​Is WA Bootcamp Saturated or Too Competitive?

Last Update: March 18, 2014

So you want to join Wealthy Affiliate's Bootcamp. But now you're thinking, "Wow, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of other people joining Bootcamp, taking the same training, and promoting the same product.

So is Bootcamp saturated? Is Bootcamp too competitive?

No. Not even close.

Let's look at a few reasons why the "make money" niche will always be a winner, and why WA Bootcamp will never be flooded

Why "Make Money" Is A Good Niche

1) Everyone wants to make more money. It doesn't matter what your income is right now, you'd probably be happy with more. Even if you like your job, you'd probably be happier working less or working for yourself.

It's a fact of life.

Which means that everyone is a potential sale. Everyone. It's just a matter of finding the right angle, and getting them at the right moment where you can show them that it's actually possible for them to make money on the internet.

How to do this is a whole different ball game, but for now, know that a person of pretty much any age, race, religion, background, etc can get interested in WA. That's millions upon millions of people that are not members of WA, but might want to be.

2) It's something you are good at. You are now (or going to be) an expert on affiliate marketing and online business. I started out knowing nothing about this stuff, and the training at WA taught me almost everything I know today. You are now taking the same training, so in time, you will have this stuff mastered.

An awesome niche is one that you care about, and one that you are knowledgeable of. Well, can you see the connection?

You might still be a newbie right now, but that's OK too. Would you rather be helped by a newbie with good intentions (and access to experts), or a guru that's just looking to make some money off you? A newbie obviously.

So even you don't know everything, you know how to find it, or how to find the people that do know. This makes you a huge asset to your referrals!

*The make money niche isn't for everyone. There are some difficulties surrounding the niche, mainly that there are lots of rude comments I get on my blog, and that social media can be challenging in my opinion.

Why WA Bootcamp Will Never Be "Saturated"

I get this question A LOT, and there are some things I want to show you that will make you think, "WOW, there's still a piece of the pie left for me!"

1) There are TONS of products to review. Below is a screenshot from my email inbox. I'm on an email list called JV Notify Pro which emails me each time a new product is released. These are often guru-scam type products.

You can see that from the past 2 months I have done only TWO from this list. The other 18 I haven't reviewed. Chances are, most Bootcampers are similar. You can do some, but you can't do them all.

This is just ONE list, and ONE way to find product to review. There's a whole discussion started here where people share their ideas for getting products to review. You will NEVER run out of reviews. This is a screenshot from a site called IM Report Card.

Look at how many reviews they have on their site and think about how many years that would take you if you did just ONE review each day (over 13 years)

2) No ONE person can rank for everything. There are many bootcampers that are seeing great successes with their websites. But, they can't be #1 for everything, so there will always be room for new people with fresher content.

In the image below I did a search for a new product called "Foolproof Cash Flow". I've pictured the Top 4 results, but in the entire top 10 results there were no Bootcamp sites ranking. In fact, most of the sites that were ranking weren't very good, and were obviously created solely to promote this product.

And as much as I hate to admit, even I don't rank for everything I try for. I did a review of a product called Rapid Mass Profits. It took me at least a few hours, and I did my best to make it great for readers and for search engines.

Yet, I'm nowhere to be found on the first page of Google! UGH!

I guess that just means there's an opportunity for you to take one of those spots!

*both examples I used were product reviews, but the same principle applies to any keyword you use.

3) Your opinion counts. You might think, "Well, it's been done before, so it's not worth me doing again." But remember that there's probably someone searching the internet right now that can't find the style of review they are looking for to help them fully understand how making money online works.

Your personal reviews and blogs are important, because 99% of what's out there right now is a bunch of scam artists just trying to make a buck. Imagine that - just by being honest, you can be unique!

4) Most people will quit, and YOUR site will flourish. It's the unfortunate truth that many people will quit before they see results. But this is good news for you!

Stick around WA for a couple of months, and you'll be surprised at how what you used to struggle with now has become common place. Did you have trouble publishing your first blog or maybe adding an image or link?

Do it 100 times, and now you can do it one handed (with your eyes closed). You'll slowly pick up tips, tricks, and skills that will make your site grow faster, with more ease. Meanwhile, many of your peers will slack off, or even cancel their subscriptions (sad, I know)

And that leaves you in an awesome position to get more rankings, more traffic, and more sales.


I hope you can now see that with so many keywords, products, and room in the search results there's plenty of room in Bootcamp for everyone!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that these are also great reasons why you can work TOGETHER with other bootcampers, commenting, sharing, and offering constructive criticism to improve each others' websites.

Are you in bootcamp? Let us know how you're doing in the comments!

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delroy2222 Premium
Thank you so much for this post Nathaniell. Best wishes.
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MikeAkers Premium
Thanks for sharing Nathaniel
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AnisChity Premium
Hi, Nathaniel, you have no idea how important for me to read this post.

To be honest I don't have problems with products to review.

It's been two months that I publish one post per day.

But the FIERCE competition annoys me.

Many times I would say that I need to find another niche.

Bootcamp doesn't work anymore.

I have searched on WA search bar and found this blog.

You're are so awesome!

Thank you so much for this blog!!
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donna0314 Premium
Thank you so much for this post. It really cleared up some questions and concerns I've had.
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johnhevans Premium
Great Post. This has cleared up my doubt about the competition. Thanks
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DanOIS Premium
I was just about to create a post asking if the MMO niche is saturated, but I decided to do a search and I came across this fantastic post.

The only issue is, the target audience is super cynical and do not spend their money easily.

Now, I see this as a window of opportunity to help and give objective analysis - I have products that I have used personally to make money and I have provided proof - yet people still remain unconvinced.

At the moment I still can't see how I can offer anything different to these people, and essentially 'crack' this niche.

I really do enjoy the MMO niche, but I do wonder if I would be better switching to something that has 'real' products attached to it.

It is disheartening to spend a week researching and writing a post only to fire it into the abyss of Google - never to be ranked to provide any value.
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nathaniell Premium
You can look at any niche as a beginner and say, "I cannot offer any value here. It's all been done before". If that's the case, you'll never get started.

In the case of MMO, being honest and helpful makes you part of the 1%. Just do that and you'll be fine.
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sherlock77 Premium
Great post as always. I hope you're right, although promoting WA specifically seems pretty saturated.
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copperdell Premium
Lovely comment, much appreciated

Sherrie
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I missed this when you wrote it. I was one who did a review for Foolproof Cash Flow. I found it to be well written but non-the-less scammy and the instructions were obviously to put people up to some pretty shady stuff. This is one of the few products I actually purchased for review.

JVNotify definitely gets into the scammy stuff, from ClickSure. I tried to launch-jack from this list and it worked for awhile. When these guys started catching on to it, they started putting the JV pages up just before launch and I stopped ranking early enough to catch the traffic.
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Beckron Premium
Very Awesome Post , As Always Nat. Thanks a lot :)
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passthejam Premium
Great Post..
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DCrane Premium
Great Inspirational Post
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njoy Premium
Just got started yesterday. Thanks Nathaniell
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Excellent post Nathaniell, thank you for sharing.
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sasukhram Premium
Great post! I had wondered about this. Your post explained very well and clearly why this isn't an issue.
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smoran70 Premium
Great article Nathaniel. I was wondering if we were all just competing for the same group of keywords. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Look forward to reading more from you.
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JohnWeiss Premium
thanks nathaniell your post was great. right now im on lesson 7 of get started and I am in bootcamp too
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EuniceH Premium
Thanks Nathaniell for your encouragement. I am still stuck at finding a direction for my site...
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MarineMom Premium
Great teaching and information here. Thank you.
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alexander11 Premium
Great article and reflective on this topic. I used to think that the MMO niche was saturated, competitive, and just too difficult, but you know what, after a while of researching and trying a few things out getting your toes wet, you find you have acquired much knowledge and insights. So for a start you have much to offer with your own unique perspective, which leads me into the next area of thought.

I can write an article on MMO, a product or provide training and people will not resonate with me and what I have written. However, you can do the same thing and you will get a great reception from people because they are attracted to your style and personality.

It seems people do not acknowledge their own value and what they have to offer the world. Remember, there are people out there whom are looking for what you have to offer! So by thinking that there is no point pursuing a certain niche due to negative beliefs, then you are denying yourself the experience and potential but also doing a disservice to others by not appreciating the value you have to offer others and the world. There are always going to be people out there looking for a solution you have to their problems.

If a niche is saturated that is because everyone is doing the same thing, so try to be unique and creative, be your own personality, outsource to get your banners done and build your brand. Above all give good relevant quality value and much of it and see if you can create your own product or offer training in some way on the back-end of your free product and value.

I am certainly not an expert but I hope this helps and my own personal reflections on this topic.

Considering that Black Friday is the Horizon again and approaching us, I think now is a good time to take Action on the WA Bootcamp.
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EuniceH Premium
Great comments Alexander!
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RalphHua Premium
Hey Nathaniell, thanks for sharing your thoughts. It has definitely cleared my doubts on saturation. Looking forward to learn more from you and our fellow WA friends. :)
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ECrosbyJr Premium
Nathaniell, this blog is packed full of educational information and encouragement for all! Thanks!
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benzburg Premium
Awesome blog Nathaniel!
Blog may not be new, but the idea is all year round.
Will be in Bootcamp soon.
Thanks. . . .
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BERNARIUX Premium
Great insigth information. Thanks for sharing your thougths and feelings about these subjects¡
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uniqueone Premium
Wow Nathaniell This sure tells it like it is like a light switch in the face. Thanks.
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Jim-WMP Premium
Well, Thanks for giving me hope i agree with you every day kids coming out of school looking for work or business opportunity the other hand folks are retiring and in the middle folks getting laid off.
So now they ALL searching ALL future LEADS.
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russellcat68 Premium
I am not in bootcamp but I am going to do it thanks for the info
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runninstermz Premium
i did the boot camp just to translate into my own niche haha
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Hi nathaniell, I've been struggling in my first month here with all the info on the site and have been wavering on whether to take the boot camp or not. I felt like the whole WA affiliate area had to be saturated, right.....well, your excellent article above set me straight and makes perfect sense.... I can definitely use the structured coursework in bootcamp to further my education/goals, so thanks for you and wendyjane pointing me in the right direction. :)
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ddjones Premium
Thanks Nate, thanks wallwolf!
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kevinmj Premium
Very insightful! Thank you for sharing.
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ddjones Premium
Thank you Janice thank you warner!
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ddjones Premium
I'm not sure what is realistic with being a WA affiliate my referee wrote in one of his blog post that getting into the make money niche, is very high competition and my take a long time to monetize, I'm confused now because both of you are veterans. What do you think Nathaniell?
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Warner43 Premium
Hey Dawn! Very good question! It seems indeed as if there is a very high competition, concerning the make money niche. And it is true, that millions and millions of people search for a possibility to earn money.
What you can learn here, is the know how of monetizing. You learn that from very expierenced members, who know the 'secrets'.
You can ask them for help and so on!
I give you the advice, to use your first 7 days to follow the lessons. You can also ask Kyle and Carson if you want to know more.
Don't make the same mistake I did: I jumped forward and got confused about the huge amount of information and trainings and so on. You can use that in the future.
Success! Warner
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Dawn, Whatever way you look at something you will see evidence to back up that belief, such is the power of expectation!

It may take a while to monetize your business and that is only natural if you are new to this. Any business takes a while to grow in experience.

As far as the world of digital marketing goes it is in its infancy, just at the beginning of the upward curve! It is going to explode over the next few years and this is a fantastic time to be involved in it and in WA.

However I have come to realise that it is our mental and emotional outlook that determines success. In other words it's a mind-thing first and foremost! Find a unique angle, stay focused and believe in yourself.

I hope this gives you more food for thought and I wish you well. :)
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wallwolf Premium
Hey Dawn, for what it is worth I just want to say.
The affiliate program has all the elements you would use in your own niche to get traffic. That is why I have been dong it, while I develop a much larger niche website I thought I'd set up the affiliate site as an an exercise. So competitive or not I have learned a lot in the doing. I second the comment below, by following that training I avoided the confusion felt at first about the amount of info. Give it a shot, the commission looks good and someone has to be better than everyone else, that could be you. Cheers Tim.
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nathaniell Premium
The make money niche IS competitive, AND it can be hard to break into. But with the strategies outlined in bootcamp, you can find low-competition areas to thrive in. So we are both right :)

My point was that joining bootcamp does NOT mean that you will be stepping on someone else's toes. I've seen chatter from various people saying that bootcamp is saturated or there's no reason to join because there are so many people with similar websites in the same space.

The truth is that even though we see all these sites, in the larger scheme of things, there are very few people online that write honest material about these "make money" products.
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jujuman Premium
Well I'm on the last lesson of boot camp,and now need to review past lessons to get used to doing different functions second hand. Working on website, Could you take a look Nate! Great tools for learning.
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DoubleTap Premium
Thank ya' Nathaniell... so many great reasons to just keep on chugging!
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caylynn Premium
Heard you speaking of this in your Fresh+Coffee Hangout. Am going through bootcamp as I add, optimize my other sites while attending GA Academy until the 26th, and catch up with WA, so have a lot on my plate.
Thank you for this blog, bookmarked it and *'d on my Bootcamp Business Plan. (justmarketingdaily - all in draft, unpublished, viper theme or not.)
Hope is a wonderful gift. Kudos. Perhaps you and Chris could assist me in the launch when I'm ready? ^_~
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Crystal2010 Premium
I am doing boot camp.my website is slow going.
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rodkrug Premium
Great Blog. The title really caught my attention. I hear people say all the time make money niche is to competitive. But I am always up for a challenge. I think if I can make money in this niche then any other niche will be a piece of cake. Thanks for sharing this.
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MikeGue323 Premium
Hey, RodKrug, you hit it right on. Great motivating idea, my good friend ...just for that I am going to FOLLOW you!
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HSystem Premium
#WORD
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sherbell82 Premium
This was definitely my concern when thinking about participating in the bootcamp. I decided to do my niche in natural hair growth. I still not sure if I would have enough content for this. I haven't completely ruled it out. Great article, though.
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nathaniell Premium
Sometimes a niche doesn't require you blog every day or even every other day. Once you get a good rhythm with your hair extension site you can move on to other niches as well. I have websites in a few niches that I've collected over the years
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bodie1 Premium
im in bootcamp and my website is coming along slowly.
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thekidrar Premium
This has really encouraged me to continue working on my project. Thank you so much.
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portee23 Premium
I am in Bootcamp Phase 2 and my site is growing as I learn new tips and introduce new content in different ways that I have learned in WA. So far so good here!
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macey321 Premium
Hi portee23, I am still working on phase 1. Phase 2 sounds like it is working well with you. Keep us abreast of your progress............Frank
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Christene9 Premium
Have to agree, the boot camp will never get saturated. Once you managed to get your site ranked and doing well, you will never run out of ideas for reviews. I have a long list of "product review request" from Vendors. Most of the times they offer me free access to the program. There are definitely many pros to a review website.
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nathaniell Premium
That reminds me - someone contacted me last week about doing a review...I need to get on that :) It's always good to see your face around the SERPs :)
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wendyjane Premium
Thanks for posting this, Nathaniell. It's right on point and very helpful. You're right.. there are SOOOO MANY products out there to review and not only that ... MANY more topics within the MMO niche that could be discussed. It's all a matter of narrowing it down and creating a unique brand. You're doing awesome and an inspiration to everyone!
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, the deeper you dig, the more impossible it becomes to do "everything". I always enjoy reading your posts - keep up the good work!
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msdj8163 Premium
There is always plenty of room for new WA promotional websites. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
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Melanie1508 Premium
Hello Nathaniell....I haven't tried bootcamp yet, but after reading your post...I just might try it. Thank you. :)
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posinfo Premium
The market I think is always growing. For instance, lots of people who have retired from their job are looking for a new home based business interest.
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Blessings44 Premium
Although I am not doing bootcamp, this question has been in my mind for some time as I have been considering starting up a second site. Thanks Nathaniell, a very interesting post.

Lydia.
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rbwnys Premium
Thanks for writing about this! I've been one of the ones thinking the same thing for quite awhile...that treading on well pounded pavement is an uphill battle. I'm curious though, on these 'reviews'... do you actually need to TRY the product in order to review it? I've seen reviews such as these on other WA member sites and although I haven't gone through too much of the Bootcamp yet, I'm not sure how opinions and ratings are formed on these unless they've been tried.

Thanks for putting the whole process into perspective.
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nathaniell Premium
I always buy them and try them, but I have a budget for this. You can still write an effective review by calling out the total BS they promote like "make thousands per day instantly". Many times, you can also gain free access to the products because they don't take the time to lock the members area ;)
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rbwnys Premium
Very interesting...sounds a bit expensive though...unless they have the obligatory 'money back guarantee'. Thanks!
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Roger Aiken Premium
Very good words of wisdom! Successful people are not quitters. Nice boost to all of us Newbies. Thanks!
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felipefish Premium
Ty for this post.This is great for all WA member who think that there are to meny bootcampers.Great job ,Nathaniell
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egonsarv Premium
Great post. Liked it, Nathaniell :)
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rolland Premium
great content, newbie or not we all learn something new while working on our web-site.never ever give up
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rufat Premium
Yes, Nathaniell, I am bootcamped :)
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Nathaniell, very interesting post.
I have shelved my bootcamp site while I get my niche site up and running.
There is a lot of conflicting info on WA about the MMO market. Some advise newbies to stay away, at least until they are making money from a niche site.
I will be getting back to my bootcamp site though. Helping people find a legit way to make money online has become one of my passions since I found WA.
We also need to remember that there are many niches (a niche = a group of people) withing this topic too. If we all target a niche we are comfortable with then there will be less overlap of content.
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nathaniell Premium
You should always go with what you are passionate about! As mentioned above, this is not advising people to take the bootcamp course, but I just wanted to be able to link to something when someone asks me if bootcamp is saturated or too competitive :)
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crp2511 Premium
This is top quality information that reminds me of the advantage we all have over others who try to do Internet marketing. When I started bootcamp in January I too thought it would be saturated, but 2 months later I am getting referrals, and I'm still in the middle of the training, I only just found out about JVZoo and that kind of stuff. Everyone brings their unique take and experience, and that's what success builds on.
Craig
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, that's the other list I was thinking of. I knew there was another other than JVNotify. Thanks for reminding me!
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Rudy A Premium
I'm just starting on the Affiliate Bootcamp and your blog really opened my eyes. Great post... thanks!
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stn67 Premium
Thanks i will defently check this out
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pesurfmayr Premium
So, how do I go about getting it indexed? Is that in one of the lessons coming up? Can I get it indexed now?
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nathaniell Premium
I'm pretty sure it's already indexed. Google indexes sites automatically, though doing things like setting up webmaster tools, sharing on social media, and creating a sitemap can get your site indexed faster.
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crp2511 Premium
I added the google XML site map plugin to my WA site the other day and traffic increased instantly. Could be a coincidence..? I had it installed in my niche site and completely forgot about putting it on my other site. And don't forget to click on the submit button.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Great post, Nathaniell. You have definitely become a shining example of how well the Boot Camp works. Thanks for sharing your screenshots, it's always helpful for members to know how others are finding products to review. All continued success to you.
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nathaniell Premium
You're one of the one's that stuck around! I enjoy reading your posts and the reviews are always detailed. In fact, I've seen your face around the SERPs in front of me a few times :)

I'll be waiting to meet you in Vegas next year.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Thanks, Nathaniell. Btw, I really like the major changes to your WA review. Great job. You're an inspiration to the folks here.
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pesurfmayr Premium
I'm in the bootcamp, course 2 lesson 3. I'm wondering, should my website already be up and ranked on google? In what course or lesson does that happen. I feel like I should already be on google while still developing my site. Can someone let me know when my site will be on google? Thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Your site should be indexed while you are working on it, but it can take some time to rank. I spent about 5-6 months with terrible rankings when I first created my site. I was definitely NOT happy about it :)

But if you are consistent, rankings, traffic, and sales will come.
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rufat Premium
Really a great post! I believe it is very helpful for all of us. Thank you Nathaniell!
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Rufat. If I remember correctly, you're in bootcamp, right?
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GatorGal747 Premium
Thanks for clearing up that overcrowding question....it's one I've wondered about since I see it promoted so heavily here at WA. Appreciate all your efforts to keep us in the loop.
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judebanks Premium
Spot on, Nathaniell. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and insights.

~ Jude
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masirois Premium
AWESOME post Nathaniell! I went through all of the standard classroom trainings, and have decided to go forward with bootcamp. I know a lot of the content is repeat in a way, but I feel more grounded in my direction as an affiliate for WA and others.
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nathaniell Premium
Great! You definitely don't need to have a website promoting WA to benefit from the bootcamp training. You can use the training to enhance your own niche site, or to promote other products you find useful in this niche.
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dluep1 Premium
I would say its convoluted. the system here is not very straight forward and I am finding most things just by blundering into them or finding a discussion rather than straight forward training
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judebanks Premium
Where are you up to in the training, Don? Just wondering whether you are jumping ahead to find out something that is coming up in a future lesson. Sometimes it is a good idea to do the lesson a second or even third time. I often find small details that I have missed the first time. ~ Jude
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nathaniell Premium
All of your main training can be found here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling

There are many features of the site that you can learn with time, and they are here to enhance your experience to allow you to get help. You can choose to ignore them if you like however, and just get on with the training.
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mama2karsten Premium
Great piece Nathaniell… I don't think the bootcamp itself is too Saturated… I think it is a good way too teach, however, there are so many out there trying to push it in the same venue, that it is having the appearance of not scamming, but spamming… There is a large number of these sites out there that are all marketing to the same people…i.e. @ google+. They are everywhere there. I am not saying this is good or bad, only how it appears to me and some others.

I love WA and what Kyle and Carson have created here and their methods of teaching. Perhaps what could correct this and be included in future bootcamps is targeting one's marketing efforts to actual potential customers… not each other and/or those that are already in the program.
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MikeGue323 Premium
Hi, Mama2Karsten! Your comment appears to be what some and even a large number of new WA members have to find out for themselves ...THAT AT WA, YOUR MARKET IS not NOT the WA COMMUNITY. The 'community' is all about training ...the WA programs and the Posts and Comments of the MEMBERSHIP. If you have any hope of making money at WA you have to take the training and know learned at WA and look for Clients/Buyers of whatever you are selling OUTSIDE THE WA COMMUNITY. Selling the WA program can earn you up to $175 per sale ...BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE THESE SALE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF WA. That means you must start to think at a very early stage ABOUT CREATING A 'MARKETING' STRATEGY, A SOURCE OF PROSPECTS, PURCHASED TRAFFIC, Facebook, Twitter, SafeLists, AutoResponder messaging and all other Network Marketing tactics AND DO THEM WITH OR TO POTENTIAL BUYERS NOT YET IN THE WA COMMUNITY.
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nathaniell Premium
It depends on how you look at it. I share my info on Google+ not to entice my "WA Friends" circle to buy, but to share my posts, what I'm working on, and I pay attention to this circle for the same reason. I share on social media not to market, but because I'm interested in what other WA people are doing on their sites :)
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macey321 Premium
New to the Boot Camp. Phase 1, 6 of 10. It is taking a little time for me, but I am still excited about this program and all of the community help out there. I get the feeling every one here wants each of us to succeed. I am staying with this program because I can see that eventually I will be a success online. If anyone would like to visit, my Web page is in progress and I have my three pages published at: babyboomersinterests.com. Please come visit and critique my site if you like. Thanks...........Frank
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welshy Premium
That's some great advice Nathaniell.
It's actually because of your visible success here at WA, plus listening to you and Chris talk during the hangouts, that I decided to rebuild my crappy old blog.
I'm going to focus on funneling my traffic to WA. Once I switch it over I'll be starting bootcamp and integrating reviews into the blog.
I just need to plan my days differently. Thanks
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welshy Premium
Actually I shouldn't leave Jay out either because his Webinar on Jan 31st "Live Case Study - Building a Wealthy Affiliate Review P...." turned on some light too.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome Craig. Looking forward to seeing your shares on G+. Let us know when you get your site going again :)
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MikeGue323 Premium
Good Idea, Welshy! BUT, remember when you say "rebuild your blog" you will be on the right tract if that 'rebuilt' blog is sent to clients who are NOT yet WA members. If you write a Sales Blog and Post it as Nathaniell of any other author as your WA Blog ...YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT IT WILL BE TAKEN DOWN AS 'SPAM' So, plan to market to NON-WA MEMBERS, ok?
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welshy Premium
Mike thanks for responding, you must of totally misunderstood my comment. I'm going to be rebuilding my own site/blog.
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Scorpio15 Premium
I am in boot camp on Lesson 1.
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ladydi Premium
Hi Nathaniell,
Thanks for sharing this post. I really related to it even with the first blog, i just couldnt get it as had no idea what a blog was.
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Bill67 Premium
Thanks for sharing. Very good info
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mackiejw Premium
I found your review on page ONE. Searched for "do not buy rapid mass profits" . Makes me think if changing part of the title keyword would help. Like "Rapid Mass Profits: Too Much BS For Me To Buy" into "Rapid Mass Profits: Do not buy - it is BS". You could keep the URL as is, just change the Title in the Meta tag.
Would that work, technically?
John
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nathaniell Premium
Ah, I was just searching for "Rapid Mass Profits", so this just goes to show you that I might rank for one related term, but not others. Yes, I could change the title if I wanted to, but I've found that you do not have to have the exact title to rank for certain keywords. I try to get creative, but after so many reviews, I'm running out of ideas, lol.
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mackiejw Premium
I have "Chris Farrell Membership Review - Legit or Scam" title
Searching for "Chris Farrell Membership Review" page 9
The whole title: page 2
"is Chris Farrell Membership Legit" page 3
So what gives?
John
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nathaniell Premium
Sometimes you just don't rank! Google is master of ceremonies here, which is why getting out MORE content is key. Sometimes you rank, sometimes you don't. Sometimes it improves over time, sometimes it doesn't. Google's algorithm is a mystery and if there was an exact formula to ranking everyone would do it.

The best is to just move on, get out more reviews and content, and eventually you'll have enough ranking pieces to bring in regular referrals.
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Yogie Premium
Great post, like it. This is must read blog for newbie like me to keep it up. Thanks nathaniell.
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Damien Lane Premium
I like the presentation of this blog Nathaniell,

You've displayed a good understanding of balancing text & images. I also enjoyed Bootcamp, though not for the quite (apparently?) lucrative WA affiliate opportunities.

It was very obvious to me just a few days into joining WA that Kyle & Carson were not just very smart, but business savvy as well (to many peoples thinking these two traits often go together - not necessarily, in my experience).

To my way of thinking, even though I was not interested in becoming a WA affiliate any time soon if ever, I knew that bootcamp would be top notch training. WA is Kyle & Carsons baby, & there is no way on this earth, that they would want members going out into the world selling 'their baby' without getting them trained up properly. They are just way to business clever to build a house of cards like that.

So, I expected what I got - superb, responsive training in web site building (& I also know what to do if I ever wish to be an affiliate for WA in an active way).

Cheers mate.
Regards,
damien

(Ps Other great attributes that make WA a winning proposition, is that K & C stand out from an extremely competitive crowd because they are honest & importantly caring leaders - An extremely rare bundle of talent for the IM sphere - lucky us :) )
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nathaniell Premium
True - their training is second to none, and it's awesome to be part of a program that actually trains their affiliates, rather than just saying "make a sale in any way possible".
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M W Mihalicz Premium
Some of us were told that doing the affiliate site right off was a bad idea because it was so competitive. I took that to heart for a while. I think when starting out it is a good idea to start only one site so you aren't revisiting two or more sites every time you learn something new. After working on my blog for a while I started the boot camp and got an affiliate site out there. Pretty bare bones but it was there. I am slowly building it out. I can see that it could take a long time to build out an affiliate site that you finally manage to get the "right touch" to get the right people to click. When looking around at commissions WA pays well and could really add up over time.
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nathaniell Premium
As I mentioned in the article, the "make money" niche isn't for everyone. This particular niche can be competitive, and there are some downsides, but I just meant that you do not have to worry about stepping on other member's toes by jumping into bootcamp.

I usually recommend people explore WA first and get a handle on how things work before promoting the site, but everyone has a different comfort level of what's OK to promote. Some people do not mind getting right in there, which is totally fine :)
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M W Mihalicz Premium
That is good information and advise. Thank you
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coolcity Premium
I agree. I think there is plenty of room in EVERY niche, even if in some cases it means working a lot harder to get to where you want to be.
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nathaniell Premium
True. There's always more keywords, new products, and you never know what people will search for. It's impossible to "dominate", so you can always squeeze in somewhere, regardless of niche.
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mackiejw Premium
Thanks Nathaniell
John
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nomda ploom Premium
I love being reminded of the truisms in on-line life and this is very well written and totally useful.
Good job. Thank you, Andy
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Jenna7 Premium
Thanks for writing this. When I first joined WA, I had really just planned on using the Bootcamp for practice, but Kyle and Carson kept giving encouragement to keep going with it, so I am, and the coolest thing is that I am seeing results.

The most awesome feeling is to see a real comment from someone who said your review or info helped them.

The only thing I struggle with is self-confidence/doubt which is very frustrating-I keep thinking I can't do this and that I'm not good enough, but we all know negative thinking is ridiculous. :P

It's great to read your posts and see how much of an expert you and Steve and other members who promote WA have become. Didn't you start a long time ago with no experience or am I wrong?

Have a great week! :)
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nathaniell Premium
It's awesome that you are seeing results! Slow and steady really does work with bootcamp, as with any site.

I've been around WA for about 4 years now, but I would say I was pretty comfortable with affiliate marketing after about 2 years of training here :)
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Trialynn Premium
Great way to shed light on this subject Nathaniell!
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Nola Premium
Started on it yesterday and looks like it was a good decision. Thanks!
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Karyskis Premium
Good to read, because I have been on the fence about starting a WA affiliate site.
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nathaniell Premium
I hope I didn't come across as trying to *convince* anyone to join bootcamp, but if anyway was worried about "competing" with other WAers then I don't think that should be a issue :)
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mikegaudreau Premium
Agreed. You should have a look at the binary and MLM field as well, more foder.
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nathaniell Premium
Oh yeah, tons of scams to review there! Thanks for the input.
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