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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ewolfanger22 Premium
Hi Chris, hope Benji is doing well. Have you got him learning his letters and numbers yet? My wife and
I were told that are kids were expected to have a go do grasp of the alphabet and be able to c punt to 10 by the time they entered kindergarten. Our first reaction was panic. My sister, a teacher, said not to worry. Erin , our oldest, was never without a book after we read her first book to her. She read War & Peace for fun when she was 12. Our son, Charlie, rarely talked so we were a little worried, but had no reason to worry. Erin told us we had no reason, Charlie would be fine. Erin taught Charlie how to read; Charlie’s really smart he just doesn’t have much to say.

Anyway, it’s been suggested I follow sone ambassadors. So aren’t you lucky; I chose you?
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BenjisDad Premium
haha... im no one special, lol.

but yea, benji can count to 20 now and knows he alphabet farely well. He actually talks too much, haha! but that is what we begged for! right?
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Danieldrew Premium
Chris... I'd just like to say how much your personality shines through in your writing, it feels almost as if I am sat with you talking!
You really convey your emotions and thoughts so well, I hope to be able to write in a similar fashion, in time, with some practise and when I find my own voice.
I too am a relatively new father, my son was born 30th October 2017, so I can relate massively to having to provide emotionally, spiritually and financially for my family - working all hours doing all kinds of jobs, just to make sure we have all we need. That really struck a chord with me.

I am following you now as I feel you have a great way of passing on your knowledge and I also just really enjoy reading your posts.

My favourite quote from your posts is:

"Mindset is everything. If you are resolved not to quit until you figure it out, then no amount of discouragement will stop you from achieving your goals"

Absolute gold.

Just wanted to leave you a message saying how much I appreciate what you bring here and I hope we can converse in the future (mainly I'd like to pick your brain a bit).

All the best to you and your family.

Kind regards

Daniel
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BenjisDad Premium
thank daniel, i really appreciate the kind words
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Taylor214a Premium
Is there any way my premium membership fee can be waived for this month?

I know is been over a month and a half or so since I have made any type of progress. I just moved about a month ago. Now that I’m settled in my new place I would like to start up and continue with WA. The only problem is that I don’t have the $49 to continue right now. And I’m supposed to pay it by the 10th.
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BenjisDad Premium
i woould contact kyle as ask him. I do not think there is anything that can be done, but he's the owner and he is pretty responsive. So message him and see wht he says.
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Taylor214a Premium
Okay. Thank you!
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JesusGirl144 Premium
Great post!! I’m a newbie and I’m trying to decide on a niche. I’m doing the training but can’t pick one out. All I do is work as a single Mom, take care of my 2 kids, and I love Jesus. I’m passionate about the Lord, Biblical prophecy, prepping and kids!

Any advice on a niche I can do? Help! Thank you!
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BenjisDad Premium
Pick one thing you love and can talk hours about.

What is the thing you talk about when your are out with other moms and friends?
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Wresh Premium
Hi Chris,
It seems as if I am one of those guys that you referred to this site. I have heard alot of WA and infact I was a member almost 6 years ago, but I guess I was not that into this and to be honest I didnt believe in the system. Since then I´ve been working for pennies doing surveys and such. I have been earning a small chunk tho and been able to buy myself some stuff needed. I have tho come to realize that it´s not sustainable. I want to atleast open up the possibilities for me to start making an residual income and today I am more willing to work for it than I was all those years ago. I have since then heard lots of good about WA and I think it´s time for me to go to action. :)

So... here I am.. Lets do this :)
And by the way - Congratualitons on becoming a dad. :)
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BenjisDad Premium
glad to have yuo here George! We can do this.. .so let's get to work. Have yuo started the training yet?
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Wresh Premium
Not yet. Been working with setting up my page and reading successtories and also taking a good look at the benefits of being a premium-member.
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BenjisDad Premium
awesome, work yor way through... no hurry
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YayasHome Premium
Hi Chris,
WOW! You certainly chose the right incentive to help you move forward. Family an' kids tend to do that for us, don't they? I commend you on how well you have obviously done. Great job!

May I just suggest that you get that young man in there, helping you with your website, as soon as possible? My grandson joined his mama, almost as soon as she joined WA an' the sooner they start, the more they understand. Besides, it can't hurt for him to be 'Ready and willing' to learn all he can. Then, by the time he's old enough to start thinkin' 'bout an allowance, he will have a'ready taken important steps towards making his own money. :D

I wish you all the best for you an' your family. Keep up the Great work!

Warmly,
~ Yaya
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BenjisDad Premium
that is a great idea! He's about 3 now and we are still working on counting and abc's lol, so we will get there
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Soo... the young man who got you in all this trouble is 3 by now already? How nice.
I enjoyed your post very much, as I always love to learn when Daddys provide for their family. Well done!
And for the appreciation from your son, I can tell you that if you're always there for him (which you do) he knows where to turn onto when he is older. I have two, grown up by now, so I can tell you
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BenjisDad Premium
that is great to hear Marion, thanks so much!
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TheJimB Premium
Hi Chris,
I’m thinking of upgrading and have two questions.

1. As I go through the training and the tasks, there a so many places that offer to upgrade me. I want to be sure you get the commission. Will that happen automatically, or do I need to do it a particular way?

2. Before the end of the $19 month, can I convert to 6 months or yearly and avoid the higher fee?
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Jim...
1. yes, it happens automatically so dont you worry man. i appreciate your concern.
2. you ceratinly can, in fact, i recommend it because it is MUCH MUCH CHeaper. if you did yearly, it is only $29 a month.
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willfedor Premium
I didnt sign up under anyone else link mate i watched your video and on the video it had wealthaffiliate .com on your URL on the video screen from you-tube so i joined under that and i sent a message to your email telling you this i even posted it on the main chat group and sent Kyle a message saying i was meant to be under you
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BenjisDad Premium
ok, i just sent you a private message, go check it out!
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intan08 Premium
Hey Chris.
I'm stuck at choosing a niche. They told me to choose based on my interest. Well. Actually I have passion on music but not making music more to listen to music. And I also have passion on kpop their accessories, t-shirt and so on.
Is this a niche?
What should I do?
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BenjisDad Premium
it can be... ask yourself this... what would you promote to yuor audience?

maybe do news on your favorite artists? talk about there new music? then direct them to places to buy artists gear!

that could be an angle.
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intan08 Premium
Alright. Thanks Chris
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime Intan
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Zarina Premium
Hey Chris,

I went to your benji's dad site and without even seeing your site had a popup full screen. I just wanted to let you know that there's no "x" mark to close the popup, so I don't even know how to proceed to see your site.

Also I think I saw someone commenting on other WA'ers post about this full screen type of popups that they are now banned by Google or something, not sure if this is true (don't take my word for it!) but thought I'd let you know so you don't run into any potential problems with the big G :)
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Zarina, did you visit Benijsdad.com ?

That is not a popup, my home page is a squeeze page to capture an email address. if you want to see my blog, go to https://blog.benjisdad.com
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Zarina Premium
Yes, that's what I went to! Ah, I see. And thanks for the link :)
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Detra4 Premium
Hi Chris I figured it out, with your YouTube sites, Now to finish It.will be plain,,"the Website" because my picture was overlapping the words,, Ugh,, I'll make it prettier in the end. I need to just finish it up so it can be published. I jumped at building another Website in the mist of my misunderstanding, I was at the Premium level (10) but as you know I had to backup and fix my mistake,, I think I'll go on to Chapter 8 to finish up this website I was having trouble with , I think the hard part for me is over, and moving on !!!! thank you so much and the rest of Corporate for all of your Understanding.
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BenjisDad Premium
np, anytime!
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gjeffries Premium
I really enjoyed reading your About Benji's Dad.. I have raised 5 kids to date, and they always need or want something even in their late 20's and earily 30's.. Usually Money! I do what I can, but I need to be able to do more for my growing family and especially myself.. That is my driving force to become successful with WA..
Looking forward to following your progress. Any pointers to help would be greatly appreciated..

Gary
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BenjisDad Premium
anytime Gary. WHat do you need help with?
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Freisia Premium
Hi Benji's Dad., You are such a natural and absolutely steaming along. I watched about 7 of your videos.. Wow , you have an amazingly clear style for imparting your knowledge.. I will be watching more as I find your presentation so easy to follow.
Thank you for all of your awesome content.
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BenjisDad Premium
thansk Judy, appreciate it. i just try to provide top notch quaity content!
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PattyMc Premium
Actually, your whole story is inspiring! :) (sorry, is a bit of a continuation from your blog post.) I love how you step up to the plate to allow your wife to be a stay at home mom. It takes sacrifices on all parts, but it is so worth it! And you are really doing a fabulous job of making a real balance! Well done!! I hope much success and happiness for you and your family!! :)

Patty

PS - I have a grandson very close to the same age, by the name of Benjamin. :)
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BenjisDad Premium
nice! thank Patty... appreciate it! Give Benjamin my best!
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
Hi Chris. Just been watching your video on how you tube are making changes. I watch your videos because i am learning and the information i get from you is valuable.
For some reason i don't understand You Tube has shut me down and i cant access my account. I have many videos i use for learning and it seems they are all gone. The thing that makes me mad is that they offer no explanation as to why they have done it. Do you understand anything about this. Are you tube doing this globally? Or is it just me?.......
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BenjisDad Premium
be sure to comb through yoru email. and see if they sent you anyting. and also contact @Youtube on twitter. they are pretty responsive and can give you an explanation
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
Ok Chris thanks
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BenjisDad Premium
sorry to hear that man... that ais BOGUS!

I will tell youo this.... dont let that stop you. hopefully you had a backup of the videos that you can reupload to sstart a new channel.
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
I will see Chris. I do a little Art and my niche has to do with art materials. I had art tutorials as well as WA stuff on there. The timing is bad that’s all. I just don’t know why it happened. I don’t know if it will happen again. So I guess I will see if I can find another platform. I heard Vimeo is good too.
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BenjisDad Premium
try and stick wtih youtube.
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
Ok Chris. My complaining must have worked because it's all been reinstated. I knew I had done nothing wrong. I will continue to move forward and get my head around everything. When you said this wasn't going to happen overnight, you were right. But having seen it so far I recognise it will pay off in the end. I can understand where my income will come from, so I will stick with it.
It's like pushing that car you spoke about but I think I am in a good place.
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah that is so true and that is great to hear. It was a mix up and seems like they fixed it. good to hear. did you tweet at them? or do you htink it was an email you sent that got them to reinstate the accoutn?
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
I went to the help section which wasn’t helpful at all but it did allow me to express my anger at the disposable way I had been treated. I left it at that. An hour later it was back as normal. I suppose they took notice.
At least I can continue learning now.
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BenjisDad Premium
youtube is dealign with a lot lately... so they are trying to fix stuff that got 'caught in the shuffle' constantly
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PMccaffrey1 Premium
Thanks Chris, I appreciate your support.
As I live on my own I have to reason things out myself. When I get advice from people who care then it makes all the difference. I embrace the advice and try to implement it.
Thanks again
Paul.
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BenjisDad Premium
sounds good paul
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Jismew Premium
hey Chris, this is my second day over here and i'm excited about this! I have one concern though as I'm starting, is the account problems because I started my paypal account but I'm worried about connecting it to a bank. is it possible for me to open a bank account in the state while I'm from Libya? I will be asking a lot of questions like these so I apologize in advance.
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Jabr. WA only accetps credit cards or paypal. SO you will need to link something to a paypal account use your bank card.

Do you have a bank card to access funds when yuo need them? Is it a mastercard of visa?
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Hi Chris , i joined yesterday and trying
to complete my tasks but got stuck with selection of niche. I need your input or is ok to start with wealthy affiliate niche as a newbie? I can not think of any niche right now and i need to move on and don't be stuck
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BenjisDad Premium
what kind fo things do you like to do? like yuo truly enjoy doing?
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gbj35 Premium
@faith54 I think the thing that gets a lot of people stuck is thinking they have to "come up with" a niche. Just ask yourself:
What do I like to do?
What am I good at?
What can I get better at?

Most of us have something that drives us, something we love to do. If you like gardening, gig that. If you love music, gig that.
With the global reach of online life, you can be paid for literally anything.
I mean.. there are people that make a living laying on a table while diners eat a buffet off of them. Really.
So what do you like/love/dream of do(ing)?
Gig that.
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BenjisDad Premium
that is exactly hwo you do it gwendolyn... what have you decided on?
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gbj35 Premium
I'm going with affiliate marketing. I finished the first module in the basic course and started the bootcamp. At the moment I'm stuck because they want me to write a review of WA and honestly I don't want to because I don't feel I have enough information to do so. It's been 2 days. There is too much here to cover in 2 days.
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BenjisDad Premium
i would write a bare bones review of your experience so far. it doesnt have to be super indepth because yuo can always add to it or change your page.

the training covers everything yuo would need to build an effective website about affiliate marketing. Let me ask yuo this, what product have you used that teaches affiliate marketing well enough to write a good review?

the key is, you need a product to promote so yuo can start making money.
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gbj35 Premium
Would you let me interview you for my review?
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BenjisDad Premium
how? video or blog style?
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gbj35 Premium
Well, I wanted to finish that post so I just linked your video that led me to WA. But I would like to interview you maybe over Skype for the next article. It is going to be about different skills one can sharpen or put to work online and where you can find work outside the normal customer service, etc.
Interested? I already plugged you in my review here https://gigthat.siterubix.com/review-wealthy-affiliate-from-the-inside/
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BenjisDad Premium
great name for your site... i love that. lol.

ok, just let me knwo how'd you like to proceed
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HBro24 Premium
Hello Chris and fellow WA members,

I decided to give the premium a shot. Now that I have signed up I am wondering what happens if I decide to not continue with my membership down the road.

The main concern I have is about my website and access. Are there are actual website management features that I lose or will I still have access to maintain my site if I decide not to stay premium?

The concern is putting the work into a site and then not being able to access it again without paying my membership dues.

Thanks for the support and for the help!
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Hasan.

Great choice in going premium. You won't regret it.

The membership fees covers everything you need to be successful with building a blog including hosting your site. Hosting mean your website needs somewhere to "live" so it can be accessed from the internet.

So if for some reason you decide to quit, you will need somewhere new to host your site. So WA Gives you 30 days to find new hosting for your site to transfer your site out of Wa.
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Sorry for bothering but I just want to ask something very important, I'm done with the 10 training lesson and I have learnt some things, I believe the further lessons are for the premium users but I don't have money for a premium badge yet, the lesson ended in me finding a suitable and accurate keyword for my niche and I did that but now there are no video tutorials left for me to continue. It's like I was being carried and dropped in the middle of nowhere to find my way back home, please help
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BenjisDad Premium
hi MOnday. You can take that keyword and continue builing up your blog with content. the free memebrship is yours to keep indefinitely.

however, i do recommed that you upgrade for hte $19, if you do not have it, i would save up for it. it will eb the bet $19 you have ever spent
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GSterlin Premium
hey Chris i found you on you tube and i made my account here i am completely new and i am looking forward to learning from you there is a lot that i do not know and i am coming in with a complete student mentality when i get paid this week i will go premium but even that is a stretch lol but i will try to maintain it also is it possible for me to earn a lot here? because i am willing to put a lot of work into this program if i can earn from it all i ask is that you can work with me so that i can make a change in my life :)
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BenjisDad Premium
If you are willing to put in the work, then you will be successful here. What separates the people that are successful and the ones that are not here is not wanting to do the work.
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SCapes1 Premium
Hey Chris! I've decided to purchase a domain, but need your opinion on what to go with. stringdoctor.com and thestringdoctor.com aren't available and I dont want a .org or .net. I was thinking of sixstringdoctor.com, 6stringdoctor.com or stringdoctor1.com. Which of these do you think would be best? Thanks for your input. -Need all the help I can get!
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BenjisDad Premium
HI Steve... i sent you a PM.
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ReginaldDos1 Premium
Hello Chris,


Just thought I would sent you some traffic to let you know that my set back is about to become a comeback with paypalbacks.
I went back over some of the older videos you put out about side hustlers. I have also been looking at some of the other videos from other affiliates. My company has a bad habit of paying us when they feel it is right. I always tell my co-workers if you want a pay raise, you have to give yourself one. So I realized that some of the material you put out before gave me options to make extra money when I first got in. You areabsolutly right. Learning the material is fine. Putting the knowledge to action is a lot better
1. You get rid of the glitters.
2. The more action you take, the more confidence you build up within.
3. Then your resistance becomes a hobbit.
On my way. You will see some results before the end of the month.
Also my new email address is r.w.dwell642@gmail.com... talk to you later.
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BenjisDad Premium
sounds good Reginald! yeah, a regular job sometimes sucks. It is completely wrong that yuo work and not get paid.
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westvillage Premium
Hi Chris,

I was wondering if you can check my site again and tell me how I'm doing with my posts im posting. I reached out to you a couple months back for my website techymancave.com and you responded quickly and I appreciated that. Just wanted to see if you could check me again.

The reason why I'm reaching out again is because this is my 6th month, I didn't make any sales yet, I'm working with 5 affiliate marketplaces, I have a tumblr, facebook and a pinterest page, I boosted with facebook a few times, and still no luck with sales.

Could you give me a brief check list on what I'm suppose to do before I publish a post like keywords? content?, etc.. It's exhausting on my part and the mind is boggling a little if I should continue on this niche or not. But I'm not giving up, just venting.

Please let me know what you think. Thank you for listening!! ALOHA!

Aaron
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BenjisDad Premium
hi aaron! You have been working HARD!!! GREAT JOB the site looks amazing! You are doing really well!

However... check your SEO, remember that one of the things that yuo are supposed to do for SEO is to use yuor targeted keyword in the first 100 words of the article and then naturally throughout the rest of the article.

I checked a couple of your article and the keywrod is in the title which is great, but also be sure to include it in the first 100 words.

you are well on yuor way! your mind is supposed to boggle a little, lol... that typically means you are doing somerthing right, lol.

Befre posting... i woudl do these steps....

Inclue keyword in title and first 100 words of the article
include one outbound link to a website supporting your argument
include at leat 1 internal link to another article on your site.
include a picture
include a video (embeded)
make sure to hit at least 1000 words.
be thorough and on topic and truly help your readers.

that is basically it.. .yuo do that and rinse and repeat for each article, and yhou will kill it... just kep going... you normally start seeing sales and traffic around the 3-4 month mark... things really start to ramp up around month 8... by a year, yuo will probably be making a few thousand a month.

just make the site your baby and post consistently abour 2-3 times a week (or more if yuo can) the more you write the more money you will make in the long run.
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Pauline19 Premium
Hi Chris,
I miss my first chance to review a website when I went back to check how many words/characters need to review it, and the second time I had to get up from the computer and then it needed to be restarted.

Now after 12 hours and repeated attempts I am not able to get a website to review. Is that the normal waiting time?
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah, people jump on them quick since it's recently been monetized. i wouldnt worry so much with it. move on from that in the training.
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I’ve recently finished the first 10 free courses. My website follows every instruction given, but now I feel an empty *well what’s next?*. I’m serious about keeping my experience free, but without premium, continuing feels impossible.

I’m wondering what I should be working on next, and what is needed to start getting affiliated and earn income from my website.
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BenjisDad Premium
keep going with the training... so i suggest upgrading to premium
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1Craig12 Premium
Hello Chris what's the difference in having a niche and having a keyword to generate traffic are they one in the same or can you make money with both? Also being a Premium affiliate how many different websites can one have. I'm confused I thought that you can only stick with one niche but I thought I also heard that you can have various websites up and running?
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi Craig, the niche thing is a bit confusing, i know. it took me a while to figure it out... but check out this video... https://youtu.be/RaUCbF5l-N8

That may help you figure out a niche.

a keyword is simply an aspect of a niche.
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1Craig12 Premium
Hello Chris I click on the link of how to build a website but it takes me to how to obtain a domain name and Kyle says I should have by now created my website. Shouldn't I have a website before I get a domain name and if so where do I go to learn how to build a website first because I can't find it.?
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BenjisDad Premium
all of that informaiton shoudl be in the 2nd lesson. have you done that one yet ?
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1Craig12 Premium
Thanks I did that. Chris can you change your niche to a different one once you've created your website? Also does a company like Foot Locker have an affiliate program like Amazon and others?
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BenjisDad Premium
yes you can change if you'd like.

but if you already bought a domain, it may not make much sense.

and yes, 99% of companies have affiliate progrmas.
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SCapes1 Premium
Hey Chris. Hope you’re having a good Tuesday. Quick question. My niche for my initial site that I’m starting with is going to be based on diy instructions/video linked to sale of products used in them. Thankfully most or all of these are available on Amazon. Question is, as I go through the WA training, will I be building my credentials to be approved as an affiliate by Amazon, or do I need to take additional steps? Thanks for your input.
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BenjisDad Premium
there is a part in the training where kyle directs yuo to go apply for affiliate programs. Plus, maost affiliate programs like to see that yuo have at least an active site with content. so as long as you are creating the content any affiliate network shoudl approve you
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SCapes1 Premium
Thanks buddy!
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BenjisDad Premium
No problem anytime
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roquecastro Premium
Benji I need to cancel my premium membership because I had problems with tech support on 3-2-19 I disconnected my page and I avian charging my monthly payment I had to send as 3 messages so that they could answer me just to tell me they already avian fixed but I asked them because they gave me off and they did not answer me I asked them for a telephone number to answer and they did not answer I sent an email to Kyle and he has not answered me in 4 days I need to send my money back ... . Thank you...
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BenjisDad Premium
I think you are overreacting a bit Roque... but i understand if you want to cancel.

Here is how to cancel your account. It's a pretty easy training. Let me know if you have any troubles.
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roquecastro Premium
way you think I'm overreacting I do not think it's fair that nobody lights up when I ask for a phone number to ask questions. No one gives me a number according to the memebrecia design that you can communicate over the phone and I have not been able to do it. ????
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BenjisDad Premium
I understand what you are saying Roque... but up and cancelling just because it is not working out the way you expected is not the way to make money. That is why i say you are overreacting wanting to cancel. But i promised to be your coach and mentor, so just offering some advice.

But regardless, i did give you the intstructions to cancel. Just follow those and you should be ok. I do not want to force you to do anything
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Tracyelbey Premium
Hi Chris...Nice to meet you! I look forward to working with you as well. I do have a little experience with affiliate marketing that I've done in the past, however without much success. This seems like a great place to build a foundation. Thanks for all that you do, my friend!
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah, yuo can make a fortune here.. just stick to the trianing
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Gevonna Premium
Dear diary (its how I feel)
So now I am on week 1 of my paid subscription with WA. I must say that I have been having a bit of anxiety hoping that all goes well. I like the training yet when it tells me to blog I get anxiety again. Overall, I am still going head in. I think of this day and night I spend free time and borrowed time just to shoot my shot. Check out the progress thus far and tell me what are your thoughts? http://nowgetwisdom.com/ I am interested in hearing your thoughts
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BCthaGent Premium
I have been watching your videos for a while. Going to give this a try. I have many questions. I will be working on this in the early morning and late night as I have a demanding work schedule. Exciting to move forward after lurking for so long. Hope to talk soon. Will go premium.
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BenjisDad Premium
that is sweet Brandan... lets do this.. reach out anytime
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Gevonna Premium
I like the way you gave the 9 ways to make .06 on gigs. its funny I am in search of additional income. I do not want to be a millionaire. but I want to be able to buy a home. Support my kids. I am a single mom and need more income. How long could it take for me to make 500.00?
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BenjisDad Premium
That depends on you Gevonna.

Your success is largely dependent on how much work you put into it. So give it a time frame... i would look at 6-8 months.
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JStockman Premium
Hey Chris, I just had a quick question. I'm not a business expert by any means, but I do understand that to a certain extent, when it comes to any business, you get out what you put in. I hear all of these different success stories from different people about how they're making obscene amounts of money, but how much do they really keep? I'm by no means trying to ask you about your personal business affairs, because I realize that is none of my business. So, I suppose my real question is, is it possible to make enough profit doing these type of businesses to still live comfortably? Because, as previously stated, these people claim to make these vast amounts of money, but I can't help but think a large portion of these earnings are used to pay off different expenses to the point where people don't necessarily get to put a decent amount of their earnings in their pockets. Does that make sense? Anyways, I really appreciate you taking the time to read this!
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BenjisDad Premium
Hey Jonathan, that is a very good question.

To be honest, in most cases, when you hear people saying they are making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month, most of them do not tell you that it took them 100k of spending to get to that point. Online, we can create systems that allow us to deposit 1 dollar and get 2 dollars back. If you could do that over and over again, what is to stop you from doing it over and over again with bigger numbners each time?

Very keen eye on your part.

Howver... that being said... it is very possible to make those 'obscene' amounts of money AS PROFIT you are speaking of. It just takes work to build.

Imagine buying a McDonalds franchise. It costs about $750,000 in liquid assets just for McDonalds to listen to your proposal. But their stores earn on average of over $1 million. Just who has an extra $750k just sitting around?

Even with juust starting a restaurant, you have to buy the building, the permits, the food, hire staff, hire cooks, advertise, etc... that is a lot of upfront costs. I belive the average restaurant costs about 30 to 40k to get started. So they are not profitable for 4 to 5 years down the line. that is a TYPICAL business model.

online business is a LOT different. Just thikn of the costs you may have done already... Premium Membership $19 (then $49/month afterwards), domain $15, premium theme $60.... and thats about it if you alrady have a laptop.

So you can start a business ONLINE for less than $100. Much better than $40,000, right?

Because of that, you can become profitable within a few months. If you build something using proven training, you can cut that time substantially.

So if in the first year, my blog made only $20 a month, i am break even after 5 months and profitable in month 6. But typically with website, they scale quickly once they catch on with google.. so that 8 to 12 month range and beyond, your site can literally earn you 5k to 100k a month... and it only costs $100 to get started.

So i hope that start making sense to you.

It is possible to make the obscene numbers people talk about because the overhead to start an online business is obscenely low.

Regardless, you still ahve to pay your taxes and such. so be sure not to neglect that. That part people forget sometimes because wiht a bnusiness, yuo can operate at a loss for years before the governemnt starts to question. Since a business can become so profitable so quickly online, people forget yuo still need to pay taxes. so be sure to keep track of yuro write offs.
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JStockman Premium
Thank you, Chris! I appreciate you taking the time to review and answer my question!
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BenjisDad Premium
no, probblem jon, glad you are here bro!
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Stacy14 Premium
Hi Chris, I have just finished my review post. Could you have a look at it for me and tell me what you think. If you could rate it from 1-10, 1 being awful and 10 being brilliant. If it's not a 10 can you let me know what to do to make it a 10. Only thing, I don't know how to send you the link. Might as well learn something else in the process. THANK YOU!!!!! :)
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BenjisDad Premium
hi stacy, just be sure to post the article and give me your website name.
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Stacy14 Premium
Hi,yeah its been posted and its called workfromhomecarers.siterubix.com. Thank you. 😁
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BenjisDad Premium
Looks good so far.

I am not familiar with carers, so would blogging be something that they are interested in?

the article is written well and looks good. as you progress in the trianing, you will learn about adding images and other cool stuff.

now you just need to create other content around it and point to that article.

ONly thing i would say to do is to break up your paragraphs a little more. you do not want big blocks of text.

it's a style and you are new, so dont expect to be perfect from the start. you will get better the more you do it.

but overall a solid 7. but only because you could add images and breakup the paragraphs a little more. All stuff you will eventually get to in the training.
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Stacy14 Premium
Fantastic, you are a diamond. Thank you. On with the training. 🤗
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BenjisDad Premium
Thanks Stacy, appreciate you and look forward to working with you further in the future.
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Amooseter74 Premium
hey umm, I'm having trouble with my PayPal at the moment, and I was wondering if you could extend the 1st month discount time. I can't afford the $49 monthly price, cause I'm unemployed and it's hard to find work where I am from. For some odd reason PayPal won't accept my bank account, well my bank is quite aways from me.
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BenjisDad Premium
Sorry to ehar that Amos, i would contact Kyle on that one. I do not control the charges here.
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Amooseter74 Premium
thanks Christ, but hopefully I will fix this problem, cause I'm really into this, and I want to do great, I basically put all my time into learning on the starter pack, I am learning lots. Also thanks for answering me right away it seemed like it.
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BenjisDad Premium
cool, no problem. you will figure it out.
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Hi how are you? My name is Jose, I decided to try the free course for many reasons I am very insecure, very afraid, I do not have money and I do not speak 100% English I understand 65% and I speak 40% but when I set a goal, I am very willing to achieve it, my goal is If I am able to complete the course, I will direct it to the Hispanic market and, of course, to the American market. REGARDS!!!!
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BenjisDad Premium
Hi jose, that is good. But you do not have to understand english fully. I have two people that didn't know english at all when they started and just leared over time.

So keep it up. It is worth the time and effort.
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WAsherryj Premium
Hello Chris...
Thanks for the contact.. Yes ..your training on Benjisdad.com is great. I am trying to put everything together to begin narrowing down a niche. I want the health area...in particularly the area of sleeping. I'd like to create something to help people with snoring or sleep apnea. I need some help with this.
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BenjisDad Premium
that is a great niche. i think you will do well wtih that.. the snoring niche is huge and has the potential to make a lot of money
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Hi Chris, I love the story of you and your family, sounds like your a winner. I've just joined last night and are overwhelmed with the hands-on training and support.
I just want to know which one of the 2 courses I should do. I'm staying in a room, just got out of the hospital about a month ago, I am booked off sick for 6 months due to a blood clot, therefore I lost my job, not allowed to drive trucks for 6 months. I decided to look on the net. I don't have an income, but my family supports me by paying for my place and food. Therefore I can put all my effort into this.
I know it depends on a lot of things but, estimated, how long do you think it would take before I get my first money? I want to buy the premium membership, but I don't have anything.
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BenjisDad Premium
Time for honest truth! lol. But I'd rather you know the truth rather than be fed some fake story other places may want you to believe.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme, Andries. It is a legit business opportunity that will take time and effort. So it is unlikely that you will make the money up that quickly. In my personal experience, I took about 3 months before I made enough for the monthly membership.

About 6-8 months to afford yearly which was $29.

About a year to earn $1,000 consistently each month.

After about 2 years I'd make $15k in a month's time.

My results are not typical, but you can see the potential.

My original plan was to work 40 years and retire hoping to have enough money and health to enjoy it, lol. I built up that money and make WAY more in less than 2 years.

So strongly consider finding the money and going premium.

I started off flat broke, so I understand the struggle... but my family and I have a different life now thanks to a silly little old website

Andries, it sounds cliche, but it's the truth and want to make sure you are going into this with the right mindset. It won't be easy and it will take work on your part, but it is totally worth it to pay off your debt and fire your boss.

Hope this helps and reach out anytime. You have a great community around you and my help as well. I'll check in on you from time to time if you stick around to make sure you are on the right track.

Have a wonderful day, Andries!
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Wow, I truly appreciate your honesty. This message makes me more excited because it looks like I can really make a success in WA with honest answers like this. I'm putting in all the time and effort that I have. Success is definitely part of my future Thank you, Chris, you are a big inspiration to me. God bless you, Brother.
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BenjisDad Premium
Anytime you need any hepl Andries. Reach out anytime. We got you.
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Thank you, Chris, its good to know, I will
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BenjisDad Premium
No problem, Andries. Anytime.
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MartinPaul Premium
Hi Chris,

I am a big fan of your work and very appreciative of how you've explained and laid down how to become successful on making money online but especially on this platform :).

I've newly subscribed to your YouTube channel and to your Bendjisad.com website as well. Watching your videos go me back on track!

I've signed up to WA a year ago. but got sidetracked by my e-waste recycling project and failed.I didn't continue to venture myself into the WA program since.

Hard work, dedication and consistency are key to reach real success. Hopefully with your guidance and experience i will reach results i've never had in my life.

Best wishes and blessings,

Martin
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BenjisDad Premium
glad you are back martin, thanks for subbing.. now time to take action. I did somethign similar to you, i joined at first and didnt do much... about a year later i took it seriously and things blew up.

so you are on the right path.
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MartinPaul Premium
Big thanks for the words of encouragements Chris! You're right,
the place here and the time is now! Let's Go!
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BenjisDad Premium
No problem, Martin. Anytime.
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Patrice6 Premium
Hi Chris! thanks for referring me to WA. I’m loving it so far. I’m going through training and I’m using Jaaxy rite now but the words I search don’t have QSR listing on them. I’m not sure what to do about that. Thanks in advance for your help
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BenjisDad Premium
sometimes you have to click to reveal the QSR, could that be the problem?
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Michaelpacit Premium
Just want to say hi.

Very new to all this and not to tech savvy but am willing to learn and apply myself. I guess i'll start with the preliminary training and go from there.

It's a lot to take in all at once but is very interesting, i love a new challenge and mastering new subjects.

Looking forward to it all!
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BenjisDad Premium
that is ok, the training here is step by step. very simple... but takes hard work!
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Michael if you try to do everything at once it can be overwhelming. Break it down into smaller steps then take it one step at a time my friend. Inch by inch makes everything a cinch. Go through the training it will take you to where you wanna go step by step. Hope that helps.
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Michaelpacit Premium
will do thx
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RaccisAlex Premium
HI !!I have big goals very big...
why? cause I have done big things but I must do much bigger ... because so it is NEEDED ,,, I want to use money for my goals not just to get money ...
and my goals are big huge : I wanna help Life on this planet in all its main aspects : health, nature, ecosystems, antipollution- means,children problems ,old aged, true infos. hunger,conflicts,education,selfmanagement etc
I have already done a relatively big amount of Services in these fields ,helping in various ways : practical and subtle ...but at my start,I decided to show it is possible.....to help LIFE .. even without money (using: brain,sponsors,creativity,smart ideas,etc..)
this i've been doing for decades (in fact now I barely survive., lost all properties etc .).....offering all I had in all fields ... but
there is SO MUCH to be done to help LIFE on Earth...that ..guess what ?....
I have now changed my mind ...I 've decided to accept to use money for my difficult goal of Service to Life
and I hope to be on the right track to take off ...
best wishes to you all and forgive my childish
british english
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BenjisDad Premium
yeah, i was in yoru situation before. Trying to make it without spending a dime... training (the right rainings) is invaluable. Because when you try to do it for free, you end up wasting tons of time.
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RaccisAlex Premium
thank you!!!best wishes for a best global health
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Thanks for being there, you are an inspiration to my endeavors. Glad to know there's someone in my corner when I need a helping hand will get stuck in the training. I am new to online marketing, but I am eager to learn what I need to learn in order to be productive online and in my business.
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BenjisDad Premium
sweet, ill be here, just reach out to me or the commjnity here anytime yuo need help. Glad to have you here.
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RaccisAlex Premium
PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP LIFE..
my name is alex alfa ashton my family name is Raccis
today my first day , I feel good vibes , hope it is truly so..
I have come to Earth to help Life here too and keep on widening my awareness and consciousness ...I have done many things in this field..like Services to thousand beings to m make them have globally a better life ... i have been very active but mainly refusing to use money ..
now I have still same goals
but I wanna try to have success again also by using money ,,,
and as there's a lot to be done on this planet I may need very much much money .. so I gonna get money ..PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP LIFE..
.forgive my poor english. I am rich in other fields ...
infinite cosmik non religious blessings to you all!!!
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bnh51sbcglo Premium
I am sure it is just a mix up, but one I can't afford. I emailed Kyle, waiting to hear back. I can't find where to contact support about this problem. I don't want it to be a community post.
Thanks for your quick response. I appreciate you very much. You are inspiring in your videos.
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BenjisDad Premium
private message kyle as well. I notice he responds to that one more quickly.

CLick help center on the left and create a ticket with support. Use 'other' and it should send to sitesupport
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Hello Sir,

so I have a few question for you.
1. How do I start with being an affiliate and how much money upfront do I need?
2. Does this only work with amazon and if not what other sites do you recommend?
3. I want to start my own clothing brand how do I start that with the same system?
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BenjisDad Premium
1. just $19 to get started and possible $13 to buy a domain, but it is not necessary.
2. nearly every program on the internet has an affiliaet program. so it largely depends on the niche you decide to go with as to who you would use as an affiliate. Amazon works well because the sell so much stuff, but is by no means required for yuor first site.
3. this isnt really a site to start a clothign brand. But this is the perfect site to MARKET a clothing brand. So after you get everything setup and now you need customers, the training here will show you how to setup a website that attracts visitors to buy your clothes.
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Rlhollins Premium
Hiya, this old man is very atm. I have a question, or rather a request. I’ve opted to go with the WA boot camp for now, but I’m somewhat concerned about getting back to people after they sign up under me. It looks like I may have to have open heart surgery in the near future. I don’t know when as yet. So what I’m asking is, is there someone who could look after my store while I’m incapacitated?
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BenjisDad Premium
not around here, your best bet is to hire someone like a virtual assistant to help you out. but it may be better to just leave it be until you bounce back.
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Rlhollins Premium
Thx, I found out today that I won’t need heart surgery.
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BenjisDad Premium
That's wonderful!!!!!!!! So what do you do next?
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wzp80 Premium
Yes Chris l have started on BootCamp-on Affiliate Marketing. I was a bit held up by the whole holiday-fever issue but am now back full force.

I can't stand to waste more time now.

I need to embark on the Bootcamp because this idea of developing a niche is still a bit confusing as l seem to have many points of interest l need to decide on.

Then with Affiliate Makerting- how do l develop a website, a domain and start blogging
Don't mind my confusion, but please can you outline these issues please.
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BenjisDad Premium
Just follow step by step. The training lays it out.

Do you have any interests?
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Hey Chris! I started out watching your videos about marketing affiliate and now I'm here! I recently quit my job simply because I just hated it. I came across your videos on my news feed about online jobs and at the end you briefly talked about market affiliate. I'm so glad I came across your channel! Might be a long road but it's worth it in the long run!
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BenjisDad Premium
that is awesome alyssa! Glad you are here also! You truly are in a good place and I look forward to seeing your growth!
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LCastro1 Premium
Hi Chris, I hope you are doing fine, I'm just writing to you because I left 4 months ago and I wrote to Kyle that WA is still removing the $49.00 monthly fee, he said 2 months ago that I needed to quit which I did and then 2 months ago I quit again. What needs to take place for WA to stop pulling those funds?
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BenjisDad Premium
go here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

click on membership toward the middle of the page and click stop billing & membership.
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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 w