About TimMcKinlay
Joined October 2015
Hi, my name is Tim :)

If we haven't met yet, feel free to drop me a comment below and say hi!

I joined WA because I was pulling at straws trying to create an income online. Turns out joining WA was one of the best decisions I could have made, and what I'd been searching for all along.

Something real- that actually works.

About me... I'm a super determined guy who believes you can achieve anything you set your mind to, as long as you work hard enough to get it! After going through the training and (most importantly) taking consistent action almost every single day, I've managed to create a full-time income with affiliate marketing.

I'm not a guru though, and I don't have some kind of 'secret' trick to success. I just worked my butt off and followed the training here. And I still do to this day.

My #1 tip for newbies trying to make money online: STOP thinking about making money online.

Really? Yes. Focus on the value you can GIVE to people. The more value you give, the more value you will receive in return. It is important to set your money goals and believe in them, absolutely! But successful online businesses are built based on the value you can give to people first and foremost.

Remember this- it will help you as you embark on this journey.

The training here within WA shows you the absolute best way to give people value with your website, and set yourself up for maximum success.

So follow the training. It works.

Anyways, feel free to reach out to me if you need help with anything, seriously just drop me a comment below. When I first started at WA I got all the help I needed to build my business, so I'm passionate about helping others succeed and achieve their goals too!

Cheers,

Tim McKinlay
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Hello Tim. I believe I have chosen my niche, but just wanted to get your thoughts on it. I can't say I'm completely passionate about it, but I'm extremely knowledgeable of it. It falls in the water damage restoration industry and the equipment used within the industry. I appreciate your feedback asks guidance!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Robert,

You don't have to be passionate about the niche, but you should at least be interested in it to some extent. Because a big part of what you'll be doing is researching and creating content, to get traffic to your site, so you can make affiliate sales.

There's definitely a lot of people searching for information and buying products online within the water damage niche, so as a niche this is definitely viable. Assuming you're keen to create content about this, go for it.

Otherwise let me know if you want to swing some other ideas past me, happy to help out.

Tim
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I'm definitely interested in it. Especially considering that this industry has been my livelihood for the last 10 years. That's where I feel it could give me an edge. I already know a lot about it so research will be much more minimal. I'm going for it!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Sounds good, let me know if you need some help getting your site rolling!
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DavSim Premium
Howdy Tim, yesterday was my first day to check this out, I was in a rush due to outside interference. so every where I looked it had buttons that pointed toward "Go Premium". I did not knowing there was a training period that was free. Then today I started training, Is there any way that I can back out my payment so I can go back to the training and not loose the time constrained items? I am afraid I kinda jumped the gun paying for the premium package right away.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi David,

You can cancel your account at any time, and you can request a refund directly from Carson if you like.

If you do cancel your Premium membership, you won't be able to go back to a free Starter account, so you'll effectively need to just cancel and come back down the road if you want, or keep your account as is.

Whatever you decide is cool, just let me know if you need some help cancelling/ requesting a refund, and I'll walk you through these.

Tim
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jkos64 Premium
Hi Tim, I am in a panic mode today...I made the mistake to push the publish button and I now ranked on Google per the message I got this morning :( I have not posted the pictures of the products I want to be an affiliate for yet nor have I posted information about them.
It's hard when you are working to be building the website...I'm still very excited and would really appreciate it if you would tell me how to go about my next steps...
I am at the point of putting the product and info about them the website....just not sure how to do this...I checked out the affiliate policy for Amazon and before I can even apply I need a complete website.
My about me page and privacy are already up and published :(
Should I take the products photos from someone who is already selling them on Amazon or where else should I look to find them? How about the product description? I can word it in my own way and use the info listed about what's in the products?
I really need some help and try to finish what I started so I can have it make sense for people that might be looking at it already :(
Thanks in advance,

Josie
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Josie,

Ok so first of all... don't panic lol. You can always update a post or page you publish, so it's no big deal.

As far as "what to do next" and your questions regarding images and so forth, my advice is to keep on going with the training. Everything you need to know is all there within the steps within the training. So what I recommend you do is follow this as closely as possible, and complete and mark off each task as you go, so you know where you're at and what you need to do next.

With that being said, here's how to edit an existing post or page on your site, which may help you when it comes to updating that post you published too early:

1) Go here to login to your site:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

2) Click on 'login' for the website you want to edit (see screenshot 1).

3) Once inside your site, click on 'posts' on the left hand side menu (see screenshot 2).

4) Hover over the post you want to edit with your mouse, and click on 'edit' (see screenshot 3).

5) From here, just edit the post how you want and click on 'update' (see screenshot 4).

I am confident you will be able to follow these instructions. Do them one at a time and you will be able to edit your post.

You can use the same process to edit a page, but instead of clicking on 'posts' click on 'page'.

Hope this helps, and let me know how you go.
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jkos64 Premium
Thanks Tim
I should’ve emailed you sooner... I had figured it out... I am still working on my blogs, and going through the training too 😊
You’re right! I need to be more disciplined and patient with myself... lots of info to learn and process but I have no doubts that I will succeed and get my website done at some point 😊
Ii still have a few questions tho...
Is it ok to be as an affiliate for Amazon and have other affiliate programs with other companies on the same website? Or can we only be with one affiliate program at a time per website? Also once a website is on “published” status is it possible to put it on “pending” status until it’s completed with the the affiliate program linking to the products I want to be an affiliate for?
One last question, I’d like to get your opinion on: if my niche is eyelash growth serum, do you think having other products like vitamins to help the growth of eyelashes be a bad idea on the same website?
Again, thank you so much for all the help and encouragement

Josie
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Not a problem at all Josie, glad you got that sorted and that you're making great progress :)

"Is it ok to be as an affiliate for Amazon and have other affiliate programs with other companies on the same website?"

Absolutely, that is 100% acceptable and in many cases, a good idea.

"Also once a website is on “published” status is it possible to put it on “pending” status until it’s completed with the the affiliate program linking to the products I want to be an affiliate for?"

No. You would NEVER want to put your site in a 'pending' status. Because doing this can destroy your rankings in Google, which would destroy your traffic, which is a very bad thing. Please, never do this.

"I’d like to get your opinion on: if my niche is eyelash growth serum, do you think having other products like vitamins to help the growth of eyelashes be a bad idea on the same website?"

Absolutely you could. And not only can you promote these other types of products, you could create lots of content based on those types of products, which means more traffic and sales potential.

In doing this, you are essentially broadening the scope of your site from "eyelash growth serum" to "eyelash growth".

Hope this helps!
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MAcuhido Premium
Hi Coach Tim, I can't wait another 7 days to upgrade to premium. I am very excited to be in this amazing community of WA. You know I'm a seafarer and a couple of days our ship will be heading for sea to the far east for 16 days without internet access and I'm afraid I will loose this great offer of 19$ membership.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Michael, great to be working with you :) Ok cool well by all means reach out to me once you're back on dry land if you want some help getting your business rolling!
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URWRght Premium
Well, I said I would be in touch. I have just set up a website, SEO and finished keyword exercise, which was a wake up call. For many reasons I retired early from a medical sales company. My niche is not promising...a learning disability I was diagnosed 12 years ago (part of early retirement). Scratch that idea. Passion outside of stories of coping with learning disability: humor, writing (Christmas newsletter, always humorous), and I have a real ease with meeting people. Now, no niche. Im stuck. Please direct me to where I can get some niche ideas.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Laura,

I recommend you check out the bonus I sent you on choosing a niche, it's in your WA inbox which you can access by clicking on the 'message icon' at the top right of your screen. In this bonus I go into full detail on how I choose a niche and how you can too.

Once you read this, feel free to reach out to me by replying to that same private message, and I can give you some personal feedback on your niche idea if you like, so we can get your site rolling asap.
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frmath57 Premium
Hello Tim! This is just a comment from me .

Just wanted to write you a note and tell you how much I’ve appreciated how much work you have done for me! They left me a note today about my account being on hold?
Please don’t count me out?

Tim, I have been fighting for my life the last year and half! I got a Mercer infection in my urine and blood stream? The Doctors put me into a self-induced COMA for about three and half months! I’m still trying to come back up to speed? However, my Doctors want to bring me back slowly?

You coming along with this program had to be a Miracle sent from GOD? I was working when I got sick and I very much need to be working now! The first week I worked so hard on all this stuff and did not get anywhere? My fingers were hurting from typing? Lol. But like I said I‘ve got to get my mind back in the game? This week Monday thru Wednesday, I fell back into a fairly bad place!
Thank Goodness I came out today!

However, Please don’t count me out? I think the world of WA!
I have met and talked to some great people there!
I love all the E-mails flying around and around!

Crazy thing is that I retired from Web Page Design!

Thanks For Your Time Tim!
Frank R Mathis SR
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Frank,

I'm sorry to hear about your health troubles and I hope everything works out for you :)

Your Premium account should be all good as long as you are making the monthly payment. So if for some reason your account is saying it's on hold and you are making payment, I recommend you contact Carson right away.

Here’s the exact process to contact Carson via private message:

Step 1) Go to Carson's WA profile page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

Step 2) Click on ‘Private Message’

Step 3) Click on ‘Other Inquiry’ and type any letter in the box that comes up.

Step 4) A box will appear under this which says “Didn't find what you were looking for?”. This is where you should type your question.

Step 5) Once you’ve typed your question, select ‘Contact Carson Privately’ and that’s it!

He normally responds within a day or two.

Hope this helps and by all means let me know if you have any other questions.

Tim
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caljones6750 Premium
Hi, Tim;
I totally agree with you about focusing on providing a service rather than making money. If you provide meaningful, entertaining, educational content and offer products that will benefit your target audience - not just make you money - you will be successful, regardless of how much money you make. Let the money take care of itself. "If you build it, they will come"
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You got it Cedric, provide value first, and the money will flow as a direct result. Thanks for dropping by :)
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JakobQuist Premium
Hi Tim - Just wanted to say hi :)

It's inspiring to follow you - and to view your post - and ultimately to learn from you.

Quick question.

As a total newbie inside of affiliate marketing - aside from the intense learning the last 1.5 month. Do you think it is possible to already promote WA?

Or would you choose to go the amazon/product kind of way.

Because my true passion lies in helping other people, and doing youtube and promoting WA is what I want to do - I know it in my heart. But maybe it would be best to get to know something about affiliate marketing first hand - and producing some results before teaching others about it.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jakob, great to connect :)

I think promoting WA is a very worthwhile route, definitely. The good thing about WA is that there are SO many audiences that can benefit from the platform, so the opportunity to both help people and profit is exciting, even if you don't focus on the affiliate marketing niche itself. Also, WA is a service more than anything, so you don't need to be making money already, to share your experience in using the service. As long as you are honest with people about where you're at in your journey, it's all good.

So all you need to do is choose the direction of your site, create lots of helpful content and recommend a platform you know your visitors will love. That's it. WA has a very generous affiliate program too, so over time you can produce some very reliable, longterm income this way.

Hope this helps!
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JakobQuist Premium
I'm glad you feel this way Tim. I feel the same way.
It was a very good point you made - that WA is a service and that I already have experience within this service.

Also I read a post Kyle made some years back about how to angle your WA bootcamp and I must say - there's a lot of ways to start promoting WA - because it offers such a variety of help.

Thanks for replying back.

Have a very nice day 😊

Jakob
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Jdgorton1 Premium
Hi Tim,

I posted a question and one of the classrooms that I would love for you to look at. I chose my niche as being all things jeep. Jeep parts, jeep accessories, and jeep apparel. So I bought my website last night as part of level two training and I bought myjeepthreads.com I intend for my website to be a place to blog about the best jeep accessories and jeep parts as well as pointing fellow jeepers in a direction of where they can go to get these parts and accessories as well as apparel. I also want to make it in interactive community where jeepers can give each other advice on how they fixed problems with their jeeps and what kind of accessories they have been using.

Well my husband noticed that there’s another website out there that somebody else owns called jeepthreads.com

He was concerned that my web link would be too close to the name of theirs and it might cause some legality issues with the name. So he suggested putting a disclaimer on my site to assure all of my visitors that I am not affiliated with jeepthreads.com in any way.

Do you think that’s the right way to go? I wanted to get your perspective because I’ve gotten quite a few different answers on my question and I just want to make sure that I’m taking the correct route. I’m really enjoying WA I want to keep going with this process!

I really appreciate any feedback that you have for me. Thanks a bunch and have a great night!

Kindest Regards,
Jaclynn
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jaclynn,

That all sounds very good, you are absolutely on the right track here.

I am not a lawyer, so I cannot advise you on any legal matters, and I don't recommend taking legal advice from anyone who is not a lawyer, even WA members.

However, with that being said, what I can say is that personally, if I was in that situation myself, I wouldn't be concerned about this *unless there is a trademark on that name*. Which there probably isn't, since it's just a blog name/ domain name, although I would still check to be safe. And if I was really worried, and didn't 'have' to have that name, I'd probably just choose something else. But that's me, what you decide is totally up to you.

In any case I hope this is helpful and let me know if you have any other questions.

Tim
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Jdgorton1 Premium
Hi Tim!

Thank you for the response! My husband and I talked more about it last night and we decided to just find a different name for the website and we came up with another one that is good, still fits my niche and isn’t close to anything else we could find. We just didn’t want to take the chance. Thank you so much for the help!

I appreciate it greatly! Have a wonderful day!

Jaclynn 😊
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ok sounds good Jaclynn, and same to you :)
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jkos64 Premium
Hello
I am new on WA and need help to create my first website. Can the website be about a specific product I want to represent as an affiliate (ie: eyelash growth serum)? or multiple beauty products on the same website? Do i talk about myself or the products I want to represent as an affiliate? Also, can I create a website for my own business as an esthetician to promote my services? What should I indicate as far as " about me" "about name" "about site""about us"
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Josie,

- Can the website be about a specific product I want to represent as an affiliate (ie: eyelash growth serum)?

Yes, but I personally always recommend creating your site based on the *group of people* as oppose to a specific product. So your site could be about "woman interested in growing their eyelashes". So in this case you are building out your site in such a way that will generate you more traffic, since there are more topics you can write about, and you can promote MANY relevant products.

- Do i talk about myself or the products I want to represent as an affiliate?

You create content based on low competition keywords, that are relevant to your chosen niche. The topics could be about literally anything relevant to your niche. The training walks you through this in detail, so keep following along and it will make a lot more sense.

- Also, can I create a website for my own business as an esthetician to promote my services?

Yes

- What should I indicate as far as " about me" "about name" "about site""about us"

I like to keep this simple. Just write a few short paragraphs about yourself, why you started the site and how it will help your visitors. That's it.

Hope this helps!
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Hi Tim,
Thank you for your messages so far, I appreciate it. Unfortunately, I didn't receive any personal answer from you to my questions that I have asked you when I replied to your first message here on WA.
Maybe you didn't get a chance yet to read it or you thought that the messages you have sent me afterwards were actually relating to the issues I have mentioned. But even if they did, it was not a real answer to me and seemed pretty much like a prefabricated standard answer you might just send to anybody. So, therefore, I'll try to repeat it in a short version again.
I got here over an article written by you about ICS that was available on the internet. Meaning I actually got here to WA by accident when checking out on additional online income opportunities. I tried already dropshipping not very successfully and actually, I am thinking about quitting it.
I am a working person and have to support my wife & Kids and therefore only have limited time (let's say daily another 2-3 hours) that I can invest in some additional online business in order to improve my financial situation which is rather tied than anything else.
Do you think honestly that it is realistic under such circumstances to build here on WA something up within a reasonable timespan (maybe 3-4 months) that will at least provide me with an additional income that has some more value to it than just peanuts?
That's in actual fact what I am going through with my dropshipping business right now, which I started apr. 9 months ago after being talked into it by a so-called Guru. And I hope you understand that I want to protect myself from making again similar experiences. Meaning investing a lot of money and for me really valuable time for just very poor results.
That's why it is crucial for me to get a clear answer to that question before I can commit to anything new!!!
I think the main reason why I got here is that I felt I could relate to and identify with what you were talking about in those articles that eventually brought me here.
But I still feel a bit unsure, confused and even a little bit scared about just trying affiliated marketing now without really being able to estimate if this really could be the real opportunity for me to change my situation.
So, therefore, I really would appreciate an honest answer from you (like a friend or a brother) without considering to much the personal benefit you might derive from just bringing somebody new into the community.

Thank you so much :)
be blessed, - best!
daniel
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Daniel,

I strive to answer all the questions I get from people who join WA through me (free or Premium), but truth be told some do slip through the cracks. I tend to dedicate the bulk of my time to helping my referrals through private messaging, which I always answer.

In any case, I will respond to your question here :)

Seems like this is the question you are asking- "Do you think honestly that it is realistic under such circumstances to build here on WA something up within a reasonable timespan (maybe 3-4 months) that will at least provide me with an additional income that has some more value to it than just peanuts?"

The reality is, nobody can answer how long it will take you to start making money. Period. The process absolutely works, I am living proof of this as are many others, but how quickly you will get results depends on a number of variables. And I would say the biggest of these is how much effort you put in.

Personally, it took me 3 months to earn my first commission of $1.17 from Amazon. I worked my butt of almost everyday, and that's what I earned (lol). However, within less than 2 years I was earning a full-time income online, and now just over 3 years in, I am on track to earning 5 figures per month if I continue to put the effort in.

That may seem like a long time but it's really not in the grand scheme of things. You are learning a new skill, and like all skills worth having, it will take you time. But it's so worth it, especially not when when you consider the time and location freedom this business gives you.

So my advice to you is to follow the training, set aside a non-negotiable amount of time each week you can dedicate to your new business, and in time, you will reach your goals. There's a world of opportunity within affiliate marketing, and WA positions you to take full advantage of it, so it's worth every effort and you can do this.

Hope this helps!

Tim
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I got myself in a heck of a mess I go to try to login to my back office and I happy face pops up instead of my back office how do I fix this I push the home button And that’s where I ended up with this happy face so how do I fix it please help me thank you very much
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ok so you must be logged into WA to even type this message, so you must be referring to your website, in which case you can log into it here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Let me know how you go :)

Tim
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FLively1 Premium
Good morning, Tim, I hope you are well. Unfortunately, I am going to leave WA for personal reasons. I am wondering if in order to cancel my membership is there anything special I need to do? I have learned a great deal and WA is the best online group of which I have ever been a part. Thx for all of your help and encouragement. Frank Lively
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Frank,

I'm sorry to see you leave but you've gotta do what you've gotta do, so I understand.

Here's how to cancel your account:

Step 1) Click on your profile image at the top left of the screen, and select ‘Account Settings’ from the menu.

Step 2) Scroll down the page until you see ‘Subscription Settings’ and select ‘Membership’ from the options.

Step 3) Click on ‘Stop Billing and Cancel Membership’.

That's all you need to do to cancel your Premium account.

It has been great working with you, and should you decide to come back to WA down the road, I'll be more than happy to help you pick things up again and get your business rolling :)

All the best going forward and reach out if you have any other questions.

Tim
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Good morning, Tim. I'm surching around to find out what I need to do to to succeed in the online business world. I have so many ideas that I want to explore and learn how to take my passions to the next level. Being able to BLESS others who are searching for the same things I am, is exciting. I keep reminding myself that my. current circumstance is not my concrete conclusion.
Thank You, Tim.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome Amy, it's cool to have you as part of the community :) To succeed, there is no 'secret' really, just follow the training and take massive action, that's all you need to do. You can do this.
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Nialler Premium
Howya. Hope you are good 2day. Found something a bit odd on of my websites. It seems Jaxxy or some1 working for them are slipping links for jaxxy into my site. Seemed very off so I quickly broke the link.

Any ideas about this or what may have caused it. I know I certainly put no link there and from the perspective of a visitor to the site, this link was taking them away from my site to the Jaxxy website which as I see it would be very counter productive as a site owner?

How can I stop this from happening again please?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Niall,

I personally know the guys running Jaaxy (Kyle and Carson) and I can assure you nobody is slipping links into your site. The security within WA, Jaaxy and our sites here is well above industry standard.

It's impossible to know what exactly has happened without seeing your site personally. So if there are any further links on your site leading to Jaaxy, then by all means send me the link to your site via a PM (not here) and I'll take a look for you.
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cld111 Premium
Hi Tim! I run across your site all the time when I'm researching products. (You're obviously doing something right!)

I enjoy reading your posts. You're very to-the-point and have an easy way of relaying the information. I always end up reading your entire article!

Anyway, just wanted to say hi. :)

- Christina
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Christina. Wow that's cool, always nice to get feedback like that, appreciate it! And great to connect with you :)
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MagneticCopy Premium
Hi Tim,

You look like an inspiring fellow!

"Focus on the value you can GIVE to people. The more value you give, the more value you will receive in return. It is important to set your money goals and believe in them, absolutely! But successful online businesses are built based on the value you can give to people first and foremost."

This is golden, really summarizes it all.

Thanks for the inspiration, I started my journey this week.

Best,

Pedro
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Great to connect Pedro and thanks for the comment :)
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HMProSft Premium
Tim:
This is a copy of a message I sent to Kyle. Can you help?

Hi Kyle. I continue to have difficulties transferring my domain to Wealthy Affiliate. I think I've followed the instructions given and have contacted support, but even though we've exchanged messages for several days, they're still unable to resolve the issue.
What do you recommend?
Hugo.-
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Hugo,

I'm not a tech expert, so ideally you would be wanting to work between WA's support and support of where your domain is. I am certain that between the two you should be able to resolve this.

This tutorial is helpful too: What did support recommend you do?
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HMProSft Premium
Thanks for replying Tim (Kyle has not responded).
In my previous life, I used to be a Tech Expert (35+ Years in the IT field), so I am somewhat familiar with the process. And this is what upsets me: it's one party blaming the other. The old registrar (goDaddy) tells me they're doe on their end, that the domain is ready to be transferred once the new registrar (WA) requests it. The new registrar (WA) tells me that certain settings (Transfer Lock disabled) must be done on the WA side and they have been, as confirmed by goDaddy.
The issue is now that when I go to the WA page to start the transfer, nothing happens when I press the Start Transfer button.
I was really hoping for somebody with a bit of leverage (i.e. the owner or a high level WA employee) to take a deeper look at what's going on; I'm afraid that a link to the instructions is not helpful at this stage.

What do you think?
Hugo.-
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah so Kyle normally responds within a day or two, but he always replies so it may just be a case of giving him more time. I'm not an employee of WA, I'm literally a member just like you, so there's nothing I can do on that front.

It sounds to me like WA has done what they needed to do, but there's some sort of glitch happening. What I recommend is logging out, clearing your history/ cookies, restarting your browser, logging back in, and trying it again. This sometimes irons out any bugs.

If this still doesn't work, I would give it a day and try again. If that doesn't work, then I would contact support again, explaining exactly what you've told me, and the steps you've taken, and ask them to help you resolve it. I am certain they will be able to help you.

If on the off chance they can't help you, I would contact Carson or have support refer the issue to Carson, because he's the guy who normally handles tech related issues.

Either way let me know how you go, keen to see this resolved for you asap.
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HMProSft Premium
Good deal!
Sounds like a good plan.

Thanks Tim.
Hugo.-
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JSeale Premium
Thank you Tim, for your follow and THANK YOI for you advice. I think this is why I joined WA. My main goal isn't to earn money for myself. I want to help others to be successful. There's no greater joy than to know you have helped someone to make it through their troubles and succeed! If I can make at least one person succeed, it will be my success!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome Jo, sounds like you have the right mindset to succeed with this. Looking forward to working with you! :)
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CraigJones3 Premium
Hello Tim! Just checking in. I will be choosing my Niche soon. I am going to go with Self Help and Motivational Books plus motivational seminars to start with like selling tickets to Tony Robbins events and people like him :). I love this stuff and it really gets me going. I look forward to continuing our working relationship and becoming a premium member tomorrow. Have a good evening and talk to you soon.

Craig
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Sounds good Craig, reach out if you need anything as you progress through the training and start building out your business.

Cheers
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SaraStorey Premium
Hi Tim,

Thanks for your offer to help, I do have a question. Is there a video that one can promote for WA with an embedded affiliate link available? I'm an admin to my son's facebook page that has over 18000 likes. Even though its his page and I'm an admin we do have one rule on that page, anything that is posted has to be a video because it's called Suggested Videos. Would totally love to expose WA to that group of captive audience. Thanks for your help.

Sara
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Sara,

Not that I am aware of, but that is an excellent idea. I remember seeing someone create such a WA promo video on YouTube so I suppose you could use something like that, embedded on your FB page. But ideally you would want to create your own with your own unique voice and branding, explaining to folks why you like WA and how it can help them too.
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Hello Tim, I simply can't effort to go to premium level since I don't have the money. So I first need to earn something, then I am ready to proceed. I see that within a weeks time something must change. If that is the case. I am in. Greetings Rita
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Rita,

No probs, you can only do what you can do.

To be honest though, it is unlikely you will start earning within 'weeks'. This is simply not the reality of how business (online or offline) works. It takes time, effort and above all- persistence.

It took me 3 months to earn my first dollar which may sound like a long time, but it's really not when you think about it. Especially since now I earn a full-time income doing this stuff. So my point here is that it takes time but it's well worth it.

You don't have to go Premium but you are definitely giving yourself a better chance of success because you are getting ALL the tools, training and support you need to build a thriving business.

Anyways, by all means reach out if you have any questions going forward, more than happy to help you get your business rolling :)

Tim
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Hi Tim, my financial situation needs quick improvement. So I do first what earns something. If you have ideas how to assist me. Thanks a lot
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mmsulli Premium
Sometimes I still feel a little lost, especially when I'm writing. Is that normal? I was wondering if I could maybe see where I'm at or where my website should be relative to the amount of time on my journey. I'm starting from scratch completely, no experience with marketing or computers! Could you give me any tips?
By the way, thank you for your encouraging emails each month.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Marc,

Definitely. I felt a bit lost at first, I think like anything new, it's a learning curve. We can't expect to just know everything and start crushing it right away, it takes time. So my advice would be to roll with it and keep learning, keep applying. In time this will become second nature to you.

I was a wall and floor tiler before this, I didn't even know what affiliate marketing was. So the way I see it is if I can do this, then you can too :)

My biggest tip is to follow the training, take massive action and above all else- be persistent.

It's not about having special skills, choosing the perfect niche, writing amazing content or any of that stuff. It is honestly about persistence. Because in time, you will master all of this stuff and you'll be helping others.

Hope this helps and talk soon!
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I WOULD LOVE TO AFFORD TOP MEMBERSHIP BUT MY CIRCUMSTANCES FINANCIALLY WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO DO THIS AT PRESENT. I AM PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED .....RIGHT NOW I AM SITTING STRAIGHT BY HAVING FLOOR CRUTCHES UNDER MY ARMS TO STABILIZE ME TO I CAN TYPE ON MY KEYBOARD; IT'S EASIER TO TYPE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. WILL FOLLOW THROUGH ON TRAININGS. THANK YOU SEMPER FIDELIS, CHRISTINAH
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Christinah,

That's totally ok, you don't have to upgrade, you can keep your free sites and training for life. It's obviously going to be better for you if you can but you can only do what you can do, so soak up as much as you can from the free training and by all means let me know if I can be of any help :)
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Nialler Premium
Good morning. Hope you'd a great weekend. I'm trying to remember, we can transfer the full contents of a website we build here to a different domain at some stage, this is correct isn't it? Think I heard that someplace if not the how to do it yet. I jus thought of a beta name 4 my website.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yes, you definitely can transfer any site you build here to any host you like, at any time. Just contact support if you need help to do this.
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hobosnm61 Premium
I am thinking about acne treatment as a niche. I suffered badly as a teen from acne vulgaris and still have ance problems at 57. I went through many different treatments when I was younger and more recently under the care of a dermatologist. I would like to help others find solutions to acne and maybe even discover some acne relieve for me. What do you think?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Absolutely Mark, acne treatment is a niche with huge potential. Lots of content ideas, lots of traffic potential and people are definitely buying these products online which means you can earn affiliate commissions promoting this stuff.

It's also a niche where people are very vested in finding a solution, because this is a very real problem. I had it myself throughout my teen years so I know there's a high motivation for many people to search for solutions and buy good products to get this problem solved.
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hobosnm61 Premium
Cool! Thanks for the encouragement, Tim.
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NidaV Premium
Hi Tim. Just happened to come across your profile. Love the tip..stop thinking about making money on line and think about the value we can give to people.

That's what i have been looking for because I am so tired of people mentioning $.

Anyways thank you.

Take care.

Nida
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Nida,

Yeah what I have come to learn is that a 'value first' approach is a winning formula and the money you make is simply a bi-product of this.

Thinking in terms of 'what you can give' is the start of creating a real business and will set you MILES ahead of those who just think about 'making money'. This is because your goal is to create an asset (website) that gives people genuine value within your respective niche, and when you do this the rewards flow naturally.
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CalGirdwood Premium
Hi Tim! :) Cal here,
I just started my training this week, upgraded to premium and I'm stuck at the "create menus" part for my website, I can click on the menus tab, but when I go to the "posts," button for what components I want to incorporate into my menu, its grey-scaled out and I can mouse over it, but I can't click on it. :/ Any advice you may have is much appreciated.
Thanks,
Sincerely,
-Cal :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cal,

Have you created any posts yet?
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CalGirdwood Premium
Hi Tim, I finally did figure it out. Thank You so much for your reply though! :) (going back and re-watching and re-reading some of the video training content super helped! :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ok great, glad you got it sorted :)
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VDickerson Premium
Hey Tim,

Virginia here and I just wanted to reach out to you to say THANK YOU. I don't recall how our paths crossed but I will forever be grateful to you for bringing me to WA.

Since joining I have made a complete 180 in my personal life and life in general.

To me WA is more than a place you can get expert advice and a helping hand in becoming successful in the on-line market.

Doing the trainings and interacting with community has helped in my personal relationships outside of WA and it has helped me to re evaluate my entire existence in just a few months, for the good of course.

I am sure I would have made the adjustments eventually (maybe) but the timing couldn't have been more fitting.
Because of you and this community I have been able to fast track my goals due to the encouragement from you all.

That was key in it all, the encouragement that is, whether the support was genuine or done because that is something that is asked of us here, without it I probably would be in a way sticky situation.

Like for real y'all literally saved my life. I had almost given up on life and even though that is not who I am I had reached my breaking point.

I still am not where I want to be financially , as a matter of fact I haven't made one cent and don't know where I am going to get the monies for this months billing, but trust and believe I will figure it out as I have this entire time. What I do know is that my success will happen in time, and I will continue to strive to be better than I was the day before.

Iv'e been able to put a lot of things into perspective and it just overwhelms me with joy that I am finally finding the pursuit to my happiness I have dreamt of my whole life.

With that I will close until next time thanks again


Virginia Dickerson
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Virginia,

It's my pleasure to have introduced you to Wealthy Affiliate and I'm so glad you are enjoying your time here. I agree the community we have here is definitely something special, so it's good to see you're really getting amongst it and getting the benefits both here and outside of WA.

Thanks for sharing and look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming months and years ahead! :)
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AnnaMil Premium
Hey Tim. I had a really tough pregnancy and my baby is a month yesterday so it’s been a long two months, esp with sick kids. I now have 3 kids 4 years and under. I missed all the emails that my payment didn’t go through during Black Friday. Is everything restored now that I paid? Thank you for your help.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Anna,

Sounds like you've had your hands full, glad to hear everything worked out though :)

To be honest I'm not sure about your sites but they should be fine. It's my understanding that after 30 days of not paying your sites are removed from the hosting (ie they're not live anymore) but WA still keeps a backup of your site for up to 6 months. Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure this is the deal.

So what I would do in your case is contact support and see if they can restore your sites:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Either way they will be able to answer you as to what has happened/ what will happen going forward with respect your sites.

It's good to see you back and I'm here if you need me going forward :)
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AnnaMil Premium
Thanks Tim!!
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DHernandez3 Premium
Tim, how do I start my web-site from scratch? How do I delete everything and start over. The image of the web-site is all important. Who wants to look at a blank page?
Making a "good" web-page should be priority one. All of the rest comes later.
Where do I find what I ma looking for within your training?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Daniel,

You may not have to delete the website, you could try installing a new theme: But if you want to start over, here are the steps:

1) Go here- https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

2) Click on the 'details' tab of the site you want to delete

3) Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on 'delete this website'.

That's it. From here, just follow the process to start a new site using that same domain, which you can do on this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Hope this helps :)
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Hello Tim!
Thank you for your welcome massage!

Congratulations for joining WA and finding out that that was one of the best decisions you could have made and what you have been searching for long trying to create an income online.

I have been also searching. Unfortunately unsuccessfully.
I have just joined WA and I am in the very beginning of the learning process.

Thank you for your kind offer to render me help with anything. I am sure I will need it. I am afraid, at the present stage, I am not fully aware what will be the essence of my work,but I hope very soon I will find out. Now I am concentrated on doing everything I am advised to do. The platform of WA is very rich.
Best wishes.
Regards
Sanya
p.s. Trape is my users name. I will try to change it if I find out how.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Sania,

Great to connect and looking forward to working with you :)

Here's how to change your WA username:

1) Click on your profile pic (top left)
2) Click on 'account settings'
3) Fourth line down you can change your username

Note that you can only change it ONCE though, so make sure you choose something you wanna keep.

Hope this helps and talk soon!
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DHernandez3 Premium
You are the reason I found this web-site. I was surfing the internet and about to join another site when I saw your ad. I think I made the right decision by coming here. I still have a lot to learn but I am willing to put an effort into this.
Thank you... Daniel
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Glad you found your way here Daniel, and excited to be working with you! It will take you time and effort to reach your goals but you're definitely in the right place so I know you can do this :)
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Steve-Jesse Premium
Hi Tim
This is my 1st attempt at an online business so I have absolutely no prior knowledge of experience so I'll need all the help I can get.

I'll be upgrading to premium tomorrow to get the maximum benefit from and help from WA.

My goal is to retire within 3-5 years and I'm prepared to put in the effort to achieve it.

Regards
Steve
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome, wish you all the best Steve and great to connect with you :)
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Steve-Jesse Premium
Hi Tim, thanks for the good wishes.
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TFitzsimmons Premium
Hi Tim
I got this message from Google the other day, and I am unsure how to fix the problem, mostly because I don't know what the problem is. LOL. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 new issue of type Coverage.

Top Errors (5 maximum)

Errors can prevent your page or feature from appearing in Search results. The following errors were found on your site:

Submitted URL marked ‘noindex’


We recommend that you learn more about these issues and fix them when possible to enable your site to have the best possible experience and coverage in Google Search.

Thanks.
Have a great day!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Tom,

You are going to want to contact support about this one:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

They should be able to help you out asap :)
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TFitzsimmons Premium
Thanks, Tim!
Have a great day!
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lenb1 Premium
Hi Tim, I'm in the process of building my website. When putting together my test and blogs I am not too adept at finding the words. Do you have any suggestions that may help in that regard? It would be a lot easier to find copy on the internet from books or other offers; but I guess that would not be appropriate. To what extent would that be allowed, if at all?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Len,

Creating good content is something literally anyone can do, it just takes some time and effort to master.

My main advice is to continue through the training, because Kyle walks you through creating high quality content (that converts into sales) right here within the training.

As an added help, this recent post is AWESOME: This lays out how you can easily come up with tons of great content ideas so I highly recommend reading this in addition to going through the training modules.

I absolutely do NOT recommend copying and pasting ANY content. Your content MUST be unique, as this is the only way your content will rank in search engines like Google. Which is how you'll be getting traffic, an essential ingredient to making affiliate sales.

I know it can seem a little daunting at first, but try to think longterm. Every effort you put forth now can and will pay off in spades down the road.

Hope this helps!
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lenb1 Premium
Yes, it does help, Thank you!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome, you're very welcome!
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Tim, I stumbled on this and I have no clue what it is. I understand affilate thing because I tried to do this for few years and I kept failing. in 2017, I lost lots of money trying to do one online business. I lost money and got into debt till today and almost filed bankruptcy which means I lost lots. I have not read much about your business but I just signed up for this.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Chhinn,

The training walks you through exactly what you need to do to get started, so all you need to do is follow this: Also, if you want an overview of the process of making money online that WA teaches you, then watch this before doing the training: Hope this helps!
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KenShaddock Premium
Thanks Tim, yes I was ready to save over $350 Aussie dollars going yearly. Nice investment strategy of course, but no need to monitor the monthly payments any more.
Excited about where WA has taken me in 9 months, now in the top 200 due to my diligence and daily connects with WA. Now attacking the trainings again. One can pause in the training when a "hard patch" creates a mental block. But I found as I restarted the trainings I got breakthrough in my thinking and confidence restored for that sector. I always encourage and share wisdom. WA is a wonderful community. I promote sometimes FB without the drama. Thank you Tim for being here.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ken,

Glad to see you are going strong and continuing to build out your business. It's definitely beneficial to go through the training again every once in a while, no matter what level you're at in your business. This is a good refresher and as you say you can pick up things you may of at first overlooked, I know I've done this myself numerous times.

Anyways thanks for the message Ken, and look forward to continuing to work with you going forward :)
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lenb1 Premium
Tim, my main interest before starting this course was to promote day trading (equities, options, forex, etc); but I think that fits in very well with affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate in that both niches could come under the same heading of Earning a Living from Home. Does that make sense? What do you think?

If I go that way should I still opt to go through the boot camp training as opposed to lesson 4??
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah I guess it does, although earning from trading is kind of starting to get outside of what I would use to promote WA. These people are looking to invest, and while a percentage will definitely be interested in WA, it's not as targeted as it could be.

Maybe if you do go this route, consider promoting multiple offers other than just WA and that could work.

If you want to continue discussing this, please send me a private message as this is a public forum and I like to keep these sorts of conversations more private since this is your niche and business.

Just click on 'private message' above. Cheers
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EMichalik Premium
Hi Tim, just a quick question for you. I'm not too worried about it yet because I haven't finished my website yet. When you have your site ready I'm not sure how to go about contact the companys whether it's amazon, Citibank etc . I do know they all have different commissions but if you have one website can you have different affiliates to your one site? Thank you for always getting back to me. Sometimes I'm not comfortable going to classroom.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ellen,

You can definitely promote multiple products from multiple affiliate networks such as Amazon and ClickBank etc on your site. As long as the products are relevant to your audience then you're good to go.

Signing up with these sites is easy and the training walks you through this step-by-step, so I recommend continuing through the training and you will learn this in due course.

Hope this helps :)
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lenb1 Premium
Hi Tim,
I signed up with WA about 10 days ago; but I have not yet started the training. I will be starting today. Sorry for the delay.

Before signing up with WA I tried getting into affiliate marketing using 2 other companies ( EasyKits and John Crestani). I found that, in my opinion, their programs were very hard to follow. That is when I looked into Wealthy Affiliate. I am hoping your program will allow me to finally get rolling.

While utilizing the EasyKits program I was finally able to set up a website. hosted by Namecheap.com. My website is only in it's early stages and needs a lot of work (daytradeonline.net).

My question is: now that I am going through the training with WA, can i still use that website or should I set up a new website with a new host that you recommend?

I am getting a lot of e-mails from WA subscribers saying they are following me. Can you explain what that is all about?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Leonard,

So as a Premium member you can host up to 50 sites, right here within WA. The hosting here is state of the art so there's no need to pay extra to have it hosted elsewhere.

If the above site is a WordPress site, then by all means you can have it transferred to WA's hosting here. Just let me know if it is and if you want to transfer it and I can walk you through this via private message.

If not, you can easily start your site again which to be honest isn't a bad idea anyways. This is simpler and will allow you to setup your site in the exact way the training shows you.

You can opt-out of receiving these notifications from WA by visiting this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

Scroll down to the bottom where it says "Email Notification Settings" and you can adjust these from there.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

Tim
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lenb1 Premium
I agree, I will start my website again according to the training provided.

What about the domain name? Should I use what I have already set up or should I just let it die? If I do nothing with it will it conflict with anything new that I set up with WA?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You could simply 'point' that domain from NameCheap to WA so that you can use it with your WA site, or buy a new one here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

It's up to you really, either way is fine.
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Hi Tim.
Been a few days since I've been able to log in. Having to work all day and a host of other obligations, I thought I'd better take some time for WA training before I get cold. The niche thingy is what I most confused about. I end up going through the Bootcamp. The training is not what I thought it would be basically because I am a newbie to ALL of this, terminology, affiliate, branding, etc. I thought the training would be more step by step than what I'm experiencing. Anyway, if you have any tips for me that will help me through this overwhelming feeling of confusion, I sure would welcome it. I'm not sure if the bootcamp is the route to take; but I just have no idea what to choose. Right now I can't proceed because there's a few things I have to do before proceeding. Anyway, thought I'd reach out! Thanks for listening.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Denise,

My advice is to take your time to go through each lesson, at your own pace. And if anything within the lesson doesn't make sense, then ask a question at the bottom of that training about specifically what you are having trouble with.

Also I recommend you mark each task off as complete as you go, so you know exactly where you're up to in the training and what you need to do next.

As far as choosing a niche goes, try not to overthink this. There is no 'prefect' niche so the idea is just to choose one and get rolling.

The first step to choosing a niche is asking yourself some questions:

- What are you passions or interests?
- What do you know something about or what have you researched?
- What problems have you faced, or are facing, and what solutions have you found?

These are all good starting points.

Try to think about *which group of people you are trying to help* with your website.

Starting your research around a passion or interest is always a good idea, because there are vast opportunities to profit within practically ANY niche you can think of. So it makes sense to focus on a topic that interests you.

Even if you can give me a broad idea, I can help you come up with a profitable niche idea from there. One with lots of traffic and sales potential.

Let me know, so we can get your site up and running asap! :)
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Hello Tim ,thanks for your input I appreciate it. they want me to upgrade to premium already and I just got here. I don't have $ to spend at this time. there is a program called FIMP that is free. It was nice to meet you Tim. I will stick around for a while but I can't Spend money rite now as I had a stroke back in April and I am not Doing my upholstery business at this time so I have no income .
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Allen,

You don't have to upgrade, your free training and websites are yours for life, with no obligation to ever upgrade.

I do recommend it if you can, because it's well worth it but by all means you can only do what you can do.

I actually personally know Ian (the guy who runs FIMP), I met him at the WA Vegas conference in Feb last year, so he's a Wealthy Affiliate member too :) Nice guy and great training he is offering, I haven't been through it all but there's definitely some gems there.

Let me know if you have any questions as you progress through the training anyways Allen, more than happy to help you out.

Tim
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hello Tim,
Update: Drum Roll Please........
I found the problem it is the Ads and the articles at the top of my navigation I turn my pages into post, that was part of the problem slowing down my mobile speed, I also took my pages (articles) at the top of my navigation and turned them into post.

My mobile speed is now 98 percent and my desktop is 100 percent. I changed plugins from Advance Ads to WP QUADS plugin, which is a more simpler plugin, but the Google Ads they are not showing up now, which is good, because I found a new Word Press Template its is called Blogger Era I did a test and it looks good with my content, so we shall see I probably need to update my template to a newer version for these Ads.

Oh I also am showing back up on Google Analytics. Thanks for all your patients and help:)
Cynthia,
Cheers!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome, glad you got it sorted Cynthia and thanks for the update :)
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freddie13 Premium
I have been lied to and scammed and spent $100s and 100s of hours to make $1.76 in 2018. I'm a little bitter but still, keep an open mind. My major problem is a lack of support. I'm counting on WA being different. I am working under extreme personal tragedy in my life. I have good work ethics but when I get stuck I just need help.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You're definitely in the right place Freddie :) WA is the most helpful community within the online business space I've ever come across. As a member you've got access to the entire WA community, the founders and myself personally. So you have all the help and support you'll ever need to reach your goals.
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hello Tim,
I went to check my site health my speed in which customers load on to their devices and it says my laptop is 81 percent and my mobile device is 32 which in the red, but it did say my audit pass, so is this a concern?

I check Google Analytics no one visit my website for 7 days I usual have some activity, I wanted to know if the page speed had something to do with this?


I did contact IT recommended I look at API, it has so much information didn't know where to start, don't know what to do seeing I am not a developer.
Thanks for your feedback
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cynthia,

A site speed of 32 is very bad, so something isn't right. Can you please PM me the link to your site and I will personally take a look and run some tests to see what is going on. I'm sure we can get this sorted for you asap.

Regarding traffic, your site is only new so it's normal for traffic to be up and down at first. The key is to push through this and in time your traffic will snowball.
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terri2018 Premium
Thanks Tim for your tip for newbies! I have yet to post my 3rd website content and often thought 'what is it that I can give value to other people who reads my post"? And with time and more practice, I will be able to post quality content down the road.
Just started following you.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah that is the best question to keep in mind as you create content and build out your site- how can you best help your audience. Do this and you will be very successful at this in due course.
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eileenordu Premium
Hi Tim. Eileen again. I saw the details of the Disapproval. I followed Kyle's video and advice to the letter and commented on Tony's site by giving my constructive feedback. But Tony was not expecting constructive feedback. He was expecting a paid-for comment. Please explain to me what I did wrong. According to the video, members are asking for feedback. I spent hours checking out the site and giving my feedback. Again, was I in the wrong place?
Eileen
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eileenordu Premium
Hi Tim! You're my go-to guy. Thanks for that. I just spent a lot of time giving comments to another member on his site. I poured over their site, wrote quite a lot, gave my honest opinion--both positive and negative, and was polite and well-mannered. But my comments were "disapproved." What did I do wrong?
Eileen
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hello Tim
How are you doing this evening? Hope all is well, I had a question what social media company would you recommend me to help with bring in traffic to my site, if you know of any, I was thinking about 98 Social, because I really don't have the time to manage my social media at this time.
Cynthia,
Cheers!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cynthia,

There's no company I use or recommend to manage social media. I'm not big into social media myself, so when I do run campaigns I just work on them myself or hire a freelancer who specialises in that particular platform.
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Thanks Tim,
For your thoughts on this I might do a Champaign, just wondering other ways to get traffic to my website.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
I personally would be mostly focussed on creating content. It's easy to get sidetracked into the many other ways to get traffic, which can really derail your progress.

With that being said, you can definitely branch out as long as you are aware of this. Here's a good tutorial to help you out:
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Thanks Again Tim for helping me keep focus.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You're very welcome Cynthia, happy to help out :) Have a good weekend ahead and talk soon!
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mcromley Premium
Hi Tim,

Thank You so much for your heartwarming welcome. I am very excited to be here. I really like your comment about 'bringing value' to people. That thought process, is actually helping me focus with some clarity, on my niche, or at least bringing me closer to deciding on a niche.

So I wanted to reach out say Hello and say that, I so look forward to working along side you and WA. I'm feeling a WOW! here, that I haven't had in a long time.

Take Care.
Mark
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Mark, that's great to hear, glad you are enjoying WA!

Yeah that mindset of helping your audience will take you a long way. Because the more value you can give to those in your niche, the better results you are going to see within your business.

Let me know if you want some help with your niche, always happy to help out. Either way, talk soon :)
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Travelman Premium
Hi Tim,
My site is up and running now (yea!), and I have two questions that I hope you can help me with:

How do I link my Facebook and Twitter pages to my website and install the "like" and "share" buttons?
and
How do I optimize my site for printing?

Many thanks for your always helpful advice,
Richard
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Richard,

Awesome work, this is the first of many successes to come so nice work!

This training will help you out with your first question: Regarding your second question, I have no idea. I haven't had the need to do this or come across anyone who has so this is not something I'm sure about. If you want to print your content then personally I would just use the print function in the browser, or to get it exactly how you want it you could copy the content and paste it into a Google doc, where you can modify it exactly how you want it for printing.

Hope this helps!
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PeterGibbs Premium
I see that this process actually works. I've been with WA for a year in January and I've been so busy I have not been able to build out my site. But I was online looking for a review on Real Profits Online and your review was on the first page. I did not know that you were with WA and in my network. Here I have the perfect business and I'm looking for an opportunity elsewhere. Sometimes we don't know what we have. Your site and review are amazing and what you're making monthly is no joke. You've encouraged me to get busy with my WA business go through the training and make things happen and that's exactly what I 'm going to do.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
That's great to hear Peter, glad you are motivated to get rolling with your business.

I know what that's like, it's easy to get 'shiny object syndrome', I think we all get this, especially in this industry with so many programs and ways to make money online. But the reality is you are in the right place if you want to build a real, longterm sustainable business. It takes time and effort but it is well worth it.

To this day I'm blown away not just by making money online but with the freedom it gives you. You definitely need to grind for a while without making much but once you get it rolling the income is very passive in nature so even 4 figures per month can change your life. Especially considering the low running costs.

Anyways thanks for reaching out and look forward to seeing you reach your goals going forward!
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PeterGibbs Premium
Thanks Tim, I'll keep you posted.
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skyysangel Premium
Hey Tim, I got the call yesterday. I go in for my spinal fusion on December 20th.at 8am. It's supposed to be an 8-10 hour surgery. Which usually turns into 12-14hours with me. I don't tend to make it easy on them. The last one was supposed to be 4-6 hours and wound up being 10 hours. So I'm getting 8 steel cages put into my lumbar spine and saccrum. Hopefully when they're done I'll be able to stand up more than 5 minutes and walk more than 10 feet without my legs giving out. After that they fix my neck and I should be good as new. I HOPE!!! Just didn't want everybody thinking I quit. Once I start something I don't quit until the job is done. I hate having to take time away from this and school right now but we all do what we have to. Right?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Darcy,

Oh wow that sounds pretty serious but hopefully works out well for you :)

Not a problem at all, no one will think you quit. And you can come back and start working on your business whenever you are ready. That's one of the great things about this gig is that it is very flexible.

Anyways all the best with the surgery and talk to you soon.
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EMichalik Premium
Hi Tim, just a quick question. My sister is the Vice President of Better Business Bureaus in Sarasota Fl. I was wondering if I could put her Blog on WA as so many people could really benefit from it? Please let me know as I don't want to anything inappropriate for the site. Thank-you, Ellen
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ellen,

Yeah so if she is running her own WordPress blog then you could transfer that here no probs. You just need to contact support:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Is that what you mean?
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TFitzsimmons Premium
Hi Tim. Tom here. Thanks for the email. For my niche, I was wondering about fitness, and in particular the Keto diet and perhaps weight lifting programs for men and women over forty or fifty and supplements. I suppose that could be three different niches. Your input and advice would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to the journey.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Tom,

Yeah so these could be three niches, you are correct. I would personally choose one of these to roll with, and even consider narrowing further. For example," Keto diet for men/ women" or "body building for men over 40".

These are definitely viable ideas considering how much traffic there is within these, and tons of great products you can promote also.

Let me know if you have any other questions or want some help setting up your site :)

Tim
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TFitzsimmons Premium
Thanks for the input. I’ll choose one and narrow in. Have a great day!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Sounds good Tom and you are very welcome!
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Weka-Lodge Premium
Great... Thanks Tim! - Yet already, I've made two 'blues' with my very-first "hello"-type of Message! -- I didn't realize that tapping the Enter key... doesn't simply: start a new line!! -- Bur instead.. actually 'sends'.. or posts it!! Arrrrrgh! ...and now I can't find any delete, nor edit button! -- There are now TWO 'sent'.. but unfinished entries/Posts for all to see! -- I say! - There's a goof from NZ! - hahaha! - not that I'd think that of anyone-else!! -- So I guess I'd better stop being silly, and 'assuming' too much! :{ .... :)
Cheers! - Jen.
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Oh, and PS! -- Yes.... thanks to the kind offer of $299.... I felt I should really "commit" to all the tasks & learning for a solid year..... yup! ....
and make pots of dough!!! :) ....

Incidentally, the faster I can achieve some good, solid success.... the faster and surer I'll be able to encourage my oldest son to Join-up too!!! ---
He's up in Canada, and really, really needs a great System, like I feel quite strongly, that this WA od!! --- Success on this platform would do absolute wonders for him, as he has had to struggle with a most-heinous illness for the past 7years!! --- But now that he is on the Natural, Medicinal CBD,
with a tiny-touch of THC.. as an Oil. -- his Healing-process has really
taken-off!!! -- BUT!-- all that time without work has been devastating on him, and his wife &3xwee; Children! --
So... we need to change all of that for the giant-Better! :)
Cher... Jen. ...............
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jen, nice to hear from you :)

What message are you trying to edit exactly, are you able to clarify this? Let me know and I will try to help you out.

WA isn't really a system, but it is an incredible platform that can teach literally anyone to build a profitable business, so if you stick with it then your son will see first hand what you have your hands on.

Cheers
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Benwyer51 Premium
Tim as you know I have not work my site for over a month now , Due to some Health issue. Because I am still having issue at this point I need to cancel my membership effective today 11/19/2018.
I am sorry and wish everyone best of luck with the program

Thank you
Ben Wyer
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ben,

Sorry to hear about your health issue, hope everything is ok.

To cancel your account:

Step 1) Click on your profile image at the top left of the screen, and select ‘Account Settings’ from the menu.

Step 2) Scroll down the page until you see ‘Subscription Settings’ and select ‘Membership’ from the options.

Step 3) Click on ‘Stop Billing and Cancel Membership’.

That's all you need to do to cancel your Premium account.

Should you decide to come back to WA down the road, I'll be more than happy to help you pick things up again and get your business rolling :)

All the best with everything going forward and feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.

Tim
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LadyDi108 Premium
Very frustrated. I have been on the Llive Chat, I've reached out to Today's Top Helpers - no response. Live Chat did try - about 3 of them, but could not rectify the problem. Have spent over 1 1/2 hours. The H1, H2 etc headers aren't working out. the coding is off or something. Do you know who I can speak to? Or do I just have to delete all my work - Lesson 7, the entire About Us page, I have about 7 paragraphs...but can't get the headers to work without bolding in large size font the entire thing.
I have clicked on the Search button and read a couple of responses but my page does not have the icons they refer to .

I'm going to bed. it's nearly 4 am and wasted a whole evening. thanks Tim.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Diana,

It's ok we've all been there at some point, it's not wasted time if you are learning and troubleshooting things, this will only build on your knowledge and skillset.

What I think is best is for you to send me a PM with a link to your site, and I will check out the pages source code to see what is going on for you. I'm sure we can get this resolved :)

I'll wait for your PM and try to respond asap.

Tim
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HMProSft Premium
Hi Tim!
I'm finally ready for my first question (I'm sure that more will come as I push ahead...!).
The question is: Can I have multiple sites in a domain I purchase and register through WA ? It is possible that I may have gone through that in the training, and will take another look on my own, but you may have an answer faster (even if it's just a referral back to a lesson in the training plan)
Thanks Tim,
Hugo.-
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Hugo,

You can only have ONE site per domain you purchase. So the idea is to choose 1 niche and then create 1 site within 1 domain for this niche.

Yep, you can purchase your domains here within WA which I recommend because you get free privacy protection, there are no hidden fees ever and it makes it super easy to connect with your site since everything is in house.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Hope this helps and by all means reach out with any other questions you have :)
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DorothyN Premium
Hi Tim,
I just started reading your blog and see that I can click 'affiliate', pick up your link and post it elsewhere.
How does that help you?
What does that mean for me, too?!
You have a lot of good words I'd like to pass on to encourage others.
All the best,
Dorothy
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Dorothy,

So up the top of anyones blogs here at WA you will see that 'affiliate link' which you can copy and paste somewhere, like on your site or in an email or whatever.

What this means is that if someone clicks on that link you share, and joins WA (even though it was through a page I created), then YOU will get that referral. So if that person goes from a free Starter member to a Premium member then you will earn a commission! You will also continue to earn commissions for the entire life of that persons membership. It's pretty cool.

So that is essentially a unique way to share stuff you find valuable with people, and also promote WA as an affiliate.

If you want to learn more about promoting WA, then I recommend you follow this course: Hope this helps!
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DorothyN Premium
Hi Tim,
I love your bio - came across it when I was sending a message to someone else who follows you. I love the heart behind your work so will certainly tap into your skills/brains once I'm a bit further with the training and working out this affiliate marketing thing
All the best
Dorothy
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Thanks Dorothy, appreciate your words and happy to help you out as you build your business here :)
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MBouteiller1 Premium
Tim, I have a was just diagnosed with a health issue and need to get my money back as I eill not be capable of working in the future. I purchased the year for $341.00 and I think $19.00. I paid through my paypal. I need to be reembursed. I appreciate your help. I have no phone number to call your company., so I am trying to contact you now. Please help me., thanks, Maureen
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Maureen,

I am sorry to hear about your health issue, hope all is ok.

I actually replied to your refund request yesterday when you sent me a private message. In any case I will reply again here incase you missed my reply.

So given the fact that I am a member just like you (I do not own or run Wealthy Affiliate) I cannot issue anyone a refund, it is literally impossible for me to do so. So you will need to request this refund to Carson or Kyle directly.

Here’s the exact process to contact Kyle or Carson via private message:

Step 1) Go to Kyle or Carson's WA profile page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

Step 2) Click on ‘Private Message’

Step 3) Click on ‘Other Inquiry’ and type any letter in the box that comes up.

Step 4) A box will appear under this which says “Didn't find what you were looking for?”. This is where you should type your question.

Step 5) Once you’ve typed your question, select ‘Contact Kyle/ Carson Privately’ and that’s it.

They normally respond within a day or two. I cannot promise you will get a refund since these are only issued on a case by case basis, but given your circumstances it is worth a try.

Let me know how you go and if you have any other questions.
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rickdware Premium
I like when you said .... Focus on the value you can GIVE to people. The more value you give, the more value you will receive in return. It is important to set your money goals and believe in them, absolutely! But successful online businesses are built based on the value you can give to people first and foremost.
I'm putting into practice tomorrow! Great POST
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Sounds good Rick, and thanks for dropping by!
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about going Premium within 7 days, I can not promise you this but I can try like hell to scrounge and see what or if I can find some money. Like I said climbing up trying. I will be soon employed graveyard shift at Amazon don't know just how I am feeling about that because I am getting up there in age and being in a warehouse I just don't know but as I said once before, I am no quitter. I would really love to say yes but just gonna have to see...

Thank You !!

Sincerely,

Karlynn Gonzales
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Karlynn,

Absolutely, if you can't upgrade within 7 days that is totally ok. Also, I don't recommend spending your last dollars to upgrade if you NEED to be making money right away, because it does take time to start seeing the profits roll in from this business. Premium is the best investment you could make with respects to building an online business, but this is a long term gig.

Anyways, looking forward to working with you so if you need anything in the meantime, just let me know :)

Cheers,
Tim
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gobabbz Premium
Tim. Could you please tell me how to empty my cart full of unwanted domains. I would like to purchase a new domain with .com , .org, .net. from sitedomain. It won't let me purchase without purchasing the 5 not wanted domains on my cart. I've stumpt the community. Nobody seems to know. There is no X to delete on the left of each domain , as some suggested. I'm at a stand still here. really could use your knowledge here.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ned,

I just checked this by adding some domains to my cart, and I was able to see a light gray 'x' to the far left of each domain that I clicked and which removed those. So not sure why you are having this issue.

My suggestion is to try the following:

1) Log out, clear your browser history (and cookies), log back in and try again.

2) Try a different browser (for example Google Chrome or Firefox)

3) If you are using a mobile device, use a laptop or desktop

4) If none of these help, then support will absolutely be able to help you out: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Let me know how you go and if you need further help with this.
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gobabbz Premium
Thanks Tim. I never did get a light grey x. I finally found out by accident how to remove them . I kept pushing the cart button on and off, trying to beat "cart on" from loading hitting the first domain that appeared hoping to see the delete x. After several tries I accidently double hit one of the domain names and it disappeared. Repeated the same on the others getting my cart emptied finally. I went 3 days with nobody having the solution besides the light grey x. which it never appeared for me. While I got you noticing this . With my new domain how do I change te new with the old. what is the process and what happens with the old. I own it but its not a higher ranking suffix " .online ". Use it for a nameserver since i have pointed at WA?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ned,

Wow that is definitely odd but glad you got it sorted lol.

So first of all you do NOT want to change the nameservers wherever your old domain is located, as long as they are pointing to WA which I am assuming they are, just leave them.

All you need to do once your new domain is registered, is go to your existing site and click on 'move'.

Here are the exact steps to make that happen:

1) Click on 'websites' which is located in the left hand side menu

2) Click on 'SiteManager'

3) Locate your existing site from the list (this will be the OLD domain/ site)

4) Click on 'Move'

5) You will see the option to move your site "To An Existing Domain", click on this and select the new domain you purchased here at Wealthy Affiliate.

6) Click on "I'm Ready, Move My Site".

That's all you need to do. This will move your existing site to your new domain and all should be well.

Let me know how you go and if you have any other questions!

Cheers
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Djvass79 Premium
im not sure when my first month of premium is up but I think its in the next week or so.... anyways what im wondering is does it auto renew on a certain day of the month or do I renew it?

also things are really tight for me every month being on a disability so I may not be able to pay it right on the date needed if that happens do I lose my work and site?
I was hoping to be much more ahead but I have been in and out of the hospital this month.... I really think I can do something here and im worried im going to lose what I have done?!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Duane,

It automatically renews after 30 days are up from when you first joined/ when it last renewed. You can cancel this at any time within your account page under 'Subscription Settings':

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

If you cancel your membership you will lose your site after 30 days, yeah. One main reason is because WA is providing you with a hosting service, which costs money to provide. The good news is that unlike almost all other web hosting companies, WA gives you a full 30 days after you cancel or do not pay, to move your site somewhere else if you want to.

It is not all that hard to move your site to different host for a while on some cheap hosting if you want to keep your site. You won't have all the benefit of being a Premium member but you can at least keep your site running for a few bucks per month (ish).

Let me know if you want help with any of this and I'll be more than happy to help you out.
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skyysangel Premium
I sent a message to Kyle also that I thought was a private message but I now realize it wasn't. I can't afford your system. I have no money to get the pemium package or buy any of them to be honest. I asked Kyle if there was any way you guys could help me with that. I'll pay you back asap. I NEED THIS. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Darcy,

Just a heads up, this isn't a private message either. This is my personal profile page that anyone can see. I am happy to delete this message if you prefer people not to see it though, just let me know.

I can understand your situation, but I can't pay your membership for you. Because if I did that for you I would have to do it for everyone who asked me. I am sorry but this is just not something I do.
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skyysangel Premium
That's fine Tim, I just had to ask before I gave up completely. You don't have to take the message down. In fact, I prefer it if you don't. This way everybody knows that when you say you'll do anything to "HELP" us get our business going. That is not at all what you mean. You mean as long as it does not cost you a dime. If I could've gotten to the member's area this would've been a private conversation. Since I couldn't this is just fine. You love to dangle that magic carrot in front of people. Then just when they're ready to believe in you and your company. You yank that dream away. Let me ask you something Tim. How many of those depressed souls just like mine do you suppose that you refused to help that got off their laptop, pc, or phone and killed themselves because you were their last hope?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Darcy, I spend a LOT of time helping people here within WA, when in reality I am not obligated to. I am a member of WA just like everyone else.

In any case, I respond to each and every question I get, and I help my referrals and others within the WA community build their businesses. So I feel good about what I do and I get a lot of thanks from the people I work with. Just because I am not paying for other's memberships (which at no time have I ever said I would do) doesn't mean I am not helping or that I don't care about people.

You have been given full access to a free Starter account, which includes 2 free sites and training. This is extremely good value for free if you ask me.

Your last comment is very unfair. I don't even know how to respond to that. This platform is NOT for people who need money quickly, because even as a Premium member- it takes time. If someone is that desperate they need money as a last hope, then a job is probably a better option. It took me 6 months of busting my butt to start earning regular commissions as an affiliate, even as a Premium member. So this is a longterm business, not a way to pay the bills next month.

I explain this in detail within this post: I am sorry about your situation Darcy, I really am. But I do not pay other members fees, it really is that simple.
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skyysangel Premium
I didn't ask just to pay for my membership. I have every intention of paying you back and I told you that much. It's not like I want something for nothing. I don't work that way and you have no idea what it took for me to break down and come to you for help. I watched your whole webinar and all I heard was how much money you make. Now you're dropping the bomb that these people won't start seeing regular commissions for 6 months. I would have a job if anybody on the face of the planet was willing to give a job to a woman with a ticking time bomb in her head a job. Nobody wants to take the risk that I'll drop dead on their time and property. Can you blame them? I've been walking around with an inoperable brain aneurysm since 2003. I'm surprised every morning when I wake up. Not everybody in the world has to wake up and swallow almost 30 different kinds of medication just to be able to function. This is what happens when you get knocked around most of your life. You aren't the first one to blow smoke up my ass and try to make me believe all the lies are true. You already blew your own spot up there. How many times did you tell us during that webinar just how easy this system is. How you couldn't believe how the money came pouring in. Then you tell me here that you had to work your ass off for 6 months to make anything happen. You told us we wouldn't have to "WORK" period. So one way or the other you lied. So which is it? Oh and all of this program didn't download as it was supposed to so I'm so screwed up I don't know what 2 websites you're talking about or how to get to them. Then you wonder why somebody like me would be ready to give up? I wouldn't know why. Thank You for one more kick in the teeth I didn't need. If the goal was to inspire you failed miserably. All I got is disappointment, depression, and frustration. That question from before still stands. Haven't you ever stopped to think about how your actions affect others? Maybe you should think about it before one of them does it right in front of you to prove a point. Don't worry. It won't be me. I have 2 beautiful daughters 2 beautiful granddaughters and a handsome little grandson to live for. Someone who doesn't have what I do will show you one day just how wrong your thinking is.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
I have NEVER done a webinar online at all, let alone for WA. I have never even made a video promoting WA. So it is clear you are mistaking me for someone else. Also, at no time have I ever said this was a 'system' or that it will be easy to make money.

You can learn how to start your website here:
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skyysangel Premium
I called it a system not you because I didn't know what else to call it.. How do you think I got here if it wasn't by watching you on that webinar that gave me the information to get this far? And I'm sorry hon but you did say it was an easy way to make money.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Feel free to share a link to ANY page or video anywhere online that I ever said it was quick and/ or easy to make money with Wealthy Affiliate. Seriously. You will not be able to, because I do NOT and have never said this. Period.

In fact, I make a special point of saying to folks who visit my website, that this takes hard work and effort, consistently, if you want results. And as I said earlier, I have never done a webinar at all so you (for a fact) are mistaking me for someone else here.

You probably ended up here at WA through my website, affiliateunguru.com which is how most people I refer find WA. It's possible you watched a webinar for another program, came to my site looking for a review, and then decided to check out WA which is what I recommend. This could explain the confusion here.

In any case, you can either stick around and learn how to build your business, and I will do my best to help you out, or choose to move on. Do whatever feels right for you.
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skyysangel Premium
I think you're right. I don't know how it happened but I think I got sent here from somebody else's webinar. The farther I try getting into this the more it looks like the other system or whatever you want to call it. Other things look very different from your site. This makes things very confusing. For instance, do you know that if you lose your internet connection to one of these webinar links. When you come back and re-establish your connection with the same link. You will be sent to a completely different webinar than the one you were watching before you lost your connection in the first place. I went through that a little earlier tonight. I've four other programs like this tonight. I decided to see how many were on this one link that says it will take you here. I can give you the link for it if you want it. In fact it's the link you sent me earlier and has your name at the end. I watched 4 different webinars start and none of them were for your site. Now you know how I ended up confused. Now I'm confused about setting up my websites. I like Pure Breed Dogs. I searched them with Jazzy but don't get how I get what I found to the websites. I'm slowly working through this. I stumbled over my dashboard and found that by accident. lol Then again that's the way I learned to use a computer in the first place. Now I'm stuck. Time for some sleep until I hear back from you or can clear my brain enough to figure this out.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah that is understandable Darcy, and all good. The most important thing is that you are here now and you have the opportunity to start your online business if you want to.

You can definitely start a site about pure bred dogs, this is a viable niche idea. The best thing to do is slowly take your time to go through each lesson in the training and complete each task Kyle gives you to do, this is the surest way to get through this and avoid getting lost with everything. You will learn a lot by doing and making mistakes as we all do, so it's ok to have a go even if you're not sure about a given task.

Let me know if you have any other questions going forward, happy to help you get rolling :)
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droberts01 Premium
Hi Tim.
Hope all is well tonight. I just finished with my second Keyword Rich post, however, I would like to add more pictures on my website, such as the makeup brands that I am talking about on my site that are the best on the market. How would I go about adding the pictures or is it not time for me to add them yet? Thanks for your help as always Tim.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Dianne,

I recommend checking out this tutorial to learn how to add images to your site:
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droberts01 Premium
Thanks Tim. I just didn't want to get ahead of myself. I will go to the link above and see how to add images. You're always here for me and thanks so much!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You are more than welcome Dianne, happy to help out :)
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Jcarl9 Premium
Hello Tim,
I am very new here and I am wondering if you can help me to decide if the niche that I am thinking about using as my own is a good and valid one. I am thinking about using women's perfume. What do you think about this as a niche for me. I am very passionate about women's perfume and know a good amount of info about it as a whole.

Thank You,
Carl
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Carl,

Women's perfume is a good starting point, but you will want to narrow it down a bit if possible, because this is quite broad. So is there a specific type of perfume/ occasion for using/ specific group of women interested in a particular perfume etc?

Narrowing down can help you become an authority a lot quicker and drastically reduce your competition is all. Feel free to ask me any followup questions here if you need, happy to help out :)

Cheers
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jpgreasl Premium
Hello,

I am very passionate about arts and entertainment, specifically movies and television. While I would love to write on these topics, I'm having troubles on figuring out which products I would be able to market around these topics. Any exercises or suggestions on how to pick a product? Thanks!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi James,

The most important thing above all is getting visitors, which it sounds like you are on top of since you are keen to write about these topics and you have knowledge you can share here. This is the most important part.

What you promote can be anything relevant. From a NetFlix or Amazon Prime subscription, to cameras, home theatre equipment- literally ANYTHING your audience would be interested in buying.

The training walks you through this process in a lot more detail as you progress so the actual process and help coming up with ideas is something you will learn as you progress.

You can also run ads if you're stuck for ideas. Which means you can make money without even promoting anything, just by placing a few ads on your site. This is I guess a 'backup' option and while it's not as profitable it can work well in some niches.

Hope this helps!
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jpgreasl Premium
It does! Thank you so much!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You are very welcome :)
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MIshiguro31 Premium
Hi TM .. how's your side ? Lol i know your doing good.. which is why im pm you because i can't come up with a captivated domain name..can i sent my website link so you can look into it before i buy my own domain.. here are some name i come up with..
Cashthewebdeposittheinternet.com
Stashcashonline.com
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Molagro,

I think it depends on your niche really. The first one I don't like if I am being completely honest, it sounds a little spammy. The second one is cool but it really depends on what your site is about as to whether or not this will be a good fit.

Let me know what your site is about here or via PM if you want to discuss this further.

Cheers
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MIshiguro31 Premium
Thnaks for your honesty coach. So im gonna sent you the link of my website and if any minor or major problems with it and it would be nice if you just point some directions, because i had zero experience on this ..
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Sounds good, more than happy to help you out :)
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MIshiguro31 Premium
 

inventcraftskill.siterubix.com

Thats my site ..i still never buy my own domain yet because i really need help on this. Thanks and i appreciated you guidance
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome. You can learn how to buy a domain name here:
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EMichalik Premium
Hello Tim, as I am anxious to start and have some hope of not working 2 jobs in the future I do have a few questions for you. I was not able to start as yet due to an untimely death in the family. When I signed up I thought the second month is free is this correct? The real concern I have is I am not great with computers is this something I will be able to do successfully? Thank you,
Ellen
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Ellen,

Not a problem at all, happy to answer your questions and thanks for reaching out :)

I am so sorry to hear this. I know what it's like to lose a loved one so please accept my sincere condolences.

No the second month is not free. Your first month is discounted at only $19 but your second month and every month thereafter is $49. Or it works out to about roughly $29 per month if you pay yearly upfront.

Absolutely. I was in construction before this and had literally no idea what I was doing. All I had was a desire to be successful and of course WA. I bootstrapped my entire business to full-time income just with a Premium membership. I mean there were some other small costs like domain names etc but that was the main one. Which is crazy when you think about it in comparison to other business models.

In any case, what I will say to you is that as long as you put in the effort and stay the course, success is inevitable. There's no secret or special skillset you need, you just need to be someone who takes massive action and doesn't give up. That is all I did so I am more than confident you can do the same.

The good news is you are not alone in this. You have me in your corner and I always answer my referral's questions, so you can reach out to me at any time for help with your business. Not to mention you have the entire WA community backing you, and access to the founders Kyle and Carson who are great guys that will actually help you.

Anyways, hope this helps and by all means reach out if you have any other questions :)

Cheers
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EMichalik Premium
Thank you Tim!
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Ayazzie1 Premium
Hi Tim. Turning to you for a helpful suggestion. I was ready to proceed to the Private Policy lesson, discovered the website URL, just under my name on the about me post is incorrect. I' m not sure if I should continue without correcting the problem. I have tried so many ways to solve this problem that I'm not even sure at this point what my website URL is.
I've given up, decided to ask for help. I hope you can help me.
I'll be looking for your message.
Thank you
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Andrew,

Not a problem at all, happy to help you out :)

Ok so do you mean the URL of your site is incorrect or the URL of a specific page within your site is incorrect? I need some more details from you before I can help you with this. If you're unsure and wanna just send me the link to your site, feel free to do so via PM and I'll take a look for you.
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Ayazzie1 Premium
I would rather send you the link but I don't know how to perform that function. If its not to difficult for me to read your instructions on how to send links, I will to do it, otherwise I will send you a narrative , might be long story because I've spent two and a half days trying to correct the problem & accumulated 44 copies. Thank you, vary much for responding to my request for help.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
To get the link, simply visit your site, scroll up to the top of your screen and copy the link that is at the top of your screen. This is your domain name and it is unique to your site.

Once you have the link, just paste it here or preferably via private message.
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Ayazzie1 Premium
Hi Tim.
I should have responded to your instruction about sending a link, I' sorry. You probably thought I did not appreciate your desire to help.
I contacted site support and they told me I could use the URL I found in the site managers site using that URL would not cause any issues when I work through the Private Policy lesson.
Thank you for being there.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Not a problem at all Andrew, as long as you were able to get it sorted in the end, that's the main thing :) Cheers
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Ayazzie1 Premium
You may just hear from me again in the future. A heart felt thank you.
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zulqar Premium
Tim- are you tired of my questions yet?
1- Do you use convertkit, aweber or drip for your site www.affiliateunguru.com ?
2- You don’t seem to have a facebook page, curious why not. I do not like social media, so if I don’t have to I won’t go there.
3- When I get a domain name at WA/ siterubix, does it lock the domain for dot com? If it does not lock it, I won't be able to buy it when I want- correct? What do people do when that happens?

Thanks a lot!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Zulqar,

Not at all, but given the sheer volume of your questions recently I will ask that going forward you direct these to me via private message. Just because it is starting to cloud out questions and comments from others at this point.

1) Aweber

2) I did have a while back but I posted a piece of content with an affiliate link on my page and that one thing got my page banned (lol). I don't really care since I don't use it much anyway, but it shows how ridiculous FB can be sometimes when it comes to affiliate links. I'll probably get one running again but to be honest it's not something I'm in a hurry to do at all.

3) No. This is an entirely separate URL and it has no correlation with any other domains. Yeah so someone could buy the .com at any time so if you really want it you should buy it. Or wait and if someone takes the .com then run with a .net or .org which is fine too.
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zulqar Premium
Tim, 2 more questions-
Q1- Are the WA affiliate links provided on the WA training pages unique for each member? If not how does it recognize the member to provide the credit?

Q2- Can I install any 3rd party email marketing tool when I point my domain to WA hosting?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Zulqar,

1) Yes

2) Yes
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zulqar Premium
Tim, does WA hosting provide any email marketing tool?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
No, this is an entirely separate service, and I recommend something like Aweber. That's what I use.
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Jairointel Premium
Good morning, Mr. Carson, I would like to ask you about the passages to las vegas if you will be paid as you told me and also regarding the address to meet us on this day of the event as I will if I reach 300 sales tickets and accommodations will be guaranteed ? please explain to me why I need to know where I'm going when I'm ready in Brazil, after I prepare to be with you, that's my question and please explain it to me?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jailson,

This is not Carsons profile page, to contact Carson, go to this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson

I have answered this question in detail several times now both here and within private message. But I will answer this question for you one last time to help clarify everything.

If you make 300 sales in the year, or 100 sales between September to December, then you will qualify to attend the Vegas conference. You will be able to see how many sales you have left by looking at the 'plane icon' at the top of your screen, it counts down and shows you how many sales you have left to make to qualify.

If you qualify, Kyle or Carson will be in touch with you via private message, to run over the details such as dates and flights.

Based on my experience from the conference in February of this year... Kyle contacted me to confirm I could make the trip and let me know the dates, then I went ahead and bought my plane ticket to Las Vegas. I let him know how much it cost and he reimbursed me right away, and informed me of the exact location of where I would be staying.

That's really all there is to it.

I don't know the exact dates and venue for the conference for 2019, we are only informed of this closer to the date.

If you need any more info on this, read this post: Hope this helps :)
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Shawn41 Premium
Hey Tim,

Your honesty in your bio is much appreciate. Seems like you and I are cut from the same cloth. I’ve tried a couple online marketing opportunities with little to no compensation after putting hours of time. After reading through the info you provided on a our website I felt as though I should give it one more shot. So, thanks for lighting that fire again.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome Shawn, glad you are deciding to push forward and not give up!

When I first started here I felt the same way, like this was my last shot. I wanted to be successful so bad but it seemed helpless. With this training, and with consistent effort on your part, you can reach your goals. It IS possible and you can do it.

If there's anything I can do to help make that a reality for you, just let me know :)
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Jairointel Premium
GOOD MORNING TIM I'M GETTING IN CONTACT WITH YOU FOR I ASKED YOU THINGS ABOUT THE COMMENTS I HAVE BEEN CREDIT OFFER WHICH HAVE VERY DETECTED AS SPAM BECAUSE, COULD YOU TELL ME OR RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM? AND WHAT CAN I DO TO START GENERATING PASSIVE INCOME AND FASTER PLEASE TELL ME?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jailson,

I don't know why your comments are being flagged as SPAM. However I do recommend you stop writing in capital letters as this probably isn't helping you. You can also refer to this post for further info: There are no shortcuts to start making money quicker. You've only been a Premium member for 10 days, you need to give yourself a LOT more time than this to build a profitable business.

I highly recommend you read this post before doing anything else: This will help you set realistic expectations of earning revenue.

Hope this helps!
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Hey Tim, Tim here. I wanted to thank you personally for writing the article about the Money Sucking Machine being a scam. If you haven't written about the article, I wouldn't have found about about this community. I just found out last night as I tried logging onto their online system to continue building my webpage. LOL


Tim
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hey Tim,

Thanks for reaching out. Glad I could help out and it's great to have you here at WA! Anything you need going forward, just let me know :)
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hey Tim,
Hope you are having a great day, I have a question,
I am on Level 2 lesson 3. its talk about key rich content I already did my post page I am selling jogger strollers baby items, I did my reach on my competitors they don't have a lot of words on their website, studies says that people don't want to read a lot they want to go to your website and see what they want and buy it.

What you think
Cynthia
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cynthia,

Thank you, I am having an awesome day, hope you are too :)

There's lots of keywords within that niche, meaning lots of content opportunities and traffic potential.

People absolutely do research BEFORE they buy and they spend a lot of time online learning about the topics that interest them.

And this is where your site comes in. You are aiming to help the people within your niche, with all kinds of relevant content. This could be 'how to' articles, guides, tips, reviews, comparisons, pretty much anything people are searching for.

The best advice I can give you is to follow the training. Even if something doesn't make sense, what you need to understand is that this is a proven process and Kyle knows his stuff. Put simply, it works. So if you want results then this is what I recommend.

You are not just selling products as an affiliate, you are helping the people within your niche and recommending products that interest them. It's a bit of a mindset shift but you will get there by following the training.
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hi Tim,
I am doing great as well, now I understand what he's talking about on the video, thanks for clarity, I will keep you updated.
Thanks
Cynthia
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TimMcKinlay Premium
That's good Cynthia, glad I could help out and talk soon :)
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MEYOU1 Premium
By the way I did not see the "Omega" theme you mentioned.

Looked at the only three "toy" themes and the next one I think I could use has the "WooCommerce" plugin which displays site cart value (seamlessly supported(??)).

If I am going to be selling ed toys, shouldn't I use this plugin or something with similar usage?

Trying to not overthink but want to get it right.

Thanks.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah so you really just want to use a simple theme. Trust me when I say the look of your site is of very little importance when it comes to making money with affiliate marketing. No frills is best when you are starting out because it leads to less issues and more focus on what matters most- your content.

To find new themes, this tutorial will help you out: Let me know how you go :)
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MEYOU1 Premium
This is great. Some selections have changed but video is on target.

You say a simple theme. Should I Ignore the need for e-commerce feature to sell stuff - cart, etc.? If so I will just pick something bright.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome, glad it was helpful.

If you plan on selling your own products, then by all means get a theme that integrates with something like WooCommerce. But if you are just wanting to earn revenue with affiliate marketing, which is what the training primarily teaches you, then just run with something simple and clean. I always refer back to the Omega theme because it's perfect for what I mean, and it's also what Kyle uses on one of his sites. Totally up to you though, lots of great themes out there.
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MEYOU1 Premium
Ok - affiliate marketing is "mentioning" the product instead of show casing image of product like an online store front. (or spmething of that nature). Think I got it now.

Thanks for your time.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah that's right, you are recommending good products you know the people in your niche will like. So you are more focussed on helping instead of selling in that respect.
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hi Tim,
I have a question I am working on my website adding my about page, I am missing some content, when publishing I don't see my URL permalink nor do I admin photo I only see comment section.

Then I was get ready to edit the privacy policy page I put in my website information in every spot I suppose to, but I don't see my http://www.google.com/privacy ads.html

I don't know if you all are busy I reach out to the community as well, no respond.
Hope you can help
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cynthia,

If you published your about page within SiteContent, then you should be able to see it within your site by clicking on 'pages' within the left hand side menu, once you are logged into your site.

Setting up a profile photo for your site is something you will learn in the training, so my advice on this is to keep going step by step and you will learn this in due course.

It's a bit hard to answer this one without seeing your site to be honest. It might be best to send me a PM so I can check out your site and figure out what is happening for you.

This is probably because you haven't posted this an actual question to the community. To post a question to the community, scroll to the top of this screen and type a few random letters into the box, then scroll to the bottom where it says "Can't find what you are looking for? Ask a Question." and follow the prompts. You will always get answers this way, in a short period of time.
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FLively1 Premium
Tim, I hope all is well with you, mate. I have been absent for the past ten days, but no worries I am back. I just completed a WA review and I want to add my WA link. Tell me again where I can locate it. Sorry and thanks, FLively1
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Frank,

I am well thanks and hope you are well too :)

You can find your WA affiliate links on this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/links
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hello Tim, I had a question I do take care of babies with medical issues, so I want to get into the baby industry I was think about stroller's (jogging, 3 in 1, car seat you can put into the stroller, and twin strollers etc... then I do see in my training he's talking about the baby industry, that's good, my question is can you put more than one affiliate on your website? Thanks for your reply:)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Cynthia,

So the first thing you need to do is start thinking about the specific group of people you are trying to help with your site.

From what you've said, your niche could be "babies with medical conditions" (or to narrow it down, babies with a specific type of condition). Or it could be more product focussed, like a site about strollers or car seats, or specific types of baby products that relate to babies with medical conditions.

Any of these can work. But the point I am making is to focus on which group of people you are trying to help. Because this will give you direction about what types of content to fill your site with. The content you create is the most important part, because this is what leads to traffic.

When you have traffic, you can promote anything relevant. So to answer your question, you can promote multiple affiliate products on your site. As long as these products give your audience value and make you a profit, you're good to go.

And in this niche there are TONS of great products you can promote.

Hopefully this helps. All of this is covered in detail as you progress through the training anyways, so just keep moving forward and you will be well on your way to a successful site in this niche!

Let me know if you have any other questions and have a great day ahead :)
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Thanks Tim, the babies I usual care for are typically normal they don't need nursing care for long so they need regular strollers, so I am familiar with the jogger strollers I was going to go with this.
Thanks for getting back, so quickly. and you too have a great day ahead.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ok sounds good, this can definitely work for your niche. Let me know if you have any other questions about this or want some help setting up your site :) Cheers
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Ok will do.
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T15 Premium
Hi Tim- truly agree with your point of focusing on finding solutions for others. People turn to the web for info or entertainment...that's it.

Since joining WA last month I have focused on the fantastic training to get things rolling and on sharing in the community. It's been a blast so far! See you around...

Cheers! Tim
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah that's what it's all about. Switching your focus to the value you can give to others in your niche is a game changer, it directly leads to more traffic and ultimately, more sales. It really is a win win scenario.

Thanks for dropping by Tim, and all the best with your endeavours here at WA!
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zulqar Premium
I see the trainers in affiliate world make most of their money though commission from domain and pug-in vendors who sell monthly subscriptions. They may also make some money though recommending consumer products, but consumer products do not generate repeat income every month.

You are the expert- so what do you suggest for my goal setting?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Zul,

It really comes down to your niche and what the people within your niche are buying. Not to mention your overall strategy.

With that being said, subscription products/ services are awesome. Because instead of selling something once, and that's it, you get recurring commissions for the life of that customer. So I'm a big fan of this type of affiliate offer.

And there's lots of these offers out there within many niches. It's just a matter of doing your research within your given niche to find them. Either using Google or within an affiliate program you join.

My advice above all is to focus on building your audience. You NEED an audience (traffic), because this is the foundation of your business.

From there, you can think more seriously about what you want to promote. Personally, I like to start by thinking about what my audience will find the most useful. Try to put yourself in their shoes. Maybe it's one product they want, maybe it's a dozen. Maybe some are low ticket, and some are high ticket etc.

From there, try to think about what can create a 'win win' situation for both you and your audience. As in what offers out of those will give your audience what they want, but also make you a steady profit.

If you do things in this order, you will have a very profitable and sustainable business on your hands.

Hope this helps and reach out if you have any other questions going forward!
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StevenHull Premium
Hi Tim,

Wondering if you can help out with this problem...

I am trying to login within the site manager so I can delete the content in my chosen theme as per the lesson instruction.

I use google chrome Windows 10 and keep getting this message every time I press Login now.
net::err_cert_common_name_invalid

I have no clue why I am getting this message.

I have not asked the community at large as I might receive conflicting answers which would just confuse me even more.

I am located in the UK.

Thanks.
Steven.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Steven,

Your best bet with anything like this is to contact support:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

These guys answer within minutes and should be able to get you sorted. Let me know how you go.
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StevenHull Premium
Hi Tim,

Good News!

My son toggled the SSL option from off to on in the WA site settings. This refreshed the certificate as it was expired.

I wish I was as smart as my son.

Thanks for getting back to me.

Best Wishes,
Steven
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Steven,

Awesome!

You shouldn't have to do that with the SSL though, and I haven't heard of others having to do this. So I am thinking this was an isolated system error of some kind. If this happens again please contact support right away, so they can figure out the root cause and also stop it happening to others.

Anyways glad you and your son got it sorted and thank you for letting me know :)

Cheers
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wilonablue Premium
My website is not showing up. All I did was change the domain and everything was fine but now it is saying that no WordPress website is installed I don't understand what is going on. I can't even contact site support because everytime I try to press the send button it just says "sending..." and never sends.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Renee,

If you bought a new domain, there will be nothing on that domain until you either build a new site or transfer your existing site to that domain.

Sounds like you are wanting to transfer your existing site to your new domain, in which case you will want to follow these steps:

1) Click on 'websites' which is located in the left hand side menu

2) Click on 'SiteManager'

3) Locate your existing site from the list (this will be the OLD domain/ site)

4) Click on 'Move'

5) You will see the option to move your site "To An Existing Domain", click on this and select the new domain you purchased here at Wealthy Affiliate.

6) Click on "I'm Ready, Move My Site".

That's all you need to do. This will move your existing site to your new domain and all should be well.

Let me know how you go and if you have any other questions!
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Shasco Premium
I just signed up for the premium membership so now that I have committed yes I will need help. I have tried to do this type of business before but bought empty promises and lots of "information" type programs where there was no support. I always became overwhelmed and just gave up. I truly hope this will be different and so far I am enjoying the training. I look forward to working closely with you. Thanks
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Congrats Gloria, best decision you could make with respects creating an online business! And absolutely, I am here to help you in any way I can, so feel free to reach out whenever as you progress through the training :)

Cheers
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BlueRidge Premium
Hi, Tim! I was just wondering. Is it customary to follow people who are following you. I would like to, but I am worried I might get overwhelmed if I start getting messages.. I may not be able to respond to everything. I don't even go on Facebook much.Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Kevin,

I's up to you really. There's no right or wrong as far as I'm concerned, just comes down to whatever you feel comfortable with.
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belnat65 Premium
Hi Tim
I know that you have so much experience and I need some advise from you. How to connect (to make sure) that Amazon website connected to my website? I did sign up for Amazon Associate and tried to connect the products associated with my website.
Can you answer this question?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Natalie,

Can you please clarify what you mean by, make sure it's connected to your site? As in, do you mean check if your affiliate links are working or?

May be best to shoot me a private message on this one, and send me a link to your site so I can check out your site and let you know what's happening.

You can send me a PM by scrolling up and clicking on 'private message' on this screen here.

Talk soon!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
I just sent you a PM about your site, check your WA inbox (top right corner of your screen).
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Basje51 Premium
Hey Tim I have my tree accounts to making.and hey isn't in working i think that.is'nt this good?look it. iam lear from you site.
and have problems whit my monny and that comming thor the tradings center hey have my Bank int the minus to -20.000 Euro's making.I will to you site.and littel bitt whit to lear int the monny. ihope that you my can help. i cann littel bitt to scrip English to you and i hope that you my English scrip can?iam work up the day and int the evening iam than to home emal my nothin call. and int the evening look I my syte to you thanks
Henk
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Henk,

I have to admit I am a bit lost with this comment. It seems you are asking for money to pay for Premium, unless I am mistaken? If so, this is not something I do.

If you want me to check out your site, that's cool, but I just need the URL of your site. It's best to send that via PM (scroll up and click on 'private message'). Just because posting your site link here is not something WA likes to see. By all means send it through via PM though and I'll take a look for you :)
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Holderbob Premium
Hi Tim, thank you for reaching out to me. I am almost ready to go for the premium affiliate level. I am excited and look forward to correspondence with you and others. I have some hesitation, but am getting ready to pull the trigger. I just want to be sure I am ready to hit the ground running.
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guitarbyrob Premium
Hey Tim, I went premium! I have some qq's for you. I understand long term to build a website and the affiliate ecosystem, gaining an audience and following. I will do that, have picked about 3-4 niches. For short quick out the gate strategies if I pursued LeadPages.net etc to build squeeze pages and get traffic there from Ad's, would that be a wrong or good strategy? Hoping and aiming to get my feet wet and move a little more rapidly. I have some marketing money too to resource it, bite by bite approach. What's your thoughts?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Rob,

Congrats on going Premium! To be honest I would focus on the core training here rather than going the 'funnel + paid traffic' approach. That can definitely work but it's outside the scope of the main WA training and it can end up costing you a fortune in traffic.

With that being said, there is a lot of great training on paid traffic and funnel creation here. I would just personally be more inclined to follow the course as is intended and then branch out into that stuff once you have the experience. This is really the best approach I think but it's up to you.
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zulqar Premium
Hi Tim,
I have 3 questions-
1) Is it easy to connect my own domains to WA?
2) do I need to register company in order to make money?
3) if I have more than one niche website should I have separate paypal account for each? if I have one paypal account for all of them- would paypal track them separately where money is coming from?

Best,
Zul
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Zul,

1) Relatively easy, it's just a matter of logging into your domain registrar (for example NameCheap) and 'pointing' the domain here. From there, you can use the domain with any site hosted here that you want. This training should help you out: 2) No.

3) No, you do not need multiple PayPal accounts. In fact, you don't even need PayPal depending on which affiliate programs you decide to work with. In any case, you will clearly be able to see who has paid you what, just like you would when anyone pays you.

Hope this helps!
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Thank you for reaching out to me and for the advice. It was very nice to hear from someone that is supportive about getting into this linebof work. Also I agree with you completely about bringing value to your customers and I have been thinking all along that if I am going to do this affiliate marketing I would prefer to promote products that I know and believe in. My main business is a hunting lodge and I will never give it up. But through that business I have gained a very extensive knowledge about a liyt of outdoor related products and which ones are quality and which ones are not. Anyways thank you again. You have opened my eyes to a few things and set some new ideas in place.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Great stuff Darik, promoting products you believe in is the best way to go. Because you can feel confident you are running a legitimate business and giving people value, which will lead to a very successful business in time.

Sounds like a great niche idea, tons of traffic potential here and lots of great products you can promote as an affiliate. Let me know if you need anything going forward!
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Seansational Premium
hi tim I wrote an article with many items that need specific images to go along with them. they are not common and I can only find them on medical sites. i took screen shots of them and put them in my post. of course when i went to publish it came back as unoriginal content. im sure its because of the images. how will it effect my post and blog if i post it anyways? can you give me advice on what to do?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Sean,

I would just ignore that warning, because while your main goal is to create unique (original) content there will be times when you will have some duplicate content, like in your case. So I personally would disregard and publish.
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Seansational Premium
thx tim im assuming the down side a lower ranking score by google and other search engines?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah so duplicate content won't rank in search, which is why I say your main goal is to create unique content. But you won't necessarily be 'penalised' for having some duplicate elements within some posts. This is very common, since many blogs (including mine) quote people/ websites for example (snippets of text copied directly from other sites in a quote style format). This is just one example but the point is you should be fine as long as you are not creating lots of duplicate content on your site, Google understands that this is necessary in some cases and actually good for the user experience.
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I'm sorry I thought I could afford to do this but a few things have happened. My son was hit by a car today while walking and his girlfriend died from the impact and being a single mom it doesn't look like I can afford it at this time. We just lost everything we owned in a house fire and I was burned badly and don't have much use of my hands but I really do want to thank you for the opportunity. I'm sorry for having wasted your time and for any inconvenience i caused. Again thank you and for the info you gave in your blog, it was very helpful.

Thank you,

Susan Williams
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TimMcKinlay Premium
That is terrible, I am so sorry to hear this Susan. I hope you and your family are ok and get through this difficult time. I can totally understand that you can't proceed in light of this, so not a problem at all. If you ever do decide to give WA a go down the track then by all means reach out and I'll help you get rolling.

Take care and all the best going forward.
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VAlexandru Premium
Hey Tim, I have an issue with my site:
- made site
- changed theme with one from wordpress
> theme requires organic widget
- create page with organic widget
> page itself is a widget
-> Can't add any menus to that page, it's just the page with the text innit and no way to add buttons to it, If I do add, they are added in the bottom left as a few rows of text.

I want to add the sidebar or at least the menu, that's all I want to do, but I am either unable to or I don't know how.

Can you help me ? And please tell me if you need to see what I am talking about, currently I cleaned the page of the errors.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Vlad,

I strongly recommend changing themes. This is a theme specific issue and since there are literally 1,000's of themes to choose from you would have to research this issue specifically and to be honest it's more trouble than it's worth.

So I would definitely change your theme to something simple, clean and functional out of the box, something that does not require the installation of a plugin.

There are many awesome themes to choose from and you can learn how to change your theme here: Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions going forward.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Tim

Just thought I would drop by and say hi!

The reason for stopping was because I saw how you were helping a new member who just started.

What impressed me the most was how you were reaching out! Which was something I have not noticed by other members who were sponsoring a new member!

I really enjoyed reading how you were going to help this individual!

Wishing you the best!

Tim
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Thanks for reaching out Tim, great to connect :)
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Tim

Thanks! Have a great week!

Tim
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DenzelSr Premium
FTC Affiliate links/ July 20th.
Jays. Vetios over a half dozen comments disappear when
I returned the comments didn't com up. Checked over that
Amount but I didn't want to lose my point's for looking at them.
You can come to.my private message how ever it doesn't appear
At this time.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Denzel,

The comments you will see on this page: ... will be different from the comments you see on the actual video 'play' page: These are the only comments on that video, and they are all there so not sure if this answers your question or not.

If you want to create an affiliate disclosure, you will want to go to this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content/templates

Then click on 'affiliate disclosure' and you can publish that on your site. See Jay's video for more specific details.

Hope this helps!
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DenzelSr Premium
Hi Tim
This is Denzel once again wanting to ask you a question.
Tim I watch Jay On the 20 July an guite interesting an He
Said we could come up on Amazon an acutely use his. Info
That Amazon was promoting. Does this cost or not He Jay
Made no comment on that.can.you come back an tell me.or should I compact him. I know you are my .mentor
So.I came to you first.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Denzel,

I'm not really sure what you mean to be honest. Are you able to elaborate on which video you watched and expand on this a bit for me please? I will do my best to point you in the right direction from there.

Thanks for reaching out and talk soon :)
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DenzelSr Premium
Tim
How come you.didn't come on my Profile to answer me?
I saw the last one on the 20 July.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Because you started the conversation here, so I am just replying here. We can continue the conversation on your profile if you like, or via private message if you want? Let me know :)

What's the title of the video/ training?
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JGohmert Premium
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the message!! I REALLY like what you said! I'm all about helping people more than anything else! Unfortunately, I need to make a good income to help pay the bills and save for retirement so if I can help people in the process that would be fantastic!! I'm so glad this is a helping community of people because I'm sure I will need it. Talk with you later. Got to get back to the training. :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Jeanie,

Thanks for reaching out! :)

What you will find is that helping the people within your niche leads to you earning revenue, it's almost a 'bi-product' of helping people. So if you focus on this above all (creating useful and relevant content, engaging with your audience etc) the results will flow naturally. So the two (helping and earning) go hand in hand.

Choosing a niche that interests you, just makes your job of helping people SO much easier and more enjoyable. Since you know about the topic, love learning about it and love sharing it with others. This really creates a win win experience for you and your audience.

Anyways, thanks for reaching out and talk soon!

Cheers
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simplykumar Premium
Awesome advice here! I've always believed in providing value and helping people first and foremost. Part of the law of attraction is helping others, so you in turn get helped. I know the more I help others, my success rate would increase. It is great to hear that echoed here! Thank you, and I wish you continued and greater success brother!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Absolutely man and thanks for sharing! Cheers
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TravisDo Premium
Hi Tim! I got into the same business and I actually paid for the referral website and the ebay affilate website. Now they ask me to pay to get traffics and I think I could get it from what you teach in here right? So now I have my other website. You think I can apply it?
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Travis,

Not sure what sort of site you have, but I do know that you can absolutely use what you learn here to get targeted, free traffic. This is one of the main benefits of Wealthy Affiliate, nowhere else online teaches you free traffic generation skills like you will find here.

You should be able to apply these strategies to ANY website, including the one you already have. However, I highly recommend building a website here. Because these sites are built off of WordPress, which is the best site builder (CMS) for getting traffic through search engines.

So in other words, if traffic is your goal then build your site here.

Hope this helps man, reach out if you need anything else!

Cheers
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Yeru12 Premium
Hi like u said I contacted godaady about website they said no problem on their side they transfer my site but to contact the WordPress to fix this issues. I need my website everything is gone except the domain name how can I get my website back. I've been working on it for a while and made some sale on it now everything is gone. Please help me how to fix this .
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Ok that is odd I am not sure what is going on. The best thing to do is contact support here and explain this issue in as clear a detail as possible:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

They should absolutely be able to help you out. There's nothing I can do about tech issues like this (since I do not own or run WA) but these guys should be able to help you out. Support here is solid and it's fast.

Let me know how you go!
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Iam really getting lost with this I really want this to work so when do I see my two free websites starting working until I can see them making money I am putting the premium on hold for more websites I can not afford to loose anymore money I have family to think about thanks in advance
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Derwin,

You have never been a Premium member so not sure what you mean about putting it on hold, unless you mean you don't want to upgrade until you're making money?

In any case, if/ when you upgrade is totally up to you.

And to be honest, if you need to make money soon then I do not recommend you upgrade. Because this is not a job or a quick and easy way to make money- it's a business.

I make this very clear when I recommend people join WA- this is not a way to make money quickly. I can see you joined less than a week ago, so I absolutely would not be expecting to have made money by now.

How long it takes for your sites to generate a profit depends entirely on you and the effort you put in. The training is here, the process works, many people see great results- it comes down to the effort you put in. It really is that simple.

I can't tell you how quickly you will make money. Because again it depends on you. However I can say that personally, it took me 3 full months to make my very first 1 dollar commission from Amazon, and about 6 months to begin earning very small consistent commissions. And I worked my butt off. This is the REAL reality of online business so it should give you some insight.

I recommend you read this post from me too, as you may find it helpful when setting your expectations of income: Also, I found this post from Kyle helpful when I first started and you might too: Not trying to sound harsh or throw a damper on things for you. Not at all. But I do like to be upfront with people about what to expect. I would much rather you not upgrade to Premium at all than upgrade, expectation you will make money quickly.

If you put the effort in and you're willing to give yourself the time you need to succeed, the you will have a very prosperous future ahead with respects your business.

Anyways, I hope this helps and reach out if you have any other questions :)
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zulqar Premium
Tim,
Why would someone buy through my affiliate link instead of buying from Walmart website of Amazon? Would they get cheaper price?

I mean they can learn from my product review then leave my site and start shopping around and buy. They won't comeback to buy through my affiliate link, correct?

Best,
Zul
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Zul,

Good question.

The short answer is- because most people would rather click on a link on your page that takes them directly to the exact page they want to visit within Amazon, rather than unnecessarily create more work for themselves by leaving your site and navigating to Amazon some other way.

As long as you follow the process, you will have traffic, people will click on your affiliate links, and a percentage of people will buy something. It's just a numbers game once you get the process dialed in.

Also, you will be getting traffic at ALL stages of the buying cycle. Which is important to understand because it outlines the opportunity you have to profit, and helps to show you why people would be clicking on your links in the first place.

So let's say you promote 'dog apparel' for example:

- You will have articles on your site about general stuff like 'how to measure your dog for a new coat'. The people who visit your site through these types of general content pages, are not necessarily looking to buy anything. However, since they are on your site, you have the opportunity to change that. Which means you are going to be sending buyers to Amazon (or to whatever you are promoting) who were not even thinking of visiting Amazon. And once they are 'tagged' with your affiliate link, they can navigate away from Amazon and come back within 24 hours, and if they buy, you still get the commission.

- You will also do product reviews. Which often convert better, because these people are further along in the buying cycle. They are literally ready to buy something. So people will land on your reviews, because they want this information. Information that the store itself can't provide (feedback, commentary, comparisons, insight from an expert in the niche). As a result of reading your review, a percentage will click on your affiliate link and a percentage of those will buy.

So it's a process and if you follow it correctly, it works.

Anyways, hope this helps and by all means reach out if you have any other questions!

Cheers
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zulqar Premium
That's awesome Tim! Thanks for taking the time to explain...
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TimMcKinlay Premium
You're welcome!
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KeriHicks18 Premium
Tim, I am sorry to bother you, but yesterday I put a question on the Live Chat and nobody addressed it. I still don't know what I did wrong, but I am trying to put my latest post in the "Give & Take" Comment Drop Zone, but when I copy my link, it will not show up as a link. What am I doing wrong?

Keri Hicks
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Keri,

Not a problem at all, you can reach out to me at any time, more than happy to help you out :)

I would personally use either SiteComments (if you want comments on your site) or SiteFeedback if you want feedback from people about your site.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments/requests

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

However, if you still want to use the other way you mentioned, I honestly don't know for sure why this is happening. I do know that WA does strip out html code from links automatically, so it is more than likely you are using the wrong link.

Send me the URL to your site via PM (scroll up and click on private message) and I'll take a look for you if you want.
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KeriHicks18 Premium
Thanks for the response. This is kind of embarrassing, but I figured it out. It didn't turn blue and become underlined to signal a link until I submitted it or hit reply. Everything is a learning curve for me, so I will keep plugging away at it. I am really enjoying the progress and all that I have been learning.

Thanks,
Keri
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Not embarrassing at all, Keri :) Trust me we've all asked questions we thought were embarrassing at some point, myself included. It's all part of the process.

The fact you are learning and taking action is the most important thing. In time, you will be helping others with what you know. I remember when Kyle said something like this to me actually. That one day I would learn all this and be helping others. I'm not even sure I believed him at the time lol. But here we are.

Anyways, you're on the right track and really looking forward to seeing you continue to progress! So keep up the good work and feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Cheers
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You just play in bad movie.
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sdyahoo Premium
Hi Tim:
I just found out that Google indexed my site. I was going to post a note but I was looking for images, but can't find where to get them. In the blank post, there's a link to the image page, but it's not working, or I'm missing something. Any ideas?
Thanks, Steve
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Steve,

Congrats on getting indexed! Awesome stuff.

The image link within SiteContent should be working, if it's not I recommend contacting support to see what they say:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Alternatively, you can add images to your site directly. First download the image from somewhere like PixaBay.com and from there, upload it into your post. To upload an image, click on 'add media' and follow the prompts to upload your image.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers
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sdyahoo Premium
Hi Tim:

Thanks, I figured it out & got it to work. Have a strategy question:
I have a couple Keywords I can use for my site. See Below:

Keyword QSR Traf Avg
Exercises Tennis Elbow 106 886 5206
Exercises for Tennis Elbow 189 886 5206

Which makes more sense, the 1st one with a lower QSR, but poorer legibility, or the 2nd with the higher QSR but more legible?

Would I be better off with a lower QSR but lower volume?

Best Exercises for Tennis Elbow 54 25 144

My goal is to monetize Elbow Braces with this Post & Knee Braces with my next Post.

My other option is to go straight to Elbow Braces:

Keyword QSR Traf Avg
Best Tennis Elbow Brace 90 37 217
Best Braces For Tennis Elbow 48 14 80

I hate to give up the volume but is 189 QSR too high? Would
Exercises-Tennis Elbow work? I could make that work legibility wise, but would it cut down on the search results/traffic? I did some searches in Google using the different versions, but can't tell if there's any difference...

Thanks for your help.

Steve
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Steve,

Great questions, and I'm more than happy to help you out with this.

1) I ALWAYS go for a legible keyword. No matter what. So exclude "Exercises Tennis Elbow" unless you can use it within a headline that makes sense. Like "Exercises Tennis Elbow - 7 Ways You Can Beat This Once and For All".

2) Disregard 'Traf' and focus on 'Avg' and 'QSR' going forward.

3) I definitely recommend going for the lower QSR. A QSR of over 100 is very competitive for a new site like yours. I would absolutely be targeting much lower competition keywords to begin with. This way, you can compete with the 'big guys' much easier and establish authority with Google. Eventually, you will be able to tackle these higher competition keywords and rank a lot easier.

4) My favourite keyword is "Best Braces For Tennis Elbow". This is low competition and a good keyword. However, you could still target something like "Best Tennis Elbow Brace" but I would expand it if possible. See if people are searching for stuff like "Best Tennis Elbow Brace For ___ (fill in the blank)". There could be some gems in the mix so take your time to research different variations. The lower competition the better.

Hope this helps, and reach out if you have any other questions!

Cheers

P.S It's probably better to send me this stuff via PM going forward, because this is more a one on one coaching discussion is all.
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tmaus1969 Premium
Is there any way through WA to buy SEO. I have a friend that can give me the phone number of Indian Gurus that work full time for large corporation as full time SEO Engineers. They also like to do SEO on the side for $10 per hour. Any thoughts as I am going to invest $100 per month for 3 months to see if I can get on page one with my web site. I am the #1 on You Tube for the search Laser Golf Instruction.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Not that I'm aware of, no. WA teaches you how to get your site ranking but there's no option to pay someone to do it for you. So if you want to go this route then you'd need to look outside of WA.
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DZimbric1 Premium
Hey Tim, thanks for the feed back I'm just cruising through the first courses to get into it. I set up a niche of carbon roadbikes, but I am interested in niches that would be strategic. So I'm just going to continue to try to finish beginners school, and then get rolling, if you have any direction as far as mentorship and direction to hit the fast track that would be swell! Thanks DZ
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi David,

Sounds good! The best advice I can give you is to follow the training as closely as possible. There's not really any fast track that I'm aware of ;) But I can say that if you dedicate yourself to learning and taking massive action, you will reach your goals. Because the process works and I am here to help you as best I can.

Anyways, thanks for reaching out and talk soon!
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ReginaO1 Premium
Hi Tim,
I mentioned you in a blog I published today about my Progress at WA. Hope you don't mind. This is the post: God bless you
Regina
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Oh thanks Regina, I really appreciate your kind words in your post and it's great to see you making such awesome progress!

Looking forward to seeing you continue to reach your goals :)

Cheers
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ReginaO1 Premium
Thanks so much. I appreciate all the support and encouragement you give to me here. I wish you greater heights.
Many blessings.
Regina
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HeatherMilo1 Premium
Good morning,
After reading discussions about privacy policies, I went to review my site to make sure that I had all that I n