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Hello, My name's Matt, I'm originally from Toronto, Canada. I aspire to learn more about how affiliate marketing works and how I can become successful with it.

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I'm still in the early stages of building my website and iv got a few in-depth posts already, but eventually i think ill need some sort of e-commerce incorporated in my website

woocommerce is only necessary if you have your own products that you want to sell. The majority of sales you'll make (according to WA training) will be done within the content, using links in context. We are not building an "online mall" or shopping experience.

If you want cool ways to display products, I'd recommend getting some kind of comparison plugin or page builder like Thrive Content Builder or Go Comparison Charts

I know that our fingers and minds can get itchy with all the excitement and possibilities.

But my experience so far is, that it is always good to have your website set up first the way you like it and with growing new content too. :)

My question is, are you selling personally? Do you have your own products, or do you will become an amazon affiliate etc.?

These things are important to know.
When you sell from your own home, perhaps will ship them too, having Woo Commerce certainly is the way to go.

However, being "just" an affiliate for Amazon, I would not bother with Woo Commerce right now.

But this is just how I would do it.

Hope this helps a bit.
Sylvia

Agreed, I have an itch with ideas! But they are for at a later time of course when my site is further developed and ready for it, if i need it that is...

What i'm selling is drums and drum accessories, everything related. Im not quite personally selling, and will not be selling my own products from home, also because i do not have access and the money to personally review many products.

Obviously i play drums myself and have quite an understanding for them. But my aim is to write about each product that im promoting. For example best drums for Jazz, beginner drums for under $500, etc etc.

I was thinking that eventually ill have lots of products that ill need to categorize them somehow and have an option where customers can see all products listed of their choice. Kind of like a visual grid of products how you would see on any online shop.

To make a page with all the products you have written about and recommend for sale, is a good idea.
I certainly would keep this in mind and would execute it soon you have created some good content.

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Should I consider woocommerce at some point?

Should I consider woocommerce at some point?

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I'm still in the early stages of building my website and iv got a few in-depth posts already, but eventually i think ill need some sort of e-commerce incorporated in my website

woocommerce is only necessary if you have your own products that you want to sell. The majority of sales you'll make (according to WA training) will be done within the content, using links in context. We are not building an "online mall" or shopping experience.

If you want cool ways to display products, I'd recommend getting some kind of comparison plugin or page builder like Thrive Content Builder or Go Comparison Charts

I know that our fingers and minds can get itchy with all the excitement and possibilities.

But my experience so far is, that it is always good to have your website set up first the way you like it and with growing new content too. :)

My question is, are you selling personally? Do you have your own products, or do you will become an amazon affiliate etc.?

These things are important to know.
When you sell from your own home, perhaps will ship them too, having Woo Commerce certainly is the way to go.

However, being "just" an affiliate for Amazon, I would not bother with Woo Commerce right now.

But this is just how I would do it.

Hope this helps a bit.
Sylvia

Agreed, I have an itch with ideas! But they are for at a later time of course when my site is further developed and ready for it, if i need it that is...

What i'm selling is drums and drum accessories, everything related. Im not quite personally selling, and will not be selling my own products from home, also because i do not have access and the money to personally review many products.

Obviously i play drums myself and have quite an understanding for them. But my aim is to write about each product that im promoting. For example best drums for Jazz, beginner drums for under $500, etc etc.

I was thinking that eventually ill have lots of products that ill need to categorize them somehow and have an option where customers can see all products listed of their choice. Kind of like a visual grid of products how you would see on any online shop.

To make a page with all the products you have written about and recommend for sale, is a good idea.
I certainly would keep this in mind and would execute it soon you have created some good content.

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Hello,

Iv been here about two weeks now and iv hit a little wall on my progress. Im having a hard time choosing a niche and sticking with it. Problem is that my main inte

Hi Matt

It sounds to me like you are thinking too generally or globally.

Tourism: Is there a particular area or town you know well. Is the town/area known for a particular industry or trade. Tie in with local businesses.. You could further niche down to that town or area related to special interests. e.g. Turku on a budget, Turku tourism for the over 60's, Turku for the disabled or even Turku and the Jazz Scene. Ha! Subsitute Turku for anywhere ! Turku is one place I have been to in Finland.

No money in Jazz, REALLY, are you telling me that no one into Jazz has related special interests or purchases.

Drums Mmm! Why would a Drum related site not work? Drum kit, Drum Music, Drum discussions (Music theory for drummers, a very basic and simple site ; ) ). Yes I am a musician too not a drummer though ; ).

I would have thought that there are many options or directions to take with your existing interests.

Yes technically you could review products or places you have neither used or know. If it is a product you could review the functionality and features, doing the research for your site visitors in effect.

I would have thought it would be alot more difficult to review a place you have never visited.To do it well you would need to inject some emotion and feelings about the place and it would not be just a basic list of facts and features.

Just my thoughts

Dave

thanks for the reply! this is good insight.

hmm perhaps a site dedicated to drums would be good. Its probably also easier to start with. I could review cymbals, sticks, drum heads and recommend certain drums and theory books etc. or also making reviews like which ride cymbals are best for playing Jazz even, or beginners. you get my point XD

what do you think?

It is not a market I have researched but I had a colleague who used to make several hundred dollars a month with just a drum related Facebook fanpage (No website) so I am aware a market exists. I do something similar in a different niche but that is beyond the scope of WA teachings.

I am not sure whether Jazz & Drums is too small a niche or not , you'd have to do some research. If you did a general drums site I would section off the jazz element into a separate category and by all means link to posts or pages to highlight points or examples. On a general drum site if Jazz were to be continually referenced in the main posts it could deter people into other genres.

You could do general posts on your 1st drum kit on a budget, what to look for. Drums for beginners, for children. How to stay friends with your neighbours whilst learning, all the way upto setting up drums in a recording studio. You could create a review category and sub-categories to refer to from within your posts, this route would make your promoting reviews seem more natural and less forced.

It is important to give people information 1st and any reviews should be seen as an extra bit of information or to guide your visitors in their choices. Too many beginners sites are review sites with a little bit of information that looks like padding.

The majority of people do not buy a product the 1st time they see it put in front of them. If you were promoting products linked to Amazon for example, your visitor will know this so why should they come back to your site when they are ready to buy rather than go straight to Amazon for themselves. This is what should drive your writing, your content and customer engagement. Thereby lies the art of success in affiliate marketing.

So a simple answer to your question. Go for it !

Good luck and ENJOY the journey

Dave

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Help with niche. tangible vs intangble productsservices?

Help with niche. tangible vs intangble productsservices?

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Getting Started
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Hello,

Iv been here about two weeks now and iv hit a little wall on my progress. Im having a hard time choosing a niche and sticking with it. Problem is that my main inte

Hi Matt

It sounds to me like you are thinking too generally or globally.

Tourism: Is there a particular area or town you know well. Is the town/area known for a particular industry or trade. Tie in with local businesses.. You could further niche down to that town or area related to special interests. e.g. Turku on a budget, Turku tourism for the over 60's, Turku for the disabled or even Turku and the Jazz Scene. Ha! Subsitute Turku for anywhere ! Turku is one place I have been to in Finland.

No money in Jazz, REALLY, are you telling me that no one into Jazz has related special interests or purchases.

Drums Mmm! Why would a Drum related site not work? Drum kit, Drum Music, Drum discussions (Music theory for drummers, a very basic and simple site ; ) ). Yes I am a musician too not a drummer though ; ).

I would have thought that there are many options or directions to take with your existing interests.

Yes technically you could review products or places you have neither used or know. If it is a product you could review the functionality and features, doing the research for your site visitors in effect.

I would have thought it would be alot more difficult to review a place you have never visited.To do it well you would need to inject some emotion and feelings about the place and it would not be just a basic list of facts and features.

Just my thoughts

Dave

thanks for the reply! this is good insight.

hmm perhaps a site dedicated to drums would be good. Its probably also easier to start with. I could review cymbals, sticks, drum heads and recommend certain drums and theory books etc. or also making reviews like which ride cymbals are best for playing Jazz even, or beginners. you get my point XD

what do you think?

It is not a market I have researched but I had a colleague who used to make several hundred dollars a month with just a drum related Facebook fanpage (No website) so I am aware a market exists. I do something similar in a different niche but that is beyond the scope of WA teachings.

I am not sure whether Jazz & Drums is too small a niche or not , you'd have to do some research. If you did a general drums site I would section off the jazz element into a separate category and by all means link to posts or pages to highlight points or examples. On a general drum site if Jazz were to be continually referenced in the main posts it could deter people into other genres.

You could do general posts on your 1st drum kit on a budget, what to look for. Drums for beginners, for children. How to stay friends with your neighbours whilst learning, all the way upto setting up drums in a recording studio. You could create a review category and sub-categories to refer to from within your posts, this route would make your promoting reviews seem more natural and less forced.

It is important to give people information 1st and any reviews should be seen as an extra bit of information or to guide your visitors in their choices. Too many beginners sites are review sites with a little bit of information that looks like padding.

The majority of people do not buy a product the 1st time they see it put in front of them. If you were promoting products linked to Amazon for example, your visitor will know this so why should they come back to your site when they are ready to buy rather than go straight to Amazon for themselves. This is what should drive your writing, your content and customer engagement. Thereby lies the art of success in affiliate marketing.

So a simple answer to your question. Go for it !

Good luck and ENJOY the journey

Dave

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Im in the process of developing my niche website (which is still new) and iv also just started the WA Bootcamp. At what point can I earn a commission when I recruit people? Is

You can sign people up at any point you want. As long as they click your affiliate link, you'll get credit. The main reason Kyle hasn't talked about affiliate links yet in bootcamp is that it's designed in order, so first you need your website up, and traffic flowing in! You can find your affiliate link here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

ah great! ok thanks. As for the bootcamp, im just having trouble coming up with content, but i have a basic foundation at least.

Kyle goes through TONS of ideas within the course. Some are product reviews obviously, but many are not review related, and reaching out to specific audiences that may be looking to make money online!

If people you refer to WA join as premium members, you can earn commissions strait away.
I think flyers are a great idea!
Best of luck :-)

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Reqruiting new members for wa and at what point can I do so?

Reqruiting new members for wa and at what point can I do so?

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Im in the process of developing my niche website (which is still new) and iv also just started the WA Bootcamp. At what point can I earn a commission when I recruit people? Is

You can sign people up at any point you want. As long as they click your affiliate link, you'll get credit. The main reason Kyle hasn't talked about affiliate links yet in bootcamp is that it's designed in order, so first you need your website up, and traffic flowing in! You can find your affiliate link here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

ah great! ok thanks. As for the bootcamp, im just having trouble coming up with content, but i have a basic foundation at least.

Kyle goes through TONS of ideas within the course. Some are product reviews obviously, but many are not review related, and reaching out to specific audiences that may be looking to make money online!

If people you refer to WA join as premium members, you can earn commissions strait away.
I think flyers are a great idea!
Best of luck :-)

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I live in Finland and i have become an affiliate member using Amazon. Amazon doesn't operate in Finland however i suppose I can still promote products using Amazon and still ea

I am in Belgium, so definitely not in the listed country. I was promoting stuff from Amazon.com but recently I purchased EasyAzone. With this you can collect all Amazon branches so visitors are redirected to the nearest branch, and you do not lose clicks (in theory).

Another option, promote Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk.

Thanks for the reply. So if im using Amazon.com to promote my products and somone outside of the US goes through my products and buys something, does that mean i don't get the commission?

I think that even though Finland is not in the listed countries for Amazon, i can still make profit through my products on my website right?

Hope i have made that confusing! XD

You will get commission in principle, but there may be no shipping, so no sale and no commission.

ah ok this makes sence then. Thanks for the tips :)

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Amazon affiliate outside of an amazon listed country?

Amazon affiliate outside of an amazon listed country?

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I live in Finland and i have become an affiliate member using Amazon. Amazon doesn't operate in Finland however i suppose I can still promote products using Amazon and still ea

I am in Belgium, so definitely not in the listed country. I was promoting stuff from Amazon.com but recently I purchased EasyAzone. With this you can collect all Amazon branches so visitors are redirected to the nearest branch, and you do not lose clicks (in theory).

Another option, promote Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk.

Thanks for the reply. So if im using Amazon.com to promote my products and somone outside of the US goes through my products and buys something, does that mean i don't get the commission?

I think that even though Finland is not in the listed countries for Amazon, i can still make profit through my products on my website right?

Hope i have made that confusing! XD

You will get commission in principle, but there may be no shipping, so no sale and no commission.

ah ok this makes sence then. Thanks for the tips :)

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Im working on a website and im having a hard time deciding which affiliate program to use to promote natural products. I suppose im better off mainly using one?

Anyways

Hey Matt, I'm using the iHerb affiliate, since I myself am a consumer of their products. I got the idea from my mom, who uses iHerb since she is a health nut and likes to try new supplements! And because iHerb prices are much lower than what is available here in stores. The product I was looking for seems NOT to be readily available in my country, so I had to look for it elsewhere, so I turned to iHerb.

You can see my post here http://girlintherapy.com/st-johns-wort-trying-a-new-brand

I think their returns seem low, and only beneficial if you yourself wish to shop on their site. I will def check out crazyjoe's recommendation!

Thanks! iHerb is a bit different from regular affiliates it seems. they have a referral system but its similar to affiliate. Unfortunately they dont provide web banners etc, they only provide links. Basically you purchase an item, they provide a code, you share that code and you earn some sort of commission based on that.

Since is my first web project, im building my site almost the same way as kyle has done it in his training videos with Howtolosebellyfattoday.com. Any of you have some website examples I could even have to get an idea of what works for you?

You can learn to create your own banners. Type 'create images' in the WA search bar and you will find tutorials.

As you participate in the community, you will meet members who are in the same or similar niche. You can check their profile page. Most members, not all, will list their websites link in the right side menu and you can visit their site. ~Jude

You can promote multiple affiliate programs, so you don't have to stick with just one. You can start with iherb, and do other ones later if you want!

Here is a great link with High Paying Affiliate Programs in your niche:

Natural Health Affiliate Programs:
www.highpayingaffiliateprograms.com/natural-health-affiliates/

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Does anyone use iherb as an affiliate? do you find it works?

Does anyone use iherb as an affiliate? do you find it works?

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Im working on a website and im having a hard time deciding which affiliate program to use to promote natural products. I suppose im better off mainly using one?

Anyways

Hey Matt, I'm using the iHerb affiliate, since I myself am a consumer of their products. I got the idea from my mom, who uses iHerb since she is a health nut and likes to try new supplements! And because iHerb prices are much lower than what is available here in stores. The product I was looking for seems NOT to be readily available in my country, so I had to look for it elsewhere, so I turned to iHerb.

You can see my post here http://girlintherapy.com/st-johns-wort-trying-a-new-brand

I think their returns seem low, and only beneficial if you yourself wish to shop on their site. I will def check out crazyjoe's recommendation!

Thanks! iHerb is a bit different from regular affiliates it seems. they have a referral system but its similar to affiliate. Unfortunately they dont provide web banners etc, they only provide links. Basically you purchase an item, they provide a code, you share that code and you earn some sort of commission based on that.

Since is my first web project, im building my site almost the same way as kyle has done it in his training videos with Howtolosebellyfattoday.com. Any of you have some website examples I could even have to get an idea of what works for you?

You can learn to create your own banners. Type 'create images' in the WA search bar and you will find tutorials.

As you participate in the community, you will meet members who are in the same or similar niche. You can check their profile page. Most members, not all, will list their websites link in the right side menu and you can visit their site. ~Jude

You can promote multiple affiliate programs, so you don't have to stick with just one. You can start with iherb, and do other ones later if you want!

Here is a great link with High Paying Affiliate Programs in your niche:

Natural Health Affiliate Programs:
www.highpayingaffiliateprograms.com/natural-health-affiliates/

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