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.
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Hey Nate my man, thanks for the welcoming message on my wall. I'd like to transfer my sites to WA but not sure how to do that. I started the blog on January and have left it idle as I just can't commit enough time for it - BUT now, I'm back for good and I am ready to fire it up once again!

Do you mind to check out my blog and let me know how can I improve it? There are just too many things I want to do with it (I have a LOT of idea) - is just that my mind is overwhelmed with knowledge lol so I have no clear direction.

Regards
Kenny

KennyRecommends(DOT)com

Ps. My blog is about busting scams haha
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Jjul Premium
Thank you so much for the video how to build your website, I did enjoy it and I can wait to make my own and I do have some questions concerning the starting to building of my website and I need your help !
I have this domain " myWeave.com "
Should I choose a new domain name
Would appreciate to your support and thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
It depends on your niche! Your domain name should be descriptive about your niche.

A domain name won't make or break a website - it's a matter of personal preference. You can choose a brandable domain name that's catch and easy to remember, or a keyword based domain name, which is more descriptive and may rank better for that one specific keyword. The majority of your "rank" and traffic will come from individual pages, so the exact domain you choose is a very small part of the website building process.

I have done both, with success! Personally, I prefer to have a brandable, short domain name because it's easier to remember and shorter in the search engines!

You can basically get any domain URL you want using this trick as well, in case you had some other ideas you though but they were not available:
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Hey Nathaniell,

I just want to run something by you real quick to get a little bit of insight. Right now I'm taking classes online for an AS in Medical Coding & Billing, my graduation date is set for Sep. 2018. I'm doing this as a backup because I believe it is always good to have one, but one I'm done with this degree I'm going for my BA in Biblical Studies with a minor in Psychology. I want my website to revolve around being able to help people. Once I earn my BA I may even write books or make other media available, but the main focus is helping people with anything from domestic violence, substance abuse, family and marriage, and other hardships millions of people experience every day.

At this point I don't really have anything to sell but I'm looking at becoming an affiliate with companies who do offer services like those mentioned above. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Should I narrow my niche down to something more specific? What do you think?

Thank you in advance for any tips or guidance you have for me,

~Kai
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nathaniell Premium
Actually, you can make money not selling anything on your site: With something as simple as Adsense (Google Ads), you just put up the code, and the ads make sales for each click you get.

But there will be so many options to monetize. I'm sure there's affiliate programs for rehab facilities/resorts, and books/courses on how to save a marriage. Those are just off the top of my head, and there will be more options for the other things you talked about.

That being said, I would suggest you go a bit more specific with your website.

Someone looking for a 6 month rehab facility is looking for a different type of website than someone trying to escape an abusive relationship.

It's all about finding a targeted audience!

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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mhmcoaching Premium
Gosh! As we would say in the UK, you're old school - which is a good compliment by the way, it means you're a wise one :) Liked your article on where to put links for best results - of course, that made perfect sense about the link at the top would get the fewer sales. Of course, that actually hadn't occured to me until I read your piece!

Probably the smartest thing I have learned today..

Keep up the good work :)
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Brendag123 Premium
Little by little I am making progress I think lol. I have been watching a couple of the training videos over. That helps me when trying to set up my website. It is a lot of information. But in time It will be worth it. Hopefully soon! Thanks for asking.
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nathaniell Premium
Fantastic! Sounds like you're doing great so far Brenda. Keep up the good work :)
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Sheilame26 Premium
So new problem - or continuing take your pic

I got a new theme for affiliate marketing that is responsive and it crashed the site and doesn't download! just great!

I have never heard from Kyle and wrote to him directly.which doesn't sit well with me at all. I asked specific questions and if no one else knows he should be the one to know.

Tomorrow I will be taking my site out of WA and have to start all over building it.

The site here runs so very slow, I was doing pages today and watched it buffer and buffer - my other sites didn't do that.

I want my annual fee back. I will go with monthly for now to see how things go and continue the training. I won't be using the hosting here. I don't know what the problem is with it and I don't have time to figure it out.

I need to have you direct me as to how I can get my annual back and go monthly. I have barely been on 2 weeks.
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nathaniell Premium
There are a number of issues that could have gone wrong that caused your site to crash, including uploading a theme that was too large via the WordPress uploader. Sometimes you have to use FTP.

WA actually has very fast hosting Any number of issues could cause your site to be slow, especially if you are uploading premium plugins and themes.

As for Kyle's response time, he can take a few days to get back to messages, especially when they are quite long. However, I respond to you daily, and you have access to hundreds of other members. I haven't seen you posting any questions in classrooms, or on the training: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/sheilame26/questions

Is there a place you are posting questions that I'm not seeing? I check my messages every day.
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emmaking Premium
I registered through your site but I haven't heard a word from you since. Even when I upgraded to premium. I'm trying to put up my website but as I try to register a domain name I'm shown amounts of money. Does it mean I have to pay extra for domain name registration for my website?
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks Edijanah, and I'm glad that you've joined WA and are excited to get started! It's a bummer that you joined through my site but you weren't registered as my referral though! Still, you have an awesome community of members (experts and newbies) that that are going to be able to provide you with the support you need while you get started :)
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Sheilame26 Premium
Hi: So how tight does the niche need to be? . I want to market to people - 40+ with healthy ideas and tips on food, movement, and brain health (I am certified in fitness, brain health, and nutrition) that take 10 minutes of their time. I would be appealing to lack of time, yet people want to feel they are dong something toward staying healthy. Then I would review and promote products. Domain is a problem -So many domains are chosen....

Thanks,
Sheila
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nathaniell Premium
A domain name won't make or break a website - it's a matter of personal preference. You can choose a brandable domain name that's catch and easy to remember, or a keyword based domain name, which is more descriptive and may rank better for that one specific keyword. The majority of your "rank" and traffic will come from individual pages, so the exact domain you choose is a very small part of the website building process.

I have done both, with success! Personally, I prefer to have a brandable, short domain name because it's easier to remember and shorter in the search engines!

You can basically get any domain URL you want using this trick as well, in case you had some other ideas you though but they were not available: ___

For your niche, that's a great start! But keep in mind that "general health" for someone over 40 can apply to many types of people. Someone who's married and overweight wanting to have more energy is a different type of person than a recently divorced man trying to get back into the dating scene.

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. 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.

So you could go with "brain health for people over 40" or "nutrition for women over 50". Something like that. What do you think?
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Sheilame26 Premium
So I have two niches - what do you think? I have researched and feel there is a need for both - I have students that talk about both. I work part time as a brand ambassador and people talk about both all the time.
Simplesleeptips. com and creativepainrelief. com

I would have loved 2 words, not happening. I have to move forward. I am not going to buy a domain name. And I can write about both of these topics. I have ideas for affiliate products for both, which leaves me with larger sale items and smaller items, too. Does the sites on WA allow us to do videos/vlogging?

Healthy living, fitness, nutrition, food, movement, brain health is my thing so both of these fit my knowledge base and passion.

I have people that are waiting for me to have a a lifestyle tip blog, so I will buy creativelifestyletips. com, too which is a broader idea, I know. However, I still can have affiliate sales on it, and back links to the articles I write on the other 2 sites - going back and forth which means I don't have to write 3 new articles, but do a spin on 1 idea or concept.

So the sites we build here. Do I have the ability to make sure they are secure against the crazy spammers and malicious jerks that love to mess with people? Can I add some CSS styling if need be? What is the framework of the sites?

Yes, I am studying HTML/CSS right now, too. And I build WPress sites, just not for anyone else at this point. I was going to do that as a business with my writing, but affiliate marketing is easier in my mind as long as I work it daily.
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nathaniell Premium
The sites you build here will be WordPress websites, so you'll be able to make any html or css changes you want along the way.

As for security, WA websites are very secure. They have many measures in place to block hacking, and a proprietary spam blocking system so you don't need a plugin for this: As for blocking specific individuals, they cannot control what happens on social media, but you can block specific IPs or email addresses within the WordPress dashboard Sounds like you have a great plan moving forward!
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Sheilame26 Premium
Niche and domain thing taking so long, but I need to get it right out of the shoot. My favorite is "the nutrition gal "

I realize the pages on the site with seo are going to be important, but I want to get the domain simple and there are no - 2 word ones... spent 2 days searching.

Is nutrition too broad if I use a byline that narrows it?

The supplement industry has gone up 31% in the last couple of years. I can write about food, supplements, skin care, fitness, that has to do with aging and provide solution-based information.

super nutrition gal
the nutrition gal

Secrets to aging gracefully for women over 50
Super Ideas for women over 50 toward better aging

simple sleep tips
z sleep tips
Holistic solutions for deep sleep



Need to make a decision so I can get started on the websites. The seo, styling, and content are so important.

thanks
Sheila
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nathaniell Premium
You could possibly use a byline to narrow down your niche. As I mentioned, the domain name doesn't matter that much as long as it's clear, in some way, who your content is targeting.

Any of your examples could work! There is not perfect recipe for picking a name for a website that will guarantee success, so I'd just go with your gut.
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Jayfab Premium
Nathaniel - I didnt realize I was getting consistently billed for the past 6 months and I've received no notifications that I was actually getting billed. I found billing on my credit card and I am humbly requesting a refund for the past 5 months which I've been billed 49$. I haven't used the site since signing up for the initial offer due to many life circumstances and I didnt think I was being billed. However, I actaully have been billed. Can we please discuss this. Humbly and thanks Jay Fabrikant
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nathaniell Premium
Hi Jay. Sorry to hear that! WA is on an automatic billing cycle so people can keep their websites up without worrying about lapsing their hosting.

I'm not the owner of WA, so I have no access to billing info. You'll need to contact Kyle about this. Depending on when billing happened, you may be able to get a refund for the most recent month, but I don't think there's much that can be done about the months before that.

Kyle's the man to talk to about this though!
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Jayfab Premium
Thanks for your response
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Jay!
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ShirleyAnne Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am finally about to spend some time reading your blogs!
I am going premium tomorrow and then will be immersing myself in my lessons. May I private message you if I'm stuck (ah when lol) and can't get any answers elsewhere? My mentor is on holiday this week (and understandably can't communicate frequently) so I just want to line up some help from someone who has done all that I need to do!
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nathaniell Premium
There are tons of resources in WA, including live chat where you can communicate with other members and get instant support. Don't hesitate to say hi in live chat and ask me questions when I'm there :)
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I'm a pretty resourceful and independent person and will use channels you mention.
To clarify - if I can't get an answer when I am Stuck and can't proceed in lessons I have lined up a few people I can go to so I can continue on in lessons as quickly as possible. I went through the first 9 lessons without help (outside of lessons themselves) and on my own set up my first .com domain the day I went premium .... yesterday.
Just wanted to give you some reassurance as to what I was asking for.
Regards
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Nathaniel it would be great to meet up with you in Napa or closer to where you live like a coffee shop sometime after I get this site set up... wondering what is considered the struggle or tough part about getting this all set up and running?

I work out in the heat of the sun on our farm for my brother...and thats what I consider tough right now because it's getting hot!!!

my other website uses pay pal for free....is that how this one can be set up too...
my other word press site has not sold one t shirt and we did all the seo even for each category of t shirt
all my sales have been word of mouth
I have my online retail license from that website so I know i am covered for this one with that...

how many products can we have ? I'd like to think unlimited because on my other site I just kept adding new pages for different categories of shirts...

and I don't think we really will need to try out each product to have it for sale...no budget for that one


if the struggle is just doing some writing and adding products hey at least I can do it out of the crazy hot sun!

Thank you for when you have time to get back to me also I am cool with an email ridermark360@gmail dot com
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nathaniell Premium
With your site here in WA, you won't have to install paypal or sell physical products. We're going to focus on "affiliate" marketing, meaning that you'll sell products from other online vendors and make a commission. You can add as many products as you want - no limits!
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Thank you Nathaniel! Just ending lunch break...and will get back to you later....how this works I'm a bit blown away..how are we paid?
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So that also translates to the free members..starters can sell as many items as they want...no limits....only because I can't budget the premium now...
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you can promote anything you want, as much as you want on your website.
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Tazman2373 Premium
I really enjoyed your blog it was basically do a review of DS Domination and how they keep jumping around and basically all there doing is renaming there sites because there other ones start to fail but you mentioned wealthy Affiliate and so here I am if you read my bio here you will see i even mentioned you in there so I guess what i trying to say is Thank You I hope to one day be successful and really make it as a online business professional. I really do hope to talk to you one day.
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for more than 10 years, so what they are doing is working! No jumping around or name changing here. Congrats on joining WA, and I hope to hear more from you soon :)
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cwelliver Premium
Nathaniell people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 196 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing all that training training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Not to mention your longevity here. Will definitely be following you. –Dr. Carl
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cwelliver Premium
Nathaniell people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 196 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Will definitely be following you. –Dr. Carl
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abrosco Premium
Hi Nathaniell. Got your e-mail. Ian first introduced me to WA and I signed up to Premium last Friday.

Funny enough we have something in common - wayback I spent a year in Qingdao, Shadong Province, PRC setting up a JV over there. Enjoyed it. Then 20 years later my eldest son spent a year at Beijinq University as part of his MA in Mandarin.

Well done on your success online - and no doubt it will grow & grow for you.

Kind regards
Richard
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MEsmeriz Premium
Hey Nathaniell! I am really impressed to read about your experience! When you start here at WA you think that "ok, maybe it can be possible" but you always have a doubt in the back of your mind and you think that maybe you are just dreaming too high. But reading experiences like yours, really makes me want to continue =) Thank you!
Can I just ask you what was your first website about?
Just curious!
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DawnaL Premium
Hi there! It's funny but i googled peerfly because i was considering it, because being a newbie i would like to find the quickest way to make money. I came across your review and now you helped me changed my mind about it, while i was reading the review i was thinking i bet this person is from WA sure enough lol. Then i recognized you, amazing the success you've had it's inspiring and motivating. :) Do you care to share your sites i'd love to see them if I could? Best! ~ Dawna
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Hi, I apparently have 2 accounts and I am unable to get into my premium account that is under a different name. How do I fix this? I have my website started and am in ithe 2nd level of training under the other name. I don't want to start over so what do I do? Who do I contact?
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nathaniell Premium
You should contact kyle at Kyle@wealthyaffiliate.com. Do you know your other username? You should include that in the message.
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Hi Nathanniel

I was just working my way though your day 2 email and one of the tasks was to view a WA video on "choosing a profitable niche" with a link to the WA website - but when I clicked on the link, it took me to a page that said "Not Found" and that the resource was no longer available.

I did find another video on the WA website as part of their Online Entrepreneur Certification course called "Choosing your direction" which comes as part of lesson 2 (so still early on in the process), which I guess may be an updated version of the video you were trying to link me to, so I'll continue watching that...but thought you should know that the video you're trying to link to in your email doesn't appear to exist any more! Either that or somehow the link isn't working as it should.

Thanks

John
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nathaniell Premium
Oops. I'll check that out. They update the course frequently, and my course I tend to not update that much. I'll go fix it!

Do you remember which email it was?
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wshelver1 Premium
Hi There
Just for interests sake what do you average a month now?

I read your review on Anik Singal lucky I didn't have the $ 1497 he wanted me to spend otherwise I would have been much poorer.

Now thanks to you I won't make that mistake.

I am from South Africa the Rand is on 13 to the dollar I would have lost R 20 000 rand that is not even what most people earn per month here

Thanks Walter
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nathaniell Premium
I don't reveal specific income for privacy, but I'm making enough to take care of myself and I don't have a traditional job.
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LisaWalsh2 Premium
Hiya Nathaniell,

You were so helpful and full of information before that i said ill just run this by you.

So i ended my membership with WA the other month and they wouldn't allow me access to my website. So i messaged them and They told me rejoin to gain access to my site. So i rejoined and then they told me i now have access but if i cancelled my membership i would no longer have access to my site! Im totally stressed, how do i go about transferring my website out of WA??

Thank You Nathaniell

Lisa
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nathaniell Premium
To transfer your website outside WA, you'll need to find a new host. These cost $$, so shop around and find one you like. You'll have your 30 days of membership plus 30 days grace period to move the site.

Once you find a new host, you'll need to download your database (xml), and your wp-content folder, then transfer them to the new host. They may be able to do this for you, or provide service to do it for you (for a fee).

Let them know WA doesn't have CPanel, so they will need to do the transfer via FTP.

Let me know if you have any more questions about this!
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MissDavis00 Premium
Hey Nathaniell! I hope your week is going just lovely! Had (2) question for you:
*my website still says "NO" for Google Index. It's been longer than 2 weeks, do you have any ideas why?
*I login my site thelifestylereport.siterubix.com from the WA/websites back-end page. After timing out the page will kick me out and ask about a Wordpress login/password. I tried my personal email and WA login information and it's not correct. How do I get this?
Thank you for your help!
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nathaniell Premium
Your login information should be in your SiteManager section: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

It's different from your WA login credentials.

But if you are having trouble logging in from inside WA, that shouldn't happen that way! It may be an issue with the site, or with the login portal. Contact SiteSupport and let them know what's happening! https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Let me know if they are able to fix it.
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MissDavis00 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I hope you had a nice weekend!

Am I able to login from the Wordpress website direct?

*my website still says "NO" for Google Index. It's been longer than 2 weeks, do you have any ideas why?

Thank you again!
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, go to mywebsite.com/wp-login.php and use your login info from your website manager.

If you are still on a siterubix subdomain, the it's normal that your website is not indexed yet. If you have moved it to a .com now that you're premium, it should be indexed by now, but can take longer sometimes. Are you already publishing content? That helps to get you indexed.
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Paul1916 Premium
Hi there, hope you don't mind me sending you a message like this...

On one of you previous blogs, you mentioned a comparison chart plugin that you use...
I am looking to get a comparison chart plugin activated on my next site - can you recommend the best and most user friendly plugins that are available please?
Many thanks
Paul
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combridge Premium
Hey mate how are things going. Yes I have started on the green learning. Progress very slow to date I have been ill and recovering from an operation so has been a struggle. feeling much better though now and I intend to make some inroads today. This is my goal for today. talk soon
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Geoff. Work through the courses as you have time. As long as you are taking consistent action, you're on the right course.

I'll be hangin' around if you need any assistance.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell...!

HELP...! Please see this thread: I am collaborating with http://plantricianproject.org, and they have agreed to upload my site to their Resources section, but they are having difficulty doing so.

At first I thought it was because of a connection that was not secure, so I uploaded a plug-in and secured the site, based on Marion's tutorial.

I then sent the Plantrician folks my site again, and this is the message I got from her:"Its still not uploading. It never finishes processing. I have uploaded other resources in the same batch today and they work..."

I have attached her screen shot where you can see my site upper left, trying to process. I can't imagine why this is happening? Could it be the affiliate links? Something else?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Is there a technical I.T. person on staff who could look into this for me? I would be happy to contact them --

Thank you again,
/a.
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. I'm not sure about the tech behind their site, or why it needs to be "uploaded" to their website.

But as far as solving tech stuff like that, SiteSupport is who you'll need to talk to about that. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

It could be some kind of security thing from WA's servers.
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks, Nathaniell. I sent tech support a message and they asked me to get some kind of step-by-step of what she is doing. My site seems to be the only one with this issue, as she shares a lot of other sites on that resource page without any problems.
Thanks.
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SusanHardman Premium
Hi again -

Wanted to add that I have been reading your responses to questions posed by newbies, and you seem generous and authentic in your offering of services to people wanting to start online businesses. If you could just take a minute to answer my questions about the domains and domain names, that would be great.

Thanks,

Susan
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nathaniell Premium
Absolutely Susan! What's the question, and I'll get back to you ASAP :)
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SusanHardman Premium
Hi Nathaniell - I have a few questions. Depending upon your answers, I am ready to upgrade.

So I wanted to set up a regular website instead of under a subdomain named siterubix. I used the green button on the right for setting up your own website, while following my lessons. When I typed in a name, it said Not Available. I checked to see what site had this name, and the name was For Sale. Is this going to happen every time I pick a name? I am starting to feel a bit scammed.

Next. I don't have a lot of time and ideas to waste. Not sure what the point of setting up a website that no one will find under a subdomain is a good idea. I asked this question in the community, and it was a Premium-only question. This feels scammish, too. Can you help me.

Thanks,

Susan
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Abrock1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell
Ok you know by now I opted for the premium upgrade which was an easy choice but unfortunately not so easy financially. Any way I wasn't aware that when I made the switch to premium, in order for me to continue and get my site running,that I would be required to almost immediately have to spend more money. If,in fact. I'm incorrect on this I do apologize When I try to set my domain name with the "domain I own" option, a price list opens with various prices. I am really not trying to sound unappreciative but I thought that up to 25 domains were free as a bonus to me joining the premium status
Thanks Al
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nathaniell Premium
You do have 25 free domains, but those are siterubix website, like the free ones you've been using. They are good, and can work, but a .com is going to be your best bet for a strong website in Google. You can hold off and buy it later if you want! It's OK to work on your site for a few months then change to .com at that point when you have the money.

You can host an additional 25 domains (.com), though you would have to buy each of those.

So total you get 25 free ones (siterubix), and can add 25 paid ones (.com/org/net).
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ConnectLine Premium
Hi Nathaniell, been referred to you my Rufat, seeking help with uploading pictures into my pages. Whenever I try uploading my photo onto my ABOUT ME page, it loads fully but at the end brings HTTP ERROR. Now to make it worse, as am trying to construct content / new pages on my site and in instances where I need to add some pictures, STILL IT CANT UPLOAD, bringing HTTP ERROR again...! Kindly help me if u gat a solution to it... Otherwise, it's really frustrating!

Br,
Medhie
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nathaniell Premium
The photo might be too big! Also, make sure it's the correct file format jpg/png
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Markbb Premium
Hi Hathaniell, I wanted to take you up on your offer to answer a question. I have long thought about a site that caters to middle age men (primarily) that are looking to improve their lifestyle in the areas of fitness, health and basically living a life worth living. I noticed some time ago many guys that seemed as they got older did less, gave up more of who they are etc. It was shocking really to see it happening to so many. Is this WAY to broad? It seems different then folks that are promoting cats or hunting knives and such. I am off base that this could be a niche - Thanks Mark
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nathaniell Premium
That could definitely be a niche. You should consider taking on just one of those subjects, like just fitness, just finance, or just dating. That would be the "proper" way to refine your idea to one specific audience. A fit guy looking to get his retirement in order will look for a different website that a rich guy looking to get back in shape.

But if you want to go a bit more general, and that's your passion, that's totally fine as well.
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Markbb Premium
Thanks for the feed back Nathaniell, much appreciated.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell --

Regarding your post on my question about what to do next - you had commented that setting up the WA affiliate site as part of my web design business wouldn't be a good idea as it wouldn't bring directed traffic if it is part of my business website --

BUT-- I can integrate it into my web design and marketing website, and since I run that business from home, it may be a good way to introduce WA as another way to work at home, and direct people to a dedicated page on the site, along with the affiliate banners and links throughout -- thoughts?

ALSO -- A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my post about "Teeccino herbal coffee" was on page 3 of Google. Today, I went back to see if it was still there -- its NOT -- no where to be found going down about 6 pages.
BUT.
TWO of my Google-Plus posts are on Page ONE of google, which reference the Teeccino article I posted on G+.

Why would the G+ posts be showing up on page 1, and not my website with the same article?
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nathaniell Premium
If you can find a way to make it relevant and integrate it, then go for it! That was just a general suggestion, but as a business owner you're able to pretty much do whatever you want with your site!

Regarding losing rank:

It's quite common to go up and down in rankings over time, especially with a new site. People call it the "google dance". If your content is good, just go about your business. Some things you can do in the meantime are

- Add some internal links back to the post
- Update some of the content within the post (add, update)
- Add some more media (pictures, video)
- Do some more social shares (in case people missed it before)
- Ask for comments on social media or within WA

Jay also has lots of good webinars to check out that can help getting ranked and keeping up with basic SEO Regarding G+ showing up on page one, that's just because you're logged in to Google. People that follow you on G+ might see that, but others won't. That's one (of the few) advantages of building a Google+ following.
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks so much....all great suggestions...
With respect to G+, I was not logged in and did my search from a hidden browser... did Google find me anyway?
/a.
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nathaniell Premium
Might have been cookies. Google generally doesn't show G+ posts if you're anonymous though, so my first guess would be that you did the anonymous browsing wrong or other type of user error :)
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amyr2017 Premium
Hmm..... I thought I just had to go to a private or hidden browser?

Also, I noticed that the 2 webinars you posted on the answer above are from 2012 and 2013 -- aren't they considered "old" now that google has changed it's algorithm for SEO and everything?

Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, it should just be a private browser. I'm not sure where the error could have occurred.

WA focuses on techniques that don't come in and out of fashion. The core of these idea is creating a solid business that people want to visit, not just a website which manipulates the algorithm.
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amyr2017 Premium
Wow that's a great answer and glad you've pointed that out because it is easy to lose sight of the goals...!
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Cfiso Premium
Hi Nathaniell
I am looking to have a mentor to help me throughout every section of this WA journey and am asking you would be willing to be that for me. At the moment I am doing Course 1 in Lesson 9.
Im a 21 year old South African University student. In the past two years I have managed to save 75$ which in my country is a lot of money. This is all the money I have. Theres very little chance of me getting anymore money. I plan on joining the group as a premium member on my 5th day of my free trial and here is where my problem lies... With the money that I have accumulated I will be able to pay the 47$ fee on the second month since there will be enough left in my card for it. I am desperate to know if you think I will be able to make enough money off the website I am in the process of making to pay that fee because I am very invested in the program emotionally and financially. Is this goal achievable if Im dedicating 3 hours everyday to working on this craft?
My plan is to make enough money to survive every months membership fee at the moment.
Please reply to this message.

Your advice and perspective will be very much appreciated
Thank you
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FaithChua Premium
Hi, happen to see ur msg on Nathaniell's wall. Im new here too so can't advise much. But I hv read alot online about affiliate marketing, its does take some time to see result and start generating income. Hope you dont give up, try to find a way if u want success so badly.

There is a will, there is a way. All the very best to you!!!

(:
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daniel9977 Premium
Nathaniell, before I go premium I want you to check my new website and tell me what you think about my niche, website's name and "about me" page. Your opinion is important for me. My new website is: theflyingbeatle DOT siterubix Dot com SLASH about-me
Is it good? Please let me know what you think. Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already went premium!

Your about me page is looking great! Sounds like a very interesting story of how you got into this. The more engaging and personal your website is, the more people will trust you and want to read what you write. I like that you added a picture there!

I would break up the paragraph though. Make it easier to ready by having smaller paragraphs instead.

The site is off to a good start!

It's a little bit hard to comment too much because there's not much content on there right now.

My recommendation at this point is to continue with the training. The website will look quite boring in the beginning. It's just how new websites look.

As you work through the training, add content, and learn how to use new features, your site will begin to look "fuller", and more customized to your tastes.

I think you've picked an interesting niche, and I'm excited to see where you can take this website.
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daniel9977 Premium
Hi,
I need your help. I have just finished level 1 and enjoyed it a lot. If I go premium, I must change to my own domain? Does it cost more money? Or I can stay with the siterubix? I don't understand, what is the difference between a siterubix website or my own domain website? In both cases I have a website, right? If I go premium and than after a month or two I stop the premium, what happens to the domain?
Thanks,
Daniel
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nathaniell Premium
Since you're premium, it's highly recommended that you move your website to a .com. You can stay on Siterubix, but the .com will perform better in the long run.

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.

A WordPress optimized host such as WA will probably cost between $25 - $50, and may limit the amount of traffic you're allowed to have on that plan. A multi-site hosting plan could cost $100/more per month depending on your traffic levels.

They also have cheaper hosts like Bluehost or Hostgator, but your "shared" hosting will be quite limited in my experience, and they often encourage your to upgrade each time you run into speed issues or crashing servers due to traffic spikes (again, in my own experience)
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PaulaAlle Premium
Hello Nathaniell, how are you?

Just want to check something with you. I´m from Brazil and I´m doing my first website in portuguese (in order to learn how everything work and then build an english one). So my posts in Google + should be in portugese too, right?

Thank you very much,
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nathaniell Premium
Yes! Your social media should match the language of your website.
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PaulaAlle Premium
Hey, thanks for your attention!

Just another doubt, this was not clear for me in the lessons: it´s not right to take images from Google Images, for example, and put them into my website, right?

But is it possible to take screenshots of anything and put them? It was not clear to me what I can or cannot put, related to images.

Thanks a lot! And have a great weekend!
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nathaniell Premium
Correct, you cannot take from Google images. You cannot screenshot images as an "image", ie just copy the image. But if you are taking a screenshot of something in greater context, then it's OK.

For example, you cannot just take a picture of a mushroom picture and claim it to be your own. But you can take a picture of several pictures together to make some kind of point, like "look at the google image search when you type in mushrooms. They only show a few common ones, but there are actually thousands of different types in the world"

Let me know if that makes sense.

Here are some other image resources you can use as well:
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PaulaAlle Premium
Perfect, it´s clear now!

I have some more questions, sorry for asking you too much! But, i´m creating a website to teach people to learn how to play a tambourine. There I´ll put an affiliate link to a video class. Is it ok if I create a page to talk about this class and "sell" it? Or Google will identify it and not ranking me? I´m in the class where Kyle says about not putting to many links in order to Google rank you well, and this doubt came up.

Thanks again and again!
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nathaniell Premium
You can sell whatever you want on your website, including your own courses or affiliate links to courses. The point Kyle was making is that you don't want to make every page on your site like this. Some pages will have affiliate links, some pages will not!
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MrManolo Premium
Hi Nathaniel,
I hope you're doing fine this week. I'm currently pretty new at WA but I'm putting a lot of hours on the videos and clases. I did make a mistake and would like to know if you can help me. I purchased a Domain named americanresultsandsupplies.com when I purchased it I made a typo on my email address I enter mannyfigueroa@msn.coN rather than mannyfigueroa@msn.com; and now I have a problem verifying my Domain. Can you help me with this issue? I will hightly appreciate it.
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nathaniell Premium
This is something that SiteSupport will be able to help you with! Contact them, and let them know about this mistake: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Let me know if they are able to fix it for you!
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MrManolo Premium
Thanks Nathaniel, I'll do.
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PennyHeaven Premium
Hi mate,
One query I have.
My initial site is aimed at uk users,
I prefer to use the .com extension, as many online webites here are.
How do i get my site pointed towards google.co.uk using the seo plug in?
Ive just been on the live chat and theres a user in australia with a similar question
Hopefully you can point me in the direction of a solution
Thanks for your time.
Penny
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nathaniell Premium
You don't need an SEO plugin to do this.

WA only offers .com/org/net, so if you want the .co.uk domain, you will need to get that from somewhere like Namecheap.com

There, you can do a permanent redirect from a .com to another domain within their domain dashboard. (you need to buy the .com too!)

Alternatively, you could buy the .com at WA, then the .co.uk at namecheap, and use a 301 redirect: Let me know if those methods work for you!
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TheCount Premium
Hey Nathaniell:

So I've decided to go down the road of self-development. I tried to break it down into some sub-niches that interest me. Can you give me some feedback on these and let me know which you think may still be too broad and need narrowing down:

- Motivation
- Public Speaking
- Self-Esteem
- Stress Management
- Financial Success
- Happiness
- Hypnosis
- Anxiety & Depression
- Communication & Social Skills
- Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP (is this too narrow?)
- Personal Transformation
- Spirituality

Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
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nathaniell Premium
Those are all possible niches, though most are too broad to be very focused. "Happiness" is the best example of this. It would be impossible to cover so many topics about how to be happy without hiring a team of 100 writers.

Hypnosis would be the most targeted, since it has a clear set of goals, and what type of person that may be interested in this topic.

You can modify some by thinking about WHO would be interested in the topic and in what capacity. For example, Anxiety & Depression could be

natural cures for anxiety and depression
how to help your child with anxiety and depression
solutions for anxiety and depression in men

I suggest you sit down and think about what topic would be most interesting for you to research and write about on a daily basis. What do you want to learn most about and help people with?
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TheCount Premium
Hello Nathaniell:

Thanks for your response and suggestions. I've been scratching my head with a bit of indecision here. I was leaning toward the Anxiety and Depression niche. I wanted to focus on natural remedies, techniques, and books that could alleviate or eliminate these conditions. However, I am a bit concerned about the monetization aspect. I'm not sure about the fragile mental state of potential customers coming to the website. Will they be motivated to actually buy anything? Will they view the ads or other monetization techniques as me trying to take advantage, or make money from their misery. I picked this niche because I have struggled with these issues in my life. At the same time, I also feel that I don't fit the typical bill of a sufferer who may just want a "quick fix" or is overly negative. I mean, I can certainly understand why a sufferer feels the way he/she does, but I also wouldn't want my blog to turn into a cesspool of negative and "downer" comments. I don't know if that makes any sense.

So as an alternative, I was also considering something in the "brain training." A website dedicated to ways of improving various aspects of the brain, such as concentration, focus, and other cognitive functions. I started doing some research into this niche and, lo-and-behold...I ran into an article you wrote on the nootropics niche. It was very informative and insightful. I agree that it is probably too new to get into, but I wanted to know what you thought about eh "brain training" or "brain health" niche. I really don't know what the best name for it would be or how to narrow it down into something manageable and profitable.

I know this has been a little long-winded, but I appreciate any help or advice you can offer.
Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Just responded via PM!
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mickeyb123 Premium
Well, I hate to say this to you, but maybe the comment about not knowing what this is might actually be warranted!

If it is a product you are promoting, why are you insulting them, even in absentia, when you must not have had enough information on the site to explain it to them?

If the comment is from another WA member, well, shame on us for this type of comment!

You know the saying' If you can't say something good, or at least neutral, don't say anything!
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell -- remember our correspondence last week whereby you copied my message about MLMs from this page to a private message page and then I followed up with another message about the essential oils post on your cup-of-coffee website? This is going to sound ridiculous but I cannot find that thread of messages -- ! I thought I bookmarked it, but apparently not. Thanks --
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nathaniell Premium
It should be in your "read" messages in your inbox. There's a tab called "read", then scroll down to find the one from me.
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amyr2017 Premium
okay thank you.
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I started going through the free steps that soon turn into " with the premium package you get this , blah, blah. I don't care to pay for something if it is legitimate and truthful. According to the original plan you got 7 days to not have to convert to premium> Make me under stand that! Thanks
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct - you're currently on the free plan and don't have to pay for anything. Please continue to go through the free lessons!

There is a paid membership available, so Kyle just wants to make sure you know what's going on with that. This is like any other membership site, where there are paid and free levels, and the paid levels will obviously be better.

But no pressure to upgrade! See what's available and understand how WA works first :)

Let me know if you have any follow up questions Michelle!
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MamaTx3 Premium
Hey Nathaniell! Thanks for following. It's so awesome to see you so active in the community and actually answering questions! Honestly, the legendary support system that everyone talks about is the main reason I joined WA. I know I have the potential, but I get discouraged and distracted easily. But maybe with the support and training I could actually carve some space out here for myself. I do have a question. It looks like most of the training videos are done using the desktop version. Is it possible to utilize the site using only my phone? Right now I don't have a laptop. If need be, I can just go to the library and use the computers there. Is that necessary?
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nathaniell Premium
If you do get discouraged any time, reach out to the community. Every single person that has experienced success here has been discouraged at some point.

You can watch the videos on your phone, but to build your business is pretty much necessary to have access to a computer. You'll be doing a lot of writing, and although WA works alright on mobile, WordPress is very frustrating to use on mobile, if not impossible. I would plan on spending at least an hour at the computer each day, so if you can swing that, you'll be alright.

But it will take time to make money. With just an hour per day, you could be looking at 6 months to a year before you make any money online. Just wanted to make sure you have realistic expectations before you sign up!
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MamaTx3 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and info.
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Chirag7 Premium
Hello there Nathaniell. I appreciate you checking in on me as I've been a little bit slow here to get started. I dont have a question right now really other than is there a yearly subscription option? Besides that, yes it is overwhelming but im excited about the resources and especially the community here.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Chirag. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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Chirag7 Premium
Great man. So I've read people talking about a yearly subscription. Is this still available?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, but it's only available after you subscribe for the first month. This way you can see all that WA offers first, with the very good discount ($19), then decide if you want to go yearly. That way you can be 100% sure it's something you want to do!
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Chirag7 Premium
Oh Im 100% sure hahaha, but yea ok makes sense. I'll 'see' you around.
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betomust Premium
Hello Nathaniell,
I just started the program 1 week ago, I am on a project trying to promote traveling to my country and earning passive income by affiliate programs. Its my first time doing online business.
Would you check my instagram blog:
@mustmexico
I started a month ago and I have 7000 followers I think its having a good response.
And my webpage:
www.mustmexico.com
(That its cleary in progress and trying to understand a lot of things)
Can you give me your comments of the way I review the places, attractions, hotels, events and restaurants?

Another thing can you talk to me your most succesful online business that you have so I can see your website? And how long did it take to have an income over $2k monthly?
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Giselle57 Premium
Hi Nathaniel,

I read all your articles that you posted on your website One More Cup of Coffee. I was amazed of all the information you provided.
Thank you very much.
I do have questions...as I am a newbie just 2 weeks now and I would like to know if I could send you my questions, since they are from after reading your articles.
Also, I am looking at getting a book on Affiliate Marketing and on Amazon their is tones of them.
Do you recommend a book?

Thank you.

Giselle
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Hey, I bought Divi about a week ago. Now that I'm at WA, I have a couple of questions:
Question Uno: Do I keep Divi, or try to get a refund?
Question Dos: I have MS and had to retire from teaching after 20 years. I purchased the domains: RockTheLesson & MarvelousMichigan (I write children's books under the heading "Marvelous Michigan!") I want to have a site that has lessons re: MS natural solutions, Elementary teaching, stained glass, writing, hawking my books...AM I'M "OVER-NICHED?"
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nathaniell Premium
Question Uno: I'd keep Divi if you like it. Premium themes like that can be fun to work with and make your site look more professional. I use Studiopress, but lots of people like Divi

Question Dos: Yes, that's too much for one website. You should make a website for each of these individually. Don't overwhelm yourself though. Maybe start with just one website for your biz, so the book website and one website for a "niche", i.e. the natural solutions for MS.

The Natural Solutions one will be the most work, since you'll need to write and update weekly. The book promo one can be a side project depending on how much time you have. You may want to focus on social media for that one (Level 4 training), but i think it will require less blogging!
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womo2015 Premium
Hello Nathaniell.

Couple days ago I send PM. Maybe is lost in traffic or you don't have time.

Nathaniel, your analytical skills to see problems is fantastic. I decided to ask you to tell me your impression, or help with solving my approach to monetize my effort.


My big negative drags are "writing post" 2 or 3 per week.
And be flexible to manipulate words and story to be innovative for google rank by google bing, yahoo, others.
More negatives drags are: shiny objects on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and most social distractions...

Will you revue site?

http://texas.womotec.net

or brand new approach and focus on 1 peculiar niche?
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socaljoe Premium
Hey Nathaniell,
Thanks for commenting on MOBE and then talking about WA. I'm joining with them in a couple of days And I couldn't have done it without your help. Thanks buddy.

(As an aside, I saw a Modesto address for your website. Used to work in Modesto, used to live in Stockton.)

Rock on, kiddo. Hope to learn a lot from you and WA.

Joe

socaljoe
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to have you on board Joe! Hope to hear from you soon! (yeah, I've been in Modesto for a while!)
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I seem to be banned from leaving comments in the comments section of SiteRubix, because 3 of them bounced before I realized that I wasn't understanding what is required of that comments section.

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

How do I reinstate my ability to leave - and earn - comments? Any chance I can have a re-do or is this it forever?

Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
Hm, I'm sure there's a way to get back into the system, although I'm not sure what the process is. I think the best option would be to contact Kyle.

In the meantime, focus on creating content for your website since that's going to be more important long term. Comments is a "side goal" to start engagement. It doesn't guarantee rank or income. Creating content is what leads to authority, rank, clicks, and sales.
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amyr2017 Premium
Ok thank you.

I posted to Kyle's page and will see what he says. In the meantime, I've been working on keywords and searching the keywords that would work with posts already created. To that end, I've moved some posts around, changed titles and added the Long-tail keywords into the 1st paragraph of each post.
Would you mind taking a quick look and let me know if anything jumps out at you...?
natureshealingstrategies.com

I'm having trouble with the socializer plug-in. Would you suggest anything better and easier to handle?
Thanks so much,
/a.
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like a great keyword and proper placement you have on this page: https://natureshealingstrategies.com/teeccino-caffeine-free-herbal-coffee-review

Also, it's an interesting topic! Great choice for a review.

One recommendation is to keep your images to a uniform alignment. Different screen sizes, plus mobile devices, means that they may become jumbled, making text hard to read on some devices. Here's how I handle images:
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks so much for your response...! I will take a look at the post you sent over...!
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PasekaK Premium
Hi Nathaniell, thanks for reaching out. I'd highly appreciate it if you could assess this site for me once I have upgraded by Monday? I haven't made any success with it and yet I have the perception that something can be done to turn it around short of launching a new site off its back.

I thought of going through the 10 lessons first, but then it's better for me to know now where I am going before researching a different niche.
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nathaniell Premium
What's the site?

Generally, I would recommend starting with a new site through WA's training even if you currently have a site. Many other programs teach "shortcuts" which can hurt your business long term. Although, I don't know what the type of site you have right now is.

You can post your link like mywebsite dot com
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PasekaK Premium
clear adult acne if you have the time.
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PasekaK Premium
Yes that is my plan to start off with a new site.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
I'm freaking out because I've gotten 2 rejected comments in the past week. I'm not sure what I'm missing.
So this section is to leave a relevant comment about the website from a content perspective? Are we commenting on the whole site? Where does it say which part of the site the owner wants us to look at...?
Thanks so much,
Amy
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nathaniell Premium
The comment should be a repsonse to the post topic. So you are commenting as if you were searching for the topic and read the post.

It should not be a "website review", meaning you don't need to say things like

"this was an interesting topic"
"great layout"
"I think this will sell well"

Stuff like that.

You should respond to the post in a way that's relevant to the subject, at least feigning interest. I have a lot of comments saying "I've never heard of this before" and it's pretty annoying because it seems obvious the comments are from people coming there from WA instead of from Google.

Comments should also be at least a few sentences long. Sometimes I receive comments that are several paragraphs long, and those are the best.
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amyr2017 Premium
Ohhhhh...... okay got it. Thank you...!
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Hello Nathaniell,

Thank you for all the support in the process thus far. I have set up my first website. Still a work in progress.

Slow and steady wins the race. I want to do this right.

I like the training so far and really like the community, I tried to upgrade to Premium but since its a Canada based company my bank would not allow the transaction. I am waiting for my updated credit card in the mail.

I have a good feeling about Wealth Affiliate, you get out what you put in. I was never one of those people that thought all life is, is work and home repeatedly til you die. I want to work so I can enjoy life with my family. Not work paycheck to paycheck. Whatever happened to the American Dream. It still exists you just have to be brave enough to take a chance.

I would love your input about my niche. I know personally I am a movie buff. I personally own over 5,000 movies and I have recently been introduced to VUDU. I would love to appeal to this market.

I know I am technically not there yet in the training but I did just a tenitive affiliate search for movie related sites and I think I am going to be happy with my niche.

There are quite a few options available to me. I am so excited.

Do think that movies is to broad of a market?

Should I narrow it down a little?

Thanks for the time you took to read my long ramble.

Elleri
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nathaniell Premium
Movies is a great start, but maybe something more specific related to your interests. Classics? Horror? It's possible to do just a "movie buff" thing, but would take time to establish authority on "everything". But there are many options for movie affiliate programs out there as competition heats up, so whichever path you choose, you'll find a way to monetize it.

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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Thanks for your input. I appreciate it, this was solid advice. I think I have figured out a way to narrow down my niche.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Elleri. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Nathaniell, I recently read and loved your post from awhile back regarding SEO and keywords, where you suggested using a multi-pronged strategy. Loes shared the link on a fellow Wa'ers post.

Here is my issue:

I'm in a very competitive niche, where even the low competition keywords (QSR<50) that are getting searches (>40) - the ones that a stranger will likely type in to find your business- are even too competitive. Save a few Facebook posts, type in THOSE keywords without quotes, and my new site (Feb 1) is no where to be found. My competition dominates.

However, my name brand and URL itself is a very unique low competition keyword and the BEST keyword - when you type it in (in incognito) or without quotes the entire 1st 2 pages of Google are ALWAYS populated and dominated by all my stuff - my new site, my directories, You Tube videos, Reverbnation, Facebook posts, blog posts, etc..

But few know this name brand (unless they come to see my shows) and would likely search using it.

I continue to write great content through my new blog posts 2x per week, I'm NOT giving up on finding new great long-tail keywords for great new content relevant to my niche BUT......

I'm thinking: promote the sh*t out of this name brand. Promote, promote, promote....so people will KNOW IT and use it to search to drive traffic. Note: I don't want to pay for advertising, only do organic.

Do you agree? Or do you have an alternative strategy?
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Aiyanas Premium
Hello Nathaniell,
I am just about to add the "about me" and other two pages to my web page but when I typed in my website name and one with the exact same name came up. She even sells the same brand oils. What do I do? I have another name in mind "Essential Oils - An Ancient Alternative." but I'm not that fond of it.
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nathaniell Premium
Perhaps you created a website called "mywebsite.siterubix.com" and the other person has one with the same name, but a .com

Because Siterubix is exclusive to WA, it's common that you may pick out a name with Siterubix, but that same .com name is already taken.

It's OK to move your current website to a different name when you are ready to switch to a .com

A domain name won't make or break a website - it's a matter of personal preference. You can choose a brandable domain name that's catch and easy to remember, or a keyword based domain name, which is more descriptive and may rank better for that one specific keyword. The majority of your "rank" and traffic will come from individual pages, so the exact domain you choose is a very small part of the website building process.

I have done both, with success! Personally, I prefer to have a brandable, short domain name because it's easier to remember and shorter in the search engines!

You can basically get any domain URL you want using this trick as well, in case you had some other ideas you though but they were not available:
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GPH Premium
Hi Nathaniell
Just joined WA and am working through the trainings.
I was doing some affiliate research on Google, on Martial Arts as a niche and came across your article and then link back to WA
Great article by the way. I found it very useful.
Anyway just thought I'd connect, and would love to run some stuff by you as I get set up.
One thing I'm having trouble with is the concept of your niche being extremely focused eg your article mentioned protective shin guards.... I'd have a lot of trouble generating quality regular content around that. Am I thinking about that the wrong way?
Cheers
Gavin
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CraigBarnes Premium
Nothing happens when I click on the icon to the left of the search bar when I ask for help with how to start a discussion. I also don't see any icon or way to join a live chat session. My Samsung DUMB tv is just a piece of crap for doing anything on the internet. Not owning a computer is even worse
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nathaniell Premium
The search bar on top requires that you enter something into it. It's for searching for training, so type something like "keywords" or "content" and tutorials will pop up you can click.

To join live chat, you click the "live chat" blue button on the left. That will open live chat in a new window. Otherwise, you can click "activity dashboard" and you will see live chat scrolling on the right.

For asking a question, you can click the pen at the top of the page, then "ask a question" and follow the prompts to choose an appropriate classroom to post your question.

Hope that helps!
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Arevik1980 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I want to add "shop related products" from Amazon but i don't know how. Amazon said just highlight and copy the HTML code, then paste it into the code for your Web site typically into Product article pages. I can't find on my web site Product article pages. I want to add different Amazon products to my posts. Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
You will have to write an article about the product you wan to feature, then you can paste the code into the article. Write a "product review", then paste the code Amazon gives you.

But Kyle shows this in the lessons - have you got to that part yet?

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.
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CraigG1 Premium
Seems like I'm hitting a wall in regards to the niche I've chosen (diet and weight loss for seniors). In writing web site entries, I've come across a lot of information and so much of it is conflicting. With content being so critical, I don't want to write about something things that has so debate going on. It's hard for me to tell, which is right and which is not. And that's especially true when it comes to rating diets and weight loss programs. Right now, I feel like I need to regroup, re-assess and find an area of interest that I can feel confident about when I write. More than anything, I want to present good material that's factual, helpful and not misleading.
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nathaniell Premium
Remember, it's always possible to provide a unique opinion. There are going to be conflicting opinions in every niche, on every topic. You do the research, but then you need to make an opinion! Sometimes the "facts" depends on who you ask. But if you need time to regroup, that's totally fine!
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JennyCraig Premium
Ok, I've got some ideas for a niche but you were right, it's an easy place to get stuck:
-Tiny Homes
-Gardening
-Women in Sales
-Exiting Corporate World / Financial Freedom
-Coffee Replacement
-Natural Energy Drinks
-Overcoming Back Pain
-Snoring
-Happy Marriage In a Busy World

Would love your feedback on these when you have a moment.

Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
Those are all good places to start!

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!

Here are my thoughts on those specific niches:

-Tiny Homes: Great as-is
-Gardening: Needs to be more specific. Organic? Apartment? Prepper? Kids?
-Women in Sales: Needs to be more specific
-Exiting Corporate World / Financial Freedom: Good for "bootcamp" lessons
-Coffee Replacement: Can be combined with "natural energy drinks"
-Natural Energy Drinks
-Overcoming Back Pain: Good as-is!
-Snoring: What about it? Curing it? Is this truly a passion of yours?
-Happy Marriage In a Busy World: Needs to be more specific, e.g. WHO is your target audience. Moms? Dads? Both? With kids or without? Younger or older?
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JennyCraig Premium
Wow, thanks so much for your feedback, input & additional information to review. I am very grateful for your help! Niche to be chosen & moving on today! Chat soon:)
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome!
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deborahcal Premium
I am bursting with Joy right now with all of the knowledge that I never imagine I could get my hands on far as computer technology is concern God bless each one of you with more knowledge and understanding in this field...I just don't know how to express this I am feeling right now. WOW!
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nathaniell Premium
I'm glad your'e having such a great time here in WA Deborah!
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StevenWood Premium
Hi again Nathaniell, hope you are well : )

I was gonna ask this is a PM as I thought I essentially had premium membership for the first 7 days, i misunderstood.

I am agonising a little over whether to use a siterubix domain or purchase my own, I believe the difference is:

W's_stevenwood"dot"com
or
W's-stevenwood@siterubix"dot"com

Firstly, can you confirm I have understood this correctly?

So my question is because my first site is gonna be my WA affilate referral site, am I right in thinking that the first name seems to have more gravitas?

I imagine there has been extensive testing of this from the members, has there been any tangible difference between the 2 types of web address.

Sorry my questions turn into 26000 word count articles LOL I must learn to be more brief in my style of writing ;)
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already went premium, but you are welcome to ask this question here anyway! :)

Your first and second assumption about domains is correct, except we don't use the www for domains in WA, and the siterubix domain would be stevenwood.siterubix.com (no @)

Most members start out using the free siterubix domains like mywebsite.siterubix.com. These are the ones you build on the free membership in WA, but you also get 25 free slots as a premium member.

As a free member, they are a great way to get started and see your work live on the internet. They certainly can rank and make money!

As a premium member, you can use these for testing stuff like plugins, content, SEO strategies, or whatever you want to play around with without buying a new domain name. But if you are going to focus on a website as an online business, it's highly recommended to pick a TLD (.com/org/net) to work on (.com is best!).

They rank better, faster, and carry more authority with visitors.

I buy my domains here at WA because they are cheaper in the long run, especially if you count free domain privacy! Here's a breakdown of the prices compared to other popular services: http://wealthyaffiliate.com/domains
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StevenWood Premium
Yup I'm already there. Day 1 was all I needed to see to make the decision.

Not sure how I did it financially, but if you see my partner, please don't mention the rent!!! :D
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nathaniell Premium
LOL. Mum's the word :)
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StevenWood Premium
Hello, hello, hello from the sunny...uhmmm...Nope...the cold and rainy U.K Nathaniell. I have been looking for somebody I would like to choose as my W.A mentor, and after reviewing your comments online and your promise to work directly with people and the fact that I see your style as something that would gel with my own I am happy and grateful to say I have finally chosen someone...YOU!

I hope the 7 days is enough time for me to feel confident enough to go premium and to feel I stand a good chance of recouping atleast the monthly cost so that is a cost I can forget about having to cover each month.

I am hugely excited and feel a surge of adrenaline right now as this is something I have wanted to do for many years and my making money online is knowledge is woeful to say the least apart from some moderate success with ebay over the years.

I work gruelling, manually tough 12 hour shifts in a food factory at the moment and at the incredibly young age of 44 *cough* feel that this needs to be something I can get out of in the next few years.

I have a fun, mischievous, young outlook and believe that life is not a drudge, but an adventure for those who wish to grab it and shape it to whatever they want and desire.

(Precisely when did this morph into a dating site profile bio???)

Aaghh! I'm droning on, I just wanted to say hi : )

Looking forward to my WA journey and working with yourself, time to raise a glass to the good times that lie ahead.
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nathaniell Premium
Great to meet you Steven! Sounds like you're very motivated, and have a good idea of what type of work it's going to take to get your website profitable. Getting a mental mindset prepared for the journey is half the battle!

Thanks for stopping by my profile and reaching out. Let's work on cutting down those 12 hour shifts at the factory :)
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otranto Premium
Hello Nathaniell,

Great, I've finally learned how to use Jaaxy and found 10 very good keyword phrases to boost SEO in my website!
With one of this phrases, I've opened a page on my site and put the SAME keyword phrase in the title, description, meta keywords, 1st paragraph and a few more times over the text.
OK. Another one I have used in a post.

My crucial question is: what I suppose to do with the other 8 keyword phrases?
I cannot open other 8 pages/posts about the same subject in the same website!

I really will appreciate any help.
Thank You in advance.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
Is it possible at this time for you to look at my site? It looks terrible but I was able to set up 3 posts. I also have the Privacy Page but have no idea where that is or what to do with it. How can I jazz up the site a little bit? The headlines are huge and I don't seem to have the ability to make them smaller. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you -- !
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amyr2017 Premium
nathaniell Premium
Your site is looking really good so far Amy. Are you following the training step by step? I don't see an about me page yet. That's usually in the first steps.

Posts like this http://wholefoodhealingstrategies.com/so-whos-verne are good, but will definitely need more content to be able to rank in Google, and be helpful to readers. 800-1200 words is what you should be aiming for in each post.

You'll learn a lot more about keywords in the future as well. It's important to have targeted phrases you write about. For example, it's unlikely someone will search for "taste sensation" in google. But it's very likely someone would search for "which whole grains fight cancer naturally" or something like that.

As for the look of the site - design is secondary to content. It looks good for now! If you get caught up in becoming a web designer it'll hold you back with creating content. Content is what gets traffic, and traffic what makes sales!
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amyr2017 Premium
Thank you. I wanted to create an About Page but when I did, it didn't show up in preview, so I added the About section as a Blog, which I didn't want to do. I am not sure how to add pages and have them show up in a nav bar at the top.
Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
All pages and posts can be added to a menu using this: To add a post to a menu, use this:
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amyr2017 Premium
Thank you... could you take a look at the site now and let me know how the About section reads? Thank you...!
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nathaniell Premium
Your about me page is looking great! Sounds like a very interesting story of how you got into this. The more engaging and personal your website is, the more people will trust you and want to read what you write. I like that you added a picture there!

Feedback like this is also great to get from the community. You can post something in a Classroom, or, later on in the training, Kyle will show you how to submit your site to SiteFeedback for peer review!
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amyr2017 Premium
Excellent and thank you again...!
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Arevik1980 Premium
HI Nathaniell, i have a question, on Level 3 lesson 7 i have a problem. I am trying to add Google As Sense.I have to copy the code below and past it into the HTML of my websit right after the <head> tag. My poblem is i can't find the HTML location of my website. can you help please.
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