About Nathaniell
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I started internet marketing while living in China. The idea was that I could make American money while in China, and live like a King. I could make money in different time zones and, and essentially have cash flow 24/7. I didn't realize then how well it would work.

There's still a lot I don't know about internet marketing, but I can say that I've achieved all the goals I set, and have surpassed them way beyond what I thought possible. I of course have new goals now. I am now living in the US and doing internet marketing full time.
Nathaniell's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
500,000 / year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
1,000,000 / year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
 
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nathaniell Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
500,000 / year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
1,000,000 / year

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
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Nice! I hope to be right behind you!
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nanasmith Premium
Now thats major goals! Awesome.
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HotDiggity26 Premium
Good morning! Are you up? Just wanted to know how I can narrow the field of themes down for my website?
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Marikoalv Premium
Hey! So I am super thankful for this opportunity and I was wondering if I can join the Amazon Affiliate program with the websites I create on here? And also, can I change the website template but keep the same url? Also, I want to do reviews on my website. Thank you so much!
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violetav53 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, I have small technical isu. I registered my first own domain - avivabrio.com. Unfortunately, it is not visible in my domain area. I set up also my email account and created an email forward. But I am not able to use them. When I try to send a message, a receive " Authentification failed." Probably there is a problem whit my domain settings. I do not know what I have to do.

Than you for your help and time.

Best Regards,
Violeta
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nathaniell Premium
Did you buy the domain here in WA?

If not, you need to change the DNS at your domain registrar to:

ns1.mywahosting.com ns2.mywahosting.com Then you need to click "Add Domain" in the domain area. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Once you do that, you'll be able to build your website and create an email forward.

Let me know if that works for you!
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sjenkinsjr Premium
I'm having an issue with Gravatar... Trying to change my Gravar Image and when I click the link it sends me to the Gravatar website and requests that I sign in with my WordPress login and password. I used my email, reset the password and none of my sites are listed. Where would I find my Wordpress user name and password!
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andrewpty Premium
Hello! My name is Andrea, an Italian living in Panama, Central America. I'm new here and I'm a beginner in Affiliate Marketing. I have technical skills in building any type of website, funnel, sales page, etc. My dream is to become a very good affiliate marketer and I hope this is the place where I'll be professionally growing. I wish you could tell me where I should start from. If there is any path you feel like suggesting to me. Thanx for taking the time to read this and thanx to allow me in here.
Andrea
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nathaniell Premium
Since you already have a lot of experience with code/developing/tech I think the training in WA is going to be a whiz for you Andrea. It's just a matter of getting the tasks done, and developing your writing skills to get your content ranked and selling.

I left you a message on your profile about choosing a niche for your site. Let me know what you think!
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HI NATHAN I TOO WAS THINKING OF CHINA AS AN AFFILIATE BECAUSE CHINA MAKES SO MANY OF OUR PRODUCTS FROM EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF SO I SAY SMART MOVE ON THAT ONE AND YEAH I FORSEE GREAT SUCCSESS IM WILLING TO GIVE MY ALL IF I SEE RESULTS I JUST WANT SOMTHING THAT WORKS INSTEAD OF SOME SCHEME THAT PEOPLE DO TO GET YOUR MONEY BECAUSE ILL GIVE ALL I HAVE JUST TO SEE PROGRESS I BELIVE IM ON THE RIGHT TRACK. THANKS JAMIE
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nathaniell Premium
"China" would be too broad. You'd need to focus on a group of people, not just the products.
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what do u mean on a group of people?
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Inezh Premium
Hi!
I stumbled across your profile amongst other many totally fabulous awesome ppl! And I just thought I would say hi!
After reading everything you’ve achieved I felt like I had to or I’d be a weirdo! Lol I’m new very new! Lol
And I am amazed at how crazy all of this is!
Who know???
So hi I’m Inez and it’s nice to meet you.
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nathaniell Premium
Crazy right?! But you can do it too. Welcome to the community Inez.
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniel. I decided I need to do some research and practice on the topic of my website before I can go forward. I tried doing something today, and I really need to learn a lot. I'm going to cancel my premium membership and come back to premium when I'm ready. Thanks for all the help you've given me. I appreciate it.

Diana
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Diana ! If you need to cancel, please do it through the correct channel here in your account details: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

I wish I could do it for you, but I don't have any access to billing or your account stuff.

There's a 30 day grace period where your site will be live (most hosts give a zero days!), but after that the site will go offline. WA keeps a copy of your website for six months (again, this is usually zero days for other hosts), so if you plan to come back in that time period, you can just cancel your account then log back in and send a request to SiteSupport to get your site back up.

If you plan to be gone longer than six months, you should to back up your websites or move it to another host. Backing up will mean your site will be offline, but you can recreate it when you come back. If you want to keep them live, you need to move them to another hosting service of your choice. I recommend KnownHost or Kinsta, but I know a lot of people like BlueHost, Hostgator, or 1&1.
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Ceci007 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am following the training and I am writing an introduction in my the keto diet life style, which I have followed for many years, and I am advertising a custom-made diet from clickbank. Can I introduce the link in the introduction of my page or should I wait? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
Either way works! If you plan to promote a single specific product, then you can introduce that link on our home page. However, with keto, there's TONS of products to promote, so personally, I wouldn't put an affiliate link yet. You'll have chances to put your affiliate link on all other pages of your site, so I try to keep my about-me pages affiliate free.

Up to you though!
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ShelbyLowery Premium
Hey Nathaniell, Question, I am having trouble honing in on a niche, I do have a CBD business in the MLM space, do you see any way for me to merge wealthy affiliate with my CBD business on a blog? The only thing that comes to mind for me is that learning to blog can be something that could help and will help in any MLM, just getting eyes on your products and your pitch. I was hoping maybe for something al little better than that, have you seen this work before?
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nathaniell Premium
You can absolutely merge these. There are TONS of CBD affiliate products. In fact, way more than MLM. You can grow your website here in WA and use that site to promote both affiliate and MLM products. Which one you promote will depend on which product is the best fit for a particular visitor to your site, so you can promote the best product in each individual case.

For example, someone might want pure CBD, or they may want the kind with all the various terpenes in it. Kyle will show you how to rank articles in the training, and you can promote a different product for each article if you want.

Hope that helps Shelby! Doing a CBD site will be very exciting because this is a new industry poised to grow fast.
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cadman487 Premium
Hello Nathaniell, I hope you are in the best of health, I am now at phase 3 on the Bootcamp Training and still learning. My website affiliateincomeisreal.com has just been indexed by Google. My question is why is my home page still showing my posts, I know that all pages are landing pages but if I just advertise my url wont' they see just the Home page and then have to navigate to the other pages or am I getting to far of myself. Please take a look at my site and tell me what you think! Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
It's normal to have your posts listed on your home page. That's how most blogs are set up. People will come to your site through the individual posts or pages you publish most of the time, so the blog roll (home page) just highlights what fresh content you published.

Just took a quick look at your site. Make sure your posts are 1000 words or longer!

Writing a full article when you are just starting out can be a struggle. I know because I've been there! It used to take me a full day or two to complete a piece of content. But remember, that like anything else, you will get better with time.

You'll get better at thinking of ideas, better at typing, and better at publishing efficiently.

If you are struggling with ideas for content, here's a great training: If you have lots of ideas but just can't seem to get 1000-1500 words, here's another training that can help. Though the training only says 500, you can double or triple the length of an article by adding more paragraphs to each 'core concept', or by adding more than three topics to your article (as described in the training).

When writing content, always keep in mind that it's an opportunity to help a real, individual person searching for information online. Hopefully that can inspire you to write some great content!

Also remember that every article you write now, even though it won't rank well right away, will have a chance to rank well in the future. Sometimes stuff you write now won't rank because your site doesn't have "authority" (AKA it's too new). But a year down the road, when your site has authority, those old articles will get a boost in rank!
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cadman487 Premium
Thank you Nathaniell, That's what I thought about the home page to, I will sure make it a goal for 1,000 words, thank you again.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Michael. Happy to help!
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Tanya74 Premium
I don't know why or how to fix it, but my posts seem to run together like one long post when I open my site online... how do I get them to show as individual/distinct posts? when I am creating and publishing, there is not indication that this is how they will read. it also seems that people can't leave comments on each post, even though I select the option to allow... I don't know if I should be changing my menu bar, or my theme, or how exactly to fix... any suggestions?

https://weighmedown.com/
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, easy fix!

Go into Settings > Reading, and where it says "For each article in a feed, show...", choose "Summary". Some themes are just set up old-school like yours, with one long feed. Nowadays, it's more common to have a summary like you want.

Hope that helps Tanya!
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Tanya74 Premium
Thanks, Nathaniell! That didn't quite do it but I think I may have sort of fixed it...you got me to the right place in looking to settings. I must have a theme that is more like a blog style and there was an option that asked how many posts per blog page, and it defaulted to 10. I changed it to 1 and it seems that may have worked to at least only show on post per page.... I don't know why but selecting summary as you suggested didn't seem to change anything...
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. It could also be just a theme that's coded that way. Sometimes, if you don't like something, you just have to change themes to get one you do like!
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Tanya74 Premium
Thanks so much for your help.
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kcote1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell - Question for you. I am in lesson 4 and it wants me to get feedback on my site, but I don't think it's ready for review. We haven't added pictures yet and there is only one post. Can I skip this and come back to it or is it important to follow the steps in order? Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, that's fine to do. You could also just add the pictures and add a few more posts, then get feedback! There's nothing wrong with doing more than is required in the lessons. Spend a week publishing some content, then you can do this task.

Hope that helps Kayla!
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bweller23 Premium
Hello Nathaniell. I obviously found this through your site, which I assume means you went the direction of the bootcamp for picking a nieche. I just finished watching the video about choosing a niche and near the end he said to either pick a neither or make wealthy affiliate your niche, but not to do both. Is that just a guide for when you're getting started?
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nathaniell Premium
I highly recommend you start with your own niche (not promoting WA) so you get a feel for the training and what WA teaches. Then, you can decide (with real examples) if WA truly is something you can recommend. That's what I did. I started with my own niche, then started a WA promo site two years later.

Some people have the impression that bootcamp is faster or easier to make money, so they decide make some money promoting WA then start their own niche. This isn't true! It takes just as much work to build a bootcamp site as it does to build a site with your own unique niche.

I have been through both courses, and made good money with both. They are equally lucrative. Which one to do just depends on what you are interested in.

There was no bootcamp when I got started, so I did my own niche for two full years before doing bootcamp!
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bweller23 Premium
That is helpful. Thank you. I will continue to work on developing my own niche idea to start. I just got the impression it might have to be a choice between one or the other permanently.
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Needhelp1432 Premium
Hii I will tell what I have done for my art of great shape.com. I like my website name. I have about me , and put in content and I one more content to put in my website. the affiliate program is the total gym. why. .I have the total gym for 22 years and I enjoyed working out with it. I want make a short video, Me on my total gym that I have for 22 years. I believe in the total gym. You want me to content on my website each week for a year. Do you keep making the content and put in.I used key words in the the beginning like they take upon. how much content do I write before I can sign up for the affiliate program for the total gym and start making the commission.I still keep on my website. Can you help me understand. Thank you David
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you will keep creating content for your website each week. More content = more chances to rank = more chances to promote products. In general, that's how it goes.

Total Gym is a great place to start with your promotions, but there are probably lots of other products you could promote too! Depending on your niche, you can find related products your audience might like too. What else would someone buy who also wants to go to Total Gym?

It's impossible to say how long it will take or how much money a website can earn. Everyone has a different niche, and works at a different pace. Some people absorb the knowledge faster, or have better writing skills and will see faster results, but anyone that sticks to the training will eventually see results.

In the next few weeks you will be able to meet smaller goals like getting your site set up, getting it to look how you want, and start generating traffic. If you do some work on your site every day, you may start to see more traffic and sales in a few months.

It's really up to you. I've seen both faster, and slower results!

Kyle has two great posts on this topic:

"How Long Has It Taken To Earn What You Earn" "If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day"
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Heidi123 Premium
I currently have my Affiliate Disclosure on my blog as a page that is always accessible under the top menu Privacy drop down. Is that sufficient? Do I need to post a link to that disclosure on every page that includes affiliate links or does the disclosure just need to be easily accessible, such as within the top menu? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, that's sufficient. If it's in the menu, it's accessible from every page. You can also write a short disclosure and put it in your sidebar if you want, but the menu is fine.
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AlphaToOmega Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I want to setup my Website. Question: I host my website by Siteground an alreday installed Studiopress an a template. Thank a look: http://video-marketing-experts.com/. For Pagespeed for Wordpress is Siteground the best option. If I point my website to Wealthyaffiliate I'm going to lose this asset. I want to write about Speed Optimization fpr Wordpress ... so this is realy nessesary for me.
What do you think?
Best regards, Anita
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nathaniell Premium
If you already have hosting and your site set up at SiteGround, you can just leave it there. Just follow the training in WA, and you can log into your site through SiteGround. Totally fine. The training here works regardless of where your site is hosted.
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AlphaToOmega Premium
Okay Perfect. Thank you for your answer. :)

Best Regards,
Anita
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Anita. Talk soon!
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OnlineTechP Premium
Hi Nathan,

I have choosen two low competition domain with same niche , make money online by teaching others what they already know.
Aim: To Promote Thrive Themes, Teachable, Demio, Zapier and WA .
Domains: OnlineJobsForRetirement.com and OnlineJobsinCanada.com

Please let me know how to proceed, could you please help me with some guidance and go to course.

Thanks!
Paritosh Kumar
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nathaniell Premium
Great work picking a niche Paritosh! Sounds like you want to get into the Make Money Online (MMO) niche. In that case you should proceed with Affiliate Bootcamp: My best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website. Keep me in the loop with your progress man!
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shan1972 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Actually i am new to this online business,if i take premium membership
can i have a domain(website) and hosting.Can you guide me in this
regard.What are the other benefits .
Slowly i am going through other posts..
i Hope your help is much needed in this regard to start my online business.
With Best Regards
Sankar
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nathaniell Premium
The starter membership is how everyone begins. It's free to join. For seven days you get access to some premium features like live chat, and one "classroom" where you can ask questions.

If you go premium within that time period (7 days), you'll get a discount on your first month. The normal price of WA is $49/month, but you'll pay just $19 for the first month. After that, you'll pay the regular price each month to remain a premium member.

That gets you access to even more premium features like weekly webinars, all classroom areas, unlimited live chat, private messaging, and the ability to host premium domains like .com/net/org (recommended!). There's more too, but Kyle will cover these in the beginner lessons.

The main benefit of joining WA is that you get help while you build your business. You can ask unlimited questions, and get help from other newbies like yourself, or experts like me! We have a great community here where you can ask questions and help others at the same time.

Let me know if you have any more questions about the differences between Starter and Premium!
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Katja2 Premium
Hi Nathaniell. Sorry to bother you again. I am trying to become an Etsy affiliate. I hope you can help me; I don't understand. I am reading "what promotional types of publisher are allowed to work on your program" and it says: content yes, email yes and discount code no. The people I interviewed will create a coupon code for a discount. Does that mean I am not allowed to use it? Thank you so much. I am really confused. I am having a tough time; there is a lot of information I don't know.
Thank you very much.
Have a nice day,
Katja
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. So you talked to individual Etsy sellers, and they want to create a discount code?

This question would be best answered by the Etsy affiliate manager. I recommend contacting them and explaining. It does sound like Etsy doesn't allow discount code promotions, but then it would be strange that the seller would offer one. So I agree with you - it's a bit confusing.

However, since I"m not an Etsy affiliate, I think you'd be better to ask their affiliate manager for a definite answer.
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Katja2 Premium
Thank you for your answer. Yes, I talked to them because I will interview them. I didn't know that the company could have a rule like that. I don't really understand why.
There is do much I need to learn. It is a little overwhelming right now.
Ok, thank you. I will write to them as soon as they confirm me as their affiliate.
Have a nice day.
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Katja!
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Ann41 Premium
Hello nathaniell i want to apologize for being hard to work with i didnt mean to be, i am stuck on moving my domain name i had a domiain i purchased a little while back howtoloseweight2.com i didnt know WA sold domain names ,i know now and i will be getting my domains from here now on out how do i move this correctly?
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nathaniell Premium
If you want to move your domain name, it depends on where you purchased it. Here is the process for Godaddy: However, if you purchased the domain recently, then they typically put a 60 day hold on it, so you might not be able to move it right now. If that's the case, it's not a problem. You can still build your website here!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell.

I've asked this question a few times to try to get help, and I can't get an answer. How do I change a theme to a theme ON WA? I have my site, but I don't like the theme. I want to use a theme HERE. More free sites are available here than elsewhere. How do I do that? If that's not possible, how do I delete my website so that I have an empty palette to recreate my page? I want to use www.justlogcabinquilts.com, not a sub-address. Thank you very much.

I've asked this in my questions area, but that's where I've asked before, and I don't get the answer I need. That's why I'm asking you also.
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nathaniell Premium
Just left you an answer here: This is a great example related to your previous question about why making connections in WA is important. More followers = more help when you post questions.
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This is bad timing for me - I'm entrenched in personal issues regarding my 90-something year old mom - nursing home or home care issues etc. HOPEfully there's no time limit with this program? If I don't really get into it for a couple of weeks is that still OK? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
The free access to premium is a 7-day period where you can access the Premium features for free. You can continue to build your FREE website for six months afterward, and get the first 10 lessons for free, but you won't be able to ask questions during that time period.

If you want full access to everything (including help, questions, full training) after your 7-day trial ends, then you'll need to get the Premium membership, which is $49/month.

Hope that helps Susan! Let me know if you have any more questions about how WA works!
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Hi, I just created my first website, I called it What's on the Plate. I'm only up for a minute as I work 12 hour overnight shifts at a factory, but I'll continue training when I get up, or when I get off of work. I hope I haven't overextended myself. I am also a student ar UoPeople in the business administration program. Either way, I am going to give it my best. Thank you for your support
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Jason! Glad to hear you're taking action. Get some rest, and we'll talk later this week.
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Jefquin Premium
Hey Nathaniell!

OK so, to take you up on your offers, I have a quick couple questions. I apologize if these are basic - or if it's covered later in the training, but...

I'm using Jaaxy and finding a lot of low competition keyword searches with 'great' KQI + QSR scores.

But many of the monthly traffic numbers are around 80-100 searches per month - is this pretty typical? Can this really be profitable?

Also, I was having difficulty choosing between men's hipster fashion or the Facebook ads/digital marketing/wealth niche - if you have any advice here, feel free to send it my way! haha

OK, thank you in advance!
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, low searches can absolutely be profitable. Actually, some of my highest converting keywords are "low traffic" just because lots of webmasters will ignore them. Everyone goes for the big fish to compete, so it's great to snap up the small ones easily You just have to grind. You'll need 50-100 of those to build serious traffic. That's fine though. Your traffic will be more stable. When you get ranked for a big keyword, your traffic can fluctuate up and down a lot as your rank increases/decreases. With more smaller rankings, your site is more stable traffic-wise.

As for your niche, it just depends on what you want to do. Facebook ads and wealth will have higher ticket products, and the "make money" crowd is always hungry for new/better info. There's a direct connection to the money here.

With fashion stuff, it may take longer to gain traction and make consistent money, but you also have way more options with social media. Pinterest gets CRAZY traffic, even for men. Same with Instagram, although IG sends less traffic to your blog. It's also easier to be more original in this space. Downsides is that you'll need to take more photos and do more original visual work for the fashion stuff, and the downside the money stuff is that the space can be very negative, with lots of scams and people competing.

Both can work, and both can generate tons of income!
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Jefquin Premium
Thanks for the clarity! That makes a lot of sense with the keywords approach - much appreciated!

Yea, you raise good points on my niche ideas, I suppose I'll just choose one and go for it :)

Thanks again man!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Jeff! Always happy to help.
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BillHeinicke Premium
If I have my .com website in place for 3 months now, have over 20 posts, most of them already indexed in google, and I am going on to the 5th, last session, of the entrapeneur training lessons, is it alright to now start my affiliate bootcamp training and get a website promoting WA? or should I just wait till Im done with all 5 sessions of the entrapeneur training course first?
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nathaniell Premium
WA bootcamp is not necessary to do. In fact, I wouldn't recommend it unless you really want to start a new website to promote WA and get into the "make money online" niche. If you want to keep working on your current website to grow that and make money from it, I'd recommend focusing on that. There are many other training tutorials here in WA that you can go through to learn how get more traffic and sales from your site. Let me know what you think Bill!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi
I read both articles - good stuff (several spelling errors-fyi)

I guess I will keep focusing on the one site

I know about onemorecupofcoffee.com that promotes WA internet marketing right? was is your other main site - software???

How do I get this Virtual assistant help?

I still think my site is kinda boring in appearance and I dont even know how to make it look "nice" still - working a full time job and other responsibilities, all I have time for is training and content.

See abundanthealthandnutrition.com

Pls advise Thx

Bill
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, spelling errors are rampant in my writing. I'm just too lazy to go back and fix things :)

My other main site was VPN software. I've since sold it, but that was my main site for a long time.

I think your site looks nice Bill. Nothing wrong with simple. One thing that really helps with design is getting a Premium theme, but they may cost $20-$100, and require a bit of time to learn how to set up. My theme is premium, so that's why some of the features look nicer.

I also use Canva for my better images: And I use stock photos: And here's how to create an author bio like mine: All of this stuff will come together though. My site's been up for 5+ years now, so I've had time to work on this stuff. You will too! Pick at it day by day. You've already come a LONG way.
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BillHeinicke Premium
Great thanks:)
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Hello.

I am totally newbie in this blogging and WA thing. But i think its right time to start now and learn something and improve.

What do you think, should i buy .com domain for my first "blog" or is WA site okay? What are adventages of .com domain.

Thank you,
Even
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nathaniell Premium
It's definitely recommend to get a .com domain name! Long term, your site will perform way better.

As a starter you have a free domain, but if you go Premium, you'll be able to "move" your website to a .com domain name. That domain will cost $14/year.

Since Siterubix (the free domain) is just used within Wealthy Affiliate, you'll see TONS of cool domain names available.

Unfortunately, many of those will be already taken when you start talking about .com domain names. The whole world is competing for those domain names, and many good ones are researched, then bought up by big companies that then just sit on them, hoping to make a profit.

That's OK though!

1. You can change your Siterubix.com domain to ANY domain name you want. It doesn't have to match. As long as you like it and it's relevant to your niche, you can move your free site to any .com site you want.

In other words, you're not stuck with your current domain name if you find the premium version is not available.

2. There's an easy strategy to get ANY domain you want for cheap, even if it's already bought up. See here: Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any more questions about domains!
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Katja2 Premium
Hi Nathaniell!
I am all in. I have a yearly account now! :) I am creating posts for my website, and I am connecting with the designers. I am so excited, I will have my first interview soon. Can't wait to become an affiliate, I have so many ideas :)
I have some questions; maybe you can help me, or at least tell me where to look.
I would like to have a mailing list, and I don't know how to do it, so that people can subscribe. I don't know how to start and how to insert it to my website.
I would also like to have ˝you may also like˝ under my posts. Where can I turn this on?
I would like to change the profile picture on my website. I want to have my picture when I reply to comments. How can I do it? Is this the Gravatar?
Thank you very much.
Have a nice day,
Katja
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Congrats on going yearly Katja :)

Starting a mailing list is a great idea. It's a lot of work, but is a great way to make money. Though email marketing is not part of the main training here, Jay has a bunch of webinars on the topic, and there are many member-created tutorials. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/email-marketing For related posts, try a "Related Posts" plugin. For the profile image thing, Kyle will show you this in the training, so keep moving forward step by step. It's the "Gravatar" training.

Hope this helps Katja!
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Katja2 Premium
Thank you very much. It does help :)
Have a nice day.
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epaysys Premium
Hi - I am on lesson 4 building my website and I have a few questions. I have a hosting company that use now and own my own domain. Is there any advantage to using WA hosting? If I use my regular hosting company can I still use the website builder in WA?
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nathaniell 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.

Either way, I am here to help you along the way Debora!

Just a FYI. The website and hosting platform here is far superior to many other hosting services. 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. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here:

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

The training here will work with ANY website though, so you can keep your current hosting if you want! Unfortunately, you won't be able to use certain WA tools like SiteContent, SiteFeedback, or SiteComments. The website needs to be integrated with the WA platform.

If you decide to move your site here, SiteSupport will help you move it for free, so that's an option as well.

Let me know if you have any follow up questions about this Debora!
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jakejiron Premium
Hey Nathaniell! I've been reading your One More Cup of Coffee blog and learning a shit ton! I am definitely interested in launching my first affiliate marketing blog, but I can't justify the cost for WA. What do you think the biggest benefit is over building a site by myself on Wordpress?
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nathaniell Premium
Building your site here is an EXTRA benefit.

The cost of WA, in my opinion, is easily justified by the help you get from the whole community. Check out my post here: Plus, by being my referral, you get access to me, at no extra charge. I've consistently made six figures in affiliate for 7 years now, so I think that's a pretty good benefit for just $49/month :)

Hope that helps Jake. If you have any more questions, just let me know!
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jakejiron Premium
Thanks for taking the time this morning to respond. I really appreciate it.

I think I need to figure out a good niche before I dive into it. I am aware my first niche/website is more to learn the process than it is to earn a full income.

It is just difficult finding something that is not already crowded.
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nathaniell Premium
You should never worry about competition, because if there is competition, it means that people are making money there. Also, you should understand that you are starting out as a beginner right now, but with time and focus, you will become an expert in this niche. It may look like you can't compete with the "professionals" right now, but you will be able to...that's what the WA training will teach you.

Building a business has to start from a beginning point. Your site may look a bit boring in the beginning, and it may seem like a tough task ahead to join a competitive market, but there's always room in any industry for passionate, knowledgable, and engaging business owners.
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Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you all here. Question: I have not yet signed up with WA. I know nothing about Affiliate Marketing. I need to learn what I need to know to get my first website up and running. I am debating between signing on with WA or Clickbank University. Can anyone please explain why they like WA as opposed to Clickbank University or any others? Can you please explain why WA is a better choice than CU? Thank you very much. Jack Carter, Los Angeles
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nathaniell Premium
In a nutshell, CBU training isn't as in-depth, isn't as updated, and the community is not as active. Plus, you get way more help here in WA.

The long version is here: https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/clickbank-university-review-is-it-worth-the-price/

If you want to learn affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is second to none. CBU isn't a "bad" course, but since they are similarly priced, it's no competition. WA has much better training, support, and tools to build your business.

Hope that helps Jack!
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Can I get started without the training by having the training done while I have to do whatever I need to in this program? I am a visual learner and if I watch a video then do it. It will be confusing as my mind moves to quick through each step and process? If it goes too slow then I become impatient and will give up. I need speed and training done while I’m browsing
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nathaniell Premium
There is video and written training Zach, and you can follow the video lessons while you do the tasks! My advice is to not go too fast. It's really easy to skip important things, then get lost. Make sure to do each task at the end of the lessons, so that you complete all the necessary steps.
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Hey Nathaniel, I just wanted to thank you really quick for referring me here, i was literally moments away from dropping a bunch of money to sign up with a different program when i got the referral from you. I look forward to learning more and working with you and the other Affiliates here.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Jace! There definitely are a lot of scams out there and by no means are you alone or should you feel bad that you have fallen victim to these vultures. Much brighter days are ahead now that you have found WA and I really do look forward to working with you.

If you ever need anything at all going forward, I am personally here to help you out so feel free to drop me a reply to this post or drop by my personal profile.

I log into WA every day to check my messages!
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MarkGiorgio Premium
Hey Nathaniell, I have a couple of questions.

Can an affiliate with amazon have more than one affiliate link?

If someone goes to Amazon with your link, will they pay a commission on everything ordered that day?

Once someone goes there can they sign into their prime account to finish the transaction?

Thanks Mark
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nathaniell Premium
Yes - you can add as many links, from as many different products or companies as you want.

Yes - you get credit for everything in the cart!

Yes - it doesn't matter whether they are Prime or not. You still get credit.

Hope that helps Mark! Let me know if you have any more questions man.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
So a general link works even when not associated with a specific product? For example if My daughter uses my amazon affiliate link and then shops I’ll get the commission?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, it works, but NO, it's not a good idea to do that!

1) Just sending someone to Amazon is not a targeted promotion. It's very unlikely to make a sale because the person is just "browsing".

2) It's also against Amazon's TOS to have family and friends order through your link, and they have pretty smart tactics to figure out who's who. Only use your Amazon link on your website or on Social Media.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
Thanks I understand. I actually have a bigger idea just needed clarification
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MarkGiorgio Premium
how many separate affiliate accounts can a person have with a company like amazon?
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nathaniell Premium
You need just one with each place. You can choose to make a different tracking code for each website you build, but it wouldn't make sense to have separate accounts, otherwise you might struggle to meet the minimum payout threshold for some time.

You can sign up to as many affiliate programs as you want though. There's no limit to the number of companies you can work with.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
This is very helpful. I'd love to chat on the phone at some point if that's possible.
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nathaniell Premium
I would love to be able to talk on the phone with all of my referrals, but there simply isn't enough time in the day to provide that level of support. If you need instant help, Live Chat is a great place to go.

Otherwise, you can definitely drop me a message on my profile, or respond to one of my comments, or private message me (if you're premium), and I'll get back to you with an answer ASAP!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell.

I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm really upset. I bought a domain name. I moved my website there, but: 1. It didn't have the same website name. Instead of "www.logcabinquiltrulers.montgomeryworld.com" it is only "montgomeryworld.com". 2. There's a problem with the site. It is not secure. I got a big message on my screen and it would not load my page. I created "www.logcabinquilters.montgomeryworld". I wanted to move my ruler website to it. It has the big unsecure site warning too and wouldn't load.

I really need to get this fixed. I'm about ready to give up. I'm doubting it was the right decision to spend the money for WA and domain name. I feel terrible. Please help me.

Thanks.

Diana
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I've received the following email and I'm wondering a) Is it a good and safe idea? and b) How can I tell whether this is spam?
Kind regards,
Aaron


Hi,

I’m a long time reader.

I’m writing to you because I’d love to contribute a guest post to your website.

I’ve been brainstorming some topics and I think your readers would get a ton of value from them.
I’ll make sure the piece is filled with information that can’t be found anywhere else. In exchange, all i expect is a backlink from within the main body of the article.

Do let me know if you like this proposal and if I can begin sending you some topic ideas.

Sincerely,

Ashlie Lopez
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nathaniell Premium
This is not worth your time. As your site grows, you'll receive many emails like this daily. 99% of the content these places produce is outsourced, and will not help your website at all!
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aaronlerch Premium
Many thanks!!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell.

I took a look at my budget. I can make the $47 work, but I want to make sure I will be able to create my webpage right. My web page is about THINGS. Every post needs to have a picture of a thing I'm talking about. Because I tried to put a picture of a quilt in my header and it didn't work (even though my theme seemed to accept the graphic), I'm a bit leary. I'm sure you can understand that.

Thanks.

Diana
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nathaniell Premium
If you want to learn about adding pictures, this one will help: I also created this resource to help you find many of the free image resources here in WA: There are also MANY more resources that have been created since I made that blog post. Type in "images" or "pictures" into the WA search bar and you'll find so many resources for free images. There's more than you'll ever be able to use.

I recommend picking 2-3 of your favorites and sticking to those. That way you won't waste a ton of time looking for the perfect image :)
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Mwhite2010 Premium
I also wanted to ask you on my profile there it says that I haven’t made any posts but I have made probably 4-5 posts already can you maybe see why it shows that I haven’t? And also I just started all back over from the start when I went premium and on my profile also where before when I had gotten this far I had a lost bigger number where it says rank but now it has 0 and none of these may not be important but I just wanted to ask .
Thanks
Michelle White
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nathaniell Premium
Keep in mind the WA blog posts are different from your webiste blog posts. If you are creating blog posts on your website, those won't show within WA. To create a blog post in WA, you need to go to the pencil at the top of the dashboard, then click "Blog at WA".

Those blog posts are for talking about your business to the community. It's like a discussion about your journey through online business, and people can comment on them for support, encouragement, or advice!
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Malindar Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I’m really stuck today with the issue of PayPal. I went to set up an account with them, so I can monetize my blog, and must choose either a personal account or business account. After reading the descriptions for each, neither one seems to really fit, although since I’m trying to monetize I chose business account. However, the questions they are asking are totally unrelated to a blog, and they don’t recognize blog, blogger, writer, etc as a business type. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much for your help, it is Greatly appreciated Nathaniell. Hope you have a fantastic day! Blessings, Malinda
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nathaniell Premium
You can just choose personal for now. They won't monitor your transactions. The main difference is if you would be selling physical products, you might be getting things like chargebacks, doing invoices, and that type of business stuff.

For YOUR paypal account, you'll just be receiving money, or purchasing things like plugins/themes/courses, so the business stuff doesn't really apply to you. Plus, you can switch later if you need.

I used personal paypal for many years, and only started a business one after I incorporated, which was more than six years after I started my business.

Hope that helps Malinda!
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Malindar Premium
Thank you Nathaniell, this information is so helpful! I was really hung up with this dilemma today. Now, I am able to move forward. What a comfort, to be able to ask questions. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Blessings,
Malinda
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Malinda! That's exactly what WA is for :)
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lawrencevigg Premium
since you are recognized as a Helper today Please help me I am so embarrassed! I don't know what kind of content to put in my website without it being PLAGIARISM!! you know the old saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery can I bogart my sister's website or my brother in law? Thanks in advance
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Mwhite2010 Premium
I got cut off where I left off at over the weekend so do I have to start back at the very firstof getting started I even though I just paid my upgrade premium or is there some way I can take up where I left off and I was on getting a background for my website?
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nathaniell Premium
You can continue from where you left off, but it looks like you already went Premium. Congrats Michelle! Now you have full access to all the WA training and all aspects of your WordPress website.

As for backgrounds on the website - I highly recommend NOT using a background actually! It creates a kind of "dated" look for the site. Simple and plain is better.

I always recommend you start with something simple. White background with black text is the way to go. Choose a simple homepage that displays your blog roll, a top menu, and the sidebar. That's it!

Everything else is pretty much a distraction at this point.

However, if you really want to add a background, make sure to use a high quality image so it's not blurry, and you can add images by going into the Appearance settings inside WordPress.

Let me know if you need anything else Michelle!
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rhinogal Premium
Good evening!

I thought I'd check in and let you know I now have three posts plus the About Us & the Privacy page. I've added images and/or affiliate links and the site has been indexed by Google!

Just want you to know I am really happy that I discovered your site and learned about WealthyAffiliates.

Lorna
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nathaniell Premium
Wow - you're doing great Lorna! Those are some big steps, and I can see you gaining some momentum already :) Keep up the good work!
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rhinogal Premium
Thank you!
I just wanted you to know your efforts to introduce visitors to Wealthy Affiliates are changing lives!
Lorna
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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell.
My membership renewal is coming due on 22nd September. I remember I switched to Premium on a special price you offered a year ago. Can you tell me how much the yearly premium is now and will it be deducted automatically from my nominated account?
I know there are Black Friday specials, but that is not till Nov. 29.
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nathaniell Premium
I'll send you a PM now to get you sorted Greg!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell. When I used the system to create my Privacy Policy, it published it as a post, rather than a page. That's not right. I deleted the post and redid it, but I didn't see where I could make it a page. I asked the community about how to fix it, and apparently I have to be a full member to be able to change it, even though we were supposed to make it a page. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
There was a bit of miscommunication is sounds like.

To CHANGE a page to a post, you need a special plugin to do that, which does require a premium account. However, the manual way to do it, is exactly how you did it. Delete the post, then re-publish as a page.

Google won't notice any issues because your site is so new, and the Privacy Policy is "no-indexed" anyway, which means Google isn't supposed to see the content on that page.

So did you get your new policy published?
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniel.

I published my site. I’m happy with it, but I have a bottom frame I want to take out, and I can’t figure how to do that. After messing with it for about 45 minutes, I gave up.

I gotta go. Kitchen timer just went off. Thanks for all the help.

Diana
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nathaniell Premium
You mean like a footer you want to get rid of? Some design things would require a major overhaul, or hiring a coder to do the work for you, so if you are really unhappy with the look of a theme, the better option would be to just change themes.

There is no "best" theme out there - it's all a matter of taste. That being said, I always recommend you start with something simple. White background with black text is the way to go. Choose a simple homepage that displays your blog roll, a top menu, and the sidebar. That's it!

Everything else is pretty much a distraction at this point.

Here's just a few simple themes I found that I like, but there are thousands more out there. If you meant something else, just let me know!
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nmhyf56et Premium
If you have two subjects that are related, but not directly connected such as:
attitude -Manifestation and Motivation
and Physical conditioning - such as - but not limited to - dieting
Is it better to have two sites linked to to another - or just to have articles and offers for both avenues all under one roof?

Thanks,
Ron
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nathaniell Premium
If it's the same thread, yes, I'd make it the same site. Sounds like you're doing a kind of mind-body motivation and growth type of site, right?

Like a lifestyle blog?

It's totally fine to do it on the same site. In fact, I recommend it! Just make sure you have a target audience in mind. 20-year old men looking at self improvement probably have a different mindset and 50 year old women, and will resonate with different types of content.

Keep the WHO in mind as you build out your site :)
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hjrear Premium
Hey Nathaniell. Man I realize that we get so much here, and I'd like to giv that opportunity for someone else. I'm hoping to get him a good deal an then be able to promote WA because this is an amazing service. I truly believe this is a lifechanging process, and I would like to bring others to WA !
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nathaniell Premium
Sure thing man. Your link is here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Send him your link, double check he's in fact, your referral, then you'll get 50% commission when he goes premium. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/referrals
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Hey Nate,

How is it possible that there is no All in One SEO plugin preinstalled on my first website? I created the second one and there was this plugin already preinstalled. How can we solve this problem? Is it possible that I can create one more website within my starter membership?

And...is it possible to change the website name once it has been created?

Thanks for your help in advance

Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. That's very strange that your first build doesn't have it, but the second one does. If you plan on going Premium, you can simply install the plugin manually at that point.

For now, I wouldn't worry about it too much. The AIO SEO plugin doesn't make your website "better". It just optimizes a few things. Otherwise, you can delete that first website, then remake it. You can create two free websites on your account, so you could just delete the 2nd one you created, then make another website using the same niche, but different URL.

It's possible to change the "name" of a website, but not possible to change the URL. There is a process to "redirect" the URL if you really want to, but that option is only available to premium members.

Hope this answers your questions Mirek! Let me know if you need anything else.
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Hey Nate. Thanks. I received help from other members of the community as well. Yes, I did delete the first website the one that didn't have the d AIO and created a new one.
Bu the way...it's really amazing that whenever you need help there are hundreds men ready to help right away
Awesome.

I'll go premium but first need to have a credit card issued.

Have a good day man and thanks again

Greetings

Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
No problem man! I log into WA every to check on everyone, including you. It takes just a few minutes of my time and I get to help thousands of people build their businesses :)
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I think I want to make a website based around cooking. Maybe specifically cooking on a budget, or cooking without a recipe. A couple of my siblings want to help me with it, too. We've been talking about possibly also making youtube videos while cooking so there's something available for visual learners as well. I'm thinking youtube videos could maybe bring more traffic to the website and vice-versa. I actually have some experience in web design and development so building one is the part I'm most confident in.
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nathaniell Premium
That's a great idea! I love the "Cooking on a budget" idea for a website. There are plenty of other websites out there like this too, so you can see what they're doing, and use it for inspiration. There's a super popular one called https://www.closetcooking.com/ that I like.

And YouTube is always a good option, no matter what the niche. Plus, Kyle will show you more social media options in later training modules.

Sounds like you have some help and support in your business venture too Lysander. Glad to hear it :)
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Katja2 Premium
Hi! I have few questions. I am thinking that I will post a lot of video interviews with the famous people in my niche. Which template is better for this, does it matter?
I am also thinking of posting these videos on You Tube. Where do I put affiliate links then? Under the video?
I was thinking to do a transcript of the video. So do I post it under the video or do I make a seperate post with that.

Thank you so much for your help.

Have a nice day.
Katja
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nathaniell Premium
The template AKA "theme" doesn't matter that much. It's a matter of tasted.

For your interviews, the best option will be to upload your videos to a YouTube channel, then embed those videos into your site. You can embed videos in any theme, or any website. You can put your affiliate links in the video description AND on pages on your site, then link from the video description to your website. That way someone watching the video can also see the written version (transcriptions) on your website, or they can view additional information.

This is a well-known tactic to reuse/repurpose information. For example, you do one interview, but you get video and written content from it, attracting two types of audiences.

Great ideas Katja!
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Katja2 Premium
Thank you very much! You really helped me. You are awesome!

Have a nice day! 😁
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Katja. Happy to help!
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Raghad1 Premium
Hi, I’m having serious issues with picking my niche. I know I’m supposed to pick something I’m passionate about..there are few things that I have extensive knowledge about like anxiety (I suffer from anxiety disorder), foods and regimens to combat anxiety, fat loss as I had to manage my weight gain from my anxiety medication and of course like all girls, skin care and makeup! Can you please help guide me in the right direction as some people advise not to get into medical stuff. So don’t know how to narrow down on any of those niches! Please help. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Thank you
Raghad
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Katja2 Premium
Hi.
I think all of these can be combined into one niche - anxiety. I think is all connected. You explained it really good.
I hope that helps.

Katja
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joenoz Premium
Hi Nathiel. Hope all is well your end; I have an issue.
Basically I start university tomorrow and had to give up my full time job so at the moment I don't have an income.

What happens when I have to cancel my subscription?

I'm definitely coming back to WA as I love it here, but I haven't got the disposable income as we speak to keep it going.

Will I lose all my website and things?

Will WA stop the hosting of my website?

It'd seem a shame for it all to go down the drain and meaning I'd have to start again.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Joe.
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Joe! You were doing really good on your site and making awesome progress.

If you purchase a domain and build a website using WA hosting, you own the domain and the content! If at some point you cancel, you can still retain all this stuff.

The domain can stay with WA as your registrar, and you can access it at any time using your regular login. Go to SiteDomains to manage it there, just like any other domain registrar. You are also free to move the domain to a new registrar if you want, but will then be subject to their fees like SSL fees, Privacy Fees, and extra renewal fees.

As for the content, you'll need to move that to another host. Since WA will not longer be your host (and cannot host content for free), you can choose one of the many other choices for hosts out there. Prices range from $10 - $250/month depending on how many websites you have and what level of service you choose.

If you do choose to just cancel everything and not move your website, WA still keeps a backup for six months, and if you come back during that time they can restore your site for you. This is unheard of in the hosting industry, and a really good reason to host here. If you plan to stay away longer, you need to back up your files, and keep a copy on your computer somewhere. Hope this helps Joe, and I hope you find a way to stick with your training here too :)
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joenoz Premium
Awesome, thanks for your help.

I shouldn't be gone longer than 6 months - could be a week for 4, just got to get an income back on the cards.

I'll stay in the loop via my free account, so I'll still be around ;)

Thanks Nathaniel.
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nathaniell Premium
Just FYI, unfortunately, it's not possible to revert back to the Starter membership. Your account won't be deleted, but will lose access to all parts of the community unless you re-activate premium.

It's kind of like a gym membership. They offer some free days to test it out, but you can't get multiple free days passes.

If you join back up to Wealthy Affiliate in the future, just log into your account and you will be prompted to join premium again. Everything will be as you left it, including your username, comments, questions, badges, etc.

Please see Kyle's comment here regarding any commissions related to promoting WA: There are also some discussions going on here: Hope that helps!
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uebomoyi Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I hope you're doing well. I noticed you're one of the few members who created training in the WA platform. I saw on a comparison table that premium members can earn from creating training after 3 months.

Can you please tell me how the process works? Do you get credits from people liking and commenting on your training or does it work another way?

Thank you,
James
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Hi Nate,
How r u doing? Hey! I have a problem with All in One SEO plugin. There is no such a plugin in my website plugins menu. I have 3 preinstalled plugins but non of them is All in One. Is it possible? How to solve the problem.

Greetings
Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
Check to make sure it's "active". You may have to activate it.

Since you're on a free account, it should be automatically installed. Make sure you click the "all" tab/link inside WordPress to see all active and inactive plugins.

Let me know if that works for you Mirek!
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Heidi123 Premium
Hey! I was going through some affiliate training tonight and Kyle mentions not to go “affiliate crazy.” He was saying not to have affiliate links in every post and not to have too many per page but no specifics. This was new to me and almost every post, albeit just 3 have been published, have several links each. I am wondering if you would be able to take a look at what I have and tell me what you think as far as my links go. Do I have too many? If I keep going like this (I have about 4 more posts ready and scheduled to publish) will I be labeled a “bridge page” by google and hurt my rankings? Should I restructure the site so that I have some linkless posts? Sorry for all the questions, this was just news to me and very different from what my mindset has been.

Thanks,
Heidi

https://lovejesusdoyourbest.com/
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nathaniell Premium
The affiliate link thing is just a rule of thumb. There are many successful websites out there which have affiliate links on every page, so your site, as is, and as you are doing it, will probably not suffer. As long as you have enough content, and it's stuff people want to read you'll be fine.

This rule of thumb also helps people get focused on helping people, instead of just plastering links everywhere. Lots of newbies just want to add links and make money, but forget that they need a strong foundation of content to actually get people on the site.

Your site is looking fine so far! My main suggestion regarding affiliate links is that you probably don't NEED that many to be effective. For example, on your "best non-toxic laundry detergent" post, you could probably be fine with just three affiliate links, from your top 3 pics.

People don't need buying options for EVERYTHING. They want to be told what's the best, and why.

Let me know if you have any follow up questions Heidi. Happy to help!
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Hi Nathaniel, I am currently enrolled in Clickbank U 2.0. Will this affect me in the future. Out of my hasty decision, I chose Clickbank thinking it will direct me to the source. But now, I am bored with the lessons and they stopped the lesson since I finished them early on. I will waste waiting another week just to go on. Anyway, hope I get answers. Can WA refer and promote Clickbank products?
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Clickbank U isn't working out for you Pj! I think you'll find Wealthy Affiliate much more engaging and the lessons more effective.

Yes, you can promote Clickbank products on your affiliate website you build here. You can pick ANY products you like to promote.

You have to decide what your website will be about though. Did you pick your niche yet?
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Gee! thanks Nathaniel. Yes, I am more engaged now. After I finished Starter. I am proceeding to premium and all the way.
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds great, and you're welcome Pj! I'm always in and out throughout the day, so I'll check in from time to time to see how you're doing
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nathaniell, as part of the training, I have added AdSense to my site but it now looks quite crowded with adverts and I'm not sure that is a good thing. I've noticed that you don't seem to have AdSense on your site. In addition, some of the ads aren't directly relevant to my niche.... So I'm not sure whether to keep it or not. Would you mind having a look and tell me your thoughts? Many thanks. I'd also appreciate general feedback and whether you think that I am heading in the right direction. Much appreciated! Warm regards, Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
All of the issues you named are definitely well known issues with using adsense. Whether to keep it on your site or not will have to be your decision.

Usually, the rule is just 3 ads per page, but you can have more if you have really long content. Some of my sites have ads, some don't. Totally up to you!

If you are not comfortable with ads, you do not need them! Read Kyle's perspective here:
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aaronlerch Premium
Can I set the amount of ads or their location on my page?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you should be able to. Perhaps you signed up for their auto-ad placement thing (which is new). You should be able to put ads one-by-one into your website using Adsense code.
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Hi Nathaniell. I'm busy creating my website but stumbled upon a problem. Is there any data base for logos and site icons? Or do I have to create my own? I know it'd be better to create my own but I'd like to take advantage of an existing one just as a try to see how the website would look. Thanks fof helping me out
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nathaniell Premium
If you don't want to make one, you can easily outsource on on Fiverr. https://www.fiverr.com/. Costs just $5! Hope that helps Mirek!
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Communicator Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I haven't been using my Wealthy Affiliate account. Would it be possible to change it over to my friend, Tyler Buchanan? Tyler has updated the payment information so that he will be paying for the premium membership. Also, would it be possible to change my username to his own username and then have him upload his profile picture? Thank you very much for your help.
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, absolutely. All your information can be changed here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

And on your profile here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/huyen3

The URL might remain with "huyen3", but you can change the name. I've updated the name to Tyler on my side for our communication now.
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Heidi123 Premium
I am having repetitive problems with my comments. They suddenly stop working, unbeknownst to me until someone finally tells me. When people try to comment they receive a message that says “you’re submitting too quickly please wait a few seconds”. Unfortunately everything site support has had me do has not helped. I’ve disabled all plug ins and still nothing. Any other ideas? Didn’t have this issue until I switched over to hosting on WA so I guess I’ll have to send my site back to bluehost if I can’t get it fixed. Thanks for your help.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure where you are having trouble submitting comments - in the SiteComment section of WordPress? Or just on your normal WordPress site?

A comment warning sounds like it's native to WordPress: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/you-are-posting-comments-too-quickly-slow-down-2/

This would not be a hosting issue as far as I know, since hosts do not send out warnings like that, but perhaps the WA caching system is causing comment issues. Haven't heard of that before.

How many people have said they had issues? This may also be a spam tactic to get comments approved.
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Heidi123 Premium
Basically I just stop getting comments so I go and try to post and see the problem pop back up. We did end up getting it fixed today but I’m concerned it will happen again. This was the second time since switching to WA it’s happened. I will check out that link and watch closely and see how it goes. Thanks for the help!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Heidi. Let me know if this is still an issue in the future and I can investigate further.
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TyAtteberry Premium
I was able to redirect the siterubic.com websites to the .com domain names I had previously purchased at Namecheap. However, when I go to that site both chrome and safari are telling me that the site is not secure and that I must go back. I must have done something wrong in the process. Any thoughts?
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nathaniell Premium
If you are logging in and it says "Connection Not Private", there are a couple ways to troubleshoot this.

First, make sure you are typing https:// instead of http. You might be seeing a "cached" version of the old URL.

Also, don't forget to clear your browser cache after each change to make sure you view the current changes, not the cached version. Make sure you're using the Chrome or Firefox browser (Chrome is better) as well.

Next, go to your website manager area, click "Details", then turn SiteSSL ON. If it's already on, turn it OFF then ON again. See if turning "Extreme" ON/OFF changes anything as well.

After that, you can contact SiteSupport and see if they can fix the problem. If it's related to the hosting and SSL certificate, they can fix it: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

If they say that they are good on their end, you can view this training as well to find individual elements which could be breaking your SSL: Let me know if those solve it!
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Hi Nathaniel, thanks for much for allowing me to be a part of the Affiliates community. I have an amazon affiliates account in AUS, but am having trouble linking global accounts when I use genius links. Do I need to open separate affiliate amazon accounts and how do I do that.

I am also an author and would like to offer my readers some book lover related gift ideas. I thought it would be a nice addition to my site - is there any good affiliate account you can think off that offer nice quality gifts? I want to limit complaints lol

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Many thanks, Charmaine
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nathaniell Premium
I don't use Genius Links. Actually, I recommend just using the Amazon native system called Amazon OneLink! Amazon USA will probably be your main source of revenue, so I highly recommend setting up your account there if you are going to be focusing on Amazon.

Researching affiliate programs will be part of your training. Kyle will discuss this in Level 3 of your training, after you build your affiliate website. You can also do some research here, inside WA: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Have you started your training yet? Hope that helps Charmaine!
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Thank you, Nathaniel. That's terrific! It's helped a lot.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Charmaine! Always happy to help.
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I do have another question actually. It's two fold. I have a readership (I'm an author (romance)) and thought I'd like to out some book lover gifty products to add value to my web site. I know this won't yield too much (if anything actually), however am only thinking it might be a way to drive more people to my site through SEO rankings and subsequently to my books. Are there any good gift affiliate programs you know of that might suit this niche? I want nice products - not cheap crappy stuff. I've already put Kindles and some gifts up there, but Amazon is incredibly hard. There might be an easier way.

Secondly, I do have an author following as I design book covers and run list builder promotions. Are there any worthy affiliates I could use to promote to fellow authors - i.e. build a good web site / product blog content / I know there's grammerley (so I;ll sign up for that) - any others you might think would be a good fit?

I hope I'm not over asking, but really interested to hear your thoughts. Completely understand if this isn't what you answer here.

Many thanks, Charmaine
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniel - I have a question - since I still have hardly any traffic, no sales, and all my posts have external words links directing people to other sites if they want to purchase. My question is this - I saw this at the bottom of a post on someones website....

"Shopping online? Consider supporting this blog by shopping through these links for AMAZON, iHERB and LAZADA! It costs you nothing and your support is greatly appreciated!"

Do you recommend I start doing this or is it a no no in affiliate marketing?

I just want some sales

Thank you

Bill
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nathaniell Premium
No, I do not recommend that strategy. It's relying on people to intentionally click your link because you ask them, instead of actually providing value. Most people will NOT do that anyway.

If you are not getting clicks, then you need to re-focus on traffic.

For traffic, you need to write content. What to write about? You need to keyword research.

Researching keywords and topics for your site will be your #1 job moving forward. It can definitely take some time to see results and gain traction, but those results are residual. A good ranking won't disappear over night!

How often are you writing and how long are your articles?
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BillHeinicke Premium
I always Jaxy research for good QSR etc - and use good keywords, I try to get as close to 1000 words as I can and as a full time worker I avg 2 posts a week still training
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nathaniell Premium
That's the way to do it! Just wanted to make sure you were on track. Something else you can do is to research your competition and see what they're doing: This can give you some good ideas of what's working for other people.
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kcote1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am really struggling picking my niche. On one hand I am thinking I should do something more frequently purchased than dive or sail gear but I need a plan and it's a little overwhelming. Do you have any tips or suggestions to help me make up my mind?
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!

Based on the above advice, which one do you think you'll go with?
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kcote1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Thank you for your help. I think sailing, I actually do follow Delos and about 15 other sailing blogs as well.
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nathaniell Premium
Cool! I don't own a boat, but my friend does, so I know just a bit about sailing :)
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kcote1 Premium
I want to own a boat but living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is so expensive and you can only use the boat 4 months a year. So I am waiting until I can afford to move away to buy one.
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Newbeez55 Premium
Nathaniel , I am ready to build my site, but do not know how My site ha ls simple name:. Healings the natural ways. My niches reflects healings of weight loss, pain, diabetic, and hyperyension with natural means and methods without dependence on medication. Product lines are to be based on pay assessment of products and advertisers. So, do you have good templates for site creation?
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nathaniell Premium
There is no "best" theme (template) out there - it's all a matter of taste. That being said, I always recommend you start with something simple. White background with black text is the way to go. Choose a simple homepage that displays your blog roll, a top menu, and the sidebar. That's it!

Everything else is pretty much a distraction at this point.

Here's just a few simple themes I found that I like, but there are thousands more out there. Did you build your website yet? That training is here:
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jayardy Premium
Thanks for your kind welcoming messages; I'm looking forward to many happy, successful years of working with you.
I need to ask you if you can do something for me? There seems to be a typo in my first name: My name is Joseph, and it somehow got erroneously listed as Jopeph - is this something that you can help me with?
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nathaniell Premium
You can change your name in your account settings: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

Hope that helps!
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yairhaim Premium
Hey Nathaniel,
I just upgraded to Premium, and I'm in the middle of choosing a niche situation. I thought to create my niche about "calisthenics equipment" or "calisthenics gear".
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinion about my selection. I would also be happy to get a few tips before I move on.
Yair.
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nathaniell Premium
I think those sound great! I don't know if there's a difference between "gear" vs "equipment", since I'm not familiar with this particular niche, but however you want to call it, I think that's fine.

What type of person are you targeting? Newbie to calisthenics? Someone doing calistenics for a specific goal?
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yairhaim Premium
I think I'll target both Newbies who wants to take action and start calisthenics and want to pick up some gear and people that already in this area, but want to upgrade their training to the next level.
There are things that I should look into and think about in the start?

Thanks again,
Yair.
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nathaniell Premium
That sounds perfect. Great niche choice!

Now it's time to build your website. Here's where that lessons starts: If you haven't completed the lessons before that, I highly recommend going through them step by step. Lots of important information in there!
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yairhaim Premium
The site is already on air! ;)
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nathaniell Premium
That's great Yair! My best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website.
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MizEllie Premium
Hi, I think you know I am disabled. I've been having a bad time with my health, and my hubby's right now. Is there any way I could put my account on hold for a few months? I don't want to drop out entirely but $49/month would help right now.
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nathaniell Premium
To put a "hold" on your account you'll need to cancel, then come back to this account later when you are ready to continue.

What to do next depends on whether you have a website you want to keep, and what you want to do with it. Your website will go offline when you cancel unless you move it to another host, but that host will cost money too.

Do you want to keep your website up while you're taking a break?
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MizEllie Premium
I will stay at WA. Thanks for answering.
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to hear it Ellie! Let me know if you need anything in the meantime :)
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Hi Nat,

Ive seen your websites and testimony of being a successful person. i can see your a very diligent person, one of the key of a successful life.

before i will dive in to our training, need advice of what to set first in my account, dashboard..also tidbits or information to be better trainee.

thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already have your profile set up, so from this point, my best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website.

PS. People who interact with the community stay longer and see better results, so don't be shy :)
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Jerryfoam Premium
Hi my name is Jerry Anderson. I am very new to all of this. I worked in the construction industry most of my younger years. I had an opportunity to go to Costa Rica for two months in 1996, and took it. I feel in love with the place. When it was time for me to head back to the US , I decided to stay. I stayed for six years. Came back to the US with a wife and two kids. Had my own business for a while, things were going pretty good. In the year 2008 my business took a dive. Had some family health issues with my mom, and was out of my business for a few years. Tried to restart it and it just didn't go well. I would love to make money online. It would give me and my wife the freedom to go back to Costa Rica and live there. Now I'm basically doing handyman stuff and what ever else I can to get by. So in a general way that's what's been up with me. Looking forward to learning more about making money online and the sooner the better 😁. Pura Vida!
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t-Dubs Premium
Gave you a shoutout today.

While I have you, do you have any templates for getting new wealthy affiliate members to sign up underneath me?
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nathaniell Premium
Great work being so consistent with writing and working on your website. THAT is what is going to pay off long term.

I don't have specific templates for getting WA members to sign up. I did send you a PM with 8 article styles to make money online though. Check your inbox for that.

Specifically for getting WA signups though, everyone's website is different, so you'll have to figure out what type of content resonates with your audience the most. Since you're targeting single dads, you can craft your content to match their mindset. Same with your keywords. They should be things that single dads trying to make money online will search for.

It's a great audience for sure, and I think you'll find some really interesting ways to connect with this audience.
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Hi Nathaniell
I joined WA via you a few years ago but didn't continue for various reasons. I've rejoined with a different email using the free trial, so if I'm not supposed to do that I'm sorry but I'm just not sure enough about it to start at the monthly premium, especially when the Australian dollar is so low atm.
Problem is that I can only get into WA with my new profile using Firefox and Safari and then things don't work (set-up homepage results in "bad request"). When I try and use Chrome I flip back to my old profile and can only start again without any of the soft entries. Any ideas? I've tried clearing history.

Thanks

Deb
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nathaniell Premium
You can log out of your old account in Chrome, then re-log in using your new credentials. Shouldn't be an issue.

OR, you can start a new "profile" in chrome. https://www.bettercloud.com/monitor/the-academy/how-to-create-switch-profiles-in-chrome/

Let me know if that works for you Deb!

PS. I'm a very active member of WA, and have been here for 9 years, so I think this time around you'll have the proper support you need to start making money with your website :)
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Looks like the $19 membership special is only for the 1st month, then it goes to $49 every month, which I can't afford right now (not to mention the monthly commitment for a min monthly order purchase from the MLM company I'm looking at each month). so I need to get a pretty good understanding of how to get a site up, and start getting leads, and getting people signed up so I'll start having some income to pay the monthly fee with after that first month.... so, I'm going through the stage 1 training right now.. on like step 5 of the 10 part course...
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct. The first month is $19, then after that its' $49. That includes all of the training and hosting for your website.

Watch out for those autoship programs! That's how people get "garage qualified" in MLM companies. Plus, you can promote similar products through affiliate marketing...for free. Affiliate programs are free to join, no matter what company or product you promote!

Either way, it's definitely possible to make money on the starter membership Glenn. The websites get ranked in Google, they can get traffic, and you can definitely join some affiliate programs just using the free websites provided to you inside Wealthy Affiliate.

However, keep in mind that premium features will help you see better results. You'll get more training, continued 1-on-1 support from other members, myself, and Kyle and Carson, Live Chat, premium hosting support, live webinars, etc etc. Not to mention you'll be working on your very own dot com.

If you plan to remain a starter member, you can absolutely make money without paying a dime. But it's going to require that you are a more independent learner, and very self motivated! There are over 500 free training modules inside WA as well - you just gotta search for them.

You can always upgrade at a later point when it's more convenient and you want a little more help building your business. It's a lot easier to earn when you have all the lessons, and the support of the Wealthy Affiliate community helping you out along the way.
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Yeah, I can certainly appreciate the benefits that come with the premium membership, but I don't have much choice in the matter, as I'm in the negative every month right now, and getting deeper... so, I've got to figure out a way to get some additional money coming in... then when I've actually got the $49 coming in I can get the full access, and the additional help...

Don't have much choice in the matter at the moment, and it's pretty hard to concentrate on the videos, which are rather lengthy, and so far I am pretty familiar with everything that's been presented... but I'll keep looking for the info I need to come up with a plan, a strategy, a site name, a theme, look for an affiliate program to get started with to start getting some funds coming in, etc. as I don't really have much choice about it, to be honest...
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nathaniell Premium
Building an affiliate site definitely takes some time and knowledge, hence the long videos! The truth is, building a business will not be an overnight thing. It's going to take at least some weeks and months to gain traction in Google. You can absolutely count small successes along the way like getting indexed, and publishing your first article, but to see rankings and sales, you're gonna need to strap in for at least a few months.

A website is absolutely the best way to promote an MLM business though. There are millions of leads out there online versus just your local area!
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Angelina58 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, I am stuck, I want to do affiliate marketing and I am in the process of setting up a website. I want to sell this program. I am of the understanding that i need to build my website around selling this programe. so what do I do next?
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nathaniell Premium
You need to pick a niche first. Did you decide what you want to make your website about?
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wjg546 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, Thanks for the money goals comment. I know it's going to take work but I will get there. I do have a question for you. I want to go health and fitness and concentrating on the keto diet/lifestyle. I see that clickbank has an affiliate program offering regarding keto. If I select to promote this, how does it work? Will my site have their program and materials? If so, how do I do that?
Thank you much for your time. It is greatly appreciated.
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nathaniell Premium
Keto is definitely something that can make money online. In fact, I've seen a bunch of websites making good money in this area, and there are so many more programs outside of Clickbank! Kyle will get into the details of how to promote things to make money later in the lessons.

I highly recommend you go through the courses in order. I'm not sure if you have an existing website you are adding links to, but adding affiliate links to a site with no content is setting yourself up for failure.

The courses have you create a website with content and traffic before doing any affiliate stuff. This is so you can build a strong foundation to your business before trying to make money from the site. A site with affiliate links and no content will have a hard time ranking, but a website with traffic coming in already can be monetized pretty well in just a few days.

Of course, it's your business and you can do as you please, but I just want to make sure you get started on the right foot, and don't skip ahead in the training.

Here's the official lessons! Let me know if you need anything else Jean.
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MichaelSabel Premium
Hey Nathaniell ,
I have about 350 people on a mailing list that i have been piling up the last few month. I is a affiliate marketing mailing list for newbies. I was wondering if you have a email blast on WA that i could send to them. It will be the first email about WA that they will get from me.
thank you
michael
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry Michael, I don't borrow, or lend out lists.

If you have a list that's interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate to your list, I recommend you find your affiliate link here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

You can then send out an email to promote your affiliate link.

Jay has a whole series on email marketing: There are 3-4 other videos in this series you can find in the Live Events section here at WA.
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Abizzel Premium
Hey Nathaniel,
I wanted to get your feedback on an idea i have for content on my site. I was doing some keyword searches on jaaxy, and I found some amazing keywords with massive monthly searches but with very few QSR. I was thinking about doing a Frequently asked questions post that used a different keyword for each question. I was also thinking of adding posts for each of the questions, but I thought this might get a lot of really relevant keywords on my site. What are your thoughts? Thanks for your time

Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
I responded to this question in another thread, but I wanted to add here that your idea to create a blog post from each question then link to your blog posts from the FAQ is a great idea! Internal linking to relevant content is great for SEO and authority in search engines.
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Hi Nathaniell,
I am having trouble connecting with my market. We are just not selling the way we should be, and I want to create an affiliate program that will allow me to pay other people to sell my product. I think this is a different model than what you are teaching, which is to create an affiliate website and resell products from others.

Can you give me some advice on how to start my program and get people to become affiliates of mine?
Jeanne
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct - Wealthy Affiliate is not about teaching people how to hire affiliates to sell their product. It's about teaching people to become affiliates.

You could leverage the training here to improve your own website and sales through that webiste though! Getting sales starts with traffic, and there's plenty of information here about how to get traffic to your website.
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Dragostar Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I have a quick question. On the domain that I have with siterubix.com; Will I be able to make a minor change in the name or do I have to create a whole new site? I don't mean transferring the existing domain, I want to change a word in the existing domain. Is it possible? Thx, Ernie
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nathaniell Premium
It's not possible to change the existing domain name, but when you transfer it to a .com domain name, you can change your name at that point.
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Dragostar Premium
Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Ernie. Happy to help!
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Lysharmaine Premium
Hi Coach, I was exploring more details about my niche (fashion handbags) and about bag brands that offers affiliate program. And I was routed to, i guess, one of your pages, ir says onemorccupof-coffee

I didn't notice it at first, but when I tried to copy the link, I saw the onemorefupof-coffee, and the first person I thought of was you, lol.

Is this page yours? Can you maybe tell me more about what you know about handbags? And what do you think of my niche? Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, my site is OneMoreCupof-Coffee!

I don't know much about handbags specifically. That's just a page on my site where I introduce the handbag affiliate programs.

There are many more programs out there too. Kyle will show you how to find them in the training. First, you need your webiste built though! Have you done that yet?
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t-Dubs Premium
Hey Nathaniell, sorry to bother you with such a mundane thing, but I am going to start pulling my hair out if I can't fix this!

http://mistermommy.com/so-much-fun

The images at the bottom are supposed to be in a horizontal line. Instead, they stack (studly if I use any css in the <img> tag). Do you have any experience with this?

Thanks,
~Tom
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ariesight Premium
Hi, I happened to see your question. Maybe you could try using a gallery?
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t-Dubs Premium
Any suggestions on which one? There are only two pictures I'm trying to use.
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nathaniell Premium
They are horizontal to me! That's the issue with image alignment. Depending on the computer screen size, images will align differently. That's why I always pick large images, and do one per line. I never try to create a "gallery" effect.

There are plugins that can do this, but they are not worth your time IMO. Just stick with one image per line, as big as will fit in your writing column!
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t-Dubs Premium
I see. I wonder if the built in gallery builder on wordpress will overcome these issues.. We'll see! Thanks, dude!
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Tanya74 Premium
Hi, Nathaniell! thank you for the referral. is it wise to get premium membership right away and register own domain or start with simple/free site? and tutorial kind of suggests domain and title very specific to niche versus a more broad/fun title... is that best practice versus a more catchy title that may lend itself to varied content within a more broad niche down the road? your site name for example is great yet not obvious as to content just reading title...
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already went Premium, so if you are confident in your niche, you can just get a .com from the beginning. If you are still navigating and thinking about your niche, you can start with the free site then move to .com later (Level 2 of your training).

Either way works!
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emilyfernweh Premium
I'm stuck at finding my niche. I'm interested in what products are healthy/natural
and the best value and also what nutrients or toxins are in what products and
what nutrients or plants/herbal ingredients are beneficial to which
improvements in health. I'm always doing research on something related to this topic
and now use glycerin-free toothpaste and aluminum-free deodorant because of what I've learned.

My problem is that my interest is in a very broad and popular field and not sure where
to start my simple niche. Also, I've been on your site and saw your list of natural
product companies that offer generous affiliate commissions. What I'm wondering is
how do I promote all these products of I haven't tried them. I could do research on each
including their ingredients list and compare them, but I can't even afford a premium
membership at this time. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have on what
my next step should be.

Thanks, Emily
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!

As for "how" to promote, that's covered in the training. First, you need to build the site, and get some content on there. Kyle will show you how to get traffic to your website, and then you can start applying to those affiliate programs you saw on my site.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions about the training or affiliate marketing in general.
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emilyfernweh Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for reaching out. Like you, I have Asperger's and wasn't diagnosed until 24.
I am 36 now and have spent my life so far going from job to job to job and mostly
living with family. I work in home care right now and it's rewarding but the hours are never
guaranteed and it's draining as you can probably imagine.
I've looked for opportunities to work from home before, but I'm really
hopeful about this one. I would love to make a passive income doing
this and finally break this vicious cycle!
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nathaniell Premium
I don't actually have Aspergers - I just wrote an article about it. Working online is a great way to earn money for anyone who finds it difficult to work a traditional job. Working from home is very comfortable, and you can still do lots of amazing things online!
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I am a student studying Education. I have lectures and tutorials from most of my time. And i believe school is not everything. But how can i be helped to manage school and what you are offering or how can you help me so that i manage what you are also offering? and do you have an application for a phone i think it might be easily to access?
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nathaniell Premium
You'll need to decide how you want to manage your time with school and building a business here at WA at the same time. There's no "application" process. Just go through the training step by step. It starts here!
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I have a network of tens of thousands of individuals looking to further their education. My plan is to periodically reach this ever growing network through email, text, and social media. You said it would benefit me to have a web page. Any suggestions on what type of web page I should be hosting? I am not looking to update a web page all that often.
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nathaniell Premium
You can build a very basic website using the tools here, and have that be your "home base". Remember, you don't own any social media sites, so they can block your account if you break the rules.

The website you build with WA training can be a static website as you want, or it can be an active website like a blog (which is recommended). That way you can create content and send people from your email list or social accounts to a page where they can read about the products you promote.
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Leticia2019 Premium
Hi, I need help with my site. Every time I select a theme it doesn't look like the samples I see before selecting them for my site. For instance, when I select one I assume there are going to show some boxes or windows, where I'm planning to add the affiliates links. Most of the time it shows just one window. I wan a theme where I can only add links and descriptions. Please help.
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nathaniell Premium
Some themes are quite complicated, so their "demo" looks great, but to achieve the same thing, your really need to work to get images, pages, and other features to look the same.

I'd recommend starting with a much simpler theme: Things like sliders, fancy images, and other features look cool, but they tend to slow down your site and will not help much with making sales. Simple is better when it comes to reading information!

Even with a simple blog-style website, keep in mind, your home page will be a "blog roll" meaning it will be blank until you start publishing posts!
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cutestkoala Premium
Hi there Nathaniel,
This is Francisco, new in WA and the online marketing world. Came across with some of your blogs and then some more, so I thought to reach out to say that I am glad that i landed here in WA and that so early in my training have found such valuable and educative material provided by people like you.

Following you now.

Regards,
f
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nathaniell Premium
I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying the site and finding the help you need.
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SDiTullio Premium
I'm in dire need to find out, if possible, how to STOP the Facebook emails that are titled: :A friend wants you to like a page..."

I get 12 to 18 a day and I'm really tired of having to constantly delete them.. I hope one of my dear friends in this community has the answer, because if it gets any worse and there is no way to get rid of these messages, I'lll kiss Facebook... goodbye!
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nathaniell Premium
I'm sure it's in your FB settings somewhere. I don't use Facebook on the daily, so not too sure.
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SDiTullio Premium
Thanks for your response.
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I'm not sure I want to build a website. I have access to thousands of prospects interested in education. There are affiliate programs like Coursera and such that would fit the needs of my target market. Will your service offer training on how to utilize email and social media campaigns? Can you summarize why having a website is the smart approach?
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nathaniell Premium
A website is always the best approach because you own the platform. Udemy or Coursea can kick you off any time. I'm not sure how much profit they take from your efforts as well.

It's totally find to produce your own course and market it, but I would always recommend having a home base that you control.

WA does cover social media in the main training, and there is some email marketing training you can find if you look, but email marketing is not the main focus of the training. The main focus is SEO and getting traffic to your site (by writing content), so you can drive traffic to your affiliate links.

Hope this helps Carl! Let me know if you have any more questions about WA.
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CraigBarnes Premium
Day after day and month after month, I keep on reading about some members making sales while my total number of sales remains to be ZERO!! Story of (entire) life. No matter how hard or long I try, any kind of success - business, financial, or social - continues to elude me. Yeah, yeah, I can hear all the critics already.

Just change your outlook on life and people in general, Craig, and your fairy godmother will wave her wand and success will immediately become yours. Sure, sure. Talk about people who live in a dream or fantasy world. ALL the positive thinking in the world does absolutely little or no good in the world when the shit just keeps on hitting the fan and covering you from head to toe.

The only truth I have learned after nearly 71 years of life is that that's just life. For almost every human-being throughout their life, it definitely DOES rain at times. For others, like me, it doesn't rain or even pours, it comes down in torrents and drowns you.
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nathaniell Premium
I wish I could help with the life-related stuff Craig, but I'm only qualified to help you with the training here. If you have any questions about your site or the training, I'm happy to help!
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CraigBarnes Premium
I hear you and thank you. Was only saying life has been a merciless b***h for me since day 1.

Craig
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AdmiralDog Premium
So I have a couple of ideas and wanted to see what you thoughts would be on which one you think would be best to start off with. First off there's music software and programs, second Auto Restore products and tools. The music thing is a hobby I've recently dived in and am enjoying it so far. As for the automotive side I grow up in the mechanic business from a young age and still to this day love cars. Thanks for the help and encouragement.
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nathaniell Premium
Those could all be great ideas for niche websites. Personally, I always like digital product stuff.

For all of your ideas, I'd narrow them down to a specific audience. For example, If I was doing it, I'd go somewhere in the middle like "internet troubleshooting for older people", or "how to repair a modern car for internet nerds".

I always try to focus on the people who will buy the stuff and read the articles. That way you can promote a variety of things, but all with the same running concept.

Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nate
I know I'm very part time so far - but next week is 2 months on Premium - 15 posts - and when I check google analytics - the ONLY traffic I have is me - very dissappointing - I usually only have time for 2 posts a week and traing - again, I have many keyword rich posts with good QSR - when SHOULD I start seeing traffic or sales? also, several posts are indexed on google too... thx

https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/
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nathaniell Premium
It's impossible to say how long it will take or how much money a website can earn. Everyone has a different niche, and works at a different pace. Some people absorb the knowledge faster, or have better writing skills and will see faster results, but anyone that sticks to the training will eventually see results.

In the next few weeks you will be able to meet smaller goals like getting your site set up, getting it to look how you want, and start generating traffic. If you do some work on your site every day, you may start to see more traffic and sales in a few months.

It's really up to you. I've seen both faster, and slower results!

Kyle has two great posts on this topic:

"How Long Has It Taken To Earn What You Earn" "If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day" 15 posts and two months is a great start! However, consider that Google's job is to rank QUALITY content, so it needs time to figure out if your site is good or not. That means you have to prove yourself by writing consistently good content over a period of time.

What that period of time is depends on your niche, your keywords, and how good your content actually is. Sometimes it takes some practice to actually get good at writing!

If you need any writing tips, just let me know.
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BillHeinicke Premium
ok thank u I will forge ahead
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hi Nathaniel yes it has been a great sunday just chilling with a new lady I met this morning and having a good day all together I hope yours has been alsotomorrow morning around 10 just before im planning on throwing every effort forth with my lessons hope to talk with you then
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds good man. Talk soon!
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cheridragul Premium
Email 2/2

While I would be helping TONS of people by creating that website, the second niche I’m thinking about is something that makes me much more happy to talk about. The niche is about gifts, which is not targeted enough. But what I would be offering that’s different is suggestions of pairing a few gifts together to make them more meaningful. There are very simple ways to put gifts in containers that are functional, that coordinate with the gift in a thoughtful way, and easy ways to write messages that are more meaningful than tossing a gift in a gift bag and calling it a day. Not everyone cares about making gifts unique and for them to stand out from the typical gifts people receive. But there are many people who do care! I’m not sure how I’d ever find them. I’m not sure what key words to use that would express how this gift site is different than other sites that offer similar gifts, but that don’t go the extra step to make suggestions most people ever though of, but are very clever once they see it all put together.

I want to make this affiliate marketing venture easy on myself to start, and more profitable sooner than later. I believe you are saying that the more traffic I can gain, the faster and more successful it will be sooner. The first niche will draw a lot of traffic just by the sheer number of searches, but writing the content might be harder. The other niche relies on my ability to locate the target market, If I could do that relatively quickly, I do believe it would be successful, especially right before the holidays. I’m interested to know your perspective given all the experience you’ve had in this.

If I’m successful in making affiliate marketing work pretty quickly, it would also be easier for me to market Wealthy Affiliate in addition to my other niches once I get up and running.

Thank you for your time on this!
Cheri
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nathaniell Premium
Even if you go with gifts, I recommend focusing on a type of gift or a type of person. "Pairing gifts" is definitely a common theme you could run with, but at the same time, consider this: A person looking fora . gift for their girlfriend of two weeks is a way different type of person than someone looking for a gift for their grandparents 60th anniversary.

Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. As far as competition goes, that's also something to not worry about. If there's competition, it just means people are making money. That means you can make some too! As time progresses, new products come out, new technology is introduced, new ideas formed, and each change is an opportunity for "the new kid" to get a foothold and overtake established websites.

So the big question is not "what" is going to make money, but "what do you want to make money with?"

In other words, what are your own interests?
What do you think would be interesting to research and write about?
What do you want to help people with?

A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

Helping people is the best way to make money in any business. Everyone wins. Short of that, pick something that you just find interesting.

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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cheridragul Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Email 1/2

I’m loving what I’m learning so far, thank you!

I need a little help with a niche or two. I apologize ahead of time for this being so long, but I thought details would make more sense than talking in general.

My husband has a very rare condition called Arachnoiditis. Unfortunately, more and more people are discovering that they have symptoms that align with it, and are being diagnosed with it. There are more than 10,000 searches per month and very few websites. All the Facebook groups talk about the same thing, they are looking for relief from the pain, nothing is specific to Arachnoiditis on the web. I believe there is very high demand, it would be a very profitable niche! I have a couple challenges. I do not want to get into the scientific/factual part of it. First, I’m not qualified, and second, it bores me. My husband hasn’t tried many of the products with much success, even though many others swear by them. So, I’m trying to figure out what I would write about. The products are things like CBD, and other less heard of solutions. My husband swears by a very specific CBD, the company has agreed to a 25% commission. People will try ANYTHING that others have had success with. But, how many articles can I possibly write about one CBD product? Especially if I don’t want to get into the scientific/factual part? How many articles could I write about some cream my husband or I have never tried?
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aaronlerch Premium
Nathaniell and others, perhaps you can help me. I've posted it around but didn't get any replies. I'd like to add another tab to an existing menu but can't seem to manage it. Can you just tell me the steps so I can see what I am missing? Many thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Here's how to customize your menu: Although some themes have have limited space for menus!
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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goldsmithh Premium
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DHolman1 Premium
Okay....I am going to stop and reintroduce myself. I know that I have been throwing every niche at you but I just had a moment of clarity. My mind is boundless to opportunities. However, I paused and asked myself "What Would You Search Right Now"? Football Season is on the horizon....and I attend NFL Games. I am currently on a few media platforms for the Cleveland Browns as well as the local Browns Backer Club. Women's Cleveland Browns Apparel. With search words including new, unique, leggings, sweatshirts, hats, scarfs,......
Etc....
Am I on the right path.
Also, a little about me. I am a single mom of 2 boys (9,13). Currently work in the industrial business. I landed at my current position with an OTA/R College Degree. However, Medical Ethics challenges my college certification. I have tried multiple pymarid schemes for additional income and always wound up spending more than I was promised to make. Sound Familiar").
I researched to find you....
I am full time employed but am willing to pour myself into this and hopefully produce enough revenue to RIP that.
Just wanted to reach out and introduce myself. Have A Wonderful Evening and God Bless!
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nathaniell Premium
For me, I avoid seasonal stuff. I wouldn't do Football or sports, but I'm not a sports guy. I want to promote stuff that's popular year round. I like your camping tents ideas, or even diaper bags ideas (for a specific kind of parents) idea.

Of course ANY website can make money, and Football sites do make money, I just wouldn't recommend going for a topic because it's going to be popular in the next couple months. What's gonna happen after the Super Bowl?
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DHolman1 Premium
Camping it is then....
Luxury Tents for two....?
Next question is do I need to look for brands that support affiliates
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nathaniell Premium
I would just go with luxury camping, and that's good enough. Then you can promote more than just tents. You can also write about luxury camping experiences, tour packages, and that type of "glamping" (Glamours Camping) LOL.

My best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website.
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Ellash Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thank you for checking with me, I really appreciate it!
I do have some wondering about the niche selection, I'll be happy to hear your opinion.
Coming from SEO point of view, I tend to look for niches with low competition so that I will get a chance to be ranked with keywords related to the niche. In the last lesson I took (about the niche selection) this isn't part of the strategy and I wonder why, should I just pick a niche regardless of the competition?
I know that the "make money online" niche in the US is very high competition and I wonder how can we all be ranked for keywords in this niche.
another thing, I'm from Israel and my first language is Hebrew, I have pretty good English but it would be a lot easier for my to write in Hebrew. I wonder if I would get any success offering WA offers for a Hebrew speaking audience.
what do you think?
Thanks a lot!
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nathaniell Premium
Your English is great, so I think you'll be totally fine with an English language website.

As far as competition goes, you should never worry about competition, because if there is competition, it means that people are making money there. Also, you should understand that you are starting out as a beginner right now, but with time and focus, you will become an expert in this niche. It may look like you can't compete with the "professionals" right now, but you will be able to...that's what the WA training will teach you.

Building a business has to start from a beginning point. Your site may look a bit boring in the beginning, and it may seem like a tough task ahead to join a competitive market, but there's always room in any industry for passionate, knowledgable, and engaging business owners.

Regarding keywords, there's always low competition stuff you can scoop up pretty easily. Big sites will go for "how to build a fence", while you target things like, "how to build a chain link fence for dogs". More specific = lower competition, but also higher conversion rates because you target a more specific audience.

Hops this helps Ella!
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aaronlerch Premium
Hey personal coach :-) I'd like to know whether I could ask you to have a look at my website www.getcopingtools.com and let me have some feedback please? I'd really appreciate it. It is looking quite 'dry' and I'd like to make it look better. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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nathaniell Premium
The site's looking great so far Aaron. I see you are creating content, and that's going to be your main method of getting traffic. Awesome! My advice is to set up a content creation schedule so you can consistently create content over the next few weeks and months.

I checked out this post: "Heal Depression Naturally" is definitely a good keyword to go for, however, you can make better use of your keywords like this: Jay has a great webinar on the topic At the bottom of your post, I see you have this "Well done so far. Here is the link again if you’d like to improve your mood naturally" with a link to a clickbank product.

I think this affiliate promotion will perform much better if people are prepared for that product. You can "warm them up" by doing a full review of the product, then link to the product in your review.

The way you have it can definitely get some clicks and sales, but normally you'll get a higher conversion rate if people are informed before they buy.

Hope this helps Aaron! Keep creating content and moving forward in the training!
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nataniell, many thanks for your detailed feedback I'll look into the links you've provided.

I'd like to share with you a little about where I am at and hear your feedback on that. I've really enjoyed WA thus far, I have a website, a blog and I'm creating content. My question is whether this is a realistic way of making money. There is a lot of criticism on the net about WA but I suppose there is criticism about anything :-)

I'd really like to give this a serious shot and I'm aware that it isn't an exact science but are there some pointers? How many posts will create page 1 ranking? Is page 1 ranking the ultimate objective? Is it about quality or quantity of posts? Do the majority of members that create x amount of posts in a given niche, end up making x amount of money through affiliate marketing? Is there a ratio?

I know that many give up on the way and I feel that if there is some number goal to reach, the journey is somewhat easier. Hope you can enlighten me somewhat :-)

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,
Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
I wish I could give you some straight answers about who makes money at WA and how much, and how long it takes, but nobody has that information. Please read this: https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/wealthy-affiliate-average-earnings/

The same goes for any program where you can promote ANY product you want. Nobody can track what you earn. The only people who have "statistics" are the ones who just track stats for their own product.

There are no guarantees for any system, and if someone gives you a guarantee, they are lying to you.

The training here has worked for me, multiple times. It's worked for other people too. Building any kind of business is going to require that you take a bit of risk, and go into the unknown. I just can't say "You will make X amount of money in X amount of months." But I can say that people are making really good money in affiliate marketing, and if you put in the time to figure out how your own site is going to make money, then you will see results. Every website is different, so the path to profit is not always a straight line!

Hope this helps Aaron.
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aaronlerch Premium
Thx for that honest response:)
May I ask you how long it took you to start seeing some income?
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nathaniell Premium
For me, I made my first sale after 3 months, and it was a $5 commission! It's crazy to think that I'm full time now. About 6 months after the first sale I started making regular sales, and I officially quit my job 18 months after joining WA. I still had to work another 3 months or so since I had a contract to fulfill, but 18 months was the tipping point.

I was working in China at the time, so was making about 10x online what I was earning in China (and a pretty good American wage).

Income was up and down for about 2 years, but has finally leveled off enough so I don't freak out when it varies week to week. I certainly have no intention of returning to work at this point, so I've got all my eggs in the affiliate marketing basket :)
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aaronlerch Premium
Super cool Nathaniell and I'm glad you are my coach:-)
How many blogs/posts had you written after 6 months when you started making regular sales?
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. That I can't remember. I know that it's usually about 50-100 maybe. Depends on quality of keywords, content, and other factors though.
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Hi Nathaniell,
I'm really interested in starting an affiliate site that sells merchandise and apparel for sports teams. I know there are a lot of them out there, but was curious if you have any advice. I'm a huge KC Chiefs fan and I think they are going to win a Super Bowl in the next year or two and their merchandise is going to be hot as ever. Any thoughts or advice on how to best go about this? I've been in contact with someone who claims to have all the affiliate relationships setup and is selling a website that is ready to go for $5,000, but it feels a little suspect to me. Any suggestions with experience in this space?

Thanks, Bryce
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct that $5k for a website is suspicious. Plus, it's not entirely clear what they mean by "have all the relationships". You can join any affiliate program you want FOR FREE.

I'm assuming this was a phone call? The phone call scams are the worst because there's really no way to track them down. Usually this type of scam is that they charge you to set up your site, then try to charge you more to "send you clicks", which is outsourced to the Philippines to make it seem like there's activity on your site.

Anyway, we can definitely work with your niche idea Bryce. My main advice would be to think about the type of person, or group of people you want to target. You'll be working on your site every week, so you really want to get something that interests you.

You could definitely do a KC chiefs fan site, and reach out to all the die hard Chiefs fans with news, reviews, and gift ideas on your site. Just keep in mind once the superbowl is done, you're still gonna need to work on the site, so if the superbowl is the only thing keeping in this niche, I'd think more long term.

For example, you could do something like "tailgate parties", and do product reviews of grills, truck modifications, and portable keg systems. Or something like "how to teach your first little league team" could even be tied in with KC Chiefs going to the superbowl, without locking yourself down to this one event.

Let me know what you think so far!
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I actually found her listing on biz buy sell this past winter. The listing is still active if you search it and it is listed fo $29,500, but she will take $5k for it...

the website is kcsportsgear. com and she says that she already has all affiliate relationships setup. So she is approved though fanatics, nflshop, and a handful of others. She also has pittsburghsportssupply and dallassportssupply

Thoughts?
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Here is the sellers website: heathermckee. com
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nathaniell Premium
An online affilaite site will typically sell for 20x-40x monthly earnings, so a website selling for $30k should be earning about $1k per month.

I didn't see the listing, but it looks like an ecommerce site. If the site is earning nothing at all, and it's doing drop shipping, MAYBE $5k is reasonable for the work that goes into building the website and establishing the drop shipping relationships.

Otherwise, where is the inventory coming from?

Either way, that website is a bit different from what you'll be building here at WA. You won't be "selling" anything. You'll be linking to other companies, then make a commission on sales. It looks like this website you're talking about has a cart where people can actually order items, which means you'll need to get inventory somehow.

I would be suspicious of the price drop. An 80% price reduction "just because" sends up a red flag immediately.
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retired123 Premium
Hi nathaniell, I'm getting very FRUSTRATED. I can't figure out how to get into my WP control panel. No one in the chat room could help me. I think Evidently I deleted my welcome mail with the WP login credentials.

I also tried clicking on support but found out I can't use that feature until I up grade.
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nathaniell Premium
Your login credentials should be in your website manager area: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

You can reach this spot by going to Websites > SiteBuilder

Your auto login and details should be there. If not, you will have to create a new site. You have two available on the free account.

Let me know how it goes John!
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Hi I have owned a real estate school for 20 years. Five years ago I partnered with the CE SHOP , the #1 provider of online real estate courses in the country. I have a website and an email list of 300,000 real estate agents. We email the list 4x/ mth. Right now I only promote THE CE SHOP. I need to learn how to select and promote others.
I am 75. I need to build my income.
Many thanks Michael Crosby
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nathaniell Premium
WA is about building a website and promoting affiliate products, but you can promote any product you want with your website. With the traffic you generate from your website, you can definitely grow your real estate business.

Kyle has spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and he 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

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.

As you go through the training here you are going to learn the process of creating a business online. I look forward to seeing your business come together.

If you have any further questions let me know Michael.
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ChristinaES Premium
Hi Nathaniell! I am wondering if I should worry about getting the domain name I want in the future, since it will be the same that I’m using for SiteRubix. I’d like to keep what I have rather than coming up with some alternative of what I started with...
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nathaniell Premium
Many times you'll find that the domain name you like is available in SiteRubix, but not available in .com. The .com domain names are much more competitive, so you might not be able to get exactly what you want.

That being said, here are some tricks to get pretty much anything you want:
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bijanamid1 Premium
What do you think on Video creators- There is one in the market called: Vid Kreator and amazing thing is that : you just have to to provide your URL and it makes a video for you or you can provide your content and it will also makes a video either with your own voice or someone else's.

Thank you,

Bijan AMid
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nathaniell Premium
I've tried those. The quality is usually quite low, but it can be a good start for newbies like yourself to get some good keywords in a video, see some traffic, then look for ways to improve over time.
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bijanamid1 Premium
Thank you so much.
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iToLing Premium
Heya Nathaniell, quick question. We use to use Constant Contact as our email list resource. Was wondering what if anything you recommend for this purpose. We have put constant contact on ice for now, and my partner is edgy to mail out our initial blogs. We have 3 up, they are good, we know our niche and know how to cater to it. This question will probs be answered laters in the training, but i kinda need to know now. We have a qualified list of approx 995. All love us and generally read what we send them. The list comes from a clinic here in Melbourne we ran for the past years. However we have closed it to go go go online...Hope this email finds you and your pooch well a:)
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nathaniell Premium
Whether you mail or not is going to depend on the goals for your business. Personally, I don't mail much, but some people make a lot of money doing it.

How did you get 995 people with just 3 blog posts? Sounds like the list came from elsewhere.

Check out the email marketing classroom: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/email-marketing

Although email marketing isn't specifically covered in the main training, there are lots of lessons at that link you can browse, including webinars from Jay.
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iToLing Premium
Ahhhh the list was generated by us, qualified leads. My partner and I ran a long term health repair and recovery clinic (bricks and mortar complete with heavy outgoings) in Melbourne for these past years and all on the list have previously paid us good money for our expertise in helping them, and further all were happy with the outcome. We will study the classroom link. Closely. Thanks for the speedy response, it is so very appreciated. Love from the Southern Hemisphere a:)
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, that makes sense. Sometimes people buy lists and it ends up being a waste of time and money, so I just wanted to help you not make that mistake :)

Talk soon, and good luck with your email campaigns!
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Hi Nathaniell, I have a question about the Premium Membership. I see that the membership is $359.00 (for a one year membership). My questions are is this the cost of the membership during the first 7 days with the discount for paying a year up front, or does the cost change after the first 7 days. Also, is there a monthly membership fee or does it need to be paid all at once (for the entire year). I do want to upgrade but want to know my options. Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
The cost of the yearly membership is $359. Right now, you do not have to pay anything. If you decide to leave after 7 days, you still do not pay anything! This is like a free trial.

The price of the yearly membership doesn't change. You can always come back later and join, but it's best to keep your momentum going.

If you pay the $359 up front, there are no monthly membership fees at all. Keep in mind, then $359 will recur next year, but hopefully you'll be earning money from your website by then!

The only extra cost you need would be a domain name, which is $14/year.

So your total operational costs for one year would be $373 USD.

Hope that helps!
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Edney1973 Premium
Hi Mate
I'm Danny from the UK and I wanted to ask a question if that's cool with you, what is the best avenue to start making money when you don't have a lot of money, now I'm not on about making money over night its just that I have been slowly completing the training and now my site is live I have just realized I know what I want to sell but what I don't know is with what ie click bank/Alibaba/amazon/drop shipping, and so far there has been no indication on the training of how to do this and all the training seems to be showing me is how to scale my business I don't have yet......frustration is not quite the word I'm looking for lol if you could offer any advice I would very much appreciate it.
many thanks
Danny
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nathaniell Premium
I wish there was a way to make money faster than normal! But if it were possible to make a quick fifty bucks, people would just repeat that process over and over. Unfortunately, it's not possible to "supercharge" earnings, or take shortcuts.

Starting an online business takes time. Having a site that people trust and are willing to read, click links, and buy from means you need to spend some time creating that trust.

In terms of business, online business is much faster than brick and mortar at turning a profit. A restaurant can require $100k investment and take over two years to actually turn profitable. Online business requires a $15 investment for a domain and can be profitable in just a few months.

But speeding that process up to a few weeks or days is pretty impossible, especially if you're starting out as a newbie. Everyone gets different results, but I just want to give you some realistic expectations.

With consistent work, I have seen many people get traffic increases and a couple sales within the 3-6 month mark. In my own experience, I was making consistent sales a little after that.
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Edney1973 Premium
Hi
You misunderstood me mate I'm not in this to make a quick buck I'm in it to make a long term commitment, but the question I was looking for some guidance on was which platform is the best one for a beginner such as my self, the path of least resistance if you will I didn't want to start of strong and full of confidence and then have the wind knocked out of my sales pardon the pun lol I understand what your saying about time scales and I'm ok with that but I don't want to over reach my self and bite off more then I can chew so if you have any advice on weather click bank's a good start or is there others that I haven't heard of? again any help is always appreciated, and I thank you for being direct it helps to know all the facts and I welcome them.

Kind Regards
Danny
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IlanaHarel Premium
Hi dear,

I'm about to leave the community.
I have problem all way.
I have a lot of problem with my theme and I change it several time and steel not working as I want.
I need a real help but I didn't get yet any answer to my question
The version in WA not the same as in my them.

Ilana
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nathaniell Premium
Some themes are quite complicated, so their "demo" looks great, but to achieve the same thing, your really need to work to get images, pages, and other features to look the same.

I'd recommend starting with a much simpler theme: Things like sliders, fancy images, and other features look cool, but they tend to slow down your site and will not help much with making sales. Simple is better when it comes to reading information!

Even with a simple blog-style website, keep in mind, your home page will be a "blog roll" meaning it will be blank until you start publishing posts! You really shouldn't have to customize too much on your theme. The main work of building your website is writing content!
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t-Dubs Premium
Hey Nathaniell,
I was wondering if you had any experience with creating user-driven content (such as bulletin boards/forums). I know that this is premature as of now, as I don't even have a single organic "hit" on my website, but I have big plans for mistermommy.com. Let me know. Thanks!

~Tom
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nathaniell Premium
I haven't done that except to occasionally have a guest post from a specific person I sought out. Otherwise, stuff like forums and unmonitored user posting is going to be a lot of work to moderate. Spam is real, and forums are flooded with bots or users hired out to post link and shill products. It's a lot of work!

That being said, there are plenty of websites that do it, and it's generally pretty easy with a plugin, so definitely on the table for the future.

Plus, this is just something I'm not super familiar with, so you can investigate further and make the decision if it's something you want to try.
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dthomas31uk Premium
Hi Nathaniell I have just set up my new website https://bestfootballmugs.com/ If you have any advice on this it would be great. I am now looking to get some site commnents to increase my ranking. I am think of purchasing some from WA what would you advise please?
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nathaniell Premium
Getting comments can definitely help improve rank, so I do recommend using the comment system. You can buy credits, or you can publish your own comments and get credits that way too.

With the football mug site - what type of content to you plan to write about? Writing content is very important for getting rankings, and especially if you are getting comments, people need to have something to comment on! Let me know if you have any follow up questions Darren!