About Kyle
Joined September 2005
I guess this is where I tell everyone what I like to do...maybe even give some insight into the life of "Kyle". I enjoy travelling the world when I can and fortunately owning an internet business is very accommodating to travel (but it also means that I am always connected lol).

I also like to exercise, play sports (mostly basketball), and of course, Internet Business!

I also like to read in my spare time. Knowledge is a powerful thing. If you educate yourself in things that you are passionate about and that you can "apply" towards your journey to success, you can achieve big things!

I began marketing in college, where I began my journey onto the Internet. I took computer science in school, primarily focusing on programming, but quickly found a love for the business & marketing components of the web. Business has always been an interest of mine. I remember reading jargon-filled business magazines while I was still in high school.

Since the inception of Wealthy Affiliate in Sept, 2005, I have a new found passion -- helping others succeed online. This is not an easiest of tasks, and everyone coming to WA comes from a different background, with a different story, but my (and Carson's) goal is to continue to work towards creating a system that will induce widespread success among the WA community members.

Give me a shout out in the forum and if you want, add me to your buddy list, or send me a message below!

Take Care,

Kyle

PS. I truly look forward to working with you!!
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RosR Premium
Ok Kyle , Im going semi public with this . So im in a domestic/financial violence relationship and in process of getting out .
Just wanting as much assurance that you can give that this internet business can give me a decent living without having to look for other work. I know its hard work and I know I have to follow the rules but if those two things are a given then Id like to think this could be my ticket to a new and better life . My first website will be about Narcissism and id hope to do others around various mental health topics given my LIVED exoerience . Im just about to lose everything, all my money has already gone and I will lose my car , my income ( we were in a business together ) and my house . This is not a sob story , its the story of a strong woman who will not be bullied and abused and is prepared to walk away with nothing in order to show her daughters and other abused women that recovery and success is possible .
Ros
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altard Premium
Hi Kye. I tried to contact you 2 days ago on pm but no answer yet. I have this problem. I extended my yearly membership on november 2016 on black friday event (before it expired on march 2017). But I got charged again this month for $359. I knew i shouldn't get charge again until march 2018. Please fix this. Thanks
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hampass Premium
Hello Kyle, I'm having a problem with my website. First thing is that I own my domain name, and when trying to access it through the search engine, it must have the siterubix.com extension, other wise can't connect. Secondly, when attempting to add a rss-feed, I get an error msg cURL error 7..Can't connect to host. Tried using different feed sources, and get the same msg. Thanking you in advance for your help.
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Andelene1 Premium
kyle I need help with lining website I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment . signed up with ebay and can't seems to move forward ebay is asking me for
a URL I have no idea what they are talking about and how to move forward from there. I need help
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Hi Kyle, Im still trying to figure out if Im good at this before I delve into premium, I really am not going to rush it and even if I miss out on the sale oh well. My site name is astro fun at siterubix . com please let me know if I am doing this right or if you have an understudy or anyone, cause this is just totally out of my realm. Sorry for the inconvenience just trying to see.

Amarys
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CraigBarnes Premium
Here is a question from ranthony17: "Please explain how WA generates income other than through The Premium Service fees.
Do you receive a percentage of the affiliates revenue?" I think the answer is yes if you become a WA affiliate, but I don't want to give an incorrect answer. I'm even more unsure of the second part of his/her question and think you would be the absolutely best authority for an answer, Kyle. Thanks!
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meridiancoin Premium
Hi Kyle, I am sorry to bother you but if I have an existing website and company, should I use that or start a different website for this endeavor? I have a coin company should I work off of that site and premise or start something new relating to coin collecting that is NOT my website. In other words, if I choose coin collecting as my niche, should I start a new site dealing with coin collecting or work with the site that I own now and then add other companies and links to that existing website? Should I start fresh for this career? Thank you, i am just a little overwhelmed.
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Kyle Premium
You don't have to use the website platform here if you don't want. You can use an existing site that you already have set-up with the training here or you can start fresh.

Sometimes with an existing site there may be some things that you have done in the past that could be hurting your rankings (backlinks, spun content, duplicate content, low quality content), so starting fresh and doing things properly from the start can be advantageous. But this is totally up to you.

Either way, I am here to help you along the way Paul!
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Agu3man Premium
How do I give a good comment on someone's site because my comment I guess was more of a feedback and it was no approved. I would like to get better and actually give good comments but I just don't understand what the difference is between a comment and feedback.
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Kyle Premium
You are not giving feedback on your site, you are engaging in the content itself and that topic of conversation.

If the topic is about weightloss, you want to comment on something related to that, ask a question, and provide your own insights and opinions on the topic itself.

Have a view of this:
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Slim78 Premium
I cancelled my account about 10 days cause I lost my job and can't afford to keep on with the program but last night $70.69 CAN was taken out of my account which I thought I would be getting my money back. So can you please cancel my account and refund my money please!!! sorry for the inconvienience.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hello Kyle,

I'm very confused. I tried to add my 1st blog post to my new website

www.onthewingsofmypen.com

And have been trying to do a blog roll with categories so it will roll from my home page right into my categories (only one right now). And on my home page it says "Oops, Nothing available here."

I had another member tell me to go to settings > reading > Home blog roll (but there is no option to do that within this setting.

Soo confused...Not sure what to do. :( Feeling stuck!!

Thank you Kyle for any help you can give me.

~Evon
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Kyle Premium
I see this on your site:

https://onthewingsofmypen.com/what-is-a-bullet-journal-key

Did you get this sorted, it is just below your main title on your homepage. If you don't like how this theme works, you can definitely update it to a different theme within the Appearance => Themes section on your website.
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LadybugLove Premium
Not a problem now Kyle, but thanks for checking in with me. I was stuck yesterday, but Phil (feigner) came alongside me and I discovered I had to have a featured photo (which is fine) before it would post on the home page. I learned so much yesterday about categories, blog rolls, and now featured photos.

Have my 1st blog post up now and now that I know what I'm doing and not feeling around in the dark, I can get the other 25 posts up that are currently on my FB group page...after getting them keyword ready. YAYY!!

I love my Ladybug theme...wouldn't change it ...fits my domain name also. My group is gonna love it!

Thank you again Kyle! Loving the training and all the help!

~Evon :)
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Sandyfletche Premium
Hi Kyle
I am hving a problem with the video, I hve chrome, it works but yoyour voice keeps stopping and starting. So I tried to download fflash player, but i hve an android tablet anf flash player is not compatable. I tried downloading firefox which I did successfully bbut no video just your vouce. So now I am stuck, any suggestions?
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Kyle Premium
That could be your internet connection, some of these videos are fairly large (because of their length) so you may need to give it a second to load in some cases before you click play.

Maybe try that, if it continues to persist let me know and I will give you a hand. ;)
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Sandyfletche Premium
Tk u so much,
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Sandyfletche Premium
Hi Kyle, I am really excited, but taking my time to absob all the things you are teaching, I am on #6, of the training, I hve already gone with the premium account. I dont expect to get rich just make extra income, I am old but worked for yrs with computers. I think I finally found something legit, to many scams out there.
Thank you for giving us this opportunity
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larryeden Premium
Well Kyle i am having a hard time of doing what you are asking on them comments I was going to put my niche on my web site that I started and it would not let me , lot of it axially understood the darndest thing was I keep on getting my thoughts from those little red letter things you had in the lessons it come a lot more clear after I started to read those little red letter things you had in the lessons but the comments are killing me and that is no joke
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Kyle Premium
By put your niche on your website, what do you mean by that. You simply name your website in a way that is relevant to your niche.

What is your website URL? Where are you feeling the most stuck in that respect.
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larryeden Premium
at the comment section I put my comment in on my web site and was getting to put my niche on there just below it and it came up and said that I had to make some comments before I could put my niche down so I don't know what is going on that is what got me confused if you understand now I hope I made it a little more clear now thank you may god bless
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Hello Kyle.

Questions. Some weren't answered in chat which is cool by the way.
1) If I obtain domain with WA what happens in 6 months if I decide to stop. Do I lose domain?

2) If not and domain is mine but I take to say Godaddy. Would I lose all the info and blogs from all people that have blogged? I think the proper term is threads.

3) When you blog they basically sign up to blog using email. When I set up blog with WA do I get those emails or do you or do both WA and me?

4) Do I truly get 25 websites with premium and it costs only $49 month?

5) Are these sites all Wordpress and are we allowed to customize and add in plugins? If I order through Wordpress I get Jetpack. Do you offer any plugins?

Sorry for so many questions. I was getting ready to order Wordpress and asked a couple questions and I got sent to your link. I was glad I did. Just a lil costly considering I was gonna get one for free. I know I'm a little fish in a big pond and don't really have the money to get ranked close to top. That's why I was doing the free Wordpress.

Thanks,

Vincent
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Kyle Premium
Glad to help.

1) If I obtain domain with WA what happens in 6 months if I decide to stop. Do I lose domain?

You can still manage your domains here, you can move your websites to another host if you want as well, in saying this the hosting you get with Premium is comparable to $250 per month hosting packages.

2) If not and domain is mine but I take to say Godaddy. Would I lose all the info and blogs from all people that have blogged? I think the proper term is threads.

You don't need to take it anywhere, if you are not using our hosting though you will need to move your website itself to another host.

3) When you blog they basically sign up to blog using email. When I set up blog with WA do I get those emails or do you or do both WA and me?

Yes, you can create as many email accounts you want with your domain.

4) Do I truly get 25 websites with premium and it costs only $49 month?

You can host up to 25 of your own domains. You have to BUY any domain that you own though, a .com is around $14 per year. You own a domain just like real estate.

The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. You can learn more about it here:

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.

5) Are these sites all Wordpress and are we allowed to customize and add in plugins? If I order through Wordpress I get Jetpack. Do you offer any plugins?

Yes, you can add plugins. There are over 35,000 plugins that you have access to and we definitely do things on a network level like SiteProtect, SiteSSL and SiteBoost (which is coming next week) which allow you to do things in much better way than any plugin could ever offer.
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Thanks. I guess I could of gone through the training a lil more cuz some were answered. Do I have to have siterubix behind free domain name? Say my domain is howtolosebellyfat/siterubix like yours if someone types in howtolosebellyfat dot com(wont let me post a link) is it going to not recognize it as a website or is it going to put it in search page? Also, I have gone through as much as I can in start up mode. So that's as far as you will take me. No help on posting ads, content or anything else? Your just simply starting us out at getting the free website up and running and that's it?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, the free websites have SiteRubix behind them.

The domain within the Starter membership are created on the .siterubix.com domain, you are in full control of the content, but you don't own the actual domain.

When you are ready, you can move these sites over to your own domains with a click of a button here at WA using the MOVE feature.

We also have a SiteDomains (domain registration platform) here at WA that simplifies the process. It is a breeze, it handles everything properly for SEO, and these are features included within the Premium membership.

Hope this clarifies for you Vincent.
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WilliamKoko Premium
Good morning, I discovered that the amount being charged against my credit card for my monthly wealthy affiliate subscription is $55.37 dollars. This is not the same as the $47 I was informed will be the monthly charge. Please kindly rectify this error and the differences for the two months of February and March should be returned to my credit card.
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Kyle Premium
Are you from Canada? If so, this is because there is GST involved with the payment. Otherwise, if you are charged more than the $47 amount, this would be charges instituted by conversion rates to another currency or your bank account is gouging.
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WilliamKoko Premium
Yes, I am from Canada
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Kyle Premium
That is exactly why then, you are charged GST because we are also a Canadian company and by CRA laws we have to.
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WilliamKoko Premium
Ok.

I have two other questions:

1. I discovered that there is no .ca domain available on siterubix/WA. If I want a .ca domain name can I get it elsewhere and move it to WA. If this is so, how do I go about it?

2. When do you pay out affiliate commission as I discovered that my accumulated commission earned so far is yet to be paid.

Thank you

William
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amyr2017 Premium
Kyle,
I received an email from Amazon saying that they closed my account because I used the word Amazon in my review of the Vitamix, but yet had already been approved when I did that.
Can you shed some light on this? I have Amazon links in several places on my site and not sure what this is about. There was never an indication that my site was under review.
Thanks,
/a.
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Kyle Premium
Really, what do you mean by the use of Amazon word. Did you say that they can buy at amazon and link them off to Amazon?

You might want to contact them, I have no idea here as this is based on their own team, which often times is very inconsistent with their decision making.
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amyr2017 Premium
Kyle -- I used the word "amazon" in my review, and copied some of their specs and language from their review onto my own review. I also copied their photo of the product onto my site.
I will contact them -- so annoying...! Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, frustrating. Amazon is very fickle at the best of times, but do know there are A LOT of affiliate programs outside of Amazon.
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amyr2017 Premium
I haven't had too much luck with Commission Junction or ClickBank. They are both taking an inordinate amount of time approving my requests for affiliates, but not only that, they don't really have what I am looking for -- ThriveMarket, ForksoverKnives, stuff like that -- organic, plant-based ways of life. So I need to spend time searching for independent affiliates through google searches. Plus, what else is there, if not Amazon...?!
If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears. Thank you.
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Hi Kyle,
Very great full of the messages I have received. Looking forward to be a member but since all circumstances coming my way and it will take time. But very interesting and I will really try my best to be one of the members from Papua new Guinea. Thankyou
Regards
Vickie Nasio
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA Vickie and I definitely look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever feel "stuck" anywhere along the way. :)
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hampass Premium
Hello Kyle, been a while since my last communication. I've been busy trying to work, family affairs and trying to fit working Wealthy Affiliate training into the course of a day. Recently have been working on my website but have 2 issues. First I've noticed that my website, healthandwealthtools.com can't be found by the search engines without the siterubix.com extension. I own my website through namecheap, and thought that it didn't need to have the siterubix.com extension. Secondly, when trying to install the rs feed, a error msg...cURL error 7: couldn't connect to host pops up on page where feed loads too. All online data suggest problem is probably on the hosting end. Thanking you in advance for helping me to resolve these issues. Have a blessed evening.
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Kyle Premium
This website is not live:

http://healthandwealthtools.com/

Did you transfer your .siterubix.com website to this? If you are having loading issues or errors, you should definitely contact SiteSupport and let them know what the issues are. They are the experts and they will get you sorted.

I suggest creating a hosting support ticket here:

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

You can also find this within the SiteRubix menu under the "SiteSupport"(to the left). This is where you should go if you ever have loading issues with your website, email issues, plugin/theme issues, or if you accidentally do something that adversely impacts your website.

This support is 24/7 and upon submitting your ticket we will look into it right away Richard!
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LenH1 Premium
Hi Kyle my name is len hickey I have a product have a patent on and I want to build the product online as far as sales it's a product that wouldn't be used by everybody but I would need to speak with you. 9175257532. And I would be willing to work payment for your expertise.
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LenH1 Premium
This product would be used by everybody
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Kyle Premium
If you want to drop me a PM, I could give you feedback here. We don't offer phone support, but I would be more than happy to give you feedback based on what you have going on here.
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LenH1 Premium
Yeah thanks Kyle. I feel a little uncomfortable going over this with you on the open internet. but thank you. Len Hickey
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Kyle Premium
Well that is up to you Len, our Private Messaging system is private but of course only share what you are comfortable with. I am not in a position where I will be sharing anything that is shared with me privately.
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Sabar Premium
hi kyle , I never try to reach you , and today when i did all i got wa a bunch of bots stressing me out , is this what you have boiled down to? I have been here for three months . I havent experienced any success yet, am Iwasting my time here? I dont get it . I cant seem to do anyhting you guys make sound so easy, notice a lot of stuff here on the training is years old , and now i see botified you , did i miss the boat ? Why am i failing so bad?
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Kyle Premium
Sorry, bunch of bots stressing you out? What are you needing a hand with, where is your website in terms of progress?

Training doesn't need to be redone weekly, often times strategies stay the same for years, when we find stuff that is outdated we update it though.

I made my first sale personally after 3 months of working my tail off, the time and energy you put into your business NOW always pays off usually around 3-6 months down the road. That is how the process and journey will look.

Let me know where you are feeling stuck Scott and I will give you a hand.
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Toyhauler1 Premium
Hi Sabar, I notice you spend a lot of your time in the chat room. Use it only for questions and devote your time to training and your site. I have been on W/A for about the same amount of time as you. I'm getting traffic and no sales also. You can't build a profitable business overbite. It takes hard work and patience. Good luck in your future.
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been looking for a way to contact you. I know you tried t,o contact me by phone this am i think the probl em im having is i somehow got both starter & premium info on my computer. i also if it would be possible (I get paid once a month) to upgrade on the 3rd when i get paid. please advise
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Kyle Premium
You can contact me here. We don't offer phone support, but if you need a hand with anything at all moving forward please do let me know. :)
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I get paid every month on the 3rd for disability.ss. Any chance I can get the premium for the $19? ps , I'm not going anywhere!
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Kyle Premium
I will extend your first month discount offer starting today (and you will be able to get it any time after this along with the bonuses. I know you are going to love Premium and I really look forward to working with you. :)
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JeanineBrown Premium
Kyle,
I went to sign up for Premium with my Bank of America Credit/debit card and got "Please enter credit info. i have used this card everywhere both as credit and debit and have no problem. It even has CVV number on the back, along with date of experation
Please respond, as I have 18 hours left.

Thanks,

Jeanine Brown
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forpat123 Premium
Hi Kyle, this is the last time that I will be private messaging you sorry for the inconvenience, I just have a couple more questions to ask you. Can I transfer my current site at WA to my hosting account at godaddy etc. Also if people are referred to my website from my WA link after I leave WA will I still receive a commission even though I am no longer a premium member? If so how will I know that they came to your site under my link? Also how will I get paid?
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Kyle Premium
You will need to give your FTP details and website details to the new host. You can get these within your SiteManager under your respective websites "Details" button.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Your new host is responsible for the inbound transfer and should be able to help you out with this. Do know that after your membership has been cut off, you will not be able to access these details or your SiteManager, so make sure you grab these details prior to this.

You won't receive commissions while you are a non member, but when you come back you will start to receive and reconnect to your affiliates again.

Sorry to hear you are leaving us!
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forpat123 Premium
Ok thanks Kyle for the information. I am thankful to you for all the advice that you have given to me here. Thank you so very much have a wonderful and blessed day.
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LinZ427 Premium
I need help kyle!!! I just watched your video about setting up plugins and adding pages to our WA page... the about me, privacy policy, and getting started....
well just before we add pages u had us change the General Settings of our "background information" for when ppl do searches in Google ....my dashboard doesn't !ike the one in ur video! I need help!
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Fredish Premium
Hi ! You said to not copy and paste , its bad for google ranking. Right now I'm building my Website in french and english at the same time , the same way, with the same content translate (my own content) on 2 different website. Is it the best way to do it or Im better to do a french and english translator in the same website ?
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Kyle Premium
I would suggest you create your website focusing on just ONE language. When you try to translate your content (translators do a horrible job of this as they are far too literal), you take away from the overall site quality.

When you create an "additional" website, you create double the work for yourself without knowing if the campaign is going to be successful or not.

Both of these will lead to much more work and a lot less focus. Focus on one language or the other when starting out Frederic, once you are successful with one you could diversify down the road and build out a second website and create a translated version of your website for an additional revenue stream.
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Fredish Premium
Thank you!
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Kyle Premium
No problems Frederic! I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress. Chat soon! :)
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RamonaBrooks Premium
I am feeling very frustrated at this time. I have asked two people about if I could transfer my domain name that I purchased from GoDaddy before I joined Wealthy Affililate? And no one has responded back to me? So, I can't move on with the lesson, until I get an answer if I can do this or not.
My domain name has a .com at the end of it; I just want to know if I can transfer it over or not?
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Kyle Premium
There is no need to "transfer" a domain, you can simply update the DNS to point to the hosting here.

The DNS is also known as the "nameservers" and these are what tell your domain to look for your website, which in this case is going to be the hosting here at WA.

Here are your DNS settings again (also within that tutorial):

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

If you do want to transfer a domain, there are instructions on how to do this here: Hope this helps you out. :)

Let me know if you have any further issues.
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Hi Kyle, I just wanted to ask if i can get an extension and be able to still get the first month for $19. I'm waiting on my small check to come nearer the end of the month, but i fully intend to become a premium member either way. (I expect it on the 28th or 29th)
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Kyle Premium
I will extend your first month discount offer starting on March 28th (and you will be able to get it any time after this along with the bonuses. I know you are going to love Premium and I really look forward to working with you. :)
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Thanks, Bro, I'm going to make this work for me.
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you here at WA Terry! If you can work hard and take action on the training here at WA, this is absolutely going to translate into a successful business for you.

I am here to help you every step of the way, so if you ever do need a hand moving forward please do let me know and I will be more than happy to help. :)
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DorcasW Premium
Thanks Kyle; I have a WordPress account before I post on any of my website. When I could not get my image in my profile and your video point to Gravatar, I went through the process, but I did not write down anything.

Not getting through with the image, I begin seeking help, I tried to log in to Gravatar when I was directed to login through WordPress.

After login in via WordPress I was able to access my Desk top I took two images from there. They appear in the Gravatar profile The next day they were no where to be seen.

I put them back via desk top. This time they appear on the outside of my websites. When I Click to login they are there but not in my profile nor any where in the website.

I need images to enhance my posts. I need image to enhance my profile. Is there another way out of this mess?

I have no image on Google plus. I do not even try any of the other social media as I do not know how to add a image on.

Gravatar support said that the email is unchangeable, so I ask WA support to assist me and change one of the website email believing this would help it is no use.

Where do I go from here?
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Kyle Premium
The email you create with gravatar is the email you have with that account. You can created multiple email accounts and use these with multiple gravatar accounts. That is allowed.

Then when you post comments on your website, the "User" email that you have set up on your website is the one that should match with the gravatar account if you want your image to appear.
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DorcasW Premium
Thank you Kyle
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pouremi522 Premium
Hi Kyle,

i get embarrassed easily asking questions, because I don't want people to think I don't understand things...But I have some questions about creating the website, domain & blog...

1) Why would I create a website when I don't have a business?

2) When creating a domain, how do I know what to name it? I've watched the tutorials, and read the lessons, but I'm still confused.

3) Am I understanding correctly that I create a blog(s) based on the niche(s) I choose?

4) When creating a blog based on the niche I choose, am I understanding correctly that I am not to advertise or promote products or companies?

Those are all the questions for now...Thank you Kyle.

Emily
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Kyle Premium
First off, never be embarrassed to ask questions. It is part of the learning process. I have left my responses below to your questions.

1) Why would I create a website when I don't have a business?

A website is the foundation for your business. That is the same as saying, why should I build a foundation for my house if the house isn't built yet. Same thing.

2) When creating a domain, how do I know what to name it? I've watched the tutorials, and read the lessons, but I'm still confused.

Your domain is your brand. It should represent something that is relevant to your niche and ideally you want a .com domain. If you want to run any ideas by me, do let me know.

3) Am I understanding correctly that I create a blog(s) based on the niche(s) I choose?

Yes, you are going to create a website based on the niche you choose. A blog is just part of your website and is how content is displayed.

4) When creating a blog based on the niche I choose, am I understanding correctly that I am not to advertise or promote products or companies?

Yes, you will be advertising and promoting companies as you build out your site.

I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Emilia. :)
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pouremi522 Premium
Kyle, thank you for your response. Sorry it took me a little longer to respond as I had much going on these last few days.

I will continue to watch the tutorials and once I figure out what I'm going to do, I'll run it by you.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Emilia. I look forward to working with you and if you need anything moving forward do let me know. :)
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BryanG1 Premium
My niche.... l want to reach out to seafarers all over on how to get out of the "ship life" and spend more time shoreside--with the people you care about and doing the things you love doing by earning money thru the Net.. because its the safest, most practical way to put up a business at this day and age ( in my opinion, at least).
l have colleagues who are already in their 50s and 60s still working onboard and l just cant help but think about how much they---we--have been missing out on in our lives because of a job that demands us to be away for months at a time.. and l also want to open up to them about financial literacy, i.e. Investing for their future..
I guess in a nutshell, l want to help them get out of the " rat race" or the corporate world. During my first few years in this field; l worked with a guy who was already in his late 50s.. lm sure that if he had a better choice, he would've retired already. But he just couldn't because he had no other source of income. And so he became my motivation. I told myself that l will NOT reach his age and still be in that field. And l will help others avoid that as well.
So l think that answers the big "WHY".

What are your thoughts, Kyle? Is this a niche l can work on?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is most definitely the direction you could head with your niche. If this is something that you are passionate about, definitely go for it Bryan!
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BryanG1 Premium
Thank you Kyle. Im still a bit fuzzy on how to start it up; but l'll get there.
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Bryan. :)
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BryanG1 Premium
I will definitely let you know, Kyle! Thank you! May l just say that the support and attention that you give to the community is nothing short of amazing.. it makes us feel really empowered. Really great!
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Bryan. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 11 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming through this year that will further benefit members and continue to validate the idea of putting members first. :)

I look forward to working with you!
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tuguyton Premium
Hello Kyle , thank you for welcoming me in to the community. It looks like a very thought out platform.

I joined this site for the community and some shared experiences. I'm hoping to feed off of others experiences and get some real advice that works and not just theory or being sold another program that promises to work. I also hope to share my experiences and advice where I can as well. Thanks again, and I look forward to getting to know you and everyone here.
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you here at WA Timothy! If you can work hard and take action on the training here at WA, this is absolutely going to translate into a successful business for you.

I am here to help you every step of the way, so if you ever do need a hand moving forward please do let me know and I will be more than happy to help. :)
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Hi my name is William Howard. I i'm currently unemployed but hope with this fabulous opportunity that i can expand my knowledge and become a good entrepreneur. With your help i think i can accomplished my goal. Maybe one day i will look back and see i started with nothing but you brought me here with your great opportunity. I know you know how frustrated is on the ptc side that you make less money on surveys and buy more data. I'm Afrikaans speaking. I have now knowledge about creating website and its difficult but i will learn. Thanks for the opportunity
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Kyle Premium
This industry was new to everyone at one point, myself included. Back when I started I had no knowledge of the Internet business and this. As you move forward, you will get the hang of this and things that you are overwhelmed with by now, will become second nature.

You can learn this and I can assure that everything you need is here at WA to create any level of success you want! I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move forward William! Let me know if you need a hand if you ever feel even a bit stuck.
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DDormaier Premium
Hi Kyle,
This is the response I am writing to the first question on the cancellation page. Thought I would share my thoughts with you. I feel very "stuck" in my inability to understand how this all works. Sometimes my mind does understand then three or four days later I need to relearn it all. Extremely discouraging. That has been the case since after the first stroke in 1984. Still there are times when I feel that I will be able to understand the training if it is presented in an organized format. I may be back if I am able to make the money available. Just fearful of not understanding again.

Did you ever feel stuck? If so, can you explain what you found to be the most difficult or confusing aspect of WA?

Yes. Grasping how it works. I rejoined at the $10 for a month thinking that I would be able to spend more time in understanding the how to work the program. I have had two strokes in the past and may not be able to follow the progression. I ended up spending many hours per day on doctors, physical therapy, insurance, Medicaid and my job details after the second stroke [August 23, 2016]. Depression sets in due to my first stroke and I am not able to function well during those times. Currently I have no income as a result of the second stroke. I will have just enough to live on due to Social Security. I am very disheartened that I need to let this go. Thus I am planning on canceling my membership again.
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D,
I'm very sry to hear about your hardships that you are experiencing... it must be very difficult. I'll pray for you!
I just started here and I too am very new to all the learning. Just a quick suggestion......PERHAPS you can 'team' up with your wife, girlfriend or just one of your guy friends and do it together that way you have more support and confidence to continue and be successful through this. Just an idea to you my friend. I'm wishing you well and the best of luck...A TEAM is sometimes better than SOLO... Thoughts and prayers to you!
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Hfrye Premium
Sorry to hear about everything you are going through. May I make a suggestion? Whether you do it here on this site or whether you buy your own domain and build a website independently, have you thought about writing a blog about your experiences with your strokes? You could write about what you're going through, which is helpful for depression. But you could also describe your experiences with rehab and the progress you're making. I would think it would be very helpful to other stroke victims and their friends and family. And if you've learned some of the strategies here about how to monetize a site, you could use that same blog to make you some extra money. Best of luck to you going forward, with life and with rehab!
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Doyle. :)
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DDormaier Premium
Thanks Jim. I am not married and do not have a girl friend. May find a guy to pair up with. Either way, I do appreciate the reply
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DDormaier Premium
I appreciate the feedback. Yes I have considered doing a blog about strokes. I just was not able to figure it out!! That is the one thing that may keep me in. My 1st stroke was quite massive. Totally paralyzed on my right side, aphasic [garbled thoughts and speech], could follow a train of thought and extremely depressed [the part of my brain that is dead controls emotions].

Trouble is I did not learn the strategies that would assist in doing that. Do feel that I could if I focus enough. I have been in the throws of recovering from the second stroke since the first of Sept. I fell and caused a "brain bleed" [stroke] on my right side again. This time I was not so lucky. I have a walking issue. The reason I have not been able to return to work.

Good news is that it could have been much worse. Many stroke survivors are not near as fortunate as I have been. God must have a plan........ just wish he would let me know what it is!!!
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Hi Kyle,

I've just noticed that payments are all through PayPal. Is that the only method of payment?

I can't stand PayPal as they messed me around for ages years ago and lost 2 payments to me somehow and wouldn't reply to any of my emails.They drove me nuts trying to get a resolutions.

Kind regards,

Jane
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Hfrye Premium
It's not all Paypal. I signed up with a credit card.
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Remt626 Premium
Me too
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Kyle Premium
You can use credit card as well, up to you. Both work perfectly fine here and I can appreciate any frustration that you have with Paypal, I am sure you are not alone.
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Hi Kyle, when I said payments, I meant commission payments from you to me. Can payments go back to the card I use to pay my fee to you for example?
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Kyle Premium
No, payments don't go to credit cards. They go to your Paypal account or if you earn over $100 we can send you a cheque as well.
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Hi, Kyle I have received your message. Thanks for reaching out to me. It is my desire to start an online business and there are two ways that stand out to me most. They are property finders and link posting. I have just recently lost my job of 11 years and I can easily say that I don't want to work in an office setting again!!!!! But logically I do have bills that need to be paid and I may not have a choice. I honestly don't have the know how to start with my ideas. If you can help with that it would be greatly appreciated.
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Kyle Premium
You are going to gain the know how as you go through the training, that is what learning is all about and at one point I didn't have any know how either.

I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Patrice. :)
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DreamQuest Premium
Hey, Kyle!

I'm in Course 4, Lesson 3 of Affiliate Bootcamp - the one about Pinterest. In the video, you mention that you will tell us how to post to Pinterest if there is no photo in the classroom (6 min 2 sec mark in video), but then you didn't tell us.

How do I do that? I want to link to "Your PersonaI Review of Wealthy Affiliate" in the Getting Started Classroom. There is no photo there for Pinterest to use.

Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, just add a photo within Pinterest and then link to it. You can create your own photo since there isn't one there already.
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LouiseL1 Premium
i'm spending hour again today hour setting up my web. got my DNS name: puppyanddogcare. also found a web called Pet Shop by indigo themes. I downloaded pet shop, it went into my files on my computer. do I also download "word press.org" . I need some help because when I go back to Siterubix it wants me to pic my Domain name again.
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Kyle Premium
You can change your theme at any time within your WP-admin:

Appearance => Themes

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

Simply do a search there (the search is pretty good) and you will be able to find a theme/look that you are seeking.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out:
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amyr2017 Premium
Kyle,
I am trying to log in from my computer but getting an error message saying that there is no account associated with my email address. I believe my account is current according to my settings which I checked earlier. I am able to access the account through email links on my iPhone. Please advise.
Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
PM me the details you are trying to use to login and I will give you a hand here. You are likely using the wrong details or you had a typo when you joined.
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amyr2017 Premium
How do I PM you?!
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Kyle Premium
Head over to my profile:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle

Then click the Private Message button there.
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Eril Premium
Hi Kyle
In course 4/lesson 5 about Tweeting you mention that there is a completely free "trend mapping" tool called Trendsmap. Just thought you should know that it is no longer free.

Please let us know what we could do as an alternative for Task 4: Tweet about a Trending Topic (from TrendsMap.com).
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Kyle Premium
Sure, thanks for letting me know. I will get this updated here Eril! :)
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OlaMatt Premium
Hi Kyle,

I am not too sure if I am moving in the right direction with my free website. My first goal is to have100 premium members as my WA referrals before marketing anything else online. Here is the link to my review http://passiveincomeseeker.siterubix.com/wealthy-affiliate-review

Kindly assist me to check in order to see if I am actually on my way.

Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
Off to a really good start here!

Be thorough with your content. Quality content is content that is helpful and often times means it being thorough.

With each page or post you create on your website, people should come to it and feel as they have gotten the help/information that they were looking for and it was presented in a way that was interesting.
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IloveTokyo Premium
Hi Kyle.
I'm using Jetpack for one of my sites and the analytics on in differs from google analytics. It's actually much more precise and tells me more info. However, many people tell me to not use Jetpack cause it's not good for site and slows it down. What do you think. Do I need it or should I delete it?Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You can use it if you want, completely up to you. It can add some bloat to your websites, but if it is a plugin that you like absolutely use it Jay.
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Jhean16 Premium
Hey, Kyle! Quick questions:

What's the difference between the regular course and the affiliate bootcamp? I'm still a little bit shaky on both

Another one is how can i get my theme for my website? I've been trying but it only shows 4 out of the 12 themes that were offered before said website was created.

Thank you in advance! Hope you have a great day.
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Kyle Premium
If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Jheanillette!
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GPH Premium
Hi Kyle
Working my way through the trainings and just thought id drop you a line, and get your thoughts on the below. Any comments/feedback/ answers would be welcome.
Tnks
Gavin

Goals
Financial
1/ Cover 6 months worth of WA fees
2/ $20k pa part time - 6hrs week (months 7-31)
3/ $200k pa full time- 40hrs week (months 31-)

Non Financial
1 month - 2 websites created with SEO. Amazon affiliate. Up and trading.
2 month - monitor and learn from trade / community + expansion of low fruit affiliates
3 month- fine tune SEO and begin looking at Social Media links,

Questions for Kyle and Carson
1. Best members to contact (responsive and experienced/ successful)? Their website so I can check out what a good one may look like.
2. Importance of web site content? How much and what type? Frequency of new material?
3. If you become a premium member and move your website to your own domain, can you change the look of the website to one of the premium member templates? Or are you locked into what you started with?
4. What would be your key 3 things to get right in this Affiliate marketing programme?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy to help you with your questions here:

1. Best members to contact (responsive and experienced/ successful)? Their website so I can check out what a good one may look like.

There are 1,000's here, you can ask for help as you need it. You can always ask Carson or myself directly, but this is a community of close to ONE MILLION people so there are lots of experienced folks here 24/7;.

2. Importance of web site content? How much and what type? Frequency of new material?

The most important aspect of any online business is the content. So yeah, very important and 2-3 posts per week on your website as you build it out and establish it is kind of the minimum you want.

3. If you become a premium member and move your website to your own domain, can you change the look of the website to one of the premium member templates? Or are you locked into what you started with?

Yes, of course. You are in full control, there are over 3,000 themes within Premium, and there are 10,000's more than you could purchase if you want something even more custom. Up to you.

4. What would be your key 3 things to get right in this Affiliate marketing programme?

Follow through the training, work hard and give yourself time to achieve success online. Everything else you need is included here within WA.
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Good day Kyle,

Should I decide to upgrade to Premium, I would have to borrow money from my mom. I don't know how the money will be deducted, but if it is via credit card, you will then have her details and not mine. Will I be able to change the details later on or not?

Also please explain what is SEO?

Have a nice day

Anna
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Kyle Premium
We don't story any of these details, but yeah that would be the card on the account and you could update this at any time that you like.

SEO is the process of getting your website content ranked in Google and other search engines. That leads to traffic, which ultimately opens up the opportunity for success.
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Thanks Kyle,

I appreciate you coming back to me.

I think you are a very busy man till late answering all these questions and comments.

Enjoy
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DorcasW Premium
hi Kyle I just finish watching the video on how to add image to your profile. Let me ask you: is this image you are referring to in my website profile or in the WA profile?

All seven Icon's are in the WA profile, my picture is in it's place there. But in my website profile there is a plank picture and my admin name.

Twice I was able to add the profile from Gravatar but by next morning they were gone. I have them now on the login page of my websites. But by the time I log in they are no where to be seen.

When I drag and drop the picture comes in the middle of the window with a black window covering the previous one I tried to clear it everything went.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, the profile here at WA. If you are referring to your website, then you can leverage your image by setting up a gravatar, it has nothing to do with the profile area of your WP admin area.

You have to create your gravatar account, no information in particular is used as you will be choosing which email you set up your account with. It is independent of WA, so feel free to use any email you want there.

Here is some training on how to set-up a gravatar account: Each Gravatar account you create is tied to a unique email. The photo associated with that gravatar account is uniquely tied to that email as well and that will be the image used when you post comments through the SiteComments platform or on your website.
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Diana313 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thanks for getting back to me regarding "keywords"-- I get it now! Ha! Sorry that took me a bit!

Now I have 2 more questions. First, can I change my website name? And secondly, I created the 3 pages you recommended but when I go to my website I can't see them? Hmmm?
Help! Thanks in advance!
Diana
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all, all part of the learning process.

RE: Pages not showing....

Yeah, some themes by default don't show pages in the header menu.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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Diana313 Premium
Thanks! I'll check out the tutorial.

Can I change my website name?

I plan to upgrade to premium in the morning!
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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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RosaC1 Premium
Hi Kyle. Thanks for your note. I'm very nervous about the technology and this will be my greatest challenge. I have a few questions:
1) I signed up as a premium member but have been notified by my company that I will have a new credit card number in mid-April. How will I make this change?
2) Will I be able to keep the name I've chosen for my website going forward as a dot com?
3) I don't want to have to monitor and respond to comments on my postings or articles. Is there a way to turn this feature off?
4) Do you have a Facebook group? MayI join? My alias on Facebook is Mae Johnson.
Thanks again for your note!
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Kyle Premium
Don't worry about technology at all, you don't have to be technical at all these days to build a business online.

1) I signed up as a premium member but have been notified by my company that I will have a new credit card number in mid-April. How will I make this change?

You can update your credit card details at any time within the account settings page:

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

2) Will I be able to keep the name I've chosen for my website going forward as a dot com?

If the .com is available. You can search for and purchase available domains here at WA:

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

3) I don't want to have to monitor and respond to comments on my postings or articles. Is there a way to turn this feature off?

You want to turn comments off? You would never want to do this on your site, comments are an important part of rankings.

4) Do you have a Facebook group? MayI join? My alias on Facebook is Mae Johnson.

Here is our group:

https://www.facebook.com/wealthyaffiliates/
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RamonaBrooks Premium
I have a questions about changing our website to our own domain.

Before I started with Wealthyaffiliate, I bought a domain with godaddy.

Can I use my domain that I purchased on Godaddy? Or do I have to purchase one with the site that they menioned in the lesson on Level 2?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, no problem. You will just need to update the DNS settings and you will be able to use your domain with the hosting here.

The DNS is also known as the "nameservers" and these are what tell your domain to look for your website, which in this case is going to be the hosting here at WA.

Here are your DNS settings again (also within that tutorial):

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

You can update this within your domain registrar (where you bought the domain). Upon doing so, you will be able to start building your website here within 24 hours, the time in takes for your new nameserver settings to propogate.

Let me know if you have any further issues.
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ceciliata Premium
Hello Kyle,
You were very helpful at easing my mind about images the other day that I am hoping you could assist me now.
I didn't realize it till just now but apparently there is a book called The Seven-day Weekend. Should I be concerned, seeing as how my website is thesevendayweekend .com?
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Kyle Premium
No, that should be fine. If you own the domain you are going to be OK.
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ceciliata Premium
Whew! Thank goodness! Much appreciated, once again.
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Fashintent Premium
hi, Kyle!
I was going to pay yearly membership but I have too many problems with my website. My site is very slow and very often I can't log in. I got this message: We ran into an error on our side and we're working on a fix. I can't do anything normally because of speed. I have to wait too long for a response. When I had a free domain site was working fine. After I have bought my domain, the site stopped working properly. Can somebody fix it?

Thank you,

Larisa Fitsik
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Kyle Premium
I suggest creating a hosting support ticket here:

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

You can also find this within the SiteRubix menu under the "SiteSupport"(to the left). This is where you should go if you ever have loading issues with your website, email issues, plugin/theme issues, or if you accidentally do something that adversely impacts your website.

This support is 24/7 and upon submitting your ticket we will look into it right away Fitsik!
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herponce Premium
Hi Kyle, its me Hernán from Peru.(sorry maybe my English is not very good)
Well, can you explain me in details please if you need an example much better how the WA Affiliate program works when I am signed Premium. No body explained ?
What does monthly recurring, yearly recurring, over 12% of people go Premium and earn $100 per Premium sign up? Means?.
Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You can find full program details here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Basically as a Premium member you have WAY more access here at WA, everything you need in fact to create and grow a business to any level online. You also get double the commission % as a premium member, so that is an added perk.
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GraceP1 Premium
Hi Kyle, l love every minute of being part of the team and I look forward to working with you. I like exploring new ventures and I already feel I'm at the right place at the right time with the right people. Thank you for creating this great system. Bravo!
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Kyle Premium
You definitely are in the right place Grace, everything you need is here at WA including an awesome community backing you every step of the way.

If you ever need a hand as you move forward, do let me know. :)
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Cezar1 Premium
Hi Kyle, I am very happy to be on board. I left you a message in regards to my concern about my niche. If you can get back to me, I would really appreciate it.
I also wanted to ask you how this all works for many European countries where English is not the dominant language?
I am based in Austria right now although I plan to return to Australia in a year or two.
I am assuming that we are targeting predominantly English speaking clients, right?
My Wife would love to get into this business but she has no English language yet. What are your thoughts on this?

Have a great day.
Cezar
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Kyle Premium
Since this is the Internet, the opportunity is very global in nature. Regardless of your location in the world, Wealthy Affiliate can work for you and is working for many others.

We have many people here at WA from Europe that are experiencing great success and we have MANY people from EVERY single country in the world. It's awesome!

Your country will not limit your success and I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move through the training.
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Spaydez Premium
Hi Kyle my name is Vanessa I've been on your program close to a year ,I must commend you on what a good setup you have ,I'm currently done with my website but can't seem to earn any money off it,through your programme I have bought two domains via siterbux but I don't want to keel paying for membership when I'm not able to make any money off my sites!i tried a few affiliate programs and most of them ask for tax details and social security number but I live in South Africa and have no affiliation to the United States so I'm not able to do much ,thirdly my whole site basically promotes wealthy affiliate and I also connected the link from wa to my page ,I wanted to know ,if I post a normal link from wa etc the link to the 30 second video tutorial on how to build a website ,does that work or must I only use my personal wealthy affiliate link,please advice on how I can pay for traffic as well ,the URL of my site is www.payguide.org ,and when I build a website does that mean if I don't renew membership every month that I won't have access to my website ?how do I log into my website through another graphic design program for example if I want to give a graphic designer to finish off the design of a website and he doesnt use wealthy affiliate program cab he still make changes on the website ?? Please answer these questions cause I am stuck and see no reason to keep renewing membership when I'm not making any money

Sent from my iPhone
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Dawncoles2 Premium
Hi Vanessa , I am also South African and would like to follow you
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hi Spaydez im also in south africa i have just joined i seem to br facing difficulties im npt a computer expect i need yo help
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Kyle Premium
You are off to a pretty good start. If you are using Wordpress, you will have to log into your website through Wordpress.

One thing I might recommend here is a new theme, your current theme is really dark and text is hard to read because of the background colours.

Choose a theme that is simple, ideally with a white background and black text (as this is the most readable).

I tend to avoid themes with too many bells and whistles as the focus of your website will be your content and your content will make your website look visually appealing to your audience.

So choose something simple, yet elegant and if you ever need to change down the road, you can easily do so within Appearance => Themes.

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out: Also, moving forward create everything as a "post" not a page. Posts allow for comments which you want. Comments create trust and ultimately will lead to higher conversions as well.
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Spaydez Premium
I just followed u hey guys
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Spaydez Premium
Thank you for your reply Kyle , I must say your support system is amazing ,I'm going to change the theme right away ,secondly how do I get traffic and google rankings I'm also willing to pay google for advertisements,wealthy affiliate is currently the only affiliate program I have because I can't seem to successfully use amazon or e bay almost all the affiliate programs ask for tax information which I don't have ,please help me sigg st affiliate programs that work in South Africa ,thx Kyle your the best !!!
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Spaydez Premium
I'm going to create a post on how I almost gave up and left but Kyle made a simple suggestion that turned everything around ,I will name the post" the Wealthy affiliate support system "
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that works.
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Hi Kyle
I appreciate your effort and dedication in putting your business together in this user friendly approach. It helps someone like me with so many missing links navigating a computer to start a decent online business. Thanks a mill

Wishing you and family the very best.

Kind regards
June
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Kevin63 Premium
You are not alone. I have a few missing links myself...!
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Adina. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 12 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming through this year that will further benefit members and continue to validate the idea of putting members first. :)

I look forward to working with you!
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Sherisher Premium
I just joined WA today and I must say that within the past 3.5 hours, I am impressed by your site, program, community and your sincerity in wanting to help & educate people to a better way. As I mentioned in my bio, I'm on an extreme budget but I know that come payday, I will be a premium member no doubt. All the work lays on my shoulders to become successful. But, your tools are going to help and guide me there. So far, everything is easy to follow and insightful. Seems almost too simple but I know that there is a lot of work ahead for me. Thank you and Carson and I'm glad I found you.
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Sheri. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 12 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming through this year that will further benefit members and continue to validate the idea of putting members first. :)

So wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA Sheri and I definitely look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever feel "stuck" anywhere along the way. :)
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Cezar1 Premium
I am trying to complete lesson 1 and as shown in the video at the end of the lesson I am supposed to 'tick' the 4 tasks that I have completed but it is impossible to tick them as it automatically drags the page to the very top of the lesson. Very frustrating as it says that the lesson is 0% complete... Am I doing something wrong?
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Kyle,
I am at the point in my training whereby I need to do a review of a product that relates to my niche -- in my case that would be something relating to whole, plant-based foods. I don't want to review a small, inexpensive item, so the most obvious one for me is the Vitamix. That immediately creates an awkward situation for me, since you reference it in your training and on your site. Unless I just choose another piece of equipment -- maybe a juicer, but I don't really endorse juicing, so that wouldn't work. Is it a conflict of interest or otherwise inappropriate for me to follow your sample and review the same product? I don't feel comfortable about that.
Thanks,
/a.
Kyle -- or maybe I can use the same item but obviously tell my OWN story and why a Vitamix comes in handy for green smoothies with flax and banana, or vegetable soup, etc. I defer to your judgement on this. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You can review what you like, if there is overlap between things that I review that is fine. But of course you don't want to duplicate any content, over time there will be 100's of things that you will be able to review, if not 1,000's.

So completely fine the direction you are heading here.
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks, Kyle -- cannot imagine there being so many things I can review. For now, I will start here and use my own content. Thank you. /a.
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Benson6 Premium
Hi Kyle, My name is Benson and have been looking for an online business for a long time. I originally came from Kenya in east Africa with my wife Agnes and my daughter Priscilla and son John. We added a second daughter Diana here who is now 13. The reason I am telling you about me and my family is the peace i have been felling since i found WA. It is like you are people that can be trusted to help me lean how to make money online so that i can be able to go back to Kenya and help the needy. I am starting the affiliate business with only the knowledge i have gained in my 25 years in business where i leaned about supply and demand. Its only that here, we will be selling online. So, thank you very much for the good work you and your partner are doing. Please let me know the first ten steps so that we get going. Thank you, Benson.
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Kyle Premium
Within the top menu you are going to see a big GREEN button called "Get Started Here". This is where you want to go to get your training, this is a 10 lesson task based course that is going to walk you through the process of getting your very own business up and running.

Here is the direct link: I know you are going to make some awesome progress very quickly with the training there and if you ever do have any questions, please do let us know. You have an entire community of support here at WA rooting for your success! :)
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DCrumb32 Premium
Hi Kyle,

I left this question on the board a few months ago and while I got some responses I didn't really leave with the clarity I wanted.

Basically I need some clarification on where and when it is suitable to place an affiliate link in my site.

In your training Course 3 I got the impression that we are not supposed to be putting affiliate links all over our site if we want to do well in Google. But what I'm not clear on is whether or not this means we ARE ONLY to put affiliate links within product reviews on a specific "Review" page.

For background, my niche is gardening and one thing I would like to do is market trees and other plants online from one or more online gardening retailers. I have a page for "Trees" as well as a couple of other pages for other types of plants.

On my "Trees" page my plan has been to create sub pages for perhaps 8-12 different trees, each of which includes a detailed description of the tree as well as an image. But this isn't really a review, its more of an information page. And it is not on my "Reviews" page. At this point I have a lot of information on the sub page, but no link to a reader to actually go and buy.

Where should I go from this point? Would I need to do a review of the online garden retailer, on the "Review" page, and link my tree sub pages to this review, then put my affiliate links in the actual company review as normal?

Or would it be ok to put the affiliate link on my tree sub pages?
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Kyle Premium
Can you drop me a link to your direct website URL so I can have a look directly at your website David, it will be much easier for me to give you feedback this way. :)
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DCrumb32 Premium
Kyle, thanks for the response. My website is:

http://gardensandsuch.com/

I do not have the "pages" built out content wise the way I ultimately want to, but I intend to have each of those filled with information, just not sure how to handle the action of placing my affiliate links. And I want to get some clarity on it before I proceed too much further.


David
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Kyle Premium
Your content is great, you will be integrating affiliate links in a way that is relevant. Relevance is what converts. I think you should check out that training as well as it will give you a lot of perspective here.
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DCrumb32 Premium
Ok, will do. I get that we can't just put affiliate links all over where there is no purpose for them. But I wanted to make sure it was ok to have them on more than one single website page.
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Kyle Premium
There should be a purpose to your affiliate links and it has to make sense.

Create your content with intent. By this I mean, when someone is done reading your post they are going to ask themselves "now what".

At this point you need to have intent and get them to do something, whether this be comment on your post (leave feedback), check out your top recommended product, or to perform some other action. If you don't give them something to do, they will most likely close your site and never come back...which is pure traffic leak.

I have created training on this that I think will be very helpful:
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GloriaJ2 Premium
Hi Kyle . I am eager to learn . I really appreciate the time and content that you all are trying to help others succeed in the technology world. I know it is challenging but with perseverance it will work. I have to take my time with this process. One day at a time.
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Kyle Premium
Work through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate and take action on the tasks. Action leads to success (that and persistence). If you ever have any questions along the way or feel "stuck", there is lots of help. Just ask.
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Andelene1 Premium
Hi kyle I am very very frustrated because I have no idea of what I should do on the foundation page in the boot camp course 1 lesson 6 don't you have a video or something I am a very visual learner. I am logging out now because I am at this for a long time trying to figure it out don't know were to look to also to connect my google+ to my account confuse I am out !
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Kyle Premium
It can be any topic you like, it should be relevant to the theme of your site. I recommend though that you publish your content and if you want feedback, you can run it by me. I will be happy to have a look for you here.

When I go to create any content, I follow a pretty precise flow from the research, to the organization, to the creation of the actual content.

Here is a video I create that will walk you through my process and I think this will really help you out here: I always break down my topics in a simplistic form before I start the build out process of my content. It always leads to much more efficiency.
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sisisisisi Premium
Dear Kyle ,

How do I put in advertisements on my blog ?

I have tried google adsense , amazon affiliate , ebay affiliate ,
but none of them occured like actual advertisements on my website .

Besides am I doing things wrong , or you haven't told me how to do this ?

I think my website should about do it , don't you think so?

Alwi
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Kyle Premium
This is going to be covered as you move through the training, level 3 covers affiliate programs and how to integrate them into your website.

I have created some training walking you through the process of adding hyperlinks/affiliate links to your website. This will walk you through the process and if you have any further questions about this moving forward, let me know Alwi.