About DavonaS
Joined January 2018
Hi, my name is Davona, I'm a 41 yr old wife and mother of 6. I am currently a Business Analyst for an insurance company. Ive recently been on the search to own my own business and gain capital for my husband's dream of owning his own family business. He currently is a carman for a major railroad company.

I've been working in Corp America for over 20 years and quite frankly I'm burnt out. This is the first time I've done anything like this and it's a few steps outside my comfort zone. But I can say I am so excited to begin this journey and im ready for what lies ahead.
DavonaS's Goals 3
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Money I would be happy earning
70k a year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
1 million a year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much time as it takes
 
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DavonaS Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
70k a year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
1 million a year

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much time as it takes
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Prophese Premium
DavonnaS, your goal are surely attainable. The basic thing to do is to follow what you've learned. I would've never been able to succeed without the training and knowledge gained here at WA. I'm telling you, YOU GOT THIS!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Davona!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Madek!

It was my pleasure to follow you and view your website. I gave you some +1s and left you a comment on your website. Would you mind returning the favor?
http://google.com/+AubreeVonnieSimpson
http://topinteriormotive.com/unique-wall-decor-accent-wall-edition
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Madek Premium
Great, Davona!

Thank you so much for visiting my website! I'll soon reply your valuable feedback. Surely, I'll go to your website. Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. You rock! Cheers, again!

Madek
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DavonaS Premium
You are awesome Madek! Best wishes to you!
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Madek Premium
Howdy, Davona!

Wish you the same as well. Great success in your endeavors at WA. Let's move forward! We'll get there together! Cheers, once more!

Madek
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Madek Premium
Hey, Davonna!

Great website you have done! I left a comment in. You are awesome!

Karl Madek
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Hello Davona, nice to meet you.
Thank you for the follow. I think you will really do well here.
Mother of 6? Oh,my lol. I have seven, only 2 left at home.
It is challenging with little ones and their activities, but it can be done.
I have 100 % faith that you will get to where you want to be.
Best Of Luck In All You Do
Lee Ann
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DavonaS Premium
Hey Lee Ann! Thanks for the encouragement. Yes 6! 2 are still at home also. 12 and 10. It can be hard juggling all that but I'm sure you will agree when I say it's all worth it. It's been a pleasure meeting you and I wish supernatural blessings upon you and your lovely family.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Omg. Mine are 13 and 10. We have a few things in common : )
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DavonaS Premium
Yes we do!
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Chrisie1 Premium
Hey Darling ;-)

This is a first time for you, as well, for me into doing something like this.

However, I am right around the corner from my six-month anniversary. YAYYYY!!!! ;-)

It still feels like I just started yesterday. Time really does fly by, but the knowledge you will learned in here in that short period of time is amazing.

You'll see what I'm talking about soon.

Til next time,
Chrisie ;-)
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DavonaS Premium
Hey! Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary I realized that I'm newer than you after I wrote that, lol. But I thank you for the warm welcome. I am quickly learning how valuable WA is. If you don't mind me asking, have you started making money?
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Chrisie1 Premium
No, not yet. That's ok.

It really takes about 6 months for the name of your website gets out there real good.

However, some make money faster than others. It really depends on how much time and effort you put in.

As soon as I make $1, you will be the first to know ;-)
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DavonaS Premium
Hahaha! Gotcha! Be blessed sis
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Keane Premium
Hello Davona. Nice to meet you. Just wanted to stop by and extend a very big and warm welcome to you for joining our WA family - so WELCOME! :)

Also, if you have any questions - need help or assistance - please feel free to ask.

Keep smiling brightly...
as always, Davona,

Keane:-]
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DavonaS Premium
Thank you Keane! That was a really warm welcome! Wishing you great success!
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Keane Premium
You're welcome, Davona. And what can I say - a guy tries, you know?

And remember, there is no need to be a stranger here - you're family now - so feel free to reach out to myself or others on here; especially when you feel flustered and overwhelmed with all that's ahead of you at WA.

Tip: Your success is our success. We're all here to grow individually and collectively.
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DavonaS Premium
Hey Keane, you have an awesome gift! After reading your bio, yes I was curious, I now KNOW without a doubt you will be very successful in all your endeavors. Awesome bio by the way!
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Flizzy Premium
Welcome to DA Davona! You made a really good investment. This place is a self contained online business factory! Learn, build, host, buy domains, maintain your site, and make money...all right here for $50 bucks a month. I've learned and done more in the last year here, than I've accomplished in the last 8 years on my own. Much success to you, and feel free to holla if I can be of any assistance.
Flizzy!
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DavonaS Premium
Hey! Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm learning so much everyday. I'm just happy that I've decided to step outside my usual box. This is a great community for getting questions answered and I will certainly give you a holla when I'm stuck. Blessings to you
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DavonaS Premium
Good morning everyone! I just published my first article! Woo hoo! Would you mind if I ask someone to review it and tell me what you think? How can I improve? I also want to change the picture on the front page( I believe it's called a slider) because it has nothing to do with my niche. The directions are a bit confusing. I have the Avant theme and I've downloaded the metaslider. My website is called V Design and it can be found at http://topinteriormotive.com. Thank you in advance
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phoeby123 Premium
I'll check it out.
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DavonaS Premium
Thank you
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DavonaS Premium
Today, I got the news that more of our work is going to be outsourced and we are to create training documents to help transition that work.

Even though I should be upset and worried as I've worked for this company for 15 years, starting at the bottom and working my way up through promotions its actually a relief. People are dropping like flies and the atmosphere is awful.

I am more motivated than ever to make this program work in my favor and possibly this could be the start of having multiple streams of income and being an owner of multiple businesses. Because I'm so burnt out, I don't EVER want to work for anyone else AGAIN. Does anybody else feel like this?
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RobSciubba Premium
I hear ya Davona. I've been there. It really stinks working for someone else. You have no control.

You belong here now. This place has grown from 700,000 people since I got here last here to 1.1 million now.

Everything happens for a reason. That's why you're here now. Stick with it and follow the training.

You won't find people here like anywhere else. They're the best!
Welcome my friend. Send me a message if you ever need help.
We're the good guys! :-)

Cheers!
~Rob
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DavonaS Premium
Wow @RobSciubba! Thank you so much for the encouragement. I am determined to work as hard as I need to and then apt a little more hard work to be self sufficient. Before this company I worked for another major company for 6 years before being laid off. It's the same feeling all over again. I've come to hate corp america. I appreciate your reply and look forward to witnessing your success! God Bless you brother!
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RobSciubba Premium
You're welcome! You'll do great here! Just work hard at something you love to do!
You've come to the right place smiley! :-)
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DavonaS Premium
Ok, I just changed my theme. I love the design but not the picture that is showing on the front page. Would I be able to put another picture up there that would be more appropriate for my website? Also some strange number and address is showing in the heading. How can I remove that? Oh and I've been indexed on Google Yay!!!
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terryg247 Premium
most themes have a customization button where you can do a number of things. Depending on the theme determines whether or not you can change the photo but if you can it will be under the customization tab
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DavonaS Premium
@terryg247 thank you for the advice. I picked this theme based not only on the look but because it said it is very customizable and can be used for many niches. So hopefully I can change out the front picture. I did however delete that address and phone number. So thanks so much for your help
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alexjysmith Premium
Welcome message for wealthy affiliate new premium members:

Welcome to WA. Glad to have you here. You will get everything you need to succeed in this massive online university. Its updated regularly. Just follow the green course on the left hand side towards the top. Its super simple, one step at a time is all it takes. I’m wanting to wish you massive success this year, and I know that you can make this work. Glad to have you aboard. Let me know if you need any help!

AJ
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DavonaS Premium
Hi alexjysmith,

I am digging this huge community of helping hands.. I look forward to seeing something that i build from scratch grow. Thank you for welcoming me.
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MarkBa Premium
Hello Davona!

Congratulations on going Premium here at WA.

I have found the weekly webinar very useful to watch and now that you’re a premium member you can too.Just make sure the topic being covered is what you need right now otherwise it won’t be the best use of your time.

If you can’t or don’t want to attend it live, there’s always the recordings. (See “Live Video Classes” under Training on the left hand menu.

Wishing you every success with your business goals for 2018.

~Mark
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DavonaS Premium
Thank you MarkBa! I appreciate the advice. This is the first time I've done something like this. I'm really excited. I've been in corporate all my life and I'm just plain tired of it. Plus it's my only income which gives my 9-5 too much power. I'm looking for an exit strategy so this is the first of my attempts to gain other revenue streams. What are your goals? Looking forward to learning with you and watch you reach your goals as well.to
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Davona, You're very welcome. Yes I understand your wanting to exit the corporate rat race. WA is part of that same strategy for me. I now only work part time and next will be to exit that too. You can do this too!! Yes looking forward to each other's exit parties! :) ~Mark
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lakbar12 Premium
Hey Davona, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I followed back. I look forward to learning with you. I wish you the best in all you do...

Much Success to you in 2018 and beyond
Kisha
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Lakbar12! Thank you fir following me. I see you have done affiliate programs before. You also have been a sahm. Something that I have longed to be but my husband is concerned about living off of one income. That's partly why I'm here. Trying to gain other streams of income. Looking forward to learning with and from you
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lakbar12 Premium
You're welcome, Davona! Yes, I have experienced a few affiliate programs, but none of them worked out for me. I was still lost and had no idea what to do. They did not teach like WA and when I first started I had no idea what an affiliate program was. So, it was a huge learning curve for me.

I know that with WA you'll be able to see your wishes through, just stick with the training and take action on everything you learn. And, more importantly never hesitate to ask a question, even if you feel like it sounds crazy. That alone has helped me along the way.

What niche did you go into? I am in MMO (make money online ) affiliate boot camp.

I look forward to this journey with you. We have a lot to learn still but, I know we'll see success just never give up, be persistent, and consistent.
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DavonaS Premium
lakbar12, what would your niche feature/? Are you going to show people how to make money online? It sounds like that is a wonderful niche and would yield alot of traffic. If its not rude of me, how would partner with an affiliate from that? I started off wanting to do something with couponing as that is my passion but some research helped me to understand this may not be good for commisions. So what I've narrowed it down to was home decor. This is my second love. I love colors and when my husband gave me complete atonomy to decorate our home, I was estatic. I do not have any formal training in interior design, however I have an interest to learn so this will fit me well as I love to learn. Thank you so much for replying and the encouragement. I'm so excited to see the success of my self and others as well.
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lakbar12 Premium
I apologize about the late reply. I am working on an article right now so, I happen to check on the platform and I saw you responded. So, my apologies.

My niche, I call myself featuring other affiliate products and affiliate programs. I review them and just let the audience know if it is legit to go with or stay far away from it. I also inform them of any up-sells that they may have to pay because, I've joined affiliate programs that ended up wanting 60k in the end. So, I just review the programs and products.

After reviewing my product or program, I redirect them to WA because, truth is in most cases WA is the best option. It doesn't cost an arm and leg and they have more than enough information for us to succeed. Now, if the product or program is legit and worth someone looking at it. I give them the option of signing up with that program and I also insert WA in there without being pushy.

My niche was the hardest thing for me to figure out. I love doing a lot of things but, I could not figure out how I could get them to work. So, I just went along with the affiliate boot-camp because, I was wasting time thinking about how to get things started.

No, it's not rude, but, I am not sure what you mean partner with an affiliate from that means? Please let me know and I can tell you. Are you talking about if you are doing home decor and like me I am doing MMO how could we help each other out? I'm not sure what it means. I know you'll let me know when you have time.

Home decor is an awesome niche. And, I know you were excited to decorate since it is a passion. I've heard many people do very well in the home decor niche. I know that you will do well, since it is a passion. And, there are lots of affiliate programs I am sure you'll be able to sign up with.

About the formal training in home decor, you don't need it. You'll become the expert. I know right now, it may not make sense but, as time goes on. You will become an expert from writing articles and doing research.

It will make you an more informed home decorator and you'll be able to share many things with your audience. Most people visiting your site are not or will not be as informed as you will be.

I love to learn too! And, with affiliate marketing you will be constantly learning.
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DavonaS Premium
lakbar12, you actually answered my question. I apologize for not making myself clear earlier. I am still learning about WA and all that it has to offer. I've been so focused on the trainings and the community that I haven't had time to explore the boot camp.

I now understand how your niche ties into an affiliate. And I have to say that is a wonderful way to help people. I hear alot of horror stories about getting scammed. You will do great! I Can't wait to hear about your success stories
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lakbar12 Premium
Okay great! I am glad that your question was answered. yes, please do focus on the training and community, it will help you out a lot.

Thank you, for the encouragement. I can't wait to hear your success stories as well. Have an awesome day!
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Davona and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Davona,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Davona and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you so much for this. I am going to take action as I understand what a value this is. I do need help with traffic and some setting up as the videos are if great help, however the current updates seem to cause the videos to be a little outdated. Some of the material looks different and it missing
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Kyle Premium
Which videos are you referring to specifically? These videos are updated all the time, but interfaces can change very quickly so if there is something you see that is outdated let me know.

I know you are going to love the training and your direction moving forward. :)
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Davona! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Davona!
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DavonaS Premium
Thank you Kyle, I took your advice and narrowed it down to home decor. I've created the website and am now in the process of building it. I went to my Facebook page and posted a poll to my fb community asking them what they would be interested in learning about. I figured this would be a good way to build an audience. If they are apart of the building process they might be more inclined to visit once it is up and running. However I know that value is what is going to keep people coming back. I'm more motivated then ever to do this. Thanks again for turning my communication back on and all your help!
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Kyle Premium
That is definitely one way that you can get insight into your niche, asking questions like that.

When I go to do research on a given niche to come up with concepts for keywords (and ultimately content), I ask a few questions of my niche.

**What are some products/services that people are purchasing in your niche?
**What are some questions they are asking?
**What are some problems they are having?
**What are some "how to's" that are useful?
**What are some trending topics in your niche?

Do some research, in could be as simple as a Google search to uncover a lot of these items. I personally start off my keyword research using this technique: This will open your doors to essentially unlimited ideas and concepts, from there you can plug in these keywords into a keyword tool like the one here at WA or Jaaxy.com. Hope this helps you out here Davona!
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DavonaS Premium
Thank you Kyle! I will certainly take your advice on finding and providing valuable content. I'm so excited!
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle, one more question. I'm not in love with my website name. Just named it on the fly. Since Its been created would I be able to change the name?
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Kyle Premium
Unfortunately, you cannot change a domain name after it has been created. You would need to create a brand new website with a new domain if you wanted to update the domain URL. That is the only way to update the URL of your website.

If you are a Premium member, you can use the Move feature to move all of the old content from the old domain to your new one and this will make it so you don't lose any of your existing work you have done on your domain.
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle,

I have a few follow up questions about moving my website. As I stated before I created the website(have not purchased a domain yet) quickly without thinking about the name too much. I am not in love with the name but have thought about a new name that i would rather have. How do I move the content over to a new domain if I have not purchased it yet or if I have purchased one?
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Kyle Premium
Well you can definitely change the name when you do decide to get a domain name of your own.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Davona? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for checking in. I sent a question to you and/or Carson 3 days ago. Can you please provide a response?
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle! I appreciate you reaching out. I do have a question. I am stuck on picking a niche and a purpose for my website so I have not moved on to the creating a website portion of the training. I'm thinking about creating a niche based website that would allow people to sell items through it and I get a commission from the sales. I want to create the affiliate program first to build a relationship with vendors. Is this possible on this platform? I need a little help
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Kyle Premium
What you promote is not your niche, your audience is your knees and there're over 500 million products and services that you can promote online.

A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Kyle, thank you for responding. I've settled on a niche. I want to do it on crafting. Things people make with their hands and using their creativity. What advice would you be able to give on this? And my second question is would I ever be able to allow people to sell their creations through my site?
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Kyle Premium
I would recommend that you narrow it down a bit, what aspect of "crafting" do you want to help people out with? What type of crafts?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Davona! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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DavonaS Premium
Hi Carson and Kyle! I appreciate you reaching out. I do have a question. I am stuck on picking a niche and a purpose for my website so I have not moved on to the creating a website portion of the training. I'm thinking about creating a niche based website that would allow people to sell items through it and I get a commission from the sales. Is that possible or are there other factors involved in that? I would also use it for the affiliate program .
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

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

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

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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JLennon Premium
Hi Davonna, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates. This is the best place on the web to learn about and build an online business. The training is straightforward and easy to follow. There are also thousands of successful online entrepreneurs here who will lend a hand when you have a question.

This is a great place for people who really want to build an internet business.

Look around. Talk to people. Take advantage of the free training.

May you achieve much success.
- Joe
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DavonaS Premium
Oh wow ! Thanks Joe! I'm looking forward to learning and meeting more great people like you!
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