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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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mikepyle2003 Premium
Hi Nate,

How come you haven't responded to my previous messages that I posted on here? I am asking because, looking right here on your profile page, I have noticed that you are responding to everybody, but not me. I am finding this to be strange, especially seeing that you are an ambassador here at WA
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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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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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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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mikepyle2003 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Did you get my message from two days ago here on your profile page? If not, then here is my message. See below.

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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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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nathaniell Premium
Those all sound like great plans. Keep up the good work and take action daily!
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Debbie1360 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
I am stuck,, think I am overthinking but have also gone through other training and may be getting mixed up.
First attempt at website was not what I wanted.
Had done training on pasting code in website of the product you are wanting to sell,, am I allowed to do that here?
Gonna need some 1:1 walkthrough I think!
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nathaniell Premium
Have you started the training yet? It's still too early to be posting affiliate links to products at this point. I highly recommend you go through the courses in order.

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

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

Here's the lessons (coming up in Level 3 of your training)
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Debbie1360 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I have almost completed the training. Have spent hours diving into it. I honestly think that I am just confusing the other training with this. That one used Lead pages instead of web pages. I will continue on Thank you
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So I’ve started my website and had a question. Does my website/niche have to be about a single product or can I have many different products pertaining to the same overall category on my site. To be more clear say my niche is baby items, but I want to offer information to my crowd about many different baby items that could help people, and get them to try many different baby products. Also one other question I had is, how long till I could see even little success/ profits out of doing this, because I’d love to do this full time.
P.s. I plan to go premium soon if that helps the time line any. Thank you
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nathaniell Premium
You can definitely have many products! A niche is not a product. A niche is a group of people.

So "baby items" is a good start, but it's still just product focused. What TYPE of babies are your products for (better yet, what type of parents).

Crunchy moms?
Busy single dads?
Young parents on a budget?
Special needs kids?
Something else?

Each type of audience will need many products, so you will not be limited to promoting just one thing.

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

To be honest, I wouldn't expect magic to happen in the next few weeks. You will however, be able to meet smaller goals like getting your site set up, getting it to look how you want, and start generating traffic. If you do some work on your site every day, you may start to see more traffic and sales in a few months.

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

Kyle has two great posts on this topic:

"How Long Has It Taken To Earn What You Earn" "If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day"
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Thanks man I appreciate you getting back to me. Now I can continue work on my vision for my website. I understand it won’t be a overnight thing or even a few weeks, I just wanted to get a idea of how long I’ll have to continue to wake up at 4am and drag butt to work hahah.

As I said I could see myself doing this full time someday. Thanks again for your help, also for taking the time to actually get back to me.
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nathaniell Premium
Full time is definitely possible man! Take baby steps every day, and it'll happen. Give yourself a couple years of consistent work on this and you could be enjoying the rest of your life not having to wake up at 4am!
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Smoothontop Premium
Hi Nathaniell - Giving notice to leave the group my friend. I may be back later on in the year but for now I have to focus on a new job.

Please could you stop the charge that will be taken at the beginning of this coming month...

Many thanks


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

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

Also, just as a reminder, if your sites are hosted at WA and you want to re-start them at some point, you need to back them up. If you want to keep them live, you need to move them to another hosting service of your choice. I recommend KnownHost, but I know a lot of people like BlueHost, Hostgator, or 1&1.
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Unicorn4 Premium
I would like your opinion on my Wealthy Affiliate review and where to find the link to put in it Please.

While surfing the internet the other night, I came across an affiliate site that blew me out of the water, so to speak. I was looking for ways to earn money online. I thought I had found a good one online when I came across this one while researching the other one.
Background

For years I have been looking online for some way to make money so I could get off the road and be at home with my son. Then it happened, I was told I had to quit driving truck or end up in a wheelchair within a week. Enough about my problems, on to the good news.
The Good News

After finding out the other site I was researching was too expensive for me to start, I checked out Wealthy Affiliates. They were just what I was looking for. They offer a free trial, with more than enough step-by-step training and support to make it worth my while to join. They are extremely honest and a great community of people all willing to encourage and support any who join along the way. Even the people who are going through the free training get the same support system.

I am so glad I found this site, I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.
What to expect

7 day free trial with full training
Affordable fee to join
Extensive and very Intensive training
The ability to build up to 2 websites during free training
After you join it is only $19.00 for 1st month then $49.00/month or $359.00/year.
Full encouragement and support the whole time
Questions answered within 24 hours.

My opinion

In my opinion, I could not have found a better way to make a living online. Check them out for yourself at www.wealthyaffiliate.com . If you have any comments or questions just leave them below and I will answer them within 24 hours.


Any critic would be appreciated and let me know if I forgot anything.

Thanks in advance,
Barb.
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nathaniell Premium
I think that's a great start to a review. It's a little short in my opinion, but that's the thing with reviews - everyone has a different style! Try this one out and see how it performs. You'll need to be sending traffic there ASAP!

The only issue I found was that you call it "wealthy affiliates" (with an 's'), but the name is Wealthy Affiliate.

When you publish, you could also show some examples of websites that do affiliate marketing. Maybe find some websites with affiliate links, screenshot them, and post the images on your review so people can understand what type of website they will be building.
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Unicorn4 Premium
Thank you for your honest opinion. I will be doing that today as I have finished my school work for this week. Also, where would I find if the link I used is mine or not? Also, what do I have to do to get an email from WA?
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nathaniell Premium
You can find your affiliate link here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share or click the "Links & Tracking" icon in the $ menu at the top of your WA dashboard.

What do you need a WA email for specifically? Your email settings are here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile
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chrischan00 Premium
Hi, @Nathaniell I just joined your email course on One More Cup of Coffee after viewing your page about Martial Arts (a topic I'm super interested in). Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Chris and I'm a new premium member of WA, I didn't use your affiliate link unfortunately but I'd love to be in contact and I hope to learn a lot from you!
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RobertSutton Premium
Hi Nathaniell. I did not quit yet! They actually extended my retirement for 3 months. They made it well worth my time, but it has not allowed me to spend very much time building my business with WA. My retirement date is now March 31st. However, I am starting to delve into the business again. Got stuck on building the website, so I think that I need to revisit the lesson.
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nathaniell Premium
My grandfather did the same thing, but he kept extending for years and years. It's hard to say "no" when the job is decent and there's money coming in haha.

Nothing wrong with revisiting lessons. Let me know if you run into any specific trouble and I can probably help you figure it out!
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SterlingM1 Premium
Nathaniell,
I just created my first free site through you guys and decided that I wanted to purchase the domain. When I went to look at domains to purchase, it said the free one I am using is not available. Any clue on how I upgrade this free domain to one I own. Thanks.

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

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

That's OK though!

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

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

2. There's an easy strategy to get ANY domain you want for cheap, even if it's already bought up. See here: Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any more questions about domains!
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Kndy Premium
I see you have a beautiful Blue and white bulldog in your profile picture. I bet you are over the moon in love with that puppy! I have a French Bulldog and want to get another one soon. I like to think of myself of a bit of a frenchie expert, lol..they are my passion.
Anyway was reading your success story post and thought I'd drop in to comment on the dog. Any time I see a bulldog I gotta say hello <3
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nmhyf56et Premium
Natahaniell,

Here is the page I am trying to make into the Home Page

The Leaking Barrel - The Beginning

It doesn't show when I go to `Visit Site` and yet it appears when l go to `All Pages`

How can I make that into a Home Page with the links to Pages and Posts?

Thank you so much, Naathaniell

Ron
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nathaniell Premium
This can help: Go to Settings > Reading > Static Page and select your page from the drop down menu. Just make sure it's a PAGE and not a POST
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Nathaniell. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.

We have also started to do some training tutorials here on WA which can also be found down there as well.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)

P.S Congrats on the Vegas trip. Look forward to seeing you there in 2020!!
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Scrimley2 Premium
Hello again?Suggestion for a image plugin? I am trying to work with elementor but can't get the image's to view or select. Want a few for background and pages. Right now all B&W except for video I uploaded. I may have to review all training from the start.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not familiar with Elementor. I found these trainings though: I think you'll find more extensive training on that particular plugin's website though.
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Scrimley2 Premium
What do you use for page builder please?
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nathaniell Premium
I just use StudioPress/Genesis themes. Sometimes I'll use thrive architect to create columns or buttons for some landing pages.
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Scrimley2 Premium
Thank you Sir, U R the best. Lots to bog me down OL every one has their choices to pass on. Got to focus. Move in my new house tomorrow then back at the task of understanding all of it.
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Smoothontop Premium
Hi Nathaniel - I was reading about the ways to make money - blogs, articles etc. I have - some years ago - written a book. About 130,000 words on How to Join the French Foreign legion. It is still available on Amazon/Kindle but earns buttons. It sounds like this could either be the base of a web site to promote or just jut it down and create an article. There is still massive interest in how to join and where to go etc. (And what to expect) The young men who are 12 years old now will be my customers in 5-10 years time. What do you think would be better - an article (Or series of articles) of a web site linking to Amazon/Kindle...?
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nathaniell Premium
I would update the book, then start a website in the same topic. You can leverage the website to send traffic to the full book.

Your site can cover some of the same topics, just rewritten and with videos, images, etc. You can also write about related topics to spark peoples interest who don’t know about he French foreign legion!
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Smoothontop Premium
Roger that. Now focussing on WP and SEO. This seems to be the bread and butter of the business.
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jrpitcherjr Premium
I currently do not have the time to do this course and take advantage of the Premium service. If I cancel do I start from the beginning again or are some parts saved? I want to cancel for now. Do I send my request to billing@wealthyaffiliate.com Please advise? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
To cancel, go to your account settings: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

When you re-join, you won't be able to do the free starter membership, but you can join Premium directly and start your training at the regular price of membership.

When you sign back up, just shoot me a message and I'll make sure you get started on the right foot.
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Marie-Claude Premium
my 1rst month discount ends in 3 days...
I feel a bit pressured as i believe i'm not ready to go premium yet
i'd like to soak in the starter training for a while and make sure i have a strong enough base to move to premium
if i understood correctly i would then have to pay the full amount when i'm ready...
what do you do ? rush things or loose the discount...
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nathaniell Premium
You can upgrade at any time, no pressure! The discount is time sensitive though. As of now I’m sure you can see that the WA training is legit. You absolutely get $19 worth of value. The main questions to answer is whether or not you have the time and interest to build an online business.

A business can make a lot of money but it does take a lot of work too!
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jbitakis Premium
Can't recall if I left this message earlier today or not. If I did, sorry for the duplicate. I am having trouble placing Ad Code from Amazon associates on my website. Also, I want to place adsense from Google adsense on my site as well. I can't figure this out either. I am getting highly upset here. Ready to pay someone to do this as nobody can seem to give me the right info on how to do it. I went to the chat room and got answers that did not work. Maybe it is my Catch Box Theme that is the problem? Do I need to change to another theme? Do I need to pay for a better theme? IDK.
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nathaniell Premium
Saw you in chat, tried to catch you but you had gone.

1. Make sure you don't have an ad blocker installed on your browser.

2. Try this for Amazon images/links Let me know if that works. It's definitely not a theme problem.
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Wmontanari Premium
Good morning
I am at a dead end can not get my site indexed 404 General HTTP error: 404 not found
Sitemap: wayneworkfromhome.com/sitemap-pt-post-2018-11.xml
HTTP Error: 404
So I got a link checker and went back checked and changed all my links

Number of valid links 3264
Number of dead links 207
Number of redirected links 1325
Number of valid embedded YouTube videos 0
Number of dead embedded YouTube videos 0

this is what I have still I need help with this I looked around and read a lot for over a week now.
And I had to get a sitemap which none of this has been covered yet
Can you help me?
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure what's going on with your sitemap. It should look like this: https://wayneworkfromhome.com/sitemap.xml

It looks like there's a link on your site which is exactly that, but it redirects. Did you make any kind of manual redirects? Your sitemap currently directs to https://wayneworkfromhome.com/site-map/ which looks like something you created.

My suggestion would be to delete the plugin, re-install, and create the sitemap (don't change any settings).
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TravisMcGrif Premium
Hey brother, I have a quick question. I have looked at several different ideas for affiliate marking.. One if them is adult content. I have no problem going to a different host for that particular site but just wanted to see if I could somehow use one of the templates in the website builder on a different host. (this is all under the assumption I cannot host here.). If I am wrong and I can then host it here then Im all set. Please let me know,I am very respectful of what we are doing and all that I am learning and absolutely do not want cause waves!

Thank You,
Travis
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nathaniell Premium
It depends on what "style" of adult content you do. If you're talking about toys, sexuality, dating - that type of stuff which could be considered "relationship advice" or "science", then you'll be fine here. If it's straight up porn, then you'll probably need to find another host (though you can contact Kyle directly to get his opinion on this).

WordPress is the same everywhere, so you can still use the training to build your website. SEO, ranking, all that stuff which is necessary to build your business will all work the same.

The downside is that you won't have access to WA-specific stuff:
SiteComments
SiteFeedback
SiteBuilder
SiteContent
SiteSpeed
Free SSL
Free domain Privacy
Free spam filter & enhanced website security

The training will all still work though, the community will still be available to you for questions/answers. There are plenty of people that choose to host outside of WA for various reasons!
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Hi Nathaniel - I just signed up today for the free trial, I am a single mother that has recently dropped out of college for various reasons. I want to trust this site and NOT be pulled into another internet scam, so what is the FIRST thing I should do? I am a very motivated individual who wants insight on exactly how things work here. Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
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.

Taking action is what's going to get results. Just get ready to make some mistakes along the way and don't beat yourself up if you get confused a bit. Everyone is a newbie at the beginning!
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Ginger3 Premium
Hey Nate! Just wanted you to know I am back on board with my training now that the holiday season is over and I can relax more from working overtime to doing my business. I don't know if you remember but I messaged you b4 Christmas to say I needed to break training for a bit bc of my work. Please let me know my account standing at this time and if there is any guidance I need to consider as I am now going forward starting today.
PS. I have soooooo missed this!!!
Ginger
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to hear from you again Ginger :)

Your account looks to be Premium, so I think you're good to go on everything. Time to get back to work! Let me know if you run into any trouble getting back on track with your training.
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qrwizard Premium
Hi, Nathaniel!
I admire people that could live in a different country with a different culture and still managed to reach and surpass their goals. Congratulations.
I was once told that I deserved to be Chinese as a compliment from one of my students ;-)
Anyway, I'm not even close in my own challenges to yours.
I'll be following you.
Cheers,

Richard
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for following Richard!
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Scrimley2 Premium
Hi Nate, well I'm very lost in the themes, I will take a break from it. I will have to use PC2 and do the work here. As in View instructions on PC2 while doing the work and saving all on PC1. Some instructions for the themes are separate from my dashboard so it's the only way other than writing it all down or printing each page. NOT. I wrote two posts and the theme I picked is plugged in but the picture is different on the front page. I only want that photo. Or I may go with the Nude theme which is offered (a blank canvas) May try for one more hour 6:54 pm here AZ time. Winging it. Carlo
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nathaniell Premium
Some themes are quite complicated, so their "demo" looks great, but to achieve the same thing, your really need to work to get images, pages, and other features to look the same.

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

Even with a simple blog-style website, keep in mind, your home page will be a "blog roll" meaning it will be blank until you start publishing posts!
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Scrimley2 Premium
Thanks I'll do it.
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jbitakis Premium
I am on Lesson 9/10 in Level 1 on Keywords. One of the tasks is to "Find 5 Keywords that meet the keyword criteria". My question is, does he mean 5 keywords in a row? I did about 32 Keyword searches in Jaaxy and saved them. But I am confused by what Kyle means by "Find 5 keywords that meet the keyword criteria". I know that the criteria is (related to niche, 30 avg searches, less than 100 competition). But finding 5 keywords that meet the criteria I am wondering if he means in a sentence?
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nathaniell Premium
He just means 5 separate keywords. In other words, 5 topics you will write about. Each keyword will be a different topic.

Let me know if you need more clarification James!
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jbitakis Premium
I joined the Amazon affiliates program and want to put the HTML banner link on my website. How do I do that?
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nathaniell Premium
I highly recommend you go through the courses in order.

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

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

Here's the official lesson: Here's for Amazon:
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jbitakis Premium
Ok, I changed my theme as the one I originally picked was stupid looking. Can you look at my site and tell me what you think. fitdadover40.com
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nathaniell Premium
Looks great! You might be missing featured images on your posts:
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Memine Premium
When i have to insert amazon prodact to my website?
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nathaniell Premium
I highly recommend you go through the courses in order. I'm not sure if you have an existing website you are adding links to, but adding affiliate links to a site with no content is setting yourself up for failure.

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

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

Here's the official lesson, but they are level 3. There are many free versions that other members have created, that you can search by using the search bar up top!
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tvrob26 Premium
Hi Nathaniel

Great to meet you and I just wanted to say hello as I’m now following you.
I admire all that you have achieved both here at WA and in this fascinating world of affiliate marketing.
I’m very new to this business, so keen to learn from people like you and I feel very lucky to have come across this amazing platform. I’ve just got to get cracking now on copying the successful members and work hard in producing good content for my websites and personal niches.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Kind regards Rob
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for following me Rob!
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MiloPillow Premium
Hi Nathaniel, it's nice to meet you! How are you doing? It's great to be here but being a total noob, I'm still doubtful if this could work. Despite that, I'm willing to explore and give it a shot, at least in the first 7 days. Thank you for the recommendation. :)
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nathaniell Premium
You can do this Joyce! We all start out as newbies. I was in your same position back in 2010, and now I"ve been doing this full time for about 7 years now.

You're in great hands here in WA. Just let us know when you need help.
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SunnyLane1 Premium
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Hello Nathaniell,

Thanks for your message!

As a fellow Californian, I joined your link for WA because I have read your e-mails over the past several weeks (have been impressed), and want to seek your help during my initial year with WA (and beyond).

I'm a specialist in the Senior 55+ market (it's where my "day job" centers upon). I see so much potential in this market, and want to establish several websites in support of Senior 55+ needs and other "issue areas" that you suggest. I am in this market category myself (age wise), and want to move forward in a successful affiliate marketing series of websites.

I am open to all of your suggestions, especially getting started during these first 90 days. I want to avoid any mistakes, and don't want to "spin my wheels" on so-called wrong-turns in affiliate marketing.

Thanks! Looking forward to "trading ideas" with you on an ongoing basis during the months ahead!

Patrick Michael Cohen
PatrickMichaelCohen1@gmail.com
Greater Palm Springs, CA area
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nathaniell Premium
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.

You are definitely right that seniors are a niche market in any industry, whether it be travel, health, dating, or making money. Since you're a senior yourself, you have automatic insight, which will help you build out an effective, profitable website.

If you have any questions while getting started with the training, just let me know! It's always being optimized and improved, so I don't think you'll spend much time spinning your wheels (although we ALL do this a little from time to time, including myself!)
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SunnyLane1 Premium
December 8, 2018
Hello Nathaniell,

Thanks for your reply to my initial message as a new WA member.

I look forward to your suggestions regarding my selected niche, and creating several websites addressing the Senior 55+ market.

As many of us know, this 55+ market is highly active, and I look forward to serving these customers in all ways possible!

Thanks for your help and support !!
Patrick Michael Cohen
PatrickMichaelCohen1@gmail.com
Greater Palm Springs, California area
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Greeting Kyle,
Due to a tech issue I’m unable you see if you received my introductory message. Primarily I was asking if WA assist with the application process for various affiliate programs. Those that are done via Marketing companies and directly with specific companies ie Amazon? I’m sure the answer is in further training so forgive my impatience it’s born from enthusiasm.
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Stella741 Premium
Hi there,

You have reached Nathaniel's page...

Kyle is Position 1 in Rank. Just type in Kyle in the top WA search bar and his name will come up top of the list.

All the Best!
~Stella
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affliate will show you how to apply to affiliate programs, but really, this is a very small part of the process of making money with affiliate marketing. Most programs will accept you with a very small site, and they do not care if you have experience! It’s super easy.

The hard part is going to be getting traffic to your website, which is the main focus of the Wealthy Affiliate training.

Let me know if you have any more questions about getting started with Wealthy Affiliate training or how affiliate marketing works.
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fayeecolando Premium
Yes, I’ve actually started an affiliate with another affiliate company as well, however, I’m trying to navigate social media and my doing a real bad job of it. I’m really confused by Hootsuite, Instagram, Pinterest, Tailwind for Pinterest, and I’m still trying to pay off Facebook for my ads because I didn’t understand how Facebook ads work. So thanks for the encouragement Nathaniell
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds like you have a lot of irons in the fire Faye! My suggestion would be to get your website set up first, and THEN start running ads and doing social media. Have you got your niche picked out and your site running with content yet?
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fayeecolando Premium
Yes, as I mentioned with a totally different company, not WA. The website is not setup for WA yet. I just started yesterday with WA.

Faye
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nathaniell Premium
OK, I see!

If you have any questions about how WA or affiliate marketing works, just let me know!
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Hey Nathaniell! Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I did find your article through Googling NuSkin because I was researching direct sales companies to make some extra income from. But then I read your article and liked the sound of Affiliate Marketing way better, so thank you for that! I hope that I can be successful in this.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Yes, I think affiliate marketing is better for most people. You can promote anything you want, including NuSkin if you want. That’s why I prefer this style of business! No need to “stick to” one company. Promote anything you like, and you can make money without promoting anything at all if you want!

I’m in Thailand right now and my iPad isn’t working with the search bar, so just search my article with the phrase “make money without selling anything”, and you’ll see that you can still earn money through ads even if you don’t do hard sells to promote specific products.
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Michmurray Premium
Michmurray again... for some reason, my web site is "live..." I never published the web site... and I still cannot log in to back end (myhealthposts.com/wp-admin)... always get blank screen. Never had such issues with wordpress on other hosting sites such as Blue Host. Again, this is a new site I just started from scratch on your platform... what is happening!
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nathaniell Premium
You don't have to "publish" for it to be live. It's just live once you make it. Dont' worry about people visiting an unfinished site though - you won't get any traffic until you start publishing articles.

Because of the auto-login feature, /wp-admin might not work.

https://myhealthposts.com/wp-login.php works though. That's the correct URL.

Your auto-login can be found in your website admin area: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites (Websites > Site Manager)

Let me know if that works for you!
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Michmurray Premium
Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me. Unfortunately I still can't log in. I'm not sure what happened, but it doesn't matter how I log in, all I keep getting afterwards is a blank white screen. :(
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nathaniell Premium
Please contact SiteSupport! They can fix this for you: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Michmurray Premium
Thanks!
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Melonee Premium
Hi Nathaniel! Thank you for reaching out to me and also thanks for the link! I’m doing well. I finished the initial walkthrough vid and I’m gonna do more tasks after I cook dinner tonight! I am a plus sized fashion model who wants to expand my brand through affiliate marketing and I read a bunch of your articles before deciding to join Wealthy Affiliates
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! You'll be able to build a website to show off your modeling brand and land more gigs. You can combine that site with affiliate links, or do them separately.

Whatever you decide to do, owning a bit of digital real estate with your own brand is a necessity for any budding entrepreneur :)
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hello and thank you for your time to help and go step by step to teach me the ropes I am going over all the information trying to make heades or tails just need to get to know the ins and out? I will get back to you soon robert
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Robert. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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bonniecruz Premium
Hi Nathaniel how are you? I am writing because I paid for a year in advance last November and just didn’t use it at all. Too much going on and don’t love copywriting AT ALL. I haven’t even logged in since February. Anyways I conpletely gorgitvit was a reoccurring payment and it was auto paid from my PayPal this Monday. I am wondering how I can go about getting a refund. I wish it was for me but I just don’t love writing. Thanks for everything. Best of luck!
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Bonnie!

For billing issues, please contact Kyle: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle

He'll take care of you!

Thanks for your message, and if you do decide to come back, just let me know and we can get you going again on the right foot.
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I am not sure of all my goals yet as this is all new, but I am looking to take it one day and one step at a time. We spend so much time using technology today in a passive way as individuals that I am challenged by the thought of making it more productive.
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nathaniell Premium
No worries Katie. One step at a time, as you say.

Keep me in the loop with your progress!
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Hi Nathaniel,
I really admire you great success and only wish to learn from you.
I'm Lawrence Ebipade Jonathan and I live in Africa precisely Nigeria. Our time zone here is hours ahead. What appears to be afternoon here is morning in US.
I'm a university student and wish to make legal money with my free time.
$19 is a lot of money for me to pay since our country's currency is very low.The exchange rate is about 360 naira per dollar.
The problem I'm having is that I can't go premium to enable me continue . Please Nathaniel I need your help in particular. I've already set my goals and I'm determined to achieve it but it's seem like Africa, where I'm from and the $19 are a hold back to me.
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Maury1001 Premium
I want to transfer my new domain www.diabetesnewsfeatures.com from GoDaddy to NAhosting. Apparently I need a transfer verification code. Where do I get that? From GoDaddy? I also have two existing WP sites with Host Gator. I know your nameservers but do I still have to have a transfer verification code. Do I get that from Host Gator or from you guys. Thanks, I will check my maurybreecher@icloud.com email tomorrow morning after 10 am central for your reply.
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docjerry Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for sending the response.

I am eager to start, and realize I have a lot to learn here. Looking forward to receiving any advice you may have to share. I don't have any expectations to be a millionaire here, but am looking forward to at least meeting my projections that I posted on my profile. Black Friday brought out all advertisers/gurus on internet marketing, and wasn't sure who to believe in what they were offering. So here I am, taking a leap of faith!

Clickbank just had a promotion too on learning how to do "WebinarX" for large ticket items, can you tell me if there will be an opportunity to promote high ticket items too through WA? or is it basically learn the basics here and then move to other platforms for high ticket?

Anyways, please feel free to share any tips/advice. Thanks much!!
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nathaniell Premium
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.

As for high ticket items, you can promote anything you want! You'll need to find the things you want to promote, and make sure they relate to your niche. The trouble with "high ticket webinars" is that they almost always relate to the "make money online" niche. If that's your interest, great! If not, then you may end up blindly promoting something just to make money, which isn't a great recipe for long term business success.

There are other high ticket things out there, but you have to pick your niche first before you start looking for what to promote.
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Yes hello Nathaniel. Thanks so much for all of the information on your blog. I finally found a home at WA. And just in time because Guess what...I was invited to an Amazing webinar and I stopped myself from feeling down about not affording their hefty $995.00 installments. So I decided to revisit your article about Alternatives to the Amazing selling machine. After not too much further reading I decided to join WA! Adventures on the river was of interest but it seems he has closed shop.

Now that is Amazing! Thanks for your personal style and your caring spirit. It comes across in your writing. I'm interested primarily in creating digital books but I'm open to discovering something totally outside of my comfort thoughts. With WA I may discover alternative niches that I hadn't imagined. Thank you Nathaniel.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome - glad to hear that you remembered my article and went back to it :)

Affiliate marketing is a super powerful way to make money, but you can leverage your website in any way you want. For example, you could promote affiliate products in a niche, but also promote your own ebook on Amazon! You could also use the traffic to promote an Amazon store, or your own ecommerce shop. Totally up to you!

That being said, I'm a huge fan of affiliate marketing, and recommend you follow Kyle's training step by step to get the scoop on how everything works.
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jbitakis Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am trying to pick a niche. I feel that mens's fitness would be good, but I have heard that I should make it a smaller type niche, like I would do mens's fitness over 40yrs old. One other thing, back about 12 yrs ago I wrote a politics blog, which I really enjoyed and always was able to come up with good content. But, I don't know how I'd make money with it. I am into men's physical fitness, bodybuilding, supplements, politics, religious topics, baseball, homeschooling, etc. Those are my main interests. I have always heard that you need to do something of interest to you or it becomes hard to come up with content.
What say you?
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nathaniell Premium
Both can make money.

With men's fitness, I'd say pick WHO, or WHY. So you could do "men's fitness over 40" (that's the WHO). Or you could do "how to naturally bulk" (that's the WHY). Those two methods can help you narrow down your audience.

Politics could work too. See my posts here: You can make good money with just TRAFFIC, and no products to sell.

Politics will be risky though, since Google is going to majorly tweak its algorithm to battle against "fake news", and you may have trouble on social media sites with getting flagged. That being said, if it's your passion, then you'll find ways to work around whatever hurdles you face!

Let me know what you think James
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jbitakis Premium
Thanks Nathaniel. Is the danger of being too broad (mens's fitness), that there is too much competition and no one will read your site? But if it is too micro niche, I just worry that I will run out of things to talk about.
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nathaniell Premium
You are exactly right about being too broad. Something like mensfitness.com will have a team of writers to cover everything under the sun. You are also right that "too niche", can mean you run out of stuff to say.

That's why we target an audience instead of a product. A group of people will always want to buy stuff. There will always be something to market to "men over 40 that want to gain muscle". However, you may run out of topics if you chose something like "free testosterone booster reviews for men over 40 that want to gain muscle to date beautiful women"

If you name your domain something "brandable", you can always tweak your niche later, and no one will notice :)
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jbitakis Premium
Well, my "audience" would be, men over 40 who want to build muscle and lose fat. I'm wondering if I should do a testosterone booster review page instead? Or do I keep it focused on building muscle and losing fat for older guys, while maybe putting a link to a review page? idk. Just brainstorming aloud.
Also, should my domain name have a word in it to describe what the site is about? For example in my case something like fitover40.com
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nathaniell Premium
"men over 40 who want to build muscle and lose fat" is perfect. You can make "free testosterone boosters" as one of your main categories of the site (I think Kyle has you pick 3).

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: Your domain sounds great - however, it's already taken. You could do a spin on the same concept, like fitnessover40.com (already taken though), or something catchy like nomoredadbod.com

Let me know if you have any follow up questions James!
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jbitakis Premium
Thanks so much Nathaniell.
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nathaniell Premium
You’re welcome man. Any time.
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jbitakis Premium
I just bought a domain name. fitdadover40.com
My question is, the theme that I picked shows a guy squatting heavy weights, but when I chose it, that image is not on my site. How do I get an image? How do I build this website?
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nathaniell Premium
cool domain name. nice branding!

The theme example probably just had a custom image that's not included with the theme. A "theme" isn't tied to any niche, so you can insert your own photos (or photos you download) to your website to make it about fitness. Pick a theme based on the layout you like not the photos!

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

Everything else is pretty much a distraction at this point.

Here's just a few simple themes I found that I like, but there are thousands more out there. If you want to learn about adding pictures, this one will help: I also created this resource to help you find many of the free image resources here in WA: There are also MANY more resources that have been created since I made that blog post. Type in "images" or "pictures" into the WA search bar and you'll find so many resources for free images. There's more than you'll ever be able to use.
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jbitakis Premium
Thanks much. I am going thru the training as I build this website. Hopefully I will have it done by this weekend. I have been so busy at work 12-16hr days, but have a few days off coming up this week. When I start writing content, I hear each post should be at least 2000 words. Do you agree? Also, how many times per week should I post something? I'm thinking at least 5 posts per week. What say you?
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nathaniell Premium
1000 words is a minimum. 2k words is great too, but just make sure it's "good" content and not fluff. The exact number of words doesn't matter that much. What matters is that the substance of your content matches the type of search.

"How To Do A Google Search" May require just 800 words and a video. "How to Build A Shed" may require 2000 words, pictures, video, and links to additional resources!

Ther'es also no rule to how often you should post. I do 5x per week so I'm always building a larger and larger base of content for my webiste. This is also important in the beginning of your business, so that Google can see you are an "authority" on whatever you're writing about.

However, many people see results with just 2-3 times per week. Just depends on your niche, the length of each post, competition for your keywords, and other variables. In general, more is better!
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jbitakis Premium
Having trouble with a couple of things. How do I add a new Menu tab? I watched the video but now having trouble. www.fitdadover40.com I want to add Diet to the top menu. How do I do it?
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jbitakis Premium
I figured it out now. But now I want to add content to the new menu tab "Diets". Is that in the next video?
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nathaniell Premium
What do you mean add content to a menu tab? Like a dropdown?
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JaneW1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell....I am in lesson 7 and trying to get the Privacy Policy page up. Firstly.....the Privacy Policy page on my site is entirely different from the one demonstrated by Kyle in his tutorial. Is that correct?

I still went through it and put in my URL in the appropriate spots.

Secondly.....in the Access to Personal Information section, there is language that reads "email your request to our data protection officer [your first name] at [email address] and we will work with you etc...." Is that my name and email? Am I the data protection officer? And

thirdly......I saved the page and then went to the "Publish" button. I hit the "Page" but the dropdown with the "admin" does not appear.....my question is - How do I publish?

Thank you, Jane
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jshahid99 Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I re-joined couple of days ago and want to re-start from beginning.
I find that Kyle's video training called Wealthy Affiliate Walk through - How you can benefit from WA is not working.
I have already sent this message Kyle but I wonder if you can help while I am waiting for his reply.

Thanks
Syed
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nathaniell Premium
If it's not working, that may be a browser issue. Are you on Chrome? That's the best browser to use.

It's working for me. You can try again here:
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Hi Nathaniell, thanks for the offer.

I really enjoy your writing style... very personal and friendly :-)

I've got 2 questions for you, would love your thoughts on them based on your experience -

1) Let's say I have between 1-2 hours a day to invest here (I'm a full time student and also have a job). If I'm diligent, how long until I can reasonably expect to make my first $? How much can I reasonably expect to make 1 year from now?

2) At what point will it make sense to hire freelancers to write articles? (Do you use freelancers?)

Thanks in advance,

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

To be honest, I wouldn't expect magic to happen in the next few weeks. You will however, be able to meet smaller goals like getting your site set up, getting it to look how you want, and start generating traffic. If you do some work on your site every day, you may start to see more traffic and sales in a few months.

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

With 1-2 hours per day, you can definitely see sales coming in within 3-6 months, but I would expect at least a year before you start seeing income. Just a best guess though!

Kyle has two great posts on this topic:

"How Long Has It Taken To Earn What You Earn" "If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day" Oh, and I wouldn't worry about hiring freelancers until you have a budget for it, as well as some knowledge about how affiliate marketing works, so you can accurately gauge the work being done on your website.
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This all sounds very reasonable. Thanks for the links. Now back to work!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Assaf. I log onto WA every day to check my messages so I'll be looking out for you :)
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GiovaGand Premium
Hey Nath, thank to get back to me. :D I really appreciate. I'm fine thank just joined few minutes ago. I've been hooked up to WA through a blog this afternoon and I decided to bookmark it. Few hours ago I decided to giv it a go.
I've been studying and been involved in affiliate marketing in the last 2 years. 2 years of NOT SUCCESS, but never give up. Every in-success has a seed of SUCCEES right? :D

This community looks great to me. First impact is great. I believe that a community of people that are wiling to help you succeed is the real great secret.

What about you? Talk me about you and how you doing.

I can't wait to hear from you.
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds like it has been quite a journey to find your way here to WA Giovanni, but I am glad you did.

There definitely are a lot of scams and programs that simply do not teach you what you need to know out there. It sounds like you may have run into one or more of these on your way to making it here at Wealthy Affiliate. I can assure you that much brighter days are ahead now that you have found WA and I really do look forward to working with you.

If you ever need anything at all going forward, I am personally here to help you out so feel free to drop me a reply to this post or you drop by my profile pages and leave me a message. I check them every day!

Oh, and myself? I'm doing great! Black Friday always produces a lot of sales, so I'm happy about that :)
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GiovaGand Premium
Great to hear. Black Friday an Cyber Monday are the Sellers' Saint Graal.

Yes it's been a hard journey. But I've been enjoying cause I become stronger mistake after mistake.
I believe, as you said, that there are out many excellent products out there like WA is demonstrating to be, and others that simply are less clear or don't talk in the right way to their audience, so they can fully understand.

And sometime simply we need to spend more time at our pace to climb the learning curve.

Greatness will manifest when we are ready to receive it.

I've already noticed the great technology and mission behind WA, absolutely blows my mind.

:D Talk you soon
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Hey Nathaniell. I'm doing pretty well. I have a big dream, a startup I'm building, for education. My last venture raised $12M! ... but I was the product guy not the "marketer". So starting over from scratch.

Second, it's taking me years to put that startup together, so I've been working the side hustle, tutoring after school, subbing, and now ... driving UBER EATS. I tell you all this for two reasons:

1. Long term I'm gonna need to understand all this for my startup.

2. My expectations short term are realistic. Hey, I"m driving Uber so I've got a realistic frame of reference.

I'm digitally savvy so looking forward to learning quickly.

Best,
-Robert
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nathaniell Premium
Wow. 12 mil. That's a lot! I think your experience from that will be great for building your website here in WA.

Since you already have a lot of experience with tech I think the training in WA is going to be a whiz for you Robert. It's just a matter of getting the tasks done, and developing your writing skills to get your content ranked and selling.

But all that will come with the training. Have you started going through it yet? It focuses specifically on setting up an affiliate marketing website, so you won't see a lot about "how to start a business" type MBA stuff, but you will get specific steps on how to make money from your affiliate website.

Let me know if you have any questions Robert!
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Yup, working through the videos. First question: What if i do have a product? A) can I sell it? B) can I set myself up to give out affiliate commissions?

thanks!
-Robert
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you can sell your own product! The traffic to your website can be use to sell or promote whatever you want.

You also can run your own affiliate program, but that topic is not covered here in WA (as far as I know). Most of the content is geared towards affiliates building websites, not companies looking to recruit affiliates.
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JTTStore Premium
Why are you emailing me on my laidbackleisure email ?
Why do I seem to have another account running with you, Kyle & Carson as friends.
If I start getting charged for this second account, I won't be very impressed.
LaidBack Leisure is just another website, I do not want a whole new account for it.
My account is for Justtheticketstore.
If there is a second account, please CANCEL it or tell me how to do it.
Cheers, Duncan.
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nathaniell Premium
Hi Duncan, I got all your emails. I don't understand the context for them.

Kyle, Carson, and Wealthy Affiliate are one company. They will email you from Wealthy Affiliate, using whatever email you signed up for.

My website is One More Cup of Coffee. You signed up for emails from that website too, which is why you are getting automated emails from that address.

I don't know which email you used to sign up, but that's where the emails will be sent.
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JTTStore Premium
Hi,
There was a whole new duplicate account set up with a different email address & log in etc.
Anyway I recieved an email from WA team, the login details for it.

So I have cancelled the entire account & continue on with this proper account "JTTStore".

Hopefully everything is now back to normal.
Cheers, Duncan.
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, that sounds weird. Sounds like you got it fixed though Duncan!
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JaneW1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell.......I am in lesson 4 and have deleted the dummy content on my website........however on the Pages page looks very different from the Pages page on the tutorial. Don't know if this is a problem.

Also, I trashed the Sample page....however there is a Privacy Policy page set up.....I have left that untouched.......I assume that is correct.

Could you comment......many thanks, Jane
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Thank you, well I'm really Looking Forward to start with affiliate Marketing though i have no experience at all but i reallyy love to lrearn aand learn Pretty fast as well. so tell me what do you actually find good about this Programm here, and when would you recommend me to buy the premium Version as someone who knows Nothing at all
can someone start gaining an income with out buying the premium version, just crious about that, i certainly consider investing in my online business just to make sure to get good results.
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nathaniell Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is the best program online because you get personal interaction with peers (the community) and mentors (me, Kyle, Carson, and more!). Everything else you find online is basically just a PDF guide to read.

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

To be honest, I wouldn't expect magic to happen in the next few weeks. You will however, be able to meet smaller goals like getting your site set up, getting it to look how you want, and start generating traffic. If you do some work on your site every day, you may start to see more traffic and sales in a few months.

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

Kyle has two great posts on this topic:

"How Long Has It Taken To Earn What You Earn" "If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day" Let me know if you have any more questions Yaman!
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Hey Nathaniel! I have been trying to find a job online for awhile. I was going toward teaching English online because that is what my family does and it just felt like the easiest option. But because I saw your article/blog. I decided to try this first because I feel like I would enjoy this more than teaching English online.
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. You and me both!

It takes a while to get momentum with your affiliate site, but long term, it's a lot better than doing English teaching IMO. I did that for ten years - fun for a while, but I prefer working online!
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Hi, thanks for reaching out. I just started to check out the free training. I actually came across your link about WA pretty accidentally while I was reading an article about music niche affiliate programs on your one more cup of coffee site. This seems like a great program so far I'm excited to give it all a try!
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Glad to hear that my music affiliate programs are reaching real people and helping them out.

Let me know what you think of Wealthy Affiliate, and hit me up if you have any questions about how things work. I'll be around!
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Hi Nathaniell! Thank you for reaching out to me. I came across your website of course in search for some answers on how to start my business and the small but many details I am not quite knowledgable about. I am starting out very slowly as my budget is a bit limited at the moment but I am taking it step by step and just doing some research for now.
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Don't worry, we were all newbies at one point along the way Michele. 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. :)

I look forward to working with you and simply drop me a reply if you ever need a hand with anything.
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Hey there, I have a site of my own I have been building with content over time and really want to take it to the next level (monetizing it). Your site inspired me to do so. I actually have taught myself a lot along the way and am about to get verified by google adsense so I can start using ads. One problem I run into is getting qualified, there are some "problems" with my site google finds that to be honest are not actually on my site. Can you help with this please?
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It depends on what the problems are, and what part of Google is telling you to change them. Stuff like Google's speed tool is very nitpicky, and will ding you for anything, especially adsense ads that can slow down your website.

Glad to hear my site inspired you Zac!
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The adsense is stating things such as (Scraped content) and whatnot.. which is not on my site. It is frustrating not being able to get qualified, any suggestions?
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Adsense said scraped content? Did you buy a website from someone, or did your order content from someone? Many of these services steal, then rewrite content, hence the "scraped content" warning.
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PBeck1 Premium
My progress is going nowhere, Monday's heart surgery was very difficult to go through. So I am at the very beginning with training and do not even remember what I read, The only thing that I am thinking about is my heart. I have know idea why I signed
up for a project like this which I have NO knowledge of, I guess that could look at this two ways, 1.) a fresh start and 2) trying to create something that is like climbing a moment without a robe.
I am very interested in your opinion can you
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Don't worry, we were all newbies at one point along the way Patricia. 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. :) I started out with no experience as well. So if you stick with the training, you can accomplish a lot!
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TeaCat Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

I have been referred to you by MisterV(Robert Vallair).

He mentioned that you could offer valuable advice due to your experience and success on WA.

I'm sure you're quite busy but I would like to follow you and take a look at some of your training.

Regards,
Shaun.
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Good afternoon, great pleasure, I saw a publicity on a page about this way of making money, I am from Latin America and I am really interested in this, and I would like to try everything in reference to this, I know that at the beginning I will not make much money but I want to know the projection in the medium and long term. Nice to meet you, thank you
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Nice to meet you too Edrich, and it sounds like you have a clear idea on how the timeline of starting an online business could work. Great!
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rossiterp Premium
Hey Nate,

Is it cool if I call you that? I am excited to be here. I need help starting my business. I am a full-time student and a full-time assistant manager at a trampoline park.

I have significant health problems and am looking to replace my income and my wifes. I hope you can help me.
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nathaniell Premium
Nate is fine Rossiter!

You can definitely replace your wife's income with affiliate marketing. It'll take some time and work, but you can do it. I believe in you!

Any specific issues with starting yet? The first lessons can be confusing if this is your first foray into online business!
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Mark903 Premium
Hi Nathaniell

Sorry to contact directly, but just after some help if possible.

I am thinking of changing my current theme 'little jump' and came across one of your old posts on 'simple wordpress themes'.

I just wondered what you thought which theme would best suit my site - here's a sample page as I am struggling to choose.

https://elderlyfallsprevention.com/best-walking-canes-for-men

I would really appreciate any feedback.

Thanks
Mark
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Matheo Premium
Hi Nathaniel, hope you are doing well.
I was looking to join ClickBank and I realize that it's maybe not the best option for a newbie like me to start with if I have no product.
I continued my research and I found your article and something turn me on in your writing so Im here today to see what I can learn and apply.
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Awesome! Glad my article helped Mathieu. Let me know if you have any questions about WA or affiliate marketing in general as you get started with the training here.
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Wmontanari Premium
Hi i been trying to replace the about me page I couldn't so i deleted the one i didn't now when i try to put the new one in it comes up i have to restore it wear and how do i do that. i have been trying for hours.
thank you
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I'm not sure I understand Wayne. Kyle has a training on how to add images here: Let me know if that helps!
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Wmontanari Premium
Thank You but that is the old one I updated to the new editor 2019 now nothing works links, media. It suppose to be the new block system.
can I go back to the old one I spend hours getting no wear.
not fun
Thank You
Wayne
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Sometimes spending hours getting nowhere is just how the learning process goes. You'll get it!

However, you CAN go back to the old editor. I'm not a huge fan of the new one either. Install a plugin called "Classic Editor", and you can keep using the old style.
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Hi Nathaniel
I joined the other night, i really liked the sound of this, considering I have not lon started blogging and wondered how to make money from it as i enjoy it so much.
I guess my biggest concern is if i can write good enough that people would enjoy my content as much as i loved writing them.
its nice to connect
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