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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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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!
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dthomas31uk Premium
Cheers for getting back to me Nathan. Will have a read of the link you sent me. I am going to be writing about all the latest football news including results, transfers etc
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, I see. That makes sense about writing about football news. Definitely keep me in the loop with your progress man.
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BillHeinicke Premium
Well, ADSENSE denied me an adsense acct...do u thinks that is because I only have 13 posts??? Also, Im set up on google analytics and even though almost all my posts are keyword rich and have a QSR below 100 - I have literally no traffic - zero visitors - is that normal for my very part time efforts after 40 days now? When should I start seeing traffic? Thx... PS - You said you trained for 3 months at first in your beginning, I have been training a little, posting a little, back and forth - should I go about it in a different way in the beginning? thx
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nathaniell Premium
You're doing great so far Bill. You are doing the lessons and building your website (taking action). There are always things you can do to improve though!

If you have 13 posts already and no traffic, I might need to look at what type of content you're posting. There may be some things you can do to improve your content or SEO, or maybe tweak your keyword research process.

What's your site and I can take a look!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!

https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/

by the way Goodle adsense denied me an account - is it because Im too new??? Kyle said in Level 3 lesson 6 to sign up for adsense.

Thx
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nathaniell Premium
It's pretty normal to get denied for Adsense with a new site. Just add more articles and wait until you have more traffic, then reapply. Honestly, you won't miss out on much in the meantime. Just a few dollars maybe.

Just check off that task as done, then you can reapply later.

I checked out https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/pyure-organic-stevia-sweetener-reviews-zero-glycemic-index/

This is a great article Bill! People who are interested in low glycemic sweeteners definitely want to read reviews to see if the flavor is good. You can go through and review all the other sweeteners too. Personally, I'm a fan of Swerve and Monkfruit!

For improvement, I'd recommend adding more relevant content here. You can talk about alternative sweeteners, pros/cons of Stevia, and maybe even some suggestions of where to use it (coffee, cake recipes, etc).

Hope this helps Bill!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Thank you
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BillHeinicke Premium
Nathaniell

I challenge you to go to my post again and click one of the links to try the Pyure Stevia thru amazon, it's only $6 for a whole pound of it, and see how good it compares to swerve or monkfruit - I like it better - and you will be helping me get to 1 of the needed 3 sales on amazon in 6 months before being cancelled.
If you don't like it too much maybe your fiancee will like it - I use it in smoothies and cereals...

Thank you...
Bill

https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/pyure-organic-stevia-sweetener-reviews-zero-glycemic-index/
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. I don't eat that much sugar that I would need that much of it right now. I've just tried it before, and was offering some insight
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chickenlady7 Premium
Hi, Nathaniell!
Quick question, please! I purchased a domain, but it was an expired domain name. According to GoDaddy, it will take 15-21 days to transfer the domain name over to me. My question is, can I set up my website using your free setup and then transfer it over to my own domain in a few weeks? If so, how hard will that be? Thanks for your help!
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you absolutely can!

In fact, it's part of the training. Have you started the lessons yet? Build your free website according to the training, then Kyle will show you how to redirect the free website to your own domain. You can use Godaddy as your registrar, or transfer the domain over here to WA. If you just bought the domain, there may be a 60 day lock on it, so you might not have a choice!
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chickenlady7 Premium
Thanks for the info, Nathaniell! I had started the 'website setup' lesson, but had already purchased a domain name from GoDaddy, so wasn't sure if I could start setting up my website with the 'free' set up and then transfer it over or not. I just didn't want to do double work or get locked into the 'free' set up and not be able to move to my own (personally owned) domain. Thanks for the help.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Always happy to help Cindi!
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t-Dubs Premium
Hey Nathaniell, I had a question about keyword content. When I create a new article, should I just title the page based on the Jaxxy term that's most relevant to my content? Do I need to manually input anything for the SEO tags (the meta)? Or do WA and WP automatically do that? Thanks, and I know that this question is most likely already answered elsewhere in the community, but I'm writing some content now, so I don't want to lose my groove, dude! Thanks, and take care!
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nathaniell Premium
"Keywords" are basically the main idea for each of your article. If my keyword is "crazy pizza toppings", then the title of my article could be "Ten Crazy Pizza Toppings You've Never Heard Of", and my article will be about those crazy toppings.

Once you've chosen a few keywords, here's how you incorporate them into your website. Each article on your site should focus on one keyword.

The "meta" keywords section of your AIO SEO plugin is not used for Google's search algorithm. No need to fill those out.

Last thing - when titling your content, make sure to write something natural. Try to use the keyword exactly as-is if possible, but if it doesn't work, then you can just fit it into natural-as-possible title.

e.g.

Keyword: build chain link fence home
Title: How To Build A Chain Link Fence Around Your Home

I hope this helps Thomas. Let me know if you have any follow up questions about this.
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t-Dubs Premium
That makes sense to me! Thank you!
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MikeandRhi Premium
Hi Nate, quick question. Are we able to leverage WA resources as a free gift? I want to create an email sign up form but have nothing of my own to offer just yet.

What's the quickest/easiest way to create a sign-up form? And can it be done for free?

Thanks,
Mike
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nathaniell Premium
Absolutely Michael. You can link to any post or training here as an incentive to sign up for your email list. You would not be able to copy/paste the content into your website, or otherwise take it from the WA platform, but you can link to stuff. No problem!

Make sure to use your affiliate link though! There's an "affiliate" button on each piece of content/training/question/etc here that will give you the proper link to the page with your affiliate code.

Hope that helps!
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MikeandRhi Premium
Hi Nate, thanks for clarifying. I'll put a few ideas together and see which one is best. And I won't forget the affiliate link!!

Thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Sweet. Sounds good man.
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MikeandRhi Premium
Thanks again!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hello Can you pls tell me how to do this google adsense I tried for 1 hour and cannot figure it out at all -- thx It's as easy as copying and pasting.

Copy the code below
Paste it into the HTML of https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com, between the <head> and </head> tags
Check the box and click done when you finish
WordPress user? Get help with adding AdSense code.
URL of your site
https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com

check_box_outline_blank
I've pasted the code into my site
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nathaniell Premium
I recommend using a plugin: Let me know if that works Bill!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniell
Im about to do Level 3 lesson 7 google ad sense training and Ive heard alot of people complaining in the live chat it doesnt work for them...any tips/suggestions before to help me avoid the issues others are having? Can you pls take a quick look at my site 30 days in? www.abundanthealthandnutrition.com remember, I do other site comments but I never get any credit for it.....How can I make my header at the top of my home page another color? Thank u
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure which live chat you are talking about. If you are watching a webinar, then the live chat session ended, so it no longer affects you.

Live chat in WA is currently working. You can navigate to the dashboard here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home
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AnthonyCady1 Premium
A couple questions for you one I have my first website I named gobowlingforbeginners.com. I feel like I may have painted myself into a corner as far as expanding to a little more advanced bowling advice. Would you ever recommend changing the domain name or just creating more content within the site maybe with a different subtitle?
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nathaniell Premium
At this point I'd keep the site as-is and just keep writing your content. The difference between "beginner" and "advanced" isn't really that crazy where you'd have to change the name of your website.

Plus, beginners tend to eventually get advanced eventually, right? Maybe just re-frame your advanced content to have more of a tone of "this is what you can look forward to after you graduate from beginner levels", or "here are some advanced skills you can practice even if they are too hard for you right now".

You'll be fine. Keep up the good work!
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RobMichelle Premium
Hi Nathaniel,
I’ve been with WA for a year or so. I started with the training then had a few medical challenges, followed by my wife also having medical challenges. We have survived.
i’m Now getting started again. I have a 24 people over the last 10 months that have registered on my site “Learnmarketingonlineforfree”. They have put in their user name and their password.
I know this sounds stupid, but what do I do with the names and how do I GET THEM STARTED ?
I assume I should send them an email introducing myself and welcoming them to WA.
Can you give me some ideas on what to say and how to get them started?
Thanks
Rob Sharp
Meadville, PA.
rob13581@gmail.com
814-720-3917
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nathaniell Premium
The best thing you can do right now is to visit their profile and introduce yourself. Most people just want someone they can reach out to and ask for help. If you can't help them directly, you can send them to the proper resource.

However, if they have not been active lately, it's possible that they are just not interested in Wealthy Affiliate. Just depends on whether or not they are active here.
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Jules1502 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Jules here,

As you've been in the industry for a while, I was curious if you knew of the niches that resisted best to the 2008 financial crisis? I'm assuming all the sector of "How to make money online" or "Second hand sales" were well-off but I was wondering if you had an article about it?

Cheers,

Jules
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nathaniell Premium
Interesting question Jules. I was in China at the time, and was in the VPN software niche, so I didn't actually see any problems on my end.

I would think something like "house investing", or "how to become a general contractor" type niches would have dropped off, but then again, there's always something to say, even if things are going bad. If your site was exclusively about how to flip houses, then 2008 hit, you could then write about how to survive the crisis, how to pivot your business, or how to get out of debt.

Many times, "pain" is the best seller out there, so niche websites like this may actually benefit.

Other sites like luxury items may have been hit hard as well, but you can always pivot to focus on cheaper items. Then again, many people benefit from the financial crisis, or did not see any downside. Louis Vittuion didn't go out of business, and private jets still existed!
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DanMcGuire Premium
Hi Nathaniel!

So I'm really really stumped about my Gravatar image. I reached out to the community and watched a video on setting up but still can't figure out why it won't show up on my posts.

I have:

1) Set up a Gravatar account under my email: danmcguire@cryptoverrified.com

2) Changed the email on the admin user account to danmcguire@cryptoverrified.com

3) Confirmed the email sent from Gravatar to danmcguire@cryptoverrified.com

Should I reach out Tech support?
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nathaniell Premium
That should do it. Where are you looking at your gravatar image though? If you are using a gravatar image in WA for SiteComments or SiteReview, you might need to also add your WA email account ( the one you use to log in) to your Gravatar account. You can have multiple email in one Gravatar account, so just add the new email, add the same image as your danmcguire@cryptoverrified.com, and the image should show up anywhere you use either one of those emails.

Let me know if that works!

SiteSupport won't be able to do much for you regarding Gravatar. They are just for hosting support.
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Shu-MeeiC Premium
Hello,
Nathaniell,

I have 1 article and published in my website (other 3 articles in sitecontent). But I don't get indexed yet.

We need to wait for 7 days after published to get indexed. Right?
And one of my article over 7 days before published.

So, please help me from our training, where we can learn how to get indexed - this is from google. Thanks.

Shu-Meei
8/3/'19 00:15
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Shu-MeeiC Premium
Hello,
Nathaniell,

I still can't find the indexed from your training, in what Level and what Lesson. After Level 1-2 , I still can't find it. Maybe in
the video reading too fast. English is my 2nd language, and not easy to find it. Please tell me where it is of the indexed.

Thanks again!

Shu-Meei
8/3/'19 06:44
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Hello again,
So in the niche part I am on, I know I am wanting to do something spiritual or homeopathic based and I am about to do some research in google to narrow it down like is said in the video but I was wondering if in the mean time you might have ideas or key words that I might want to look into before going further with the next step.

I appreciate the help and thank you in advance,
Katie
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not familiar with homeopathy, so I don't have any specific keywords in mind, but just off the top of my head, I always look for a group of PEOPLE. What are their goals? What do they want or have in common? For example:

homeopathic remedies for people on a gluten free diet
homeopathic relaxation methods for business people
homeopathy for high anxiety individuals

But there are hundreds more possibilities out there. Did you see the video of Kyle researching niches?

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 Nathaniell - my website has all of its posts one after the other from top to bottom. I would like them to be pages that can be read one at a time alone, and not all one after the other from top to bottom - but I dont know how to set up my website like that yet - pls advise how to... Thx
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nathaniell Premium
That's normal. It's your "blog roll". That will always appear on your home page, and that's a good thing so Google can see you are publishing fresh content.

Click each title and you will be taken to the individual post.

My advice is to make sure they are excerpts, not full posts though! Go to Settings > Reading > Excerpts in your WordPress dashboard.
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LyleMills Premium
Hi Nathaniel. I hope you're doing well. I just wanted to find out... What do you think the best way to build a social media following from my Facebook Page. The main purpose of it is to provide practical value to people and then capture leads then promote WA. I want to start by building relationships with people who would be interested in WA. Do you perhaps know how I can find these people or do you perhaps have a strategy that can help me reach and engage with that target audience?

I just feel a bit overwhelmed and need a little bit of guidance.. Any help would be highly appreciated, mate.

Thanks in advance,
Lyle
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nathaniell Premium
Personally, I would not focus efforts on growing a Facebook page. It's just not my style. There's so much MLM garbage on Facebook, I wouldn't even want to compete, or deal with Facebook policies.

If I did leverage Facebook, I'd use Facebook ads. (there are 4 weeks, so look up the other three!)

Other than that, you are thinking the right way. You need to engage with your audience, build relationships, and be helpful!

Some people in WA have seen some success with Facebook groups though. You just have to be very careful about promoting things like "make money online", or "work from home". It'll trigger Facebook bans. My advice is to never link directly to WA. Link to your WEBSITE, and go for an angle like "build a website" instead of "make money". Something like that.
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LyleMills Premium
Noted. Thank you for your input Nathaniell. That makes a lot of sense.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Lyle. Any time!
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Ddorsey1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, quick question (not about my training) Not sure if you have an answer but here goes:
I have another hosting program for another website for a few years. I built a website (not really very good yet) but would like to leave the other program. I have e-mail service with them as well I do not want to lose any of my site or e-mail

My site,( Dorsey Books) is actually unfinished and they (1&!) seem to be having problems with maintenance. I have not been able to login for a few days. Still not resolved. Called them They walked me through direct access, still could not change my password, etc.
question: . Is this something I could do with WA
Thanks
Yvonne
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nathaniell Premium
This would have nothing to do with WA. If your hosting is at 1&1, then they will have access to your website and information. The only thing WA would be able to fix would be if your website was hosted here.

That being said, keep in mind you can actually move your website from 1&1 to WA hosting if you want! That'll save you some money. You'd have to be able to log in to give your info to the guys here so they can help you move it, but once you have that, it's easy.

Hope that helps!
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DukeDivDoug Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
Got a question. I took a few days off from WA to process all that I have been learning. And it has been great! I really wanted to rethink my niche. I want to go in a direction that I will enjoy writing content. I have always enjoyed books, education and learning therefore, I would like to focus on continued learning / “courses.” I went on Amazon and discovered that courses or “Great Courses” in particular can be a niche. I am having difficulty narrowing down the main topic into a specific niche. My question: I don’t quiet know how to get specific. Can I focus on Continued learning for retirees or a particular age group? Should I focus on a particular subject: history, science, etc? Also, how can I review and write content on this particular niche? Eager to hear back from you. Once I hear back, I am going to start over and create a new website. Thanks in advance for your guidance and support.
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nathaniell Premium
Good question Doug. It's hard to say what's "best", because ANYTHING can work if you have a passion for it.

My best advice is to think of which group of people do you want to help. You are on the right track with retirees that want to keep learning. You could transform that idea into something like "How To Stay Sharp In Retirement" for your niche.

Alternatively, if you want to recommend courses to budding entrepreneurs, you could do something like "Online Courses For Self-Teaching Entrepreneur Success"

If you do a particular subject, I would still focus on people. Someone learning science to further their career is different from someone learning science to help their kids with homework! In fact, there's a good group right there.

"Online Classes For Parents To Help Their Kids With Homework". Just an idea!

Does that spark any ideas for you?
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DukeDivDoug Premium
Yes it does. And thanks Nathaniell. Also, if I wanted to use the “Great Courses” in Amazon how will I be able to review/reccomend these courses. Are there other courses? You can tell from my questions I am really a newbie.
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nathaniell Premium
Always happy to answer your questions Doug! There are lots of affiliate programs out there. I think Udemy and Lynda both have affiliate programs, and there's probably more individual companies out there too! Kyle will show you how to research affiliate programs in the training, and Jay has some great webinars from the past too. Click "live events" and you can find all past recordings.
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DukeDivDoug Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!!
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Ram84 Premium
Hello Nathaniell, thanks for the comment and look forward to working with you. I have just reached the build the website section and have been searching for a domain name and ran into a few interesting problems.

1. have a name ending in bis (for business) although there is a premium site ending in biz with same name (before .com) and was concerned that someone could take out a stronger version of essentially the same name. Thought of maybe purchasing it after making some money (its around 2k in price), should I be concerned and would it be worth buying later on?

2 I noticed that .co.uk domains are not available in the domain search. As I am from the UK (although .com would likely be sufficient) wanted to have it alongside the .com/.net/.org for brand protection. Is this domain available to be attached to the WA platform if bought elsewhere? I have the ability to get it from GoDaddy and could link to WA if that was possible.

Thanks for your help and nice to meet you!
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nathaniell Premium
1. I would NOT spend $2k on a domain name. That price is not worth it. .com is the best domain extension, and has the most long-term value. My advice is to get a .com.

mybiz.com is better than mywebsite.biz

2. I also would not worry about buying domains for brand protection. You can if you want (it's really not that expensive), but there are so many ways for people to copy your brand, it's impossible to buy them all. You could buy Ramdan.com Ramdan.org Ramdan.net, but the someone could buy BestRamdan.com BestRamdan.org BestRamdan.net

So just get the one you want.

If you want the .co.uk domain name, you can buy it at Godaddy, then connect it with WA hosting to host your website here. However, keep in mind that the .co.uk will mostly appear only the UK search results. Even if YOU are inside the UK, you want to reach people around the world, so .com is the most powerful.

If your website is in fact targeting UK people only, then buying the .co.uk is actually a good idea, since they tend to rank better in the UK.

Hope that helps Ramdan. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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mattysmom Premium
I saw somewhere on my site this morning that I could buy 100 credits (for comments) for $50 and get 30 for free. Now that I want to do this, I cannot find it :( I hate to not get the free credits. I know I saw the 30 extra this morning. Now I don't :(
Any way to find out where I can get this? I really don't want to purchase more knowing that I could have gotten 30 extra for free.
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nathaniell Premium
I haven't heard of that! My advice would be to stop by Live Chat and see if someone else has use that before. You can also check out the credit-buying area here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/credits

Or even leave a question on a Classroom here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/the-wealthy-affiliate-platform

I don't see anything on my end about 30 free credits, but I know you can earn free credits by doing tasks like SiteReview or SiteComments.
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniell - hope you're doing well - advice pls - I have a product, I research it in several places I may even know some things abour it myself or have used it myself, what is the best way to put it all into my own words on my posts... Thank you
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nathaniell Premium
You'll need to think of how to write the article you want to write. 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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BillHeinicke Premium
Great info thx Also, Kyle said in level 3 lesson 3 you cany put links on every post, well I only have 10 posts so far and most of them have posts - but not till my whole article is done then I recommend at the bottom and share a post - is this not good???? thx
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure what you mean Bill. It's OK for all your articles to have links, whether they be affiliate links, internal links, or outbound links.
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BillHeinicke Premium
oh, well maybe thats an old training by Kyle cuz he says if all your posts have links Google will consider me a spammer and I wont get ranks, he spoke along those lines in the training Level 3 lesson 3 or 4 I forget which
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nathaniell Premium
I think I misunderstood your original question. You SHOULD limit the number of affiliate links you use, but other types of links like internal links or outbound links are fine.
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tsuther Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I hope you are well. I had a question about tradmarks. I watched a video from Jay about creating the https://footballsnackhelmets.com/ site. That uses the NFL and football team names that are tradmarked. Do you know if he had to get permission from them to do that?

Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
You don't need permission to write about things that are trademarked, so he didn't need to request permission for that. The only thing you should avoid in terms of trademark would be in the actual domain name: Images are a different story. Jay got his images using Amazon's affiliate code, so that's fine. If you use other images, make sure you have the proper permissions, regardless of whether or not they have a trademarked/copyrighted brand.
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tsuther Premium
Good morning. Thanks for your help.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem! Sounds like you're doing great so far Tawnya. Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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Honeh Premium
hey just joined yesterday. my situation currently is that im working in a tiring job, i have less time wanting to do something at home on weekdays. a bit of saturday and whole of sunday is the only time im able to spend. i do want to start up with this. i was thinking of publishing my graphic novels ofcourse. but the thing is i have just started writing the script for it and havent done with it yet. so i guess doing something on that is gonna take me some time however this is the time i came across your website.
where do you recommend me to start with? do you think i should start with a different topic before i start off with trying to make my own business with my arts? if so, what program learning do you recommend? im hoping that i can trust this place and do something. but before i try a premium lesson, i want to try something for a trial. cuz its not just about trust issues but im too slow of a learner and i want to see how good i am at this lol
also 50$ may not be much for others out there but for me right now it is a lot. im not in that situation to simply give off my money for a program that im not sure how much time i can spend. as i said sunday is the only time i have.
if there's anyway you can help me here i'd appreciate it.
also please let me know if i took these beginner courses i.e. the free lessons will these really help me build up my website and help me earn some money? im not sure how many people out there have benefitted by only trying out free lessons here available. since i will have no access to contacting you guys after a week either.
if these free lessons can help me build up my website and help me advertise without any risks and help me earn some money, i will give it a try for the premium later on. because as i said 50$ is not easy to give off for an average guy like me who is just too new to business world especially online.
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nathaniell Premium
If you are going to run a business, you are definitely going to need time, and money. It sounds like you are short on both, so you need to decide where you are going to make sacrifices.

The free courses at WA are great, but they will only take you so far. They are designed to introduce you to online business - not to be a full course with unlimited support.

The WA training works. It worked for me. It's worked for others. You'll have to decide for yourself whether you want to make time and invest money into yourself and your business.

To answer your other question though - my advice is to focus on the training here 100%. Build an affiliate site exactly like they tell you. After that, you can use your skills to start selling your own graphic novels and developing your brand. Hope this helps Kshitij! Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns!
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Honeh Premium
thanks a lot. you're right i'll have to decide on my own on what to do. im gonna be spending nights to get myself familiar with building a website. i hopefully will get indexed and try to test out my site if its going to help me earn some money. then i will be ready to spend my money on premium. for now i think i shall try to purchase premium status with 19$. hopefully i can do something via that as its not like i wouldnt quit my current job and spend time on this. the problem is im being pushed around to work there by parents. so spending nights with less sleep is the only choice i have. not like i will be doing this forever lol
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Hi Nath. I'm really interested in making good profits from affiliate marketing. Obviously I'm starting out and will scale up and want to start making as fast as possible. I'm a shift worker which sucks and would like to replace my income as soon as possible. Can you tell me the monthly costs for WA, how it all works and what I should be doing. I don't really want to build websites I outsource that stuff.
The goal is to make enough money to buy half a house with cash. Or even buy a $1k of lottery house tickets monthly so I can win a Million dollar house. Either way I'm keen to make this affiliate marketing world my thing that will bring my dreams closer to reality.
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nathaniell Premium
The total cost for running your business at WA are as follows:

1. Membership fees: $19 for the first month, then $49/month after that as long as you are a member. There's no contract for this, so you can cancel any time. You retain the rights to your website and can move it to another host if you cancel your membership.

2. TLD Domain Name (.com/org/net). Though WA offers free domain names, for your main business you should use a Top Level Domain. This costs $15/year through WA, but you are welcome to use another registrar if you want. I prefer WA because it's cheaper long term

Compared here: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains

There are many advantages and freebies for those hosted and registering domains here in WA. I've outlined many specific about SSL, security, and privacy here: WA also offers systems to get you peer feedback on your website, as well as comment exchanges to help create engagement (then boost rank) on your site).

3. *optional* Jaaxy Pro: $19/month. This is for keyword research. This is the preferred Keyword tool from WA members and I use it all the time myself. But it is optional, and you can use Jaaxy Lite for free!

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 Jason.
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Kea59 Premium
Nathaniell,
My site isn't live yet so l can't tick the box and finish this course.
I will run out of time before it goes live and l'll leave my husband to continue in webflow.
I believe my work deserves more than word-press. I may return another time for something else l have going which l think l could do in word press, just not right now.

Angela
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nathaniell Premium
OK, sounds good Ang! If you need to cancel your account, be sure to do so in your account settings: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

Keep in mind, SEO, affiliate marketing, all that stuff works on any platform, so if you need help figuring this stuff out, even if it's not on WordPress, you can always re-join and hit me up via PM.

Good luck!
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Kea59 Premium
Really appreciate that Nathaniell and thanks for the link
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TheVeganMama Premium
Hey Nathanielle! I just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know about some of the awesome things that have been happening with my site lately.

I am now officially indexed by Google - Woohoo! and I was invited to be a guest writer on a fellow WA members website! I am very excited about the doors this networking opportunity will open up!

Hope you and your family are doing well, have a fantastic day!
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nathaniell Premium
Wow, you are making some awesome progress! I'm glad to hear that you are also making some beneficial connections here in Wealthy Affiliate.

Keep up the good work!
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Bnoelle Premium
HI! I got help from a user on WA but it didnt actually fix my problem. I bought my domain after starting with siterubix. ive been waiting for the site to transfer and now that it has its still saying "NOT SECURE" in my link box when i login. the member helped me go into my details and activate the sll but its still telling me not secure
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nathaniell Premium
You may just need to clear your browser cache: If that doesn't work, double check that SiteSSL is enabled: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Let me know if those work for you Breanna!
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Bnoelle Premium
Thankyou! just needed to clear my browser!
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nathaniell Premium
Glad it worked for you Breanna!
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Hiya All

I am a newbie and I NEED HELP :)))

can I go back over the lessons and if so where do I find this?
can I promote WA first as I want to hit target of 300 but also get to learn about this concept first before launching into other niches please?
so do I complete the lessons or just skip over to the bootcamp
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nathaniell Premium
All the lessons are accessible at any time in the Training area. I recommend choosing your own niche and NOT promoting WA in the beginning. Pick something that interests you to learn how affiliate marketing works, then start promoting WA (if you want). Promoting WA is not easier than any other niche.

Complete the lessons. If you reach lesson 10, and want to continue building your website, you can go Premium to get the rest of the lessons. Bootcamp would mean you need to start a completely new website and go in a different direction.

Hope that helps Debra! Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Hi Nathaniell,

I want to upgrade to Premium on Thursday 1st August please. Can you clarify for me as the monthly subscription of $39 can this be paid monthly and not 6 months in one payment? Can I still get the discount at $19? lol

Also, I have a fashion app and it shows me for each product how many the company have sold. :) I would really like to use this and, if there is a way that I can put my own private label on it!

Thanks

Have an amazing day :))
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nathaniell Premium
I can definitely clarify this for you. The first month is $19. The $39 thing is if you pay for six months in advance - you do have to pay the total up front though. If you go month to month, it's $49.

The total cost for running your business at WA are as follows:

1. Membership fees: $19 for the first month, then $49/month after that as long as you are a member. There's no contract for this, so you can cancel any time. You retain the rights to your website and can move it to another host if you cancel your membership.

2. TLD Domain Name (.com/org/net). Though WA offers free domain names, for your main business you should use a Top Level Domain. This costs $15/year through WA, but you are welcome to use another registrar if you want. I prefer WA because it's cheaper long term

Compared here: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains

There are many advantages and freebies for those hosted and registering domains here in WA. I've outlined many specific about SSL, security, and privacy here: WA also offers systems to get you peer feedback on your website, as well as comment exchanges to help create engagement (then boost rank) on your site).

3. *optional* Jaaxy Pro: $19/month. This is for keyword research. This is the preferred Keyword tool from WA members and I use it all the time myself. But it is optional, and you can use Jaaxy Lite for free!

Hope that helps!
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yo man, so how does all of this work, i keep looking for items for us to sell (like clickbank) so i can get commission, is the only way to earn commission on this program is by getting people to go premium? if so isn't this just the same old pyramid scheme but with your own blog??
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nathaniell Premium
You don't have to promote WA to make money - so there's no "pyramid" here. Some people do promote the company (including myself), but most do not.

You'll learn how to build a website and promote ANY products you want, in ANY niche. The trainnig starts here: If you don't want to promote WA or go into the "make money online" niche, that's totally fine! Don't do Bootcamp, and you can avoid that stuff.

As for how WA works, 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 Braham.
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Hello Nathaniell,
I just write something about me in my Perfil.
Hello, good day to everyone
My name is Eduardo Giles, I am originally from Mexico, but I also have my residence in Houston, Texas. I am currently retired, after 30 years working at an official Mexican government agency.
During that period of work, I had the opportunity to live and worked in different countries.
Among other wonderful countries I know are Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe and the United States of America.
I speak and write fluently in Spanish, my mother language, but also, I affluently speak and write in English and French language.
I am currently studying Biotechnology Engineering, at the Open and Distance University of Mexico (UnADM), which is an online prestigious University.
I believe that we are in an era of new Information and Knowledge Technologies, in a world that is adopting models of sustainable development to preserve the environment, combat global warming and reduce ocean acidification.
In this context, the Internet give us the great opportunity to have instant communication with relatives and friends all around the world, exchange valuable information and have access to culture and education.
I have been observing the opportunities of e-commerce, the convenience of the affiliate marketing, the possibility of structuring my own business on line with the best technologies of Wealthy Affiliate membership.
. I have some ideas about creating a niche, establishing a hosting page, generate visitors and obtain, of course, commissions for promotion and sales of various products through the online.
I hope this seems to me to be ideal for starting my own business.
Thank in advance for Your attention of this message,
I send You Nathaniell my best regards,
Eduardo Giles
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nathaniell Premium
I saw your profile Eduardo. Congrats on taking action to start your affiliate website!

Keep moving through the training and let me know what you think.
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Hey Nathaniell.

I was hoping to get your opinion on something. I am currently trying to decide between 2 niches, both in the health and fitness field.

One niche idea is former athletes looking to stay in shape despite working a desk job. Being that I fit into this category, I know that I have a lot to say about this topic. My concern, however, is that while I know there are many others like me, I am unsure of whether this would be too niche to gain a significant following.

The other niche idea is a site dedicated solely to the deadlift (a major powerlifting exercise). While there does not seem to be much competition, despite Google Trends showing a large amount of traffic, my concern with this site is that it is not niche enough.

Any advice and/or opinions you can provide me on the above would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
Left you a detailed response on your profile: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/agad495

Let me know what you think!
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ChristianB77 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, I was very active in WA at the end of last year and early this year but was not getting anywhere in building my site to look the way I wanted. The last few months i've been extremely busy with a new job but do plan on getting back to building my sites soon. But I was getting extremely confused with the training constantly bouncing back from word press training to WA options and features. So I decided to purchase a separate WordPress training through Udemy.com and am currently building a few sites there through the Udemy training for now. But my question is, at some point once those sites are fully up and running to a satisfactory level I would like the switch them to my WA account. If I recall correctly, that will not be a problem, correct? I am using HostGator as my webhost and registered for WordPress through them.
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, that's fine, you can do that. You can also keep them on their current hosting, and just use the WA training to learn how to build them, but if you want to save money, then you can definitely move your websites to WA hosting.

You'll also get the benefit of free SSL, free site security, free spam filter, and peer review/SiteComments. Lots of good stuff for people who host here!
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ChristianB77 Premium
Thanks for the response. I decided to stick solely with WA, going to use the WordPress training I purchased to build my sites here. I have ideas for up to 8 websites, obviously going to take it one at time to prevent being overwhelmed. I looked into how much is would cost to build 8 separate websites outside of WA and it would have cost a fortune. WA is without a doubt the best offer around.
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nathaniell Premium
Definitely! WA also has a proprietary hosting setup, so they are able to offer excellent WordPress hosting, far superior to something like Bluehost, but way cheaper than something like WPEngine.

Looking forward to seeing your eight websites, but I agree with you that start out with one is the best way to go!
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Kea59 Premium
Nathaniell l have a problem, If l go to home and then in the drop down click shooting for a living which gives me my sub heading called Blog and click on it it gives me this,

https://angelasportfolio.siterubix.com/shooting-for-a-living/blog/

if the above link doesn't work here is a screenshot of the page,
https://www.screencast.com/t/isqdUqx9Fg

l did add and publish an image to my blog so wasn't sure why there is no picture there that people can click on instead of a blank pic of a camera which the takes you to the blog blurb.
I'll repeat the question to Kyle in case you are away.
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BillHeinicke Premium
H Nathaniell - I tried this - and it doesn't work for me - Google console cannot verify me either - I havent had anythin google indexed since my fist week and I'm going on one month on premium now
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nathaniell Premium
The search console will only work if you have your site verified. That's step 1!

If you haven't verified your site with Search Console or Analytics, that's probably contributing to the slow indexing issue.

I'm guessing you haven't made it to that part of the training yet? (WMT is now Search Console)
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniell

I dont think I have yet - thx for the training link,,,

Another question, I am only 1 month in, just starting level 3 training, have about 9 posts on my site, I am promoting supplements with a link at the end.

There are several BIG supplement companies I want to promote but some of them only let you sign on as an affiliate not until you have a lot of traffic everyday with lots of visitors and sales each day.

I dont have that yet - am I ahead of myself and dont need that yet or do you have suggestion how to be an affiliate with lots of companies before I have high traffic?

Thx

Bill
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nathaniell Premium
It sounds like a chicken and egg situation. Your site can't make money until you have affiliate links, but you can't get affiliate links until you have traffic!

The best advice is to keep building out content to generate traffic. The first few months of your business should be focused on publishing content that gets ranked in Google.

In the meantime, if you can't promote your favorite companies, you can consider promoting other companies. Though the supplement companies may have strict rules about how much traffic you need, many other companies do not. Brainstorm some potential products to review that are not supplements, and those can help you generate affiliate commissions in the meantime!
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Kea59 Premium
Nathaniell

One of the thing sl did today was going through keyword searches and alphabet soup to look for low QSR under 100, l founf a few, but what l noticed, is that the average and traffic numbers had to also be very low to find a low QSR.

So is QSR far more important than something that has high traffic number and if that's the case then how can you get much business from something that has very low traffic to get the low QSR?

Ang
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nathaniell Premium
In the beginning, low QSR is the most important, so you can rank for low competition stuff. The traffic doesn't matter much. You can go after those bigger keywords later on when your site has more authority.
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LynneClay Premium
Thanks a whole lot for the info about menus.
That fixed it only after I change my theme.
I have another question though,
My about Lynne is shown in my home page and in the Archives.
Because it's also in the archives does that mean after a month
about Lynne will only show up in my archives and not on my home page?
If that's the case, can you tell me how to take it out of archives,
as I want it to be in the home page all the time.
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nathaniell Premium
The best thing to do with your "about me" page is to put it in a menu item. Sounds like you actually created it as a post, if it's appearing in Archives. You can add it to a menu like this: Your home page will constantly update with new content as you publish, and that's a good thing! However, some people like to add a "sticky" post. Hope that helps!
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LynneClay Premium
Thanks, this will help me a lot.
Can I ask how many people you are coaching right now?
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Probably hundreds of people :) I'm not sure how many.
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LynneClay Premium
Really wow! If you're coaching that many how do you still find the time to get anything done on your own website?
Also what does an ambassador do? I see you're one.
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nathaniell Premium
It takes a couple hours a day, but most messages only take a few minutes, so I manage :)

An Ambassador is just a person who is most active in the community, e.g. answering questions, participating in chat, or writing blog posts for the community. They are the people who are most familiar with how the Wealthy Affiliate community operates.
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LynneClay Premium
That's awesome. How long have you been an ambassador? Do you get paid to be an ambassador?
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nathaniell Premium
We don't get paid to be an ambassador. There's no real benefit to being one LOL. It's just a label to show who's the most active in the community :)
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caseydvorak Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for your encouraging messages these last few days! I'm working my way through the training, but I do have a (kind of dumb) question: when people click on a link to a product and are redirected to Amazon or whatever, if they look at my product, but then shop around, clicking on other products, but then eventually decide to go with the product I suggested in the first place, would I still get a commission? I'm the kind of person who does a lot of research like that, and I don't know if all the extra navigating and clicking around mitigates the original affiliate link.

Casey
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you would still get a commission. The vast majority of affiliate programs will give you credit for whatever is in the cart, even if it's not the original thing they clicked.

"Cookie" length can also play into who you decide to promote and how successful your campaigns are. Lots of people shop around. The cookie length is how long the tracking code stays active.

For example, Amazon has a 24 hour cookie length, while some places have 30 - 60 - 90 day cookies, or even lifetime!

Let me know if you have any more questions Casey!
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caseydvorak Premium
Wow, okay thank you! Good to know!
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Casey. Any time!
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Angelstouch7 Premium
Hi Coach,
I already have a problem with my website www.breakthru.com
I'm trying to format the home page like your video I think you had on One Cup of Coffee (I can't find the video again). What are your thoughts? Should I change the theme? It doesn't seem like I can do anything in widgets. The about page is too large. I have a post ready to publish.
Thank You,
Janelle
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nathaniell Premium
There's really no "best" theme out there, so my advice is to pick something you like that's ready out of the box. 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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LynneClay Premium
I have a problem. I'm doing lesson 7, the privacy policy. I've done everything the lesson told me to do, but the privacy policy doesn't appear on my website. It's not been put into my menu either.
The only way I can see it is if I press the view page button from the Awesome, your page has been published page. If I do that I can see it, but when I go to my website without going through that button it doesn't show up at all.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. This is what I've tried so far. I published it as a page. I tried setting my menu, now says it's on there twice. but still I don't see it on my website. I've worked on this issue all mourning and still can't fix it. I've tried to update it, but nothing works. The only thing I can think of is maybe my theme is messing it up.
just went in and redid it all with the same results. Nothing! When I was on that page did I have to put anything in the title box? and it says preview snippet. What's a snippet? I also have an uncategorized on my site. How do I get that off? AAAAA!!!!! To many things going wrong on this lesson. Help please.
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nathaniell Premium
Get that link, and you can put it in a custom menu: Your home page may or may not display your top menu. Sometimes, menus only show up on blog posts, especially if you have a custom home page setting on your WordPress theme.

You can also put menus in a sidebar if you can't see it in your top menu: Let me know if that works for you!
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Mik211 Premium
So, I was looking for affiliate programs today (saving them for later) just doing a google search and wouldn't you know... onemorecupofcoffee comes up with a list of 10 luggage affiliate programs on the first page. Seems like a small world. Thought you might get some enjoyment from knowing that.

-Mike
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. I always love to hear when my website turns up in search :)
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Good Day Nathaniell.
Nice to see your smile of success on my upper left whenever I login.
Perhaps you can help me solve my image issue on social media.
Most of the time I get the somber "blank" man.
Do you have anything fairly simple and not too techie?
Some along the "featured image" size, maybe?
Thanks
Paul
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nathaniell Premium
It depends on the social media website you use! Each platform grams images from a different place.

If you mean on WordPress websites, that's a gravatar thing.
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LAMac Premium
hi Nathaiell

I hope you don't mind me messaging you directly but I've put this question out on the general board and didn't feel certain about how reliable the responses are.

Basically my current / first niche is Panic attacks. At the moment I'm working on informational posts, and I'm working towards monetizing it through promoting programmes that help people recover from panic.

I have quite a limited amount of time to work on the blog, so the time I do spend has to count.

Yesterday I was watching a live stream tutorial on youtube with quite a well respected blogger / affiliate marketer. He had a look at my site and said that although the content looks good, his immediate thought is that the 'health niche' is very competitive and difficult to rank in.

A few other people in the live chat reiterated what he said, and said that they had tried health type blogs and it had been very difficult to rank.

I had assumed that because I had chosen a sub niche and the keywords that I was working with met the WA criteria, that I would be fine.

But I'm now wondering if I need to redirect my efforts and do something outside the health arena.

It's a bit of a bummer as I've worked in health care for a long time so it's what I find easiest to write about.

I would appreciate your opinion. Please be brutally honest. It's much better for me to hear the truth now!

Many thanks

Lesley
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nathaniell Premium
It really depends on how you look at it. There are good and bad.

The bad is that Google recently cracked down on "health and wellness" basically to fight against anti-vaxxers. Unfortunately, many alternative health websites got swept up in the change.

So basically there are more rules now about what is "legitimate health" websites and what isn't.

The other downside is that it's a popular niche, and competitive.

The good news is that competition is good. Competition means people are making money! It also means you don't need a huge website to make money. A small, niche website, in the health and wellness arena can do very well!

The other good news is that because everyone is "scared" of health and wellness, there will be more opportunities for tenacious bloggers. Google didn't ban any type of website, and Google didn't say you can't write what you want.

Write what you want, and it'll get ranked.

While all the get-rich-quick people will flee to other areas, if you stick with what you know and what you enjoy, you can do well.

It's up to you! Let me know what you think.
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LAMac Premium
Thanks Nathaniell

I think I will stick at it and see how it goes. What's the worst that can happen? Either way, I will learn a lot.

Thanks again for your input.

Lesley
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nathaniell Premium
Great attitude Lesley. At the very least you'll learn a lot, and if you have build a second website later in a non-health related niche, you'll be an expert by then, and progress will me much, much faster this time around :)
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TheVeganMama Premium
Hey Nathaniell, hope you are having a good week! I wanted to touch base and let you know I have really dedicated myself to going through the training and building my business. I also purchased my domain today and got my site transferred over! I am so excited to have taken this step and really feel like its MY website and MY business now!
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Sounds like you're doing great so far. Glad to hear that you are moving through the training and making progress.

Keep up the good work!
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Normajfb Premium
i need some answers. I bought a domain name i want to use. how do i do that ? also I see this Affiliate credit one buys? what is that about? do i but the Right to have affiliates? if so i think ive waisted my money. please respond. trying to get answers through way of communicating with others such as myself is like the blind leading the blind. I Truly Appreciate your help. Norma jean
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nathaniell Premium
I responded to your PM Nomra. You are doing great so far. You have a domain already and are ready to build your website.

We'll do this one step at a time!
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mikepyle2003 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

This is Michael Pyle here. I have an idea for a niche that I would go with for my website and I would like to check with you to see what feedback/advice/suggestion you have about it.

I recently updated my profile page description to include a section about my hobbies/interests as a way to help me narrow down to a niche that I would go with. I mentioned that my hobbies/interests include, but is not limited to, video games, exercising, swimming, outdoors/nature, and travel.

Now, I am thinking of maybe going with the travel niche for my website. I would like to know what feedback/advice/suggestion do you have about it?

Please let me know.
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AMGWealth Premium
Hi Nathaniell, everything is going well so far and I believe I have my niche idea. I also found a great domain name for it. I am not premium *yet* so I cannot private message you, so I will ask here.

How does reviewing the best exercises sound? I'll have an article for any exercise I can think of, and find products that fit with that exercise. Whether it's equipment, books, or protein powder. How does this sound? Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
That's a great idea to start with Alex. My advice would be to narrow down "exercises" for a specific goal. Someone looking to get big is different from an old lady trying to lose a couple pounds.

So who are these exercises for and what are their goals?

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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mikepyle2003 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

This is Michael Pyle here. I have an idea for a niche that I would go with for my website and I would like to check with you to see what feedback/advice/suggestion you have about it.

I recently updated my profile page description to include a section about my hobbies/interests as a way to help me narrow down to a niche that I would go with. I mentioned that my hobbies/interests include, but is not limited to, video games, exercising, swimming, outdoors/nature, and travel.

Now, I am thinking of maybe going with the travel niche for my website. I would like to check in with you to see what feedback/advice/suggestion you have about it.

Please let me know.

P.S. I want to let you know that I am following you now. I would like to have you as a part of my network here at WA.
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MikeandRhi Premium
Hi Nate, I'm working on centralizing my main Wealthy Affiliate offer by way of a review to help clean up all the affiliate links on my website.

But I wanted to ask if you could have a quick look at my site www.life-captain.com and tell me if there was anything that needed urgent attention or that could drastically help me in the short term?

Thanks,
Mike
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nathaniell Premium
That's not a bad idea if you are promoting a single product, or a main product. Having straggling affiliate links can be an issue to test or replace later on (I know from experience!).

Your site design is looking awesome. Very professional. Way better than me when I started. It's definitely off to a good start.

My main thing to recommend at this point, that will get you the most results, is to focus your article titles (and topics, AKA keywords) on more specific stuff. For example "Working Online From Home - Do I Need To Earn That Much?"

Firstly, great use of keywords. You are following the training correctly. I even see you used alt text in your title image!

However, your main keyword is quite broad. "Working Online From Home" doesn't really speak to a specific audience, and doesn't really represent the topic of your article.

The true intent (as I see it) of this article is describing the cost breakdown of working from home. The fact that you save money commuting and with child care, so you can make LESS money with an online business and still end up with more money at the end of the day. Excellent concept!

However, a different title focus would better represent your article. Something like "How Much Money Do I Need To Make To Work From Home" or "How Earning Less Money Working From Home Can Make You Richer".

These keywords probably don't turn up great results in Jaaxy. However, they are more accurate, so will resonate with a specific audience better. Google is smart, and can tell what searchers INTENT is, so you can still get ranked for interesting things.

This concept is a bit "higher level", so let me know if it's confusing or you need clarification!
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MikeandRhi Premium
Awesome thanks Nate.

When you say "That's not a bad idea if you are promoting a single product or a main product", are you suggesting that my initial idea is not as strong IF I am indeed promoting other products?

And thanks for the advice on title and topics. I get what you're saying regarding intent and representing the article better. Is changing the title of a post as straightforward as it sounds, or is there more to it?

Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Poor phrasing on my part. It's equally a good idea if you are promoting multiple products. I don't always do it myself, but it's a good idea. If you do a MAJOR change to a title, you should change the URL, but you absolutely need to do a redirect from old URL to new URL. You can do this with a plugin. I use "Redirection".

If it's a small change to the phrasing, like re-ordering of words or basically the same idea, then you don't have to change the URL if you are not comfortable with redirecting yet.
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MikeandRhi Premium
Ah yes, I've been guilty of that crime before! Thanks for that.

Would you recommend I change the title of the post, or create a new post in this instance?
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nathaniell Premium
Both are good options. If the keyword is similar enough, I would change the title and just refocus the posts. Google will reindex you for you better keyword next time it crawls. If the new topic is different enough, I'd just write a new post.

Not worth writing two posts on the same topic though! Think about the INTENT of what you are writing and what people are searching for.

How To Train A Puppy and How To Train A Puppy Under Six Months should be the same article.

Train a Puppy Without Spanking and Train A Puppy Using Holistic Methods can be two different articles.
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MikeandRhi Premium
Gotcha. Thanks for that. I'll have a look through each post and see if the title fits the content
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Since I cannot pm Nathaniel, I hope y'oll dont mind I ask my question..?
I'm not sure what is WA concept. I dont want to get myself involved in mlm or a soceity....

I just want help to sdtup my domain. I know where to source what as I cannot do everything alone.
Please advice..
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nathaniell Premium
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 Ahmad.
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Hello. I am interested in this course and I have some questions to ask you...I am new to this and do I get the products to sell on this site? How do I start selling on this site? Does this company have the products for me to get started? I am working part time now for a company...I have tried other sites and I did not succeed. I would like to know more of getting my business out there for people to see and getting the product to sell..It is nice to meet you and looking forward to hearing from you..
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nathaniell Premium
You don't need any "products" to sell. That's the beauty of affilaite marketing.

You will be writing articles and linking to OTHER websites to make money.

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 Melissa.
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LynneClay Premium
I joined WA through your link. Thank you for that.
I have a few questions though. I'm hoping you can answer them for me. Could you please give me some idea of how much this WA course costs? I don't understand if the $19.00 for the 1st month is the price for each month, or does it go back to $49 a month after that? Is this the total price of the course? or do you have to pay for other class fees?
Also would like to know if you could give me a ballpark figure of the price to set up a website and run a business through it per month? The reason I'm asking is I can't find the price of the course, and I'm working with a very limited amount of income. I'm on Social security and have a fixed income with only a little over $1000. in the bank. I want to know if this will be enough to start a website and to do WA course. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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nathaniell Premium
The total cost for running your business at WA are as follows:

1. Membership fees: $19 for the first month, then $49/month after that as long as you are a member. There's no contract for this, so you can cancel any time. You retain the rights to your website and can move it to another host if you cancel your membership.

2. TLD Domain Name (.com/org/net). Though WA offers free domain names, for your main business you should use a Top Level Domain. This costs $14/year through WA, but you are welcome to use another registrar if you want. I prefer WA because it's cheaper long term

Compared here: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains

There are many advantages and freebies for those hosted and registering domains here in WA. I've outlined many specific about SSL, security, and privacy here: WA also offers systems to get you peer feedback on your website, as well as comment exchanges to help create engagement (then boost rank) on your site).

3. *optional* Jaaxy Pro: $19/month. This is for keyword research. This is the preferred Keyword tool from WA members and I use it all the time myself. But it is optional, and you can use Jaaxy Lite for free!

That's all you NEED to run your biz, but there are other options to buy stuff like themes, plugins, autoresponder...those are all 3rd party services and not required.

Hope that helps!
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LynneClay Premium
Thanks, it did. I just signed up for the premium upgrade, so I guess I'm on my way to the top. The hard work starts now and I'm ready for it.
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds great, and you're welcome Lynne! I'm always in and out throughout the day, so I'll check in from time to time to see how you're doing.

Congrats on going premium, and I'm glad to hear you're ready to start working :)
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I have a little experience with affiliate marketing. Hoping to make some money this time. I’m familiar with WP sites. It’s the finer details I’m interested in. As in how to use the tools at CB and how to attract an audience. It’s very complicated to say the least, but well worth the effort.
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nathaniell Premium
Excellent. So you've got the basics down. Now it's time to take action and get your site going!

Let me know if you run into any trouble with the training Daniel.
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KathleenF1 Premium
Hi Nathaniel,
I started following you because your just so darn smart!
Now I hope you can answer my two questions of this day.

1) how do I get a little pop up of my face welcoming new people to click on my WA page and give it a try

2) How do I place a subscribe to my site button on my website. Is there training for this?
Thanks !!
:)
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Like your China story. I want to retire to Thailand as soon as I can instead of working the 9 to 5 for 15 more years. I just want to make 2 to $3000/month. I'm willing to work hard to make this work. From my research so far it looks like it will take 2 or 3 years for that to happen. Do you think that is possible?
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AnitaDixon18 Premium
Hi Nathaniell! I am having a terrible time getting my website done! Is it possible to look at any websites, or one, or whatever? I have been under the weather and an running really behind! an you help ,me or give me any advice? I am every impressed with your progress so far!

Thank you!!!
Anita Dixon
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Hello Nathaniell

Thanks for your words of Welcome. The big problem that I have is that my native language is Spanish and I do not understand spoken English (Thank God there is Google to translate online) But if there are videos, I stay the year at school. Can you help me with some practical advice about this difficulty that I have? Thank you.

Greetings from Ecuador

Manuel
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is an English-only website, so if you are unable to understand the videos in English, there isn't any other option.
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Howdy Nathaniel,

For a few years now, I've been aware of the guidance you offer. It is not until recently that I've started to follow methodically and patiently, that guidance.

As I have experienced it, common among people selling programs or services relating to online businesses, there is a kind of mania exhibited by the guru that works up the emotions and fantasies of prospective buyers or investors. This way of presenting is in obvious contrast to how I perceive you presenting yourself.

Which is clear, concise, dedicated, engaged, and poised. As opposed to flurried and ostentatious.

So, thanks for that. A breath of fresh air, that is.
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nathaniell Premium
I always like to hear when someone's taken their time to make a decision of which training to join, and they end up joining WA through me. That means a lot Amil! They hype tends to attract MORE people, but being chill and honest means I get to connect with people like yourself.

Looking forward to working with you. Talk soon!
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BelmontBaz Premium
Hi nathaniell.

Just wanted to run something by you. I'm just about to buy my first domain. The niche I'm working on is guitar gear, primarily guitar pedals, stomp boxes and effects units, that sort of thing.

I've done a few searches and out of everything that's available I like either www.pedalghost.com or www.pedalzombie.com.

I'm leaning more towards pedalghost.com as after a little bit of a search, there is already a site called gearzombie.com and they are very similar in terms of what they talk about.

Just wanted to get your thoughts? Do you think either of those options are easily marketable and would you recommend steering clear of pedalzombie.com since gearzombie.com is already out there?

Or am I overthinking this?

Thanks in advance,
Baz
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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: All that being said, if they already have gearzombie, I'd go with pedal ghost. It'll be easier to stand out.
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BelmontBaz Premium
Thanks nathaniell. Great advice!
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Cdp4jc Premium
Hey Rod,
Thank you for being a leader of a great community here at WA. I look forward to learning from you as well as our friendship. In regards to Rustin, is he named after Bayard Rustin? Just a shot in the dark.
To your success sir,

Chris from Texas
"Half the battle is just showin' up!"
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nathaniell Premium
Hehe. Thanks Chris. Rustin is actually from the show True Detective, Rustin Chole.

I'm surprised at how many other Rustins there are out there though. I've got a lot of good guesses on that page!
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Hi Nathaniell,
Firstly your One More Cup of Coffee has such valuable info and I certainly learned a lot. Thanks for sharing.

I have a beginner question: I am terrified with wordpress. But, is there a drag & drop type of web page builder in the premium section? (i.e something similar to Wix)

Dean
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nathaniell Premium
Don't worry, we were all newbies at one point along the way Dean. You are going to get the hang of this and as you move through the training, things are really going to start to fall in place for you. :)

We do not have a drag and drop editor like Wix here. Just WordPress. However, keep two things in mind.

1. You are going to learn a lot of new things. WordPress may be new, but you'll get the hang of it!

2. You could install a plugin (if you are Premium), like Thrive Architect, Elementor, or Beaver Builder. These are very popular plugins for drag/drop functionality. However, they cost money, and also have a relatively steep learning curve (like WordPress).

They are awesome to use, but will take some practice.

Last thing. You don't have to to any crazy customizations to have a good website. Basic text and pictures works great. INFORMATION is what people online are concerned with, so if you're a good writer, you can do great with affiliate marketing!
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InnovaZach Premium
Hello Nathan!
I am trying to get past the Theme part and can not find my theme in the list. I am trying to do horticulture and lighting for different applications. I can not seem to get any further with my website building. Can you help? I also have someone wanting to get onboard and do not have anything up yet to get credit when he signs up
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nathaniell Premium
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.
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EMusumali Premium
Hello Nathaniel,I am sure you are doing great.I want to buy my own Affiliate domain now but had earlier on added a different domain to the cart.I can't seem to find where to cancel the process I started from anywhere so that I purchase the domain I want now.The cart us directing me to Check out by buying the same earlier typed in domain.How do I move it out to pave way for the domain I want now instead of the earlier duplicated one?
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nathaniell Premium
You can delete the item from your cart before purchasing the other domain you wanted.
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EMusumali Premium
When I next checked,the cart was empty and I now have my own .com domain.Thankyou very much.To your success!
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jodie19 Premium
Sorry to both you SO quickly. I am having a hard time understanding if my idea is a right or wrong. So I would like to build a website on essential oils. There are so many topics to write about though in this topic. I was "thinking to have a website about Essential Oils and have different pages on the website that have affiliate links for different topics....like diffuser's on one page ...recipe's for oils, and then oils on another page...??
I have never built a website before so if this is not how this program works please let me know?

I dont want to move forward to creating a name, because if i have to narrow my search to each specific topic then it would need to related to each topic...right??

Any help with this would be great. Thanks.

Jodie Hocutt
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nathaniell Premium
Much of what you wrote there was very correct Jodie, so I think you do actually understand a lot so far. That's great!

You can make your websites about essential oils in general, or you can do a more specific topic like "essential oil food recipes", or "essential oils for natural healing".

Each page you publish will have a different topic though, all related to your main topic. So things like, "best essential oil blends for the common cold", or "how to make your own lavender essential oil"

Within the content of your articles, you can promote different products or services related to what you're talking about.
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hsgoad Premium
Hello Nathaniell - I've developed a passion for hydroponics. Was searching for affiliate sites and ran across your "one more cup of coffee" post on Top 10 Hydroponics Affiliate Programs. Started looking around your site and low and behold recognized you as a WA member. Look froward to reading your posts. Looking forward to setting up my own Hydroponics related site. Best wishes....Steve
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nathaniell Premium
hehe. Glad you found my site in a Google search!
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Andria2019 Premium
Hi Nathaniel!

Do the niche sites we are building ever become 'passive' or will it always require an 8 hr day?

I listened to Grace's Road to Vegas training and it appears there will always be 8 hour days.

I am hoping after the initial grind part of this will become 'passive' that was a large part of my goal in signing up.
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DarrenAl Premium
I'm hoping the same but I believe that after the hard slog of building your website, it may just need a top up/1 or 2 blogs per week to keep it fresh.
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nathaniell Premium
You can put in any amount of work that you want. Grace wanted to make progress fast, so she put in the hours. More hours = more progress.

As your site reaches a certain level, you won't have to put in as many hours but you may find that earnings stagnate.

A lot also depends on how fast you learn, and how much of an effort you put into making your business "passive".

On one side, doing online business is just like any business. You have to work to earn money. On the other side, it's much better than another other type of business because it's cheap to start and run, and you have a lot more control over your hours (You can work at 11PM or 6AM, doesn't matter).
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StefanC Premium
Hi, Nat! How are you man. Have you experienced any drop in rankings and traffic due to the new update. I have droped from 9 to 13, and 30% in traffic. Would you recommend updating old posts and adding more content? Most of my posts are 900- 1100 so I guess Google is favoring more in-depth?

Thanks for your help man, and congrats on your 9th anniversary!! That's awesome.
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nathaniell Premium
I have not seen any drop, but I know a lot of people have seen drops.

You are correct in thinking that the first steps to getting that traffic back is updating old content and adding new content. It sucks to go through everything you did in the past instead of creating new stuff, but I've been doing it and in my opinion, it's very much worth it. You'll be surprised at the mistakes and low-quality stuff you wrote before. It's a great opportunity to level up your site as a whole!
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StefanC Premium
You are definitely right! Another thing I am going to do is avoid the word scam. I think Google may see it in a negative way, just like any company that is targeted by the review. Thanks for that
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nathaniell Premium
I don't think the word "scam" will be a trigger word for de-ranking, but it's probably a good idea to mix up your titles.
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StefanC Premium
You're right, I will get to work because all I can see now is an everest in front of me. Lol

Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
LOL. I feel you man. I'm working on the same stuff.
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biztalk Premium
Hi nathaniell

Need your help for below query as i m totally new in online even dont have any social media account.

Focus on 1 One! But..i have few points in my mind so you can help me to achieve my goal.

1: Primary Niche : Wealthy Affiliate I want to be a super affiliate and want to attend LA program.

2: I Personally like and having knowledge about MLM Multi Level Marketing so i want to attract more and more audience from that community so i like to review the MLM company and i will choose few of the good company which is real and start selling there product to earn money.
The Products: Enagic / Amway / Herbalife etc Just example which are genuine.
The Digital Products: Wealthy Affiliate

3: I want to start my own business listing platform like you are in Training business i want to start listing business as free and paid membership with affiliate program.
https://classic.listingprowp.com

Appreciate your guidance so that i can start work on my action one by one.

Note: This is my First Program i dont have any social Media account so whatever i am going to do that is for the first time in my life for online business so please help accordingly
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DylanVillano Premium
I feel like I am having difficulty with my theme be on my website. I had picked a couple different ones. And I was having issues with the page loading with of the first two. The one I have now has no issues loading but the layout seems inverted the title is at the bottom. I re-watch the trains and make sure I didn't miss anything. I'm also not sure if im just not far enough along in the training. I mean I understand the fact that you know your website is always evolving..Do you have any suggestions? Or themes that have worked well for you?
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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! Let me know if that works for you Dylan!
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DylanVillano Premium
Thank you. Will dig in after work!
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Hello Nathaniel. Hope you are doing well. I purchase my domain 2 years ago with this training and I think is in autorenew not sure, I finished the training and I love it but I am no longer a member. I was not able to access my domain and to change hosting. I need to change the registered and hosting but even after resetting my password it does not let me in?? So I created this account just to ask for help! They are waiting to renew my site. PLEASE HELP.

I need to transfer my domain to a new company AND ALSO new hosting. Can you help me please? Where do I go? I tried everything and is not letting in, even after I reset my password. Please help. thanks a lot.
I can give you the old email and password if you need but is not letting me put it here.

Thank you for helping me!
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nathaniell Premium
"Transferring" a domain is a very specific thing, so I'm not sure if that's exactly what you're trying to do. Let me explain.

1. If you bought a domain at a registrar outside WA, it's not required that you transfer the domain here for it to work. In fact, if you just bought it recently, there's likely a 60 day hold when you cannot transfer if. If this is the case, you need to "change the DNS" of your domain to get your website working properly: 2. If you bought a domain at WA, you do not need to transfer anything, therefore do not need any transfer codes. Your domain is here already, and the DNS is already set up correctly.

If this is the case, perhaps you are trying to "redirect" your siterubix domain to the .com you just bought. Kyle explains how to do this here: 3. If you bought a .com domain name from another registrar a while back and are trying to transfer the domain name to WA, the process varies depending on the registrar you used. Two popular ones are Namecheap and Godaddy. 4. Finally, if you are trying to "move a website", that's an entirely different process. ____

If you have a domain here, you'll find it in the SiteDomains section: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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Thank you. I did bought it here. I need to transfer it to hostgator where my hosting and websites are:) I would like my registrar be where my hosting is BUT When i log in here to transfer my domain to hostgator ( I need a EPP key or transfer code) is not letting me get to my account because is not active any more. So how do I get to my registrar to get a this code to transfer my domain name? thanks!!!! You have been great I really appreciate it
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nathaniell Premium
The domain stuff SHOULD be accessible, even if your account is inactive. See here: https://www.screencast.com/t/umCT1hjng
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Every time I try for the last 3 hours is only asking me to log in. PLEASE HELP me to get this code to transfer my registrar. I need to get this done ASAP. Here is what pops up every second:OOPS IS NOT LETTING ME ATTACH...I took a screen shot for you. So what you say doesnt work. What should I do?
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I spoke with eNOM, and they told me Wealthy Affiliate need to give me a transfer authorization code:

Domain:arabesquelife.com
Registrar:eNom, LLC
Registered On:2016-04-18
Expires On:2020-04-18
Updated On:2018-04-19
Status:clientTransferProhibited

Then the status will change for me to transfer it to hostgator,
Are you allowed to help me with this or who do I email?

I thank you for your time:)
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Hi there,

This is Kathleen from Enom support just writing to you to let you know you'll need to contact Wealthy Affiliate to transfer your domain away. In order to initiate a domain transfer, your provider needs to remove the registrar lock from your domain name and then send you the EPP key. I've included the articles on this below.
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nathaniell Premium
Please check the previous link I sent to see how to unlock your domain and get the code.
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When I go there I see IT ONLY TO TRANSFER HERE not from here. Ohh my....How do i unlock to transfer FROM WA?
(Not to WA)

This is what that link you sent me says:

Transfer a Domain Name
To transfer a domain name from one domain name registrar to another you must initiate the transfer where you bought your domain name.

Remove privacy if applicable. This is so the registrars can verify the ownership of the domain name.

Unlock the domain name.
Get the transfer code.
Start the registration process at the new domain name registrar.
Follow through on the transfer according to the instructions you receive.
Here's some info to get the transfer process started
Transferring Your Domains to WA, It's Now Possible

Transfer Domain Name From GoDaddy to WA Site Domains

Transfer a Dot Com to WA - Sublime Namecheap Support.
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i need the transfer code FROM WA! thanks again friend
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, I understand. As shown in this screenshot I sent previously, you can unlock the domain and get your transfer code via email: https://www.screencast.com/t/umCT1hjng

The email WILL come, but it does take 10 minutes up to an hour because it's coming from the domain registration service, not from Wealthy Affiliate.
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You and Kyle are very nice in sending me the screenshots, but unfortunately the problem is that wealthy affiliate website DOESN'T allow me to CLICK ON SITE DOMAINS shown on your screenshot UNLESS I am logged in or a current member which I am no longer. SO I CANT check my domains unless I re activate my premium membership, But it should allow me to get to that page as your screen shot shows, but every time the log in window pops up, AND I CANT LOG IN.

Let me know if this is clear now:) So thankful for your help Nathaniell.
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nathaniell Premium
If you can't log in - are you sure you have the password correct?

Are you sure that you still have those domains, and they have not expired?

Have you tried going directly to the SiteDomains link? https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Make sure you are going to SiteDomains with your old account, not the new one. The domains are only associated with your old account.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with this type of stuff, so it hard to troubleshoot from my end, especially since I'm just a member like yourself (not admin or owner).

It sounds like Kyle is currently working with you as well. He'll have to be the one to get you access to your account if there's a glitch in the system. I can only troubleshoot with you what I would do (although this has never happened to me).
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YES AND YES! I did everything right I even RESET My password on that old account and as soon as I get to the site domain page it says LOG IN AGAIN.
So I know now that IS BROKEN! It doesnt work for non members, not for me.
IS BEEN 3 DAYS PLEASE HELP ME. I sent another message to Kyle. DOES HE NOT HAVE THE POWER to unlock for me instead of sending me more screen shots that dont work for my account????
SINCE THE SITE IS BROKEN and doesn't let me in as my old account or if I reset it, I NEED YOU GUYS HELP!?
Because here IN THIS NEW ACCOUNT, is fine and it lets me in ON THE SITE DOMAINS! BECAUSE I AM A MEMBER.
BUT there wont let me in because I am not a member anymore. is obvious, PLEASE HELP. Can you tell Kyle to just go ahead and unlock me since I CANT GET IN THE way I should of get in?
thank you so much for your kindness in taking your time to help me. :)
I wish it was as easier as you all said. BUT I NEED YOUR helps from the inside.
Have a great day
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nathaniell Premium
Because I'm a member like you, I do not have access to anything at all. I can't view your accounts, or log into anything for your accounts. My role is just to advise you on building your website. Kyle is the person you need to be in contact with about SiteDomain issues. Sorry I can't do more! It sounds like you are in communication with Kyle, so he's the person who will have to resolve this for you.
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Thank you! He is helping me:)
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Tanju1 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, how are you? My question to you is : I am setting up my free website to begin and when filling in the domain name I was told to use a name with the product that I am promoting. Is this the right way to go about it or can I use the name that I want for my main website?
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nathaniell Premium
You can use any name you want for your website. It does not have to be a product name.
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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RanjiKwatra Premium
Please help me solve my problem and develop some etiquette in the support staff who attended to me today. I am doing a copy paste of this message to Kyle and Carson too.

Sorry to say this Nathaniell, but I was having some issues with my website today and I asked the support staff for the website for help.

They were just giving me vague answers and were not helpful at all. After a few messages I was told that they don't support my particular problem and to contact someone elsewhere on the WA platform.

I am absolutely disgusted, fuming and confused and have no idea how to solve this problem.

Here's my problem:

1) I need to go into the "Home" page and edit what's on there and I can't figure out how to enter this page.

2) On the "About Ranji" page, as per following the training lesson, I had saved it as a Post. I need to now save it as a Page and then edit it.

3) On the dashboard of WP, when I click "Pages", it's only the Privacy Policy that shows up as a Page.
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nathaniell Premium
The "support staff" is ONLY for issues related to hosting. It's tech support, not web design or marketing support. That's why they directed you to the community.

These are all questions you can ask within the community, using Classrooms. They are all related to designing your menu. As for your page vs post issue, you do not need to make it a page. You can just put your post in a menu. Let me know if that works for you Ranji!
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RanjiKwatra Premium
Thanks Nathaniell. Even Kyle got back to me and given me directions. It’s a rest long article i am working on and as soon as it’s done, I’ll be following you guys’s instructions. Sure do appreciate all the guidance.
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Bear30 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am just getting started and considering different niches. I was thinking about running footwear (shoes & socks) because it's something I'm interested in and get asked about all the time as a runner. Is that too broad though? Do I need to specify a brand and promote a line, maybe? For example, Brooks does footwear and apparel.
Thanks! Carrie
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nathaniell Premium
Running footwear is definitely a niche that could work. My advice would be to focus on a specific group of runners. Women? People training for marathons? Hobby joggers? Trail runners? That way you can talk about more than products. There's so much more to say about the lifestyle!

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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Bear30 Premium
Thank you for the advice! Much appreciated!
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nathaniell Premium
I hope this helps Carrie. Let me know if you have any follow up questions about this.
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Hey Nathaniell, would you mind letting me know your thoughts on this please?

Do you think it would work for me to set up my second website to promote TEFL online? I have an idea you will have some definite ideas about this I really do need an income and need to find the best way to get some students.

Thanks,

Rodney
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nathaniell Premium
You could definitely do a TEFL website. Hundreds of thousands of people want to teach abroad every year. My advice would be to focus on a specific type of person who wants to teach TEFL.

young person taking a year off before college
college grad doing TEFL as their first job
older person looking for a change of pace
retiree wanting to travel and work

These are all different audiences, all would be interested in reading about how to get a TEFL certificate and make money.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Nathaniell, your story is very inspiring. I just completed my OEC and developed one website for that. It focused on my single niche. I still have loads of work to do on that to get it up to earning an income. And many of the ideas you shared could definitely help.

Now that I've started Bootcamp and the Super Affiliate Program, I have created a second website. This is the one I shall be using to promote WA.

I know that these two will keep me very busy. My goal is to start earning a part time income starting in January 2020. And full time income a year later. It will take a lot of work. And I have no intention of starting another website for the very reasons you mentioned. As I learn new skills I want to tweak my existing websites to maximize the results.

Thanks for sharing your story.

Edwin
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nathaniell Premium
Good luck with your website Edwin!
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moinulsm Premium
I am facing an issue which is really important for me.
I can't change my PayPal account. IDK why it's happening. It says, "please contact sitesupport to change your PayPal". I have done that. But nothing! Nothing has changed.
Why is it happening and what should I do now. I badly need to withdraw my payment. There's only 1 day left!!!!
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AwhituGirl Premium
Hey Nathaniell I have a domain on Bluehost. How do I transfer it over to here. Am I better to wait until the yearly subscription is up which will be about January or do it now. I would rather it was here so I could get feed back on posts etc for both
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nathaniell Premium
"Transferring" a domain is a very specific thing, so I'm not sure if that's exactly what you're trying to do. Let me explain.

1. If you bought a domain at a registrar outside WA, it's not required that you transfer the domain here for it to work. In fact, if you just bought it recently, there's likely a 60 day hold when you cannot transfer if. If this is the case, you need to "change the DNS" of your domain to get your website working properly: 2. If you bought a domain at WA, you do not need to transfer anything, therefore do not need any transfer codes. Your domain is here already, and the DNS is already set up correctly.

If this is the case, perhaps you are trying to "redirect" your siterubix domain to the .com you just bought. Kyle explains how to do this here: 3. If you bought a .com domain name from another registrar a while back and are trying to transfer the domain name to WA, the process varies depending on the registrar you used. Two popular ones are Namecheap and Godaddy. 4. Finally, if you are trying to "move a website", that's an entirely different process. My recommendation would be to contact SiteSupport. They will move one website for you for free! https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Sounds like you are trying to do both the domain and the website. In that case, you should contact SiteSupport FIRST, to move your website. Wait for that to finish up, then transfer the domain (less important right now).

As for Yearly, you can upgrade at any point. Any extra time will be prorated or you may receive a discount of a couple bucks for unused time. Depends on exactly when you upgrade, but either way, they are fair about it. Your billing settings are here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile
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AwhituGirl Premium
Why did it do that? I thought it might be easier to manage them if they were both under WA
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AwhituGirl Premium
Thanks. Much appreciated
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Dphil1951 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, It seems in the niche I have chosen that there is way too much competition after doing the keyword research. I have basically chosen Health advisory and it seems to be too broad. Do you think I should narrow it down to something that would get lower QSR?
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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.

That being said "health advisory is too broad. You'd need to do something for a specific type of person, like "men over 50 who want to lose weight" or "travelers going to developing countries". Each group of people has a different goal they want to achieve and a different set of standards of what "health" means to them.
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JSkinkis Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Hope all is well with you? I am now on my way through the training and editing my website. I have a question I am sure you can answer.
When I select on my Menu, ~"About Jon" the next heading "Uncategorized" loads and then when selected you are taken to the page about myself but the heading "Uncategorized" is at the head of the page. Any ideas how I remove this "Uncategorized" Link? Thanks for your help with this issue, Jon (Jonathan).
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nathaniell Premium
I think what you're looking for is this custom menu area: Each theme has a different menu setup. Some have 1-3 menus up top. Some have a menu in the footer. You'll have to navigate to your custom menu (shown in the training) to see what you have available.

This is another cool training to go along with that one: . It can make your menu's a bit more user friendly.

Another thing you can do is with category pages: This is a great way to organize your blog posts into categories, so when someone clicks the menu item, it takes them to all related posts. Kind of like a mini blog roll based on category.

PS. I hope your Saturday is going well!
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DBrosius Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I realized that although I love guitar, when I think about how I want to help people (as you suggest regarding niche selection), I would really like to help people more with "healthy living". My ideas were:

-Healthy daily eating (including eating a specific diet for your blood type)
-Drinking Healthy teas (white/green/black/oolong and medicinal teas like Traditional Medicine and Yogi brand)
-Supplements (spices, roots, protein, etc.)
-Cold showers for the health benefits (blood circulation, motivation, adaptive immunity, etc.)
-Exercise (strength, cardio, and stretching)
-Etc.

Should I center in on one aspect of healthy living listed above for my niche, or can I make a general website about "Healthy Living"? Do you have any specific niche suggestions for me?

I feel like I do not know as much about the healthy living category as about guitar, but I would have more fun researching about healthy living since I would benefit in the process.

I can't believe I'm still stuck in choosing a niche (as is so common, from what I've heard), but I want to maintain motivation and continue to have new content for my website!

Thank you again!
David
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nathaniell Premium
It’s ok if you do are. It an expert now. You can become one while you research for your website. I was not an online marketing expert when I started, but through practice I became one!

You should definitely narrow your idea from healthy living to own if the topics you listed.

Cold showers is probably too narrow. There’s not that much to say about them IMO. Something like supplements has a lot more diverse content to write, but if focus on supplements to achieve “what”. A bodybuilder has different goals than a women in her 50s!

Remember, your first website doesn’t have to be a home run! It can be, if you stick to it, but you will have many chances to correct your mistakes down the road.
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TheVeganMama Premium
Thank you so much for sharing your story and for being so forthcoming and honest with your website. I was afraid I was going to fall into a pattern of small business failure, jumping from MLM to MLM hoping to find something at least remotely profitable. I have a renewed motivation and belief that I can be genuinely successful for myself and my family. Thanks again, I look forward to learning more from you!
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not a huge fan of MLM, and think in contrast, Affiliate Marketing is much better! No need to recruit people or sell stuff to friends and family :)

Keep me in the loop with your progress in the training Michelle!
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hi,so nice to meet you here, you have lived in china for 5 years? which city did you lived? i am from china ,live in guangzhou, i am looking for ways to make money online,so happy to follow you. i am andy shi, from china,. can you help me ?please!
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nathaniell Premium
I was in Huizhou, Guangdong for 2 years then in the Fujian Province near Xiamen for 3 years.

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 Andy.
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It takes only about two hours to drive from Guangzhou to Huizhou. I have been to xunliao bay before. Huizhou is a beautiful coastal city. if you have the opportunity to come to China again. I want to visit you. I would like to ask, the online marketing business of betting, especially the NBA-related sports betting business, if i want to carry out, is it based on your four steps? Build a website, write an article, promote
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nathaniell Premium
You can do your website based on WA training, but if you do NBA I recommend you do not use “nba” in your website title. It’s trademarked!
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Hello Nathaniell's I know you have a vast experience in WA more as I am a total beginner and even being one I have realized the wealth of information that is simply worth GOLD here in WA this starts with the structure of the platform and comes up to each member just like you .

I feel honored to be part of a community so unique that and how it makes WA very successful to you and to all ..

Towards the top !!!
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is an English-Only platform, so if you'd like help with anything, you need to ask in English.

Plus, this allows the moderators to make sure no one is violating the community policies like posting spam!
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many thanks Nathanill and I'm new to everything here in wa. Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem man. Happy to help!
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virgie60 Premium
Nate,
I just finished my first blog.

I read something about posting a review of a product/s....
Should I do this as a Blog or Content on site?
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ants1957 Premium
hi Nathaniell thanks for the message i look forward to learning about affiliate marketing don't now much about it but have a lot of time on my hands have started the training . i love photography and the chap that tought me photoshop and lightroom has an affiliate web site so i have down loaded all the content now i need to find out how to set it all up lol well must get back to the training o i live in UK northern Ireland but am from Manchester speak soon bye
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Sounds like you are interested in photography, and that could be a cool niche to get into. Are you making a photography affiliate site, and if so, what specific audience are you targeting? Remember, not all photographers are the same!

Some people might need basic lightroom skills, while others may just be interested in travel photography. There are many "niches" within the world of photography.
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ants1957 Premium
have an affiliate programe from one of the best photoshop and lightroom video courses checked how many people bought of him in last 24 hours 2,376 people not to bad he also teaches other software and photograph also work shops whitch are expensive lol just got to sort out haw to install them on website lol
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds like a perfect product to promote Anthony!
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2277om Premium
Need help on Level 2 Lesson 4.
It says choose a domain for your email address from the list of domains in the drop down.
If you do not have a domain added to your account then you will need to add a domain and build a website first.
How do I add a domain ?
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nathaniell Premium
Did you build a website yet? Did you buy a .com domain name in Lesson 1, Level 2 of you training? Here's the lesson: Once your domain is set up, then you can proceed with creating your domain-email.

Let me know if that works for you!
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2277om Premium
I have completed this.
However, I need help removed some words from the Home Page.
Can you tell me how to remove it ?
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nathaniell Premium
It depends on what the words are.

If they are logos or images, you need to go to the Appearance setting in WordPress to upload your own images.

If they are text you want to remove, go to Posts and delete the default content.

You can also go to Settings > General to customize the name of your website and the tagline.
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kcbasket Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am at a bit of a standstill here. I like my niche because it is something that I am interested in, but I feel like the information that I can add will come to an end. How often after the initial posts do you need to continue to add content of 1000 words, plus? I am wondering if I should change my topic.
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nathaniell Premium
This happens a lot, and it's not a big deal. Check out Kyle's post on this topic: You can always expand to "related" niches and topics if you run out of ideas. However, I usually find that there are many uncovered keywords and topics that I simply couldn't imagine early on. As you dig deeper into your niche, you'll learn more about what to write and have more ideas on top of ideas.

What's the topic though?
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RShackleford Premium
Hey Nathaniell, just wanted to ask for your opinion on something. So I feel like I have had a very relatable experience with wanting to create my own online business but with much frustration and failure.

I've really enjoyed Wealthy Affiliate tremendously so far and can see that all along I should have quit trying to save money and bootstrap it and rather just find an affordable training program.

I would like to make a site/blog that's geared around helping people who have had the same struggles and who really desire to have their own online business.I want to promote Wealthy Affiliate since it has been such a huge help, but also promote different training programs within the different sectors of online business. So I guess my question is with all of that in mind should I do the regular training or the WA boot camp?

Thanks and I apologize for the novel!
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nathaniell Premium
The answer is do both, but start with bootcamp :)

You'll learn a lot about entering the "make money online" niche in bootcamp. Though the training is focused on promoting WA, you can promote ANY "make money" program you want, or tools to help grow a business online like keyword tools, hosting, WordPress themes, etc.

However, there is slightly different information in the regular course, so you should definitely do that one too when you get the chance. The information is not conflicting with bootcamp, it's just from a different perspective.

Let me know if you have any more questions Quinton!
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RShackleford Premium
Thanks for the insight! That helps a bunch!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Quinton! Happy to help as always :)
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leharrellsr Premium
i jst started this wee,mandi have two support tickets in, but when i try to check on them the page cannot be reached. they tell me that my login details are not in their system. i'm a patient man, but i haven't heard a word. it's beginning to look a little shady to me, but i'm still optimistic, and hoping for the best.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure what you're referring to - what are your support tickets about? They are pretty good about answering within 24 hours, sometimes within minutes: If you built your website here at WA, your login details are located here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Let me know if your'e talking about a different issue. I can probably help!
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Debbie1360 Premium
Nathaniell,, I got your message via email but could not seem to locate it in here. I am still going through the training. it is definitely in depth.. I am starting another job this coming Monday and unsure if I will be able to continue. I may have to let go and come back at a later date. Thanks for the check in.
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nathaniell Premium
Happy to help Debora! Building an online business is a long-term commitment, so even if you do just 20-30 minutes a day you can make excellent progress over a year's time. You don't have to sprint like some new members do!
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Debbie1360 Premium
Have been trying to sprint and have grasped a lot of the content. Will see what I can do. Thank you again!
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AlexanderV Premium
Hey Nathaniell,

I've been working on my site for the past 2 months. Building a twitter following (~180) and I have 31 posts, 3 pages.

I'm worried that I am doing something wrong since my organic search traffic is almost nil. I was wondering if you could help me out there... my site is markshirecrypto.com

Wondering if I can get some pointers on indexing... i followed all of the WA indexing but most of my posts are crawled but not indexed... and I'm not sure why...
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nathaniell Premium
I checked your recent posts, and they do seem to be sluggish for indexing. Try this: Also, try this: Your post from Feb 9 is indexed, so Google does see your website, it's just taking its time. Perhaps publishing more frequently could encourage search engines to crawl your site more frequently.

Content is looking spot on so far. I recommend breaking up some of your paragraphs a bit more so your site is more readable on mobile (no walls of text), and I also noticed that there seem to be two font sizes, one for bullet points and one for regular text.

This may be a feature of your theme, but its something to think about fixing at some point. It's a little strange.

The running tickers for prices on the sidebar are cool, but do you think they slow down your site at all? If you have load speed issues, that would be the first thing I would remove.
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AlexanderV Premium
Thanks Nathaniell! I'll try posting more regularly and I'll look into the price tickers. There are better ones out there. And I am thinking about changing my theme too tbh.
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