Dina:)
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BenjisDad Premium
are you sure yuo are accessing the correct wordpress dashboard?

and yes, you should be abel to delete the old site.

If it gets too confusing, contact support. they will be able to help quickly.
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DinaMartin Premium
Ok thanks. Yes. When ever I log in it takes me to the newer site and all my content is there .
Take care,
Dina:)
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BenjisDad Premium
Awesome!
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How do I start to make money from my site? I don't even know how to post a link, or ad onto my page any help please? It all will be appreciated. I am currently at the flat broke point I am hoping on making money here to be able to pay for premium.

Please Chris can you help me?
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BenjisDad Premium
Start with the training, It literally walks you through step by step.
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Might there be a possibility that I missed something or misunderstood something?
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BenjisDad Premium
regarding what in particular?
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westvillage Premium
Hi Chris,

Again, thank you for referring me to this social network with other affiliates. I love the training and I signed up for my yearly subscription last month to get people supporting each other.

I wanted to share my website with you and get an un-bias opinion if my content is high quality. Am I legitimately sounding like a website I can trust or am Im sounding like a scam?

Here is my website

techymancave.com

I love your "12 month/$500 a month" video that breaks down the stats of how much traffic you get. Im always watching that to motivate myself to get this marketing successful. Thank you for motivating me.

Aaron
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BenjisDad Premium
hi aaron

site looks good! congrats on where yuo have gotten it so far. I see that you are already ranking for about 20 keywrods, some as high as page 5. that is great for a site that is as young as yours. Just keep going and the rankings will eventually raise as you site and the content ages.

One thing i woudl try to do is get the date out of your URLs. It can date your content. Dont worry with doing it with current content, just content moving forwrad.

i would say to add more 'helpful' content. meaning not everytning needs to be a 'best of' piece. answer some man cave questions that are common in yuor niche.

by the way, i think you have a GREAT niche. man cave is huge, but going the tech route with it is perfect. lot's of potential for growth there.
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Hi, How much is premium after the first month. Your review of AWOL talked a lot about upsell they have up to over $15K. Is this the same deal here? How much is the training after the first 10 free lessons and how much is all the training? I look forward to your response. Thank you.
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BenjisDad Premium
nope, it is $19 for the first month and $49 for each month after to cover your hosting fees and the training. I reccommend people go yearly which breaks down to only $29 a month.

You will see that this is the cheapest place on the internet to grow an online business. It's really a steal.
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Thanks for your reply, Chris. So, the only way to make any money with WA is to write a bunch of blogs for 3 to 6 months before you see any money, reviewing the products that you don't own? Or am I missing some here? Please let me know. Thank you very much for your help!
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BenjisDad Premium
Not just reviews, it's helpful information about whatever niche you choose.
It does take a few months for your articles to start ranking, but that is how Google works. The thing is, once your articles start ranking, one website can become a full time income. Easy.
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OK, thanks for your reply, Chris. Will put my thinking cap on and figure out how to move forward.
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BenjisDad Premium
sweet, reach out anytime you need. always here to help.
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Hey Chris hope you're doing well. I would like to ask you a couple of questions. You see I'm not in a great financial situation at all. I'm sure a lot of people coming here may be in the same boat and that's why we're here. We want to grow our income and attain wealth.

Basically, I just really don't want to be let down. I don't have much money to invest in programs like this to end up not getting out of it what I want or need. I just hope (and sorry just being honest and I'm trying to have you be on the same page with me so I can best use your help) my current feeling of discouragement doesn't overtake the feeling of ambition within me to work every last bit that I need to to accomplish my goals.

I know you review other programs and I feel that's a good sign that you're truly trying to be of assistance to us. So my questions are, if I truly and relentlessly follow your advice and work hard and to the book, meaning, I work smart and do correctly everything that is being taught here (give or take a mistake here or there that would only be part of the growing process) how confident can I be that I will eventually see progress and can eventually earn a decent full time income?

Also, will you remain my mentor if I stick to the program and go premium? I like you and your style so having you a message away like I do now would be a relief because I've heard that mentorship is a great way to get going and learn the steps of success.

Thank you.
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BenjisDad Premium
everyones individual results will vary.. that is anywhere and there are not guarantees in life, so if you expect me to just promise you the world, i simply cannot do that.

however, the training here at WA is cost effective and works. MANY MANY MANY people have done it. You can check out some success stories right here: But it is real. But it does take time and effort. if you are as dedicated to it as yuo say yuo will be, you will be fine. the only way to fail at this is to give up. That may sound cliche, but it s the truth.

I will be your mentor always... im not going anywhere... it pays to well, lol. but this is my life now and it's not going anywhere if i can help it. so i will be here to help you out. promise.
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Alright thanks. That sounds encouraging. I appreciate your answer and have high hopes for what what WA has in store for someone like me
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BenjisDad Premium
awesome, let's do this
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I want to thank you. I am glad you brought me here. I plan on making the best use of my time here and the best use of your advice and help.

Two questions I have is how long does the certification training take to complete? I'm in no hurry. However, I would simply like to have an idea of what to expect. Also, when can I start making money. Will it have to be until after the training is completed.

Thanks again Chris.
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BenjisDad Premium
sounds good Ed, Let me help you if you ever get stuck.

The certificaiton depends on you. I finished it in a week. some people it takes a couple months. So depends on the amount of time you have to do it.

also.. making money depends on you and how much time you can put toward making this work. I know people tha tmake money in their first month of so. then others that go 6 months without a sale.

The thing i find interesting about those that take longer, is that they do not wowrk on this as if it was an actual side business. treat it as such and you will get everything out of it in which you put in.

hope tha tmakes sense.

and no, the money will come once you have a foudation set.
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Thank you Chris
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime
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mwidj095 Premium
Hey Chris Myles, I have a serious question. I'm considering buying the premium membership.

But after AWOL, I have been so disappointed since it costs a lot money for the next academies (training) and I read reviews claiming that the only way you can make money is by promoting their products, which means you have to lie to others about how good AWOL is, even though it's a scam! AWOL, according to reviews, is also a pyramid's scheme, so I'm honestly just really disappointed and now uncertain of my success in the world of market affiliating.

Anyways, I know that the premium membership is worth it and it offers a lot of features.

But there are a couple of questions I really want you to answer.

1. Based on the data of Wealthy Affiliate, what is the average time it takes until a premium member starts earning profit?
2. Is there a personal coach or more SPECIFICALLY who can I talk to when I am in a situation where my website is not making any money?
3. And how will the coach or that "someone" guarantee my success (which is making money through my website)?

But most importantly, can you PLEASE give me data/statistics on the success rate of premium members earning money in the first few couple of months/
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BenjisDad Premium
I just answered that. Lol. No need to post twice bro!
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Benjisdad iam 19 years old and because of you i became to know this website i followed tell lesson10 but cant go further cause i dont have a visa card ,only a paypal accont but dont have money on it and to go further i need to purchase the premium but i cant,please help me out ,i really wanna do this and start making my own money ,please help me out i need it
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BenjisDad Premium
hi there.. yuo will need to find $19 bro. come on, think of the many ways you can earn $19. that $19 can change your life!
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Yeah iam trying but those websites aaint paying
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I like your motivation keep it up
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BenjisDad Premium
will do!
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GShaw Premium
Hey Chris,

I don't know if you're able to assist me or not.

I have what I believe could be two issues.

1) By accident when I published my "About Me" I did it as a page and not a post. I have since tried to fix it and deleted it on my site. I still of course have it on my "dashboard".

2) The privacy policy I have doesn't appear to be the some one as in the training. Mine starts off, Who Are We.

Thank you in advance with your assistance.

Greg
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BenjisDad Premium
hey, i just saw you ask that quetino to the community and it looked like it got some help. are you still needing assistance?

just create the template and change the email addresses within sitecontent.
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GShaw Premium
I am still stuck in both situations. My About Me page being published not as a page and my privacy page being different.
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BenjisDad Premium
ok, you can delete the post and just recreate it as a page.

go to site content, create a new document from a template and select the about me page. change the doc to fit your site, then before posting, make sure it is a page.

the template may have changed since the trianing was created, please go wtih the one that is auto-generated. it's a legal thing, so sometimes stuff change.s
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GShaw Premium
Thank you Chris!

I think I am okay now. Time to move on to lesson 7.

Greg
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BenjisDad Premium
Awesome. Glad to hear it
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Hi Chris, I want to say that you are the reason I'm on WA at all. I was looking at another place called the AWOL Academy, and it was your review of them, that got me to come check out WA. I like what I'm seeing so far, but here is a question for you. Am I correct in thinking that the WA way of learning and doing this business is without paid online ads? Or is there room to incorporate that into what I will learn here? I use FB ads in another business of mine and I'm not above using them to make things go faster, but I'm just trying to understand the focus here. I look forward to your thoughts. Thank you.
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi bro. The training here shows you how to build a blog online. Blogging mainly is a free traffic source. You can still incorporate paid ads, but blogging is always a great skill to have.

Does that answer your question?
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It sure does. Thanks alot!
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BenjisDad Premium
Np
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Hi Chris,

I have being following you for a while now and you seem genuine and real and that's why I made this decision. I need someone like you help me out get establish and to make some money.

I'm a single father with 4 children and working hard to support my children. Looking forward to working with you and to have some success.

I already have a website with godaddy, can I move it over?
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BenjisDad Premium
you do not have to, yuo can leave it at godaddy, migrating a website can be a headache... as long as the site is fast enough, get to learning and you can always move it over later.

but yuo are in a good place, building your blog can be what you need to get a supplemental income. it sure has done it for me and my family.
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JuanBouchat Premium
Hi Chris, I've tried other programs before but have had no success to speak of as of yet. I see the value in what's being offered here so I'll be signing up tomorrow. One thing I've had time to think of is what is the niche I'd like to work on. The only thing that I'm passionate about is the "working from home or online" niche. This seems to be the same niche as yours. Regarding this niche, how do I make money from this niche since I don't have any credibility as a beginner? Am I reviewing companies like WA and then make money from people signing up with them? Lastly, if "making money online" is my niche, does that mean I'm not reviewing products on Amazon like speakers since it's not my niche? Thanks for any help.
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BenjisDad Premium
then the affiliate bootcamp would be for you. you will see it when go premium tomorrow.

but that is literally a step by step guide how to crack that niche in record time. Now it is not an easy niche, so it will take you a little time before you start making money with it, but once you do, it's pretty nice.

Once you go premium, i will send you a article that help you break down the niche find a hyper targeted audience and get started.
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RobertGo Premium
Howdy Chris,
So I just started posting on my website, but did I read correctly somewhere that I need 1000 words or more? Yikes, I thought less would be more for my website. Oh, and as a starter member I didn't see anywhere in training videos about plugging in an affiliate link to the website. Is this something explored in premium membership?
Hope you are doing well,
Robert
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Robert.

Yes 1000 is the goal. It gets easier to hit the more practice you get. So just practice. Sherry a whole you will have a hard time keeping stuff under 1000.

And yes that's covered in premium training
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ramonezapata Premium
Hi Chris this is Ramon. Chriss I am Premiun WA member. I've seen your video. Very encouroging.I went throuh all the lesson and I have some questions. Will you be available to help me understand some of the material that of the WA training? Thank you Chriss. Also Chriss I understand that good things does not come with out effort, and I am wiling to work hard o be able to work and see results on line. Thnks Chriss
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BenjisDad Premium
sure... what questions do you have?
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ramonezapata Premium
Hi Chris this is Ramon. Chriss I am Premiun WA member. I've seen your video. Very encouroging.I went throuh all the lesson and I have some questions. Will you be available to help me understand some of the material that of the WA training? Thank you Chriss. Also Chriss I understand that good things does not come with out effort, and I am wiling to work hard o be able to work and see results on line. Thnks Chriss
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime
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GLuppen Premium
Chris,
I have my first website setup and I submitted it for feedback. The individual that looked at it pointed out that when they switch from the home tab to the about Gary tab it is ok.
When they go to switch back to the home tab from the about Gary tab it gives them an error message saying that someone might be trying to steal my info from my website.
How do I fix that?
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BenjisDad Premium
have yuo tested it? give me your website agai so i can take a look.
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GLuppen Premium
Chris,
Yes I did and I get the same error. The site is mrsafetyandsecurity.com

Thank you
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BenjisDad Premium
hey gary, i know what is wrong. Looks like you do not have the SSL turned on for your website. It's ok, it is not on by default, but yuo will definitely want to turn it on as it helps your website rank in Google and provides safety from hackers.

Check out this thread right here, you will see in the first comment Kyle explains how to do it, it takes about 2 minutes to do so dont worry. that should fix you right up!
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GLuppen Premium
Chris,
I do not see the thread you are talking about.
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BenjisDad Premium
Sorry, i forgot to drop the link:
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GLuppen Premium
Thank you
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BenjisDad Premium
awesome.
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GLuppen Premium
Chris,
Thank you that was the problem everything is working well now.
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BenjisDad Premium
Awesome!!
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rflood Premium
Hey Chris, I clicked the link to your youtube video while researching AWOL training reviews. I'm so glad I did. I also watched a few of your videos. The one that hooked me was the video where way you pointed out how 2 different affiliate marketers used the same house to promote themselves. After seeing that I thought this is the guy I want to learn from. He's honest. I subscribed to your youtube channel and look forward to working with you here at wealthyaffiliate.
I do have one questions about the premium membership. Is there a way to pay for 3 or more months at a time via PayPal to become a premium member? That option would give me 6 months to pay via PayPal Credit.
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BenjisDad Premium
hi there! yeah, that was a crazy revelation, huh?

Unfortunately, you cannot pay in quarterly increments like that. You can however pay yearly! You actually are in luck, normally the price for premium is $588 yearly, but we are having a black friday sale in about 3 weeks. You will be able to get everything for only $299 per year. (if yuo do it before the black friday deal goes into effect, it is only $359 yearly) so either wya you will be saving a boatload of money

It is absolutely the best deal and the best way for you to be successful wtih blogging because you will be able to get the money behind you and concnetrate on building out your site.

so consider that!
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JoeGarza Premium
Hey Chris. How are you? I have a quick question that I need your advice on. I'm on the part of my training that talks about social media. Should I use my personal accounts or set up accounts using my website/business name? I do have my own Facebook and Pinterest accounts. I just don't know what the wisest thing to do is.

Thank you
Joe
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BenjisDad Premium
i would set up a separate one for business use.

yuo can combine them, but your persoanl friends may not be interested in that and you may annoy them.. but it's up to you. marketing is marketing, market to anyone that will listen.
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JoeGarza Premium
Thank you Chris. I'm sorry I took so long to respond. I've been away from the computer for a while. Thank you for the advice. I will definitely Keep that in mind.
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BenjisDad Premium
Anytime!
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Jorge48 Premium
Hello Chris, I have been doing my training and so far everything has been smooth and easy to understand. I just have one questions and maybe it will be answered in the future training but I thought I run it though you first. I was wondering if it is a good idea to create a website that is not directly related to affiliated sales but rather a blog about something I am passionate about and then generating revenue through ads on the site? I figure I would do a fun blog that I can focus on and once it generated traffic make money from it, while also running an affiliated marketing websites. Please let me know your thoughts.
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BenjisDad Premium
you definitely can create a site about yuor passion.

It may seem like it, but let me remind you that you do not have to create a website promoting affiliate marketing or WA.

You find your passion. find some products that are related to that niche, write some content, wait for traffic and monetize.
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DinaMartin Premium
Hi Chris. Can you tell me, what is a woo commerce plugin? I have two spots at the top of my web site that say that. Also, is it possible for me to change the theme of my site. Now that I have the content in there I don't really like the way it looks. I also have a page that the text is all large, like the H3 size. I'm not sure how to change it back to normal sized text. Thanks a bunch. Dina:)
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Dina. Woocommerce is a plugin that lets you style your site like a marketplace.

To be honest, I am not 100% familiar with it because all of mynblogs are straight blogs. If you search woocommerce in the search window above, you will see tons of articles on it of people better at it than me.
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DinaMartin Premium
Thanks for getting back to me Chris😊👍🏻
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime Dina
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DinaMartin Premium
Also, if I may, is there a way that I can create columns on my page?
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BenjisDad Premium
Unless you buy a prem8um theme, you'd have to download a columns plugin or have some special css coded.

The way I do it is using a premium theme called thrive themes. You can check it out here: https://Benjisdad.com/thrive
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DinaMartin Premium
Thank you Chris😊
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BenjisDad Premium
np, anytime.
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AlanBenney Premium
Hey Chris I was using the keyword tool yesterday and found it not displaying the results as explained in the training video for example weather the keyword is good bad poor how many searches per month is there a reason for this? many thanks for taking time to read this message
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Alan, be sure to use Jaaxy (the little J that says "research" no the left sidebar). That is our new keyword tool, its possible that the video hasnt been updated yet.

But jaaxy has all of the same informaiton plus some...
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AlanBenney Premium
okay thanks Chris I will give that a try later
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BenjisDad Premium
awesome!
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cris1018 Premium
Nice to meet you here. I just enjoyed reading some of your posts. Following you now to stay in touch. I'm still going through training & building my first site, but look forward to the day I can wake up excited about making my first $1, $100, $500, +++. You've shared some great moments & thoughts! Thank you!

Take care,
Cris
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B2water Premium
Hi Chris:
Question for you.
When visiting my website, I noticed that the "Tab" title (or description ?) of my website's (page) has a spelling error.
Thought I could edit this "Tab" within Webpress, but I'm having no luck.
I must not see it or I can't edit my website's "Tab" description/title.
This "Tab" title also shows up when I start typing keywords in the Google search. Google will show the "Tab" title first, followed by my website name/link.
This "Tab" title is not the title of my website, but something else !?

Any suggestions on where can I find this and how to edit this "Tab"(?) title.
Thanks Chris.
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BenjisDad Premium
can you send me a screenshot? not sure hwta the tab title is
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B2water Premium
Sure Chris.
I know how to take a screen shot, but how do I send it to you ?
I'm not sure what you mean by "hwta" ??
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BenjisDad Premium
You can attach it to this message. Look for the paperclip
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Chris. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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BenjisDad Premium
thanks you two!
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links5bd Premium
Hey,

I am trying to buy a domain name since the one I have is for another site and I don't want to use it. However, I keep getting this error taking me not to the help personnel but to others asking the same question. Here is what I get at the check out button - "Please create a support ticket to register a domain".

Thanks,

Lincoln
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BenjisDad Premium
Do you get the error after adding it to your cart?
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links5bd Premium
No, it's in the cart. the error is while trying to pay for it.
I get the same error when I try to use my own domain name.
All it says is.
"Please create a support ticket to register a domain"
That leads nowhere but to others who have the same problem.
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BenjisDad Premium
oh ok, go here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

create a support ticket and explain whta is going on, they will take care of you.
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links5bd Premium
Ok. got it all set
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ShoPo Premium
Hi, Chris. Can you help me change my theme? I want to follow the one that Kyle is demonstrating on, because it will be easier for me to do the navigation. My blog post is https://brasforbiggirls.siterubix.com/wp-admin/. I would also like community input as to the content of the blog. Thank you!
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BenjisDad Premium
Sure. Click customize and theme.

Find a new one and load it.

I'll find a video if you need. Let me know.
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ShoPo Premium
Hi, Chris: I'm responding to your question about where I am in my training. I have picked out two niches, and have watched the first video on building a website. The next task is to actually BUILD my website, and I went to the available templates. I am looking for an image of a girl-next-door type who is a bit top heavy, because my niche is bras for big girls. I think I'm over-thinking this process. Is there a way to refine my search by using search terms, or can I download an image from the internet and put it in my website? Thank you! Shoshana
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BenjisDad Premium
You are looking for a logo?
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ShoPo Premium
I guess I am! I took the day off and went to my knitting group, which consists of a very nurturing kind group of ladies. I needed to do that because I found out 5 or 6 days ago that my son has a brain tumor. That is hugely awful news, but for some reason has not put me off the WA project. I left off last night watching the Build your Website video, and ran down a rabbit hole looking for a picture of a girl-next-door type who was a little overweight. That's when I told you I thought I was overthinking the project. anyway, yes, please, a logo!
Thank you! Shoshana
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ShoPo Premium
Please remind me how to get to my account set-up place because I finally located a picture of myself that I can live with. Thanks, Chris!
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BenjisDad Premium
sure, click on the image at the top left and choose my profile. you can change the picture there.
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BenjisDad Premium
you can go create a free logo over at Canva.com That is where i create most of mine. You can also buy one off of fiverr.com. but only do it if you hvae the money to invest as it is not necessary to have a logo from jump.

let me know if this helped. !
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May1995 Premium
Hi Chris, I need your help.
I just finished creating my key rich content and posted it to my website. Soon as i clicked view post a page popped up saying my connection isn't secured and redirected me to this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-does-your-connection-is-not-secure-mean. I was able to log in fine the past couple days I don't know why this is happening now.
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BenjisDad Premium
do you hvae he SSL turned on for your site?
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May1995 Premium
Yes I currently have it on.
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BenjisDad Premium
i am not 100% sure, but usually you get an error like that when your website is not secure meaning the SSL is not turned on.

Try it again, and if the issue persists, contact support right here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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May1995 Premium
Okay thanks, I appreciate the help!
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime
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PPeveto Premium
Hi Chris.
I wanted to ask a quick question regarding domain names.
I purchased one when I started my training, but in this evenings training, I learned that I want a .com one and I bought a .org one. Kyle says in the training it is best to have a .com
My site is started with the .org one is there a way to somehow switch the one I bought with another one I will purchase?
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BenjisDad Premium
Unfortunately no. Domain purchases are pretty final. So you will either have to stick with what you got or buy another domain.

.org isnt bad however.
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PPeveto Premium
I just bought another one, thank you for the help though.
:)
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BenjisDad Premium
ok cool!
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wajj Premium
Hey Benji, I need your guidance on picking a niche. I cannot decide between Music, Books or Games...It is tough choosing because I am not sure what I would be doing for monetization. Ex say I review/write about a certain genre/style of books/music/games...Im not sure which one (&how;) of the three would translate to $
I also thought about doing something simple in a health category (random ex, face creams) but tbh my desire isn't that strong for it. Any help is appreciated!
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BenjisDad Premium
You can monetize all those by referring people to Apple. The Apple store had an affiliate program. So does Amazon music.

The games nice you can promote games of of Amazon. Same thing with books.

Do a Google search for your niche + affiliate program and you can find tons of products.
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wajj Premium
Thanks. I will give that a shot.
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BenjisDad Premium
Np
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wajj Premium
Hi Benji,
You seem very down to earth and real. I found you through your review of Keala Kanae and I was disappointed to see what they show isn't really the whole truth. So I'm deciding to follow your path.
I wanted to ask;
a) Is there a catch to this whole business?
b) If I follow the steps, realistically, when can I expect to get my first inbound $$$
Please be as real with me as possible! :)
Thank you for your time!
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BenjisDad Premium
hi wajj!

sure, ill answer your questions!

a) the only catch is it will take work on your part to make this work. You are the only thing in front of you and succeeding with making money online. It's not hard work, but the training here works, if you follow it, you will succeed.

b) again, to reiterate, it largely depends on you. Think of it like building a house. if you put a brick here and a brick there, do not come back tomorrow and expect a house! You will have to build your empire, but once it is built, you can live in your house and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

I will tell you my experience... I made my first sale about 8 weeks in. Was making consistent enough money to to pay for the service month to month in about 6 to 7 months. at about a year, I was making over 1k a month.

I will be here to help you and so will the community! so use us up!
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wajj Premium
Will do boss. Thank you for the reply. Bless.
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime!
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hey benji i am Adam i am new to you your youtube channel and this whole affiliate marketing stuff i need help i know you are busy but i have been looking for a mentor for quite some time so anything you can do to help would be a litteral life saver thank you and PS thanks for being a genuine person and not restricting knowledge
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BenjisDad Premium
No problem bro. That's what I'm here for. Start your training here and let me know if you ever get stuck. I'll check in on you priodically .
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Carvers1989 Premium
Hey Chris
So I am super struggling with trying to find a relevant topic using keywords such as crystals gemstones pearls. I started off with wanting to describe to readers what the difference is between the three like what's the difference between minerals and rocks what's the difference between crystals and gemstones. So on etc. however when I open Jaxxy to find a relevant keyword phrase that's where I am starting to get frustrated. When I typed in whats the difference between crystals and gemstones there was only one phrase that met my description however it had less than 10 for average and traffic which is a little concerning because it's so low however there was a competition number which is a good thing. But I remembered that the average needs to be at least 30 or more. So then I went back to Jaxxy to re-word my question and the frustration just continued. I tried searching for what are crystals used for for example or how are crystals formed? And even though these are questions asked in "ask the public "I am not finding very good rankings that are meeting the standard that wealthy affiliate sets. What am I doing wrong?
Thank you again,
Sarah
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BenjisDad Premium
hi sarah...

what you are asking are very normal questions for beginners, so kudos for continuing to think and press forward.

So let me tell you this... do not get hung up on keywords. in your niche, think about what people in yuor niche are asking. Answer that question!

No keyword research tool is perfect, but do not depend on it to the point that it governs your posts, use jaaxy for direction! So even if Jaaxy says there is not enough search volume for a keyword, BUT you KNOW that the keyword is a good one that answers a nagging question in your industry, WRITE THE ARTICLE ANYWAY.

You may ask why is that?

well rememebr the alphabet soup technique? check out the screen shot attached.

look at what Google is suggesting to you... the very phrase "what is the difference between crystals and gemstones" (plus a heck of a lot more stuff... lol) is in that list of google autocomplete

so i hope you can see what i am trying to point out here.

Google is really the only place that knows what people are searching for. so use them along with Jaaxy for your keyword research. Google trumps all when yuo are tryign to rank in google.

now i say all that not to say that Jaaxy is trash or a waste, it gives you great historical informaiton for future keyword ideas... however, it is just a tool to help point you in the right diretion for keywords and keyword ideas.

hope that made sense.

Chris M
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BenjisDad Premium
in fact, using that auto complete list may give you 5 or 6 other article ideas, lol. what is the difference between crystals and gemstones... glass, minerals, etc...

use google to the full.
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Carvers1989 Premium
I agree with you with using Google. I've seen Kyle use the ABC soup method as well and his videos and so I will try not to stress out so much about the keyword tool search engine and try to utilize google more it is up-to-date and more factual I agree! I will go on with my post and stop stressing thank you for being so personal with your reply.
have a great day!
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BenjisDad Premium
No worries that's what I'm here for.
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Hello
I have a question: it is necessary to be in the premium level to get incomes, or with the started level it is possible?

Also, i am thinking in a web site about a supermarket based on home articles, pets, and new articles, do you think it is a good nich?

thanks for your help
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BenjisDad Premium
it is not necessary but highly recommended. I went premium after a couple of days and I noticed what I was learning was life changing.

Remember with a blog, you want it to be very narrowly focused. So find one particular aspect of that you like the most and go with it.
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JoeGarza Premium
Good morning Chris, this is Joe. I know it shouldn't be difficult to choose a website theme, but I can't decide which one to pick. Do you have any suggestions? I want to base my site on Camping products. I'm having a difficult time because I have never done this type of thing before, and I don't know how important the theme choice is.
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah, i understand the struggle. Just come up with something that is close to you. I would use camp or camping in the title.

tink branding. think of somethign that is easy to remember, easy to say, easy to type, no numbers, no dashes.

something that sticks in peoples mind.

maybe campingrep.com or campingdash.com
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JoeGarza Premium
Ok. Thank you.
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BenjisDad Premium
Anytime.
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MSantiago-S1 Premium
Task 1: Set-up a Google Plus Account
If you don't already have a Google Plus account, you should create one. It is free and all you need is a Google account.

http://plus.google.com

If you already have a Gmail account, you will be able to connect your Google Plus account to this.
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MSantiago-S1 Premium
Hi Benjis,

Please advise is the first time I did the request goggle +1, I did not posting nothing and a message Your Google+ profile has been suspended because some of your text, images, or other content violate the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy..

I requested a review profile, I am frustrated. I only was following the steps from Kyle lesson G+1. What you can reccomend me.

v/r

Maria
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Hey Chris,

I'm struggling to find a niche/brand for to start out with. I know that I should pursue and an area that interest me, but quite frankly I'm unsure of what that may be......I'm interested in trading forex on online, learning about finance - in particular being a certified financial advisor (which means that I have to pass the Series 7/63 exams). I studied CCNA in the past to design networks. Maybe I could research and blog about different means to (legitimately) make money online????

So I don't know how to brand my interest. Any suggestion or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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BenjisDad Premium
that is one angle you could explore. If you are well versed in Forex or even the CCNA, yuo could start a blog on tips to pass the CCNA.

If you like financial advisor stuff, you could start a blog on the best way to handle finances. I would pick an area like credit card debt, financial planning for the future, whatever aspect yuo like.

All of the niches you stated usually have pretty lucrative affiliate programs, so you are going in a good direction!
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Thanks Chris for your time and suggestions.
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BenjisDad Premium
what i have found is that there is more money in teaching that stuff than doing the job, lol. SO take advantage of it, espeically if you already have the informaiton in yuor head.
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B2water Premium
Hi Chris:
I do have a Niche idea, which I am using for my website.
"Canadian Home Water and Sewage Solutions".
I know this is a good idea, but it can be a very broad and encompassing area. Lots of products, lots of suppliers and both for home Water and Sewage treatment. Not sure how many products have affiliate programs, etc . . . .
Q: Should this be the name of my first website or is it too broad of a topic and may be misleading ?
Q: Should I just focus on one product (eg water filters) for now and slowly add the rest of the water treatment products and then the sewage treatment products, eventually leading to a BIG website ?

That's all for now Chris, thanks for any advice you may offer.
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BenjisDad Premium
i would get somehting brandable and catchy for the website name.

focus on the water filters fir right now and then grow slowly... you hit the nail on the head. that is exactly what you should do
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nsilva2270 Premium
Hey, Benji's Dad:
OK, I've hit a wall. The topic I picked to create my website around did not come up with any affiliates according to my keywords. I didn't get a single response when I did the search on Jaeezy. So now I'm wondering what to do. I find a lot of blogs and article but no affiliates. Any suggestions?
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BenjisDad Premium
What's the niche?
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nsilva2270 Premium
all things herbal (which is also the name of my website). Since I sent this query I've gone to Amazon to see if they carried the products I was looking for. Lo and behold, they do! Go figure. So maybe I was coming at this thing from the wrong direction. What say you?
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BenjisDad Premium
Perhaps. But that's a big niche. Bb it what specifically aboutbit do you want to focus on?
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Carvers1989 Premium
Chris,
I've made a huge mistake I hope I can fix. So when I first started training I was under the impression that I would be listing product onto a website to be available for a buyers. However I just did my first Feedback on someone's website. after reading the blog I have a better understanding of what our purpose is here are a wealthy affiliate. I began questioning myself when I wrote my first blog about jewelry accessories and equipment. That was when I was asking you what specifically I would be writing about. you expressed that I answer a question that was in relation to my niche. The website domain I purchased earlier in training says beadsandjewelrystore.com I have a few things I need to revise but overall I think I'll be OK except my website domain I think doesn't fit. What do you think I should do?
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BenjisDad Premium
hey there, i just checked it otu... i think you will be ok, just make the changes as you move forward.

Remember that you are not selling anything, yuo are merely suggesting stuff as you write. I think your keyword research is good. and the writing is pretty good as well. Love the video at the end, that will help your SEO.

so keep going.

You found a questino and you answered it, so keep diving deep and turn your site into the one stop shop for all things beads and jewelry.

I think your domain name is fine. You can still keep working on it... but if you do want a different name, it would be better to make that chnage now and buy another domain rather than do it after the site ages a little, but like i said, i tihnk it is fine.
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B2water Premium
Hi Chris !
I'm brand new and have been enjoying your videos. Good work.
Got good first impressions of WA so far.
Q1: Once I upgrade to Premium, and establish a website/income, can I then leave WA and withdraw my membership ?
Q2: I get the impression that I build my website for my reviews/advertisements(?) as a WA member. Does that mean WA will own, or always be "affiliated" to my website ?
Q3: Will I ever be able to leave WA and go on my own, when I choose ?
Q4: I am Canadian, do you see any problems with this other than the exchange rate for my membership ?
Q5: I can't find your Part 3 video of your beginners series "Part 3: Keyword Search". Where can I find that ? I have subscribed to your YouTube, and still can't find it !?

Thanks Chris, when you have time, no rush for these answers.
Bruce
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi bruce! Glad you are liking it so far. It is the same thing i have used to build https://blog.benjisdad.com, so let's go! lol.

1. you can cancel and leave anytime you want. But if you design a website and cancel, the memebrship covers your hosting fees for the website as well. So if you cancel, you have about 30 days to move your site to another host. That is common for website, you need to hvae them hosted somewhere if you want them to stay on the internet.

2. nope not at all. If you buy yuor own domain, it is your site and no one can take it from you. WA doesnt own any of it at all. You pay for the hosting with your premium membership. If you hosted your site thorugh bluehost or something, that doesnt mean bluehost owns your website, you are just paying to have them house it for people to find on the internet.

Also, you DO NOT HAVE TO PROMOTE WA. That is a common misconception that you absolutely have to promote WA. You promote whatever the heck you want on your website, most poeple that are here DO NOT promote WA. I actually do not recommend it as for newbies, the 'make money online' niche is a tough niche to crack. It can be done, but takes a long time (year to more).

3. Yes, plenty of people leave once their site outgrows WAs host. WA lets you have like 500,000 visitors a month for the flat rate. When people grow bigger than that, they typically move over to a higher priced host. But if you hvae that many visitors, you totally can afford it.

You will ahve to go through the headache of migrating your site to another host, but that is normal anytime you move a website. Most higher priced web hosts will do this process for you or at least help out.

There are no contracts or anything, you can sign up today and leave tomorrow if yuo want. No pressure.

4. Nope, in fact Wealthy Affiliate is based out of Canada. Kyle and Carson and Jay are all canadian! When you do the training, you will definitely be able to tell from Kyle's accent, lol.

5. ummm... good question, let me get back to you. It shoudl be up there.

hope all of this helped!
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B2water Premium
Impressive Chris, Wow, thanks a bunch !
Wealthy Affiliate Canadian !! I'm hooked !!
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BenjisDad Premium
Ha. Nice. It's really good here. Embrace the training and help
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Cindygirl Premium
Hi, Chris. Guess what I asked how not to go pro in my All in One Seo because I can back out of it. I did not pay any monies. These guys just refused to answer. The trainers are so busy up selling indirectly it makes them very rude. I had some bad online experiences already. I can afford that upgrade right now. I just want to really know will the site still run correctly.
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BenjisDad Premium
Don't upgrade!!! All in one the free version is all you need.
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
Hi Chris,
I am trying to put images on my published content and when I tried to view it, the images are so big and blurred..that was not the way I saved it when I wan adding those images..did I do something wrong? why did it not came out as I wanted it to be? please help..
thenk you..
jacy
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BenjisDad Premium
sure, private message me your webpage and i can take a look.
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Carvers1989 Premium
So I'm looking at this site https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/basic-tools-for-wire-wrapping-jewelry and I'm wondering if like she I'll be implementing items to buy within my content for people reading my post? I ask because I'm debating weather to use pictures for example to give people a better understanding of what I'm talking about? Or hold off and implement the actual product I'm talking about when I get to that step?
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah, I see waht she is doing... isn't is freeing to look at a site and now exactly how they are making money with it? lol.

anyways.... here is the thing. You can include the affiliate links, perfectly ok. As long as you provide good content around it.

if you notice on that article, she has a content chunk of 600 words or so before she even pitches the amazon link.

ANother 650 or so before the next link.

so what I am pointing out here is that she is delivering good value to the reader BEFORE she tries to sell them anything. Remember yuor goal is to HELP not SELL. As you may know, no one likes to be sold to. They want answers to their problems and will look to you to find somtehing that can fix that problem.

so wtih that said, a lot of newer people go overboard on including affiliate links in their posts and that is somethign that good does not like. You need to provide the value first... then provide a helpful link to help the reader accomplish their goal... does that make sense?

so with that said, sometimes it may be better to not include affiliate links early on until you start getting traffic to your site. That is not a hard and fast rule, but remember, if you are not getting traffic anyways, than it wont matter that you do not have affiliate links or not because no one is seeing them to click.

so basically, fi you do not trust yourself to not spam your affiliate links all over your blog posts, hold off for now and create good engaging content that helps and answers questions... then once those posts start getting traffic, go back and add the links.

but if you think you can exercise restraint like the lady in the article you sent me, provide the answer and good content... then slip in a link here or there. people will find it and click it. trust me they will.

pictures are always a good idea, just be sure to use approved pictures from amazon if you are going to use those. Amazon does not allow direct linking to their images. yuo have to use the bar or a plugin that can replicate the listing, similar to what the lady is using on that site.

hope this helps! Keep going with the training! That is the key to success here!
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Jenbloom Premium
Hi Chris,

Since I am doing this business with my sister, I was trying to figure out how to do the About Us page. Some of the content can be general such as our goals and how we want to help people but talking about our lives makes it difficult. Do you recommend just keeping the whole page in the "we" form?
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BenjisDad Premium
The about me page is just a precurser showing people why you are doing the site in the first place. It doesn't have to be too In depth or focus too much on personal life. Just a quick hey there this is who I am and why I'm here.

Does that answer your question?
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Jenbloom Premium
Hey Chris,

Yes that helps. I was also wondering if using "we" throughout is ok vs "I"?
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BenjisDad Premium
That's perfectly fine. It's actually unique as well!
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BenjisDad Premium
In fact you could use pseudonames if you wanted. It's perfectly lefal and acceptable if you do not want to release too much data.
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Jenbloom Premium
Thanks, Chris!
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CristinaP Premium
So much inspiration there! I feel your pain. I tried to imagine myself working 9 to 5 for the rest of my life and miss out on the freedom of doing things I like whenever I want or spending time with people I love and I dreaded it!

I have discovered affiliate marketing literally a few days ago and I want to put my heart into it to earn a full time income to replace mine and my partner's jobs. I don't want to be rich to fill my house with materialistic things... I just want freedom for myself and the people I love :)

Good luck with everything!

Cristina
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BenjisDad Premium
Yeah, our motivation is huge... My fam is mine... glad we ahve similar stories.
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
Chris,

how come I cannot publish a post to the community? what I mean is that every time I try to click the "Share with the Community" to post a new blog it does not publish...just like earning new accomplishments, I try to write something and then try to click the "publish" but it does not do anything..it is asking about tag names but even if I write in there it still does not do anything...am I doing something wrong?
help please...thank you

jacy
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BenjisDad Premium
copy your post, clear everything and start completely fresh. I have had that happen to me before and doing that seem to help.

WA does a good job at making sure people do not post fluff or garbage, so someimtes those automatic restrictions get triggered.

But refreshing usually does the trick.. do that and let me know what happens
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
one more Chris,
I have published the privacy policy and tried to view it on the site..I saw it but when I click the home page, it went to the one I published about myself but I cannot find where the privacy policy part is.. what I'm trying to say is that isn't there should be to tabs/buttons that I will see on my site - the Home page and the Privacy Policy... I can only see the Home page not the Privacy policy.. i don't know if I did something wrong..

please help me..
thenk you..

jacy
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Jacy

I think you are getting a little ahead of yourself. What you are describing is covered in the training later on.

Remember it doesn't have to be perfect yet. You won't learn everything at once. It is a process over time, you will know it all. Lol. But be patient and go with the flow of the training
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JRZb7essin8s Premium
Hey Chris,
I'm having problem with the privacy policy part in lesson 7..
First, the content of the privacy policy in my website is somewhat different from the privacy policy lecture of Kyle..what is written in the privacy policy in my website is..
Who We Are
At themedicaldevices.siterubix.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that themedicaldevices.siterubix.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes...
is this correct or are they just the same?

Second is that I tried to still use this content in my privacy policy but when I tried to publish it, it says error, that I have the same content...then when I tried to publish again without changing anything, it went through... I'm confused. does that happen all the time?

Please help.. Thank you.
Jacy
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BenjisDad Premium
The privacy policy is a Cookie cuttet document. So I'd will tell you that it's duplicate that's ok. Just add King as no other pages are like that.

They will let you post it even if it's duplicate of you push it through twice.

What you did looks right. You Just want to change the website information to match yours.

I think your doing fine. The about me looks great! Love the story. Don't overthink it. You are in the right track. Justin keep following the training. Good job!
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LesterGlazer Premium
Hello Chris,
I finally published my first post. It took me about six hours to do and over a span of a week... so grinding long. Not sure I can write an article a day, although I wish I could.

Would you mind taking a look at my post and give me some feedback? Thanks.

http://positivekick.com/
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BenjisDad Premium
I'll check it out! You will get better. I started off similar and eventually got to where I could punch one or two out a day.

After I started making money with this, I began to contract out some of the article creation . You'll get to that point.

But congratulations!!! Humble beginnings.
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Ers32 Premium
Hi Chris,
I know in Kyle's training he talks about not putting links on every page, but I was wondering when you write posts how you do it?

For example, you write a post about 5 certain essential oils and links for each essential oil for that post. Then write another post about diffusers and do the same. Do you need to write some posts without links?
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BenjisDad Premium
Hello there!

First of all, congrats on keeping up with the training. You are doing so well!!

What he means by that is Google does look down on sites that all they do is provide affiliate links and add no value. As long as you are providing good engaging value and content, then you can put your links on he site.

Another thing that Kyle is pointing out and you will see later on in the training is to have a central review page for your main offer. Then write posts targeting keywords to get traffic and then point them using an internal link to the review.

This will help you not need affiliate links on every page. People will land on your site read your post and then you suggest the go check out your favorite diffuser and link to your review of the diffuser.

Does that make sense? This also helps you have one page where a lot of your traffic is flowing to. You can optimize that page to maximize conversions when people land on it.

That is a bit advanced, and yo will get to it in th training . So keep trucking along!
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Ers32 Premium
Chris,

Thank you so much! Yes it does make sense. I have been enjoying your videos. I hope Benji knows how much you love him by building this business. God Bless!
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BenjisDad Premium
ha... he's getting there, but I just want him to form full sentences, lol.
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raybrannum Premium
Visit my personal site trulygoodlife.com for a possible good affiliate program selling CBD on line.

For a look at someone who has been highly successful in affiliate marketing visit justagirlandherblog.com.

I wish you great success in you marketing adventure. Give Benjis a hug for me.

I visited your site, but I already belong to WA. LOL WA is the place to be.
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BenjisDad Premium
That's awesome! Glad we could connect!
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Desiree5 Premium
Hey

I love how you love your family. I completely understand where you're coming from. I am a wife and mother of 5 beautiful children and I would love to make this a full time career. I want to able to spend more time with them, and hopefully see the world.

I really want a financially stable income so my husband and myself can spend more time together.

As much as i fear writing, I figured "It's time to conquer my fear".

I know with ts time to the community of WA and staying committed I will succeed!

I just want to take this time to thank you for your support for now and for the future. I wish your family GREAT BLESSINGS!

Thank you again
Desiree
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BenjisDad Premium
Go for it. Its much better than working for someone else.
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ishoney8 Premium
Hey Chris. So, I am wondering what are your suggestions when it involves promoting affiliate links from a company, but you don't want to centralize earning commissions just from a blog.

Are there alternative ways you know of that could be helpful in promoting a company as an affiliate marketer?

Thank you!
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BenjisDad Premium
definitely... you generally want to have a hand full of core offers on a site, but you can use affiliate for any other stuff you want and those things add up.

You can do something as simple as just including a link in your blog post, or you can write a separate review for that product and then direct pepole from other blogs on your site to that review.

depends on how ofen you will talk about it and how much you want to push it.

you can also write a few blog posts talking abotu the product and just adding the aff link. but at which point, you could jsut write one good review and just link to it.

does that make sense?
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Hi there, I'm new to this I just joined. I just wanted to know how long does it take to actually generate income doing this? I'm trying to figure out if going ahead and getting the premium now or doing a couple of the lessons first and have a feel for it before I decide. I just don't want to invest in something that's not going to help me reach my goals. I'm not looking for a get rich quick thing either so I'm ready to invest my time and learn if I know for sure it's going to be worth it. Thank so much for your help!
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Idah... this is not a get rich quick scheme... it will take time to cultivate and get it working. That is no fault of WA, it is how Google works. Google does not trust new sites. So if you have an established blog and adding to it wtih the training, yuo can earn within a day or two. but if you are starting from the bottom, it may take 2-3 months before seeing yuor first sale, but that also depends on how much work you are willing to put into learning.

If you put in the time, similar to what i did, i got my first sale within 7-8 weeks. My first $100/month after about 4 months, my first $500 month around 9 months... by a year, i was making about $2,500 a month. It's been going up constantly since then. that was about 3 years ago.

Now i choose a really tough niche... but its lucrative. if you choose a niche that was not as competitive, you would find success within 6-8 months. checkout this guy right here: he made $4,500/month in only 7 months.

let me knwo if his helps! I suggest going premium to unlock everything... once you see the value and the hlep that yuo will get to succeed, then go yearly the secodn you have the money to do so, it is half the price of doing it monthly. but if you cannot afford, no worrie,s i payed the $49/month until my site started making a few grand a month, then upgraded to yearly.... yearly is only $29 a month rather than the 49.

just a suggestion. but hit me up if you ever need help. I am always avalable to lend a hand. ill monitor yuor progess and drop you a line every once in a while to make sure you are doing well. see ya!
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EandS2018 Premium
This is so exciting, thank you so much !

Much success to us all ,
.Elaine & Scarlett
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BenjisDad Premium
Awesome bro!
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DonnyMasakwa Premium
This wasn't for me but i'm motivated anx Benjis's dad. On my first blog and only blog on wealthy affiliate i had to.mention that you are my favourite . i'll be in touch quite frequently anyways i have a Christian website and i'm not sure if i can earn anything serious with it. Can i?
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davehayes Premium
Hi Chris

What a BIo and what a good place to learn the best industry in the world, because here you will succeed

Thanks for following. I have done likewise, its nice to meet you and feel free to connect with me further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of my profile

I’ll look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies

Dave : )
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BenjisDad Premium
thansk dave.. look forward to it.
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ishoney8 Premium
Hey Chris! Have an important question to ask you.

So, you may have produced a video discussing alternative ways to monetize your blog for example "offervault.com". There may be others. So I guess what I am saying is, what is it meant by getting paid through CPA's and Leads?

What could all this exactly mean?
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BenjisDad Premium
ahhh... CPA is called Cost Per Acquisition. Typically what that means is you get paid per lead versus making the actual sale.

So most of them say that they will pay yuo a fee for merely getting someone to give up theri name, email, and telephone number.

You can make money pretty good with that since you really do not have to 'sell' anything.

Leads is just another way of calling a potential customer. You have warm leads and cold leads. If you were trying to sell hospital equipment to lawyers, those lawyers would be considered 'cold' leads. If you were selling hospital equipment to doctors... those doctors would be considered 'warm' leads.

So hope that makes sense!
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TommieJ1 Premium
Hi Chris, hope you can help me out. I am trying to develop a niche around the Green Bay Packers as I am a die hard fan. So I want to be able to promote different Packer gear. How would I develop this. I watched the video but just a little confused. If can help I would truly thankful...
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Tommie, i apologize for you being a packers fan, lol! Anyways... you would want to become an affiliate of NFLshop or amazon, or anywhere that sells packers gear.

So remember a niche is a group of people. Who else would be interested in packers gear? Write articles targeting those people. THings that they would be interested in. Maybe some history posts? maybe have a news section talking about whats going on with the packers. stuff like that.

In fact, do this... leverage the rest of the community to help you out as well. On the left side, click 'Help Center' and then click "ask a question" this will give you a chance to ask the same questino and see if others can come up with better ideas than even I did for this topic.

Do you know of any packers sites that are similar what you are wanting to build? you can use them as a template and see what kind of content they are creating and getting people to their site.

If you give me an example like that, i can do some research on it for you and return what I find.
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rfakbc Premium
Hi Chris,
Ralph here, I am getting a bit confused on what is what. As I look for my niche and affiliate programs I run across things like Adklick, Madsense Reborn 2.0, Whale Cash and a fellow by the name of Matt McWilliams that advises to get into affiliate marketing and monetizing my online business. Do you know what these things are. Do they depend on a person alright having a website? Can you give me some insight on these? Thanks
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Ralph!

I have not heard of a few of those places.

Keep going with the training and it will be shown to you how to find affiliate programs.

So this is how it works in a nutshell. You choose a niche or something thayt ou are interested in. Let's say it's boxing.

You would niche it down to maybe a certain aspects like boxing gloves.

So now you follow the training here and build a website. You also learn how to attract people that want to buy.

Then the next step is the bestpart . Earning revenue.

Do this: oh to Google and search your niche + affiliate program. For example "boxing gloves + affiliate program"

That will bring up sites that will pay you to sell their prducts .

The most common one is to useAmazon . It converts well and is good for beginners.

Let me know if that made sense! If not, ask away!
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Elior1001 Premium
hey BenjisDad, I am currently thinking about my niche, I have thought a basketballs ball and shoes could a be a great niche,7 but then I have seen a lot of this has already exists, so what do you think should i do? figure some other idea or should I stick with that idea Although I have seen its a quite popular niche over the web.
thanks in advance, I am a big fun of you and your YouTube channel.
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BenjisDad Premium
Hey! I would stick with one of those... either the basketball or shoes. I would lean torward the shoes. But even then, i would get more narrow.

Remember a niche is a group of people, so basketball shoes for.......who? Find tht crowd and talk directly to them.

That should be good enough to get started.

Also, never worry about if the niche already exists, the training here will teach you how to work around that and still make good money with it. That is called competition.

The good thing about competition is that it tells you that others are making money from it too, so all you need is your slice of the pie! You will be able to do that with my help and the help of the training and community here!

hope that helps!
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ishoney8 Premium
Hey Chris! I am wondering, I watched your video: 12 Websites = $100/Day and I am looking to create a side website geared towards leveraging from Amazon. Now, depending on the percentage of commission earned and the product itself, what is your opinion if one runs into a writer's block for the product I am running the blog from??

Just may find it difficult to write about something other than niches I am only passionate about?
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BenjisDad Premium
plan your posts. do all of your keyword reserach first, THEN go a start writing. that way everytime you sit down, you already know what you want to write about. doing it in batches like this is the best way to combat writers block. You can also check out similar sites to your niche and see what they are writing about. they can give you ideas as well.

Run those through jaaxy and see how the competition and traffic are and go for it!

hope that helps!
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ishoney8 Premium
Hey Chris! I am searching my interest into my favorite niches right now and so practically speaking, I find Jesus Christ to be at the heart of my heart and lifestyle to share His gospel but I certainly DON'T want to come across as sacrilegious and/or promote priestcraft in anyway with my endeavors into this.Sharing about Christ to me seems only feasible in a spiritual yet not a secular or business sense? How could this be done? Thank you!!
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi bro... i would say that it is a fine line. But remember that you job is not to sell, it is merely to suggest. You can create your site about your faith and promote stuff that would help. Maybe books, pens, other accessories, there are tons you can promote
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Effiepullin1 Premium
Hi Chris I tell you I am stuck right now the content platform is kind of confusing to me. Writing has not been my strong point and trying to write about myself is hard. The paragraph is going to be very short I am not sure what to said and my website.
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BenjisDad Premium
Goo Morning Effie! Writing is difficult if you are not used to it.

But believe me, it get's better. Just have to keep plugigng along at it.

As a trick, what you can do is break down stuff into subheadings BEFORE you start writing.

So before you get started, think of 3-5 good subheadings and write those out first.

Then go back and fill in content. if you do about 200 words in each section, you will have a 1000 or so word post broken up into smaller sections.

I remember when I moved from Louisiana to Connecticut, it is a 1500 mile drive.... that I did by myself.

if you look at the 1500 miles, it will depress you or even scare you away. So I looked at it this way... 100 miles to Mississippi, then 200 miles to Atlanta, then 100 miles to South Carolina.

I broke it up into winnable pieces to not make the whole seem as long.

Do the same with your content. Break it up to small bite-sized chunks and go for it.

Hope this helps! Let me know!
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ishoney8 Premium
ishoney8
Second question is why is there a monthly subscription fee for $49? If I have to, is it just for the extent of llearning to apply what is taught? Would I not learn the opprtunity to grow my own online business and make a full-time career for years in my own terms?
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BenjisDad Premium
The $49 covers the training and community yes, but it also encompasses your web hosting and 24/7 support, free SSL certificate, comments and weekly live webinars, etc...

it is truly a one-stop-shop, don't really need anything anywhere else.

It covers quite a bit.

I recommend that once you realize that this is good stuff, you can go yearly for $29/month which is a much better value than the $49, but plenty of people pay it too, so it is up to you and what works for what you want to invest in your business!
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BenjisDad Premium
you also get a $49/month keyword tool INCLUDED with the premium membership. It is the tool we all use to build our sites.
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Glenn-Adams Premium
I just want to make sure I am understanding this correctly...on the use of the Jaaxy / Keywords search tool. If you type in the keyword phrase "snow blowers review" it reveals that Traffic = 17 and QSR= 96. Therefore there are 96 websites competing for this key phrase "snow blowers review" and only the website that achieves the number one position on Google is going to average 17 clicks per month? ,,,and the ave=96 so the remaining 95 websites are going to receive less than 17 clicks per month and only get some where around 16 - 0 clicks per month out of the remaining 79 possible clicks?
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BenjisDad Premium
The traffic is an estimate of what you would get if you achieved first page rankings. That number takes into account what are called SERP features and how many people are bidding for those words inAdWords .

That's a bit advanced. So don't get too hung up on it right now or you may frustrate yourself .

I would focus more on the higher search volume and low qsr.
But don't always turn your nose up on "lower traffic". For example, if you find something that has search volume of 50 or so, and qsr of less than 100, some people look at that and do not want to go after it. But if you go for it, than you can dominate those clicks.

So eventually, you do that for a lot of articles, you are getting dozens and dozens of clicks a month. Then as your site gains trust with hope, it will rank for more competitive words, now your getting hundreds of clicks. It takes time, but it works.

Your primary goal right now is to get as much content on the web as possible following the search volume/qsr guielines.

You do that, after a few weeks, you will start getting traffic and eventually sales.

Look at success from a month to month basis. Not day to day, or even week to week. Month to month.

Breaking into Google is a slow process, but once the traffic comes in, it's crazy poweful .

Let me know if that helps!
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Thank you for sharing your story. I'm a dad of an 8 year old boy, when he was born i was in the same situation. I kept working and his mother had to leave her job with the state to be a stay a home mom and take care of our son.

You seem like a true professional, i look to network with pros, growth is essential. Good luck sir.
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BenjisDad Premium
Awesome Edwin. Good to have you here. You have a good referred inJerry . Guy knows his stuff.
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gartnerf Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network Chris! Following you back.

We are both down to single incomes while caring for children. The loss of income was unexpected and a serious shock to our family finances. Affiliate Marketing looks like a promising way to supplement that income (once everything is up and running) so that we can meet my wife's medical needs. Luckily, my wife's IT skills have helped me immensely in getting the sites up and running and even writing some of the content.

I am confident at some point we will right side our ship, as you will too, once all our investments in this venture turn profitable.

Wishing you much success!
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BenjisDad Premium
awesome bro! Look forward to your continued success!
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knoxyboy Premium
hi mate im struggling with a domain name for my website. My niche is with sports and exercise i cant really make my mind up. can you pls help me and give me ideas.And also is the domain name should ryme with my niche if that make sense. thanks man
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BenjisDad Premium
1. those are GREAT NICHES!
2. domain names are important, but don't spend too much time on it otherwise you will paralyze yourself.

remember a niche is a group of people. Think of a group of people. for example, if you like sports and exercise, what about 1 particular aspect of sports and exercise like diet, or a type of workout, or maybe a specific sport (example: cardio for football players).

The point is to start extremely narrow, focus all of you posts and exhaust the subject to it's minutia. Affiliate products and efforts on that one aspect of it for like 30+ posts, then slowly expand to to other aspects as your site grows.
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JennyRivera Premium
Hi Chris, first I want to say than you for your help and I wan to ask you about my niche, anti aging products. I will like to affiliate with different companies like Sephora, Loreal, Chanel, etc...
What is your opinion? and should I build my website. I see website that sell this products and I am a little confuse because I never seen a profile of the person behind, just pictures and a list of products with the prizes. Can you advised me?
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BenjisDad Premium
I'm am not sure I understand your question.

Are you asking how you would promote the products on your site?
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Zhee Premium
Hi Chris,

After our forray into AWOL, we were delighted and relieved to find the WA and your charming, easy to understand presentation. What a relief to leave all the AWOL up-sells behind!
We (my wife and I) are going to focus and work hard at this!

Warm Regards,
Zhee
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BenjisDad Premium
Wonderful Zhee... that is what this place is here for, glad you found it, too!
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ItsMicee Premium
Hi Chris...Well...I guess YouTube works now...that’s where I found you..lol. Your story is very inspiring and yes I agree, kids change us for the better if we allow the process. Enjoy the journey of fatherhood...it goes really fast, them growing up. Give little Benji a hug and I can’t wait to learn from your pool of wisdom/knowledge.

PS: Being a grandparent is even better, but that’s a long way off for you..lol!
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BenjisDad Premium
You are a good looking Grandma! I guess black don't crack! Lol. I'll def give him a hug for you!
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ItsMicee Premium
Thx Chris...I get that a lot...lol... but my body can tell...funny thing is I had my first child at 25 years old...lol...good genes I guess...praise God is all I can say for that!!
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BenjisDad Premium
Ha, tru dat.

Hows it going so far? are you finding value in the trainng here?
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ItsMicee Premium
Yes...it’s going great. Working on getting website set up now...hope to get that going today. ;0 I really want to have a site that is YouTube/video site with products links. Not sure if I should be starting with something simpler tho, until I get thru this learning curve...lol. Working on a Bullet journal site. Any suggestions?
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BenjisDad Premium
Not a bad idea for a site since it is a fairly new concept. You can get in front of a lot of articles teaching the concept and how to do it.

What you wnat to keep in mind is how you can monetize it. make a list of your recommended equpement that you need to start a bullet journal and link out to amazon for each item.

Or you can find a website that sells a single kit and link to it in your articles.

Sounds like a good niche, just need to find something to sell from it so you can profit.

this is a little advanced, but you can even think about creating a e-course about how to setup and use a bullet journal and sell it.

the possibilities are pretty big!
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ItsMicee Premium
Alright...sounds good. Thx, I’ll keep you posted on progress.
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Tizbur Premium
NOOOOOOO!!! can i edit that? probably not... well dang... is there a way for me to allow you to track my things?

If not what would be our other options to be able to receive help from you?

ill just give you all my info so you can log into my accounts and create my sites for me!! haha i am just kidding Chris.. if only xD im just real sad about that fact of not having you as my mentor....
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BenjisDad Premium
No worries bro. I'll still help you. Check you private messages
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saraeannette Premium
Awesome bio! Very inspirational. I have just begun on this endeavor, but I am so excited, and have been staying up into the wee hours of the night to put the work in! I have two little kids myself. It is amazing how children can make your motivation to succeed a million times stronger than it had ever been before. I'll definitely be keeping up with your stories!! :)

Sarae
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BenjisDad Premium
so true Sarae (pronounced; Suh-ray, lol).

Those little people get all of our love and money and we get worry and motivation in return! lol. but its all worth it!

Having my son brought me to WA, so totally worth it!
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saraeannette Premium
Haha! Yes! For sure. They are definitely worth it
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ThomasTay Premium
Hi Chris,

Nice introduction post about yourself. Yes, I agreed as father and husband to our family, we all wish to provide a comfortable live to them and also have more times with them. Working extra jobs outside means less time with them. Affiliate marketing is really awesome to do at home and allow us to have more times with the family. Glad that you found WA and wish you succeed to have more income to support the family.
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DPailin Premium
Hi Chris. Nice to meet you. I have three sons and six grandchildren and each one of them is a blessing. I've been looking for an alternative income ever since my wife of 40 years suffered a stroke in 2010 and I suddenly found myself the only breadwinner with the household income cut in half. She's in long term care now and doing okay but will not be able to return home because of her condition. It's been a huge adjustment but I manage. I've since been laid off from my job and semiretired in 2015 which exacerbates my situation even more. I'd like to be my own boss and do more than get by on social security and temporary work. I'm going a little slow but I'm steady and determined to get this business up and running. I'm just glad to have the opportunity to work with a program that, if I apply myself, will deliver the means by which I can be comfortably well off in my senior years.
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Terisbiz Premium
Hi Chris, I just read your intro. I'm so happy for your success and want to get there myself. I'm a newbie here at WA and have the motivation to keep with it to get myself where I can start to make money online as well. I'll follow you and learn as much as I can to start producing income......that's my goal. I'm really looking forward to being successful. Have a great evening.
Teri
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despatis Premium
Dear Chris, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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SPPT Premium
Greta to hear your story. It gives me hope that i can do the same. Pickup my income so that i can bless my family. Both of my boys can also larn this process. My oldest who is nearly 13 just created his own u tube site and has posted a few clips and is starting to get follwers which i think is great. I look forward to reviewing your site.
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BenjisDad Premium
This is something that I would totally want my son to learn.

People are buying stuff online more and more nowadays so it is the way to go
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JamezMonroe Premium
A very impressive bio, my friend. I can relate a lot.
I'm going to check out your website as soon as I can and see what's all about. The name of it sounds sweet. Benji's Dad :)

Actually, I also have got almost 2 years old son. Once I told my girlfriend that the name Benji could also suit him, I don't why. So sometimes we call him Benji LOL..His name is Jason.
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BenjisDad Premium
haha, thanks man. Be sure to hit me up if you have any questions. Tell little Jason I said whats up!

btw, my wife came up with the name. I'm not that creative, lol. She is thikning of starting up a BenjisMom.com site, so that will be interesting.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Chris!

Thank your for following me! I'm following you back.

Hope you are doing well with your online venture. I wish you great success and may you achieve your goal so that you can work from home and be able to spend more time together with your family.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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BenjisDad Premium
Cheers to you and yours!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Chris and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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BenjisDad Premium
Thanks so much!
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 


HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

dave
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BenjisDad Premium
Thanks for the kind words.
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Kyle Premium
Chris, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Chris.
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BenjisDad Premium
Thanks, Kyle. I appreciate it.
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Kyle Premium
I look forward to working with you Chris and if you ever need a hand with anything going forward, please get in touch with me. Chat soon!

PS. I hope you are having nothing short of an amazing week! :)
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Loes Premium
Hello Chris,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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BenjisDad Premium
Thank you Loes, Glad to be here. I am uber-motivated to making this work.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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BenjisDad Premium
Thanks kyle!
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Chris, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Chris, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing? I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion. Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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BenjisDad Premium
Appreciate the check in Carson, I think I am doing fine now. But still just trucking along.
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