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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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
500,000 / year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
1,000,000 / year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
 
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nathaniell Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
500,000 / year

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

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
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Nice! I hope to be right behind you!
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nanasmith Premium
Now thats major goals! Awesome.
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HotDiggity26 Premium
Good morning! Are you up? Just wanted to know how I can narrow the field of themes down for my website?
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Awesome goal! Gotta dream big to achieve big! Given you set this goal in 2016, have you hit this goal yet?
Cheers to your success!
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ad604 Premium
I would love to have your money goals when I grow up someday!!!
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EazyDre Premium
WOW!!! With time,I will reach there
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Calvin8 Premium
Hey Nathaniell

Sorry to bother you on Easter, and there is no rush to reply. I am investigating options to optimize my sites (compress photos, improve speed). I have reviewed the posts and comments provided by other WA members, but still am a little conflicted. During our training the EWWW Image optimizer plugin was mentioned, but members that have used it have stated that it only works for 300 images and then requires the purchase of a credit for each additional image. The Smush plugin has received good reviews, but I was hoping there was a free option.

I have adjusted the site speed from accelerated to extreme in WA's site manager area, which did make a minor improvement. I am not opposed to used a paid plugin if it is worth it and would greatly appreciate your input on the topic.

Thanks, and take care.

Calvin
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nathaniell Premium
For images, I now use Kraken. Since you have an older account, it might not have been installed on your site.

Kraken should be able to optimize all your past images, then will optimize as you upload them one by one into the future.

I'd contact SiteSupport and ask them specifics about optimizing your past images, if there are any precise steps you need to take. If not, you may be able to bulk-optimize them right inside WordPress. This is what I did to my sites.

It is a paid plugin, but WA members get it for free. I'm just not sure if you also get access to the bulk optimization option as well.

Speaking of optimization, are you using a Premium theme yet? This helps a lot IMO.

I also use lazy-load for images, but I'm not sure if it's necessary for websites hosted at WA, with the way they handle caching. I'll ask Kyle & Carson about that.
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Calvin8 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell

I do have access to Kraken, but it requested a fee prior to use. If you have any insight on how to get it free it would be much appreciated. Otherwise I can do some digging.

I am not using a premium theme, but I did just change my theme hoping that might help. I also went back to a standard home page. I had attempted to get a little too fancy with Elementor and I think that also made things slower.

Thanks again for the quick response.

Calvin
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nathaniell Premium
Update from Carson - Yes, a loazy load plugin would work. He like WP Rocket. I use A3 Lazy Load.

See what SiteSupport can do for you in terms of getting full access to Kraken. Otherwise, for a full site, it's really only a couple dollars for a one-time bulk crunch, then the day-to-day stuff should be free and included with your WA membership.

Definitely look into getting a Premium theme. I use StudioPress. No need to get super fancy with Elementor, and something fancy like that might be resource-heavy anyway. Better theme = better coding = faster speed.
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Calvin8 Premium
Hi Nathaniell

Thanks again, I will look into both options. I was mistaken, I was using the premium version of GeneratePress on this particular website. I think it may be a more advanced website than I need, and perhaps a bit heavy.

I shifted my theme to MesoColumn based on a suggestion from another member, and my speed jumped up considerably. I unfortunately lost some stuff in the transfer, but it should be an easy fix.

Thanks again for all of your help.

Calvin
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nathaniell Premium
No problem at all Calvin, it's great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around!
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I am a web application developer who only recently got back into this work so I have not built up a client list yet. I also live abroad and have been doing so for the past 12 years. I am thinking of repurposing my site to address a digital nomad - remote work niche and I am wondering if I can still reasonably keep my website dev shingle hanging. Can I do this using subdomains or is it better to just start with a new site-specific to this niche?
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nathaniell Premium
Unless your previous domain is related to the new topic of website you want to make, I'd get a fresh domain. It would be important for branding.

If your new niche is related, then you can just use the old domain, and you may even benefit from the fact the domain has been registered and indexed for a period of time already, so it would rank faster.
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mskauai Premium
Aloha Nathaniell ~

Again, thank you so much for the follow up… I've been away and back, and you're still here for me -- wow !!! You give me Hope!!

My Business is just RIPE for a Website… but I am still absolutely TERRIFIED of TECHNOLOGY !!
I was so excited to see your message! And relieved… It’s like an Angel descended from Heaven to light my way… This is precisely the kind of mentorship I am going to need; thank you thank you thank you!

I’ve learned a lot more about technology since initially signing up with WA; I have a much better idea of what I want, and how I want it to work… and now that COVID-19 is giving me a lot of TIME On My Hands, I want to focus more energy on getting this Done, Once and For All!

I'm going to follow your directions regarding the existing website and continue with Level 1/Lesson 4... when I need help, I'll msg you directly.

Mahalo,
Holly
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nathaniell Premium
No problem at all Holly, it's great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. I hope you're having a relaxing day! :)
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loneagle48 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Thanks for the welcome. I am a bit stuck at the moment, as my original niche was going to be personal development and the field seems to be a bit oversaturated. Do you have any suggestions on something along the same lines that would be a bit less saturated?
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nathaniell Premium
The best way to narrow down a niche is to think about the type of person you're writing for, and how they are unique to other "sub groups" in the broader category.

For example, "dog lovers" is a category, but how to Pitbull lovers differ from Yorkie lovers? How do rescue dog lovers differ from purebreed dog lovers?

If you want to focus on a range of products, you can do that too. I'd caution against writing about a single product though. You might get bored writing about it over and over again unless it really is multifaceted.

For example, if I was writing about a wireless iPhone charger, I wouldn't know what to say after I published 2-3 articles. But if I was writing about my Chevy Colorado, I could write for many years about troubleshooting, customizations, new models, etc.

If you are looking at just one product to promote right now, and wondering what others would be a good fit, think about what else would a person buying that product also need or want?

Then, think, what is the connecting thread between those things?

For example, someone buying a lightweight golf club driver might also want some high performance golf balls, so maybe you want to do a site all about high performance golf equipment.

Or maybe that same person buying a lightweight driver has a physical condition where they cannot golf with heavy clubs. The connecting thread in this case would be golfing with disabilities, and that could be a potential direction too.

So what do you think Michael? We can brainstorm some more if you need!
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coralfl Premium
Hi Nathaniell - My name is Paul, Deba Paul. I am a Bookkeeper, Payroll Specialist and Tax consultant for local businesses. I am not sure what kind of Niche to pick in my industry. My objective is do something to create a online income stream. Hence affiliate marketing.
Additionally create a second channel of leads for my day business (as a Bookkeeper, Payroll Specialist and Tax consultant ). Given your experience what would you advise me? Am I in the right place to learn? I work hard and very dedicated. Right now very doubtful if I am in the right place. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
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nathaniell Premium
Finding a good niche is a big challenge for a lot of people, but I'll share my process with you, and I think it'll help you pick a good one. Actually, ANY niche can make money, so you definitely shouldn't worry too much if your niche is profitable or not.

You can brainstorm some products you might want to promote by searching in Google or Amazon, but in my opinion, there are more important things to consider! 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 instead, "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. They get a good product. The seller makes a sale. You earn a commission.

If you really can't think of anything based on that information, I just try to pick something that I find interesting. You'll be doing a lot of research and writing on the topic you choose for your site, so make it about something you'll enjoy writing and learning about.

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!

So what are you thinking - does that spark any ideas for you?
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