About Carson
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I'm Carson, co-owner of Wealthy Affiliate...nice to meet you and great to have you here within the community :)

In a few words I'll give you a little background about myself. I've got a Computer Science background, and that's where Kyle and I first crossed paths. I love to learn, and I love to teach. My father in public and private education and my mother taught youngsters her entire career. I followed suit by creating a community here at Wealthy Affiliate where we focus on teaching folks how to leverage the power of the web to create Internet businesses!

I got my first Computer in 1994, and since then technology has always sparked my interest. Kyle and I created Wealthy Affiliate to bridge the gap between education, social networking, and technology. We're a small tech company (in a sense) with big ideas!

You have come to Wealthy Affiliate to learn about Internet marketing and how to build an online business. Kyle and I have a combined 26 years experience with Internet marketing, starting out independently before joining forces in 2005 to create WealthyAffiliate.com.

You'll find me here in discussions, in Live Chat, and within my profile helping out in every way I can. It is my goal to help absolutely everyone who is serious about building an Internet business.

When I'm not plugged-in I'm travelling, spending time with my family, or shooting hoops!

You have made a great decision to be part of our community, and I look forward to getting to know and work with you!
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JoeAisthorpe Premium
Hi there,

When applying to google AdSense I was not approved because it is saying I have 'thin content, with little or no added value'. I can't understand what pages they are talking about as my content is all organically written and is not thin, in my opinion.
It would be great if you could maybe identify what pages they are talking about, I only have around 13 posts so there are only a small number of pages it could be.

Thank you in advance.
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Hi Carson,

Not sure whether to message you like this or not. I dropped the following question after following Lesson #2

Choosing a niche. Was there another section that involves choosing a niche that I missed in the training? What I mean is the step by step method starting with idea>keywords>most relevant keywords>most paid for keywords>most searched for keywords>competition analysis>trends.........etc? Or is that the Premium level that I need to purchase?
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paulajal Premium
I became a member in 2015, but discontinued shortly thereafter because it wasn't what I needed. Since then, I have been charged every year for membership. I have complained, and gotten my money back, and been assured that my membership is discontinued. But again, this just happened, and right before Christmas. I am on a fixed income and that was my FOOD money. I need to get my money back. Who do I talk to? Paula Loeffler at paulajal@earthlink.net
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Chickmama3 Premium
Wow. Glad I’m reading all the bad reviews about this company before I joined.
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qrwizard Premium
Hi, Carson! I love WA. And I want to do great things here.

Is there any chance to get authorization to post my own training articles before 90 days? I am willing to pay for the membership months now if that helps.

Why? because I have a strategic marketing plan. And I want to be an example to all the members I invite to join.

I had amazing results investing 60 hours last week. I created a post to recap: I would appreciate the authorization to publish my training material. I will be technical, sure, but it will also be useful for some geeks around.

Cheers
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tpenna Premium
Thank you Carson. I look forward to working with Wealthy Affiliates. My goal to is travel. I am a little older than you. I spent 36 years working in the federal government as an auditor and financial institution examiner. I am now retired but working on building the e-commerce store to help subsidize our income to allow my wife to retire. Unfortunately, she worked for a small company that did not have a retirement system. We would like to build this business that will allow us to leave the snow in the winter and keep earning. This venture can do that if successful. I need to make this work for her. I will start slow but hope to get into full-time shortly.

I never stop a challenge once started. So lets see how this goes.

Tom
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MichaelHarr Premium
Hi Carson,

I'm new to WA, but I've been promoting it during the past couple of days. My question is this: I keep getting emails saying that I've just referred a new Jaxxy trial member, Could you please explain how this is different than the regular WA program? I'm not sure how I'm getting people to sign up for this, or how to track it.

Thanks,
Michael Harris
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Nicolecr78 Premium
Hi Carson l'm a new premium member, l know what l want my niche to be but l'm really confused about domain and website info. l'm not getting it. what is the difference. Do l have to purchase it or can l move on cause l'd like to get going. Also how do you build a website without any products? ls that something you guys add later? hope l didn't bore you-Nicole
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Hello I'm just starting out also I have had my own businesses in the past and ran my management with programs so the whole internet thing is very puzzling to me not sure how to get around everyone has been very friendly and helping me just ask as many questions as you can it will come together anytime now
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Rhonda9 Premium
Hello, my name is Rhonda. I worked for your company for a couple days. I don't have much experience in this type of work. I have a little experience in business school for accounting and I worked with stores for a long time. I thought I'd try this for a while but I wasn't looking into making a large amount of money. I was hoping to only make a small amount of money.
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Hi Carson! Great to meet you as well! I am so excited to be here! I have never had this type of training that is so easy to understand without all of the "technical" terms that layman people like myself find very hard to understand. WA rocks! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)
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Carson Premium
Hi Donna, really nice to meet you - I'm glad that you found us! Succeeding in the online world does not need to be difficult, and it's not. We try to explain things so that absolutely everyone can take advantage of the massive opportunity online. I am glad to hear that you're enjoying the training and community so far! I hope that you will continue to build your business with us as you move forward :) Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
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Thanks, Carson! Hope you have a wonderful week! :)
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Hello Carson, How are you doing?

I am just following the Training right now. Started to build my website. Do appreciate you and Kyle for all the support. Never done this before so it is a little difficult but I am doing it. Please check mine out and let me know if there is anything that I have done that needs your attention.

Thank you so Much

Blessings,
Helmand Anwary
Founder of Infants Needs & Wants
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Carson Premium
Hi Helmand, I'm doing great thanks! I'm glad to hear that you have already started building your website - take your time with it. A website is a living and breathing thing, it's something that will evolve over time. There is literally no limit to what you can do with your site and I'll be more than happy to help out with that. If you have questions just please reach out! Let me know how you do as you move through the training - it's laid out to help you from the ground up.
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Hey man!

Reached out to Kyle and figured out shoot you a message too. Really impressed with the community that you two have worked hard to build. I only joined a few hours ago, but it's been so amazing to be welcomed into such a dynamic group of people.

This truly sets you guys far above the rest. You aren't pushing a product and trying to sell. You're offering an invitation to people to be a part of something and belong in a community.

I'm 100% brand new to this world, and I'm excited to see where it goes!

Matt
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Carson Premium
Hey Matt, I'm glad that you are impressed with what we offer here at Wealthy Affiliate. One thing that we are known for is the community, and our pay-it-forward mentality. Everyone works together, helps one another, and in-turn continually raise the bar in terms of success achieved. Being 100% new to the online world is a GOOD thing. You have a clean slate to learn the proper way to build an online business and have not been subjected to scams and shortcuts. I look forward to getting to know you and will hopefully see you around more often in the community.

Carson
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Hello Carson; Just got your email, and am happy to have your assistance in my quest to become a successful online marketer.
Although i have barely dabbleded in this before i was always interesed in online activity. So am hoping for good things to happen here.
Thank you for your assistance, and will see you in the coming days
John Kelly
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Carson Premium
Hi John, really great to hear from you. I'll be more than happy to lend a hand and work with you here at WA. Having some experience in the industry is good, but please try to wipe the slate clean in terms of following the training. It's important that you do not skip any steps, you'll be up and running before you know it!
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fayeecolando Premium
Hi Carson,

Thank you for wanting to follow me. I'm also a bit of a nerd as well, even though I don't know how to program. I finished my Bachelor's of Science degree when I turned 52 in Computer Information Systems at an online university. I also had my first computer in 1983 when my brother bought an Apple Iic, he gave me an Apple II+ even learned how to use Appleworks on that Apple II+. My father even built his first computer - Timex Sinclair in the 1980s.

Way too much information there though. I am looking forward to trying to carve out a niche focusing on Apple accessories, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, etc. But my huge favorite is the iPad. I hardly use my Mac Mini anymore, because i can do MOST of what I want to do on my iPad.

So leave a comment Carson if you feel like it, but my choice of niches or a suggestion on narrowing it down further or expanding it.

Thanks again for the follow.

Faye
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Carson Premium
Hi Faye, great to have another members with a CS degree! I think that you will find our platform really easy to build a website with and we've got loads of support and training available to you.

Here is a great blog post by Kyle that will help you better understand how to find a niche: Also, this post that explains the biggest 5 mistakes people make when choosing a niche. I think these will really help you!
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fayeecolando Premium
I just want your opinion about iPad for my niche, basically.

Faye
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Hello Carson. I've created my website after selecting a niche. I've also created my privacy policy page. My problem now is creating my about post. I'm really lost on what to write. I'm not an expert neither do I have any experience in the niche I chose.

The niche I chose is joint pain/fatigues.

I need your assistance. Thanks
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Hi Carson,

I have a basic question: how the person with the snack helmet website (in the training video) created the contents of Amazon products with their graphic images and description? In general, when I create a niche website, I need to fill it with the contents ( product description. graphics etc for that product) which can only be supplied by those companies themselves.

I understand that they give us their affiliate links once we are approved in their programs. However in order to be able to get the approval for their affiliate programs, we should have the contents ready in our website which should then be searchable.

What is the workflow really?


Cheers
Kaushik
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Carson Premium
Hi Kaushik - Jay created the snackhelmet website and has gotten the amazon codes from amazon through his associate account. We have all kinds of training on this in course #3 "Making Money". You simply need to sign up to Amazon as an associate and you'll be able to get your own codes to pace products and descriptions on your own site.

Upgrading to Premium will likely really help you:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade
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Mihellekell Premium
Hello Carson---You guys have created a nice atmosphere, one people can settle into, permitting them to get serious instead of feeling lost and leave.

I am eager to get the niche figuring out of the way so I can utilize your cool system. Deciding on a niche is more involved than I thought, I have to regroup and proceed on some considerations, like demand and competition. Stephan Zev who brought me in is doing a good job directing me and making himself available. I will duplicate him at some point if I go that way.

Thanks for all you do--- Michelle
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Carson Premium
Hi Michelle,

Great to hear from you - I'm playing a bit of catch up here with my profile messages.

Here is a great blog post by Kyle that will help you better understand how to find a niche: Also, this post that explains the biggest 5 mistakes people make when choosing a niche. I think these will really help you!
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Hello Carson I have been trying to get started alone with out help but I have had nothing but negativity from friends and family about all of the scams and all are saying that if these sites are Bulshit if there asking for any $ up front there ripping me or who ever off !,for instance Click bank , I figured they would be a trustworthy marketing platform they wanted $37.00 I payed ot and then once I payed and intered ther platform they wanted $ 97.00 more? If there going to charge more the need to tell me the complete price ! Sencerly William Wade
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wattjones Premium
Do you have an email address for Support.. I have been at for almost 3 hours trying to get my content moved over to WA with my existing website before i lose my present content. I had the previous host email me the database.Support emails will not accept zip files only jpg. jpeg. Can you help me get this file to support as they agreed to help me with this and load content for me?
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jjhan Premium
Hello, I already messaged you and I've been messaging Kyle for last few days with no luck. Can I please get my money back for my new yearly membership that I was completely unaware of? JackCao said there's one month grace period anyway. Pleae give me my money back asap and please do not ignore for one month and say it's past the grace period. Thank you.
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MILTONKADLER Premium
HELP lol, I was suppose to receive a payout $175. Checked my paypal $0. OMG I checked my paypal address and it was wrong. Instead of @gmail it was @igmail. Don't know how that happened. I don't think there is such an email as miltonkadler@igmail.com, sorry but theres nothing I can do from my end so it will have to be fixed from your side, reverse or whatever it takes. I was so relying on this, please can you help us out here.
Regards
Milton Kadler
miltonkadler@gmail.com
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JFarky11 Premium
My account was automatically renewed when I did not want to renew this year. I did not receive any form of notice that this would be happening either to be able to know to stop it from happening. I'll be needing a refund for that back onto my credit card. I sent Kyle a message as well in hopes this can get taken care of asap. Please confirm when this has been addressed and when I can expect to see that back on my account.

Thanks,
Jamie
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NFoti Premium
I have been trying to cancel my annual membership and no longer want to pursue this as a goal for making money. I private messaged Kyle and have not heard back. Please respond as I do not want to have to dispute this with my credit card company. Thank you
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Rhett6266 Premium
Hey Carson,

Unfortunately, I need to cancel my membership to this excellent community. I just haven't been using it as I have been focusing on other endeavors. Recently, I was auto drafted for you Black Friday deal and would like to be refunded as I haven't logged in for nearly a year!

How do we make this happen?

Rhett
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smcneilmaine Premium
Hey Carson, thanks for connecting. This is my first day and I'm enjoying the training as well as the family at WA who are connecting and commenting. I told Kyle I had paid the $99 over at AWOL, and actually think I got my monies worth (there was actually a lot of philosophical material in there which was very helpful. I also had their coaching call that was fairly good. All that said I'm so so glad I found WA, wow what a money saver !!! And the training is much better, and all the perks with the "Premium" package "at a reduced Black-Friday rate" ! WOW, thanks again!

It was funny how I got here; I was looking for the YouTube video of AWOL's Keala explaining web marketing using affiliates, so that I could get my oldest son involved. When I searched, I found (by chance - or not) a video called something like "AWOL - Scam or not". It basically said it was NOT a Scam BUT it was ridiculously expensive (up to $14k/yr). THEN I found a similar review for you guys at WA and obviously the guy had nothing but rave reviews, and here I am.
Thanks again for the connection, look forward to talking and perhaps someday meeting you...... Scott
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SheLivesWise Premium
Under build your own niche website I found an error which you may want to know about. It is on this paragraph I am attaching here. I think where I have starred it should have (you)
Love your platform for learning!!! Stephanie

Do *****know that within the Premium membership, you can easily MOVE a free .siterubix.com button to a registered domain (one you may own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website and then down the road you can move it to your own domain.
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marco9love Premium
A friend of mine has asked me to take over their website. Apparently they bought a domain name and then had to re purchase it because they let it run down. I presume there is a site on a server somewhere but I am not sure. please can you advise me how I can transfer this domain to the wealthy affiliate server so that I can take over the site. thank you so much. Marcus John Philpott BSC
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marco9love Premium
A friend has asked me to build them and maintain a website, They purchased a domain name but had to re-purchase it again since they let it " run down". I presume the website is on another server, Can you kindly advise me how I can build the website on WA platform?
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ToriM Premium
Hi Carson,

Can you please help me? I have sent 3 emails, submitted a ticket to the WA website and also emailed Kyle in the last 72 hours and NO ONE has responded back. I don't know what else to do to get someone to help me from WA.

Can you help me get someone from billing to refund the annual payment of $299 that was taken out of my bank account on 11/24/18? I did not know it auto renewed and want the money returned to me. I have not used WA in over 9 months and just want my money that was taken out. PLEASE!

COMMUNITY: Has anyone experienced submitting a support email about a refund and NO ONE has responded?
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willin Premium
they have not replied to any of emails or the message I sent here. Looking at the comments on here there are others also.
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ToriM Premium
Yes there are many who have not received a response to their billing issue or refund requests. I've exhausted all my options reaching out to Carson, Kyle and support since 11/24/18 and NO ONE HAS REACHED OUT. I know they are online because they respond to new WA members welcoming them to the platform, but they do not respond to people requesting refunds or billing issues. I've looked them up at the Better Business Bureau and they have an F rating. What was your experience?
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willin Premium
My experience is I'm not too happy with them at all. I see a lot of grab the money and run from them. If they do not get back to me today, I am contacting my credit card company and filing a complaint. There's a lot of good to WA in some aspects, but there seems to be a dark side of grab the money and run.
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ToriM Premium
I'm sorry, you too are experiencing a bad service. It's frustrating no WA representative have stepped up to help to resolve refunds and billing issues. It just feels like they just leave us in the dirt after they have received their money. I have called my bank as well and have filed a complaint. They will attempt to reach out to WA. I'll keep you posted on any outcome (if any). :( Good luck.
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Hi, WA looks great so far but i have some questions as I plan out my website. I'm still deciding on a niche, but would like to build a review site and become an amazon affiliate. Should I start out by writing informative content to build up traffic/audience before adding review content? I struggle with coming up with topics for informative posts. For example, if my niche is air compressors, I can probably write many review articles but there are only so many informative articles I can write about pumping up a flat tire, maybe just one or two. Should I just start right away with the reviews? Also, do I wait before applying to Amazon's affiliate program until I have traffic? I believe they will cancel me if I don't sell anything in a few months. I appreciate any guidance you can offer.
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jjhan Premium
Could you please cancel my new membership. I was totally unaware of your automatic renewal system and i did NOT receice ANY reminders, or authorized it, and I have not logged in here for over half a year already. i really need my money back to help my family out. PLEASE cancel my NEW yearly subscription and give me my money back on mt credit card.
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Carson:

I've lost access to my account since yesterday afternoon.

username: digitooly
password: dN3C7sDs

I can't reset my password since the system says my account doesn't exist.

I was forced to create this new account (@digitooly2) just to have access to someone inside of the platform.

I can't contact support or PM anyone for help. I've been locked out for 24 hours. Can't update my website since my domains are on WA.

Just went yearly Premium on Friday.

Can you get this resolved and let me know why this happened?

Thanks.
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EBuysse Premium
Hi Carson,
I want to upgrade to the Black Friday membership but I already got the following message for days: Oops, we couldn't process your payment.
It would be very sad and disappointing for me if I can't upgrade when it is still black friday discount because there is a problem with the site for my account.
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KateHarner Premium
I don't know if this helps any, but you may want to check with your bank. When I first upgraded to Premium, my bank flagged the transaction and shut off my card. I had to call and approve Wealthy Affiliate with them to allow for transactions to go through.
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EBuysse Premium
This has nothing to do with the bank, it doesn't matter which card I use, from no matter which bank.
It is a technical problem on the site..
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KateHarner Premium
ok! Just wanted to see if I could help. Hope the problem is resolved soon!
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Trodvies Premium
Hi Carson. Please, I have a really serious problem here, and I need a very urgent solution, please.

As you know, we have less than a day to the end of the Black Friday offer. I've been trying to upgrade to Yearly subscription to benefit from the offer, but all I continue to get when I click the complete payment button is an "Internal Error" message. If I still had more days, it wouldn't be a cause for alarm. But here I am, on the very last day.

Please do something at your end or if necessary, say how it can be resolved so that I don't miss this awesome offer.

Waiting for your response.

Best regards.
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merlynmac Premium
Hey Man,
A few people have been asking in live chat why they are no longer receiving cash credits for every other site comment even though they meet the certified commenter requirements. I'm not sure if the system is working quite right or if something else is up.

Here's a link to a couple of their posts asking about it since they aren't getting an answer in Live Chat:
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Carson:

Gustavo here @digitooly inside of the WA platform.

My apologies for having created another WA account but it's the only way I can communicate.

As of a few minutes ago, I can no longer login in with my credentials.

username: gustavo@digitooly(dot)com
password: dN3C7sDs

When I try to get a new password, the system tells me no one with that name exists. Just went Yearly premium so not sure what's going on.

Would appreciate a response: You can write to me at gustavo@digitooly(dot)com.

Thanks.
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Hello Carson,
I am thrilled to have finally found a reliable business online. Not easy though. But with commitment and hard work, coupled with the excellent teaching skills at WA , I see light at the end of the tunnel. I am glad to be a partaker of the success story of you and Kyle and many others through WA.
Thanks for your commitment to help others.
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MaxReliable Premium
Hi Carson,
Thanks for your mail.
I'm a bit confused about membership.
If I decide to get a 1 month membership by the end of this 7 days trial, I only pay $19.Can I get the 1 year premium membership at $299/year right after that 1 month membership , if I want to? or do I have to pay monthly at a higher monthly rate every month after that 1 month is over?
Thanks again for your time.
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hi Carson well now I have joined what do I do next I have had nom further emails as to where I go from here even though I have emailed Kylie my concern is I know nothing about setting up a web page and I have heard its expensive for someone to do it for you I cant afford to go premium right now I would like to try and make some money first before I spend anything as I stated I am a pensioner and cannot just pay pay pay I joined to make money
Regards
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possumlane Premium
HI Carson,

I just went to change the time zone in my Account Settings and find that there are only two States mentioned for Australia. They are Darwin (which is in the Northern Territory, NT) and Canberra (which is in the Australian Capital Territory,ACT). We have Sydney New South Wales, NSW) Brisbane (Queensland ,QLD), Melbourne (Victoria, Vic) Adelaide, South Australia, SA), Perth, (Western Australia, WA) and Hobart (Tasmania, TAS). AND we are all on different time zones. Is there some way that could be adjusted to reflect the different time Zones as I am in Adelaide and have opted to choose Canberra because it is the closest city

Many thank
Carol
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JAngele Premium
Hi Carson, I found a serious problem discovered by my Esset Security. There is an app which is attached which slows down our computers. I had this problem, so I allowed WA to be overlooked by Esset, so I could warn you and beg you to rid this great website of the problem. It is not malware, but very troublesome, nevertheless. Please let me know when you have eliminated the problem. Thanks a million.

J. Angele
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TrentJones Premium
I want to pick Flyfishing as my first niche website? I'm a guide in colorado and I'm very passionate about fly fishing. I'm just not sure if its to broad with all the different aspects that go into flyfishing. I think if I can cover a lot of different markets with in the niche, and it could become very successful.or should i start with something more simple, like just focusing on the rods or reels? Any help on this and i would appreciate it a lot.
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Tony07777777 Premium
Hiya Carson, Sorry to intrude !!! Drifting through training (Slowly but Surely),lol... Loving it... A thought came to mind during "Creating Your "About Me" POST"... As my passion is fishing. My about me relating to the niche is from the heart.. In the future & there will be as i am loving this.. When i diverse into other products, how do i be as knowledgeable or passionate ??? Do i lie/blag it ? just a question i felt the need to ask,lol... Well in 12 hours time i will be a Premium Black Friday member... have a great day my friend... Ant
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Carson Premium
Hi Ant,

I have a great post by Kyle which I think will answer your question about being knowledgeable in other niches etc. You can become an "expert" and know a lot about a nice by researching.

Here's the post: Congrats on taking the Black Friday deal too - you've secured the lowest price we've ever offered!

Carson
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Sevenk Premium
Thank you Carson, I'm looking forward to working with you and all the associates at Wealthy Affiliate. My computer knowledge is very low, on a scale of one to ten, perhaps a two. I have always relied on others for technology. My interest apart from business has been people. "Businesses doesn't build people, people build businesses." I'm hoping I can impart some of my life coaching for some technology coaching.
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MdMoroney Premium
Carson. I thank you and your family for this opportunity. I was not able to really understand how to do this and last year wanted to unsubscribe. I was too late. SO I ask that I am not charged for another yearly membership renewal. Can you confirm that this will not happen Nov. 28th.

Thank you,
Marianne Moroney
moroneysuccess@gmail.com
416 930-8992
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GeeEss Premium
Sorry Carson to take this forum to write to you as otherwise, I am not getting a way to reach you.

I am not able to install any plugin on my website for more than last 2 hours and the SiteSupport team is not giving me any concrete answer when your backend will be up and running! We are wasting valuable time.

Why is it not happening in my new site nobody is able to explain. However, I can install plugins and activate in my old site. Why I am not able to install and activate plugins in my new site which I am trying to create since last 4 hours?

Pl help
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Hey Carson,Its a plesure to greet u.Thanks for reaching out and saying hello.Really enjoying it so far real informative is easy to understand just alot of info so just not tryin to be overwhelmed.But going hard and know is a marathon not sprint.have great day.
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Jpmartel Premium
Hey Carson! I hope you are doing amazing! As much as I have enjoyed WA when I joined 2 years ago, I have not come here anymore since about 8 months. I have taken a different path in my life.
And I completely forgot that I had a recurring billing payment each year which I forgot to cancel. That payment of $313.95 was taken on November 15th and I would really love to be refunded. I know you guys are busy but Id love it if could be done soon.

Thank you very much for your understanding. Have a great day Carson!
JP
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spikexx Premium
Thanks carson wow u do have computer skills and asking questions i may go along way it is very fascinating right now so much information from the videos the training from the community as a whole what could possibly go wrong my mind is a sponge soaking all this information up wow and all the background technology these days is a plus in my book. Would love to quit my job and fo this full time online thanks again carson hope to chat with u soon or see u in a classroom Lori
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Hi Carson, My name is Phil. I hope WA will be the platform that will end my struggle online due to the techie area being my only real problem area. Anyway my hearts desire is to help thousands of people as my niche is Health and Fitness/Wellness. I mentioned this to Kyle as well just a moment ago as I just joined about an hour ago. I joined under Robert from Finland a great guy who I know will offer great support.
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trinip Premium
Hey Carson, I am a newbie to this whole online marketing business, but I believe it is still an untapped (still in its infancy) entity. I am hoping to learn a lot from all of you. Thanks for starting this business that gives "young" business persons the opportunity to be creative and enterprising.
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So i got into the amazon affialiate program, and i copied the link to the product and now i am on my website editing the post and when i insert a url it changes the end of it, there is a code “linkid=numbers” the amazon link is right but the post changes the numbers and i dont know why
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Hi Carson. My name is Randy. I'm a 32 year old Carpenter and I'm looking to make more income to support my girlfriend and her daughter and myself obviously. We're looking to start a family and its just tough. So I need to figure out a lucrative way of making more income without beating myself up anymore then I already am with the type of work that I do.
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Hello, so i made a site about gaming and one of my menus is consoles and there i will post all different consoles like xbox ps4 aswell as have a drop down list and then i want to put products there but whenever i publish a post to the consoles page, it goes on my home page aswell, any help? Also how do i put pictures?
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JaneW1 Premium
Hi Carson........many thanks for your welcome......I am so enthused about WA.......My Achilles heel is knowing what buttons to push........I understand the concept of affiliate marketing and what needs to be done to be successful....however, actually getting it done is where I will need the most help i.e. which buttons to push and what choices to make in setting up the marketing plan. I am looking forward to working with WA on these problems......
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rjkennedy Premium
Hi Carson. Ron Kennedy here. Kyle said he would forward you an email from me. The issue was that I didn't get any payment lately from my premium referral. (Last payment was Aug 16, 2018) Nothing for Sept, Oct, or Nov. My threshold limit is set at $10. Could you please look into this. Thanks.
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Pastella Premium
Hi Carson! I need your help, please.

I went to Website Manager and clicked "Log In." It then showed a page that said:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

When I refreshed the page, it showed "Install Website" after I clicked on the Website Manager. I already created my website, but that's what shows up when I go to Website Manager.

What do you think is happening and how can I fix it?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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nono254 Premium
Hello Carson! How are you?

For me, my exmerience with WA is going incredibly well. But here is the thing. I want to start a blog that helps women staying healthy while travelling. My problem is that I'm a little stuck for choosing the domain name.

So I came up with various ideas for the domain name and I wondered which one you enjoyed the most. Here's the list:

easyhealthwanderlust
livehealthwander
adventureswelfare
healthishroad
gohealthytraveler

Thank your further response and help!

Best,
Nouhaïla
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Vernon7 Premium
Hi carson thanks for subscribing to me. i will keep you up to date on my situation or ask questions if i have them which brings me to this question what book or books do you suggest i read as someone starting out in affiliate marketing and looking to get very good at it, also i havent upgraded to premium yet but i will do it shortly. have a nice day and i will keep you up to date.
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Hey Carson. This is AV2001, I've just unsubscribed from Wealthy Affiliate because I'm joining another hosting platform. I'll be back to WA after 2-3 months. The migration team of the hosting platform which I've joined hasn't been able to migrate it because of the IP address. They said "While trying to start the migration we keep getting ratelimited on ftp. Please whitelist 108 167 164 127 to allow us to get the content from the source." Can you fix this real quick? It's very urgent!!!
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Hey Carson. This is AV2001, I've just unsubscribed from Wealthy Affiliate because I'm joining another hosting platform. I'll be back to WA after 2-3 months. The migration team of the hosting platform which I've joined hasn't been able to migrate it because of the IP address. They said "While trying to start the migration we keep getting ratelimited on ftp. Please whitelist 108 167 164 127 to allow us to get the content from the source." Can you fix this real quick? It's very urgent!!!
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MsMurf Premium
Carson, I went to the community and they advised that I will either have to buy a new domain. It was suggested that there is a 24 hour grace period.. My purchase is less than 8 hours,, Please help. I don't want to sound po'-mouth but my funds and another domain name is just not in my budget now.

Thanks,
Nedra
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AnthonyRoe Premium
Hi Carson i have just joined your program as a premium member but probably people come and go very quickly due to many circumstances cash flow, lack of ideas not good enough niche market, etc etc, but i want to join to stay i have an advantage over some people i have already a business that does not make a lot of money but i have cash flow but i want to give up the slog of 90 hour weeks to spend more time with my sons and enjoy what time i have left on earth i am 52 already so time is running down fast and i have already come to a stall.
I have no idea of what niche to go into i like sport so does my son can you recommend me a good niche you may already know that to many people are hitting on that niche already.
I am also stuck on a domain name to use the good domains are hundreds and thousands of pounds the domain needs to match the niche can you help me stay ahead and keep me here so i can make money and free me from this daily grind
Hard work i am used to but it does get a bit monotamous
I look forward to hearing from you regards Tony
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KyleBattin Premium
Hey, I might not have been in wealthyaffiliate for long, but I may be able to help answer your niche and domain question. Go ahead and private message or answer on here, so more people can help you out!!
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EJWeffer Premium
Hi, Carson Yesterday I did make comments to 3 sites but only 1 is waiting for approval(well 1 more for today).i was suppose to write 4 comments in order to request 2 as a part of lesson #6 of level 5 of the Certification Course, What's up with that?.
Someone recommend I should come to you for help since I don't know where to go. By the way Carson I have another question for you. How come about 2 weeks ago I was very close to reaching a 200 rank here and WA and all of the sudden dropped more than 350 spots but when I do work I move only a few spots up? maybe you can check my ranks for the last month or so and see for yourself.
Thanks.
Javier
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skyysangel Premium
Have you ever seen the movie Ferdenand? That is what I feel like. A big ole bull in a china shop. Only I'm not as graceful as he was. I fix 2 things just to find out that I screwed up 3 others. I can't catch a break. I need to get this done and working so I can move onto another one before this thing in my brain ruptures and my girls are left with nothing. I don't even know why I'm telling you about it.
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Carson Premium
Hi Darcy - an interesting analogy! I can certainly help if you're having any trouble - where do you feel that you're getting stuck? What lesson of the training, and what task?
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Hi Carson,

This is Lou Haynes LH-Club

I had to join again so I could email you about moving my sites to the new hosting!

I thought I had done this before then being told no it`s not been done!

I have already emailed Kyle about this problem so now I am writing again so I can get into my sites.

Can you please help so I can this sorted ASAP.

Regards,


Hi Carson,

This is Lou Haynes LH-Club

I had to join again so I could email you about moving my sites to the new hosting!

I thought I had done this before then being told no it`s not been done!

I have already emailed Kyle about this problem so now I am writing again so I can get into my sites.

Can you please help so I can this sorted ASAP.

Regards,

Lou
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Carson Premium
Hi Lou - which "new hosting" are you referring to? If you could provide me a bit more info about your enquiry then I'll be more than happy to help out.
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Hi Carson,

This is Lou Haynes LH-Club

I had to join again so I could email you about moving my sites to the new hosting!

I thought I had done this before then being told no it`s not been done!

I have already emailed Kyle about this problem so now I am writing again so I can get into my sites.

Can you please help so I can this sorted ASAP.

Regards,

Lou
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Hi Carson,

I am a premium member of WA with this email address - stanley_chuah[a]hotmail[dot]com, I can't login to my WA account anymore and I can't seem to be able to reset the password as I don't receive any email for resetting the password. Therefore, I created this account so that I can send a message to you and Kyle. Can you please help? For your reference, My website is manangingyourfinance[dot]com

Regards,
Alex
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Carson Premium
Hi Alex,

Please try requesting your password again because you had email notifications turned OFF for your account which is why you were not getting email.

Let me know if you have more trouble with getting into WA.

Carson
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Carson I have never done this.I have always wanted to try .I have another business for 35 years and I'm not quit through with my business yet and I'm not sure if I should put my time in this yet click bank is $49.99 for a lifetime membership and I have a website promoter that I can use for $125.00 a year so I have decided to go with clickbank until I get experenced.I am needing to get started in a online business within two years because thats when I am going to close my business.Please understand I think you are a great company and I intend to come back to you and clickbank together .so tha n k you
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Carson Premium
Hi Patsy - you've certainly come to the right place to learn how to build a successful online business. We've got all of the training, tools, and support that you'll ever need. I look forward to getting to know and work with you here at WA!
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Hi Carson, I can't login to my premium account at all and I tried to reset the password but I don't receive any email for resetting the password. I can't write to get Site Support. Hence, I recreated this new account to write to you for help. My premium account is registered with this email - stanley_chuah[a]hotmail[dot]com. Can you please help to check what happened to my account and login?
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Hi Carson, I can't login to my premium account at all and I tried to reset the password but I don't receive any email for resetting the password. I can't write to get Site Support. Hence, I recreated this new account to write to you for help. My premium account is registered with this email - stanley_chuah[a]hotmail[dot]com. Can you please help to check what happened to my account and login?
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Hello Carson,

Thanks for following me as this means that I am in good hands having the pros watch my movements nd progress. I have tried to do this before and was duped so I am a bit cautious on what I do now. so if I ask many questions its because I want to make crystal clear choices in the future. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you and Kyle.

Cheers.
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Carson Premium
Hi Rachael, nice to meet you and I'm happy to follow you here at WA. You are NOT going to be duped here at WA - you can remain a starter member as long as you like and get a feel for what we offer. We created the Starer membership because so many programs and platforms out there take advantage of people who want to start something online. So here you are on the Starter membership and hopefully you're enjoying what you see! If you have questions about WA, getting started, or how the platform can benefit you then please let me know :)
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TimBennett Premium
Hello Carson,

I have submitted two support tickets about withdrawing cash credits to paypal. On both occassions they have replied that you will handle the issue. However I have not heard from you. My questions are: When I do a withdrawal reques: 1) How long does it take to process and 2) Is there any withdrawal fee? I recently submitted a withdrawal request (Nov 08, 2018 Cash Out CR-EDQOYPX1 -50 $25.00 0) but have had no response or notice about this. Can you assist please? Thank you
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chender684 Premium
Completed my commenter certification this morning and now this afternoon, it says I only have 46 comments. What is going on? I manually counted my comments since Oct 8th and have completed 55. Now I am trying to get to 50 again and suddenly no one needs comments. What is going on here?
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DopamineShot Premium
Hi Carson. Congrats on what seems to be a fantastic platform/community.

I just wanted to say there seems to be a bug with the user name change option. As soon as I got a prompt saying only one change allowed, was I sure and I cancelled, the option to change user name disappeared. It seems like some others have had the same issue.

I got an impersonal user name before realizing this is a community where you probably want to be as personal as possible. Would it be possible to look into that?

Best regards,

Javi.
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Carson Premium
Thanks Javier - appreciate the support with what we've built here at WA :)

I can change your username for you - if you would like to send me your choice of usernames.

Carson
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Waynick Premium
November 3, 2018
Carson,
Within an hour of joining WA I was attempting to view the recommended starter video. I find that due to my hearing loss I am unable to understand the speaker.
A little later a member (I wish I could recall who) sent me a welcome message and an offer to help me get started. I responded with my problem about hearing the speaker. She indicated that she has a similar problem and gave me some areas to click on the video page so I can follow the text as the video plays. I am unable to find any such links. Unfortunately I did not save or print her message.
As much as I want to succeed at WA I fear that I will not be able to participate without being able to understand the training.
Now, if I may, here is my situation. I am totally deaf in my right ear. I wear a hearing aid in my left but I am unable to understand most speech unless I can see the speaker. I had a Cochlear implant on 10/12/18. On Friday, 11/9 it will be activated. I am hopeful that after that I will be able to better understand speech. However I was told in the beginning of the Cochlear idea that it often takes several months before the user gets full advantage of the devise. They say that there are so many words my brain has never understood that it will take some training before I comprehend.
Now as I have been a member of WA for just about three days I will not attempt to tell you how to run the business. However I do have a thought to pass along.
I am sure that worldwide there are thousands, if not millions, of people with problems similar to mine. If those people had access to the printed text they could follow the video and perhaps become successful WA members. That should put a few bucks in your bank too.
I would guess that the text is in print somewhere in your computers or else the presenters have one heck of a memory. Why not make it available to ever member?
Thank you for your time,
Ed Waynick
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Carson Premium
Hi Ed, I really appreciate your feedback and getting video's transcribed is something we have considered, especially our main video's in our Certification, and Bootcamp training. I'll add your vote to help make this happen :)
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jbills34 Premium
Thank you for the dear welcome Carson. May you know how Blessed i feel for you with such a lovely family.

I look forward to scaling the learning curve as a total newbie with the help of yourself, Kyle & of course the WA community.

Again I thank you. Take care!!
Truly,
John
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Carson Premium
You are welcome John, and thanks so much :) I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can. If you dedicate yourself to learning from our platform here at WA, you'll do exceptionally well. Let me know if I can help out at any time, I'll be here through your journey!
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St3ffanie Premium
Hey. I am not sure that this is appropriate or not, but I noticed in an e-mail that you had sent to me that there was a typo. I am not sure wether or not this is an e-mail only directed to me, or if it is a forwarded message... But either way I noticed it and for whatever reason it is bothering me, not to say anything about it. So here goes,
The email was sent to me from you this morning at 9:01.
It is basically just an explanation of the site, and also tips regarding HELP.
Under the subtitle "asking Kyle & Carson"
Yes,we are REAL. Yes, we are AVAILABLE. Yes we *****afre ......
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ClayWestfall Premium
Hi Carson, I know you are busy so this will be the last time I ask you to do this. A week or so ago you looked at my website and said I had missed the mark, so I took your advice and tried again. I have been working hard on my website, and I know I still have a long way to go. Would you please look again when you get a minute and see if I am at least heading in the right direction? Thank you, and have a great day!

https://writeyourownnovel.com/the-easy-3-step-process-for-writing-a-book
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Carson Premium
Hi Clay,

This article is much better - you've laid out some steps to take in a much more clear manner. You've also been much more thorough. Now what you can do is start publishing supportive content about specific processes of writing a book.

How to edit
how to research topics
how to _______

You're on a roll, keep it going :)
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iamheni Premium
Hi Carson - I've reached out to Kyle and community members but I am not getting anywhere I'm afraid. The system won't let me create the website and I am now in the second day of trying. I don't know where to turn. I tried to register a domain but it wouldn't let met, it just said I have to contact support to register a domain. I then tried to create a website by using a free domain, but instead of letting me create the site I got the error message again saying I have to contact support and create a ticket. Why is that? Why can't I create a site or register a domain without creating a support ticket. Can you please help me? I am very very eager to get going. I am very excited about this and would like to get my site up and going. Thank you, Heni
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Carson Premium
Hi Heni - I know that it's been a few days since you sent this message - are you still having trouble with building a website? Where exactly are you getting stuck?
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iamheni Premium
Hi Carson - no trouble. I've had some help from some of the members. It turned out there was a delay in me signing up to premium and it being fully activated. I've got my website up and running now and started level 2 training. Thanks for getting back to me anyway.
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Carson Premium
Ok, perfect Heni, glad all is sorted :)
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CaroleF Premium
Hi Carson, I'm very new to this whole affiliate thing but am very excited about the possibilities. First question I have is this: I have a blog already. It needs help, but can I do affiliate marketing on that as well as the websites you recommend? How would that happen? Thanks, Carole
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Carson Premium
Hi Carole - nice to meet you and I'm glad that you're excited about the possibilities of an Internet business. Yo can truly build anything that you like and we'll offer you all of the training, support, and tools to make that happen.

You can do affiliate marketing from any website, and a BLOG (just another work for a website) is exactly what you will be building here at WA. I do suggest following our training from square one though - if you have a WordPress website already then you can use that, but you'l greatly benefit from going through all the steps, defining your niche (audience), and learning how to effectively blog so that you can reach a global audience.

You're in the right place - just keep pushing forward!
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CaroleF Premium
Thanks, Carson. I intend to get all the training I can get my hands on. Carole
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Carson Premium
Awesome Carole - I look forward to helping out when you need a hand :)
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Waynick Premium
Today is my first day as a member of Wealthy Affiliate. In browsing the training video I see there are no captions. I am not totally deaf but I do have a serious hearing loss. My question? Is there any text of the training video I could read as I follow along with the video?
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Braveheart28 Premium
Hi Carson, Finding a niche market has never been a strong point of mine - if it was, I could have made $muillions already with all the bizopps I have bought qand failed in lol!When I thinkI have identified a niche market, self doubt appears, Self doubt aint nice.When I think I have identified a market I start thinking "is it too broad a niche?" or "is it too specific?"Because of this, many times, I have gone no further in a business. Do you want to know my niche so you can tell me what you think?All input
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Carson Premium
Hi Kevin - self doubt is one of the things that can really stand in your way - although it's easier said than done, try not to over think your niche.

Here is a great blog post by Kyle that will help you better understand how to find a niche: Also, this post that explains the biggest 5 mistakes people make when choosing a niche. I think these will really help you!
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kc1997 Premium
Hi Carson,

I was hoping to purchase the premium but I am feeling uneasy and uncertain as I am a university student without a source of income. I would really like to instill my trust in Wealthy Affiliate, but I am nervous and apprehensive to do so in case I spend the money and am unable to make it back. This whole process is overwhelming to me; I find I comprehend the material and the training is very sufficient but I am overwhelmed with the thought of the process, I think. I am unsure of what steps to take from here. I would really appreciate if you could offer some guidance and hopefully provide me with some clarity and answers.
Thank you,
Kendra
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Carson Premium
Hey Kendra - really great to meet you and I think that you are going to love that you've gone Premium. When Kyle and I started out, we were in University as well so we know what it's like to have a full course load, balance life, and learning something new. If you are overwhelmed then just let us know where you're getting stuck. The Certification set of courses will walk you through the process of getting up and running with your website, but if you do have questions then ask! The worst thing you can do at WA is not ask questions because you'll get answers within minutes :)
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kc1997 Premium
Thank you so much, Carson. This kind of dedication to your community is the reason I decided to go premium.
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Carson Premium
Awesome to hear it Kendra - Kyle and I are very dedicated to working with folks and I think that you will find that 1000's of others are really helpful as well :)
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dange01 Premium
Hi Carson,
Thanks for the greetings. I am in the tech field also and been interested in doing affiliate marketing for some time now. I just completed 4 steps and going to move onward with the training and soon become a premium. Nice work on the program so far, very easy to follow for anyone experienced or not. Thanks for the offer of helping when needed and I will definitely use the community as a great resource. Hope your day goes well.

Don
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Carson Premium
Hi Don, great to meet you. I think that you're tech background will help you feel confident from the get-go with building a website using our tools - we've made the process quite easy. I'll be here to help along the way, so please let me know if I can help out in any way.

Chat soon, and please let me know how you are doing in the training.
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sdbeare Premium
thank you for all your help and the greeting. i am very excited to try internet marketing. i am hoping i can give my wife and kids a happy life instead of always struggling from paycheck to paycheck. so far this is a fantastic site. keep up the great work.
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Carson Premium
Hey Steven, really great to hear from you and I'm glad to hear that you are excited about building your Internet marketing business here with WA. I look forward to working with you and having you here as part of the community. I look froward to working with you.
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ManfredMrf Premium
Hey Carson, Just been through the training !! it real fun !! I have a great idea for my Niche, not only that the development of my website!! I have spoken to you for awhile I hope everything is fine with you and Kyle !! there is a lot too learn, but I always willing to learn and gain at the end off it, listen stay in touch, I just left Kyle a message has well to see how is doing !! hope you are well. Speak too you soon !! bye for now.
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knoman2018 Premium
Hi Carson,
Unfortunately I got a sudden tough financial situation. My high paid engineering job has come to a sudden end. Now I've to focus to get another. WA is good way to develop business slowly but right now I need a solid income potential ASAP. So, I cannot focus on business now. Hence, I've to cancel my premium membership at the end of current term which should be Nov 11. Please do not charge my card any more. Hope we will meet soon in WA. Thanks. Kaihan

***I left the similar message for Kyle, not sure who will be able to take action on this.
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Carson Premium
Hi Kaihan - really sorry to hear about your job. I have ensured that your future billing is stopped, however you will have access to WA until the end of this billing cycle. All the best.

Carson
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Eddie861 Premium
Hi Carson,
Thank you very much for reaching out to me.
So far, I'm very impressed with the structure of WA and its community, which is the polar opposite of the other companies offering similar courses, etc. I look forward to learning and putting together my online presence through WA.
Best regards,
Eddie
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Carson Premium
Great to hear that you are enjoying WA and the community Eddie! I think that as you continue on with WA you'll continue to love what we offer and that we're much different than other companies out there :)

I'm here to help if you have questions or need a hand with anything!
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dalehenry1 Premium
first of all I would like to say thank you very very much for accepting me in your premium program unfortunately I'm going to have to end it today I have a lot of problems and I have to get solved main one is finding a job thanks for everything if and when things changes I will get back with you all thank you very much I sincerely regret hating to have to leave but I have no other choice thank you for your consideration and and your understanding
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Carson Premium
You're most welcome Dale, I'm glad that you enjoyed your time here at WA, however if you need to leave we certainly understand.

You have full control over your membership on your account settings page and you may cancel at any time:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

if circumstances change and you are ready to start building your online biz again, you can resubscribe and pick up where you left off.

All the best,

Carson
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Blessedalso2 Premium
Hi Carson,

I received this message when I was going to leave comments on other websites:

"We're sorry, too many of your previous comments have been reported as spam, being inappropriate, or low quality. You do not have the ability to leave further comments"

I don't understand why I received that message.

And under the "comments offed" section I have 80% all time comment office approval.

Another issue regarding "comments". I also earned 7 credits prior to doing a round of 10 comments within 24 hours. I used 4 credits and asked for comments on my website. None of those comments came through.

Now I am questioning the exposure time I earned for commenting on 10 websites in 24 hours.

Not sure what's going on, hoping you can help. I believe there is a glitch with SiteComment.

Am I not able to comment on others website anymore?

Thank you for your assistance.

Diane
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Carson Premium
Hi Diane,

I've reset your disapprovals - we count both percentages and volumes of disapprovals to help folks learn WHY their comments are being disapproved. The main reason for disapproval is that folks leave Feedback about how the website looks and is laid out etc. SiteComments is for leaving engaging comments about the specific content on the page. This was the case for your disapprovals as well.

You can begin using the SiteComments again.

Carson
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Chop2018 Premium
Carson.i just paid for premium. But apparently a few months ago when i had the free membership.. i made my name fagbaglol.
LOL. Then i paid because Im serious abt it now. I dont want fagbaglol as a username. No one will answer my question if i have one lol. Can you help me change it please
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Carson Premium
Hey Christian - looks like you've found out how to update your username already as it's now Chop2018. Let me know if you need to change it again and I can do that for you.
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Chop2018 Premium
Yea I got it. Thanks for responding. I appreciate it
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Carson Premium
Perfect, chat soon :)
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Wkspaide Premium
So i moved my website to wa. I am very new to all this and this is the first time i tried this. I changed the dns. And it shows wa now. I go to manage domains and it says ready and a blue box to Transfer to wa. My concern is it says no WordPress on website. So I am not sure how to get the wordpress on or does it auto come on when i click the transfer button. I see my practice site had everything already done and on there when i set it up so i know the system has a wordpress. I also just don’t want to lose anything on the website. I bought it from someone so i would have no idea how to redue what i paid them to do. Thanks
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Carson Premium
Hi Windy,

You'll want to ask our team to help you transfer your website from your old web host to WA. Changing your DNS points your DOMAIN to our servers, but that does not move your existing website if you have one.

That is why our system is telling you that you do not yet have a website installed, it's because your website is still at your old web host and needs to be transferred here. We can help with that.

To add a hosting support ticket just go to your website dashboard, then click on "Support Tickets" from the top tabs and proceed to add your ticket.

Here's the direct link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Explain what yo have done so we have record and we'll provide you with instructions to move forward and we'll help you get your old site moved over to WA :)
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RubenV1 Premium
Hi Carson, I just want to officially introduce myself to you. I am enjoying the training very much. I found it very interesting and super informative. It all has been a wonderful whirlwind and I'm glad I chose WA.

I just finished setting up my site mail box and last night I got a note that Google indexed my site. Seems I am moving at the speed of light. I love it. God bless you and your family.
Ruben
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Carson Premium
Hi Ruben, thank for the official intro - and great to hear that you're finding the WA platform helpful! You're certainly moving in the right direction if you're already indexed in Google. Lots of exciting stuff ahead, have a great week!
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Zeefa1 Premium
Hello Carson, my question to you is regarding Niche research. I'm trying to find my niche to make a website around but a lot of the terms i put into Jaxxy give me back a QSI of over 150 and a KQI of normal-poor. Is there a sweet spot range that I should try to aim for when it comes to QSI and KQI? Let me know when you can because it is becoming a tad frustrating.

Thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hey Zahub - finding a QSR under 200 is ideal, the lower the better though. If you have a brand new site, just be patient a little bit as you start publishing content. Choose to target keywords under 200 QSR in Jaaxy, and you'll start to rank. The more you rank, the better relationship and trust you are building with Google, Yahoo, and Bing. You can then start targeting keywords higher than 200 QSR.

Hope this helps.

Carson
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Zeefa1 Premium
Hello Carson, I have another question if you don't mind?

So I understand so far that finding a sub-niche with under 200 QSR is ideal, but does my target audience also need to be under 200 QSR? For example, if I wanted to do "Affiliate Marketing for High School Students" and if found out that "Affiliate Marketing" had "highSEARCH lowQSR" but highschool students had "highSEARCH and HIGH QSR" then should I abandon that target audience? I feel like I am overcomplicating things

Please let me know
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Carson Premium
Your target audience is a group of people looking for something. You use KEYWORDS to connect with them. So - your target audience are people loving for "Affiliate Marketing" training. That said - I DO NOT suggest that you target age demographics. There is no reason to target High school students only. A high school student may do the same research as someone who is retired, so do not target a site for a specific age group. Demographics do not make a website "Niche", they simply narrow your audience.

You want to connect with people who know what they are looking for - and yes I think you are overcomplicating things a bit here.

"Affiliate Marketing" is quite broad. Choose something more specific. People looking for ____________ related to affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing training,
Affiliate marketing program/product reviews
Affiliate marketing website help
Affiliate marketing coaching/support
Affilaite marketing ________.
How to get started with affiliate marketing
Etc

Students can certainly benefit from Affiliate marketing, so you could have a few posts for students, but you do not want to alienate many other people who are not students who may find your site helpful.

Carson
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ManfredMrf Premium
Hey Carson, I have just watch the training Video again, You know something !! I have been so busy at my other 9 to 5 Job I don't have enough time to go through the whole training Process !! however I am taking things step by step, and I am learning going through the lessons step by step, You know that I was telling Kyle, a baby has too fall a couple off time before he learns how to walk !! You know one thing about me !! I am so hungry for success, no matter how times I keep falling down, I will keep on coming forward, ( just like Rocky Balboa lol ) because I am some who like to learn, That the first thing abut me and the second thing, is that I never give up, I always follow my goals through no matter what !! I mean you have too if you want to be successful in life. like someone would say, ( life is all about the survival of the fittest ) and only the fittest and the wise will achieve his or her success with the right mind set !!
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TarigIbrahim Premium
Dear Carson

Good day

I need your help I tried to move my website to Rubex.com as per the training video but I disn't find (move) feature on my page after I went to site manager I find Down move to WA and I have been charged another fees for renewal please help me

Yours sincerely
Tarig Omer
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Carson Premium
Hey Tarig - Now that you are Premium you will see a "Move" button on your SiteManager dashboard here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Click "MOVE", then choose the domain that you wan tot move your website to.

Carson
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TarigIbrahim Premium
Thank you Carson
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AdelineY Premium
Hi Carson,

Drop by to say hello!

Meanwhile I have a question on the premium membership. For
the 1st month is $19 and $49 for the following months am I right?
Can i stop the premium membership in future say if i do not have enough time to utilise the platform and continue later as when i wish to?
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Carson Premium
Hey Adeline - thanks for dropping by to say hi! Yes, our Premium membership is just $49 / month, but we offer a first month discount for $19 so that you can get in and get started with as little financial outlay as possible. You can stop the membership billing at any time - it's really simple.
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Kschwarz302 Premium
Hello,
I had a question about the site content, is seems like it is like creating a blog or is it just to get key words displayed on your website? I am trying to create a website where parents can create regristries for children as they grow older, using affiliate marketing to create them. I am trying to avoid blogging, so I was wondering if you had suggestions on what I should be aiming for.
Thank you for your time!
-Kat
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Carson Premium
Hi Katharina - SiteContent is our platform for publishing content on your website. You write the content using SiteContent, add beautiful imagery, use our fantastic spelling and grammar checker, then publish directly to your website. Building an online business is done by writing content and having it found in the search engines. That is how you attract customers to your site - Blogging is just a word for publishing content on your site and our SiteContent platform here at WA will help you with this.
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Mitchguy Premium
Good afternoon Carson,
Just stopping by to say hello.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for what you and Kyle have put together. The WA platform is absolutely the BOMB. Despite some struggles and set backs and re-winds I am having a blast seeing my website come together like I NEVER thought possible.
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Carson Premium
Hey Mitch, thanks so much for the compliment on the WA platform! I hope that you continue to have a bast and really take advantage of the training, support, and unparalleled website building platform that you have access to at WA!

Let me know if I can help out at all, I'd be happy to take a look at your website once you get some content published.

Carson
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Mitchguy Premium
Hi Carson,
It would be great if you would look at my site. Much appreciated.
ANY tips or critiques welcome.

https://creatorclues.com/
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Carson Premium
Hey Mitch,

Great work on the site - your posts are full of unique content, good length, and I think the promotions are nicely placed within the content. At this point I'm going to suggest that you simply keep moving forward. You've implemented what we're teaching so far very well. There's some imagery in the content, good use of headlines, you're getting some comments/engagement.

Have you started to get any rankings in Google?
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Mitchguy Premium
Hi Carlson,
Thanks for the encouragement. So far, the domain has been indexed by Google and two posts have been indexed by Google (out of 22 articles).

I am targeting some pretty low hanging fruit. I have found many QSR keywords at 0 in my niche. The only thing is that the Traffic numbers are also quite low on most of them (between 15 and 30). I'm not sure if that might be why more posts have not been indexed yet. What do you think?

I am going to go through my Word Press settings next week to make sure that everything is set properly as well.

I will keep on posting and see how things are in a month or so.
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Carson Premium
Hi Mitch,

Content will be indexed regardless of the traffic that it may receive. One thing that you can do to help ensure that Google finds your content is:

1 - Setup a SiteMap and submit to Google Search Console
Training here: 2 - Add links in content that already exists on your site to your new content. You can link relevant words from other articles to your new content and that will help create a WEB of links on your site. This is called "interlinking" and it's HIGHLY suggested.

3 - You can submit your url's to Google through Google Search Console. IN the new Google Search Console, enter a link to new content in the input box at the top of each page, then click on "request indexing" once Google inspects the URL. This can work really well.

WordPress settings are not likely the issue - unless you do not have a SiteMap created and submitted to Google Search Console. Here is training on creating a sitemap if you haven't already:

Keep posting - your site will continue to improve it's reputation with Google if your content is lengthy, thorough, and has some engagement from users. You can use the WA SiteComment platform for this.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments

Carson
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Mitchguy Premium
Excellent advice and tips. I'll be all over this in the coming days.
Thank you so much.
Will keep you posted as things progress.
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Mitchguy Premium
Hi Carson,
I just wanted to update you on the tips you gave me.
I successfully submitted a SiteMap to Google as you indicated I should.

I was then able to set up the Google Search Console. After sorting out a few issues to be able to use it, I used the URL Inspection function on three of my post URLs. Within a few hours I got emails stating that they had been indexed by Google.

Yesterday I went through the process with another 8 post URLs. Some errors popped up in the inspection (but options are provided to help resolve them). The Test Live URL also expedites the process. I submitted these 8 pages for Indexing and a few hours later, I received emails stating that they had been indexed.

I just finished submitting the remaining post URLs I have on my website and I am expecting that within a few hours I'll be getting some emails stating that they have been indexed by Google.

I have also starting interlinking between my posts. And will add more as I go along. I'm also trying to link to third party pages that relate to my topics.

I'll be submitting more posts in the next few days and submitting for comments.

Thanks for the help. I'll be going to Google Search Console every time I submit a new post until Google starts picking them up automatically.
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Carson Premium
Great stuff Mitch - sitemap will certainly help and familiarizing and using Google Search Console on a regular basis will help tremendously. Google wants you to rank, so they do offer some great tools like the Search Console, Pagespeed Insights, and the Mobile Friendly checker here:

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly
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wealthyaslam Premium
Respected sir,

Good day,

I have few questions before I get enroled for "Premium membership".
Still confused about "Affiliate Bootcamp" & "Online Entrepreneur Certification".
Is "Affiliate Bootcamp" is only about becoming an expert in promoting "Wealthy Affiliate"?
As I have my "niche" website to build and promote.
Which one of the 2 should I attempt first? "Affiliate Bootcamp" or "Online Entrepreneur Certification".
Will I get all the assistance to build & run my website?

Need your valuable advice.

Best regards,
Aslam Chougule
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Carson Premium
Hey Aslam, yes the Affiliate Bootcamp is geared towards teaching folks about the Online business or Internet marketing niche - and how to promote WA. The Certification set of courses are very similar to Affiliate Bootcamp, but they are focused on teaching you how to find your own niche and build your busses around that!
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meagannicole Premium
Hi Again, I ended up purchasing because I didn't want to miss out on the deal, and my time was running out. But my question still stands. I'm wondering if it's at all possible to put a pause on the service? If not I will most likely need to cancel and loose out on the $19 month, because unfortunately I will not be able to focus on my business this month. Thanks so much for all the support so far, and I look forward to working with WA in the future.
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Carson Premium
Hey Meagan, really great to meet you and I'm glad that you have found us here at WA. I really want you to make WA work for you, do you think that you are going to have some time to build your business next month here at WA?
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meagannicole Premium
Unfortunately no, not in this next month. Which is my main predicament, because I was really enjoying the training and program. I know that when I'm home I will be able to commit to it, but due to my circumstances I can't right now.
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Carson Premium
OK Meagan - we will be here when you are able to get involved with the training - you can re-open your membership (resubscribe) at any time. When you return, send me a message and we can chat about your direction and come up with a plan :)
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meagannicole Premium
Thank you Carson! Will I be forfeiting the website I have already created? When I am able to resubscribe will I have to start my profile and websites up from scratch?
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Carson Premium
Hi Meagan, when you return to WA you will be able to pick up where you left off. We'll host the site for 30 days after your membership closes, but after that we'll back it up, then remove it from the servers. Upon resubscribing, we can restore your sites for you.
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meagannicole Premium
Hi Carson & Kyle,
I had a question regarding upgrading to premium. I love the training and the site and basically everything about the community and for sure want to upgrade, but very recently found out a family member is in very critical condition. I will be jumping on a flight and canceling plans indefinitely to be with them and my family during this time, and don't feel I will have any time to commit to the site. I know it's a reach but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask, is there anyway for me to postpone the upgrade to premium offer of $19? I would ideally like to spend this time with my family and then really buckle down and focus on this when my circumstances shift. Let me know if that's possible otherwise I will need to make a decision.

Thank you!
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isaiahChah Premium
Hi Carson,
Greetings.
I have a concern.
I downloaded the Brave Browser that has a rewards program based on a Crypto currency. To participate in their promotion, they provided a code for verification. This code is to be pasted into a plugin which they provide through WordPress.
I have activated the plugin, and pasted the code but the verification failed.
They say my Https site should have rewrite_mode activated to On.
I find I can't do this.
They also say something about .htaccess.
Is this something that WA can deal with? Thanks
Isaiah
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Carson Premium
Hi Isaiah,

Please create a hosting support ticket so that I can look into this for you.

When you create a hosting ticket it gives us all the information about your website that we need to investigate.

To add a hosting support ticket just go to your website dashboard, then click on "Support Tickets" from the top tabs and proceed to add your ticket.

Here's the direct link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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EHester Premium
Hi Carson, Thanks for following up on me and saying Hi. Yes Ive setup my profile and now Ive got to go to the next step. Im going to need all the help I can get. I only have I think 4 days until the 7 days is up to ask questions. I work full time outside the home and its hard to sit down and work on this, like I would like to. Im trying to find the time to focus on this. I need to make some extra income. Im doing other opportunities and cant seem to find the right one that works. Thanks.
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Carson Premium
Hey Erin - awesome to see that you've upgraded to Premium and you now have unlimited and unrestricted access to everything at WA! I loo forward to helping out as you start building the foundation of your online biz. Ask questions when you have them and take action on what you learn. You'll be up and running in no time!
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EHester Premium
Hi Carson, Thanks for your reply! Yes I took advantage of the discount of $19 for the first month. I hope to get my website up and running soon. I know I'm going to need all the help I can get. My problem is coming up with the content of my website. I'm not very good at that. I created my first domain and title, but didn't like it, so I created another one. I tried to go to my second domain, but it didn't work. I want my niche to be perfect. I know it doesn't have to be perfect. I am going to need some one on one while building my website. I feel my niche is something I'm passionate about but it might not be very successful. I love natural things like aromatherapy oils, stress relievers, 100% Essential oils for mind, body and soul.
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Carson Premium
Awesome Erin - trying to be "Perfect" the first time around is something you may spin your wheels with. Best to start building your site, and if it goes in a different direction you could always change the domain name or refine your content. There is no "Perfect" niche - you simply want to connect with a group of people who are looking for something and where you can offer them quality information (and recommendations to purchase). "Stress Relievers" is too broad, but there are 100's of ways people can relieve stress. Essential oils is one great niche - actually something my wife is interested in. We have defusers all over our home!
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EHester Premium
Hi Carson, OMG! So far I've seen very quick responses from you and others on WA. More support and caring people around here. I do want to see where this takes me. I know I definitely cant do it myself. I want to connect to the right people here that can steer me in the right direction. I do work full time outside the home and it can be challenging to juggle work and social media and keeping up with the online market now days. One step at a time!
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Carson Premium
Hey Erin, glad that you're feeling well supported because you'll always have many people to help out when you need it. One step at a time and you'll get there. Rome was not built in a day - take your time - our training will get you up and running very quickly.
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EHester Premium
Hey Carson, Thanks. Im still going thru the training. Theres a lot of reading and learning.
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doug48 Premium
Hello Carson. I dont know if i have spoken to you yet, but wanted to say i am still choosing my niche. The ideas i had were.1 Promote W.A. 2. Model aeroplanes.3 Almost went with under desk exercise equipment, all way too cmmpetive. but ive decided on Hydroponics..Where to go from there, i honestly dont know Carson. I was wondering, is it the keywords in the paragraphs that get ranked, or all of it. Im still a little confused by keyword research. Any help you can give, i thankyou.
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Carson Premium
Hey Doug, great to hear from you!

I'm going to save you from a 5000 word answer here and send you to course #2 of our Certification Training which speaks all about getting ranked and creating content. You'll learn exactly where to place your keywords and how to choose them etc. Google looks at your entire article when ranking it. Most importantly you want to have your keyword within your title of the page/post. This does not mean that the title has to ONLY be the keyword phrase, but it needs to include it. Secondly, you want to have your target keyword phrase written naturally into your content, specifically the top part of the article. DO NOT stuff it in unnaturally. Write naturally, be unique, and keep the keyword that you are targeting in mind so that you stay focused on who your audience is.

The above course is going to really help.

Carson
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doug48 Premium
thanks for getting back Carson. Im almost up to it now. I was just a little confused about the title and description. I wasnt sure if those got ranked or not. I will keep following it, thanks again.
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Carson Premium
Hi Douglas, the Title of your post is VERY important. You want to include your keywords in the title.

For example, if your target keyword was: "Best Model Aeroplanes", you could have a title like:

"Best Model Aeorplanes in 2018 under $300!"

You can add words to your title to make it interesting to people.

The "Description" part of your post is OK to leave empty because Google will create this for you.
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MaskedMarket Premium
Hello Carson! Thank you for following me. I haven't been a member here on WA for 3 days and I've come to love the community you and Kyle have created. I am currently in the middle of building upon a Shopify store that I've purchased recently and I'm looking for advice on social media marketing. Would you happen to have any good tips or advice for that?
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Carson Premium
You're welcome John, nice to meet you! Awesome to hear that you are loving the program and have gone PREMIUM! I think that you will find that decision was a great one as you continue to build out your online biz. We have tons of training on social media marketing. Do a search at the top of WA for the social networks and you will find lots :)

With anything related to Paying for traffic whether it's paid ads on Facebook or in Google etc, start slowly and set budgets. You can get a lot of traffic very quickly and if your ad is not connecting with the right audience then your adspend can be greater than your revenue - this goes for paid ads, or organic traffic.

With anything you do (and you'll learn this here in our main training), relevancy is what converts visitors into customers. You have to connect with people who will find your website helpful, informative, trustworthy, and relevant to what they are looking for.

Carson
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Operator37 Premium
Hello Carson. I was initially using a plugin called Grid Kit to set up some product promotion. I decided to go with the premium option to have more flexibility. They sent a zip file to upload to my plugins and it seemed to go well. The activation key doesn’t seem to work. (I got it from WPSofts). They’ve been asking for my username and password to this platform so they can look into it, but I find it a bit weird to be requesting that to solve such an issue. Your thoughts???
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Carson Premium
Hey Bobbi, we may need to whitelist the plugin - so you'll want to submit a SiteSupport ticket and we can have a look at the plugin from there.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Carson
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merlynmac Premium
Hey there,
I have a question on the new SiteComments tool. Is there some threshold beyond the 50 comments and 80%+ approval rating with 20% or less skip rate to make the comment $? I ask because I'm at 54 comments now but only have $1.00 credit when I think it should be 2. The comment I left just now apparently didn't earn any $ so I just want to clarify how it works or let you know that it's not working right.

Please let me know.

Thank you,
Scott Hinkle
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VictorF22 Premium
Hi Carson,
I was wondering if it would be fine to create some training in Spanish? Not everything will be in Spanish but I would like to come up with helpful stuff for those that also speak Spanish?

I will have tutorial and some motivational videos to make sure that everyone, including those that have trouble with the language, can reach their highest potential and success at WA.

Please let me know :)

Thank you!
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Carson Premium
Hi Victor,

The training platform here at WA is English only at the moment simply because Kyle, Myself and our training experts all communicate and speak English. We are not capable of verifying training in other languages at this time.

Carson
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ClayWestfall Premium
Hi Carson... I started WA in Jan, but after burning myself out in April, I quit before I could make any sales. I started again in Sep, and I think I am doing well, but have not made any sales so far. I am being patient and adding content daily. Could you please take a good look at my site and see if I am doing everything I should be? Thank you for your time, and have a blessed day!

https://writeyourownnovel.com/

Clay
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Carson Premium
Hi Clay, really great to have you back at WA.

I've had a look at your website and there just isn't enough content for it to be helpful someone wanting to learn how to write their own novel. I checked out our "How to write a book" post which I would expect to be literally 1000's of words, and link off to many other articles on your site, but it's just a couple hundred words with links off to Amazon. This is not how building an online business works - you need to offer your audience thorough information if you want to rank in Google.

At the moment, your website is far too thin on original content to help people learn how to write a book. Also, the audience who you are targeting - what can you offer them to help them write a book? If seems to me as though you are recommending books sales on Amazon where you'll earn very little in terms of commissions. Promoting books on Amazon can be one of a few things you sell on your site, but as a primary revenue stream, you would have to literally sell 10's of thousands of books and that's not likely to happen without being a major authority in the book space.

I think that you may want to go back through the training from course #1, choose a niche (audience) who has a problem, or needs info on something. Then come up with a plan to educate them, help them, offer great original content to them, and recommend products and services that can help your audience.

The idea behind writing your own novel is not a bad idea, but you need to offer information on how to do this that is in-depth and where someone can actually learn how to write their book from your site. You cannot just offer a couple hundred words and link over to amazon - you'll never rank in Google that way.

Course #2 of our certification training is all about publishing content - I suggest you go back through it.

Carson
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ClayWestfall Premium
Thank you, Carson. I appreciate your time and advice. See you around the water cooler.

Clay
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Carson Premium
Sounds good Clay, see you at the water cooler!!!
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azairry Premium
Hi Carson, nice to meet you. I’m a newbie in WA however I’ve been trying to start internet business since few months ago but so far nothing come to fruition. A lot of program out there promise star and moon but when I started to enroll with their so called easy 1-2-3 make money online turn out to be not as easy as they claimed. First I have to spent money to buy their digital product then I have to create website on my own and when I request for help on how to build a website they said just follow the guidance on youtube because that part of building website not cover by their program. I feel that I am being left behind and frustrated that I have to spent more money to buy domain, hosting, etc. I do hope that WA can guide me to be successful in the internet business and being transparent on what need to be done in the structured way, I like it. I am looking forward to start my journey here in WA.
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Carson Premium
Hi Azairry - Wealthy Affiliate will most certainly guide you and offer you everything that you need to build an online business that is profit ready. You'll be up and running with a niche website before you know it and I look forward to being part of this Journey!
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APEMAN Premium
Hi Carson! I was choosing niche's and I am unsure if the one I chose will work out or not! The niche I had chosen was Coffee more specifically Keurigs. I have already made the website but before I continue further on I wanna know if I should change it or not (since I have 1 more free domain). I have put a little bit of work into it but not too much. At the moment I am working on the "about me" part!
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Carson Premium
Hey Brock, there certainly is a niche group of people in the world looking for Keurig related products and coffee. "Coffee" is too broad, but "Keurig" related topics etc is much more targeted and will connect you with people who are looking for something specific. Work on the About Me and privacy policy and then you'll be ready to get into Course #2 and start blogging about Keurig Coffee products, services, and offer related info for the world to find :)
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TomKormos Premium
Hi, I am a newcomer to WA, beginner in online marketing, not very much tech-savvy. I have been trying to set my website up, but I got stuck at the beginning stage, optimize my site to keywords. I have done keyword search and analysis and came up with 25 keywords. I can not go on since I am not sure which keywords my site to optimize for and how. Would appreciate if you could guide me on. My original plan was to launch my site in due time for the Christmas season.
Pls find attached keyword list.
Thanks and cheers
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Carson Premium
Hi Tom,

When choosing keywords you want to choose them based on RELEVANCY to your audience. Who is your audience for? Who is the intended audience? Keywords connect you with that audience, so you want to come up with topics that can help them.

Course #2 is dedicated to ranking and getting content published on your site. I think it will help, but if you are not there yet, please complete courses #1
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I expect the issues we are having with SiteComments are teething problems.

One thing I would like to suggest is to put back in the requester's WA name. I always checked up the person's profile to get to know them and now I can't do this! And thus can't follow them.
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Carson Premium
Hi Helen,

One reason why we removed the author's name was because people use PEN names, and in many cases are hosting websites for other people. So, the best way to learn about the author is to visit the About Me page on the website. Then your comment will be relevant to the name of the author of the site. The WA member may not be the same author - or they may use a different name on their site etc. Always best to check the about me page to learn about the author :)

Carson
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thanks Carson. Logical thinking but it still precludes the ability to find and follow them in WA. And also quite a number of websites don't have About Pages.

I guess I will have to memorise faces just in case they pass me by within WA!
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Anele4 Premium
Thanks for creating opportunities like these for people, You have no Idea what people are going through out there, its opportunities like these that you and Kyle have created that give people like me a change to change their lives and the lives of many others close to them.

May God richly bless you and your families for this kind of work your doing.

Your in my prayers.
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Carson Premium
You're most welcome Anele - I think that you are really going to love what WA offers, it's truly unlike anything you've seen! Please let me know if you have any questions or need a hand getting started :)
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Chris1969 Premium
Hello Carson, I wanted to reach out to you as I have with Kyle, Dale and a few others, This has been an excellent experience so far. The training which I'm in the middle of is wonderful and the people here are so friendly and helpful...I look forward to talking with you at some point.
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Carson Premium
Hi Chris, great to hear that you are enjoying the experience here at WA :) Keep pushing forward in the training and reach out to me at any time, I'll be more than happy to help out :)
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Hello,
I really didn't want to begin my 14 day free trial right now ... it began accidentally. I thought I was just getting some additional info to ponder and low behold the free trial began...oops. Is there any way to remove me from the loop? I have absolutely zero time in the next 14 days to test drive this thing.
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Carson Premium
Hi Doug - there is no time limit to how long your FREE account remains open, however we do make an offer to you if you go PREMIUM within the first 7 days, we'll give you a discount on that. Starter members can remain in the system for as long as you like to work through the free training that is available.
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DenzilTees1 Premium
Hello there, Carson. I don't know if you remember me, but I was here a few months earlier this year, when I came on WA for the very first time. I remember being floored by the plethora of information available here, and how much it has opened my eyes to world of internet marketing. Due to being financial crippled however, I was unable to continue and so I had to sadly stop.

But, I'm taking a chance, and I'm back again. I really value this website and what I had learnt here, and I REALLY want to be financially independent. I have a solid idea of what my website should like, and I want as much professional help as possible to make it happen.

So, I thought, and I decided. I want to affiliate with Wealth Affiliate. I figured it would be an effective move, as it WAS the thing that made me spend money in the first place, and it would be a good safety net when or if my other websites don't work out right away.

So that's my situation so far. As much as I want it now, I'm totally aware that money DOES NOT come immediately, and I'm willing to put time and energy into getting my first few payments within two-three months. Therefore, I going to send you a personal messages with my biggest pressing issue at current, and I hope you'll receive it respectfully.

Have a good day, and I hope for better results this time!
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Carson Premium
Hey Denzil, really great to have you back at WA and as a PREMIUM member too! I think that you fill really love what we have available to you for building your online business. We have all of the tools, support, and training that anyone could ever need - I look forward to working with you :)

Let me know if you have questions or need a hand with anything!
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AmazeCPS Premium
Hi, Carson, I had your mail, I appreciate you and Kyle. Both of you, full day allocate to help people, We also like to such concepts. But not like both of you, we help in our way, like for simple questions or supportive help. And also, I like to create training also, but no time to pay for that. But, I have an idea to start training too. Thanks, Carson, give chance to share information with you.
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Carson Premium
Hi Samantha, great to hear from you! I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve all of your goals! As you get started, my advice is to follow the getting started training, work through the lesson tasks, and take action on what you learn.

Just click "Training" in the main menu on the left at any time. This will track your progress and always take you back to where you left off!
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Eldridge1 Premium
Hi Carson, I have to go to the top ( you) for help. I cannot find the answer from asking question or in the community or Q&A links. I created a web site but my web theme that I chose is not on the web creation. When I log in to the web site , it not there. . Should I cancel the site and create a new one. i dont want to continue until it right
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Carson Premium
Hi Eldridge - you can change your theme at anytime by logging into your website as ADMIN, then choosing "Appearance => Themes" from the main menu. You can "Add New" from there if you do not see a theme of your choosing. You are a Premium member at WA, so you have the ability to add themes and plugins from within your admin area of the website.

No need to cancel and start a new site. Hope this helps :)
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kameron2510 Premium
Hello Carson, I am new at WA just signed up as premium member. Not sure if I said hello before. I most defiantly looking forward to making things happen here at WA. Thank you for the opportunity. Look forward to the training and all that the company has to offer.
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Carson Premium
Hey Anthea, great to hear from you and welcome to Premium here at WA! Lots of exciting training ahead - let me know how you do with it :)
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Hello Carson,

I'm a big fan of automation. I like to automate stuff and I have strong knowledge of PHP, Javascript, Ajax, jQuery.

I would like to know what are the problems / tasks of wealth affiliate members and help them create small script that would automate their stuff.

Please let me know where I can access the blog and takings.

Cheers,
Rok
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tslazyk5894 Premium
So glad to make your acquaintance. I'm definitely very interested in using your services, just not quite yet. The first time I come across something I'll let you know. Would you be able to help with implementing the script too? I forgot what I needed this for previously but it will come to me. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hi Rok - We teach affiliate marketing there at WA and a lot of that has to do with publishing unique, thorough, and researched content. Automation plays no role in that.
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ManfredMrf Premium
I am so so so serious, about making so much money from internet marketing Carson, I was telling Kyle the same thing, and he really likes my ideas I have about internet marketing !! I new too this, I suppose I going too need some few pointers along the way lol !! Thanks ever so much, I looking forward too working with you guys !!
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Hi Carson, it was good of you and Kyle to build WA to help young business people in have a clue of how to become successful in the business world with the internet. Hope in the future to learn a lot from you guys. I will definitely ask a lot of question.
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Carson Premium
Hi Ngoc, thanks for stopping by to say hi and introduce yourself. At WA have absolutely everything that you need to build a thriving online business, and anyone can do it. I look forward to following you as you work through the training and move forward with building your website. Please reach out if you ever have questions need a hand :)
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Thank you Carson for using your time to say hi. Yes, I agree that WA have a good hint in help in building a business. Anyone can do it as up to their will in try to succeed in this. Yes they have to believe in themselves. Thank you of following me back. As I work through this I will need help on the way, so if I need help, I will ask. Thank you.
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Carson Premium
Hey Ngoc - most definitely. Well said!
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garydlc Premium
Hello Carson
Hope this message finds you and yours well,

I have a question, is paypal the only method by which I can be paid my commision from WA, I am not a US citizen with a US bank account, I do have a Payoneer account linked to my South African bank account, Can I not receive my WA commision into my payoneer account, if so, please let me know how to go about changing from paypal.

All the best
Gary De La Cruz
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Carson Premium
Hi Gary - Paypal is the default payment method but we can make an exception and offer bank WIRE if your affiliate commission balance is greater than $500. We could wire you the commissions directly to a bank at anytime your balance is $500 or more. Hope this helps, we would love for you to actively promote the WA platform - it's one of a kind and there is little out there that remotely compares :)
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IngridJB Premium
Hey Carson, is there a way that I can edit a reply to a comment which i approved? The reason why I asked is that i copied a link into the reply but when i viewed the comment on my site and clicked on it I got a message that said the site was not found. However, that's not true. I hope you say yes!
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Carson Premium
Hi Ingrid, if you've already approved the comment then you can reply to it on your website when logged in as Admin or the user which you want to reply as. We do have a "Approve & Reply" option for approvals within our SiteContent platform which allows you to reply, then submit the comment + reply at the same time.

Browse to your site, then to your post, and find the comment that you want to reply to and do it from there. If the post exists, then the comment will exist as well on your site.
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GuyW1 Premium
Hi Carlson,
Thank you for the greeting and I am pleased to have joined this family of knowledge and entrepreneurs. I am very impressed with what I've experienced so far and I feel that this is a golden opportunity for me.
My best wishes to you and your family

Guy.
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Carson Premium
Hello Guy, great tot meet you and I'm glad you found us here at WA. I would agree that WA is a golden opportunity for anyone wanting to build an online biz! I look forward to working with you within the community.
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JonLake Premium
Hi Carson
I have just had a new member Follow me which is great. However, when I went and read their profile, it has been uplifted word for word from my own bio!!!
Is this therefore a scam account?
The account in question is MatijaB1

Look forward to your thoughts

Jon Lake
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Carson Premium
Hi Jon, I'll have a look at the account, but likely it's just someone testing things out or didn't know what to write. Hard to tell at this point. Maybe they will update the description as they become comfortable here at WA.
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JonLake Premium
Thanks Carson for your reply. What was weird was they weren't one of my referrals, I don't know them from Adam. Wasn't sure whether to be flattered or weirded out!!!!

While I am here, just wanted to say thank you for creating such an amazing place.
My wife and I have been marketing online full time for 10 years and it is by far the best place we have ever found in terms of training and community.

We love it.

Have an amazing weekend.

Jon and Debbie
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Carson Premium
Hi Guys, you're welcome - really have no idea why anyone would copy another person's profile description but here we are!! lol.

Hope that you both had a great weekend - we had some great weather up here in Victoria BC Canada!

Chat soon,

Carson
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JonLake Premium
Ahhh Victoria BC, one of my most favorite places in the world. Went there in the fall of 1993 - absolutely blew me away.

Have a good one

Jon and Debbie
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Carson Premium
That's awesome Jon - we're lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Chat soon!
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jweldon1 Premium
Hello Carson,
Just to let you know I have tried 4 times after typing the comments to submit after reviewing a website and leaving a 50 word comments about the details of the site. And not one has gone through for me. I need to know why it is not working its simple enough but not working.
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Carson Premium
Hi Joseph,

Can you elaborate on what happens when you "Submit" the comments within the SiteComments platform?
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jweldon1 Premium
Hi Carson,
I reviewed the 4 websites and made comments accordingly, typed in my name, email as well and submitted but it doesn't indicate at all that I made comments. Then it has another website on the page ready for review. But, it doesn't have the an account of the sites I have already reviewed. Thanks Carson....for your assistance.
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Carson Premium
Hi Joseph,

If you were submitting comments on people's websites directly, they most likely have they're commenting system set up so so that your comments require moderation before being displayed on the site. I suggest that you use our SiteComments platform if you're going to add comments to people sites. This will earn you credits within our platform here at WA that can be used towards requesting comments for your own website. You can find the SiteComments platform from the websites menu on the left.
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jweldon1 Premium
I was using the Sitecomment 2.0 platform lol!!!
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Carson Premium
Hi Joseph, I'm really not sure why you're unable to post your comments. Are there any errors being served back to you from the system? A comment is either submitted successfully, or it's not and the system would throw errors. I'm a bit confused here - let me know if you continue to have issues leaving comments.
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jweldon1 Premium
Thanks Carson, I'm confused also I will try again its very simple you add your name, email and comment submit. I don't get a trouble error or anything it never indicates that review was given. Thanks
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Carson Premium
Hi Joseph,

What browser are you using? Sometimes web browsers that are not up to date or are not compliant with web standards can cause problems. What I suggest doing is downloading and installing Google Chrome.

It's free and you can get it from here:

http://www.google.com/chrome

Install Google Chrome and let me know if you still experience the same issue.

I suggest using Google Chrome as your default browser too for everything you do online. I hope this works for you.
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SurfBrian Premium
Hey Carson. It seems like Google+ is shutting down. It may be good to update the community. Here's the press release. I didn't want to make it a public post so you can investigate.

https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/

I have already sent a note to Kyle.

Best,
Brian
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Carson Premium
Hi Brian, we have removed G+ as a was in our training. G+ will be around until August 2019, so we will make sure to remove it from training soon. There is still an opportunity to get crawled by sharing your websites in G+ in the mean time.
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SurfBrian Premium
Thanks Carson!
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Carson Premium
You're welcome Brian - have a great week.
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DynamicDavid Premium
Hey Carson, I have been using Site Comments 2.0 and find that it is better than the earlier version. Well Done.

When in provide comments mode, some sites come up for me that just do not interest me which affects my skip rate if I click on the "I am not interested" button.

So far I have had to skip sites for various reasons. I note there is a "report site" option that has a few reasons along with an other section which does not ask for additional detail. I think it should or at least provide additional reasons.

I had to skip a site because I was the "wrong gender to comment" - the article started with "these are some girlie books which all girls should read …." or something similar so being male I could not comment on that article. It would look really strange to any real person reading the comments if I had. :)

I had to skip another site because the content was not original - it was really a summary of one of Jay's training sessions and it was not one of Jay's sites. And did not offer for me any additional insights and I do not think the author of the website was writing from personal experience.

I had to skip another site because their was a mismatch between my interests as specified in Site Comments and the site that came up. Looking at my interest as specified in Site Comments, I could not see a logical reason why that site came up. The site was about looking after a pet. Animals and pets are not interests of mine in Site Comments.

Should I simply be selecting the "other" reason if I am to "Report Site" rather than "I'm not interested"?
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Carson Premium
Hi David,

I agree that "Reporting" a site should offer a "reason" and we're already in the works with that.

In terms of your interests. WE try to match you up with requests for comments that match your interests but if there are none, then we deliver some that may not match interests. Your interest matches have highest priority.

Reporting a site should not be done unless there is a problem with it. For example a language that you do not speak, or a broken site, or an inappropriate site. Frequent "reports" instead of using "Skips" will count towards skips, so don't overuse it when you simply don't want to leave a comment or do not see a request that matches an interest. If you do not see an interest match, skipping or reporting won't help as there are none that match your interests.

Carson
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kisumu Premium
Hi Carson,

I wrote a SiteComment in this new SiteComment 2.0 version. My avatar was not ready when I tried to submit my comment that is why it couldn't be sent. I made the avatar, but it still didn't send my comment and when I reloaded the page, I got another site to write a comment for.
I wrote a very long comment and saved it on my laptop, so sent it straight on the girl's page who asked for it.
Could you approve it somehow in my statistics and not appear in the skip rate?

I had to write for this site:
https://lindymonse.com/people-say-no-church/#comment-514

Thanks in advance,

Reka
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Carson Premium
Hi Reka,

You cannot add comments directly to a users website, you'll need to add them within SiteComments - all comments have to go through the system in order to have it recorded. If you just add a few more comments in the system your "skip rate" will quickly go down.
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kisumu Premium
Thanks a lot, I will do that! :)
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Carson Premium
Sounds great Reka!
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Hi Carson I have began my journey with WA and I am very excited, I am going to get off for today and get some things done, I can't wait to learn more and be able to upgrade to premium so I can really get my website right! I am sooo excited!!! I'll be back on tomorrow, everyday..learn learn learn, do do, grow and be successful is my goals in a few words
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Carson Premium
Hey Sarah, great to hear form you. How are things going? I wanted to reach out today and see if you need a hand with anything as you get started in the training. Let me know :)
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Mark132 Premium
HI Carson
This is a fantastic community here at wealthy affiliate!!
I'm glad I became a part of something very exciting
The information in the training area is filled with knowledge...
this a good thing for me and it keeps me aware of what I need to improve on in my learning here at wealthy affiliate.


mark
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Carson Premium
Hey Mark, great to hear from you and thanks for the feedback about the community. I look forward to following your progress as you move forward in the training :)
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Khalfish Premium
Hi Carson,

Last week or two I submitted 6 comments through the platform. Five of those comments were approved but one was disapproved. That in itself is 83% approval rating.

Then I got a message saying that I am a spammer and that I am banned from leaving comments.

Previously I had 4 comments disapproved when I was new to the system but I worked to improve my quality which is evidenced from the number of approval that I got after that.

I would like to know what is the actual reason for me to be banned from leaving comments?
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Carson Premium
Hi Khalfan - Some of the comments that are being "Disapproved" are more along the lines of "Feedback" about the site vs an engaging comment within the platform.

When leaving comments you are to leave relevant comments on the content - this is not feedback about the site, such as pop-ups or the look of the site etc. You are leaving comments about the content. I've turned on your ability to comment, but you'll need to ensure you are not leaving website FEEDBACK as we have a SiteFeedback system for that here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

SiteComments is for you to comment on the content, leave questions, leave comments about your experience with the topic, ask questions etc. Do your best not leave feedback about the website.


Carson
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Good Evening Carson,

So far everything has been ok, there is a lot to take in as well as a lot learn which is a good thing. I was thinking about a few things today and you might be able to assist in answering my question. If I chose to a Niche like Automotive Detailing supplies where someone could go to one website and checkout a variety of companies that sell Detailing supplies. So when I start creating my website would I also be able to put an auto detailing business within my website? The Detailing business would be mine, but this would be ideal to have both integrated into one site as that would all me to spend and dedicate more time to each one. Is this possible? Are there any examples of current WA Community Members that have a website set up this way currently? I look forward to hearing back and getting your insight and feedback

Also wanted to touch on the fact and reason I said things have been just ok, in my opinion there are far too many pop up trying to get me to upgrade to premium services, I don't really need pop-ups as it is already on my dashboard page with a countdown timer. With all the pop-ups asking to go premium, why not offer anyone who signs up for WA 30 days of Premium to start with and if they don't add payment info by the end of 30 days then switch them over to the free membership. I feel this would really give someone the insight to make the most informed decision overall as they would have all the tools to test drive for 30 days.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this as well as respond. Have a great rest of your Saturday evening as well as weekend!
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Carson Premium
Hi Jason,

Thanks for your patience while I got back to you here. You can add links to anything related to your niche on your website. So, if you have a Detailing business you can most certainly link to that on your site along side Detailing supplies that you are affiliating with.

Regarding the pop-ups here at WA - great feedback. As for "Premium", we have far too many services that are expensive to run, such as hosting, and supporting our Premium training etc. To gain access to the premium platform here at WA, we reserve that to paying customers who've upgraded. The first month discount at only $19 is our way of giving folks a look at Premium for next to nothing.

Cheers,

Carson
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PeterMay Premium
Hey Carson I've private messaged you with the link that you asked for In relation to My post not getting Indexed. I wasn't too sure if I was meant to respond with the link here or by clicking on the private message link at the top of your page. So I've used the Private Message box. I Hope this was ok and I've not posted links where I'm not supposed to and broken any WA rules.
Thanks Peter
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Philoh Premium
Hi Carson,

This is the first time I reach u out.plus help

when i completed the 10th lesson, i had a question asking if i wanted to share that here in the community and i said yes. then i got a link to make a blog post. Because of X reasons, i didn't complete it right away and that link gone. Can you pleasesend me back that link?

Thanks
Vicky
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Greg2112 Premium
hey Carson, I've been using the comment system.So far I left about 58 comments and of course got many in return.

However occasionally I will get the same web post pop up in the queue to comment on again.
Of course, I just left a comment on it so I don't wanna leave another comment on it and I don't want to skip it to keep my skip rate down. So I just put report site it pick other. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks
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Pheggie Premium
Hello, I want to cancel my subscription... School has been busy and I can't keep up with this anymore. I have not been active for a while now but I got an email for the next subscription which I didn't authorize, I thought the subscription should be optional and not automatic...

Please help me out with this so I can be refunded
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Josephwebst1 Premium
Hi, carson I just purchased a domain name. There is a company that i purchased 240 plr products off. And I am going to use them to outsource and create a fully loaded site with paypal buttons logo design and the rest. They ask if i had a domain and hosting. I told them i did they said they would need my c-panel info from the hosting from wealthy affiliate. Were would I access this
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Hi Carson, I just got to know about WA. I've been thinking about to make money on online these day and this is sounds good to me so I'd like to give a shot!

I have a question about this community. To be a Premium member the cost is $49 a month, so when I want to leave the community is it easy? and also can I keep my Website after I leave here or I have to be a member forever?
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Shwni Premium
When you go premium and want to leave, you will have a 30 day grace period to move your website to a different host if you want to
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TraeH Premium
I started leaving comments for others today, and started with 0% skip rate. I left 3 comments without skipping any sites, and suddenly my skip rate is 100%. There has to be something wrong with the system because I didn't skip anything. What should I do? It's impossible to get that star commenter status if the skip rate goes up without ever skipping anything.
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Spaced Premium
Hello Carson, I hope this message finds you well.

I was wondering if WA plans to enable a two-step verification system.

Earlier today, I failed to login a few times and I immediately went into panic mode. In my mind, somebody had hacked my account and they were now allowed to do whatever they wanted to with my website.

Fortunately it was just a memory lapse and after 10 minutes I was able to remember my forgotten password.
I would have felt a lot safer though, had I had a chance to enable the two-step verification.

Thank you very much in advance for your time and reply,
Andrea
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Carson Premium
Hi Andrea,

Two-step authentication is something we may be looking into as an option, however in the mean time, a strong password is what we suggest. Something that is impossible to hack. Your browser should suggest passwords to you that are incredibly strong and usually something that you may not remember - your browser should be able to do that for you. Just a thought.

Carson
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I have a problem. The main theme of my site is widgets instead of the side of the middle page of the page in large form
While you have the theme of the preview of the theme was small
Can something be done
All my posts are displayed under the widget
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cris1018 Premium
Good Morning Carson!

Just stopping by to say thank you for the welcome email. I am excited to be part of this community and process. I look forward to learning and growing through the information you have compiled here. I am already impressed with what I see and can't wait to implement it!

Have a wonderful day,
Cris
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Carson Premium
Hey Cris, great to meet you and I'm glad that you are excited about being part of the Wealthy Affiliate community. I look forward to hearing about how you do as you get started with the training and building your website. Stay in touch :)
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Jairointel Premium
Good morning, Mr. Carson, I would like to ask you about the passages to las vegas if you will be paid as you told me and also regarding the address to meet us on this day of the event as I will if I reach 300 sales tickets and accommodations will be guaranteed ? please explain to me why I need to know where I'm going when I'm ready in Brazil, after I prepare to be with you, that's my question and please explain it to me?
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Carson Premium
Hello Jailson - please find information about the Las Vegas Conference here:
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taruah99 Premium
Hi carson
I was working hard on my domain
www.amazonglobalshop.com which was available and similar domains are available as well but amazon said it is against there policies in my associate account and not accepting. My website is indexed in Google. So what to do as even if i buy .org, .net it is still not allowed as initial names are similar
thanks
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Dear Taruah99, according to the Amazon rules, you cannot mention the word amazon in any part of your website URL. You cannot mention it at its beginning, in the middle or at its end.

In addition, you cannot simply add misspelled version of it, such as amz, amonzon, etc. That is why they have not accepted it.

If you want to get accepted by Amazon, do not use their name (or a misspelled version of it) at all in your website URL.

Hope that helps you out.

Cheers!
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Carson Premium
Hi Tarulata - unfortunately you are not allowed to have the word "amazon" in your domain name. You will have to choose a new domain name and move your website to that domain - else Amazon could acquire your domain for breach of copyright and/or appropriate permissions to use their trademark in your domain.

Carson
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taruah99 Premium
I paid for that domain so You mean is the money is wasted or I can transfer it to another domain of my own and How can I be sure that the domain I bought is not going to create problem as someone else can claim from somewhere
Thanks
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taruah99 Premium
Thanks LopesM
But that is amazon I understand but what about the new domain I chose. If someone come from blue moon and says they have similar and starts same issue. I used to believe if domain is available it is yours. Also me and my husband has both affiliate accounts and can we use links in same websites.

Thanks
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PeterMay Premium
Hey Carson,
I hope you're well.
I'm having a bit of an issue with my last post being Indexed and now I'm starting to think I've made a mistake with it as its been over a week since I published it.

The review post ended up being 2800 words long. I published it and then went straight into the word press editor to add my images. I used a picture of an athletic shoe display for my featured image which I got from Adobe Stock and then as I couldn't use "save as" on the amazon site I got my product images from Skechers with "save as". I gave all images new titles and alt titles ( I think this is maybe where I've gone wrong ) but I am now thinking I've made some sort of mistake.

I really don't want to do the post all over again as It took a monumental effort to get it right and I'm creating a second review post as we speak, so I'd like to no what I've done wrong as to avoid making the same mistake again.

Really hope you can help.

Thankyou

Peter
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Carson Premium
Hi Pete,

Can you send me a PM so that I can check the specific URL of the post?

Carson
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Hello God is working through you to work with me me. He is working with me to work with the whole population. I need your help. It will be what God wants you to say or do. God is working with me in ways He is now working with anyone else. I came out of a coma and have been living a very spiritual life since . He is using me as Jesus Christ. This is hard for anyone to believe because it is not in the Bible.
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Carson Premium
Hi Melissa, I'm glad to hear that you have found guidance and I look forward to working with you here at Wealthy Affiliate :)
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terrie101 Premium
Thank you Carson for reaching out to me.

You and Kyle have built a unique type of company with a great type of approach in learning and being supportive for our success.

I am glad to e a part of this team and I look forward to my future here.
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Carson Premium
Hey Theresa - great to hear from you and I'm glad that you're now part of the Premium Family here at WA :) I think that you are going to truly love what we offer and the wonderful people that you will be networking with. I look forward to working with you!
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wozzy Premium
Hey Carson, I noticed this month's Wealthy Affiliate membership payment didn't go through. It states that 3 attempts are tried. Do we get the RED bar across the header after 3 attempts in which I case I need to manually send payment or are other attempts due in which case sufficient funds are now there?

Cheers
Mick
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Carson Premium
Hi Mick - we have received your payment in full and you're all set now. Account is in good standing :)
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dostdahl Premium
Hi Carson,

When accessing my website, I'm sometime receiving an error message from my browser (currently Safari). The message states "This connection is not private. This website may be impersonating "thetailgatingspot.com" to steal your personal or financial information. You should go back to the previous page." Any ideas on why that's happening or what I can do to fix it?
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Carson Premium
Hey Dereck - I think that this has resolved its self, let us know if this happens again.
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Help pls am new to this site.. I want to earn money from here..am a student in college pls I don't even know how to start..pls can you help me out with some credits so. I can purchase a premium account and I promise to pay back pls..help me.
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Carson Premium
Hi Enyinnaya, to get started, click on the green "training" button in the main menu and you will be taken through the first set of lessons. These lessons will teach you how everything works, explain what you will be doing, and provide you with step-by-step instructions of how you generate revenue online!

Follow the training because it's been created specifically to help you get started!

Here is a link to the Getting Started Course:
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Thank you Carson to welcome me to ur website . I hoping to learn something new on how to start a business of own . I will take advantage of the training and use it wisely to start a business and be a good business own . I am eager to ask questions as I start training twith u thanks again.
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Carson Premium
You're more than welcome Kenisha - You are going to learn so much here at WA as you work through the training lessons. I'm here to help if you have questions about what you are learning. Have fun!
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survivalwolf Premium
-Carson please help, I still don't know what I'm doing wrong, some of the other students ask me to click on your profile and click on "follow" but I can't find any place on your page that offers the drop down place to do that,also I've been warned that I'm using my Google mail address and not google + address and It could be a security breach, My goole mail says Google + mail, I don't understand what I've done wrong so please turn me around and point me in the right direction,.....before I do something else stupid,....
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Carson Premium
Hi Paul, you are already following me which is why you cannot find that button :) Sorry that this caused you confusion :) IS your website still showing that "security" message? We had a hiccup with one of our SSL certificate for ONE server for a few hours over the weekend but it was resolved as soon as we became aware. If you are still seeing a warning on your site please let me know. Have a great week!
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Rfields1190 Premium
Cannot log in to email rod@cjsregp.com. All other emial accounts still working. Cannot ask question on site support. Just directing me to useless posts. Please get this request to who ever can fix this. This is a at least one year old email account which has always been easy to access.
Thanks
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Carson Premium
Hi Rod,

Please create a SiteSupport ticket here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Yes this is about your website cjsregp.com, so enter that in the first question in the ticket wizard.
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Rfields1190 Premium
Thanks!
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Carson Premium
YOu're welcome Rod. Hope that you have a great weekend :)
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Migueli Premium
Hi Carson! Thanks for the follow. Just wanted to come say hi and introduce myself.
I'm a young man from Lisbon that has a dream of creating a successful online business and I'm looking to start with affiliate marketing, and I think I've found the right place to learn about it :)
All the best,
Miguel
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Carson Premium
Hi Miguel, great to meet you and thanks for reaching out :) You've got a full course with 10 lessons available to you to help with getting started. Let me know how you do as you begin with the training :)
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Daltonholt Premium
Sir I have a question about the niche wood Trading I'm calling it Sports Unlimited I'm trying to create a website that provides any of your sporting needs from hockey equipment football equipment baseball equipment jogging shoes bikes I think you understand where I'm going with this also I want to be able to provide for people that live in a different state then their favorite team is in to where they can get their favorite teams memorabilia rather be NFL or College for instance I live in Florida but Detroit Lions and U of M are my favorite teams along with Red Wings Detroit Tigers and I can't find any jerseys or anything here in Florida at a local store that represents my favorite teams so I want to make that part of my website but anyways do you think this is a good Niche and do you think it is profitable
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Carson Premium
Hi Dalton - This is a very broad topic. For example, Detroit Lions memorabilia could be a niche in it's own. I think that you are too broad with this right now and suggest that you choose one of the topics that you've discussed here.

football equipment
baseball equipment
hockey equipment
specific sport memorabilia

You want to start very narrow and focused and branch out from there.

There is money to be made in all of these ideas as there are literally 100's of thousands of products you can sell, but you need to focus the site on one audience. Someone looking for hockey equipment is not also looking for baseball equipment necessarily, so that is just one example of irrelevancy which will hurt your user experience. This will also harm your ability to rank in Google.
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FaiqC Premium
Hi Carson, hope you are well.
Question? I have submitted a review on someone's website but I need to do another review in order to request a review of my website, but I'm not able to because the system has not given me another website to review.
How do I proceed?

Thanks
Faiq
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Carson Premium
Hi Faiq,

You can also earn Community credits using the SiteComments system found in the main menu.

Websites > SiteComments

These credits can be used interchangeably with SiteComments or SiteFeedback.

Cheers,

Carson
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Hi Carson. I am a Premium member already, my Profile name is EMBotha and my email address is mic @ theshoe .org . I have been locked out of my account and I do not receive any emails from WA nor am I receiving the reset password email. Can you please help me. I have created this second free account to be able to contact you for I tried the 'contact' form but Ive had no response. An alternative email address you can use is michell.theshoe @ gmail. com

Please any help would be appreciated. I cant get into my websites either because I have been using WA to enter them. I did not write down the passwords on any of them.
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Michell
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Carson Premium
Hi Michell,

We are looking into why you are not getting your password reset email, however we have resent you a temporary password to your the shoe.org email address.

Please login with that temp password and change it.

Let us know if you have any issues accessing your Premium account :)
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Hello Carson, Thanks for the "Hello" :)

Myself a self made IT professional and working as an IT Infra Project manager with an airline company in the UAE. However What I graduated from was - Pharmacy :) :)

Into IT for the last 14 years and now my priorities are rapidly changing - Want to travel a lot and become financially independent; in short - enough of corporate life :)
Was searching for options which I can enjoy doing , making money and also travel round the globe - in my search, I happened to come cross "Affiliate marketing" .

When I dug deep, you folks are doing a wonderful job in educating and creating a beautiful platform for us compared to your competitors in the market.

Hope to meet and interact with you more as I get my feet more deeper into WA :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Vamsi, thanks for the introduction and background on yourself. As an IT professional I think that you will be extremely comfortable around the computer and working in the online space. You'll be up and running before you know it with a website and "target audience" (niche) chosen. I look forward to working with you and following your progress.
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OLAMOPKINS1 Premium
Hi, I really like your profile. I am hoping to do well in this busy but at the present i have gotten stuck in the lesson and will have too keep going back. I don't feel too bad about that but it a little confusing since i only can get on a computer to write a email or pay a bill.This is very new to me but I geuss when i get farther alone.It will come easier.

Thanks
Ola
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Carson Premium
Hey Ola, just wanted to follow up with you and see how you are doing in the lessons and if you are still stuck? I can certainly help out if you have questions and need a hand.
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OLAMOPKINS1 Premium
Hey Carson I just attempted too set up google analytics
I don't think its right because i was told i had a trial one for 14 days and i know now that i should not pay for it . I looked at kyles lesson
and went into my gmail i just don't know went wrong.
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Carson Premium
Hi Ola,

Google Analytics is Free, so perhaps you have installed something on your website by mistake that is not in-fact Google Analytics.

Here is training on how to add Google analytics to your website. and
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OLAMOPKINS1 Premium
Hi,Carson I will go there.

Be Blessed
Ola
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Mark120 Premium
Dear Carson, for the first time in 3 months, I am asking for serious help in checking the flaws of my only website from the inside.
I study a lot and diligently, but this is beyond my strength. My referrer and teacher Barbara Atkins does not respond for 25 days, which also causes my alarm as a human being.
Consult with Kyle and give me a adviser on how to build a website.
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Carson Premium
Hi Mark,

Getting some Site Feedback would be a great idea to start off with. You can request feedback on your website here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

How far along are you in the training and how many articles have you published on your site?

Carson
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