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

There's still a lot I don't know about internet marketing, but I can say that I've achieved all the goals I set, and have surpassed them way beyond what I thought possible. I of course have new goals now. I am now living in the US and doing internet marketing full time.
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Money I would be happy earning
500,000 / year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
1,000,000 / year
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
500,000 / year

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

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
8 hours / day, 7 days / week
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Nice! I hope to be right behind you!
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nanasmith Premium
Now thats major goals! Awesome.
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Hey Nathaniell! I've been reading your One More Cup of Coffee blog and learning a shit ton! I am definitely interested in launching my first affiliate marketing blog, but I can't justify the cost for WA. What do you think the biggest benefit is over building a site by myself on Wordpress?
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Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you all here. Question: I have not yet signed up with WA. I know nothing about Affiliate Marketing. I need to learn what I need to know to get my first website up and running. I am debating between signing on with WA or Clickbank University. Can anyone please explain why they like WA as opposed to Clickbank University or any others? Can you please explain why WA is a better choice than CU? Thank you very much. Jack Carter, Los Angeles
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nathaniell Premium
In a nutshell, CBU training isn't as in-depth, isn't as updated, and the community is not as active. Plus, you get way more help here in WA.

The long version is here: https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/clickbank-university-review-is-it-worth-the-price/

If you want to learn affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is second to none. CBU isn't a "bad" course, but since they are similarly priced, it's no competition. WA has much better training, support, and tools to build your business.

Hope that helps Jack!
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Can I get started without the training by having the training done while I have to do whatever I need to in this program? I am a visual learner and if I watch a video then do it. It will be confusing as my mind moves to quick through each step and process? If it goes too slow then I become impatient and will give up. I need speed and training done while I’m browsing
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nathaniell Premium
There is video and written training Zach, and you can follow the video lessons while you do the tasks! My advice is to not go too fast. It's really easy to skip important things, then get lost. Make sure to do each task at the end of the lessons, so that you complete all the necessary steps.
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Hey Nathaniel, I just wanted to thank you really quick for referring me here, i was literally moments away from dropping a bunch of money to sign up with a different program when i got the referral from you. I look forward to learning more and working with you and the other Affiliates here.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Jace! There definitely are a lot of scams out there and by no means are you alone or should you feel bad that you have fallen victim to these vultures. 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 drop by my personal profile.

I log into WA every day to check my messages!
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MarkGiorgio Premium
Hey Nathaniell, I have a couple of questions.

Can an affiliate with amazon have more than one affiliate link?

If someone goes to Amazon with your link, will they pay a commission on everything ordered that day?

Once someone goes there can they sign into their prime account to finish the transaction?

Thanks Mark
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nathaniell Premium
Yes - you can add as many links, from as many different products or companies as you want.

Yes - you get credit for everything in the cart!

Yes - it doesn't matter whether they are Prime or not. You still get credit.

Hope that helps Mark! Let me know if you have any more questions man.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
So a general link works even when not associated with a specific product? For example if My daughter uses my amazon affiliate link and then shops I’ll get the commission?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, it works, but NO, it's not a good idea to do that!

1) Just sending someone to Amazon is not a targeted promotion. It's very unlikely to make a sale because the person is just "browsing".

2) It's also against Amazon's TOS to have family and friends order through your link, and they have pretty smart tactics to figure out who's who. Only use your Amazon link on your website or on Social Media.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
Thanks I understand. I actually have a bigger idea just needed clarification
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MarkGiorgio Premium
how many separate affiliate accounts can a person have with a company like amazon?
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nathaniell Premium
You need just one with each place. You can choose to make a different tracking code for each website you build, but it wouldn't make sense to have separate accounts, otherwise you might struggle to meet the minimum payout threshold for some time.

You can sign up to as many affiliate programs as you want though. There's no limit to the number of companies you can work with.
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MarkGiorgio Premium
This is very helpful. I'd love to chat on the phone at some point if that's possible.
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nathaniell Premium
I would love to be able to talk on the phone with all of my referrals, but there simply isn't enough time in the day to provide that level of support. If you need instant help, Live Chat is a great place to go.

Otherwise, you can definitely drop me a message on my profile, or respond to one of my comments, or private message me (if you're premium), and I'll get back to you with an answer ASAP!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell.

I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm really upset. I bought a domain name. I moved my website there, but: 1. It didn't have the same website name. Instead of "www.logcabinquiltrulers.montgomeryworld.com" it is only "montgomeryworld.com". 2. There's a problem with the site. It is not secure. I got a big message on my screen and it would not load my page. I created "www.logcabinquilters.montgomeryworld". I wanted to move my ruler website to it. It has the big unsecure site warning too and wouldn't load.

I really need to get this fixed. I'm about ready to give up. I'm doubting it was the right decision to spend the money for WA and domain name. I feel terrible. Please help me.

Thanks.

Diana
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I've received the following email and I'm wondering a) Is it a good and safe idea? and b) How can I tell whether this is spam?
Kind regards,
Aaron


Hi,

I’m a long time reader.

I’m writing to you because I’d love to contribute a guest post to your website.

I’ve been brainstorming some topics and I think your readers would get a ton of value from them.
I’ll make sure the piece is filled with information that can’t be found anywhere else. In exchange, all i expect is a backlink from within the main body of the article.

Do let me know if you like this proposal and if I can begin sending you some topic ideas.

Sincerely,

Ashlie Lopez
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nathaniell Premium
This is not worth your time. As your site grows, you'll receive many emails like this daily. 99% of the content these places produce is outsourced, and will not help your website at all!
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aaronlerch Premium
Many thanks!!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell.

I took a look at my budget. I can make the $47 work, but I want to make sure I will be able to create my webpage right. My web page is about THINGS. Every post needs to have a picture of a thing I'm talking about. Because I tried to put a picture of a quilt in my header and it didn't work (even though my theme seemed to accept the graphic), I'm a bit leary. I'm sure you can understand that.

Thanks.

Diana
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nathaniell Premium
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.

I recommend picking 2-3 of your favorites and sticking to those. That way you won't waste a ton of time looking for the perfect image :)
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Mwhite2010 Premium
I also wanted to ask you on my profile there it says that I haven’t made any posts but I have made probably 4-5 posts already can you maybe see why it shows that I haven’t? And also I just started all back over from the start when I went premium and on my profile also where before when I had gotten this far I had a lost bigger number where it says rank but now it has 0 and none of these may not be important but I just wanted to ask .
Thanks
Michelle White
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nathaniell Premium
Keep in mind the WA blog posts are different from your webiste blog posts. If you are creating blog posts on your website, those won't show within WA. To create a blog post in WA, you need to go to the pencil at the top of the dashboard, then click "Blog at WA".

Those blog posts are for talking about your business to the community. It's like a discussion about your journey through online business, and people can comment on them for support, encouragement, or advice!
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Malindar Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I’m really stuck today with the issue of PayPal. I went to set up an account with them, so I can monetize my blog, and must choose either a personal account or business account. After reading the descriptions for each, neither one seems to really fit, although since I’m trying to monetize I chose business account. However, the questions they are asking are totally unrelated to a blog, and they don’t recognize blog, blogger, writer, etc as a business type. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much for your help, it is Greatly appreciated Nathaniell. Hope you have a fantastic day! Blessings, Malinda
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nathaniell Premium
You can just choose personal for now. They won't monitor your transactions. The main difference is if you would be selling physical products, you might be getting things like chargebacks, doing invoices, and that type of business stuff.

For YOUR paypal account, you'll just be receiving money, or purchasing things like plugins/themes/courses, so the business stuff doesn't really apply to you. Plus, you can switch later if you need.

I used personal paypal for many years, and only started a business one after I incorporated, which was more than six years after I started my business.

Hope that helps Malinda!
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Malindar Premium
Thank you Nathaniell, this information is so helpful! I was really hung up with this dilemma today. Now, I am able to move forward. What a comfort, to be able to ask questions. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Blessings,
Malinda
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Malinda! That's exactly what WA is for :)
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lawrencevigg Premium
since you are recognized as a Helper today Please help me I am so embarrassed! I don't know what kind of content to put in my website without it being PLAGIARISM!! you know the old saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery can I bogart my sister's website or my brother in law? Thanks in advance
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Mwhite2010 Premium
I got cut off where I left off at over the weekend so do I have to start back at the very firstof getting started I even though I just paid my upgrade premium or is there some way I can take up where I left off and I was on getting a background for my website?
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nathaniell Premium
You can continue from where you left off, but it looks like you already went Premium. Congrats Michelle! Now you have full access to all the WA training and all aspects of your WordPress website.

As for backgrounds on the website - I highly recommend NOT using a background actually! It creates a kind of "dated" look for the site. Simple and plain is better.

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.

However, if you really want to add a background, make sure to use a high quality image so it's not blurry, and you can add images by going into the Appearance settings inside WordPress.

Let me know if you need anything else Michelle!
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rhinogal Premium
Good evening!

I thought I'd check in and let you know I now have three posts plus the About Us & the Privacy page. I've added images and/or affiliate links and the site has been indexed by Google!

Just want you to know I am really happy that I discovered your site and learned about WealthyAffiliates.

Lorna
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nathaniell Premium
Wow - you're doing great Lorna! Those are some big steps, and I can see you gaining some momentum already :) Keep up the good work!
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rhinogal Premium
Thank you!
I just wanted you to know your efforts to introduce visitors to Wealthy Affiliates are changing lives!
Lorna
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Greg-C Premium
Hi Nathaniell.
My membership renewal is coming due on 22nd September. I remember I switched to Premium on a special price you offered a year ago. Can you tell me how much the yearly premium is now and will it be deducted automatically from my nominated account?
I know there are Black Friday specials, but that is not till Nov. 29.
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nathaniell Premium
I'll send you a PM now to get you sorted Greg!
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniell. When I used the system to create my Privacy Policy, it published it as a post, rather than a page. That's not right. I deleted the post and redid it, but I didn't see where I could make it a page. I asked the community about how to fix it, and apparently I have to be a full member to be able to change it, even though we were supposed to make it a page. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
There was a bit of miscommunication is sounds like.

To CHANGE a page to a post, you need a special plugin to do that, which does require a premium account. However, the manual way to do it, is exactly how you did it. Delete the post, then re-publish as a page.

Google won't notice any issues because your site is so new, and the Privacy Policy is "no-indexed" anyway, which means Google isn't supposed to see the content on that page.

So did you get your new policy published?
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DianaKay Premium
Hi Nathaniel.

I published my site. I’m happy with it, but I have a bottom frame I want to take out, and I can’t figure how to do that. After messing with it for about 45 minutes, I gave up.

I gotta go. Kitchen timer just went off. Thanks for all the help.

Diana
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nathaniell Premium
You mean like a footer you want to get rid of? Some design things would require a major overhaul, or hiring a coder to do the work for you, so if you are really unhappy with the look of a theme, the better option would be to just change themes.

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 meant something else, just let me know!
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nmhyf56et Premium
If you have two subjects that are related, but not directly connected such as:
attitude -Manifestation and Motivation
and Physical conditioning - such as - but not limited to - dieting
Is it better to have two sites linked to to another - or just to have articles and offers for both avenues all under one roof?

Thanks,
Ron
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nathaniell Premium
If it's the same thread, yes, I'd make it the same site. Sounds like you're doing a kind of mind-body motivation and growth type of site, right?

Like a lifestyle blog?

It's totally fine to do it on the same site. In fact, I recommend it! Just make sure you have a target audience in mind. 20-year old men looking at self improvement probably have a different mindset and 50 year old women, and will resonate with different types of content.

Keep the WHO in mind as you build out your site :)
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hjrear Premium
Hey Nathaniell. Man I realize that we get so much here, and I'd like to giv that opportunity for someone else. I'm hoping to get him a good deal an then be able to promote WA because this is an amazing service. I truly believe this is a lifechanging process, and I would like to bring others to WA !
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nathaniell Premium
Sure thing man. Your link is here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Send him your link, double check he's in fact, your referral, then you'll get 50% commission when he goes premium. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/referrals
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Hey Nate,

How is it possible that there is no All in One SEO plugin preinstalled on my first website? I created the second one and there was this plugin already preinstalled. How can we solve this problem? Is it possible that I can create one more website within my starter membership?

And...is it possible to change the website name once it has been created?

Thanks for your help in advance

Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. That's very strange that your first build doesn't have it, but the second one does. If you plan on going Premium, you can simply install the plugin manually at that point.

For now, I wouldn't worry about it too much. The AIO SEO plugin doesn't make your website "better". It just optimizes a few things. Otherwise, you can delete that first website, then remake it. You can create two free websites on your account, so you could just delete the 2nd one you created, then make another website using the same niche, but different URL.

It's possible to change the "name" of a website, but not possible to change the URL. There is a process to "redirect" the URL if you really want to, but that option is only available to premium members.

Hope this answers your questions Mirek! Let me know if you need anything else.
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Hey Nate. Thanks. I received help from other members of the community as well. Yes, I did delete the first website the one that didn't have the d AIO and created a new one.
Bu the way...it's really amazing that whenever you need help there are hundreds men ready to help right away
Awesome.

I'll go premium but first need to have a credit card issued.

Have a good day man and thanks again

Greetings

Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
No problem man! I log into WA every to check on everyone, including you. It takes just a few minutes of my time and I get to help thousands of people build their businesses :)
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I think I want to make a website based around cooking. Maybe specifically cooking on a budget, or cooking without a recipe. A couple of my siblings want to help me with it, too. We've been talking about possibly also making youtube videos while cooking so there's something available for visual learners as well. I'm thinking youtube videos could maybe bring more traffic to the website and vice-versa. I actually have some experience in web design and development so building one is the part I'm most confident in.
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nathaniell Premium
That's a great idea! I love the "Cooking on a budget" idea for a website. There are plenty of other websites out there like this too, so you can see what they're doing, and use it for inspiration. There's a super popular one called https://www.closetcooking.com/ that I like.

And YouTube is always a good option, no matter what the niche. Plus, Kyle will show you more social media options in later training modules.

Sounds like you have some help and support in your business venture too Lysander. Glad to hear it :)
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Katja2 Premium
Hi! I have few questions. I am thinking that I will post a lot of video interviews with the famous people in my niche. Which template is better for this, does it matter?
I am also thinking of posting these videos on You Tube. Where do I put affiliate links then? Under the video?
I was thinking to do a transcript of the video. So do I post it under the video or do I make a seperate post with that.

Thank you so much for your help.

Have a nice day.
Katja
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nathaniell Premium
The template AKA "theme" doesn't matter that much. It's a matter of tasted.

For your interviews, the best option will be to upload your videos to a YouTube channel, then embed those videos into your site. You can embed videos in any theme, or any website. You can put your affiliate links in the video description AND on pages on your site, then link from the video description to your website. That way someone watching the video can also see the written version (transcriptions) on your website, or they can view additional information.

This is a well-known tactic to reuse/repurpose information. For example, you do one interview, but you get video and written content from it, attracting two types of audiences.

Great ideas Katja!
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Katja2 Premium
Thank you very much! You really helped me. You are awesome!

Have a nice day! 😁
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Katja. Happy to help!
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Raghad1 Premium
Hi, I’m having serious issues with picking my niche. I know I’m supposed to pick something I’m passionate about..there are few things that I have extensive knowledge about like anxiety (I suffer from anxiety disorder), foods and regimens to combat anxiety, fat loss as I had to manage my weight gain from my anxiety medication and of course like all girls, skin care and makeup! Can you please help guide me in the right direction as some people advise not to get into medical stuff. So don’t know how to narrow down on any of those niches! Please help. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Thank you
Raghad
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Katja2 Premium
Hi.
I think all of these can be combined into one niche - anxiety. I think is all connected. You explained it really good.
I hope that helps.

Katja
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joenoz Premium
Hi Nathiel. Hope all is well your end; I have an issue.
Basically I start university tomorrow and had to give up my full time job so at the moment I don't have an income.

What happens when I have to cancel my subscription?

I'm definitely coming back to WA as I love it here, but I haven't got the disposable income as we speak to keep it going.

Will I lose all my website and things?

Will WA stop the hosting of my website?

It'd seem a shame for it all to go down the drain and meaning I'd have to start again.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Joe.
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Joe! You were doing really good on your site and making awesome progress.

If you purchase a domain and build a website using WA hosting, you own the domain and the content! If at some point you cancel, you can still retain all this stuff.

The domain can stay with WA as your registrar, and you can access it at any time using your regular login. Go to SiteDomains to manage it there, just like any other domain registrar. You are also free to move the domain to a new registrar if you want, but will then be subject to their fees like SSL fees, Privacy Fees, and extra renewal fees.

As for the content, you'll need to move that to another host. Since WA will not longer be your host (and cannot host content for free), you can choose one of the many other choices for hosts out there. Prices range from $10 - $250/month depending on how many websites you have and what level of service you choose.

If you do choose to just cancel everything and not move your website, WA still keeps a backup for six months, and if you come back during that time they can restore your site for you. This is unheard of in the hosting industry, and a really good reason to host here. If you plan to stay away longer, you need to back up your files, and keep a copy on your computer somewhere. Hope this helps Joe, and I hope you find a way to stick with your training here too :)
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joenoz Premium
Awesome, thanks for your help.

I shouldn't be gone longer than 6 months - could be a week for 4, just got to get an income back on the cards.

I'll stay in the loop via my free account, so I'll still be around ;)

Thanks Nathaniel.
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nathaniell Premium
Just FYI, unfortunately, it's not possible to revert back to the Starter membership. Your account won't be deleted, but will lose access to all parts of the community unless you re-activate premium.

It's kind of like a gym membership. They offer some free days to test it out, but you can't get multiple free days passes.

If you join back up to Wealthy Affiliate in the future, just log into your account and you will be prompted to join premium again. Everything will be as you left it, including your username, comments, questions, badges, etc.

Please see Kyle's comment here regarding any commissions related to promoting WA: There are also some discussions going on here: Hope that helps!
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uebomoyi Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I hope you're doing well. I noticed you're one of the few members who created training in the WA platform. I saw on a comparison table that premium members can earn from creating training after 3 months.

Can you please tell me how the process works? Do you get credits from people liking and commenting on your training or does it work another way?

Thank you,
James
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Hi Nate,
How r u doing? Hey! I have a problem with All in One SEO plugin. There is no such a plugin in my website plugins menu. I have 3 preinstalled plugins but non of them is All in One. Is it possible? How to solve the problem.

Greetings
Mirek
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nathaniell Premium
Check to make sure it's "active". You may have to activate it.

Since you're on a free account, it should be automatically installed. Make sure you click the "all" tab/link inside WordPress to see all active and inactive plugins.

Let me know if that works for you Mirek!
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Heidi123 Premium
Hey! I was going through some affiliate training tonight and Kyle mentions not to go “affiliate crazy.” He was saying not to have affiliate links in every post and not to have too many per page but no specifics. This was new to me and almost every post, albeit just 3 have been published, have several links each. I am wondering if you would be able to take a look at what I have and tell me what you think as far as my links go. Do I have too many? If I keep going like this (I have about 4 more posts ready and scheduled to publish) will I be labeled a “bridge page” by google and hurt my rankings? Should I restructure the site so that I have some linkless posts? Sorry for all the questions, this was just news to me and very different from what my mindset has been.

Thanks,
Heidi

https://lovejesusdoyourbest.com/
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nathaniell Premium
The affiliate link thing is just a rule of thumb. There are many successful websites out there which have affiliate links on every page, so your site, as is, and as you are doing it, will probably not suffer. As long as you have enough content, and it's stuff people want to read you'll be fine.

This rule of thumb also helps people get focused on helping people, instead of just plastering links everywhere. Lots of newbies just want to add links and make money, but forget that they need a strong foundation of content to actually get people on the site.

Your site is looking fine so far! My main suggestion regarding affiliate links is that you probably don't NEED that many to be effective. For example, on your "best non-toxic laundry detergent" post, you could probably be fine with just three affiliate links, from your top 3 pics.

People don't need buying options for EVERYTHING. They want to be told what's the best, and why.

Let me know if you have any follow up questions Heidi. Happy to help!
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Hi Nathaniel, I am currently enrolled in Clickbank U 2.0. Will this affect me in the future. Out of my hasty decision, I chose Clickbank thinking it will direct me to the source. But now, I am bored with the lessons and they stopped the lesson since I finished them early on. I will waste waiting another week just to go on. Anyway, hope I get answers. Can WA refer and promote Clickbank products?
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry to hear that Clickbank U isn't working out for you Pj! I think you'll find Wealthy Affiliate much more engaging and the lessons more effective.

Yes, you can promote Clickbank products on your affiliate website you build here. You can pick ANY products you like to promote.

You have to decide what your website will be about though. Did you pick your niche yet?
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Gee! thanks Nathaniel. Yes, I am more engaged now. After I finished Starter. I am proceeding to premium and all the way.
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds great, and you're welcome Pj! I'm always in and out throughout the day, so I'll check in from time to time to see how you're doing
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nathaniell, as part of the training, I have added AdSense to my site but it now looks quite crowded with adverts and I'm not sure that is a good thing. I've noticed that you don't seem to have AdSense on your site. In addition, some of the ads aren't directly relevant to my niche.... So I'm not sure whether to keep it or not. Would you mind having a look and tell me your thoughts? Many thanks. I'd also appreciate general feedback and whether you think that I am heading in the right direction. Much appreciated! Warm regards, Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
All of the issues you named are definitely well known issues with using adsense. Whether to keep it on your site or not will have to be your decision.

Usually, the rule is just 3 ads per page, but you can have more if you have really long content. Some of my sites have ads, some don't. Totally up to you!

If you are not comfortable with ads, you do not need them! Read Kyle's perspective here:
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aaronlerch Premium
Can I set the amount of ads or their location on my page?
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, you should be able to. Perhaps you signed up for their auto-ad placement thing (which is new). You should be able to put ads one-by-one into your website using Adsense code.
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Hi Nathaniell. I'm busy creating my website but stumbled upon a problem. Is there any data base for logos and site icons? Or do I have to create my own? I know it'd be better to create my own but I'd like to take advantage of an existing one just as a try to see how the website would look. Thanks fof helping me out
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nathaniell Premium
If you don't want to make one, you can easily outsource on on Fiverr. https://www.fiverr.com/. Costs just $5! Hope that helps Mirek!
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Communicator Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I haven't been using my Wealthy Affiliate account. Would it be possible to change it over to my friend, Tyler Buchanan? Tyler has updated the payment information so that he will be paying for the premium membership. Also, would it be possible to change my username to his own username and then have him upload his profile picture? Thank you very much for your help.
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, absolutely. All your information can be changed here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

And on your profile here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/huyen3

The URL might remain with "huyen3", but you can change the name. I've updated the name to Tyler on my side for our communication now.
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Heidi123 Premium
I am having repetitive problems with my comments. They suddenly stop working, unbeknownst to me until someone finally tells me. When people try to comment they receive a message that says “you’re submitting too quickly please wait a few seconds”. Unfortunately everything site support has had me do has not helped. I’ve disabled all plug ins and still nothing. Any other ideas? Didn’t have this issue until I switched over to hosting on WA so I guess I’ll have to send my site back to bluehost if I can’t get it fixed. Thanks for your help.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure where you are having trouble submitting comments - in the SiteComment section of WordPress? Or just on your normal WordPress site?

A comment warning sounds like it's native to WordPress: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/you-are-posting-comments-too-quickly-slow-down-2/

This would not be a hosting issue as far as I know, since hosts do not send out warnings like that, but perhaps the WA caching system is causing comment issues. Haven't heard of that before.

How many people have said they had issues? This may also be a spam tactic to get comments approved.
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Heidi123 Premium
Basically I just stop getting comments so I go and try to post and see the problem pop back up. We did end up getting it fixed today but I’m concerned it will happen again. This was the second time since switching to WA it’s happened. I will check out that link and watch closely and see how it goes. Thanks for the help!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Heidi. Let me know if this is still an issue in the future and I can investigate further.
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TyAtteberry Premium
I was able to redirect the siterubic.com websites to the .com domain names I had previously purchased at Namecheap. However, when I go to that site both chrome and safari are telling me that the site is not secure and that I must go back. I must have done something wrong in the process. Any thoughts?
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nathaniell Premium
If you are logging in and it says "Connection Not Private", there are a couple ways to troubleshoot this.

First, make sure you are typing https:// instead of http. You might be seeing a "cached" version of the old URL.

Also, don't forget to clear your browser cache after each change to make sure you view the current changes, not the cached version. Make sure you're using the Chrome or Firefox browser (Chrome is better) as well.

Next, go to your website manager area, click "Details", then turn SiteSSL ON. If it's already on, turn it OFF then ON again. See if turning "Extreme" ON/OFF changes anything as well.

After that, you can contact SiteSupport and see if they can fix the problem. If it's related to the hosting and SSL certificate, they can fix it: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

If they say that they are good on their end, you can view this training as well to find individual elements which could be breaking your SSL: Let me know if those solve it!
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Hi Nathaniel, thanks for much for allowing me to be a part of the Affiliates community. I have an amazon affiliates account in AUS, but am having trouble linking global accounts when I use genius links. Do I need to open separate affiliate amazon accounts and how do I do that.

I am also an author and would like to offer my readers some book lover related gift ideas. I thought it would be a nice addition to my site - is there any good affiliate account you can think off that offer nice quality gifts? I want to limit complaints lol

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Many thanks, Charmaine
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nathaniell Premium
I don't use Genius Links. Actually, I recommend just using the Amazon native system called Amazon OneLink! Amazon USA will probably be your main source of revenue, so I highly recommend setting up your account there if you are going to be focusing on Amazon.

Researching affiliate programs will be part of your training. Kyle will discuss this in Level 3 of your training, after you build your affiliate website. You can also do some research here, inside WA: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Have you started your training yet? Hope that helps Charmaine!
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Thank you, Nathaniel. That's terrific! It's helped a lot.
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Charmaine! Always happy to help.
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I do have another question actually. It's two fold. I have a readership (I'm an author (romance)) and thought I'd like to out some book lover gifty products to add value to my web site. I know this won't yield too much (if anything actually), however am only thinking it might be a way to drive more people to my site through SEO rankings and subsequently to my books. Are there any good gift affiliate programs you know of that might suit this niche? I want nice products - not cheap crappy stuff. I've already put Kindles and some gifts up there, but Amazon is incredibly hard. There might be an easier way.

Secondly, I do have an author following as I design book covers and run list builder promotions. Are there any worthy affiliates I could use to promote to fellow authors - i.e. build a good web site / product blog content / I know there's grammerley (so I;ll sign up for that) - any others you might think would be a good fit?

I hope I'm not over asking, but really interested to hear your thoughts. Completely understand if this isn't what you answer here.

Many thanks, Charmaine
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniel - I have a question - since I still have hardly any traffic, no sales, and all my posts have external words links directing people to other sites if they want to purchase. My question is this - I saw this at the bottom of a post on someones website....

"Shopping online? Consider supporting this blog by shopping through these links for AMAZON, iHERB and LAZADA! It costs you nothing and your support is greatly appreciated!"

Do you recommend I start doing this or is it a no no in affiliate marketing?

I just want some sales

Thank you

Bill
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nathaniell Premium
No, I do not recommend that strategy. It's relying on people to intentionally click your link because you ask them, instead of actually providing value. Most people will NOT do that anyway.

If you are not getting clicks, then you need to re-focus on traffic.

For traffic, you need to write content. What to write about? You need to keyword research.

Researching keywords and topics for your site will be your #1 job moving forward. It can definitely take some time to see results and gain traction, but those results are residual. A good ranking won't disappear over night!

How often are you writing and how long are your articles?
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BillHeinicke Premium
I always Jaxy research for good QSR etc - and use good keywords, I try to get as close to 1000 words as I can and as a full time worker I avg 2 posts a week still training
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nathaniell Premium
That's the way to do it! Just wanted to make sure you were on track. Something else you can do is to research your competition and see what they're doing: This can give you some good ideas of what's working for other people.
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kcote1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I am really struggling picking my niche. On one hand I am thinking I should do something more frequently purchased than dive or sail gear but I need a plan and it's a little overwhelming. Do you have any tips or suggestions to help me make up my mind?
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nathaniell Premium
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!

Based on the above advice, which one do you think you'll go with?
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kcote1 Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Thank you for your help. I think sailing, I actually do follow Delos and about 15 other sailing blogs as well.
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nathaniell Premium
Cool! I don't own a boat, but my friend does, so I know just a bit about sailing :)
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kcote1 Premium
I want to own a boat but living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is so expensive and you can only use the boat 4 months a year. So I am waiting until I can afford to move away to buy one.
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Newbeez55 Premium
Nathaniel , I am ready to build my site, but do not know how My site ha ls simple name:. Healings the natural ways. My niches reflects healings of weight loss, pain, diabetic, and hyperyension with natural means and methods without dependence on medication. Product lines are to be based on pay assessment of products and advertisers. So, do you have good templates for site creation?
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nathaniell Premium
There is no "best" theme (template) 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. Did you build your website yet? That training is here:
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jayardy Premium
Thanks for your kind welcoming messages; I'm looking forward to many happy, successful years of working with you.
I need to ask you if you can do something for me? There seems to be a typo in my first name: My name is Joseph, and it somehow got erroneously listed as Jopeph - is this something that you can help me with?
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nathaniell Premium
You can change your name in your account settings: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

Hope that helps!
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yairhaim Premium
Hey Nathaniel,
I just upgraded to Premium, and I'm in the middle of choosing a niche situation. I thought to create my niche about "calisthenics equipment" or "calisthenics gear".
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinion about my selection. I would also be happy to get a few tips before I move on.
Yair.
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nathaniell Premium
I think those sound great! I don't know if there's a difference between "gear" vs "equipment", since I'm not familiar with this particular niche, but however you want to call it, I think that's fine.

What type of person are you targeting? Newbie to calisthenics? Someone doing calistenics for a specific goal?
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yairhaim Premium
I think I'll target both Newbies who wants to take action and start calisthenics and want to pick up some gear and people that already in this area, but want to upgrade their training to the next level.
There are things that I should look into and think about in the start?

Thanks again,
Yair.
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nathaniell Premium
That sounds perfect. Great niche choice!

Now it's time to build your website. Here's where that lessons starts: If you haven't completed the lessons before that, I highly recommend going through them step by step. Lots of important information in there!
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yairhaim Premium
The site is already on air! ;)
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nathaniell Premium
That's great Yair! My best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website.
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MizEllie Premium
Hi, I think you know I am disabled. I've been having a bad time with my health, and my hubby's right now. Is there any way I could put my account on hold for a few months? I don't want to drop out entirely but $49/month would help right now.
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nathaniell Premium
To put a "hold" on your account you'll need to cancel, then come back to this account later when you are ready to continue.

What to do next depends on whether you have a website you want to keep, and what you want to do with it. Your website will go offline when you cancel unless you move it to another host, but that host will cost money too.

Do you want to keep your website up while you're taking a break?
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MizEllie Premium
I will stay at WA. Thanks for answering.
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to hear it Ellie! Let me know if you need anything in the meantime :)
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Hi Nat,

Ive seen your websites and testimony of being a successful person. i can see your a very diligent person, one of the key of a successful life.

before i will dive in to our training, need advice of what to set first in my account, dashboard..also tidbits or information to be better trainee.

thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already have your profile set up, so from this point, 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.

PS. People who interact with the community stay longer and see better results, so don't be shy :)
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Jerryfoam Premium
Hi my name is Jerry Anderson. I am very new to all of this. I worked in the construction industry most of my younger years. I had an opportunity to go to Costa Rica for two months in 1996, and took it. I feel in love with the place. When it was time for me to head back to the US , I decided to stay. I stayed for six years. Came back to the US with a wife and two kids. Had my own business for a while, things were going pretty good. In the year 2008 my business took a dive. Had some family health issues with my mom, and was out of my business for a few years. Tried to restart it and it just didn't go well. I would love to make money online. It would give me and my wife the freedom to go back to Costa Rica and live there. Now I'm basically doing handyman stuff and what ever else I can to get by. So in a general way that's what's been up with me. Looking forward to learning more about making money online and the sooner the better 😁. Pura Vida!
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t-Dubs Premium
Gave you a shoutout today.

While I have you, do you have any templates for getting new wealthy affiliate members to sign up underneath me?
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nathaniell Premium
Great work being so consistent with writing and working on your website. THAT is what is going to pay off long term.

I don't have specific templates for getting WA members to sign up. I did send you a PM with 8 article styles to make money online though. Check your inbox for that.

Specifically for getting WA signups though, everyone's website is different, so you'll have to figure out what type of content resonates with your audience the most. Since you're targeting single dads, you can craft your content to match their mindset. Same with your keywords. They should be things that single dads trying to make money online will search for.

It's a great audience for sure, and I think you'll find some really interesting ways to connect with this audience.
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Hi Nathaniell
I joined WA via you a few years ago but didn't continue for various reasons. I've rejoined with a different email using the free trial, so if I'm not supposed to do that I'm sorry but I'm just not sure enough about it to start at the monthly premium, especially when the Australian dollar is so low atm.
Problem is that I can only get into WA with my new profile using Firefox and Safari and then things don't work (set-up homepage results in "bad request"). When I try and use Chrome I flip back to my old profile and can only start again without any of the soft entries. Any ideas? I've tried clearing history.

Thanks

Deb
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nathaniell Premium
You can log out of your old account in Chrome, then re-log in using your new credentials. Shouldn't be an issue.

OR, you can start a new "profile" in chrome. https://www.bettercloud.com/monitor/the-academy/how-to-create-switch-profiles-in-chrome/

Let me know if that works for you Deb!

PS. I'm a very active member of WA, and have been here for 9 years, so I think this time around you'll have the proper support you need to start making money with your website :)
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Looks like the $19 membership special is only for the 1st month, then it goes to $49 every month, which I can't afford right now (not to mention the monthly commitment for a min monthly order purchase from the MLM company I'm looking at each month). so I need to get a pretty good understanding of how to get a site up, and start getting leads, and getting people signed up so I'll start having some income to pay the monthly fee with after that first month.... so, I'm going through the stage 1 training right now.. on like step 5 of the 10 part course...
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct. The first month is $19, then after that its' $49. That includes all of the training and hosting for your website.

Watch out for those autoship programs! That's how people get "garage qualified" in MLM companies. Plus, you can promote similar products through affiliate marketing...for free. Affiliate programs are free to join, no matter what company or product you promote!

Either way, it's definitely possible to make money on the starter membership Glenn. The websites get ranked in Google, they can get traffic, and you can definitely join some affiliate programs just using the free websites provided to you inside Wealthy Affiliate.

However, keep in mind that premium features will help you see better results. You'll get more training, continued 1-on-1 support from other members, myself, and Kyle and Carson, Live Chat, premium hosting support, live webinars, etc etc. Not to mention you'll be working on your very own dot com.

If you plan to remain a starter member, you can absolutely make money without paying a dime. But it's going to require that you are a more independent learner, and very self motivated! There are over 500 free training modules inside WA as well - you just gotta search for them.

You can always upgrade at a later point when it's more convenient and you want a little more help building your business. It's a lot easier to earn when you have all the lessons, and the support of the Wealthy Affiliate community helping you out along the way.
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Yeah, I can certainly appreciate the benefits that come with the premium membership, but I don't have much choice in the matter, as I'm in the negative every month right now, and getting deeper... so, I've got to figure out a way to get some additional money coming in... then when I've actually got the $49 coming in I can get the full access, and the additional help...

Don't have much choice in the matter at the moment, and it's pretty hard to concentrate on the videos, which are rather lengthy, and so far I am pretty familiar with everything that's been presented... but I'll keep looking for the info I need to come up with a plan, a strategy, a site name, a theme, look for an affiliate program to get started with to start getting some funds coming in, etc. as I don't really have much choice about it, to be honest...
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nathaniell Premium
Building an affiliate site definitely takes some time and knowledge, hence the long videos! The truth is, building a business will not be an overnight thing. It's going to take at least some weeks and months to gain traction in Google. You can absolutely count small successes along the way like getting indexed, and publishing your first article, but to see rankings and sales, you're gonna need to strap in for at least a few months.

A website is absolutely the best way to promote an MLM business though. There are millions of leads out there online versus just your local area!
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Angelina58 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, I am stuck, I want to do affiliate marketing and I am in the process of setting up a website. I want to sell this program. I am of the understanding that i need to build my website around selling this programe. so what do I do next?
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nathaniell Premium
You need to pick a niche first. Did you decide what you want to make your website about?
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wjg546 Premium
Hi Nathaniel, Thanks for the money goals comment. I know it's going to take work but I will get there. I do have a question for you. I want to go health and fitness and concentrating on the keto diet/lifestyle. I see that clickbank has an affiliate program offering regarding keto. If I select to promote this, how does it work? Will my site have their program and materials? If so, how do I do that?
Thank you much for your time. It is greatly appreciated.
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nathaniell Premium
Keto is definitely something that can make money online. In fact, I've seen a bunch of websites making good money in this area, and there are so many more programs outside of Clickbank! Kyle will get into the details of how to promote things to make money later in the lessons.

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 lessons! Let me know if you need anything else Jean.
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MichaelSabel Premium
Hey Nathaniell ,
I have about 350 people on a mailing list that i have been piling up the last few month. I is a affiliate marketing mailing list for newbies. I was wondering if you have a email blast on WA that i could send to them. It will be the first email about WA that they will get from me.
thank you
michael
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nathaniell Premium
Sorry Michael, I don't borrow, or lend out lists.

If you have a list that's interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate to your list, I recommend you find your affiliate link here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

You can then send out an email to promote your affiliate link.

Jay has a whole series on email marketing: There are 3-4 other videos in this series you can find in the Live Events section here at WA.
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Abizzel Premium
Hey Nathaniel,
I wanted to get your feedback on an idea i have for content on my site. I was doing some keyword searches on jaaxy, and I found some amazing keywords with massive monthly searches but with very few QSR. I was thinking about doing a Frequently asked questions post that used a different keyword for each question. I was also thinking of adding posts for each of the questions, but I thought this might get a lot of really relevant keywords on my site. What are your thoughts? Thanks for your time

Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
I responded to this question in another thread, but I wanted to add here that your idea to create a blog post from each question then link to your blog posts from the FAQ is a great idea! Internal linking to relevant content is great for SEO and authority in search engines.
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Hi Nathaniell,
I am having trouble connecting with my market. We are just not selling the way we should be, and I want to create an affiliate program that will allow me to pay other people to sell my product. I think this is a different model than what you are teaching, which is to create an affiliate website and resell products from others.

Can you give me some advice on how to start my program and get people to become affiliates of mine?
Jeanne
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct - Wealthy Affiliate is not about teaching people how to hire affiliates to sell their product. It's about teaching people to become affiliates.

You could leverage the training here to improve your own website and sales through that webiste though! Getting sales starts with traffic, and there's plenty of information here about how to get traffic to your website.
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Dragostar Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I have a quick question. On the domain that I have with siterubix.com; Will I be able to make a minor change in the name or do I have to create a whole new site? I don't mean transferring the existing domain, I want to change a word in the existing domain. Is it possible? Thx, Ernie
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nathaniell Premium
It's not possible to change the existing domain name, but when you transfer it to a .com domain name, you can change your name at that point.
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Dragostar Premium
Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Ernie. Happy to help!
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Lysharmaine Premium
Hi Coach, I was exploring more details about my niche (fashion handbags) and about bag brands that offers affiliate program. And I was routed to, i guess, one of your pages, ir says onemorccupof-coffee

I didn't notice it at first, but when I tried to copy the link, I saw the onemorefupof-coffee, and the first person I thought of was you, lol.

Is this page yours? Can you maybe tell me more about what you know about handbags? And what do you think of my niche? Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, my site is OneMoreCupof-Coffee!

I don't know much about handbags specifically. That's just a page on my site where I introduce the handbag affiliate programs.

There are many more programs out there too. Kyle will show you how to find them in the training. First, you need your webiste built though! Have you done that yet?
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t-Dubs Premium
Hey Nathaniell, sorry to bother you with such a mundane thing, but I am going to start pulling my hair out if I can't fix this!

http://mistermommy.com/so-much-fun

The images at the bottom are supposed to be in a horizontal line. Instead, they stack (studly if I use any css in the <img> tag). Do you have any experience with this?

Thanks,
~Tom
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ariesight Premium
Hi, I happened to see your question. Maybe you could try using a gallery?
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t-Dubs Premium
Any suggestions on which one? There are only two pictures I'm trying to use.
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nathaniell Premium
They are horizontal to me! That's the issue with image alignment. Depending on the computer screen size, images will align differently. That's why I always pick large images, and do one per line. I never try to create a "gallery" effect.

There are plugins that can do this, but they are not worth your time IMO. Just stick with one image per line, as big as will fit in your writing column!
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t-Dubs Premium
I see. I wonder if the built in gallery builder on wordpress will overcome these issues.. We'll see! Thanks, dude!
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Tanya74 Premium
Hi, Nathaniell! thank you for the referral. is it wise to get premium membership right away and register own domain or start with simple/free site? and tutorial kind of suggests domain and title very specific to niche versus a more broad/fun title... is that best practice versus a more catchy title that may lend itself to varied content within a more broad niche down the road? your site name for example is great yet not obvious as to content just reading title...
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nathaniell Premium
Looks like you already went Premium, so if you are confident in your niche, you can just get a .com from the beginning. If you are still navigating and thinking about your niche, you can start with the free site then move to .com later (Level 2 of your training).

Either way works!
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emilyfernweh Premium
I'm stuck at finding my niche. I'm interested in what products are healthy/natural
and the best value and also what nutrients or toxins are in what products and
what nutrients or plants/herbal ingredients are beneficial to which
improvements in health. I'm always doing research on something related to this topic
and now use glycerin-free toothpaste and aluminum-free deodorant because of what I've learned.

My problem is that my interest is in a very broad and popular field and not sure where
to start my simple niche. Also, I've been on your site and saw your list of natural
product companies that offer generous affiliate commissions. What I'm wondering is
how do I promote all these products of I haven't tried them. I could do research on each
including their ingredients list and compare them, but I can't even afford a premium
membership at this time. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have on what
my next step should be.

Thanks, Emily
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nathaniell Premium
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!

As for "how" to promote, that's covered in the training. First, you need to build the site, and get some content on there. Kyle will show you how to get traffic to your website, and then you can start applying to those affiliate programs you saw on my site.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions about the training or affiliate marketing in general.
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emilyfernweh Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thanks for reaching out. Like you, I have Asperger's and wasn't diagnosed until 24.
I am 36 now and have spent my life so far going from job to job to job and mostly
living with family. I work in home care right now and it's rewarding but the hours are never
guaranteed and it's draining as you can probably imagine.
I've looked for opportunities to work from home before, but I'm really
hopeful about this one. I would love to make a passive income doing
this and finally break this vicious cycle!
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nathaniell Premium
I don't actually have Aspergers - I just wrote an article about it. Working online is a great way to earn money for anyone who finds it difficult to work a traditional job. Working from home is very comfortable, and you can still do lots of amazing things online!
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I am a student studying Education. I have lectures and tutorials from most of my time. And i believe school is not everything. But how can i be helped to manage school and what you are offering or how can you help me so that i manage what you are also offering? and do you have an application for a phone i think it might be easily to access?
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nathaniell Premium
You'll need to decide how you want to manage your time with school and building a business here at WA at the same time. There's no "application" process. Just go through the training step by step. It starts here!
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I have a network of tens of thousands of individuals looking to further their education. My plan is to periodically reach this ever growing network through email, text, and social media. You said it would benefit me to have a web page. Any suggestions on what type of web page I should be hosting? I am not looking to update a web page all that often.
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nathaniell Premium
You can build a very basic website using the tools here, and have that be your "home base". Remember, you don't own any social media sites, so they can block your account if you break the rules.

The website you build with WA training can be a static website as you want, or it can be an active website like a blog (which is recommended). That way you can create content and send people from your email list or social accounts to a page where they can read about the products you promote.
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Leticia2019 Premium
Hi, I need help with my site. Every time I select a theme it doesn't look like the samples I see before selecting them for my site. For instance, when I select one I assume there are going to show some boxes or windows, where I'm planning to add the affiliates links. Most of the time it shows just one window. I wan a theme where I can only add links and descriptions. Please help.
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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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cutestkoala Premium
Hi there Nathaniel,
This is Francisco, new in WA and the online marketing world. Came across with some of your blogs and then some more, so I thought to reach out to say that I am glad that i landed here in WA and that so early in my training have found such valuable and educative material provided by people like you.

Following you now.

Regards,
f
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nathaniell Premium
I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying the site and finding the help you need.
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SDiTullio Premium
I'm in dire need to find out, if possible, how to STOP the Facebook emails that are titled: :A friend wants you to like a page..."

I get 12 to 18 a day and I'm really tired of having to constantly delete them.. I hope one of my dear friends in this community has the answer, because if it gets any worse and there is no way to get rid of these messages, I'lll kiss Facebook... goodbye!
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nathaniell Premium
I'm sure it's in your FB settings somewhere. I don't use Facebook on the daily, so not too sure.
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SDiTullio Premium
Thanks for your response.
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I'm not sure I want to build a website. I have access to thousands of prospects interested in education. There are affiliate programs like Coursera and such that would fit the needs of my target market. Will your service offer training on how to utilize email and social media campaigns? Can you summarize why having a website is the smart approach?
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nathaniell Premium
A website is always the best approach because you own the platform. Udemy or Coursea can kick you off any time. I'm not sure how much profit they take from your efforts as well.

It's totally find to produce your own course and market it, but I would always recommend having a home base that you control.

WA does cover social media in the main training, and there is some email marketing training you can find if you look, but email marketing is not the main focus of the training. The main focus is SEO and getting traffic to your site (by writing content), so you can drive traffic to your affiliate links.

Hope this helps Carl! Let me know if you have any more questions about WA.
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CraigBarnes Premium
Day after day and month after month, I keep on reading about some members making sales while my total number of sales remains to be ZERO!! Story of (entire) life. No matter how hard or long I try, any kind of success - business, financial, or social - continues to elude me. Yeah, yeah, I can hear all the critics already.

Just change your outlook on life and people in general, Craig, and your fairy godmother will wave her wand and success will immediately become yours. Sure, sure. Talk about people who live in a dream or fantasy world. ALL the positive thinking in the world does absolutely little or no good in the world when the shit just keeps on hitting the fan and covering you from head to toe.

The only truth I have learned after nearly 71 years of life is that that's just life. For almost every human-being throughout their life, it definitely DOES rain at times. For others, like me, it doesn't rain or even pours, it comes down in torrents and drowns you.
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nathaniell Premium
I wish I could help with the life-related stuff Craig, but I'm only qualified to help you with the training here. If you have any questions about your site or the training, I'm happy to help!
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CraigBarnes Premium
I hear you and thank you. Was only saying life has been a merciless b***h for me since day 1.

Craig
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AdmiralDog Premium
So I have a couple of ideas and wanted to see what you thoughts would be on which one you think would be best to start off with. First off there's music software and programs, second Auto Restore products and tools. The music thing is a hobby I've recently dived in and am enjoying it so far. As for the automotive side I grow up in the mechanic business from a young age and still to this day love cars. Thanks for the help and encouragement.
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nathaniell Premium
Those could all be great ideas for niche websites. Personally, I always like digital product stuff.

For all of your ideas, I'd narrow them down to a specific audience. For example, If I was doing it, I'd go somewhere in the middle like "internet troubleshooting for older people", or "how to repair a modern car for internet nerds".

I always try to focus on the people who will buy the stuff and read the articles. That way you can promote a variety of things, but all with the same running concept.

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

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

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

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

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

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nate
I know I'm very part time so far - but next week is 2 months on Premium - 15 posts - and when I check google analytics - the ONLY traffic I have is me - very dissappointing - I usually only have time for 2 posts a week and traing - again, I have many keyword rich posts with good QSR - when SHOULD I start seeing traffic or sales? also, several posts are indexed on google too... thx

https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/
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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.

In the next few weeks you will 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" 15 posts and two months is a great start! However, consider that Google's job is to rank QUALITY content, so it needs time to figure out if your site is good or not. That means you have to prove yourself by writing consistently good content over a period of time.

What that period of time is depends on your niche, your keywords, and how good your content actually is. Sometimes it takes some practice to actually get good at writing!

If you need any writing tips, just let me know.
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BillHeinicke Premium
ok thank u I will forge ahead
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hi Nathaniel yes it has been a great sunday just chilling with a new lady I met this morning and having a good day all together I hope yours has been alsotomorrow morning around 10 just before im planning on throwing every effort forth with my lessons hope to talk with you then
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nathaniell Premium
Sounds good man. Talk soon!
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cheridragul Premium
Email 2/2

While I would be helping TONS of people by creating that website, the second niche I’m thinking about is something that makes me much more happy to talk about. The niche is about gifts, which is not targeted enough. But what I would be offering that’s different is suggestions of pairing a few gifts together to make them more meaningful. There are very simple ways to put gifts in containers that are functional, that coordinate with the gift in a thoughtful way, and easy ways to write messages that are more meaningful than tossing a gift in a gift bag and calling it a day. Not everyone cares about making gifts unique and for them to stand out from the typical gifts people receive. But there are many people who do care! I’m not sure how I’d ever find them. I’m not sure what key words to use that would express how this gift site is different than other sites that offer similar gifts, but that don’t go the extra step to make suggestions most people ever though of, but are very clever once they see it all put together.

I want to make this affiliate marketing venture easy on myself to start, and more profitable sooner than later. I believe you are saying that the more traffic I can gain, the faster and more successful it will be sooner. The first niche will draw a lot of traffic just by the sheer number of searches, but writing the content might be harder. The other niche relies on my ability to locate the target market, If I could do that relatively quickly, I do believe it would be successful, especially right before the holidays. I’m interested to know your perspective given all the experience you’ve had in this.

If I’m successful in making affiliate marketing work pretty quickly, it would also be easier for me to market Wealthy Affiliate in addition to my other niches once I get up and running.

Thank you for your time on this!
Cheri
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nathaniell Premium
Even if you go with gifts, I recommend focusing on a type of gift or a type of person. "Pairing gifts" is definitely a common theme you could run with, but at the same time, consider this: A person looking fora . gift for their girlfriend of two weeks is a way different type of person than someone looking for a gift for their grandparents 60th anniversary.

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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cheridragul Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Email 1/2

I’m loving what I’m learning so far, thank you!

I need a little help with a niche or two. I apologize ahead of time for this being so long, but I thought details would make more sense than talking in general.

My husband has a very rare condition called Arachnoiditis. Unfortunately, more and more people are discovering that they have symptoms that align with it, and are being diagnosed with it. There are more than 10,000 searches per month and very few websites. All the Facebook groups talk about the same thing, they are looking for relief from the pain, nothing is specific to Arachnoiditis on the web. I believe there is very high demand, it would be a very profitable niche! I have a couple challenges. I do not want to get into the scientific/factual part of it. First, I’m not qualified, and second, it bores me. My husband hasn’t tried many of the products with much success, even though many others swear by them. So, I’m trying to figure out what I would write about. The products are things like CBD, and other less heard of solutions. My husband swears by a very specific CBD, the company has agreed to a 25% commission. People will try ANYTHING that others have had success with. But, how many articles can I possibly write about one CBD product? Especially if I don’t want to get into the scientific/factual part? How many articles could I write about some cream my husband or I have never tried?
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aaronlerch Premium
Nathaniell and others, perhaps you can help me. I've posted it around but didn't get any replies. I'd like to add another tab to an existing menu but can't seem to manage it. Can you just tell me the steps so I can see what I am missing? Many thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Here's how to customize your menu: Although some themes have have limited space for menus!
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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Hi Nathaniel I'm James to start I'm looking forward to this opportunity but however I don't have any money to upgrade to premium or pay for anything that's why I'm inquiring for this writing Job is to make money so let's not waste each other's time if I need to pay anything I need to move on and delete my file when I get paid by you I could pay but not now
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goldsmithh Premium
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DHolman1 Premium
Okay....I am going to stop and reintroduce myself. I know that I have been throwing every niche at you but I just had a moment of clarity. My mind is boundless to opportunities. However, I paused and asked myself "What Would You Search Right Now"? Football Season is on the horizon....and I attend NFL Games. I am currently on a few media platforms for the Cleveland Browns as well as the local Browns Backer Club. Women's Cleveland Browns Apparel. With search words including new, unique, leggings, sweatshirts, hats, scarfs,......
Etc....
Am I on the right path.
Also, a little about me. I am a single mom of 2 boys (9,13). Currently work in the industrial business. I landed at my current position with an OTA/R College Degree. However, Medical Ethics challenges my college certification. I have tried multiple pymarid schemes for additional income and always wound up spending more than I was promised to make. Sound Familiar").
I researched to find you....
I am full time employed but am willing to pour myself into this and hopefully produce enough revenue to RIP that.
Just wanted to reach out and introduce myself. Have A Wonderful Evening and God Bless!
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nathaniell Premium
For me, I avoid seasonal stuff. I wouldn't do Football or sports, but I'm not a sports guy. I want to promote stuff that's popular year round. I like your camping tents ideas, or even diaper bags ideas (for a specific kind of parents) idea.

Of course ANY website can make money, and Football sites do make money, I just wouldn't recommend going for a topic because it's going to be popular in the next couple months. What's gonna happen after the Super Bowl?
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DHolman1 Premium
Camping it is then....
Luxury Tents for two....?
Next question is do I need to look for brands that support affiliates
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nathaniell Premium
I would just go with luxury camping, and that's good enough. Then you can promote more than just tents. You can also write about luxury camping experiences, tour packages, and that type of "glamping" (Glamours Camping) LOL.

My best advice at this point is to stick to the WA training! Kyle has lined out the lessons to get you started on the right foot and keep you on track. He'll help you get your business moving in the right direction, step by step.

You can always ask questions on the training modules to get answers from other members (including myself). You can also PM me any time with specific questions about the training or your website.
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Ellash Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thank you for checking with me, I really appreciate it!
I do have some wondering about the niche selection, I'll be happy to hear your opinion.
Coming from SEO point of view, I tend to look for niches with low competition so that I will get a chance to be ranked with keywords related to the niche. In the last lesson I took (about the niche selection) this isn't part of the strategy and I wonder why, should I just pick a niche regardless of the competition?
I know that the "make money online" niche in the US is very high competition and I wonder how can we all be ranked for keywords in this niche.
another thing, I'm from Israel and my first language is Hebrew, I have pretty good English but it would be a lot easier for my to write in Hebrew. I wonder if I would get any success offering WA offers for a Hebrew speaking audience.
what do you think?
Thanks a lot!
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nathaniell Premium
Your English is great, so I think you'll be totally fine with an English language website.

As far as competition goes, you should never worry about competition, because if there is competition, it means that people are making money there. Also, you should understand that you are starting out as a beginner right now, but with time and focus, you will become an expert in this niche. It may look like you can't compete with the "professionals" right now, but you will be able to...that's what the WA training will teach you.

Building a business has to start from a beginning point. Your site may look a bit boring in the beginning, and it may seem like a tough task ahead to join a competitive market, but there's always room in any industry for passionate, knowledgable, and engaging business owners.

Regarding keywords, there's always low competition stuff you can scoop up pretty easily. Big sites will go for "how to build a fence", while you target things like, "how to build a chain link fence for dogs". More specific = lower competition, but also higher conversion rates because you target a more specific audience.

Hops this helps Ella!
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aaronlerch Premium
Hey personal coach :-) I'd like to know whether I could ask you to have a look at my website www.getcopingtools.com and let me have some feedback please? I'd really appreciate it. It is looking quite 'dry' and I'd like to make it look better. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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nathaniell Premium
The site's looking great so far Aaron. I see you are creating content, and that's going to be your main method of getting traffic. Awesome! My advice is to set up a content creation schedule so you can consistently create content over the next few weeks and months.

I checked out this post: "Heal Depression Naturally" is definitely a good keyword to go for, however, you can make better use of your keywords like this: Jay has a great webinar on the topic At the bottom of your post, I see you have this "Well done so far. Here is the link again if you’d like to improve your mood naturally" with a link to a clickbank product.

I think this affiliate promotion will perform much better if people are prepared for that product. You can "warm them up" by doing a full review of the product, then link to the product in your review.

The way you have it can definitely get some clicks and sales, but normally you'll get a higher conversion rate if people are informed before they buy.

Hope this helps Aaron! Keep creating content and moving forward in the training!
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aaronlerch Premium
Hi Nataniell, many thanks for your detailed feedback I'll look into the links you've provided.

I'd like to share with you a little about where I am at and hear your feedback on that. I've really enjoyed WA thus far, I have a website, a blog and I'm creating content. My question is whether this is a realistic way of making money. There is a lot of criticism on the net about WA but I suppose there is criticism about anything :-)

I'd really like to give this a serious shot and I'm aware that it isn't an exact science but are there some pointers? How many posts will create page 1 ranking? Is page 1 ranking the ultimate objective? Is it about quality or quantity of posts? Do the majority of members that create x amount of posts in a given niche, end up making x amount of money through affiliate marketing? Is there a ratio?

I know that many give up on the way and I feel that if there is some number goal to reach, the journey is somewhat easier. Hope you can enlighten me somewhat :-)

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,
Aaron
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nathaniell Premium
I wish I could give you some straight answers about who makes money at WA and how much, and how long it takes, but nobody has that information. Please read this: https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/wealthy-affiliate-average-earnings/

The same goes for any program where you can promote ANY product you want. Nobody can track what you earn. The only people who have "statistics" are the ones who just track stats for their own product.

There are no guarantees for any system, and if someone gives you a guarantee, they are lying to you.

The training here has worked for me, multiple times. It's worked for other people too. Building any kind of business is going to require that you take a bit of risk, and go into the unknown. I just can't say "You will make X amount of money in X amount of months." But I can say that people are making really good money in affiliate marketing, and if you put in the time to figure out how your own site is going to make money, then you will see results. Every website is different, so the path to profit is not always a straight line!

Hope this helps Aaron.
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aaronlerch Premium
Thx for that honest response:)
May I ask you how long it took you to start seeing some income?
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nathaniell Premium
For me, I made my first sale after 3 months, and it was a $5 commission! It's crazy to think that I'm full time now. About 6 months after the first sale I started making regular sales, and I officially quit my job 18 months after joining WA. I still had to work another 3 months or so since I had a contract to fulfill, but 18 months was the tipping point.

I was working in China at the time, so was making about 10x online what I was earning in China (and a pretty good American wage).

Income was up and down for about 2 years, but has finally leveled off enough so I don't freak out when it varies week to week. I certainly have no intention of returning to work at this point, so I've got all my eggs in the affiliate marketing basket :)
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aaronlerch Premium
Super cool Nathaniell and I'm glad you are my coach:-)
How many blogs/posts had you written after 6 months when you started making regular sales?
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nathaniell Premium
Hm. That I can't remember. I know that it's usually about 50-100 maybe. Depends on quality of keywords, content, and other factors though.
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Hi Nathaniell,
I'm really interested in starting an affiliate site that sells merchandise and apparel for sports teams. I know there are a lot of them out there, but was curious if you have any advice. I'm a huge KC Chiefs fan and I think they are going to win a Super Bowl in the next year or two and their merchandise is going to be hot as ever. Any thoughts or advice on how to best go about this? I've been in contact with someone who claims to have all the affiliate relationships setup and is selling a website that is ready to go for $5,000, but it feels a little suspect to me. Any suggestions with experience in this space?

Thanks, Bryce
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nathaniell Premium
You are correct that $5k for a website is suspicious. Plus, it's not entirely clear what they mean by "have all the relationships". You can join any affiliate program you want FOR FREE.

I'm assuming this was a phone call? The phone call scams are the worst because there's really no way to track them down. Usually this type of scam is that they charge you to set up your site, then try to charge you more to "send you clicks", which is outsourced to the Philippines to make it seem like there's activity on your site.

Anyway, we can definitely work with your niche idea Bryce. My main advice would be to think about the type of person, or group of people you want to target. You'll be working on your site every week, so you really want to get something that interests you.

You could definitely do a KC chiefs fan site, and reach out to all the die hard Chiefs fans with news, reviews, and gift ideas on your site. Just keep in mind once the superbowl is done, you're still gonna need to work on the site, so if the superbowl is the only thing keeping in this niche, I'd think more long term.

For example, you could do something like "tailgate parties", and do product reviews of grills, truck modifications, and portable keg systems. Or something like "how to teach your first little league team" could even be tied in with KC Chiefs going to the superbowl, without locking yourself down to this one event.

Let me know what you think so far!
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I actually found her listing on biz buy sell this past winter. The listing is still active if you search it and it is listed fo $29,500, but she will take $5k for it...

the website is kcsportsgear. com and she says that she already has all affiliate relationships setup. So she is approved though fanatics, nflshop, and a handful of others. She also has pittsburghsportssupply and dallassportssupply

Thoughts?
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Here is the sellers website: heathermckee. com
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nathaniell Premium
An online affilaite site will typically sell for 20x-40x monthly earnings, so a website selling for $30k should be earning about $1k per month.

I didn't see the listing, but it looks like an ecommerce site. If the site is earning nothing at all, and it's doing drop shipping, MAYBE $5k is reasonable for the work that goes into building the website and establishing the drop shipping relationships.

Otherwise, where is the inventory coming from?

Either way, that website is a bit different from what you'll be building here at WA. You won't be "selling" anything. You'll be linking to other companies, then make a commission on sales. It looks like this website you're talking about has a cart where people can actually order items, which means you'll need to get inventory somehow.

I would be suspicious of the price drop. An 80% price reduction "just because" sends up a red flag immediately.
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retired123 Premium
Hi nathaniell, I'm getting very FRUSTRATED. I can't figure out how to get into my WP control panel. No one in the chat room could help me. I think Evidently I deleted my welcome mail with the WP login credentials.

I also tried clicking on support but found out I can't use that feature until I up grade.
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nathaniell Premium
Your login credentials should be in your website manager area: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

You can reach this spot by going to Websites > SiteBuilder

Your auto login and details should be there. If not, you will have to create a new site. You have two available on the free account.

Let me know how it goes John!
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Hi I have owned a real estate school for 20 years. Five years ago I partnered with the CE SHOP , the #1 provider of online real estate courses in the country. I have a website and an email list of 300,000 real estate agents. We email the list 4x/ mth. Right now I only promote THE CE SHOP. I need to learn how to select and promote others.
I am 75. I need to build my income.
Many thanks Michael Crosby
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nathaniell Premium
WA is about building a website and promoting affiliate products, but you can promote any product you want with your website. With the traffic you generate from your website, you can definitely grow your real estate business.

Kyle has spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and he have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

As you go through the training here you are going to learn the process of creating a business online. I look forward to seeing your business come together.

If you have any further questions let me know Michael.
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ChristinaES Premium
Hi Nathaniell! I am wondering if I should worry about getting the domain name I want in the future, since it will be the same that I’m using for SiteRubix. I’d like to keep what I have rather than coming up with some alternative of what I started with...
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nathaniell Premium
Many times you'll find that the domain name you like is available in SiteRubix, but not available in .com. The .com domain names are much more competitive, so you might not be able to get exactly what you want.

That being said, here are some tricks to get pretty much anything you want:
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bijanamid1 Premium
What do you think on Video creators- There is one in the market called: Vid Kreator and amazing thing is that : you just have to to provide your URL and it makes a video for you or you can provide your content and it will also makes a video either with your own voice or someone else's.

Thank you,

Bijan AMid
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nathaniell Premium
I've tried those. The quality is usually quite low, but it can be a good start for newbies like yourself to get some good keywords in a video, see some traffic, then look for ways to improve over time.
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bijanamid1 Premium
Thank you so much.
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iToLing Premium
Heya Nathaniell, quick question. We use to use Constant Contact as our email list resource. Was wondering what if anything you recommend for this purpose. We have put constant contact on ice for now, and my partner is edgy to mail out our initial blogs. We have 3 up, they are good, we know our niche and know how to cater to it. This question will probs be answered laters in the training, but i kinda need to know now. We have a qualified list of approx 995. All love us and generally read what we send them. The list comes from a clinic here in Melbourne we ran for the past years. However we have closed it to go go go online...Hope this email finds you and your pooch well a:)
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nathaniell Premium
Whether you mail or not is going to depend on the goals for your business. Personally, I don't mail much, but some people make a lot of money doing it.

How did you get 995 people with just 3 blog posts? Sounds like the list came from elsewhere.

Check out the email marketing classroom: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/email-marketing

Although email marketing isn't specifically covered in the main training, there are lots of lessons at that link you can browse, including webinars from Jay.
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iToLing Premium
Ahhhh the list was generated by us, qualified leads. My partner and I ran a long term health repair and recovery clinic (bricks and mortar complete with heavy outgoings) in Melbourne for these past years and all on the list have previously paid us good money for our expertise in helping them, and further all were happy with the outcome. We will study the classroom link. Closely. Thanks for the speedy response, it is so very appreciated. Love from the Southern Hemisphere a:)
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, that makes sense. Sometimes people buy lists and it ends up being a waste of time and money, so I just wanted to help you not make that mistake :)

Talk soon, and good luck with your email campaigns!
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Hi Nathaniell, I have a question about the Premium Membership. I see that the membership is $359.00 (for a one year membership). My questions are is this the cost of the membership during the first 7 days with the discount for paying a year up front, or does the cost change after the first 7 days. Also, is there a monthly membership fee or does it need to be paid all at once (for the entire year). I do want to upgrade but want to know my options. Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
The cost of the yearly membership is $359. Right now, you do not have to pay anything. If you decide to leave after 7 days, you still do not pay anything! This is like a free trial.

The price of the yearly membership doesn't change. You can always come back later and join, but it's best to keep your momentum going.

If you pay the $359 up front, there are no monthly membership fees at all. Keep in mind, then $359 will recur next year, but hopefully you'll be earning money from your website by then!

The only extra cost you need would be a domain name, which is $14/year.

So your total operational costs for one year would be $373 USD.

Hope that helps!
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Edney1973 Premium
Hi Mate
I'm Danny from the UK and I wanted to ask a question if that's cool with you, what is the best avenue to start making money when you don't have a lot of money, now I'm not on about making money over night its just that I have been slowly completing the training and now my site is live I have just realized I know what I want to sell but what I don't know is with what ie click bank/Alibaba/amazon/drop shipping, and so far there has been no indication on the training of how to do this and all the training seems to be showing me is how to scale my business I don't have yet......frustration is not quite the word I'm looking for lol if you could offer any advice I would very much appreciate it.
many thanks
Danny
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nathaniell Premium
I wish there was a way to make money faster than normal! But if it were possible to make a quick fifty bucks, people would just repeat that process over and over. Unfortunately, it's not possible to "supercharge" earnings, or take shortcuts.

Starting an online business takes time. Having a site that people trust and are willing to read, click links, and buy from means you need to spend some time creating that trust.

In terms of business, online business is much faster than brick and mortar at turning a profit. A restaurant can require $100k investment and take over two years to actually turn profitable. Online business requires a $15 investment for a domain and can be profitable in just a few months.

But speeding that process up to a few weeks or days is pretty impossible, especially if you're starting out as a newbie. Everyone gets different results, but I just want to give you some realistic expectations.

With consistent work, I have seen many people get traffic increases and a couple sales within the 3-6 month mark. In my own experience, I was making consistent sales a little after that.
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Edney1973 Premium
Hi
You misunderstood me mate I'm not in this to make a quick buck I'm in it to make a long term commitment, but the question I was looking for some guidance on was which platform is the best one for a beginner such as my self, the path of least resistance if you will I didn't want to start of strong and full of confidence and then have the wind knocked out of my sales pardon the pun lol I understand what your saying about time scales and I'm ok with that but I don't want to over reach my self and bite off more then I can chew so if you have any advice on weather click bank's a good start or is there others that I haven't heard of? again any help is always appreciated, and I thank you for being direct it helps to know all the facts and I welcome them.

Kind Regards
Danny
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IlanaHarel Premium
Hi dear,

I'm about to leave the community.
I have problem all way.
I have a lot of problem with my theme and I change it several time and steel not working as I want.
I need a real help but I didn't get yet any answer to my question
The version in WA not the same as in my them.

Ilana
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nathaniell Premium
Some themes are quite complicated, so their "demo" looks great, but to achieve the same thing, your really need to work to get images, pages, and other features to look the same.

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

Even with a simple blog-style website, keep in mind, your home page will be a "blog roll" meaning it will be blank until you start publishing posts! You really shouldn't have to customize too much on your theme. The main work of building your website is writing content!
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t-Dubs Premium
Hey Nathaniell,
I was wondering if you had any experience with creating user-driven content (such as bulletin boards/forums). I know that this is premature as of now, as I don't even have a single organic "hit" on my website, but I have big plans for mistermommy.com. Let me know. Thanks!

~Tom
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nathaniell Premium
I haven't done that except to occasionally have a guest post from a specific person I sought out. Otherwise, stuff like forums and unmonitored user posting is going to be a lot of work to moderate. Spam is real, and forums are flooded with bots or users hired out to post link and shill products. It's a lot of work!

That being said, there are plenty of websites that do it, and it's generally pretty easy with a plugin, so definitely on the table for the future.

Plus, this is just something I'm not super familiar with, so you can investigate further and make the decision if it's something you want to try.
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dthomas31uk Premium
Hi Nathaniell I have just set up my new website https://bestfootballmugs.com/ If you have any advice on this it would be great. I am now looking to get some site commnents to increase my ranking. I am think of purchasing some from WA what would you advise please?
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nathaniell Premium
Getting comments can definitely help improve rank, so I do recommend using the comment system. You can buy credits, or you can publish your own comments and get credits that way too.

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

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

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

https://abundanthealthandnutrition.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you...
Bill

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

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

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

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

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

e.g.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers,

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

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

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

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

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

I have:

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

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

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

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

Let me know if that works!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are literally thousands of affiliate programs, products, and ways to make money in any niche or industry if you get creative. All of that will come into focus in Level 3 of your training, so for now, we just need to look at getting your topic chosen, your website built, and then start creating awesome content for your business!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniell - my website has all of its posts one after the other from top to bottom. I would like them to be pages that can be read one at a time alone, and not all one after the other from top to bottom - but I dont know how to set up my website like that yet - pls advise how to... Thx
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nathaniell Premium
That's normal. It's your "blog roll". That will always appear on your home page, and that's a good thing so Google can see you are publishing fresh content.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mybiz.com is better than mywebsite.biz

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

So just get the one you want.

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

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

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

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

I don't see anything on my end about 30 free credits, but I know you can earn free credits by doing tasks like SiteReview or SiteComments.
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BillHeinicke Premium
Hi Nathaniell - hope you're doing well - advice pls - I have a product, I research it in several places I may even know some things abour it myself or have used it myself, what is the best way to put it all into my own words on my posts... Thank you
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nathaniell Premium
You'll need to think of how to write the article you want to write. Writing a full article when you are just starting out can be a struggle. I know because I've been there! It used to take me a full day or two to complete a piece of content. But remember, that like anything else, you will get better with time.

You'll get better at thinking of ideas, better at typing, and better at publishing efficiently.

If you are struggling with ideas for content, here's a great training: If you have lots of ideas but just can't seem to get 1000-1500 words, here's another training that can help. Though the training only says 500, you can double or triple the length of an article by adding more paragraphs to each 'core concept', or by adding more than three topics to your article (as described in the training).

When writing content, always keep in mind that it's an opportunity to help a real, individual person searching for information online. Hopefully that can inspire you to write some great content!

Also remember that every article you write now, even though it won't rank well right away, will have a chance to rank well in the future. Sometimes stuff you write now won't rank because your site doesn't have "authority" (AKA it's too new). But a year down the road, when your site has authority, those old articles will get a boost in rank!
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BillHeinicke Premium
Great info thx Also, Kyle said in level 3 lesson 3 you cany put links on every post, well I only have 10 posts so far and most of them have posts - but not till my whole article is done then I recommend at the bottom and share a post - is this not good???? thx
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nathaniell Premium
I'm not sure what you mean Bill. It's OK for all your articles to have links, whether they be affiliate links, internal links, or outbound links.
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BillHeinicke Premium
oh, well maybe thats an old training by Kyle cuz he says if all your posts have links Google will consider me a spammer and I wont get ranks, he spoke along those lines in the training Level 3 lesson 3 or 4 I forget which
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nathaniell Premium
I think I misunderstood your original question. You SHOULD limit the number of affiliate links you use, but other types of links like internal links or outbound links are fine.
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tsuther Premium
Hi Nathaniell, I hope you are well. I had a question about tradmarks. I watched a video from Jay about creating the https://footballsnackhelmets.com/ site. That uses the NFL and football team names that are tradmarked. Do you know if he had to get permission from them to do that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle has spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and he have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

As you go through the training here you are going to learn the process of creating a business online. I look forward to seeing your business come together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep up the good work!
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Bnoelle Premium
HI! I got help from a user on WA but it didnt actually fix my problem. I bought my domain after starting with siterubix. ive been waiting for the site to transfer and now that it has its still saying "NOT SECURE" in my link box when i login. the member helped me go into my details and activate the sll but its still telling me not secure
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