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

There's still a lot I don't know about internet marketing, but I can say that I've achieved all the goals I set, and have surpassed them way beyond what I thought possible. I of course have new goals now. I am now living in the US and doing internet marketing full time.
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GBridgart Premium
I have done a review of Affilorama, daunting task but did it anyway in my research I came across your review and that made it more daunting, I do not know if your critique reviews but I am sure your will let me know.
The main reason for this message is i became a free member of Affilorama and tried to get an affiliate link but they are asking for my URL and PPC ID How do I get a PPC ID
Thanks Geoff
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GBridgart Premium
Sorry it was the Clickbank id they want
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure what the PPC ID is for...you should just need a URL. I would just email them and ask for details about what that is. I've never heard of it!
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CaoLiu Premium
Hi, Nathaniell.
Hope all is well.
I am working on building my own website.
I would like to integrate my website with third party APIs such as Amazon and customize theme.
In order to do that I have to access to source code of website.
But I'm not sure how I can.
Please let me know the way.
Thanks in advance.
Best Regards.
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nathaniell Premium
You can access all the code via FTP:
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CaoLiu Premium
I can't thank you enough.
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Cao!
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Is nice reading someone like you at this time on my life, I'm from Mexico and I was a manager of a café, earning 300 dollars per month, willing to grow up and earn more money.
I start traveling, Argentina, Spain, France, USA, New Zealand currently, and I realize one thing, even if I'm now earning 600 dollars a week as a waitress, I'm still quite not conform with my style life, cause I realize that what i want is not money, is TIME, time to travel, to live, to explore. But time is money.

so I'm really excited for start this journey and learn from people like you.
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ZFlorez Premium
Hey Nathaniell! I also saw your review and it totally pump me up :).I know its different for everyone but how much content, and how many post or articals did you do to before you finally started seeing andngetting results or sales online. Thanks Nathaniell! And the best to you and your successes. Happy holidays :-)
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StevenM93 Premium
Nathaniell,

What's up? Just checking in and saying hello. I stumbled upon your review of doTERRA and started looking into you and this business and became very interested. I am sort of just dipping my toes in the water to this whole idea right now but I will definitely be giving this a full effort. Overall, I am very impressed with your writing skills and eagerness for helping others. Those are what really attracted me to this thing. There is another website out there that did a similar review of the companies but yours seemed so much more real.

Any who, I am looking forward to what lies ahead with this and I am sure you will see my name many times as I like to ask tons of questions.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Steven. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)

I'm glad my review sparked your interest. You'll be able to build a website here about anything you want. It could be about essential oils, alternative medicine, skin care, or a completely unrelated interest you have that you think might provide you with more long-term interest.
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Linga60 Premium
Thanks for your input! I will proceed to get my website up and running and of course keep working on all the training. I actually had quit my day job about 7 years ago and that is all I did was day trade, than the market got real crazy and I had to hold stocks longer so I went back to work but still have a real passion for trading and now with the bitcoin I can see a real opportunity here! Thanks Again!
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nathaniell Premium
That sounds like a crazy journey Linda, and I can see that you have an appetite for risk lol. I think you are going to like the challenges of online marketing. Keep me in the loop with your progress!
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Linga60 Premium
I want to thank you for the warm welcome here at WA. You have a very impressive profile and I feel blessed to have signed up under your affiliate link. Just knowing I can reach out to you at any time for help means a lot to me. I have been working through the training and I am at the point of choosing my Niche. I enjoy trading stocks and also big into health and fitness,but to begin with I thought of Day Trading or Swing Trading for beginners. Any input you give me would be helpful! Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Day/Swing trading for beginners is a great niche. Honestly, I tried to learn that a few years ago, and there aren't very many good resources for TRUE beginners. I found it confusing! This is a great opportunity to help newbies get started and make some money.

Plus, since some companies are launching Bitcoin futures in the next few days (and probably more in the future), I think day trading cryptocurrencies could be an interesting path to explore in the future!
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Terisbiz Premium
WOW !! I just read your intro and it gives me a lot of hope for a bright future. I am new to internet marketing and have just set up a website....step 6. I look forward to learning how to be successful well as helping people with my niche. Thank You.
Teri
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ccapri Premium
Hello Nathaniell... How are you? I came across your profile , I like it - thought I would say HI and connect. You seem like a good source. You also sound like you know what you are doing. I can't wait to get to your level. A girl can dream. Take care.

Christy
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nathaniell Premium
You definitely can Christina! Anyone can! Online marketing is just getting better and better each year!
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hideaway Premium
Hi Nathaniell. Thanks for your offer of help. I am a little confused. I am building my first website and have the choice of 2000+ sites. My chosen niche is used camera equipment exchange. What is the purpose of the site? Am I going to be selling items or pointing my customers to my affiilliate partners? Should I be looking for e-commerce on this first site please?
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nathaniell Premium
You'll be pointing people to affiliate offers, whether that be physical products or digital products like guides and videos.

The "2,000 websites"....is that the WordPress themes you're looking at? The "themes" are just designs to choose from. If that's not it, I'm not sure what the "2,000 websites" thing is. Maybe it was Kyle talking about possible niche choices?

Anyway, the gist of what you'll be doing is creating a blog-style website, writing content that promotes or refers people to products. Let me know if you have further questions about this or need clarification!
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Awesome to connect with you Nathaniel! Looking forward to learn more from you. I have a question though... about receiving payments from the affiliate program. I really would love to promote WA but i only see paypal as a payment option and where i'm from it's a bit difficult working with paypal. Is there any other option like paychecks or direct deposit(Payoneer) ?
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nathaniell Premium
For payments from Wealthy Affiliate, Paypal is the main option but I think you could work something out with Kyle and Carson if you can start getting referrals. However, it's not required that you promote WA. There are hundreds of other affiliate programs you can work with, many of them use Payoneer, direct deposit, or even Bitcoin to pay people!
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Alright. Thank you very much.
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FDJ Premium
Hi Nat. I'm working on my first website and have been fooling around with a couple of themes that were recommended to me by others in the community. One is Customizr which was recommended because of its mobile capabilities but might not be the best route for a total neophyte. The other is Sydney which seems pretty intuitive, but not sure I like how it looks on mobile. Could you recommend a theme that might be a good choice for a newbie and is current enough that it will support mobile features?
Do you use basically the same theme for all your sites? Thanks! Fred
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FDJ Premium
P.S. I don't have a problem paying for a Pro version of a theme if it will grease the skids :)
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ComeAlive Premium
Hi Nathaniel, I want to temporarily leave the program. I think I may be ready for it in a year or so, but right now I am training to do Thai Bodywork, and want to focus on maximizing my in-person business. Online work seems to really be a time drain for me, so I have to put it aside for now. Is there a way to keep my Basic free membership, and re-upgrade later on?
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nathaniell Premium
To temporarily top it, you have to cancel here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

When you return, your account will remain be exactly the same as you left it. However, because your membership is stopped, your website will go offline too, unless you move it to another host, which will cost between $6 and $50/month depending on the host you choose.

WA will keep your website live for 30 days, and keep a backup copy for 6 months.

You won't be able to revert back to a free membership, but once you are ready to come back to WA, you can definitely re-join with this same account and begin again!
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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I am trying to register with the Amazon Affiliate program (course 3 lesson 5), but when I fill out the address details on the first page and click next, it pops up saying:
'We are currently unable to provide the data requested. Please try again later'. It has been doing this for a few days now.
I have asked this question to other members on the page, and was told to try clearing the cookies and use a different browser, which I have done, but still no luck. Have you encountered this before? Do you have any ideas?
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nathaniell Premium
Are you sure it's the Amazon Affiliate program and not one of Amazon's other services? Have you tried contacting their customer support? Amazon Associates does have a customer support email.
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Nathaniell can you please private message me.I need advice on one topic BEFORE i take this training any further. I am loving the training so far but im not sure if it is what i need due to the restrictions on my product.Please get in touch.
Thanks ,
K.
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nathaniell Premium
Left you a message on your profile!
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Hi Nathaniell.........
Yes i got that.
Thank you!
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buildyournow Premium
Nathaniell, you might have noticed a little void in my WA activity within the last few weeks which is due to a couple of deaths in my immediate family. Of course with mourning, funeral planning and communications with family locally and abroad,...not to mention personal distraught from all this, my WA activity has been grossly reduced. I shall be back on stream after all this in a week or so.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Eugene. Sorry to hear that. Work through the courses as you have time. As long as you are taking consistent action, you're on the right course.
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LRomano5 Premium
Nathaniel

Have you ever heard of a company called Premier Marketing Solutions? They claim that they will set you up with a custom website for e-commerce selling and links to a drop shipment company called Doba and the fees are not that bad. However it sounds too good to be true.

Have you or do you know anyone with experience in setting up an e-commerce company and what are the issues with doing it?
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nathaniell Premium
I haven't heard of "Premier Marketing Solutions", though if they claim to set you up with a functioning business for $x.xx dollars, then I would proceed with caution! Most people will sell businesses that earn money for a large premium, so I suspect that it's just a basic website with some features that look fancy to newbies.

Ecommerce websites can certainly make money, but you should check out all aspects of the business, including what products are marketed, where they're sourced from, and what your profit margins are going to be. What's the plan for traffic?

In my experience, "business in a box" solutions are all sizzle and no steak.
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Darla51 Premium
Can you please help me??? I have been trying to get my menus and content uploaded to my website since the weekend and am very frustrated. I have reached out to the community and they have been helpful but none of their ideas have worked. I have sent Kyle a private message as this request twice but heard nothing, so I am in limbo. Not sure if I should continue with my training until this matter is solved. Someone mentioned that my theme might not be updated and I am happy to switch to the theme Kyle is using as a demo but don't know how to do that either. Can taking a look at my site something you can do for me? FitOver60.siterubix.com. Thanks in advance.

Darla51
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nathaniell Premium
This looks like a complicated theme. I'd maybe suggest picking something simpler to work with: It's a lot easier to get started on a simple theme!

Otherwise, I'd check in the custom menu area, and make sure that you are assigning your menus to a location. Sometimes after you create a menu, you still have to put it in a location in order to see it live.
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Darla51 Premium
Thanks so much...I will start over with a simpler theme. Thanks also for getting back to me before I gave up!
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nathaniell Premium
No worries Darla! That's what the community is here for :)
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Hi Nathaniell,

I am from South Africa and have a blog on which I am trying to sell affiliate programs etc This website and domain name is registered with a local service provider because of cost and our dismal exchange rate with the US$. However, I am not being very successful with my blog and would like to join WA.(I just joined)

I do have some basic (a little more than basic) knowledge on building websites and some more. What I want to know is if I join WA, can I use that blog, together with the two from WA, to do the WA course?

Thanks for your help
James
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reggieroo Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I renewed my premium subscription today after being off of it for 3 months. I need help. If you renew your membership with a lapse, do you lose all the information from your website? I put in a lot of work into it. I had personal issues that I overcame to be able to get back to WA. I would hate to know I have reenter all the information I put in. When I go to look at my site, it says the security is down and so is my site. How do I fix it? Thank you
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nathaniell Premium
If you were gone for just three months, then your site should still be stored on WA's servers. Contact SiteSupport and see if they can restore it for you: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

WA recently added a bunch of new features too, so I'd skim the beginner lessons to learn about things like the FreeSSL (site security), and how to set that up.

Let me know if you have any trouble in the meantime!
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Hey Nathaniell its Joe here. I have a question about the website URL name. As I have finalized my niche, which is "Organic Bodybuilding Products"... Should I use this as an URL name? Or should I come up with something else that are shorter (eg. organicfitness).

Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated bro.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,

Joe O.
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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:
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I see. I will have a look at those links you sent me and do some readings/learning :) Thanks a bunch Nathaniell. You are the man!
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bellalove Premium
Hi. My name is Amanda and I'm just getting started here at Wealthy Affiliate and I'm trying to grow my network with other new and also other experienced people in the community here because when great minds think alike anything is possible!!!

If you ever need anything or have any questions please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to help you. Hope to hear from you! And good luck on your road to success

-Amanda
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BcheerS Premium
Hi Nataniell,

I was wondering how we post to the pages (menus) we create. I have content that is suitable for a page, but I'm not sure how to get it referenced under the page - is there a way to move it? Or is there a process to follow here?

Thanks! Ben
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure I understand, but i think what you're trying to do is this: You should have content ON the page you created, but if you want to "list" the other content you post under that topic, the above link is what you can do.

Also, for reference:
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BcheerS Premium
Thanks Nathaniell - I'll digest the content and I believe this will get me on track. Cheers!
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I got my web site up and live. There's nothing on it yet but it will soon be filled. I'm working on this one first then I'll get my other free one up.i feel like the sky is the limit. I'm on a tight budget so when I get money coming in from this I will up grade. I said when not if because I know if I work at it I will make more money than just enough too up grade
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Sounds like you're making progress with the lessons. You can continue to work on your site on the free version of WA until you're ready to upgrade!
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Hey thanks for being there you are really helping to keep pushing on
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Nawseefali Premium
hi Nathaniell,
i just joined and finished my first lesson over here.I'm gonna give my 100% to make some out of WA.Thank you for your helpful post in 'one more cup of coffee'.
i have question
to get 19$ first month discount,do i have to upgrade within 7 days of free trial?
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nathaniell Premium
Glad you are happy with what you found in WA Nawseef! Yes, to get the $19 discount, you have to sign up in the 7-day window. But if you are not ready, the offer for the regular membership price of $49 will always be available.
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Nawseefali Premium
thank you a lot for your help Nath :)
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I just joined as a free member. Im on the fence about joining specifically for the training on WA. I read that you are a success and great at helping out. Thank you for taking your time to read this.
I am aware of Bluehost and their hosting. Im also aware of WA Siterubix, I want to know what are the honest disadvantages I will have in ranking hosting my websites here rather than hosting them on Bluehost that are #1 recommended on Wordpress.
I want to join because of the training in SEO I have endlessly been looking for. You have many bloggers linking this product and I want to try my luck and see if this is it.
If there are many disadvantages hosting here I would still like the training and Im willing to sign up but I want to know if I can host my websites on Bluehost and still have access to all your training and still be able to succeed at last. Im trying to become a successful Affiliate Marketer. I
If you do not have the answers to my questions please forward to someone who can help me out. I appreciate it very much.
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nathaniell Premium
I believe you came here through Tony's website or email, so he'll have the answers you need: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tonyhamilton

Hope this helps!
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mateo123 Premium
before I leave premium membership and since you have reached out to help me, I certainly would be willing to discuss what's on my mind. Do you have some time to talk on the phone? let me know times and dates and I will pick one and let you know. Thanks so much Sharon Prager
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nathaniell Premium
Hi Sharon, unfortunately I don't do Skype of phone calls. There's just not enough time in the day to provide that type of support, since I'm just an affiliate of WA. If you have anything you'd like to discuss you are welcome to post them here on my profile or send me a private message!
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mateo123 Premium
if I drop out of premium can I still stay on the free account because I have 2 domains pointing at wealthy affiliate and I started a website. Please respond because I do not want to be charged in a few days. Sharon
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nathaniell Premium
You will have 30 days to move them to another host. If you bought a domain like a .com, you own the domain and the content and can keep your site as-is with a new host.

If you are using siterubix, WA keeps the domain name, but you keep the content. You can still move your site, but you have to pick a new domain name.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to downgrade back to the starter, since you cannot host your own domains domains on a free account.
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MEsmeriz Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I was just dropping a comment on your review about AffiliateU. That gave me the chance to check out your page a bit more and your success story is quite impressive. I am currently trying to monetize my page by adding material and affiliate links. However, writing good reviews is more difficult for me than normal blog posts about the topic of my page - learning European Portuguese.
It would be awesome if you could give me some feedback about the current state of my webpage learn-portuguese.org and about how to lead traffic to my page. Some of my articles rank in the first 5 pages of google, however I have only around max. 10 visitors per day. Sometimes even none..
Thanks a lot and have a great day!
Mia.
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cjevansco Premium
Nathaniel,
I have a question about having a website with WA. The build looks very easy, but with other sites I have had to pay for the website, hosting, Leadpages, GetResponse, ClickMangick, etc. in order to get up and running. Will that be necessary here? I have purchased a domain and would like to start building my site tomorrow.
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nathaniell Premium
If you want those other services like leadpages and getresponse, they will be paid to that service. However, hosting is included with your WA membership, so you do not have to pay for hosting. If you want a premium theme, you'd have to buy that.

Basically, you can use just the WA hosting and there's no need for buying anything else. However, some paid tools may do things you WANT on your website. You can decide on a case by case basis. But there are not outside tools required in order to make the WA training work for you.

The only outside expense would be buying a domain name, but you can buy that within WA (or registrar of your choice)
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cjevansco Premium
Thank you. What about Jaxxy? I see there is a link on the site.
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nathaniell Premium
Jaaxy is defniitely an option. I use it! But it's not required if you are on a budget. We have a free keyword tool inside WA https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kw_research

If you do have the funds for it though, it can really speed up your keyword research process and save you time!
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cjevansco Premium
Thank you so much!
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ErnieJamison Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
Came up with a niche yesterday, Learn Blues Bass With Ernie, targeted at beginners looking to buy instruments, accessories, and training materials, etc... and narrowing it down to a single style that is good for learning the instrument. Now I am not so sure. I am wondering if I should do something along the lines of Beginning Bass Guitar or Get Started Playing Bass Guitar. My thinking is that the first one implies a lesson site and while I plan to do some of that I don't necessarily have to as there are plenty of tutorial sites and resources that I could point visitors to and earn a commission. With something like Get Started Playing Bass Guitar it could be more about gear reviews tutorial reviews and recommendations, general advice articles, maybe some tutorials and ebooks later, etc...

What do you think about all of that? I am thinking that I want to change my niche to Get Started Playing Bass Guitar.

Thanks,
Ernie
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nathaniell Premium
Either could be good. Personally, I think the best would be a combo, like "beginners blues bass guitar". "Blues" and "Bass" are so broad, that audiences might mix. Especially considering lots of people join to learn a specific music genre, I think beginners blues bass would be specific enough to reach a single audience, but still provide you with plenty of material to write about.
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ErnieJamison Premium
That's a good idea Nathaniell and covers both.

Thanks.
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ljc411 Premium
Nathaniell, I hate to ask, but is there any chance you can look at my site and give me feedback? The link to the video you sent me did not help me. I am really having problems with this. i honestly tried every instruction I could find, but this is not working out. Maybe if you can log in to my site and tell me where I'm making the error, it would help because I am ready to scream from frustration. I seriously want to move on and I refuse to publish my site when I know there are all kinds of problems there. If you go to pages, you will find About and Privacy Policy. They are not appearing where they are supposed to. Also I created the Pr policy in Site Content and published it but it is not appearing on the editor. Please don't ask me to go to the community, because I really don't have time to play with answers that do not help me. Would you please advise?
Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
What is the URL?
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ljc411 Premium
Sorry, just logged on.
it is www.yoursilentdoubts.com
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nathaniell Premium
So you're trying to get pages into the menu, right? You need to create a custom menu like from the video I showed you.

If you are concerned about the phrase "It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.", don't be. That's just because you haven't published a "post" yet. Alternatively, you can just switch themes and the options for another theme may be easier for you to navigate.
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nvirgil Premium
Nathaniell, I have another question for you. I have a couple of domains that I already own (working on lesson 4) that I'd like to transfer in to WA hosting and complete through this program. I was told when I bought them from GoDaddy, that they would be registered with my name/address, etc... - and that for a fairly significant fee (2x the cost of the URL) that I could pay to have my information blocked. I did not buy it. Is there a way that I can have my private information blocked when I bring the URLs into being hosted by WA?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, your private information is blocked FOR FREE as part of WA's domain registrar. That's why Godaddy no longer has my business!

However, keep in mind that Godaddy puts a 60 day lock on domain transfers, so if they are brand new domains, you may have to wait to transfer them. Also, when you bring them over to WA, you'll need to purchase a full year of registration, which will be $15 per year, per domain.

If they have you locked for 60 days, you can still build your website with WA as your host and Godaddy as your registrar, then complete the domain transfer later.

Oh, and just FYI, considering your personal info may be exposed through the domain registration, Wealthy Affiliate will never call you on the phone. There have been some scammers in the past that look people up and call them pretending to be us. They are not!
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Hello,
I found your information when I googled "how much money can you make on wealthy affiliate". I just joined WA a few days ago and am still on the free membership but am really interested in Premium. I am looking to spend about 3-5 hours a night after work putting together my online business. Do you think that this is sufficient time to start making an income within a few months? Also, can you send me some of the websites that you have created that you are earning an income from? I would like to get ideas for layouts, niches, etc. I would like to do an electronics site, and a health and weight loss site. Thank you for any info you can provide me!
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N33 Premium
Hi Nathaniell
You came on my road at the right time, thanks to @Rich. Well this was a very high fly, you speak like the captain of Swissair (once upon a time... ).
I want to thank you because I was really lost between my Posts and my pages, not even knowing what is widget and so on. But I have to say I am beginning from - 0, so I have to put on my belt and digest.
I allow me to follow you.
N with a smile
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Hi Nathaniel
How will I refere 300 people without having to harass my friends & family like in mlm and is there a payment before getting started, because right now it not too well in my account?
Thanks for such an opportunity I am looking forward to this new business hopefully it my prayer being answered.
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nathaniell Premium
You do not have to refer people to WA. That's a secondary course! The main course is building a website about a topic you care about. Your course starts here: Let me know if you have any questions about getting started!
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sowseeds Premium
Hey Nathaniell, I am super excited to be a part of the WA family. I'm all signed up and even upgraded to Premium. I was able to work through some of the "Get Started" course until I got to the building a website part...I have a website at the present time and would really appreciate some feedback from someone with experience. Here are some things I would like your opinion on...
1 Is it user friendly.?
2 When you arrive at my site do you understand what it's about?
3 Are you compelled to sign up for the free E-book "What It Means To Be A Conscious Consumer" ?
4 After visiting my site, if you, later, decided you wanted to try (for example) using a non-toxic flea killer for your dog, do you think you would remember it?
That's all I can think of right now, but please look around a let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Sindy
www.SustainableOrganicWorld.com
SOW seeds for a healthier future
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nathaniell Premium
1. Yes, it is user friendly, but I think the top logos are too big. I have to scroll down to see the content! You should try to introduce "information" as soon as possible. I think a small logo and tagline would suffice.

2. Yes, I understand that it's about organic living, but it could be more clear what your site is specifically about. Are you selling your own products? Are you teaching people how to go organic? Are you about growing your own food, or just organic recipes?

3. You could definitely work on your "call to action here". What's the reason to sign up? There should be an incentive. What are you going to offer me, that I absolutely need? Maybe 10 Kale recipes? 3 pieces of legislation that could affect climate change? Something compelling!

4. Probably not. Most people rarely come back to websites. That's why it's important to rank for keywords. If you had a top ranking post about non-toxic flea killer, I might remember your site and click on it before another site!

Hope this helps :) Thanks for asking specific questions for your feedback!
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sowseeds Premium
Hi Nathaniell, thank you so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it. Looks like I have some work to do.
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I'm not yet in a position to go Premium and also to able to make the monthly payments, so I'm not quite for sure how to go about it?? If I can save up over the next 2 months and get the the $19 for the first month, but I can't make the next months payment...then what will occur to my sites that I get built? I've checked all my moneys coming in, and at the end of the month I have $13 left! I've got 6 days left it says to chat with you, and to try to get this figured out...
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Thank you for your assistance
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fortunefound Premium
Hello my friend.
I am going to create a page doing product reviews and have some amazon product links on there. I am in The UK so use UK amazon to purchase. If I use the Amazon UK site to get the affiliate link from, does that mean US visitors will not be able to click that link and purchase the item?
Thanks in advance.....Rob
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nathaniell Premium
Amazon has a new system that automatically changes your link from the UK to US and vice versa. It should be advertised within your affiliate area if you signed up for Amazon already. If not, then it will be available when you get to that part of the training.
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fortunefound Premium
Thanks
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NGOZIN Premium
Hi Nathaniell it's nice to hear from you. Congratulations on your accomplishments so far and wish you more success. I have not been involved in internet marketing before but I am willing to learn. As I said before I just turned 71 years on the 3rd of August and when I was coming out we didn't engage too much with all these guagets the younger once have now. The way the world community is going now we older once must play catch up so we won't be too far behind. I am here now, and with this friendly Wealthy Affiliate Community I have all of you to draw support from, and achieve my goal of understanding how to use different functions of my computer, how internet marketing works and at the same time create wealth. You all are my family now. I only joined less than 24 hours ago and it seems like I have known you all forever. I want to give a special thanks to the founders of this awesome business.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying the site and finding the help you need. I'll be around if you need anything. Good luck with your site and if you want I can take a look at some point and see if you are heading in the right direction.
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courtnels Premium
Hey Nathaniell! I starting WA a few months ago and admit I have not put enough work in through about half of the time. I often feel stuck and that I need some pointers on how I can improve my website and/or niche so that I really start making gains in traffic and revenue. Is this something you can help me through?
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Hey Nate my man, thanks for the welcoming message on my wall. I'd like to transfer my sites to WA but not sure how to do that. I started the blog on January and have left it idle as I just can't commit enough time for it - BUT now, I'm back for good and I am ready to fire it up once again!

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

Regards
Kenny

KennyRecommends(DOT)com

Ps. My blog is about busting scams haha
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nathaniell Premium
Cool site! Looking awesome so far. Love the dinosaur :)

You'll be able to transfer your site to WA after going premium. Right now, as a free member, you can only use two free siterubix subdomains. Once you go premium, you can host up to 25 of your own domains.

The site support team will actually help you move one website for free, so if you want to do that after you go premium, then they can handle that for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's all about finding a targeted audience!

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

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

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

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

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

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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mhmcoaching Premium
Gosh! As we would say in the UK, you're old school - which is a good compliment by the way, it means you're a wise one :) Liked your article on where to put links for best results - of course, that made perfect sense about the link at the top would get the fewer sales. Of course, that actually hadn't occured to me until I read your piece!

Probably the smartest thing I have learned today..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding a good niche seems like a tough task, but it's actually pretty easy. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely should not worry if your niche is profitable or not. A good sentence to help you decide your niche is "I want to help people _____"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

super nutrition gal
the nutrition gal

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

simple sleep tips
z sleep tips
Holistic solutions for deep sleep



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

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

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

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

Kyle's the man to talk to about this though!
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Jayfab Premium
Thanks for your response
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Jay!
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ShirleyAnne Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am finally about to spend some time reading your blogs!
I am going premium tomorrow and then will be immersing myself in my lessons. May I private message you if I'm stuck (ah when lol) and can't get any answers elsewhere? My mentor is on holiday this week (and understandably can't communicate frequently) so I just want to line up some help from someone who has done all that I need to do!
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nathaniell Premium
There are tons of resources in WA, including live chat where you can communicate with other members and get instant support. Don't hesitate to say hi in live chat and ask me questions when I'm there :)
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I'm a pretty resourceful and independent person and will use channels you mention.
To clarify - if I can't get an answer when I am Stuck and can't proceed in lessons I have lined up a few people I can go to so I can continue on in lessons as quickly as possible. I went through the first 9 lessons without help (outside of lessons themselves) and on my own set up my first .com domain the day I went premium .... yesterday.
Just wanted to give you some reassurance as to what I was asking for.
Regards
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Followme2 Premium
Nathaniel it would be great to meet up with you in Napa or closer to where you live like a coffee shop sometime after I get this site set up... wondering what is considered the struggle or tough part about getting this all set up and running?

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

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

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

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


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

Thank you for when you have time to get back to me also I am cool with an email ridermark360@gmail dot com
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nathaniell Premium
With your site here in WA, you won't have to install paypal or sell physical products. We're going to focus on "affiliate" marketing, meaning that you'll sell products from other online vendors and make a commission. You can add as many products as you want - no limits!
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you Nathaniel! Just ending lunch break...and will get back to you later....how this works I'm a bit blown away..how are we paid?
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Followme2 Premium
So that also translates to the free members..starters can sell as many items as they want...no limits....only because I can't budget the premium now...
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you can promote anything you want, as much as you want on your website.
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Tazman2373 Premium
I really enjoyed your blog it was basically do a review of DS Domination and how they keep jumping around and basically all there doing is renaming there sites because there other ones start to fail but you mentioned wealthy Affiliate and so here I am if you read my bio here you will see i even mentioned you in there so I guess what i trying to say is Thank You I hope to one day be successful and really make it as a online business professional. I really do hope to talk to you one day.
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for more than 10 years, so what they are doing is working! No jumping around or name changing here. Congrats on joining WA, and I hope to hear more from you soon :)
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cwelliver Premium
Nathaniell people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 196 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing all that training training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Not to mention your longevity here. Will definitely be following you. –Dr. Carl
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cwelliver Premium
Nathaniell people like you are a true inspiration to us newbies, a testament to the fact that the system laid out here at WA must truly work. With 196 Personal Blog Posts, and even writing training, (all of which I hope to get through and enjoy your insights I might add). Will definitely be following you. –Dr. Carl
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abrosco Premium
Hi Nathaniell. Got your e-mail. Ian first introduced me to WA and I signed up to Premium last Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You Nathaniell

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

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

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

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

It's different from your WA login credentials.

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

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

I hope you had a nice weekend!

Am I able to login from the Wordpress website direct?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

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

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

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

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regarding losing rank:

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

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

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

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

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

WA focuses on techniques that don't come in and out of fashion. The core of these idea is creating a solid business that people want to visit, not just a website which manipulates the algorithm.
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amyr2017 Premium
Wow that's a great answer and glad you've pointed that out because it is easy to lose sight of the goals...!
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Cfiso Premium
Hi Nathaniell
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